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Northview spends $106 per student

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

FACTS:

- Northview High School enrollment is 1,098

- The cost per student involved in ECAs at Northview High School is $106.18 for the school year.

- The actual number of multiple participations by students is 1,611.

- The ECA Wages Budget for the school year 2004/05 is $171,051.21 for Northview High School covering grades 9-12.

"There's more to life than video games," Northview High School Principal Jim Church said about the students participating in activities at school.

At Northview High School 73.33 percent of the students participate in 1,611 extra-curricular activities (ECAs) during the school year.

"Sports and music activities, especially band and guard, are the most popular, but we have students participating in all types of activities that are equally important to them," said Church. "Students participate for many reasons, but mostly, I think, it's for personal growth."

Students at NHS enjoy activities like Student Council, Bible Club, DECA, Key Club and the Excalibers. Many of these clubs have service projects that take students beyond the doors of their school and into the community.

"Our students have participated in park clean-up projects, assisting our elderly citizens in their homes and other civic-minded projects."

And although the largest amount of NHS participations are in band and sports ECAs, each student is challenged to be dedicated to whatever ECA they choose.

"A lot of people think ECAs are just sports and band," Church said. "But participating in the WIC SuperBowl competition is just as exciting to them as the student going to state band competition or the student winning a basketball game. A student's involvement in an academic ECA is just as serious and important as other non-academic ECAs."

Northview students in-volved in multiple activities have an average involvement of four ECA participations in academic, band and sports programs.

But there are still those not involved.

"We are planning a Club Fair during the first week of school next year to get information out there about what is available to take part in during the school year," Church said. "In our pressure-filled society today students need an outlet to unwind. Expectations and higher requirements are hard on some students. An ECA allows them a chance to unwind and come back to school with more energy and enthusiasm."

Statistical information from December 2004 provided by Clay Community School Corporation and an ECA Study/Questionaire during the month of January.

Tomorrow: Clay City High School students enjoy extra-curricular activities.



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