Weekly Warrior

Volume 8 Issue 1 Nov 9th, 2016

Important Dates

Nov 9th-Trimester 2 Begins
Nov 10th-ASVAB during 1st/2nd Blocks
Nov 11th-Grades for Trimester 1 Posted by 3:30
Nov 15th-Report Cards sent out during 3rd block--please review notes at the bottom of report cards with students
Nov 16th-Department Meetings from 3:30 - 4:00
Nov 17th-Literacy Team Meeting
Nov 23rd-25th-No School Thanksgiving Break
Dec 2nd-Second Junior Class ACT Prep Session @SCC
Dec 10th-National ACT date

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting-Required Training

All faculty and staff must complete either online by November 8th or in person on November 9th.

The links to the video and quiz to fulfill the requirements of Child Abuse and Neglect Training are now available. It is located from the district webpage at “For Staff”-“Staff Resources”-“Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” You can log in with your district credentials or can use your employee number (as some such as coaches, transportation don’t have district log in credentials).

In person times (Nov 9th):
in library
8:45 - 9:15
9:30 - 10:00
10:10 - 10:40
12:00 - 12:25
12:45 - 1:15
1:35 - 2:05

You will need to turn in your certificate to Shaun Dyer and let her mark your name from list. This training has to be completed and/or updated every two years.


As mentioned at the beginning of the school year, our monthly Faculty and PLC meetings will not be held during the months of November and December. We will have Department meetings during these months, on the 2nd Wednesday. The dates for those meetings are 11/16 and 12/14 (not the 3rd Wednesday, schedule change due to Christmas break).

Each teacher will bring graded On Demand student writing samples to their December department meeting to discuss, so remember to practice with a prompt in at least 1 class of your choice sometime between now and the December meeting.

Feud for Food

Our annual school food drive is scheduled from November 3rd until November 18th. When students/teachers donate to the food drive, some of these donations are kept here at SWHS to serve families on weekends/holidays/emergency situations. Some of the donations are also donated to Project 58:10 or God's Food Pantry. Last year, our can count was 4533 items. Let's encourage our students to get more this year!

  • 61% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch
  • During the 2015-16 school year, we had 8 students and families that were homeless
  • 27% of Pulaski County youth live in poverty (Kids Count Data information)

Success With Higher Standards

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