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 


NWSD Board Meetings

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


The Education Commitee will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 15, 2024 at 6:00pm in the District Office conference room.

-Monday, July 15, 2024 at 7:00pm Board Voting Meeting at District Office

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.

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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).  

PSSA Best Effort Winners-6th Grade Jacob Bolte 7th Grade Bogdan Garkushov 8th Grade Keely Eddy

Congratulations to Jacob Bolte, Bogdan Garkushov and Keely Eddy!  

They won the PSSA best effort ticket drawing at Northwestern Middle School.  The students won a pair of ear pods. Middle school students earned tickets during PSSA testing for giving their best effort each day. A big shout out to these winners and ALL middle school students for working hard each day during testing week!

End of Year Celebrations

2024 Wax Museum (Presentation).mp4

Our amazing 3rd graders at Northwestern Elementary presented their Wax Museum figures to friends and family on May 23rd. We are incredibly proud of their hard work and their talent in bringing history to life. Thank you to everyone who came out to support and celebrate their achievements! 

2024 Wildcat Walk

The tradition continues…our seniors made one last trip around the halls of each building on Friday. They enjoyed a breakfast together and then participated in the Wildcat Walk. A special thank you goes out to our escorts, Erie County Sheriff Department, Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department and Springfield Volunteer Fire Department! It truly is a special event for ALL of our Wildcats.

2024 Wildcat Walk.mp4
Track D10 2024.mp4

Springfield Elementary Kindergarten students have not stopped the learning! Check out some of their latest tasting, beach day and bubble day...Camp Iwannaread will happen soon!

2024-25 Proposed Budget Updated 5.2.2024.PDF

2024-2025 Final Budget Notice

5.14.2024--Notice is given that the Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of Northwestern School District for the 2024-2025 fiscal year in its most recent form is available for public inspection, and is expected to be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at the school board meeting to be held at 7:00pm on June 17, 2024 in the District Office conference room. The budget may be amended before or after final adoption. If an individual is unable to access the Proposed Final Budget as shown to the left, a printed copy may be obtained by contacting the District Administration Office at 814.756.9400.

Tammie Clinger, Board Secretary

German II and III students organized an excursion to Cleveland on May 1 to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Hofbräuhaus German Restaurant.  They were able to research the German music bands represented, practice playing some musical instruments and enjoy authentic German cuisine.  The weather was beautiful and made for a fantastic experience for all! 

German Students Explore Cleveland OH
National Honor Society Clean Up Day
National Honor Society Clean Up Day
National Honor Society Clean Up Day

A few members of the Northwestern National Honor Society spent their Saturday morning cleaning up the streets of Albion. 

It was a muggy, messy walk around town, but, even though it isn’t about being recognized for your efforts, having even just one member of the community stop to say “thank you” to the kids along the way made it all worth it. 

Proud of these selfless young adults! 

National Honor Society Clean Up Day

Perfect Attendance Recognized!

The Northwestern School District truancy program coordinator, Ms. Canfield who is employed through Bethesda Services, is offering a perfect attendance weekly drawing every Friday throughout the remainder of the school year. Earning perfect attendance each week will enter student names into a drawing for a McDonalds gift card. Congratulations to our winners. Your commitment to being present is commendable. Keep up the good work!

Winners March 4-9, 2024

High School-Vance Logan

Middle School-Maggie Brown

Winners March 11-14, 2024

High School-Bryce Burtt

Middle School-Macey Kennedy

Winners March 18-22, 2024

High School-Addison Ball

Middle School-Ayden Corbitt

Winners March 24-28, 2024

High School-Charles Devine

Middle School-Anthony Peck

KidWind Places First at PA State Competition and Advances to World Competition

On Wednesday, March 27th, two Northwestern High School KidWind teams traveled to State College, PA for the State KidWind competition.

The Solar Challenge Team, consisting of Shawn Strahan and Noah Lovin, placed second overall in the high school division.

The Wind Turbine Team (Sahana Kumar, Samantha McNeish, and Ben Owens) won first place amongst some very competitive teams for the whole state of PA! Not only did they win first place, but they also won the Best Creativity award!! Sahana Kumar, Samantha McNeish, and Ben Owens have now qualified for the Worlds in Minneapolis, MN, in May!

Both teams extend a heartfelt appreciation to their coaches, Cinda Murray and Mike McNeish, for their unwavering support and guidance throughout the preparation and competition.

Drama Club in NYC
Drama Club in NYC

The Drama Club took a bite out of the Big Apple over Spring Break.  While in New York City, students went to the Top of the Rock, Museum of Broadway, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Natural History Museum, The Met, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  They had time to explore Times Square, 5th Ave and Central Park, and got to see The Blue Man Group perform and the Broadway musical, Hadestown.  A great time was had by all.

Drama Club in NYC


2024 Spring Sports Schedule
February 2024 Top Cats at Northwestern High School

Congratulations to the February Top Cats!

Freshmen - Liam McGee, Malin Newport, and Avery Feldmann

Sophomores - Ayla Ruland, Jamey Simitoski, and Nicole Zeigler

Juniors - Amanda Hoch, Faith Giannamore, and Sierra Chiesa

Seniors - Cole Mikovch, Stephanie Mayorga, and Logan Bouley

2024 PSSA, Keystone and AP Exams Testing Schedule

2024 NWSD Testing Schedule (1) (1).pdf

Reminder-Indoor Walking Permitted

From November 1st through spring, residents are permitted to walk in the hallways of the middle/high school.

Walking in High School-Middle School from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday beginning November 1st through spring

Attention students in grades 8-12!  Please check out this amazing FREE opportunity to learn more about some potential career options.  There are 5 different careers that are explored: nursing, e-gaming, cosmetology, financial literacy and intelligence studies (spy school).  Each subject has its own 3 days of classes from 5-7 pm at their specific location.  This is an incredible opportunity.  Please check out the flyer linked below. 

LEAP Catalog Spring 2024.pdf
AP Seminar at Gannon University
AP Seminar at Gannon University

Mr. Canfield's AP Seminar class gathered at Gannon's Nash Library last week with AP Seminar students from McDowell, General McLane, and Collegiate Academy.  Together, they analyzed course readings and had great conversations about topics for their upcoming arguments: formal papers (about seven pages long) that make up a significant part of their AP score.  Mr. Canfield thanks the Gannon University Library, our AP Seminar colleagues around the county, and our students for representing NW so well. 

AP Seminar at Gannon University

Springfield Elementary students enjoyed an amazing Saturday afternoon celebrating the holiday season! They decorated cookies, wrote letters to Santa, made ornaments, reindeer food and picture frames, enjoyed s’mores and sleigh rides outsides. They also were treated to a cocoa and popcorn bar!  It was so magical 

Northwestern Elementary Life Skills class has enjoyed all things Christmas along with a fantastic community trip to Edinboro University, where students enjoyed interacting with the Women's Basketball team and then gathered with the middle & high school class to watch one of the games!

Approved Comprehensive Plan (10.16.2023)

2023-2024 Calendar has been Board approved!

Link for 2023-2024 School Calendar 

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.