Welcome to Northwest Middle School
News & Announcements
- February 20 - 3rd Term Midterms
- March 6 - No School, Non-student day
- March 10 - School Community Council (SCC)
- March 12 - Family, Student & Teacher Conferences
- March 20 - Multicultural Celebration
- March 27 - End of 3rd Term
- March 30 - April 3 - No School, Spring Recess
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Posted: February 17, 2015
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
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.
The Registration Form is here to get familiar with too!
Also check out our West High Cheat Sheets to help you be prepared to be successful as a West High student.
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
We 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
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.
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.
- Answer 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
Are 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
Last 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.
Posted: November 25, 2014
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.
Posted: November 6, 2014
Posted: October 23,2014
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
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
Parents: 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
- 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
- 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
*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
Students 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
Congratulations 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 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
Northwest 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
The 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.
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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!
Posted: March 2, 2013
The NEW Northwest Flag!!
In 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.
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Northwest Wins Top Performing Middle School Award!!
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