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605 West New Hampshire Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 822-6815

    ​​​​​​​​​​​School Advisory Council (SAC)

    Are you interested in what goes on at school?

    Are you one of our many working parents who cannot be at school during the day to helpor volunteer? 

    If you answered YES, Southwestern Middle School's SAC needs you. This council, which meets monthly with the principal and SAC chair, assists in making recommendations on how our school operates. SAC membership is comprised of elected parents, staff, and business community officials.

    Please contact Mrs. Swift​ at 386-822-6815 ext. 22847 if you are interested in joining.

    Southwestern Middle SAC Meeting Dates for 2019-2020

    All SAC meetings will occur in the Media Center at 4:45 p.m. on the following dates:

    September 9, 2019

    October 21, 2019

    November 18, 2019

    January 13, 2020

    February 10, 2020

    March 9, 2020

    April 13, 2020

    May 11, 2020​​

    Attendance at SAC meetings is extremely important!

    Please come out and provide your input on the School Improvement Plan, Title I Spending/Budget, the Family-School Compact and the Parent and Family Engagement Plan on the following date(s):​
    September 9, 2019

    *Input can be shared at any time throughout the school year. To share input, please contact the Main Office.




    Southwestern Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) 


    Membership Application


    Annual dues are $5. Please complete the application and return it to your child’s first period teacher.

    Meetings take place immediately following SAC Meetings (dates listed above) from approximately 5:15-5:45pm in the Southwestern Middle School Media Center.

    There are so many reasons to become involved with your school's PTSO that we can't list them all, but here are a few that we think are pretty convincing!

    GET CONNECTED. There is no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

    TAP INTO A NETWORK. Parenting is not easy- it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTSO functions allow opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.

    WATCH YOURSELF GROW. By volunteering with your PTSO you gain valuable experiences. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause– your child and all children in the community.

    SPEAK UP. Because the PTSO is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTSO can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

    WITNESS IMPROVEMENT. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be a part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTSOs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events- all vital to the school’s success.

    BE A ROLE MODEL. By becoming a PTSO member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. You also show your child the importance of volunteering your time to causes you care about.