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Barb McDougall with administrators after being named Support Person of the Year.
George Sipple

Congratulations to Barb McDougall, who was named the NCSD Outstanding Support Person of the Year for 2019-2020. 

Athletics Administrative Assistant Barb McDougall was named the NCSD Outstanding Support Person of the Year on Wednesday, March 11. 

McDougall has been devoted to ensuring that the Novi Athletic Department runs smoothly and efficiently over the past five years. She always places the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything that is done in the athletic department.  

McDougall has 34 years of experience as an administrative assistant. She is a natural problem solver and stays updated on the latest advances in educational athletics. She also serves as a point person in the organization of athletic events hosted by NCSD. 

She is responsible for coordinating all of the requests for officials, umpires, and referees for all fall, winter, and spring sports, and she works to make sure those requests are confirmed for all athletic contests.  She also organizes all athletic events here at Novi (both for Novi and for the MHSAA), including games and tournaments, and she also assists each sport in setting up and executing their banquets and award presentations. 

In addition to coordinating officials for all home athletic events, Barb also recruits and organizes people to work various aspects of the athletic event, such as the timekeeper, a person to do the scorebook, the security, ticket sellers, etc. 

On a daily basis, she is in charge of all financial and budgetary aspects of the Athletic Department, ranging from the budgets of the individual teams to the overall budget of the Athletic Department.  Furthermore, Barb works cooperatively with our Booster Clubs, providing them with all of the information they need to successfully support our athletic programs.  


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Brad Miller and Suburban Collection spokesperson holding up oversized Teacher of the Year License Plate.
George Sipple

Middle School Teacher earns car lease for Teacher of the Year honors

Brad Miller, an eighth grade teacher and coach, was named the Novi Educational Foundation/The Suburban Collection Teacher of the Year.

Miller, previously named Novi Middle School Teacher of the Year, was surprised in his classroom Wednesday afternoon by camera crews and media.

Read Hometown Life's coverage of the announcement



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Headshort of Principal Nicole Carter.
George Sipple

Novi High Principal Nicole Carter named finalist for Principal of the Year. 

Novi High Principal Nicole Carter has been named one of three finalists for Principal of Year, an award jointly selected by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and The Michigan Associations of Student Councils and Honor Societies (MASC/MAHS). 

Carter has been in education for 25 years and has been an administrator for 13 years. Her nominators describe her as supportive, kind, respected and hard-working, but dedication to her school is the most salient quality.

Brian Langley, a Science Teacher at Novi High School said of Nicole, “I realize I owe much of my charmed experience to her leadership...Principal Carter’s dedication to supporting others is unmatched.”
One of the student leaders in her building noted that “she makes sure that each student knows that they are her first concern and that her door is always open. I have never, ever seen a person more dedicated to the wellbeing of her students, her people, her community.”
The other finalists are Tom Lietz of Utica High School and Todd Simmons of Pewamo-Westphalia Middle/High School. The winner will be honored at the 2020 MASC/MAHS Student State Conference, the 2020 EdCon Conference and will be Michigan’s state representative for the 2020 NASSP Principals Institute in Washington D.C.
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George Sipple

Novi grad and news reporter moving to West Coast

WDIV TV news reporter Koco McAboy, a 2009 Novi High graduate, was featured in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. McAboy, an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist, will be a night reporter for Fox 11 in Los Angeles, the Fox network's flagship station on the West Coast. McAboy's last day at WDIV was Tuesday. 

In the 2009 Novi High Yearbook, was featured for creating an outfit that made her look  like a walking movie theater. her work with Unity in the Community, S.P.U.D., National Honor Society and Yearbook. She was also remembered as Happy-Go-Lucky.



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Novi Unified players on the court with a referee during the KLAA Unified Tournament at Novi High.
George Sipple

Novi High recently hosted the 10-team KLAA Unified basketball tournament.

 It was a wonderful night of inclusion and camaraderie. 

The tournament began last year, the first of its kind in the state. 

Check out the coverage of last week's tournament by ClickOnDetroit and the Detroit Free Press


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