THE April 2011
Northwestern Local Schools * 7571 N. Elyria Rd. * West Salem, OH 44287
419-846-3151 * FAX: 419-846-3361 * http://web2.northwestern-wayne.k12.oh.us
Youth in Art Jeffrey Layton, Superintendent
Allen Miller, Treasurer
Mike Burkholder, High School Principal
Scott Smith, Middle School Principal
Julie McCumber, Elementary Principal
Board of Education
Kathy Hochstetler, President
Kim Wellert, Vice-President
Andrew Orosz - honorable mention with his 2 Dimensional Line Design and first place 330-264-3545
for his bamboo painting email@example.com
Becca Ebert displayed 2 Dimensional Line Designs
Katie Dailey - Honorable Mention for her Mondrian-Like sculpture Bob Kline
Trenton Kline - second place for his self-portrait in color 419-869-7243
A note from our superintendent ..... Dr. Sommers is a great salesman and has the discussed with district staff with opportunity for input,
ability to see his charter school vision - I have heard him and involved two open board meetings with opportunity
twice already speaking in broad statements without sup- for public discussion. There are very few additional per-
porting research. I do not see this school privatization sonnel reductions we can feasibly make and we majorly
Mr. Jeff Layton reduced non-personnel items previously. This leaves us
tide turning. However, what we can do and have to do
Northwestern as a public school is become even more competitive, to with a few options: bringing in additional revenue
Superintendent work even smarter. This is the reasoning behind our through the sparse grant opportunities, increasing enroll-
expanded programs, strengthening of curriculum, and ment of students through competitive open enrollment,
creating more opportunities for our children here at pursuing new innovations of instructional delivery meth-
Northwestern. It is also the reason the administration ods, and increasing taxes through a levy.
and school board continue discussing new, innovative We have been working diligently to refrain
methods of instruction, why we have the largest selec- from presenting the community with a levy. It has been
We are on the verge of major changes to pub- tion of dual college credit courses in the area, and why 22 years now since passage of the last operating levy.
lic education. Public schools are under attack for the we continue to invest in people (the excellent staff & Our goal has been to hold the line until 2016, when the
sake of driving costs down - at the expense of our chil- administrators) and why we value relationships. Over bond issue from the high school drops off and pursue
dren. As an educator and school superintendent who is the next two years our community may often scratch our replacement of this with operating revenue, which would
deeply passionate about our children and about our heads at some of the innovations we will be pursuing. result in a balance between new operating and previous
community, I have always felt that a balance must be Please be patient and understand that we are open to dis- bond dollars. However, we are becoming less and less
found between efficiency and effectiveness. I believe cussion and work tirelessly in communicating the deci- confident that we can stretch our dollars that far. If we
we have found that balance here at Northwestern that sions affecting our students and our community as we see student performance ebb and the budget dollars dry-
has remained so elusive for many school districts. The continue pursuing strategies to further improve the edu- up we will certainly have to pursue operating dollars
reasons are simple: dedicated employees, effective cation of our children. sooner. However, until that time we will continue our
leadership, and a supportive community. We defy the I have always been an advocate of innovation efforts to balance the books while maintaining a balance
odds and have attained EXCELLENCE measured in so and continuously searching for ways to improve costs between efficiency and quality, effective education for
many ways while also being one of the most efficient and the instruction. We are all aware of the current state our children.
and frugal school districts in the state as measured by budget hole. I am disappointed in legislators' lack of Facts:
multiple indicators. leadership and the misinformation coming from the gov- * Numbers coming from the governor's office
Our local union has worked collaboratively ernor regarding the proposed state budget & SB 5 (col- regarding his budget recommendation are purposefully
with the district in curbing costs and the slight increas- lective bargaining). vague and misleading to the public. Cuts are coming -
es we have provided in salary have come at the There is definite arrogance evident by those in let's "call a spade a spade" and stop blaming public
expense of reduced insurance benefits and other sacri- power and a disconnect with public employees and employees and public schools for the economy.
fices. I believe the recommended budget, collective schools across this great state. * Ohio provided $9,882,298 in school funding
bargaining, and private retirement legislation are sim- State legislators and office of the governor have in fiscal year 2008. The governor's proposal recom-
ply about being cheaper. Driving down the cost of again used the old "shell game" in re-appropriating mends a total of $9,709,172 in school funding for fiscal
education is not necessarily bad. However, the meth- school dollars to other areas once the stimulus dollars year 2013. Under this budget proposal Ohio schools
ods being used and the misinformation being fed to the rolled in two years ago (remember the lottery "profits"?). will receive less state funding in 2013 from the state
press and public is detrimental to public schools and to The lottery profits have been promoted as going to pub- than in 2008 - 5 years later! I fail to see how this can
our communities. The focus is on how schools are lic schools, yet school funding was reduced as lottery be defined as an "increase" in anybody's dictionary. It is
poor performing, inefficient, and are not student-cen- profits came in creating no additional revenue for a huge decrease - school cuts of 11.5% for FY 2012 and
tered. This is definitely NOT Northwestern. Nor is it schools. Now that the stimulus dollars have expired, the an additional 4.9% in FY 2013 - 16.4% ongoing cuts
many districts that I have seen. Ohio school perform- state is not returning the money they had earlier "taken" for schools overall are what is being proposed.
ance ranks high in comparison to other states and we from schools. The governor's budget slightly increases Calling this an "increase" is misinforming people across
had an excellent state superintendent that was driven dollars from "general revenue", but also reduces cate- Ohio and it assumes we as a populous are ignorant.
from her helm in spite of this. gories of funds previously funding schools. It also does * Charter school dollars are being dramatically
The criticisms of our public schools are not replace the education money taken by the state for increased at the expense of our public schools. During
excuses used to justify major education cuts, while at other purposes and substituted by stimulus dollars two the same two-year period - school vouchers for char-
the same time significantly increasing funding for years ago. This is a planned shift toward making public ter schools are being quadrupled. If the budget is
charter schools. However, cheaper is not always bet- education "cheaper" at the expense of our children. It such a concern, now is NOT the time to increase
ter. There needs to be balance. My fear is that in our will also increase the burden on local taxpayers, since charter school funding. When the whole picture is
future Ohio will see education shift to charter schools local levies will be necessary to shore up our schools revealed we anticipate a $600,000 cut in state aid begin-
with less oversight, reduced student opportunities, and (yes, even here within the next couple of years). So ning July 1st; not the 2.7% increase indicated by the pro-
a marginalized education for our children. The gover- much for no new taxes… posed school funding chart in the Ashland newspaper
nor's educational guru, Dr. Robert Sommers, has begun At Northwestern we have made significant per- recently. We are anticipating an additional $300,000 in
the effort of discrediting Ohio's public schools and will sonnel reductions over the past several years while state cuts FY 2013 for a total cut of $900,000 - 7% of our
likely be placed in the position of Ohio state superin- improving the quality of education we provide and operating budget, plus additional costs through cuts in
tendent. I rue this day. expanding opportunities for our children. Additional other agencies that will trickle down and ever-increasing
Dr. Sommers comes to us as a previous cuts beyond what I recommended and what the school fuel, buses, textbooks, utility, and insurance costs. We
Chicago Charter School manager and advocate. He is board approved on March 28th, 2011 will degrade the will manage another year or two, but then will have to go
a proponent of more online schools and school vouch- excellence we have built. The March 28th cost reduction to local taxpayers for additional revenue as will about
ers, which will siphon additional revenue from public plan had been in the works since last summer, monthly every school district across Ohio. We can get through a
schools. discussed with administrator and school board input, couple of years in part because we have worked collab-
oratively with our local union and reached
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 2
of a perfect storm. However, sunlight penetrates Pending State Budget & Legislation
A Note from our Superintendent, continued .... through even a perfect storm through perseverance. This information was accurate at the time of
I am always willing to listen to ideas, questions, submission (March 29th, 2011) and may have changed
agreements allowing the district to reduce some costs and concerns from anyone in our community. It is only through the legislative process by the time of printing.
by approximately $300,000 annually. by asking, sharing, and participating that we can contin- It has been stated that "it is about time that
Quality schools are about relationships and ue our important work. Please share any suggestions schools feel the pain."
about people. Not only are schools about academics, with me by stopping in my office, calling, or texting. We However, school funding has not kept up with
but we are also about leadership, values, character, will consider all suggestions as we move forward. inflation in over two decades in Ohio - in spite of "equi-
socialization, and our public schools are the very heart
ty & adequacy" lawsuits and Ohio Supreme Court rul-
of our communities. Let's see charter schools and Jeffrey N. Layton ings. The court in the end delegated the legislators to
online schools do this. These cuts will be devastating Superintendent find a solution, which never occurred. Schools have
to public schools. The misleading information will Northwestern Local Schools additionally been forced to do ever-so-much more
cause confusion, frustration and division when we
through many unfunded mandates. Also, over the past
should all be receiving accurate information and mak- 419-846-3151 (ext. 5) three years many support agencies have been reduced,
ing informed decisions together as Ohioans. Ohio Nrws_layton@tccsa.net resulting in increasing costs to schools. Also, health
schools have been running lean for decades, evidenced
insurance has skyrocketed, and schools have been cut in
by the school funding lawsuits where it was deter- Ask the Superintendent many line items of our budget - resulting in our local
mined that Ohio schools were not equitably funded and I read an article in the newspaper about several union paying for any salary increase through insurance
in many cases inadequately funded. These outcomes students leaving school early to protest the proposed and other concessions. Overall these factors have
were later ignored and key judges on the Ohio Ohio budget cuts to schools and Senate Bill 5 (collective resulted in essentially flat-lining school funding overall
Supreme Court targeted in smear campaigns and bargaining). Were the students disciplined? the past several years while many costs continue to esca-
shoved off their seats after which it was handed back to As a school district we have a responsibility to late.
the legislators to correct. educate our students and to instill in them a sense of pur- Northwestern has made numerous personnel
This budget and SB 5 are attacks on public pose and encourage them to express their views. We are and non-personnel reductions as a result of this. Overall
schools, teachers, and all public servants. Public proud of the fact that these students felt the cause wor- schools have taken the approach of "grin and bear it."
employees work for lower salaries than private indus- thy of making a statement. We are disappointed that sev- However, many schools have gone back to their local
try with similar experience and degrees. We are inno- eral students left school and missed an instructional taxpayers multiple times over the past several years as a
vative. We are efficient. Our legislators are sacrificing class. Of course some students, those who left school result. We have thus far refrained from asking for addi-
quality education and services for savings and efficien- early - missing 8th period class - did receive demerits tional money.
cy at the expense of teachers, firefighters, police offi- based upon our approved high school code of conduct,
cers, and our children. The future of Ohio lies in an which we followed regarding the disciplinary conse- Gov. Kasich's Recommended Budget:
educated populous, which will be seriously jeopard- quences. This resulted in these students receiving a long * In actuality, the state contribution to public
ized. This will only serve to accelerate the "brain Wednesday night detention. This detention was short- education is projected to be less for the 2013-2014 SY
drain". I am already hearing from many young people ened in some instances for those students who also wrote than it was for the 2008-2009 SY (173 million less funds
in college that they plan to relocate - because they feel a polished 250 word letter to legislators expressing their for education after a 5-year span while just about all
that Ohio's leadership does not value education. views. This seemed like a natural consequence. Here costs have continued to grow each year) . Ohio provid-
The current economy is the direct result of are a few facts associated with this situation: ed $9,882,298 in school funding in fiscal year 2008. The
greed, lies, and lack of integrity of Wall Street * Understand that few of these students have governor's proposal recommends a total of $9,709,172 in
Investment Firms, Banking, and Big Business. This had any discipline this year or, in some cases, ever in school funding for fiscal year 2013. Under this budget
lack of integrity began two decades ago with Enron school. proposal Ohio schools will receive less state funding in
and continued until pensions were compromised, busi- * The photograph in the newspaper was taken 2013 from the state than received in 2008 - 5 years
nesses suffered, many people lost homes, investments, well after school hours. The photograph was not taken later! I fail to see how this can be defined as an
and taxpayers ultimately bailed out many investment at 2:00 as some might have misinterpreted. The article "increase" in anybody's dictionary. It is a huge decrease
firms, banks, and big businesses. This white collar and photograph were misleading in this regard. Many of - school cuts of 11.5% for FY 2012 and an additional
crime has gone unpunished in most instances. Now the students, as well as the few teachers in the photo- 4.9% in FY 2013 - 16.4% ongoing cuts for schools over-
many legislators and the governor are following suit - graph and quoted in the newspaper, did not leave for all.
hiding information, lying about the truth, and treating Wooster until after school hours. * This has been stated by the governor as an
the general public as if we are blind sheep. Instead, * A national activist had encouraged students "increase" in state "general revenue" funds for educa-
we all need to be honest, show some integrity, and sit and teachers to walk out of schools at 2:00 p.m. that tion. This is misleading and a play on words, since edu-
down together as Ohioans and work collaboratively to Friday. Of course no Northwestern teachers left school cation funding comes from multiple state funds and
minimize the pain of the financial implosion - especial- early. Also, no teacher encouraged students to partici- overall there is a major reduction in funding for schools.
ly the effect on our children. Closing many of the tax pate. However, our students are taught to stand-up for * The foundation amount should remain the
loopholes for the wealthy would be one method of what they believe and speak their mind, as we hope all same according to the surface. However, several line
helping sustain our schools. There are a large number citizens do in a democratic society. For example, an items have been reduced or eliminated and stated as
of additional ideas that can be considered. If the Ohio "unspoken" majority can have devastating consequences being move into the foundation budget (they just "for-
leadership would listen more and dictate less we could as we observed by the Germans in WWII and the got" to move money along with these…)
come up with better solutions to the issues at hand. Holocaust. We do encourage debate, discourse and dis- * The state essentially "supplanted" and "real-
However, dialog has been virtually nonexistent. cussion on a variety of topics. Evidently these students, located" school funding with Federal Stimulus/ARRA
As shared on the last newsletter, which I want in particular and independently, felt it important to make dollars two years ago and has not put the state money
to emphasize, I have faith in our family here to contin- a political statement supporting the quality of our teach- back for education - replacing federal stimulus money,
ue our tradition of excellence in the face of these cur- ers and programs, our current level of instruction, and which runs-out this June.
rent obstacles. We seem to be trapped in the ravages adequate state funding.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 3
Northwestern District NEWS!
* Northwestern currently contributes 92% of Basically, they measured school district per pupil cost
* Transportation for schools is being cut 10% to educate against the productivity (student outcomes
FY 2012 alone health care premiums (employees 8%). However, our
employees previously contributed 15%, but we negotiat- and quality of education) provided by individual school
* The loss of local tangible personal proper- districts across the nation. What stands out is that only
ty tax phase-out revenue from the state will negatively ed a reduction to 8% when reducing the benefit plan last
year, which saved the district much more in cost than the three area districts are listed as having the productivity
impact our budget as well - likely over $100,000 annu- rating with the highest achievement with the lowest
ally 15% premium.
* School boards will lose the discretion of pay- cost. Northwestern is one of these three area school
* Cuts to support and consortium agencies as districts. In fact, in looking at the data and three meas-
well that will trickle down. Tri-County ESC to be cut ing certain items such as additional into retirement sys-
tems as in the past. urement areas, Northwestern is the ONLY district in
10% FY 2012 and an additional 30% FY 2013. this area with the strongest efficiency & effective-
* Results in Net Loss in education funding * Tenure will no longer be granted, but will
remain for those already granted continuing contracts ness in all three dimensions. This is a very large eval-
across the state: $3.1 billion - nearly half the projected
uation study that confirms that we at Northwestern:
Ohio deficit burden.
* Increase in vouchers and caps on number SUPERINTENDENT’S TIDBITS * Have an excellent return on the invest-
of charter schools lifted 10% in transportation reductions in addition to the ment of our taxpayer dollars
* Increase in number of students taking imposed 15.9% in budget cuts by the state: * Are running a very efficient operation
vouchers or attending charter schools funded through John Burns participated in a spring state trans- * Have effective and quality results and out-
deductions from public school district funding portation meeting in Feb. He returned with the warning comes
* State funding for community schools dou- from state school transportation officials to anticipate I shared in the fall newsletter the low per pupil
bles under the first year of this budget. Vouchers are 10% in cuts of transportation funding. I expected this. I cost of Northwestern from state EMIS data. This study
expanded beyond Cleveland throughout the state and believe this is in the area of $25,000 per year for substantiates that data, but in a broader, national study.
the number of vouchers has quadrupled. This is in Northwestern. I expect other "under the surface" cuts Please go to the website and view yourself at
addition to the siphoning of public dollars from public that will equate to approximately 10% of their budget http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/01/edu-
amounts as well. Interestingly, when asked how these cational_productivity/report.html We have placed this
schools through foundation/open enrollment
cuts should be absorbed the answer was that "schools are link on our website.
Northwestern will likely be forced to reduce our
not required to transport HS students - cut that". Of Biomedical & Engineering Advisory Committee:
2011-2012 budget by $600,000 for next year alone -
course, by law, we are required to transport HS students This committee met in early March to become
primarily through attrition, retire-rehire, increasing
attending private and charter schools. Another interest- established. It included business representatives, par-
open enrollment, RIFs & reducing and cancelling
ing comment from the state representative was that ents, school teachers and administrators, and college
purchased services. We will receive a more accurate
"schools should be stretching the life of their buses - try- representatives (although we had no college represen-
picture in the coming months about how this will
ing to get 200,000 miles out of their buses." This state- tatives come to this particular meeting due to weather).
affect us specifically. At this point in time I would
ment was interesting because schools have been averag- The committees will likely be split next year with two
assume an overall reduction of 10% of state revenue
ing over 250,000 for buses and often get 300,000 miles meetings planned each year for guidance and input.
for the 2010-2011 SY and an additional 5% reduction
for years…This shows again the ongoing disconnect We are pursuing national accreditation in the programs.
coming in the 2011-2012 SY for a total negative
between ODE/state leaders and real world costs of edu- Having these committees in place, expanding to 3 or 4
impact of 15% of state funding (about $900,000 or
cation. courses, as well as a number of additional quality crite-
7% of our entire budget).
Northwestern Cost per pupil: rion are necessary to become nationally accredited in
This is not one time, but a permanent annual
As I shared last fall Northwestern has one of the the Project Lead the Way STEM Engineering and
lowest costs to educate students in the state. Our cost to Biomedical programs.
educate each pupil is $8,804 on average, which is far Lighting at ES:
Senate Bill 5 (collective bargaining) in General:
below state average. We are already managing a school We are considering updating the ES cafeteria
* Senate Bill 5 requirements are not antici-
of Excellence very frugally. With the proposed budget and gymnasium lighting. We are currently studying
pated to take effect until after the current negotiated
cuts it is about to get absurd. the electricity savings from last year's MS and HS
agreement expires on June, 30 2013.
Knowledge Works "smart school" study: lighting projects as an indicator that we have reduced
* Salaries must be based on merit only
Northwestern is listed on page 34 of this "smart electric usage as predicted. We also plan to continue
* Level of license held
school" study as having the lowest central administrative our efforts to slowly transition to LED lighting in the
* Meets definition of HQT
cost per pupil in the state for the category of Type II rural parking lots over the next two years. These and other
population. In actuality, of ALL school districts in Ohio efforts to reduce ongoing electrical usage and costs
* Teacher Performance Evaluation
Northwestern has the 5th lowest cost per pupil in the will pay off in the long-term. Each of these projects
* Step increases for years of service will be
entire state for central administration. This study is is anticipated to pay for itself in 4-5 years in electrici-
abolished ty usage alone.
available at http://www.Knowledgeworks.org and lists
* Seniority no longer determines layoff order Telephones:
suggestions of methods schools can use to increase effi-
* Performance will be the primary We continuously pursue ways of reducing
factor (same criteria as merit-based pay) ciency.
American Progress "Efficiency Study": costs and improving services in a variety of areas. An
* Seniority as a secondary factor example is the district change of telephone providers
More great news regarding Northwestern's effi-
* Districts will pay for no more than 85% of from Frontier to another vendor.
ciency and effectiveness. This is from a recent national
employee health care premiums (employees 15%)
study of public school efficiency.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 4
Superintendent’s Tidbits, Continued ......
This will also increase the quality of our phone service
More ... The $142,000 anticipated additional open
enrollment cannot be firmly relied upon, but indications
already are that we will see several additional students,
and the number of lines will be increased due to vol-
ume of calls. This will result in an est. $266 per month
District News .... so this marketing effort will positively impact the budg-
savings ($3,196 annually) for land line telephone costs. et. I believe we can increase open enrollment with mar-
We will make this change this summer. keting strategies to bring in significant additional stu-
Reduce the PT Spanish Position by 1 period
Middle School Outside Sign: dents and revenue. Also, since in-district enrollment has
Retire/Rehire Karen VanZile as HS Dean &
We are planning to refurbish the MS outside declined by more than 60 students over the highest
Curriculum Coordinator & teacher
sign for digital communications or replace it with a enrollment of 1492 three years ago we have the class-
[allows access of @ $45,000 per year in Curriculum
new digital sign if refurbishing proves not to be cost room capacity to handle the potential 26 students. In
dollars from an outside source]
effective. We feel that this will improve communica- fact, we could handle 64 additional students if necessary
Ruth Ann Martin adds Elem Curriculum to her
tions for all school related events in the district. There without additional staff, which would equate to @
responsibilities $370,000 in additional revenue while increasing the
is a balance in a Coke donation account that can be Janet Lees, Pat Knight, Bob Yomboro Retire-Rehire
used for this to get started. We are also planning to average class size by a single student.
RIF one Elementary Aide We will see an additional increased savings of
approach several support organizations and possibly RIF one Elementary Autism Aide
even local businesses if necessary about financial sup- approximately $155,000 per year in one to two years as
Recall RIFed Aides at a reduced 5¾ hours a result of an agreement with the association and two
port for this. We could feasibly do an alumni- student Reduce Summer seasonal mowing help
or staff-student fundraising event to garner support for additional items. These additional items we have
Eliminate Counseling Center contract planned for but cannot be enacted at this time are not
this as well. Our intent is to spend no public school Reduce OT/PT contract (by 33%)
dollars for this project. listed or figured into the cost reduction total at this time
RIF one Elementary Special Education Teaching will factor into the equation in FY 2013 and beyond.
Northwestern FY 2012 RECOMMENDED COST
REDUCTION MEASURES RIF MS/HS Special Education Teaching Position The Northwestern Education Association has
Assumptions: (replace with aide/paraprofessional) worked collaboratively with Northwestern Schools in
State funding cuts Est. at more than RIF ½ Music/Choir Position the past and in the present with the current state budget
$600,000 for FY 2012 and an additional $300,000 cuts.
additional beginning in FY 2013 for a total of Non Personnel: Our employees previously sacrificed signifi-
$900,000 per year state funding cuts to our budget Recent District-Association insurance agreement will cant insurance changes last March, 2010 in contract
beginning in FY 2013. save over $100,000 annually negotiations. This insurance is in parity with the health
We are anticipating a required overall Textbooks for SS only this year insurance in the private sector. This negotiated agree-
Northwestern budget reduction of nearly 8% in order Retain more students in our HS ment allowed us to reduce costs significantly through the
to balance our budget. Work with other districts sharing of personnel following:
* Also anticipating 10% in state cuts in No new bus 2010-2011 (with the eliminated route and * a 90-10 insurance plan
other areas. no major cost change to the * out-of-pocket employee payments
* Likely major cuts to ESCs, and TCCSA buses anticipated for a couple more years we are in * required employee deductibles
that will be passed on to the local districts as well. great shape!) * continued employee premium insurance co-
* 85% of our current budget is salary and Continue restricting Professional Development pays
benefits costs so these have to be the areas of most Conferences and related sub costs In addition, this past winter we were:
reductions. [limited PD mostly to training paid for by grants such 1. proactive in collaborating to reach agreement on
* We run an efficient operation and our as HSTW, MMGW, Character, CORE, Title Grants] retire-reemployment provisions
facilities are newer. We also maintain these well, Continue to restrict supplies and purchased services 2. agreed to delay an earlier proposed move to a
which also help keep our other costs down. [Custodians, Maintenance doing more “in-house” Vs more expensive health insurance carrier move.
* We have already reduced expenditures contractor] These two specific agreements alone will help
this SY by @$35,000 by reducing a bus route and a Continue reduced use of subs for non-essential per- reduce district costs by more than $300,000 annually.
partial route. sonnel
* We also are reducing other costs as much No sub or only partial day sub for nurse when in other
as possible – significantly below budget projections buildings all day - unless she is out of district
for the year. Continue efforts to reduce utility costs
* We reduced the budget by more than Continue to combine paired athletic trips as able &
$270,000 two years ago and eliminated several posi- keep trips local
tions – both teaching and classified. Market open enrollment
Total personnel reductions: $430,000
Personnel: $216,000 in planned non-personnel reductions, con-
tracted services, & positive open enrollment.
The joyful news that He is risen does
RIF 1 period of Wood Tech not change the contemporary world.
RIF 1 period Video production
RIF 1 period English $646,000 in total reductions (not counting the addi- Still before us lie work, discipline, sac-
RIF Elem RTI Tutor tional PI reductions) rifice. But the fact of Easter gives us
RIF MS RTI Aide “I believe these items will cover the reductions in the spiritual power to do the work,
state revenue that we are anticipating for the 2012
RIF HS RTI Tutor
accept the discipline, and make the sac-
Reduce one MS/HS leg of a bus route rifice. ~Henry Knox Sherrill
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 5
Science Fair Northwestern
Northwestern 7th Grade
WINS Speaking Highlights!!
Contest! NES Music
Northwestern Elementary School sec-
ond grade classes performed their program
'Sing of America' on March 15 and 16. The
students spent much of their time in music
class this past winter learning patriotic songs
Kayleigh Buchholz and Shania Reed pose as well as songs that deal with typical
with their 7th grade Science Fair projects that American life, like 'America the Beautiful',
were on display the evening of March 28th 'Route 66' and 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'.
during parent- teacher conferences. In addition to learning the music, the students
worked to learn what the songs meant. For
instance, in the second verse of 'America the
Beautiful' it begins with "Oh beautiful for
Ohio State student Emily patriot dream, that sees beyond the years", so
we talked about our forefathers wanting to
Krueger represented Ohio in a national create a nation in such a way that it would last
agricultural speaking contest, besting 47 long after they were gone. Congratulations to
other state winners to win a $2,500 scholar- the second graders as their efforts were
ship. rewarded with standing ovations.
Krueger, a third-year in agricultural
communication, won the American Farm
Bureau Federation Collegiate Discussion
Meet on Feb. 6 in Orlando, Florida.
Farm Bureau's official contest guide
Jaret Fugate poses with his 7th grade Science
said a discussion meet is "designed to simu-
Fair project that was on display the evening
late a committee meeting where discussion
of March 28th during parent- teacher confer-
and active participation are expected from
each participant." Judges evaluate contest-
ants on the exchange of ideas and informa-
tion on a given topic. The contest is about
leading a group cooperatively and building
on ideas shared by members around the table.
Emily worked very hard, did a lot of research
to prepare for this contest and did a fantastic
job! Congratulations Emily! The
Northwestern community is proud of you!
Jacelyn Alberts and Isaac Sadzewicz pose
with their 7th grade Science Fair projects that
were on display the evening of March 28th
during parent- teacher conferences.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 6
The Class of 2011 has lived up to the strong Underclassmen exams will be as follows:
Mr. traditions of our school and community. I
Burkholder always look forward to the senior assembly, as 5/25 -Periods 1, 4, 7
Northwestern this is a time when we get to celebrate their 5/26 - Periods 2,5,8
High School successes and learn more about the recogni- 5/27 - Periods 3,6
Principal tions and scholarships they have accumulated,
as well as what their future plans are. Senior The exam schedule will be:
awards will be Monday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. Exam Period One : 7:25-8:45
Hello from Northwestern High School,
and will be held in the high school gym. Please Exam Period Two: 8:55 - 10:15
This school year has really flown by!
join us for this celebration, if your schedule Exam Period Three: 10:25 - 11:45
We have concluded our OGT testing and
allows. Underclassman awards will be held on Lunch: 11:55
await these results. We now look to schedul-
May 2nd at 7:30 a.m. This will also be held in Make Up or Rescheduled Exams: 12:40
ing. We are very proud of the fact that we
the gym. All parents and community members
have been able to maintain an impressive
are invited to attend this event! The format for exams will be open.
array of curricular offerings during these dif-
Prom will be held May 7th with Grand Students do not need to come in until their
ficult economic times. Dual credit offerings
March at the high school at 5:00. Prom will first exam each day and may leave after their
for next year include US History to 1877,
also be held at the high school, including a final test each day. All classes, excluding
Music History, English 12, Calculus, Animal
catered meal. Post prom will be at the Rybolt study hall, will be having a final exam or cul-
Science, and Oral Communications. We will
Sports Science & Recreation Center at Ashland minating activity. If a student has an exam,
be offering the third class in both the engi-
University. This is the first time, in recent study hall and then an additional exam they
neering and pre-medicine curriculums -
years, that the prom itself will be held on-site. must stay the entire time.
Digital Electronics and Medical Intervention.
This decision was made because of economic If your child must be here the entire
Biomedical Science has been adjusted for
concerns and because we did not want our stu- day, we will have supervised areas for study
next year and will replace Biology
dents coming to the high school for grand or for recreation. The buses will be running
Accelerated. We have also added a collabora-
march, driving to Wooster for the Prom and on their normal schedules. For the safety of
tive effort between our visual art and wood
then driving to Ashland for Post Prom. Thank your children, we ask that arrangements be
technology curriculums to offer wood design.
you to all staff and parents for your help in this made to pick up your child when his/her aca-
This class will meet the fine art requirement
regard. This is a special event for our students, demic day is complete. Please do not have
of the honors diploma program. If you have
made possible through your efforts. your child walk or ride a bicycle on State
any questions relative to our curriculum,
please let us know and we will give be happy Route 301.
Important dates to note as we move toward If you have any questions or need
to help you and your child select the courses
the end of the school year: clarification, please contact the high school at
that best fit their needs and interests.
5/2 Underclassman Awards @ 7:30 a.m. 419 846-3833 or you may contact me at
We are offering two summer courses:
5/9 Northwestern Ruritan Student firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Education and Technology I. The
Recognition Dinner @ 7:00 p.m. This has been a great school year. We
design of these courses is to reduce the seat
5/10 Spring Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. appreciate your continued support of our
time at the school and maximize the ability to
5/13 Choir Café/NWN Art Show@7:00 p.m. school!
complete up to two thirds of the work off site.
5/14 Spring Play/ NWN Art Show @ 7:00
The cost is minimal, $50 each, and they have
5/16 Senior Awards Assembly @ 7:00 p.m.
been scheduled in such a way as to allow a
5/19 & 5/20 Senior Exams
student to take both without conflict. For
5/26 Senior Graduation Practice @ 9:00 a.m.
many students, taking these classes in the
5/27 Senior Graduation Practice @ 9:00 a.m.
summer will make room in their schedules
5/29 Graduation @ 2:00 p.m. - High School
for other options in the freshman or sopho-
more school years. Further information is
5/25-5/27 Underclassman Final Exams
available in our guidance office.
As we move toward May we are look-
Note on exams:
ing toward many significant events. The
Senior exams are scheduled by their teacher
largest of these being high school graduation.
during the final two days. We will not be on an
On May 29th at 2:00, in the Northwestern
High School gym, the class of 2011 will be adjusted schedule.
receiving their diplomas.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 7
Technology I Physical Education
Northwestern Northwestern HS
Online and Classroom
High School Curriculum
June 7, 8- 12 a.m.
June 1, 8 a.m.- 12
June 2, 8 a.m.- 12
Highlights! June 13, 8 - 12 a.m.
June 20, 8 - 10 a.m.
June 3, 8 a.m.- 12
June 6, 8 - 1 p.m.
June 23, 8 - 10 a.m.
The “Nook” June 20 and 23 Open Lab Additional 2 hours to make 60 will
be filled by connecting online peri-
10 - 12 a.m.
The high school library is very proud to have Requirements: odically throughout the summer.
received a grant from the Northwestern Student will be required to attend
Education Foundation to start an eBook col- the mandatory class times listed Additional hours will be achieved
lection. This is a great way to continue offer- above. Cost $50 per class by logging personal fitness and
Student will be required to com- Registration forms can be activity times and dates to be sub-
ing the best in new technology to our stu- mitted in August.
plete online assignments and post picked up at the high school and
dents. So far six Nook eReaders have been them on or before the due date
purchased along with over 100 fiction middle school offices. Activities in the class will be varied
Student must have access to the
Nookbooks. We will also be purchasing addi- internet. and may include some off-site
Student must have access to the activities like hiking or other recre-
tional fiction books and more than 50 nonfic-
following Microsoft programs: ational activities.
tion eBooks that can be accessed online at
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
school or at home. Some of the advantages of and Publisher
eBooks are the ability to highlight, take notes,
look up words with the built in dictionary and The Northwestern 8th Grade boys basketball team beat Chippewa to win the
in some cases to listen to the text being read WCAL Championship on March 5th at Dalton High School. Team members
with the read aloud feature. Students and are: (front) Ethan Beegle, Erich Berger, Trent Kline, Jay Duncan, Derek Miller,
staff have been very receptive to this new Tom Campbell, Joey Hibbs, Eric Winkler, Paul Harnishfeger, (back) Coach
technology. In fact, there has been such a
Rich Kline, Brennen Rush, Nathaniel Shore, Cameron Taylor, Bradley Aulger,
high demand that we would love to purchase
another set of Nooks when funds become Seth Reed, Adam Miley, and Will Bell.
available to decrease wait time for students .
Tyler Swartzentruber reading from the
“Today a reader,
tomorrow a leader.”
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 8
April 21 Fire Drill 8:15 a.m. May 9 Ruritan Student Recognition
FOR YOUR Flagline practice 2:30-5:30 Reception 7:30 p.m.
INFORMATION.......... NMS drama theater 2:45-5:00 May 10 Physics Field Trip
HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR Foreign Language Club Spring Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
EVENTS!! Meeting 2:45 May 11 Fire Drill 9:00 a.m.
April 22 Earth Day May 12 AG in the classroom NES
April 4 Makeup Day Good Friday - No School 12:45-2:15
NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 April 25 NMS Drama theater 2:34-5:00 Foreign Language Club
All Sports Meeting 7:30 Spanish 3 to NES - Pd. 8 Meeting 2:35
April 5 Makeup Day 2 Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. NMS Spring Choir 7:00 p.m.
Recycle Pickup April 26 Midterms Due May 13 Spirit Point Class Field Trip
NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 HS Choir Cafe 7:00 p.m.
April 6 Makeup Day 3 Spanish 3 to NES pd. 8 May 14 HS Spring Play
Faculty Meeting April 27 Breakfast Club w/ Mr. Layton May 15 HS Spring Play
April 7-8 Spring Break - No School 6:45 May 16 Senior Awards Assembly
April 8 ,9,10 AAU Basketball Tournament NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 Gym 7:00 p.m.
April 11 NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 Spanish 3 to NES pd. 8 May 17 Recycle Pickup
Cheerleading tryouts - gym CR Blooms/lunch/sell prom Band Cedar Point Trip
3:15-5:00 flowers Music Booster Meeting 7:00
Ruritan Meeting 7:00 p.m. April 28 NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 May 19-20 Senior Exams - senior last day
April 12 NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 Spanish 3 to NES pd. 8 May 21 Foreign Language Club picnic
Cheerleading tryouts - gym April 29 Project Partnership May 22 Baccaleureate 2:00 p.m.
3:15-5:00 NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 Mohican Church
Flagline practice - bandroom Spanish 3 to NES pd. 8 May 23 Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
3:15 - 5:00 April 30 State FFA Conventions May 25-27 Underclassmen Finals
Tornado drill 10:00 NMS Drama Production May 26 Graduation practice 9-11 a.m.
April 13 Environmental Club Meeting May 1 NMS Drama Production 3:00 May 27 Graduation practice 9-11 a.m.
7:00 a.m. State FFA Convention Students Last Day
Cheerleading tryouts- gym May 2 Underclassmen Awards May 29 Graduation
3:15 - 5:00 Assembly 7:30 a.m. May 30 Memorial Day Parade
April 14 Flagline practice - bandroom FLC Hispanic Week May 31 Recycle pickup
3:15-5:00 Celebration Teachers Work Day
Foreign Language Club All Sports Meeting 7:30 p.m. Youth Boys BK camp
meeting 2:45 Senior Seminar Presentations 9:00-11:30 a.m.
NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 May 3 Recycle pickup June 1-3 Youth Boys BK camp
April 15 Lifetouch Senior Group Picture Senior Seminar Presentations 9:00-11:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m. May 4 Environmental Club Meeting June 1-3,6 Summer Physical Education
Human Body Systems Field 7:00 a.m. 8:00-12:00 a.m.
trip 9:00 - 1:40 Senior Seminar Presentations
Flagline practice bandroom Tornado Drill June 7,13,20, 23 Summer Technology I
3:15 - 5:00 Faculty Meeting 2:35 Room 137
April 16 FLC service project May 5 Grand March decorating 8:00 - 12:00
April 18 NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00 all day - gym June 13-17 Summer OGT
April 19 Recycling pickup Senior Seminar Presentations June 18 NW Alumniand Friends
LMC Meeting 7:30 a.m. Army Lunch setup Banquet 3:30 p.m.
Flagline practice bandroom May 6 Grand March decorating June 27 Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.
3:15 - 5:00 Senior Seminar Presentations
FFA State Convention *** Check the school district website
NMS Drama theater 2:45-5:00
May 7 FFA State Convention DAILY for current announcements at the
Music Boosters Meeting 7:00
Grand March 5:00 high school, middle school and
April 20 Flagline practice bandroom
Prom 7:00 at NHS elementary school ***
3:15 - 5:00
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 9
NHS Honor Roll MARCH IS
“YOUTH IN ART”
Third Nine Weeks 2010-11 MONTH
2nd Honors ** 3.75 - 4.00 ** The Wayne County Junior High Art
1st Honors ** 4.01 and over ** Seniors: Megan Adler, Rebbecca Espy, Exhibit was held at Wayne Center for the Arts
Seniors: Andres Almeraya, Derrick Natalia Filipi, Hope Proben, Kelsey Recick, from March 5-17, 2011. The exhibit featured
Altenburger, Zach Beegle, Stephanie Berger, Tyler Swartzentruber art works from seventh and eighth graders
Caleb Bowers, Travis Clark, Josh Forbes, Juniors: Yana Biryukova, Sahra Flinn, from the county including Wooster, Triway,
Seth Funk, Logan Hershey, Carissa Hohider, Tessa Hershey, Katelyn Lavy, Misty and Orrville schools. It is an honor to have art
Cason Kimura, Eric Kline, Landry Kline, Meuer, Ashley Power, Jeremiah Proben, work displayed at this exhibit. The following
Adam Krueger, Brennan McKean, Scott Courtney Sheely students of Shelly Dailey's art classes had
McLellan, Mason Mendenhall, Brooke Sophomores: Walker Claus, Josh Hottel, work displayed: In color drawing: Eighth
Mowrer, Casey Neer, Mike Obermiller, Zach Jogan, Corey Johnson, Melody graders who displayed self portraits were
Kurt Schaefer, Matt Smith, Sarah Martin, Rebecca Raber, Mathew Williams Richard Starkey, Michaelah Mason, Coleton
Tegtmeier, Cheyenne Wilkes, Dylan Freshmen: Brandon Basinger, Blake Young, and Trenton Kline. Philip Eberly had
Woodring, David Yambor Coffman, Maria Kelley, Ben Ladrach, a Black and White Drawing of Husky puppies
Juniors: Celeste Bailey, Jessica Bell, Cody Courtney Smith, Tyler Smith, Shea Stair, displayed. In printmaking, eighth graders dis-
Bower, Amanda Bowman, Macy Buchholz, Tyler Topp, Tristan Weaverling, Trent Young playing works were Kaitlyn Westbrook,
David Coiner, Andrew Dailey, Katelyn 3rd Honors: ** 3.000-3.740** Michaelah Mason, Katie Marconi, Andrew
Edwards, Brett Fortune, Savannah Gregan, Seniors: John McLain, Katryna Ousley, Orosz, and Richard Starkey. Becca Ebert,
Addie Hastings, Sabrina Johnson, Elissa Samantha Pritt, Allison Reed, Surapa Andrew Orosz, and Hannah Hottel all had 2
Lindeman, Oliver Livingston, Sara Siritantiwat Dimensional Line Designs displayed.
McWilliams, Anna Miley, Savannah Moore, Juniors: Sabrina Dickens, Danny Mason, Courtney Franks, Andrew Orosz, Bethany
Thomas Ostroski, Cheryl Riggs, Jessica Shannon Read, Tayler Smith, Jessica Wiandt Forbes, and Rachael Mahr had paintings of
Stevens, Tessa Topp, Rebecca Walker, Marla Sophomores: Sierra Black, Ciera Chaffee, bamboo at the exhibit. In the 3 Dimensional
Walton Levi Craig, Zachary Cromer, Matt Hagans, category, Rachelle Howman, Katie Dailey,
Sophomores: Cynthia Altenburger, Alison Drew Kline, Destiny Luther, Caitlyn Seiler, and Adam Miley displayed their Mondrian-
Bartholomew, Cameron Becker, Brielle Lyndsey Smith, Julie Tenoschok Like sculptures.
Bejcek, Tyler Berry, Alden Coffman, John Freshmen: Bricelyn Anderson, Amber Those winning awards were Trenton
Eberly, Maleah Ferriman, Brittany Fisher, Barnes, Brooke Bejcek, Tara Benton, Kline - second place for his self-portrait in
Rebekah Forbes, Nathan Genet, Nicole Hoff, Michael Burns, Zach Burns, Kellby Clason, color, Katie Dailey - Honorable Mention for
Johanna Hostetler, Melody Howard, Alvin Cody Corbett, Michael Crebs, Rebecca her Mondrian-Like sculpture, and Andrew
Koontz, Kelsey Lavy, Tiffany Lewis, Megan Harbaugh, Madison Kidd, Morgan Rogers, Orosz - Honorable Mention with his 2
Markley, Megan McKean, Anya Martynova, Mason Stover, Chad Swysgood, Catheryne Dimensional Line Design and First place for
Taylor Mowrer, Nathan Negro, Amber Tope, Joshua Trammel, Jordan Vants, his bamboo painting. Andrew's painting was
Strickler, Shana Strunk Alexander Walton, Jesse Young runner-up to the best of show and for earning
Freshmen: Shannon Akers, Shane Berger, first place in painting, his art work will be dis-
Jeff Burkholder, Wyatt Edwards, Janelle played at Buehler's Milltown in Wooster in
Ferguson, Beau Fortune, Cortney Gortner, May. Congratulations to all exhibitors on a
Michael Haburay, Abigail Hohider, Kaile job well done.
Kilner, Matt Kohler, Rebecca Leasure,
Melanie Ley, Samuel Livingston, Simon
Livingston, Kara Marley, Bailey Mowrer,
Colin Muetzel, Shawn Nairn, Kaitlin
Newcombe, Malachi Nolletti, Katherine NEWSLETTER Deadlines
Schmidle, Chase Thut, Jamie Tyler
School Year 2010-11
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 10
*** AWARDS*** ** ALL-STARS**
Girls Basketball Eric Kline
19-4 Daily record Honorable Mention
13-1 WCAL Co-Champs WCAL Honorable Mention
Sectional Champs Northeast Inlands District Div. 3 Honorable Mention
District Finals Adam Krueger
Coach Scott Smith WCAL Honorable Mention
WCAL Coach of the Year Times Gazette Honorable Mention
OHSBCA District 4 Coach of the Year Wrestling
Northeast Inlands District Coach of the Year WCAL Champs
Ashland Times Gazette Coach of the Year Sectional Champs
Wooster Daily Record Coach of the Year 4th District
Megan McKean State
WCAL Player of the Year Coach Spencer Hershey
All Ohio Third Team WCAL Coach of the Year
WCAL Honorable Mention
OHSBCA District 4 First Team Wooster Daily Record Coach of the Year
Ashland Times Gazette Third Team
Northeast Inlands District First Team Kurt Schaefer
Daily Record Honorable Mention
Ashland Times Gazette First Team 192-20 career record
Wooster Daily Record First Team 2nd in State
16-5 / 12-2
Cindy Boreman WCAL Champion
WCAL First Team Wooster Daily Record Wrestler of the Year
Coach Mark Alberts
Ashland Times Gazette 2nd Team Ashland Times Gazette Wrestler of the Year
WCAL Coach of the Year
OHSBCA District 4 Honorable Mention Logan Hershey
OHSBCA District 4 Coach of the Year
Northeast Inlands District Div. 3 Honorable 6th in State
Mention 121-35 career record
WCAL Player of the Year
Daily Record WCAL Champion
OHSBCA District 4 Player of the Year
Wilbur Berkey All Star WCAL Tournament MVP
North-South State All Star
Brooke Mowrer Wooster Daily Record First Team
All Ohio First Team
WCAL 2nd Team Ashland Times Gazette First Team
Northeast Inlands District Div. 3 Player of the Year
OHSBCA District 4 Honorable Mention Brett Fortune
Ashland Times Gazette Player of the Year
Northeast Inlands District Div. 3 Honorable WCAL Champion
Daily Record Player of the Year
Mention Daily Record 2nd Team
Wilbur Berkey All Star MVP
Ashland Times Gazette 2nd Team Times Gazette 1st TEam
Daily Record 2nd Team State Qualifier
Daily Record Honorable Mention
Wilbur Berkey All Star WCAL 2nd Team Tyler Topp
Savannah Moore OHSBCA District 4 Honorable Mention WCAL Champion
WCAL Honorable Mention Times Gazette Honorable Mention State Qualifier
Ashland Times Gazette Honorable Mention Northeast Inlands District Div. 3 Honorable Mention Daily Record 2nd Team
Daily Record Honorable Mention Wilbur Berkey All Star Times Gazette 1st TEam
Daily Record Honorable
WCAL 2nd Team
Daily Record 2nd Team
Daily Record 2nd Team
Times Gazette 2nd
WCAL 2nd Team
Times Gazette Honor-
Times Gazette Honor-
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 11
Northwestern Academic Challenge
Mr. Scott Smith On February 23, 2011, two of our
Middle School Middle School sixth grade students, John Schuller and
Principal Charles Walker, attended the Elementary
NEWS!! Academic Challenge Meet at Mid-Ohio
Educational Service Center in Mansfield.
The two of them competed against 14 other
Regional Spelling Bee Academic Challenge WINNERS! teams. They won first place at the meet.
Congratulations to Charles Walker John Schuller and Charles Walker
for representing Northwestern Middle It was one of those March days
School at the 2011 Akron Beacon Journal when the sun shines hot and the
Regional Spelling Bee on March 12th at the wind blows cold: when it is sum-
Akron-Summit County Public Library. This mer in the light, and winter in the
competition included spelling bee finalists shade.
from Medina, Summit, Portage and Wayne
Middle School Drama Club
to present: Shakespeare Goes to Gravel
Gulch by Tim Kelly. The lovely actress
Sunny Day (Shelby Burkhart) visits the small
mining town of Gravel Gulch with a troupe of
Shakespearean actors. Their goal….to bring
culture to the western locals. The troupe is
headed by the dastardly and shady Noble
Heart (Adam Schuller). The plot alone would
make Shakespeare cry. Sunny Day swoons
for the Texas Ranger Johnny Lasso (John
Schuller), who is quick on the trail of the
notorious crook disguised under the name of
Gentleman Dan, whose true identity is
unknown. Noble Heart and his cohort, The
Duchess (Lainy Spies) aren't only trying to
steal the show, but also the gold. The troupe's
visit thrills the townspeople, except Abigail
Pettigrew (Audra Gill), the richest person in
town. Little do we know what deep dark
secret Abigail is harboring. With wanna be
outlaws, stranded performing artists training
to be mannequins, and a surprise ending, you
will be cheering, booing, and laughing at this
wild theatrical gold strike! Western
Melodrama Show dates: April 30th at 7:00
pm, May 1st at 3:00pm, at the Northwestern
High School Auditorium. Cost: Adults $5,
students $3 and children 5 and under free.
Ticket reservations available, at 419-846-
3974 x 2191 or at the door.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 12
Middle School It's testing time!! * For multiple-choice questions, be
sure to read all of your choices. Eliminate
Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will choices that you know are incorrect.
Calendar EVENTS! be administered at the middle school on April * Follow your first instinct when
26, April 28, May 3, and May 5. Testing responding to multiple-choice questions.
April 4-5 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 make-up week will be May 9-12. Parents are Avoid changing too many of your answers.
April 4-6 Makeup Snow Days encouraged to avoid these dates for appoint- Most often your first response is the correct
April 7-8 No School - spring break ments and all other non-emergency school one!
April 9 -10 Bus Trip to Chicago absences, if possible. * If the question requires you to pro-
April 11 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 vide a written response, draw a picture or
PTO 6:30 p.m. Test-taking Tips chart to help organize your thoughts.
April 12 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 Sometimes this may be a way to answer the
Congress 4-H Power Club * SLEEP! Be sure to get plenty of question. Remember, many extended
Meeting 6-8:30 rest for testing day. response questions are simply looking for
April 14 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 * EAT! Having food in your stomach the correct information…NOT your sentence
Academic Challenge 6:00 will help give you energy, brain power, and structure and grammar.
April 18 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 help your focus! * DO YOUR BEST!!!
April 19 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 * Show up to school on time so that
Civil War Re-enactment you don't feel rushed.
7:45-12 * Have pencils and erasers ready for
April 21 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 the test. HUSKY
April 22 No School - Good Friday * Remember to breathe during test-
April 25-28 Drama Practice HS 2:45-5 ing. Deep breaths can help you remain cool,
April 26 Ohio Achievement Tests calm, and collected during stressful situa- TRADITION
April 27 Congress 4-H Power Club tions. If you begin to feel overwhelmed dur-
Meeting 6-8:30 ing the testing, take a few deep breaths and
Ohio Achievement Tests
Drama Production 1:00 for
then return your attention back to the test.
* Remain positive through the test-
grades 4 & 5
Drama Production 7:00
ing. Even if you are uncertain of your
answers, take your best guess and remain
May 1 Drama Production 3:00 positive about your performance. The Middle School Student Council
May 3 Ohio Achievement Tests * Listen carefully for the test instruc- Members and Pride Pack Members attended a
May 5 Ohio Achievement Tests tions. Leadership Workshop at the Quicken Area on
May 9-13 OAA Makeup Tests * Be sure to read all of the directions, March 4. We heard several speakers who
May 9 Academic Challenge 6:00 questions, and selections slowly and careful- talked about their journey and decisions they
Mansfield ly before responding. made to become leaders in the Lake Erie
Congress 4-H Power Club * Pay attention to the details in the Monster's Business. After the presentations
Meeting 6-8:30 passages, questions, and possible answers. we watched an exciting hockey game which
PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. Look for key words to help you choose the the Lake Erie Monsters won in overtime.
May 10 Band Concert at HS 7:00 best answer.
May 12 Choir Concert at HS 7:00 * Budget your time wisely. If you
May 17 Band trip to Cedar Point have difficulty with a question, do not dwell
May 17-20 6th grade trip to on the question. Answer with your best guess
Washington DC and then mark it to check later, if time allows.
May 26 Congress 4-H Power Club * Don't worry about what other stu-
Meeting 6-8:30 dents are doing during testing or if they finish
May 27 Last day for students first. Concentrate on you and your perform-
8th grade promotion ance to get the best results.
* Focus on each question individual-
ly and be careful not to let your mind wander.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 13
Middle School News
Middle School 7TH GRADE: Peyton Bebout, Brent Bejcek
Katlyn Bing, Jessica Bodager, Anthony Brown
Academic Honor Roll
3rd Nine Weeks 2010-11
Aaron Butts, Kyle Cayse, Caleb Coffman
Deborah Eberly, Hunter Edwards, Frank Fiore
All “A” Honor Roll Marshall Geiger, Chloe Hagans, Courtney Students at the middle school are hav-
8TH GRADE:Ethan Beegle, Ashley Hagans, Victoria Hall, Emily Herbst, ing fun learning about colleges, careers, and
Besancon, Victoria Devore, Courtney Dunn Gabrielle Hiller, Kyle Hinton, Alexis Horst future choices on Fridays with Future Fridays!
Rebecca Ebert, Lucas Hartman, Hannah Jordan Hostetler, Alexandria Johnson, Allyson As part of Future Fridays, guest speakers are
Hottel, Rachelle Howman, Allison Jackson Jurenec, Mason Kidd, Caitlin Kline-Stough invited to discuss future topics, such as college,
Trenton Kline, Rachael Mahr, Andrew Orosz, Andrew McCoy, Joshua Melegari, Shelby military, and career choices with students in
Amber Pope, Brennan Rush, Adam Schuller Miller, Kyle Mireiter, Jewelia Mowre, grades six through eight. Every Friday, we
Ashley Shearer-Frierson, Zoe Siders, Hope Dylan Norby, Paige Raines, Brenden Reed, highlight a different guest speaker to share
Twinem Shania Reed, Zarenia Reed, Isaac Sadzewicz his/her expertise with students about his/her
7TH GRADE: Jacelyn Alberts, Austin Berry, Danyelle Smith, Rachel Walker, Kierstyn career choice and field of study, as well as, any
Stephany Boutell, Chandler Dudte, Philip Wood of his/her career, trade, college, and/or military
Eberly, Noah Ferriman, Lia Francis-Bongue 6TH GRADE: Amanda Adams, William experiences. We are hopeful to offer students a
Audra Gill, Rachel Guidetti, Austin Howman, Allen, Tristan Ammon, Micah Boggs wide array of speakers from area colleges and
Nicolle Lamson, Cheyenne McElfresh, Brevin Kaylee Conaway, Colton Corbett, Derek local businesses. April presenters include Hud
Shearer, Jordan Sims, Trystan Snyder, Kayla Darnall, Maverick Dillon, Ashley Dunn Wharton, Wharton Excavating and Ashland
Strunk, Rachel Sykes, Brennan Topp, Kaci Nadia Espy, Lene Goodman, Lindsey Gortner University. If you or someone you know is
Way, Taliyah White, Jesse Wurm Jared Grassman, Joshua Hagans, Sydney interested in presenting at a Future Friday
6TH GRADE: Bailey Adler, Shelby Aulger, Harmon, Benjamin Johns, Dylan Klinect event this school year or next, please contact
Mary Baker, Jacob Besancon, Jeshua Boggs, Kourtney Kliner, Nathaniel Koch, Ryan Rachel Beun at 419-846-3974 x2323.
Travis Bower, Kyle Burgan, Jared Campbell, Markley, Jesse McCullough, Kenneth Murphy
Skylar Clapp, Tyler Devore, Keaton Edwards, Summer Nairn, Faith Phillips, Nicholas Scheduling at the Middle
Erin Gordon, Alexis Hartman, Elizabeth Praisler, Brandon Reed, Renee Rood, Bryce
Hartman, Sierra Kamps, Trevor Kline, Derek Rowland, Brooke Rush, Rozella Shanklin, School is underway. Parents, please take
Koch, Cory Leighty, Shelby McKay, Tyler Cody Shepherd, Catherine Shore, Mackenzie time to review your child's scheduling choices
Morr, Reiley Murphy, Savannah Pritt, Allison Smith,. Trever Smith, William Smith for the 2011-2012 school year. Contact Rachel
Ruegg, John Schuller, Ryan Schwartz, Katie Dylan Stephenson, Emily Stewart, Dylan Beun with any questions regarding class
Stull, Sierra Vants, Charles Walker, Kyle Stoltz, Joshua Tope, Alanmichael Ulrich, options or scheduling.
Wharton, Katelyn White Shelby Warner, Mary Wetmore, Carrie
All “A/B” Merit Roll Winchell, Danielle Zultner UPCOMING EVENTS
8TH GRADE:Bradley Aulger, Lexis Bailey April 26, April 28, May 3, and May 5- OAA
Kayla Basinger, Schylar Bebout, Erich Berger Testing
Nekoda Boggs, Justin Bower, McKayla May 3- Teacher Appreciation Car Wash by
Bunyak, Joshua Burns, Kaitlyn Dailey, PRIDE Pack
Tiffany Farner, Bethany Forbes, Courtney May 9-11- OAA Make up Testing
Franks, Haylee Fugate, Cortney Howman, May 10- 5th grade visit to the Middle School
Kerri Manley, Katherine Marconi, Michaelah May 11- 8th grade visit to the Wayne County
Mason, Sarah Maximovich, Adam Miley Schools Career Center and Wayne College
Megan Murphy, Ryan Sheridan, Nathaniel May (TBD)- Middle School Field Day
Shore, Brianne Solinsky-Zureich, Lainy Spies, May 27 (or the last day of school)- 8th grade
Taylor Starling, Brittany Stevens, Eric Promotion at 8:00 a.m.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 14
Academic Challenge Mrs.
Northwestern Elementary School sent McCumber Preschool
two 5th grade academic challenge teams to Northwestern The Tri-County Preschool Program is
Mid Ohio Educational Service Center's Elementary taking registration for its 2011-2012 school
Elementary Academic Challenge on Principal year! The preschool program, which is
Wednesday, February 23, 2011. They compet- licensed by the Ohio Department of
ed against 14 teams and won 1st and 2nd place! Education, offers a curriculum designed to
Peyton Hendricks, Breanna Smith, Chase prepare children for kindergarten. Please
Lambert, and Shawn Newman were on the first contact Robin Kelly at (330) 262-2262 for
place team and Heidi Imhoff, Maggie Linder, enrollment.
Anna Savage, Adam Tanner, Cody Tegtmeier The Ohio Department of Education
and Steven Cozzuli were on our second place has developed a guide to help parents under-
team. We also sent one 4th grade team and stand what their young children will be learn-
they won first place. Our 4th grade team com- ing in school. This guide can also assist par-
peted against 9 teams. Northwestern ents in reinforcing what their children are
Elementary School's 4th grade team consisted learning so that they will feel more confident
of Nik King, Christopher Narveleit, Olivia and successful in school. You can access this
Wakefield, Kaitlyn Secrist, Hazel Baker guide at the following link.
5th Grade Team http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/DocumentMa
First Place nagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?Docum
5th Grade Team 4th Grade Team
Second Place First Place
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Science Family Night @ NWES Thursday April 28 @ 7:00 PM Editor, Diane J. Hannah
Northwestern Elementary students and their families are invited to science family night on
April 28, 20011 at Northwestern Elementary School. Dr. Dave"Whiz Bang" will present a If you have information that you would
rocketry program at 7 p.m. and StarWatch program will be behind the school at 9 p.m. with like in this newsletter, please contact
The Wilderness Center Astronomy club. Families are invited to explore the nature area behind Diane Hannah by calling the high
our school in between the programs. This includes the Bluebird Trail, prairie habitat, butterfly school at 419-846-3833 ext. 1137 or
garden, Eastern Box turtle area, and the observation deck in the woods. Families are welcome through email: email@example.com
to attend one or all of the events.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 15
CONGRATULATIONS Northwestern Elementary Merit Roll
TO ALL HONOR AND MERIT ROLL 3rd Grade: Justin McElfresh, Hunter
STUDENTS Miller, Billy Phillips, Sebastian Shishler
Northwestern Elementary 2010-11 Lydia Smith, Brianna Teal, Austin Beegle,
3rd Nine Weeks Halee Yarbour, Garrett Carpenter, Kevin Diaz
Honor Roll James Evans, Tia Miles, Brock Rush, Colin
2nd Grade: Tamar Walton, Tanner Meininger, Agnes, Alex Borton, Skylar Edington, Avery
Zane Fast, Samantha Barnette, Kate Linder Garver, Zaine Garver, Hailey Jaquet, Chase
Robert Soueid, Cierra Hershey, Will Schaad Leighty, Mara Perry, Kenny Strait, Haley
Webb, Madelyn Wohlford-Cherry, Shelby
Cole Cutter, Cole McClure, Halie O'Laughlin
Anderson, Jett Conely, Ronnie Hamrick Fifth grade students at Northwestern
Lariah Severs, Allison Spencer, Jillian Buen,
Nathan Hudson, Karlie Mowrer, Manny Elementary School have been investigating
Emma Zemancik, Gabe Buchholz, Lizzy
Siders, Ceili Smith, Makayla Stormer, Jake and exploring the principles of simple
Howman, Ellie Bond, Hayden Stoller, Megan
Williamson, Coby Stough, Jordan Melegari, machines with our new Lego Education kits.
Tomechko, Kylie Wellert, Haley Wilson,
Savannah Hunt, Phillip Howman, Jordyn Students work in pairs to assemble a mechan-
Brooklyn Woodruff, Briana Troyan, Morgan
Ference, Jarrett Duncan, J. J. Cline, Miyja ical model that enables them to demonstrate
McCoy, Jimmy Cooke, Brandon Casto,
Shank the concepts of simple machines. Students
4th Grade: Jake Adkins, Wyatt Ammon, are challenged to construct the models by
3rd Grade: Claire Bond, Leeanna Ruegg,
Lindsay Ciolek, Isaac Franks, Mackenzi Gray reading a diagram and then work coopera-
Rachel Winkler, Jordan Allshouse, Elliot
Jake Hjerpe, Elisa Krajcik, Nicholas Mahr tively to combine their structures into a com-
Coffman, Paige Kaiser, Morgan Stephenson
Allie Rowe, Mallory Witucki, Maria Chellis plete model. Lego activities allow our stu-
Lindsey Sykes, Brian Kilner, Katie
Claire Vaughan, Lucas Triplett, April Strait, dents to work as young scientists by making
Shambaugh, Brock Tegtmeier, Cal Rhamy
Christopher Narveleit, Anna Martin, Caitlyn observations, using math skills, making pre-
Travis Cochran, Taylor Howman
Klayko, Alora Hughes, Nick Howman, dictions and designing investigations. To put
4th Grade:Carrie Boak, Nick Burns, Trevor
Aubrey Bodager, Gwynneth Casto, Peyton it simply students are learning and having
Ferriman, Jeffrey Guidetti, Paige Nutter, Ben
Edwards, Tristan Estep, Tate Hixson fun!
Pollizi, Kaylee Reed, Ally St. Clair, Sophie
Jessica Moats, McKenna Perry, Wes Schaad Our 12 upper level kits were paid for
Soueid, Mikayla Beegle, Jaydan McMillan
Ethan Smith, Marissa Topp, Isabella through the school board and our 12 primary
Trenton Boatner, Cael Rowland, Brianna
Flickinger, Cortney Hoff, Hannah Hudson kits were purchased by our PTO. Mrs.Lang
Shearer, Morgan Sylvester, Olivia Wakefield
Riley Leaver, Kailey Schwartz, Mason used profits from our fifth grade recycling
Sydney Clapp, Raini Hershey, Kaitlyn Secrist
Taylor, Grace Chupp, Emily Cromer, Jacey program to purchase batteries for the kits and
5th Grade: Christie Franks, Sera Martin,
Fulton, Nikolas King, Jadah Smith the carts to put the kits on. We want to thank
Bryce Rush, Parker Smith, Cody Tegtmeier,
5th Grade: Jessie Bair, Brandon Feist, our Northwestern community for supporting
Blair Colter, Mason Wilhelmy, Jared Alberts,
Isabella Gill, Skyla Harp, Seth McClendon, our recycling program. Thank you also to our
Mike Campbell, Justin Ebert, Quinn Garver,
Devin Smith, Mykenzie Snyder, Austen local 4-H groups who volunteer at the recy-
Maggie Linder, Anna Savage, Amaya White,
Wood, Holly Asbury, Bryce Beery, Tristen, cling center in the summer months. We also
Nick Hinton, Hannah Kardohely, Chase,
Butts, Steven Cozzuli, Garrett Dever, Robert thank our fifth graders and parents who vol-
Lambert, Kelseigh Wright
Lechner, Nathan Oquendo, Jacob Skelly, unteer every Saturday morning from 9-11
Megan Winkler, Maverick Duncan, Chase a.m.
2nd Grade: Cole Wharton, Riley Stull, Matt,
Savage, Emily Hoff, Tyler Farner, Chloe Adkins, Logan Asbury, Ty Ewing, Kennedy
DuPlaga, Lillian Bower, Roxie Hamilton, Hoffer, Jacob Hudson, Keith Kilner, Michael
Nate Myers, Josh Nixon, Ryan Leasure, Nutter, Jessie Preston, Devin Whisman,
Austin Horsky, Chase Fry, Angel Fahrney, Ashley Berry, Kourtny Burke, Nicolas,
Cassidy Brown, Joey Ballinger, Braden Grassman, Cassie Harnishfeger, Heidi Imhoff
Colter, Brady Duvall, Brooke Frybarger, Chris Orosz, Cortney Shelton, Hayden
Wayne Gerrick, Merissa Hesse, Valerie Tiliske, Robert Stinemetz, T. J. Cromer,
Imhoff, Desiree Smith, Nathan Stoltz, Sara, Derick Duvall, Ci Ci Duvall, Luke Franks,
Cassady, Mitchell Gray, Betty Stevens, Jacob, Jordan Gilbert, Devin Rowland, Chloe
Westover, Kolton Burdette Sparks, Cody Starner, Hunter Stidham, Adam
3rd Grade: Rebecca Hall, Mitch Heilman, Tanner, Brandon Wellert, Nicole Winkler
Dylan Martin, Grace McCullough,
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 16
Northwestern High School District 3 Competition
On the afternoon of February 23,
FFA News 2011, Northwestern FFA’s job interview and
agricultural sales teams traveled to Hillsdale
High School to participate in the District 3
competition. Through the Ag. Sales CDE,
students have the opportunity to demonstrate
Annual Sausage skills in sales by participating in a wide range
of activities oriented around the total sales
Making process. The competition consists of an
online test completed prior to the actual com-
On the morning of March 5, 2011, petition, a sales presentation, and a customer
members of Northwestern High School's FFA relations practicum. Members on this year’s
Chapter and Alumni members gathered at team were Chris Thomas, Ashley Cromer,
Heffelfinger Meats, Inc. located in Marla Walton, and Katryna Ousley. Thomas
Jeromesville, Ohio. Zane Dilyard, Dave placed first individually, Ousley placed third,
Devore, Chloe Raff, Zach Berry, Molly and Cromer placed fourth. The team placed
Rhees, Mr. Dave Devore, Mr. John Johnson, first overall and will advance to state compe-
Mr. Lynn Bridenstine, Mr. Bruce Berry, Mrs. tition on March 5th.
Anya Martynova, Ashley Cromer, and John
Kim McWilliams, the Chio family, and the The job interview CDE is designed to
Eberly following the competition
Bowers family participated in the making of better prepare members for challenges faced
sausage for the chapter's annual whole-hog when applying for a job in real life. This
sausage fundraiser. We were able to make Public Speaking competition consists of each individual com-
3600 pounds of whole hog sausage. The pleting a cover letter, resume, and references
On Wednesday, March 2nd,
sausage is made from all the high value cuts. prior to the competition. Upon arrival, an
Northwestern FFA’s public speaking members
Salt and pepper were added to the spiced vari- application process occurs, followed by a
traveled to Norwayne High School for the dis-
ety, and the nonspiced was left alone. The mock interview. The members must then
trict competition. In the Beginning Prepared
meat was then bagged and brought back to the complete a follow-up letter thanking their
division, John Eberly placed fourth individual-
high school to fill the orders taken in previ- interviewer for the opportunity to meet with
ly. The Beginning Prepared contest is designed
ously. The fundraiser was once again a suc- them. This year’s team consisted of freshman
to give members the opportunity to practice
cessful fundraiser for our chapter and we Chase Thut, sophomore John Eberly, junior
writing a speech and presenting to a panel of
would like to thank the patrons and especial- Sabrina Johnson, and senior Olivia Stover.
judges to be evaluated on eye contact, vocal
ly Heffelfinger Meats, Inc. for your support of Thut, Johnson, and Stover all placed first in
projection, enthusiasm, and speech content.
our chapter! their divisions and will also be advancing to
Ashley Cromer placed third in the
Extemporaneous Speaking division. In this state competition on the 5th of March. Eberly
contest, each member is given a topic upon placed second in his division.
arrival and then has to write a two to four Congratulations to all participants and
minute speech with a thirty minute preparation good luck in state competition!
time. The contest gives student the skills nec-
essary for quick thinking and the opportunity to
learn speech techniques as well.
The FFA Creed is an important part of
our organization and Anya Martynova partici-
pated in the competition designed to show a
skill in public speaking and a knowledge and
enthusiasm of the FFA Creed.
Northwestern graduate, Jon Wellert and Congratulations to all who competed!
senior Zane Dilyard making sausage
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 17
More ....... Logan Bebout, Mathes Myers, Mara Cline,
Chase Thut, Tara Benton, Kandis Starkey,
Northwestern High School Becca Harbaugh, Anya Martynova, Tanner
Topp, Kaleb Kliner, and Olivia Stover. We
FFA Highlights also had junior high students that competed,
which were Emily Flinn, Kierstyn Wood, and
2010-11 Reflection Zach Berry.
As another school year draws to a Quite a few members also participat-
close, the FFA chapter at Northwestern High ed in Ag in the Classroom, which is a pro-
School had yet one more night to shine. gram that teaches first graders about farm
Reflecting on this past year's experiences and animals and safety, and they are Adam
triumphs, the members and their families gath- Krueger and Taylor Mowrer (co-chairmen),
ered on March 19, 2011 for dinner, followed by Logan Bebout, Mara Cline, Ashley Cromer,
an awards ceremony. David Devore, Zane Dilyard, John Eberly,
The delicious meal was prepared by our Kelsey Geitgey, Tessa Hershey, Nicole Hoff,
high school kitchen staff, and was served by Sabrina Johnson, Sara McWilliams, Ben
members of the track team. After everybody Miller, Mathes Myers, Katryna Ousley, Zac
was finished eating, we moved into the audito- Rogers, Kayleigh Rupert, Kandis Starkey,
Job Interview Team
rium for a special slideshow of our year in Olivia Stover, Tessa Topp, and Marla Walton.
Sabrina Johnson, Olivia Stover, Chase
review of members and memories, which was As a chapter, we also host several fundraisers.
Thut, John Eberly
prepared by our 2010-2011 reporter, Sabrina Our first fundraiser of the year is held
Johnson. in the fall, and it is our citrus fruit sale. The
At the close of the powerpoint, the top seller was Dave Devore, and runner-up
awards ceremony began. Starting out the cere- was Katryna Ousley. The sausage sale is our
monies was our 2010-2011 officer team con- second fundraiser, and this year's top sales-
sisting of president Adam Krueger, vice presi- man was Ashley Cromer. Runner-up was
dent Katryna Ousley, secretary Ashley Cromer, Sara McWilliams. Our final fundraiser of the
reporter Sabrina Johnson, treasurer Dave year was strawberries, and our top seller this
Devore, student advisor Tessa Hershey, and year was Dave Devore, with Taylor Mowrer
sentinel Tessa Topp. Members were then as the runner-up.
called up on stage for recognition, and individ- There are many awards that go out
ual awards were given. each year to members excelling in their expe-
Many members chose to participate in riences. Katryna Ousley received the award
Agricultural Sales Team for Star Beef Production Proficiency, and
Career Development Events this year, and they
Katryna Ousley, Marla Walton, Ashley Sarhra Flinn was the runner-up. The award
were Sara McWilliams, John Eberly, Marla
Cromer, Chris Thomas for Star Equine Entrepreneurship went to
Walton, Kayleigh Rupert, Ben Miller, Anna
Miley, Taylor Mowrer, Chris Thomas, Sabrina Dave Devore, and Sabrina Johnson was run-
Johnson, Ashley Cromer, Tyler Topp, Jerrin ner-up. Chris Thomas received the Equine
Hill, Travis Clark, Tessa Topp, Adam Krueger, Placement Proficiency award, and Sara
Katryna Ousley, Tessa Hershey, Sarhra Flinn, McWilliams was the runner-up. Poultry
Dave Devore, Kent Way, Bruce Maximovich, Proficiency was awarded to Sara
Sebastian Jackson, Zach Burgett, Chris Parker, McWilliams.
Will Ladrach, Crystal Takacs, Jessica Wellert, Sarhra Flinn was the runner-up to
Zane Dilyard, Cera Chio, Alison McGinnis, Zane Dilyard, who was awarded the Dairy
Sage Kopronica, John Eberly, Willy Placement Proficiency. Tessa Topp won the
Frankenburg, Ben Miller, Josh Switzer, Justin Dairy Proficiency, with Tessa Hershey as run-
Rood, Dan Redick, Sarah Burgett, Brett ner-up. Katryna Ousley was runner-up to
Ferrell, Corey Johnson, Austin Graham, Tyler Dave Devore for the Star Swine
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Keener with Adam Smith, Hannah Hules, Emily Marley, Nikki Entrepreneurship award. The Specialty
Krueger receiving the Commodity Mink, Scott Young, Walker Claus, Nicole Hoff, Animal award went to Sabrina Johnson for
Blenders scholarship. Megan Markley, Brandon Locklear, her work at One Ash Kennels.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 18
Thank you to these wonderful people for
The Star Chapter Award goes to a second year
Northwestern member, this year being Ashley Cromer. The
Star County Award goes to a junior, who was
helping us to excel in competition this year!
Also, several FFA family members
donated their time, homes, and skills in assist-
Sara McWilliams this year, and the DeKalb
FFA Award was given to one outstanding senior,
ing in our CDE practices. Those individuals
were Jill Morris, Alison Gortner, Katie
Geitgey, Dr. Emery Oroz, Alison McGinnis,
Our FFA Alumni awards over $1,000
Randy Tegtmeier, Christine Redick, Mike and
2010-11 Reflection, Continued .... in scholarships each year, and Mr. and Mrs.
Pam Haley, Ken Wood, Greg Heiby, Jim
Ashley Cromer was awarded the Bruce Keener with Commodity Blenders also
Tegtmeier, Kim Wellert, and the Jim Flinn
Specialty Crop Placement award, and Sara award a $500 scholarship. The $500 scholar-
McWilliams was recognized for her Home ship awarded to a graduating senior pursuing
Each year, Mr. Fulk and Mrs.
Improvement records. The Senior a career in agriculture went to Chris Thomas.
Tegtmeier award the leadership award to a
Accounting award went to Katryna Ousley, The $500 scholarship awarded to a current
few individuals who stand out from the whole
who received a silver rating on her record college student pursuing a career in agricul-
membership. This year they chose Dave
books at state evaluation. Chris Thomas was ture went to Janessa Hill, and the $500 schol-
Devore, Adam Krueger, Zane Dilyard, Travis
runner-up. Sara McWilliams won the Junior arship from Commodity Blenders awarded to
Clark, Olivia Stover, Katryna Ousley, and
Accounting award, with Sabrina Johnson as a senior pursuing a career in agriculture went
the runner-up. The Star Sales and Service to Adam Krueger.
Katryna Ousley and Adam Krueger,
award this year went to Chris Thomas. The State FFA Degree is the highest
both seniors, had retiring addresses for the
One requirement of our classes is to keep degree that you can achieve in the State FFA
evening. Each recognized past members and
notebooks in order, and awards are given to Organization. Only the top of the member-
relatives for their involvement in the FFA
those members with excellent notebooks. ship in the state receive this award, and this
events. Following these two officers, Ohio
The Animal Science winner was Tessa Topp, year, four members from our chapter received
FFA Association Secretary, Mr. Seth Erwin,
the Ag. Science award went to Sara their degrees. These members were Tessa
gave a speech with motivational words on
McWilliams, and the Ag Communications Topp, Tyler Topp, Marla Walton, and Zane
and Leadership winner was Ashley Cromer. Dilyard. One member from last year's recip-
After Seth's speech, all seniors and
The Scholarship Award is given out to ients received the NE Ohio Star State Degree,
their parents were called on stage to be recog-
each member who has received an "A" aver- which is awarded to the highest scoring state
nized for their dedication, and were given
age in the first three grading periods of the degree recipient. Chris Thomas was awarded
flowers. The meeting was then adjourned,
school year. Freshmen receiving this award that degree for District 3. and then door prizes were given out.
were Tara Benton, Derek Bowman, Chelsea The American FFA Degree is the This night was a huge success, and
Cannon, Walker Claus, Blake Coffman, highest degree awarded in the FFA
our seniors will be dearly missed. We wish
Abigail Hohider, Ben Ladrach, Kara Marley, Organization. We were fortunate to have two
them much luck in college and hope to see
Anya Martynova, Cassondra Shenberger, recipients earn this coveted degree.
them again. Congratulations to all members,
Courtney Smith, Catheryne Tope, and Tanner Congratulations to Kelsey Bowers and
and good luck in the upcoming year!
Topp. John Eberly, Megan Markley, and Jessica Wellert for receiving their American All FFA articles are respectfully submitted by Sabrina
Taylor Mowrer were the winners for the Degrees! Johnson, Northwestern-Wayne FFA reporter.
sophomore class. The juniors were Cody The Distinguished Service Awards are
Bower, Ashley Cromer, Sarhra Flinn, Tessa given to people who have gone above and
Hershey, Sabrina Johnson, Sara McWilliams, beyond in helping our chapter. This year's
Anna Miley, Tessa Topp, and Marla Walton. recipients were John Johnson, the Steve Chio
Travis Clark, Dave Devore, Katryna Ousley, family, Commodity Blenders, the Brian
Adam Krueger, Olivia Stover, and Chris Bowers family, Mr. Rod Ferrell, Mr. Lynn
Thomas received the award for the senior Bowman, Ms. Jessica Wellert, the Ted
class. Hershey family, Mr. Trent Hershey, Mrs.
Each year, one member from each Cheryl Boreman, the Dave Devore family,
class is chosen to be the star degree recipient. and Heffelfinger Meats, Inc.
These members are all very dedicated and Mary Straka, Rachel Topp, and
hard-working. The Star Greenhand award Angela Phillips all dedicated their personal
goes to a first year member. This year, Chase time by coaching our Career Development Chris Thomas, Chase Thut, Sara McWilliams, Anya
Thut and Anya Martynova shared the title. Event teams. Martynova, and Ashley Cromer.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 19
Food Agriculture and Environmental
Sciences at Ohio State University. The
All high school and middle Young Professional Achievement Award rec-
ognizes alumni for their early professional
school activities and events accomplishments. This award provides
are updated DAILY on the recognition for these individuals and serves
as a stimulus toward further efforts by
school web pages!! younger alumni. Andrea graduated in 2000
from OSU with a degree in Agribusiness and
www.web2.northwestern- Applied Economics. While at OSU, she was
wayne.k12.oh.us involved with the Agribusiness /NAMA
Club, the NAMA Student Marketing Team,
Go to “CALENDARS”
the Meats Judging Team, and the Ag and
Natural Resources Recognition Program
Check out the athletic web Steering Committee. She was also an Ag
Ambassador and participated in a study
page for all updated sports abroad trip to Mexico that focused on
schedules at the high NAFTA and rural development.
Andrea has worked for John Deere
school: since her graduation from college in 2000.
www.nhshuskies.com Her current position with the company is the
This site also has important Andrea Grube, 1996 NWHS marketing representative on the continuous
forms and links on it!! graduate and 2000 OSU graduate was product improvement team for the series
Stats, camp forms, handbook, media guide, etc. awarded the Young Professionals 7000, 8000 & 9000 Tractors.
Achievement Award on Saturday March 5, Andrea has recently moved back to
2011. This award is given by the College of Waterloo, Ill. CONGRATULATIONS
Northwestern Alma Mater ANDREA!!
Northwestern Alumni and Friends Association
In the halls of our Northwestern The Northwestern Alumni Hall of Fame and Community Hall of Honor were established in 2006
That surround us here today to recognize the achievements of our graduates and honor those who have served our school district and com-
We are sure we’ll not forget munity. A ceremony is held in even-numbered years to enshrine those who have been elected by a selection
Tho’ we be far, far away committee (composed of local school, business, service organizations, students and community members) from
nominations sent in by you, the public.
In the halls where we have studied The Northwestern Alumni & Friends Association is preparing for the fourth induction ceremony, to be
Ev’ry voice will bid farewell held on June 23, 2012 in conjunction with the Alumni Association’s annual reunion banquet. Please use the
and memories of our school and friends attached Alumni Hall of Fame nomination form to recommend someone whom you feel has built on his or her
We always will tell. education at Northwestern (or Chester, Congress or West Salem) to achieve excellence in business, science,
education, athletics, service, the arts, or any other field. Use the Community Hall of Honor form to submit the
One day a hush will fall name of someone who has served the school district or community with distinction.
The footsteps of us all Remember: honorees are chosen based on the information that you supply, so it is important that you
Will echo down the hall and fill out the nomination forms completely and accurately. We encourage you to attach additional material in the
disappear form of certificates, citations, newspaper clippings, letters of recommendation, and other items that may support
But as we sadly start your nomination.
Our journeys far apart The deadline to submit nominations is November 30, 2011. Nominees from previous years who were
A part of ev’ry heart will linger here not selected will be carried over to each successive year, so it is not necessary to complete a new nomination
form. However, please feel free to submit additional or updated material to add to the original submission.
In the halls of Northwestern Please check out the Hall of Fame/Hall of Honor plaques on the north wall of the commons area at the
Where we lived and learned to know Northwestern High School. We know that we have many more outstanding graduates and community members
That thru the years we’ll see you in addition to the 29 who have already been enshrined there.
In the sweet after glow
Please help us recognize and celebrate their achievements and service.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 20
Northwestern Alumni & Friends
When the Association first formed we
wanted to do some things that would bring
NORTHWESTERN ALUMNI &
the community and the alumni of the school
together as a unit. Of course the annual ban-
quet does that to some extent. Then we 8th Annual Reunion/Community Banquet
thought that having a Hall of Fame would add
even more, and as we worked on getting it set
Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Northwestern High School
up it was suggested we should look for some-
thing that would include the school district as 5:00 P.M. - Social hour/ memorabilia viewing in library
a whole. This thought spawned the Hall of 6:00 P.M. - Catered dinner with program to follow
Honor. These two things brought people of Pre-paid dinner reservations required - Deadline: May 31st
the district and past alumni together and they
began to give the Association ideas to be of For on-line reservation form visit: http://web2.northwestern-wayne.k12.oh.us
further service. Out of such discussion came Click on the ALUMNI link
the dream of being able to offer a scholarship
to Northwestern students. This dream was For more information contact
presented at a banquet and funds came in Chet and Ruth Ann Martin: 419-846-3670; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
rather slowly. We checked into what might be Richard and JoAn Young: 330-264-6847; e-mail, email@example.com
required to get this set up. We checked with Helen Raudebaugh: 330-264-0253; email, firstname.lastname@example.org
'The Greater Wayne County Foundation'
which manages funds for this very thing. We Northwestern Alumni & Friends Association
found we needed $10,000.00 to open an DINNER RESERVATION FORM
account with them. This last year enough DEADLINE May 31, 2011 - price per person: $20.00
funds ($11,000.00) were received and we
now have an account with them. In order for Mail to: Helen Raudebaugh
us to do a distribution (scholarship) and be 1579 Avalon
able to ensure we have funds for future schol- Wooster, OH 44691
arships we need to be at $20,000.00 in our Enclose a check made payable to: Northwestern Alumni & Friends Assoc. (non refundable)
account. The Association has in place a com- Please print all information
mittee of community and alumni persons to
oversee the scholarships. So the dream is well NAME ___________________________________________ NW class of _________
on its way to being a reality. If you were one
of those who said "I'll wait to see how this NAME ___________________________________________ NW class of _________
dream shapes up before I get on the band
wagon". This may be the time to jump in and ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________
share the joy of helping Northwestern gradu- E-mail Address ________________________________________________________
ates with furthering their education, to which
we believe this district is committed. If you Phone Number: _______ - ______ - ________ Total Amount Enclosed $ ___________
would like to make a monetary donation to
the scholarship segment of your Association, Included in my check is a donation of $ _________ to assist the 2012 HOF/HOH ceremony
the information is on the banquet reservation Included in my check is a donation of $ _________ to assist the NWAFA Association
form. While you are at it fill out the reserva- Scholarship Fund
tion form and send it in and plan on meeting Included in my check is a donation of $ _________ to assist with general expenses of
some friends at the June 18th banquet. Association
The Association is tax exempt. You will receive a receipt for your additional donation.
April 2011 THE Northwestern Page 21
Northwestern Alumni and Friends Association Northwestern Alumni and Friends Association
OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM OFFICIAL NOMINATION FORM
for the for the
2012 Northwestern Alumni Hall of Fame 2012 Northwestern Community Hall of Honor
The purpose of the Northwestern Alumni Hall of Fame is to recognize the accomplishments of Northwestern The purpose of the Northwestern Community Hall of Honor is to recognize the contributions of
School District graduates who have brought honor to the Northwestern schools and community by their achievements, pur- those who have advanced the purpose of education and/or the welfare of the community in the Northwestern
suit of excellence, and commitment to lifelong learning and service. School District. Only alumni, employees, former employees, volunteers, or community members of the
Only an individual who has graduated from Northwestern or any of the schools that have made up the schools that make up or have made up the Northwestern School District will be considered for nomination.
Northwestern District will be considered for nomination to the Alumni HOF. Special consideration may be given to a student It is permissible to nominate and induct an individual posthumously. No person shall be
who left school before receiving a diploma (for example, those who answered the call to wartime military service before enshrined in more than one Northwestern Hall (Hall of Fame or Hall of Honor).
graduating). The induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Northwestern Alumni & Friends
No person will be enshrined in more than one Northwestern Hall (Hall of Fame or Hall of Honor). Nominees Association banquet on June 23, 2012.
for the 2012 Hall of Fame must have finished their schooling/graduated before 1998.
The induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Northwestern Alumni & Friends Association ban- INSTRUCTIONS:
quet on June 23, 2012. Please print or type. This form may also be downloaded and printed from the alumni page of the school dis-
trict website at http://web2.northwestern-wayne.k12.oh.us.
· Please feel free to attach copies of news articles, photos, letters of support, etc.
INSTRUCTIONS: · Submit no later than November 30, 2009 to: Grace Miller
Please print or type. This form may also be downloaded and printed from the alumni page of the school district website at 9684 Matty Rd., West Salem, OH 44287
· Please feel free to attach copies of news articles, photos, letters of support, etc. email@example.com
· Submit no later than November 30, 2011 to: Grace Miller Part I - Contact information about nominee:
9684 Matty Rd., West Salem, OH 44287
419-846-3727 NAME OF NOMINEE*: ________________________ ____ _______________________
firstname.lastname@example.org First M.I. Last
Part I - Contact information about nominee:
NAME OF NOMINEE*: ________________________ ____ _______________________ Maiden Name or other name known by (if applicable):_________________________________
First M.I. Last
Maiden Name (if applicable):_______________________________ Class of _______________ ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________
CITY: __________________________ STATE _____________ ZIP ____________________ CITY: ______________________________ STATE _________ ZIP ____________________
PHONE: Home - (_______) - ______-________ Work- (_______) - ______-________
*If deceased, please provide name and address of selected relative or representative: PHONE: Home - (_______) - ______-________ Work- (_______) - ______-________
Name______________________ Address____________________________ Phone_______ *If deceased, please provide name and address of selected relative:
Part II -Achievements of nominee:
1. Graduated from: ___Northwestern H.S. ___Chester ___Congress ___West Salem Name______________________ Address____________________________ Phone_______
2. High school honors/awards received: (if athlete, list sport, # of letters, league/district/state honors):
Type of award and year: Part II - Information about nominee:
1. Years employed or residing in the Northwestern Local School District:
3. Post-high school military service or higher education:
a. Military service: ___Army ___Navy ___Air Force ___Marines
2. Significant accomplishments/distinguished contributions to the advancement of education in the
Northwestern School District and/or welfare of the Northwestern community. (Use other side as needed, and
b..Higher education: feel free to attach copies of news articles, photos, letters of support, etc.)
College attended - 1)___________________ 2)________________ 3)_________________
Degree earned - 1)___________________ 2)________________ 3)_________________
Year - 1 )___________________2)________________ 3)_________________
4. Professional (medicine, sports, performing arts, teaching, research, etc.): - explain and year(s)
Company/employer name__________________________________ Years___________
Position Title ______________________________________________
Nominated by: _________________________________________Phone: (_____) - ____-_______
6. Community/Humanitarian service:
City___________________________________________ State_____ Zip_________________
7. Other post-high school honors/awards or accomplishments: NOTE: All nominations are kept on file and re-entered in subsequent years, but additional or updated infor-
mation is welcome and encouraged.
Nominated by: _________________________________________Phone: (_____) - ____-_______
Address:________________________________________________________________________ "Remember the past, plan
for the future, but live for
NOTE: All nominations are kept on file and re-entered in subsequent years, but additional or updated information is wel-
come and encouraged.
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DON’T MISS OUT ... Approved 2/28/2011
NORTHWESTERN LOCAL SCHOOLS
MEETING - CALENDAR
WHEN? 2011-12 School Year
Monday, August 8 New Teacher Orientation (Tri-County ESC)
HOW OFTEN? Monday, August 22 Convocation Day
Board of Education Meeting Tuesday, August 23 First Day for Students
Board President: Kathy Hochtetler Monday, September 5 No School - Labor Day
4th Monday of each month 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 12 No School - Fair Day
Tuesday, September 13 No School - Professional Development
H.S. Libary (Sept. ES, Oct. MS) Monday/Wednesday
Monthly October 3 & 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Elementary
Friday, October 28 End of First Nine Weeks 46 Pupil Days
District Facilities Committee -----------------------------------------------------------------
Chair: Kim Wellert Monday, Nov. 7 Parent/Teacher Conferences: HS & MS
Thursday, Nov. 24 and No School - Thanksgiving Vacation
1st Monday of only even months 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 25
(Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) Monday, November 28 No School - Compensatory Time
District Conference Room Wednesday, December 21 No School - Christmas Vacation
Monthly Tuesday, January 3, 2012 School Reconvenes
Friday, January 13 End of Second Nine Weeks 44 Pupil Days
All Sports Boosters Monday, January 16 No School - Martin Luther King Day
President: Rob Hastings Monday, January 23 Parent/Teacher Conferences: HS & MS
1st Monday of each month 7:30 p.m. Mon./Wedn. Feb.13&15 Parent/Teacher Conferences: Elem. Only
High School Commons Friday, February 17 No School - Compensatory Time
Monthly Monday, February 20 No School - President's Day
Friday, March 16 End of Third Nine Weeks 43 Pupil Days
Music Boosters Monday, March 26 Parent/Teacher Conferences: HS & MS
President: Beth Negro Friday, April 6 No School - Good Friday
3rd Tuesday of each month 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 9 - 13 No School - Spring Break
(no meeting Dec.) Monday, May 28 No School - Memorial Day
Thursday, May 31 Students' Last Day 47 Pupil Days
HS Band Room ----------------------------------------------------------------
(rear, east, entrance of building) Friday, June 1 Teachers' Last Day
Days in Session with Pupils Present including
Ruritans 2 Parent/Teacher Conference Comp Days 180
Professional Development Day 1
President: Phil Keener Convocation Day & Teacher Work Days 3
2rd Monday of each month 7:00 p.m. (1 work day between August 1-18) ___
(officers meeting 6:30 p.m.) Total 184
High School commons
President: Jake Cassidy Graduation: Sunday, May 27
3rd Monday of each month 7:00 p.m.
Elementary PTO MAKE-UP DAYS
High School Commons
President: Amy Miley First Feb. 17 Sixth June 6
1st Thursday of each month 7:00 p.m. Second April 6 Seventh June 7
www.HuskyFootballClub.com Third June 1 Eighth June 8
Soccer Club Elementary Library Fourth June 4 Ninth June 11
President: Hans Ley Monthly: not December, May, June, July, Fifth June 5 Tenth June 12
1st Tuesday of each month 6:00 p.m. August
If make-up days are necessary, Teachers' Work Day
Elementary Cafeteria will follow the last make up day.
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Caring, hard-working, dedicated people employed
Northwestern Schools - throughout Northwestern!
Small, individualized classrooms!
Husky Proud! Extraordinary community support!
Numerous extra-curricular programs, athletics,
arts, drama, and many clubs and activities!
"We prepare our students Leadership matters.
[Superintendent year 6, HS Principal year 6, MS
today for tomorrow's Principal year 5, ES Principal year 8.]
opportunities!" * Over 1.2 million in scholarships for 2010 graduat-
ing class (Avg. $11,000 per graduate)
* "Excellent with Distinction" Ohio Dept. of
Delivering a "World Class" Education Education rating - two consecutive years!
21st Century Skills * HS - State Superintendent "School of Promise"
Student Engagement (2009-2010)
Rigor - Relevancy - Relationships "COME EXPLORE * MS - State Superintendent "School of Promise"
Effective-Schools Practices * ES- State Superintendent School of Promise"
NORTHWESTERN" (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009)
* Lighthouse district - innovative, teachers present
Character Education regionally, state-wide, and nationally
Individualized Instruction! (HSTW, ASCD, ODE, MMGW, SREB,
Open Enrollment Seats Available BioOhio, NE Ohio BioScience Consortium, PLTW,
Response to Intervention (RTI) Akron Regional STEM, NE Ohio
The Power of I
Applications Available Online BioTechnology Community, etc.)
Extra Help Sessions or Contact Office of the * YMCA Before-After School Programs and Summer
Senior Seminar Capstone Project Superintendent * Outstanding, state-of-the art facilities, libraries, and
Flexible Credit Options labs
Call to Schedule a Visit or Tour * Applied Technology
"Husky Huddle" Student-Staff (5 computer labs, 5 classroom laptop carts available,
Mentorship Programs of Our Schools projectors in virtually every classroom, Mimios in all
Elementary classrooms, Quizdom sets, and several in
Dual College Credit Courses Jeffrey N. Layton 419-846-3151 (ext. 5)
MS and HS, Doc Cameras, laptop sign-out from
Northwestern Local Schools
libraries, Nooks available in HS library, Video
Secondary Courses! 7571 N. Elyria Rd. Production Class, Technology Classes!)
West Salem, Ohio 44287
Northwestern Local Schools Non-Profit Org.
7571 North Elyria Rd. U.S. Postage
West Salem, OH 44287-9707 West Salem, OH
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