On behalf of the Northwestern Chapter of the National Honor Society, we would like to formally invite you to celebrate the academic and community-minded individuals who will be inducted into one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in our school district and nation alike.
NWSD Board Meetings
The Northwestern School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings in December.
-Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:00pm Board Reorganization Meeting at District Office
-Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:30pm (or immediately following the Reorganization Meeting) the Board will hold their Study Session Meeting at the District Office
-Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7:00pm Board Voting Meeting
Unified Track Set to Take a Plunge
Some of our Unified Track athletes will take a plunge into Edinboro Lake on Friday, November 17th to support Special Olympics. The proceeds from this fundraising event will make their way back to our district to help fund our team in the spring. As you can see in this video, our athletes are ready to put in the hard work together towards an awesome season! Your support is always appreciated. Here’s the link if you are interested in donating, https://give.specialolympicspa.org/team/536690
Enjoy this brief video that highlights staffing changes since the start of the school year.
Northwestern Middle School is excited to introduce Grace Howells as the newest member of their family. Grace is part of the Keystone SMILES/Americorps program and is happily providing in-school tutoring services to our students.
We would like to recognize two of our high school students on their nominations as a Northwest PA C.L.A.S.S. Act Emerging Leader. Our selection is then forwarded to the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit for consideration. The criteria for selection include the following: effort, character, citizenship, responsible, respectful and positive influence in the school community.
7th Grade Watershed Unit
Mr. Mihalak's 7th grade science students took their watershed unit on the road. The students explored the waters at the Albion Borough Park last Friday. A 22-year old tradition, this trip gives our students an opportunity to discover and learn in their own backyard🐾
Springfield Elementary first graders finished their farm unit recently. The students read "Little Blue Truck" and "Otis the Tractor." They also enjoyed a Dress Like a Farmer day!
Northwestern Elementary held their annual Veteran's Day breakfast and assembly on Friday, November 10th. Thanks to all of the veterans who were able to attend this year. It was certainly a morning filled with patriotism and appreciation.
Students in Mrs. Parker's art class created an abstract piece of art as they explored a variety of techniques to use with different mediums.
Check out Part 2 of the art projects!
Here's a "feel good" Friday post...our high school Life Skills Support class participates in community based instruction on a regular basis. This week's lesson included "sprucing up" tasks within their classroom as well as sprucing up around the Albion campus. Many thanks to the students and staff for rolling up their sleeves and working together to make our campus beautiful
Approved Comprehensive Plan (10.16.2023)
Below are several links to the various components of the proposed NWSD Comprehensive Plan. The plan as presented below was Board approved on October 16, 2023.
2023-2024 Calendar has been Board approved!
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, https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/education-details.aspx?newsid=1381
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: AffordableConnectivity.gov #BroadbandForAll #FCCGov
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.
...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.
...open communication between all members of the Northwestern community is essential.