Student Holiday September 22, 2014

There is no school for students due to teacher work day!

PTA Open House September 16th, 2014

Our Annual PTA Open House is September 16th. There will be a meeting in the cafeteria beginning 6:00 pm. Parents will have a chance to meet teachers and visit classrooms according to the student schedule The SWMS Jazz band will perform prior to the meeting and Jimbo’s BBQ will be available starting at 4:30pm

Jimbo's BBQ Open House


Dinner during Open House


Orders need to be in by this Thursday September 11,2014!

Order form here: Jimbo%27s

FBLA's first meeting!

FBLA will host it’s first meeting September 8th, 2014. The meeting will be 8:15a.m.-8:45a.m. in Mrs. Clay’s room E-5. If you would like to join FBLA please get an application from Mrs. Clay.

Southwest Middle's Chess Club

Southwest Middle School excited to announce that this year we are going to have a chess team. We have teamed up with Polk Scholastic Chess to offer tournaments that will be held at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene, Family Ministries Building, 4730 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813.

The 2014 – 2015 tournament season fees will be $35.00 per player. 

Polk Scholastic Chess Club Website


Tournament 1 – October 25, 2014

Tournament 2 – November 15, 2014

Tournament 3 – December 13, 2014

Tournament 4 – January 10, 2015

Championship – March 21, 2015

Please see flyer Chess Club

FCA: Gatorade and Pop Tarts

FCA_logoWill be selling Gatorade and Pop Tarts outside of J2 every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after school!

Interested in Playing Girl's Basketball?


There will be an informational meeting Thursday morning August 28th in Mrs. Ballard’s room I-1 starting 8:45am. Click here for Girls Basketball Flyer

Schedules for Clubs and Meetings


Robotics – Friday – 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Art Club – Friday – 4:10pm – 5:00pm 
FBLA – Monday Morning – 8:15pm – 8:45pm (Starting September 8)
Book Club – Monday – 4:15pm – 4:45pm   (Starting September 15th)
FCA – Tuesday – 4:15pm – 4:45pm
Math Counts – Tuesdays – 4:15pm – 5:00pm (Starting September 2)
NJHS – Thursday – 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Chess Club- Thursday- 4:10pm -4:45pm (Starting September 25)

Sign Language Club -Wednesdays- 4:15pm-5:00pm


Bring Your Own Device


To learn more click here

New Bell Schedule


Forms and Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Form clip art

Today your child received a packet with a numerous amount of forms to be filled out and turned in. Please sign and return these forms promptly.

Emergency Contact Form

It is very important that we have the most up to date Emergency Contact Information for your child on file. You can assist us by reviewing and updating this information by using one of the following methods:

  • Use Parent portal to make the necessary changes ( not need to return the hard copy back to the school) or
  • You can make the necessary changes to the hard copy that was sent home with the student the first day of school and then return it to school. Please use blue or red ink to help assist us in identifying the changes that have been made)

The My Polk Schools Parent Portal

Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The My Polk Schools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school.

Click here for more information on this exciting new service!