Northwestern School District  • 100 Harthan Way, Albion PA  16401 • 814.756.9400 

Home of the Wildcats • Mr. Greg Lehman, Superintendent

Northwestern High SchoolNorthwestern Middle SchoolNorthwestern ElementarySpringfield Elementary 


2.20-2024--The East @ Northwestern 7th and 8th grade volleyball matches scheduled for today have been cancelled. Reschedule TBD. 

The NW Girls Basketball team will play Sharpsville at the Hagerty Events Center on Saturday, February 24, 2024 starting at 4:00 PM.  Link for purchasing tickets,

You must purchase online, no ticket sales at the door.

Northwestern Middle School Student Council is conducting a spirit wear sale. Check out the flyer below and order before March 3rd.

Order link:

NWSD Board Meetings

The Northwestern School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings in March. 

-Monday, March 4, 2024 at 10:00am Policy/Personnel/Finance Committee Meeting at District Office

-Monday, March 4, 2024 at 6:00pm Building/Grounds Committee Meeting at Springfield Elementary

-Monday, March 4, 2024 at 6:30pm Education Committee Meeting at Springfield Elementary

-Monday, March 11, 2024 at 7:00pm Board Study Session at District Office

-Monday, March 18, 2024 at 7:00pm Board Voting Meeting at District Office

If you wish to address the Board as a scheduled visitor, please contact the Superintendent's office by 1:30pm  on the day of the meeting at 814-756-9400. Unscheduled visitors may sign in upon arrival at the meeting and will be called on by the Board President at the appropriate time.  Anyone wishing to address the Board is asked to attend in-person.


The agendas are available the Friday afternoon (by 4pm) before each meeting and can be viewed by clicking on the BoardDocs link in the Quick Access Links below (red section).  

NWSD accepting applications for head cook, dinner program cook and cafeteria aides at Springfield Elementary

Please visit our employment page for more information, Employment/Human Resources

Hiring Clerk in Special Education Office

It's time to recognize the January Top Cats from Northwestern High School.  Congratulations to all!

Top Cats

Winners for January 8-12

Perfect Attendance Winners January 8-12 were Zachary English and Kendyl Teriberry

Perfect Attendance Recognized!

The Northwestern School District truancy program coordinator, Ms. Canfield who is employed through Bethesda Services, is offering a perfect attendance weekly drawing every Friday throughout the remainder of the school year. Earning perfect attendance each week will enter student names into a drawing for a McDonalds gift card. Congratulations to our winners. Your commitment to being present is commendable. Keep up the good work!

High School Winner, January 8-12, Zachary English

Middle School Winner, January 8-12, Kendyl Teribery

High School Winner, January 16-19, Liam McGee 

Middle School Winner, January 16-19, Mariah Kovacs

Winners for January 16-19

Perfect Attendance Winners for January 16-19 were Liam McGee and Maria Kovacs

PMEA District 2 Chorus Festival Representatives

Juniors Rylee Devine and Faith Shaffer recently attended the PMEA District 2 Chorus Festival at Allegheny College. Congratulations to both ladies on their continued dedication to music, and best wishes to Faith who is moving on to Regionals in March!

2024 PSSA, Keystone and AP Exams Testing Schedule

2024 NWSD Testing Schedule (1) (1).pdf

Reminder-Indoor Walking Permitted

From November 1st through spring, residents are permitted to walk in the hallways of the middle/high school.

Walking in High School-Middle School from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday beginning November 1st through spring

Weekend with the Arts

Mark your calendars!

Mudder's Show April 27 from 2pm-6pm
Arts & Crafts Sale April 26, 5:00pm-9:00pm; April 27 noon-9:00pm; April 28, noon-4:00pm at Northwestern High School
Coffee & Cookies Sip & Paint April 27 at 1:00pm at Northwestern High School
Weekend with the Arts April 26, 5:00pm-9:00pm; April 27, noon-9:00pm; April 28, noon-4:00pm at Northwestern High School
Cruise In Car Show April 23 at 1:00pm at Northwestern High School
SAT Test during school March 27, 2024

It's SAT time!

Attention students in grades 8-12!  Please check out this amazing FREE opportunity to learn more about some potential career options.  There are 5 different careers that are explored: nursing, e-gaming, cosmetology, financial literacy and intelligence studies (spy school).  Each subject has its own 3 days of classes from 5-7 pm at their specific location.  This is an incredible opportunity.  Please check out the flyer linked below. 

LEAP Catalog Spring 2024.pdf
2023 Geography Bee Winners

Geography Bee Winners

Congratulations to the finalists of the Middle School Geography Bee and thank you to our local businesses that contributed prizes! Ella Risjan placed third winning a Valenza gift card. Ethyn Miller took second winning a gift card to Big Irene's Diner. And Jayden Dalaba was the 2023 Geography Bee Champion, winning a beautiful new globe.  The winning question was:  The town of Bozeman, known for its ranchers, artists, and trout fishing, is located north of Yellowstone National Park in what state? 

AP Seminar at Gannon University
AP Seminar at Gannon University

Mr. Canfield's AP Seminar class gathered at Gannon's Nash Library last week with AP Seminar students from McDowell, General McLane, and Collegiate Academy.  Together, they analyzed course readings and had great conversations about topics for their upcoming arguments: formal papers (about seven pages long) that make up a significant part of their AP score.  Mr. Canfield thanks the Gannon University Library, our AP Seminar colleagues around the county, and our students for representing NW so well. 

AP Seminar at Gannon University

Springfield Elementary students enjoyed an amazing Saturday afternoon celebrating the holiday season! They decorated cookies, wrote letters to Santa, made ornaments, reindeer food and picture frames, enjoyed s’mores and sleigh rides outsides. They also were treated to a cocoa and popcorn bar!  It was so magical 

Northwestern Elementary Life Skills class has enjoyed all things Christmas along with a fantastic community trip to Edinboro University, where students enjoyed interacting with the Women's Basketball team and then gathered with the middle & high school class to watch one of the games!

MELIA Rising-K Preschool

Do you have a child who will attend Kindergarten during the 2024-2025 school year? The Mercyhurst University Rising K Program is accepting applications. The program begins on Wednesday, February 21st and ends on Thursday, June 6th.  Please click below to access their registration flyer, which contains a link for registration. 



23-24 Winter Sports Schedule


2024 Spring Sports Schedule

Approved Comprehensive Plan (10.16.2023)

2023-2024 Calendar has been Board approved!

Link for 2023-2024 School Calendar 

Typo Revision 2023-2024 Calendar-BOARD APPROVED 3.20.2023.pdf

Northwestern is excited to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of grant funding to support our dual credit program.  Read all about it here, 

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. This program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward the internet for eligible households and up to $75 per month for homes on qualifying Tribal lands. Find out if you're eligible for the program and how to apply here: #BroadbandForAll #FCCGov 

Who is eligible for Affordable Connectivity Program
Affordable Connectivity Program How to Enroll

Check out the latest Facebook post from NWSD


The Northwestern School District, in partnership with its parents, seeks to instill in its students, high standards for academic scholarship, integrity, leadership, and responsible citizenship.


Northwestern School District, in partnership with parents and community, will empower students to be successful, responsible citizens whose work ethic and academic skills will prepare them for a continually changing global society. 

Shared Values

We believe

...all students can learn, given the appropriate amount of time and instruction.

...a safe and secure environment must be provided for our students and staff.

...lifelong learning is crucial for success.

...students, parents, community, and staff are partners in the educational process.

...students benefit from diverse learning opportunities.

...the Northwestern School District is a community of learners that values every individual.

...utilizing current technology is fundamental and an integral part of learning.

...a comprehensive curriculum is vital for meeting the needs of all students.

...students learn best when they are actively engaged in learning. communication between all members of the Northwestern community is essential.