Here is the link to the 4 minute video update: https://youtu.be/zJ7pP0fy1g0 Items discussed - Weather days as Virtual Days & OurPlan to stay open.
LUNCH MENU CHANGE FOR 12/2: Tomorrow's lunch will be French toast, sausage and juice. This is for both buildings. Thank you!
Northwestern Local Schools is having a Virtual Day! All learning will be done remotely. Do not panic if your child or your situation does not allow for online learning today. We will work with your child when they return to make sure nobody falls behind. We are not running the Springfield shuttle today, no transportation into Springfield.
Great news, we are returning to in-person learning tomorrow November 30th!
The Board meeting schedule for tonight will be an in-person event in the elementary cafeteria at 6:30pm. A link to a recording of the meeting will be posted Friday morning on the school's webpage, FaceBook page, District App, and text messaged out to the community.
Please watch the video update explaining the reasoning behind moving the 23rd and 24th to learning days. https://youtu.be/sJwqYyr_sf8
Summary of the All Call for today: November 23 &24 will be virtual learning days instead of days off for the students. We are still on track to to return for in-person learning on November 30th. We will continue to watch our COVID numbers to make sure we do not see an increase in COVID cases between now and the 30th.
Her is the link to the 6 minute video update: https://youtu.be/mjlJfGb7gk4 The video explains that we are moving to virtual learning until we return from thanksgiving break on November 30th. It also explains why we are making this decision.
Monday November will be a virtual day for Northwestern students. Again we have more staff out and cannot find subs.
All students are coming home with Chromebooks today. Jr/Sr High students will be expected to report online 10:00am-2:40pm (please see schedule posted earlier). Elementary students already have assignments in their Google classrooms and will have a video by 9am explaining the expectations for the day. This is a great opportunity to complete any incomplete assignments that you may have!! Please note teachers and students have been preparing for virtual days since the beginning of school utilizing Google classroom to increase their comfort level in the event we should need to go virtual.
Important Message! Northwestern Schools will have a virtual day tomorrow, November 6th. We have almost 20 staff member who will be out and we cannot find the subs we need to cover the classes. Students will receive their Chromebooks today so they can take them home. Students will be expected to be in their virtual classes tomorrow. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we feel that this is what is best for our students. Go Warriors!
November 3rd Video Update Link: https://youtu.be/QDM-0-zIsvY COVID Update -The video says 4 total, we are now up to 5 COVID cases. Virtual Practice Day is Now. 13th. Today we start the new traffic pattern for Elementary pickup. We are entering campus from Penny Pike.
Here is the link to the survey results and plans for a virtual practice day on November 13th as well as new traffic flow for elementary pickup starting November 3rd. https://youtu.be/DkxUvnyhpxw
Quick Update! 10 in Quarantine at the Elementary and 10 in Quarantine at the Jr./Sr. High for a total of 20. Thursday is when the state changes the colors of the counties. At this time, a change in color will not change our in-person schooling.
Dear Military Families, Every year Northwestern High School does a wonderful job of honoring our military veterans on November 11th. This year WNBC (our video production team) is creating a video to honor Northwestern's Military Veterans - specifically your student/soldier. We are asking for your help in honoring them by providing us with a photo of your student/soldier in uniform. If you have one you would like to share, please email it to Theresa Berthold, email@example.com. Photos can be submitted until November 1, 2020. Please submit photo, year graduated and military branch. We sincerely appreciate your participation and support in this endeavor. We will be happy to share the video with you when it is completed.
Congratulations to our Boys and Girls soccer teams for making it to the 3rd round of the State Tournament!! Good luck!! GO WARRIORS!!
2 minute and 43 second video update about COVID and Clark County color rating. https://youtu.be/pEmuZkbDEMI
Here is the link to the survey I talked about in the update. I will keep it open for about a week. https://forms.gle/YTmaHjYDn6pmVsLH8 Go Warriors!
IMPORTANT NOTICE to all STEM and CTC students/ parents: Northwestern Local Schools will be closed this Friday, October 16th, 2020, therefore, the morning buses (from home to the high school) will not be running. The shuttle bus, however, will continue running it's morning route (from the high school to STEM and CTC) as regularly scheduled. If you wish to utilize the shuttle for transportation that morning, your student(s) must arrive and be on the bus by no later than 7:10 a.m. The shuttle bus will arrive and be parked in the bus parking lot at the rear of the high school by 7:00 a.m. The shuttle bus will be running it's regularly scheduled route Friday afternoon as well. This will be the same schedule for every day that Northwestern Local Schools is closed, but any STEM and/ or CTC student is required to attend. Please do not hesitate to contact the Transportation Department with any questions you may have. Thank you!
REMINDER: There is no school this Friday, Oct. 16th for Teacher Professional Development. Thank you!
Congratulations to our 20-21 Homecoming Court! Front row, left to right: Seniors Savannah Hackathorn, Ariana Callicoat, Cassidy Christian, Alexis Taylor, Taylor Sarven, Junior Emma Winkleman, Sophomore Jacie Hill, and Freshman Briana Wildman. Back row, left to right: Seniors Logan Burns, Michael Moerch, Cain Voorhees, Bryant Burton, Junior Ethan White, Sophomore Brock Mansfield, Freshman Zachary Wise, and (not pictured) Senior Jonathan Angell.
Here is the link to this week's 3 minute video update https://youtu.be/4mWqbXz4VpA There is important information about COVID and our school in the video. One confirmed case of COVID in the Jr/Sr High, four total students in quarantine.
Our fifth annual Bump for Becky is on Saturday, 10/10, this year! The JV match starts at 10:00; Varsity will follow. This year, shirts will not be sold at the event; they must be ordered online with pick-up at the event. You do not have to pay or stay to watch the volleyball matches if you are just picking up your shirt or participating in the silent auction. Order your Bump for Becky short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt before this Monday night, September 28th, at 11:59 pm. To order, go to: https://nwhsvbbumpforbecky2020apparel.itemorder.com A portion of each shirt's cost goes directly to the recipients.
The Senior Class is selling "Kindness" T-Shirts. Order your shirt today! We have Youth and Adult Sizes. All orders must be prepaid - take to your school office to the attention of Mrs. Boggess We need your name, size and preference on short or long sleeve t-shirt. Last day to order is Friday, October 9th.
The agenda for September's Board Meeting has been posted online. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:30 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria. https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/o/nlsd/page/the-board-of-education
TICKETS FOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TONIGHT: There will be general admission tickets available for tonight's varsity football game between Northwestern and Indian Lake. Tickets will be sold at the gate, which opens at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are: Adults - $7; Students - $5; Senior Citizens - $5. No passes will be accepted.
NEW TEACHER WELCOME: Please visit our Welcome New Teachers page, and join us in sharing a warm welcome. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q2LVa8-gM-nBo_ILqvpSSbXQusKDcWLl/view?usp=sharing.
This is the link to the Stadium Safety Protocols for tonight's home football game. https://youtu.be/XqPtXpoClQU
VIRTUAL STUDENTS: Mrs. Greenberg, one of the Northwestern virtual teachers, has created a few tutorials to help families find information on: Class materials - https://youtu.be/cHf6pQ5dycw; Pace charts to help with class schedules - https://youtu.be/9B8xgRuFVwE; Other Florida Virtual ins and outs - https://youtu.be/2zMn9sJKkr0.
Please check out our Jr/Sr High Open House video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GhwZF-5D275CGtuWDvlbr8EDSvx_KMlx/view?usp=sharing
GET BACK TO SCHOOL READY! School fees: https://www.spsezpay.com/NorthClark/login.aspx Back-to-school forms: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ Elementary Clinic forms: https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/elementaryclinic/
TRANSPORTATION INFO: Have busing question? Don't forget to visit Northwestern's Transportation page https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/nwtransportation. The Elementary, Preschool and Springfield Shuttle bus routes are posted now, and the Jr/Sr High bus routes will be posted by 5 p.m. today.
Please check out our Elementary Open House teacher videos here: https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/welcomebackvideos/home?authuser=0. Tomorrow afternoon, we will share Transportation information.
BUS INFO: The Elementary, Preschool and Springfield Shuttle bus routes are now available on the Transportation page - https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/nwtransportation. The Jr/Sr High bus routes will be posted by this Friday, Aug. 28.
2020 GRADS: Northwestern High School is working to update military plaques to include 2020 Northwestern High School graduates. If you are a 2020 graduate or a family member of a 2020 graduate who has enlisted, please contact Theresa Berthold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-964-1324, ext. 2144, to share this information.
SPORTS UPDATE: The Northwestern at Miami East Varsity Boys Soccer game for TODAY, Wednesday, Aug. 26, will now start at 6 p.m. There will be no JV game.
Please check out our Florida Virtual FAQ for answers to many back-to-school questions https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/floridavirtualfaq/home. Tomorrow afternoon, we will share Elementary Open House videos.
Please check out our In-school FAQ for answers to many back-to-school questions. https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/parent-toolbox. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Tomorrow afternoon, we will share a Florida Virtual FAQ for answers to virtual learning questions.
WELCOME BACK INFO TIMELINE: Throughout next week, we'll be releasing details for back-to-school. Please see the following schedule of when you can expect many of these details. MONDAY - In-school FAQ. TUESDAY - Florida Virtual FAQ. WEDNESDAY - Elementary Virtual Open House. THURSDAY - Transportation FAQ. FRIDAY - Jr/Sr High Virtual Open House.
The location for our future Board Meetings have been changed to the Elementary Cafeteria. Thank you!
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE STUDENTS ATTENDING SPRINGFIELD CLARK CTC, CLARK COUNTY ESC CAMPUSES AND CATHOLIC CENTRAL: Due to Northwestern Local Schools not returning until Wednesday, September 2nd, it will be the responsibility of the parent(s)/ student(s) to either provide their own transportation TO their assigned schools beginning Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 through Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 OR arrive at the rear of Northwestern High School to catch the appropriate SHUTTLE BUS each of these mornings by 7:10 a.m. Shuttle buses will be clearly marked with their destination(s) and will depart the High School promptly at 7:15 a.m. We will resume "normal" morning busing from home (for those student(s) assigned and routed) Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020. All shuttle buses will be taking those students (assigned and routed) home in the afternoon beginning Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. If you have completed your student(s) transportation form via OneView, then your student(s) is/ are all set according to your selection(s). If you have not completed the transportation form and need transportation set up, need to make any changes, have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Transportation Department as soon as possible at (937) 964-1672 or via email at email@example.com. We greatly appreciate your patience and support during this time! #warriorstrong
In case you missed Mr. Steiner's video last week, the start date has been pushed back to September 2nd with a back-up date of September 8th. This start date applies to students attending in-person AND virtually. Thank you!
At this time, we will be offering Elementary AM Latchkey. Sign up sheet can be found here: https://forms.gle/zR6GkLy1qC8ciLa68
We are working hard to provide up to date information for our students, staff, and families. Check out our back to school toolbox for answers! This document is live and will be modified as things progress. We appreciate your patience and as we navigate safely reopening our schools. https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/parent-toolbox
Here is the link to today's video update. https://youtu.be/S3ZA5XQAJFM It is short under two and a half minutes.
Quick Update: We have the names of those students who have decided to take online courses this fall. We will be reaching out to parents and caregivers here in the next few days to make sure we have everyone assigned to correct location for this school year. The only items on tonight's special board meeting agenda are adding mandatory masks to our opening plan, paying teachers for COVID Safety Planning, and moving the start date for students to a later date.
FinalForms Question: For our STEM/Homeschooled students who participate in athletics, please select "homeschool/external" during the set up process to allow for the student email to be a non- northwestern email. Thank you!
Many of you have asked what classes will look like for students who choose the Florida Virtual option. Here are a few sample classes for Elementary students: https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/article/282962?org=nlsd
Thank you to Jenna Lawson at WHIO for conducting this report and video on how Northwestern is incorporating social distancing into our classrooms! https://www.whio.com/news/social-distancing-common-spaces-is-big-focus-area-schools/FZIGAL2MZFDZJJ573DWGJIM6NE/
We are very excited to announce that NW has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service that will be replacing paper forms for our athletic department. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update. To get started, go to https://northwesternspringfield-oh.finalforms.com/ or to review the parent-playbook instructions, visit here: https://5il.co/j7gt We are asking that ALL parents of student athletes use FinalForms and complete their portion ASAP for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you and Go Warriors!
Parents- This weekend, Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th, is tax free weekend in Ohio! **Please be sure to add 3 face masks to your child's supply list.** Thank you!
Here is a link to our Google clinic pages. Click on “clinic forms” to take you directly to the medication administration forms and exemption form on our school website. These forms are used for both the elementary and the jr/sr high schools. Completed forms for the elementary may be faxed to 937-964-3244. Completed forms for the jr/sr high may be faxed to 937-964-6006. https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/jhhs-nurse/
Here is a link to today's video update. Two things, Florida Virtual will work on Chrome books and there is an attempt at humor in this video. https://youtu.be/3hJ6pdQW1HY
Transportation forms are online! Use this link to sign-in to your account: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ . Click 'Submit & View Online Forms' and then click the 'Transportation' link. Please complete these ASAP! *Students will NOT be routed if the form is not completed!! Thank you!
Please complete your back-to-school forms! Use this link to sign-in to your account: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ . Click 'Submit & View Online Forms' and then click the 'Student Demographic & EMA' link. *These need to be filled out whether your child attends in-person or virtually. Thank you!
Volleyball Information: High School Volleyball Tryouts Monday, 8/3, 9:00am - 12:00pm Bring court shoes and running shoes. Middle School Volleyball Tryouts Tuesday, 8/4, 6-8:00 pm Wednesday, 8/5, 6-8:00 pm If you can’t make it to both Tuesday and Wednesday, you should attend Saturday, 8/1, from 10am to noon. Also, there will be no volleyball alumni scrimmage this year. Hopefully it will be back next season! If you have any questions, please contact Coach Rebecca Macy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a quick video update regarding our online learning option and our new webpages. https://youtu.be/Jz-YHqJSekg
There is updated information on the website regarding online learning. Navigate to the Families webpage and click on Florida Virtual for the new information. We will be adding to this page and also putting reopening information on website.
Northwestern Schools have selected Florida Virtual as their online option for students this fall. There is information about FVLS on our website under the Families tab.
Tonight's Board Meeting has been moved to the high school's cafeteria.
If your child needs transportation for the 20/21 school year, forms are now available! Use this link to sign-in to your account: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ . Click 'Submit & View Online Forms' and then click the 'Transportation' link. Please complete these by July 17th! Thank you!
Back-to-school forms are now available! Use this link to sign-in to your account: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ . Click 'Submit & View Online Forms' and then click the 'Student Demographic & EMA' link. Please complete these by August 1st! Thank you!
Athletic physicals will be available on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at the Northwestern Athletic Complex with the following schedule: 8:00-9:00am if your last name begins with A- I 9:00-10:00am if your last name begins with J - R 10:00-11:00am if your last name begins with S - Z Each physical is $20 and checks need to be made out to the Northwestern Athletic Boosters. Masks will be required once inside the building and social distancing will be enforced. Physical forms will be given to student-athletes and will be available the day of physicals. Any questions, please contact Athletic Director, Jeff Hobby, at 937-964-6022.
If your child needs transportation for the 20/21 school year, forms are now available! Use this link to sign-in to your account: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ . Click 'Submit & View Online Forms' and then click the 'Transportation' link. Please complete these by July 17th! Thank you!
Warrior families: Back-to-school forms are now available! Use this link to sign-in to your account: https://nwls.esvportal.com/ . Click 'Submit & View Online Forms' and then click the 'Student Demographic & EMA' link. Please complete these by August 1st! Thank you!
Northwestern Local Schools are working on a plan to reopen our schools this fall. We would love your input so we can create a plan that meets the needs of all of our students. Please take the following survey. The survey will close at the end of the day on July 1st. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfltDjbjFzLh0z1THNNhcgiaqdFKcceqmWCSfAVhgSiTXHnYg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Volleyball News: Summer Volleyball for 7th and 8th grade girls is on Mondays from 9-11am in the MS gym. Also, all MS girls interested in playing volleyball, can use slideshow to train from home. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PYvT2VONy-NwcXl5DYHqPdyIN8K7BpAH7XNsUdSqmd4/edit?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5ed10a50
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight will be held in the elementary cafeteria at 6:30pm.
The first training session for high school girls basketball will be on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM. Any questions, please contact Head Coach Geoff Springer at 937-689-6173. GO WARRIORS!!!
Boys High School and Junior High Golf Update: High School Golf will start practice on Monday, July 6th from 8- 10 am at the High School. We will practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. If you are interested in playing and have not made contact with Coach Heintz please email him. Junior High Golf will start on Monday, July 6th from 10 am - 12 pm at the High School. We will practice on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. If you are interested in playing and have not made contact with Coach Heintz please email him. If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Heintz Coach Heintz Heintzb@nwschools.org
The June Board meeting will be held in the Elementary Cafeteria at 6:30pm on June 18th. Doors will open at 6:00pm. There will be plenty of social distancing!
Junior High Football workouts begin June 15th from 5-7pm at the Athletic Complex. All football players are required to wear a mask on arrival and dismissal from the work out. All football players must bring their own water bottles- there is absolutely no sharing or drinking fountains! Finally, we will be done at 7pm, so please be there to pick up your athlete because we are not allowed to loiter in the parking lot once workouts are over. If you have any questions please email Coach Doggett at doggettK@nwlschools.org.
Congratulations Class of 2020! Click the link below to view the Commencement video: https://youtu.be/30PF6SWbHko
Open gyms for middle school volleyball will begin on Monday, June 8, 2020, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM- Monday's only. All participants MUST wear a mask upon entering and exiting the building.
Junior High football will begin Monday, June 15th from 5-7pm at the Athletic Complex. Athletes only need to bring tennis shoes and will receive a calendar. Go Warriors!
The board meeting for tonight has been moved to an online location. You will be able to see the meeting streamed live on Youtube under my name.
Meal distribution will be this Thursday, 5/21 and TUESDAY, 5/26. There will be no meal distribution on Memorial Day. Tuesday's distribution will be our last one and will provide lunches for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Please watch this video from the Board of Education. Thank you to our staff for all of their hard work! https://youtu.be/meCxCYu8CfQ
Hello Warrior families! Today is the final day of the torch run for National Field Day. You can find all 5 days of the torch run here: OPENPhysEd.org/followthetorch. Tomorrow (May 8th) is National Field day for all those that choose to participate. Make sure you go to your child's Physical Education google classroom to find more information on the stream tab. The stream is where you will be receiving activity cards for your family. Your child will need to choose a MINIMUM of 4 activities to receive a participation certificate. We hope you all choose to join us on National field day!
Enjoy a digital art show of the high school student's work! https://www.artsonia.com/schools/media.asp?id=71888
Needing to pay student fees?! We encourage you to do so on EZ Pay. Click here to find the EZ Pay link: https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/o/nlsd/page/links-for-parents--5 . If you need to set up an account, then follow the link to "EZ Pay Instructions". If you have any questions, contact us at 937-964-1318. Thank you!
Reminder: Open Enrollment forms can still be turned in by mail, fax or email. The fax # is 937-964-6019. The email is email@example.com. The address is Northwestern Local Schools, 5610 Troy Rd, Springfield, OH 45502, Attn: Open Enrollment.
Watch the board meeting streaming live on YouTube. While at the YouTube website, search Jesse Steiner and look for the live event starting at 6:15.
NWLS has installed four new outdoor access points to provide free wireless Internet access to students and community members. Details here, https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/article/229424?org=nlsd&fbclid=IwAR2y7L1QGHE4nbGrZgngux1ny2MQ-40IOfRAO4VQF9F7GkSmpTLKBawDXKc
Next Thursday's board meeting (April 16th) will take place virtually via YouTube at 6:30pm. A link to the meeting will be posted that day. If you would like to submit any questions to the Treasurer, please submit them 24 hours in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We have created a virtual learning support page for parents located under the "Families" link on the website. The direct link is https://sites.google.com/nwlschools.org/nwls1to1. We will be adding more videos and information as we go.
Please fill out this survey on food distribution if you are in need of assistance. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekv7UJhMsREvXOClnU4QlsYRF5rMstFb_rLcSh3oF-9oIFLQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Tonight's Board Meeting. You can skip the first 30 minutes of the video because that is just permeating conversations. https://youtu.be/sEWK5KFB0P4
Video Update on meals, how to contact the school, and the board meeting tonight. https://youtu.be/gOJj6_fT2HQ
Food distribution is happening at the high school between 11 and 1.
Point of Clarification: The Instructional Packets are for grades PK-1.
If you did not picked up a Chromebook or instructional packet today, don't worry. Please email us and we will try to get those items to you. Building access will be limited starting Tuesday at noon.
Free meal pickups are from 11am-1pm starting Wednesday, March 18th.
Here is the link explaining computer pickup for those who need a computer. https://youtu.be/ho0De8LoxBM
For the people who need computers in grades K-12, pick up will begin today between now and 4pm. If you cannot pick up today please call and make an appointment.
Let's try this again, only without the restrictions. If you need help feeding your students over the next few weeks, please fill out this one question survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRP_x5wrgtQ1Er3DaehMqJmvMnaXzWHrrBzTXV6tLVTPpg-w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please fill out this one question survey if you need help feed your students over the next few weeks. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRP_x5wrgtQ1Er3DaehMqJmvMnaXzWHrrBzTXV6tLVTPpg-w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please be looking for more information tomorrow. We will be sending out more information as we complete our plans on how to move forward. Go Warriors!
Check out the latest lass from the Citizen's Academy, The Board of Education. https://youtu.be/1JpB2ndvAbs
ELEMENTARY LUNCH CHANGE: The lunch on Thursday, March 12th is being changed to Stuffed Crust Pizza or Fish Sandwich, Salad w/ Ranch, Fresh Fruit and Juice. Thank you!
Upcoming musical events: OMEA District Large Group Contest, Friday, March 6, 2020 Show Choir performing at Kettering Fairmont HS at 4:40pm Symphonic Band performing at West Carrollton HS at 9:00pm Admission is free, just don't be late as these are closed door performances. Good luck Warriors!!
Get your tickets now for the Northwestern High School's musical, The Music Man! Click the link for more details! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/605271/Music_Man_ad_Facebook.pdf
Spring Athletic Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting will be held on MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
All activities for tonight have been cancelled. Parent-teacher conferences are rescheduled for Thursday March 5th at the same times.
The 2020-2021 School Calendar was approved at last night's board meeting. Follow the link:https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/594924/2020-2021_Calendar.pdf
The Northwestern boys bowling team placed 5th today at the OHSAA Sectional Bowling Tournament, qualifying them for the District Tournament being held this Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Beaver-Vu-Bowl in Beavercreek starting at 9:45am. GO WARRIORS!!!
Our HS wrestlers will be in action this Saturday, February 22, 2020, competing in the CBC Wrestling Championships starting at 10:00 at Urbana HS. GO WARRIORS!!!
The boys basketball team will be playing Kettering Alter in the first round of the OHSAA Southwest District Tournament this Friday, February 21, 2020, starting at 6:30 at Springfield HS. Tickets, both adult and student, at the door are $7.00...pre-sale tickets are available for $6.oo and Northwestern keeps 50% of all pre-sale, If you would like to purchase pre-sale tickets, they will be available in the HS front office from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM today, Thursday, and Friday. If you are not in the HS building, just email me and I will get them to you by Friday afternoon
Important Levy Information: This is not a new tax. The Substitute Operating Levy was first approved by our community in 2010, and supported by voters again in 2016. Approving this 5-Year Substitute Levy in 2020 will preserve the Rollback and Homestead Exemptions for our voters.
If you'd like to announce your child's academic or athletic college commitments, please share the good news with us! Follow the link to fill out the form.https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/o/nlsd/page/share-your-good-news Their announcement will be shared on the College Commitments page: https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/o/njshs/page/college-commitments
Change Notice: The freshman boys basketball team will be playing at Greenview HS on Friday, January 17, 2020, starting at 5:00 p.m. Go Warriors!
The Power of the Pen district tournament was Jan. 11 at GISA. Northwestern had two 7th grade participants (Adelyn Mullins and Dominique Rogers) and three 8th grade participants (Tabitha Fields, Haley Renegar and Gabby Sebring). Gabby Sebring placed 1st for 8th grade in the tournament! Students selected to participate in the regional tournament in March will be announced in two weeks.
CHANGE NOTICE: The next Jr/Sr High PTO meeting is scheduled for Feb 4th @ 5:30PM in the HS Library.
Warrior Families, We recently found out that our milk supplier has filed for chapter 11 and closed its Cincinnati production facility. We received a shipment of milk from our supplier today and we expect another shipment on Monday. We believe that we have enough milk for the rest of the week. We are not confident that we will receive our milk delivery on Monday and are working on a backup plan. To ensure that every student has something to drink with their meal, we will have water on hand as a backup. If you would like your child to have something other than water, please feel free to send something with them. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to resolve the milk issue. Have a great day and Go Warriors!
The Freshman boys basketball team will be playing at Kenton Ridge on Friday, January 10, 2020. The game will start at 4:30pm. GO WARRIORS!
CLARIFICATION: The HS boys basketball game tonight is AT Ben Logan with the freshman game starting at 4:45 followed by the jv and varsity. #GOWARRIORS
The Jr/Sr High Winter Band Concert is on for tonight at 7:00pm. Rehearsal for the Madrigal Dinner is on for this afternoon from 3-4:30pm.
The Warrior PTO Care Closet now has a way for students and their families to anonymously request items through our website! Under the 'Student Resources' tab, you can click on the “Warrior Care Closet" logo and complete a request form. Thank you to our Jr/Sr High PTO for organizing this wonderful outlet for our district. https://www.northwestern.k12.oh.us/o/nlsd/page/student-resources--273
NWHS will present a Madrigal Dinner NEXT Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required by THIS FRIDAY. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
Due to The Ohio State University football team's NCAA semi-final game being played at 8:00 EST on Saturday, December 28, 2019, the HS Boys basketball game at Catholic Central has been moved to Saturday, January 11, 2020, with the JV game starting at 6:00pm followed by the Varsity game at 7:30pm. There is no Freshman game against Catholic Central.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the HS Boys Varsity basketball game on Saturday, December 7, 2019, will now be played at Carlisle HS. It will start at 3:00pm and we will be playing Miami Valley School...Varsity only. GO WARRIORS!!!
On November 13-15, 2019, twenty students from the Springfield-Clark CTC attended the SkillsUSA State Fall Leadership Conference at the Columbus Convention in Columbus, Ohio. While at the conference over 1200 student leaders from Ohio attended leadership-training sessions, learned how to run a school chapter and were privileged to hear from a motivation speaker. On Friday morning, the six regions in Ohio had their regional elections. The Springfield-Clark CTC being a part of the Southwest region had four students who qualified to run for regional office. Our four students ran against twenty-seven students from sixteen different career technical schools. We are happy to say that three of our students were elected into office taking three of the seven offices available at the Southwest regional level. They will serve the Southwest Region of Ohio for the 2019/2020 school year. The new officers will be attending a weeklong training on January 19-24, 2020 in Leesburg Va. and Washington DC, which will include a visit to our nation’s capital. Their specific offices will be assigned during their training in Washington DC. The following students were elected. Regional officer picture (holding their ceremonial candle) Zach Forshey (Kenton Ridge) a senior in the Applied Engineering & Manufacturing Program Katie Huff (Northwestern) a junior in the Computer Graphic Arts program Autumn Jones (Southeastern) a junior in the Health Occupations Program Officer Picture 1st Row (left to right) – Zach Forshey (KR), Skylar Tuttle (KR), Abbey Curtis (Springfield) 2nd Row - Logan Moyer (Tecumseh), Alex Valdes (Shawnee), Clarissa Williams (Springfield), Madison Willis (NE), McKenzie Crosbie (NE) 3rd Row – Katie Huff (NW), Autumn Jones (SE), Izzy Lee (Shawnee), Kierstin Serna (NW), Jayden Gump (GISA), Terra Glancy (Springfield) 4th Row – Liam Lawson (Tecumseh), Hannah Smith (SE), Brooke Finnell (Shawnee), Rachel Scott (Tecumseh), Dylan Fogle (NW), Savannah Hatton (Tecumseh)
The Warrior Track & Field store is open for Christmas! Order your spirit wear today! https://northwesterntrack.itemorder.com/sale
Help support our Athletic Boosters and Wrestling team! Order your spirit wear today! https://www.barbarianapparel.com/teamstores/Northewestern-Springfield-Wrestling-c40049466
Weekly Events Tues, Nov 12 Wed, Nov 13 Thurs, Nov 14 Fri, Nov 15 -Jr. High Dance from 6:00-9:00pm in the Cafeteria Sat, Nov 16 Sun, Nov 17 Mon, Nov 18 -If you are attending the 8th Grade DC trip, all medications need to be turned into the clinic by November 18 in the original container with only the amount needed while gone! -Winter Parent-Player Meeting @ 7:00pm in the HS gym General: -The NW Baseball Skills Camp is on Saturday, Dec. 28th for grades K-8th. The cost is $40 per person and pre-registration is open now at warriorsbaseball.org. Camp is from 8:00-11am for grades K-2nd, and 12:00-3:00pm for grades 3rd-8th. For more information, check out our website!
Northwestern Local Schools are closed today.
Northwestern Local Schools are on a 2-hour delay.
Congratulations to both our MS and HS cheer squads for winning the CBC Cheer Competition Saturday!!
Twelve Northwestern FFA members travelled to the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. They toured production Agriculture facilities and businesses, networked with other members, colleges and businesses from all across the country and attended sessions to be inspired by keynote speakers.
The Winter Parent-Player Meeting is being moved to Monday, November 18, 2019, starting at 7:00 in the HS gym.
Good luck at STATE this weekend to our Marching Band and Cross Country runners, Kassidy and Drew! If you'd like to support these students, here are the locations of their events: Marching Band: OMEA State Marching Band Finals Sunday, Nov. 3rd @ 7:00pm Welcome Stadium in Dayton, OH Cross Country Runners: National Trail Raceway 2650 National Rd SW Hebron, OH 43025
A message was just sent out to the district, one of our buses involved in an accident. The students, the passengers in the other vehicle, and bus driver are all safe and unharmed. The students are on their way home on another bus.
Weekly Events Tues, Oct 29 Wed, Oct 30 -FAFSA/College Application Night hosted by the counselors in the HS Library @ 5:00 pm -Parent/Teacher Conferences at the Jr/Sr High from 4:15-8:00pm -8th Grade DC Trip Meeting @ 7pm in the HS Cafeteria Thurs, Oct 31 -Chiller Thriller @ 7pm in the HS Cafeteria Fri, Nov 1 -Fall Elementary Fundraiser Pick Up Day -Elementary Fall Parade @ 2pm Sat, Nov 2 -JV Football hosts Graham @ 10:00am -Halloween Bowling Bash @ Northridge Lanes from 5-8pm Sun, Nov 3 -It's Time To Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends! Move your clocks back 1 hour! Mon, Nov 4 -Winter Athletic Parent/Player Meeting @ 7pm in the HS gym General: -There will be an informational baseball meeting for anyone interested in 5th-12th grades next Sunday, Nov. 3rd in the HS cafeteria @ 6:00pm.
On October 25th, nine of our high school basesball players volunteered at Snyder Park Elementary School. Coach Olinger brought the players to participate in the Shoes 4 the Shoeless Program, where our student athletes helped to fit shoes on the elementary students. Over 200 shoes were given away at the event. Our baseball players plan to participate in Shoes 4 the Shoeless again on December 20th at Horace Mann Elementary School, where we hope to donate coloring books and crayons for the students. If you would like to donate, we will be collecting these items in each building beginning in November.
Congratulations to Kassidy Carpenter for qualifying for the state cross country meet, and to Drew Blazer who finished 4th in the regionals and will also be moving on to state! # GoWarriors
ATHLETIC UPDATES: The 19-20 winter parent-player meeting will be on Monday, November 4 starting at 7:00 in the HS gym. The 2019 fall athletic banquet will be on Monday, November 11 starting at 7:00 in the HS gym.
The NTA is hosting a "Meet the Candidate" night for all of the people running for the School Board. When: October 23, 2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. Where: Northwestern's High School Cafeteria.
On Monday, October 14, NW students participating in the CBC Quiz Bowl defeated Shawnee 255 to 10! They went on to battle KR where they were down at halftime 75-95 against KR but came back in the second half to win 260-95 before losing the last round to Indian Lake. Their next meet is at home (NW) on 10/21 starting at 5:30 pm.
IMPORTANT REMINDER REGARDING BUSING SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2019: To the parent(s)/ guardian(s) of any student(s) attending CTC, GISA (STEM), Catholic Central, Youth Challenges or the ESC Sunset or ESC Clifton campuses: Due to NWLS not being in session tomorrow, Friday, October 18th, 2019, you WILL NEED TO BRING your student(s) to the High School between 7:00 a.m. and 7:05 a.m. in order to catch their shuttle bus to Springfield, as their home buses will not be running. The shuttle buses will be parked in the bus lot at the rear of the building and will depart promptly at 7:10 a.m. Your student(s) WILL BE transported home in the afternoon by their assigned shuttle bus. This schedule will remain the same for each day that these schools are in session, but NWLS is not. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Transportation Department at (937) 964-1672 or via email at email@example.com. --
Warrior Youth Basketball open gyms have changed effective tonight, 10/15/2019: Tuesdays from 6-7:30pm - 5th & 6th grade BOYS only Thursdays from 6-7:30pm - 4th grade BOYS and ALL girls GO WARRIORS!!
**Registration deadline is MONDAY to guarantee a shirt!!** Northwestern Golf Camp Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3rd - 8th When: Oct 15 -17 from 4:00 - 5:30 Where: Northwestern Putting Green (Between Tennis Courts / Baseball Field) Cost: $50 (includes a T-shirt) Register ONLINE - https://forms.gle/cRZdJSbj7wGW1Qw18 We are currently looking to build a middle school golf program for the Fall of 2020, so any student (Boy & Girl) interested in playing golf in middle school please contact Coach Heintz. firstname.lastname@example.org
Come out and support your Varsity Cheerleaders on October 13th from 4-8pm!https://socialportal.chipotle.com/fundraiser/social/public/portal/vHKHen2kkhix1G6BLee3OfznlpfGoV0bkeZCcDIcFSxq4AmnCAAlCU2W36Ed0DOanj10T9zPeuETuCAYR4oqBIs4mOf1vMRy2w75uT8qxN4CuI6pG4X49Aq3fkOakSkX/32019101316
DISTRICT REMINDER!!! The weekly events call will continue to come out on Tuesday afternoons around 2:30pm. The call will come from 964-1318. Please note that there may be a slight pause after answering. Thank you!!
Attention all 7th and 8th grade students! Order your 2019-20 Jr. High Yearbook today for $15 and have it delivered by the end of the school year. Order forms are available in the office. Order online at jostensyearbooks.com (search Northwestern Jr. High School), or bring order form and payment to the main office. Please make checks payable to Josten’s. The sale ends October 25.
Northwestern community, we need your help! Meet the Candidate Night is on October 23rd and we need questions from the community. What do you want to ask the potential new Board members? Follow the link below to submit your questions! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelc7e3nEBosAlBTAQ-q-m4opr4g7b_c5pz3IE1DlHcGHYhRg/viewform?usp=sf_link
The NTA is hosting a "Meet the Candidate" night for all of the people running for the School Board. When: October 23, 2019 Time: 6:30 p.m. Where: Northwestern's High School Cafeteria
Due to Urbana HS not having enough football players to play JV football, the JV game on Saturday, October 5, 2019, has been cancelled.
Northwestern Golf Camp Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3rd - 8th When: Oct 15 -17 from 4:00 - 5:30 Where: Northwestern Putting Green (Between Tennis Courts / Baseball Field) Cost: $50 (includes a T-shirt) Register ONLINE - https://forms.gle/cRZdJSbj7wGW1Qw18 We are currently looking to build a middle school golf program for the Fall of 2020, so any student (Boy & Girl) interested in playing golf in middle school please contact Coach Heintz. email@example.com
Attention!!! The weekly events call will continue to come out on Tuesday afternoons around 2:30pm. The call will come from 964-1318. Please note that there may be a slight pause after answering. Thank you!!
NOW REGISTERING FOR 2019-2020 WARRIOR YOUTH BASKETBALL SEASON! Flyers came home in Friday folders last week. See the link for the flyer: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1v46mZrxnL4kNQEYCey3IzHB2XJ7E03Ue A parent meeting will be held on Oct 23rd @ 7:00pm. Open gyms going on now on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30pm. Check out their website: warriorshoops.com
On Friday, September 20, several volleyball players went to watch the OSU and UD womens' volleyball teams play at OSU. Coach Peters and Coach Partlow took the group of about 30 students to the match, along with many parents and siblings who joined them. The NW student-athletes went into the locker room, media room, and also made a tunnel for the team. They gave high fives to all the OSU players as the players ran out to the court.
Tonight's Boys' Varsity soccer game against Indian Lake has been cancelled. A make-up date will follow.
Congratulations to the girls tennis team and Coaches Kevin Fraker and Colin Imwalle for not only winning the 2019 CBC, but also going undefeated in league play. Beating Kenton Ridge, Tecumseh, and Jonathan Alder twice along with the other teams in the CBC, that is a HUGE accomplishment! #GOWARRIORS
The JV girls soccer game for tonight has been cancelled. The Varsity girls against Kenton Ridge will start at 7:00pm. GO WARRIORS!!
Weekly Events Tues, Sep 24 -Elementary Hearing and Vision Screenings -Renaissance Night at Volleyball -Girls Varsity Tennis hosts Kenton Ridge @ 4:30pm -MS Football hosts Northridge @ 5:30pm -Girls Volleyball hosts Tecumseh- JV @ 5:30pm & Varsity @ 7:00pm Wed, Sep 25 -Elementary Hearing and Vision Screenings -Girls MS Volleyball hosts Northridge- 7th Grade @ 5:30pm & 8th Grade @ 7:00pm -Girls JV Soccer hosts West Liberty @ 5:00pm -Girls Varsity Soccer hosts Kenton Ridge @ 7:00pm Thurs, Sep 26 -Elementary Picture Retake Day -Girls Tennis hosts Tecumseh @ 4:30pm -Girls Volleyball hosts Indian Lake- JV @ 5:30pm & Varsity @ 7:00pm Sat, Sep 28 -3rd Annual Jan Van Gorder Scholarship Golf Scramble @ Locust Hills -JV Football hosts Kenton Ridge @ 10:00am Mon, Sept 30 -Boys Varsity Soccer hosts Indian Lake @ 6:00pm General: -Jr/Sr High Book Fair takes place next week from Mon. Sept. 30th-Fri. Oct. 4th.
This year's Homecoming Parade will be in North Hampton on Thursday, October 17th at 6PM. As always, community groups are welcome to participate in the parade. Any community groups who are interested in participating should email Lauren Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Weekly Events Tues, Sep 17 -College Fair Night is from 7-8:30 PM at Hollenbeck Hall. Wed, Sep 18 -Boys Soccer hosts Tecumseh @ 6pm Thurs, Sep 19 -Last day for the Ele. Fall Fundraiser -Jr/Sr High Conferences 4-8pm -Board of Education Meeting @ 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Athletic Complex Fri, Sep 20 -Interims go home! -Home Football game vs. Shawnee @ 7pm -Fall Sports Senior Parents Night @ the football game Mon, Sept 23 -MS volleyball hosts Tecumseh- 7th @ 5:30pm and 8th @ 7pm General: -Book Fair is going on this week at the Elementary! Families can come and shop on Thursday night from 6-8pm in the Elementary Library.
Northwestern football players have been seen reading in our first grade classrooms this year. Pictured is senior Korbin Spencer doing just that. Coach Brian Stevens had this to say about what they are doing. "As a football program we are trying to show our players the positive impact that we can have on others around us. We want our players to realize that "little eyes are always watching." We want our players to be role models for the younger students and to understand they have a responsibility to lead and demonstrate positive behaviors for our future students and players." Thank you to the coaches and players who are stepping outside of the box to be GREAT! #GoWarriors
Weekly Events Tues, Sep 10 • Boys Varsity Golf hosts Graham @ Reid Golf Course @ 4:30pm Wed, Sep 11 • Immunization Documentation Due to the Clinic for all 7th and 12th graders Thurs, Sep 12 Fri, Sep 13 • PTO Activity Night (Grades 4-6th) is 6-8pm. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED by Tuesday, Sept. 10th! Sat, Sep 14 • JV Football hosts Milton Union @ 10am • Troy Marching Band Contest @ 2:45pm • Bump for Becky Volleyball Event @ 3pm @ Sr. High Gym • Varsity Soccer hosts Greeneview- Girls @ 5:30pm and Boys @ 7:30pm Sun, Sept 15 Mon, Sept 16 General: • The PTO Spirit Wear sale order deadline is Friday, Sept. 13th. • The Warrior Care Closet is now open. Students who need personal products or clothing can stop by the clinic or counselors' office at the Jr./Sr. High School. It will also be open during P/T conferences on Thursday, Sept. 19th from 4-8:00 PM. • College Fair Night is Tuesday, September 17th from 7-8:30 PM at Hollenbeck Hall.
TEST: We are currently testing our new weekly phone notification system. This is only a test. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.
STEM Grades 4, 5, and 6 classes have been working on team building challenges in order to establish a positive culture that fosters the norms that students shared for our STEM classroom. The five norms that we think anyone who enters our classroom should notice and feel are SAFE, INNOVATION, COOPERATION, THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, and FUN! We've built pipecleaner towers, index card towers, jellybean/toothpick towers, spaghetti/marshmallow towers, and the longest paper chains! Experiences in this room are what you make of them! The possibilities are endless! -Mrs. Swensen
CHANGE NOTICE: The boys varsity soccer match against Bellefontaine has been postponed until Wednesday, September 11, 2019, starting at 6:00 p.m.
CHANGE NOTICE: Due to field conditions at Taylor Field, the Bellefontaine at Northwestern boys soccer game scheduled for tonight, Monday, August 26, 2019, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 27, 2019, starting at 6:00.
Good afternoon Northwestern Warriors! We had a great first day of school and we are so excited for this school year! The elementary took a little extra time this afternoon to make sure everyone was on the right bus, so some elementary bus rides might be a little late getting home. Have a great day and Go Warriors!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: There was a typo on the District newsletter calendar that went out in July. August 26 reads “no school” but in FACT, we DO have school. We apologize for the error and will see everyone in class.🗓📚
Transportation Update: For info regarding the following routes, please contact transportation directly at email@example.com . ** Preschool, ESC, CTC, STEM, Emmanuel Christian, and Catholic Central. ** Thank you!
Good Morning Northwestern! This evening at open houses, there will be laptops available in both buildings for those needing assistance completing back to school forms online. Please be sure to seek these out if you have not been able to complete the online forms. Thanks!
Order your spirit wear now! The PTO ONLINE spirit wear sale runs through Friday, Sept. 13! New designs are available! Gear includes shirts, shorts, tank tops, hoodies, warm ups, hats, stadium chairs and blankets! Items will be ready before Homecoming and can be picked up on Wed., Oct. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the elementary. All orders must be made online or at MacRay in Springfield by midnight on Friday, Sept. 13. Support your PTO and Go Warriors! https://nwpto2019.itemorder.com/sale
Warrior Nation, there was an incident that occurred across the road from the school tonight. We did reverse evacuate the playing fields as a precaution. The incident is under control and athletics have resumed. Our students and fans are safe. Thank you for your cooperation. Go Warriors!
Northwestern Girls Tennis 2019 Clark County Champs!!!
Today, our wonderful PTO assembled and delivered safety backpacks and buckets for all of our elementary classrooms! These backpacks are complete with a first aid kit, sanitizer and Lysol spray, dry erase boards and markers, candy and small toys. The buckets will contain trash bags, toilet paper, and a shower curtain for emergency restrooms. THANK YOU NW PTO! Your support is greatly appreciated!
Look for bus routes to be posted online early next week.
This morning we moved the Athletics web pages from the District Site to the JH/HS site. It made more sense to have them located there. Thank you for your patience while we build out the new sites
Welcome to our new Website!