District News

Week of 10/24/21

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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.




Coming up........

  • October is National Principals Month
  • SOCKTOBER - See flyer below for details
  • 10/25-10/29 - NWEL PTO Book Fair
  • 10/27- EARLY RELEASE
  • 10/29 - Elementary Halloween Celebrations- Please see each building section for details.
  • 10/30 - NWCS Trunk and Treat
  • 11/2- NWKMS Picture Retake Day
  • 11/3-11/4 - NWEL Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 11/16- NWEE Picture Retake
  • 11/19 - Half day for students
  • 11/19- Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade
  • 11/24-11/26- NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
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In case you missed it...........

Mountie Mural at NWHS

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Northwest Pregame and Senior Night 10/22/2021
Northwest Marching Band 10/22/2021
Kidder MS Band at Mountie Montage 10/21/2021
Northwest High School Marching Band at Mountie Montage on10/21/2021.
Northwest High School Fall Choir Concert 10/19/2021
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Find Your Future Fair at NWHS is BACK!!!

Northwest Alumni and community members - On Tuesday, November 23 Northwest High School is hosting its 6th annual Find Your Future Fair.

This fair is designed to help expose students to a variety of career options in their career pathways. We hope students can learn the realities of jobs they may seek, the education it would take to get there, and the important skills they must possess to be successful in their chosen field.

The goal of this event isn't so much to "sell" your job to the students, but to give them a very real perspective on what your job entails. We want our students to see where their NW education can take them, and see the jobs available in Jackson if they want to remain in our community as adults.

If you or someone you know might be willing to donate your time to our students, I would greatly appreciate it! Please fill out or share this GoogleForm.

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

Miss 9 days or less....for Mountie Success!

NW Boys Soccer - 2022- Fundraiser

We are hosting a football squares game for the Michigan vs Michigan State game on 10/30/2021.

This is a fundraiser to offset costs for the 2022 Boys Soccer Team. If you would like to join in on the fun, it's really easy to do. The game is hosted online at www.FootballSquaresOnline.com/game/574918.

Just follow the link above and use the following pool password: soccer2021 From there you will create a screen name and start choosing your squares.

Here are some of the specifics of the game:

Game Number: 574918

Pool Password: soccer2021

Price Per Square: $10.00

Payouts: 1st Qtr=$125.00 2nd Qtr=$125.00 3rd Qtr=$125.00 4th Qtr:$125.00 Maximum squares you can buy: Unlimited Additional Notes:

Thank you for your support. All proceeds will benefit the Boys Soccer 2022

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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

Reminder - School bus safety

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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

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We are so proud of third grader Faith Strohl who started a lemonade stand this summer and donates her profits to various causes. She purchased snow boots, snow pants, and other cold weather gear for NWEL peers who need them this winter. We love her generosity!

Adopt a Family - Kleenex Drive

Next Week we will be having a Kleenex Drive for Adopt A Family needs at Christmas. Please consider donating! Our goal is 160 boxes of Kleenex!

Click below for a list of NWKMS Outstanding Mounties

Click below for NW Kidder Notes for Sept/Oct

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Students are invited to join us for an enjoyable day exploring theatre and dance at CMU. The CMU Theatre and Dance Preview Day is an exciting event that begins Saturday, November 13th at 3pm with a CMU Faculty-led workshop; your choice between design/tech, singing, dance, or acting/directing. Following the session will be a Q and A with current students in the program, a tour of our performing and backstage spaces, and dinner in a campus dining facility. The day is topped off with the performance of our fall musical, Little Shop of Horrors!

This event is entirely free for teachers, prospective students, and their guests!

Preregistration is required, just follow the link: https://docs.google.com/.../1gth486mIXPQdbZbXVw65.../edit...

The deadline for registering is 12pm on November 5th.

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!


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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!