Southwest Middle School


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


December 9, 2022

Do you love the art of dancing?  The Raiders Blues dance team is hosting a recruitment clinic at the Stevens Gym on Monday, December 19th at 3:45 until 5:30pm.  All 7th through 12th grade males and females are welcome!

Southwest and the Student Council will be giving back the following ways:

· The Angel Tree – Check it out!  It’s just outside Mrs. Tucker’s room! 

Our school is hosting a Salvation Army Angel Tree. We encourage you to grab a tag and help make a local child’s Christmas magical! All gift donations must be left unwrapped. The salvation Army requests that only new gifts be purchased rather than used ones because this may be the only toy a child receives for Christmas. Please attach your tag to the gift and drop them off in the office.


· Collecting winter items for the Cornerstone Mission and Presidents (coats, sweaters, scarves, gloves, hats, socks, etc.)

· Collecting items for WAVI (toiletries)


*EI Door and Room Decoration Contests begins Dec 2nd

· Theme- “Hawks Shine Brights Like Christmas Lights”


*Hot Chocolate sold after school Nov 28 to Dec 16

· $2 (Add $.50 for whip cream/ Add $.50 marshmallows)


*SW DC Candy Canes sold after school for $1- Nov 28 to Dec 16

· Sold during lunches for $1.00- on Friday Dec 9 & M-F, Dec 12-16


Monday, December 12th: Dress in X-Mas Colors

*Wear Red and Green!

*Breakfast provided by the Student Council.


Tuesday, December 13th: Christmas/Winter Hat & Sock Day

*$1 to wear a Winter or Holiday Hat

*SW Choir Concert- 7pm at the Performing Arts Centers


Wednesday, December 14th: Ugly Sweater Day

*Gift cards for winners of each Core (6 winners)

*SW DC Fundraiser at the Northside Pizza Ranch (5-8pm)


Thursday, December 15th: Grinch Day

*Dress as any Grinch Character


Friday, December 16th: Christmas Attire/Holiday “Swag” Day

*Student Council feeds the teachers lunch!

Here is a link to the 24/7, 365 Days a year Southwest School Spirit Gear Store. This store will allow you to shop all year long, and ship directly to your home.


As we enter the colder months, students are encouraged to dress warmly and arrive close to the 7:45 am entrance time.  Students will only be brought in for “Red Flag” if the “Feels Like” temperature is zero or below via The Weather Channel using our location.

Signups for boys’ basketball and girls’ choice take place this week on Monday and Tuesday.  Physicals and signed consent forms must be on file at the office.
Saturday School is being offered this Saturday, December 10th from 8:00 – 11:00am to help students make progress before break.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 6th:               PTA Meeting

Tuesday: December 6th:               All City Wrestling Tournament

Thursday, December 8th:              School Safety Assessment

Saturday, December 10th:            Saturday School

Monday, December 12th:             All City Girls Basketball Tournament

Monday, December 12th:             Student Council Breakfast

Monday, December 12th:             PTA Reflections Awards – 7 pm

Tuesday, December 13th:             Corral Drive Rehearsal

Tuesday, December 13th:             Holiday Chorus Concert

Wednesday, December 14th:       Corral Drive Concert

Wednesday, December 14th:       SWMS Staff Potluck

Thursday, December 15th:           PTA Staff Appreciation

Friday, December 16th:                 Student Council Lunch

Friday, December 16th:                 Pep Assembly

Tuesday, January 3rd:                    School Resumes

Friday, January 20th:                      End of 1st Semester




Have a great day, Hawks!