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Northwestern Middle School Updates

 

4/20/21

 

Good Afternoon Northwestern Middle School Staff, Students and Families,

 

It has been great to see all of our staff and students as we returned from April break the past two day. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive spring here at Northwestern! Please read the attached letter for information about our upcoming state assessment schedule for 7th and 8th grade students. 

SBA and NGSS Testing Letter to Parents 2021.pdf 

You will also find important updates below.  

 

Have a great afternoon,

Mr. Fran Amara


 

2020-21 End of Year Calendar

 

The calendar for the remainder of the school year is attached here: 2020-21 End of Year Calendar .pdf 

Please note the following important dates:

·  Friday, May 28th: Early Release Day (12:05)

·  Monday, May 31st: No School (Memorial Day)

·  Monday, June 7th: Early Release Day (12:05)

·  Tuesday, June 8th: Early Release Day (12:05)

o    Last day of classes 

·  Wednesday, June 9th: Make Up Day 

o    Students have the opportunity to meet with teachers and turn in any remaining work, if necessary.  


 

Spring 2021 Sports Spectator Policy

Spectators must be masked at all times and maintain 6 feet of separation between families. If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Fred Williams, at fwilliams@nwr7.org

 

Home School

Spectator Guidelines

Gilbert

No Visiting Spectators

Litchfield

No Visiting Spectators

Northwestern

2 Adult Family Members Per Athlete Allowed (Home & Visitors)

Terryville

No visiting Spectators

Thomaston

Family Members of Rostered Athletes (Home & Visitors)

Wamogo

No Visiting Spectators


 

Last Call for MS Yearbook Orders

 

 

Final Day to order is April 23rd = $20.00 per book

 

Order Options:

1.) Fill out an order form and return payment to the Middle School Office (or mail it to school - see the attached flyer for specific address)

2.) Order online by going to: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01106167

 

All orders must be placed by no later than Friday, April 23rd, 2021.

 

Please consider donating a yearbook to a student who may not be able to purchase one otherwise. You can select the "Donate a Yearbook" option either on the order form or online.

 

Contact Ms. Brody at sbrody@nwr7.org with any questions.

 

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Spirit Week: May 17-21

 

Attention Highlanders:  Get ready to show your school spirit and prepare to decorate!  Spirit Week has been scheduled for May 17-21st!  Student Council is working on the specific spirit days and each class will need to decide on a theme!  More details to come over the next few weeks!

 

No Final Exams

 

NWR7 will NOT have final exams this year.  The days that were originally scheduled for final exams will now be instructional days.  We will share more information about the schedule for these days in the near future. 

 

School Counseling Department News

 

Interested in becoming an EMT? First Approach EMS Education and Staffing is offering an in-person open house on Saturday, April 3rd from 9AM-12PM.   Go visit their 2000 square foot Training Center, see their state of the art, and tour their ambulance and classroom space.  Click on the following link for more information: Open House - April 3rd

 

Scholarship Highlight: Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship - This scholarship is for a high school senior who plans to complete a trade-related program.  (Four-year degree or bachelor programs are not eligible.)  For more information please click on the following link: Complete Program Details.

 

Athletic Department News

 

All athletes have to be passing five classes at the end of the third marking period in order to play during the spring sports season.  If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Fred Williams, at fwilliams@nwr7.org.

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Reminder: SAT Test Administration for Juniors

 

This is just a reminder that all 11th grade students will have the opportunity to take the SAT tomorrow during our regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges and is intended to measure what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed in college and career. We are pleased to offer the SAT during the school day so that... 

  • Your child is more comfortable and confident by testing in a familiar place.  
  • You don’t have to worry about the logistics of getting your child to a test center.  
  • No one has to worry about weekend conflicts or disrupting family time! 

To learn more about SAT visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat 

For official SAT practice visit https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bakulski, House 1 Assistant Principal, at abakulski@nwr7.org.  

 

School Counseling Department News

 

Interested in becoming an EMT? First Approach EMS Education and Staffing is offering an in-person open house on Saturday, April 3rd from 9AM-12PM.   Go visit their 2000 square foot Training Center, see their state of the art, and tour their ambulance and classroom space.  Click on the following link for more information: Open House - April 3rd

 

Class of 2021: Senior Spotlight

 

We are showing our appreciation for each member of the senior class in the “Senior Spotlight” segment on our district social media pages AND our district website at www.nwr7.com.  Join us in celebrating our seniors!

 

Athletic Department News

 

All athletes must pass five classes at the end of the third marking period in order to be eligible to play sports during the spring season.  If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Fred Williams, at fwilliams@nwr7.org.

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Highlander School Spirit Day

 

Attention Highlanders: On Monday, March 15th we would like to have ALL of our students, both in-person and distance learning, show their school spirit by wearing Northwestern gear and school colors!  If you would like to share a picture of you wearing your Northwestern attire, please feel free to send the picture to Mr. Dan Carroll at dcarroll@nwr7.org.  Your picture may appear in a montage on our district social media pages!  

 

School Counseling Department News

 

Attention Juniors & Seniors: Want to know more about Northwestern CT Community College?  See below for some upcoming events:

 

What: CT Community College Showcase

When: Thursday, April 1st, morning and early evening hours

How: Virtual Fair

CT Community Colleges are joining together to hold a virtual showcase to highlight everything community colleges have to offer. You can attend a morning and afternoon session on Thursday, April 1st! Prospective students, high school counselors, parents and anyone interested in learning more can register for free using the link below!

https://www.ct.edu/showcase

 

What: NCCC Open House

When: Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd starting at 6pm

How: WebEx event (registration will be found here: www.nwcc.edu/open-house/)

Come learn more about NCCC at our Virtual Open House event! Wednesday, April 21st features information about admissions, financial aid, and other student services. Thursday, April 22nd features faculty panels for information about our academic programs. Learn more: www.nwcc.edu/open-house/

 

 

Attention Juniors/Seniors: Are you interested in learning more about Trade/Technical Schools?  The CT Office of Higher Education is hosting CareerConn2021.  

 

What is CareerConn2021? It is a FREE Virtual Career School Fair for career seekers (high school students, adult learners, veterans) to learn more about career opportunities available in Connecticut that do not require a four-year college degree in fields and to explore careers in Nursing, Healthcare, Automotive, Hospitality Industry, Computers, Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Manufacturing, Construction and more!

 

When is CareerConn2021? Wednesday, March 31, 2021. You can login anytime you have a free period (or after school) and workshops start at 9AM and run throughout the day until 4PM.   

 

To register please or for more information, go to careerconn.org/registration.

 

 

Athletic Department News

 

The following Northwestern Fall Athletes have been selected to their respective All State Academic teams.  Congratulations to you all!

 

Academic All State

 

Soccer: James Nelson 

Volleyball: Ashlyn Zematis 

Cross Country: Alex Beauchene 

Field Hockey: Abby Jabs 

Field Hockey: Miranda Bossi

 

NWR7 National Honor Society Book Drive

The Northwestern High School National Honor Society will be celebrating March as National Reading Month by organizing a book drive. Usually, our NHS members would volunteer their time to participate in “Read Across America,” when members would go to local elementary schools and child care centers to read books to our younger community members. In light of COVID-19, we are unable to celebrate the month in this way, but this year we still wanted to do something for our community as a whole. Over the next few weeks, we are asking students to bring in any books (used or new) that they can donate to our elementary schools, local child care centers, and community centers. Books for all ages will be accepted and much appreciated (we will be separating them out by age before donating them)! Please drop off your books in the bins that are located outside the Little Theater and the lobby to the Middle School hallways. Thank you for your support!

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Transition to Full In-Person Learning Model: Schedule Change 

When we transition to the Full In-person Learning Model on Monday, March 15th, we will eliminate the 8 period Wednesday schedule. We will have the four period schedule each day and alternate between “odd” and “even” days. Our schedule will also have a two day Red/Gray rotation as well. Please see the day rotation for March and April below: 

 

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Athletic Department News

Spring Sports will be starting soon!  High School Sports will start on March 27th with baseball pitchers and catchers starting on March 20th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our spring sports coaches:

Baseball: Kevin Neligan kevin.nelligan@nelliganlaw.com

Softball: Stacey Zematis szematis@nwr7.org

Golf: Tom Hicks thicks@nwr7.org

Boys Tennis: Mitch Case casetennis@gmail.com

Girls Tennis: nwr7tennisgirls@gmail.com

Boys and Girls Track/Field: Andrew Campbell acampbell@nwr7.org

All athletes need to be registered on Family ID by their parents and approved for play by the Health Office. If your child has not been approved by the Health Office, they will not be able to participate.   

Please continue to stay safe and wear your mask so our athletes can wear their uniforms.  

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

A parent/guardian should register by clicking on this link:

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/regional-school-district-no-7

Follow these steps:

  1. To find your program, click on the link provided by the Organization above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Sign Up/Log in green buttons.  If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Sign Up.  Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Sign Up for your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner First and Last names (parent/guardian), E-mail address and password.  Select the agreement to the FamilyID Terms of Service.  Click Sign Up.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account.  (If you don’t see the email check your e-mail filters (spam, junk, etc.).
  5. Click on the link in your activation e-mail, which will log you in to FamilyID.com
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested.  All fields with a red* are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Save & Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.
  9. Click the green Submit button.  After selecting ‘Submit’, the registration will be complete.  You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.

No Payment Required or alternate Payment method (check, cash, non-FamilyID payment site)

At any time, you may log in at www.familyid.com to update your information and to check your registration(s).

To view a completed registration, select the ‘Registration’ tab on the blue bar.

SUPPORT:

  • If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at: support@familyid.com or 888-800-5583 x1.
  • Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly.

 

Class of 2021 News

Caps and gowns have already arrived and we are all set!  Every graduate has a cap and gown.  If you have any questions, please contact our Graduation Advisor, Mrs. Roxanne Puhalski, at rpuhalski@nwr7.org.   

Spring SAT Test Administration

All 11th grade students will have the opportunity to take the SAT on Wednesday, March 24th, during the regular school day. The SAT is accepted at all U.S. colleges and is intended to measure what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed in college and career. We are pleased to offer the SAT during the school day so that... 

  • Your child is more comfortable and confident by testing in a familiar place.  
  • You don’t have to worry about the logistics of getting your child to a test center.  
  • No one has to worry about weekend conflicts or disrupting family time! 

To learn more about SAT visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat 

For official SAT practice visit https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bakulski, House 1 Assistant Principal, at abakulski@nwr7.org.  

 

School Counseling Department News

Attention Sophomores: Counselors are currently meeting with juniors for course selection and will start individual meetings with sophomores during the week of March 15th.  During the course selection meeting we will look over your selections and to talk about your post-high school goals, as well as have an opportunity to make any necessary changes to your selections.  As we get closer to the week of the 15th, please check your email for your course selection meeting invitation.  As always, please feel free to contact your school counselor with any questions:

Ms. Dressel: A-G Ms. Foote: H-L Mrs. McHugh: M-Z

Attention Juniors: College Board is offering opportunities for scholarships that can be used at both 2 and 4-year colleges by following six time-sensitive steps: 

  1. Action Window = January - June (now): Build your college list ($500)
  2. Action Window = January - October (now): Practice for the SAT ($500)
  3. Action Window = July - February (sr. year): Explore Scholarships ($500)
  4. Action Window = July - October (sr. year): Strengthen your college list ($500)
  5. Action Window = October - February (sr. year): Complete the FAFSA ($500)
  6. Action Window = October - February (sr. year): Apply to Colleges ($500)
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COMMUNITY
Regional School District No. 7 is composed of four rural-suburban towns: Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford and Norfolk. The district, consisting of 157 square miles, is located twenty miles west of Hartford and has a population of approximately 12,700.

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
Northwestern Regional High School is a comprehensive public school which operated under a house plan. Opened in September, 1958, the school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The school campus of 42 acres includes two 9-12 Houses. Enrollment in grades 9-12 is currently 749. Ninety five percent of the professional staff have a masters degree or equivalent.The average class size in the academic program is 20. Students in grade ten in Connecticut public schools participate in a mastery test (Connecticut Academic Performance Test)developed by the State Department of Education.

PROGRAM & OFFERINGS
The school curriculum is both flexible and encompassing, offering numerous one-semester, as well as full-year courses at intriductory through advanced levels. The school operates on a fully rotating schedule which includes a 67 minute period for each class once every seven days, with the remaining periods being 43 minutes in duration. Classes meet five times weekly for thirty-six weeks per one credit course: 1/2 credit is given for a one-semester subject and a 1/4 credit for each year of physical education/health. Marking periods are every 9 weeks. Laboratory work is required in the college preparatory sciences as well as in German, French, and Spanish. The school also has an Agricultural Education Program.

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.

STRATEGIC SCHOOL PROFILE

Connecticut State Department of Education
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SSP 2005-2006 District
SSP 2004-2005 District
SSP 2004-2005 High School
SSP 2004-2005 Middle School
SSP 2004-2005 Special Education

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

CAPSS A Look to the Future:  Personalized Learning in Connecticut

ADA COMPLIANCE

In accordance with Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2010, Northwestern Regional School District no.7 is taking steps to ensure that it’s website, NWR7.com, is accessible and compliant with the standards as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA).  NWR7 is continually working to ensure equal digital access to all members of the community.

If you have any questions or concerns with the content or accessibility of the site NWR7.com, please contact us at webmaster@nwr7.org.  Thank you.