The PTA is seeking additional members!! We are also looking for parents willing to serve on the PTA Board. If you are interested, please contact the school for more information.

Southwest is actively recruiting volunteers! We would love to have you come be a lunch buddy with our students or be a reading buddy in a classroom or assist a teacher with things at your home. Please contact Stephanie Dischiavi at for more information or call the school at 828.324.8884.


Introducing our new mascot!

Southwest is now officially the home of the Lion Cubs!

Lion Cub

Schedule Changes for Hickory Public Schools

On Monday, January 22, 2018 the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education approved a plan to make up the school days missed due to the recent winter weather.  Southwest Primary's start time will remain the same.  However, ten minutes of instructional time will be added to the end of our day, moving our dismissal time to 3:15.  This change of schedule will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018.

Previously scheduled teacher workdays have also been changed to regular school days to help make up the snow days missed.  For more information, and a list of make-up days, you can click on the link below to read the statement released by Hickory Public Schools.

Student and Family Announcement - School Schedule effective January 29, 2018

Early Dismissal Policy

Click on the link below to learn more about Southwest's new Early Dismissal Policy.

Early Dismissal Policy

Our Spirit Rock has arrived!

Don't miss out on your chance to paint the rock!  Click the link for details and information on how to sign up!  

Southwest Spirit Rock

School Calendar for 2017 - 2018

On Monday, January 23, 2017, the Hickory Board of Education voted to adopt the calendar for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  You can view that calendar by clicking on the link below.

2017-2018 HPS Calendar.pdf

Southwest Vikings

Principal Dischiavi's

Weekly Newsletter

Click on the link below to keep up to date with some of the things happening here at Southwest by reading Mrs. Dischiavi's weekly newsletter.

Principal Dischiavi's Weekly Newsletter

Headlines and Features

School Improvement Team 

Click on the link below to view the minutes from our School Improvement Team meetings.

School Improvement Agendas / Minutes

Rainbow of Possibilities