The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

July 16, 2020

The Spartan Special is a publication to celebrate our Spartans and community. You can't hide our Spartan pride! The Spartan Special will be published again on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Mark Your Calendars!

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View the Live Stream the SWHS 2020 Commencement Ceremony Provided by DART Media Group Below.

Southwestern Shelby Jr. / Sr. High School's | Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2026, 6th Grade Graduation Information

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View the Live Stream the SWE Class of 2026 6th Grade Graduation Ceremony Provided by DART Media Group Below.

Southwestern Elementary School's | 6th grade Graduation Ceremony

2020-2021 School Calendar

Please note that the dates in the calendar are subject to change depending on Governor Holcomb's guidelines regarding COVID-19 and Southwestern School Board of Trustees approved adjustments if required.
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Join our Southwestern Family!

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Southwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County is now accepting Out of District Transfer Request forms to enroll students who do not reside in our school district for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click on the button below to access this form.
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Click the button below to complete the 2020-2021 Out of District Transfer form online. Please note that for new students, parents/guardians will be required to send in their discipline and attendance records from their previous school. This can be done by dropping off the records to Southwestern's Administration Building, mailing in the records, or emailing the records. Spartans that live out of district and are returning to Southwestern for the 2020-2021 school year must complete the out of the district form each year; however, no need to submit any additional records as Southwestern has these records on file.


Email Records to Mrs. Belinda Head: bhead@swshelby.k12.in.us


Mail Records to Southwestern:

Southwestern Consolidated Schools

Re: Out of District Transfer

3406 W 600 S

Shelbyville, IN 46176

To print and complete the 2020-2021 Out of District Form, please click the button below.

2020-2021 SWE Kindergarten Registration Information

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Information

Welcome, SW Class of 2033!

Welcome Southwestern Elementary School's 2020-2021 kindergarten class! Check back next week for more pictures of the Class of 2033!

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SWE 2020-2021 School Supply Lists

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Southwestern's Throwback Thursday

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2019: Throwback to when Spartans in Kindergarten were in class with Mrs. Dougherty and Mrs. Verseman.

#SWThrowbackThursday

Happy Birthday, Spartans!

Happy Birthday to our Spartans who celebrated their birthdays while we’ve been away from school!

July 13 -19 Birthdays
July 20 - 26 Birthdays

Southwestern Consolidated School District's

Re-Entry Plan 2020-2021

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Back-to-School Face Covering Guidance for Families

Provided by the Indiana Department of Education

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SWHS Weight Room and Fieldhouse Pictorial Update

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Spartan Nation Scenes from the Summer

Southwestern Food Service Department Ladies become state Serve Safe Certified

Congratulations to Southwestern's Ashley Stone and Keeziah Taylor! Ashley and Keeziah spent their summer taking classes and studying to take the state exam to become Serve Safe Certified. Way to go, ladies! We are proud of you!
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Southwestern Community Organizes Softball Game

Southwestern parents, alumni, and students organized a friendly softball game over the summer against the players and parents. DART Media Group lived streamed the game for viewers at home. Missed the game? Click on the video below to watch it!
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Southwestern Community Softball Game 2020

Cub Scout Leadership Needed!

Please email Mrs. Hailey Newton, hrnewton@sbcglobal.net, if interested.

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SWHS Student Council Information

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free book gifting program that mails high-quality books to children from birth until their 5th birthday regardless of their family’s income. “The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school,” states the National Commission on Reading.


Financial Donations made through the Blue River Community Foundation have allowed this wonderful program to be offered in our community! Each month, registered children who live in Southwestern’s school district will receive an age appropriate book in the mail, addressed to them, at no cost to the family. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has partnered with the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. to make many wonderful books in the program available in braille and audio format for children who are blind or visually impaired in order for all children to benefit from these wonderful books.

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Interested in registering your child?

To register your child, please click the link below. If you have any questions regarding Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, please contact Joanna Yeend at Joanna.yeend@gmail.com.

School Counselor Corner

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For more information or if you have questions, please email Mrs. Hottell at phottell@swshelby.k12.in.us.

Class of 2021 Scholarship Information

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Interested in joining our team?

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A Note from the Nurse

New for the 2020 - 2021 school year, ALL students in preschool through 12th grade will be required to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines. The Hepatitis A vaccination requires 2 shots in order to be considered compliant. These 2 shots must be given no sooner than 6 months apart.


For example, if at student receives the first Hepatitis A vaccination on February 1, 2020 the student cannot get the second vaccination until August 1, 2020 or after. Therefore, it is important that you get this series started as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Vise at rvise@swshelby.k12.in.us.

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What You Need To Know About Handwashing

Stay Connected with SWE PTO on Facebook @PTOSWES

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Spartan Cupboard Food Pantry

The Spartan Cupboard will be open the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The pantry will follow SW's inclement weather schedule. If school is canceled due to inclement weather, the pantry will be closed.
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Southwestern Consolidated School District is grateful to be able to provide our community with a food pantry on campus, Spartan Cupboard. During your first visit, you will need to bring proof of residency, no income required. The Spartan Cupboard is open the first and third Wednesday of every month between 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM located in Southwestern Junior - Senior High School. Patrons can choose from a variety of food items such as the following:


  • Canned Food Items (vegetables, fruits, soups, beans, ravioli, tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Breakfast Items (oatmeal, cereals, pancake mix, and syrup)
  • Boxed Food Items (macaroni & cheese, ramen noodles, pastas, beef stroganoff, rice, etc.)
  • Personal Care Items (toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste)
  • Fresh & Frozen Food items (milk, eggs, cheese, bread, and a variety of meats)



For more information regarding the Spartan Cupboard, contact Southwestern Elementary School at (317) 729-5320 or Southwestern Junior - Senior High School at (317) 729-5122.

Donate to The Spartan Cupboard Online!

To donate to The Spartan Cupboard online, click on the button below and follow these steps:


  • Login with your account or select guest sign-in
  • Search and select Southwestern Consolidated Schools then select "save"
  • Once redirected to a screen for The Spartan Cupboard, click the shopping bag for Spartan Cupboard Donation
  • Choose a school (all funds go into the same account so choosing either is fine)
  • Enter the amount you would like to donate
  • Add to cart
  • Fill in payment information
  • Click "Submit Order"



*NOTE: A $3.00 convenience fee will still be applied to these donations.

Click here to donate to The Spartan Cupboard Online

Follow the steps above to donate! Thank you!

See it, Report it!

Safety is one of our district's top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we've taken an important step that we want to share with you. Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:


  1. Phone: 317.676.1691
  2. Text: 317.676.1691
  3. Email: 1748@alert1.us
  4. Web: http://1748.alert1.us



You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, or any safety issue you're concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. Every tip SafeSchools Alert receives about our district is immediately logged in the system and our administration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. And, tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer. Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to work and learn! Thanks in advance for your support!

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Stay Connected with SW's Mobile App!

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Click the link below to get started!

Southwestern Food Service Department

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A Message from the Food Service Director

Hello, Spartan Nation!

For those of you that do not know me or have not met me yet, my name is Samantha Carson. I have been with you now for approximately 90 days as the Food Service Director. What an AMAZING experience thus far! Yes, we are all walking through lots of "new normals" and "unknowns;" however, being able to serve alongside some great people during this time has redefined what community means. For that, I am grateful!


As we continue to adapt and adjust, I just want you to know that my main focus is to serve YOU, our STUDENTS, and STAFF to the best of my ability. As this school year has come to an end, I just want to reach out to you with any questions, suggestions, or concerns that pertain to the food service department. COVID-19 has brought us all to a different place of how we view sanitation, socialization, and how we generally function. COVID-19 has brought things to a new level of awareness as it pertains to how we operate as a department. One of the concerns is how we handle cash for our lunch deposits.


Please be aware that we will no longer receive cash at the registers during lunch service at either school. We are installing a mounted lock/deposit box that will be outside of the cafeterias. Please send in lunch money in a sealed envelope with full name and ID number located on the outside of the envelope. There will be envelopes at the box for students to put money in and fill out if needed.


The deposits will be collected each morning and entered for that day. If the student puts their lunch money in after the deposits are collected, those funds will not be entered until the next day. If a student's lunch account is going to go into the negative or is in the negative the student WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE a lunch of choice entree, two fruits, two veggie options, and a milk, but no extras/a la carte.


As we all grow through this together I am sure there will be new implementations as we enter into next year however I will communicate with you through the Southwestern School Corporation Facebook page, newsletters, and emails to make sure any pertinent information is communicated ahead of time as best I can.


Again let me know of any questions, suggestions, or concerns!

Samantha Carson

Food Service Director

scarson@swshelby.k12.in.us

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Send Us Your Spartan Special Moments!

Our community is extremely proud of the many accomplishments and positive stories involving the students, teachers, staff and programs at Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County that we may not always get to hear. If you would like to have your positive story shared with the Spartan Nation, please send the details to Mrs. Lindsay Chase, Curriculum and Communications Director. We would love to share your positive stories that include personal achievements of your child such as serving as a volunteer in a non-profit organization, earning awards or recognition in 4-H, earning badges in Girl Scouts, etc, etc. You may just see your story in a future edition of "The Spartan Special" or in The Shelbyville News! We want to celebrate our Spartans. You can't hide that Spartan pride!