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


1.18.19 ~ 4pm ~ 7th/8th/9th Grade Boys Basketball at Corry

1.18.19 ~ 6pm ~ JV Boys Basketball vs. Seneca/Varsity at 7:30pm

1.18.19 & 1.19.19 ~ Varsity Wrestling at Mercer Tournament

1.19.19 ~ 1pm ~ JV Boys Basketball vs. Maplewood/Varsity to follow

1.21.19 ~ NO SCHOOL

January is School Director Recognition Month. We have nine amazing directors at Northwestern. Enjoy the video that highlights their service to our community!

2019 School Director Recognition Month-Jan. 11 .mp4

Northwestern Middle School students in Mrs. Friel's 6th grade Art class participated in an annual poster contest sponsored by the Albion Area Lions Club. This years theme was "Kindness Matters".

The winners were treated to dinner at Valenza's on January 14 and they were presented with their framed poster and a Walmart gift card.

Pictured are Mrs. Friel, Drew Sholtis (1st place),Rylee Moore (3rd place), Marly Irwin (2nd place) and Cora Mozina from the Lions Club.

Drew's poster will move on to the state competition! Nice job Wildcats!

plastic bags.pdf

Springfield Elementary Announces New Recycling Program

Fifth graders are undertaking a new initiative to recycle plastic bags. Check out the video created by the students. Way to go GREEN, Wildcats!

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.

Northwestern Middle School students participated in a STEM activity right before the holiday break. Social Studies students in Mrs. Denham’s class were challenged to create their version of the Great Wall of China using foam blocks. They were also instructed to design a zip line apparatus that would travel between two guard towers. Enjoy the highlights in this video. Super job Wildcats!

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German Students Celebrate St. Nikolaus Day

On the eve of December 6, children throughout Germany put their shoes or boots in front of their bedroom door or the front door at night. In the morning they wake to find them filled with small presents. Northwestern High School German students simulated this tradition of giving by baking, icing and delivering cookies to each staff member with a note of thanks!

Check out the highlights from Northwestern Elementary's STEAM day. Students enjoyed a full day of activities and experiments right before the Thanksgiving break. Video credit to Mrs. Amber Frazier, 4th Grade teacher.

ALiCE Parent Letter.pdf

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

2018-19 Winter sports schedule.pdf

2018 Winter Sports Calendar

Student athletes and coaches are preparing for camps and the upcoming season. Come on out and support the Wildcats!

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.

Springfield Elementary is once again a finalist in the Erie News Now How Cool is Your School Contest. Check out this year's entry and VOTE! Voting ends Wednesday, November 21.

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.

Superintendent Evaluation

The Northwestern School District Board of Directors completed the 2017-2018 performance assessment on July 9, 2018. Mr. John B. Hansen met the agreed upon objective performance standards as outlined in the document below.

Northwestern School District Superintendent Evaluation


Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year ALL students in both elementary schools, regardless of income level, can receive a FREE breakfast and lunch, provided through our cafeteria and food service company, Nutrition, Inc. More information can be found in the attached flyer and letter.

Community Eligibility Program Flyer

Letter from Dan Christensen

Annual Notifications of Policies.pdf

Annual Notifications

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


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.