Weekly Warrior

Volume 8 Issue 11 Jan 30th, 2017

Important Dates

Feb 3rd-PBIS Self-Assessment Survey Due Date
Feb 8th-Faculty Meeting
Feb 15th-EOC Testing for T2 during 1st & 2nd Block
Feb 15th-Dept Meetings
Feb 16th-Final Exams for 1st, 3rd, & 5th Block
Feb 17th-Final Exams for 2nd & 4th
Feb 17th-Talent Show 5th Block
Feb 20th-Growth Day
Feb 22nd-WorkKeys Testing--ALL Computer Labs will be in use for 1st - 3rd Blocks
Feb 22nd-PLC/Program Review Documentation
March 8th-Faculty Meeting
March 14th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-MAP Testing for 10th Grade through English Classes
March 15th-Dept Meetings
March 16th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 17th-MAP Testing for 9th Grade through Math Classes
March 21st-Statewide ACT given to All Juniors
March 22nd-PLC/Program Review Documentation
April 19th-Statewide ACT Make-up Day

February 15th-EOC Testing

Please note on the calendar that on February 15th, T2 students will be EOC Testing if they are currently in Biology B, Honors Algebra 2B, or US History B. Please make sure that you take this into account when getting all other classes ready for their final exams. Final Exam Review will need to occur on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th to ensure that those who are pulled from your class on Wednesday, February 15th will be prepared for your final exams.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grant

Our school is currently a national finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grant. Because the plan submitted by Judah Short was selected as a state winner, our school will receive a Video Technology Package that will be used to create an activity plan that is judged on its originality, sustainability, community involvement/impact, need for technology, and application of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The plan that Mr. Short described in an earlier email consists of presenting a pollution and recycling awareness program at elementary schools in the district, organizing a community cleanup of the local waterways and addressing overproduction of new plastic waste in the school. If enough money is raised, the plan would involve purchasing new water fountains that are designed to refill reusable water bottles, which would encourage all of us to look to reuse those instead of the throw away kind.

Mr. Short and his team of students are working to bring this activity plan to life and are competing for a chance to win an even larger prize. If you are interested in helping raise funds for the water fountains, please check out the link below:


PBIS Self-Assessment Survey (SAS)-Due Friday, February 3rd

Below is a link to our school's Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) that is mandated through our PBIS program. Please take 10-15 minutes to mindfully fill out this survey. It is entirely anonymous. Our school's PBIS committee takes the time to implement changes to our yearly action plan based on the results of this survey. Parent-teacher conferences and/or our work day Friday would be great times to take this, so I will send out friendly reminders on both of those days! The survey is due by Friday, February 3rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me. Thanks in advance for your time!


Youth Mental Health First Aid

It is a requirement in our district that ALL staff must be trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid. The training will be provided on the iLearn days this year, located at Northern Middle and Southern Middle in their libraries. The training runs from 8:00 - 3:30 and will hold up to 36 people. If you haven't attended this training, please email Lori Price with the specific location (NMS or SMS) and the specific iLearn day (Day 1, Day 2, or Day 3) and carbon Ms. Ellis when you send it.

Success With Higher Standards

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