North Notes

March 10, 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



Rangers of the Month

Congratulations to our Rangers of the Month for the month of February. We encourage all students to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn every day. However, these Rangers have recently gone above and beyond with their efforts!

Lincoln Billhardt

Dante Ganchorre

Laure Philippe

Zoey LaRiccia

Timothy Siracusa

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Rangers attend Youth Leadership Summit at LCC

Recently students attended the Youth Leadership Summit, presented by Team IBB and All Choices Matter at Lakeland Community College. The theme was Triumph Over Life's Tough Stuff.

Students were inspired by local leaders who shared stories of how they persevered in the face of adversity to become respected leaders people seek to follow. They learned how to become resilient leaders and ways to bring about positive change in their school, community, and in the world.

Students attend NEOSTEAM23 Event at Lake Erie College

Monday, a group of Rangers had the opportunity to spend the day at Lake Erie College for the annual NEOSTEAM teaching and learning event. Students engaged in a series of breakout sessions focusing on the intersections of STEAM Teaching and Learning. The Workshops focused on aligning to the enduring question: “How will you be a part of the change you want to see in this world?” and through the lens of environmental justice and social action.

North Drama Club Attends Aladdin

The North Drama Club is hard at work preparing for their upcoming Musical, Little Shop of Horrors! They had the opportunity to take a break and attend a production of Aladdin at the Connor Palace Theater! A great time was had by all!

ACADEC Team Attends Cavs Game

North's Academic Decathlon team has been working hard all year preparing for their competitions. As a reward for their hard work, Mrs. Gray arranged for them to attend a recent Cavs game (The Cavs beat the Heat in OT!). Mrs. Pecon was able to attend as well, bringing along students who had earned the Cavs game as a reward through our PBIS program.

Chorale Earns Highest Rating

Friday, March 3rd, North's highest level vocal group - Chorale received a Superior rating at the OMEA Large Group District competition held at Mentor High School! Congratulations to all!

SENIORS! It's Crunch Time!

If you missed picking up your cap and gown, please visit the Guidance Office during a free period. If you have not yet ordered, please do so immediately at or call 1-800-567-8367 in order for your cap and gown to arrive in time for graduation. The senior letter that was emailed on March 2 is also attached and is full of details regarding all of our senior happenings. SENIOR LETTER

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 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.


State law requires districts and community schools to administer the state-funded ACT or SAT to all grade 11 students in the spring of the school year. Each year, districts and schools will select the test to administer to their juniors. Willoughby-Eastlake will continue to offer the ACT.

March 14th, all Juniors will take the ACT. They will report to their testing location at 7:45 AM. Testing will begin at 8:00 AM and conclude at 11:30 AM. Following testing, all Juniors will be given the opportunity to eat lunch.

Juniors in AM Excel TECC programs, and CCP students who have a CCP class during the testing window, will need to communicate to their program teacher or professors that they will be absent that day due to testing. Teachers and professors are aware of this. It happens every year.

If you would like more info on the ACT click here.

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 :)

End of Course Exam Update

April is generally known as Testing Season in the realm of public education. In Ohio, students take the Ohio State Tests to demonstrate progress towards mastery of state standards. At the High School Level these tests take the form of End of Course Exams in Algebra 1, English II, Geometry, Biology, American History, and American Government. This year, we have scheduled testing in a way that we hope will minimize distractions to the rest of the building, and allow kids to put their full attention on their tests on testing days.

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.


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 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.

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.



Spring Sport Pictures are March 22nd. Order forms will be sent home with your student from their coaches. Cirino Photography will be taking the pictures.

North Cheer Clinic will be held April 24, 25 and 26th from 4-6pm at North. Cheer tryouts will be Sunday, April 30th at 9am.

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.

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

Spring Head Coach Contacts

Fastpitch: Matt McPeek

Baseball: Mike Duncan

Track: Joe Bozic (Boys)

Samantha Richter (Girls)

Boys Tennis: Nick Mayer



In true Rangers style we wanted to end our fundraising with a friendly competition that helps the Junior class of 2024 reach their goal as well as gives the Senior class of 2023 the opportunity to have some fun with our last event!

Join us! Let’s Get Planning!!!!!!!!

Next Meeting: TBA

Stay in the loop!

Facebook: Eastlake North After Prom 2023

Twitter: @prom2023

AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors

We only have a year left to go and some pretty big fundraisers left to run. We need all hands on deck!

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Moe's Taco Kit!

Spring Craft Show 03/25/2023. Vendors have purchased every available spot.

Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. $5 take your own pictures


Adult Volunteer sign up:

Student Volunteer sign up:

Save the Date. Gameshow Night for Class of 2024 will be held at the American-Croatian Lodge on 02/03/2024. Volunteers will be needed to collect donations

Future meetings:
04/11/2023 6 pm North

05/09/2023 6 pm North

Twitter @NHSAftrprom2024


Upcoming Fundraisers

  • March Madness Bracket Challenge - Join the Eastlake North AP 2025 March Madness group and have fun rooting on your favorite college basketball team.

    • Brackets only $10/each with multiple brackets allowed

    • Group link coming soon! Watch our FB page for joining.

  • 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!


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.

Does March have you feeling the madness? Visit our Facebook page for a way to get in the game.

We want to once again thank everyone for supporting the students of East Palestine! We are almost at our goal of 990 messages. There is still time to send a message. We will be collecting until the evening of Saturday March 11th.

Join our Facebook group

Email us at to be added to our email list


Our next dine to donate will be Moe's on March 23rd. Please be on the look out for ordering information on our Facebook page.

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, March 15th

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 3/15/23 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, April 3rd, 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

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:

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!


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