Weekly Warrior

Volume 2 Issue 7 January 5, 2014

Important Dates

Jan 5th-Return from Winter Break
Jan 5th-1st block--Safe Schools Survey--all students and teachers will take during 1st block--please use ink pens, they will be provided
Jan 5th--5th block--Safe Schools Survey for parents distributed during 5th block--students need to return the following day to 1st block teachers
Jan 5th-Midterm grades posted by the end of the day
Jan 7th-Grade 10 & PLCS/Arts & Humanities PLC
Jan 12th-SBDM meeting at 4:00 in library
Jan 14th-Grade 11 PLC
Jan 15th-PGES Peer Observations completed
Jan 16th-Growth Day
Jan 19th-No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. News is nonfiction with an edge. From astronomy to zoology, there’s something for every student’s taste and every teacher’s subject area.

Every article is available at five Lexile levels, allowing every student in your class to access the same content, but at a level that is right for them. Newsela also offers related quizzes for each article that test critical thinking and close reading. You can automatically assign articles to students and see who read the story, passed the quiz and took notes, all in a single screen.

Additionally, the annotate and collaborate feature allows you to lead students toward a deeper examination of content through interactive annotations and editable written-response questions.

Success With Higher Standards

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