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…

SV Swimmers Make a Splash in the Pool and Classroom

For Seniors RJ Kondalski and Sam Curran, swimming wasn’t their sport of choice growing up. Like most Sylvania youngsters, they played tee ball and soccer.  RJ admitted that his mom made him try swimming and that he “was really bad at it initially”; while Sam’s neighbor can be credited with encouraging him to give it…

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…

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Marwin Li, Lark Yan, and Alexander “Arman” Serpen (pictured left to right) have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.   Marwin is quick to point out that he favors the sciences at Southview.  He has enjoyed his experience on the science olympiad team.  His favorite courses have been AP Biology, AP…