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.


The Viking staff welcomes you to Southwest Primary! 

HPS Superintendent’s 

Advisory Council

slated for November 30th

Dr. Robbie Adell, superintendent for Hickory Public Schools, will host the fourth public meeting of the Superintendent's Advisory Council on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.  The evening event, open to the community, is scheduled for just one hour, from 6 PM - 7PM and will be held in the media center of Grandview Middle School.

Following Dr. Adell’s opening remarks, Shawn Clemons, HPS director of accountability, will guide the audience through an examination of the North Carolina Testing System. She will provide information regarding required assessments for students enrolled in grades K-12 as well as measurements of the assessments.

The public event is designed to help parents comprehend the testing process for their children enrolled in Hickory Public Schools. For questions about the event, contact Ginger Robert, executive assistant to the Superintendent: 828-322-2855 or


Parents Night Out

Parents, do you need a break?  Do you have errands to run, or shopping to do, or would you enjoy an evening out?  The Southwest Primary PTA has you covered!  Bring your child to school for fun, games, snacks, homework help, and more!  Parents Nights Out are scheduled for December 1 and December 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  For more information, or a registration form, you can click on the link below.

Registration Form

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 

Minutes from our School Improvement Team meetings will be posted on our website below.

October 16, 2017 - SIT Minutes.pdf
November 14, 2017 - SIT Minutes.pdf

Rainbow of Possibilities