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New system aims to improve customer service for families and students. 

Beginning August 3rd, the Novi Community School District will use a mandatory Online Annual Registration system, via the MISTAR Parent Portal, for parents/guardians to update all currently registered student information (such as Emergency Contacts).  The goal of the new system is to improve customer service for families and students.

For parents of new-to-NCSD students, who have completed the pre-enrollment process: an email communication from the Novi Community School District will be sent in early August. This email will give parents their Parent Portal login and password information, in time to use the Online Annual Registration system for their student. 

Middle School and High School students will have to attend the scheduled in-person registration days to complete their registration, in addition to parents completing the mandatory Online Annual Registration. 

Parents will be able to use the MISTAR Parent Portal to register starting August 3rd.  In addition to registering, MISTAR Parent Portal will support online payment of additional items (based on grade level) like K-8 PTO donations and high school yearbook.

Please visit the NCSD Online Annual Registration Page for directions on the registration procedure.

Have questions now? Call Central Enrollment at 248-675-3400. 

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Meadows students advance to national competition

Four of the top six prizes at the Invention Convention State competition were awarded to NCSD students. A total of 39 schools in Michigan competed, including three schools from NCSD – Novi Meadows, Parkview and Village Oaks. The four winning teams from NCSD will compete in the virtual Invention Convention national competition next month.

Grades 3-5

2nd place: Dispens-a-Ramp -- Diya Ural, Village Oaks Elementary

3rd place: Falcon – (Saiabhiram Akkaraju, Rishi Kanmani Raja, Kavin Vinoth, Hemanshu Viswanathan), Novi Meadows

Grades 6-8

2nd place: Porch Pirate Preventer (P3) – Akhilesh Shenoy, David Tauro, Novi Meadows Elementary

3rd place: Piezo Power – Samvith Mahesh, Anik Roy, Anushka Roy, Raima Saha, Novi Meadows


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Renea Vollmer, a sixth grade teacher at Novi Meadows, was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year on Monday. 

Renea Vollmer, a sixth grade teacher at Novi Meadows, was named Elementary School Teacher of the Year on Monday. 

Vollmer has been teaching at Novi Meadows for the past twenty-three years.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 1996 and continued on to achieve her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2002.

Principal Lisa Fenchel says that, “Renea Vollmer is a teacher who is passionate about supporting the whole child.  As much as she helps meet students' academic needs, she also takes care of their social/emotional needs.  She has high expectations for her students and they strive to reach them.  She is caring, nurturing, innovative and dependable.  Renea is the ultimate professional and works closely with her colleagues to benefit students.  She is dynamic in the classroom and also finds time to sponsor the Writing Club and Coding club.  She is collaborative and knowledgeable and always is looking to grow and learn as an educator.  We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Vollmer as part of our Meadows team.”

Kari Ellsworth-Carothers, a colleague of Ms. Vollmer, stated that “Ms. Vollmer is a deeply compassionate teacher who is an expert in her subject area and in how to get students to learn.  She loves teaching and goes above and beyond to make student feel their needs are important.  Ms. Vollmer’s passion for any given lesson means that every student will be successful and works hard so every child will succeed. Ms. Vollmer is a problem solver and listens to “Seek First to Understand.”

Amy Jones, one of Ms. Vollmer’s former parents, stated that “Ms. Vollmer is the kind of teacher that every parent hopes their child will have.  She is more than an educator, she is an extension of each student’s family.”  Maddie McDonald, one of Ms. Vollmer’s former students said, “Ms. Vollmer made our classroom an amazingly comfortable learning environment where every single day was fun.  She is kind, compassionate, encouraging person, and her personality carries through her teaching.”

Ms. Vollmer, in her twenty-three years of teaching at Novi Meadows, has formed bonds with colleagues, students, and parents that will live on. Through her compassionate and encouraging nature, she has shown each individual that they are important and that their success matters to her.  This selfless commitment is what earns Ms. Vollmer the deep respect and admiration from students, parents, and teachers.

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Maansi Nema, a 10th grader at Novi High School, implemented a STEM night at Novi Meadows this that was a huge success. 

Maansi Nema, a 10th grader at Novi High School, implemented a STEM night at Novi Meadows this that was a huge success.  The goal was to spark interest in STEM in more than 500 students. 

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