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Embezzlement Case Raises Safeguard Issues for Schools

As parent-run youth sports programs go, this one seemed to be thriving. More than 100 third- through sixth-grade girls competed in volleyball against girls from five other programs, learned skills from high school players and got to attend summer...

Northview Visit from Jazz Trumpeter “Bigger Than Music”

The Northview High School Jazz Band was wailing, but professional trumpeter Jon Faddis wasn't satisfied. "That sounds tired," Faddis told the ensemble members as they rehearsed the ending of "Groovin' High," a Dizzy Gillespie classic. "Hit it. Hit it as...

Mike Paskewicz: Student Champion in Chief

A buzz of excitement spreads through the classroom like an electric current as 24 fourth-graders await Mike Paskewicz’s permission to open their bright red packages. Inside the packages are a book of stories and illustrations created by the East Oakview...

Personal Connections Make This Play a Huge Hit

More than 100 students watch, fascinated and without a sound, as a deaf and blind girl furiously wrestles on stage with her teacher. It is a disturbing scene from “The Miracle Worker,” William Gibson’s classic play about Helen Keller and...

Helping Legislators Understand Impact of Cuts

At 5:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Northview Public Schools Superintendent Mike Paskewicz presses “send” on his latest e-mail to inform 800 people of “Everyday Evidence” that good things are going on in the district. The e-mails, which have...

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...

Student Helps Launch Anti-bullying Initiative

Amber Rundell got tired of being bullied and watching classmates get bullied. Then she decided she had to act. The Northview High School junior told a school counselor there should be a better way of dealing with students who bully....

A Bit of France Welcomed by Northview Students

The hugs were nice, the hot dogs couldn’t be beat and the lack of a strict dress code was awesome. “We can wear what we want and we’re not criticized,” said Clara Brunel, a French seventh-grader in T-shirt and...

Northview High School Names First Official Poet

A poem about embracing the moment has earned Jessica Swanson an honor for the next school year. The Northview High School junior has been named that school’s first Poet Laureate. She was chosen by English department teachers after AP...

Pre-schoolers’ Coffee Shop Demonstrates their Learning through Play

Guests to Katie Shepard’s Great Start Readiness Program preschool class are likely to be offered invisible coffee by charming 4-year-olds who then tally the bill on a toy cash register. The children might even scrawl the order onto a...

Dual Enrolled Northview Artist Seeks to Move Others

When Jessa Challa was in eighth grade, she took an oil painting class at Kendall College of Art and Design.  For one assignment she lovingly painted a still life of an apple, vase and bananas and proudly showed it...

Middle Schooler Builds Memories, Relationships in France Back to Back Program

Ask David Tay about the high points of his trip to France, and he’s liable to bring up the Eiffel Tower right away. “Just imagine being in a skyscraper, but without walls or a ceiling, just a floor to stand...

Continuing a Family Legacy of Northview Graduates

When Katherine Steelman headed off to the Fashion Institute of Technology in mid-August, she took more than a few suitcases with her to New York City. As the sixth and last child in her family to graduate from Northview...

Northview Teachers, Staff Show Their Heart

When Darlene Parks’ heart went bad, Northview staff and students showed how big theirs is. The former teacher assistant at East Oakview Elementary daycare suffered a massive heart attack in January. Feeling pressure in her chest as she left work,...

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...

Students Appreciate College Atmosphere in Newly Built School Wing

Senior Austin Hendrick was enjoying some solitary reading in one of Northview High School’s new English classrooms. Quiet as it was, he felt excited. “You came this year and it’s like, ‘Wow,’ ” the student body president said of the...
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