The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

November 18, 2021

The Spartan Special is a publication to celebrate our Spartans and community. You can't hide our Spartan pride! The Spartan Special is produced by our editor Junior Lauryn Blondell. Our next Spartan Special will be on December 2, 2021.

Thanksgiving Break

No School - November 24-26, 2021 for Thanksgiving break. Spend time with your friends and family! Give thanks to all. Send in your Thanksgiving pictures to
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SWE Veterans Day

What an amazing program! Great job to all the students involved, everything sounded great. Thank you Mr. Swigert for all you did. Here are some of the pictures:

SWHS Veterans Day

We love our Veterans! Thank you all for all the things you have done for us. We hope you enjoyed the SWHS Veteran's day convocation. Big thank you to all the speakers, performers, and everyone who helped throughout the day.

SW Wrestling

Southwestern Wrestling is back for 2021-2022! I have attached links below to invite you to participate in the third year of our wrestling program that has seen numerous tournament place winners and champions. This is open for all ages and no experience is necessary. We have two practice times, explained in the links below, to separate for ages and experience level. We welcome you to come and experience this exciting new venture into Southwestern Athletics history.

- Josh Edwards

Poster Calendar Winter

Calan Faulconer's poster won first place in the Anti-Drug Calendar poster contest. He was recognized and awarded his prize at the Strand Theatre in Shelbyville. His poster reads "Don't let drugs suck the life out of you"

6th grader Mallory McInerny and 5th grader Emmerson Raley were awarded honorable mention for their posters. Congratulations Southwestern artists, we are proud of you!

Olivia Lahey was awarded 3rd place for her "Hugs not Drugs" poster.

Anna Willis was awarded 2nd place for her "Roses are red, Violets are blue, I hate drugs what about you" poster.

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Sweetheart - Saturday

After taking last year off due to Covid, the annual Sweetheart dance is back!

It will be held on Saturday, November 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in the SWHS library.

It is open to all SW high school students (grades 9-12). If you wish to bring a date from outside SW, please pick up an "out of school guest" form in the library ahead of time (due tomorrow)

Admission is $5.00 per person at the door. Snacks are included and drinks are $1.00 each.

The decorations are 1920s themed. (You don't have to dress up according to the theme.) If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Pfanschmidt, ask any member of Sunshine Society, or stop by the library. Hope to see everyone there! Pictures on next Spartan Special.

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SWHS Dodge ball Tournament

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Special Olympics Basketball Call Outs

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Varsity Games

Here are the games next week since we don't have a Spartan Special.

11/19 girls game @ Shelbyville @ 6:00pm

11/22 girls game vs Hauser @ 6:00pm

11/23 boys game vs Edinburgh @ 6:00pm

11/27 girls game vs Trinity Lutheran @ noon

11/27 boys game vs Morristown @ 6:00pm - Cheerblock: Orange Out for Quinton

Basketball Game Schedules

Check out the basketball schedules and mark them on your calendar. Good luck to all!

DART Media Group

Can't make it to the game...check out DART Media Group to watch live. Watch on YouTube, Twitter, and for FREE. DAve and CuRT are wanting to live stream almost all basketball games this year. Click here to find out more:
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Sports Tickets

We are gradually making the shift to online ticket sales. In the fall we will do both pay at the door or buy online. Links will be posted on Twitter for games.

Get Connected!

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2020-2021- We ordered a small amount of extras, so if you would still like to purchase one, you can buy one for $55 in the library.

2021-2022 yearbooks are now available for presale!

Follow the yearbook accounts: @swspartanshield on Instagram and Twitter for more information throughout the year.

2021-2022 Southwestern School Calendar

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Southwestern Food Service Department

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The federal program that allows us to provide free breakfast and lunch for ALL students has been extended for the coming school year. Students do not need to put funds in their accounts unless they wish to purchase extra items.

Nurse News

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2021-2022 Required and Recommended School Immunizations

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MHP Immunization Information

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School Counselor Corner

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For more information or if you have questions, please email Mrs. Stegner at

21st Century Scholarship Program

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Join our Southwestern Family!

Now Enrolling Out of District Transfer Students for the 2021-2022 School Year

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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 2021-2022 school year. Current enrolled students who do not reside within our school district are required to complete the Out of District Transfer Request form every year. Please click on the button below to complete this form.

Interested in joining our team?

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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:
  4. Web:

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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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 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. 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!