The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

April 11, 2019

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, April 18, 2019.

Southwestern's Throwback Thursday

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2006: Southwestern High School's baseball team

#SWThrowbackThursday

Choose Southwestern!

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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. Please click on the button below to access this form.
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SW Donkey Basketball Tomorrow!

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Don't miss SW's donkey basketball game tomorrow evening in Southwestern High School's gym starting at 7:00 pm! Need more information? View the video below!
https://youtu.be/JkofkeC_qEQ
You won't want to miss out on this hilarious game of basketball! Just look at how much fun Mr. Chase and Mr. Edwards had talking about it by viewing bloopers below!
https://youtu.be/il-Gfr-Qfrc
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https://youtu.be/gK33gtBgfSU
Order forms and payment may be delivered to Southwestern Elementary School's main office by Friday at 3:00 pm.

Welcome SWE's 2019-2020 Kindergarten Class!

Southwestern Elementary School is excited to welcome the Kindergarten Class of 2032 for the 2019 - 2020 school year! Check back next week for more pictures of our newest Spartans! Couldn't make it to Kindergarten Registration? Contact Southwestern Elementary School at (317) 729-5320 to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year!
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Spartans in the News

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Spartan Serves as HECC President

Southwestern Consolidated School Corporation's Technology Directory, Mrs. Susan Neville, is serving as the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators, Inc. (HECC) President for Indiana. HECC is an educator driven corporation to provide opportunities for professional growth of technology leaders work closely with other existing state and professional organizations to collect and exchange resources to implement educational technology in K-12 schools. Mrs. Neville has previously served as the president of HECC in 2007. Congratulations, Mrs. Neville!
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Call Out for Spartanettes!

Interested in joining Spartanettes for the 2019-2020 school year? There will be a meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 2:55 pm. Questions? Contact Erika Swanson at eswanson1215@gmail.com.
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Once a Spartan, Always a Spartan

Logan Laughlin, Class of 2014

Logan Laughlin joined the United States Marine Corps in December 2016. After boot camp, he went through the School of Infantry and became a Machine Gunner. He was then sent to his first unit, Battalion 5th Marines, in Camp Pendleton, California. In July 2017, he was chose to become a Scout Sniper. Logan is an assistant team leader for Team 1 in the platoon. He has been deployed in Japan since November and looks forward to coming home soon. Logan was recently promoted to Corporal. Congratulations, Corporal Logan Laughlin! Thank you for your sacrifices for our country! We are proud of you!
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Keeley Dinn, Class of 2018

Keeley Dinn joined the United States Air Force this year. She is currently stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Thank you, Keeley, for your sacrifices for our country! We are proud of you!
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Kendall Mangrum, Class of 2017

Congratulations to Southwestern alumnus, Kendall Mangrum (Class of 2017), on being recognized by Indiana University as a Founders Scholar! Founders Scholars are IU's most academically distinguished undergraduates who have earned a grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Way to go Kendall! We are proud of you!
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Casey Tennell, Class of 2015

Congratulations to Casey Tennell on being inducted to the Sigma Thea Tau National Honor Society of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis. We are proud of you!
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Caleb Tennell, 2017

Congratulations to Caleb Tennell on being selected Franklin College's recipient of the Greer Memorial Endowment Award in Education! We are proud of you!
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Radishes, Cucumbers, and Green Beans, OH MY!

Photo Credit: Keegenn Weaver
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Boston Ferns are now for sale in the greenhouse for $15.00. Contact Mrs. Meyer at pmeyer@swshelby.k12.in.us to purchase yours.
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A wide variety of colorful Pansies are also for sale, $2.00 each. Contact Mrs. Meyer at pmeyer@swshelby.k12.in.us for purchase.
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Scenes from the Classroom

Little Spartan Preschooler Mix Colors

Mrs. Shively's preschooler mixed colors for a science experiment to marble paper.
https://youtu.be/aXf9S44tqiI

6th Grade Novel Responses

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4th grade Hard at Work

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3rd Grade Differentiated Reading Groups

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Kindergarteners love reading!

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Senior Recognition Ads in the 2019 Yearbook

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As your students' time at Southwestern High School draws to a close, the yearbook would like to offer you one final chance to congratulate them and commemorate their time here. We are offering senior recognition ads in our 2019 yearbook. You can purchase an ad in a variety of sizes and personalize it for your student. You can design it yourself, either through the Josten's website or with Ms. Pfanschmidt, or you can send her photos and text and our yearbook students can do it for you. Ads can be personalized to just your student, or a group of parents can go in together and do an ad for a group of friends. This is a wonderful chance to offer congratulations and wishes for the future in a special keepsake that will be treasured for years to come. All ads are printed in full color. Contact Ms. Pfanschmidt at apfanschmidt@swshelby.k12.in.us for questions or more details.

Upcoming SW Events!

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SWHS Drama Club

Southwestern Junior - Senior High school students will be performing the play Witness for the Prosecution. The stakes are high in this production as Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Can this defendant convince the jury, and you, of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose despite shocking courtroom testimony and impassioned gallery outbursts? Witness as Leonard and his lawyers struggle to untangle the truth in a whodunit suspense-thriller that will keep you guessing until the gavel’s last echo…and beyond.
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SWE Summer Camp

Camp Invention is a one-week summer camp hosted at Southwestern Elementary School this summer. Campers will meet June 3 - June 7 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate to build invention prototypes, complete hands-on challenges inspired by real inventors and design their own remote control robot! To register, visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332. Enter Promo Code play15flyer to save $15! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Fivecoat at afivecoat@swshelby.k12.in.us.
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Interested in joining our team?

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Access the TouchWall Screen from Home!

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Spartan Athletics Calendar

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Lady Spartan Tennis

Photo Credit: Coach Brian Ebersold
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Spartan Track and Field

Photo Credit: April Mangrum
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SWE PTO's Fit Play Project

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If you would like more information please click on the button below. For additional information, please email swefitplay@gmail.com or call Michelle Taggart (765-745-0336) or Hailey Newton (317-626-6350).

Stay Connected with SWE PTO on Facebook @PTOSWES

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Spartan Cupboard Food Pantry

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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.

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!

C.A.R.E. Club New EZ Payment

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Southwestern Elementary School's C.A.R.E. Club will begin open enrollment for all students who will be enrolled in Southwestern Elementary School during the 2019-2020 school year starting Monday, April 1, 2019. Please click on the button below if you are interested in enrolling your student(s) in C.A.R.E. Club or contact Mrs. Christi Pappano, cpappano@swshelby.k12.in.us. Families who need a registration packed for this school year, please contact Mrs. Pappano.
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Southwestern Consolidated School District's Wellness Committee has been hard at work, through the previous years, developing a Wellness Policy that adheres to the USDA guidelines and is in the best interest of our students and staff. You can view this policy and the assessment of the policy by logging on to the Food Service Homepage of our school website, www.swshelby.k12.in.us. If you wish to be a part of the Wellness Committee, please contact Mrs. Elliott at celliott@swshelby.k12.in.us.

EZSchoollunch App

Parents and guardians can electronically add money to your child(ren)'s breakfast/lunch accounts by logging into www.ezschoolpay.com. Please contact Mrs. Charity Elliott, celliott@swshelby.k12.in.us, with any questions you may have.
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Breakfast Menus

Lunch Menus

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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!