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Getting it All on Film and Dreaming Big

If you want to know a bit about David Tay and the pride he takes in his school, watch this video. It’s a lip-dub he filmed of the high school last spring, a catchy cavalcade of students dancing, running up...

Through Homelessness and Hardship, Northview Graduate Did What He Had to Do

Editor's note: This is the sixth of a series about students who have had to overcome unusual challenges and hardships to graduate this spring. Randy McCant had spent a fun July 4 weekend at a friend's cottage when he came home...

With a Little Help from Their Music Friends

Running through Northview High School sophomore Hamin Gil’s mind recently were the melodic lines he spent weeks memorizing so he and other marching band members could take part in the Michigan Competing Band Association’s competition at Ford Field in...

Inspired Through Friendship & Tragedy, Teacher Spreads Kindness

When Phoebe Dawson saw an elderly woman standing outside her stalled car in a freezing parking lot, she knew she had to help. The Northview eighth-grader told her mom to stop their car, got out and transferred the woman’s...

20 Districts, Many Ways to Add Five More Days

How do you add five days to the school year without disrupting family schedules, while increasing student learning and not starting before Labor Day? Ask Ron Caniff and he’ll tell you: It’s not easy. The superintendent of Kent ISD, which serves...

Northview Students Help KVO Dancers Prepare for Prom

Never mind that Willy is hearing impaired. He spun and twirled Northview High School junior Arianna Dixon stylishly to the tune of “In the Mood.” They were two of the more flamboyant dancers in a warm-up to the annual prom...

Architect Asks Student to Create Video on Renovation

Matt Thompson knows his way around a computer pretty well and has plenty of experience with video games. So creating an architecture firm’s animated video about the new Northview High School came naturally to him. “It wasn’t as fun (as...

Superintendent Finds Kindergartener’s Red Shoes a Perfect Fit

When Travis VanSetters popped out of his mother's van recently at North Oakview Elementary School, Superintendent Mike Paskewicz immediately noticed something different about his kindergarten friend arriving for school. "Hey, new shoes!" Paskewicz exclaimed, as Travis proudly showed off his...

Literature & Little Caesars?

There’s nothing like pizza and potato chips to get students in the mood for reading. At least that’s the thinking behind Lunch in the Library, a monthly program at Crossroads Middle School that cleverly combines literature and Little Caesars....

Jazz Bands Get Together to Play with a Pro

The Northview High School Jazz Band is once again hosting a world-class jazz pro, but this time they’ll be joined by their fellow jazzers from Rockford. The Rockford High School Jazz Band as well as Northview’s will perform on Feb....

Students Fashion Recycled Plastic into ArtPrize Entry

Lilly Misner circled around a cascade of about 400 colorful decorations, looking for just the one she had created. “Where’s mine?” the Northview third-grader wondered aloud. “I can’t find mine.” Then she stopped at one particular purple curlicue and cradled...

Music Inspired by Favorite Children’s Books a Big Hit

Students from all three Northview elementary schools got to hear stories in song form thanks to Emily Arrow, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee who creates songs from well-loved children's books. The nationally known artist performed three daytime concerts aimed at...

Teacher Inspires ArtPrize Artist

For Kaitlind Marek Fasburg, going from a passive dabbler to an ArtPrize artist had a lot to do with a Northview High School art teacher who pushed her to work harder and dream bigger. Fasburg, whose “Cnidaria Collection” was displayed...

Student Journalists See the Real Deal in TV Newsroom Visit

Staff members of the recently revived high school newspaper, The Roar, got some real-life field experience when they met with several members of the Fox 17 news team. Student staffers had Q&A time with the TV reporters and sat...

Skilled Hands Make Toy Cars for Young Patients

Joshua DeHaan picked up a toy car and felt its smooth contours with satisfaction. "It feels good to go from a piece of wood to something like this," he said. The Northview High School senior put it back in a...

A student’s perspective on March for Our Lives: ‘I helped make that happen’

Northview High School junior Morgan King shares her perspective on the March for Our Lives and the student movement to make schools safer
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