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Counseling Center

The Northwest Counseling Department is here to help!  

Daniel Sachse

Daniel Sachse

Titles: School Counselor
Locations: Northwest Middle School
Departments: Northwest Middle
Email:
Tra'Cee Brothers

Tra'Cee Brothers

Titles: School Counselor
Locations: Northwest Middle School
Departments: Northwest Middle
Email:
Nereida Beltran

Nereida Beltran

Titles: School Counselor
Locations: Northwest Middle School
Departments: Northwest Middle
Email:

Free Family Resources for Summer!

Please click on the link below for more information.

Summer Resources for Families--English & Spanish

Salt Lake Education Foundation Resource List

At the School Community Council meeting, March 13, a resource list from the Salt Lake Education Foundation was shared with community members. Please use the resources and accompanying links for finding helpful information and support.

Salt Lake Education Foundation Resource List

Salt Lake Education Foundation Resource List SPANISH

Northwest's Plan for College & Career Readiness                        

Northwest's Plan for College & Career Readiness

Mental Health Resources for Parents

  • Parent Guidance.org offers education and therapeutic support to empower and give you hope as you support your child's mental health.
     
  • Cook Center for Human Connection.org works to strengthen human connection and provide avenues to mental health support for those most in need.
  • Salt Lake City School District Mental Health Series
    • What Parents Need to Know About Suicide Prevention - Video link
    • Qué deben saber los Padres sobre la prevención del Suicidio - Enlace del video

Early Open Enrollment

Are you interested in more educational options or having your student attend a school across town? Parents can apply to have their students attend a school outside of their neighborhood boundaries. Early Open Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is available until February 3, 2023.

In Salt Lake City School District, we have a variety of programs to meet the educational needs of your student, including traditional schools and programs, K-8 schools, charter schools, language immersion programs, and much more. Our teachers are highly qualified, professionally trained, and coached in the use of successful and proven teaching strategies. Please visit our website to find more information about the educational programs and services our schools offer, and remember, applications are due by Friday, February 3.

La matrícula abierta temprana

¿Les interesa más opciones educativas o en asistir su estudiante a una escuela al otro lado de la ciudad? Los padres pueden solicitar que sus hijos asistan una escuela afuera de los límites de su vecindad. La matrícula abierta temprana por el año escolar 2023-24 está disponible hasta el 3 de febrero, 2023.

En el Distrito Escolar de Salt Lake City, tenemos una variedad de programas que satisfacen las necesidades educativas de su estudiante, incluyendo escuelas y programas tradicionales, escuelas K-8, escuelas autónomas, programas bilingües y mucho más. Nuestros maestros son altamente cualificados, capacitados profesionalmente y enseñados en el uso de estrategias educativas establecidas y exitosas. Por favor dirígese a nuestro sitio de internet para encontrar más información sobre los programas y servicios educativos ofrecidos por nuestras escuelas. Recuerden que las solicitudes tienen fecha vigente del viernes, 3 de febrero.

Resources Just a Phone Call Away!

  • FAMILY RESOURCE HOTLINE 801.301.6476  (for students and their families to request food/clothing supplies or any other resources they need). 

  • IT DISTRICT SUPPORT 801.578.8224   (students and their families can call this number to get help with their devices). 

  • FAMILY ADVOCATE (Jessica Thompson) 801-578-8547 x1202 (teachers, students, and their families can call or text  for support to strengthen our ongoing relationships in education). 

Alicia De León is fluent bilingual (English/Spanish). 

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 academic 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.

 

Vaping harms teens

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Do you know how protect your student against the harmful effects of vaping? What will you say when they claim that it is harmless?  Do you know the facts? Tobacco companies are targeting our youth and arming yourself and your student with the facts can help them stay away from this harmful and addictive product. 

Click here for tips for talking to your teen about vaping.

Dealing with Technology: Tips and Strategies for Parents

Illustration of a person juggling digital devices

In today’s world, technology is everywhere. Children are exposed to technology in a multitude of forms throughout each day: They text, email, use social media, Internet, watch television and movies, and the list goes on and on. In fact, for many children, technology is one of the main ways they interact with and learn about the world. Thus, it is important that they have some guidance as they negotiate this increasingly technological world.

Full Article

Manejo de la tecnología: consejos y estrategias para los padres

En el mundo de hoy, la tecnología está en todas partes. Los niños están expuestos a la tecnología en una multitud de formas a lo largo de cada día: envían mensajes de texto, correos electrónicos, usan las redes sociales, Internet, miran televisión y películas, y la lista sigue y sigue. De hecho, para muchos niños, la tecnología es una de las principales formas en que interactúan y aprenden sobre el mundo. Por lo tanto, es importante que tengan alguna orientación mientras manejan este mundo cada vez más tecnológico.

Artículo Completo

Looking for answers to parenting questions?

www.UpliftFamilies.org provides information, links, resources based on your students age and things you want to search for. Check it out!

Buscando repuestas a preguntas sobre la crianza?

www.UpliftFamilies.org prove información, enlaces, recursos basados a la edad de su estudiante y cosas que usted puede estar interesado en encontrar. ¡Revíselo!

 


 

Archived Counseling Newsletters 

2023-24
     Term 1
     Term 2

Coping Skills Toolkit
     Term 3
     Term 4

2022-23
     Term 1
     Term 2
     Term 3
     Term 4

2021-22
      Term 1

      Term 2
      Term 3

      Term 4


Crisis and Tipline Service

Dear Parents:

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 and 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”.

 

Call:  833-372-3388

 


Servicios de Crisis y de Reporte

Estimados Padres:

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".

 

Call:  833-372-3388

 

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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.

 


 

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 Websites

  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

 


 

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2022-2023 University of Utah Field Trip

Northwest students visited the University of Utah campus. Students received information on how to apply for scholarships as well as other ways to find college funding.  Students had fun building a catapult after listening to a lecture. Students explored the campus by participating in a scavenger hunt. This field trip gave Northwest students an opportunity for discovering what a college campus looks like and what college classes might be like.  It was a fun, informative day!

University of Utah Field Trip

University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip
University of Utah Field Trip