Northwestern Middle School is an organization that exists to serve the developmental needs of early adolescents. Our mission is to promote success for all students through a solid academic, exploratory and extra-curricular program that encourages the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and creative growth of our students in a safe environment while empowering them to become socially responsible citizens and life-long learners.


Northwestern Middle School is committed to educating each student to be a productive and responsible citizen. In order to do this our character education program will teach respect, responsibility, honesty, and pride. We will teach, model, and affirm these character traits and provide an opportunity for students to practice these traits at school, home, and in the community.

  • Respect – We respect ourselves, others, property, and the environment.
  • Responsibility – We are reliable and accountable.
  • Honesty – We are honest and tell the truth.
  • Pride – We act with determination to be the best we can be.

Encore Team

          Mr. Goodlet
Mr. Hintzman 
Mr. Lawton 
Mrs. Melde
Mrs. Saxe 
Mrs. Vik
Mr. Windt

SpEd Team

Mr. Nutting
Mr. Henegar
Mrs. Nedden-Durst

6th Grade Team

Mr. Anderson 
Ms. Kopetzky
Mr. Olson
Mrs. Trautt

7th Grade Team

Mr. Helbach
Mrs. Melde
Ms. Nelson
Mr. Owen
Mr. Widiker

8th Grade Team

Mr. Ketola
Ms. Lach
Mr. Lawton
Mr. Owen
Mrs. Teal
Mrs. Young