News & Events

Senior Night

posted by Tammie Clinger

Seniors from marching band, cross country, football cheerleading and football will be recognized this Friday, October 20 for their participation in our fall sports programs during ceremonies at Rogers Field beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The varsity football team will face off against the Seneca Bobcats for their final regular season home game.  Come on out and support the Wildcats!
Senior Night

Winter Sports Physicals

posted by Tammie Clinger

Student Sports Physicals
If you are interested in playing high school girls or boys basketball, wrestling, middle school boys basketball or wrestling – you must have a sports physical prior to the official start of practice (Fri. Nov 17th).

The PIAA Comprehensive Initial Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form and St. Vincent Sports Medicine Services form can be found under the “Other Resources” link, form downloads, on the district website or can be picked up from the high school or middle school offices. This form must be completed and returned to the athletic trainer or coach. This form has been updated for the 2017-2018 athletic season.  Please make sure you do not use an old version of the physical form.

This sports physical can be done at your family doctor’s office or at the high school by our team physicians from Saint Vincent Sports Medicine.

Winter sports physicals are scheduled for Tues. October 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm in the nurse’s office. Each team will be called down accordingly.  The student must bring the completed packet and a fee ($15) to get a physical.

Schedule for October 24, 2017

12:50 Middle School Wrestling and Boys Basketball

1:30 High School Girls Basketball

1:45 High School Boys Basketball

2:00 High School Wrestling

2:15 Cheerleading

Please fill out ONLY the following sections:

  • Section1 – Personal and Emergency Information

    • Please note at the very bottom of the page which hospital you prefer in the event of an emergency

  • Section 2 – Certification of Parent/Guardian

    • Parent/guardian signature required

  • Section 3 & 4 - Understanding Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest symptoms and warning signs

  • Section 5 – Health History

    • Parent/guardian signature required

    • Student-athlete signature required

  • Section 6 – complete only the student’s name, age, grade, school and sport. The physicians will complete the rest of Section #6.

New Section Separate Document:  St. Vincent Sports Medicine Services To Northwestern Student Athletes form. Parent acknowledgement and Signature required at bottom of the page.

Golden Apple Award Winner

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:03 AM by Tammie Clinger

Amber Fraizer Golden Apple Award Winner
Congratulations to Amber Frazier!  Mrs. Frazier, Northwestern Elementary Fourth Grade teacher, was selected as a Golden Apple award recipient by former student Naomi Haskins.  Mrs. Frazier received the award this week from representatives of Edinboro University and Jet-TV.  Be sure to tune in next Wednesday, October 18 to see the full story on Jet-TV during the 6:00 p.m. show.

German Club Sponsors Oktoberfest!

posted Oct 9, 2017, 11:18 AM by Tammie Clinger

Oktoberfest Image
The Northwestern High School German Club sponsored "Oktoberfest 2017" on Friday, October 6. The smells of sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and more filled the halls as student musicians provided live music.  A special thanks to all faculty and staff who stopped by to enjoy German food and culture!  Danke sehr!

Pumpkin Walk 2017

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:45 AM by Tammie Clinger

Looking for some fall fun this weekend?  Be sure to stop by Northwestern High School on Friday, October 13 or Saturday, October 14 to stroll through the nature trail and enjoy a display of carved pumpkins in a non-scary, family-friendly environment.  The trail will be open from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. each evening.  Cost for admission is a $2.00 donation for children five(5) and older to the Albion FFA Chapter.  Participants will have an opportunity to enjoy apple cider, hot chocolate, face-painting, snacks and much more!  The event will occur rain or shine. 
Pumpkin Walk Logo

Drama Club and Toys for Wildcats Receive Donations

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:33 AM by Tammie Clinger

The Albion Area Lions Club presented checks on Monday, October 2nd to the Northwestern High School Drama Club and Toys for Wildcats.  Many thanks to the members for their generous donations to our students!

Students Experience Hands-On Science

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:17 AM by Tammie Clinger

Watershed Student 1
Seventh grade students in Mr. Mihalak's science class enjoyed a day of hands-on activities at the Albion Borough Park at the end of September.  All students participated in various "experiments" as part of their Watershed Education unit.  Be sure to check out the fall edition of the newsletter (due out in late November) for more pictures of the fun day.
Watershed Student 2

Watershed Student 3

Watershed Student 4

U.S. Brig Niagara Visit

posted Oct 4, 2017, 9:18 AM by Tammie Clinger

Northwestern Middle School eighth graders participated in their annual sail on the U.S. Brig Niagara on Friday September 29. Students also enjoyed a hands-on tour of the Erie Maritime Museum.  Take a moment to view the pictures of the days events.

Official Welcome to 2017-2018

posted Sep 25, 2017, 7:23 AM by Tammie Clinger   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 8:25 AM ]

Wildcat Families,

I am honored to have been chosen by the Northwestern School District Board of Directors as your new superintendent.  I have been on the job since July 1st, and I am truly impressed with what I have seen so far.  Working with the administrative team, the school board, the faculty, the support staff, our custodial and cleaning staff, and the students has been an eye-opening, yet very rewarding, experience.

I have seen a tremendous amount of family involvement, pride from our teachers and students, and the willingness of our entire staff to go the extra yard simply because it is the right thing to do.  I feel extremely fortunate to be a member of the Wildcat team.

I welcome your comments and concerns, and look forward to continuing the great traditions which already exist, while hopefully bringing a new and fresh perspective in order to continue to make Northwestern a great place for our students and their families.

John Hansen, Superintendent

Please join me as the district welcomes the following individuals to their new roles at Northwestern.

Melanie Floyd, Assistant Business Manager

Dan Christensen, Northwestern High School Principal

Natalie Herath, Northwestern High School Assistant Principal

Marilyn "M.E." Mullen, Northwestern High School Secretary

Jennifer McConnell, Northwestern High School Clerk

Andrea Shilling, Northwestern Middle School Learning Support Teacher

Sadie Correll, Northwestern Middle School Health and Physical Education Teacher

Patricia Norton, Northwestern Elementary Secretary

Cherie Kopac, Northwestern Elementary Fifth Grade Teacher

Susan Elnitsky, Northwestern Elementary Third Grade Teacher

Amy L. Mitchell, Northwestern Elementary Cafeteria Aide

Kate Minman, Springfield Elementary Second Grade Teacher

Valerie Johnson, Springfield Elementary First Grade Teacher

Christi Mischler, Springfield Elementary Secretary

Homecoming 2017

posted Sep 18, 2017, 8:08 AM by Tammie Clinger   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 10:35 AM ]

A special congratulations to the following students for being selected to the Homecoming Court, pictured below (L to R), Killian Cooper, Meagan Kaufer, Kenton Gurnee, Julie Edwards, Aaron Hull, Tyra Campbell, Catherine Luba, Tristan Oliveria, Alesha Merritt, Michael Wolfe, Heather Bowers, and Brogan Stout.

Coronation took place on Friday evening prior to the football game with this year's royalty being announced as Kenton Gurnee-Homecoming King, Alesha Merritt-Homecoming Queen, Tristan Oliveria-Homecoming Prince, Meagan Kaufer-Homecoming Princess.  Be sure to check out the highlight video provided by Mrs. Thiem, High School Yearbook Advisor.


Homecoming 2017.mp4

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