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English Language Development Students Visit the University of Utah

English Language Development teachers Angela Elegante, Bree Strong, and Nathan Tanner took 90 ELL students on a field trip to the University of Utah.  The students were exposed to a college environment through interactions with college students and by visiting various departments.  In the Physics Department, students participated in a lab exploring heat and energy. Students visited an engineering class and learned about robotics.  Students excitedly maneuvered motorized balls through an obstacle course.  Many students commented that this was the highlight of the fieldtrip! Students also witnessed 3-D printing in action and viewed a 3-D display of objects ranging from a vase to a working model of a hand.  Northwest students learned a college campus is a big place and walked over two miles.  More than one student commented that their legs were tired! Students and staff were treated to pizza from The Pie courtesy of LEAP.  LEAP is a two-semester course that enables new students to transition more confidently to college. Sponsoring middle school field trips is part of their community outreach. Northwest ELL students have been taking this field trip for ten years.  The field trip is to raise awareness of what college is about and to explore the various learning experiences that are available.

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English Language Development Students Visit the University of Utah

Eighth Grade Math Classes Participate in Friendly Competition

Teachers Jag Dasanjh, Lauren Haupt, Soo Francis, and Becky de Freitas took their classes to the auditorium for a friendly math competition.  Students have been learning a variety of difficult mathematical equations and concepts.  The competition allowed students to review what they have been learning while competing against their peers. Teachers would randomly select a student’s name who then had to answer the math problem.  If the student answered correctly, the class received a point. The game became quite competitive as classes developed strategies to win. Students had a lot of fun as did their instructors!

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Eighth Grade Math Classes Participate in Friendly Competition

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. 

Science Students Learn About the Characteristics of Life

Science teacher James Chandler and his students are exploring the characteristics of life.  Using inquiry as the method of investigation, students blew large bubbles and recorded scientific observations using their five senses.  Students then categorized their findings based on the characteristics of life. Students wrote a scientific explanation answering whether they thought bubbles were alive or not.  This required making a claim, using evidence based on their observations, and required reasoning based on their background knowledge.  Classes then engaged in spirited debates based on their findings.

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Science Students Learn About the Characteristics of Life

Author Camron Wright Visits Northwest Middle School

Language Arts teacher Jason Miller hosted guest author, Camron Wright, in October.  Camron Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He attended Westminster College earning a master’s degree in Writing and Public Relations. Several of Mr. Wright’s books have won numerous awards.  His first book, Letters for Emily, was a Readers Choice Award winner, as well as a selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. The Rent Collector, won Best Novel of the year from the Whitney Award while The Orphan Keeper won 2016 Book of the Year.   Mr. Wright discussed with students  what makes a great reader and writer.  He also left students with advice on having a happy and successful life.  Mr. Wright lives with his family just south of Salt Lake City.

 

Author Camron Wright Visits Northwest Middle School

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!!

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Civics Test for 8th Graders

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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!

Jag

Celebrating the Rich Culture at Northwest

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