The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

August 29, 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, September 5, 2019.

Mark your Calendars!

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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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Help us ensure our Spartans' safety

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Safety and security is Southwestern's top priority. In order to assist us in assuring your child's safety, parents/legal guardians who attend any field trip and/or wishing to eat lunch with students will be required to have a Limited Criminal History Check form on file in the office. This form must be completed new each school year. Criminal History forms may take up to two weeks for approval. To access the Limited Criminal History Check form, please click the button below.

Southwestern's Throwback Thursday

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1985: "Mrs. Taylor and Drama members watch the dress rehearsal."


Source: Southwestern Junior - Senior High School. The Shield, 1985. San Angelo, Texas: Newsfoto Yearbooks, 1985. Print. Archives, SWCSD Yearbook Library.

#SWThrowbackThursday

Spartans in the Media

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Congratulations, Mrs. Mitchell!

Congratulations to SWHS's Teacher of the Week, Mrs. Mitchell, who “ROCK’d” this week. She received multiple nominations from students and was picked by last week's Teacher of the Week, Mr. Oswalt! Thank you, Mrs. Mitchell, for all that you do for our Spartans!
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Where is SW Spartie?

See Spartie's adventures on social media by following #WhereisSWSpartie!
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Goal Spartans!
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Class of 2016: Hayden Veach

Good luck this season, Hayden!
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Class of 2019: Taylor Tatlock

From Spartan to Grizzly, good luck this season Taylor!
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Scenes from the Classroom

Mixing Colors by Hand

Kindergartners mix paint colors by hand.
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All Hands on Deck

Mr. Cooper, Mr. Dunn, and Mr. Weaver secure plexiglass over Southwestern Elementary School's student created mural.
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Concession's Sign UPdated

Drew, Will, and Ryan help update the concession sign.
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Co-teaching Collaboration in 2nd Grade

Mrs. Anspaugh and Mrs. Schoettmer (2nd Grade) collaborate to co-teach a lesson on adding more details to students' writing.
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Attention 6th Grade Parents!

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Indiana Department of Education Assessment Information

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Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network (ILEARN) assesses students in grades 3-8 and high school Biology. ILEARN, replacing ISTEP+ for grades 3-8 and high school Biology, was implemented state wide for the first time, Spring 2019. I AM assesses students with significant to severe cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school. Soon, parents will be receiving their child(ren)'s scores from these applicable assessments in the mail. Below is a guide to interrupting these scores from the Indiana Department of Education.
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For more information regarding these state mandated assessments, please click on the appropriate links below.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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.

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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 complete the form below and send it to Southwestern Elementary School in an envelope addressed: Imagination Library Registration Form, C/O Joanna Yeend. 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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Interested in joining our team?

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Be a SW Athletic Booster Club Member!

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Spartan Athletics Calendar

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Jeremy Wright Small School Invitational

Seventeen junior high schools and thirty-four high schools from all over the state of Indiana (Class 1A and 2A) competed in the Jeremy Wright Small School Invitational on Saturday. Way to go, cross country runners!

Varsity Spartan Soccer

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Jr. High Spartan Soccer

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Lady Spartan JV Volleyball

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Lady Spartan Varsity Volleyball

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Student Medication Information

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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 enrollment for all students who will be enrolled in Southwestern Elementary School during the 2019-2020 school year is open! Please click on the button below if you are interested in enrolling your student(s) in C.A.R.E. Club or contact Ms. Ali Fix, afix@swshelby.k12.in.us. Families who need a registration packet for this school year, please contact Ms. Fix.
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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

SWE Breakfast Menu

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SWHS Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menus

SWE August Lunch Menu

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SWE September Lunch Menu

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SWHS August Lunch Menu

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SWHS September Lunch Menu

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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!