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August 28, Monday - 8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  9th Grade Orientation (required for all 9th graders)

August 29, Tuesday - 8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  9th Grade Orientation (required for all 9th graders)

August 30, Wednesday - First day of school for all students (9 – 12)           8:05 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Freshmen and Sophomore Musical Auditions
Once Upon A Mattress auditions will be after school on August 31 and September 1 in the Southwest Theatre.   All who audition are cast. 

Unhinged Theatres Auditions - Steel Magnolias -
Directed by Claire Van Note and Skylar Owens
Auditions will be August 30 and 31st.  31 (NOTE:  These are the first days back to school for Grades 10-12!)  Callbacks: September 5         

Senior Parent College Information Night - Thursday, Sept. 14, 7:00 pm
Parents of seniors are invited to join the Southwest Counseling team on Thursday, September 14, at 7:00 pm in the Southwest Auditorium to learn about the pieces and steps involved in the college application process and how that process is handled at Southwest.

Wanted Student Election Judges
Students 16 and older who would like to participate in our next election on November 7th.  Apply online  Deadline to apply is September 15th.  Parent permission slip due by September 21st.  See Ms Jevne-See W204 with any questions.

Passport to College Event—Saturday, October 7, 9 am-12:30 pm
The Southwest Counseling Team is putting together a series of information sessions on several pieces of the college search and application process, including financial aid, selective admissions, essay writing, interviews, and more! Junior and senior students and parents/guardians are able to attend three separate sessions where they will hear and learn from experts in the field. Passport to College will take place at Southwest, with the welcome session beginning in the Commons. Mark your calendars now for this informational event! (note: this is a date change from the originally scheduled Sept 16)

The Southwest Close-Up trip to Washington D.C. is Feb. 11-16, 2018. 
Close Up is a fast paced and interactive program offering exciting, challenging and unforgettable activities.  From famous landmarks to meeting government officials, Close Up not only allows you to see your government, but to also experience it. Washington D.C. is the backdrop for Close Up as students participate in small group workshops of 15-20, come face-to-face with leading policy experts, members of Congress and influential lobbyists. Participants have the opportunity to debate current issues, spend a day on Capitol Hill and interact with students from across the country representing diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday September 19 after Open House in room 208.  For more information visit our website or email Caroline Hooper


Join the Ultimate Frisbee Club!
Looking for a FUN athletic activity? We field teams in competitive leagues, but ultimate is all about the Spirit of the Game (fair play and mutual respect). Anyone who wants to play will play -- even if you've never played before. There are no cuts! Everyone is welcome to play at practice even if they can't come every day and whether or not they intend to play in the fall league.  Fall league games will be held on Saturdays from August 26 - October 14, 2017. Practices will be Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 3:30-5:30 (location TBD).

All players practicing with MÜS this fall need to complete a MÜS Application Form and the MÜS Medical Waiver. The MÜS Boosters offer financial support for any player that needs help with fees. Registration information, forms and other details will be available on the MUS website soon.

Please contact Kevin Kinneavy ( or Sam Sutton ( with any questions.