2 Students host dinner fundraiser
March 10, 2009
Students send art to Governor’s Youth Exhibit Co-Editor in Chief
Sports Editor Kate Doney, class of 2006, has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma for last four years. Doney is in need of a very expensive surgery in hopes of defeating this terrible disease. Hodgkin’s is a form of cancer that attacks the lymph nodes. Her surgery involves the transformation of stem cells. The stem cells will replace the damaged white blood cells. This is a treatable type of cancer, however patients often have relapses. Current and former students are putting on a fundraiser in order to raise money for her surgery. Sophomore Kristen Schoenrock, and former students, Megan Schoenrock and Nichole Forrester are hosting the fundraiser at Max and Erma’s on Thursday March 19. Twenty percent of all sales on that day will be given to Doney’s surgery fund. One must have a yellow flyer in order for their money to go toward the surgery. Information can be accessed by contacting either senior Joe Mehling or Kristen Schoenrock for a flyer.
Northview artists sent their best pieces of artwork to be juried for the regional level of the Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit on March 7. Students could choose to send artwork that they have created in a NV art class in the past year. “I really hope that one or more of my pieces get accepted into the state level Governor’s show,” said senior Martha Fitzgerald. “It would be a really good way to end my art career at NV.” Once a piece was chosen, the artwork was then matted and sent to be juried for the Regional show at Bowling Green High School on March 7. Judges at the Regional show will pick pieces to be accepted at the state level. “I am excited for this year because this year we are sending the most pieces we have ever sent, about 100 2D and 3D pieces,” said Mrs. Seal- Roth. “Some pieces that are being sent are really nice and I expect some to get to states.” The artwork that is accepted into the state level show will be returned to the creator to be framed for the display. The framed pieces are then sent to Columbus to be juried for the state level
Sam Weisman ARTWORK THAT WILL be going to the Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit regional show is stacked in Mrs. Terri Seal-Roth’s ofﬁce. show, according to Mrs. Seal-Roth. Out of the 2,500 pieces sent, judges will choose approximately 300 to be displayed in the state level Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit. The artwork will be displayed at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus. Every student who gets a piece into the state level show receives a t-shirt
that has a piece from last years show on it. This years t-shirt will display a piece that NV alumni Nick Dariano had in the Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit last year, according to Mrs. Seal-Roth. The awards ceremony for the show will be held on April 19. The Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit will run from April 19 to May 14.
New grading scale to take effect 2008-2009 Features Editor The 2009-2010 school year will bring many changes to Northview, one of the most important will be the enactment of a new grading scale. Not only will NV go to the standard ten percent grade intervals, but teachers will also use pluses and minuses based on students’ percentage score. This excludes A or A+ differences in percentage grades which will all be worth four points, according to information handed out by the administration. In addition there will be an extra
half a point added for honors classes implemented in the 1960s along with the and an extra point for those in advanced honors grading scale in the which began in the 1980s proved to be outdated, placement classes. “The grading scale change was according to information released by long overdue and will make Sylvania the administration. Switching the grading scale will also Northview more compatible with the help to make eSIS run grading scales to its full potential of colleges “It is not necessarily a and with less glitches, and other high schools,” harder or easier system, but according to Mr. Jesse. said Principal more fair.” Stewart Jesse. For current -Principal Stewart Jesse e S I S , f r e s h m e n , the new student information system, sophomores, and juniors, GPA’s will required the high schools to reexamine remain the same based on the old system. the grading system, according to Mr. Starting next year credit hours, based on Jesse. The old grading system that was the new system, will be averaged into the
existing GPA. The incoming freshman will start with the new grading system, which matches the junior highs as well, according to Mr. Jesse. “It is not necessarily a harder or easier system, but more fair. It will decrease grade inflation and motivate students to work harder for more GPA points,” said Mr. Jesse. Earlier this morning there was a parent meeting at the Computer Services Laboratory to help educate parents on the changes. There will also be one tomorrow at 12:15 p.m. in the NV Little Theater and Thursday at 7 p.m. at Southview’s Performing Arts Theater.