Announcements

  • Online Registration for All Students for 2022-23 School Year

    Northwest Families,

    We are pleased to announce that the Northwest R-1 School District is moving to an Online Registration and Enrollment system for the 2022-2023 school year.

    All families with children in grades K-12, whether they are new or current, will register their student(s) online via the parent/guardian’s Infinite Campus parent portal account.

    During the enrollment and registration process, you will be asked to upload various documents. This year, we are requiring all families to submit two proofs of residency. If you are unable to upload the requested documents, you may provide a copy to the Northwest Administrative Center or email a copy to olr@northwestschools.net. Registration and enrollment documents will not be accepted at your student’s building. If you have questions regarding the required documents, please email olr@northwestschools.net . 

    The online process works best when a computer, laptop, student Chromebook or tablet is used to complete the registration and enrollment process. We understand that not all families have access to technology or the internet. We are glad to help our families who do not have internet access or need help completing the form, but kindly ask families to limit the number in their party to two people to assist with social distancing.

    Computer kiosks are available for use at the Northwest Administrative Center located at 4290 Gravois Road, House Springs MO 63051 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kiosks will not be available on school holidays. Upon completion of the online registration process, you will receive status updates on your student’s enrollment and registration form. These updates will be sent to the email address that is on file for the parent/guardian(s) in Infinite Campus.

    At this time, online registration does not take the place of open houses or other similar events typically held in the building over the summer. Fees and payments are not collected during the online registration process.

    IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
    Transportation: Students who register for school bus transportation after July 15, 2022 are not guaranteed bus transportation for the first two weeks of school. Bus transportation will not be provided for students who have school choice.

    Application: Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the registration/enrollment process as soon as possible. The deadline is August 17.
     
    *Reminder:  If the required documentation is not provided, your child’s application will be placed on hold until the documentation has been received.

    For more information, visit northwestschools.net/olr.

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  • An End of the School Year Message from Dr. Kirchhofer

    May 26, 2022

    Lion Nation,

    It has been a fast-paced finish for the 2022 school year. We had another extremely successful year with so many things to celebrate and be thankful for. Our elementary schools held field days and end of the year festivities to celebrate the year. Our middle school students enjoyed their award ceremonies, talent shows, and field day events as well. Our high school students winded down their school year, taking exams, completing projects and turning in their final assignments. The Senior Class celebrated all their years of hard work and learning with the culmination of graduation.   

    Last night, we celebrated the newest graduates of Lion Nation, the Class of 2022. This year’s senior class was awarded $7 million in scholarships. The class was representative of what we expect of our graduates. They are respectful, responsible, resilient and ready for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.   

    At the ceremony last night, I shared that I believe Northwest is more than a place or destination. It is a feeling, a feeling of belonging, a feeling of family, a feeling of community. Northwest is a feeling of pride, and not just a place. If you are part of the Northwest community, you are part of something special.  Thank you to all the students, staff, families and community members who make Lion Nation what it is. The successes of this year are all thanks to the collaborative efforts of the students, staff, and the families. 

    While we are proud of many of the accomplishments and success stories of the year, we also look forward to a much deserved break for everyone. Earlier this week we visited some of our friends from High Ridge Elementary to hear about their summer plans, and here's what some of them had to say. (Click here)

    Whatever you do this summer, whether it be vacations, staycations, summer school, or summer camps, take some time to wind down, decompress, and enjoy yourselves - it will go quickly. 

    Take good care, Lion Nation,  
    Desi Kirchhofer, Ed. D
    Superintendent, Northwest School District

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  • Northwest is Hiring for the 2021-22 School Year!

    Positions include:

    • Speech and Language Therapists
    • Special Education Teachers
    • Drama and Theatre Teacher (Grades 9-12)
    • Industrial Arts - Metals Teacher (Grades 9-12)
    • Science Teacher (Grades 6-8)
    • Licensed Professional Counselors (All locations)

    We are also hiring a principal at Brennan Woods Elementary!

    • The principal will be the instructional leader of the school.
    • The principal will be responsible for all building operations.
    • The principal will work collaboratively with district administrators to ensure effective school operations.
    • Brennan Woods is a 2020 National School of Character and a Leader In Me Lighthouse School!

    Visit our Human Resources Department to apply!

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  • Northwest R-I School District Selects New Superintendent

    With a vote of 7-0, the Board of Education has approved Dr. Jennifer Hecktor as the new Superintendent of the Northwest R-I School District effective July 1, 2022. She will replace Dr. Desi Kirchhofer, who is retiring effective June 30, 2022. Dr. Kirchhofer has served as superintendent since 2017. 

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  • Covid-19 Dashboard Now Available

    Looking for the latest numbers for Covid-19 in the Northwest R-I School District? Visit https://www.northwestschools.net/coviddashboard for the most up-to-date information from individual schools as categorized by student and staff positives and recoveries.

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