Mobile Food Pantry


The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Northwest Middle School

on Monday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m.

in The Commons.

All Northwest Middle School families are welcome

to stock up on fresh, free food!


Despensa de comida Móvil

La Despensa de Comida Móvil va estar en la escuela de Northwest Middle School

El lunes 23 de abril a las 3:00 p.m.

en Los Comunes.

todas las familias de Northwest son bienvenidas

para abastecerse de alimentos frescos y gratuitos!

SAGE 2018 Window Open

SAGE Testing has begun. From April 16th – May 23nd, students will be assessed on writing, math, reading, and science.  See dates below:

  • April 16th – 26th : Writing

  • April 30th  – May 4th : Math

  • May 7th – 11th : Reading

  • May 14th – 18th : Science

  • May 21nd – 23th : Make up testing

If you plan on having your student absent during these weeks, please notify your student’s teachers as soon as possible.

Plan for College & Career Readiness (PCCR) Night

You are invited to Northwest Middle School’s first annual

Planning for College and Career Readiness night!



  • High school and college/career preparation informationPCCR

  • Resources to help navigate high school and beyond


Where:  Northwest Middle School, Room 1413


When:  Thursday, May 13, 2018


Time:  6-7 p.m. 


Click here for flyers.



Northwest Middle School Summer School Program

Summer School Program


              Summer School


6th Grade Warrior Welcome Night!

6th Grade Warrior Welcome Night                              6th Grade Welcome

Smith's Food and Drug supports Northwest AVID Program


Smith's Donates to NorthwestA big SHOUT OUT to Smith’s Food and Drug in Rose Park.  The company kindly donated snacks to AVID for the Family Interview night.  We appreciate Smith’s generosity!  Thank you!

$$ Save Money by Swapping Out Old Light Bulbs!! $$

Replace old light bulbs by swapping them out for energy-saving LED light bulbs.  Save up to $80 a year!  Bulbs last 14 years!  Five FREE bulbs!

Informational Flyers

Northwest Students of the Month

Northwest Middle School is recognizing the hard work of our students. These students are the Students of the Month because they are hard workers, respectful leaders, and role models throughout our building. Congratulations to these outstanding students!  To view gallery, click here.


October Students of the Month

The October Students of the Month are Christina Le, Eduardo Landa-Urcino, Jesus Herrera, Julie Spotten, Leslie Kioa, Lutuiki Nau, Nazario Soliz, and Yulisa Jimenez.  Congratulations!


November Students of the Month

The November Students of the Month are Adilene Brito, Eh Ku Moo, Fabioloa Dominguez, Kenny Shirley, Sarahi Remirez-Monge, and Siriyamungu Nbadajuniye.  Congratulations!


December Students of the Month

The December Students of the Month are Armando Vasquez, Jerry Valdez,  Kalama Florreich, Julie Paredes, Quay Von Palmer, Fidel  Alarcon, and Warda Mohamed.  Congratulations!


January Student of the Month

The January Student of the Month is Lily Lucero.  Congratulations!


March Students of the Month

The March Students of the Month are Alexis Bernabe, Laura Urcino, Isaiah Garza, and Emma Do.  Congratulations!


April Students of the Month

The April Students of the Month are Evelyn Gomez, Brian Arcos, Semi Hamilton, Penina Tuifua, and Mirna Zeferino.  Congratulations!

 Evelyn Gomez Student of the Month           Brian Arcos Student of the Month                   Semi Hamilton Student of the Month                                                                                   Penina Tuifua Student of the Month        Mirna Zeferino  Student of the Month



Northwest Recognizes Outstanding Teachers

Northwest is recognizing teachers who go above and beyond when working with students, supporting school goals, and helping out their colleagues.    January’s Teachers of the Month were Jason Miller, Techniques for Tough Times, and Luke Shroyer, College and  Career Awareness.  Dani Bainsmith, 8th grade Science teacher, is March’s Teacher of the Month. Congratulations!  To view the entire gallery, click here.

Jason Miller, January Teacher of the MonthLuke Shroyer, January Teacher of the Month        Dani Bainsmith March Teacher of the Month

Northwest Middle School Teacher Honored as KSL Teacher Feature Winner

Northwest Middle School math resource teacher, Lisa Garland, has been honored as a KSL Teacher Feature winner! KSL News Radio and Zions Bank have been highlighting outstanding teachers throughout the State of Utah since 1994. 


Ms. Garland was nominated for being a dedicated and caring teacher who sincerely loves her students.  Ms. Garland pushes each student to do their best and enthusiastically celebrates their successes. Ms. Garland sees the potential in each of her students andNorthwest Teacher Honored helps them to see the same potential in themselves. Her students have many kind things to say about their teacher!


After raising her family, Ms. Garland attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.  After graduating, Ms. Garland worked for six and a half years in a private middle school before moving to Utah in 2015.  Ms. Garland worked for two years as the special education facilitator and teacher at Provost Elementary School in Provo where she received The Crystal Apple Award and The Provo Way Award for excellence.  As Ms. Garland missed teaching middle school students, she began teaching seventh grade math at Northwest Middle School in the fall of 2017.


KSL News Radio's Jeff Caplan and a representative from Zions Bank surprised Ms. Garland by arriving in her classroom unannounced.  As her excited students looked on, Ms. Garland was told she was a KSL Teacher Feature winner!  Ms. Garland was clearly overwhelmed as the nomination letter was read aloud and as she received congratulatory handshakes and hugs! Ms. Garland is honored with a plaque from Zion’s Bank, an overnight stay at Anniversary Inn, a gift certificate for dinner at the beautiful Roof Restaurant at Temple Square, and a pair of season tickets from Hale Centre Theater.  Ms. Garland will also attend an end-of-the-year banquet for KSL Teacher Feature winners at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where one lucky teacher will have an opportunity to win a grand prize of a two-year lease on a new car, courtesy of Burt Brothers Tire and Service.


Congratulations, Ms. Garland!  Northwest Middle School students are very fortunate to have you as their teacher! To view the entire gallery, click here.


Click here to see the KSL Teacher Feature website page. 

Jacque Tovar Awarded Para Educator of the Year

Northwest Middle School’s para educator, Jacque Tovar, has been awarded the Marilyn Likins Para Educator of the Year for Utah.  Tovar has worked as a para educator for twenty-two years in the Salt Lake City School District and has been a valued staff member at NorthwestTovar Award Para Educator of the Year Middle School for the last six years. Tovar invests an enormous amount of energy in the students she serves.  Over the years, Tovar has spent time working with, coaching, mentoring, and cheering for students of all ability levels and backgrounds.  This year—at Tovar’s request—she is also acting as a student advocate helping students with a variety of unique challenges in and out of school. This is in addition to her para educator role.  Tovar meets one-on-one with 10-20 students daily. She works closely with students to set academic, social, and behavioral goals with support from classroom teachers.  These goals are then communicated to teachers and administration for implementation. Northwest students adore Tovar! Students seek her out daily to say hi, get a high-five, or to talk about worries, stressors, and celebrations. Tovar stays beyond her scheduled hours to help prepare things for students, to brainstorm with teachers and administration, and to be available for students who need her support.  She spends her time away from work creating tracking sheets for students that are engaging and purposeful, finding small things to motivate and excite students about coming to school, attending students’ sporting events, and even visiting with students and parents in the neighborhood around Northwest where she lives. Jacque Tovar consistently goes above and beyond the duties of the job she was hired to perform.


Congratulations, Ms. Tovar!  Salt Lake City School District and the Northwest Middle School community deeply appreciate your dedication, hard work, and love for students!  Thank you!


Northwest Students Recognized as Terrific Kids

The Salt Lake Kiwanis Club has partnered with the middle schools in the Salt Lake District to sponsor the Terrific Kid Program.  This program is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. The acronym for “Terrific” Kid is Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, and Capable.  For the month of October, students  Yar Yar Cam, David Peck, Lutuiki Nau, and Alejandro Hernandez were honored. For the month of November, students Evelyn Ortiz, Serafina Ah See, Siri Ndabajunjiye, and Jake Davis are being honored. To see pictures of these students along with why they are being honored, please see the Student Recognition page. 

Warrior Club Information!

You too can be part of the Warrior Club fun!  Get a 3.2 GPA (B average) and less than 5 tardies and get prizes, treats and more!!

Warrior Club

Civics Test for 8th Graders

Civics Test

Celebrating the Rich Culture at Northwest


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