Greetings Silver Hawks

Final Exam Schedule

 Thursday, Oct. 13

  • 7:50 – 8:55 Final Exam Prep.
  • 9:00 – 10:30 Block 1 exam
  • 10:45-12:15 Block 2 exam
  • 12:15-3:30 Make-up if necessary

Friday, Oct. 14

  • 7:50 – 8:55 Final Exam Prep.
  • 9:00 – 10:30 Block 3 exam
  • 10:45-12:15 Block 4 exam
  • 12:15-3:30 Make-up if necessary

Fall weather is hopefully here to stay for a while and that means that our term one final exams aren’t far off. In two and a half weeks term one will come to a close and student schedules will rotate to their term two courses. It’s hard to believe we’re already that far along!

Thanks to all of you who came out to visit with our staff during parent teacher conferences last month. We had one of the largest turnouts in recent memory, which also highlighted the limitations of our new set-up in the commons and the instructional wing of the building. We recognize that the commons became too congested along with the area in front of the counseling center. We are going to look at ways to make some small tweaks to our set-up and provide families with more room to maneuver and wait in line.

Finally, earlier this month the Nebraska Department of Education released the 2015-2016 NeSA assessment scores. We were pleased to see that the number of student “Below” standards decreased in each area of Reading, Math and Science when compared to last year’s results. This is yet another testament to the hard work that our teachers put in day in and day out to help students achieve academic excellence at every level. I’ve posted the results from the previous two years in a table below for you to review.

Thank you for all you do to support our Silver Hawks and make Southwest a great place for teaching and learning


Mike Gillotti – Principal

“Southwest High School Mission Statement—Lincoln Southwest High School will inspire an academic, creative, and flexible learning environment.  Students, faculty, staff, and patrons will be challenged as a COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS to reach their maximum potential in a safe, caring, multicultural, and technological environment.


The Lincoln Public Schools District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status or economic status in its programs, activities and employment.