Youth Summit


There’s still time to register for the 2020 Points of Light Youth Summit! This year’s Youth Summit will be virtual and is taking place on Aug. 19 from 4-5 p.m. ET. Youth ages 13-18 will hear from motivating speakers and have the opportunity to discuss how they can continue to give back to their communities. 

If the link gives you trouble, email me your name and email address. I will complete the registration for you. 


NJHS Summer Service Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness



Join our Google Classroom to find Random Acts of Kindness.   Use this code to  4wbtecl to join..  Check out our t-shirt campaign, kindness rock project, and our Mel Trotter Group service project. 


Meet Your 2020-2021 NJHS Officers

President: Skylar Denyes

Skylar Denyes will serve as President this year. She is passionate about animals. This year she is hoping to create a service project where animals are helped. She enjoys both math and English. Outside of school, Skylar is an avid soccer players where she plays goalie for Club Revolution. Sklyar loves camping with her family. Oh yah, she loves pineapple!

Co-Vice Presidents:  Kelly Burke and Murphy Hossink

     Kelly Burke Co-Vice President enjoys spending time reading books, doing puzzles, and listening to music.  She loves the outdoors and can often be found swimming, biking, and traveling. Her love of traveling has taken her to many National Parks.  Her favorite place are the Tian Shan Mountains in Uzbekistan. One major interesting fact about her is that she has moved ten times in her life.



Volunteering and service are more important during a crisis than ever. Social distancing does not mean social isolation. We’re all in this together, so be a helper. Let’s all do our part to contribute to the common good, so that when this crisis is over, we’re proud of how we came together to keep our young people, our communities, and our democracies thriving.

It is important to follow guidelines and restrictions set by your local government agencies and health organizations for staying safe during this time.  Before beginning any of these activities, talk to your parents or guardians to ensure that your chosen activity fits within safety guidelines.
Check out the link below which highlights projects that can be done from home.


2019-2020 Year In Review

While this year was cut short due to the pandemic, our National Junior Honor Society made an impact in our school as well as our community.  Our student leaders worked to plan many events:

  • Wildcat Welcome Locker Posters
  • Grand Rapids Mayor Grand River Clean Up
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
  • Mix It Up Day!
  • Northview Education Foundation Spooky Sprint
  • Mel Trotter Shoeboxes for the Homeless
  • Cookie Exchange
  • Kindness Challenge
  • Valentines for Seniors
Enjoy the NJHS Year in Review created by our incoming leadership team. 


NJHS Informational Meetings for Application Process

Please plan on attending on our informational meetings to learn more about NJHS.  We will also walk you through the application process.  We look forward to meeting you.  See Zoom information below.

Kathy Vogel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NJHS Application Process
Time: May 27, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every day, until May 28, 2020, 2 occurrence(s)
        May 27, 2020 11:00 AM or
        May 28, 2020 11:00 AM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/up0vduigqDMtG9Sz0v-ES9uOr8KC-bNWZePF/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6hrDorEtKdtxiHR7Z5AIj4d_zwplxajfpuhk_zTgVgOxbZJLppEf99Pu_q

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 792 1186 8710
Password: 2epsfi

Kathy Vogel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NJHS Potential New Candidates
Time: May 27, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every day, until May 28, 2020, 2 occurrence(s)
        May 27, 2020 07:00 PM or
        May 28, 2020 07:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upAkc--uqz8iGNcF-hgdDpNhMiH7yU0ROqKS/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6spz8sHNGRuBuER7YIHY-gM-7wmClHjY1eulLtBCR3ci3-G-tqZatKQOr_

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 749 4665 4823
Password: 5v10ek


Do GOOD from HOME Challenge

Are you looking for ways to help your community?  Do you need more volunteer hours for the 2019-2020 school year.  Check out ways you and your family can make a Do Good From Home


Youth Service America Global Challenge

Consider taking the challenge.  Think about how you can from your home do good for others. For every kind act shared through the #DoGoodFromHome Challenge, Hasbro will donate up to 25,000 toys and games to organizations providing care to the children of COVID-19 essential workers. You can be kind to someone in your community and also help the helpers across the country and world. 


If you have a good idea that other NJHS members might want to know about me.  I will post it for you. 


Make a Difference While Practicing Social Distancing

Would you like to brighten someone’s day without much effort or any money, all from the convenience of your computer?  Reachout America’s Pen Pal message board below is a great way to start.  You can connect with our community’s special people, whether young or old.  You can share ideas, make each other laugh and learn from each other. It's easy to do:
The first step is to register: 
Click the "Sign up" tab
Choose a unique name and password
Enter your email, name and picture if you like (Please know that your privacy is very important to us! Reachout America will never spam or sell your information) – PLEASE notify us if you have any issues! 
Choose your time zone
Then click "submit"
Check your email for our confirmation email
Click on our link included in the email and you will be registered.
You are now ready to get involved! 


West Fest Coming Soon

West Fest this year is Thursday, April 23rd.  We are in need of volunteers from 
5:20-8pm to help with running games and face painting. 

Go to Sign Up Genius 

This is a perfect way to share your time, talent, and treasures.  


North Oakview Family Fun Night

North Oakview Family Fun Night

North Oakview is excited to host Family Fun Night on Friday, March 20 at the High School.  As you know events are dependent on volunteers.   There are 3-time slots available.  Volunteers are welcome to sign up for 1, 2, or all 3.  The slots are from 5:30-6:30, 6:30-7:30, and 7:30-8:30.  Each time slot requires 50 volunteers.  

Volunteers will be provided pizza or hot dog along with a cookie.  Please wear your NJHS shirt or other Northview gear.  Go to sign up genius  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-north


East Oakview Needs Your Help

Community Dinner and Art Show
We are looking for some help with our community dinner and ARTOME (art show) on Wednesday, February 26th from 4:30-7pm. Dinner will run from 5:30 to-6:30 that night.   We are looking for help with setup (4:30-5:30) serving meals (5:30-6:30) to students and their families, and clean up during and after the event (6-7).  We will also need some helpers willing to help parents and students locate their framed artwork.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated during all or part of the evening.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ACA823A1FA7-artome

East Oakview Annual Carnival
On Saturday, April 18th East Oakview is once again having their annual school carnival from 11am-2pm.  The little kids absolutely love seeing the bigger students at their school.  We need help with games, concessions, face painting and prizes. We will have a signup genius put together for this event.  Watch for details.  You also email  eastoakviewptc@gmail.com if you can help and for what length of time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ACA823A1FA7-2020


NJHS Members Meet with Potential New Candidates

We have over 125 potential new National Junior Honor Society members.  Candidates will receive an invitation to attend a MANDATORY meeting the week of February 17th, 2020.   We need your help.  You know best what it requires to be a distinguished member of the National Junior Honor Society.
Come present to potential candidates and their families.   Meetings take place at Crossroads Middle School on the following dates:

March 17, 7:30 am
March 18, 7:30 am
March 23, 6:30 pm  
March 25, 6:30 pm

All meetings will take place in room 500. Please see the sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-njhs1 


The Love Project: Spreading The Love 
February 7, 2020

SAVE THE DATE! The Northview Art Department, Athletic Department, and Community Education are partnering to invite the community to spread the love and partake in a fundraising benefit for the Dave Witucki Memorial Scholarship. On February 7, 2020, the Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball games will be dedicated to the memory of our compassionate, late colleague and friend, Mr. Dave Witucki who passed away unexpectedly last March. Mr. Witucki played many important roles in the district and Athletic Department, where he managed the scoreboard at every high school basketball game.

In honor of his memory, we will offer several fundraising activities before, during and after the games to benefit this scholarship. One of the activities is a painting party that will be held from 6:00–9:00 pm in the athletic lobby. All ages are welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 in advance (registration form found at nvps.net/community/adultenrichment) or $25 at the door and will include a canvas painting that you create and take home at the end of the game. The suggested donation for a family is $60. Please see the registration form for details. Don’t like to paint? No worries! ‘Women Up,’ the National Arts Honor Society (NAHS), the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the Northview High School Athletic Department will offer side-by-side optional activities so everyone can get involved. Please join us for this fun, a community project where you’ll enjoy good company while participating in a great cause.

Sign Up to Work at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-project


Do you enjoy younger children?  Do you like playing games, reading good books, and sharing stories?  East PTC will host monthly PTC meetings.  They need volunteers to help with childcare while the parent(s) are attending meetings.

They are looking for 6 to 8volunteers for the first meeting on Wednesdays from  6:15  to 7:40 meeting.  Go to SignUpGeniushttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A4AD22A0F94-east6

Wednesday, January 15th
Wednesday, February 19th
Wednesday, March 18th
Wednesday, May 20th


New Year News!

New Year News!

Mark your calendars.  Random Acts of Kindness is celebrated nationally on  February 17th. The National Junior Honor Society is selling kindness shirts in an effort to fundraise to support Make A Wish.  We are partnering with Northeast Print House who is giving back a percentage of each shirt sold.  Please consider helping us by either purchasing a shirt and/or sharing the link with your friends and family. 
National Junior Honor Society
“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.” —William Arthur Ward.

Enjoy a good time with good friends. National Junior Honor Society members are invited to an outing at Rosa Parks Ice Skating Circle.  We will have lunch first at one of the local restaurants and then ice-skate. Be sure to dress for the weather. If there is inclement weather, we will stay at school for a movie. Students will need money for lunch and  $2.00 for ice-skating. Permission slips and $2.00 due January 13th. We will depart school at 11:15 and return around 2:15 p,m.


Holiday Cookie Exchange

Enjoy baking?  Love cookies?  Need a snack to leave Santa?  Participate in our Holiday Cookie Exchange on December 10 after our morning meeting.  Bring a dozen cookies.  Put six on a plate.  Leave with 12 new cookies.  RSVP to Mrs. Vogel or Abby Slot.

Highlands PTC is looking for some volunteers Friday, November 22nd, 4:30 - 6:30 and Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30 - 3:00.  It would be setting up tables for the craft show, hanging signs, setting up concessions, and clean up on Saturday.   Email Mrs. Rittenshouse at krittenhouse@nvps.net. 


National Junior Honor Society
Fall Service Project

Join National Junior Honor Society members who are working to help support an important organization in our community.  Mel Trotter Ministries provides rescue and restoration services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness.  We hope to fill 50 shoeboxes to help individuals who are experiencing homelessness.  You may make a monetary donation or bring in supplies.  You may bring in items or money to Mrs. Vogel. We will work on shoeboxes at our November meeting. 

Suggested Items:

Small toiletries: shampoo, deodorant, lotion, soap, toothpaste (note - travel sizes from hotels are perfect)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Wet Wipes
Small disposable razors
Small combs
Refillable/collapsible water bottles
Small emergency/first aid kits (Band-Aids, Individual doses of Bactine, Neosporin, etc)
Small sewing kids
Small blankets
Handwarmer packets 
Gift cards for fast food 
Non-perishable food in individual servings such as: 
• peanut butter • crackers, • nuts • cheese, and cracker packages • cookies • dried fruit • tuna • power/breakfast bars 

Small wrapped hard candies, gum, cough drops