NWSD Board Meetings
The Northwestern School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings in October.
-Monday, October 9, 2023 at 7:00pm Board Study Session Meeting at District Office
-Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:00pm Board Voting Meeting at District Office
If you wish to address the Board as a scheduled visitor during the voting meeting, 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).
2023 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to this year's court!
Springfield Elementary first graders finished their farm unit recently. The students read "Little Blue Truck" and "Otis the Tractor." They also enjoyed a Dress Like a Farmer day!
Northwestern Elementary first graders enjoyed a trip to the Valley School. The children spent time exploring and learning about the one-room school house located on the Albion Campus.
Proposed Comprehensive Plan (9.18.2023)
Below are several links to the various components of the proposed NWSD Comprehensive Plan. Per regulations, the plan is to be shared with the public prior to Board approval. The plan as presented below will be submitted to the NWSD Board of Directors on October 16, 2023 for their final approval.
2023-2024 Calendar has been Board approved!
Flagship Niagara League Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Northwestern's winners of the Flagship Niagara League's Sail Training Scholarship! Callista Smith, Travis Lovin, Nathan Johnson, and Matthew Sargent will spend two weeks of their summer living on board the U.S. Brig Niagara and learning to sail this historic vessel. Every year, Erie Insurance and the Flagship Niagara League sponsor 30 sail training scholarships--each worth $2,000--for Erie County high school students. We are proud of our winners and look forward to hearing about their adventures!
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, https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/education-details.aspx?newsid=1381
Retired Educator Publishes Book!
One of our retired educators, Mrs. Patti Pavolko recently published a children's book, "While Their Parents Were Sleeping." She recently visited Northwestern and Springfield Elementary to read the book to several classes. Each library received an autographed copy. Mrs. Pavolko is shown with her granddaughter Kinley along with Mrs. Porter's first grade class. Congratulations Mrs. Pavolko and thank you so much for sharing your special book with our young Wildcats!
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: AffordableConnectivity.gov #BroadbandForAll #FCCGov
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.
...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.
...open communication between all members of the Northwestern community is essential.