Silver Springs hosts October Board of Education meeting
Student leaders reflect on accomplishments and areas of improvement.
Silver Springs hosted the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd. Students from the school's leadership team presented information about what Silver Springs is most proud of such as being the 62nd Lighthouse school in the world, students' leadership roles and participation in decision making, and the school's community feeling like a big family. The students also talked about M-STEP and NWEA scores in Math and Reading, where they improved in these areas and what the school is collectively working to improve upon.
In Breakout sessions, attendees visited four sessions where they learned about professional development that teachers are experiencing, took a deeper look at test scores and ways to improve, students demonstrated math games and participants learned about the school's NEST program an activity where students visit and connect with schoolmates in other grades and classes.
Thornton Creek hosts November Board of Education meeting
Students and staff present the school's evolution of the last 25 years.
Thornton Creek continued celebrating their 25th year and showcased the school's evolution of Social Emotional Learning, service learning and growth in math and reading during last week's Board of Education hosted at the school. Attendees were greeted by two of the youngest student leaders during a welcoming ritual. Guests selected a greeting that they would like to receive from the two kindergarteners before entering the meeting.
During the three break out sessions, student leaders and teachers presented on the school's points of pride throughout the years, school culture and academic growth. Fifth graders presented on the newest addition of the little free library, bench and tree in the front garden along with projects that past students worked on to improve Thornton Creek. Some of these projects include a canopy garden and a gaga ball pit. Mr. Jewett was joined by student leaders who talked about their experiences learning about emotions and connecting with their peers. Lastly, guests participated in a math game that promotes students taking ownership of their learning. This game along with other activities have contributed to improving scores at Thornton Creek.
NHS Fall sports update
Congratulations to the following teams on an excellent season!
KLAA Conference Champs
Northville Volleyball advanced to the finals after defeating Canton in the first round and Plymouth in the semi final.
KLAA Division and Conference Champs; MHSAA Regional and State Champs
Many golfers were named to the Golf Coaches Association All-State teams. The Northville Golf team had four first-team honorees and the team was recognized as an All Academic Team.
Division 1 All-State
Samantha Coleman, Sedona Shipka, Katelyn Tokarz, Megha Vallabhaneni
Sufna Gill, Haesol Park
KLAA Division and Conference Champs; 8th Place in Division 1 State Championship
For the fourth season in a row, the Northville girls swim and dive team received the KLAA championship.
The team also broke three pool records (200 Medley Relay, 200 free, 400 free relay) and two school records (100 fly and 400 free relay).
KLAA Conference Champs, MHSAA Regional Champs, 5th in the State
The Northville boys tennis team was crowned KLAA champions after defeating runner-up Novi by three points.
The team won No. 1 singles, No. 3 singles, No. 4 singles, No. 2 doubles, No. 4 doubles and No. 5 doubles.
Boys Cross Country
19th in the state
The Northville boys cross country team ran to a nineteenth place finish in the MHSAA boys cross-country Division 1 state championship at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
Girls Cross Country
Division Champs, MHSAA Regional Champs, 6th in the state
The Northville girls cross-country team finished in sixth place at the MHSAA Division 1 state final with a score of 231.
Middle and high school students tour Cooper Standard and attend career panel
Cooper Standard Global Technology Center hosted middle school and high school students the week of November 11th for tours and a career panel. Students learned about the many career pathways available in a company such as Cooper Standard and about the products made in this facility. After the tour, students had an opportunity to hear how a Materials Scientist, Technical Problem Solver, a Program Manager and Purchaser work together to create products that consumers see everyday in automobiles, sneakers and beyond.
Cooper Standard will be hosting Inspiration Workshops for middle school students through the rest of the school year. The latest workshop incorporated the purchasing process as students were given play money to purchase supplies they may need to complete their tower building project. Each team designed and built towers hoping to have the tallest structure.
A huge thank you to Cooper Standard for providing this insightful opportunity for our students.
Ridge Wood Dads' Club donates playground equipment
Thank you Ridge Wood Dads' Club!
Ridge Wood Dads' Club celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new playground equipment at Ridge Wood Elementary School on October 29th. The organization raised $25,000 for the equipment which includes funnel ball, a rope course tower and a carousel spinner.
The Ridge Wood Dads' Club was founded seven years ago with the goal of funding the Leader in Me program, but has since focused on finding other opportunities at the school. The group hosts fundraising events in such as a golf outing and daddy daughter dance.
The Ridge Wood Dads' Club is extremely appreciative of the support of Ridge Wood parents and families.