The Northwestern Playground Committee has secured funds to revitalize our school playground and provide a quality, safe area for children to play. With financial support from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The Joe Ingram Trust, Northwestern Board of Education, Northwestern Booster Club, Northwestern Summer Recreation, and Carl Myrick Memorial the committee has developed a plan to renovate the playground area. . . .
Congratulations to Ruby Willis for being elected FCCLA Region 3 VP of Public Relations for the 2020-21 school year! Also attending Officer Screening from NW FCCLA was Quince Ostermann and Chelsea Ostermann, who served as voting delegates . Emily Bell is the current VP of Communication for FCCLA Region 3. Ruby will assume her officer role at an Installation ceremony on March 10 at Macon.
The first graders had an exciting day! They were so excited to find out they got to try some of the commemorative red velvet milk from Shatto Dairy in honor of the Chiefs. They also completed a Patrick Mahomes writing and craft activity, and the students shared their perspective on Chiefs football.
Great Job to the NW FCCLA members that competed in STAR Events on Monday, Jan 13. Receiving GOLD and advancing to state competition: Anna Speichinger and Alexa McCollum - "Up in Smoke" Receiving SILVER rating: Kayla Kaye - "Bottled Up Beauty"; Emily Bell - "Believe"; Maisy Adams & Gwen Sackrey - "Wild Adventures in FCCLA"; Quince Ostermann - Creed Speaking; Caid Adams & Ruby Willis . . .
The Northwestern FCCLA "BELIEVES" in the spirit of Christmas. The theme for this years Adopt-A-Family Collection was "Polar Express" and included several fun competitions among classes. The Juniors won the box decorating contest and received an ice cream float party. Each class that collected specific items on the "wish list" received a "ticket" to attend a Polar Express . . .
The Northwestern 5th graders have been participating in the D.A.R.E program with Deputy Josh Boeger since September. They learned about the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. The class was assigned a D.A.R.E essay at the end of the course. Anna Thompson received 1st place. Abby Ostermann, Tyler Robinson, Anna Thompson, and Taylor Truesdell were all chosen to receive the citizenship award. Taylor Truesdell, with assistance from . . .
Katelynne made and raffled off homemade pies for three months to raise money to purchase Christmas items for a local foster child. On Wednesday, she and Mrs. Cupp went to Wal-Mart, picked out a name from the "giving" tree, and purchased gift items for a 15 yr old girl in foster care. It was Katelynne’s idea to use the profits from the pie raffle for a foster child, and she put a lot of care and compassion into every item . . .
Third and fourth grade students visited McLarney Manor Nursing Home to meet their Pen Pals and spread Christmas cheer. Residents were treated to Christmas carols and Christmas picture book read alouds. Students then ate lunch at Brookfield McDonalds before returning to school. Ms. Marnin Mrs. Moxley Miss Maggie
The Northwestern 4th grade students collected 89 pairs of pajamas for the 11th Annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive! For every pair of pajamas donated, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a brand-new book to the Pajama Program to be distributed to children facing instability. Mrs. Moxley and the 4th grade students would like to thank all who donated or contributed to the success of this project!