Saturday, December 3, 2016

MPS Safety and School Climate Focus Groups

MPS improve safety and school climate and share your opinion at a focus group!
Safe in Our Schools is an engagement initiative of Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office of Operational & Security Services (OSS) to improve safety and our schools’ climates. Together we work to foster a community that supports students, parents and community members, staff and educators. With your help  we will create a more welcoming school environment for all.  Please RSVP using the following links:
·         American Indian Focus Group
o   Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at Anishinabe
·         Hmong Focus Group
o   Hnub Wednesday, 11 Hlis. 30, 6-8:30 p.m. Hmong International Academy
·         Somali Focus Group
o   Arbacada, Bisha Dec. 7, 5:30-8 Fiidnimo Anishinabe Academy
·         LGBTQ Focus Group
o   Monday, Dec. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. Davis Center – Rm: S1-433 
·         Parent/community meeting (at-large) Focus Group
o   Monday, Dec. 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m at Davis Center – Rm: S1-435 & Assembly room 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Avenues as Partner with Southwest BLAST Day Introcution

Monday, December 5 is a regular school day with some period adjustments.  Every year, the entire school and community works together to support a worthy youth organization.  This year Student Council selected Avenues fo Homeless Youth.

Below is the day's schedule and times.  If you have questions please contact Sean Kier, Advisor

On Monday December 5th there will be an adjustment the daily schedule in order to host an Auditorium to introduce BLAST DAY (BLAST DAY 2016 is DECEMBER 16th) to the entire student body. This year we are partnering with the local organization Avenues for Homeless Youth, a group that works closely with homeless teens in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. Student Council has been working hard on this project and with your help it will be a success, the cause is one I think that we can all get behind as it effects us and our students directly. 
In an effort to not imbalance peoples class schedules/ensure that every hour still gets time for actual class we are adjusting the day as follows: 

1st hour – 8:05 – 8:40 
2nd Hour – ROTATION (school would be divided into groups and complete one of three activities throughout this class hour) 
                - AUDITORIUM – 8:45 – 9:25 
                - “Behavior Presentation – 9:30 – 10:10 
                - Regular Class – 10:15 – 10:55 
3rd hour – 11:00 – 11:35 
4th hour – 11:40 – 12:15
5th hour – 12:15 – 1:45 
                Lunch A 12:15 – 12:40 
                Lunch B 12:45 – 1:10 
                Lunch C 1:15 – 1:40 
6th hour – 1:45 – 2:20 
7th hour – 2:25 – 3:00 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 29 - Dance at Intermedia Arts 2822 Lyndale South

Southwest Intermedia Arts Show 
Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Come join Southwest" Dance Company Two" for their Fall evening of Duets entitled "Deuces".  

38 Students translating ideas into motion dealing with Social issues such as Domestic Abuse, Friendship, Cultural Exchange, and much more. 

Our community partner, Intermedia Arts is located at 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., Mn 

$10 Adults, $5 Students     Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Colleen Callahan ( for 

additional information  

Up the Down Staircase - Curtain at 7 pm with Shows Dec. 1-3 and a 2 pm Matinee on the 4th

Up the Down Staircase

Any piece of literature that has a High School Principal has to be a good story - extreme tragedy or hilarious comedy.  I will let you be the judge on this one.

Tickets are still available for this Main Stage production with opening night December 1, 2 and 3 with curtain at 7 pm.  There will be a Sunday matinee with curtain at 2:00 pm.

An exciting drama with meaning for its time and today.  Come out and enjoy the play and fun entertainment for the entire family.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hot Notes January 21 Tickets Available

We are thankful that...

Tickets are now available online for
Hot Notes on a Cold Night Cabaret

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 7 p.m.

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis

Don't miss the best party of the year in support of Southwest High School's exceptional performing arts programs. Hot Notes features student and alumni entertainers, fun with friends old and new, and dancing to our award-winning Jazz Big Band!

Back by Popular Demand:
  • Joyful performances, tasty food and lovely decor!
  • The option of enjoying the show from the comfort of a private table!
  • Awesome Great Gathering offerings! Sign up for parties, tours, and events with your friends!
  • Fabulous Live Auction items including vacation homes and private chefs' dinners! 
  • On-line bidding system before the event!
  • Ending the evening with Swing Dancing to the SWHS Jazz Band!

Buy your tickets today! $37.50 in advance, $50 at the door.

Choose one of two ways to register:

Click here to register online. 

This method will streamline your check-in and check-out at the event. 

Or, to order your tickets by check or credit card, download and complete this form, and pop it in the mail.

Thank you for your support of SWHS's beloved programs—and for fostering appreciation for arts and culture in our community. We welcome our entire Southwest community to the party and look forward to seeing you on January 21st!
Register for Hot Notes!