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

Home of the Wildcats • Mr. John Hansen, Superintendent

Northwestern High SchoolNorthwestern Middle School • Northwestern ElementarySpringfield Elementary

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.

Attached is the schedule for remote learning tomorrow for ALL NWSD students.

All extracurricular activities are canceled for tonight and tomorrow evening and resume Saturday.

NW Remote Schedule Remote .pdf
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For more information on COVID, please click on the COVID Information tab above.

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!

Wildcats Stuff the Bus.mp4

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.


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.

You can tune in to Erie News Now Sunrise this Friday beginning at 6am to catch featured broadcasts from the school.

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.

Springfield Recycling Video!.mp4

Northwestern Elementary


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!!


French students recently studied the Palace of Versailles and one student presented about the Hall of Mirrors that is within that palace.

In order to comprehend the dimensions of this Hall of Mirrors, students went outside last Friday to the band practice field and marked the dimensions of the Hall.

To say the least, they were extremely surprised!!!

Last week, high school German students prepared a carryout meal to celebrate Oktoberfest. Chemistry 2 students also pitched in by baking gingerbread cookies for dessert.#oktoberfest

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.