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Please see the Connecticut State Department of Education August edition of Educate CT.

In this information you will find the IRS Advance Child Tax Credit payments; specifically IRS Publications 5534 and 5534sp.

 

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

 

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

 

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.

News from the Hill | Craft Fair, Turkey Basket, and other news...
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Christopher Fray

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November 22, 2021

 

Holiday Craft Fair

 

NWR7’s Parents, Friends, and Alumni Holiday Craft Fair will take place this Saturday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

 

Please see the flyer for more information: Ag Craft Fair.JPG 

 

Presentation: The Dangers of Youth Vaping

 

Monday, November 29, 2021

6:00-7:00 PM

Informational flyer: WYSB Dangers of Youth Vaping Flyer.JPG 

Norfolk Hub Talks presents The Dangers of Youth Vaping presented by representatives from the Winchester Youth Services Bureau.  The presentation is sponsored by the Northwest Hills Prevention Connection and is offered both in-person at the Norfolk Hub and virtually via Zoom.

Registration is required.  For information about in-person and virtual registration, please click on the following link: https://www.norfolkfoundation.net/hub-events

 

School Counseling Department News

  • PACT: If you would like more information on Connecticut’s program for free community college, please visit the following link: https://www.nwcc.edu/PACT/  ​​ PACT flyer: PACT.JPG 
  • College Application Deadlines: The deadline to turn in your purple transcript request form to your school counselor is (at least) 2 weeks (10 school days - holidays and weekends do not count) prior to the college application deadline.  Please follow the following table for turning in your transcript request forms:

College Application Deadline

Deadline to turn in Transcript Request Form

November 15th

November 1st

December 1st

November 12th

December 15th

December 1st

January 1st

December 9th

January 15th

January 3rd

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  

  • A Way to Earn College Credit in High School: Are you interested in getting a head start on college by taking college courses?  Have you heard about the Northwestern Community College High School Partnership Program (HSPP)?   

“The High School Partnership Program (HSPP) is a unique program designed to provide eligible high school juniors and seniors from NCCC’s service region the opportunity to register for a maximum of two (2) college level courses each semester, at no charge, while they are still in high school.”  (Northwestern Community College website, n.d.)

For more information and eligibility requirements, please click on the following link: High School Partnership Program.  

 

The deadline to register for the HSPP program is December 1st.  To access the application, instructions, and popular spring courses, please click on the following links: 

As always, please feel free to see your school counselor with any questions.

 

Receiving Texts from School Messenger: Opt In for Parents

 

With the cooler weather starting, we want to make sure that everyone who has opted-in to receive texts from SchoolMessenger will receive them. 

 

To opt-in using your cell phone, create a new text message and just send "Y" or "Yes" to 67587. Once you do this, you will receive the following text indicating that you are registered for SchoolMessenger:

Once you receive this message you are all set.  If you do not receive this message, please email your name, your child(ren)'s name and the cell phone number to powerschoolsupport@nwr7.org

Turkey Basket Food Drive: Saturday, November 20th 

Northwestern Regional High School student council students are currently conducting a Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Food Drive to aid families in need for the upcoming holidays.  Any assistance you can provide will help those in need this Thanksgiving.    

 

We are holding a collection drive at Super Foodtown in New Hartford this Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. 

 

The following are the items that we would like to include in the Turkey Baskets.  

 

Canned Green Beans

Canned Corn

Canned Yams

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Canned Cranberry Sauce 

Corn Muffin Mix

Stuffing Mix

Canned or Jar of Gravy

Jar of Applesauce

Canned Broth

Foil Roasting Pans

Coffee or Tea

Bottled Juice

Bags of Potatoes

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lindsey Blanchard at lblanchard@nwr7.org.

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Christopher Fray

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NWR7 Middle and High School Student Council: Turkey Baskets

 

The Northwestern Regional High School and Middle School students are currently conducting a Thanksgiving Turkey Basket Food Drive to aid families in need for the upcoming holidays.  Students are collecting canned goods, non-perishable items and are raising money to purchase turkeys.  Our turkey drive will assist the families from New Hartford, Colebrook, Norfolk, and Barkhamsted, the four towns that make up our school district.  Many of these families have small children, and without assistance from our school, will go without a Thanksgiving dinner this year.  This activity fosters civic responsibility and community involvement.  Students are encouraged to give back to the communities from which they come.  Any assistance you can provide will help those in need this Thanksgiving.    

 

We will be doing things as we did last year due to COVID.  We are holding a collection drive at Northwestern on Sunday, November 14th and Saturday, November 20th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm to limit building drop-offs.  If you have any questions or cannot drop items off during that time, please contact Mrs. Lindsey Blanchard (lblanchard@nwr7.org) or Kristin Beaujon (kbeaujon@nwr7.org).

 

The following are the items that we would like to include in the Turkey Baskets:  

 

Non-Perishable Items:

Canned Green Beans

Canned Corn

Canned Yams

Instant Mashed Potatoes

Canned Cranberry Sauce 

Corn Muffin Mix

Stuffing Mix

Canned or Jar of Gravy

Jar of Applesauce

Canned Broth

Foil Roasting Pans

Coffee or Tea

Bottled Juice

 

*Money and grocery store gift cards can be donated to help purchase various items needed.

 

 

Northwestern Theater Program Fundraiser

 

Northwestern’s theater program is working with Pizza Pete’s in New Hartford next Thursday, November 18th from 5:00-10:00 p.m.  Pizza Pete’s will donate 25% of all dine in and carry out proceeds to support our theater program!  Please see the attached flyer: NWR7 Theater Program Fundraiser.JPG 

 

Receiving Texts from School Messenger: Opt In for Parents

 

With the cooler weather starting, we would like to make sure that everyone who has opted-in to receive texts from SchoolMessenger will receive them. To opt-in, using your cell phone, create a new text message and just send "Y" or "Yes" to 67587.

 

Once you do this, you will receive the following text back indicating that you're registered for SchoolMessenger.

Once you receive this message you are all set.  If you do not receive this message, please email your name, your child(ren)'s name and the cell phone number to powerschoolsupport@nwr7.org

 

 

AIM Kindness in Motion Project

 

Our AIM Program is collecting small toys and non-liquid school and hygiene supplies in support of Operation Christmas Child. We need your help NWR7! Please consider purchasing one or more items to fill the Christmas boxes throughout our school. Our goal is to fill as many shoeboxes as possible, bringing smiles to children all over the world, this holiday season. The collections will end on Friday, November 12th.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lisa Sullivan at lisasullivan@nwr7.org or Mr. Donald Reese at dreese@nwr7.org.  Thank you!

 

Yearbook Information

 

Seniors: If you have not yet scheduled your senior portrait photo appointment, you must schedule now!  Friday, November 12 is the last scheduled date for senior portraits! Please go to www.PrestigePortraits.com, enter your appointment code and schedule your appointment!  These photos must be taken in order for your photo to appear in the 2022 Yearbook (no exceptions).  If you have any questions or you have misplaced your code, please contact Mrs. McCartney at lmccartney@nwr7.org.

 

"Senior Wills" and "In 20 Years" are due Friday, November 12. Directions are clearly posted on the Senior Yearbook Google Classroom Page (join code 76ew4ro). Please be sure to meet your deadlines so the Yearbook Staff can meet theirs!

 

If you have not yet done so, you must submit your senior candid photos (up to 8 can be accepted) and your written statement. Photographs and written statements must be in good taste and original. All submissions of candid photographs and written statements were due by November 1, 2021. Directions can also be found by accessing the Senior Yearbook Google Classroom.

 

NWR7 Community-Please share photos with the yearbook staff! This can be done easily through your smartphone or mobile device by downloading the app "Yearbook Snap". After downloading the app., select our school from the drop down menu. When you are prompted to enter our code it is: Highlanders2022. We appreciate any great photos you can share!

 

Yearbooks are on sale and can be easily ordered through the school website. To order, go to HS Resources and select Yearbook Orders.

 

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Receiving Texts from School Messenger: Opt In for Parents

 

As we transition to cooler weather, we would like to make sure that everyone who has opted-in to receive texts from SchoolMessenger will receive them. This happens when an administrator decides to send a call or email out and includes the SMS/Texting option. To opt-in, using your cell phone, create a new text message and just send "Y" or "Yes" to 67587.

Once you do this, you will receive the following text back indicating that you're registered for SchoolMessenger.

Once you receive this message you are all set.  If you do not receive this message, please email your name, your child(ren)'s name and the cell phone number to powerschoolsupport@nwr7.org

 

School Counseling Department News

 

ATTENTION SENIORS:

  • Attention College-Bound Seniors: Are you applying to UCONN, Central CT State University Eastern CT State University, Southern CT State University, or Western CT State University?  The Connecticut State Universities are offering a free application fee day for you to submit your application for free (no fee).  Submit your college application ON NOVEMBER 15, 2021 and select the Application Fee Free Day waiver for Connecticut Residents.  This offer is only available for students who apply to one of the five schools on November 15th (not before and not after).  Students already eligible for a fee waiver need not wait to apply on November 15.  Click on the flyer for more information.

Please note: Students who have applied to the University of Connecticut prior to November 15th may request a refund for their application fee after their application has been submitted. Students requesting a refund must submit their request in writing to beahusky@uconn.edu. The request must come from the email account associated with their application.

For more information please contact the admissions office of the specific university for which you are applying.  

 

  • College Application Deadlines: The deadline to turn in your purple transcript request form to your school counselor is (at least) 2 weeks (10 school days - holidays and weekends do not count) prior to the college application deadline.  If you have a November 1st deadline please turn your form in as soon as possible as the deadline has passed.  Please follow the following table for turning in your transcript request forms:

College Application Deadline

Deadline to turn in Transcript Request Form

November 1st

*October 18th

November 15th

November 1st

December 1st

November 12th

December 15th

December 1st

January 1st

December 9th

January 15th

January 3rd

 

 

 

  • UCONN-Waterbury: Are you interested in knowing more about the UCONN-Waterbury campus? The UCONN-Waterbury campus is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, November 10th from 4:30-7PM.  Please click on the following link for more information and to register for the event: UCONN-Waterbury College Night.

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  

  • A Way to Earn College Credit in High School: Are you interested in getting a head start on college by taking college courses?  Have you heard about the Northwestern Community College High School Partnership Program (HSPP)?  

“The High School Partnership Program (HSPP) is a unique program designed to provide eligible high school juniors and seniors from NCCC’s service region the opportunity to register for a maximum of two (2) college level courses each semester, at no charge, while they are still in high school.”  (Northwestern Community College website, n.d.)

For more information and eligibility requirements, please click on the following link: High School Partnership Program.  

 

The deadline to register for the HSPP program is December 1st.  To access the application, instructions, and popular spring courses, please click on the following links: 

 

As always, please feel free to see your school counselor with any questions.

 

Yearbook Information

 

Seniors: If you have not yet scheduled your senior portrait photo appointment, you must schedule now! There are final appointment slots available for Friday, November 12, 2021. Please go to www.PrestigePortraits.com, enter your appointment code and schedule your appointment.  These photos must be taken in order for your photo to appear in the 2022 Yearbook (no exceptions).  If you have any questions or you have misplaced your code, please contact Mrs. McCartney at lmccartney@nwr7.org.

 

Seniors:Please submit your senior candid photos (up to 8 can be accepted) and your written statement. Photographs and written statements must be in good taste and original. All submissions of candid photographs and written statements are due by November 1, 2021. Directions can also be found by accessing the Senior Yearbook Google Classroom (the class code for anyone who has not yet joined is 76ew4ro).

 

Please share photos with the yearbook staff! This can be done easily through your smartphone or mobile device by downloading the app "Yearbook Snap". After downloading the app., select our school from the drop down menu. When you are prompted to enter our code it is: Highlanders2022. We appreciate any great photos you can share!

 

Yearbooks are on sale and can be easily ordered through the school website. To order, go to HS Resources and select Yearbook Orders.

 

Northwestern Highlanders Sideline Store

 

Check out our new Northwestern Highlanders Sideline Store to purchase Northwestern apparel, accessories, signs and decals!  You have the opportunity to personalize items as well as change colors and designs.  When you make a purchase from the online store, the items are shipped directly to you!

Our Sideline Store is offering 20% off any order of $85 or more when you use the code: OCT31.  The deal ends at 10/31 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Happy shopping...and Go Highlanders!  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/connecticut/winsted/northwestern-regional-7-high-school

 

Chromebook Reminder

 

This is a reminder for all students to come to school with your Chromebooks completely charged.  Class activities may require use of Chromebooks.   

 

Highlander Life YouTube Channel

 

We have new games posted to our Highlander Life YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJIQIL9Ai-_ivIEQdaEBSw

 

The games will also appear on Charter's Public Access channel 192 on Thursdays at 6:00 pm and Fridays at 1:00 pm.

 

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