Counseling Center

Counseling Center Mission Statement

The guidance and counseling center at Northwest Middle School is dedicated to providing a caring and safe environment. We are committed to focusing on the academic achievements of each student throughout the school year. The adademic and personal growth of each student is our first priority. We provide a place where students may find assistance in making informed decisions about their educational experience and future.


School Counselors


Dan Sachse, Head Counselor

(801) 578-8547 ext. 1403


Tra’Cee Brothers, 8th Grade Counselor

(801) 578-8547 ext. 1404



Nereida Beltran, 7th Grade Counselor

(801) 578-8547 ext. 1203


NEW!  Monthly Counseling Newsletters

September 2019 English Newsletter

























September 2019 Spanish Newsletter






















October 2018

Please click here for English and Spanish.


September 2018

Please click here for English and Spanish.


August 2018

Please click here for English and Spanish.



2018-2019 Course Descriptions

To view course descriptions for classes offered during the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.


PCCR Night, Thursday, November 8, 2018


From 6-7:30, we are hosting our PCCR (Plan for College and Career Readiness) night. This is an opportunity to learn more about how High School works and get information on Scholarships for college. This counts towards the required PCCR parent-attendance meeting for all 8th graders. 7th grade families are welcome!



  • 6-6:30pm- Spanish Presentation of the Regent's Scholarship

  • 6-6:30pm- English Presentation of PCCR

  • 6:30-7pm- English Presentation of the Regent's Scholarship

  • 6:30-7pm- Spansih Presentation of PCCR

  • 7-7:30pm- Question and Answer Session with West HS Counselors

For more information, click here.

¡Ya se acerca la Noche PCCR!​ Jueves, 8 de noviembre, 2018


De 6:00-7:30, llevaremos a cabo nuestra noche PCCR (Plan de Preparación para la Universidad y Carreras). Es una oportunidad de aprender más acerca cómo funciona la secundaria superior y obtener más información acerca e las becas.​ Esto cuenta hacia el requisito de la reunión PCCR y la asistencia de padres para todos los estudiantes del 8o grado. También se invitan las familias de estudiantes en el 7o grado.



  • 6-6:30pm- Presentación en español de la Beca Regent's

  • 6-6:30pm- Presentación en inglés del PCCR

  • 6:30-7pm- Presentación en inglés de la Becca Regent's

  • 6:30-7pm- Presentación en español del PCCR

  • 7-7:30pm- Sesion de Respuestas a sus Preguntas con los asesores de West HS

For more information, click here.

8th Grade Plan for College & Career Readiness

Please use the links below to find information, documents, and explanations regarding planning for career and college readiness (PCCRs).

  1. How to Calculate GPA

  2. Plan for College and Career Readiness

  3. Career Pathways

  4. Helpful Education WebsitesCollege and Career Plan

  5. Top Eight Survival Words in Planning for School Success

  6. High School Four-Year Plan

  7. West High School College and Career Readiness

  8. Make-Up and Original High School Credit Options

  9. What Colleges look for in a High School Student

  10. College Scholarship and Funding Information

  11. Educational Training Options Outside of a Four-Year College


El Plan para la Universidad y Preparación para Carreras del 8vo Grado

Por favor use los siguientes enlazos para contestar preguntas acerca de la preparatoria, asistir una universidad y otras opciones después de la graduación.

  1. Cómo calcular el GPA (promedio de calificaciones)

  2. El Plan para la Universidad y Preparación para Carreras

  3. Caminos de Carrera

  4. Sitios de Internet Educativas Útiles

  5. Las 8 Palabras de Sobrevivencia en Planificar para el Éxito en la Escuela

  6. El Plan de Cuatro Años para la Preparatoria

  7. Preparación para la Universidad y Carreras en West High School

  8. Opciones de Crédito Original y de Recuperación en la Preparatoria

  9. Qué buscan las Universidades en Estudiantes de la Preparatoria

  10. Información acerca de Becas y Financiación en la Universidad

  11. Opciones de Capacitación y Educación Afuera de una Universidad de Cuatro Años


Northwest Middle School Hosts College, Career, and Community Fair


During Family Conferences in October, the Northwest Middle School Counseling Department organized and hosted the school’s annual College, Career, and Community Fair (C3).  Attendees explored high school and post-high school options, careers, and various community resources.  The event gives students exposure to various careers and encourages networking.  Many of the businesses had volunteers present who had attended Northwest or West High School in their youth and currently live in the neighborhood. Many of the vendors volunteer because they sincerely care about this community and the event provides outreach and recruitment opportunities. Many of the volunteers shared they enjoy seeing and interacting with the students. Students expressed keen interest in all of West High School’s booths, but their favorite interactive booth was the FBI! As part of the fun, students were given BINGO cards on which they collected vendor signatures.  At the end of the night, the BINGO cards were entered into a raffle for college goodie bags. Northwest Middle School Latinos in Action students and AVID students acted as ushers and offered translation. Approximately seventy people attended the event.


Some of the businesses and organizations present were:



There were new vendors this year such as Parents Empowered, Volunteers of America-VOICES and All-Stars and Life Skills Training, and Latinos in Action.


Educational organizations and schools were also present.



West High School was well-represented introducing Northwest Middle School students to many of West’s programs.  Students met administrators and counselors.  The NJROTC, the German Department, AVID, the International Baccalaureate Coordinator, and football team shared information at their booths with students. 



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Crisis and Tipline Service

Dear Parents:

We are happy to announce the implementation of the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services. SafeUT is a new tool designed to provide confidential two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors or school staff through the SafeUT Mobile App or Web. The SafeUT CrisisLine provides 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support in any type of crisis.  Students can call the Crisis Line and speak directly to a crisis counselor or start a CrisisChat through the mobile app or web. Students can also send non-crisis tips to school officials regarding topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, gang activity, drug & alcohol activity, and more.  All tips are completely anonymous. SafeUT helps to provide students with a safe and secure school environment and it provides our school administration with the communication and management tools needed to help and mange on campus situations.Students will receive training on how to use the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services by their school administrators.  The SafeUT Mobile App is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.  Search “P3 Tips” and select “SafeUT”.

Click here to watch the SafeUT tutorial.

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Servicios de Crisis y de Reporte

Estimados Padres:

Nos complace anunciar la implementación de un nuevo servicio de crisis y reporte llamado SafeUT Crisis & Tipline. SafeUT es una nueva herramienta diseñada para proporcionar comunicación bidireccional confidencial con los asesores de crisis de SafeUT o el personal de la escuela a través de la aplicación móvil SafeUT o el sitio de Web. SafeUT CrisisLine ofrece intervención de crisis 24 horas durante los 7 días de la semana y apoyo emocional en cualquier tipo de crisis. Los estudiantes pueden llamar a la línea de crisis y hablar directamente con un consejero de crisis o iniciar una charla, CrisisChat, a través de la aplicación móvil o el sitio de web. Los estudiantes también pueden enviar consejos que no sean de crisis a los administradores de la escuela con respecto a los temas del acoso escolar, acoso cibernético, actividad de pandillas, actividad de drogas y alcohol, y más. Todos los consejos se mantienen completamente anónimos. SafeUT ayuda a proporcionar a los estudiantes un entorno escolar seguro y proporciona a nuestra administración escolar las herramientas de comunicación y gestión necesarias para ayudar y manejar situaciones en el campus. Los estudiantes recibirán capacitación sobre cómo usar los servicios de SafeUT Crisis & Tipline a través de los administradores de la escuela. La aplicación SafeUT Mobile está disponible en las tiendas de Apple y Google Play. Busque "P3 Tips" y seleccione "SafeUT".

Haga clic aquí  para ver el tutorial de SafeUT.

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.


Número Directo Nacional para la Prevención de Suicidio

No importa cuáles problemas te enfrentan. Queremos ayudarte a encontrar una razón para seguir viviendo. En llamar a 1-800-273-TALK (8255) te conectamos con un consejero(a) especializado y capacitado en un centro de crisis local, a todo momento.



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