North Notes

January 13th, 2023

Greetings North Families,

If you notice North Notes looks different this week you are correct! I am transitioning to using the program SMORE for North Notes going forward to see if this format is more accessible for people, especially those viewing on their phones.

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



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


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 or Thursday, February 2nd 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


One of the changes we made to North this year was incorporating a "Relax and Refresh" room in the office. Many times throughout the day, kids come to the office experiencing anxiety, and just need a calm, quiet place to relax and gather their thoughts for a few minutes. We have soft lighting, comfortable seating, signs with encouraging messages, and a number of calming type activities (coloring books, puzzles, fidgets, etc). We'd like to include Legos in the room, as well. If anyone has a container of old Legos they would like to donate to North, we'd be thrilled to have them, and we will put them to good use. Bonus points if you have a small Lego table as well. Thank you!

New Financial Literacy Course Off and Running

The state of Ohio passed legislation in the last couple of years mandating the teaching of Financial Literacy to all high school students. The state has allowed schools to transition to this model over time. As such, this year, regular U.S. Government was reduced to a semester course, and will be backed up by a semester of Financial Literacy taught by the same teacher the students had for government. This year, and next year, students in AP Government and CCP Government will not take part. After next year, those students will be required to take Financial Literacy at some point in their four years of high school. If you have any questions regarding this new course, please reach out to your student’s government teacher or guidance counselor.

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 application season is in full swing! If you need help with everything college, please come down and make an appointment with your counselor! Please check out the Senior folder for information on how to apply to college, request transcripts through Schoology, and how to find scholarships. Seniors are also encouraged to speak with the counselors about their graduation status.

Seniors and parents also have access to L.E.A.F. L.E.A.F (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation) is a foundation here to help students with financial aid, scholarships, work training, and more! Cheryl Suszynski is our L.E.A.F representative, and she is here every Wednesday to talk to seniors and parents. Students can come to guidance to sign up for a meeting. Please feel free to check out the L.E.A.F website here. More information can be found on our Schoology page.

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:

Senior Panoramic Photo/Club Pictures

The senior panoramic photo for all SENIORS will be Friday, January 27, at 8am in the gym. Please show up on time to ensure you are part of the picture. After the senior panoramic picture, school clubs will be called down to the gym to get group photos.

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 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 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




4th: ITS GAME SHOW NIGHT! The night begins at 6PM at the American Croatian Lodge. Get your reservations now by emailing . Money can be sent via VENMO or paid by cash or check. The price is $55 per person or $400 per table of 8.

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 Monday, November 21 @ 7PM at Pickles N Pints. 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

We will be hosting a Spring Craft Show on March 25, 2023. We will need several volunteers for the event so keep an eye out to sign up later this year. This would be a great opportunity for our kids to get involved in raising money too! We will need their help.

Please volunteer at North concessions and spirit store. Each time you volunteer, not only do you help out the Main Boosters, but you can support our Afterprom by selecting our organization when signing up!

Venmo - @NHS2024AP


Upcoming Fundraisers

    • Superbowl Football Squares
      • $50 square
      • Pay out: $625 per quarter to winner
      • Click HERE to purchase or learn more

Stay Connected with Us!


Attention Freshman parents: The 2026 after prom committee will meet January 5th at 7 p.m. in the student union. Please join us! We will be discussing our next fundraisers. All ideas are welcome. Prom will be here much sooner than we think.

Email us @ and we will add you to our email list!


The next Music Boosters Meeting is

Wednesday, January 18th

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 1/18 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

Happy Friday!!

We are nearing our Holiday Break and couldn’t be more excited.

Half the school year is Over!

We can’t do what we do without you!

That being said, Boys and Girls Basketball is here and the Concession Stand needs your assistance. It’s a great way to get involved and earn $$$ for your Club, Group or Sport. Sign up at the link below! Grab a friend and have a good time.!/mySignUps

We are looking for new members to fill Board Seats for our upcoming school year. If you are interested, attend a meeting for information or email us @

I can tell you that it has been the best 4 years! I couldn’t have asked for a better time with my son and great parents. You truly won’t forget it, and neither will your student.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We meet the first Monday of every month in the Student Union at 7:00 PM! See you there!



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 4 School Resumes

January 10 Booster Meeting 7:00 PM

January 16 MLK Day – NO SCHOOL

January 19 Band Concert: Solo and Ensemble 7:00 PM

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