David Sweem, Principal

Contact Me

David Sweem@lcsd.k12.sc.us


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Welcome to South Middle School

Welcome to South Middle School and the 2020-2021 school year!


I am Principal David Sweem. This will be my second year at South Middle school. I am looking forward to the excitement and new pathways explored on this shared journey. One of my favorite quotes is, "Never stop exploring." The middle years are time for growth, challenge and discovery. At South, we encourage and prepare students to participate fully, to take risks, to be self-advocates, and to create lasting memories and relationships with peers and staff. I am honored to be the principal of such an exciting and dynamic school.

Our goal at South is to provide an enriching, engaging, and challenging curriculum that will prepare students for success. We believe that students, parents, and teachers all play a vital role in helping students reach their greatest potential. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources and opportunities available to them including the library, computer labs, school spirit days, Club Day, student council, Peer Mediation, WSMS News, team building activities, after-school academic and athletic offerings. Parents can check academic progress regularly via our parent portal and can access information about school events on our website.

At South, we recognize that social/emotional development is as essential to student success as academics. The foundation for our students’ success is based on the partnership among students, staff, and parents. Active parent participation is essential to our success. Please contact any member of your child's team or our dedicated PTO Executive Board for information on how you can support our work and we can support you. Teachers provide a nurturing environment in which young adolescents can learn, take risks, and thrive. Their work, in partnership with our parent community, has and will continue to support us to fulfill our school mission: Preparing Students to Succeed.

I look forward to working with you and your children during the 2020-2021 school year and please know that you are always welcome at South Middle School.

Mr. David Sweem, Principal