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Blog Entries - 2018

11/15/18 2-Hour Delay, No AM Preschool

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Due to the inclement weather, Northwest Local Schools will be on a TWO HOUR DELAY today. There will be no AM Preschool today, Thursday, November 15th.

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Special BOE Meeting

Special BOE Meeting 11/19/18

Posted on: November 12, 2018

Northwest Local School District November 12, 2018 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING O.R.C. 3313.16 AND 121.22 The Board of Education of the Northwest Local School District hereby gives public notice in accordance with Section 3309.345

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Joseph-Beth Book Store

Posted on: November 12, 2018

The Northwest High School LMIC will host a Joseph-Beth Book Fair December 4-7 in the LMIC.  Books for all ages will be available with all proceeds benefitting the library's student groups.  It's the perfect holiday shopping opportunity!

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Parent Project

Support Group For Parents

Posted on: November 6, 2018

Support group for Parents This life-changing class offers concrete, no nonsense solutions to the most difficult parent questions. Classes are 10-weeks in length. We look forward to working with you to support your children in making healthy, safe choices and

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Oct Monthly Newsletter Social Workers

Social Worker Monthly Newsletter

Posted on: October 24, 2018

October Social Worker Newsletter Attached

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Notice of Finance Committee Meeting

Notice of Finance/Audit Committee Meeting

Posted on: October 16, 2018

Northwest Local School District October 16, 2018 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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BOE Location Change Nov. 5, 2018

BOE Meeting Location Change Nov. 5, 2018

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Northwest Local School District September 11, 2018 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE 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

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Holiday Assistance 2018

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Information Regarding Holiday Assistance 2018 Update... the site will now close on 10/21.  See email that was sent or contact dgehring@nwlsd.org for more information. Once again, our district is teaming with a number of faith-based agencies to

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The Communication Audit meeting scheduled for October 17 will need to be rescheduled

Posted on: October 12, 2018

The Communication Audit meeting scheduled for October 17 will need to be rescheduled. More information to come.

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Information from Superintendent

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Information from Todd Bowling, Superintendent. We have received information from the Colerain Township Police regarding a potential sexual assault involving two students at a Colerain High School Freshman Football game.  We are cooperating fully with

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Special BOE Meeting 10/17/18

BOE Special Board Meeting 10/17/18 5 PM

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Northwest Local School District October 9, 2018 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 holding, at the

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Special BOE Meeting 10/25/18

BOE Special Board Meeting 10/25/18

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Northwest Local School District October 9, 2018 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 holding, at the

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BOE Posting

BOE Posting 10/9/18

Posted on: October 9, 2018

BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY The Northwest Local School District Board of Education has an immediate opening for the position of board member position to fulfill the unexpired term of Bob Engel, who resigned his position effective October 5, 2018. The

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CCP Info Session

College Credit Plus Information Sessions

Posted on: October 3, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians, The Northwest Local School District would like to invite you to our College Credit Plus Information Sessions.  College Credit Plus (CCP) is an option for students in grades 7-12 that allows students to take courses for

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Transportation update 9/27/18

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Transportation update 9/27/18: The transportation department, Chris McKee (Business Director), and myself have worked very hard since our last board meeting to make corrections that have been brought to our attention via emails, phone calls, and personal

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Communications Audit on Northwest Schools

Posted on: September 27, 2018

Communications Audit on Northwest Schools WHAT: The community is invited to hear the results of an independent communications audit on the Northwest Local School District. Ashire Communications, a public relations firm, spent months evaluating the

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BOE Meeting Location Change Oct. 8, 2018 to NWLSD Administrative Office

Posted on: September 24, 2018

Northwest Local School District September 24, 2018 N E W S R E L E A S E NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING TIME & LOCATION CHANGE 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

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See information regarding upcoming meeting with Parent Mentor, Vicky Coleman

Posted on: September 24, 2018

See information regarding upcoming meeting with Parent Mentor, Vicky Coleman.

Parent Mentor Meeting

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted on: September 19, 2018

Parents are now able to sign up for parent-teacher conferences for their students.  The dates are 10/10 and 10/18 from 4-7:30 p.m. Use this link to sign up:

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Northwest_High_School

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Parent Knight

Posted on: September 19, 2018

PARENT KNIGHT 2018 4 - 7:30 p.m. on October 10 during Parent Teacher Conferences  Sign up for conferences online on the school’s website! Graduate Services will be here to take orders for graduation items and class rings. Lifetouch will

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Butler Tech Board Report Aug. 2018

Butler Tech Board Report August 2018

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Letter Regarding State Report Card

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Please use link to see a letter from Superintendent Todd Bowling regarding State Report Card.

Letter From Mr. Bowling

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Instructional Lockdown at CE and CMS 9/10/18

Posted on: September 10, 2018

9/10/18 Parents, Over the weekend we were made aware of a domestic situation involving a NWLSD family. One of those involved in the domestic situation was not apprehended therefore we increased police presence at the buildings where the family has students

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9/10/18 Instructional Lockdown 11:30 Update

Posted on: September 10, 2018

9/10/18 11:30 Update Parents, Our most recent communications with the police department is that the suspect has not yet been apprehended but there is no reason to believe that any of our schools are in any imminent danger.  WIth this information, the

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Northwest Notables 9/7/18 Edition

Posted on: September 7, 2018

Some positive news from around NWLSD If you see positive news stories occurring, take a picture and send a short blurb about the event to Dustin Gehring @

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Head Start at HELC

Posted on: September 7, 2018

See Link for information on Head Start at Houston Early Learning Center

Head Start Information 

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BOE WORK SESSION

Posted on: September 5, 2018

Northwest Local School District September 5, 2018 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 holding the

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September Superintendent Podcast

Posted on: September 5, 2018

Take a listen to the Superintendent Podcast for September. SEPTEMBER POD CAST   Topics include: Traffic/Bus Routes Class Sizes Enrollment State of the District Update at PTA Meetings  Superintendent Advisory Committee BOE Meeting

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BOE MEETING CHANGE OF LOCATION

Posted on: September 5, 2018

Northwest Local School District September 5, 2018 NEWS RELEASE NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING TIME & LOCATION CHANGE 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

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Homecoming 2018

Posted on: September 4, 2018

Homecoming 2018 Information The Homecoming Parade will be at 5:30 p.m. on October 5. Groups will begin to line up at 4:30 and the shuttle bus from Northwest HS will begin at 4:15 from the front of the school. If your group plans to participate OR if you have

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Notice of BOE Meeting Cancellation for Monday September 24.

Posted on: August 28, 2018

Notice of BOE Meeting Cancellation for Monday September 24.

Link to the Notice

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Northwest Notables 8/27/19 Edition

Posted on: August 27, 2018

  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 8/27/18

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Open House 2018

Posted on: August 24, 2018

Northwest High School Open House will take place on Wednesday, August 29 at 6 p.m. Please plan to attend to meet your student’s teachers! 6:00 - 6:30 Report to the Gym to pick up your student’s schedule from your student’s counselor

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Payschools

EZPay switching to PaySchools

Posted on: August 21, 2018

We are excited to announce that we now offer a new online payment system PaySchools Central. PaySchools Centralprovides all parents in our district with an easy way to pay nearly every school expense: student fees, lunch accounts,childcare, and optional fees

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Update from Transportation

Posted on: August 17, 2018

Update from transportation. Bus pass info, including bus stop times and locations, can also be accessed via the NWLSD website. Go to Departments, Transportation and access the

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Federal Laws for Your Information

Posted on: August 14, 2018

Federal Laws for Your Information

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Frosh Fest

Posted on: July 30, 2018

FROSH FEST 2018!  ALL incoming ninth grade students are to report to school on August 21st from 7:40 - 2:40 for their first day at Northwest High School. The day is designed just for our freshmen to help make a successful transition to high school. We

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MANDATORY UPDATE FOR ALL STUDENTS

Posted on: June 29, 2018

MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED BEFORE JULY 2, 2018 If your student(s) will be returning to the district for the 2018-2019 school year, you are required to verify your information in our update website this summer. The website will open on July 5, 2018

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NWLSD Final Forms for Athletics or Extracurricular Music

Posted on: June 8, 2018

NWLSD Has teamed with Final Forms in streamlining our athletics and extracurricular music participation paper work. If your student is going to participate this coming year in athletics or extracurricular music, please create an account at the link

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Colerain Township Summer Camps

Summer Camps from Colerain Township

Posted on: June 5, 2018

Summer Camps from Colerain Township

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Report Cards Available on Progress Book

Posted on: June 2, 2018

Progress Book is an online program Northwest High School uses to give parents/guardians access to their child’s academic progress throughout the year.  We encourage families to review their child’s grades often to stay informed of their

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NOTICE OF BOARD MAY MEETING DATE CHANGE

Posted on: April 23, 2018

Northwest Local School District April 23, 2018 N E W S    R E L E A S E NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE 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

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2018-19 Road Code / Bus Information Available

Posted on: April 3, 2018

District Road Code - 2018-19 (PDF - updated 6/19/18 Check back frequently for changes. Click HERE to access the eLink Website to lookup bus route information for addresses within our school boundaries for the upcoming 2018-19 school

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See Something, Say Something

See Something, Say Something

Posted on: March 14, 2018

This week NWLSD has kicked-off our “See Something, Say Something” program. It is designed to promote communication to increase school safety by giving easy reporting tools for people to use when they feel like there is something we need to

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Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted on: January 15, 2018

Online sign-ups for conferences are now available. Conferences are February 1 and 7 from 3:30 - 7 p.m. Use this link to sign up to meet with your student's teachers: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Northwest_High_School We look forward to seeing

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COPFCU College Planning Webinar

Posted on: September 24, 2018

College is expensive--Are you ready? COPFCU invites you to attend our FREE webinar: College 101: Plan, Prepare, and Stay in College on Wednesday, October 17th at 12:00 pm. This webinar is designed to help you learn everything you should do to

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NWHS Alumni Association Events

Posted on: September 12, 2018

NWHSAA Upcoming Events Friday, October 5, 2018 Alumni Homecoming Tailgate  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 4 pm to 8 pm Fundraiser at Chipotle at 9430-C Colerain Avenue   Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer 10/9/18   Thursday,

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Back to School Letter

Posted on: July 30, 2018

July 23, 2018 Northwest High School students and parents, I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year, and I know that the staff is anxiously awaiting the return of the students! *** If you haven’t

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Advisory Changes

Posted on: July 30, 2018

August 1, 2018 Parents/families: I want to inform you of a change to our daily bell schedule that will result in many new opportunities for your student. We are going to have a 20 minute advisory period daily between second and third bell. Your student will

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NWHS Summer Camp

Posted on: July 16, 2018

The Northwest High School Soccer Summer Camp has been cancelled. 

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NWHS Football Camp Postponed

Posted on: June 21, 2018

NWHS Youth Football Camp scheduled for today and tomorrow have been rescheduled to NEXT Thursday and Friday (6/28 and 6/29) due to the

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Notice of Board Meeting Cancellation

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING CANCELLATION JUNE 18 AND AUGUST 20

Posted on: June 5, 2018

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING CANCELLATION JUNE 18 AND AUGUST 20 

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Dress code for 2018-2019

Posted on: May 21, 2018

To be able to plan for next year, here is the Dress Code approved by the Board of Education beginning in the fall: All clothing worn by students must be appropriate for a school setting, and should not display inappropriate or offensive language,

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Senior Brunch Information

Posted on: May 2, 2018

- Seniors only are invited (no family members or guests!) - Attire - Nice attire/floor length skirts or dresses are okay - Report to the Gym at 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast included, Directions for Prom/After Prom, Voting for King and Queen, Senior

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Butler Tech Ceremonies

Posted on: April 30, 2018

Butler Tech Acceptance Ceremonies are the following days - please remember that NWHS students accepted into a Colerain/Butler Tech program attends the Acceptance Ceremony at Colerain and CHS students accepted into a Northwest/Butler Tech program attends the

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Prom Reminders

Posted on: April 30, 2018

Senior Brunch is Friday, May 4. Seniors are to report from 8:30 - 10 a.m. on Friday. Long dresses/nice attire is permitted for this event. We will also be distributing caps and gowns at the brunch.    Prom

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Drive 4 UR School

Drive 4 UR School Event

Posted on: April 27, 2018

NorthGate Ford and NWHS Athletics have partnered for a Ford “Drive 4 ur School”Event where Northwest Athletics will get a $20 donation for every Household that test drives one of the amazing cars or trucks from the 2019 lineup! Please consider

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Parent Mentor Meeting 5/10/18

Posted on: April 26, 2018

Upcoming Parent Meeting with our Parent Mentor... Document Link

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Guys and Dolls Poster

Guys and Dolls

Posted on: April 24, 2018

Guys and Dolls Opens this Weekend! Performances at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Auditorium. Tickets are $8/adult and $5/student. Let's pack the house for our student

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State Testing Schedule

Posted on: April 23, 2018

State Testing This Week The next round of AIR testing will begin next week. Students who are not testing do not report until 10:15 on these dates: April 24 - Algebra and Government - 9th and 11th grade April 25 - Geometry - 9th (Honors) and

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Booster Plant Sale (Last Chance)

Posted on: April 17, 2018

BOOSTER PLANT VOUCHER FUNDRAISER

REMINDER

All order forms & money for the Booster Plant Voucher Fundraiser are due on 4/25/18 by 3:30 p.m.

These vouchers make a great Mother’s Day present!

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Joe Strong Fastpitch Game

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Joe Strong Softball Game Saturday along with our Ford Drive Fundraiser Raffle baskets offers and a tribute to Joe Bertram will take place at our JV and Varsity Softball Games starting at noon on Saturday. The Athletic Department is also

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School Closing Ceremonies

Posted on: April 12, 2018

NWLSD School Closing CeremoniesPlease save the date(s) in your calendar and join us in saying goodbye to some of the beloved buildings as we prepare for the move to our new state-of-the-art elementary buildings. All ceremonies are at the specific school site

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A Message from Mrs. Smith regarding today's Lockdown

Posted on: April 11, 2018
10 April 2018

We just conducted a routine canine officer search of the campus that included classrooms, lockers and the parking lots. I am very pleased to report that no illegal substances were found on campus today.
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April Podcast

Posted on: April 10, 2018

Take a listen to the April Edition of the Superintendent PodcastTopics Include:Student TestingBusiness PartnershipsProm SafetyGraduation

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State Testing Begins this Week

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Wednesday, April 4 - English I (9th graders report at 7:40 a.m.) Thursday, April 5 - English II (10th graders report at 7:40 a.m.) On these dates, students who are not testing do not report until 10:20 a.m.  On Wednesday,

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Prom Tickets are now on sale!

Posted on: April 3, 2018

Prom tickets are $55 each and are on sale now through April 13. A student's fees must be paid in order to purchase a ticket. Guest forms for non-Northwest students are available in the main office. Please contact Mrs. Brew for questions regarding Prom

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Free College Seminar

Posted on: April 3, 2018

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 Tuesday, April 10th,

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Juniors Only ACT on March 20th

Posted on: March 19, 2018

JUNIORS ONLY report to school tomorrow (Tuesday) for ACT Testing that is mandated by the State of Ohio. This is a "real" administration of the ACT and students' scores will be send to colleges as it is a college entrance exam. Breakfast and lunch

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PTSA Reflections Honorees

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Congratulations to Brennan Moore who won the Award of Excellence in Visual Arts from the PTSA Reflections contest and Emma Waywood whose work was given an Honorable Mention at the state level!

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BPA Winners

BPA State Competition Results

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Congratulations to the following students who earned FIRST PLACE at the BPA State Competitions and will now compete at NATIONALS in May in Dallas: James Adleta, Safa Azad, Patrick Crockett, Nicholas Harper, Christian Jacquillard, William Lemmink, Gabby

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A Message from Mrs. Smith

Posted on: February 21, 2018

All of us at Northwest High School grieve for the tragedy that occurred at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week. On Thursday last week, we reminded students that we care deeply about them and their safety is our first priority. We take the

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PTSA Local Winners

Posted on: February 21, 2018

Emma Waywood, Erin Roberts and Brennan Moore were winners at the county level for the PTSA Reflections contest and will move on to the state level competition soon.

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2018-2019 Dress Code Changes Proposed

Posted on: February 9, 2018

Over 1200 people responded to the Dress Code Survey put out in the fall. The 3 middle school principals and 2 high school principals spoke with teachers and parents to create proposed changes for the dress code that would apply to all 5 secondary schools

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Conferences Rescheduled for Feb 21st

Posted on: February 9, 2018

Parent Conferences are now on Wednesday, February 21 from 3:30 - 7. Sign up online at this

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Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying Form

Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying Reporting Form

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Soon our website will be updated to include a quick link on each page.  While that is being finished, please use this link to report harassment, intimidation or bullying.  Forms are also available in each front office as well. Harassment,

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Kindergarten Registration Information

Posted on: January 31, 2018

ALL-DAY KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION FOR '18/'19 The Northwest Local School District is excited to announce that beginning with the 2018-19 school year, all-day kindergarten will be offered in all district elementary schools.  A student must be age 5 on or

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Help Wanted: Food Service Substitutes

Posted on: January 30, 2018

Help Wanted:  Food Service Substitutes Flexible schedule You pick the days you want to work-1 day/week or 5 days/week-it’s up to you! Potential to be offered a contracted position for the 2018-2019 school year! Starting Sub pay

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Preschool Registration

Posted on: January 27, 2018

Preschool Registration Northwest Local Preschool Registration will be at the Houston Early Learning Center, Tuesday, February 6th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enrollees must be at least 3 years old by September 30, 2018. Students may not be older

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NWHS Knightlife Podcast

Posted on: January 26, 2018

Please find the links to the latest edition of the Knight Life Podcast. In this episode we are joined by Eric Dunn and Ryan Whitaker from PRMS and we discuss the great things happening at the middle school and the importance of a strong relationship between

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Outstanding Knights

Outstanding Knights Breakfast

Posted on: January 26, 2018

The 31 students pictured were nominated by the staff and honored this morning for being Outstanding Knights and representing PRIDE in our

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NWLSD School Building Closing Ceremonies

Posted on: January 23, 2018

        NWLSD School Closing Ceremonies Please save the date(s) in your calendar and join us in saying goodbye to some of the beloved buildings as we prepare for the move to our new state-of-the-art elementary

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Monte Carlo Poster

Monte Carlo is Saturday Night

Posted on: January 23, 2018

Tickets for Saturday Night's Monte Carlo event are now on sale for this event at Fairfield Receptions.

The event goes from 7-11. The cost is $40/person or $75/couple. 

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Mascot for the new Taylor Elementary

Posted on: January 22, 2018

Attention Taylor Community!  We are seeking the input of current and past Taylor students, families and staff members. The opening of the new Taylor building next year will be a time of great excitement and we want your input on the school mascot. We

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Congratulations to Mrs. Riehle, UC Economics Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Riehle, UC Economics Center Principal of the Year

Posted on: January 18, 2018

Congratulations to Ann Weigel Elementary Principal Lori Riehle on being named UC Economics Department Principal of the Year!   Also Known As The Student Enterprise Leadership Award:  This award recognizes an elementary school

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Yearbook Cover

Order a Yearbook

Posted on: January 18, 2018

This is a reminder that yearbooks are on sale NOW and will be delivered in May this year! The cost is $60. Here is the website to order: Lifetouch Yearbooks Our Yearbook Order Code:  13247218 Also, if a student (or staff) is interested in purchasing

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Knights Credit Union Scholarship

Posted on: January 10, 2018

SENIORS: Applications are now available for the Knights Credit Union/COPFCU 2018 Irvin Specht & Emily Argo Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is open ONLY to students from the NWLSD.  The scholarship provides $1,000 per year

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Art Club

Art Club Community Event

Posted on: January 10, 2018

On December 10th, the Northwest High School Art Club, under the direction of Andrea Stewart, participated in the "Holiday in the Farms" Christmas celebration. This year the Pleasant Run Farms Civic Association had Santa tour our neighborhood on the

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Bowling Wins Big (again)!

Posted on: January 10, 2018

The NW boys & girls varsity teams participated in ECC/SWOC tournament on Jan. 6th @ Northwest Lanes. Both teams finished in 1st place! The boys team faced Ross and the girls team faced Milford in their finals. This was the 5th consecutive year the boys

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NWHS Art Club Gives Back

NWHS Art Club Gives Back

Posted on: January 9, 2018

On December 10th, the Northwest High School Art Club, under the direction of Andrea Stewart, participated in the "Holiday in the Farms” Christmas celebration. This year the Pleasant Run Farms Civic Association had Santa tour our neighborhood on the

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Butler Tech Adult Education Offereings

Butler Tech Adult Education Offerings

Posted on: January 5, 2018

Butler Tech is offering some exciting Adult Education Classes at the Colerain Career Center.  Classes start soon so do not delay registration.  Thank you Butler Tech for being a great partner with NWLSD and caring about our community.

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