February 24, 2023
Greetings North Families,
Rangers Collecting Letters of Support for East Palestine Students
North AfterProm 2026 (Freshmen) is collecting letters of support for the children of East Palestine, and will deliver them next week. If your student wants to write a letter of support, they can drop it off at the North main office next week. If you have elementary or middle school aged kids that want to participate as well, we'd be thrilled to deliver their letters too. You can send them in with your Ranger. The letters need to be here by March 4th so that they can be delivered the next day.
You can also email messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chorale Takes Part in Lake County Music Education Association Festival
North’s top choir, Chorale, performed at the Lake County Music Educators Association Choir Festival. The concert included choirs from all over Lake County and concluded with three beautiful combined songs sung by over 300 students. It was a beautiful concert and a wonderful opportunity to connect with students from all over the county!
Lady Rangers Collect All-Conference Honors
ALL JUNIORS TO TAKE ACT MARCH 14th
March 14th, all Juniors will take the ACT. Note: This is a date change from previous communications. They will report to their testing location at 7:45 AM. Testing will begin at 8:00 AM and conclude at 11:30 AM Note: This is a slight time change from a previous communication. Following testing, all Juniors will be given the opportunity to eat lunch 5th period.
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.
CAP AND GOWN REMINDER
Attention seniors, if you have not yet ordered your cap, gown and tassel, please go to jostens.com as soon as possible so that they will arrive in time for pick up day March 3rd. Students can pick up their Jostens order on March 3rd during lunch periods outside the Guidance Office.
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. 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 will begin scheduling next week for the 2023-2024 school year. We will sit down and speak with students individually to create a graduation plan, credits earned, and graduation progress. 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.
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. They will be updated twice a month. Please check with your counselor for more information.
Mrs. Gallucci Last Names A-E email@example.com
Mrs. Vaughan Last Names F-K firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Zenz Last Names L-Q email@example.com
Mrs. Phillips Last Names RZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Ungar Guidance Secretary email@example.com
All information related to the guidance department can be found HERE.
Seniors! Please fill out the Senior Superlative Form by Monday, February 27. These forms were sent to your school email from Mr. Frei on Wednesday. Below is the link to the form if needed:
Senior Families: If you would like to highlight your senior in the yearbook, you can purchase a grad ad here. These are due by May 1.
Seniors: When we return from spring break, please check your name and senior picture for yearbook by the guidance office to make sure everything is correct for the yearbook. If anything needs changed, please let Mrs. Fryman in room 208 know ASAP.
If you would like a 2023 yearbook, please order it online ASAP to guarantee you receive a book in fall 2023 when they are delivered. There is no guarantee we will have extra when they are delivered. Order your yearbook here:
Contact Mrs. Fryman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
NORTH ATHLETICS WEBSITE: https://rangernation.org/
Boys Tennis: North Boys Spring tennis officially starts March 6th. Please fill out the Google Form:
We will be practicing at the tennis courts by South High School. Practice will be from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.
Remember you must have a current Physical and be registered on Final Forms to participate. https://willoughbyeastlake-oh.finalforms.com/
Additionally, you will need 5 passing credits at the end of the 3rd grading period to be academically eligible to participate for the season. The only semester class that does not count towards eligibility is Physical Education.
Contact Coach Nick Mayer if you have any questions - email@example.com
Boys & Girls Track: Our offseason lifting program is every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the weight room at North High School from 2:30 - 3:30pm, unless otherwise stated. Please make sure that you are wearing tennis shoes and have a water bottle. All students should be registered on Final Forms. Our season officially starts Monday, February 27th - physicals and all other forms must be on file to practice. Athletes without proper forms will not practice. Please send any questions to: Coach Bozic (Boys) - firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Richter (Girls) - email@example.com Additional information on the North track webpage and twitter: @ENRangerTrack
Physicals: ALL ATHLETES must have a current physical on file in order to participate in a sport. You can find the forms at www.rangernation.org by clicking on "Final Forms" under the Forms tab. There you will also find instructions on registering your child on Final Forms, which is a mandatory requirement of our district.
PARTICIPATION FEES for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys Basketball: Clint Nicholson email@example.com
Girls Basketball: Paul Force firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrestling: Anthony Grim email@example.com
Swimming: Justin Ramey firstname.lastname@example.org
Bowling: Brian Dailey Bed025@aol.com
Gymnastics (Club): Heather Trem email@example.com
Spring Head Coach Contacts
Fastpitch: Matt McPeek firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball: Mike Duncan email@example.com
Track: Joe Bozic (Boys) firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Richter (Girls) email@example.com
Boys Tennis: Nick Mayer firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOSTER GROUP INFORMATION
AFTERPROM 2023 - SENIORS
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!
Presenting the Senior Vs. Junior Dine-To-Donate!
What are we eating? Moes Family Taco Kits!
When: March 9th
Where: Pick up at North between 5:15 - 5:45
How do I order? Pre orders only! Use this link to get your pre orders in by March 8th @10p.m. and DON’T FORGET to mention 2023 when ordering!!!
Pre - order here: https://form.jotform.com/230374944831156
Join us! Let’s Get Planning!!!!!!!!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 1st
Where: American Legion, Willowick
Stay in the loop!
Facebook: Eastlake North After Prom 2023
AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors
We only have a year left to go and some pretty big fundraisers left to run. Please consider joining our next meeting on March 7, 2023 at 6pm at North. All hands on Deck are needed!
Dine to Donate Juniors Vs Seniors!!!! Class to have most food orders get bragging rights! Moe’s Taco Kits. Taco Kits are $39.99 and serves 4-6 people. Pick up will be from 5:15-5:45 in North’s Parking lot. Orders due 03/08/2023 at 10pm, Link below:
Spring Craft Show 03/25/2023. Vendors have purchased every available spot.The Easter Bunny will make an appearance for pictures. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!!!
Adult Volunteer sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48AEA729A2FBCE9-adult
Student Volunteer sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48AEA729A2FBCE9-student
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.
AFTERPROM 2025 - SOPHOMORES
Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00p.m. at North Student Union
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!
AFTERPROM 2026 - FRESHMEN
Our next meeting is March 7th at 7p.m. in the student union. Hope to see you there.
We want to thank everyone from the Class of 2026 who sent messages of encouragement and support to the students in East Palestine, Ohio. They were hand delivered this week. Thank you, Rangers, for supporting the Bulldogs!
If you would like to send an encouraging message to the students of East Palestine, we will deliver them in person March 5th. Please reach out to us via email or our Facebook page.
Did someone say Chipotle? Oh wait, it was us. On April 1st we are having a dine to donate. No fooling! More details soon.
Join our Facebook group https://tinyurl.com/classof26afterprom
Email us at email@example.com
Our next dine to donate will be at Texas Roadhouse in Willoughby on Monday February 27th from 4pm to 8pm. The attached flyer must be presented. 10% of your check will be donated back to North Music Boosters.
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 www.northmusicboosters.com. Being apart of Music Boosters allows all *Music Booster Members* to actively help support, vote, fundraise, plan, organize & spend funds to run all of our wonderful Music Programs at Eastlake North High School.
Hope to see ALL of you there on Wednesday 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
Hello Rangers and happy Friday. Couple things to mention.
Next meeting is Monday, March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
IMPORTANT REPEATING INFORMATION
The Class of 2023 will commence from Captain’s Stadium at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023. In the event of rain on the 23rd, Commencement would be moved to Thursday, May 25th at the same time and location.
END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.
If you know a student that may be struggling with food insecurity, please contact Mrs. Ungar in the guidance office at 440-975-3675 or email@example.com. We can then determine if they qualify for a food bag to take home over each weekend. The program begins the week of October 17th.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Is your student struggling in a class or classes? Or, maybe needs a quiet place to work after school? If so, have them stay after on Wednesdays for Wednesday tutoring. It runs from 2:30-3:30. They can get help, meet new people, get caught up, work ahead, or simply get homework done. We meet in room 213. Bring some work, a snack, maybe even your earphones! See Ms. Schendel if you have any questions.
We are well into our one to one initiative, and as amazing as this new endeavor will be, there will be hiccups. What should students do if their device breaks? What if it just isn’t charged? We have options!
Students should report broken devices to Mrs. Bouplon in the library immediately. This should be happening in-between periods or at the beginning of a class period only. Hardware repairs only. Software repairs go to Mrs. Medic in room 134.
Students will be issued a loaner device until their original device is repaired. If a student is keeping a device overnight, they will receive a pass indicating so.
In the event that a student needs to use a device because theirs isn’t charged, they can check one out in the library. Ideally, students will come to school each day with a fully charged device, but things happen. We understand. Repeatedly coming to school without a charged device, or any device altogether will not be permitted.
Loaners must be returned by the end of 8th period, 2:20pm.
An electronic notice is generated and sent via email to both student and parent if a device is being kept overnight or if not returned on time.
All absences, late arrivals and early releases should be reported to the 24-hour attendance line at 440 283-2178. Please allow 30-40 minutes processing time due to high call volume at times. If you have an urgent attendance situation you may call the main office or attendance desk 440-283-2209. Otherwise, please be patient while we process calls. If your child is under the weather, they must go to the clinic. An early release will not be granted unless they leave through the school nurse.
If your child is absent due to illness or needs to leave due to a dental, medical or counseling appointment, they may turn in the provider's excuse to the attendance desk for an excused medical absence. These documents will prevent your child from being penalized for hours missed, as Ohio House Bill 410 requires us to track attendance hours. Should your child exceed the limit for hours, you will receive a letter, and we can no longer excuse your students' absence unless proper documentation is provided. Please Note - Drivers Education is not an excused absence.
Vacations and College Visits
All students needing time off for vacations or college visits should pick up a form to be signed by staff and guardians. Anything over five days must be approved by the student’s grade level administrator. Failure to report could result in an unexcused absence. These forms can be found in the main office.
All students should enter the building through the main office upon arrival no matter the circumstance (Tech, CCP, class change, etc). They will be expected to sign in. No student should allow any student into the main doors. They must properly identify themselves at the attendance desk.
Early Release Process
Parents are not required to come in and sign their students in/out. However, we require a documented guardian to authorize the release from the building prior to departure.
The doors at North High School open for students at 7:00 AM M-F. Buses will not allow students to depart buses bound for North prior to 7:00 AM. Please do not drop students off prior to 7:00 AM as they will not be permitted in the building. This creates problems on days we have inclement weather. The school day ends at 2:20 PM. Students not staying after for a supervised club, sport, or activity must exit the building by 3:00 PM. Below is the North bell schedule.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Earlier in the summer the district communicated a change in how cell phones will be handled in the classroom going forward. Now that we are 1 to 1, the need for cell phones in the classroom has drastically decreased. Therefore, we are asking all students to keep their phones silenced and out of sight during class time. During study hall, lunch, or passing time, students will have free access to their phones. However, during academic times it is imperative that students comply with this request. Research has shown the negative effects that social media and cell phones in general have had on student attention spans. It’s time we helped them manage their screen time at school a little better. Please talk with your student about this change, and thank you in advance for your support.
All current seniors will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. It is spread through saliva and can be contracted by sharing food, drinks or makeup, kissing, sneezing and coughing. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms. Please have your student bring a hard copy of their updated vaccine record to the clinic; you may also fax the record to our clinic at: 440-975-3831.
As with all immunization requirements, students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations are subject to exclusion from school, unless proper documentation is submitted to the school in accordance with Ohio Statute 3313.671, which allows for parents or guardians to object to the immunizations--for good cause.
Any medications (including over the counter medications, prescription medications, inhalers and epi-pens) to be consumed during the school day require a completed medication form. These forms can be found on our website HERE. Along with the completed form, a supply of the medication should be delivered to the clinic.
Our clinic utilizes software to document student visits. If your child visits the clinic with a minor issue, you will be notified via email of the visit. For major issues (fever, substantial injury, vomiting, etc.) you will receive a phone call from clinic staff. These protocols are in place to keep you informed of your child’s status during the day!
Please reach out if we can assist you in any way! The clinic phone number is: 440-975-3683.
CARDINAL CREDIT UNION
Cardinal Credit Union is proud to announce our continued partnership with Willoughby-Eastlake North High School. To jump-start our second year returning to North, we hosted a Welcome Back Money Booth Event. The event was a huge success, every Cardinal Dollar collected in the Money Booth, was redeemed for cold hard cash and deposited into their Cardinal Checking or Savings Account.
Students are encouraged to visit our Student Branch every Tuesday during their lunch period.
They also have the opportunity to volunteer and work alongside the Branch Manager, Kim Rowan to help transact on accounts. We can accept deposits, process withdrawals/payments, assist in setting up online banking, remote deposit, and much more. Student Volunteer applications can be picked up at the student branch, and volunteer hour worksheets can be submitted.
Being present in the high schools, we hope to help students establish good financial habits and build a strong foundation. We want students to know that we are available to answer their financial questions and will help support them along the way. Did you know that Cardinal also promotes excellent academics? Every A that a student receives on their report card, through 12th grade, we deposit $1.00 into their Cardinal Account. Cardinal is here for you and your students.
School meals will no longer be free, unless your child is approved for free lunches. The federal government has eliminated the program that previously allowed all students to obtain meals at no cost. For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast is $2.25 and lunch is $3.75. A la cart menu items can be purchased for additional cost. Cash will be accepted, but no change will be given at the register. Change will be credited to student accounts. You can add money to your student’s account at PaySchools Central. Information about PaySchools Central can be found HERE.
All meals include one main entrée and up to 3 total fruit and vegetable sides and a milk. Students may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Please fill out a paper application and return it to your school or find the online application and instructions HERE.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
Last year we experienced an influx of students attempting to order food delivery services such as Uber Eats or Door Dash to the school. This is NOT PERMITTED. Food deliveries will not be accepted in the office, and any students attempting to open doors for delivery drivers will be suspended. This is a serious safety concern and consequences for violating this policy need to be severe. Parents wishing to drop off food for a special occasion may do so in the main office but we would encourage students to either purchase lunch in the student union or pack their own.
At North, we schedule our parent-teacher conferences at the halfway point of each quarter. The logic behind this is to provide students, parents, and teachers time to develop a plan to improve grades before they are finalized at the end of the quarter. Our conferences are always from 4-7PM and are drop in/first come, first serve. Our conference dates for this year are as follows:
Thursday, February 16th
Wednesday, April 12th
SCHOOLOGY & POWERSCHOOL
SAFE SCHOOLS HELPLINE
Students in the Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools can anonymously report anything that could potentially be harmful or dangerous to any of our staff or students. Students can access the Safe Schools Helpline through the district website HERE. Students are encouraged to say something if they see or hear something. We are all in this together and need to take care of each other.
Students can text the helpline at 614-426-0240, then type TIPS. Students can make a voice call at 800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (800-418-6423 ext. 359).
Are you interested in the youth programs offered by the local libraries, the YMCA, or parks and recreation departments, or other upcoming community activities? Are you looking for athletic leagues or scouting troops for your students?
Information from approved organizations who host activities for Willoughby-Eastlake youth and the community are now posted electronically. Paper flyers are no longer sent home with students. To access the flyers, visit COMMUNITY link on the district and building website pages http://www.weschools.org/CommunityActivities.aspx
For specific information about the events, you need to contact the sponsoring organization. Flyers are updated periodically during the month so remember to visit often to check for new postings!
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 8 & 9 ACT Make Up Day – Juniors
March 9 Choir Festival 7:00 PM
March 14 ACT – Juniors
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