5610 Troy Road
Springfield, OH 45502  

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

8:40 AM - 3:45 PM

Elementary School's News
Northwestern CLOSED Monday, November 17, 2014

Due to unsafe driving conditions, Northwestern is CLOSED today, Monday, November 17, 2014.  


Grades 3 - 6 Girls Basketball player/parent meeting

There will be a player/parent meeting October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. high school gymnasium for any girls in grades 3 - 6 interested in playing in a Youth Basketball League this winter.  The girls program will be managed by the Warrior basketball.  We will introduce to youjust a basic layout of the league, schedule and tams involved as well as expenses invovled and used .  we will be looking for 4 - 6 individuals interested in volunteering their time to coach.  Thank you for your time and we hope to have a great turnout.  Let's build the Warriors girls basketball program together!  Any questions e-mail Coach Stewart at:
aaron@perkinsfreight.com or stewlogistics@yahoo.com  or call 937-207-5341.


Solar S'mores!

Mrs. Hatfield and Mrs. Husted’s first graders are learning about our sun.  Using lab explorations, read alouds, science journals, and characteristics of good scientists, we have gathered some great observations and information.  We did an exploration of our shadows and why they move - because the Earth, not the sun, is moving.  We also explored one thing we get from the sun (heat) by making Solar S’mores.  The students listed all the things we needed to make s’mores in their science journals, then wrote a hypothesis about how to melt the chocolate.  Next, they placed their special ovens (pizza boxes lined with aluminum foil) out in the sun.  We checked our s’mores about 40 minutes later, and discovered that most of our chocolate bars had melted through the heat of the sun!  We discussed why the results weren’t the same for all groups (some did not get as much direct sun as others). They documented the whole experience in their journals.  We are looking forward to our next exploration – The sun gives us Light!


NW Women's Soccer Team Defeats Alter
On Monday, August 25, 2014, the Northwestern High School women's soccer team defeated state powerhouse Kettering Alter 2-1 at the Warriors Taylor Field.  Northwestern took a 2-0 lead into halftime on goals by Jessica Fisher, with an assist from Rachel Wells, and Megan Caldwell.  Rebecca Wells had 7 saves in the goal for the Warriors.  The Lady Warriors are currently 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Mad River Division of the Central Buckeye Conference...they travel to Sidney this Saturday with the varsity starting at 5:30 followed by the JV game.
 
On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the Lady Warriors volleyball team defeated the Urbana Hillclimbers 3-1 for the first time in 7 years.  Northwestern was led by Katelyn Partlow with 36 digs and 19 kills, Hanna Martin with 17 digs, Rachel Martin with 23 assists, and Sarah Hart had 13 kills, 6 blocks, and 14 digs.  The Lady Warriors are currently 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Mad River Division of the Central Buckeye Conference...they host Benjamin Logan on Thursday with the JV game starting at 5:30. 
 

PHONE SYSTEM IS DOWN TEMPORARILY

The Northwestern phone system is temporarily down.  We are currently working on the problem. If you need to get a hold of someone, please feel free to email us one of the secretaries for assistance. Thank you for your patience.

mason@northwestern.k12.oh.us - Board Office

geis@northwestern.k12.oh.us - Elementary

piteo@northwestern.k12.oh.us - Jr/Sr High School

 

 


Northwestern Football Scrimmage

Football Scrimmage against Miami East has been postponed until tomorrow, Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Middle School @ 10:00 am

High School @ 10:00 am


Elementary will be open these times on Monday and Tuesday

Due to building and district staff meetings, the elementary building will be open at the following times on Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and August 19:

Monday, August 19 - Doors will be open from 9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20 - Doors will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Community Wide Survey

This anonymous survey is being conducted by the

Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA).

To complete the community wide survey please click on the link below. 

The survey will be available from August 11 - 22, 2014.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NorthwesternLocal


Open House Dates

Welcome Back! The following dates and times are for our Open Houses.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


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SUMMER WORK

ALL SUMMER WORK CAN BE TURNED INTO THE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014.

THANK YOU!


New Teacher - Ashley DuGan

Northwestern would like to welcome Ashley DuGan to the Elementary School as an Intervention Specialist.  Ashley comes to us from the Springfield Clark Education Service Center.  Welcome to Northwestern Ashley!


New Teacher - Leslie Mitchell

Northwestern would like to welcome Leslie Mitchell to the Elementary School as an Intermediate Literacy Coach.  Leslie comes to us from Dayton Public Schools.  Welcome to Northwestern Leslie!


New Teacher - Gretchen Hanahan

Northwestern would like to welcome Gretchen Hanahan to the Elementary School as a 3rd Grade Teacher.  Gretchen comes to us from Imagine Schools.  Welcome to Northwestern Gretchen!


1996 International School Bus for Sale

Click on the link below to see additional information.

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1168755


3rd ANNUAL FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTALS CAMP

WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014 AND THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

WHERE: NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PRACTICE FIELD

COST: $25.00 (CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO NORTHWESTERN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT)

TIME: 5:00 PM TILL 8:00 PM

WHO: ANY STUDENT ENTERING GRADES 2-7 FOR THE 14-15 SCHOOL YEAR

CLOTHING: SHORTS, TEE SHIRTS, SOCKS, TENNIS SHOES (CLEATS ARE OPTIONAL)

QUESTIONS: CONTACT NORTHWESTERN HEAD COACH SETH WHITING @ 330-327-5778


Road Widening Delayed

As community members drive by the new Northwestern schools, they see many changes:  the old schools are gone, a new boulevard runs back to the new buildings, new tennis courts are being used daily, but one thing they do not see is the widening of Troy Road.


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2014-2015 SPORTS PHYSICALS

2014 - 2015

SPORTS PHYSICALS

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL GYM

$20 PER PERSON

(FOR ANY STUDENT CURRENTLY IN GRADES 1-11)

8:00 IF YOUR LAST NAME BEGINS WITH A-H

8:45 IF YOUR LAST NAME BEGINS WITH I-S

9:30 IF YOUR LAST NAME BEGINS WITH T-Z

 

PHYSICALS WILL BE GIVEN BY

DR. ALPER SARIHAN, DO

DR. JOE SMITH, MD

NORTHSIDE FAMILY PHYSICIANS

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,

CALL JEFF HOBBY

ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR

NORTHWESTERN LOCAL SCHOOLS

964-6022


Last Day of School -June 10 - Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 10, the last day of school for this year, will be an early dismissal day.

The Jr/Sr high school students will be dismissed at 12:15.
The elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:20.
*Morning Preschool students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m.*


Latchkey will be available. Please arrange for your child to be picked up as soon as possible after dismissal.

Please note breakfast will not be available for students on this day.


Retire Rehire Resolution Notification

BE IT RESOLVED by the Northwestern Local School District Board of Education that the Treasurer immediately issue the following notice, on behalf of the Board of Education, to the public in the same manner in which special meetings of the Board of Education are publicized:

The Northwestern Local School District Board of Education, pursuant to R.C. 3307.353, gives public notice that teacher Vicki Packard-Cooper will be retiring from Northwestern Local Schools and is seeking re-employment with Northwestern Local in the same position following her retirement. The Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the issue of re-employing Ms. Packard-Cooper at its board meeting on July 31, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Northwestern Elementary Cafetorium.

 

 

 


Early Dismissal - June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, the last day of school for this year, will be an early dismissal day. 

The Jr/Sr high school students will be dismissed at 12:15.

The elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:20.

*Morning Preschool students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m.*

Please note breakfast will not be available for students on this day.

 


Northwestern on a 2 Hour Delay Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Due to a ruptured water main break coming from North Hampton, Northwestern Local Schools will be on a two hour delay.  We will  make a decision by 7:40 if school can be in session today.  Thank you.


Special Board Meeting Scheduled

 

 May 26, 2014 

 

The Northwestern Local Board of Education will meet in special session on May 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. 


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Letter about Commencement Ceremony

Each senior will be issued up to 8 tickets for the commencement ceremony.  This includes handicap seating.


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The Lady Warriors Softball Team
The Lady Warriors softball team defeated Tippecanoe on Thursday by the score of 13-7.  Leading the Warrior charge was Kris Pencil (2-3 with 2 RBI's), Bre Oakes (3-4 with a double and 2 RBI's), Brittany Hart (4-4 with a homerun and 4 RBI's), Maddie Current ( 3-4 with 2 RBI's), Abby Zerkle (2-4 with 2 RBI's), and Taj Knicely (1-3 with a double and an RBI).  The Warriors were again led defensively with Brittany Hart and Graysan Braun in the circle.  With the win, the Lady Warriors now sport an overall record of 25-3.
 
They will continue their tourney journey on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, playing Greenville at Tecumseh HS.
 
GO WARRIORS!!!

Phone Lines Down Starting at Noon Today

Northwestern phone lines will be down starting at noon today for an undertermined amount of time.  We do anticipate the problem being resolved by the end of the day.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Northwestern Lady Warriors Softball Team
The Northwestern Lady Warriors softball team defeated Urbana in the first round of the sectional tournament on Tuesday by the score of 14-4.  The Warriors were led offensively by Maddie Crew (4-4 with a double and triple), Kris Pencil (4-5 with 3 doubles), Jensen Kleis (2-5 with a homerun and 5 RBI's), Brittany Hart (4-4), and Maddie Current (3-4).  Defensively the Warriors were led by pitchers Brittany Hart and Graysan Braun whol held the Climbers to 4 runs on 4 hits.
 
The Lady Warriors continue their tournament journey on Thursday, May 15, 2014, against Tippecanoe HS starting at 5:00 at The NAAA fields on Shrine Road...just a reminder, as this is the OHSAA tournament, there is a $5.00 admission charge.
 
GO WARRIORS!!!

May Board Meeting - Date Change to May 29th

May Board Meeting has been changed to May 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Elementary Library


Clark County MS Track and Field Championship

The Clark County MS Track and Field Championships will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, with the field events starting at 4:30 and the running events at 5:30...this will be held at Shawnee HS.


NW FFA SPUD MUD RUN

May 24, 2014 @ 9:00 am

Donnels Creek Farm

Subdivision, North Hampton Ohio

(located across from Sturgeon Park)

NW Students that register by May 20th $20.00 (mail in or give to Mrs. Hillard)

All other pre-registration by May 20th $30.00 (Pre-register at http://www.speedy-feet.com/races.php)

After May 20th All $35.00

For More information including mail in instructions and forms go to:  www.nwffaboosters.com

 


Varisty Softball Team

The varsity softball team will be going to Lebanon HS on Saturday, May 2, 2014 for one game at 1:30 pm.


NWHS presents - Spring Fever 2014

NWHS presents Spring Fever 2014 Annual Variety Show

Wednesday, April 30th

NWJr/Sr High School Cafetorium @ 7:00 pm

Adults $6.00

Students $3.00

Reserved Seating - Tickets available during lunch

 


Upcoming events at Northwestern Elementary

Please check our events listed for dates and times!

 


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CARE FOR CARLY BENEFIT

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

NORTHWESTERN ATHLETIC BOOSTERS ANNUAL

MULCH & PINE STRAW FUNDRAISER

ORDER FORM

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 May 29, 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.


NW CALAMITY MAKE UP DAY - APRIL 18, 2014

NORTHWESTERN BOARD APPROVED THE CALAMITY MAKE UP DAY FOR APRIL 18, 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!


NORTHWESTERN PRESENTS...OKLAHOMA MUSICAL!

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 - NOW OPEN

New boulevard access point from 41 - NOW OPEN!

 

 

 


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!


NORTHWESTERN CALAMITY MAKE UP DAYS

NORTHWESTERN CALAMITY MAKE UP DAYS WILL BE...

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


GIRLS BASKETBALL - 1/2/14 - CANCELLED

NORTHWESTERN GIRLS BASKETBALL @ NORTHEASTERN HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JANUARY 2, 2014!


BOWLING - 1/2/14 - CANCELLED

NORTHWESTERN BOWLING MATCH WITH INDIAN LAKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JANUARY 2, 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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School Supply Lists for K-6

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


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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!
 

Elementary Student Picture Day!

The elementary student picture day is Thursday, September 25th.  Information packets will be coming home in Friday folders on Friday, September 19th.


Northwestern is on a 2 Hour Delay, Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Due to drifting snow and icy roads, we will be on a 2 hour delay today, Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  We believe the daylight will allow all drivers, including our student drivers, to drive more safely.


Second grade rocket day to be rescheduled!

The rocket day scheduled for Friday, October 10th, at the elementary has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  It will be re-scheduled in April or May of 2015.


T-shirt and hoodie pick up November 4th

Northwestern Elementary T-Shirt & Hoodie Pickup will be Tuesday, November 4th in the Main Elementary Hallway from 3:30-7:00pm. (This pickup is for previously placed orders. There will be no extra sales available at this time. Thank you.)


Dads! Donuts for Dads registrations are due this Friday!

Donuts for Dads registration slips are due to the elementary by Friday, October 10th.  We want to be sure that we have enough donuts so we appreciate your attention to this matter.  If you need another registration paper, let your child's teacher know and they will send one home.  Thank you!


Senior Citizen Dinner
December 4, 2014 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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Winter Coats and Jackets

WINTER COATS AND JACKETS 

 

            Over the past several months, two of our area churches have collected and cleaned gently used winter coats and jackets.  If you are in need of a coat or jacket for your child, these will be available in the elementary gym during parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday, September 16th and Thursday, September 25th until they are gone.  We look forward to a warm and cozy winter for all of our students!

Ms. Pierson, Elementary Principal


Safety drill conducted at the elementary

9-10-14

Today, Wednesday, September 10th, the elementary staff had a practice intruder safety drill during the two-hour delay staff meeting.  Scenarios were practiced by the staff and discussion was held in regards to the actions that may be taken if an intruder, meaning to do harm, should enter the elementary.  The staff worked with Officer Perry from the German Township Police Department.  The elementary will be conducting monthly safety drills just like it conducts monthly fire drills.  At this time, the plan will be to inform parents the day before the safety drill so that you and your child are aware this drill will take place.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the elementary office at 964-3240. 


Date change! Elementary make-up picture day.

Elementary make-up picture day has been moved from October 22nd to October 28th.


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.

http://www.gofundme.com/carlys-gift-of-love

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


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Box Top and Soup Label Collection

The elementary Box Top and Soup label collection is Friday, November 14th.  Please send in your trimmed labels and box tops.  We appreciate your support of this program!!


Colder Weather is here! Reminders about recess!

When weather allows,  all students are expected to go outside for recess unless they have a doctor's statement.  As a rule, if the weather permits and the temperature is 25 degrees or above Fahrenheit (including wind chill), recess will be outside.  Please be sure to dress your children appropriately for outside recess.


Elementary Celebrates Autumn!

    On Friday, October 31st, the elementary will celebrate the autumn season.  A number of
activities have been planned. 
**Our students in grades K – 3 will enjoy a puppet show in the morning presented by Steven's Puppets.
**Our students in grades 4 – 6 are invited to come to school in a costume of their choice to wear throughout the day. (Costumes are to be non-violent in nature. Students should not wear masks due to safety concerns as they move around the building.)
**Our students in grades K – 3 will put on their costumes (these should be simple, put on over their school clothes, involve no make-up and need to be non-violent) and parade around the playground area beginning at 2:15 p.m. Parents and our grades 4 – 6 students are invited to watch the parade.
**Due to time limitations, there will be no "in class" parties.Classroom teachers will be
contacting parents about having "goody" bags made in advance of the 31st for the students in their classroom to take home and enjoy.
**Parents will be permitted to sign out students after the parade. Classroom teachers will have sign out sheets. (There will be no attendance penalty for leaving before 3:30 on this day.) We will need the bus parking area cleared by 3:10 p.m.
      We look forward to a day of learning and fun.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher.


Coming to the cafeteria soon: "CARS"

The elementary students are doing a great job in the cafeteria during lunch.  They are
meeting behavior expectations, eating good food, and enjoying time with friends.  They are in the process of  earning a Friday movie.  "Cars" will be coming to the cafeteria soon!


Save the date - Grandparents Week is coming!

Please save the week of September 8 - 12 for Grandparents week at the elementary.  Registration forms will be coming home with students very soon!


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Aluminum Can Tab Collection - November 17 - 21

During the week of November 17 - 21, NW FFA is sponsoring a Pop-Tab collection contest in the elementary school.  Pop-Tabs can be turned in at each classroom and will be weighed and divided by the number of students to determine the winner.  The classroom that collects the most will win a treat.  Pop-Tabs will go the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region.


9/11 Pledge of Allegiance - Mrs. MCGeean's Homeroom

Student's in Mrs. McGeean's Homeroom class started out 9/11 with the Pledge of Allegiance.  They also explored informational books about 9/11.  Ryan brought in his iPad to share lots of photos from the day 13 years ago.  They ended their lesson with writing why they are proud to be an American.


First Graders to Computer Labs

First Graders are coming to the Computer Lab for the first time this year!  So far they have learned the parts of the computer and how to turn on and shut down the computers.  They have also been learning basic mouse skills through the story "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff.  We will continue working on our mouse skills and start learning the location of the keys on the keyboard.                                                                

Denise Hermetz

Elementary Technology Teacher

 


Saving soda can tabs!

The elementary is going to be helping the H.S. F.F.A. by saving soda can tabs.  Please begin saving tabs.  We will be letting you know when you can start sending them in to the elementary school.  Thanks for your support.


Northwestern Elementary “McTeacher” Night!

Northwestern Elementary “McTeacher” Night!

Thank you to our families and community members for supporting our McTeacher night on October 20th!  We had a wonderful turnout and it was a fun time for all.  The funds raised from this event will be used for additional technology needs.  Thanks again and “Go Warriors”!


OSBA Northwestern Survey Results

Recently, we invited our community and staff to participate in an organizational survey, and we wanted to share the results.  


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Grandparents Week

We had over 800 guests at the elementary last week for Grandparents Week!  The children were so excited to share their school, their teachers, their learning with them.  Many of the teachers invited the grandparents to the classroom before lunch where they had some special activities planned.  Below is a song that kindergarten students learned to honor their grandparents.

Grandparents (Tune of are you sleeping?)

Grandma, Grandpa. Grandma, Grandpa

Today’s for you. Today’s for you!

We want you to feel special.

To know how much we love you

Yes, we do. Yes, we do.


Save these dates!

October 20 - Northwestern Elementary will have "McTeacher Night" at the Upper Valley Pike McDonald's location from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  More information will be sent home in an upcoming Friday folder.

October 21 - 23 (7:00 - 7:45 a.m.) - Northwestern Elementary will host "Donuts with Dads". Preschool, kindergarten, first grades will be October 21st.  Second and third grades will be October 22nd.  Fourth, fifth, and sixth grades will be October 23rd.  Registration forms will come home in an upcoming Friday folder. 


Elementary Movie Night Date has been changed!

The first elementary movie night for this school year for students in grades PreK - grade 3 will be on Friday, September 19 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  This is a change in date!  The movie will be "Rio 2".  Again, movie night is now Friday, September 19 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


News from Mrs. Hanahan, Third Grade Reading Teacher

News from Mrs. Hanahan, third grade reading teacher:

Wow!!!!  What an amazing first week of school!  My students are enjoying daily interactive read-alouds and discussions.  They were so excited to be introduced to the classroom library and their writer's notebook.  Students are already keeping reading logs of their independent reading at home and school.  We are still learning how to choose books at the right reading level, along with effective classroom rules and procedures.  With the hard work and dedication my kiddos have shown, I'm confident this will be a successful school year!


Upper Valley Mall contest - Help the Elementary win!

Clark County elementary schools can have a share of more than $8000!  Between September 1 and December 31st, shoppers can present receipts from any Upper Valley Mall store or restaurant to receive "points" for their elementary school.  Schools can compete to win a first prize of $5,000, a second prize of $2,000 and a third prize of $1,500.  If Northwestern Elementary can win one of these prizes, the money will be used to support activities for our students.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this program!


News from Mrs. Barlow's 6th Grade Science Classroom

News from Mrs. Barlow’s 6th Grade Science Classroom!

Students from Mrs. Barlow’s Science class have been learning about mass, volume and density. On Friday, October 10, 2014 students were given a Butterfinger, Snickers and 3 Musketeers and they were asked to find out which fun-sized candy bar had the greatest density. Students put their measurement skills to the test by using triple-beam balances to find their mass, in grams, and finding the volume using rulers and water displacement. Students calculated that between the three candy bars, Butterfinger was the densest and 3 Musketeers was the least dense.   They had a great time doing this experiment and of course eating the candy!


News from Second Grade – Mrs. Wells

Students did a two day Bubbling Slime Lab in my science classes with Mrs. Prack.  They put the substances in a bag to set overnight.  Students came up with hypothesis on what they thought would happen the next day.  After working the slime in to baking soda to watch the chemical reaction, students recorded their results and wrote their conclusions. 


Mrs. Ballentine's Math Class

Fourth graders in Mrs. Ballentine's math class have been using the Rubik's Cube to learn about sticking with a difficult problem, developing "grit".  Two have now solved the cube, motivating the others to follow suite.

Please click here for a few pictures of Mrs. Ballentine's Math Class.


Kindergarten News!

The students have been doing an amazing job with learning our routines.  They are getting to know one another and each other’s names.  We do getting to know you activities during our daily morning meeting.  We do a variety of activities that include singing songs, telling our favorite things, and reading our morning message.  This is building and establishing a community environment in our classroom.  Establishing a community and deep understanding of our rules and importance will make future learning more meaningful. 

 


LEGACY OF ATHLETICS

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


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Mr. Rethman’s Class, 5th grade Science, Week # 1
This week, we started to learn the foundations of all science inquiry with the scientific method. The students were able to apply their knowledge of the scientific method principles in perfo...rming a toilet paper strength lab to see which toilet paper brand was the best. The students tested this, recorded their data, and wrote their first science lab report using the middle school science lab report template. The students also began working on learning about the interactions of animals in the environment by creating their own class food web. They applied their knowledge of food chains to create several in the process of this activity. As a class, we talked about the stress that can be put on an environment and what would happen if an organism died in a food chain and food web.

With a little creativity, you can make math lots of fun!

With a little creativity, you can make math lots of fun! Here are some easy things that you can do at home to help your child with math.

Click on the "click here" to see a list of helpful tips.


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6th Grade Enrichment Class

The 6th grade enrichment class under the guidance of Ms. Amy Fischer, is currently studying debate. They have debated whether cell phones should be used in school and are now preparing for a debate on school uniforms.


News from Mrs. Mitchell's 4th Grade Social Studies Class

Mrs. Mitchell's 4th Grade Social Studies class has been learning about how the Ohio Constitution and the U.S. Constitution separate the major responsibilities of government among three branches.  On Thursday, September 25th, students acted out a reader's theater entitled "Who's Got the Power?"  Students were divided up into the executive branch, the legislative branch, the judicial branch, and the citizens to learn the major responsibilities of each group.    They were also learning the structural elements of drama, which includes characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, and stage directions.  Students then went on to demonstrate their knowledge about the branches of government by creating tri-fold projects which are displayed in the fourth grade hallway.  The students did an excellent job and had fun acting out the branches of the U.S. Government!


Gretchen Hanahan's 3rd Grade Class

The amount of student engagement with the Word Journeys spelling program is phenomenal!  My third graders love the mix, fix, and spell game that they play every Wednesday.  This is a wonderful way to get my students motivated about learning their words.  As the year progresses, so will my students:)  Allowing for learning to be fun is what keeps them going!


Northwestern Band Association Holiday Craft Show

Northwestern Craft Show

Jr/Sr High School

November 8, 2014

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wide Variety of Crafts Available!

Food & Snacks Available in Our Concessions Area!

Live Entertainment!


NORTHWESTERN FLU SHOT INFORMATION

FLU SHOT CLINIC

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA

Tuesday, October 28

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Flu vaccine types available:

Shots (ages 6 months and older)

Nasal vaccine (ages 2-49) years only, non-pregnant)

High Dose (ages 65 years and older)

NO intradermal formulation.

CCCHD is partnering with VaxCare and Ohio Departmetn of Health for flu vaccine supply.  We encourage you to review your insurance coverage prior to clinic.  ***Please bring all insurance cards for payment evaluation and processing.

Cash price is: Flu Shot - $25.00

FluMist nasal vaccine - $25.00

High dose shot - $35.00

No one denied state supplied flu vaccine based on inability to pay.


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5610 Troy Road
Springfield, OH 45502  

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