Southwest TEAM3299 is a member of USFirst Robotics. Under the leadership of quality mentors, the team of 20 students enjoys learning and implementing engineering principles with the goal of competing against other teams by way of robots. As they start with design concept, move to software framework, and ultimately to finalized fabrication, students learn and practice engineering concepts that will prove helpful in many facets of life. A key benefit of the USFirst program is the leadership training that is instilled within the students that will ultimately prepare them for not only the engineering industry but also for life. For more information, please contact Peter Flint.
The Southwest Clay Club is open to all ages and skill levels. Students are welcome to try it once or to come every week, and projects are based on participant's desires. The Ceramics Studio is available for students to experiment, create and sculpt their clay, all the way to a finished glazed piece.
The Clay Club meets every other Thursday afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Southwest Ceramics Studio. Class is $3 per session.
For more information, please contact Art Department Chair, Stephanie Gullifer.
Riders of all levels and skills are encouraged to participate in the Equestrian Club! Riders do not have to own a horse to be a team member; however, a passion for horses is required! There is Individual and Team recognition at the JV and Varsity Levels in virtually any style of riding, including Dressage, English and Western Equitation/Pleasure, Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, Saddle Seat and Western Games. Non-riding members are encouraged to participate by contributing to the club through using their skills such as photography and/or writing, as well as assisting riding members in their competitive events. Club members will meet several times during the season to share in their passion for these animals with informative seminars, serving together in equestrian-related volunteer opportunities, as well as just plain “horsing around” together! The season runs from March to October for students in grades 8-11 (at the start of the season).
Southwest's National Art Honors Society (NAHS) Chapter functions as a weekly art club, led by students who love the arts and promote and advocate for them in the school and community. NAHS enables students to have a space to create together and to visit local museums, art shows, and artist studios for inspiration. Students work on individual art pieces as well as collaborative works. Students who are involved in NAHS for all four years of high school and who take at least five classes in the fine arts, will be awarded a certificate and rainbow tassel upon graduation.