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

Home of the Wildcats • Mr. Greg Lehman, Superintendent

Northwestern High SchoolNorthwestern Middle SchoolNorthwestern ElementarySpringfield Elementary 

National Honor Society Induction December 7 at 7:30pm Northwestern High School Auditorium

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.

The ceremony will begin at 7:30 PM in the High School Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 7th. 

We hope to see you there!

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

If you wish to address the Board as a scheduled visitor, 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 below (red section).  


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, 

Enjoy this brief video that highlights staffing changes since the start of the school year.

Staffing Update (2).mp4

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. 

Grace Howells Keystone SMILES/Americorp Member
Northwest PA C.L.A.S.S Act Emerging Leader-Morgan Shadle September Nominee
Northwest PA C.L.A.S.S Act Emerging Leader-Jacob Mitchell October  Nominee

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.

September's nomination was Morgan Shadle. Morgan is a student that consistently leads by example. While many may say that she flies under the radar, her quite calm is what sets her apart from her classmates. She is a leader in our Marching Band and is consistent with her involvement in performing arts. She shows her leadership by serving as the student leader/trainer for the sound equipment in the Performing Arts Center. She ensures that all of our performers sound their best during theatrical productions.

October's nomination is Jacob Mitchell. Jacob is a model student at NHS. He is a student that can be counted on to assist with any school initiative occurring. You can find him assisting during weekend events such as the Pumpkin Walk, Maple Events and Weekend with the Arts. Jacob is also highly skilled in the Wildcat Ventures courses and is often seen as a mentor to the younger students in the program. His craftsmanship and attention to detail has afforded him the opportunity to make multiple pieces of top notch furniture. As a senior, he takes on many leadership roles. Most recently, he organized the winning Sophomore-Senior pile for the Homecoming bonfire.

Congratulation to Morgan and Jacob🐾

7th Grade Watershed Unit

7th grade watershed unit.mp4

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🐾

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn"-Benjamin Franklin

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. 

NWE Veterans Day.mp4

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.

They collaged, used watercolors, tempera paint and oil pastels. They then set the artwork aside to dry and constructed the book. They were then instructed to go back to their art and look for interesting spaces on their artwork. They cut out squares and glued them into the book! Check out their unique creations!

MS Art Project.mp4

Check out Part 2 of the art projects!

Part 2 MS Art Project.mp4

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 

taking pride in our campus.mp4


23-24 Winter Sports Schedule

Approved Comprehensive Plan (10.16.2023)

2023-2024 Calendar has been Board approved!

Typo Revision 2023-2024 Calendar-BOARD APPROVED 3.20.2023.pdf

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, 

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: #BroadbandForAll #FCCGov 

Who is eligible for Affordable Connectivity Program
Affordable Connectivity Program How to Enroll

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.