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Blog Entries - 2019

Updated 19/20 School Calendar with Middle School Staggered Starting Days

Posted on: May 20, 2019

NWLSD Families, Based on feedback from our parents and teachers, Northwest Local Schools will be offering a staggered start at all three middle schools for the 2019-20 school year in order to support our incoming 6th grade students and their transition from

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Stay Connected to HELC!

Posted on: May 19, 2019
Tags: Preschool

Stay connected at HELC! Visit our website: www.nwlsd.org/houstonearlylearningcenter School Calendar Staff Directory  Supply Lists Pictures District and HELC news Follow us on Twitter: @HELCPandas Reminders Links to preschool

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2019-2020 Calendar

Posted on: May 19, 2019

View the 2019-2020 HELC Calendar below: 

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Versatrans My Stop App

Introducing My Stop™: Mobile Access to Real Time Bus Info

Posted on: May 13, 2019

UPDATED 5/13/19- Based on feedback we received changes have been made to show siblings under one account. PLEASE READ NEW SIGN ON INSTRUCTIONS and FAQ (below) Northwest Local Schools Transportation is working with Versatrans My Stop ™ which provides

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 5/15 6:00 PM

Posted on: May 13, 2019

Northwest Local School District May 13, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is scheduling a Special

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Congratulations to Kathy Thiery, NWLSD Employee of the Year!

Posted on: May 10, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Employee of the year

Congratulations are in order for one of our own! Kathy Thiery was named NWLSD Employee of the Year! 

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Moments with Mommy

Posted on: May 9, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Moments with mommy

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Moments with Mommy event! We hope everyone enjoyed this special time.  They got to eat a snack and make a special craft. Enjoy some photos from the event! 

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May Superintendent Podcast

Posted on: May 8, 2019

May Superintendent Podcast This month topics include: School Year Wrap Up Senior Class Achievements Pending Levy Decisions Upcoming Board Meetings Take a

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Spring Musical!

Posted on: May 5, 2019
Tags: Spring concert, Preschool

Thank you to everyone who came out to see our spring musical! It was a huge success and all of our students are shining stars! 

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 5/6/19

Posted on: May 3, 2019

Northwest Local School District May 3, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is having a meeting on

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING (2) 5/6/19

Posted on: May 3, 2019

Northwest Local School District May 3, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is scheduling a Special

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AM Spring Concert

Posted on: April 23, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Musical, Spring concert, Picnic

Please join us at the Houston Early Learning Center As we present the AM preschoolers performing "The Picnic" DATE: Monday, April 29th, 2019 TIME: 6:00PM WHERE: Houston Early Learning Center Gymnasium   *Students are to go to their classroom at

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PM Spring Concert

Posted on: April 23, 2019
Tags: Picnic, Musical, Spring concert, Preschool

Please join us at the Houston Early Learning Center As we present the PM preschoolers performing "The Picnic" DATE: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 TIME: 6:00PM WHERE: Houston Early Learning Center Gymnasium   *Students are to go to their classroom at

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BOE Meeting

BOE Notice 4/22/19

Posted on: April 17, 2019

Northwest Local School District April 17, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETINGS O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is having a meeting on

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November 2019

November 2019

Posted on: April 16, 2019

November 2019 The NWLSD is considering the proposing of a levy in November of 2019, here is one of the reasons why …. The State of Ohio has reduced funding for Northwest Local Schools: The State of Ohio’s school funding system has

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Excellence Award in Financial Reporting

NWLSD wins Excellence Award in Financial Reporting

Posted on: April 15, 2019

School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting Ashburn, VA – 2019 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Northwest Local School District with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial

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April Superintendent Podcast

Posted on: April 12, 2019

Take a listen to the April Superintendent Podcast. This month includes a guest speaker, Amy Wells, Treasurer and CEO of Northwest Local School District. Mrs. Wells will speak about the financial status of NWLSD. In addition, Mr. Bowling will discuss the

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BOE Meeting 4/15/19

BOE Notice for 4/15/19

Posted on: April 12, 2019

Northwest Local School District April 12, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING CHANGE OF LOCATION REMINDER O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education

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NWLSD Kindergarten Tours

Kindergarten Tours

Posted on: April 11, 2019

NWLSD Kindergarten Tours Join us at your NWLSD Elementary School for an engaging and informative “Meet and Greet”   Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:30 pm at ALL NWLSD Elementary Schools!   • Meet the principal and

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Nutritional Program

Upcoming Nutritional Program

Posted on: April 11, 2019

Upcoming Nutritional Program

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Early Learning Program

NWLSD Head Start Program

Posted on: April 11, 2019

Will your preschooler be ready for Kindergarten? No Cost to families who qualify Serving 3 and 4 year old children Qualified early child hood teachers School readiness curriculum Nutritious meals and

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Kindergarten Tours

Posted on: April 11, 2019
Tags: Kindergarten tours

Come and see what a wonderful school we have! Join us at your NWLSD Elementary School for an engaging and informative "Meet and Greet" Meet the principal and other staff Visit Kindergarten classrooms Get answers to your questions Meet other parents and

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Read With Your Child Day

Posted on: April 1, 2019
Tags: Read with your child day, Preschool

On Friday, March 29th, HELC celebrated Read With Your Child Day! Parents and guardians were invited in to read with their child in their classroom. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy this special day! 

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Northwest Notables 3/21 Edition

Posted on: March 22, 2019

Some positive news from around NWLSD this week If you see positive news stories occurring, take a picture and send a short blurb about the event to Dustin Gehring @ dgehring@nwlsd.org   Northwest Notables 3/21/19

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Crazy Socks Day - Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Posted on: March 20, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Crazy sock day, Down syndrome awareness

Thursday, March 21st is Crazy Sock Day to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day! 

Students are encouraged to wear their craziest socks! 

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Spring Spirit Week!

Posted on: March 19, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Spirit week

We want to spread the Houston spirit leading up to Spring Break. From March 21st through March 29th, we will have a different theme each day. We would love for the students to participate and spread some spirit! Below is the list of daily themes: Thursday,

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Read With Your Child Day

Posted on: March 19, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Read with your child day

READ WITH YOUR CHILD DAY AT HOUSTON Friday, March 29th, 2019 AM:   10:15 – 10:45 am PM:    2:25 – 2:55 pm Read a book with your child in his/her classroom. Bring your favorite book to enjoy with your student. 

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Marvelous Toy

Posted on: March 19, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Mark rozzio, Marvelous toy

We had a special guest come and visit HELC on Friday! Mark Rozzio with the Marvelous Toy came to sing and dance with everyone. The students had a great time learning new songs, dancing along to some fun music and laughing at all the jokes! It was a great time! 

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BOE Notice for 3/18/19

BOE Notice for 3/18/2019

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Northwest Local School District March 14, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETINGS O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is having a meeting on

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March Superintendent Podcast

Posted on: March 11, 2019

Take a listen to the February/March Superintendent Podcast with special guest Heidi Stickney, Assistant Director of Special Education Services and Darrell Yater, Assistant Superintendent/Human Resources Director who speak on a range of topics regarding

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Volunteers Needed for Game of Life

Posted on: March 8, 2019

COPFCU will once again sponsor the Finance 101 games at Colerain High School on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to learn the Game of Life. During the event, the students will travel through a life-sized game board

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Non-Public School Supports

Posted on: March 7, 2019

Ever wonder how NWLSD works with non-public schools to provide services? Check out this short video to learn more...

Non-Public School Supports

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NWHS Hall of Fame

Posted on: March 7, 2019

Northwest High School Is proud to announce the Hall of Fame Class of 2019! Daryl Smith, Class of 2004, Football Chris Thomas, Class of 2008, Football Mitch Morgan, Class of 2008, baseball/Soccer Danielle Reed, Class of 2012, Swimming Nolan Miller, Class

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Strategic Plan Survey

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Please take a moment to complete a four question survey about the strategic plan work that has been completed thus far by using the link below....

Strategic Plan Survey

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REMINDER: NO AM PRESCHOOL FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST 2019

Posted on: February 27, 2019
Tags: Preschool

Dear Parents/Guardians of Houston Early Learning Center,   There has been a change to the 2018-2019 school calendar. The following will occur: On March 1st, 2019 there will be NO AM PRESCHOOL due to an in-service for teachers and

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I Love Math

Math Materials

Posted on: February 25, 2019

We Need YOU…. Help us select new high school math materials for 2019-20. Please join us at district office on March 11th between 5:30 and 6:30 to preview and provide input on the three programs that we are considering for Algebra 1, Geometry, and

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Parent Teacher Conferences at HELC

Posted on: February 25, 2019
Tags: Conferences, Preschool

February 25th, 2019   Dear Preschool Parents and Guardians, It is hard to believe the second trimester is almost finished. The students have been working hard and the teachers are eager to share information with you about your child's

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BOE Meeting

BOE Meeting

Posted on: February 23, 2019

Northwest Local School District February 21, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETINGS O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is having a meeting on

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Two-Hour Delay 2/20/19

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Due to the inclement weather, Northwest Local Schools will be on a TWO HOUR DELAY today. There will be no AM Preschool today, Wednesday, February 20th.

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REMINDER: NO PM PRESCHOOL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Posted on: February 13, 2019
Tags: Preschool

Dear Parents/Guardians of Houston Early Learning Center, There has been a change to the 2018-2019 school calendar. The following will occur:  On February 15, 2019, there will be NO PM PRESCHOOL due to an in-service for the

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REMINDER: NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2019 PRESIDENT'S DAY

Posted on: February 13, 2019
Tags: Preschool

A friendly reminder that on Monday, February 18th, HELC is CLOSED for President's Day. 

Enjoy your weekend!

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Notice of Finance/Audit Committee Meeting 2/13/19 4-5pm

Audit Committee Meeting Announcement

Posted on: February 12, 2019

Northwest Local School District February 12, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF FINANCE/AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local School District CFO/Treasurer is holding the following Finance/Audit Committee meeting on

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February Superintendent Podcast

Posted on: February 11, 2019

Please take a few moments to listen to the February Superintendent Podcast with special guest Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Stephanie Kessling and Director of Instructional Accountability, Curriculum 6-12, Brenda Miller who will

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BOE Meeting 2/6

BOE Mtg 2/6/19

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Northwest Local School District February 5, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETINGS O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is changing the meeting

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NWLSD Local Taxes and Levy History

Posted on: February 4, 2019

In an effort to expand our communication and keep the district informed, a series of short videos are being produced about important topics.   Our first series of short informative videos will include information on district

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NWLSD CLOSED 2/1/19

Posted on: February 1, 2019

NWLSD: Due to the inclement weather, Northwest Local Schools will be CLOSED today, Friday, February 1st.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration SY 19/20

Posted on: February 1, 2019

NORTHWEST LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Kindergarten Registration

2019-2020 School Year

Appointments can be made beginning March 4, 2019

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Communication Audit Report Rescheduled to Feb. 4 at 6 PM

NWLSD Communications Audit Report rescheduled to Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6 PM.

Posted on: January 31, 2019

Tonight’s NWLSD Communications Audit Report is being rescheduled to Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6 PM.  The meeting will be held at the school district’s Houston Conference Center, adjacent to the Houston Early Learning Center, 3310 Compton

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Pre School Registration Night

It’s Preschool Registration Time 2019-2020!

Posted on: January 31, 2019

It’s Preschool Registration Time 2019-2020! Houston Early Learning Center is the Northwest Local School District Preschool Program. REGISTRATION NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019 AT THE HOUSTON EARLY LEARNING CENTER (HELC) 4:00 p.m.-6:00

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NWLSD CLOSED 1/31/19

Posted on: January 30, 2019

NWLSD is Closed Thursday 1/31/19 due to expected temperatures. Please be careful and check on your neighbors. The YMCA is available again tomorrow, call 513-923-4466 to make your reservation if you need childcare.

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NWLSD CLOSED 1/30/19

Posted on: January 29, 2019

NWLSD will be closed on Wednesday, 1/30/19 due to the extremely cold temperatures.   The Clippard YMCA is once again offering day care at their location on Poole Road. Families can register until 6 pm tonight.  Cost is $30 per child or $50 per

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BOE Work Session Notice

BOE Mtg and Work Session Notice

Posted on: January 23, 2019

Northwest Local School District January 23, 2019 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETINGS O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that the Northwest Local Board of Education is having a meeting on

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Time with Daddy

Posted on: January 18, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Time with daddy

HELC celebrated Time With Dad's on 1/17/19. The students and their dads enjoyed a snack and then made a pizza craft. Enjoy a few photos from the event.

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Grosebeck Library Presentation

Posted on: January 12, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Grosebeck library

The Grosebeck Children's librarian came to school to share some special stories with our students. The students got to listen to lots of stories with penguins and other cold weather animals. Many of the stories prompted student interaction. Everyone had a great time!

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Principal's Message

Posted on: January 3, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Principal's message

January 3, 2019 Dear Families of Houston Early Learning Center, Welcome to 2019!  I hope each of you had an enjoyable Winter Break and were able to spend meaningful time with family and friends.   The teachers, staff, and I are eager to

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Read With Your Child Day

Posted on: January 2, 2019
Tags: Preschool, Read with your child day

HELC celebrated Read With Your Child Day with parents and students on Thursday, December 20th.   Everyone had the opportunity to bring their favorite book and enjoy the art of reading.  Here are a few photos to enjoy...

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