SWMS Weekly Cowboy Message

Principal's Message for the Week of 1/25/21 - 1/29/21

This section is our SWMS FOUNDATION- It explains WHO we are, WHAT we do, and WHY we believe in SWMS!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

Vince Lombardi

#MindsetMatters


THEME for the 2020-21 school year - "BECOMING: Mindset Matters"

#WeAreSouthwest #SWMSStrong #Becoming


SWMS VISION STATEMENT

We believe every student can learn and succeed and successful learning occurs in a positive environment characterized by high expectations and commitment of all involved. We are committed to ensuring respect for diversity, enhanced learning, and high achievement for all students.


SWMS MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Southwest Middle School is to prepare students for high school and beyond by creating a community of learners working together in a safe environment that encourages academic, social, and personal growth.


CORE VALUES

Teamwork. Respect. Integrity.


COWBOY STANDARDS- At Southwest Middle, we “WALK THE PATH”:


Practice Honesty / Act Responsibly/ Treat others with Respect/ Have Self-Discipline

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We will maintain our TRANSITION Schedule throughout the remainder of remote learning: https://bit.ly/3nI3rdH. Our Board of Education has not determined an exact date for students to return to the building. IN PREPARATION for student return to the building, in the next few weeks, we will begin giving students their HYBRID STUDENT SCHEDULES. The hybrid student schedules will ONLY be used when students return to the building. More information is forthcoming!
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HEAD OF HOUSE APPLICATIONS

ATTN 7th and 8th graders! If you are interested in a leadership role at our school, then consider running for a HEAD of HOUSE position. This is a student position that holds high standards not only in integrity, but also passion. One student will be voted on to represent each of the 4 Houses. Applications are due no later than Friday, February 5. Click on the link below to apply: http://bit.ly/2021HoH


Please contact Mrs. Weidl (weidlj@gcsnc.com) if you have questions.

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PTSA UPDATES

*MEMBERSHIP- Please consider joining the PTSA!! WE NEED YOU!! You can go on our PTSA website to obtain your membership (http://swmsptsa.my-ptsa.org).


*AMAZON SMILE- As you are ordering gifts for your loved ones, don’t forget to link your account to SWMS PTSA’s Amazon Smile! Amazon will donate a percent of your purchase to our PTSA so we can continue to support our school! Click on THIS LINK and choose “PTA North Carolina Congress SW Guilford Middle School PTA”. Then start shopping- it is that easy!


*SWMS SWag- *Check out all our new SWag!!!!

Buy some SWag items to show our school spirit!! The link to shop can be found directly on our PTSA website ( http://swmsptsa.my-ptsa.org) as well as our school website!


*PARTNERSHIPS: We have the BEST business partnerships in the district! THANK YOU to our business sponsors - Chapman Homes and Property Consultants-Keller Williams Realty, Edible Arrangements, Sheetz, Triad Martial Arts Family Training Center- Also a huge THANK YOU goes to our donors- Dennis and Deborah Ergle, and Richard Tanenbaum! WE APPRECIATE YOU!!#Oursponsorsanddonorsrock

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YEARBOOKS FOR SALE!

The SWMS 20-21 Yearbooks are NOW on sale! Please see the link below for information on purchasing 8th grade Ads, purchasing your child's yearbook as well as how to share pictures with us so that they can be used in the yearbook!


Yearbook Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iAln5qhFzm9cIbzgiD5JjaS2foRpQJao/view?usp=sharing

We have moved our shipment date until the summer so that we can include as much as we can from this crazy year inside the yearbook! While this year has been very different, we want to make sure we create the best memories for you and your family! Don't miss out on this opportunity!


Yearbook Order Center: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/10477


Please don't hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Stephens (johnsok6@gcsnc.com) or Mrs. Kloepfer (kloepfr@gcsnc.com), our Yearbook Advisors!

COWBOY WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, JANUARY 25

AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS TRANSITION SCHEDULE: 2021 TRANSITION Schedule; REMINDER- Students will attend their 2nd semester ENCORE classes.



TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

❖ AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS TRANSITION SCHEDULE: 2021 TRANSITION Schedule; REMINDER- Students will attend their 2nd semester ENCORE classes.



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

FLEXIBLE LEARNING DAY- There will be no live teaching sessions. This is an asynchronous learning day for students to have individual/small group sessions with teachers, catch up on missing work, parent/teacher/student conferences, etc. COMING SOON- FLEX DAY 2.0!!



THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS TRANSITION SCHEDULE: 2021 TRANSITION Schedule; REMINDER- Students will attend their 2nd semester ENCORE classes.

REPORT CARDS: Report cards will be made available for students. There are 3 ways to access report cards:

3 WAYS TO ACCESS REPORT CARDS:


  • Access and view grades through my.ncedcloud.org. See instructions link: http://bit.ly/3c6ywWb
  • Request to receive report cards via EMAIL. NOTE: This is an UPDATED GCS feature through which report cards will be sent through the email addresses in PowerSchool. In order for parents to utilize this option, email addresses (for students and parents) in PowerSchool MUST be submitted and correct. Please use this link to receive your student's report cards: https://forms.gle/TrQbDdDuhsaS6hpD7
  • Request to receive report cards via SNAIL MAIL. Please use this link to receive your student's report card via snail mail: https://forms.gle/TrQbDdDuhsaS6hpD7



FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS TRANSITION SCHEDULE: 2021 TRANSITION Schedule; REMINDER- Students will attend their 2nd semester ENCORE classes.



UPCOMING DATES

Feb. 1-28, 2021: Black History Month

Feb. 10, 2021: Virtual PTSA Meeting at 6pm and Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

Feb. 23, 2021: Pink Out Day (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness)

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