From the Principal's Desk...(Mike Gillotti)

It’s fitting that track season overlaps with the final month of the school year. Just as our track coaches are encouraging their athletes to run through the finish line, we are doing the same thing in our hallways and classrooms as we work to help students finish the year on a strong, positive note.

Final exams are just over three weeks away. We have successfully administered the ACT exam to our junior class and district, state and national level competitions are just around the corner. It’s a busy time for our staff and students so our focus is not only on helping our students instructionally, but also on how we can support them organizationally and with their mental preparation as they manage their priorities.

Please encourage your students to ask questions and reach out for extra help if they feel stuck or overwhelmed in class. Encourage them to look ahead at the remaining schedule for their classes so that they have a plan for completing final projects and preparing for final exams. If questions come up that cannot be resolved, please reach out to our staff so that we can help make the end of the school year as stress free as possible. Finally, please remind your students to take care of returning any books or equipment that they may have checked out to avoid any fines and fees that need to be cleared before the school year ends.

The end is near but there is still plenty of work to be done. Thanks for helping our Silver Hawks have a positive end to 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.