Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Flyers will be available online instead of getting sent home with elementary school students.
Elementary school students are typically sent home with folders full of flyers, which often have information that can be easily found online. Northville Public Schools is starting a green initiative to reduce its carbon footprint. All flyers from nonprofit organizations like parks and recreation, local scouts and the library will be available for viewing online. The idea is to cut costs, reduce paper in students' backpacks and lessen the labor and expense of the district's staff. To request that a flyer be posted online, fill out an application form and email email@example.com. Contact Karen Waltz at 248-344-8442 for more information. Do you think it's a good idea? What other green initiatives do you think Northville schools …
Stephanie Hong was among more than 250 recipients of WXYZ-TV's annual honor.
Wednesday, May 15
Channel 7, WXYZ, recently honored more than 250 recipients of this year's "Brightest and Best" award – including one from the Northville School district – with a special luncheon at the station in Southfield. Among the winners for 2013, the 34rd year of program, was Stephanie Hong of Northville High School. The station teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture again this year to present the awards. Click here to see the complete "Brightest and Best" list.
Panelists talked about teacher evaluations and its effect on teacher recruitment at Novi's education forum.
Teachers, administrators and politicians came together at an education forum at Novi Middle School Monday to discuss Michigan's responsibility toward educating its population. Panelists spent part of the evening talking about teacher evaluations. "For one thing, we have to stop bashing teachers,” said Kathleen Straus, D-Detroit, of the state board of education. Teacher evaluations are not meant to destroy them but are meant to help them do their jobs better, she said. A teacher from the audience told the panelists that he was concerned about his performance being based off of his students' tests because of a new evaluation starting next year where 25 percent of a teacher's performance is based on student scores on standardized tests. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Northville High School made it onto this year's list of best public high schools by Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Northville High School made top spots among America's best public high schools in an annual ranking released last week by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Out of the 82 Michigan public high schools that made the list, Northville ranked in sixteenth place. Northville High School, which was not included in last year's list, achieved 492nd place in its national ranking. This year's ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation, based on those that are most effective in turning out college-ready graduates, according to The Daily Beast. "It’s a testimony to the number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes as well as those students performing well on AP testing," said Robert Behnke, assistant superintendent for …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Teachers, administrators and politicians gathered in Novi to discuss Michigan's responsibility toward educating its population.
Cuts to education funding in Michigan are a big concern for educators and parents of children in public schools. “We’re diverting a whole bunch of money from our public schools and I think it’s terrible,” said Michigan Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D-Taylor, at an education forum at Novi Middle School Monday night. Local teachers, administrators and politicians came together at the forum to answer the question of what Michigan's responsibility is toward educating its population. “All of our schools are being required to do more with less,” said Sheila Paton, treasurer of the Plymouth-Canton Community school board. Panelists spent the first part of the evening discussing student performance. Bill Rustem, Governor Rick Snyder's director of …
National Teacher Appreciation Day was last week and we want to know how you acknowledged the teachers in your lives.
National Teacher Appreciation Day, or National Teacher Day, was May 7. The day is a small way to show thanks to the teachers that make our and our children's lives better. The day is often celebrated all week, with students and parents giving gifts to the teachers in their lives. How did you show teachers in Northville that you appreciate all they do? Whether you gave gifts or are a teacher who received them, we want to know how you celebrated. Share photos by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" above or tell us about the gifts and give your teachers a shoutout in the comments sections below!
The Mustangs win the game, 1-0.
The Northville High School Mustangs varsity girls soccer team beat Saline High School Saturday by a score of 1-0. The following summary of the game was submitted by Northville girls soccer coach Eric Brucker. On Saturday, May 11, Northville played a tough non-conference game in Saline and was victorious by the score of 1-0. Second Half 47th minute: Junior Ashley Peper serves in a corner kick from the left side. Senior Emily Bush collects the cross with her feet and passes the ball into the near post for the game winner. Sophomore Emily Maresh was in net for the Mustangs and registers the shutout with four saves. Northville moves to 11-3-2; Saline moves to 8-6-1. The next game is Tuesday, senior night, at Northville High School against …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
WXYZ Channel 7 anchor JoAnne Purtan will moderate Monday's public education forum in Novi.
Teachers, administrators and politicians will come together Monday in Novi to answer the question of what Michigan's responsibility is toward educating its population. The Novi Education Association is holding the education forum, moderated by WXYZ Channel 7 anchor JoAnne Purtan, 6:15 to 9 p.m. Monday in Novi Middle School's auditorium. Northville Public Schools board of education Trustee Scott Craig will also attend. "We really wanted to make sure we give the parents and the general community an opportunity to learn about the education reforms taking place in Michigan," said Seth Furlow, Novi Education Association's public relations chair and science teacher at Novi High School. He said there was a similar forum in Ann Arbor a few weeks…
Currently, Northville High School requires the class of 2016 and beyond to take a foreign language for two years.
Hoping to free up more options for students when it comes to high school electives, the House Education Committee approved two bills in Lansing on Tuesday that would eliminate the foreign language requirement for graduation. Northville High School's current freshman class and those that will follow are required by state law to take two full credits or four semesters of a world language in order to graduate, said Assistant Principal Karin Pearson. However, sophomores and upper classmen do take world languages like French, German and Spanish at the high school to meet enrollment requirements from universities. World languages are also available at the middle schools, and students in kindergarten through fifth grade can take Spanish or French…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Salem and Novi high schools defeat the Mustangs, 1-0.
The Northville High School Mustangs varsity girls soccer lost to Salem High School at a home game Monday by a score of 1-0. The following summary of the game was submitted by Northville girls soccer coach Eric Brucker. (72 degrees; sunny) First Half 10th minute: After a scrum in the Northville box, a Salem midfielder fires a shot, sophomore Sarah Castellano steps in front of the shot and makes the save with her face. 14th minute: Salem is awarded a penalty kick after a player was tripped from behind. Senior keeper Kiki Hilmer makes a sprawling save to the left to keep the game at 0-0. 32nd minute: After a nice give and go at the top of the box, Hilmer makes an initial save but Salem’s Emma Tardiff collects the rebound and scores for Salem…