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 


Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00pm in the Dr. Lynn K. Corder Gymnasium

Flagship Niagara League Scholarship Winners

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!

Students still interested in applying should visit for more information.

2023-2024 Preliminary Budget

5.16.2023--NOTICE is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of Northwestern School District for the 2023-2024 fiscal year in its most recent form is available for public inspection, and is expected to be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at the school board meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 19, 2023.  The budget may be amended before or after final adoption.  If an individual is unable to access the Proposed Final Budget here, a printed copy may be obtained by contacting the District Administration Office at 814.756.9400.

PDE 2028 - Proposed 2023-24 Budget.pdf

MELIA Summer Program

Are you looking for a great summer program?  Check out the MELIA Summer Program.

You can register your child here,


NWSD Board Meetings

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

-Monday, June 5, 2023 at 10:00am Policy/Personnel/Finance Committee Meeting at District Office

-Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:00pm Building/Grounds Committee Meeting at District Office

-Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:30pm Education Committee Meeting at District Office

-Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:00pm Board Study Session Meeting at District Office

-Monday, June 19, 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 above (red section).  

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, 

Congratulations to the May CLASS Act Emerging Leaders nominee!  We are pleased to share that Elliott Swanson is this month's nomination.

Congrats to this Wildcat! 

CLASS Act Emerging Leader-Elliott Swanson
Elliott Swanson Nomination

STEAM Night at Springfield Elementary

2023-2024 Calendar has been Board approved!

2023-2024 Calendar Board Approved 3.20.2023.pdf

Mock Trial 2023

We are pleased to announce the results of the recent Mock Trial competition held at the Erie County Courthouse.  Northwestern's Plaintiff council defeated Grove City and Northwestern's Defense team defeated Colligate Academy.  Gage Simon and Elliot Swanson won best presenter for day 1; and, Derrick Kirsch won best witness, and Ali Ball won best presenter on day 2.

Students will now prepare for the district finals against Cranberry High School later this month, February 28th, at the Erie County Court House. 

The winner will go to Harrisburg in March to compete in the Mock Trial State Tournament.  Congratulations to these Wildcats and best wishes in the District Finals!

Northwestern Elementary Science Fair

Several students participated in this year's event.  Check out some of their projects.  Nice job!

Springfield Elementary Makerspace Activities

Students have been creating and designing in the Makerspace Lab with Legos, creative flakes and snap circuits.

Mrs. Pavolko reading book

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! 

Mrs. Pavolko with book While Their Parents Were Sleeping

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

2022-2023 School Calendar

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

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.