Principal's Message

Dear Northwest Families,

Welcome back to an exciting school year! We are starting the year off with a caring and competent faculty and staff with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences who are ready to motivate, challenge, and engage our students.

This year we will continue our focus on building school and community culture by providing rigorous academics, leadership, and enrichment opportunities, as well as performing arts and athletic opportunities for students. Please continue to visit our website as well as the Student Handbook (in your student’s binder) for more specifics, important dates, and events to come.

Our Land Trust fund efforts continue to be focused on Reading intervention. Our data and test results indicate amazing growth in reading scores which increase throughout both 7th and 8th grades! We want to continue this growth and competency to ensure success as student enter high school.

As always, we look forward to having parents and guardians visit and volunteer at school this year. You are always welcome to come be a part of the school community. Even though middle school students want their independence developmentally, it is always a community building experience to have parents, guardians, and families be a strong part of our school. Even lunch, or hall supervision is a huge help, and results in a safer, more connected school. 

We are excited to kick off an amazing year. We look forward to seeing you, and are here for any questions or concerns you may have.


Principal Marissa Hautau




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