Planning is underway for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration is underway and as the numbers come in we will begin working to build the master schedule for next year. During class meetings last month we took some time to stress the importance of working through the registration process with patience and precision. We encourage students and parents to ask questions about the process, graduation requirements or just talk through how courses can fit into their long term plan to be college and career ready. Please don’t hesitate to contact our counseling center with specific questions or to find out when registration help sessions are available.
On January 14th we hosted incoming ninth graders during our annual Future Hawk Night event. Eighth graders and their families were able to explore our building, learn how to manage the transition to high school. Students and staff were out in full force to showcase all of the clubs, activities and athletic opportunities available at Southwest. As I walked around at my first Future Hawk Night what stood out to me were the current students who took time out of their busy schedules to give tours, answer questions, and share their own first hand experiences. They did a tremendous job highlighting what a positive, welcoming environment we strive to maintain here at Southwest.
We’re adding an artistic new twist to parent teacher conferences this semester. During conferences on February 2nd, the Art teachers will relocate from the gym to our library. They will still be available for everyone to stop in and visit with them to talk about student progress but now they will be surrounded by student artwork. Whether you have a student currently in Art class or not, we invite you to stop by and check out the magnificent students art projects that are on display.
It continues to be a wonderful year at Southwest High School as we rapidly move through term three. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions that we can help with.
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.