May 23, 2016

Titan Families;

As the summer break approaches, we need to keep in mind, children who don't read over the summer tend to lose literacy skills while children who do read during the summer actually improve their reading ability.  Fulton County Schools strongly encourages students to read avidly each summer.  In support of this effort, a committee of Media and Educational Technology Instructors (METIs) from all levels, elementary, middle and high school works annually to compile a list of additional summer reading options. The summer reading committee selected titles based on their appeal to students. The goal of this list is to provide students with a wide variety of books to enjoy during the summer months. Students may wish to read works from other level lists as appropriate. Please note that content and topics addressed in books for upper grade levels may not be appropriate for students at lower levels.  The titles curated by the summer reading committee are available at: http://www.fultonmeti.org/.

Additionally, the state of Georgia has provided free, online access to books this summer at http://about.myon.com/GetGAREADING!  MyON Reader has partnered with the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to provide every child in Georgia FREE access anytime, anywhere to a library of more than 10,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports — over the entire summer! 

Other than a few make up exams, our AP & End of Course Tests are complete.  We have one more week of regular classes before final exams the last week of school.   Be on time, be focused, and finish strong!

As ever, it’s a great day to be a Titan!

Brian Downey


Exempt Seniors
  • Graduation Practice Thursday May 26th- NHS Stadium check in at 8:30 am.
  • Graduation Ceremony Thursday May 26th- NHS Stadium 8:00 pm. Seniors report to main gym at 6:30 pm. 
Non-Exempt Seniors
  • Monday May 23rd 6th period exam
  • Tuesday May 24th 1st/2nd period exams (1/2 day)
  • Wednesday May 25th 3rd/4th period exams (1/2 day)
  • Reminder: Exemption is by period/class. It is possible to meet requirements and exempt one class but not others.
  • Graduation Practice Thursday May 26th- NHS Stadium 8:30 am.
  • Graduation Ceremony Thursday May 26th- NHS Stadium 8:00 pm. Seniors report to main gym at 6:30 pm. 
Underclassmen Students
  • Friday, May 20 & Monday May 23:  See Bells Schedules below to accommodate senior exams.
  • Tuesday May 24:  Final Exams periods 1 & 2.  12:00pm dismissal
  • Wednesday May 25:  Final Exams, periods 3 & 4 12:00pm dismissal
  • Thursday May 26: Final Exams periods 5 & 6. 12:00pm dismissal 
On ½ days, bus departure is at 12:30pm


Thank you to all PTSA members, parents and teachers, you have made this another wonderful and successful year.
Please look for emails coming from Northview High School PTSA this summer. They will include important information about ORIENTATION DAYS before the start of next school year. 
Have a great Summer Break! 

Fulton County Parents,

As you know, our School Board has called for a vote on reauthorizing the current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to help fund our capital program. The election date is scheduled for May 24th, 2016 (with early voting now thru May 20).  This one-penny education sales tax will fund improvements to our schools, build new schools, purchase more buses, upgrade technology and enhance safety and security.

With the vote just two weeks away, I want to make sure you have as much information as possible about this referendum for your review and to share with others if you so desire.  You may find additional information on our Website, including an overview of SPLOST, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, a summary of the major technology, safety, and construction initiatives planned, as well as summaries of the improvements identified for each school community. Please feel free to share any of the information with your family, friends and others in Fulton County. 

If you need more information or have a question, you may call the SPLOST Information Hotline at 470-254-3200 or e-mail SPLOSTinfo@fultonschools.org.

Thank you again for all you do for Fulton County Schools.

Ken Zeff 
Interim Superintendent


NORTHVIEW PTSA Board has several key openings for the 2016-2017 school year

We are currently looking for people interested in serving on our Board for the 2016-17 school year in these areas:

  • President or Co-Presidents
  • Co-VP of Hospitality

Please consider this wonderful opportunity and make a positive impact on your child's education. Please contact Avantika Bhatnagar avantikab@hotmail.com if interested. 


As the end of the year approaches, it is important to remember that your student’s medications need to be picked up at the school clinic.   Parents should stop by the clinic before Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  Any medications left after that date will, according to FCBOE policy and Student Health Services Guidelines, be discarded.  



The Final Stretch - 6 Skills to Cope with Finals

As the school year comes to an end, students start feeling the pressure. The last month of school is jam packed with standardized testing, end of year projects, AP tests, and final exams. Students can almost taste the sweet freedom of summer, but they have to survive the last month of school first. Here are some tips for students to successfully cope with the stress and anxiety associated with final exams.

1. Create a study schedule
Creating a schedule including due dates and testing dates can really help you stay organized and prepared, but creating a detailed schedule of when you are going to study certain subjects can help prioritize your time and decrease anxiety. Breaking up material into sections also makes it easier to complete, and you won’t have to worry about having enough time to get things done!

2. Study one subject at a time
This tip is very important. Our brains have to transfer the information we study from our short term memory to our long term memory, and we can only retain so much information at a time. When you study one subject at a time, get a good night’s rest, and then review the next morning you’re more likely to recall the information than if you studied multiple subjects at a time.

3. Get at least 8 hours of sleep 
Sleeping is crucial for retaining information because your brain transfers information from your short term memory to your long term memory best when you’re asleep. Staying awake all night studying will make you tired, foggy, and less likely to be successful on exams.

4. Eat regular meals and snacks
Make sure that you’re eating nutritional snacks and meals. When your body and mind are stressed it can feel easier to eat fast food and quick snacks, but your body really needs nutrition to work at its optimal level during finals. Make sure to eat your veggies, fruits, and protein. It’s been said that a banana and a peppermint can increase your ability to focus and be successful on exams.

5. Self-care
Even though is can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day when you’re trying to study for finals, make sure to take a break and relax every day. Participate in an activity that you enjoy or find stress relieving such as spending time with friends, watching a TV show, exercising, practicing mindfulness, or reading a book. Even though you need to study; you also need to take care of yourself. Self-care can decrease stress levels and anxiety associated with finals.

6. Positive Self-Talk

Remember to empower yourself to be successful with positive self-talk. Create positive affirmations that encourage you to do your best. Keep in mind that although you value your grades, they are only as important as you make them. A less than desirable grade on a test does not mean you are a failure – you are still valuable. You’ve got this!
Article by: Julia Harris, MS, NCC, LAPC

If your teenager needs someone to talk to please call the Summit Counseling Center to make an appointment with one of the licensed School-based Therapistslocated in Alpharetta, Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, Milton, and Northview high school at 678-893-5300 or visit our website!

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