Welcome Back Silver Hawks!
It is an honor and a privilege to begin my second year serving as the Principal of Lincoln Southwest High School. Our staff take pride in their commitment to serving our community and we have had a great summer of staff development and planning in an effort to make our fifteenth school year our best one yet!
We are excited to welcome our Silver Hawks back for another year of celebrating success and upholding the expectation of excellence that has come to be synonymous with Southwest. As we do every year, our work begins by revisiting our mission statement, which reads:
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.
There is an intentional emphasis placed on being a “Community of Learners” because of the role we all play in making sure that our students have the resources, encouragement and opportunities that they need in order to maximize their potential and strive for excellence. We also all play an important role in providing the support and guidance necessary to help them overcome the challenges and obstacles that are inevitable on the path to success and often exist beyond their control.
Late last year, a prospective parent asked me, “What is Southwest about?” and they clarified by sharing that, in their experience, every school has one or two areas where they excel. I quickly responded by saying that Southwest is a school about EVERYTHING!
Back to school season is an exciting time of the year and I anxiously await its arrival each summer. We are all looking forward to welcoming everyone back for another great year here at Southwest High School.
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.