Announcements

Polk County Schools Educational Options

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The NEW APPLICATION PERIOD for all of Polk’s Educational Options for the 2015-2016 School Year begins November 18, 2014 and remains open until January 9, 2015.
 
Polk’s Educational Options include: Choice, Fine Arts, IB, Magnet, and Polk Career Academies.  Notification to all applicants begins in March.  Visit www.PolkEdOptions.com for more information.

Give and Get

The past couple of years have been an outstanding success with our community “Give and Get” event!  This year we will do it on Saturday, February 7th and we could use as much help as possible.  (We set up on Friday, February 6th after school).  It is a very rewarding venture and if you can help out…join in!

 If you are new….

  • We collect household items, clothing, baby items, appliances in good working condition, furniture, etc. and display them in our cafeteria.
  • You can either GIVE items you don’t need any more or you can come GET items you may need.
  • SWMS families get “first dibs” on the items from 8 – 9 AM.
  • After the first hour, anyone from the community can come pick out items.
  •  We will be advertising throughout January but in the meantime….DO NOT THROW OUT ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE OF USE TO ANOTHER FAMILY.
  • I will store any items you may have in the back of my classroom (J2) AND I already have a nice collection J.
  • Questions?  Just ask Jane Van Camp.  It’s a SWMS outreach event and lots of fun!

                           


Girls Volleyball Season

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Thursday 11/13 Home game
Tuesday 11/18 Home game
Thursday 11/20 Home game
Tuesday 12/2 Away @ Sleepyhill
Tuesday 12/9 Home game
Tuesday 12/16 Away @ Stambaugh


SWMS Boys Basketball Season

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Monday -11/3 -Home Game
Monday – 11/10- Home Game
Monday – 11/17- Home Game
Monday – 12/1- Home Game
Monday – 12/8- Home Game
Monday – 12/15- Home Game


FBLA Student vs. Staff Volleyball Game

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FBLA Presents Staff vs. Student Volleyball Game

When: Friday- November 7th 2014

Where: SWMS GYM

Time: 6:00pm

Cost: Adults $5 and Student $3

 

 


FBLA Food 4 Families Drive November 1st -15th

FBLA is hosting a Canned Food Drive November 1st-15th. Please help our drive be a success. The winning 1st period class will receive a doughnut and juice party.

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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

Shedule

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


Schedules for Clubs and Meetings

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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

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To learn more click here


New Bell Schedule

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Forms and Emergency Contact Information

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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!


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STEAM

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Bus Delays

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Click here for the online Free Lunch application (English)

Click here for the online Spanish Free Lunch application

 

Oct
30
Thu
2014
6th Grade Fleet Trip
Oct 30 all-day
Nov
1
Sat
2014
FLBA Food 4 Families Canned Food Drive
Nov 1 – Nov 15 all-day

Drop cans off at front office or send with your child!

Nov
7
Fri
2014
FBLA Students vs. Staff Volleyball Game @ SWMS GYM
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Nov
11
Tue
2014
Veterans Day Holiday
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
13
Thu
2014
WE3 EXPO @ Sun N Fun
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

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8th grader will attend on November 13th, 2014

Open to the Public on November 15th, 2014

http://www.polkacademies.com/we3/

 

Nov
19
Wed
2014
Early Release
Nov 19 all-day
Nov
21
Fri
2014
Picture Retakes
Nov 21 all-day
Nov
24
Mon
2014
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 24 – Nov 28 all-day