Promote communication and understanding between home and school.
Provide a nurturing atmosphere where each child is given the hope for success.
Challenge each child to utilize his/her unique talents to achieve and succeed.
Encourage students to become problem solvers, set individual priorities, and make appropriate choices.
Southwest Elementary Schoolfocuses on developing communication skills and character education to prepare students for living in the 21st Century. Instruction goes beyond the North Carolina Standard Course of Study by featuring the use of technology, small group instruction, and well-established partnerships with the community and West Forsyth High School.
At Southwest Elementary we...
utilize computers and other technology with students for electronic publishing, intra-school broadcasting, and connection to the world-wide community.
provide mentoring partnerships with West Forsyth High School students and the broader community to develop communication and technology skills while maintaining successful ventures such as the Southwest Science Festival, Anchor Club tutors, and the Big Buddy mentoring program.
utilize the O.W.L.S. (Our Writing Literacy Skills) to provide small group reading and writing instruction, enabling students to organize thoughts for effective communication.
create opportunities for students to publish and showcase products through various technological mediums (e.g. educational software, Internet, and email.)
prepare students to be lifelong learners through participation in problem-solving activities, K.I.I.D.S. Peer Mediation program (Kids Involved In Dispute Settling), public speaking, and school involvement activities such as the Poetry Club and various book clubs.