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orthmont Today - Northmont City Schools
orthmont Today
Published
by the
Northmont City School District
Volume 40/3
Spring, 2015
DISTRICT TO CUT $1/2 MILLION
Upcoming Dates: At the April 13 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Sarah Zatik shared information about
June 8, 2015
Board of Education
Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Northwood PDC
June 13 - ACT at NHS
July 13, 2015
Board of Education
Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Northwood PDC
August 10, 2015
Board of Education
Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Northwood PDC
August 12, 2015
First Student Day
Grades 2-6
Grade 7 - WEB
Grade 8 - Job Shadow
Grade 9 - Link Crew
Grades 10,11,12 - Job
Shadowing
August 12 & 13, 2015
Kindergarten
Orientation
(by assignment)
August 14, 2015
Grade 1 - First Day
August 17, 2015
Kindergarten - First Day
August 18, 2015
Preschool - First Day
the finances of the District and the need to place a levy on the ballot in March 2016.
**It has been six years since citizens have been asked for new operating money.
** In addition to previous cuts at the State level, the district has also lost $1.5 million in the last several years through the revaluation of property.
**The reality is that with fluctuating revenues, the district has to go back to the voters every few years and ask for additional dollars.
**Most districts are on the ballot every three or four years, but Northmont has not had to be on for six years, thanks to staff reductions in the past five years, salary freezes, employees paying more for medical insurance, and other cost reduction measures.
**Dr. Zatik recommended the District cut $.5 million of next year’s budget to help offset an upcoming deficit and to continue to show the community that the District is spending wisely.
Dr. Zatik also explained the differences among construction funds, which were part of
a bond issue, a renewal levy, and an operating levy. The bond issue monies can only
be used for construction. Currently, construction is under budget.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SWEEPS 3 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
The Academic Challenge team completed the
sweep, winning the OAC State Championship.
Northmont has now won all three academic state
championships for the third year in a row. The
team dominated at the most recent
competition, meeting league rival Sidney in the
state title game and defeating them 2 games
to 0 to win the title. Sam Blizzard went his final
three years of high school without losing a single
game in the Ohio academic league format,
posting a record of 149-0. Brendon Jenkins, Kara
Combs, and Lauren Papp strongly contributed
to the championship win, as well. The team will
wind down the season with two national
championship tournaments in Chicago and
Washington, D.C.
Pictured left to right: Advisor David
Jones, Lauren Papp, Brendon Jenkins,
Kara Combs, & Sam Blizzard
GREEN PRIDE
throughout the community
ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING TO NORTHMONT
DID YOU KNOW?
100% of
Northmont’s
teaching staff
is rated Highly
Qualified by the
State of Ohio.
Northmont City Schools will be launching a new online registration system this
July. Instead of the annual back-to-school paperwork and forms families are
required to complete for each new school year, the new online system will be
available on the district website. This new system will reduce the time families
spend filling out repetitive information, save paper and printing costs for the
district, and improve record-keeping efficiency.
Northmont City Schools pledges to support families as we move forward with
electronic central registration and more details will be coming this summer.
CENTRAL ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS
Families new to the Northmont City School district will now enroll their children
using the new online registration system. Once the online portion of enrollment
has been completed, families will schedule an appointment to verify their
residency and finalize registration. Extended hours for appointments will be
available in late July and early August to assist parents as we work to implement
this exciting new initiative.
DID YOU KNOW?
“Thunderbolt
Way” in the new
High School is
nearly the length
of two football
fields?
HIGH SCHOOL DEDICATIONS PLANNED
SAVE THE DATES!!! The Dedication of the new Northmont High School will take
place in two parts:
Friday, December 4, 2015 between the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball games
(around 6:30 p.m.) there will be a brief ceremony to dedicate the athletic
arena for use. We are anxious to share the new High School building with the
community as soon as possible, but due to the extensive time necessary for
moving technology and setting up the academic section, the building will not be
available until after Winter Break.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Northmont City Schools and the Ohio
Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) will dedicate the High School.
Students will be in the building for classes on Monday, January 11.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend both dedications. This is a very
exciting time for the entire Northmont Community.
EXCELLENCE
throughout the District
TREASURED TREASURERS
After 37 years in school finance and 27 of those years with Northmont City Schools,
Sandy Harris is heading out into the world of retirement, travel, and fun! Sandy has
brought a wealth of knowledge to the district and the entire community when it
comes to school funding and competent spending. “We have experienced year after
year of clean audits thanks to Sandy’s dedication and work ethic. Her experience
has been priceless,” according to Dr. Sarah Zatik. Sandy looks forward to spending
time with her children and grandchildren and to traveling with her husband.
Congratulations
to the 2015 Roll
of Recognition
Honorees
Dr. Jaideep Chunduri
Class of 1991
Retired Educator
Marjorie Strader
Superintendent
Dr. Sarah Zatik
Stepping into the role of Northmont Treasurer is Ann Bernardo. Ann is coming
to Northmont from the Huber Heights School District after ten years as treasurer
and four as assistant treasurer. Ann has been an involved Northmont community
member for many years and brings with her a vast knowledge of school finance.
Board President Linda Blum said, “we’re so fortunate and very excited to have Ann
join our team. It is a bittersweet time to see Sandy go, but we’ll be in very good
hands with Ann.” Ann was recently honored as the Ohio Treasurer of the Year.
NORTHMONT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Northmont Alumni Association has been working with Dr. Jaideep
Chunduri, ‘91 to create the first Northmont Alumni Association - Chunduri Family
Healthcare Scholarship.
Last year, the Alumni Association revisited the tradition that started in the ‘80s of
giving each graduate a wallet-sized copy of his/her diploma.
Homecoming 2015 will bring the annual tailgate party before the football
game, the Alumni Band, and last-chance tours of the old High School. Details
will be posted on the Alumni FB page and the Northmont website. Anyone
interested in joining the Alumni Association can find the information at www.
northmontschools.net/Alumni.
Their contributions
and those of all
of the previous
honorees are part
of what makes
Northmont a great
place to live and
learn.
To see a list of all of
the honorees, click
on the Education
Foundation quick link
on our website.
Northmont City School District
4001 Old Salem Road
Englewood, OH 45322
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2015-16 Calendar
Wednesday, August 12 First Student Day
Grades 2-6
Grade 7 -Orientation- 7:45 a.m.
Grade 9 - Orientation- 7:50 a.m.
Grades 8, 10, 11, & 12 - Job Shadow
Thursday, August 12 & 13 - KG
Orientation
Friday, August 14 - Grade 1 - First Day
Monday, August 17 - KG - First Day
Tuesday, August 18 - PS First Day
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**Winter Break will be December 18 January 11 (3 Weeks)
THOUGHTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dr. Sarah Zatik
Once again Northmont excelled in many ways during the 2014-15 school year. This year’s seniors have been
offered almost $3.5 million in scholarship money! 81% of the graduating class are planning to continue their
education at a 4-year or 2-year college. Several students will be joining the military and continuing their
education in service to our country and others will be heading directly into the workforce. We couldn’t be
more proud of the acheivements of all of our students.
For the students who will be back with us next year, the year starts a little earlier and the first semester will
be complete BEFORE Winter Break. This will keep consistency leading into semester exams and alleviate the
stress that snow days cause to the exam schedule.
**Winter Break will be December 18 - January 10 (3 weeks) to facilitate the move to the new high school. The
Board Approved 2015-16 Calendar is available at www.northmontschools.net
Our Mission:
The mission of Northmont City Schools is to provide
students an exceptional education with diverse
opportunities so they maximize their potential and
are productive, responsible citizens.

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