Southwest Middle School is proud to be an
AVID National Demonstration School
WAY TO GO STEAM!
The Duke Energy Impact Grant awards Southwest with $3000 to fund a year-long, STEAM lab with lessons that integrate hands-on engineering, math, science, art and technology projects – culminating in students participating in the Solar Car Challenge (May 2017). These projects (engineering/design/robotics) will connect to existing science and Project Lead the Way curricula and include problem-solving challenges that offer consistent and comprehensive exposure to the engineering process, and provide opportunities for students to practice and apply problem-solving strategies and to develop teamwork and project management skills. Students’ final engineering project will be to construct their own mini solar car, race it, and use it to learn about solar energy. Students will learn how the motor works, understand solar panels, and acquire knowledge on gearing systems while competing in the Solar Car Challenge.
Open House Session Presentations
Social Media presentation.pdf
Common Final Exams for the first semester will take place on December 13th, 14th and 15th.
Common Final Exams detailed schedule:
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Digital forms are available on ParentAcess, using your parent login information. If you do not have your login information, please contact the school.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING DIGITAL AGREEMENT FORMS
OCPS EEO Non-Discrimination Statement
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.pdf
SWMS PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Want some extra help preparing for the
Florida Standards Assessments (FSAs)?
Click below for information on Edmodo
Edmodo Parent Letter.pdf
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(from the District)
Click on the link below for more information on our
school's new Visitor Management System