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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."

Please be advised that the December Board Meeting scheduled for December 8 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 15.

NMS students will be selling fruit through the month of November. See any NMS student to get your fruit.


Food Pantry

As many of you are aware, a weekly Food Pantry has been operational this summer at Northwest Middle School.  This is to advise you that beginning on August 26, 2015, the Food Pantry will be open every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 118 at Northwest Middle School. 

Attached to this letter is an informational handout as well as an application.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Greg Tipton, Principal, Northwest Middle School, at 740/259-2528.

We would like to encourage all parents who meet the guidelines set forth to take advantage of this opportunity.  

Help Provide Scholarships!

The Northwest Alumni Association is seeking the support of the Northwest community to help provide scholarships for graduating seniors.  Through the brick donation program you can help our graduates receive scholarship funds and help transform the high school courtyard in the process.  Bricks may be ordered in memory of, in honor of, or recognition of a class, graduate, faculty member, or a member of the community who simply loves Mohawk Nation.
Bricks may be ordered and customized online at
4x8 Engraved Brick: $40
8x8 Engraved Brick: $75
4x8 Engraved Brick with Logo: $55
8x8 Engraved Brick with Logo: $90

News Release - Board of Education

The Northwest Board of Education met for their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Northwest High School Media Center. The Board conducted the following business:

-Passed a resolution to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting on September 8, 2015, and Special Meeting on October 5, 2015.
-Passed a resolution to approve reports.
-Passed a resolution to employ substitute teachers for the 2015-2016 school year.
-Passed a resolution to amend teachers' salaries for 2015-2016 school year for additional training and/or experience.
-Passed a resolution to approve unpaid leaves of absence for classified personnel.
-Passed a resolution to employ substitute classified personnel for the 2015-2016 school year.
-Passed a resolution to approve volunteers for the 2015-2016 school year.
-Passed a resolution to approve additional personnel for 2015-2016 "Education Station" after school academic intervention program.
-Passed a resolution to accept resignation of supplemental personnel.
-Passed a resolution to correct employment of supplemental personnel.
-Passed a resolution to submit Five-Year Forecast (FY16-FY20).
-Passed a resolution to approve 2nd reading of new board policies.
-Passed a resolution to enter into agreement between Valley Local School District and Northwest Local School District.
-Passed a resolution to approve contract with SCOCA for Field Technician services for the 2015-2016 school year.
-Passed a resolution to change November board meeting to November 17, 2015.

The next Regular board meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the Northwest High School Media Center.

Northwest Board of Education regularly meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Northwest High School Media Center at 914 Mohawk Drive, McDermott, Ohio. The schedule is tentative and from time to time special meetings may be required. The location of special meetings will be determined on an as needed basis.

For further information please call the Northwest Administrative Office at (740) 259-5558.

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