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Southwest to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday

February 26 through March 2 is Read Across America week.
ThisDr. Seuss week week is celebrated each year in recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday which is on Friday, March 2.  To show our love of Dr. Seuss' books, Southwest will have a Dr. Seuss week February 26 through March 2.  Check out the schedule below and be prepared to celebrate with us!

Monday:  Cat in the Hat - wear your favorite hat
Tuesday:  Oh, the Places You'll Go! - dress for success (career day)
Wednesday:  Fox in Socks and Wacky Wednesday - crazy socks and wacky attire
Thursday:  Green Eggs and Ham - wear green
Friday:  Happy Birthday to You! - dress as your favorite book character



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




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








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