Northwestern Middle School

Northwestern Middle School Grades 6 - 8

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Sept 3, 2016

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

It is with great honor and humility that I have the pleasure of introducing myself. My name is Tim Reese, and I have been appointed as the new principal at Northwestern STEM Middle School. As a product of Battle Creek Public Schools and an alumnus of Northwestern, I am extremely excited about leading the school to becoming one of the premier middle schools in the State of Michigan.

I have over 27 years of experience in education, and 17 of those years are in administration. My journey has allowed me the opportunity to work as a building principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in a variety of districts. I have also been a teacher, a behavioral specialist, an Assistant Director with Upward Bound, and a coach.

As the leader, of a building that has a rich tradition of being one of the best middle schools, I embrace the challenge of creating a culture and climate that is safe and supportive, guiding the instructional needs of both our students and staff to reach academic success, rekindling relationships with families, and developing partnerships with the community.

I believe that great schools come from great staff, teachers, and administrators, but it starts with great parents. I look forward to our journey together in making Northwestern STEM the premier middle school in the State of Michigan.

“Rebuilding the Pride…..One Brick at a Time!”


Timothy J. Reese

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Mission Statement:

          Northwestern STEM educates a diverse population with a challenging curriculum that prepares them to prosper in a multicultural society.

Vision Statement:

          To build a community of learners which promotes diversity and celebrates achievement, facilitated by invested families, teachers, and leaders.

Attendance Matters:

 Attendance matters at Northwestern Middle School, we encourage all students to be in attendance at school on time, every day and all day. If you are having problems getting to school, please contact the office. We celebrate your presence in our classrooms- every student, every seat, every day. Thank you for being a part of the Battle Creek Public Schools family!

If you would like to visit a classroom, please contact the main office 965-9607 and/or the teacher so we can accommodate your needs. We request a 24 hour notice to ensure a smooth observation process.      

Upcoming Events: 


First day of school: September 6, 2016 - 1/2 day for students

Resource Links: 

School Wellness Brochure       School Wellness Consent Form 

Medication Authorization Form

PULL Team Information Link          


CMP Family Website: Homework support including worked homework examples, concepts, glossary and explanations

As BEARCATS we ROAR! Click here to see our Behavior ROAR Matrix! 



CHANGE OF INFORMATION: Please make sure your student(s) contact information is correct and current. It is very important that this information is kept current at all times. Please make sure the contact names are correct as we will NOT release any student to anyone who is not on the master list. Please call or stop by the school office.

PARENT CONNECT: Is a web portal for parents to access information about their students. Lunch information, grades and news from school will be available with a simple login and password. Contact the school secretary to sign up today.

MEDICATION: All prescribed medications must have a written prescription form from the physician accompanying any medications given out to the students. Please make sure all prescriptions are clearly labeled, including inhalers. Inhalers must have a prescription on the box, or labeled on the inhaler without a box. This ensures us that we are administering the correct medications to your students. Thank you for your cooperation.