Cheerleading Mini Clinic will be Sept. 25th-27th. Permission forms are in the office, if you need one. All forms and money are due back in the office by Friday, Sept. 15th.



Middle School Weekly Bulletin       




Sept 18- Sept 22    

Commons Duty: (7:50-8:10) – Ericka Lang

Bus Duty: A.M. (7:45-8:05) – Ryan Blakely

Office Help: (7:50-8:10) – Jennifer Reynolds

Pledge of Allegiance- Kinley Wilkins


Monday-    JH Volleyball     7th/8th “A”    vs. Mid Buchanan    4:30pm

Sept 18th            


Tuesday-    JH Volleyball    8th A/B    vs. Cameron        4:30pm

Sept 19th    JH Volleyball    7th A/B    @ Cameron        4:30pm    Bus:3:30pm


Wednesday-    Board Meeting 6pm

Sept 20th


Thursday    Keys Meeting 7:15 am

Sept 21st    JH Volleyball    7th/8th “B”    vs. West Platte    4:30pm    

                   JH Football    8th “A”        vs. Plattsburg        5pm

                   JH Cheer Photos @ 3:15 in High School Gym


Friday-        PTO 5/6th Fun Night 7p-9p

Sept 22nd     


Saturday-    JH Volleyball    7th A/B    @ Cameron                Bus:7am

Sept 23rd





Welcome to Lawson Middle School

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Welcome to our website!  Lawson Middle School is the home of the Fighting Cardinals.  Our building is home to about 400 fifth through eighth graders.  Our mission is to provide the educational and social stepping stone for all students to proceed to high school with a broad academic basis, a positive attitude, self esteem and above all an eagerness to learn.  Our goals and expectations of the students:
  • Represent our school in an outstanding manner.
  • Work to the best of your ability.
  • Treat others with dignity, worth and respect.
  • Keep our campus beautiful and clean.
  • Obey all the rules and regulations set forth by your teachers and the school.
  • Reach beyond your grasp and learn new things.
  • Make us all proud of you.

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions.  Our office hours are 7:30 am to 3:20 pm.

Address: 602 Bob Gill Drive
School phone: 816-580-7279
School fax: 816-296-3164

Have a wonderful year!
Tammy Dunn, Principal

                                  Education is not the filling of a bucket,
                                  but the lighting of a fire.
                                            -W. B. Yeats

Mission Statement:  To provide students with an educational environment which will motivate them to achieve their potential and to serve as a resource center for the community in promoting lifetime learning experiences.

                   Allergy Controlled Environment

At Lawson Middle School, we have many students with peanut and nut allergies.  For some students this can be life threatening.  Strict avoidance of peanuts, nuts, and nut products is the only way to prevent a life threatening reaction.  We are asking for your assistance in providing the students with a safe learning environment.
     * Please DO NOT send any peanut or nut containing      products for your child to eat for lunch or snack in school.
     *  Exposure to peanuts or nuts through contact or ingestion can cause a severe life-threatening reaction to those who are allergic to them.  If your child has eaten peanuts or nut containing products, please be sure your child's hands have thoroughly been washed prior to entering school.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, as we work together to keep our school safe for all students.


Lawson Middle School

2017-2018 School Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

2” 3 ring binder or Trapper Keeper

2 - 4 oz. glue

1 - 200 ct. wide rule notebook paper

2 – Pocket folders with brads

1 box—10ct. classic thick markers

1 box –10ct. classic thin markers

1 pack- 3” x 3” sticky notes

2 – black dry erase markers

20 - No. 2 pencils with erasers

20 Pencil top erasers

2 – 120-160 ct. large tissues

24 ct. crayons

1 Pack of 100 count 3x5 lined index cards

7” sharp scissors

2 – 70 count spiral notebook

Blue med. ink pens

Zipper pencil bag

Large Plastic Art supply box (pencil bags aren’t large enough)(Plastic shoe boxes or reused ice cream tubs have worked well in the past)

7”  12ct. Colored pencils

2 – Composition Books

1 pair of inexpensive ear buds

4 pack glue sticks

4 plastic folders (red, blue, green, yellow)


6th Grade Supply List

2” binder

2 - Pocket only folders (no brads)

1 pkg. 100 count index cards (lined, 3x5)

Loose leaf lined paper

12 – Red ink pens

12 – Blue ink pens

12 ct. colored pencils (regular 7”)

24 - No. 2 pencils

Classic Thick Markers

24 ct. crayons

Pencil top erasers

2-160 count tissues

Flexible ruler – standard & metric


4 oz. glue

2 – 70 ct. spiral notebooks for Spelling & Lang. Arts

1 – 5 subject spiral notebook for Math

2 – highlighters

1 pair of inexpensive ear buds

1 - Expand file/letter size or binder with folders (available at Wal-mart)

Specialized 8 pocket portfolio with plastic binding – (available at the Middle School office for $2.25)


7th School Supply List

2 black dry erase markers

Boxes of tissues (at least 2 please—will be shared with the 7th grade classes)

Notebooks/Notebook paper (wide or college rule)


Pens (black, blue and red)

Folders to organize homework/graded papers

1 ½” 3 ring binder with a clear plastic pocket on the front (for English)

1 pkg of notecards (for English)

Graph paper (for Math/Science)


All 7th graders take Art for a semester. Here are the supplies needed for Art Class and may be needed for other classes:

Wooden pencils

Colored pencils






Notebook paper

Art box


8th Grade Supply List

All students need paper, pencils and a way to organize themselves (binder, expand-a-file, etc.)  There is no set school supply list for 8th grade.  Kleenexes are welcome by all teachers.  Some teachers will request a few extra items for their classes. Please read all syllabi.  Thanks.



Southwest PTO



President - Alicia Skidmore           

Vice President - Desiree Baker

Treasurer - Jen Franken

Recording Secretary - LaDae McConnell

Communications Secretary - Abbey Hussey

Teacher Representative - Amy Gutierrez

Administration Sponsor - Megan Owens

PTO Meetings
5:30 PM-Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM-Public Meeting

August 29
September 26
October 24
November 28
January 30
February 27
March 27
April 24

Newsletters & Information
What is PTO?




   SW PTO bylaws
  Membership Form

More information can be found at:




Box Top Challenge

Box Top Collection Sheet


We can always use volunteers!

*Don’t forget those background checks… contact the Southwest office for a new form.

This Year’s PTO sponsored events:     

TRUNK OR TREAT - Oct. 21 w/Park Brd Fall Festival

DONUTS W/ DAD – Nov. 2 (A-L) & 3 (M-Z) – 7:00-7:45 AM

PANCAKES W/ SANTA – Dec. 1 – 5:00-7:00 PM

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE – Feb. 2 – 7:00-9:00 PM

MUFFINS W/MOM - Mar. 22 (A-L) & 23 (M-Z) 7-7:45AM


PLANT SALE/FAMILY Fitness Day – April 21 – 9:00-12:00 




Kindergarten - November 21
1st - September 8
2nd - November 17
3rd - October 6
4th - November 10






Student Accident Insurance

The optional student accident insurance has converted from a paper application to an electronic application process.  All information can be located at the following website:

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