Northwestern Middle School





Mission Statement:

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

Vision Statement:

          Northwestern STEM will be highly regarded for its academic excellence and serve as the school of choice for middle school in the greater Battle Creek community.

Message from the Principal:

Spring is here and now we are in the final stretch as we finish out our 4th quarter of school as well as our new State of Michigan’s standardized test (M-STEP). The new test will take 2 weeks for each grade and will involve a teacher taught lesson as well as multiple computer based assessments on all four core subject areas. The state has 8th grade going first, then 7th and finally 6th grade. The makeup window is the last full week of school which is June 1st to 5th.  

The Bearcat’s PULL team (Parents Ultimately Limiting Loss) had a successful “Canvassing” campaign on Saturday, April 18, 2015. If you would like to hear a summary of the event and take part in the next steps please join us Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 PM at Northwestern’s Library. You can contact the PULL Team at pullteam2015@gmail.com and a parent or community member will contact you.  

At the end of April, our PBIS team is planning to celebrate students for “FAB” Friday by taking them bowling. To qualify students must have zero Reflection Room Trips, Safety Referrals, and Tardies as well as a grade of “C” or better in all 7 classes. Congratulations all “FAB” Friday participants!!! Each month the tracking starts over so we hope to have even more students next time. 

The NEW last day of school is now Monday, June 8th and it will be a half day with students dismissed at 10:50 a.m. (This will be a fun celebration day sponsored by our SWPBIS team).

Friday, June 5th is now a FULL day of school and our PTO is planning to do a celebration for students during school that day as well.


Northwestern’s PTO meets every 2nd Wednesday of the Month (May 13th)

PTO representatives are encouraged to meet with the Student Council which meets on the 4th Wednesday of the Month (April 22). Both meetings are at 3:00PM at Northwestern.



 Student Survey


Upcoming Testing: 


Spring MAP Testing: End of March


Upcoming Events:

--PTO: 2nd Wednesday of the Month in Mrs. Martin's Room at 3:00 PM

--Student Council: 4th Wednesday of the Month in Mrs. Martin's Room at 3PM 



Class Webpages: 

              Northwestern Band Webpage

              Science Department Webpage and Science Class Pages

              Mr. Knapp's Class Page


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


2014 - 2015 Sports Schedules: 

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


2014-15 Points of Pride: 

** Active SWPBIS Team who plans Monthly Student Celebrations

** Active PTO who plans student events outside of school and supports our SWPBIS team 

** Active Parent EngagementTeam (Bearcats P.U.L.L. Team) Parents Ultimately Limiting Loss

** 8th Grade Football team undefeated      

** Strong Basketball program school and club sponsered 

** Strong Performing arts program (Choir, Band, and Art) 



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.

Bernard Brown
(269) 965-9607
176 Limit St.
Battle Creek, MI 49037 Map

Kavonna Matthews
Assistant Principal
(269) 965-9607
176 Limit St.
Battle Creek, MI. 49037
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