Southwest Middle School

Southwest Middle School


2511 Inverness Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Phone: (785) 832-5550
Fax: (785) 832-5554

 Mrs. Kristen Ryan
     Kristen Ryan
Assistant Principal:  
     Shaun Hanson

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    Ike, our mascot!  

    Applications Available for Finance Advisory Council Membership

    Lawrence Public Schools encourage community members with expertise and experience in accounting, auditing and/or financial reporting and an interest in serving on the Lawrence Board of Education’s Finance Advisory Council (FAC) to complete an application by April 1, 2015.  FAC Committee Guidelines and a Membership Application are available on the district’s website (  The FAC monitors financial issues and trends facing the district, provides advice to the superintendent and school board and helps communicate district financial matters to the community.

    Daily Announcements 
    March 27, 2015

    There will be a short meeting for all 8th girls who are interested in playing basketball at Lawrence High School next year right after school Wednesday, April 1st,  at 1:30 in the main gym. Any 6th and 7th grade girls that are interested in Lady Lion Spring and Summer Basketball activities this summer are also encouraged to attend. We hope to see you all there. If you have questions please see Coach Mallory!

    Have you read Mysterious Benedict Society, Leviathan, or Insurgent?  If so, bring your lunch to room 203 today for Book Club.  This is the last meeting of the year and we’d love to get people together to discuss this month’s books.


    Hey guys…do you like learning about different cultures from all over the world?  Do you love to eat?  If you answered “yes” to these two questions, International Club is for you!  Join us today when our guest chef, 6th grader Joohye Oh, teaches us how to make some tasty Korean treats!  You won’t be sorry.  See you today right after school in Mrs. Collins’ room.  See Ms. Lotton-Barker in the ER East (room 203 – across from the library) if you have questions or if you might like to serve as a guest chef and teach us to cook up some scrumptious cross-cultural treats.



    If you are interested in KCATM on Saturday April 11th and you didn’t make it to math club, you need to take the qualifying test with Mrs. Rood today.  This will take 20 minutes and can be done before or after school.  See Mrs. Rood if you are interested.  Our teams will be announced on Monday, March 30th.  The competitors will meet on Monday from 3:15 to 4:00 to practice.


    Want to earn one thousand dollars this summer?  Well if you do, and you are a SWMS 8th grader, then you should apply to be a SW School Gardener!  If selected, you could earn $1,000 by working in and promoting the SW School Garden this growing season.  Applications are now available in the front office and in room 704. Applications are due Monday March 30th, with interviews on Wednesday April 1st!  Check with Mr Kennard if you have any questions.  


    Listen up SW!  The next garden work day is this Saturday from 9am to 3pm.  Please see Mr K for details, or just look for us out back in the gardens on Saturday!





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  • Kansas regulations require that districts develop and implement written policies to govern the use of Emergency Safety Interventions in all schools.  Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) is defined as seclusion and restraint that is used when the student presents an immediate danger to self or others.  Lawrence Public School’s Board of Education adopted an ESI policy (GAAF) on October 28, 2013 which is available on the district's website.  The policy will also be available on the building websites and online handbooks as of November 14, 2014. If you need a hard copy of the ESI policy, please contact your building principal. 

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