The College, Career, and Community Fair and the Northwest Book Fair is here!


College, Career, and Community Fair

You are invited to the College, Career, and Community Fair (C3) next week on Thursday, January 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a great time to explore careers, high school options, post-high school, and community resources for you and your family. The event is free. Please bring family and friends! The event is sponsored by the Northwest Counseling Team. 

To see the English/Spanish flyer, click on this link: College, Career, and Community Fair Information


Book FairNWMS Book Fair

The Northwest Media Center is hosting the library’s annual Book Fair! This reading event brings to Northwest the books kids want to read! It is a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Having a collection of books in the home helps children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading!  The Book Fair is open January 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Book Fair will also be open during the College, Career, and Community Fair on Thursday evening, January 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Everyone is invited!

To see the English/Spanish flyer, click on this link:  Book Fair Information

The Book Arts Treasure Chest Visits Language Arts Classroom

In December, Language Arts teacher Andrea Seminario hosted an in-school field trip from the University of Utah.  Jazmin Gallegos, a K-12 Education Specialist at the J. Willard Marriott Library, brought into the classroom The Book Arts Treasure Chest, which showcases rare books and facsimiles as examples that students viewed and handled.  Students learned how books originated and were presented with a historical timeline.  Ms. Gallegos guided students in making their own book relating to their current curriculum.  Students learned a lot and loved making their books. It was an amazing experience!

To view the entire gallery, click here.

The Book Arts Treasure Chest Visits Language Arts Classroom

Northwest Students Attend Hour of Code

Goldman Sachs recently hosted an Hour of Code event inviting female students from local schools. The Hour of Code is an initiative offering students of all ages the opportunity to complete a one-hour computer science tutorial to show that anybody can learn coding basics and for broadening female participation in the field of computer science.  Educator Jill Littlefield and nine Northwest Middle School girls attended the event in downtown Salt Lake City. Goldman Sachs volunteers from the Technology Division discussed the impact of technology on the world today and led coding tutorials focused on games and apps. After students explored the website, they each created a project using coding. Goldman Sachs volunteers assisted students as they navigated the website and designed their projects. Five of the nine female students from Northwest volunteered to present their projects in front of the audience. The projects ranged from 3-D Art to Google characters.  The Hour of Code has become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. To view the entire gallery, click here.

Hour of Code


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

December Students of the Month

Northwest Students Participate in Dream Act Rally

Comunidades Unidas, an organization dedicated to empowering the Latino Community in Utah, invited the Latinos in Action students along with the students in Current Events to participate in the Dream Act rally. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act applies to children of undocumented parents who entered the country before age 16. The Act is a way to help these students gain legal status through school or military service. Together, students decorated 300 butterflies to contribute to the 11,000 total butterflies representing the number of current Utah Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients who are in danger of losing their status now that DACA is ending in March. Many of the students attended the Dream Act rally on November 21 in support of the Dream Act. Northwest Middle School students gathered with other activists to encourage senators Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett to approve the legislation that was introduced in 2001.

To view entire gallery, click here.

Students Decorate Butterflies for Dream Act Rally 

7th Grade Science Students Display Knowledge about Organelles

Ms. Duffy’s and Ms. Maurro’s 7th grade science students created posters after learning about organelles.  Organelles are small, specialized structures inside cells, which operate like organs by carrying out specific tasks. Working in small groups, students were required to display their learning by drawing oversized organelles and labeling the parts including the nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplast, and cell wall. Students then presented the posters to the class.

To view entire gallery, click here.

Science students' organelle poster


Seventh Grade Student Scientists Conduct Carbon Dioxide Cell Experiment

Seventh grade student scientists in Ms. Mauro’s classes conducted experiments to understand how our cells create energy. Students mixed yeast with either salt, sugar, or flour, and then capped their test tubes with balloons. They observed which balloons filled with carbon dioxide – the gas that our cells produce – and which did not. This experiment was part of a larger unit on cells and energy that student scientists have been working on for the past few weeks.

To view entire gallery, click here.

Student Scientists Conduct Carbon Dioxide Cell Experiment

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

Congrats Ms. Dasanjh

Ms. Dasanjh was honored by the Salt Lake Education Foundation for having the greatest growth scores in the district on her Math 8 SAGE test for multiple years. We are lucky to have her at Northwest!


Celebrating the Rich Culture at Northwest


© Northwest Middle School | Salt Lake City School District