The PTA is seeking additional members!! We are also looking for parents willing to serve on the PTA Board. If you are interested, please contact the school for more information.

Southwest is actively recruiting volunteers! We would love to have you come be a lunch buddy with our students or be a reading buddy in a classroom or assist a teacher with things at your home. Please contact Stephanie Dischiavi at for more information or call the school at 828.324.8884.


The Viking staff welcomes you to Southwest Primary! 

Thank you Hickory Junior Women's Club!

On Monday, December 18, 2017, members of the Hickory Junior Women's Club visited Southwest with an early holiday treat.  In partnership with Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the group donated a book to each of our students.  The students were very excited to receive a book for their very own.  Thank you Hickory Junior Women's Club for giving the gift of reading to our Southwest Primary students.

RIF Books

Giving the Gift of Warmth

On Tuesday, December 5th, the Hickory Firefighters Association visited Southwest with a surprise for many of our students.  In partnership with Operation Warm, the Hickory firefighters gave winter coats to over sixty of our students.  You can visit our Photo Gallery to view some of the photos taken at the event.  Local media covered the giveaway as well.  You can see their report by clicking here.  Southwest would like to thank the Hickory Firefighters Association for caring about our students, for putting smiles on their faces, and for giving them coats that will keep them warm this winter.

Hickory Firefighters Association

School Calendar for 2017 - 2018

On Monday, January 23, 2017, the Hickory Board of Education voted to adopt the calendar for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.  You can view that calendar by clicking on the link below.

2017-2018 HPS Calendar.pdf

Southwest Vikings

Principal Dischiavi's

Weekly Newsletter

Click on the link below to keep up to date with some of the things happening here at Southwest by reading Mrs. Dischiavi's weekly newsletter.

Principal Dischiavi's Weekly Newsletter

Headlines and Features

School Improvement Team 

Click on the link below to view the minutes from our School Improvement Team meetings.

School Improvement Agendas / Minutes

Rainbow of Possibilities