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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."

All certified staff is to report on Thursday, August 18, 2016, and Friday, August 19, 2016 (Agenda). Students will return on Monday, August 22, 2016!

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Roby Bach Memorial Scholarship

Roby Bach was a retired principal and teacher from Northwest Local Schools. He loved volunteering in the schools and helping kids. He passed away suddenly on December 25, 2015. We would like to encourage all Northwest staff to support the Roby Bach Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mr. Bach was truely a positive force in his personal and professional life. He was always there to help anyone in need. The money generated for this scholarship will directly help a male and female student from Northwest and New Boston. I know that Mr. Bach would appreciate this generosity directed toward students!

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roby Bach Memorial Scholarship Fund at any US Bank Branch.

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Two Vaccines Required for 7th Grade Students

There are two vaccines required by the Ohio Department of Health for all incoming 7th Grade Students for the FALL of 2016.

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

• First Dose of the Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine is a NEW required vaccine for students attending Ohio schools entering 7th Grade in the Fall of 2016.

PLEASE PROVIDE AN UPDATED VACCINE RECORD TO THE SCHOOL as Verification that your child has had the Tdap Booster and the 1st Meningococcal (MCV4) Vaccine.

Immunizations may be obtained from your child's healthcare provider or area clinics. The Scioto County Health Department will be scheduling some immunization clinics this summer to try and accommodate this new immunization requirement. I will keep you posted on any clinics that I find available.

Superintendent's Letter To Parents

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Northwest Local School District and the 2016-17 school year! As an administrator and educational professional for 16 years, I've had the opportunity to work with students from all walks of life. There is no doubt in my mind that Northwest offers exactly what students need to grow.

I am proud to be able to join an energetic and passionate staff that is focused on creating positive learning experiences for students. The district lives its mission every day. Our mission statement: ""Preparing students to meet the academic, social, civic and career needs for a global society." At Northwest we create passionate learners by maximizing student achievement through dynamic learning experiences which inspire and provide a quality education for all students within a safe and community-supported environment."

As I begin my tenure as your Superintendent, I have a vested interest in providing a quality educational environment for all students, staff and families in the school district as I plan to be a part of the community for some time. One of my greatest beliefs is that all students can learn given an educational environment that is excellent. An environment that is inspiring, positive, and enriching makes school engaging and when students look forward to attending school, they will learn. Anticipation and hope surrounds each new year of school for students. Together we can create an educational atmosphere that our community is proud of and experiences that will last long after students graduate. I invite you to join us in continuing the big school opportunities that we provide in a small school setting here at Northwest. I am grateful to be joining your team.

Sincerely,

Dana Pollock, Ed.D
Superintendent
Northwest Local School District

News Release - Board of Education

The Northwest Board of Education met for their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Northwest High School Media Center. The Board approved the following resolutions:

-Minutes of the Regular meeting on July 14, 2016 and Special meeting on July 18, 2016.
-Reports.
-Transferred money from General Fund to Bond Retirement Fund to cover bus notes.
-Amended teachers’ salaries for additional training and/or experience.
-Membership in the “Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy and pay annual fees.
-Bus routes for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Emergency substitute school bus drivers for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Adopted calamity day alternative make-up plan.
-Employed substitute teachers for 2016-2017 school year.
-Employed certified personnel for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Authorized renewal of classified contracts for 2016-2017.
-Accepted bid placements for classified personnel for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Employed substitute classified personnel for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Employed personnel for “Education Station Program” for 2016-2017 school year.
-Accepted resignation of supplemental personnel.
-Rescinded resignation of supplemental personnel.
-Employed supplemental personnel for the 2016-2017 school year pending certification and Background check.
-Appointed delegate and alternate to annual Ohio School Boards Association business meeting.

The next regular board meeting will be held on September 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Northwest High School Media Center.

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

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