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From The Principal's Desk
From The Principal's Desk
Tim Shoaff
Friday, July 12, 2019

Welcome to Northwestern High School’s homepage. At NHS you will find caring adults that are more than willing to help your child succeed, matched with high expectations in academics, co-curriculars, and athletics.

As we close out this school year, I encourage parents and students alike to engage in the educational process at Northwestern by coming in to talk to teachers, counselors, and administrators. It is through this process that we find a common goal, student success.

If your child is currently in 7th grade, I encourage you to contact our Student Services department to talk about what credits are available for your child to take in 8th grade for high school credit. By taking high school credit in middle school, students have an opportunity to open up their junior and senior year in high school, allowing them time to explore careers and interests through hands-on service learning or advanced learning. Currently, Northwestern offers the following classes for high school credit to 8th graders: Spanish 1 or German 1 (only to students meeting the prerequisite), Introduction to Agriculture, Introduction to Construction, Introduction to Computer Science, and Introduction to Business.

At the high school level, we have many teachers that have undergone the daunting task of taking more college classes in order to offer students at Northwestern the best education in the county. Currently, these teachers are offering IU credit in English (W131 and L202), Public Speaking (S121), Business (X100), and History (H105 and H106). By next year we will offer Calculus (M211 and M212), Political Science (Y103), Computer Science (C102), and Biology (L100). Combined, Northwestern High School will offer over 30 IU credits at only a fraction of the cost!

Beyond college credits at the high school, Northwestern has partnered with surrounding schools to offer students the opportunity to travel for a class or set of classes that are within their interests. Please contact Student Services for more information.

As you enjoy all extracurricular activities at Northwestern High School this Spring Semester, we encourage you to join in our Purple Pride and cheer on our Tigers! You may call me anytime in the office or set up a time to meet. I look forward to the educational successes the end of this semester will bring us at Northwestern and to the many memories that will be made this Spring.

Sincerely,

Tim Shoaff

Principal