11/18/2021--Due to the increasing number of COVID cases and the possible exposures from various events throughout the district and weekend, the district administration, in consultation with the Erie County Department of Health, has made the decision to transition to remote learning tomorrow; we will be moving to our remote schedule where students are working virtually from home. Students will resume face to face instruction on November 30.
Children's Grief Awareness Day at Northwestern Middle School
Northwestern Middle School students celebrated Children's Grief Awareness Day with a school-wide presentation by Jonathan Williams from the Highmark Caring Place. Students learned about grief and ways to support their peers after the loss of a loved one. Following the presentation, students created messages of support written on butterflies that are displayed around the school.
Toys for Wildcats Drive is Underway!
The annual Toys for Wildcats drive kicked off last Saturday with the "Stuff the Bus" event organized by the Northwestern Education Support Professionals. To say it was a success would be an understatement! Our volunteers were overwhelmed with the community's generosity!
If you missed it, donations are still being accepted and can be dropped off at any school office. MANY THANKS to Krise Transportation for their volunteers and the Albion Dollar General for hosting the event!
Upcoming NWSD Board Meetings
The Northwestern School District Board of Directors will hold the following meetings in December. All meetings will be held in the District Office conference room.
-December 6, 2021 @ 7pm-Board Reorganization/Voting Meeting
-December 6, 2021-Board Study Session Meeting (immediately following reorganization meeting)
-December 13, 2021 @ 7pm-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.
WE NEED YOUR INPUT!
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.
VOTING IS OPEN! Be sure to cast your vote for Springfield Elementary in this year's "How Cool is Your School" contest.
Springfield Elementary SWIKE
Congratulations to Mr. Howells and Springfield Elementary students on their latest award! They were announced as the Video Contest winner of the 2021 School Recycling Study sponsored by Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania. You can view their video creation by clicking below.
Our third graders at Northwestern Elementary have been working and playing hard during the month of October. These Wildcats enjoyed some very creative lessons using a fall favorite...pumpkins. As shown in this video, "Play is the highest form of research"-Albert Einstein. Keep playing and learning Wildcats!!
NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL GERMAN AND FRENCH STUDENTS IN ACTION
French students recently studied the Palace of Versailles and one student presented about the Hall of Mirrors that is within that palace.
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.