American Government Passion Projects

Mrs. Badiuk’s American Government students have been completing service learning passion projects.  Students were asked to take a personal passion or interest and find a way to serve the community through that passion.  Projects have included raising awareness regarding issues like drug abuse and animal cruelty. Students have worked to raise money for those affected…

Mock Trial – State Champs!!

Southview’s mock trial team captured an unprecedented seventh state title on Saturday, March 9th.  This is mock trial’s first title since 2014, but our records indicate they have an exceptional success rate once they advance to state competition, winning seven titles in their nine appearances in Columbus.   For the uninitiated, a mock trial competition…

Cougars Honored at Joseph W. Diehn Post #468

All too often I hear reference made to the sad state of affairs among America’s youth. They are easy targets for broad statements about a self-absorbed video game culture. But, no generation should be defined by its worst stereotypes.  I wish the detractors, or anyone skeptical of a future in the hands of today’s teenagers,…

Sci Oly Visits The Windy City

Southview’s Science Olympiad team, coached by Mr. Duffey and Mrs. Krueger, recently competed at the University of Chicago.  The team typically travels to local invitationals, but the coaches teamed up with Northview to plan this special trip.  At its inaugural competition, The University of Chicago hosted 37 teams, each consisting of fifteen students.  While most…

Ekphrastic Poetry

An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Mrs. Darlene Blakely takes her AP students on a field trip to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) each year so they can compose an ekphrastic poem inspired by one of the TMA’s artworks (glass, sculpture, painting, etc.). …

Evan Zorovich-Long Soars in The Nutcracker

*Featured image photo credit to Patrick Wolff A little over five years ago, Evan Zorovich-Long’s mother won a ticket for a free ballet class.  Instead of using it herself, she asked nine-year-old Evan to give it a shot.  Reluctantly, he obliged. As Evan describes it, by the time the first lesson was over, he was…

Noah Returns with Flood of Information

We were delighted to have Southview alumnus Noah Bader back in the building on Tuesday. Noah is currently employed as a portfolio analyst for Welltower Inc., a Fortune 500 company with headquarters in Toledo.  He gave an honest and insightful presentation to an attentive group of junior financial risk management students.  Mr. Bascuk’s students are…

NYC Graphic Designer Stops by Alma Mater

Our fine arts students were treated to a presentation by alumnus, Steven Rank (1988).  Mr. Rank is founder and owner of Sarankco, which is a successful graphic design studio located in New York City.  The company he founded ten years ago with himself as the only employee now has a payroll of 32 employees.  They…

Fall Play is Heavy…with Talent

A trio of one acts comprise this year’s fall play.  The Holocaust-themed works are having a powerful impact on audiences, as evidenced by the occasional gasped reactions.  The two-night event is characteristic of Mrs. Shepard’s modus operandi of using theatrical performances in a didactic nature, and I certainly felt simultaneously informed and entertained. The incredible…

Board Meeting

This year we are treating all of our teachers as C.E.O.s, or Chief Educational Officers. Almost invariably, when one pictures a C.E.O. conducting business, a board room with a large conference table is the setting. In Mrs. Tipping’s AP Physics class, however, a “board meeting” takes on a more literal meaning. During this particular iteration,…

Griffin Barros-King Competes at World Championships

Griffin Barros-King is a sophomore honors and AP student who lives a pretty unique life outside of the classroom.  Three or four times per week he and his parents travel north to Madison Heights, Michigan, where Griffin participates in three-hour rock climbing sessions.  That indoor facility is the closest location with official speed climbing and…

Sophia Howard Takes Aim at Impressive Achievement

Freshman Sophia Howard began her competitive archery career at age nine, but she started shooting arrows much earlier.  Her dad bought her first bow when she was only two years old.  Now, she competes at state and national events and hopes to compete internationally one day. Competing in archery tournaments has led Sophia to travel…