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Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
Phone: 801.578.8547
Fax: 801.578.8558

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Welcome to Northwest Middle School


News & Announcements

Upcoming Events

View our full calendar here

  • May 5- 21 - SAGE Testing
  • May 22 - No School - Emergency Makeup Day
  • May 25 - No School - Memorial Day
  • June 3 - 8th Grade Celebration 6-8pm
  • June 5 - Last Day of School
  • June 10-11 - Summer School
  • June 15-18 - Summer School
  • June 22-25 - Summer School

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Posted: May 18, 2015


Congratulations to Karina and Jasmine Rubalcava who received 3rd place at state with the MESA program for their prosthetic arm!!!

Way to go Warriors!!!

Posted: May 18, 2015

Visit from Representative Angela Romero

Angela Romero visit to NorthwestOn Thursday May 7, Representative Angela Romero was a guest of the Girls Only Social Activist Book Club. The girls, who have just finished reading the book Sold, had the opportunity to listen to Representative Romero talk about her legislation regarding human trafficking. Representative Romero’s message to the girls was to, “Always ask questions. Be curious and speak out against things you know to be wrong.” Thank you Representative Romero for taking the time to spend with our amazing girls!

Posted: May 11, 2015

Northwest Summer School

summer school registration 2015Summer School will be held June 10 – 11, 15 – 18, and 22 – 25 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Free breakfast and lunch included.

Students who live more than two miles away can ride a bus.

Registration is May 1st through June 4th

Registration fee of $10.00 is due at time of registration.

Click on image to print application in both English and Spanish.

Posted: May 6, 2015

West High Summer School

WHS Summer SchoolAttention 8th Graders, here is the information for Summer School at West High School.

English | Spanish

Posted: May 4, 2015

Congratulations Art and the Law Contest Winners

Each year the attorneys of the Salt Lake County Bar Association sponsor an art contest. This year's Law Day theme is: MAGNA CARTA: SYMBOL OF FREEDOM UNDER LAW.

Northwest students were top winners in the competition:

1st Place - Annie Than

2nd Place - Daniel Lerma

3rd Place - Osman Kassim

Way to go Warriors!!


Posted: April 22, 2014

Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month Poster Contest Winner

Juliza's entryJuliza C's drawing for the Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month poster contest won an honorable mention!

There will be an Open House on May 2nd from 12-3pm. It's at Salt Lake Community College's South City campus (1575 S State). There will be a lot of fun activities for kids to learn more about archaeology and other historic places in Utah.

Posted: April 10, 2015

Your Utah, Your Future

Please take a few moments to share your opinions on the Your Utah, Your Future survey. Citizens from around Utah are being asked to help establish a vision for how to keep our state a great place to live as our population prepares to double in size by 2050. This effort was initiated by Governor Herbert and is being led by a local not-for-profit organization called Envision Utah.

Your opinions will be asked on a variety of topics, including air quality, water resources, education, transportation,and agriculture, among others. You can select the choices you like best in these areas and vote on what you want Utah to be like in 2050. You'll also be helping out our school by taking the survey and putting Northwest Middle School as your school.

To take the survey or to find out more about the Your Utah, Your Future effort, visit

Posted: April 9, 2015

Spirit Week

Spirit weekJoin us for Spirit Week April 13 - 17.

Schedule and Daily Competition Period

Monday: Mismatch Monday

Tuesday: Hat Day

Wednesday:Superhero Day *no masks or weapons

Thursday: Sports Day

Friday: Fresh Friday

Looking forward to having a fun week! Don't forget to still follow the school dress code. For ideas on what to wear each day click on picture above.

Posted: April 9, 2015

2015 District Art Show

Art Show ParticipantsSeveral of our students had the opportunity to participate in the 2015 District art Show. The following students received awards:

3rd Place - Griselda M.

Honorable Mention - Edwin T., Patricia S., Giang D. and a group of 18 students who put together a really yummy piece called "Just Desserts"

Congratulations Warriors!!

Please click on the above photo to see pictures of all the art pieces.

Posted: March 26, 2015

Congratulations MESA Students

Our MESA Students went to the District MESA Competition last week. All of our teams did really well.

Way to go Warriors!!

Posted: March 23, 2015

8th Graders Save the Date

West High LogoAttention all current 8th Graders, the dates for West High Registration for next school year has been announced! Please save the following dates on your calendar so you will be ready to head off to West High.

Tuesday, August 11 - 2pm - 7pm

Wednesday, August 12 - 2pm- 7pm

Thursday, August 13 - 9am - 2pm

Friday, August 14 - 9am - 2pm

Posted: March 19, 2015


Gallery Stroll flyerThe following students received Honorable Mention awards for their Visual Arts entries in the 2015 Ceaser Chavez Contest.

Jasmine Rubalcava, Maria Hernandez, Nathalie Briseno and Pedro Ramirez

Way to go Warriors!!!!

Posted: March 18, 2015

Multicultural Celebration

Please join us for our Multicultural Celebration. Performances will be Thursday March 19th and Friday March 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are $1.00.

Multicultural Celebration flyer

Posted: March 17, 2015

Girl's Softball

Softball Flyer

Posted: March 17, 2015

Utah Symphony

Youth SymphonyOn March 11th our 8th Grade students and the students from our Orchestra class as well as some students from a few of our feeder schools had the privilege of attending an assembly here at Northwest by the Utah Symphony. Two of our Orchestra students had the opportunity of having a private lesson with Doug Wolf, a percussionist and marimba player from the Utah Symphony.

Posted: March 16, 2015

U of U Field trip

uofufieldtripMs. Algarin’s book club girls and Ms. Olivo’s Word Warriors went to the U to hear a nationally known author, educator and speaker. The students enjoyed hearing about why teachers come to work every day, their motivation and their rewards. Who knows…maybe some of these students are our future teachers! Thank you to the U of U’s Education Department for giving us this opportunity!!

Posted: March 11, 2015

West High Sports Information

WHS Sports InfoDo you plan on playing sports in high school?

Did you know you need to have at least a 2.2 GPA?

Posted: March 11, 2015

Ukulele Orchestra

Ukulele OrchestraSeveral of Northwest's students had the opportunity to perform with a Ukulele Orchestra last month. They had a lot of fun and the orchestra members commented, “The children that played along with us were fantastic, I hope that we helped to enthuse them to stick with the ukulele.” That is so exciting to hear from them! Way to go Warriors!!

Ukulele Orchestra

Posted: March 4, 2015

Word Warriors

Spoken Word Performance eventWord Warriors will perform their racism Spoken Wordpiece at a community event tomorrow, February 26. The event runs from 6-9pm but their actual performance will be at 7:30pm.

Posted: February 25, 2015

Congratulations District Science Fair Winners

We are so excited to have two teams of students from Northwest who won at the District Science Fair. Congratulations to Diane Hall, Emily Marchant, Kaylee Nguyen, Carter Talbot, Saibra Kleinman and Kylee Erb. Thank you for representing Northwest so well!

Posted: February 13, 2015

West High Registration

registration form

9th Grade Registration for West High is February 3 and 5!

Please read through the course description guide here, to see which classes are offered.

9th Grade Course Description

Guía Descriptiva de 9no Grado

The Registration Form is here to get familiar with too!

West High presentationHere is the presentation given to students in class by the West High Counselors.


Also check out our West High Cheat Sheets to help you be prepared to be successful as a West High student.

West High InfoWest High Info Spanish


Posted: January 28, 2015

Middle School Science Department of the Year

Who won that award for 2014-2015? NORTHWEST SCIENCE DEPARTMENT!

The Utah Science Teachers Association (USTA) has awarded our science teachers for this year’s Middle School Science Department of the Year. They deserve it. They are working hard! Thanks to Jess Dwyer for nominating them and thanks to our science peeps for representing!!


CLICK HERE for more information.

Posted: January 30, 2015

Last Year's SAGE Test Results

Sage Test ResultsWe are starting to understand the SAGE test scores a bit more. See the PowerPoint for test demographics, school scores compared to the district and state broken down by English Learners and Students with a Disability. See how we compare to other schools in the state and district and what our 2014-2015 School Improvement Goals are! We are going to ROCK IT this year!

Posted: January 28, 2015


Check out all the fun things we are doing in MESA!

CLICK HERE to see photos and videos of all our fun activities.

Posted: January 28, 2015

College and Career Fair

College Fair FlyerCome Join us for a fun night!!

West High Oestanas and the Northwest Color Guard will be performing.

Local high schools and colleges will be here to explain their programs and answer questions.

Information about financial aid and admissions for undocumented students will be shared.

Very Important!
Students and their families will sit down in a small group with a Northwest teacher to understand:

  • What scores you got on last year’s SAGE test
  • What we are doing to help students score higher this year.
  • How families can support their student’s learning at home
  • Why 7th and 8th grade is so important to get you ready for high school, college and a career.
  • College Fair Flyer SpanishAnswer any other questions you have about how school works

Posted: January 26, 2015

Choir "Sit-in" Performance

Ms. Carlton's choir classes did their "sit-in" performance last week. It was a lot of fun to hear them sing, so we thought we would share with you a part of each class' performances.


Posted: January 22, 2015

Salt Lake Center for Science Education Open House

slcse flyerAre you interested in math or science? Are you looking for a smaller high school? Did you know you have an option right here, in your very own neighborhood? Salt Lake Center for Science Education may be an awesome place for you to succeed! There are multiple openings for 9th graders. See what they are all about at an open house on January 29th anytime from 6-8 pm at 1400 W Goodwin Ave. (1145 N.), the old Northwest building.

Posted: January 8, 2015

Science Fair Funding

Students participating in the science fair wrote a mini-grant explaining their project idea, the application of what they would learn from it, and a list of needed materials. Many teams got funded from anywhere between $50-200! Their effort made it possible to do projects that would have been inaccessible otherwise. It was a great authentic exercise in what it takes to complete scientific investigations in the real world. We are so proud of them and excited to see the results of their projects!

Posted: December 17, 2014

International Visitors

visitors at NorthwestLast week Northwest had 24 international visitors from multiple countries visit our school to hear about how we use technology to enhance student learning. Members from the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy who coordinated the tour report that it has positively changed the visitors’ perceptions of the U.S. and will facilitate meaningful progress in Education in the Digital Age when they return home. The group was impressed with the school's successful efforts to incorporate new technology into the sphere of education. They appreciated the opportunity to discuss technology and curriculum integration with teachers and administrators, and to see students using laptops and software as learning tools. Ms. Ying Wang from China said the appointment was great in many aspects, especially in explaining how the school was able to rise from its former place as one of the Utah's lowest schools to be one of its most prestigious. Other visitors came from Mexico, Bolivia, Egypt, Switzerland, Iraq, Uganda, Armenia and Russia to name a few.

One more example to show how AWESOME we Warriors are!!

Posted: December 4, 2014

Open Enrollment Information for 2015-2016

For the coming school year, students interested in enrolling in a Salt Lake City school, who live outside the district or school boundaries, may apply for an Open Enrollment Application during the Early Enrollment period from December 1, 2014 through February 20, 2015. Applications are taken in the Student Services Department of the Salt Lake City School District Administration Building.

CLICK HERE for the press release.


Open/Closed Designations for 2015-2016 ENGLISH | SPANISH


Posted: November 25, 2014

Congratulations Warriors

Warrior Club displayOur students totally rocked!! 540 of our students earned membership in the Warrior Club. Wahoo! That means 540 students have earned a 3.2 GPA on their first term report card.

Way to go Warriors!! We love how excited everyone was to look for their names on the Warrior Club board. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to a successful 2nd term of being CONNECTED, THOUGHTFUL and RESPOSIBLE.students looking at the display

Posted: November 6, 2014

Sage Test Results

Northwest Sage test resultsDemographic results

Posted: October 23,2014

ELP Information

ELP Info 2014ELP Info 2014 Spanish

Posted: October 23, 2014

Please Join SCC

All parents who are interested in serving on our School Community Council (SCC) Board, our first SCC meeting will be Tuesday, October 28th at 6:00pm during our Northwest Family Night. Elections for this years SCC Chairman will be held that night.

Posted: October 20, 2014

Northwest Family Night

We want your help to promote student success.

  • Meet the new administration
  • Enjoy a Color Guard presentation
  • Get to know the School Improvement Plan
  • Hear about 8th period - Find out what is happening after school
  • Participate in School Community Council (SCC) & Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Find out about our Family Volunteer Program

Please Plan on attending Tuesday October 28 6:00 PM.

  • Every family who attends will receive a SWAG card for their student(s)
  • There will be a drawing for a Backpack with binder and supplies and School T-shirts.

Posted: October 16, 2014

Thank you!!

families at FS ConferencesWe would like to Thank everyone who participated in our Family/Student Conferences last night. We had such a great turn out from our families - almost 50%!!

We would also like to thank our amazing teachers for all they do for our students. We know how grateful our families are for the time you spent last night meeting with them.

Way to go Warriors!!

To see more photos from last night's conference please visit our Face Book page.

Posted: October 15, 2014

Donors Choose News

Once again this year several of our teachers have received grants from Donors Choose to help fund programs in their classrooms.

Lois Harris: "Books: A Uniquely Portable Magic" Ms. Harris will soon have lots of new books for her classroom library to help her share her love of history with her students.

Angie Algarin: "The Book is Better Than the Movie!" Ms. Algarin received funding to upgrade her classroom library with some really fun new books for her students to read.

Dallin Miller: "Writing Your Way Into Success" Mr. Miller received funding for some keyboard covers for the iPads in his room to help make it easier for his students to do their writing.

Robert Dahl: "Save the World - One Science Class at a Time!" Mr. Dahl's class has received funding to purchase a microscope kit and lots of fun items for the labs his classes will be able to participate in this school year.

Nicole Safranski: "Writers Read!"Ms. Safranski received funding for an iPad mini and cover as well as lots of fun books.

Justin Andersen: "Help Us Turn On the Lights, Camera, and Action!" Mr. Andersen received funding for new lighting and remotes to help with all things Drama.

Denny Aldridge: "Learning to Love Reading: Classroom Library Upgrade" Ms. Aldridge will be receiving a lot of new books for her classroom library to share with her students.

Elena Olivo: "Evolving Through Books". Ms Olivo's class will be receiving lots of really fun books that they will be able to checkout from her classroom library.

Sue Pearson: "Reading Opens Doors" Ms. Pearson is really excited to have received funding that allows her class to receive lots of new books as well as an iPad mini.

Annette Weed: "Classroom Library: Our Passport to Literacy" Ms. Weed is really excited to be receiving lots of new books for her classroom library to share with all of her students!

Congratulations Teachers and THANK YOU Donors Choose!!!


Posted: October 30, 2014

My Payments Plus Information

MyPaymentPlus info FlyerParents: Here is information about paying for your student's lunches online through MyPaymentPlus.

Remember there is no cost for using this service.

Click on flyer for more information.

Posted: September 2, 2014

Important Dates for 2014 - 2015

Upcoming Dates:

  • Registration: Thursday, August 14 from 7am - 11am
  • Registration: Friday August 15 from 2pm - 6pm
  • Back to School Night: Thursday, August 21 from 6pm - 7pm
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 25

Fechas Importantes:

  • Las inscripciones seran los dias: Jueves 14 de Agosto de las 7am a las 11am. Viernes 15 de Agosto de las 2pm a las 6pm
  • Noche de regreso a la escuela sera: Jueves 21 de Agosto de las 6pm a las 7pm
  • Primer dia de escuela sera: Lunes 25 de Agosto

Registration buttonFor online registration please click the button.

*Please contact the front office if you need any help Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

*Our online fee payments is now up and running!!! To pay your students fees online please go to MySchoolFees.

HERE is information regarding our agreement with the Salt Lake City Library.

Posted: June 18, 2014

School Improvement Plan

CLICK HERE to see an over view of the 2014-2015 School Improvement Plan.

Posted: July 30, 2014

Safe Walking Route Update

The Safe Walking Route map has been updated. To view it please CLICK HERE.

Posted: July 30, 2014

Northwest Middle School Students Fish for Knowledge

Northwest students fishing in the class roomStudents got an awesome Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) presentation for the last two days of school from the Regional Communications Specialist, Stacey Smith.  On June 2 and 3, about 125 Northwest Middle School students enjoyed a day of classroom fishing and a lesson on social dilemmas related to natural resources. This presentation was part of Northwest’s campaign to engage students by inviting local professionals to present in their classrooms.

CLICK HERE for the complete story.

Posted: July 14, 2014

Congratulations Ms. Harris

MS. Harris receiving an awardCongratulations to Lois Harris, one of our amazing teachers, for being honored by the University of Utah's Urban Institute for Teacher Education. She was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Career Site Teacher Educator Award.

Lois' willingness to take a student teacher every year and support them in becoming skilled, reflective and effective professionals is so important for public education.

Ms. Harris is AWESOME!!!!!

Posted: June 3, 2014

Northwest Theatre Presents....

Our Theatre students produced their very own music video that was shown during our end of the year assembly and our Honor's Night.

Here is the You Tube link to view it at home.

Congratulations students on a great job!

Posted: June 2, 2014

Congratulations Mr. Haglund

We are really excited to announce that our very own Roger Haglund won a KUED Teacher Innovation Award for his innovative use of technology in his classroom. He and his fellow winners will be featured in a half hour program that will air Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. on KUED. The Salt Lake Tribune will also run profiles of the five winning teachers in the Sunday, May 25 edition.

CLICK HERE to read KUED's press release about Mr. Haglund and the other amazing teachers who are using technology to help their students learn in fun new ways.

CLICK HERE to read the article in the Salt Tribune as well as view video clips of Mr. Haglund and some of his students.

Posted: May 8, 2014

Thank you!!!

UofU Urban Center CertificateThank you to U of U's Urban Institute for Teacher Education who granted us $1000 for professional development with our science teachers to become masters at teaching vocabulary. We really appreciate the financial support!!

Posted: May 1, 2014

2014 Best of State Award

best of state medalNorthwest Middle School is honored to announce that we are 2014 BEST OF STATE for all of Public Education K-12!!! Thank you to Linda Lujan and Laura Cheney for working on our application two years in a row. We are so proud of the amazing work our teachers and students have done for the past four years. They continue to impress with their willingness to grow and learn and get better!! Thank you to the community which surrounds Northwest with all the support and offered ideas to get better.

Posted: April 28, 2014

Secretary of Education visits Northwest

Duncan at NorthwestThe U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, visited Northwest Middle School today to ask why that school is experiencing such success. Northwest has used a 3-year federal School Improvement Grant to make big changes and significantly increase student achievement.

To read more about Secretary Duncan's visit to Northwest CLICK HERE.

Also check out these news stories:

Salt Lake Tribune

Deseret News

Salt Lake Tribune

Desert News


FOX 13

Posted: December 16, 2013

Are you as smart as a Northwest Warrior?

Northwest students have shown they are building the language arts skills they need to succeed. The results of our first practice test shows that over 80% of our 7th graders are able to identify the main idea of a reading and listening passage. Over 75% can identify evidence to support the main idea.  75% of our 8th graders can also identify the main idea of a reading and listening passage. They also rock at determining the meaning of unfamiliar words in context!

Here is a question from the first 8th grade interim test. Can you answer it?

Read this sentence from the passage.

Caesar's successes in Gaul made him a powerful and popular celebrity.

The word celebrity most likely comes from a Latin root word meaning:









Posted: November 22, 2013

Let's Get Social!

Northwest is now on Facebook and Twitter. Stay connected on news and events, Like us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Twitter!

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Posted: March 2, 2013

The NEW Northwest Flag!!

flagIn the fall students voluntarily participated in a contest to create a new flag for our school that represents the diversity we are so proud of. The final flag is a combination of art work from Bernardo Palacios and Ms. Lorrie's class. Thank you to all who participated and to the Student Government for sponsoring the event.

Click on the image to see a larger view.


Northwest Wins Top Performing Middle School Award!!

awardThank you to all of our students, parents, teachers and staff last year for working so hard!! Our goal is to see the same success this year!!

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