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

Home of the Wildcats • Mr. John Hansen, Superintendent

Northwestern High SchoolNorthwestern Middle SchoolNorthwestern ElementarySpringfield Elementary

Student using interactive technologyStudents cookingStudents reading booksNorthwestern Elementary StaffSpringfield Recycling AwardStudent using interactive technologyPMEA District Chorus ParticipantsFootball team photoStudent  showing artifactsStudents showing 3-d printer creationsStudents with therapy dogSpelling activityMarching band photoStudents working in a groupStudents using knexStudent using quill writing skillsMarching band photo

Coach Fargo Celebrates 50 Years!

The NWSD took a moment at last Monday’s board meeting to recognize Coach Sue Fargo for her 50 years of service in our athletic department. Please take a few minutes to view this wonderful tribute to her. She has inspired so many Wildcats over the years, a simple thank you does not seem adequate for her impact and involvement in our sports programs.


NWSD Board Meetings

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

-Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7pm Board Study Session Meeting at the District Office

-Monday, July 18, 2022 at 7pm Board Voting Meeting at the District Office

  • Information to view the meeting via ZOOM will be posted prior to the meetings.

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).

Parents and Athletes should complete and sign sections 1-6 of the PIAA Comprehensive Physical Evaluation form prior to the physical. Signatures are also needed on the AHN consent form.

Fall Sports Physicals

COVID Case Counts in the NWSD (as of June 8, 2022)

Springfield Elementary

0 positive students quarantine & masking

0 positive staff quarantine & masking

0 students quarantining due to possible household positive

0 staff monitoring symptoms and masking due to close contact

0 students quarantine & masking due to close contacts

Northwestern Elementary

1 positive student quarantine & masking

0 positive staff

0 staff monitoring symptoms & masking due to close contact

0 students quarantine/masking due to household positive

0 students quarantine/masking due to close contact

0 students quarantine awaiting results of household contact

Northwestern Middle School

0 positive students quarantine & masking

1 student quarantine/mask due to household positive

0 students quarantine & masking due to close contact

Northwestern High School

0 positive students quarantine & masking

0 positive staff quarantine & masking

0 household positive

0 symptomatic students awaiting results

PDE-2028 Proposed Budget.pdf

2022-2023 Proposed Budget

NOTICE is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of Northwestern School District for the 2022-2023 fiscal year in its most recent form is available for public inspection (click on the document to the left), 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 20, 2022. The budget may be amended before or after final adoption. If an individual is unable to access the Proposed Final Budget on the District website, a printed copy may be obtained by contacting the District Administration Office at 814.756.9400.

Melanie A. Floyd, Board Secretary

Let's take a moment to honor our 2022 retirees. A simple thank you just doesn't seem adequate, these amazing Wildcats, together, have over 200 years of service in the educational field! It has been said it takes a village to raise a child. Each of our retirees should be extremely proud of their role in our village...


2022 Prom Court

2022 Prom Court

2022 Prom Royalty

2022 Prom Royalty

Prom Prince-Eric Steinle; Prom King-Ken Jarvis

Prom Princess-Alex Reilly; Prom Queen-Mya Dibble

McDonald's Youth Achievement Scholarship

Congratulations to Nevaeh Kelley!

She was selected as the first recipient of this new honor, where she will receive the monetary award upon graduation. Nevaeh is shown with Mr. Joe Nagle, Assistant Middle School Prinicpal and Mr. Greg Lehman, Middle School Principal.

eSports/Smash award
eSports/Smash participants in action
eSports/Smash participants

Several NW students participated in the eSports/Smash Bros Tournament at Warren Area High School on Friday, May 27th. Students in the group picture (from left to right) are the following: Alyas Hovis, Dan Peppers, Derek Kirsch, Aaron Malinowski, and seated is Cheyenne Robasky.

Six high schools competed and Derek Kirsch took first place. Congratulations to Derek!

French Final Project-Kreider and Start

The pictures of food are the recipes they created in the French classroom!

These ladies collaborated, cooperated and made the French classroom smell like a French bakery! Students and staff "suffered" happily!

MELIA Summer Registration Flyer

Programming is open to all children currently enrolled in Kindergarten, 1st grade or 2nd grade.

Registration link is on the flyer. There is also a QR code on the flyer that will lead you directly to the registration site.

MELIA Summer2022.pdf

Mark your calendars for these end of year events

For more information visit the building sites by clicking on the links above.

Upcoming Events Schedule

Recordings of the NWSD Board Study Session and Voting meetings are now available for viewing by clicking on the following link

Once the BoardDocs page opens, you will click on the meeting you wish to access and then follow the instructions posted within each meeting. The BoardDocs link is also posted in the Quick Access links on the website. Please note the recordings will be available until the minutes are approved at the following month's voting meeting.

Northwestern High School's Mock Trial Team Participates in State Competition

Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to the following students-Evan Thorpe, Cole Mikovch, Bailey Wheeler, Cameron Swantek, Carson Hajec, Kyle Johnson, Mike Hilinski, Kendall Wimberly, Lex Keith, Tyler Gresh, Nate Timm and Gage Simon.

Middle School Algebra I Students at Board Meeting

Middle School Algebra I students showoff their math abilities at the March school board meeting.

Left to right: Nevaeh Kelley, Nicole Zeigler, Jeremiah Friend, Nolan Thorpe

Students begin using recently purchased interactive TVs at Northwestern Elementary.

Student using interactive technology
Students showing 3-D creations

Springfield Elementary students show off their recent 3-D printing creations.


Wildcat Families,

Given the new CDC guidelines that state the following: "The CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, in communities with low and medium transmission, The NWSD will make mask-wearing on district transportation OPTIONAL, beginning on Monday, February 28th. We will continue with this plan as long as Erie County remains in medium transmission.


John Hansen, Superintendent NWSD

2022-2023 School Calendar Approved

The Northwestern School District Board of Directors approved the 2022-2023 calendar at the January board meeting.

2022-2023 Calendar.pdf


11/8/2021-The NWSD is seeking feedback from our very important stakeholders (YOU) to assist in developing the district's plan for the use of ARP (American Rescue Plan) ESSER III (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) COVID-19 relief funding. Please click on the survey to the left to share your thoughts.

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.

Parents and Athletes should complete and sign sections 1-6 prior to the physical. They will also need to sign the AHN consent form.