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Northwest Local Schools District News

Welcome to Northwest Local School, Home of the Mohawks "Preparing students to meet the academic, social, civic and career needs for a global society."

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 15, 2017 for students in the Northwest LSD to accommodate staff in-services. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 16!


32nd Evening with the Arts

The Northwest Local School District is pleased to announce that it will be presenting its 32nd Annual Evening with the Arts program on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to showcase its students' academic, artistic and musical talents.

Northwest Elementary School students' art and writing projects will be displayed in an open house format from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., and select vocal and instrumental performances will begin in the gymnasium at 5:30 p.m.


Bach to School 5K

Bach to School copy3The 1st Annual 5K "BACH to School Run" for the Roby Bach Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held on August 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Roby was a retired principal and teacher from Northwest Local Schools. He loved volunteering and helping kids. He passed away suddenly on December 25, 2015. We would like to encourage everyone to support the Roby Bach Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The course starts and ends at the Northwest football field behind the Northwest Middle School, 692 Mohawk Drive, McDermott, OH 45652. The course loops around the  school campus and is a mixed surface, primarily grass, with changes in elevation. Tri-State Racers will be providing chip timing to time the event for official times.

Race day registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Northwest track. T-Shirts are guaranteed only to those who preregister. Please arrive early for parking and registration.

For deadlines to register, registration form, awards, contact information, etc. download the Bach to School Flyer.

We invite all those interested in sponsoring this event to download the sponsorship letter for all the details.

Northwest Welcomes Community Response

As the close of the 2016-2017 school year approaches, the Northwest Local School District wishes to extend an invitation for citizens of the Northwest Community to offer input and/or feedback regarding local, state and federal programs for the 2017-2018 school year.

Mrs. Terri Freeman, Director of Curriculum & Technology, will conduct a meeting on May 2, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Northwest Elementary Conference Room concerning the following programs or any other program(s) about which you wish to inquire.


New Vaccine Requirement

* * * * * This updated information impacts our current 6th grade students * * * * *

Any student that will be a 7th grader in the Fall of 2017 - There are new Vaccine Requirements:

1. A diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus (Tdap) booster. This immunization needs to have been given no sooner than the child's 10th birthday.

2. The first dose of the Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine is a NEW required vaccine for students attending Ohio schools entering 7th grade in the Fall of 2017.

Please provide an updated vaccine record to the school as verification that your child has received the 1 dose of the Meningococcal (MCV4) Vaccine and 1 dose of Tdap.


Attention Juniors

The Ohio Department of Health mandates the immunizations necessary for the students attending school in Ohio. There are two vaccines required by the Ohio Department of Health for all incoming 12th Grade Students for the FALL of 2017.

• 2 Doses of the meningococcal vaccine must be administered prior to entry to Grade 12. The recommended MCV4 minimum interval is at least 8 weeks between dose one (1) and dose two (2). If the first (1st) dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th Birthday, a second (2nd) dose is not required.



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