US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School

District

 

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.

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News from the Hill

 

Early Release: Friday, February 16th. No School: February 19th/20th

 

This Friday, February 16th, will be an early release day and school will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m.  Lunch will be served. 

 

There is no school on Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 20th. 

 

School Counseling Department News

  • Attention College/Post-Secondary Institution Bound Seniors & Families 
    • FAFSA Workshop: There will be a FAFSA Workshop held on Thursday, February 15th from 6-7:30 in the NWR7 Cafeteria.  Representatives from the Financial Aid Office at Northwestern CT Community College and CONNTAC (Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative) will be available to assist students and families with any questions related to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Whether you haven’t started it or you are in the process of completing it and you have questions, you are welcome to attend.  To register, please click on the following link: FAFSA Workshop Registration Form.  Registration is not required but will help us determine how much support we will need.  Feel free to contact Lori Foote at lfoote@nwr7.org with any questions.
    • Scholarships for Seniors: The unofficial start of the 2024 scholarship season is here! As the 2024 applications open and become available, Mrs. Derochick (located next to the College & Career Center) will post & update them in Naviance. Please note that many have automatically re-posted from last year, and do not have this year’s information yet. Before you complete an application, make sure it is for 2024. If you are unsure – please ask Mrs. Derochick. Parents/Guardians - you can quickly view what's available in the Scholarship Opportunities file. 
  • Attention Sophomores and Juniors
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy: “FBI New Haven, in partnership with the Yale University Police Department, offers a youth program called Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA). The program is an overnight camp at Yale University. FLEYA gives 30 Connecticut high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 an inside look at today’s FBI while simultaneously exposing them to various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and practices.  Classroom training is provided on various subjects, including: cyber technology, investigative forensics, domestic and international terrorism, civil rights (hate crimes), and more. Information on the FBI Honors Internship Program is also provided. Law enforcement professionals from the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and state and local agencies provide instruction for this unique youth program.”  For more information or to apply, please visit the following website: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newhaven/community-outreach 

 

Seal of Biliteracy

 

This is a reminder that the World Language testing day for the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy is quickly approaching!  This is a great opportunity for students to earn recognition for their hard work in languages.  We encourage everyone that is eligible to sign up this week.  Attached is the sign up form which can be emailed to sviets@nwr7.org.  A check for $23 made out to RSD 7 is due before March 1.  We hope your student is among the first to graduate from Northwestern with the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy attached to their diploma! 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Sra. Viets at sviets@nwr7.org

 

Link to letter and application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oSx3QCjw8UlHUWUWtqJ5TlugScV2To12/copy

 

 

Quarter 2 Report Cards

 

Quarter 2 report cards are now available in the PowerSchool portal.  Once you log in, please click on “Report Cards” on the left toolbar and then click on the archived report card for 23-24 Q2.  If you have any questions, please contact us at powerschoolsupport@nwr7.org

 

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Good Afternoon Northwestern Students, Families, and Staff Members:

I am happy to share that this message has nothing to do with weather conditions, nor any resulting school schedule change! I am writing to share my latest January Edition of the Highlander Highlights Newsletter. I hope this message finds you well, and perhaps excited about attending the big games being hosted here tonight against rival, Gilbert! Come out to support our girls' and boys' teams, and our Unified Sports basketball team who will play between the two varsity games. Everything starts here at 5:00 PM, and the girls' game is the CIAC Game of the Week, so come out and support our teams. There will also be raffles for great prizes to benefit the V Foundation: Cancer Foundation For Research. In addition, there will also be a bake sale, with proceeds supporting our Highlander Penguin Plunge Team who will brave the frigid waters of Candlewood Lake on March 23rd, in support of Special Olympics CT. There will be no shortage of excitement or Highlander Pride here tonight, so please come out and support our teams and these important causes. Go Highlanders!

If you are ever looking for things to do, remember to check the CIAC game schedule for Northwestern Middle School and High School, both linked in my newsletter. I encourage you to attend all of our teams' sporting events, even if you have no affiliation to the team. Our student-athletes are inspiring, and fun to watch.

Have a great weekend!

Steve LePage

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News from the Hill

 

Internet Safety Training – On behalf of the US Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut and the Department of Children and Families

Tweens and Teens spend many hours per day online chatting and interacting with friends and people who they may not know well and who may put them at risk. To educate parents, teachers and others, the US Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut, in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families, is offering - FREE OF CHARGE - online Internet Safety Training.  This training will introduce parents, teachers and others to Internet and cell phone applications and video game systems being used by the tweens/teens that could potentially put them at risk. Training will take place on Thursday, January 25th, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  A link to access the training is included in the attached one-page flyer: INTERNET SAFETY TRAINING January 25 2024.docx 

 

Yearbook News: Senior Ads

 

Attention Highlanders! It is time to buy senior ads for the yearbook! 

Senior ads are currently on sale! You can purchase a 1/4 page ad for $60.00 or a 1/2 page ad for $100.00. Senior ads can be purchased using this link:

https://yearbookforever.com/find-school 

When using the provided link please type in “Northwestern Regional School 7” in the school name section to find our school. Then on the next page select "Create a personal ad, recognize your student with an ad in the yearbook." at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Biagio Dandio at bdandio@nwr7.org

 

 

School Counseling Department News

  • Attention College/Post-Secondary Institution Bound Seniors & Families 
    •  FAFSA Update: Per the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website, the FAFSA form is now technically available through a “soft launch”.  What does this mean?  “The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is available periodically as part of our soft launch. During the soft launch, the FAFSA form will be available for short periods of time while we monitor site performance and form functionality. We will initiate pauses for site maintenance and to make technical updates as needed to provide you with a better experience.”  As always, if you are seeking financial aid for college and/or other post-secondary institutions, please go to studentaid.gov to complete the FAFSA.  For specific information about how to complete the FAFSA form and/or related information, please visit https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out.
    • Scholarships for Seniors: The unofficial start of the 2024 scholarship season is here! As the 2024 applications open and become available, Mrs. Derochick (located next to the College & Career Center) will post & update them in Naviance. Please note that many have automatically re-posted from last year, and do not have this year’s information yet. Before you complete an application, make sure it is for 2024. If you are unsure – please ask Mrs. Derochick. Parents/Guardians - you can quickly view what's available in the Scholarship Opportunities file. 
    • College Application Deadlines: It is important that you give your teachers and school counselors time to prepare and submit your letters of recommendation and transcript.  (For example, if your college application deadline is December 1st, please give your school counselor the completed Transcript Request Form by November 7th.) Please click on the following link to review the deadlines to submit your Transcript Request Form to your school counselor: Transcript Request Form Deadlines.  Please see your school counselor with any questions.
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News from the Hill

 

Early Release Day: December 22nd

 

This Friday, December 22nd, will be an early release day and school will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m.  Lunch will be served. 

 

Midterm Exams: January 18-23, 2024

 

Please see the following midterm exam schedule.  Each day of midterms will follow our early release schedule with school beginning at 7:34 and ending at 12:05.  In the event of a delay, both exams will still be administered and school will be dismissed at 2:07.  An updated schedule for the day would be shared via email.  

 

Please note that any additional snow days will result in an adjustment to the schedule.

 

Thursday, January 18th: Periods 8-7

Friday, January 19th: Periods 6-5

Monday, January 22nd:  Periods 4-3

Tuesday, January 23rd: Periods 2-1

 

Daily Midterm Exam Schedule

Homeroom

7:34-7:44

Exam Block 1

7:47-9:41

Exam Block 2

9:46-11:40

HS Lunch Wave

11:40-12:05

 

 

 

Receiving Texts from School Messenger: Opt In for Parents

 

With the cooler weather starting we wanted to make sure that everyone who has opted-in to receive text 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

 

School Counseling Department News

 

  • Attention Seniors & Families: The unofficial start of the 2024 scholarship season is quickly approaching! As the 2024 applications open and become available, Mrs. Derochick (located next to the College & Career Center) will post & update them in Naviance. Please note that many have automatically re-posted from last year, and do not have this year’s information yet. Before you complete an application, make sure it is for 2024. If you are unsure – please ask Mrs. Derochick. Parents/Guardians - you can quickly view what's available in the Scholarship Opportunities file. 
  • Attention Seniors with College Applications: It is important that you give your teachers and school counselors time to prepare and submit your letters of recommendation and transcript.  (For example, if your college application deadline is December 1st, please give your school counselor the completed Transcript Request Form by November 7th.) Please click on the following link to review the deadlines to submit your Transcript Request Form to your school counselor: Transcript Request Form Deadlines.  Please see your school counselor with any questions.

 

Athletic Department News

 

The Berkshire League Principals and Athletic Directors have made sportsmanship a high priority. The two groups have created the following policy relative to spectator behavior at all Berkshire League contests. We want the fans to come and support both teams, officials and coaches in a positive manner. 

 

If a spectator's behavior is such that they are removed by an official or asked to leave the site by the site director, in a Berkshire League contest, that spectator will not be allowed to attend the next two home contests of the team they are supporting. Note: The number of contests could exceed two depending on the specific actions of the spectator. 

 

Thank you for supporting Berkshire League sports.

 

 

NFHS Network: Northwestern Regional High School Page

Attention Highlanders!

Northwestern Regional High School is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our gymnasium… LIVE!  

Join the NFHS Network for full access to: 

  • All NWR7 HS live and on-demand sports broadcasts from the gymnasium
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation

Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 

Here's how to watch:

1) Visit www.nfhsnetwork.com

2) Search for Northwestern Regional High School and go to our page 

3) Subscribe and Follow Your School

Your subscription will help support Northwestern athletics!

You can also watch through the NFHS Network mobile app and Connected App.  Click here to find out all the ways to watch. 

Thank you for your continued support of Northwestern athletics. We look forward to bringing you top notch broadcasts of our athletic events!

 

Yearbooks on Sale

 

Attention Highlanders! It is time to buy your 2023-2024 yearbook!

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $90.00 and can be purchased using this link:

https://yearbookforever.com/find-school 

When using the provided link please type in “Northwestern Regional School 7” in the school name section to find our school. 

The yearbook price will increase to:

$95.00 on 1/01/24

 

$100.00 on 4/01/24

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the yearbook advisor, Mr. Biagio Dandio, at Bdandio@nwr7.org

 

Northwestern Highlanders Sideline Store

 

Check out our 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!  

 

Happy shopping...and Go Highlanders!  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/connecticut/winsted/northwestern-regional-7-high-school

 

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