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Future Educators’ Club Students Shadow Educators for a Day


Over 120 Future Educators’ Club (FEC) students visited local elementary and middle schools in the Northwest Suburban school districts to shadow an educator for a day on February 11 and 25, 2015. Shadow Day gives students a chance to experience education from a perspective different than their own. Students do this by crossing district lines and through experiential learning. FEC students are able to see how cultural, economical, and social issues can influence day-to-day classroom interaction and individual learning styles.


FEC elevates the image of teaching and promotes it as a challenging and rewarding career.  By providing a realistic understanding of teaching, it encourages students from diverse backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession.   Shadow Day gives teachers the opportunity to examine, clarify, and explain their role in students' lives.  It also provides educators an opportunity to mold the minds of our future educators.


With looming teacher shortages in the areas of math, science, and special education, FEC attracts exemplary future educators and gives them a taste of what a day in the life of teaching is like.  Shadow Day students helped with in-class assignments, assisted in reviewing or grading assignments, worked with small groups, tutored students, as well as conducted small portions of the classroom lecture.  They also participated in music, phy ed, and art classes.


Prior to Shadow Day, FEC students held their annual "I WANT to Read" book drive; which takes place the entire month of January.  The goal of the book drive is to help spark family reading at home by making sure there are plenty of books available for students to read. FEC students collected over 3,000 new and gently used books, which were donated to community programs and elementary and middle schools throughout the eight NWS District collaborative. 

Register now! Seats still available at select schools!
The NWSISD Magnet Lottery Application will be open until March 13, 2015.   Priority Applicants who submitted an application by midnight December 31, 2014 and were not placed at their first choice school do not need to submit another application.  The second magnet lottery will be performed the week of March 15, 2015.

Families who received assignment notification for the first lottery have until February 13, 2015 to accept or decline their magnet school assignments.

Click here to access the 2015-16 Magnet Lottery Application.

Kindergarten students must be born on or before September 1, 2010 in order to be eligible to apply for the 2015-16 school year. 

NWSISD offers magnet schools from grades K-12 in three themes:  Arts, International Baccalaureate (IB), and STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Click through our website to learn more about us!

College Visits 2014-15
College visits are an integral part of high school.  By participating in college visits, students of all cultures will find information they need in order to gain a better understanding of the services each college provides for the college bound student.  Download our College Visit brochure - sign up and join us on our next visit!

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Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School Kindergarten Roundup - March 5, 5 - 7 p.m.
Click here for upcoming Open Houses and tours at other NWSISD magnet schools.

Register Now for Student Leadership Conference 2015
Oh The Places You'll Go at the 2015 Student Leadership Conference.  Click here or on the flyer above to learn more and to register for competitions, workshops and fun!

Sign up to be a Judge!  We need Judges for our student competitions!  Click here to learn about judging opportunities.

Upcoming Events with NWS
Upcoming Events:
Life Long Success Event for Grade 11 Step-Up - March 19

Student Leadership Conference - May 15


2014-15 College Visits