Letter to the Editor

Academic club in the works

Sunday, October 18, 2009

To the Editor:

Perennially, Northview High School has enjoyed much success.

On any given Friday night, one can watch a powerhouse football program and listen to the best band in the state.

Year in and year out, Northview has strong athletics and a band program that has won numerous state titles.

One of the biggest reasons for this success has been the parental and community involvement.

This involvement comes in the form of booster clubs, which provide support and encouragement.

In an effort to improve academics at Northview, the academic advancement team is in the process of creating an Academic Booster Club. This club would provide encouragement for academic teams, originate programs to aid students in making future decisions and encourage a culture of learning. The Academic Booster Club will be just like a sports booster club or band booster club in that it will be parent driven, but will focus instead on the academic achievements of Northview students.

We feel that Northview can be equally successful not only on the playing field, but in the classroom as well.

In order to accomplish this, we need that same energy and community support that our extracurricular activities enjoy.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, we will be conducting our first Academic Booster Club meeting in the Northview media center at 6 p.m. We would like to invite all interested parents of Northview High School students to attend.

Our vision is to have a well rounded school culture that excels in all aspects. We would like you to become part of that quest.

We hope to see you Oct. 27.

Jeff Gambill and the Academic Advancement Team,

Northview High School