SWMS Weekly Cowboy Message

Principal's Message for the Week of 11/30/20 - 12/4/20

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”

Henri Frederic Amiel

#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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SAFETY VIDEO

We know that wearing a cloth face covering is one of the best tools we have for reducing the spread of COVID-19. When schools reopen across our state, face coverings will be required for all K – 12th grade students, teachers, staff and adult visitors unless the person (or family member, for a student) states that an exception applies, such as if the person is eating, drinking, or strenuously exercising. Face coverings must be worn by K-12 students, and all teachers, staff, and adult visitors inside school buildings, and anywhere on school grounds, including outside. They are also required while traveling on buses or other school transportation vehicles. Cloth face coverings are required when anyone is in-person in public schools in Plan A or Plan B.


Do you want to take a sneak peak into how we are maintaining SAFETY at SWMS? We are looking forward to having students back in the building!! Please see our RE-ENTRY VIDEO:


SWMS RE-ENTRY VIDEO: https://bit.ly/3nPT2wZ


Please call the front office if you have questions: 336-819-2985.

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PTSA UPDATES

*WE NEED YOU!! Please join the SWMS PTSA TODAY!! Link to our SWMS PTSA website:

http://swmsptsa.my-ptsa.org


*SPIRIT DAY- Don't forget our next Chic-Fil-A spirit day AND next PTSA virtual membership meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 9. We look forward to "seeing" you there!!


*Check out all our new SWag!!!!

Support our school by showing your school spirit and ordering some SWag items! Link to shop can be found directly on our website. http://swmsptsa.my-ptsa.org


*PARTNERSHIPS: We are continuing to create new business partnerships for our school! 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

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

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7TH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS

We are still in need of documentation for the TDAP and MCV immunizations from our 7th grade students. This is a state requirement. Parents, please reach out to your health care provider or the local health department to get the immunizations for your student. THANK YOU to the families who have already submitted the required documentation!

COWBOY WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

❖ AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS: Virtual Learning Schedule (WEEKS 4-9 and throughout remote learning)

NO PAPER ASSIGNMENT PICK-UPS: There will be NO paper assignment pick-ups this week. Students received assignments until Dec. 11. Paper Assignment pick up will resume on Monday, Dec. 14.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS: Virtual Learning Schedule (WEEKS 4-9 and throughout remote learning)


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS: Virtual Learning Schedule (WEEKS 4-9 and throughout remote learning)


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS: Virtual Learning Schedule (WEEKS 4-9 and throughout remote learning)


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

❖ AWESOME Virtual Learning!: SWMS: Virtual Learning Schedule (WEEKS 4-9 and throughout remote learning)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec. 7: Interim Reports available to students

Jan. 7, 2021: Proposed 6th graders return

Jan. 11, 2021: Proposed 7th/8th graders return

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