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

10.19.18 ~ 7:00pm ~ Varsity Football at Reynolds

10.20.18 ~ 10:30am ~ JV Football vs. Reynolds

10.20.18 ~ Cross Country at Northwest PA XC Invite ~ Fairview Pleasant Ridge Park

10.20.18 ~ 4:00pm ~ Marching Band at Harbor Creek Competition~NW performs at 6:00pm


The German Club hosted students and staff for the annual Oktoberfest. Foreign exchange student, Nils Kocher, was pleasantly surprised with the organization of such a great event. Enjoy the slideshow that highlights this year's event!

High school students had the opportunity to get creative with a snow plow from PennDOT. Kira Maries, Ashley Courson, Sara King , Mercedes Vaslik and Wyatt Ames teamed up to work on the project. Can't wait to see this in action on the roads this winter, well, not that we want snow anytime soon! Great job Cats!

Please consider joining our Northwestern School District Polar Plunge Team on November 17, 2018 at Presque Isle State Park. This is an important fundraiser for our Unified Sports Team! If you would like to register or donate please click on this link!

Northwestern Polar Plunge Team

8th graders experienced sailing on the Brig Niagara on Friday, Sept. 28. The students learned what it took to operate a brig during the 1800's. They helped raise and lower the sails, pull in the anchor, explored the living quarters of the sailors, experienced the peacefulness of sailing, and even saw the crew fire the cannon on board. They also participated in various stations at the Erie Maritime Museum, such as tying knots, the procedures of firing the cannon and what the sailors wore and ate. Students also toured the Blasco Library adjacent to the museum.


Middle school students in Mr. Swick's Social Studies classes experienced a unique lesson. Check out the video for details.

Quill Writing.mp4

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

2018 Fall Sports Schedule.pdf

2018 Fall Sports Calendar

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

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.