Latest News & Announcements
Southwest Middle School Science Fair will take place December 3, 2019. This event offers children opportunities to apply the scientific method learned in school to explore science beyond the classroom.
Contact your child’s teacher or the school science coordinator if there are any questions regarding the science project. Please, complete and return to your child’s teacher on or before Thursday, September 26, 2019. Thank you.
We are excited to begin our first quarter sports season. This year we will have Girls basketball, Wrestling (Boys & Girls), & Cross Country (Boys & Girls). A current Physical from a physician dated after June 1, 2019 and a parent consent form are required to participate. Contact info for each sport is listed below:
Wrestling - Josue Sanchez Email
Cross Country - Nicole Boyzo Email
Girls Basketball - Clarence Hammonds Email
This student-produced documentary features Southwest Middle School art teacher Paul Peterson. "Building Future Leaders" showcases how Peterson uses skateboards to build students' talent. A production of George Jenkins High School ENN video class
The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25 through the end of the calendar year.
Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to protect students and staff. The district will incur an additional charge for the statewide and national background checks.
However, through the end of 2018, the cost to volunteers will remain $25. We are exploring other funding sources to help offset the cost of background screening for volunteers on an ongoing basis. More information will follow.
For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website: www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved.
Parent Portal has change for the 2018-2019 school year:
- Parent Portal is apart of the new FOCUS system.
- Parents will use their email address as their username
- You will still need to obtain a PIN from the school to attach a student to your account. Each parent will have a separate PIN.