North Notes

May 5, 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




Congratulations to the following students on being selected as Rangers of the Month by the staff at North for their consistent demonstration of our core values of Respect, Responsibility, and Readiness to Learn.

Maggie Andrus

Troy Federici

Ryan Whitfield

TJ Goodwin

Sam Rayl

Rory LeMay

Katia Blatnik

Abby Clark

Haily McRoberts

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Excel TECC students recently competed in the Ohio SkillsUSA State Championships in Columbus. A number of North students stood out amongst their peers!

Joseph Bontempo, MED TECH, earned a Bronze Medal for Health Knowledge Bowl.

Ashton Gradomski, CADD, earned a Bronze Medal for Career Pathways Showcase Industrial and Engineering Team C.

Matthew Karr, ITP, earned a Silver Medal in Cyber Security.

Nick Mason, ITP, earned a Silver Medal in IAVGD

Nick Salvatore, ITP, earned a Silver Medal in IAVGD.

Nate Campbell, Construction Trades, earned a Gold Medal in Job Skill Demonstration.

Nishi Patel, IPT, earned a Gold Medal in Career Pathways Showcase Business and Technology.

Based on their outstanding performances, Nate and Nishi have qualified for the National SkillsUSA Competition in Atlanta the week of June 19!


Students in AP Biology recently traveled to Eastlake Middle School to spend the day assisting 6th grade science students with Frog dissection. This is a new skill for 6th graders, and our AP students were able to use their knowledge and skill to help them have a great experience! I'm so proud of our students - they even stayed after school the night before and spend an hour with their teacher Mr. Boyd to review key concepts.


Congratulations to our Eastlake North Drama Club on their Playhouse Square Dazzle nominations and apprenticeships! The Arts are strong in the Willoughby-Eastlake School District!!
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The North Yearbook Archive is now online! Thanks to the efforts of Junior Yearbook Editor Madisyn Kissinger, who has been tirelessly scanning yearbooks since September, you can now peruse North's rich history anytime, anywhere!

AFTER PROM 2023 - It's Here!

It’s finally here! AFTER PROM is tonight!

A couple things to remember:

1) We ask all attendees to arrive no later than midnight.

2) We will be giving away over 70 gift cards throughout the night, so the longer you stay the better your chance to win!

3) Bags are subject to inspection upon arrival at the event

4) SENIORS make sure you sign out when you leave so you can get your senior gift from the After Prom committee

5) unless escorted by an adult volunteer, once you leave- you will NOT be permitted re-entry and may void your senior gift.

6) parent volunteers, those who have signed up to help out at After Prom, please arrive at Lost Nation for set up at 8pm. Those volunteers who will not be at set up MUST arrive at 11pm for your assignments.



We are solidly in last minute preparation mode for graduation. If you have any questions or concerns call Robin Ungar, guidance secretary, at 440-975-3675. She will be able to guide you in the right direction.

For your Reference:

The Senior Letter can be found HERE.

Important Senior Information at a Glance can be found HERE.

The senior exam schedule is listed below.

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12

Teacher appreciation week is May 8-12 this year. We have planned activities for each day to honor our amazing teachers, and will also be providing students with opportunities to do so as well. If you would like to show your appreciation for the educator(s) who has/have gone the extra mile for your student there are many ways to do so. The easiest way is to send them a thoughtful email. If you are looking for a more personal way to say thank you, feel free to send in a hand written note, or small token of your appreciation with your student.


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After School Tutoring - Prep for Final Exams!

Just a reminder...there are two tutoring Wednesdays left before final exams. If your student needs extra help, a quiet place to work, or a place to complete make-up work, Room 213 is the place to be after school on Wednesdays until 4:00 PM.

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!


Senior Survey - All students must complete a senior survey in Naviance before they graduate from North. This survey serves as a way to request final transcripts and give us very important information. Please have your senior check to see if they have completed it. If not, please do it as soon as possible. There will be many opportunities at North to complete it as well

Instructions to Complete the Senior Survey

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.

Eagle Scouts - any senior that has earned the Eagle Scout, please come to guidance and let your counselor know by May 17th.

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.


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.



Athletic Fees:

Participation fees for all 2022-2023 Sports are due. Please remit payment (cash or check made payable to North Athletics) or pay online through Final Forms. If your child receives reduced fees because of their lunch plan, you will not be able to pay online through Final Forms. Reduced fees must be paid through the athletic office by cash or check made payable to North Athletics. Fee schedule:

Full pay $125

Reduced Lunch $85

Free Lunch $55

Free Pre-Season Physical Opportunity:

As the school year is winding down, don't forget to start thinking ahead and making sure your athlete's physical is up to date by August 1st for the Fall Sports Season. Remember, athletes are not able to participate in sports, unless they have an up to date physical. Don't wait until the last minute to make an appointment with your Pediatrician, as appointment times are already booking up fast for the Summer. Please see attached a flyer for a FREE opportunity provided by UH Sports Medicine in June.

Here is the link to sign up for a physical:

Varsity Baseball Game:

We have rescheduled the Varsity Baseball game at the Classic Park for Friday, May 19th. South will be the home team. Start time is 7:30 pm. Ticket link will be available soon and sent out via a Final Forms email.

Girls Soccer:

Girls interested in joining North’s soccer program, please send your name, home mailing address, cell number, & email address to head coach Samantha Richter at

We will also be hosting our mandatory player and parent meeting May 18th at North High School. This meeting will take place at 6:00pm and will include important information such as our summer schedule as well as the try-out schedule.

See below for info on the 2nd Annual Lady Ranger Soccer Golf Outing!

Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Boys Soccer:

Boys interested in joining North’s soccer program, please send your name, home mailing address, cell number, & email address to head coach Steve Misick at

Open field play (voluntary) for May will be Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm in Carter stadium!

*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.

Spring Head Coach Contacts

Fastpitch: Matt McPeek

Baseball: Mike Duncan

Track: Joe Bozic (Boys)

Samantha Richter (Girls)

Boys Tennis: Nick Mayer

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AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors

The Junior Class of 2024 would like to congratulate the Class of 2023. We wish you much success in the future! Have a Safe and Happy Prom, After Prom and Graduation!

Thank you for your support for this year. Our next meeting will be in August.

We will begin planning the following fundraisers for next year. Please save the dates:

We will have a 50/50 game opportunity, date to be announced.

Target Fundraiser (Draw date will be at the Winter Craft Show) We will begin selling tickets in the fall.

Winter Craft Show 12/09/2023

Gameshow Night 02/03/2024

Please follow us on Facebook, we will be doing an OSU Square Fundraiser $100 for a full season of 12 Games, so that is less than $10 per game. Numbers will change weekly will be posted each Friday before the game.

We would prefer payment via Venmo, but other options will be available, just ask! The board will be posted on our Facebook page to see available numbers.

Payouts are listed below:

Venmo @NHS2024AP

Twitter @NHSAftrprom2024

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Next Meeting

  • Watch your email and Facebook for next meeting date!


We are looking for volunteers to manage upcoming fundraisers. If you are interested please email

  • 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!


The Class of 2026 would like to congratulate the Class of 2023. We wish you the best of luck in all you do today, tomorrow and always.

Have a safe and wonderful Prom and Graduation season!

Our last meeting of this school year is May 9th at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Wow, this school year is almost over! Thank you for all of your support this past year.

Unfortunately our skating party has been cancelled.

We have some great things planned for the future. Watch your email and our Facebook page for updates and announcements.

Join our Facebook group

Email us at to be added to our email list


Congratulations to the recipients of this year's scholarship award for band. They each received $500.

Peter Gembka

Matthew McClellan

Please help me congratulate the 2023-2024 Music Boosters Board Members. They will be sworn in at our next meeting.

President: Mrs. Tina Galletti

Vice President: Mrs. Lisa Mooney

Treasurer: Mrs. Shelley Godec

Secretary: Mrs. Melanie Champa

Trustees: Mr. Michael Gregory, Mrs. Diane Lloyd and Ms. Sherie Scott

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.

The next Music Boosters Meeting is

Wednesday, May 17th

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 a part 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 5/17/23 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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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.


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.


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!


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 16 Senior Parade 6:30 PM North HS

May 23 Graduation 7PM Classic Park

May 22-24 Final Exams

May 24 Students Last Day