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Matthew Arnold, 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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Proud to be an "A" School for 15 Straight Years!

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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-Thursdau 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. Jordan will go on to compete at the level 3 contest next week. We wish her the best of luck!
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Announcements
  • Summer Reading Program - attached is the summer reading list for all grade levels Summer Reading.pdfSummer Reading.pdf 
  • County Championship Middle School Track Meet – took place on May 13th and May 14th at Showalter Field in Winter Park. Congratulations to all of the athletes that competed.
  • YMCA After School Zone – will be closed on 5/26 thru the end of the year. We will continue to provide th Before School Zone. The Summer YMCA is still accepting applications.
  • Spring Chorus Concert – took place Tuesday, May 17th. Thank you for everyone who supported!

  • Spring Band Concert – took place Thursday night, May 19th. Thank you for everyone who supported!

  • The Orlando Predators will be hosting our second Spirit Night at the Amway Center on Frida, May 27th at 7:30 PM. 

  • 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 YMCA Summer Zone 2016
is now accepting applications.

The ​YMCA of Central Florida Summer Zone is being hosted by Southwest Middle School. Through our engaging rotations, our campers will try new activities, grow every day, and make lasting relationships and memories. Campers will also be able to attend
a weekly field trip at no charge!​​ Please click the links below for
more information and to register.

 YMCA Summer Zone Information.pdfYMCA Summer Zone Information.pdf

YMCA Summer Zone 2016

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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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NJHS INDUCTION CEREMONY

NJHS will be having their Induction Ceremony for new members on May 25th at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Please click the link below to check out a flyer made by our NJHS students  

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MAY EDITION- SEA LINE NEWSLETTER
The newest edition of the Sea Line Newsletter
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s available below!

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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!
 

Parents, please review the following letter about
computer based testing. Family Letter for CBT.pdfFamily Letter for CBT.pdf 

 

OCPS Parent Survey Spring 2016

Parents will be prompted to select your

school before beginning the survey.  

 

 Want some extra help preparing for the
Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs)?
   
 Jerry Ackerman's "Parenting the Snapchat Generation" PowerPoint
PTA Guest Speaker on Thursday, January 28th 
   

Click below for information on Edmodo 

Edmodo Parent Letter.pdfEdmodo Parent Letter.pdf

 

Click below for Digital Technology Q&A

 (updated 9/24/15)

 
 
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

 


 
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