• During August 2009, the Northwest School District employees embraced a newly formed philanthropic endeavor, “The Northwest Way”.  This program adopts the philosophy of supporting organizations that help our friends and neighbors in Jefferson County. Employees are given the opportunity to participate by electing to have a payroll deduction at an amount they select. The total amount collected will be presented to the charity during their designation month at the regular Board of Education meeting. The district administrators selected charities that reflect our community’s diverse needs and interests.

    September - Peace Pantry -Valley Middle School

    October - Feed My People - Early Childhood Center

    November - Ladies of Charity - High Ridge Elementary

    December - Sunnyhill, Inc. - Maple Grove Elementary

    January - St. Baldrick’s - House Springs Elementary

    February - Special Olympics - Cedar Springs Elementary

    March -Brenden's Friday Backpack - Murphy Elementary School

    April - Northwest Alumni Association - Northwest High School

    May - Backstoppers, Inc. - Brennan Woods Elementary

    June - Jefferson County Foster Children's Fund - Woodridge Middle School

    July - Homeless Youth Initiatve - District

    August - Aging Ahead - Administrative Center

    Northwest received a Promising Practices award for this program.  The Character Education Partnership (CEP) gives annual Promising Practices awards for implementing unique and specific strategies in character education.

    All the charities are compliant with federal guidelines regarding charitable giving and have Internal Revenue Services issued 501(c) 3 designations.

    updated 07.01.2019