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Middle School-High School Band Concert Highlights

posted by Tammie Clinger

Several Northwestern Middle School and High School band students performed holiday favorites for family and friends on Thursday, December 14.  Please take note of a "special" student that joined the sixth grade band this year...none other than principal, Mr. Lehman on the tuba.  As always, the evening was a wonderful display of talent from our Wildcats!  Special thanks to Mr. Gibson and Mr. Wheeler for the many hours of preparation with our students.

Middle School High School Band Concert.mp4

World Soil Day

posted Dec 13, 2017, 12:29 PM by Tammie Clinger

High school students celebrated World Soil Day on December 5.  The projects took several days to complete, but the finished products are amazing! 
World Soil Day 2017
Mercedes Vasilik, Kendall Fawcett, Valerie Brown, Violette Hosack, and Ashley Courson created the painting
using different types of clay soil.  We chose mountains as our landscape to represent the connection between soil and watersheds.  The YouTube video shows the students working on the painting. 

YouTube Video

Clay Mountain

The painting below, “Tree of Life,” was made using wet white and terracotta clay.  Students, Tiffani Homan, Cheyenne Gurto, Cameron Boyer, Caitling Roseberry and Kayla Lago wanted to paint something sprouting from the ground and a tree was the first idea that came to mind.  The Tree of Life seemed to be the exact depiction they were hoping for to communicate the importance and connection of soils.

Tree of Life

YouTube Video

Paul Broadwater, Dawson Butts, Heather Bowers, Emily Schmidt, and Alanna Heck depicted the Brig Niagara sailing on the icy waters of Lake Erie.  To make the “paint” students mixed different soil clays.   They created dimension by varying the thickness of the clay applied with a palette knife.  Dark surface soil from the school grounds was mixed with the clay to create shadows.

Niagara on Icy Lake Erie

YouTube Video

One Vo1ce Project

posted Dec 13, 2017, 10:34 AM by Tammie Clinger

Northwestern High School students Trevor Eggert, Karlie Kemling, Hailey Norden, Emma Shaffer, Tiffani Homan, Rachel Heck and Amelia Doritty participated in a global project under the direction of the group, Teachers for Global Classrooms.  High school English teacher, Ms. Ogden, coordinated the project which allowed our students to be part of a special holiday message. 
Teachers for Global Classrooms

YouTube Video

Highlights of Springfield Elementary Winter Concert

posted Dec 13, 2017, 9:41 AM by Tammie Clinger   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 1:26 PM ]

Fifth graders from Springfield Elementary were in the spotlight on Tuesday, December 12.  Students performed both band and choral selections under the direction of Mrs. Dana Kuhn as part of their annual winter concert.  Kudos to both the students and Mrs. Kuhn for the heart-warming performance!

Springfield Winter Concert.mp4

Albion McDonald's Donates to Unified Sports

posted Dec 12, 2017, 11:49 AM by Tammie Clinger

Unified Sports
Northwestern Elementary principal, Terry Trimble, announced that McDonald's was so impressed with the recent McTeacher Night that the owner/operator decided to match the amount raised.  Instead of receiving a check for $374.17, they presented Northwestern Elementary with a check for $748.34!  Adding in the tips of $122.07, the awesome McWildcat crew donated a total of $870.41 to the Unified Sports Team.  Congratulations to all who contributed to the evening's success!

McDonald's Donation to McTeacher Night

STEAM Projects

posted Dec 8, 2017, 7:58 AM by Tammie Clinger

Mr. Corsini's Biology II students created their own three-dimensional models of human vertebrae recently by partnering with Ms. Chase, the high school art teacher, to have students craft models of the various types of vertebrae out of clay.  Video credit to Mrs. Alyson Thiem.

STEAM Vertebrae.mp4

Top Cat Award Winners

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:15 AM by Tammie Clinger

Congratulations to the November Top Cat Award winners!
November Top Cat Award Winners

Winter Concert

posted Dec 6, 2017, 12:53 PM by Tammie Clinger   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 8:01 AM ]

Winter Concert
Northwestern Elementary fifth grade students held their winter concert on Tuesday, December 5.  Our students are fortunate to have the opportunity to share their talents outside of the classroom.  If you were unable to attend, we hope you enjoy this highlight video of the concert portion.

My Video.mp4

Geography Bee

posted Dec 5, 2017, 5:56 AM by Tammie Clinger

All middle school students are invited to participate in the National Geographic Geography Bee.   A geography bee is a contest where students are asked questions about the earth’s countries, cities, landforms, water, and people.  In the bee, students receive seven questions and receive a point for each correct answer.  The top ten finishers form a final round and compete to determine the top three finishers.  First, second, and third place finishers receive a gift card for Valenza’s, Jim and Sue’s, or the Cakery and the school champion receives a medal and a beautiful new globe. The champion also takes a test to qualify to be one of the top 100 students in the state, with a chance to compete at Penn State University in April. The state winner then competes at the national level in Washington, DC where the first place winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship, $500 cash, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.  The Northwestern Middle School Geography bee is run by Mr. Canfield and will be held in the library on the morning of Friday December 22nd, the last day of school before the holiday break. Now is the time to prepare. There are globes and books in the library to help students practice, as well as several websites to help you study.  Please contact Mr. Canfield for more information.
Geography Bee

McTeacher Night Success!

posted Nov 28, 2017, 11:20 AM by Tammie Clinger

A huge thank is extended to the Albion community for their generous support last Tuesday.  Our wonderful group of Northwestern Elementary teachers raised over $500!  The funds will be used for the district's
McTeacher Night
Unified Sports Track & Field team.

McTeacher Night 2

McTeacher Night 3

McTeacher Night 4

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McTeacher Night 4

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