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UPDATE: Police find missing Belmont Man

BELMONT, Mich. (WZZM) - Police have located a missing Plainfield Township man who was missing since Friday morning.

Grand Rapids Police say they found Joshua Stefanski, 22, near Grandville Ave. and US 131 at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Police say he's in protective custody. Emergency personnel are evaluating his condition. So far, it is believed he did not suffer any injuries due to the cold weather.

His family is enroute to meet him. They say they are thankful to all who helped in the search. Kent County Sheriff's deputies say they believed he spent the night on the streets.  

Officers, neighbors, and family has searched for Stefanski on Friday night, but cold temps forced police to call off the search. It continued on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Fowlin Comes to Northview to Share his Ideas

From: http://www.nvps.net

Northview and four other school districts have the privilege of hosting a program with Michael Fowlin. Michael is a psychologist, poet, actor and motivational speaker. He assembles exciting programs on the issues of race, discrimination, violence prevention and personal identity.

His original and powerful presentations, now seen by over a million people, bring a heightened awareness of these issues to students, faculty, administrators and parents. His program also suggests solutions. Mr. Fowlin will be at Northview High School on Wednesday, December 1 in the morning and afternoon for all of Northview's 7th- 12th grade students. There will be an evening performance for parents, staff and community members on Thursday, December 2. Please contact the NHS office for more information.

NVPS Superintendent’s Comments - Community

By: Mike Paskewicz, Superintendent NVPS
From:
http://www.nvps.net

Dear Parents, Community Members, Students & Staff,

Each month Kathy Maas reminds me that the deadline for the Northview News was the previous Friday. I always promise to have my contribution ready by the end of the next day. My procrastination is not intentional but it is a regular occurrence. Dr. Margaret Wheatley, author of "Turning to One Another, Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future (2009)" posed a question in her book that is partly to blame for my delay in writing each month.

She asked several questions that haunt me in a positive manner each month as I tap out a few words to you. The first question asks "what is your unique contribution to the whole?" I really believe the members of our boy's soccer team understand and have answered this question over the past season.

NHS Marching Band Takes 4th at State Finals!

From: http://www.nvps.net

An amazing masterpiece of a season was created by the hard work of the 2010 high school marching band! This year's show "Makings of a Masterpiece" featured Bizet's "Farandole," Bach's "Fugue in G minor," "True Colors" made famous by Phil Collins, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony! Solos were showcased by Hannah Hormann, Tony Scott, Tre Brooks, Nick Kuzawa, Sam Carlberg, and Ugne Paalksnyte.

It was a great season! The band received their 36th consecutive 1st division rating at the MSBOA District Festival. They placed fourth once, first once and second twice at regional competitions qualifying them for the State Championship at Ford Field. They arrived at State Finals in 5th place (based on previous competitions) and were able to perform their best show of the year and move up to place 4th in the state in Flight II by receiving their highest score of the season!

Plainfield Avenue bank robbed

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police are investigating a bank robbery on the city's northeast side.

Police say that the Chase Bank in the 3500 block of Plainfield Ave. was robbed around 1:30pm.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says that the man walked in to the bank and demanded money from a teller.  He implied that he had a gun, but no gun was seen.  The suspect then left the area on foot.

See the attached photos for surveillance shots of the suspect.

The Michigan State Police is also assisting in the investigation.

NVPS Saturday Night Fever Band Auction

From: http://nvps.net

Haul out the disco dancing shoes and plan to attend the Annual Band Auction on Saturday, November 20 from 6-9 p.m. in the NHS cafeteria.  Ticket prices are $7.50 per person (14 and older) and $4 for kids (13 and younger).  Family tickets (5 admissions) sell for $30.  These prices increase on November 1 so buy your tickets early.  Contact Julie (365-2679) or purchase the tickets at the SCRIP table on Thursday nights in the front NHS entrance from 7-8 p.m. 

Click here to preview the Silent Auction Prelist.

Click here to see what's on sale at the Live Auction.

Why "It" Works

By: Mike Paskewicz, Superintendent, Northview Public Schools
From:
http://nvps.net/

Amazing things have happened for our students over the past several months in Northview.  I found myself wondering "why it works" in Northview  Yesterday, as I visited Northview High School, Highlands, and East Oakview Elementary during parent teacher conferences, the answer became very clear. 

Just before 1 p.m.