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

2022 Homecoming Court

2022 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the following seniors:

Alyssa Ball, Chloe Duguay, Justina Melendez, Makenzie Moore, Elliot Swanson, Jessica Tenney, Neil Barzano, Matthew Bendure, Benjamin Campbell, Connor Hudson, Nathan Ransom, and Daniel Vanicek

Homecoming Bonfire Postponed!

9.23.2022---Tonight's Homecoming Bonfire has been cancelled due to weather. A reschedule date will be announced at a later time. Thank you!

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Homecoming Week Festivities Schedule
Homecoming Spirit Week Schedule
Student using interactive technologyStudents cookingStudents reading booksNorthwestern Elementary StaffSpringfield Recycling AwardStudent using interactive technologyPMEA District Chorus ParticipantsFootball team photoStudent  showing artifactsStudents showing 3-d printer creationsStudents with therapy dogSpelling activityMarching band photoStudents working in a groupStudents using knexStudent using quill writing skillsMarching band photo

NWSD Board Meetings

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

-Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:00am Policy/Personnel/Finance Committee Meeting at District Office

-Monday, October 3, 2022 at 6:00pm Building/Grounds Committee Meeting at Springfield Elementary

-Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00pm Education Committee Meeting at District Office

-Monday, October 10, 2022 at 7:00pm Board Study Session Meeting at District Office

-Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7:00pm Board Voting Meeting at District Office

ZOOM links for Study Session and Voting Meeting will be shared on the day of the meeting.

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 above (red section).

Hands-On Lesson for Creative Productions Students

High school students in Mr. Samples' Creative Productions class traveled to Erie News Now on September 21st. It was a great opportunity for them to learn about journalism and potential career options.

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The Northwestern School District would like to officially welcome Deputy Joseph Strope to our community. He will serve as our new School Resource Officer. He previously served as a General Deputy in Greene County for four years.

Drama Club Parent Meeting Information
MELIA 2022:2023Flyer.pdf
2022-2023 Welcome Back.mp4

2022-2023 School Calendar

2022-2023 Calendar-APPROVED 1.18.2022-Errors Corrected 8.15.2022.pdf

Fall Sports Schedule Released

Fall sports 2022 Final
2022 Prom Court

2022 Prom Court

2022 Prom Royalty

2022 Prom Royalty

Prom Prince-Eric Steinle; Prom King-Ken Jarvis

Prom Princess-Alex Reilly; Prom Queen-Mya Dibble

McDonald's Youth Achievement Scholarship

Congratulations to Nevaeh Kelley!

She was selected as the first recipient of this new honor, where she will receive the monetary award upon graduation. Nevaeh is shown with Mr. Joe Nagle, Assistant Middle School Prinicpal and Mr. Greg Lehman, Middle School Principal.

eSports/Smash award
eSports/Smash participants in action
eSports/Smash participants

Several NW students participated in the eSports/Smash Bros Tournament at Warren Area High School on Friday, May 27th. Students in the group picture (from left to right) are the following: Alyas Hovis, Dan Peppers, Derek Kirsch, Aaron Malinowski, and seated is Cheyenne Robasky.

Six high schools competed and Derek Kirsch took first place. Congratulations to Derek!

French Final Project-Kreider and Start

The pictures of food are the recipes they created in the French classroom!

These ladies collaborated, cooperated and made the French classroom smell like a French bakery! Students and staff "suffered" happily!

MELIA Summer Registration Flyer

Programming is open to all children currently enrolled in Kindergarten, 1st grade or 2nd grade.

Registration link is on the flyer. There is also a QR code on the flyer that will lead you directly to the registration site.

MELIA Summer2022.pdf

Recordings of the NWSD Board Study Session and Voting meetings are now available for viewing by clicking on the following link

Once the BoardDocs page opens, you will click on the meeting you wish to access and then follow the instructions posted within each meeting. The BoardDocs link is also posted in the Quick Access links on the website. Please note the recordings will be available until the minutes are approved at the following month's voting meeting.

Northwestern High School's Mock Trial Team Participates in State Competition

Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to the following students-Evan Thorpe, Cole Mikovch, Bailey Wheeler, Cameron Swantek, Carson Hajec, Kyle Johnson, Mike Hilinski, Kendall Wimberly, Lex Keith, Tyler Gresh, Nate Timm and Gage Simon.

Middle School Algebra I Students at Board Meeting

Middle School Algebra I students showoff their math abilities at the March school board meeting.

Left to right: Nevaeh Kelley, Nicole Zeigler, Jeremiah Friend, Nolan Thorpe

Students begin using recently purchased interactive TVs at Northwestern Elementary.

Student using interactive technology
Students showing 3-D creations

Springfield Elementary students show off their recent 3-D printing creations.


Wildcat Families,

Given the new CDC guidelines that state the following: "The CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, in communities with low and medium transmission, The NWSD will make mask-wearing on district transportation OPTIONAL, beginning on Monday, February 28th. We will continue with this plan as long as Erie County remains in medium transmission.


John Hansen, Superintendent NWSD


11/8/2021-The NWSD is seeking feedback from our very important stakeholders (YOU) to assist in developing the district's plan for the use of ARP (American Rescue Plan) ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) COVID-19 relief funding. Please click on the survey to the left to share your thoughts.

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.

Parents and Athletes should complete and sign sections 1-6 prior to the physical. They will also need to sign the AHN consent form.