Northwest Elementary 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 help make a child smile this Christmas by dropping off a toy at NES or NMS "Smiles For Sean" toy box collection in front of library. I encourage all youth groups, churches and families to come to the 17th annual toy drive. Your donation and time makes a difference in the life of a child.We also need wrapping paper and cookies. The toy drive and wrapping will take place Sunday, December 8th at NES gym from 3-5. For more info call/text 740-464-4681.
Northwest Elementary celebrated Reading Week Oct. 28-Nov. 1st with the theme of Ancient Egypt. The elementary read a total of 1654 books! Since they meet their goal Mr. Martin dressed up as King Tut and rode around the gym on a big wheel. Reading Week festivities included the staff and students wearing their "Mummy Says Read" T-shirts.
Russ Childers is a traditional Appalachian musician, storyteller, and dance caller. Additionally he is an artist-in-resident musician with a focus on music and its role in the Appalachian community. Moving by story and song through his own family history, he teaches cultural history through the vehicle of song, story, and dance.
Childers shows a deep commitment to the traditional arts as is shown by his affiliations with the Ohio Arts Council as an Artist in Residence, the Advisory Committee of the Cincinnati Urban Appalachian Council, and the Cincinnati Arts Association Adventures in the Arts. He is a master banjo player with apprentices in two states through the auspices of the Ohio Arts Council and Kentucky Arts Council. In May 2000, he was recipient of the Appalachian Heritage Award from the Cincinnati Appalachian Community Development Association.
Mr. Childers is teaching fourth grade students about their Appalachian culture through song and dance September 23-October 3. Students will showcase their square dance talents for the school on Oct. 3rd in the afternoon. The bean dinner for the students and their families is on Oct. 3rd at 6 pm. The kids will be performing the square dances for the families after the dinner. Then, on Fri. Oct. 4th, a select group of students will be performing at John Simon's Sorghum Festival at 11 am. To learn more about Mr. Childers, please visit his web site: http://home.fuse.net/russchilders/index.html
The Artist in Residence Program is made possible through a grant funded by the Ohio Arts Council.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 740-259-2250.
Principal's MessageFuture Events
There will be a Christmas Concert December 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the High School Gymnasium.
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