Language Arts Students Make Sugar Skulls and Write Stories

 Language Arts teacher Andrea Seminario and her students explored the differences and similarities between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos by writing compare and contrast essays. Ms. Seminario helped the students create Sugar Skulls out of sugar, meringue powder, and water.  Students were required to think of a theme and then creatively decorated their skulls and wrote short stories about them.  This activity allowed students to review text structures as well.  Students’ projects were judged on creativity.  

Language Students Make Sugar Skulls       To see the entire photo gallery, click here.


Seventh Grade Math Classes Participate in Friendly Competition

Teachers Ms. Dasanjh, Ms. Haupt, Ms. Garland, Ms. Francis, and Ms. Mapes 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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Seventh Grade Math Classes Participate in Friendly Competition

School Attendance Matters!

School attendance is an important key to student sSchool Attendance is an Important Key to Student Success.  uccess.  Click here to read an important District message regarding student attendance at school.

School Attendance Matters!

VIDEO: Engaging Parents in Preventing Chronic Absence: English

VIDEO: Involucrando a los p adres en la prevencion de la ausencia cronica: Spanish

Northwest Students Participate in Constitution Day at the State Capitol

On Thursday, 9/17, twenty students from Northwest along with students from other area middle schools participated in a mock trial honoring Constitution Day.  The students enacted the roles of defendant, defense council, prosecutors, judge, and witnesses.  The eight student jurors weighed evidence over a fictional stolen car.  After carefully weighing the evidence, the student jurors chose to convict one of their classmates who posed as the accused car thief.  Students learned about the burden of proof and discussed the meaning of “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Students agreed the experience expanded their understanding of civics and the judicial system.

Northwest students participate in mock trial

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After-School Program

After-School ProgramExciting things are happening after school!  The Northwest Community After-School Program begins September 3.


The Northwest Community After-School Program offers a fun and safe learning environment where students can create new friendships while exploring different academic and recreational interests. Community Education group leaders provide academic assistance to students during homework hall. Students will have opportunities to participate in various enrichment classes such as Kids Court, cooking, and field trips.


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Social-Emotional Learning Comes to Northwest

This year at Northwest Middle, we will help our students develop a sense of safety, respect, and well-being by focusing on social-emotional health.  One way we’ll do this is by teaching weekly Second Step lessons.  Second Step is a program designed for middle school students to help them manage stress and develop empathy.  Each Friday our teachers will share a new lesson with their students on topics such as bullying, managing conflict, helping others, staying calm, and many other important issues in middle school.  Families are encouraged to follow up with questions and ask their students to share what they learned each Friday. 

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Northwest Receives Ron McBride Foundation Donation

Let’s celebrate!  In September, Northwest Middle School was awarded a $15,000 donation from the Ron McBride Foundation to support the school’s Healthy Learners Initiative.  This donation was the result of the efforts of the Salt Lake Education Foundation and Ron McBride DonationNorthwest Middle School.  Glendale Middle School also received a $15,000 donation.


Healthy learners are students who exhibit positive characteristics in mind, body and social interactions. This partnership will help close the achievement gap by ensuring that all students have increased access to opportunities to engage in activities associated with being a healthy learner. Students will be encouraged to exhibit positive characteristics in the following areas:


  • Mind:  academic development, positive mental health

  • Body:  physical activity, nutritious food

  • Social Interactions:  friendship, meaningful connections with others


Thank you, Coach McBride!



Northwest Family Center

Come one and all and see the amazing Family Center here at Northwest! We recently celebrated the grand opening and we are excited to offer this to our amazing community. If you or your family would like to come and see what we have to offer, please reach out to the school and we will be happy to make arrangements for you to use the resources that are housed in the family center.

2020-2021 Magnet Extended Learning Program Information

The Extended Learning Program supports the mission of Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) to cultivate a love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to educational excellence and integrity. In collaboration with families and community, we hold high expectations for all students. We respond effectively to individual needs, and provide a safe, healthy environment in which every student can learn the academic, problem-solving and social skills required for success in college, career, and life. The district has designed and implemented an Extended Learning Program to meet the cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students. Through ELP, a continuum of program options provides a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of gifted/talented and high ability students.


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Información del programa de aprendizaje avanzado Magnet 2020-2021

El Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado apoya la misión del Distrito Escolar de Salt Lake City (SLCSD) de cultivar el amor por el aprendizaje en una comunidad escolar diversa e inclusiva, comprometida a la excelencia e integridad educativa. En colaboración con las familias y la comunidad, tenemos altas expectativas para todos los estudiantes. Respondemos de manera efectiva a las necesidades individuales y brindamos un ambiente seguro y saludable en el que cada estudiante puede aprender las habilidades académicas, de resolución de problemas y sociales necesarias para tener éxito en la universidad, la carrera y la vida. El distrito ha diseñado e implementado un Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado para satisfacer las necesidades cognitivas y afectivas de los estudiantes dotados identificados. A través de ELP, un continuo de opciones de programas proporciona un ambiente de aprendizaje beneficioso y un plan de estudios diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes dotados / talentosos y de alta capacidad.


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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 for 8th Graders

Celebrating the Rich Culture at Northwest


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