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Sarah Soper Named Regional Teacher of the Year

  • May 6, 2020

Sarah Soper gets the news in a surprise visit by representatives of the Michigan Department of Education, Northwest staff, and families. (May 6, 2020 10:17 AM) Ten teachers from across the state received a welcome surprise when they learned from their school communities that they were each named a 2020-2021 Regional Teacher of the Year (RTOY) by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  Sarah Soper, a high school teacher at Northwest High School, Northwest Community Schools, was named Regional Teacher of the Year for District 8. “I want to personally thank each of the Regional Teachers of the Year and all educators across Michigan for their creativity and passion to educate our children in these tough times,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “If there is one thing the last several months have taught us, it’s that our teachers will go to the ends of the earth and back to ensure their students are receiving the best education possible from afar, while supporting parents and guardians who are trying to juggle work and their children’s education.” The notifications took place over the last several days as part of the kickoff to Teacher Appreciation Week/Month and were captured on video.  “Michigan’s teachers deserve…

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Jackson Magazine Announces 2020 Top Teachers

  • May 5, 2020

(May 5, 2020 4:56 PM) Jackson Magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Top Teacher Awards.  The annual awards are usually presented at a banquet and ceremony on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 5.  Jackson Magazine has had to postpone the tenth annual awards event to a date yet to be determined. Over 100 teacher nominations were received for this year's awards. To choose the Top Teachers, a committee of educators whittled the list to the Top 10. Those 10 teachers received two classroom visits from a second committee; a third group chose the final five. The Top Teachers of 2020 are: Teacher of the Year: Marnie Hade, Northwest High School Paul Bickel, Western High School Jessica Crandell, Northwest Elementary Amber Keathley, Northwest Early Elementary Sarah Runkel, Northwest Kidder Middle School These are the other Top Teachers making it to the Top 10: Amanda Aguilera, Columbia Elementary School Lisa Ebener, Northwest Elementary Melinda Spicer, Concord Community Schools Julie Evers, Northwest High School Matthew Snell, Northwest High School In addition to recognition in the May issue of Jackson Magazine, the Top Teachers also received a total of $9,000, thanks to a partnership that began in 2014 with the Jackson Community Foundation…

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Northwest Schools LightUp4Seniors

  • April 24, 2020

JTV Drone video produced by Teague Gerweck, JTV. (April 24, 2020 4:36 PM)  Northwest High School is honoring their 2020 graduates by lighting up Mountie Stadium last night and again next Thursday, April 30.  Each Thursday,  the stadium lights are turned on at 8:20pm (2020 hours military time) for 20 minutes and 20 seconds.  Northwest High School invites you to join by turning on your porch lights or outside lights during the same time period.  In a website post, Athletic Director Chris Galloway said, "We love and miss our all of our students but we especially feel for our Seniors that are not experiencing a traditional senior spring. Please be mindful of the Executive Order to Stay Home, Stay Safe and the gates to the stadium will be locked and people are not to be on school grounds. Our thoughts and hearts are with our Seniors. Go Mounties!!!"

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City of Jackson Closes All Playgrounds

  • March 23, 2020

(March 23, 2020 10:22 AM)  The City of Jackson’s Parks and Recreation Department is closing all playgrounds in the City of Jackson until further notice. This decision was made Monday, March 23 to help limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Play structures, swing sets, and other equipment will be taped off with caution tape. City parks and trails will remain open. However, the Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to practice social distancing while using the open spaces of parks and trails, and follow the latest recommendations from the State of Michigan and federal government. Parks and Recreation Director Kelli Hoover says her department is doing what they can to respond to this crisis. “We made this decision to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to keep local families safe. Our parks and trails will remain open so residents can stay active, but we encourage everyone to use caution while going into our public spaces,” Hoover said. The City of Jackson has already closed a community center and cancelled recreation programs until further notice. Jackson City Hall and the Jackson Police Department are also closed to the public.

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Sixteen Earn All-State Bowling Honors

  • March 17, 2020

Jackson High School bowler Caleb Tate selected to Division 1 Second Team.  Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (March 17, 2020 9:58 PM) Members of the Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association agree that some of the best high school bowlers in the state reside from the Jackson Area. The coaches voted 16 bowlers as first or second team members. Jackson area bowlers won two team titles and two individual title nearly 10 days ago at the Michigan High School Athletic Association bowling finals at various locations around the state. Northwest High School won the MHSAA Division 2 boys’ team title at Waterford. The Mounties were the No. 2 seeds following qualifying. Northwest defeated Cadillac by 20 pins in the finals. Grass Lake High School easily won the Division 4 boys’ team title in Lansing. The Warriors were the top qualifying team and won three matches for the school’s second boys’ bowling title. East Jackson High School advanced to the final four in Division 4 girls’ team bowling and Manchester made the final four in boys’ Division 4 team bowling. Logan Teubert of Jonesville High School won the MHSAA individual title in Division 3.…

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MHSAA Individual State Wrestling Championship Finals 3-7-20 | Photo Gallery

  • March 8, 2020

MHSAA individual state wrestling championships, March 7, 2020. Championship final matches.  Ford Field.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.  To order prints or downloads, click here. MHSAA individual state wrestling championships, March 7, 2020. Championship final matches.  Ford Field.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.  To order prints or downloads, click here.

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MHSAA State Individual Wrestling Championships 3-7-20 | Photo Gallery

  • March 7, 2020

MHSAA state individual wrestling championships, March 7, 2020, Ford Field.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.  To order prints or downloads, click here. MHSAA state individual wrestling championships, March 7, 2020, Ford Field.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.  To order prints or downloads, click here.

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Grass Lake Vs Michigan Center Girls Basketball

Art Moehn Auto Group Basketball Scoreboard & Recap: Girls District Semifinal Highlights

  • March 5, 2020

Art Moehn Auto Group Basketball Scoreboard & Recap: Girls District Semifinal Highlights + Thursday Schedule By David Rice | JTV Sports   HIGHLIGHTS & RECAP FROM HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL OF WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH 2020   We are so thankful to have so many great girls basketball teams and games from last night in our area, here is a loaded Girls District Semi Recap:    GIRLS RECAP DIVISION 1 DISTRICT 16 Hosted by Northwest ———- Jackson knocks off Northwest 54-53 Upset Alert! Northwest was another area team expected to make a run but were matched and defeated by Maya Pierce and the Vikings. Pierce scored 27 points to lead Jackson. Holt defeats Okemos 65-36 ** Jackson vs Holt at 7pm Friday for District 16 Championship at Northwest High School.   DIVISION 2 District 51 Hosted by Chelsea  ——— Parma Western defeats Hillsdale 59-16 Eaton Rapids defeats Onsted 56-44 **Parma Western vs Eaton Rapids for District 51 Championship, Friday 7pm at Northwest.   DIVISION 3 District 81 Hosted by Dansville  ——— Laingsburg defeats Stockbridge 51-39 Byron defeats Bath 60-32 **Laingsburg vs Byron for District 81 Championship, Friday at Dansville.   District 82 Hosted by Lumen Christi  ——— Lumen Christi defeats Concord 50-43…

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