District News

Week of 10/10/21

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If you have not:
  1. Created a Parent PowerSchool Portal Account
  2. Completed the required Parent forms in your Parent PowerSchool Account. These forms can be found by logging into your parent account, choosing "forms" on the menu and completing the forms electronically.
  3. Completed the required CEP eligibility form

Communications will be sent out weekly to parents of students who have not completed these steps.




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Coming up........

  • October is National Principals Month
  • SOCKTOBER - See flyer below for details
  • 10/10 - Give Hope Meeting - See flyer below for details.
  • 10/12- NWKMS, NWHS, NW CONNECT- Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 10/13 - Early Release
  • 10/16 - NW 20K Food Truck Rally - NW Kidder Middle School
  • 10/16 - NW is hosting MSBOA Festival
  • 10/18- NO SCHOOL - This is a county wide PD day for staff.
  • 10/18-10/22 - Mountie Mural Event
  • 10/19- Fall Choir Concert - 6 pm
  • 10/20-10/21 - NWEL and NWEE Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 10/22 - Silly Sock Day - See flyer below
  • 10/23 - Mountie Mural Contest - NWHS
  • 10/30 - NWCS Trunk and Treat


Murray Road Closure – Blackman Township

The Jackson County Department of Transportation will close Murray Road between Van

Horn Road and Rives Junction Road to replace a cross culvert beginning on Monday,

October 11, 2021. Murray Road will remain closed until the end of the day on Tuesday,

October 12, 2021, weather permitting.

No detour route will be posted and motorists should seek alternative routes.

If you have any questions, please contact JDOT (517) 788-4230; visit our website

(bit.ly/JCDOT), or our Facebook page for further information.

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In case you missed it...........

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Jackson Magazine Top Teacher

For several years our Mountie Teachers have dominated the Jackson Magazine Top Teacher awards! Let's do it again this year!

Jackson Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Top Teachers. If you know a teacher that is an outstanding leader, is dedicated to students, and has gone above and beyond to help students and parents, especially during the pandemic, click this link (http://www.jacksonmagazine.com/teacher-nomination) to nominate them!

The due date for 2022 nominations is October 15, 2021.

Congrats to our NWHS Equestrian Team who are now Region E CHAMPS!!!

The team will go to the state championship in Midland October 14-17!

NWHS team riders are:

Skylar Tucker

Kaitlynn Sommer

Rachel Keeler

Teryn Berkeypile

Ava Conner


Dave Cox

Angela Klobuchar

Esther Hitchcock

Vote for our Marching Mounties!!!! 🖤❤️ The best band in the land! 🎺🥁

Fall Fest and Chili Classic - Downtown Jackson - 10/16/21

NWCS will be participating in the school salsa and chili category! Come on down down for a great day in downtown Jackson!

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Miss 9 days or less....for Mountie Success!
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What does it mean to you to be a mountie!?

Click the link to register! https://bit.ly/3BMSAGC
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The Mounties are going to THAILAND!!!!

Are you interested in joining us for an incredible trip to Thailand?! This trip is open to all of Mountie Nation, including students, parents, staff, and alumni.

You can check out our tour page here: www.explorica.com/Dryer-9887

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Deadline to enroll in Technology Insurance - 10/31/21

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We are very excited to partner with Early Impressions to be even more opportunities for our little Mounties to our community!

Please visit www.earlyimpressionspre.com for more information.

If you have enrollment questions, please call 517-817-4741

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 3-6:30pm

3735 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 21st, 4-7:30pm

3735 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI

Click below for NWEE October Updates

Please enjoy this optional interactive October choice board, full of school extension adventures. Follow the link to be able to choose from all of the different fun activities! Click the image below

Introducing Mystery Attendance Awards!

Once a month, we will randomly draw 1 student from each grade level. If they are present at school, they will receive a prize!

Prizes include pencils, small toys, gift cards and more!! Winners will be announced on Facebook!

The first drawing is coming up in October!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 3-6:30pm

3757 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 4-7pm

3757 Lansing Avenue

Jackson, MI

Congrats to our Count Day winners!

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Great job, Mrs. Bivens' class! We love that they took on this service project with Mrs. Keathley's class at the Early Elementary.


Please read carefully:

If you would like to add your student to the EVERY DAY parent pick up list please fill out the following form:


If you are unsure which form to fill out or have any questions please call our office at 817-4704.

Morning Drop Off Reminders

*Drop off begins at 8:15 am. Students must remain in vehicles until this time. This is extremely important! Staff will come out of the building at 8:15 am to signal the start of arrival.

There are two options to dropping off your student(s).

1. Follow the drive and pull up along the sidewalk. Staff will direct traffic to move ahead if possible. As soon as you are stopped please have your student safely and quickly exit the right side of the vehicle. *The quicker this happens, the faster we can move traffic through the campus.

2. Park in the gravel parking lot and walk your student to the crosswalk. Please do not have your student walk alone in the parking lot. It is a busy area and we want everyone to remain safe.

Please be patient and kind to others. We look forward to seeing you in the mornings!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 4-7:30pm

6700 Rives Junction Road

Jackson, MI

Click below for a list of NWKMS Outstanding Mounties

Click below for NW Kidder Notes for Sept/Oct

8th Grade Washington DC Trip!

The deadline for 8th grade DC trip is next Friday, the 15th. There are 5 spots currently available before the waiting list begins. Fundraiser information will be distributed to kids next week. Please watch Remind for more information on that. Thanks to all who have been so supportive of this trip, we at excited to have it back!!

Questions can be emailed to christina.arbrouet@nwschools.org or kevin.fairley@nwschools.org

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 4:30-7pm

4200 Van Horn Road

Jackson, MI

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Session zoom link https://umich.zoom.us/j/93904040477

Wolverine Spotlight Series details at https://umich.zoom.us/j/93904040477

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NWHS Study Lab - Click below for more information

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CLASS OF 2022- Book mark www.nwschools.org/classof2022 for important Senior Information including Senior Portrait Info!!!
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College and Career Readiness Information Center

NEW UPDATES!! Click Here to view!



Tuesday, October 12 FOR 9th Grade/10th Grade

11:30 - 1:30

Wednesday, October 13 FOR 11th Grade/12th Grade

10:30 - 12 noon


A School ID is required for so many things:

for ANY school activity/function

various school programs that are offered

job applications

opening a bank account

Picture Day information, order forms are available in the NW Connect office. 517-817-4754.

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NW Athletics YouTube

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Big Dog BBQ - Now Hiring

Big Dog BBQ, located in Holt, Michigan is a mobile food service and concessionaire specializing in authentic, homemade, southern style barbecue. Big Dog BBQ will operate as a subsidiary of Mama T. & Papa T. LLC., owned by Mr. Jeff Thompkins. In 2021, Big Dog BBQ will explore an exciting opportunity. We propose to purchase the former landmark location of Todoroff’s Coney Island drive-in at 1200 W. Parnall Rd., Jackson MI, 49201 and open our first brick and mortar location. For several years Big Dog BBQ has operated as a mobile unit and has held exclusive concessionaire contracts with Mecosta County Parks and Consumers Energy. During this time we developed our name brand and a loyal following, Big Dog BBQ was named The Best BBQ Ribs & Brisket in Mid-Michigan by WNEM TV5 two years in a row by the viewers. A move to a permanent location is the next logical step based on the popularity of Big Dog BBQ locally as well as our past success in our northern markets.

The keys to success for Big Dog BBQ Drive-Thru will be our excellent location, word-of-mouth reputation for great tasting barbecue classics and FASYT /FRIENDLY SERVICE. That is where YOU come in! Big Dog BBQ is looking for a few good people to welcome to our family. We are a new business with a BRIGHT future ahead of us. We are eager to teach, share and help any young person that want more out a job than just a few dollars.

The Dog Pound wants YOU!

Please contact Jeff if interested in employment. We are also offering an Externship opportunity with this business. Please see Mrs. Watts (517-817-4867) if you are interested in an Externship with Big Dog BBQ!

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