Tippecanoe School Corporation

Principal's Message

Sarah Gustin

Sarah Gustin

Principal

Dear Wildcat families,

I am so very grateful for the opportunity to lead and represent Southwestern Middle School!  Ilook forward to meeting you in person and building strong and positive partnerships that will not only build upon the long-standing traditions of SMS, but that will also support our students, our staff, and our families as we look toward the future.  At SMS, “We are Wildcats!”  Our motto embodies our school community as a whole, as Southwestern is made up of a diverse group of individuals from a variety of backgrounds who strive for excellence TOGETHER.  Southwestern is a school that is deeply rooted in tradition, yet we are always looking to the horizon as we prepare for the future.  We are ALL committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is conducive to student learning, and one that empowers our students, our staff, our parents, and our community.  It is only through a strong, shared commitment between parents, students, teachers, support staff, and administrators that our students can flourish and receive the quality education necessary for success in today’s society.  Together, we will create an environment that will allow our students to be nurtured, to grow, and to reach high levels of academic success.  Together, we will foster a building culture that celebrates the hard work of our staff members and our students while emphasizing the importance of self-care and mindfulness.  Together, WE ARE WILDCATS!
The first day of school is Thursday, August 20, which will be here before we know it.  Please be assured that we are taking great care to plan a safe and smooth start to the year for our students (and our families). While this school year will look vastly different from those in years past, our school community is one of strength and resilience, and we will walk alongside one another throughout this journey.  We are here for you and we will do this TOGETHER.

Warmly,
Sarah Gustin
Proud Principal of Southwestern Middle School

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