North Notes

January 27th, 2023

Greetings North Families,

I will be sending out an email blast every two weeks with information about upcoming events, class info, Booster info, etc. I hope you find this information useful. If at any time you want additional information, please refer to our school website HERE.


Eric Frei


Music Students Perform at OMEA

This past Saturday students from the choir and band programs competed in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition at Madison high school. Overall they were very successful, receiving a total of 6 Excellent and 15 Superior ratings across the music department.

Congratulations to the following students who scored Excellent and Superior Ratings on their solos and ensembles:

Maggie Andrus, Andie Babcock, Kayden Bond, Grace Boozer, Ava Brown, Eden Crutchfield-Lake, Chloe Carrig, Matthew Champa, Ashley Chase, Layla Coffman, Edyta DeCapite, Liv Erickson, Peter Gembka, Heavin Hanley, Emily Holeski, Haylie Kalina, Cameron Kizlik, Emma Kovach-Uzl, Charlotte Kreeger, Myles Lavalais, Victoria Lipnicki, Nina Lloyd, Matthew McClellan, Mary Mooney, Bryce Nagel, Santana Preseren, Logan Reyes, Callum Riffle, Mary Sirl, and Kaylee Young.


It's competition season for the Acadec team! Regional competition began last week with testing in 8 of the 10 competition categories: economics, social science, science, math, music, art, literature, and essay. The interview and speech competition will occur on 2/4 followed by the state competition held at John Carroll University in March!

Pictured Team Members

Jacob Carn, Cindy Hoang, Cecilia Hunt, Katia Blatnik, captain Alex Vitello, Charlotte Kreeger, captain Brooke Snyder, and Kurtis Kovach.


The Board of Education invites you to share the qualifications and characteristics you desire in the next Willoughby-Eastlake Superintendent. The Board is committed to a comprehensive search and recognizes the importance of community engagement in the process. Your perspective will play an essential role in developing the candidate profile for our next leader.

Finding Leaders, a local firm selected by the Board to assist with the Superintendent search, is hosting and administering Focus Groups at 7pm on Tuesday, January 31 at the Board of Education building. To encourage candid feedback, board members will not be in attendance. All District residents and W-E staff are encouraged to participate and no advance registration is required to attend.

Winter Conferences

Our next round of conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 16th from 4-7 PM. Teachers will be available, first come first serve, in their classrooms to meet with parents and guardians to discuss their students' progress. The most successful students have parents or guardians and teachers who communicate and are on the same page. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity. Our goal is to see as many parents and guardians as possible. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Parents and guardians are invited to attend a presentation explaining the College Credit Plus Program. There are two presentations you can attend. Monday, January 30th (South Counselors Present) or Thursday, February 2nd (North Counselors Present) in the Performing Arts Center at 6:30 PM. This will be an opportunity to hear from our counselors about how your student can take classes at the college level, while still receiving high school credit - FOR FREE!

2022.2023 CCP Notification Letter.pdf


Attention seniors, if you have not yet ordered your cap, gown and tassel, please go to as soon as possible so that they will arrive in time for pick up day March 3rd.

Please see this handout for important senior dates: IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION 2022-2023.docx

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. Two information nights are available to find out more about this program. Please see attached letter. For more information and questions, please see your counselor.

Our CCP Information Night is Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM in the Performing Arts Center. If you can not make it, South will present on Monday, January 30th at 6:30 PM. That will also be in the Performing Arts Center. This meeting will give you valuable information. All are encouraged to go if you plan on participating in CCP next school year.

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.





Counselors will begin scheduling next week for the 2023-2024 school year. Attached are the forms that the students will receive to look over what is available. We will sit down and speak with students individually to create a graduation plan, credits earned, and graduation progres. Look over these pages, and speak with your student about what classes they would like to take next year. If you have any questions, please contact your students counselor or go to the guidance schoology page for more information.


12th Grade Scheduling Worksheet

11th Grade Scheduling Worksheet

10th Grade Scheduling Worksheet


Excel Tecc applications have been completed. Students will receive a letter in February that states if they are accepted, waitlisted, or denied. A notification will be sent via email.


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

Mrs. Vaughan Last Names F-K

Mr. Zenz Last Names L-Q

Mrs. Phillips Last Names RZ

Mrs. Ungar Guidance Secretary

All information related to the guidance department can be found HERE.


Senior Portraits

LAST CALL for senior portraits! If you did not submit one before Christmas break but will still like to submit a senior portrait for the 2023 yearbook, please submit your picture to the Google Form no later than Friday, January 20. After this date, there is not guarantee your portrait will be accepted.

Below is the Google Form:

2023 Yearbooks

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 if you have any questions.



ALL ATHLETES must have a current physical on file in order to participate in a sport. You can find the forms at 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 winter sports are past due and 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.

RANGER NATION DIGITAL STUDENT PASSES are now available online only. The Ranger Nation pass allows general admission to all home sporting events throughout the year (excluding any home OHSAA tournament). If you are interested, go to the link below to select the pass. All passes are digital and will be placed in an app on your phone that will be scanned at home events. If you have any questions, please contact the North Athletic Office at 440-975-3679. Click on the link for our online box office below:

$50.00 + processing fee

Pass will scan one time to every home North athletic event for the 2022-23 school year.

Ranger Nation T-Shirts will also be included once we receive the T-shirt sizes. Shirts will be available in the Athletic Department.

DIGITAL ADULT FLEX PASSES are now available online only. They are valid for 10 scans at any North HOME regular season contest for the 2022-23 school year.

$55 + processing fee

BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP with 10 GAME PUNCH CARDS: Available through the BOOSTERS! Please Join –Membership and passes available online:


follow 2 links below to print forms:

Booster Membership Form Booster Membership Form 2

JV/Varsity Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming

  • Adults $7

  • Students $5

  • Senior Citizens Free

  • Kindergarten aged students and older require an admission ticket

Freshman Volleyball & Basketball

The Western Reserve Conference has established admission rates for freshman basketball games when part of a triple header

  • Adults $3

  • Students $2

  • Senior Citizens Free

  • Kindergarten aged students and older require an admission ticket

Ticket and pass information

Most opponents will have similar ticket policies.

* subject to change

LIVESTREAM of our games in the gym and stadium (all levels) can be viewed through our subscription service on the NFHS network via the following link:


You have been invited by North High Boosters to volunteer for concession & spirit wear sales.

When you volunteer, not only do you earn money for your sport, group or program of your choice, but you are helping all of the students by helping the Boosters! Please click on the link below to view the online sign-up sheet. Thank you!

Winter Head Coach Contacts

Please contact for any questions related to the sports

Cheerleading BKB: Marissa Gehrisch

Boys Basketball: Clint Nicholson

Girls Basketball: Paul Force

Wrestling: Anthony Grim

Swimming: Justin Ramey

Bowling: Brian Dailey

Gymnastics (Club): Heather Trem



2023 SENIOR FAMILIES!!!! We are SO close to our goal! Please spread the word about our final few events and grab your family and friends and attend if you can!!



IT'S GAME SHOW NIGHT! The night begins at 6PM at the American Croatian Lodge. Get your reservations by Feb 1st! simply email . Money can be sent via VENMO (@eastlakenorthafterprom2023) or paid by cash or check. The price is $50 per person or $400 per table of 8.

*****We are still taking basket item donations!!! Email us to arraigned pick up!


We still have $10 squares available! Venmo payment @eastlakenorthafterprom2023 and watch for the updated board on our Facebook page (Eastlake North After Prom 2023)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Concessions is always looking for help and every time you volunteer and list AP 2023, we get $$$ Grab some family/friends and sign up! Use the Sign Up Genius link and sign up for available openings.

Please join us at our next meeting Wednesday, February 1st @ 7PM at the American Legion, Willowick. We hope to see you there!!


Stay in the Loop!

Find us on Facebook: North After Prom class of 2023

Twitter: @prom2023

AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors

Next Meeting Tuesday 02/07/2024 6pm at North.

Spring Craft Fair 3/25/2023. We are looking for both parent and student volunteers.

SAVE THE DATE!!!! After Prom for Class of 2024 is excited to announce a 21 and over event, Gameshow Night. This will be held on 02/03/2024 at the American Croatian Hall. We will begin putting together a volunteer committee to make this the most excellent night. We are hoping this will be our last fundraiser before getting our kids off to prom next year.


Next Meeting

  • Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00pm at North Student Union

Upcoming Fundraisers

  1. Super Bowl Football Squares - Have you bought yours yet?

  • $50 square

  • BIG Payouts: $625 per quarter to winner (no overtime)

  • Click HERE to purchase or learn more

  1. Concession Stand/Spirit Wear Store

Stay Connected with Us!


Our next meeting is February 9th at 7p.m. in the student union. Hope to see you there.

A big thank you to everyone who made our football square fundraiser a huge success!

Let us help you with dinner Friday Febuary 10th. We are having a dine to donate with Moe’s Southwest grill. Pick up between 5:30 -6:00 at North.

We have another fundraiser planned for early spring, stay tuned for details

Join our Facebook group

Email us at to be added to our email list


Choir and Band parents: Northern Lights will be selling Sing-O-Grams for $5 each to be performed during classes on February 14th. If you would like to purchase one, please email Mrs. Levine at with students name, period and class room #. She will email you a list of songs to choose from. You can pay via Venmo at northmusic-boosters or cash. Deadline to order is Friday February 10th.

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.

If you are interested in running for a board position for the 2023-2024 school year please email Jessica Allen at to let her know you are interested to be nominated. You must have attended at least three board meetings since June 1, 2022 and be a current booster member. Nominations will be done in our February meeting.

Due to LCMEA Choir Festival on Wednesday February 15th, our meeting date has changed.

The next Music Boosters Meeting is

Wednesday, February 8th

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 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 2/8/23 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

North Boosters

Hello Rangers and happy Friday. Couple things to mention.

Next meeting is Monday, February 6th, at 7 pm in the Student Union.

Anyone interested in running for an office with Boosters for the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 school years, your request to run must be received by March 1st. Email

Word will be handed down to the guidance office for seniors who have qualified for the boosters service scholarship within the next 2-3 weeks.

There is still time to join or volunteer and earn money for your club or sport.!/showSignUp/10C0D4CAFAE2DA5FDC70-eastlake



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 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 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.


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!

Chromebook Repairs

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.

Chromebook Loaners

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.

Doctor’s Notes

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.

Late Arrival

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.

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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.

Clinic Visits

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!

Contact Us

Please reach out if we can assist you in any way! The clinic phone number is: 440-975-3683.


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.


At North, we have a program designed to promote positive behaviors. It is referred to as PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support). Students are awarded Ranger Bucks when they demonstrate any of the traits we are focusing on – Respect, Responsibility, and Readiness to Learn. Students can turn in their Ranger Bucks at monthly Ranger Buck Stores, special events, and raffles throughout the year.


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:

Thursday, February 16th

Wednesday, April 12th


You should become familiar with logging into two programs to help monitor your student’s academic progress. Schoology is our Learning Management System. Teachers post videos and assignments in Schoology. As a parent, you have the ability to access your child’s classes. You will need an access code to do so. PowerSchool is our Student Information Management System. This is where grades, attendance, and transcripts can be accessed. It is also where all emergency contacts and parent information is stored as well. If you need help gaining access to either of these programs, please call the main office for assistance.


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

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!


January 30 CCP Info Night 6:30 PM Performing Arts Center

February 2 CCP Info Night 6:30 PM Performing Arts Center

February 3 Winter Formal 7:00 PM

February 6 Booster Meeting 7:00 PM

February 16 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

February 17 Professional Day – NO SCHOOL

February 20 Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL

February 28 Combined Choir/Band Concert 7:00 PM

March 6 Booster Meeting 7:00 PM

March 7 ACT – Juniors

March 8 & 9 ACT Make Up Day – Juniors

March 9 Choir Festival 7:00 PM

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 EOC Part 1

April 12 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

April 13 ELA EOC Part 2

April 13-17 Spring Musical: Little Shop of Horrors

April 14-17 ELA EOC Make Ups

April 18 Biology EOC

April 19 ELA, Biology EOC Make Ups

April 20 US History EOC

April 20 Band Concert 7:00 PM

April 21 & 24 Biology & US History EOC Make Ups

April 25 Geometry EOC

April 26 Algebra 1 EOC Part 1

April 27 Algebra 1 EOC Part 2

April 28-May 5 Bio, US Hist, Geo, Alg 1 EOC Make Ups

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