North Notes

April 7, 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.

Highlights from Today's Issue:

End of Course Exam Delayed Start Schedule

Parent-Teacher Conference Night

Prom Dress Drop off Times and Dates

Prom Ticket Info

Summer School Info



Eric Frei



Mad City Money Scholarship Competition

Our friends at Cardinal Credit Union were here Wednesday to put on a fantastic scholarship competition called Mad City Money. Teams of seniors competed in a "game of life" with the winning teams taking home significant scholarships. The winning teams split $10,000.00 courtesy of CCU. Sixteen teams competed, and everyone had a great time! Congratulations to our winners!

Little Shop of Horrors Student Preview

Students had the opportunity to preview Little Shop of Horrors during the day today. The cast and crew performed the show all day for their classmates, only breaking for lunch. This was an invaluable experience for the cast and crew to get to work the kinks out before next week! See below for show times and ticket information.

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.

Tutoring for End of Course Exam Preparation Available

After school tutoring is available on Wednesdays through our Volunteers club. Next week, the club will be focusing on End of Course Exam preparation. Students will be able to work through practice problems and get help from other students and teachers from 2:30-3:30 PM in room 212.

Prom Ticket Information

The Class of 2023 will have its Senior Class Prom on Friday. May 5, 2023 at the American- Croatian Lodge. The theme this year is Masquerade Ball. Prom tickets will be $50.00 per person. Tickets Can Be Purchased April 18th,19th, 20th or 21st during lunch periods via Cash, Check or Credit Card. Students that do not have a lunch period can make arrangements to purchase with with Mrs. McGrady-Shahid. Guest Approval Forms will be available Online and in the Main Office.

Spring Conference Night

Our final round of Conferences are Wednesday, April 12th from 4-7 PM. All Conferences are in-person, first come, first serve.

Parents of Fall Athletes: Athletic eligibility for Fall 2023 is determined by a student's 4th Quarter grades. Students must pass five (5) classes in order to participate in athletics in the fall.

Prom Formal Attire Collection Begins April 3rd!

Prom is one of the most memorable moments of high school for many of our students. Thirteen years of school culminating in one magical night! However, as many people know, attending Prom can be an expensive endeavor, and the cost can be a serious financial burden for many. We want to do what we can to alleviate some of this burden. I would hate to think that there are kids who want to attend Prom, but are afraid to even bring it up over the cost.

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 adding the following Evening and Weekend Drop off Times (there will be a rack in the Lobby just inside the doors):

Wednesday, April 12th: 4:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, April 13th: 6:30-8:00 PM

Friday, April 14th: 6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday, April 15th: 9:00-11:00 AM

Saturday, April 15th: 6:30-8:00 PM

Sunday, April 16th: 1:30-3:00 PM

Saturday, April 22nd: 9:00-11:00 AM

Saturday, April 29th: 9:00-11:00 AM

We are looking for the following items:



Sport Coats

Dress Shirts

Dress Pants




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 If you have questions regarding the events please email

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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 :)

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.

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!

Career Fair

May 2nd Guidance is hosting a Career Fair during the school day for all Juniors and Seniors to explore multiple employment and training opportunities. Students will be able to connect with area companies, trade apprenticeships, certification programs, summer employment and more. Guidance will be meeting with students prior to this event to allow students to identify which representatives would be appropriate to meet post graduation goals.

Any Junior not taking Financial Literacy or Senior who is not taking a math class at North, please contact Guidance to schedule a time to attend this event. Mrs. Vaughan (440) 975-3667


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..


Scholarships are available to seniors. You can access scholarships on Naviance. Paper applications are in the guidance office as well. Here is a list of current scholarships. Please check with your counselor for more information.

Summer School

Information on summer school is available on the North Website and Schoology. Students will be informed they need to take a course in summer school at the end of the school year. Letters and phone calls will be placed to parents. If you want to talk about your students' grades or if they may need to attend summer school, please contact your student’s counselor. Here is a link to the brochure.

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: Please stop by the guidance office to check your name and senior picture for the 2023 yearbook to make sure everything is correct. If anything needs changed, please circle it on the picture and write the correction. If you need to submit a different picture, please email it to Mrs. Fryman no later than Friday, April 28. After this date, no changes will be made.

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.



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 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

Baseball: Mike Duncan

Track: Joe Bozic (Boys)

Samantha Richter (Girls)

Boys Tennis: Nick Mayer

NAMI Basics Program for Parents

Our Friends at NAMI Lake County have put together a program called NAMI Basics Education Program for families of children struggling with behavioral and emotional difficulties. This is a FREE 6 week program, available both in-person and via Zoom, beginning Thursday, April 13. If you have any questions contact Ashlee Himes at
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We’ve got some amazing things planned for our seniors after Prom!

Please see the attached After Prom flyer for more information including ticket sales and spread the word: HERE

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 26th

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Lost Nation Sports Park, Willoughby

Stay in the loop!

Facebook: Eastlake North After Prom 2023

Twitter: @prom2023

AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors

Thank you to all the volunteers that made the spring craft show so successful. See you in December!

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

Next Meeting: 04/11/2023 6 pm at North

Twitter @NHSAftrprom2024


Next Meeting

  • Thursday, April 13 at 7:30p.m. at North Student Union

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • La Vera Fundraiser - Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 12th

    • Order dinner online and pick it up curbside the day of the fundraiser

    • See attached flyer for information

    • 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!

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Our next meeting is May 9th at 7p.m. in the library. Hope to see you there.

We will be discussing ideas for future fundraisers, and possible venues.

Thank you to everyone who bought March Madness squares!

Join our Facebook group

Email us at to be added to our email list


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Snap Raise fundraiser. Choir and Band students in Eastlake Middle, Willowick Middle and North High School raised funds over the last month. Those funds raised will go to new sheet music, instrument repair, piano tunings and so much more. Thank you!

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 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

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North Boosters

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.!/showSignUp/10C0D4CAFAE2DA5FDC70-eastlake

See you all on the other side when Seniors have 28 days left of school and 37 all around!

Enjoy your break!



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.

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.


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