District News


Community Contact Group Information Update

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Community Contact Group Information Update

January 9, 2017


In an effort to keep the community abreast of the Northwest Local School District news and events, we would like to email you pertinent information regarding board meetings and other special events.  Would you please post this information on your community/staff bulletin boards or electronic bulletin boards for interested parties to note?  


Our next Board of Education Meeting will be a Work Session, no action at this meeting:  


Monday, January 9, 2017


Annual Organizational Meeting at 6:00

Annual Tax Budget Meeting at 6:45

Regular Board Meeting at 7:00

Administrative Offices

3240 Banning Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45239


Special Report

Welch Elementary Principal Jemel Weathers – Update of 2016/2017 building goals


Superintendent Consent Items

Resolution of Necessity for the Renewal of an Emergency Tax Levy

Vendor Contracts

Personnel Contracts

2017-2018 Program of Studies

2017-2018 Uniform Policy for NWHS & PRMS


Executive Session


If you would like the Superintendent, Board of Education member, or Administrative Team member to come to you to speak with your staff/group/club/organization.  We would be more than happy to share information, and keep you up to speed with the Northwest Local Schools. You may also visit our website at www.nwlsd.org


January 6, 2017        Teacher In-service Day – No School

January 13, 2017      Report Cards sent Home

January 14, 2017      WOMS vs. CMS Boys/Girls Basketball @ CHS 10:00 a.m.

January 16, 2017      MLK, Jr. Holiday – No School

January 23, 2017      Board Meeting – Board of Education Recognition

January 25, 2017      Early Release




District Announcements



  • Northwest Board of Education Meetingsmay be viewed on Time-Warner Cable Channel 8 and Cincinnati Bell Fioptics Channel 853 at the following times:

Thursdays - 8:00 p.m.      Saturdays - 4:00 p.m.      Sundays - 7:00 a.m.

This program is also available ONLINE on the Northwest Local Schools Video on Demand Page at www.waycross.tv/nwvod.html


  • Help us Build Camelot!

Please support Northwest High School's campaign to Build Camelot!  The Northwest High School Athletic Department and the Northwest Boosters are working to raise $900,000 to upgrade the school's existing athletic facilities.  Planned improvements include the installation of a synthetic field in the stadium, the addition of a visitor set of stadium bleachers, upgrades to the baseball and softball fields, and resurfacing the track and tennis courts.  For more information on Building Camelot, please contact Athletic Director Brad Watkins at 851-7300 ext. 5217 and be sure to visit www.buildingcamelot.org.


January Announcements


Colerain High School Sports Stag

ThursdayFebruary 16, 2017 – Luke Fickell as Guest Speaker – location and time to be determined.  SAVE THE DATE!!


GRAND OPENING of the Northwest High School/Butler Tech Cosmetology Salon at the Northwest High School Career Center.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. NWHS/BT will open its doors to the community for the following services:


Mini Procedures on Grand Opening Day

ü  Hand and Arm Massage

ü  Scalp massage

ü  Paraffin wax dip

ü  Accent finger designs


Cookies and Punch


Door prizes/Giveaways


Following the Grand Opening, the Salon will be open to the public every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 5pm for full salon services!

Schedule appointments by calling: 513-742-7126


Start Talking!

With its large viewing audience, next month’s Super Bowl will feature many commercials including ads for alcohol. If your family plans to watch the big game, here are guiding questions to use the commercials as teachable moments to discuss the dangers of alcohol with kids  Visit starttalking.ohio.gov for more information.


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


We are seeking to recognize deserving individuals and provide an inspiration for our present students. Nominees may still live in the community or they may be far removed. Any person who has had an association with a Northwest Athletic Program is eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at the Knight of Honor event.

Please submit all nominations to:

Hall of Fame Committee

Northwest High School 10761 Pippin Road

Cincinnati, OH 45231

Please contact Athletic Director Brad Watkins at 742-7116 or bwatkins@nwlsd.org for criteria and/or any questions.

All new nominations Friday, January 27, 2017. There can be no exceptions.


Colerain Township Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

Keep prescription medications away from children and out of our landfill and water supply!

Open 24 hours/day Monday through Friday - Confidential Drop Off

Colerain Police Department - 4200 Springdale Road

Accepts prescription medication, over the counter medication, medication samples and pet medications



Colerain Township Launches New Communication Tool

Colerain Township is launching a new communication tool to help keep the Colerain Township community abreast of township news/announcements/topics that interest you!

Cerkl (pronounced ‘circle’) allows you to select topics that you are interested in.  You select when you receive newsletters and how often, as well as the format of your news content.

Those who currently receive emails from the Township via Constant Contact will be automatically switched to Cerkl.  

For those not currently receiving newsletters, subscribe now and start personalizing your news today.  

Visit https://cerkl.com/Colerain-Township


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

by presidential proclamation.

National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. It was created for individuals to get help, report a tip, and/or request services. You can contact the hotline by phoning 1-888-373-7888 or emailing help@humantraffickinghotline.org



Ohio Department of Education Launches Mobile App

Ohio families can now get the latest education news, search for schools in their neighborhoods and look at their schools’ report cards right from their smartphones. The Ohio Department of Education today launched a mobile app for iPhone and Android.  The Ohio Department of Education Mobile App is available free of charge in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, search Ohio Department of Education.


With the app, Ohioans can: 

Access timely educator and family resources;

Find school report cards and other information from around their homes;

Receive app updates and notifications straight to their phones;

Interact with the Ohio School Report Cards by school or district name, or by entering their zip code;

Send information from the Ohio School Report Cards to friends, family and colleagues;

Check out district and school grades in the area before they move; or

Navigate directly to schools or call them with easy to use in-app features.