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Last Weekend For Rent and Alumni Night on 3/23!
Southwest High School presents "RENT"
Calling all Southwest High School Alumni! Our Spotlight Musical Alumni Night is Friday, March 23rd.Showtime is 7:00 pm, but come early to mingle with friends, old and new! See you there!
Purchase your tickets here!
Southwest Foundation welcomes
a new board chair!
In January 2018 the Southwest Foundation welcomed a new Chair, Adam Barret. A member of the class of 2000, Adam has served on the board for several years and has been active on various committees including Distinguished Alumni, Communications and Fundraising, and more! Adam is excited to serve his alma mater and the students of Southwest! Welcome Adam! If you'd like to get in touch with Adam please send him a note here.
As we welcome Adam we say farewell to past Chair Kristen Ruffner. Thank you Kristen for your professionalism, hard work and dedication to Southwest High School and the Foundation!
Southwest High School Business Directory
If you are a Southwest Alumni or a current Southwest Parent and have a business, any type of business, you'd like alumni and parents to know about, please let us know! We are compiling a list of alumni and parent owned businesses as a resource for other alumni and parents! You can let Joanne Kaufman know by email at email@example.com or give us a call at 612-504-0479!
Do you have a yearbook to donate?
The Hennepin County Library is archiving all the yearbooks for all the high schools in Minneapolis. They are still looking for print copies of 1961, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1983, 2012 and 2013 from Southwest High School. If you have an extra yearbook from any of these years, we are trying to help them fill in the holes in their collection. If you would like to donate a volume that is missing from their collection, please Contact Special Collections by phone at 612-543-8200 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yearbooks are available on a walk-in basis at Special Collections located on the 4th floor of Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.
Learn more about the Southwest Foundation!
Our board meetings are always open to our Southwest community. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the conference room adjacent to the administrative offices just inside the front door. Our next meeting is coming up on Wednesday, March 14th, at 6 PM. Come and meet our board and find out how you can get involved! If you'd like more information Please call Joanne at 612-504-0479 or send a note to email@example.com.
Hope to see you on March 14th!
The Southwest Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to work with Southwest High School and its alumni to create an exceptional educational experience for all Southwest students. The Foundation raises money to support academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities for students and to provide scholarships to graduating seniors.
happy New Year!
It's a new year and time to once again help us to make a difference for every student at Southwest high school.
Your donation will help to provide:
Math equipment and supplies and exam fees
Books and curriculum
Other school clubs and activities
ACT preparation classes
9th and 10th grade play, guest artists, guest actors
Field trips & classroom supplies
The Link Crew student mentorship program
The 9th Grade Academy to promote community and school spirit
Project Success to help students dream and plan for their futures
Technical personnel to support assemblies, classes, rehearsals, and performances in the Auditorium
Wellness Day and activities throughout the year to focus on student mental and emotional well being
Resources for newcomer English language learners at Southwest
Somali and Spanish interpreters for Fall and Early Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
Supplies for the new culinary, food and nutrition classes
Offsite testing locations
Scholarships for graduating seniors
Field trip for IB Japanese students with visitors from our sister school in Japan - Kasugaoka HS,
Student scholarships for CAS projects
Offsite testing locations
Supplies, student awards, & postage
Field trips and incentives for School within School program
T-shirts for the Southwest student ambassadors group
Actors to help prepare IB assessment Shakespeare scenes
Supplies for students in the ASD program
Passport to College workshop
Respect Retreat with Youth Frontiers
Model UN local and Chicago conferences
Many after-school clubs and activities
Distinguished Alumni awards -- Make a Nomination Today!
Our Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize alumni for their outstanding contributions to their community, alma mater, or country in their chosen career or community service.
The 2017 Distinguished Alumni were: John Hetland '48, Iric Nathanson '57, Tom Neiman '65, Gene Winstead '68, and Lizz Winstead '79.
The Foundation encourages alumni, current families, and the community to nominate their friends, family, and classmates who are deserving of this award. The Distinguished Alumni Committee, chaired by former Foundation President Nancy Rose Pribyl '81, reviews all nominations and selects the winners. To make a nomination, please click here to print a nomination form and mail it to the Foundation's address: 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410. If you would like a nomination form mailed to you, please call Nancy Rose Pribyl at 952.250.9891.
The Committee looks forward to hearing about the amazing accomplishments of Southwest's alumni community.