District News


April Announcements

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Renewal Operating Levy

The Northwest Local School District will have a Renewal Operating Levy on the May 2nd ballot.  Please take the time to get out and vote. 

White Oak Middle School New Track Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at appx. 1:30 p.m., White Oak Middle School will hold an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open and dedicate the new track at White Oak Middle School that was built with the generous funds provided by Green Township Trustees.

Knight of Honor 

Northwest High School is proud to announce the Northwest High School Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2017! The honorees selected to this year's class are: Marc Burr, Football, Class of 2001; Nicole (Elam) Foster, Track and Field/Basketball, Class of 2000; Tiffany Hudson, Basketball, Class of 1991; Lori Spence, Coach; Tonya (Wright) West Volleyball/Basketball, Class of 1993. The 2017 Hall of Fame Class will be inducted on 

Thursday, April 13th at the Knight of Honor event to be held at Receptions in Fairfield. See attached flyer.

Congratulations to these individuals and their families!


The April Superintendent's Podcast includes:

               Building Update

                              OFCC requirements

                              Credit/Rebates for future buildings

                              Green options

                              21st Century Learning

               Door to Door visits to Bevis Community

                              Demolition of Bevis Elementary

               ACT Testing for State Graduation Requirement

               Emergency Renewal Levy details

                              Lower taxes

                      Maintain Homestead and Rollback Tax Incentives

                             How it impacts the parochial community



Master Facility Plan Project – 3 new Elementary School Buildings

Follow the progress of our Elementary Construction Project and additional school renovations.  Visit our website at www.nwlsd.org and click on the Building Northwest tab.

All Day Kindergarten Pilot Program

 The Northwest Local School District is excited to announce that an all-day kindergarten pilot will be put in place in three schools beginning in the 2017-18 school year. 

 One classroom of 24 students at each of the three schools (Monfort Heights, Taylor and Welch) will be designated for all-day kindergarten.  The program will be offered at no cost to parents.  Students will be selected based on a lottery held on May 26, 2017.  Students from the three identified schools must be fully registered by 4:00 p.m. on May 25, 2017 in order to participate in the lottery.  

The district carefully examined enrollment numbers and space available in order to select pilot schools. The pilot will allow the district to examine schedules, teaching methods and curriculum needs related to all-day kindergarten as we prepare for full implementation of all-day kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. 

Kindergarten registration begins on March 1st.  Families who are interested in the pilot program are encouraged to register early. 


The transfer of students out of their attendance areas shall be in accordance with the Northwest Local School District's intra-district open enrollment policy and administrative procedures.  The application forms for the 2017-2018 school year are available at the Houston Educational Service Center, 3310 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45251, beginning  April 10th and must be received by 4:00 pm, April 28, 2017.  Applications are to be completed by the custodial parent/guardian.  Proper ID is required. Please complete an application for each student.  Applications will not be accepted or processed after this deadline. 

Notification letters will be mailed by June 16, 2017.   


               *  The student must be currently enrolled in a Northwest School District school.

               *  Parents must be permanent residents in Northwest School District.

               *  Guardians must be permanent residents of Northwest School District, children must live with their guardians in Northwest School District.

               *  If transferred, students must attend the school of choice for the entire school year.

               *  Transfers are granted for one year.  Parents/guardians must reapply annually.



   Transfer requests are reviewed under the following criteria:

       The number of spaces available in each school is determined by building, grade and program capacities.

       Student's discipline and attendance records.

       Transfer approvals will be determined by a lottery if applications outnumber available spaces.

       Transportation to the school of choice will be provided under the following conditions:

  • Students must be picked up and dropped off on the regular bus routes and stops in the school of choice attendance area. 
  • Buses serving the school of choice must have space available. 
  • Parents must take application directly to the Transportation Department on the form received when the transfer is granted.

All questions regarding the Intra-district transfer program should be directed to Matt Piening, Enrollment Supervisor, (513)522-6700, ext. 4911 


More transparency with Northwest Local School District Nutrition Menus

Beginning in April, parents and students will be pleasantly surprised when they look at lunch menus in Northwest Local School District. The Food Service Department has just launched an interactive menu tool that provides greater insight and information about their menus.

The website http://nwlsd.nutrislice.com, allows parents and students to see pictures, descriptions, nutrition information, and carb counts for each day’s menu.  The innovative and interactive site and mobile app make our school menus more convenient and informative than ever before!

“Our nutrition program has made some incredible improvements to our menu.” said Lisa Robison, Supervisor of Food Services. “This tool allows us to show our customers how we incorporate whole grains, fruits & vegetables, and low sodium favorites in our menus.”

NWLSD Digital School Lunch Menu

Food services will be rolling out a new digital menu program this month. This program has focused content, interactive menus with nutritionals, and offers monthly parent newsletters.  It will include carb counts and allergens on our products.  The interactive menu lets you sort by products without certain allergens to assist in figuring out what a child can safely eat.  It also is available in an app for your phone so it can be easily accessed on the go.     

Check out the link to our menus...  nwlsd.nutrislice.com

Finances 101 games is coming to Colerain High School on Tuesday, May 9th.  

We NEED volunteers!!!  

Finances 101 is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn the Game of Life.  During the event, the students will travel through a life-sized game board in which they'll be assigned a career and a salary, and will roll the dice to determine the number of children they'll have.  Along the way, they will have to figure out how they will pay for rent, food, insurance, car payments, and for life's little surprises.  The game emphasizes how earnings impact buying decisions, setting a budget, what it really costs to run a household, and how to spend within one's means.  

Volunteers will staff a station at the game.  No math skills are needed; just adults who have learned to navigate through life!   Training will be provided prior to the start of the game. Chairs will be available, so volunteers may be seated during the game.  

Date: Tuesday, May 9th  

Times:  Full Day: 7:15 am-3:00 pm or
Morning Session: 7:15-11:30 am or
Afternoon Session: 11:00-3:00 pm  

Place:  Colerain High School
8801 Cheviot Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45251  

Volunteers can register at: https://www.copfcu.com/volunteers-needed-colerain-high-school-finances-101-day

Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union "Plan, Prepare, and Stay in College" FREE informational seminar

College is Expensive-Are You Ready? 

Paying for college is a major concern for families today.  The Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union invites you to attend our FREE informational seminar, How to Prepare, Pay, and Stay in College, on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 pm in the Northwest High School Auditorium.  This seminar is designed to help students learn what they should do in high school to prepare for college, as well as gives practical advice on the application process and how to stay on top of timelines and deadlines.  Topics covered will include:

 Making the most of high school

College cost of attendance 

Financial aid overview and key terms

Understanding FAFSA 

Scholarships and grants

Student loans (federal and private)

Funding the "gap" between school and government funding

This seminar is FREE, but seating is limited.

RSVP now at https://www.copfcu.com/free-seminar-plan-prepare-stay-college to reserve your spot!

Questions?  Contact Robin Lynd, Student Branch Coordinator, email rlynd@copfcu.com, phone 513-385-4808 x 55 

First Annual Colerain CARdinal Show 

Introducing the first annual Colerain CARdinal Show, sponsored by CHS Class of 2019, Saturday, May 20, 2017. The show is open to all makes and models, cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Pre-registration is $15 and includes event T-shirt. Registration day of the event will be $15. T-shirts can be purchased day of the event for $10 ($12 for XXL and larger). Admission to the show is free to the general public. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 registered and door prizes will be drawn every hour. Plaques will be awarded (3 top prizes TBD) and Fan Favorite (fans may purchase tickets to cast their votes). Music, concessions, and other events will be available (cash only). At this time, only mail-in registrations can be accepted by cash or check. We apologize for any inconvenience! All proceeds will benefit the Colerain High School Class of 2019 to provide activities and supplies for students. For questions and registration information, please contact Kari Vaughn at kvaughn@nwlsd.org.

Colerain High School Shoe Collection Fundraiser

Colerain High School will be collecting shoes as a fundraiser.  Shoes are sent to organizations in Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua to help locals set up micro businesses.  These shoes are not recycled - that is why we will only be collecting pairs of gently used shoes.  Shoes cannot have holes in them.  Please help us spread the word to family and friends.  

  • Dates - March 15-May 15
  • Pairs of shoes only
  • Gently Worn - please no holes
  • No out of pocket cost
  • Men's, women's, and children's shoes are accepted and welcomed
  • Collection bins are located at Colerain High School and also the Colerain Career Center building for easy drop off.  Bags are provided and we will develop a team for bagging and loading. 

Substitute Teachers/School Nurses Needed

Please consider supporting our students and district by becoming a substitute teacher.  Earn money and share your passion and support for students.  Apply at www.SubSolutions.org