What to Expect for the 2021-2022 School Year
The NWSD is excited to announce that in-person instruction will resume on August 31st!
Please review the document below for details on what we know as of July 20, 2021.
Health and Safety Plan
The NWSD Board of Directors approved the ARP/ESSER Health and Safety Plan on July 19, 2021.
Board Meeting Attendance/Participation
The Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Requiring Universal Face Coverings was lifted on June 28, 2021. In response to this latest action, the Northwestern School District Board of Directors will resume face-to-face, in person meetings effective July 19, 2021. The live YouTube feed will not be available going forward.
The Board invites any member of the public to attend these meetings. The next meeting will be held in the District Office conference room beginning at 7pm on Monday, August 16, 2021. We ask that any attendees who are not fully vaccinated please wear a mask during the meetings. Thank you.
Upcoming NWSD Board Meetings
The Northwestern School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings in August.
-August 2, 2021 @ 10am-Policy/Personnel/Finance Committee Meeting at the District Office
-The Building/Grounds Committee Meeting has been CANCELLED for August
-August 9, 2021 @ 7pm-Board Study Session Meeting at the District Office
-August 16, 2021 @ 7pm-Board Voting Meeting at the District Office
If you are a member of the public wishing to address the Board in person as a scheduled visitor at the Board Voting Meeting, please contact the Superintendent's office at 814-756-9400x4254 by 1:30pm on the day of the meeting, so your name can be added to the agenda.
RECENT PARENT COMMUNICATION
Act 66-Student Grade Level Retainment
Home Technology Access Survey
The Northwestern School District Board of Directors completed the 2020-2021 performance assessment on June 21, 2021.
Mr. John B. Hansen met the agreed upon objective performance standards at a proficient level.
We are sending out a giant CONGRATULATIONS to this year's retirees, Mrs. Pavolko, Mrs. Severo and Mrs. Ingro. Between the three ladies, they have served our district for a total of 74 years. Many thanks to each of you for your commitment to NWSD and always going above and beyond for our Wildcats!
We are pleased to present a short video highlighting the various scholarships received by the Class of 2021 graduates. Please note the video may not contain all scholarships and awards, we are sharing the information that was provided to our guidance office prior to the end of the school year. Join us in honoring these fine graduates of 2021!
Congratulations to Mrs. McKenna! She was recently notified that she is among the Top 5 finalists for the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award.
Middle School Chorus
Middle School chorus students faced the challenges of a pandemic with perseverance and enthusiasm this year. Even with mask wearing and social distancing, the power of music was felt by everyone. We hope you enjoy this small sample of our accomplishments this year!
Northwestern Elementary Ag Day
High School teachers and FFA Advisors, Anthony Honeycutt and Julie Schmidt, organized an Ag Day for the elementary students. It was a nice way for them to have a break from the classroom and enjoy some hands-on learning!
High School Choral Dept Highlights
Congratulations to students in the high school vocal department on a successful year of music-making! We are proud of our student musicians!
Springfield Elementary second and third grade students recently took part in a virtual field trip to the Erie Zoo!
Click on this link to find out more about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), will help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive for free or at reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. the P-EBT program was re-authorized last year to cover the entire 2020-21 school year. A new P-EBT has been approved for Pennsylvania by the USDA FNS.
2021 Weekend with the Arts
On behalf of Ms. Chase, NHS Art teacher, it is our pleasure to present the link to the 2021 Virtual Weekend with the Arts. Please take a moment to view this year's projects and witness the creative and artistic abilities of our talented Wildcats. ENJOY!
Do you currently have a Kindergarten, 1st Grade or 2nd Grade student? Would they benefit from a summer program? Check out the opportunity provided by MELIA (Mercyhurst Early Learning Innovation Academy. They are accepting participants via this registration link, https://melia.elab.space/
Wildcat Virtual Learning Institute (WVLI) is an extension of Northwestern School District. WVLI is open to all Northwestern students and offers accommodations and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for special education students. Virtual Learning follows an instructional model that is similar to homeschooling. Students are required to log attendance every day, submit assignments, attend online lessons, and complete the state mandatory testings. The curriculum is developed to suit individual student learning styles and varying academic levels while meeting PA State Standards. Upon acceptance into WVLI, students will be provided with all of the materials needed to succeed including a laptop, books, workbooks, and other necessary resources. In addition, students will have access to tutoring, access to district teachers, and NW clubs/activities.
All of our classes are designed to help prepare students for the next chapter of their lives, whether it be higher education, trade school, military service, or joining the workforce. If you are thinking of choosing a cyber option, Northwestern would like to partner with your family this year to provide the very best education possible.
If you are interested in more information, please contact Mr. Christopher Haskins, Northwestern School District Cyber School Liaison at CHaskins@nwsd.org.
Check out the latest Facebook post from NWSD
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.
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.