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October 25, 2021

Greetings Southwest Laker Families

First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for your responses via comments, questions, and suggestions regarding my email last week.  Decisions are not always popular, but addressing situations is always necessary. 

A couple of things that warrant additional information:

Congratulations to the Region 6AAA Champs!!

Laker Fans! Congratulation your Southwest Lakers Region 6AAA champions!

Minnesota State High School League Tournament Brackets


Educational Benefits

Please take the time to complete the Educational Benefits Application 

Meals for the 2021-2022 school year are provided at no cost to all MPS students, district families are highly encouraged to complete the free or reduced-price lunch application to see if you qualify for other benefits, such as reduced activity fees.  

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families

MDH announced a recommendation for all school-age youth returning to school, youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.

Schools and youth organizations can send messages and resources available on COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families to families to encourage testing. Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Cheri Bladholm, RN, PHN, LSN, Southwest High School, 612-668-3037


School Store is Open!

Every Wednesday during lunch come visit your school store for the coolest SWHS gear around!  We’re currently restocking and taking suggestions.  Stop by to give yours.  Until the new gear is in, come get great deals on clearance items!

Can’t visit in person or missed us?  Shop 24/7 at our new online site with gear delivered directly to your house!  Questions or special orders?  Contact Jackie Noble at  


Back to School

Back to School Information available here!

Southwest will be back in person!  First day of school will be Wednesday, September 8th. 

Yearbook Updates

Check here for delivery information on the 2020-2021 Yearbook.