Junior Night

There will be a parent meeting for all 11th grade students and their parents on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 beginning at 5:30 PM in the school auditorium.  During this event, students and parents will receive important information to prepare for the upcoming senior year.  We will discuss the college application process, financial aid process, and more.  Please make plans to attend this important session.  Please contact Mrs. Tate, college and career counselor, for more details at (901) 416-4192 or tatets@scsk12.org.

AP Testing (Advanced Placement)

The week before Spring Break, all students in AP Chemistry and AP Human Geography were given a letter about the date and cost of their AP exams.  All students who are enrolled in an AP course at Southwind High School are required to take the AP exam; THIS INCLUDES ALL SENIORSThe cost of the AP exam is $92.  A list of students who qualified for all vouchers was sent to all AP teachers last week.  If your student does not know his or her status, please call (901) 416-4352.

2016 – 2017 Course Request Registration

All students in grades 9-11 will begin course request registration beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Friday, April 22, 2016.  The school course catalog will be placed on the school website with course registration cards and guidelines.  All students will register with their guidance counselors in their English classes.  In order to change any information on the course registration card, a parent signature is required; if a student does not obtain a parent signature, the courses selected by the counselor and the student based upon the student’s transcript will be entered into PowerSchool SMS.  If you have any questions, please contact your student’s grade level guidance counselor.

Memphis Virtual School Open Lab

If your student is currently taking an online course or credit recovery through the Memphis Virtual School, the school now has a lab open on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in Room 124 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Dr. Daphne Jones here.

General Choice Transfer Renewal

This week, the General Choice Transfer Portal opened this week for students who are on General Choice Transfer.  If you are currently on a general choice transfer to SHS, you do not have to renew your transfer because your student is approved through his or her twelfth grade year.  The deadline for completing the General Choice Transfer process is March 25, 2016.  If you have questions or concerns about your student’s general transfer, please visit the district website

TN Ready State Assessment

As you might already know, the TN Ready Assessments will begin this Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Tuesday, March 15, 2016; there will be a makeup day on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  The testing schedule is as follows:

March 10 – Algebra I and English III

March 11 – Algebra II and English I

March 14 – English II and US History

March 15 – Geometry

March 16 – Makeup

All of the tests will last for ninety minutes, and students will be dismissed during first period to all testing locations.  We need 100% attendance on these days 100% on Time!  Please make sure that your student gets a good night’s rest and eats a good breakfast on the day of the test.