March 24, 2023
Greetings North Families,
Ranger Athletes Make College Selections
Dom Kustura will be attending Mount Union and playing soccer.
Dylan McDonald will be attending Defiance College and playing basketball.
Bryant Young will be attending Marietta College and playing football.
Dylan Hargas will be attending the University of Fort Lauderdale and playing football.
Nick Licursi will be attending Hiram Collage and playing baseball.
North High School Drama Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
The North Drama Club will be performing Little Shop of Horrors April 13, 14, 15, and 16. Tickets are $12 -$14 and $10 for senior citizens and can be purchased here: Little Shop of Horrors Tickets
April 13, 7:00pm
April 14, 7:00pm
April 15, 7:00pm
April 16, 2:00pm
April 16 at 1:00pm: Paint a Pot Workshop with Characters and Treats, $10
Pick a pot. Pick a plant. Paint the pot. Eat some snacks. Meet some characters. Have some fun. See a show (ticket sold separately). Take your potted plant home :)
Prom Formal Attire Collection Begins April 3rd!
If you have any gently used formalwear, we will gladly take it! You can donate items at North beginning Monday, April 3rd Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Just buzz at the front door and you can drop them off in the office. You can also send them in with your current student if you prefer. We will also be organizing evening drop off times TBD.
We are looking for the following items:
Daily Announcements Are Online
Communication is critical at any school, but with over 1,300 students, 100 staff members, and dozens of sports, clubs, and activities it is especially important at North! Each week there are so many events going on, that keeping up with them all can be challenging.
Did you know that North's daily announcements can be found on the website each day? It's true! They can be found HERE.
Upcoming Community Engagement Nights
The District is hosting two more Community Engagement Nights in April. Please find attached information regarding these hour-long presentations discussing:
- What Every Parent & Caregiver Needs to Know About Substance Abuse - April 6th
- Ages & Stages: What to Expect from Birth to High School - April 19th
Registration is required to attend these events; click the link in the flyer or visit the District website at www.weschools.org. If you have questions regarding the events please email Curriculum.Department@weschools.org.
SENIORS! It's Crunch Time!
College is expensive, and it is imperative that students do all they can to defray the cost. There are thousands upon thousands of local scholarship dollars available to graduating seniors. All of that information can be accessed HERE. Make sure to click the tabs at the top to toggle between months. We are updating daily.
Mad City Money Scholarship Competition Returns!
Attention Seniors! Cardinal Credit Union’s annual “Mad City Money” Scholarship competition will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am at the High School in the gym. Compete in a simulated “Game of Life” for your chance to win! Cardinal will award winners a total of $10,000.00 in scholarship prizes! To register click HERE. Contact Laurie Jackson, with Cardinal Credit Union at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Cardinal is looking for parent volunteers who would like to help with the simulation. It is a lot of fun, and a chance to see your kids during the school day! Info about volunteering can be found HERE.
End of Course Exam Update
North will be utilizing a "Delayed Start" on testing days. Students who are required to test will report to school at the normal time, and test first thing in the morning. Students who are not testing do not need to come to school until 9:45 AM for the start of 1st period (we will finish the day with an adjusted bell schedule). Students who do not have a way to get to school for the late start can come at the normal time for a quiet study hall in the student union (buses will continue to run at the normal times).
The testing days are as follows:
April 12 ELA II Part 1
April 14 ELA II Part 2
April 19 Algebra I Part 1
April 19 American History Part 1 & 2
April 21 Algebra I Part 2
April 21 Biology Part 1 & 2
April 26 American Government (AP Gov Students only) Part 1 & 2
April 26 Geometry Part 1 & 2
More detailed information about our End of Course Exam Testing Schedule, including a FAQ section, can be found HERE.
Guidance Department Update
Guidance is on Schoology! The most up to date and in-depth information is found on Schoology. There is a folder for each grade and important forms can be found there! Please check it out!
College Credit Plus
The Willoughby-Eastlake City School District is pleased to offer our eligible students an opportunity to earn college and high school graduation credit by successfully completing college courses through College Credit Plus (CCP). Students may choose to take courses at a local college or a selective few courses at North. For more information and questions, please see your counselor.
All students that are interested in participating must fill out an Intent to Participate form. That form can be found on the North school page, website, and here. If you are unsure that if you want to participate, it is encouraged to do the form anyways. You are not locked into the program, but if you fail to fill it out by April 1st, you may be denied the opportunity.
Lakeland Campus Visit Day and Information Fair
Lakeland Community College is hosting our annual Spring Campus Visit Day and Information Fair to be held Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. - noon.
Information sessions on funding opportunities and how to get started at Lakeland will be offered. Walking tours of campus will be available throughout the event. Your students can stop by the information fair in between and talk with faculty about Lakeland’s degree and certificate programs or talk with staff about Lakeland’s student services. For more info click HERE.
Counselors are completing senior checks for all seniors and their graduation status. If you have any questions about whether your senior is graduating, please reach out to their counselor.
Mrs. Gallucci Last Names A-E email@example.com
Mrs. Vaughan Last Names F-K firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Zenz Last Names L-Q email@example.com
Mrs. Phillips Last Names RZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Ungar Guidance Secretary email@example.com
All information related to the guidance department can be found HERE.
Senior Families: If you would like to highlight your senior in the yearbook, you can purchase a grad ad here. These are due by May 1.
Seniors: When we return from spring break, please check your name and senior picture for yearbook by the guidance office to make sure everything is correct for the yearbook. If anything needs changed, please let Mrs. Fryman in room 208 know ASAP.
If you would like a 2023 yearbook, please order it online ASAP to guarantee you receive a book in fall 2023 when they are delivered. There is no guarantee we will have extra when they are delivered. Order your yearbook here:
Contact Mrs. Fryman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
NORTH ATHLETICS WEBSITE: https://rangernation.org/
North Cheer Clinic will be held April 24, 25 and 26th from 3:45-5:45pm at North. Cheer tryouts will be Sunday, April 30th at 9am.
Please see the attached flyer for more information: NHS Cheerleading Tryout INFO
*ALL ATHLETES must have a current physical on file in order to participate in a sport. You can find the forms at www.rangernation.org by clicking on "Final Forms" under the Forms tab. There you will also find instructions on registering your child on Final Forms, which is a mandatory requirement of our district.
PARTICIPATION FEES for spring sports can be paid online on Final Forms or in the athletic office. If you need more time to make the payment, please contact the athletic office to make arrangements. All sports fees are $125. Any student athlete qualifying for reduced fees must pay their fee in the athletic office by cash or check. Reduced fees are as follows: $55 for those qualifying for free lunch and $85 for those qualifying for reduced lunch. Make checks payable to: North Athletics.
Spring Head Coach Contacts
Fastpitch: Matt McPeek email@example.com
Baseball: Mike Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org
Track: Joe Bozic (Boys) email@example.com
Samantha Richter (Girls) firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Tennis: Nick Mayer email@example.com
BOOSTER GROUP INFORMATION
AFTERPROM 2023 - SENIORS
We are down to the final stretch! If you haven’t been involved yet and want to help finalize your seniors after prom come join us!
Let’s Get Planning!!!!!!!!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 5th
Where: Lost Nation Sports Park, Willoughby
Stay in the loop!
Facebook: Eastlake North After Prom 2023
AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors
We only have a year left to go and some pretty big fundraisers left to run. Please consider joining our next meeting on 04/11/2023 at 6pm at North.
Spring Craft Show is 03/25/2023. Vendors have purchased all available spots. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance for pictures. Please come and see what the vendors have.
Students needing volunteer hours, there are still some spots open. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48AEA729A2FBCE9-student
Adult Volunteer sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48AEA729A2FBCE9-adult
Save the Date. Gameshow Night for Class of 2024 will be held at the American-Croatian Lodge on 02/03/2024. We are looking for Volunteers to help with Donations.
We hope that you have a wonderful and safe Spring Break.
AFTERPROM 2025 - SOPHOMORES
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30p.m. at North Student Union
La Vera Fundraiser - Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 12th
Order dinner online and pick it up curbside the day of the fundraiser
Concession Stand at North
Sign up online, available all school year! Our group can get money.
Click HERE to sign up online
Stay Connected with Us!
New to North? Email us so we can add you to our parent email list.
Text String: Email name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you. We discuss fundraiser ideas, updates and more!!
AFTERPROM 2026 - FRESHMEN
Our next meeting is April 6th at 7p.m. in the student union. Hope to see you there.
It is Chipotle time!! Come join us on Saturday, April 1st from 5pm-9pm and place an order to help support the North 2026 After Prom! Tell your friends, and family! You must give them code: CAXY44X when ordering online.
Does March have you feeling the madness? Visit our Facebook page for a chance to make to make some cash to soothe all this madness . Each square is $10.00. We still have many left.
Mission accomplished! We delivered 521 messages to East Palestine students on March 12th. We want to once again thank everyone for your support ! The students of East Palestine and their families were touched by the kindness of our students. The Superintendent, students, and many parents of East Palestine school district asked us to thank everyone for sending hope and smiles to their students. Thank You Ranger Nation!!!!
Join our Facebook group https://tinyurl.com/classof26afterprom
Email us at email@example.com to be added to our email list
Warmer weather will be here before you know it! Come join us for our annual golf outing fundraiser. This year it will be held at the Lost Nation Golf Course on Friday, June 16th. $80 per golfer and price includes green fees, cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please contact Michael Gregory at 440-749-2784 for more information or to register.
Seniors: If you are interested in applying for the music boosters scholarship, please see Mr. Sell or Mrs. Levine for the application. In order to qualify, you must have participated in marching band, symphonic, jazz or concert band, Northern Lights or any choir class in any of the 4 years you have attended North High School. Deadline to submit the application is April 6, 2023.
The next Music Boosters Meeting is
Wednesday, April 19th
6:30pm to 8:00pm, Location North High Band Room
To help support all our talented Music Students at North in our ALL of our Choirs & Bands - please consider joining us. Joining Music Boosters is $10 per family / per year. You can find the form on our website www.northmusicboosters.com. Being apart of Music Boosters allows all *Music Booster Members* to actively help support, vote, fundraise, plan, organize & spend funds to run all of our wonderful Music Programs at Eastlake North High School.
Hope to see ALL of you there on Wednesday 4/19/23 in the Band Room @ 6:30pm!
Thank you for your support of Music!
Your 2022-2023 Music Boosters Board Members:
Mrs. Levine, Mr. Sell, Jessica Allen, Justine Menn , Melanie Champa, Lisa Mooney, Tina Galletti & Michael Gregory
Hello Rangers and happy Friday. We have made it to Spring Break! Has this year gone fast or what?!
Next meeting is Monday, April 3rd at 7 pm in the Student Union.
Senior Scholarships candidates have been notified by the Guidance office. Good Luck Seniors.
There is still time to join or volunteer and earn money for your club or sport through Track Volunteers. Sign up at the link below.
See you all on the other side when Seniors have 28 days left of school and 37 all around!
Enjoy your break!
IMPORTANT REPEATING INFORMATION
The Class of 2023 will commence from Captain’s Stadium at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023. In the event of rain on the 23rd, Commencement would be moved to Thursday, May 25th at the same time and location.
END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.
If you know a student that may be struggling with food insecurity, please contact Mrs. Ungar in the guidance office at 440-975-3675 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then determine if they qualify for a food bag to take home over each weekend. The program begins the week of October 17th.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Is your student struggling in a class or classes? Or, maybe needs a quiet place to work after school? If so, have them stay after on Wednesdays for Wednesday tutoring. It runs from 2:30-3:30. They can get help, meet new people, get caught up, work ahead, or simply get homework done. We meet in room 213. Bring some work, a snack, maybe even your earphones! See Ms. Schendel if you have any questions.
We are well into our one to one initiative, and as amazing as this new endeavor will be, there will be hiccups. What should students do if their device breaks? What if it just isn’t charged? We have options!
Students should report broken devices to Mrs. Bouplon in the library immediately. This should be happening in-between periods or at the beginning of a class period only. Hardware repairs only. Software repairs go to Mrs. Medic in room 134.
Students will be issued a loaner device until their original device is repaired. If a student is keeping a device overnight, they will receive a pass indicating so.
In the event that a student needs to use a device because theirs isn’t charged, they can check one out in the library. Ideally, students will come to school each day with a fully charged device, but things happen. We understand. Repeatedly coming to school without a charged device, or any device altogether will not be permitted.
Loaners must be returned by the end of 8th period, 2:20pm.
An electronic notice is generated and sent via email to both student and parent if a device is being kept overnight or if not returned on time.
All absences, late arrivals and early releases should be reported to the 24-hour attendance line at 440 283-2178. Please allow 30-40 minutes processing time due to high call volume at times. If you have an urgent attendance situation you may call the main office or attendance desk 440-283-2209. Otherwise, please be patient while we process calls. If your child is under the weather, they must go to the clinic. An early release will not be granted unless they leave through the school nurse.
If your child is absent due to illness or needs to leave due to a dental, medical or counseling appointment, they may turn in the provider's excuse to the attendance desk for an excused medical absence. These documents will prevent your child from being penalized for hours missed, as Ohio House Bill 410 requires us to track attendance hours. Should your child exceed the limit for hours, you will receive a letter, and we can no longer excuse your students' absence unless proper documentation is provided. Please Note - Drivers Education is not an excused absence.
Vacations and College Visits
All students needing time off for vacations or college visits should pick up a form to be signed by staff and guardians. Anything over five days must be approved by the student’s grade level administrator. Failure to report could result in an unexcused absence. These forms can be found in the main office.
All students should enter the building through the main office upon arrival no matter the circumstance (Tech, CCP, class change, etc). They will be expected to sign in. No student should allow any student into the main doors. They must properly identify themselves at the attendance desk.
Early Release Process
Parents are not required to come in and sign their students in/out. However, we require a documented guardian to authorize the release from the building prior to departure.
The doors at North High School open for students at 7:00 AM M-F. Buses will not allow students to depart buses bound for North prior to 7:00 AM. Please do not drop students off prior to 7:00 AM as they will not be permitted in the building. This creates problems on days we have inclement weather. The school day ends at 2:20 PM. Students not staying after for a supervised club, sport, or activity must exit the building by 3:00 PM. Below is the North bell schedule.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Earlier in the summer the district communicated a change in how cell phones will be handled in the classroom going forward. Now that we are 1 to 1, the need for cell phones in the classroom has drastically decreased. Therefore, we are asking all students to keep their phones silenced and out of sight during class time. During study hall, lunch, or passing time, students will have free access to their phones. However, during academic times it is imperative that students comply with this request. Research has shown the negative effects that social media and cell phones in general have had on student attention spans. It’s time we helped them manage their screen time at school a little better. Please talk with your student about this change, and thank you in advance for your support.
All current seniors will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. It is spread through saliva and can be contracted by sharing food, drinks or makeup, kissing, sneezing and coughing. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms. Please have your student bring a hard copy of their updated vaccine record to the clinic; you may also fax the record to our clinic at: 440-975-3831.
As with all immunization requirements, students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations are subject to exclusion from school, unless proper documentation is submitted to the school in accordance with Ohio Statute 3313.671, which allows for parents or guardians to object to the immunizations--for good cause.
Any medications (including over the counter medications, prescription medications, inhalers and epi-pens) to be consumed during the school day require a completed medication form. These forms can be found on our website HERE. Along with the completed form, a supply of the medication should be delivered to the clinic.
Our clinic utilizes software to document student visits. If your child visits the clinic with a minor issue, you will be notified via email of the visit. For major issues (fever, substantial injury, vomiting, etc.) you will receive a phone call from clinic staff. These protocols are in place to keep you informed of your child’s status during the day!
Please reach out if we can assist you in any way! The clinic phone number is: 440-975-3683.
CARDINAL CREDIT UNION
Cardinal Credit Union is proud to announce our continued partnership with Willoughby-Eastlake North High School. To jump-start our second year returning to North, we hosted a Welcome Back Money Booth Event. The event was a huge success, every Cardinal Dollar collected in the Money Booth, was redeemed for cold hard cash and deposited into their Cardinal Checking or Savings Account.
Students are encouraged to visit our Student Branch every Tuesday during their lunch period.
They also have the opportunity to volunteer and work alongside the Branch Manager, Kim Rowan to help transact on accounts. We can accept deposits, process withdrawals/payments, assist in setting up online banking, remote deposit, and much more. Student Volunteer applications can be picked up at the student branch, and volunteer hour worksheets can be submitted.
Being present in the high schools, we hope to help students establish good financial habits and build a strong foundation. We want students to know that we are available to answer their financial questions and will help support them along the way. Did you know that Cardinal also promotes excellent academics? Every A that a student receives on their report card, through 12th grade, we deposit $1.00 into their Cardinal Account. Cardinal is here for you and your students.
School meals will no longer be free, unless your child is approved for free lunches. The federal government has eliminated the program that previously allowed all students to obtain meals at no cost. For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast is $2.25 and lunch is $3.75. A la cart menu items can be purchased for additional cost. Cash will be accepted, but no change will be given at the register. Change will be credited to student accounts. You can add money to your student’s account at PaySchools Central. Information about PaySchools Central can be found HERE.
All meals include one main entrée and up to 3 total fruit and vegetable sides and a milk. Students may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Please fill out a paper application and return it to your school or find the online application and instructions HERE.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
Last year we experienced an influx of students attempting to order food delivery services such as Uber Eats or Door Dash to the school. This is NOT PERMITTED. Food deliveries will not be accepted in the office, and any students attempting to open doors for delivery drivers will be suspended. This is a serious safety concern and consequences for violating this policy need to be severe. Parents wishing to drop off food for a special occasion may do so in the main office but we would encourage students to either purchase lunch in the student union or pack their own.
At North, we schedule our parent-teacher conferences at the halfway point of each quarter. The logic behind this is to provide students, parents, and teachers time to develop a plan to improve grades before they are finalized at the end of the quarter. Our conferences are always from 4-7PM and are drop in/first come, first serve. Our conference dates for this year are as follows:
Wednesday, April 12th
SCHOOLOGY & POWERSCHOOL
SAFE SCHOOLS HELPLINE
Students in the Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools can anonymously report anything that could potentially be harmful or dangerous to any of our staff or students. Students can access the Safe Schools Helpline through the district website HERE. Students are encouraged to say something if they see or hear something. We are all in this together and need to take care of each other.
Students can text the helpline at 614-426-0240, then type TIPS. Students can make a voice call at 800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (800-418-6423 ext. 359).
Are you interested in the youth programs offered by the local libraries, the YMCA, or parks and recreation departments, or other upcoming community activities? Are you looking for athletic leagues or scouting troops for your students?
Information from approved organizations who host activities for Willoughby-Eastlake youth and the community are now posted electronically. Paper flyers are no longer sent home with students. To access the flyers, visit COMMUNITY link on the district and building website pages http://www.weschools.org/CommunityActivities.aspx
For specific information about the events, you need to contact the sponsoring organization. Flyers are updated periodically during the month so remember to visit often to check for new postings!
March 14 ACT – Juniors
March 14 W-E Jazz Festival 7 PM Performing Arts Center
March 15 End of 3rd Quarter
March 27-31 Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
April 3 Booster Meeting 7:00 PM
April 7 Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
April 10 Teacher Compensation Day – NO SCHOOL
April 12 ELA II EOC Part 1
April 12 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
April 14 ELA II EOC Part 2
April 13-17 Spring Musical: Little Shop of Horrors
April 19 Algebra I Part 1 EOC
April 19 American History EOC
April 21 Algebra I Part 2 EOC
April 21 Biology EOC
April 20 Band Concert 7:00 PM
April 26 American Government EOC (AP Gov Students Only)
April 26 Geometry EOC
April 13 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
May 1 Booster Meeting 7:00 PM
May 1-12 Advanced Placement Testing Window
May 4 Band Concert 7:00 PM
May 5 Prom 7:00 PM
May 11 Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM
May 12 Seniors Last Instructional Day
May 15-16 Senior Final Exams
May 16 Senior Picnic
May 23 Graduation 7PM Classic Park
May 22-24 Final Exams
May 24 Students Last Day