Weekly Warrior

Volume 3 Issue 4 March 30, 2015

Important Dates

March 27th, 30th, & 31st-MAP Testing for 9th grade
March 31st- Centre College Performing Arts Trip for EGAT Students
March 31st -Clubs
April 1st -Scheduling for current sophomores through English classes
April 2nd-Blood Drive in Library
April 3rd-Appalachian Fair
April 13th-Campbellsville Jazz Band--4th Block--Interested classes
April 15th-Student Voice Results will be available for teachers to view in CIITS under Educator Development--Tools and Reports
April 17th-Society of Character Recognition in SWHS Auditorium @ 1:00 pm
April 18th-SWHS Prom @The Center for Rural Development 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
April 23rd-Work Ethic Seal Luncheon
April 24th-Career Fair during 3rd Block in SWHS Gym
April 28th-Spring Pictures
May 1st-PD Hours Completed
May 1st-2015 LivingWell Promise-- If you chose one of the LivingWell plans for 2015, complete a Vitality Check (biometric screening) or online Health Assessment by May 1.

July 27 & 28, 2015--Summer Kagan PD dates have been set for SWHS. Please keep this in mind as you plan your summer!
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Appalachian Fair--Friday April 3rd--Please escort your classes to the gym.

1st Period—Seniors

2nd Period—Freshmen

3rd Period—Oak Hill

4th Period—Sophomores

5th Period—Juniors

An Overview of Global Competency for the World Language/Global Competency Program Review

When people think about global competency, they think I have to have a full-time world language teacher,” said Kelly Clark, the Kentucky Department of Education’s project manager for global competency. “It includes language, but it’s more about sharing cultures in a deep and meaningful way through all content areas.”

The effort is part of Senate Bill 1 (2009) which mandated new more rigorous standards in hopes of making sure Kentucky students will be ready to compete in the 21st century economy and, in turn, strengthen the long-term economic health of the state.

More than 21 percent of Kentucky jobs in 2011 were tied to international trade, according to a 2013 report by Business Roundtable. In 2012, Kentucky-made products were sold in 201 international markets which generated $23.2 billion for the state’s economy, the report stated. Students need to be prepared to operate in a global marketplace even if they never leave Kentucky, Clark said.

“We’re not just competing with kids from Tennessee or Wisconsin, we’re competing with kids from South Korea, and Germany and India,” she said. “We need to be benchmarked not just across the United States but our standard needs to be a world-class standard.”


WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT--nominated for and written by fellow SWHS Staff Members

Classified Staff Member: Sierra Combs

Ms. Combs is always ready for the work day whenever she arrives at the school! Whenever she is working with other individuals in the building, she is always willing to help any student who needs it; this even includes students she does not directly instruct on a daily basis. For those who know her, Ms. Combs is a very friendly individual who is respectful to students and faculty members. All in all, this wonderful addition to our school is always willing to help out in any way that she possibly can.

Certified Staff Member: William Blair

While a new addition to the Warrior Nation, Mr. Blair goes above and beyond his duties as a teacher, coach, and mentor. Mr. Blair accepts nothing but the best out of his students and players, and Mr. Blair ensures that his actions in the school promote his genuinely caring attitude that he brings to the table in all situations. Mr. Blair has helped students in the classroom by promoting academic success, while he helped coach the Warrior Football team to a much improved season. Mr. Blair has fostered a culture of hard work and determination that has been carried over to other faculty members and students within the school.

Success With Higher Standards

Southwestern High School will strive to graduate every student college/career ready and prepared for the 21st century.