Hartland Youth Soccer Club Celebration

Come celebrate the 2017 Hartland youth soccer season!

Date:  October 25

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Place: Natural History Museum of Utah

All Hartland Club members will be picked up at Mountain View Elementary School located at 1350 South Navajo Street.

For more information:  Call Coach Juan at 801-745-7494

4v4 Refugee Soccer Tournament

Come participate and support a 4v4 refugee soccer tournament.

What:  Break-Thru Soccer 4v4 Soccer Tournament


When:  Saturday, October 28

Time: 11:00-3:00 p.m.

Where:  South Salt Lake Recreation Center Field  (2800 South 300 East)

Ages:  7-12 (teams will be divided by age group)  boys and girls

Format:  Individual players will be assigned a team and play with others from Break-Thru Soccer as well as other players from throughout the area.  Games will be 4v4 on small fields with no goalie.


Enjoy authentic Somalian cuisine. Hot dogs provided by Traeger Grill.

Players register by October 20th by sending an email to:

Information needed:  Player’s name, age, t-shirt size, club with whom they play if any.

**Gently used equipment such as shoes, shin guards, and balls are a welcome donation!!**



Budding Scientists Dissect Cow Eyeballs

Jill Littlefield has been teaching College and Career Awareness at Northwest Middle School for the past six years.  Annually, Donna Rae Eldridge from the University of Utah’s Health Science Department Outreach Program, brings an ice chest full of cow eyeballs ready for squealing students to dissect. 

On Tuesday, September 19, 180 7th graders excitedly took part in this yearly learning opportunity. Students learned the various components of an eyeball by drawing a detailed, labeled diagram.  Most of the students could identify the pupil and the iris, but learned their functions as well.  Many students were surprised that it is the iris—the colored part of the eye—that actually dilates based on light exposure, not the pupil.  The students learned that the pupil works jointly with the iris allowing the necessary amount of light to enter the eye for sharp vision.  Students also learned the retina, at the back of the eye, turns the image they are seeing upside down before it is sent to the brain where the image is then turned right side up—much like a camera.  Students carefully wielded scalpels while successfully dissecting the various parts they had just diagrammed.  Students were heard saying, “This is so cool!” and “Take a look at that jelly!”  Speaking of jelly . . . that is called the vitreous humor, which is a clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina. The vitreous humor gives the eye its shape and contains proteins that keep the eye healthy. Part of the dissection included squeezing the vitreous humor out of the eye into the hands of another student.  Some students did not see the “humor” in the squeezing, and wailed, “This is soooo gross!”  See the picture gallery on the Photo Galleries page.

Eldridge concluded the session by sharing the specific college degrees and majors that connected to the dissection activity.  Students learned they could be a veterinarian, a surgeon, a medical examiner, a physician’s assistant, a research scientist in life sciences or medicine, and teach at university or in secondary education.  Students also learned the salaries for these different careers.

For more information about the University of Utah’s Outreach Programs, click on either of the links below.

Community Conversations Schedule

Parents, please join us for Community Conversations at 8:45 a.m. on the following Friday mornings:

  • September 22
  • October 27
  • November 17
  • December 15
  • January 19
  • February 23
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18

Meet counselors, administration, student advocates, and other parents to socialize, ask questions, and learn more about Northwest and available resources.


Padres, por favor de acompanarnos en nuestras Conversaciones de Comunidad a las 8:45 a.m. de low siguientes Viernes:

  • Septiembre 22
  • Octubre 27
  • Noviembre 15
  • Enero 19
  • Febrero 23
  • Marzo 16
  • Abril 20
  • Mayo 18

Tome la oportunidad de conocer a nuestros consejeros, administracion, assistentes de estudiantes, y a otros padres para socializar, hacer preguntas, y conocer mas de los recursos de Northwest.

Salt Lake City School District's Extended Learning Program (ELP)

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP)
Middle School Assessment Information


The Salt Lake City School District Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton, Hillside, and Glendale Middle Schools, and West High School.


As part of the eligibility process for the 2018-2019 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which includes an online CogAT, an abilities assessment, and out-of-level IOWA reading and math assessments. The assessments will be given at our school during the November 2 – December 8 testing window. The dates for testing will be chosen by the administration and proctors at our school. Check back on our website for those dates. Students who live outside district boundaries may call the ELP office for a testing appointment. This testing will be scheduled on November 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, and 17, 2017.


Parents must submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between September 26 and November 1, 2017. Registration and disclosure forms are available on the district website:, or contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at the district ELP Office at 801-578-8573.

Parent Information Meetings:

When: Wednesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Where:  Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., rooms 112-114.

Students who are currently in middle school magnet ELP do not need to retest.


Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado del Distrito Escolar de Salt Lake City (ELP)
Información sobre las Evaluaciones en las Escuelas Intermedias


El Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado del Distrito Escolar de Salt Lake City (ELP) provee servicios especializados de educación a los estudiantes en las escuelas intermedias que han sido identificados como súper dotados y con grandes habilidades de conocimiento en los niveles de 7mo y 8vo grados. Los servicios de ELP están disponibles en todas las escuelas intermedias del distrito con servicios de aprendizaje avanzados ofrecidos a través del Programa de Magnet ELP en las escuelas de Clayton, Hillside, y Glendale, y West High.


Como parte del proceso de elegibilidad para el año escolar 2018-2019, estudiantes súper dotados y con niveles de habilidades altas en los grados 6 y 7 pueden participar en las evaluaciones de las escuelas intermedias que incluyen las evaluaciones de “an out-of-level CogAT”, una evaluación de habilidades, y “out-of-level IOWA” evaluaciones de lectura y matemáticas. Las evaluaciones se van a dar en nuestra escuela durante el periodo de tiempo del 2 de noviembre 8 al de diciembre. Las fechas para las evaluaciones van a ser indicadas por la administración y evaluadores de nuestra escuela. Revise nuestro sitio de web por esos días. Los estudiantes que viven fuera de los límites del distrito escolar pueden llamar a la oficina de ELP para fijar una cita para el examen. Las evaluaciones se van a planear para los días 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 y 17 de noviembre, 2017.


Los padres deben entregar los documentos de inscripción declaración en las oficinas del distrito de ELP durante el 26 de septiembre y 1 de noviembre, 2017. Usted puede encontrar las formas para la declaración y declaración en el sitio de web:, o contacte a Amy Burris, Asistente Administrativa de ELP, en la oficina del distrito de ELP 801-578-8573.


La reunión de entrenamiento para los padres se va a llevar a cabo el miércoles, 12 de octubre y el día martes, 24 de octubre.

La reunión va a comenzar a las 6:00 pm en el Edificio de Administración, 440 E. 100 S., salón 112-114.


Los estudiantes que ya están en el programa de Magnet ELP de la escuela intermedia no tienen que tomar el examen de nuevo


Northwest Middle School Students Canoe to School

Northwest Middle School teachers and students canoed to school on Thursday, September 7, as part of the Get Into the River Festival.  Read the full Deseret News article here.

Northwest Teachers and Students Canoe to 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!!

Warrior Club

Civics Test for 8th Graders

Civics Test

Science Team Rocks!

Congratulations to our science team from last year! They won the district's science team award for the top growth scores in the district on the SAGE, year end test. This year the science team is doing a great job to keep up the pace!

science team

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!


Debate Competition

As you may know, this year Becky Stewart began teaching a debate class for the first time at Northwest.  24 of our 8th graders joined the class and last week, four students competed at the middle school state tournament.  We want to acknowledge the bravery and hard work each of these students showed by choosing to participate in debate.  Please pass along a congratulations to the following students:

  • Maximo 
  • Isabela 
  • Katherin 
  • Pierce 

In addition, please congratulate Becky Stewart on the hard work and dedication to our students.  None of this would be possible without her willingness to take on an extra class period, learn to teach debate, and jump through all the hoops necessary to get our kids to the competition.

Finally, the Harry B. Davis Spirit of Utah Debate Award honors long-time coach and community member Harry Davis who passed away in 2013. This award annually recognizes students whose attitude transcends trophies and accolades; a student who characterizes the very traits of humility, integrity, leadership, respect, and service that Harry Davis embodied as a friend of Utah Debate.  Northwest Middle School is proud to announce that our 8th grade student, Katherin, is the 2017 recipient of this prestigious award.

Becky Stewart, described Katherin as “a resilient young woman with a caring heart and a vivacious personality.”  She goes on to explain, “Katherin has demonstrated her belief in education and the importance of work ethic.  Katherin has risen to the challenge of debate class and has willingly tried everything asked of her with a can-do spirit. … Katherin’s upbeat attitude lifts those around her.”  Congratulations Katherin!

KG Award



Just wanted to share this good news with all of you. 

Celebrating the Rich Culture at Northwest


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