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Raymond Yockel, Principal
 
6450 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
Phone (407) 370-7200 Fax (407) 370-7210

School Hours: 9:30 am - 3:50 pm, Wed. 9:30 am - 2:50 pm
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

 

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WELCOME MR. YOCKEL

Congratulations to Chuck Yockel for being named the new principal of Southwest Middle School!


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2016-2017 ANNOUNCEMENTS

7th and 8th grade schedule pickup-
8/10/16 from 9 AM -3:00 PM

6th grade and new student orientation-
8/11/16 from 6 to 7:30 PM

Immunizations

All incoming 7th grade students are required to have their TDAP immunization shot.  This is a state required vaccine needed in order to start 7th grade. 

Please contact your family physician or medical clinic and ask for this updated information.  

The Orange County Health Department is providing FREE school-required vaccinations, such as the TDAP, July 19th, 20th, and 21st  9am to 2pm at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center located on  445 W. Amelia Street.  

Students without their TDAP immunization shot will not be allowed to begin 7th grade come August 15th so please bring in their records as soon as possible. 

BACKPACK DRIVE 8/10/16 - 8/11/16
Backpack Drive (1).pdfBackpack Drive (1).pdf

August 2016 SWMS Newsletter
southwestms_aug16.pdfsouthwestms_aug16.pdf

OCPS Virtual Parent Academy

Mark your calendar! The OCPS Parent Academy has 11 exciting district-wide events planned for the upcoming school year. View the link below for dates, times, locations, and themes. Add to your school calendar and encourage staff and families within your school to attend. It is also recommended to incorporate as part of the printed material in student planners and other school calendars provided to families.

OCPS Parent Academy Dates 2016-2017.pdfOCPS Parent Academy Dates 2016-2017.pdf


SUMMER BAND EXTRAVAGANZA

This year Southwest will host the first ever summer band program in coordination with coordination with Chain of Lakes Middle School. The dates will be Monday-Thursday Jully 11-14 and 18-21. The time is 8:30-1:00 pm daily.
Any students who will be attending Southwest Middle School or Chain of Lakes Middle school in the school year of 2016-2017 are invited to join us.
Returning band students will have the opportunity to perform in an advanced band, sectionals, and small ensembles such as jazz band, percussion ensemble, etc.
 Students who are new to band will be able to choose an instrument and will receive instruction on how to play it. Instrument rental companies will be available on site the first day of the event. You are also welcome to pick an instrument early in preparation for the program. Below you will find a Q&A about what to expect from our program as well as an online registration form. The cost of the event is $130. This includes two weeks of instruction, a t-shirt, music, and a folder. Please register early to guarantee your spot!
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
 
Congratulations to Jordan Hartman and her first place finish at the Level 2 Modern Woodmen Oration Contest.
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  • Summer Reading Program - attached is the summer reading list for all grade levels Summer Reading.pdfSummer Reading.pdf  

  • AP Human Geography Summer Camp
    Calling all rising 9th grade students taking AP Human Geography next year! Parents, your student can get a head start on success in his/her first Advanced Placement class! Experience AP teachers will help your student develop key academic skills, strategies, and background knowledge needed to be successful in AP Human Geography. This will take place:
     
    July 18-19 2016
    8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
     
    Choose your site:
    Boone High School
    Colonial 9th grade Center
    Ocoee High School
     
    Please go to http://tinyurl.com/APCamp2016 to complete the registration form for AP Human Geography Summer Camp
    Registration will close June 6, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Simmons (robin.simmons@ocps.net)
    Or Marjorie Ceballos (Marjorie.ceballos@ocps.net) 
     


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR STAFF!

 We love our classified staff and appreciate them for all they do!​

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SWMS Track Team!! 

The SWMS Track team finished well this season and at the county meet over the weekend. Thank you all for your support this season!
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REMINDERS!!

SWMS Dance Spirit Night

 The next spirit night will be hosted by the Orlando Predators on Friday, May 27th at 7:30 PM. The Predators will be hosting the Jacksonville Sharks and will have the option of purchasing two different tickets, one at the $15 and the other at a $25 rate, with the $25 option including a Predators tee shirt. You can purchase your tickets using the link below.

http://www.orlandopredators.com/sealion

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FLIPPER'S PIZZERIA

Congratulations to Flipper's Pizzeria for being named Outstanding Partner in Education on behalf of Southwest Middle School!! They were honored today in front of all OCPS schools and we are so proud to have them as a partner for our outstanding students! Congratulations Andrea Rodriguez, our school contact at Flippers, and thank you for all you do!

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SWMS WOULD LIKE TO THANK
OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION!

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HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY TO SWMS!!!
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Thank you to everyone who played a role in making the 6th Annual Fine Arts Festival such a huge success. Special thanks to Jennifer Patterson and Rebecca Hammac for organizing and coordinating so many people and groups to help make this event so successful!
 
 Want some extra help preparing for the
Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs)?
   

Click below for information on Edmodo 

Edmodo Parent Letter.pdfEdmodo Parent Letter.pdf

 

Click below for Digital Q&A
(from the District)


Click on the link below for more information on our 
school's new Visitor Mangament System school's new Visitor Management System

followiong link for infEVMS Pilot Project School Parent Letter.pdfEVMS Pilot Project School Parent Letter.pdf 

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