District News

Week of 5/8/22

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Northwest Community Schools

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Coming up........

  • 5/11 - 8th Graders visit the High School
  • 5/26 - NWHS Graduation
  • 5/30 - NO SCHOOL
  • 6/1 - NW Connect Graduation
  • 6/6 - Middle School Recognition Ceremony
  • 6/10 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! 1/2 day
  • 8/24 - First of School 2022/2023

NW Youth Football Registration is now open!!! Click the link below to register your student for the upcoming season. πŸˆπŸ–€β€οΈ

Northwest Youth Football

Click here to register today!

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College and Career Newsletter - May 2022

Check out all the opportunities and resources available our NWCS students to help prepare them for their future!


Your guide to kid friendly gems in Jackson County

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

Jackson Magazine Top Teacher

Congratulations to the NW Top Teachers who were celebrated at the Jackson Magazine Top Teacher event.

Shannon Tinkle - NWEL - Top 5

Rachel Martel - NWEL - Top 5

Tiffany Adema - NWHS - Top 5

Jamie MacMillan - NWEE - Top 10

Elizabeth Hoffbauer - NWHS - Top 10

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JAMA Educator of the Year NWHS teacher, Randi Watts

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Community Photo Show


Nature in Focus: A Community Photography Show

Presented by Jackson District Library, The Dahlem Center, and Ella Sharp Museum

Community members are invited to participate in Nature in Focus, a photography show celebrating the natural beauty in Jackson. This exhibit will be on display at the Ella Sharp Museum Pop-Up Gallery from July 15 to September 1, 2022.

Submission period: March 28 – May 28, or until all spaces are filled. Nature in Focus is not a contest, however there are a limited number of spaces available and submissions will be accepted in order of arrival. Limit one entry per person.

Subject: Plants or wildlife (or both) found at one of the partnership locations: Any JDL branch or Bookmobile, The Dahlem Center, or Ella Sharp Museum

Mediums accepted: Photographs only – digital or film

Digital submissions can be emailed to community@myjdl.com. Please include your name, phone, title of piece and type of camera (optional). Please note, all photographs will be printed as 8Γ—10.

Film submissions must be dropped off at any JDL branch as an 8Γ—10.

Who can participate: All ages!

We will matte and frame all entries, and pieces will be returned at the end of the exhibit.

29th Annual TD Club Golf Scramble

To register a team for the 29th Annual Touchdown Club Golf Scramble follow the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1W2RVxttGN4mJRt38MlWTTmm9m360uonBHsH0mGxdcvU/edit
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Miss 9 days or less....for Mountie Success!
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Early Elementary Students Showing off their Artwork

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Attention Parents- From Mr. Bush

NWEL Parents-

I want to take a quick minute to briefly review our morning arrival procedures for students being dropped off by parents. There are two options for dropping off students in the morning. First option- dropping off along the main sidewalk in the right side lane. Second option- parking in the parking lot and walking your student to the crosswalk. Both of those options are safe for students. If students are dropped off in the parking lot and walking to the crosswalk by themselves, this is not a safe option. Dropping students off in the left hand lane of the drive and walking across traffic is also not safe. We must hold student safety as the priority over convenience. Please work with us to make this a safe and effective morning routine. As always, we appreciate your patience and cooperation. Thank you for the time you took to read this email and I look forward to great mornings ahead!

Aaron Bush, Principal

NWEL Staff Spotlight

Emily King, Paraprofessional: β€œI love interacting with the students. I also like being able to help students achieve any type of positive goal they may have. β€œ
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5th Grade Introduction to NWMS Video

5th Grade Visit 2022

Shop at Kroger and help NWEL!

Did you know you can help Northwest Elementary School by shopping at Kroger?

If you want to sign up, you can sign into your online account and use our code (KK645) under Community Rewards. We appreciate the support!

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53rd Annual Middle School Recognition Ceremony

June 6, 2022

8th Grade 8 am

7th Grade 9 am

6th Grade 10 am


Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 24 7:00 – 1:00PM

Wednesday, June 29 9:00 – Noon

Wednesday, July 6 9:00 – Noon

Wednesday, July 13 9:00 – Noon

Wednesday, July 20 9:00 – Noon

Wednesday, July 27 9:00 – Noon

Wednesday, August 3 9:00 – Noon

Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 19 7:00 – 1:00PM

Wednesday, August 17 6th Grade ONLY Orientation 6:00PM

Monday, August 22 District Closed for Staff welcome back meeting

Tuesday, August 23 Office hours TBD due to meetings

Tuesday, August 23 NWKMS Open House (6-8 Grade)

5:00 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, August 24 First Day of School; Half Day release time 11:00AM

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8th Graders take on Washington D.C.!

Kidder Middle School 8th graders were able to return to Washington, D.C. for the first time since April 2019. The 94 students that were able to attend represented Mountie Nation well in our nation’s capitol receiving many compliments throughout the trip. One of the highlights of our trip was a tour of the U.S. Capitol Building. This was significant because tours are just starting back up, and they have to be approved through your local U.S. Representative. Other highlights of the trip included visits to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mt. Vernon, Ford’s Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, and many other memorials and monuments throughout Washington and the surrounding area. Thank you to our students and chaperones for making this a great trip and representing our community in a positive light. We can’t wait to return next year.
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Did you miss 8th Grade Transition night?!

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KMS Summer School Registration Form

Click here to sign up for summer school

Click below for a list of NWMS Outstanding Mounties

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Congrats to Ron Woodruff and the Moxie Mountie Staff!!

Newspaper (The Moxie Mountie)

Overall News Website - Gold Award (Second Place in the State)

Riley Henderson- Honorable Mention- Photo Story

Kaylee Kitts- 2nd Place- Comic Strip

Meris Lacinski- Honorable Mention- Alternative Story Form (writing)

- Bylined Opinion (writing)

Holliss Rumler- Honorable Mention- Sports Action Photo

Mason Schroeder- Honorable Mention- Diversity Writing

Honorable Mention- Sports Column Writing

Honorable Mention- Breaking News Writing

Hannah Smith- Honorable Mention- Breaking News Writing

Abby Warner- 2nd Place- Photo Story

Honorable Mention- Video Feature

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B'S PIZZA IN SPRING ARBOR IS LOOKING FOR part time cooks/delivery drivers. If anyone is interested please stop in and ask for Branden Elser for more information-PLEASE call the shop 517-750-7474 after 10:30am or email at


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Mountie Nation Station - Show 5 - Tri 3 - 2021-22
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!

UPDATES ADDED WEEKLY!!! Check out the latest!

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NW Connect Class of 2022 Important Information!

Senior Growing up photos - Friday, May 13 We are looking for 16-18 growing up photos of your graduate. You can bring these photos in to the NWC office OR you can email them to Mrs. Jenkins . Also, if your student has a Senior photo, please send one in so we can include that as well.

> NWC Seniors Last Day, Friday, May 27 Classes should be completed, any NW device, power cord and Hotspot issued should be returned to NW Connect and any outstanding fines should be paid by this date. If a Senior has any outstanding fines, they are unable to walk at graduation and they will not receive their diploma.

> Graduation Rehearsal, Tuesday, May 31

>Senior Cook-out. Tuesday, May 31

> Graduation! Wednesday, June 1

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