• 2018 Summer Hours
    Posted Jun 11, 2018, 12:01 PM by Tammie Clinger
  • Valedictorian Speech-Video Reference Girard Win Video
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 12:02 PM by Tammie Clinger
  • 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget for Public Inspection 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget
    Posted May 24, 2018, 10:02 AM by Tammie Clinger
  • Colloborative eSTEAM Activities Elementary students have recently enjoyed a variety of eSTEAM activities.  Northwestern Elementary fifth grade students visited the high school on May 4.  During the visit, the students were able to visit stations and engage in hands-on activities.  Fifth graders were able to test their K'nex wind turbines and visit the greenhouse and wood shop.  The following week brought more hands-on fun to our elementary students.  Fifth graders from both Northwestern and Springfield Elementary enjoyed a weather balloon launch with help from Mike Hale who handles Coding and Computer Science Curriculum services at Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit.  The video highlights the day's activities and includes photos at the end that show an overhead view on a ...
    Posted May 23, 2018, 11:12 AM by Tammie Clinger
  • Northwestern Middle School Annual Honors Assembly Middle school students were recognized for their achievements during an assembly held on Friday, May 18.  Congratulations to all students for their exceptional work this year! 
    Posted May 22, 2018, 1:25 PM by Tammie Clinger
  • NW Hosted Unified Sports Track Meet Unified Sports athletes competed in a meet hosted at Northwestern on Tuesday, May 8.  Many thanks to the organizers of the event and to all who came to support the teams.  Congratulations to all of this year's participants!
    Posted May 10, 2018, 7:02 PM by Tammie Clinger
  • It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Our district is very fortunate to have wonderful teachers.  This week and video is dedicated to them.  If you see them this week, be sure to tell them THANK YOU!!!NWSD Teacher Appreciation Week
    Posted May 7, 2018, 1:29 PM by Tammie Clinger
  • Northwestern Elementary Second Graders Share Biome Projects Second grade students studied biomes last month. Each class studied a different biome, and the students were challenged to become experts on their topic, and teach their peers about what they learned. Mrs. Bennett's class studied the ocean, Mrs. Henley's class studied the rainforest, and Mrs. Nuber's class studied the grasslands. All of the students completed research projects and planned a presentation to share with their classmates. Friday, April 27 was biome presentation day. Each second grader presented their information in front of their classmates, teachers, and some special guests. Among those special guests were Superintendent, Mr. Hansen, and School Board President, Mr. Swanson. The presentations were a wonderful opportunity for our students to share their learning ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 1:18 PM by Tammie Clinger
  • High School Teachers Receive Golden Apple Award Representatives from Edinboro University and Jet-TV paid a visit to Northwestern High School on Wednesday, April 25 to present the Golden Apple Award to Cinda Murray, Chemistry teacher and Pat Regan, Math teacher.  Not only are they phenomenal teachers in the classroom, but both teachers have devoted many hours outside of their regular day to the success of our KidWind team.  This year's team will travel to Chicago in May to participate in the National Competition.  Be sure to tune in to Jet-TV on Wednesday, May 9 to view the segment.  Congratulations to Cinda and Pat!!
    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 6:35 AM by Tammie Clinger
  • The Keystone Exams Are Coming to a School Near You! High school parents please note the upcoming test dates.  It is very important that your child be in school during the testing schedule.
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:57 AM by Tammie Clinger
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National Blue Ribbon School icon 
Congratulations Northwestern Elementary!
Northwestern Elementary has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School Award Winner for 2016.

To learn more about this prestigious national award, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

Keystone Exams

The Pennsylvania Department of Education replaced the grade 11 PSSA in mathematics, reading, writing and science with the Keystone Exams.  The Keystone Exams are designed to provide student achievement information and will satisfy the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.

For more information about the Keystone Exams, please visit the information page.

Web Grades Information

ParentConnect contains daily grades, student schedules, marking period grades, attendance records, discipline records, cafeteria balances, and other important student information.

To access grades, visit the Student Information link for the building where your child attends.  If you are unsure of the login ID and password, please contact the school office.  If you are using Internet Explorer, and you are having trouble accessing grades, please visit this link.
  • Once you are logged in, click the bottom left button - "Daily Grades."
  • Click a course name from the list that appears in the area to the right.
  • Beneath the course that you clicked, you will see a list of gradebooks for that class.  Because some courses are all year, some courses are two quarters or one semester, and some courses are just one quarter, not all gradebooks will look the same in all courses.
    • Many courses will have a gradebook with "Exam" at the end of its name - this is a holding place for the Final Exam and you will not see grades in that gradebook until an exam is graded.
    • There is a gradebook with the name "Fn" at the end of its name - this is a continuously updating gradebook that shows the overall grade in the course.  If this Fn gradebook is missing or incorrect, please contact the teacher.
    • There are other gradebooks that end in Qtr1, Qtr2, Qtr3, & Qtr4, for all full-year courses.  Courses offered for less than a full year will have gradebooks for whichever quarters they are offered. 
    • The gradebook ending in Qtr1 is where you will find the assignments and scores for the 1st 9-week marking period.  The current grade will be displayed next to the Qtr3 gradebook.
  • Click the gradebook ending in Qtr1 to view detailed assignments and scores
  • Click the "close gradebook page" button to go back to the list to view grades in another course.

There are several reports available in the Reports area toward the top of the page, including a custom report named "Gradebook Quick Look (NWSD)" that is a snapshot of all grades in all classes.

  • Click "Select a Report" near the top of the page.
  • Select "Gradebook Quick Look (NWSD)"
  • Click the printer icon next to "Gradebook Quick Look (NWSD)"
  • For the 1st quarter, click the number 1 in the "Available Values" box, then click the single arrow button between the boxes.  This will move the 3 to the "Selected Values" box on the right side.
  • Click OK
  • This will generate a Gradebook Summary report for all courses offered in Marking Period 1
  • Click "Close Report" when you are done viewing the report.

Grades are posted to ParentConnect several times per day.  Please use the system frequently in order to stay informed about the progress of your child. 

Free Books for Children Under 5

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to United Way of Erie County and Dolly Parton. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Erie County. Should the child move outside Erie County, he/she automatically exits the program.

For additional information or to enroll in this free program, please visit the United Way website.

My Choice..... My Public School is Northwestern School District

The Northwestern School District is very proud of its students and staff and we want everyone to know that we can provide a public education to be proud of.   As a result, we have joined a consortium of Erie County public schools to create a media campaign to share the good news with everyone.  


Please enjoy the three TV commercials that have been specifically created for our area.  If you look closely you will see some of Northwestern's students and staff highlighted in the pictures.  I hope this helps you to say proudly My Choice….. My Public School is Northwestern School District.

Stayed tuned for more good information!

ECTS Parent Portal

If you are a parent of a student who attends the Erie County Technical School, please visit the new ECTS Parent Portal.  The portal contains many valuable resources, including school information, grades, and attendance.  To access this new resource, please use the link to the "ECTS Parent Portal" located under the "Student Information" tab.

Information for School Volunteers

The Northwestern School District has adopted a policy regarding school volunteers.

The district requires that all volunteers complete and submit three (3) clearances before volunteering in any capacity.

Please visit the "Other Information" - "Form Downloads" section of the website to read the policy and for instructions that will be helpful in obtaining your clearances.

Olweus Bullying Program 

In order to ensure that all Northwestern students are afforded an opportunity to learn in a safer, more positive environment, Northwestern School District has implemented a comprehensive bullying prevention program utilizing the internationally recognized Olweus Bullying Prevention Program guidelines.

For a definition of what bullying is, how to recognize it, how to assist the Northwestern School District in preventing it, and other important information regarding this program, please click the "Bullying Resources" link to the left of this message.

Cafeteria Balances

Cafeteria balances in ParentConnect are accurate for students as of the date listed in ParentConnect.  This balance is not always updated daily, so please look at the date listed below the balance in ParentConnect.  If you need information about your balance, please contact Mrs. Roberta Roseski at x5264.

Curriculum Review by Parents/Guardians and students

Parents/Guardians and students have the right to review instructional materials and have access to information about the curriculum, including academic standards to be achieved, instructional materials and assessment techniques.  Please refer to Northwestern School Board Policy #105.1 for the procedures to follow in making such a request.

Nondiscrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Northwestern School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, religion, sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, or non-job related disability (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), in the admission or access to, or in the provision of services, programs, or employment in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1604 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  For information relevant to this policy, contact Mrs. Kristen Rutkowski, 504 Coordinator & ADA Coordinator; or Mr. Greg Lehman, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Harthan Way, Albion, PA  16401; 814.756.9400.

District Events Calendar

Calendar Information

The above calendar is feeding events from the NWSD public Google Calendar.  Click an event title to see more details.

**mobile view**

Building-specific events are coded as follows

H- indicates a high school event
M- indicates a middle school event
N- indicates a Northwestern Elementary event
S- indicates a Springfield Elementary event

Events for multiple buildings will be coded with more than one code.  For example, H&M- would indicate an event for the high school and middle school.

District-wide events are listed without coding.

A larger view of the calendar is available under the District Information menu, under the Calendars link.