Join Southwest and the PTSA in making 2014-15 another year of excellence, connection and growth!

2014-2015 PTSA SPEAKER SERIES 7:00 p.m. fall/spring in the Media Center; winter in the Auditorium.

  • Done: October 28-- Project Success Director of Curriculum Jason Brown on Motivation, Study Skills and Self EsteemSee this recent article: Project Success Finds Academics and Soft Skills are not Either Or and see the link to the night's power point presentation "southwest_parent_night..." at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Next up: January 13-- Make Good Choices: Respectful Guidance & Engagement on topics of Substance Use, Sexuality, & Impulse Control. Also, see the Southwest student newspaper "The Anchor" for the November 4th article on mental health resources at Southwest.

  • March 10-- Making the Most of Summer: Productive Fun through Volunteerism, Community Engagement, and Service Learning.

We need your membership! Join the PTSA for $25. SIGN UP Here

The PTSA board is seeking members to build depth and maintain a strong presence of support at Southwest in 2014-15 and beyond. Become a volunteer with jobs big and small...

  • Commit to leading one special event each year, or mix up volunteer efforts throughout the year.
  • Everyone is welcome: new or old, family, alumni, and community members. You CAN find a way to pitch in!
  • Contact and don't be intimidated-- it's fun!

Our mission is to:

  • Promote the well-being of Southwest students at school, at home, and in the community.
  • Bring together parents, teachers, and staff to support students and achieve excellence in education.
  • Advocate to serve the best interest of Southwest and all MPS students.
  • Share our strengths to promote Southwest’s community value and attract partnerships and support.

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Please join the PTSA today with your $25 membership today. SIGN UP Here 

Past dates and speaker content:

PDF Parent Meetings 2014-15   --  Informational meetings held throughout the year and sponsored by Administration, Counseling, IB and PTSA.
PDF Parent Speaker Series provided by PTSA 2013-14   --  Guest speakers on parenting teen issues supported by PTSA funds. Open to all parents, students and staff.
PDF Dr. Anne Gearity - Developing Self Reliance and Resiliency in Teens   --  Power point of the Jan 14, 2014 presentation made by Dr. Gearity to parents and staff at SWHS PTSA meeting
PDF 14Jan2014SecretaryNotesPresentation   --  Notes of Dr. Anne Gearity's presentation, taken by Mark Peterson, PTSA secretary 2013-2014.
PDF PTSA Guest Speaker Series 2012-13   --  Flyer re: PTSA meetings and guest speakers for 2012-13. Speaker titles and descriptions of talk