Northville Connections Northville Public Schools Digital Newsletter: April 2021

Dear Northville Public Schools' Families, Staff and Community Members,

We invite you to peruse this latest issue of Northville Connections and enjoy the many extraordinary examples of creativity, ingenuity, compassion, collaboration and connection that are reflected in the work of our students, our staff, and our community as we continue to navigate these challenging times. You’ll also find several important reminders, along with a host of upcoming opportunities to connect with Northville Public Schools to learn more, share feedback and/or contribute to our vibrant learning community.

We continue to closely monitor COVID-19 cases within Northville Public Schools, and across our community as a third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic grips our region, state, and nation. Our current in-person scenarios across Northville Public Schools maximize the high priority school mitigation measures that the CDC has identified as necessary during high transmission, including universal and correct use of masks and distancing. These measures have limited the spread of COVID-19 at school, and the number of resulting quarantines when there is a positive case. That said, we remain concerned about the gatherings outside of school and relaxing of protocols at a time when community spread is dangerously high.

Northville Public Schools will once again host COVID-19 Testing at NHS on Sunday April 18, 2021 and Sunday, April 25, 2021, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-registration at the link above is strongly recommended.

With diligence on everyone’s part, we can get past this alarming uptick in cases while keeping our students in school for the balance of the school year. We are grateful to everyone who remains vigilant in following safety protocols both within and outside of school, and in being mindful of the health and safety of our school community.

There are still a few days left to experience the inspiring and thought-provoking Northville Public Schools IB Art Exhibition and Visual Art Exhibition on display at Northville Art House in-person or virtually at the Northville Art House website through April 14, 2021. The exhibitions feature the work of our International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students, along with the work of students whose submissions to the PTA Reflections contest were selected for state and national level competition. Using a variety of mediums from writing, photography, music and drawings, our students portray their unique perspectives of the world around them. We are grateful for the support of Northville Art House, and Northville Council of PTAs for the opportunity to showcase the work of our students.

Lastly, I would like to encourage each of our school district residents to vote in the May 4, 2021 election. Northville Public Schools has a critical Operating Millage Renewal proposal on the ballot to renew the current operating millage on all non-homestead property for five years, 2022 to 2026. This millage applies only to non-homestead property such as businesses, rental properties, and second homes. This millage renewal will impose no new taxes. This millage generates about $10 million annually for Northville schools, representing 16% of the district's overall operating revenues. Learn more about the Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal on the District website, or please join me, district administrators and members of the Board of Education at one of the upcoming informational meetings that will be held via zoom on Thursday, April 15 from 4-5 p.m. and Monday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m.

We are also in the midst of in-depth planning for a full return in Fall 2021 and continue to be encouraged by the research on effective COVID-19 mitigation measures, along with broader access to vaccines and the ongoing research being conducted on vaccines for those under the age of 16. Fall 2021 registration for incoming kindergartners and new families is underway!

We hope you enjoy this edition of Northville Connections, and are inspired by the work of our students, staff and families, and the fine examples of a community coming together to celebrate learning and growth, support one another during times of challenge, and exercise compassion, patience, resilience and fortitude.


Mary K. Gallagher, Superintendent

In this issue of Northville Connections:

  • Northville Art House showcases student art
  • Michigan PTA Reflections winners announced
  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at NHS, April 18 & 25
  • May 4, 2021 Election: Northville Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal
  • Thornton Creek provides CARE packages for families in need
  • Student Kudos: Presidents' Day essay winner, 8th grader wins Michigan website design competition, Hillside Black History Month writing contest, Eighth grader places 2nd in Mathcounts State Competition, DCFL Forensics Tournament winners, NPS Battle of the Books teams place at Northville District Library competition
  • NHS Athletics Hall of Fame
  • NEF Innovative Grant funding provides third graders out of this world engineering & problem solving experience
  • NPS Open Learning Labs: learn more and sign up
  • 6th Annual Northville STEAM Fair is going virtual
  • ABCD Award
  • New enrollment for 2021-2022 school year
  • Hiring for summer: preschool and summer Kids' Club programs
  • Download MichiganSecure, a free mobile device protection app
  • Upcoming virtual events

Northville Art House showcases student art

(Background image: Hamin Park (NHS 11th) Brunch in Quebec, marker and colored pencil. View this and more art on the Northville Art House website.)

IB Art Exhibition Poster

March 23 – April 14: Northville High School IB Art Exhibition

The Northville High School IB Art Exhibition is a culmination of the annual International Baccalaureate Art program at Northville High School. In the program, students explore skills, techniques, processes, and vocabulary which they use to pursue an in-depth investigation of art and this self-curated group exhibition. In the exhibition, 19 students will present a selection of their best work and communicate their purpose in a written rationale at the Northville Art House.

Monika Miller, Lead Instructor of the IB Art program at Northville High School, shares, “The IB Art students showed a passion for art throughout and despite this pandemic. I am so proud of their commitment to create artwork that is meaningful and personal. These pieces have a connection not only to the artist, but hopefully to all who view them. We thank the Art House for their generous donation of the time and space to house this special and unique exhibition.”

March 23 – April 14: Northville Public Schools Virtual Art Exhibition

First held in 1999, the exhibition is held annually to promote the appreciation and importance of arts education. This year the Art House celebrates the spirit of creativity through the work of students in Grades 6-12 from Northville Public Schools.

This year the exhibition will be presented online with enhanced gallery labels discussing the artwork. A few works will be available for purchase.

Michigan PTA Reflections Winners Announced

The Reflections program is the National PTA’s cornerstone art program. It was founded in 1969 by Colorado PTA president Mary Lou Anderson. Since its founding, millions of students have participated in the program. The goal of the program is participation in and appreciation for the arts.

This year's theme is: I Matter Because...

The following students were recognized by the Michigan PTA Council for their original works. Congratulations to all students who participated and to those who received recognition. The National PTA Reflections winners will be announced on May 1, 2021.

Outstanding Interpretation

Brooke Feller, Hillside Middle School; Photography

Sreja Vallem, Northville High School; Photography

The cry that woke the Universe was quiet. A thought, whispered to the wind “Why am I here, what’s my purpose Where do I fit in?”

Audrey Wu, Northville High School; Literature

Laura De La O Sosa, Amerman Elementary School; Intermediate, Visual Arts

Award of Excellence

Sami Hadjit, Amerman Elementary School; Intermediate Music Composition

Emma Thomas, Ridge Wood Elementary School; Intermediate, Photography

Award of Merit

Mehulee Mondal, Amerman Elementary School; Intermediate Photography

Honorable Mention

Nila Muthusamy, Northville High School; Film

Ameen Abou-Rjaily, Northville High School; Music Composition

Erik Brown, Ridge Wood Elementary School; Primary, Visual Arts

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Sunday, April 18, 2021 & Sunday, April 25, 2021

Northville High School Parking Lot

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-registration Encouraged at http://honumg.info/NorthvilleHS to register time slots to help reduce wait times.

In partnership with the State of Michigan and MDHHS, Northville Schools will host drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunities in the Northville High School parking lot (45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI.)

The drive-thru testing event is open to all Northville residents and the public and will be taking place on Sunday, April 18, 2021 and Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged at http://honumg.info/NorthvilleHS or by scanning the QR code in the above graphic with your smart device camera.

During the drive-thru testing event, participants will receive a rapid test and receive results within 15 minutes. Individuals who receive positive rapid test results will be given the opportunity to receive a follow-up PCR test, receiving those results within 24-48 hours.

We encourage the community to take advantage of this free opportunity. Actions taken by our school and local community members to limit the spread of the coronavirus will allow Northville Public Schools to continue with our commitment for a full return in 2021-22.

May 4, 2021 Election

Northville Public Schools Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal

Non-Homestead Operating Millage Renewal Informational Meetings:

Thursday, April 15 from 4-5 p.m.

Monday, April 19 from 6-7 p.m.

On May 4, 2021, all registered voters in the Northville Public School District will have the opportunity to vote on an Operating Millage proposal that would renew the current millage rate of 19.2383 mills on all non-homestead property for five years, 2022 to 2026. This millage applies only to non-homestead property such as businesses, rental properties, and second homes. Even though owners of primary residences are not affected, state law requires a district-wide election to approve the Operating Millage.

This millage renewal will impose no new taxes.

This millage generates about $10 million annually for Northville schools, representing 16% of the district's overall operating revenues. The money received from the Operating Millage supports the District’s day-to-day operations, including payment of salaries and benefits, classroom supplies and materials, and student transportation and building maintenance. Failure to pass the millage renewal would result in a significant loss in operating revenue for the school district beginning in 2022.

This is not a new tax. This millage was last approved by voters in November 2011, when voters approved a millage rate of 20.9100 mills. That millage has been reduced to 19.2383 through subsequent Headlee Amendment adjustments, and the District is seeking to renew the reduced rate of 19.2383 mills.

Additionally, this millage is vital to ensuring the District receives the full per pupil allocation from the state. In order to receive this full allocation, school districts must levy the statutory maximum operating millage of 18 mills. Although the current ballot proposal requests 19.2383 mills, the District cannot levy more than 18 mills, just as occurring today. The remaining 1.2383 mills would serve as a hedge against future Headlee adjustments, thereby ensuring the District can continue to levy 18 mills and receive the full per pupil allocation from the state.

In summary, this millage maintains the current school tax for business owners, is not levied on primary residential property -- but represents a significant source of operating revenue for the District.

Contact nps@northvilleschools.org or call Mike Zopf, Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Operations on 248-344-3511 if you have any questions about the Operating Millage.

Thornton Creek provides CARE packages for families in need during annual C.A.R.E.S Month

Thornton Creek students participated in the annual C.A.R.E (Cooperate, Appreciate, Respect and Empathize) School-wide Service Project during the month of February. Every grade level helped collect items for C.A.R.E packages for all essential workers at area hospitals, the Novi Police Department and the Northville Fire Department. Students also made cards for each of these essential workers to show that they are real-life heroes.

Led by teachers Daniel Spitzley & Nicole Wesley, Thornton Creek delivered CARE packages to hospitals and fire departments in the area. The school received the following letter from the Providence Hospital & UofM Health Systems-Ronald McDonald House:

Dear Daniel and Michael, and especially the kids and families of Northville's Thornton Creek Elementary School,

I can't wait to take all those amazing items to the Ronald McDonald House!

The families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House are doing so because a kid in the family is hospitalized and in delicate condition.

The family usually comes from quite a distance just so as to be able to get the superb care Mott Children's Hospital provides.

They leave everything behind to be near the patient in the family, and to nurture him or her.

The coffee and munchies and activities and books and cards you sent along for them will undoubtedly cheer them up tremendously!

It took a team! Thank you to Daniel for organizing this, to Michael for bringing them to the hospital and doing the heavy lifting, and also - unexpectedly - to Heather Meyer, his wife (who knew?? Both passionate about kids) for getting a more suitable cart, and pushing it with all the boxes, to the Volunteer Services Office - then taking the emptied cart back to Mott.

I'll make plans with The Ronald McDonald House to deliver everything a.s.a.p. Wish I could capture the smiles of delight which will no doubt light up the faces of the recipients, who are likely under a lot of stress, and exhausted.

You folks are all a blessing! Thank you!!!

Student Kudos

Ridge Wood Presidents' Day essay winner

Community Financial holds a Presidents’ Day Essay contest to challenge students to think about the meaning behind the holiday and show off their creativity. This year students were asked “If you were president, what issue would you focus on and why?” Congratulations to Ridge Wood's Claire Kim on have a winning entry! Clair was the 3rd place essay winner amongst the 4th grade entries. Job well done!

Meads Mill 8th grader wins Michigan website design competition

Eighth grader Manya Gowda won first place in the middle school division in the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) Website Design Contest out of 102 teams from 38 Michigan middle and high schools enrolled in the competition.

Her website describes the differences between her and her grandparents' generations and she focuses on their life in India.

Hillside Black History Month writing contest

Hillside Middle School held a Black History Month Writing Contest in February. Congratulations to the students below who placed top three in the contest!

  • Diane Zhao - First Place
  • Helen Wang - Second Place
  • Jessica Gondek - Third Place

Meads Mill eighth grader places 2nd in Mathcounts State Competition

Brian Zhang, Meads Mill eighth grader, will advance to the National Mathcounts competition with three of Michigan's top scorers after placing second during the state competition. Congrats Brian!

Detroit Catholic Forensic League (DCFL) Forensics Tournament winners

Northville High School junior Ved Muthusamy won first place at the DCFL Forensics Tournament during the February 6th and Feb 27th. He also competed and won second place during the March 20th tournament. He competed in the extemporaneous category, creating speeches pertaining to public health, political, economic, and many other issues.

NHS junior Jack Brady also competed during the March 6th tournament and placed 6th in the oratory category. He prepared an original oration usually persuasive or informative on a current topic.

Battle of the Books teams place at Northville District Library

Congratulations to the Hillside Middle School Team, Page Punchers, who placed first in this year’s Battle of the Books, sponsored by the Northville District Library held on March 10, 2021.

Team members are:

  • Kushal Durga - 7th Grade
  • Akshith Ashwanth - 7th Grade
  • Anikait Pundir - 7th Grade
  • Sathvik Tirumala Kanduri - 8th Grade
  • Charvi Grandhe - 7th Grade
  • Clive Y.H.T Smith - 6th Grade

Coming in second was Meads Mills' seventh grade team Titans of the Text.

The team members are:

  • Rishi Chowdhury
  • Aryaa Sonar
  • Sriraam Hebbar
  • Nidhi Narendra Kumar
  • Varshan Muhinthan
  • Saharsh Pandey

The teams participated in eight rounds of intense questions against 18 other teams from Northville. All the teams were comprised of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. It was the 15th Annual Middle School Reading Competition comprising of close to 100 students.

NHS Athletics Hall of Fame

The Northville Public Schools Athletic Department has announced their first class of inductees into the Northville High School Hall of Fame.

The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor Northville High School’s top student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and teams who have made a positive impact on the local community, have earned success on and off the field and who provide role models for today’s student-athletes. Nominations for the teams, coaches and athletes were provided by community members or alumni. A celebration of the first NHS Hall of Fame class is scheduled to take place in October 1-2, 2021.

Congratulations to the following inductees and the Lifetime Achievement Award winner:

  • Muriel Bedford
  • Dr. Tony Briningstool
  • Dan Brown
  • Sue Cahill
  • Nicole Cauzillo
  • Dennis Colligan
  • John Horwath
  • Steve Juday
  • Tom Long
  • Bryan Masi
  • Cindy Panowicz
  • Darrel Schumacher
  • Mike Turnbull
  • 1972-73 Boys Swim Team
  • Lifetime Achievement Award winner - Edward Gabrys

NEF Innovative Grant funding provides third graders out of this world engineering & problem solving experience

Markus Hartnett’s third grade students at Amerman Elementary are participating in the City X Project through a grant from the Northville Educational Foundation. Utilizing the Stanford design process for engineering, students are solving intergalactic problems on an imaginary planet being colonized and creating a host of problems to be solved by student designers and engineers. The third graders are tasked with development, testing, prototyping and the reinvention of solutions for problems such as not enough sunlight to grow food, nowhere to put the trash, and no clean water to name a few. Northville students used Stanford University's Design Thinking Process to empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test and share their inventions. A 3D printer brings the creations and solutions to life.

Mr. Hartnett previously taught the City X project in Illinois. He says of the experience, “This is a project that needs to make its way into elementary classrooms. Design thinking is a skill that every 21st century learner needs.”

Although the City X Project is a free experiment, the Northville Educational Foundation Innovative Grant provided the funds to purchase the 3D printer and materials to print. “NEF’s goal is to fund projects that are unique and that ignite curiosity in our kids,” said Christa Howley, Executive Director of the NEF. “Mr. Hartnett’s project challenges his students to think differently, to be inquisitive and to solve problems. These are all skills that will benefit our students now and in the future. It was an easy decision to fund Project City X because it will help create the inventors and innovators of tomorrow.”

About Northville Educational Foundation Innovative Grants

These competitive teaching grants enhance classroom learning through projects that are creative and innovative but require extra funding. This past year we distributed $35,000 to over 30 projects across the district. Since 2010, NEF has awarded nearly $230,000 in Innovative Grant funding to NPS teachers.

About City X Project

The City X Workshop introduces key 21st century skills, including emotional literacy, empathy, design thinking, creative problem solving, and social literacy using hands-on engagement with 3D printing and modeling technologies. By embedding these learning objectives in the context of a story with elements of gaming, we are able to playfully walk young students through the process of invention. By the end, children ideate, prototype and test to turn their ideas for solving real-world problems into real, physical objects in a matter of days. The City X Project toolkit is the most educationally relevant introductory 3D printing and design thinking curriculum available for 8 to 12 year-olds.

NPS Learning Lab Opportunities: Information & Sign Up

Northville Public Schools is offering in-person Learning Lab Opportunities for all K-12 NPS students, including students who are enrolled in the full virtual program option at each level, or are attending the in-person hybrid schedule at the middle or high school level. Learning Lab opportunities include Open Learning Lab for K-12 students and Extended School Day Learning Lab for middle and high school students.

Open Learning Lab: Staffed by certified teachers and/or credentialed subs with additional support provided by paraprofessionals, Open Learning Lab is available during and throughout each school day when a student would otherwise be at home or are not scheduled to attend in-person classes based on their schedule. Students will receive learning support and assistance with assignments and/or subjects allowing them to meet their learning goals in an educational setting.

Full virtual elementary, middle school and high school students can attend any/all weekdays. Hybrid middle and high school students can attend any/all days they are not scheduled for in-person classes.

Extended School Day Learning Lab: Available for all middle and high school students during the week, students may continue their school day after their 4th Block for two additional hours at the Middle Schools, Monday through Thursday; or 1 hour and 40 minutes for high school following the school day, Monday through Thursday. In this setting, students will be supported by content area teachers and paraprofessionals who will group students together and work with them on learning needs.

Please review the Learning Lab pdf to learn more and visit the NPS Learning Lab website to sign up. Questions may be directed to the Office of Instruction at nps@northvilleschools.org.

NPS Middle School Open Learning Lab

NPS High School Open Learning Lab


6th Annual Northville STEAM Fair Going Virtual

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

The 6th Annual Northville STEAM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) for our students, families, and the community, will take place virtually!

The 2021 theme is “Solving Today's Problems to Open a World of Possibilities for Tomorrow” which is a focus on using engineering and design to create mind-blowing innovations.

Through a generous donation from the Northville Educational Foundation, and our partnerships with other community partners, we are able to provide an exciting, learning opportunity for our students and families.

Each participant will receive a STEAM Fair T-shirt. We are excited to announce that this year we will have awards for different grade level categories.

Our goal is to have every school/grade represented with at least one project. Students/teams create an innovation based on the 2021 Theme. Projects may be drawings, 3D prototypes, videos, pictures, power point, any creative way to showcase your idea. The possibilities for student-created innovations are endless!

This year, we are going virtual! A special website is being created that will contain links to student presentations and videos.

Students, Final Project Submission Due Date: April 16th, 2021

Once you are done with your project and ready to submit your virtual materials, please complete the Completed Project Form due by April 16th, 2021. Please include a picture of yourself or your team wearing your STEAM Fair T-Shirts.

Northville STEAM Fair is brought to you through a collaboration between Northville Public Schools & Northville Educational Foundation.


ABCD Award: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Nominate NPS Staff for contributions "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty."

The ABCD, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty, Award is open to nominations from students, parents, and staff for significant contributions by NPS employees that go beyond the norm. At least annually or by semester, all staff are eligible, there is no set number of awards.

Students, staff or parents may complete and submit this form detailing something truly Above and Beyond the Call of Duty by an NPS staff member. Submissions are received by the Office of Human Resources and will be reviewed by the Board’s Human Resources Policy/Personnel Sub-Committee for consideration. Individuals receiving this ABCD Award may be recognized at the public Board of Education meetings and/or in District communications.

Enroll in Northville Public Schools

Northville Public Schools is now enrolling all grades for the 2021-2022 school year.

To begin the enrollment process visit the Northville Public Schools Enrollment webpage to schedule a virtual appointment with a member of the Office of Student Data. Details about documents necessary for enrollment will be provided on the Northville Schools Enrollment webpage.

Why Northville Public Schools?

  • All NPS elementary schools are Leader in Me Lighthouse schools.
  • Northville High School and Cooke School are AdvancEd accredited.
  • Beginning with our youngest students, our nationally accredited Early Childhood Program, serving 285 pre-K children and more than 860 school-age students, supports children’s thinking and learning across disciplines by promoting a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided experiences.
  • Amerman Elementary School was recognized as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, based on its overall academic excellence and progress in closing the achievement gap among student subgroups.
  • Hillside and Meads Mill Middle Schools, along with Northville High School, reauthorized as International Baccalaureate World Schools offering the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10.)
  • Northville High School was identified as a US News & World Report 2020 Best High School, ranking 10th among high schools in Michigan, and in the top 500 high schools nationally.
  • Cooke Center program serves students ages three through 26 with significant special needs, building on the integration of academic content in ways that also address students’ functional needs, with community-based instruction providing students with opportunities to practice academic and life skills in the actual settings in which they will be expected to apply them. In June 2020, we celebrated the success of 12 Cooke School graduates in a ceremony honoring each student’s growth and their hopes and plans for the next part of their journey.
  • Northville High School offers rigorous opportunities and a variety of pathways for students to build their graduate profile –with more than 215 course options, including 21 Advanced Placement Courses, 19 IB Diploma Program courses, extensive course options in the visual, performing and applied arts, along with six Project Lead the Way offerings. Career vocational training is available through the Livonia Career Technical Center, and, this year, was expanded to include options at the William D. Ford Technical Center in Wayne-Westland.
  • The Class of 2020 was the 152nd class graduating from Northville High School, with a total of 646 graduates, 292 of whom were a part of Northville Public Schools since at least kindergarten.
  • Northville High School is among the top 1% of high schools with the highest graduation rate, with the Class of 2020 four year graduation cohort graduation rate of ≥99%.

Kindergarten Registration and Parent Information Nights

All six of Northville’s elementary schools have achieved the prestigious “Lighthouse School” designation in their The Leader in Me journey. Based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment that helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, teachers and students internalize enduring leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.

Now is the time to start preparing for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and guardians are encouraged to register new kindergarteners now. Begin the enrollment process online.

Parent Orientation and Kindergarten Round-Ups will take place for each elementary school. These events allow future students and parents an opportunity to get to know their school, teachers and building leaders. The following are the dates for each Kindergarten Parent Orientation and Round-Up. During the registration process, you will receive information to access and attend Parent Orientation and Round-Up.


  • Parent Orientation: April 28, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: April 30, 2021


  • Parent Orientation: May 3, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: May 7, 2021

Ridge Wood

  • Parent Orientation: May 5, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: May 7, 2021

Silver Springs

  • Parent Orientation: May 5, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: May 7, 2021

Thornton Creek

  • Parent Orientation: May 13, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: May 14, 2021


  • Parent Orientation: May 11, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: May 14, 2021

Now Enrolling! Early Childhood Education and Extended Day Programs

The Northville Public Schools Early Childhood Education and Extended Day programs are all licensed by the State of Michigan and our Early Childhood programs are also nationally accredited.

Our programs include Full-Day, School-Day, Pre-K PLUS and Half-Day preschool classes, Parent/Child classes, before & after school care in our elementary schools and after school care in our middle school.

Our quest for academic excellence begins in our nationally accredited Early Childhood Education programs and continues on to support children through their elementary and middle school years and ultimately, laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning!

2021-22 Early Childhood Offerings: School Day Preschool and Half Day Preschool, Parent-Child and Virtual Preschool

2021-22 Extended Day Offerings: Kids’ Club at all 6 NPS Elementary Schools, Club Mid at Meads Mill

Summer 2021 Offerings: Preschool Summer Camp and Summer Kids’ Club

Virtual Open House Video

Learn about the Early Childhood and Extended Day 2021-2022 program offerings, hear from various Early Childhood staff and enjoy a video tour of our locations.


Northville Public Schools is hiring for the Summer Preschool and Summer Kids' Club programs

Job positions are for the dates of June 21 through August 20

Hourly pay of $11.25/hour and up.

Must be 18 years or older.

Contact Joanne Sawicki at sawickjo@northvilleschools.org.


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Northville Public Schools Upcoming Events

April 13

Board of Education Meeting via Zoom, 6:30 pm

April 18

COVID-19 Testing, NHS Parking Lot, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 25

COVID-19 Testing, NHS Parking Lot, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 26

Board of Education Meeting via Zoom, 6: 30 pm

April 28

Northville Annual STEAM Fair (virtual)

Amerman Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6 pm

April 30

Amerman Kindergarten Round Up

May 3

Moraine Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm

May 4 Election Day

All Schools No School

May 5

Silver Springs Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6 pm

Ridge Wood Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm

May 7

Moraine Kindergarten Round Up

Ridge Wood Kindergarten Round Up

Silver Springs Kindergarten Round Up

May 11

Winchester Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6 pm

May 13

Thornton Creek Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 6 pm

May 14

Thornton Creek Kindergarten Round Up

Winchester Kindergarten Round Up

May 31 Memorial Day

All Schools No School

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The Northville Connections Digital Newsletter is created by Northville Public Schools Communications Specialist Sarah Jacobs. Have a story to share? Send an email to jacobssa@northvilleschools.org or call 248.344.3507.

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