Faculty and students at Northwestern Elementary honored men and women of the U.S. military Nov. 11, 2014. The event was organized by gym teacher Bonnie Millward.
Fourth grade students sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful," accompanied by music teacher Shawn Fies on piano, in the rotunda of the school surrounded by the names of 1,167 veterans placed on stars and hung in the rotunda.
School resumes Jan. 5 and the second marking period ends Jan. 16.
There will be a PTO meeting 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9. Snow date is 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 23.
Keystone exams will be given Jan. 7-21.
Jan. 7: Algebra I (7:50-9:50 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.).
Jan. 9: English Literature (7:50-9:50 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.).
Jan. 12: Biology (7:50-9:50 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.).
Jan. 15 are final exams for all students in block one and two.
As we move further into the winter months, it will become more likely school will be delayed, canceled or dismissed early due to inclement weather.
Be sure all contact information is up to date to receive important messages regarding changes to the school day.
Kindergarten will follow a modified schedule on days school has a delay.
Morning kindergarten will attend 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Afternoon kindergarten will attend 1:40-3:25 p.m.
Christmas break will take place Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, 2015. Happy Holidays to everyone!
Students will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. on Dec. 23.
High school students will dismiss at 11 a.m. Dec. 23.
There will be noon dismissal Dec. 23 for the elementary schools.
There will be no morning kindergarten. Afternoon kindergarten students will attend the morning session.
Winter break begins Dec. 24 through Jan. 2, 2015. School will resume Jan. 5, 2015.
Partners In Education will be hosting a Holiday Shoppe and Movie Night 5-9 p.m. Dec. 19.
PIE will set up the holiday shoppe in the cafeteria so children can shop with or without their parents for gifts for their family (pets included).
Several students from Northwestern Elementary School recently enjoyed lunch in their school library with guest author Margie Palatini.
They were chosen through the submission of reward tickets they received for exhibiting positive behavior at school.
Palatini asked the students which one of her books was their favorite.
Some students mentioned "Bed Head, Stinky, Smelly Feet and Moos-ekitos."
The author told students she liked to character play when she was young.
Northwestern Twirlers are hosting a twirling competition fundraiser 8:30 a.m. Dec 13 at Northwestern Elementary.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Children go outside for recess during colder weather. They should be dressed appropriately for outdoor weather.
The only time they do not go out is if there is precipation or the temperature with wind chill is 15 degrees or below.
In the event of a two hour delay, there will be a modified kindergarten schedule. Morning kindergarten will be 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Afternoon kindergarten 1:40-3:30 p.m.
Firefighters with the Weisenberg Fire Company recently visited Weisenberg Elementary School to talk with the students about fire safety.
Firefighter Randy Zack spoke to his audience about staying fire safe in their homes.
He explained various ways to make a home safe, citing the use of a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector.
Zack asked students how they could be safe if there were a space heater in their home.
He told them they need to sit three feet away from a running space heater.
There will be a Partners in Education meeting 9:45 a.m. Dec. 5 at the school.
There will be a PTO meeting at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 5 at the school.
The Holiday Shoppe will be open Dec. 8-12. Students may purchase Christmas gifts for family and friends in the Shoppe.
Parents Night Out will be hosted by the high school's SADD Chapter for children ages 3 through 12 who are in the school district or children of NWL faculty 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in the high school gym. There is a per child fee.
Staff specialists Linda Curry, Lisa McGrath and Justine Snyder organized bingo bash as a reward for students who earned Tiger Tickets for performing acts of kindness related to the Positive Trait of the month at Weisenberg Elementary School.
In September and October, students were asked to show respect and responsibility to staff, teachers, classmates and bus drivers.
The students could turn in the tickets and play bingo with their classmates and friends.