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

Home of the Wildcats • Mr. John Hansen, Superintendent

Northwestern High SchoolNorthwestern Middle School • Northwestern ElementarySpringfield Elementary

11.16.2019 ~ 10am-2pm ~ Stuff the Bus at Dollar General (Toys for Cats)

11.22.2019 ~ NWE 2nd Grade Grandparents' Breakfast

11.23.2019 ~ 10am-2pm ~ Stuff the Bus at Dollar General (Toys for Cats)

11.25.2019 ~ NO SCHOOL ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences

11.27.2019-12.2.2019 ~ NO SCHOOL ~ THANKSGIVING BREAK

Northwestern Elementary 2nd Grade Grandparents Breakfast will be FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

**Winter Sports Schedule**

2019 Election Results

Upcoming Drama Club Show...

Donations can be dropped off at any school office.


Please click on this link, Erie News Now How Cool is Your School, to cast your vote for Springfield Elementary. Voting continues through Friday, November 22.



Third and fourth grade students enjoyed a field trip to Folly's End on Thursday, September 19. They had a wonderful time exploring the terrain and hunting for fossils.

The Northwestern School District's proposed Comprehensive Plan is currently available for public review at NWSD Comprehensive Plan 9.5.2019.



Northwestern Middle School students and faculty kicked off the 2019-2020 Pride season with a "Git Up" assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 10th. Mr. Swick reviewed the four pillars of pride with the student body and discussed our slogan for the year, "We are all pieces of the same puzzle." A special thank you to Mrs. Denham and Mrs. Wieth for making each student a puzzle piece that is placed above their lockers. To kick off the theme of "United," the staff performed the "Git Up" dance by Blanco Brown flash mob style to the amazement of our students who also joined us in the dance! We were definitely United! Thanks to Mrs. Timm for leading the staff in the dance and to Mr. Nagle for all of his hard work in organizing our Pride program for the school year.

The 2019-2020 school calendar was Board approved on March 18, 2019.

2019-2020 Calendar-FINAL.pdf

Certified Day-to-Day Teacher and Emergency Certified Substitutes

If you are interested in working as a substitute teacher for Northwestern School District, please contact Kelly Educational Staffing, at (814) 350-2192. For more information on Kelly Educational Staffing, please see the link below to their website.

The Northwestern School District utilizes substitute teachers in all certification areas from candidates with a Pennsylvania teaching certificate. If you do not have a teaching certificate but have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, you may be eligible to be an emergency certified substitute teacher. You will need proof of a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university.

Superintendent Evaluation

The Northwestern School District Board of Directors completed the 2018-2019 performance assessment on June 10, 2019.

Mr. John B. Hansen met the agreed upon objective performance standards as outlined in the document below.

2018-2019 Performance Goals

Northwestern School District Superintendent Evaluation Form

The 2019-2020 preliminary budget is available for public inspection. Please click on the link to review, 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget.

Sharing again as a point of reference - school cancellations and delays

NW School District Guidelines for School Cancellations and Delays.pdf
ALiCE Parent Letter.pdf

Please take a moment to read about the updated safety initiative at Northwestern School District.

Career Street Outreach letter to parents.pdf

What is Career Street? Hopefully your middle school or high school student has talked about this career exploration opportunity. This is your chance to...

Be a part of education

Be a part of workforce development

Be a part of Career Street

The attached letter explains how you or your employer can become involved.

Volunteers play a vital role in our district. As a reminder, our district requires certain clearances from our community members in order to remain in compliance with current laws and regulations. As a general rule, clearances are valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance. Please visit the links listed under Parent Info, Information for School Volunteers, to update your clearances. Feel free to contact the building office or the administration office with any questions or to check on the status of your clearances.

NEW ONLINE SUBMISSION LINK - Transportation Change Form

Recruitment position details.pdf

Keystone Smiles CLC-AMERICORPS is currently accepting applications! Positions are available for the 2018-2019 school year at Northwestern Elementary and Springfield Elementary. Click on the brochure (PDF) on the left for details about the program.

Visit the link above to apply.

Annual Notifications of Policies 4.5.2019.pdf

Annual Notifications

All Northwestern School District Board policies are available at Board Docs.

FERPA-Notification of Rights.pdf


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.