Southwest Middle School, home of the Seminoles, prides itself on tradition and a deep sense of community. Through our dedicated staff and high expectations, we provide a world-class education that enriches the lives of all our students.
Latest News & Announcements
If you missed the 8th Grade Parent Night you can review the information in the PowerPoint below.
Students planning on returning to Campus:
We are getting ready to bring additional eStudents back to campus for the 3rd nine weeks (January 19, 2021).
If you wish for your child to return to campus, please click the link below and complete the Intent to Return Form. Note: Students who wish to return to campus WILL NOT be returning on January 5. Only CURRENT campus students will return to school on that date.
Parents of eStudents not making adequate progress, but wish to remain on eLearning:
It is our desire for all students at Southwest Middle School to be successful. Letters are being sent to parents of eStudents who are not making adequate progress based on current grades, Qtr 1 posted grades, most recent STAR scores, attendance, and/or latest FSA scores. eStudents not making adequate progress are being asked to return to campus.
If you received this letter asking your child to return to campus and you still wish for your child to REMAIN AN ESTUDENT, we are asking that you complete the form listed below.
Note: If your eStudent is making adequate progress and you do not receive a letter or phone call from the school, then you do not need to fill out this form.
Report cards can be found in the students profile in both Student and Parent Portal. On the home page you will see the shortcut profile for your child(ren). Click the "Reports" tab. Here you will find your child's Quarter 1 Report Card that was posted this morning.
PARENT PORTAL: https://polkschoolsfl.com/parentportal/
Welcome to our Virtual Open House! Our evening will begin with a general Zoom session at 6:00 PM. Parents will then follow their child's class schedule to meet with teachers in their virtual classroom. There will be a modified bell schedule to follow (including transition times to get to your next "class") and links to all teacher's Zoom meetings which can be found at the link below.
In preparation for the Virtual Open House, you are urged to download the Zoom app to your desktop or mobile device. You can also join Zoom meetings directly from the Zoom website at Zoom.us/join and enter the meeting information.
General Zoom Session (6:00 PM) Information:
Meeting ID: 995 9113 0550
Southwest Middle School
20-21 Open House Bell Schedule
|General School Meeting||6:00-6:20||6:20-6:23|
During the week of October 12-October 16 parents of E-Learning students will have the opportunity to declare their intent for their child(ren) to return to Campus Learning. Parents must complete the online form by 5 PM on Friday, October 16. Requests will not be accepted after this date/time as we must prepare to re-structure campus and e-learning schedules to accommodate change requests.
Intent to return requests will ONLY be fulfilled by completing the online form. Parents who attempt to call or visit the school to declare their intent to return will be directed to complete the online intent to return form. Requests for students to transfer from Campus to E-Learning are not being accepted at this time.
Student transfers from E-Learning to Campus Learning will not occur until at least October 28. Parents requesting such transfers will be notified when students may return to campus. Students who borrowed school computers for E-Learning MUST return their borrowed device, charger, and mobile wi-fi (if applicable) before new schedules will be distributed.
Please contact the school if you have any additional questions.
Use the link to register for a WOW Wednesday club.
(V) denotes available for E-Students
Email Mr. Thompson if you have any questions: email@example.com
|Name||CLUB NAME||BRIEF DESCRIPTION|
|Mr. Peterson||Art / Skateboarding||Creating Art and applying it to real life|
|Mrs. Herrington||Back in Time||Students will come together to learn about species of plants and animals from the Mesozoic Era.|
|Mr. Ingram||Basketball Club||Play basketball in the gym|
|Mrs. Cox||Board Games||Students will be able to play a variety of board games.|
|Mrs. Abernathy||Book Club||All students in the club will read the same book over the course of each month and we will have activities tied to each book, such as scavenger hunts, projects, and games.|
|Mr. Ortiz||Chess Club||students will engage in the game of chess|
|Bayola||Chess Club||Students will develop problem-solving skills through the game of chess.|
|Mrs. Blanchette||Coloring Pages Club||A time to relax by coloring color pages|
|Ms. Perryn||Computer Games Club (V)||Students will join a zoom while they play and share different games they play on the computer. All games must be school appropriate!|
|Mrs. Pagano||Cookbook Club||Sharing family recipes and watching videos with new ideas of how to make amazing things with your favorite ingredients will inspire the collection and creation of a SWMS cookbook.|
|Mrs. Edwards||Crochet||We will learn essential stitches necessary to make a small project|
|Mrs. Wright||Debate Club (V)||Students will learn the principles of a well-reasoned argument and how to argue effectively while learning to listen to one another respectfully. We will also be focusing in on public speaking skills as well as teamwork.|
|Mrs. Cardec||Disney Classics 2020 (V)||We will watch & discuss original Disney movies & compare them to any current remakes.|
|Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Boyzo||DIVAS||Club focusing on empowering young ladies to be strong, independent, educated, and caring individuals.|
|Mr. Claro||Fencing and Martial Arts.||Correlation between Fencing and common Martial Arts.|
|Mr. Neilan||Finance Club||Students will learn about saving money and investments|
|Ms. Terry||Future YouTubers||The "Future YouTubers Club" is All about starting a YouTube channel to share your talents and interests.|
|Cardec||Girl Talk Wednesdays||A safe place for young ladies to work on self-esteem and build positive relationships.|
|Mrs. Salyers||Happy Planners, Journals, And Scrapbooking||Students can decorate planners, journals, scrapbooking and coloring|
|Mr. Sanchez||Hamilton (V)||The history of Alexander Hamilton using theatrical play.|
|Ms. Surrency||Helping Hands Club||We will do service projects, such as last year's Christmas drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and an anti-bullying awareness campaign.|
|Mrs. Gillen||Magic for Humans (V)||Watch magic for humans and try own magic|
|Lashkajani||Math Counts||Math Counts and math board games club|
|Mr. Fales||Minecraft (V)||Minecraft: Show off your master building skills. Whether you dream of creating cities or mansions, enjoy creating with friends.|
|Foster||Movie Club||Watch a film|
|Ms. Aguilar||Photography Phanatix||Students will explore the world of photography and will have the opportunity to practice and show off their picture-taking skills.|
|Ms. Major||Quiz Bowl||Quiz Bowl is a game or competition in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all general areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, popular culture, and more.|
|Mrs. Urban||Redbox||We watch movies from Redbox.|
|Mrs. Hillery||Science and Engineering Club||We will be creating projects to answer scientific problems.|
|Mr. Ford||Science and Engineering Club||We will be creating projects to answer scientific problems.|
|Davis||Science Club (V)||Discussion and investigation of a new topic each month|
|Mrs.Tatum||Show and Tell (V)||Show specific items from your home and talk about them|
|Mrs. Chapa||Snack and Play||Bring your snack and let's play a game!|
|Mr. Young||Social Media Marketing||A brief insight on the world of digital marketing.|
|T. Jones||Sunshine Club||Project based mindfulness, spreading sunshine throughout the school. Positivity, good energy, great vibes!|
|Mr. Horvatin||SWMS Movie Review||members will watch and write movie reviews on selected movies|
|Mr. Partridge||The Fellowship Dungeons and Dragons Club||Interactive Role-playing Games with Imagination|
|Mr. Masso||The Fellowship Dungeons and Dragons Club||Want to go on adventures? Search for treasure? Fight monsters? Look no further. Join our D&D club and find out more! Beginners welcome!|
|Ms. Cowan||Theatre Club||Students will be able to act in plays which will help them learn valuable public speaking and teamwork.|
|Mr. Thompson||TOS Records Ltd.||Music Production, Poetry and Live music performance development.|
|Mrs. Crawford||UNO CLUB||Play Uno|
|Mrs. Velasquez||Yearbook Club (V)||We will be creating the (2020-2021) yearbook for SWMS.|