Southwest Middle School


Refer to the Our School link on the SWMS Home Page for weekly activity schedules, breakfast and lunch menus, and more.


March 30, 2023

Parent Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, March 30th from 4:00 – 7:30pm.

This week is Spirit Week!

  • Thrusday – Put A Cap On and Sock It To Drugs (Crazy Socks + Hat Day (Hats are $1))
  • Friday – Lei Off Tobacco (Hawaiian Theme)


Spring Break is April 3rd through April 10th. Enjoy!


Track.  Although a Track schedule is drafted at the beginning of the season, it is subject to change and the MS Activities site will reflect the most up-to-date version.

Yearbook s go on sale this week.  Turn your payment into the office.  The link to the form was in the emails updates sent to parents on Friday, March 24.

All visitors are to enter through the main entrance and follow the visitor process of signing in at the office and getting a visitor pass.


Take ACTion

  • Do you enjoy writing or acting?  Do you want to create positive change in our community?  We invite you to join us at the Take ACTion short film festival (free + popcorn provided) at the Elk’s theater on Thursday, April 13th at 6 p.m.  Take ACTion is a youth-led community engagement theatre group that writes and performs skits that are relevant to young people.  Because of the amazing support of community partners, the team now creates short films from the skits that are written.  If you are interested in joining the Take ACTion team, we hope you will attend the festival on the 13th.   For more information, please contact Kristin at 605-310-4400. Take ACTion Film Festival Flyer 3-2023.jpg

YFS Kids Fair

  • Volunteers 13yr + are needed for several positions at the YFS Kids Fair on Sat. Apr 1st and Sun. Apr 2nd.  These positions include – assisting children at inflatable attractions and YFS booths like the Giant Sandbox and Strider Zone bike course, as well as face painting and monitoring entrances.  There are a variety of shifts available.   Please contact Connie Olson at or call 605-342-4195 for more information. Volunteer at Kids Fair 2023.pdf


Come and see some amazing art at the Middle School Art Show!   Many students from Southwest Middle School have their work on display.The show will be a part of the Emerging Visual Artist Program through the Rapid City Arts Council, as well as a celebration of March being Youth Arts Month.   The artwork will be displayed in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery.  Please come to the Kansas City Street entrance for the exhibit. ·      Reception – Thursday, March 9th 5-7pm in gallery lobby·      Show will be on display from March 6th-29th.·      The Dahl gallery hours vary – call 394-4101 for details.


Southwest Middle School Sports Schedule

Southwest Middle School Spirit Gear Store

Upcoming Important Dates 

Thursday, March 30th – Conferences

Saturday, April 1 to Monday, April 10th – Spring Break (Return to school on Tuesday, April 11)

Week of Monday, April 24th – SBAC Testing


End of Year

Thursday, June 1 – 8th Grade Dance

Friday, June 2 – Awards

Friday, June 2nd – 8th Grade Send Off and Last Day



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Have a great day, Hawks!