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:

The end of first quarter was Friday, October 31, 2014 and report cards will be mailed out the week of November 17th, as we provide 1 week for grade changes.  Mrs. Martin has also started the process for student council and we will be conducting our first elections this month to re-establish our student government.

We have started some new challenges throughout the building to encourage positive behaviors in the building. Each week, every grade level will be challenged to hit 80% of students being on time to every class for the entire week, if this is achieved the grade level will receive a “fun” celebration the following week. We also have a challenge for students not being sent to the Reflection Room for behavioral class disruptions, this goal is specific to each grade level as we want to see continuous growth.

We also have made some minor changes to our breakfast program to help create a cleaner and more enjoyable environment in the cafeteria each morning. Students will now eat in half the cafeteria tables and use the other half for socialization and other activities.

We now have our homework bus every Wednesday and Thursday nights so students can stay with their teachers until 4:10 PM as the bus leaves at 4:15 PM. Please contact your teachers on when they are staying after for support.

We have our second parent workshop on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 PM at the Battle Creek Area Math Science Center. This night was created from the feedback of our Bearcat’s P.U.L.L. (Parents Ultimately Limiting Loss) group and is designed to develop knowledge about the district’s curriculum and show parents and students what BCAMSC has to offer.    


 Student Survey


Upcoming Testing: 


Winter MAP Testing: TBD


Upcoming Events:

--Thanksgiving Break: NO School, November 26-28

--Conferences: Thursday,  December 11th 3:30PM to 7:30PM 

--Winter Break Begins: December 21, 2014

--School Re-opens: January 5, 2015

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: 

  • Swimming practice starts 11/10/2014.
    * Practice is at BCCHS Pool  * 3:15-5:00  * Parent pick up students at BCCHS each day
    * Students ride bus 110 to SMS and STAY on the bus to BCCHS
    * Parent Meeting Monday Nov. 10th  5:30

Boys Basketball (7th & 8th Grade) Schedule

  • 7th grade is practicing at Springfield and 8th grade is practicing at Northwestern.
  • All HOME games are played at Northwestern Middle School.

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

2014-15 Points of Pride: 

** Mrs. Deppe Northwestern's Faculty of the Month for September. 

** 8th Grade Football team undefeated      


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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