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Road Widening Construction To Begin at Main Entrance

The road widening construction project is set to begin on Monday, April 20, 2015.  Traffic will still have access to the main entrance off of 41. The project is slated to last approximately 8 weeks.



Road Widening Construction To Begin at Main Entrance

The road widening construction project is set to begin on Monday, April 20, 2015.  Traffic will still have access to the main entrance off of 41. The project is slated to last approximately 8 weeks.




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Your chance to become involved. 

A community meeting will be held on April 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

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If you cannot attend the meeting, we would still like you to complete the form to give your input.  The forms are confidential and should only be returned directly to K-12. The deadline to return the forms is April 18, 2015.

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Northwestern Local Schools added two additional stop signs where the Elementary and Jr/Sr High School roadways meet.  Drivers please slow down and be aware of the 20 mph speed limit.  As always, safety is our number one priority.  Please help keep our community safe!

FFA Booster Spud Mud Run 5K - May 23rd - CANCELLED FFA Booster Spud Mud Run 5K - May 23rd - CANCELLED

The 2nd Annual Northwestern FFA Booster Spud Mud Run 5K has been CANCELLED for May 23rd!!

Clark County Teachers 27th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards

On March 16,  Pam LeMay and Donna Hetrick were honored as two of four Clark County Teachers at the 27th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards luncheon.  

Congratulations Pam and Donna!! 

Kindergarten Registration/Assessment

Northwestern Elementary will hold registration and readiness assessment for sutdents entering kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year on April 22nd and April 23rd.

Parents of children eligible for kindergarten should call the school at 937-964-3240 to arrange an appointment.  State Law requires that all students must attend kindergarten before entering first grade.  Parents need to present the child's Birth Certificate (Health Dept. Copy), Immunization Records, Custody/Adoption/Guardianship Papers (if applicable), and Proof of Residency at time of registration.

Please be reminded that kindergarten students must be 5 years of age before September 30th.  Should you have any questions, please ask when you call or at the assessment.  Thank you.


Tristan Finfrock-Deel Received the ACE Award

Tristan Finfrock-Deel received the ACE Award (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) from the Exchange Club of Springfield. Tristan received this award and scholarship money for maintaining good academic standing and overcoming personal challenges. Tristan will move on to the district competition. Way to go Tristan!!!

College Credit Plus College Credit Plus

To:       All Jr./Sr. High School Students and Families

Starting next year, any student in grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to take college level coursework and receive college credit through state or private universities. Through the College Credit Plus Program, a student who has the appropriate placement score on the ACT/SAT or college entrance exam (i.e. the Compass test for Clark State) can take college courses online or at a college or university. Additionally, Northwestern will offer some classes which provide students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students will still be required to meet high school and state requirements for graduation.

Northwestern will be holding a second College Credit Plus (CCP) meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 PM in cafeteria of the Jr./Sr. High School. If you attended the first meeting, you will not need to attend this meeting. There will be no new information. To help with our planning, please RSVP to Rutanb@nwls.education if you are planning to attend. If you have questions about CCP, please contact Mrs. Rutan at (937) 964-1324. The last day to sign-up for CCP is Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

For more information on CCP: www.ohiohighered.org/ccp

"Opt Out" of State Testing "Opt Out" of State Testing

February 17, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are aware that there is a growing movement where some parents/guardians are considering the decision to allow their children to “opt out” of state testing.  However, as a district, Northwestern encourages all parents/guardians to allow their children to participate in state testing for several reasons.  

Please know that we value your involvement in the educational process and want to ensure that you have the following information about testing.

State and federal laws require all Ohio school districts to administer tests in specific grades and courses to all students. While there is no law or official state procedure that allows parents or students to opt out of testing, we understand your concerns and respect your rights as a parent.

However, we do want to make sure you are fully-informed about the possible consequences of opting out of testing. First and foremost, data is a valuable tool our educators use to make decisions for your child’s education. The data collected from state-approved assessments such as PARCC, in addition to classroom assessments and assignments, is used by our teachers and administrators to help your child be successful in school. The information provided to our teachers from PARCC can be used to decide placement in advanced courses, interventions, differentiated instruction, and instructional practices to ensure that we are providing all students with a high-quality education. Although we will have data from other sources that we can use, we believe that the PARCC data is a crucial piece of this information.

The Ohio Department of Education also provides the following potential consequences of opting out of testing for students, districts, schools, and teachers:

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Ann G. Martin Scholarship Application

Due Date: May 1, 2015 to Cynde Sroufe at the Jr/Sr High School

Attn: Ann G. Martin Scholarship

The Northwestern Teacher's Association and the family of Ann G. Martin are proud to once again offer a scholarship in Ann's memory.  The $500.00 one-time scholarship will be awarded to a Northwestern graduate who is currently a college junior or senior enrolled in the College of Education.

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Carly's Gift of Love

Northwestern Local Schools proudly supports Carly's Gift of Love.  The following excerpt from Dayton Children's Hospital indicates how we can help former student, Carly Tomlinson, achieve her dream of helping children with cancer.

Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause by clicking on the link below.


Please click on the "click here" for the official Dayton Children's Letter.

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Preserving our Warrior history has been an ongoing goal as we transitioned from the former buildings to our new facilities.  

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Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

Starting at $11.20 an hour and may lead to a permanent position starting at over $14.00 an hour.  Contact Neal Shambaugh at 937-964-1672.

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Springfield, OH 45502

Phone: 937-964-1318
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