5780 Troy Road
Springfield, OH 45502  

Phone: (937) 964-1324 
Fax: (937) 964-6006

Building Hours
7:30 AM - 2:27 PM

Welcome to Northwestern High School
Graduation Information

Graduation Information:

Graduation Practice is Friday, May 29th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.  All graduating seniors are required to attend.  Seniors who do not attend practice will not be permitted to walk in the NW Commencement Ceremony.

NW Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 AM in the High School gym.  Guest may begin to arrive at 8:30 AM.  Graduating Seniors must arrive no later than 9:00 AM.  

Graduation Information Graduation Information

Graduation Information:

Graduation Practice is Friday, May 29th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM.  All graduating seniors are required to attend.  Seniors who do not attend practice will not be permitted to walk in the NW Commencement Ceremony.

NW Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 AM in the High School gym.  Guest may begin to arrive at 8:30 AM.  Graduating Seniors must arrive no later than 9:00 AM.  

Senior Exams Senior Exams

Seniors will take exams on Wednesday, May 27th during a regular school schedule.  All seniors are expected to attend exam periods unless they have exempted the class.

Final Year End Dates Final Year End Dates
Because we missed a day of school last Friday because of the vandalism and disruption of services, we have decided the following:
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State FFA Degree

The students in the photo received their State FFA degree on May 1st at the state convention.  Pictured left to right are: Lindsay Fries, Sarah Baldwin, Luke Standley, Elizabeth Sakaitis, Katie Weeks.

Warrior Softball Team

With their 8-7 victory over Tecumseh on Thursday, the Lady Warriors softball team secured at least a tie for the CBC Mad River Division title.

Congratulations to these young ladies and Coach Johnson and Coach Braun!!!

Dress Code Dress Code

Clarification on the Dress Code Rules

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High School Graduation - TICKETS NEEDED

Dear Senior and Family,

We are contemplating one of the biggest moments in students' lives: High School Graduation. In order to make the process as smooth as possible, it has been decided that tickets will be issued to each student. Students were asked to provide a list of people they thought would attend commencement. Tickets will be issued to each student considering the amount requested. However, there will be a cap on the number of tickets a student will be issued. Tickets will be available for pick-up on Monday, May 11th from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM in the Jr./Sr. High School office. Seniors or parents will need to pick-up their tickets. Tickets will have an assigned seat including section, row, and seat number (like at a concert). Tickets will be good for one person for one seat. Children requiring a seat will need a ticket. Please limit items brought with you to those that can be placed at your feet.

The gymnasium will open at 8:30 AM for ticket holders. Ticket holders will be able to enter the gymnasium from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM. After 9:30 AM, all seats will become general admission and no tickets will be needed. (If you have a ticket and come to the gymnasium after 9:30 AM, you will NOT be guaranteed your seat.) No seats will be able to be saved.

There will be a cap on the number of tickets each student will receive. If the student needs more seats, they should encourage their family to come early to get a seat during general admission.

We are proud of our new schools. Some changes have been made due to our new facilities. Please help as we work through these changes. We are looking forward to a wonderful celebration with the Class of 2015.


Lori Swafford

CBI Luncheon CBI Luncheon

CBI Luncheon

The teachers and students of the Career-based Intervention Program are hosting a Job Supervisor's Appreciation luncheon on Thursday, May 7.  They are ordering subs from the Jaguar Room,  a student-operated restaurant affiliated with the Culinary Arts program at the CTC! 

Mr. Larry Pilson, the coordinator of the 9th grade program, says that each supervisor provides a unique service, with the opportunity to help guide our CBI students.  The luncheon is a token of appreciation for those acting as program supervisors, and for their guidance in helping to make the program flow more smoothly.


Congratulations to the 2015 Prom Court

Congratulations to the 2015 prom court.

Junior Court:

Brooke Smith, Cameryn Ciresi, Hannah Barton, Chelby Dye
Ellis Ulery, Shane Salley, Cole Brewer, Landon Rohrer

Senior Court:

Lina Spada, Hannah Martin, Hannah Gross, Katie Stringer, Kelsey McCaw, Sicilia Spada
Alec Fultz, Andrew Franzen, Devin Rogers, Eric Philpot, Austin Howard, Collin Hasty

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Superintendent Search Profile Superintendent Search Profile

The Northwestern Board of Education has contracted with K-12 Business Consulting (K-12) to conduct the search for the district’s next superintendent.  Stakeholders of the district (students, staff, and community members) were invited to help build the profile of the next Superintendent.  On April 13, over 100 people attended meetings with representatives from K-12  to give their input.  In addition to the meetings, profile input forms that were available at the district website were completed and sent to K-12.  The results were compiled and will give the Board of Education a profile on what the district stakeholders feel is important to look for in our next superintendent. 

Please click here to see the results of the stakeholders’ input.


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"It's Simply Chemistry" - Ms. Mouser's 3rd grade class

"It's Simply Chemistry" - Ms. Mouser's 3rd grade class

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We wanted to share that the Board has agreed to support a change to the end of our school year. Specifically, the last day for students will be Friday, May 29, 2015. This will be a great way for the students and faculty to end the year. In the meantime all of us have much to do as we prepare for the final state tests. Please encourage your children to finish the year strong by doing their homework, being respectful, and making sure they are test ready!

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.



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!! 

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:

Please click on the click here to continue reading the full article.

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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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Third Thursday Every Month

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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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Northwestern Jr/Sr High School
5780 Troy Road
Springfield, OH 45502  

Phone: (937) 964-1324 
Fax: (937) 964-6006
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