Northwood High School

Stan Dunham, Principal
Stacy Poston, Assistant Principal
P.O. Box Y
305 Panther Lane
Saltville, VA 24370
(276) 496-7751

"Knowledge is the key to open doors for all people."

Welcome To Northwood High

Mission Statement

We strive to provide instruction and experiences to promote our students' achievement and prepare them for the challenges of an ever-changing society.



CONGRATULATIONS NHS CLASS OF 2014!




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School Supply Notice:

Individual school supplies that are needed for Northwood High School students are very minimal. On the first day of school each student should come prepared with a pen/pencil, notebook paper and a few notebooks. Individual classes may require other materials as needed but this will be covered at “Back-to-School Night” on August 18th @ 6:30 pm. At that time students and parents may attend a brief session with each classroom teacher and receive the information for any additional materials for the upcoming year.




  • 2014 Seniors, your Cap and Gown pictures you had made on the group picture day are in! They will be in the office.




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    Bailey Counts
    Matt Pruitt

    Bailey Counts was selected by the faculty of the Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists to attend the Visual Arts division for their BLUR 2014 program at Sweet Briar College.

    The BLUR program brings young artists from around the country together to explore, and collaborate on projects related to both visual and performing arts.

    Bailey was also presented with a 2014 Young Artist Scholarship for the amount of $750.

    Matt Pruitt had a successful season in Forensics. In Prose Interpretation, he was 1st Place at Conference Tournament, 2nd Place at Regional Tournament, 2nd Place at the State Tournament.





  • Get your own TEAM TOM TOM BUTTON for ONLY $2.00!!! Sponsored by the SCA, all proceeds go to Tom's health fund. See Mrs. Comer or Mrs. Renfro to get yours!



  • Check out the Senior News UPDATE 04/14/2013 for the Class of 2014!



  • Yearbook orders are still being ACCEPTED! See Ms. Moore for orders in Room 101.



  • To view the pictures from the 2012-2013 school year, please click on the "Student Life" link at the top of the page!









  • Senior Jason Prater Makes All-State Team





    Northwood High School senior Jason Prater has been named to the 2013 All-State 1A Football First Team at defensive back by the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA). Jason, a 5-9, 170 lb. defensive back, had four interceptions this year, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He was also involved in 64 tackles. As a utility player on offense, he rushed for 1,108 yards on 136 carries, averaging 7.5 yards per carry, and scored 12 touchdowns. He also threw for two more touchdowns and caught nine passes for 147 yards. He was named to the All-Conference Team on both offense and defense, and was also named to the Division 1 All-West team at defensive back, where he was the leading vote getter at that position.

    As a junior, Jason was named to the All-District First Team on offense and the All-District and All-Region First Teams on defense, when he led the district with five interceptions. As a junior, he rushed for over 1,200 yards and tied the Northwood school record for most points scored in a season: 144 points.

    "Jason is one of the most natural athletes to ever come through Northwood High School," said NHS football coach Mark Frye.





    Senior DJ Price Wins 100th Wrestling Match





    Miss Northwood High School Pageant Winners



    In order from left to right, Queen: Heather Crawford, 1st: Kyla Brickey, 2nd: Savanah Sykes, 3rd: Kayla Carrier




    Jr. Miss Northwood High School Pageant Winners


    In order from left to right, 1st: Laken Hill, 2nd: Samantha Prairie, Queen: Haley Frye, 3rd: Darian Keesee, and People's Choice: Gabby Harris




    Crooked Road Conference 47 Theatre Festival Winners


    Northwood High School's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream won Best Actor (Cody Davidson), Best Actress (Aleah Lowery), and Best Play at the Crooked Road Conference Theatre Festival. They will compete at the Region 1A-West Festival on November 16th.




    Congratulations JV Volleyball team, Crooked Road Conference 47 Champions!





    Northwood High School 2013 Voice of Democracy Winners!


    In order from left to right, Justin Moore received second place, Matt King received first place, and Bailey Counts received third place. Congratulations to you all!




    Cody Davidson Recognized for his Hero Essay about teacher Tom Carter


    Senior Cody Davidson was recognized by Smyth County News & Messenger for writing an essay about his teacher, Tom Carter, being one of his heroes as part of a class assignment. Tom suffers from cystic fibrosis and is waiting for a double-lung transplant.




    NHS Panther Pride Marching Band Updates


    LETCHER COUNTY BAND COMPETITION: In Class A, the band placed 2nd in band, 2nd in music and 2nd in Drum Major. The band placed 1st in marching, 1st in percussion and the Color Guard also placed 1st. The band received 3rd highest guard score of the day and also received one of the highest marching scores of the day!

    CARROLL COUNTY BAND COMPETITION: The band placed 2nd in band, 3rd in marching, 2nd in music and 1st in general effect. Drum Major, Lauren Griffin, and the Color Guard placed 1st in Class A.

    MCCHESNEY BAND COMPETITION: The band placed 3rd in music, and general effect. Drum Major, Lauren Griffin, and to the Color Guard for placed 2nd in Class A.

    CHILHOWIE APPLE FESTIVAL BAND COMPETITION: The band received an Excellent rating and the Color Guard placed 2nd in Class A.




    Congratulations NHS for winning the Attendance Banner!





    Congratulations Justin Moore for placing in the top 15 in State!


    Congratulations to Justin Moore for representing NHS at the State Golf Tournament held at Shenendoah Country Club. He placed in the top 15! He also was Smyth County News Messengers Male Player of the Week!




    Congratulations to Martin Chege, named "The Hammer" by Bristol Herald Courier





    Congratulations to Heather Crawford and Martin Chege, NHS 2013 Homecoming Queen and King


    Click on the image above to see the NHS Homecoming slideshow!





    2013 Senior Homecoming Court



    This year's Senior Homecoming Court Attendants starting with the ladies are : Shaina Hamby, Kayla Hagen, Heather Crawford, Tessa Seidel, and Brianna Puckett. The gentleman attendants are: Brandon Surber, Logan Henderson, Jonathan Nunley, Martin Chege and Jason Prater.

    The Underclassmen Homecoming Attendants are: Freshmen: Haylee Frye, Kara Thompson; Sophomores: Corey Gosnell, Darian Keesee; Juniors: Kayla Carrier, Logan Frye, Brooke Hagen







    NHS Yearbook Information


    NHS Yearbooks are $50 (Personalizations are extra).

    Yearbook deposits/orders are being taken NOW by Ms. Moore in room 101.

    To view the prices and/or print off a copy of the NHS Yearbook order form, please click here.

    Our yearbook photographers can't be everywhere, so if you've got great photos of school events, or you and your friends just having fun, please share them with us here.



    BRONZE Award



    CONGRATULATIONS to Northwood High School! US News and World Report Magazine has recognized our high school with a BRONZE AWARD! GREAT JOB students, faculty and staff!



    My School Bucks

    In order to better serve our parents and community, Smyth County Schools Food Service Program has invested in a web-based cafeteria application called My School Bucks. This application enables parents/guardians to view their child's lunch account status, including account balance, meals eaten, and a la carte/extra items purchased. Parents will also be able to make online payments. There is no charge to view a student account status; however, the company does charge $2.50 to process each online payment. To create an account, click the My School Bucks link above. You will need your child's six-digit cafeteria ID number to complete the account setup. Registration is free. New students will receive their cafeteria ID number at the time of registration or on the first day of school.



    Northwood High School Drama Department

    The Northwood Theatre Department is open to all students, and is run through our school's drama classes. We currently offer Theatre I, Theatre II, and Advanced Acting. Each year, we produce one full-length and two one-act plays, including a show for the VHSL theatre competition. Our students have won numerous accolades at competition, including several Hogoheegee District Best Actor/Actress awards. We also participate annually in the VHSL's forensics competition; several of our students have competed at both the regional and state level. Photos of all of our theatre productions (dating back to 2006) are available at NHS Theatre.



    NHS Parent Email List

    Northwood High is in the process of establishing a parent email list. The school will use this list to send out important announcements, such as report card dates, parent-teacher dates and any other important information. If you would like to be included in this list, please send your email to April Moore aprilmoore@scsb.org



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    Useful Links

    D.O.E. Report Card

    Virginia Dept. of Education

    Staff Resources

    Teacher Direct

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