The Moxie Mountie

Students should use caution when driving in winter

Students should use caution when driving in winter

Sydney Shafer, Journalist

January 13, 2017


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Winter weather is coming soon to Michigan and students should be ready for anything coming their way. Here are some safe driving tips for snow or icy weather. Tip One: Never run a vehicle in an enclosed area like a garage. Many students will try to warm up their car before they leave, but many may...

Outstanding Mountie Awards, Academic Awards given to students on Nov. 17

Outstanding Mountie Awards, Academic Awards given to students on Nov. 17

November 29, 2016


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One year ago Dean of Students Mrs. Amanda Anspaugh came up with the idea of the Outstanding Mountie Awards (OMA). These awards were given out to students who went above and beyond expectations by helping students, teachers, or parents without being asked. Anspaugh came up with the idea of the O...

Adopt-a-Family reaches out to families in need

Adopt-a-Family reaches out to families in need

Morgan Huver, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


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With Christmas coming soon, the community is coming together to help with the Adopt-A-Family project. The project was created to help families district wide that are not as fortunate. Last year, the community adopted 41 families which represented 110 children from all grade levels. After taking...

NHS inducts 57 new members

NHS inducts 57 new members

Genna Barner, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2016


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Stemming to new programs

Stemming to new programs

Meg Daly, Journalist

October 27, 2016


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Starting this year Northwest has begun offering the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program, (STEM.) It is a new curriculum based on helping students gain a better understanding in science and technology development, and also enlightens students of the many job opportunities available...

Annual Trunk n’ Treat provides safe environment for children

Annual Trunk n’ Treat provides safe environment for children

Adam Staudinger, Journalist

October 26, 2016


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Trunk n’ Treat is an annual event where children walk car to car receiving candy. It is hosted at the elementary school campus and brings in many trunk or treaters from all over the community. This year the Halloween themed function is on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event...

New year brings new grading scale

New year brings new grading scale

Sydney Shafer, Journalist

October 25, 2016


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A new grading system was put into use for the district this year. In previous years, the grading scale was at a 60-20-20 percent, which meant 60 percent of a student’s grade came from common assessments. Another 20 percent varied from teacher to teacher because they each made up their own tests...

Donate to Adopt-a-Family; help those in need

Taylor Thrush, Journalist

October 25, 2016


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From Nov. 11 to Dec. 14 the community will be collecting items for Adopt-A-Family. There will be a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments detailing the items being collected in the front entrance of each school. Staff and students are encouraged to take ornaments off the tree. Each ornament has...

Northwest Community Health Center offers flu shot

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

October 12, 2016


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Winter is right around the corner, and sickness will be following the cold weather. At the Northwest Community Health Center, the flu shot is available for all staff and students. Appointments can be made, and walk-in appointments are welcome Monday through Friday from 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. The...

Upcoming Hunger Bowl against Western

Upcoming Hunger Bowl against Western

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2016


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The 2 Annual Hunger Bowl is on Friday, Oct. 14. During the school day, students can choose to wear a school appropriate hat for a minimum donation of $1. All money raised will be given to the First Church of the Nazarene‘s Food Bank, and each dollar raised will count as a point in the Hunger Bowl. People...

Yearbook gift card contest

Yearbook gift card contest

Adam Staudinger, Journalist

October 5, 2016


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In celebration of National Yearbook Week, the Yearbook Retrospective staff will be having a drawing for Crossroads gift cards. To enter the drawing, a student can post photos on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram that show their Mountie spirit and involvement using the hashtag #NWHSYearbook. The drawing...

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