With so many things happening, on top of the learning that happens every day at Northwood, I appreciate you taking the time to read and stay informed. I also greatly appreciate your incredible support.
Northwood Building Update
As you drive by the New Northwood, you most likely are amazed with the speed of progress and the awesome “good looks” of the emerging school. It is very exciting for all of us to witness this great school take shape before our eyes. The current gym, wrestling, band and choir rooms will be remodeled this summer as part of the new building.
The new building is slated to be completed in December 2017, and we are currently planning for a January 2018 move-in. The sixth graders will remain in their current location but still very much a part of Northwood. As construction continues you will see more and more of the thought and planning that went into a fabulous place for students to learn and grow. We are very proud of this new building and very thankful to the voters of the community for their support and vision.
Northwood Becomes 6th/7th/8th Grade Middle School
Prairie View Elementary sixth graders joined the Northwood campus last year, using six portables and sharing our school for meals, classes and activities. The results have been wonderful as the addition of 110 sixth graders to our school added additional challenges and opportunities. After evaluating the benefits and looking for additional ways to improve the integration, the Mead School District has made the decision to have the 6th graders from Prairie View have the same schedule next year as 7th and 8th grade students. This will eliminate the need for separate bus routes and allow us serve students more effectively in regards to specialists and electives. Northwood is considered a grade 6-8 school. This is an exciting development as we become a more cohesive 6-8 school. Check out the 6th grade link on our website.