The PTA is seeking additional members!! We are also seeking a secretary for the PTA. 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 Dr. Jenny White at for more information or call the school at 828.324.8884.


The Viking staff welcomes you to Southwest!

Southwest Staff

Kindergarten Dual Language Program Application

Southwest Elementary School will begin a new Spanish / English dual language program for Kindergarten students in the 2017-2018 school year.  The program will be limited to two classes and is completely voluntary.  Additional grade levels will be added as the students move up and will continue at Longview Elementary until the students reach 5th grade.  Southwest will use a 50/50 program model where students will be taught half the time in English and half in Spanish.  The goal of the program is for students to become bilingual and bi-literate in English and Spanish.  Students are expected to meet grade-level expectations in both languages.  If more students apply than seats are available, a lottery will be held.  If you would like to apply for one of these spots for your child, you will need to complete an application and submit it before the deadline on May 31, 2017.  Click on the link below to find the application in both English and Spanish.

K-Dual Language Program Application (E-Sp).pdf

Start and Dismissal Times for 2017 - 2018 School Year

With the upcoming changes to both Southwest Elementary and Longview Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year, start and end times for student days have been announced.  Southwest students will start their day at 8:30 am and will dismiss at 3:00 pm.  Classes for Longview students will begin at 8:00 am and finish at 2:30 pm.

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

Fourth Grade Student Council Members Attend Rotary
Fourth grade student council members, Thomas Smaligo and Miriam Angeles-Lemus, attended the weekly Rotary luncheon on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Student Council

Honor Roll Celebration
Honor Roll Celebration

On Thursday, April 6, our third, fourth, and fifth grade students were recognized at our quarterly Honor Roll Celebration.  Check out some of the photos from the event on our Around Southwest page.

Southwest Vikings

Southwest Elementary Classroom Supply List for 2016-2017

Southwest Elementary Classroom Supply List - 2016-2017.pdf

Southwest Elementary Newsletter - The Viking Voice

Keep up to date with some of the things happening here at Southwest by reading our monthly newsletter, The Viking Voice.  Students will bring a copy of the newsletter home with them each month, but you can also have a look at the newsletter by clicking on the link below.

The Viking Voice - September, 2016.pdf
The Viking Voice - October, 2016.pdf
The Viking Voice - November, 2016.pdf
The Viking Voice - December, 2016.pdf
The Viking Voice - January, 2017.pdf
The Viking Voice - March, 2017.pdf
The Viking Voice - April, 2017.pdf
The Viking Voice - May, 2017.pdf

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