Thursday, February 28, 2013

Southwest Checkmates the Competition


SW high school took first place in last weekend’s Check It Out  tournament at North High School.  This is one of the few tournaments that take place throughout the year.

The team members were:

·         Danny Tincher
·         Becca Tincher
·         Brendan Berg
·         Luke Samuelson
·         Griffin Mersing
·         Jon Viravong

Griffin Mersing took second place and Danny Tincher took third place in the 9-12 section.



José Fresco
Spanish Teacher
Southwest High School

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baseball Fund Raiser




CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER FOR BASEBALL!

When:  Monday, March 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:   Chipotle - Calhoun Commons    http://goo.gl/maps/iF7Mh

What Can I DO?  Spread the word!  Ask family, friends and neighbors to come to Chipotle at Calhoun Commons on Monday, March 11th between 5-8:00 p.m. to help support SW BASEBALL.  50% of purchases goes toward our program!  That includes Gift Card purchases!

What Do They Need To Do?  Bring a flier and give it to the cashier, show a digital copy of the flier on a smartphone or iPod, or just say that they support SW BASEBALL when paying and their purchase will count toward our fundraiser.

Fliers are attached.  Please print off a few and give them to friends, family members, etc.  Or tell them that they can show a digital copy (one will be posted on the SWHS website this week).  Players will put up fliers around SW next week, and have some to hand out to fellow students.  Let's spread the word!



--

Minneapolis Southwest High School Baseball Boosters

http://www.mplssouthwestbaseball.org

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Anthony MIddle School and IB - Middle Year Program


Congraulations Anthony Middle School!

Anthony Middles School was authorized for the IB Middle Years Program this summer.  The PTSA at Anthony wanted the community to share in the celebration and purchased this IB emblem.

The IB Middle Year Program (MYP) provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and to the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.
 
The MYP is flexible enough to accommodate the demands of most national or local curriculums. It builds upon the knowledge, skills and attitudes developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and prepares students to meet the academic challenges of the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).

The IB Middle Years Programme

  • addresses students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being
  • enables students to understand and manage the complexities of our world, and provides them with the skills and attitudes they need in order to take responsible action for the future
  • ensures breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding through the study of eight subject areas
  • requires the study of at least two languages to support students in understanding their own culture and that of others
  • provides the opportunity for students to undertake an independent project into an area of interest

Monday, February 25, 2013

Viva City Dates


Viva City

Minneapolis Public Schools this spring hosts the 19th annual Viva City arts series celebrating student achievement and classroom learning in visual and performing arts.

 New to Viva City this year is a dance performance at the Ritz Theater on Friday, March 8, which will spotlight MPS’ newly expanded dance programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12. 

Other events featuring students in grades six through 12 include fringe night at the Cedar Cultural Center on March 5, which will showcase a spectrum of alternative performers ranging from junkyard symphonies and rock bands to Bollywood dancers, and theater night at the Capri Theater on 

March 14, which will highlight MPS’ thriving theater programs. To learn more and see performance times, view the press release.

Southwest Musicals Get Notice


Did anyone see Mayor Rybak's Tweet about Southwest last night?  Got it from a facebook friend. After watching the Les Mis Cast perform on the Oscars last night he said something to the effect of  "it's nothing compared to Mpls. Southwest's version with Carter Bellamy".    Cool.

Hey, "Tommy" with the amazing Eric Heltemes, Jackson Hearst, Meredith Casey and Max Timander in lead roles and a cast of 50 more and an amazing pit band opens March 14th- March 24th in our Auditorium.  A rock opera not to be missed.  The set and lights alone are a production in and of themselves.  And the most amazing:  Margaret Berg and Nathan Knoll.  Come see!
 
Here’s his tweet.
Colleen Callahan-Russell
Southwest Dance Teacher

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Southwest Mens Swim Team Wins Sectionals

Southwest
Mens Swim Team
 Wins Sectionals


Individual State Qualifiers:

Peter Lefebvre - 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke
Karl Schwarzkopf - 50 Freestyle' 100 Backstroke
Darin Richardson - Diving
Jacob Totall - 500 Freestyle
400 Relay

Congratulations -- Southwest Mens Swim Team Sectional Champions

9th Grade Team Cedar Community Conferences

9th grade English - Community Conferences

  • Host:
    Southwest 9th Grade Team Cedar
  • Phone:
    612-668-3030

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Speech Team Winners at Centenntial



Centennial Cougar Speech Invitational Winners

Madelaine Foster = 1st Place Creative Expression
Vince Puzak - Extemporaneous Speaking 2nd Place Honors
Geneva Larche -- Humorous Interpretation 6th Place Honors
Nathaniel Larson - Original Oratory Honorable Mention
Henry Aoki - Original Oratory Honorable Mention

Over 850 students from 32 schools participated in the Centennial Cougar Speech Invitational Tournament.  An exciting finish for five of the Southwest Speech team.

PLAN Test Results for Parents

We are doing PLAN Test results parent presentations both on Thursday and Friday next week in the media center during parent teacher conferences.

Thursday:  last name alpha A-K:  5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
                 last name alpha L-Z:   6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Friday:       A-K:  ( not sure....I think 10-11:00 a.m.
                 L-Z:   1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

We will have the student score reports available for the parents to review and follow along with the slide show.

George Mountin
Licensed School Counselor
Southwest High School
612-668-3051
George.mountin@mpls.k12.mn.us

Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday and Friday

Parent teacher conferences will be Thursday Feb. 28 starting at 4 pm until 8 pm.

Conferences continue Friday, March 1 starting at 9  AM until 5 PM

There is no school for students on Friday, March 1.

Early Section Swim Results


Last night was finals for Section 2AA swim and dive. It came down to the last race..the 400 relay. Southwest won that race and set a new meet record. In doing so they won Section 2AA. It was a fantastic result and a very impressive team led by by Chris Aarsath as head coach. 

Bill Centner as assistant coach and all the boys were just fantastic as a team, and so happy and proud that Southwest won. 

Thank you for your support for the coaches and the team.

Regards
Fiona Lefebvre

Bicycle Fleet Workshop

ACT Preparation Hints

This email will focus on the components of the ACT exam, which is much like the Pre-ACT PLAN test you took in grade 10.  Remember:  ALL JUNIORS WILL BE TAKING THE ACT EXAM AT SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL ON MARCH 19TH, 2013 FREE OF CHARGE.
The March 19th ACT exam structure is composed of 4 timed sections.
English:  45 minutes/75 multiple choice questions.  (Stresses Grammar)
Math:     60 minutes/60 multiple choice questions.  (Up to Trigonometry)
Reading: 35 minutes/40 multiple choice questions.   (Four passages, one each of Prose Fiction,        
          Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science)
Science: 35 minutes/40 multiple choice questions.  (Charts, Experiments)

Go to www.actstudent.org for specific examples and test preparation ideas.

There is NO WRITING section given on the March 19th exam.

Other items to consider are: Bringing sharpened #2 pencils (Mechanical Pencils are not allowed), and a graphing calculator.

PHOTO Identification:  You must be able to present either a state issued, or school ID on exam day that verifies who you are.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your counselor if you have any questions.

George Mountin
Counselor (L-Q)
Southwest High School  

Friday, February 22, 2013

College Tours Project Success Due by Feb. 27


ATTENTION 9th through 12th grades:
Project SUCCESS would like to remind everyone that there will be two College Tours on Friday, March 1st. The tours to choose from are Minnesota State University, Mankato, or Hennepin Technical College and North Hennepin Community College. If you are interested, retrieve an application from the Counseling Office, and return your completed applications to Barb in the Counseling Office by Wednesday, February 27th

Tuesday Feb 26 IB 7 pm


The next IB Parent Meeting is Tuesday, February 26, at 7 PM in the Southwest Media Center .
The meeting is most applicable to parents of this year's juniors who are planning to earn the IB Diploma in 2014. However, parents of younger students are also welcome to attend.
Topics will include:

  • Pathways to the IB Diploma
  • CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)
  • Extended Essay
  • Theory of Knowledge

·         IB Connection to college readiness

Saturday Feb. 23 Basweball


2013 Silent Auction Benefitting Baseball

Our annual Wine Tasting/Silent Auction will be held February 23, 2013 at the Minneapolis Officers' Club. Plan to attend this fun event and support the baseball program!

Tickets are offered for both full wine tasting ($45) and just auction only ($25) so you can join the fun even if you are not interested in wine. Both tickets include appetizers. Please contact southwestbaseball@gmail.com with questions or to order a ticket.

Diving State Qualifiers


Two Minneapolis divers qualified for the State Meet last night in the 2AA Boys Sectional meet!

 
Please congratulate diver Darin Richardson from Southwest and wish him the best at State next Thursday.

 
Diver Dave Buenneke from South has advanced to the State Meet as well.

 
Thanks for all the support,

Jessica Herrera
Diving Coach

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Too Many Me's


Today was a BIG surprise.  I guess I was being grumpy and needed a laugh or at least some silly time.  So the staff went on-line and got some BIG heads -- mine.  Unknown to me they order these bunch of BIG heads and then they showed up today.

It was fun and hopefully they did not scare bunches of kids in the halls around noon.  They were stationed all around the commons and I was up by the black box talking to some other students not thinking a thing about what was going on in the commons.

Finally, I turned the corner and saw this collection of heads staring back at me.  What a surprise.  I guess I think I must look funny since all I could do was laugh.

Yes, this is silly and a great surprise and lots of fun.  It is not my birthday or anything "special."  But sometimes the really special days are those with laughs and friends and being with those who care.

Ok, I can't promise not to be grumpy once in a while.  But I will remember this moment.  Reflection and self-awareness -- BIG TIME.

Behavaior Standards Project by District


I know that all of us in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) want to help our young people learn and grow. The richest environments for learning and teaching don’t just happen – we create them. Having the highest expectations for our students, our colleagues and ourselves is key in realizing our mission of preparing all students for college, career and life.

 

MPS is launching the behavior standards project, a school district and community collaborative effort to create and sustain positive and respectful climates for learning and teaching. We are all in this work together. We invite you to be a part of the process of clarifying behavior expectations for all students and clarifying appropriate staff responses to student behavior. The project involves engaging students, families and staff to gather ideas and suggestions about ways we can foster positive and respectful environments for learning and teaching. This important feedback will inform the project results, which include positive behavior expectations, an updated MPS discipline policy and procedures, a code of conduct, information for families and training for staff members.

 

Your engagement and feedback in this effort are instrumental. Specifically, we want to hear from you about what’s working – the techniques, strategies or research that has helped you create positive learning environments. We also want to hear about where you could use some help. In early March, teachers and educational support professionals (ESPs) will be invited to participate in an online facilitated discussion led by the VIVA Teachers Project. Principals and assistant principals will work through their union, the Principals’ Forum. Other staff members will also have opportunities to provide input. Through area meetings, parents and families will be able to offer comments and suggestions about appropriate school behavior and respectful environments. Students will also have opportunities to comment and we will be in touch with MPS community partners who work with our students to solicit their input as well.

 

We are committed to helping staff members, families and students work together to establish a positive and respectful environment for learning. Holding ourselves accountable for creating engaging environments for our diverse student body is just as important as holding our students accountable to clear expectations.

 

I appreciateyour continued support as we improve our policies and procedures to ensure student success.


Sincerely,

 


Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Looking for Volunteers for Career Fair


Share your career journey  with Minneapolis students 

our future global workforce!

 

Spring is Career Fair season in Minneapolis public high schools! 

 

Career Fairs provide an easy and engaging way to support students. Fairs are held in both classroom and gymnasium settings, depending on the school. Come share the joys and challenges of your work, required training for your field, and career and networking resources. 

We're looking for representatives from many fields! 

For school sites and dates click here.

Ready to learn more?   


or contact Jevita Baheriy at 

 or 612.455.1559. 

School-Owned Bicycle Fleet Workshop March 5


School-Owned Bicycle Fleet Workshop 

Tuesday, March 5th

7:30-8:30 A.M. or 3:30-4:30 P.M.

The Davis Center -1250 West Broadway Avenue

 

Come hear Mark Trumper's inspiring story of obtaining, maintaining and storing a class set of really nice bicycles for fourth graders at Pillsbury Community School. The workshop is also an opportunity to connect with others across MPS who care about children and bicycles.

 

School-owned bicycles fleets have truly changed lives of MPS students. They have been used for field trip transportation, service learning projects, bicycle safety education, non-food rewards, bicycle trail-riding clubs and more. Imagine the possibilities for your school. Mark will share his experience of growing the fleet and talk about private business partnerships, PTA support, grants through Achieve Minneapolis and through Community Education, and Free Bikes 4 Kidz. He'll also talk about storing the fleet...with details down to the hooks, lumber, and spacing. The good news is a fleet of bicycles takes up less space than you might think!

 

The workshop is appropriate for parents, staff, or anyone in the elementary, middle or high school community seeking to start, organize, or expand a school-owned bicycle fleet. All are welcome.

 
Please RSVP to MPS Safe Routes to School, 612-668-5419, Jennifer.bordon@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Soup with the Supe Feb 18 6- 8 pm


The Area C Meeting this month is

"Soup with the Supe"

Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Intermedia Arts - 2822 Lyndale Ave. South 55408

 

Come and enjoy dinner and conversation with 

Dr. Bernadeia Johnson to ask questions and learn more about the vision for our schools.

  • Light Dinner
  • childcare for ages 3 and up at no cost; all children welcome
  • Hmong, Spanish and Somali interpreters available

Bring your family, friends and neighbors!

 


 
*For more information call:  612-668-0260

Public Forum on Climate Change March 14


For Newsletters
A PUBLIC FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE
The League of Women Voters of Minneapolis will present a free public forum on Climate Change and its world wide impact on Wednesday, March 14 at Mayflower Community Congregational UCC, 106 East Diamond Lake Road at 35W exit.
 

5:30 – 7pm Exhibits & Food samples from local restaurants and caterers
Exhibits include MN Environmental Partnership, U.S. Green Building Council, MN Solar Industry Assn., MN Renewable Energy Association, CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy, and many others.
 

7 – 9pm Program and Panel Discussion

Presenters include University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley describing the effects of climate change on Minnesota; Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy J. Drake Hamilton explaining health effects of our changing climate, sources of carbon pollution in Minnesota, and suggested policies responding to climate change; Minneapolis City Councilperson Elizabeth Glidden showing how climate change fits into the Minneapolis sustainability project; City of Minneapolis Sustainability Coordinator Gayle Prest with data on local greenhouse gas emissions and the status of the city's Climate Action Plan; and Lilly Resident Minister at Mayflower Church Rev. Gretchen Deeg describing some of the responses of faith-based organizations and Mayflower's initiative to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Minnesota Representative Jean Wagenius and Senator John Marty will join the speakers for a panel discussion with audience participation. 

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Speech Celebration Evening Feb. 27th 7 pm


Cicero Night!

Southwest Speech Team in performance

February 27th (Weds.)  7pm    Black Box

Join us for a celebration of Southwest’s oratory talents to help raise funds for the Speech Team. Please come and support the program and enjoy the display of an immense variety of

forensic and creative skills.

          There will be music, concessions, and oratory splendor!!!!!

Donations will be gladly accepted.

Turn On The Lights


Southwest At “Atlas Grill”                               

YOU ARE INVITED TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS!

We are thrilled to announce plans for installation of permanent lights for our athletic field at Southwest High School. The realization of this long-term goal has been made possible by Harvey Feldman, Class of 1961, who has offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, any funds raised up to $300,000!

The first phase of this project will include renaming Southwest Stadium after two of Southwest’s legendary coaches, Art Fredrickson & Dave Peterson.

We also have long-range goals that include an upgraded ticket/concession booth, improved entrance, new scoreboard, artificial turf, and much more.

Please join us March 16th, for a Gala Event at Atlas Grill, to continue the push to
“Turn on the Lights.”

At this grand event you will have the opportunity to meet current Southwest Coaches, Athletes, Fredrickson and Peterson Family Members, The Lighting Committee, and hear all of the exciting details.
                       
WHEN:                       March 16th, 2013

TIME:               6:00 to 10:00 PM          

WHERE:           Atlas Grill
200 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

                        Price:               $40.00

Other:  Light Refreshments, Cash Bar, Silent Auction, Buy a Tile, Lifetime Southwest Athletic Passes, and much more!!!    Any Questions Call the Athletic Office at: 612.668.3035

If you are unable to attend March 16th, or would just like to donate to the event.
You can Send Donations for the Silent Auction or Lighting Campaign to Southwest High School-Memo: “Turn on the Lights”



 

ACT Prep Opportunities

Please remind your 11th graders that they will be taking the full ACT test during school on Tuesday March 19th.  Students also recieve weekly testing tips and advice through their Naviance account email addresses. Encourage any students with questions to contact their Counselor/CCC Coordinator.

Also remember that the CCC has availability on Fridays and some Mondays for ACT Prep through students’ Naviance accounts. This testing prep program, Prep Me, allows subject-area only practice exams and questions. Speak with Ms. Jastrow or me to sign up to bring your class in if you are interested.

Thanks for your support in preparing our juniors to succeed on the March 19th ACT,

SW Counselors and Coordinators

Southwest High Schools
AchieveMpls

Class of '68 Libby Larsen Speaker


Southwest students will be attending Thursday's Westminster Town Hall Forum featured speaker, Libby Larsen.  I thought you'd like to know that Libby Larsen is a Southwest High graduate -- class of '68.

Libby Larsen |

February 21, 12:00 PM
A Composer on Composing
Libby Larsen is a Grammy Award-winning composer who has created a catalogue of over 500 works, ranging from vocal and chamber music to orchestral works and opera. More than fifty CDs of her work have been released, and she is sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists, ensembles, and orchestras around the world.

An advocate for the music and musicians of our time, she co-founded the Minnesota Composers Forum, now the American Composers Forum, which nurtures the creative spirit of living composers and engages communities in the performance and enjoyment of music. Co-sponsored by the Leagueaires and The Suzanne Holmes Hodder Legacy Fund.

Richard Schwartz
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator
Southwest Senior High School

Jazz at Southwest on the Radio


Every Tuesday night from 7-8PM, “Jazz at MPS” airs on KBEM 88.5 FM (Jazz88). This show was Jazz at Southwest last year. This year, they are including some other Minneapolis high schools, but SW is the main contributor of music groups. We have recorded 6 shows so far this year. Yesterday, Josh Jones and the Dynamics recorded a show that should air tonight at 7PM. Tune in for some great jazz from our talented jazz music students. Esther Swanson is the host.

More great news.

I just received confirmation from the Women’s Club of Minneapolis. We are booked for a Swing Dance on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 7:00-10:00PM. This event will be open to students, parents and the swing dance community. Save the date.

Ciao,

Keith Liuzzi
Instrumental Teacher

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Southwest Students Advance to National Japan Bowl Competition



Southwest Students Advance to National Japan Bowl Competition in Maryland!!! 

The Japan Bowl is a national competition to test the ability of high school students throughout America who are studying the Japanese language.  It is modeled on a quiz show format and aims to make the study of Japanese challenging and enjoyable.  The Upper Midwest Regional Competition was held at Normandale Community College on Saturday 16th, 2013.  There were three levels: level II, level III and level IV in this competition.
 
The Southwest level IV-B students won first place in their level.   This team is now eligible to participate in The 2013 National Japan Bowl Competition, to be held Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, 2013 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Please congratulate the finalists who represented Southwest at Regions this year: 

Level IV-B             Anna Kelly,  Matthew Benbenek,  Maxwell Tong

Other participants who did a great job at Regions are:
Level IV-A          Michael Hawkinson,  Andrea Obermiller,  Fiona Walkers
Level III-A            Tressie  Chamlongsong,  Crisol Clemente,  Peter Hubbard
Level III-B            Elizabeth Rinde,  Kimberly Vice,  Victor Nieto-Vides
Level II-A            Katherine Vo,  Rhiannon Aldrich,  Mclean Cozine
Level II-B            Olivia Engel,  Oskar Soderberg,  Denys Karia

There was also a Talent Show. There were three categories and four students that participated from Southwest.  Please congratulate the winners below when you see them.

Speech/ Drama  category     1st place :  Stuart Gordon

Art Creation  category     1st place :  Elizabeth Rinde         2nd place: Patricia Ghost

Participants : Madeline Heikkila, Stuart Gordon, Elizabeth Rinde, Patricia Ghost.
 

No School Monday February, 18

All Minneapolis Public Schools including Southwest High School are closed on Monday, February 18 for Presidents' Day - National Holiday.

School will resume at regular hours on Tuesday, February 19.

Have a great holiday with family and friends.

Speech Tournament At Bloomington Rabkin Wins

The Laker Speech team travel over to participate in the Bloomington Speech Tournament with over 700 students competing from 22 different schools.

Freshman Shira Rabkin placed 5th in Original Oratory.

Congratulations, Shira


Laker Speech Team Winners at St. Francis



The Speech Tournament was held at St. Francis High School.  There were 16 teams in the competition with over 300 students from throughtout east central Minnesota.






Madelaine Foster placed third in Creative Expression at the St. Francis Speech Tournament.













In the Duo Interpretation Category, Nathaniel Larson and Piper Shatz-Akin placed 5th.

Southwest Speech Team at Bloomington - 22 Schools and over 700 stduents


The Southwest Speech team participated with 22 schools in the Bloomington Speech Tournament this past weekend.

With over 700 student competing in 13 different categories, it was an active and busy Saturday. There was a Varsity and Novice section.

he team continued with its winning ways and numerous speakers were recognized.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Baseball Fund Raiser Event

All--

Just another email reminder that our 4th Annual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting is only one week away!  Please let the committee know if you are able to attend by sending an RSVP to this email address.  There are still tickets remaining for this event.  Thanks to all who have sent an RSVP already and paid for their tickets.  If you have not yet paid for your tickets, please send a check payable to "SW Baseball Boosters" to our treasurer, Christine Tjossem, at 5029 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55419.  The cost is $45.00 per ticket for the wine tasting and $25.00 per ticket if you do not wish to participate in the tasting. 

The committee is still accepting donations for this event.  Please reply to this email if you have anything you wish to donate.

Also, Bonnie Hancock, mother of a freshman player, is offering to help a charitable organization collecting new and used baseball gloves and baseballs to ship overseas to our troops.  I am sure many of us have some of these items we could donate to the cause.  Bonnie will be collecting these items at the silent auction and will also provide information about the organization for those that are interested.  What a great idea!  You can always have your son bring these items to any captains' practice and the captains will make sure Bonnie receives the donation, too.  If you care to learn more about the program please click on: http://www.minnesotabaseballacademy.com/news_article/show/219396?referrer_id=597519
As always, thank you.  Please reply to this email if you have any questions.


-- 

Minneapolis Southwest High School Baseball Boosters

Friday, February 15, 2013

Stadium Lights & You -- Your Donations Needed


Southwest At “Atlas Grill”                               

YOU ARE INVITED TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS!

We are thrilled to announce plans for installation of permanent lights for our athletic field at Southwest High School. The realization of this long-term goal has been made possible by Harvey Feldman, Class of 1961, who has offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, any funds raised up to $300,000!

The first phase of this project will include renaming Southwest Stadium after two of Southwest’s legendary coaches, Art Fredrickson & Dave Peterson.

We also have long-range goals that include an upgraded ticket/concession booth, improved entrance, new scoreboard, artificial turf, and much more.

Please join us March 16th, for a Gala Event at Atlas Grill, to continue the push to
“Turn on the Lights.”

At this grand event you will have the opportunity to meet current Southwest Coaches, Athletes, Fredrickson and Peterson Family Members, The Lighting Committee, and hear all of the exciting details.
                       
WHEN:                       March 16th, 2013

TIME:               6:00 to 10:00 PM         

WHERE:           Atlas Grill
200 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

                        Price:               $40.00

Other:  Light Refreshments, Cash Bar, Silent Auction, Buy a Tile, Lifetime Southwest Athletic Passes, and much more!!!    Any Questions Call the Athletic Office at: 612.668.3035

If you are unable to attend March 16th, or would just like to donate to the event.
You can Send Donations for the Silent Auction or Lighting Campaign to Southwest High School-Memo: “Turn on the Lights”



 

SOUTHWEST PARENT CONNECTIONS (SWPC):


College Fair for Parents-Parents of 9th grade SW students are invited to our 3rd SWPC evening coming up on February 21st from 6:30- 8:00 pm in the Media Center. This evening will be a focused on college, including college admissions information, financial aid information, and suggestions for parents to prepare 9th grade student to be college ready. College representatives from a variety of colleges will be in attendance to share about their programs and answer questions.

 
SWPC 4 will be on 3/14 and will address academic programming at Southwest