5610 Troy Road
Springfield, OH 45502  

Phone: (937) 964-3240 
Fax: (937) 964-3244

8:40 AM - 3:45 PM

Elementary School's News
Upcoming events at Northwestern Elementary

Please check our events listed for dates and times!


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May 18, 2014 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Northwestern Jr/Sr High School

All proceeds benefit Carly Tomlinson & her family

Clark County Dress RE-SALEpalooza!

Volleyball Tournament 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Family Fun! Food & Beverages, Face Painting, Cornhole, Photobooth, Raffle

Sale and Tournament Open to the Public!

$5.00 admission (kids 12 & under FREE!)

CareforCarlyBenefit@gmail.com to register a team or to donate a dress.

Elementary Buses Running Late Tonight

Due to a downed power line on State Route 41, elementary buses will be running approximately 10 minutes late tonight, Thursday, April 10, 2014.  We did not use the One Call Now sytem to inform you becasue the message would not have arrived in time.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Length of Student Instructional Day for 2014-15 Decreased

The topic of the 30 minute increase of the student instructional day that began this year has been a topic that we have continued to monitor.  Previously, our day was one of the shortest in the county.



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NW Athletic Boosters Annual Mulch & Pine Straw Fundraiser




Delivery & Pick Up Dates:  April 12, 13, and 19  

(Pick up times at Northwestern 9 am—3 pm)

Three Colors to choose from: 

Eco-Smart (3 cu. ft) / Red (2 cu. ft) 

Ultra Black Color Enhanced (2 cu. ft)

$4.50 per bag / 5 for $21

Here are the advantages to supporting the NW Athletic Boosters Mulch Fundraiser:

- Supporting the Student Athletes at Northwestern  

- The fundraiser products are Tax Free

- Competitive Prices  

- Free Delivery for 15 or more bags

($5 fee outside Clark County)

For more information, please contact

Todd Houseman at 937-631-0429

Advertisement for Softball Field Bids

Sealed bids will be received at the Treasurer’s Office, Northwestern Local Schools, 5610 Troy Rd., Springfield, OH 45502 until 2:00 pm, local time, on April 14, 2014, for the construction of a softball field and dugouts. 

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No School - Spring Break

This is just a reminder that school will NOT be in session the week of March 24 - 28, 2014.

Have a great Spring Break!



2014-2015 District Calendar

2014-2015 District Calendar - Board Approved March 20, 2014

Northwestern Elementary Night at the Dragons

Northwestern Elementary students enjoyed an assembly with the Dayton Dragons Green Team on January 16.  The Dragons helped promote Northwestern's healthy eating and exercise program for students.  There will be an end of year celebration with Northwestern Elementary Night at the Dayton Dragons game.

Friday, May 23, 2014

$7.00 per Lawn Ticket

Return your order to the Elemenary office by April 30, 2014

Click here for Order Form

Make Checks Payable to Dayton Dragons

Calendar Changes for Northwestern Elementary

Due to the many days that we have missed, there have been some date changes for some events at the elementary.  Additional information will be coming home about these at the appropriate times.

Donuts for Dads - 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.  Grades PreK - 1 - April 1,  Grades 2-3 - April 2, 
Grades 4-6 - April 3.

Muffins with Moms - 7:00 - 7:45    Grades PreK - 1 - April 15,  Grades 2-3 - April 16,
Grades 4-6 - April 17

School is in session on Friday, April 18

OAA testing - May 6 - OAA reading for Grades 3 - 6
                      May 8 - OAA math for Grades 3 - 6
                      May 9 - OAA science for Grade 5

Special Board Meeting - February 28, 2014 @ 5:00

The Northwestern Local Board of Education will meet in special session on February 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library.  The item(s) on the agenda will include discussions regarding clamity make-up days for the 2013-2014 calendar year.

Graduation Ceremony Seating

The issue of seating for this year's commencement has become a hot topic, and as a result, we wanted to take this opportunity to share that we anticpate celebrating the success of 150 of our graduates.  These soon-to-be alumni were surveyed and have indicated that they will be bringing 1223 guests.   There are currently 1344 seats in the HS gymnasium for the guests.  However, this means that everyone will have to sit together.  In other words, we can leave no empty seats that would separate groups.  Each guest would have room for himself/herself but would not have room to take up a seat with a camera bag or other item.  This close knit community will be even closer during the ceremony, but if we all work together, we should have a wonderful celebration on Saturday, June 7, 2014.



Tentative 2014-2015 Calendar

Pending Board approval, the following 2014-2015 tentative calendar is under consideration.  Per Ohio Revised Code, we require your input and look forward to hearing from you.  Please review the calendar draft and give us your feedback.  You may submit your feedback by e-mailing us at calendarinput@northwestern.k12.oh.us . If you would rather contact us directly, please plan on attending our Board meeting on February 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm in the elementary cafeteria.  Thank you!


February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014

7:00 p.m. in the Jr/Sr High Cafetorium

$6.00 students and $8.00 adults

Memory Bricks Are Available

Please help yourself to the bricks from the old middle school.  They are located in a pile outside of the fencing as you drive in the front off of State Route 41.  The bricks are mixed in with block from the building as well, but they are there for you to take as a keep sake!  Enjoy!!

ACCESS POINT FROM 41 - Unavailable

Debris and demolition is now being carried away by truck.  The access point from 41 is unavailable.

Please use the Nancy Dutton entrance. 

We appreciate your patience!

Northwestern Local Schools on a 2-hour delay Friday February 7th

Due to unsafe driving conditions, Northwestern Local Schools will be on a 2-hour delay Friday February 7th, 2014

The Following Activities Are Canceled Due to Weather January 25, 2014

Due to weather conditions, wrestling and girls basketball scheduled for today has been canceled. Also, the OMEA Solo and Ensemble event scheduled at Stebbins High School has been canceled too.

Evening Activities Cancelled Tonight, Tuesday, February 4, 2014

All evening activites are cancelled for tonight.  

This includes games and practices.  

Thank you!



Presiden'ts Day - February 17, 2014 - SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION

HS Girls Basketball Games

The HS Girls Basketball game scheduled for today, Monday, January 6, 2013, at Riverside has been postponed until Thursday, January 16, 2014.

The HS Girls Basketball make-up game from Tuesday, January 2, 2014 will be at Northeastern HS on Wednesday, January 15, 2014...Varsity only starting at 6:00.

All other athletic games and practices have been cancelled today, Monday, January 6, 2014!!

Northwestern Local Schools CLOSED Wednesday February 5, 2014

Due to unsafe weather conditions, Northwestern Local Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday February 5, 2014





High School Basketball Game at Graham

The High School boys basketball at Graham, originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013...freshman will start at 4:30.

Northwestern Closed Today, Friday December 6th

Due to weather conditions, Northwestern Local Schools will be CLOSED Today, Friday December 6th.  All daytime and evening activities are also cancelled.  The auction for the Elementary School contents is sceduled to continue at this time.

S.A.D.D. Cookie Walk

S.A.D.D. Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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High School Book Fair

November 25 through December 6, 2013, in the new Jr. Sr. High School Library. The times are 7:30 A.M. to 2:45 P.M. daily and during Parent Teacher Conferences on December 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Please click on the "click here" for more information.

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PreK - 6 New Phone Number  

The new PreK - 6 phone number is 937-964-3240.



Elementary Lunch For your planning, students will not have microwaves available to use during lunch times as the students are learning new procedures in our new elementary.  We will keep you posted when these may be available again.

Thanks to everyone who came to see the building and thank you for your continued support!

Grades PreK - 6 make-up picture day Make-up Picture Day!!  On Wednesday, October 23rd, students in grades PreK - 6 can have their pictures taken.  Please send the picture envelope with payment with your child.
CTC Board Member Applications The Northwestern Local School District is currently accepting cover letters and resumes to be considered for the appointment to serve as Northwestern's representative on the Springfield-Clark CTC Board.  Please submit cover letters and resumes to the Board of Education office by December 1, 2013.  Interested candidates must meet the following criteria:


Have experience as:

  • CFOs
  • CEOs
  • Human resource manager, or
  • Other business, industry or career counseling professionals who are qualified to discuss the labor needs of the region with respect to the regional economy.
  • Represent employers in the region who are qualified to consider the state's workforce needs
  • Have an understanding of the skills, training, and education needed for the current and future employment opportunitites in the state.



Choir Concert Northwestern Junior and Senior High Choirs will present a Fall Concert on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in our new Jr/Sr High School Cafetorium.  Admission if FREE and the Concert will feature the 7th and 8th grade Choir as well as the High School Concert Choir and Show Choir!



Bid Notice Northwestern Abatement  

Please click here for more information.

Revised Bid Form - Addendum

Bid Opening has been postponed until November 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.


NW Annual Marching Band - BAND FEST  

Saturday, September 28th - 5:00 pm

View 15 marching bands from the surrounding area compete in this contest along with our own Marching Warriors. 

Admission:                                                                                                           $7.00 Adult, $5.00 Student (high school & below)

Age 5 & Under Free

Come early for great food and best seating.


The 7th grade make-up football game with Indian Lake is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, starting at 5:30 at Northwestern.


There will be no pre-sale tickets for the Catholic Central Football Game this Friday...their student price is $4.00.  Game start time is 7:30 p.m.



ProgressBook ParentAccess
Due to software enhancements, ProgressBook's ParentAccess has changed for this year. Old login information from prior years will no longer work. Parents and students will now be able to create and manage their own accounts with an individual Registration Key.  Registration information is being generated and will be sent home with students in the very near future.  

Revised District School Calendar for 2013-2014

Click here for the 2013-2014 Revised District Calendar.

Tennis Court Bids


Sealed bids will be received at the Treasurer’s Office, Northwestern Local Schools, 5610 Troy Rd., Springfield, OH 45502 until 1:00 p.m., local time, on Aug 27, 2013, for the construction of a tennis courts. Bids will be opened and read immediately afterwards. Specifications prepared by The Kleingers Group. See www.northwestern.k12.oh.us or www.publicnotice.ohio.gov for this notice. Submit questions to Tony Orr 937-964-1318, e-mail orr@northwestern.k12.oh.us. Bid documents may be obtained at the Northwestern Office for a nonrefundable fee of $50. Documents may be reviewed at www.dodgeprojects.construction.com . All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of either a Bid Guaranty or Contract Bond for the full amount of the bid, or a certified check, cashier’s check, or an irrevocable letter of credit in an amount equal to 10% of the bid as described in the instructions to bidders. Unless permitted by law, no Bidders may withdraw its bid within 60 days after the bid opening. The District reserves the right to waive irregularities in bids, to reject any or all bids, and to conduct such investigation as necessary to determine the responsibility of a bidder.

7th,8th and 9th Grade ORIENTATION - DATE CHANGE

August 19 @ 7:00 p.m. - 9th Grade Orientation

August 20 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8th Grade Orientation

August 21 @ 7:00 p.m. - 7th Grade Orientation

Elementary Open House Information

August  22  -    

           Kindergarten orientation – 9:30 a.m.  &  1:30 p.m.

            Ms. Love/Ms. Yowler orientation – 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

            PreSchool open house for returning students – 2:30 p.m.

            Grades 1 – 6 Open House – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

August 23  -   

            PreSchool orientation – 10:30 a.m.  &  12:30 p.m.


School Day Extended

The school day for students attending the Jr/Sr High School will be from 7:30 a.m. - 2:42 p.m.

Elementary students in grades PK - 6 will attend school from 8:40 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

School Supply Lists

It's time to raid the "Back to School" sales!  Please review the following supply lists to get started.

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Northwestern Elementary School Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Open House will be from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Middle School and Elementary Auctions

Elementary School Auction will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. - Open to Public

Items from both auctions will include loose furnishings like shelving, chairs, tables, desks, filing cabinets, trophies, art equipment, music equipment, kitchen equipment, and too many miscellaneous items to list! Bring the family for the auction, stay for lunch, and bid often and high on the many great items!


Golf Try Outs

Any high school student interested in trying out for golf needs to report to Snyder Park Golf Course for practice on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 11:00. Any questions should be directed to Coach Shumaker at shumaker@northwestern.k12.oh.us

1995 International Bus
Bids will be taken at www.publicsurplus.com.
Bidding ends on July 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

May 2013 Aerial Photos

Click on the "Click Here" below to see the latest aerial photos of the new facilities project!

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Northwestern Warriors Youth Football Camp

Grades 2-8
July 11-12, 2013
Click on the "Click Here" for more informaiton and registration forms.

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2013-2014 Sports Physicals

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Northwestern High School Gym
$15 per person
For any student currently in grades 1-11
If your last name begins with A-H - 8:00 am,
I-S - 8:45 am, and T-Z 9:30 am

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Calamity Make Up Day - May 28, 2013

Due to our unfortunate school closing Friday May 17th, we will be making up this calamity day on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

MS Spring Band Concert - Still on for Sunday

The MS Spring Band Concert will still be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm.  If you need to pick up instruments you may do so today May 17, 2013 or May 19, 2013 after 2:00 pm.

7th & 8th Grade Dance TONIGHT

The 7th and 8th Grade Dance will be held TONIGHT, 5/17/2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

School Closed Friday May 17th

Due to foggy road conditions, Northwestern will be CLOSED Friday, May 17th.

High School Spring Band Concert and Awards

TONIGHT May 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the High School Gym




Youth Leader for Students Against Destructive Decisions Joins Top Teen Advisors From Across the U.S. to Guide Organization and Represent Peers     

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High School Yearbooks - Last Chance to Order

May 17th is the last day to order!  Please click on the "click here" for more information.

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April 2013 Aerial Photos

Click on the "Click Here" below to see the latest aerial photos of the new facilities project!

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18th Annual Northwestern Athletic Boosters' Dinner Auction and Hall of Fame Induction

Saturday, March 15th
6:00 PM at the Jr/Sr High School
Tickets are $25/couple or $15/single
Call 937-605-6343 or www.nwathleticboosters.us for tickets and information

Northwestern Dinner Auction Flyer

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Buckeye Donkey Basketball Game
January 18, 2013
Doors Open at 4:30 PM - at the Jr/Sr High School
Consessions will be available for meals/snacks
Limited Number of Tickets being Sold
Advanced Ticket Price: $6.00
At the Door Ticket Price: $8.00
(if available)

This event is sponsored by the Northwestern FFA and Athletic Booster Clubs.  NO Athletic, Staff or Senior Passes will be accepted.  ALL attendees must purchase a ticket to enter the Donkey Basketball Game.
Please contact Cheryl Sigler @ 845-1600, Jen Baldwin @ 232-9917,
Jen Berner @ 605-2495, Jill Pierce @ 408-3662 or
Marily Fries @ 286-2451
to purchase your tickets!

Senior Citizen Dinner
December 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. - Northwestern Jr/Sr High School
Click on the "Click Here" below to see more information for the Senior Citizen Dinner.

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FFA Fruit Sale November 4 - November 14, 2013
Click on the "click here" for order form and additional information.

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Northwestern Craft Show Northwestern Craft Show will be held on November 9, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. 
Due to the change in the school calendar for October, the date for the NWHS annual Chiller Thriller Variety Show has been changed.
The 2013 CHILLER THRILLER Variety Show will be held Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the NW Junior/Senior High School Cafetorium.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.  
Get your tickets early for the best seating!!

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    Northwestern Elementary PreK-6 School
    5610 Troy Road
    Springfield, OH 45502  

    Phone: (937) 964-3240 
    Fax: (937) 964-3244
    Northwestern Local Schools