Northwestern Middle School
The staff at Northwestern Middle School is comprised of dedicated professionals, many with long tenure at the school. We are complimented by a high-quality student body that works hard to achieve in the classroom and are also known for their exceptional level of community service. We participate in programs that provide Turkey Baskets for families at Thanksgiving, Holiday Angels at Christmas, and support programs for our troops. Northwestern Middle School is dedicated to an outstanding academic and student activity program. Please stop in for one of our programs or call us with any questions you may have.
Student & Parents: Please use your Haiku account to access instructional information for your classes.
POWERSCHOOL: Parents Click Parent Portal Access Letter for the new PowerSchool Parent Portal Account Creation Instruction Letter .
State of Connecticut Standardized Assessments:
Smarter Balanced Assessments and the Connecticut Mastery Assessment
The Smarter Balanced Assessments for writing, reading, and math are given to both seventh and eighth grade students in the spring semester. The Connecticut Mastery Science test (CMT) is given only to Northwestern eighth grade students also in the spring semester. Results of our student’s performance on these tests are expected at the school in September. Individual student results will be mailed home to students and their parents as soon as the school receives the results.
Smarter Balance Assessment information can be found at http://www.smarterbalanced.org. Smarter Balanced assessments measure a student’s achievement of the Connecticut Core Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These standards define learning expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. School wide results can be found at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2748&Q=335770
The CMT Science test assesses concepts and skills that have been established by the Connecticut Core Science Curriculum Framework. The CMT Science assesses students’ understanding of scientific concepts from life science, physical science and Earth science. There is also a major focus on scientific inquiry, literacy and numeracy skills applied to real-world issues. Information about the CMT science test can be found at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2748&q=335760
The Connecticut Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the Connecticut Mastery Science test is only one indicator of a student’s performance. These results should be used along with other information, such as classwork and other tests, when making educational decisions.
A Community Conversation with the Board of Education, October 25th at 6:30, Little Theatre
Shopping Rewards for Schools Program
Northwestern is fortunate to have parents register with their grocery store naming Northwestern Middle School as a recipient of their school rewards program. Please join the others and register with your store the next time you visit. (Please note some stores require yearly registration.)
- Shoprite: You can register your card and the school will get their reward points.
- Stop & Shop: Register your card online, at Stop & Shop, or over the phone at 1-877-275-2758. Northwestern MS uses ID# 06059. Using your Stop & Shop card earns CASH for our school!
- Target also has a program for our school.
Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same.