Northwestern Lehigh School District

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Northwestern Lehigh School District
Location
6493 Route 309, New Tripoli, PA 18066
Information
Type Public
Established 1950
Enrollment 2,250
Colors Black and Gold         
Superintendent Dr. Mary Anne Wright
Radio Station 87.5 FM "The Tiger"
Website
Location of Northwestern Lehigh School District in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Northwestern Lehigh School District is a public school district in the northwestern corner of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It serves Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn, and Weisenberg Townships.

A map of Northwestern Lehigh School District in relation to other school districts in Lehigh County

The district is composed of approximately 2,250 students, with two elementary schools, Weisenberg Elementary and Northwestern Lehigh Elementary, one middle school, and one high school. All schools offer gifted programs and special education programs. In 2004-2005, the Northwestern Lehigh School District completed a Facility Master Plan (FMP) to analyze and document the status of all District facilities. The purpose of the FMP was to determine the extent, priority, and estimated costs of much needed facility repairs. Based on this study, the District engaged the help of many employees and community members to prioritize the needed repairs, renovations, and construction, and align this work with District resources. Their mascot is the Tiger and their school colors are black and gold.

High school[edit]

See also: Colonial League

Northwestern Lehigh High School was built in 1950. Over the years, the school has received numerous additions, the most recent being in 2007-2008. A new gym, and 5th grade wing was added onto the elementary school, and the 5th grade moved down to the elementary school due to the lack of space in the middle school. Prior to the construction of the High School building, students completed their education at either Parkland High School, Slatington High School or Kutztown Area School District. Starting in the 2009-2010 school year and completing in the 2010-2011 school year the high school received major renovations to its interior structure. Several new classrooms were added and most of the buildings classrooms and facilities were updated. A new guidance suite, school store, media center/library are just some of the new additions to the high school.

The school offers an Advancement Placement program. Upon completion of Advanced Placement courses, students may take a test administered by the College Board and may be eligible to receive college credits for the course work.

Administration[edit]

  • Principal: Aileen Yadush
  • Assistant Principal: Donald Allen

Middle school[edit]

The middle school began construction in 1991 to relieve overcrowding. It was completed in the summer of 1992. Prior to its completion, middle school students attended the high school building. In 2005, a new addition containing science labs was constructed. In 2006, the 5th grade was moved to the elementary buildings, and the middle school developed the philosophy of "teaming". Six teams were developed, two per grade level. In 2014 the class of 2020 were given Chromebooks to carry around to further expand their education and help make projects easier. I would also like to note that the 6th 7th and 8th graders (this is 2014-2015) were the main grades to get Cookie clicker banned because everyone was on their Chromebooks playing on it.

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Pathfinders Mosaic Visionaries
Explorers Roar Lynx

Pathfinders[edit]

  • Grade: 6th
  • Symbol: Lantern
  • Motto: Pathfinders...Leading the Way
  • Color: Purple

Explorers[edit]

  • Grade: 6th
  • Symbol: Compass
  • Motto: Searching for Excellence
  • Color: Green

Roar[edit]

Before the 2012-2013 school year, Team Roar was one of the 8th grade teams, along with Team Lynx. They had to make Roar a seventh grade team because the graduating class of 2018 needed the bigger lockers because they had too many students.

  • Grade: 7th
  • Symbol: Pawprint
  • Motto: Don't Just Make Your Mark, Leave Tracks
  • Color: Black

Mosaic[edit]

  • Grade: 7th
  • Symbol: Puzzle Piece
  • Motto: Shaping the pieces of our world... TOGETHER
  • Color: Orange

Lynx[edit]

  • Grade: 8th
  • Symbol: Lynx
  • Motto: Leadership Yields New eXperiences (LYNX)
  • Color: Gold

Visionaries[edit]

Before the 2012-2013 school year, Team Visionaries was one of the 7th grade teams, along with Team Mosiac.

  • Grade: 8th
  • Symbol: Delta Symbol\Triangle
  • Motto: Quest for Wisdom, Purpose, and Strength
  • Color: Red

Administration[edit]

  • Principal: William Dovico
  • Assistant Principal: Amy Wahl

Elementary schools[edit]

Northwestern Lehigh School District is home to two elementary schools: Northwestern Lehigh Elementary, which is located on the main campus along with the high school and middle school, and Weisenberg Elementary, which is approximately 8 miles south.

Administration[edit]

  • Northwestern Elementary Principal: Maria Pulli
  • Weisenberg Elementary Principal: Jill Berlet

Morning Show[edit]

The school is home to The Morning Show, a school news program broadcast via closed circuit television through the district. The show was brought to life by students. A live web stream of the show is available at: The Morning Show Live Stream.[1] The Morning Show is produced in the studio, where the radio show is also developed. The Morning Show also contains a side segment called "Weekend Weather", in which one of the hosts performs a laid back, non-scripted version of a weather forecast.

Tiger TV[edit]

Tiger TV is the middle school's news program, like the high school's "Morning Show". It is produced by a few 8th graders of each graduating class with the help of teachers. It is shot live, every school morning in a studio room located in the 'new wing'. Tiger TV started in the 2006-2007 school year with the class of 2011. Mr.Fox, the Lynx science teacher, is the main teacher involved.

Tiger Vision[edit]

Tiger Vision is an Elementary version of Morning Show it is produced by select 5th graders and is shot live once a week. A different group of 5th graders star in it every week. At Weisenberg Elementary the program is called Tiger Time and it is produced weekly.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°39′07″N 75°44′08″W / 40.65199°N 75.73562°W / 40.65199; -75.73562