The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

September 22, 2022

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 Senior Lauryn Blondell.

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Southwestern Academic Fund

The Southwestern Academic Fund will be at all home soccer games this week selling spirit wear & McDonald’s drink cards. Sizes available in t-shirts and hoodies are Youth Small- Adult XX Large. First come, first serve! Cash or check to Southwestern accepted.
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Drink Card Fundraiser

We are launching our first fundraiser to raise money for the Southwestern Academic Fund with the Blue River Foundation. The goal is to raise money to give grant money to classrooms for extra academic opportunities for kids. The drink cards are only accepted at the locations listed on the image below. The cost is $10 per card, cash or checks payable to Southwestern are accepted.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a drink card, please reach out to Mrs. Barlow @ rbarlow@swshelby.k12.in.us.

There are only 200 cards available, so don't miss out on this great deal!

Thanks for your support!!

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Peer Mentoring Field Trip

The Peer Mentors went to the Columbus Youth Camp last week. They had to complete team bonding activities and some low ropes course activities.
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Robots for Extra-credit

7th grade students made models of their robots for extra credit in class.

T-shirts for Heather Cox - due tomorrow

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FFA Report

The FFA crop scouting team placed 2nd in the regional contest. Congratulations to the team of:
Andrew Pile (9), Austin Shannon (12), Camille Thopy (12), Parker Mohr (9), and Dane Kissell (12).
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The Livestock Skillathon team traveled to Area VI contest!

Congratulations to the Senior team 5th Overall - Dane Kissell (12) - 10th place individual, Camille Thopy (12), Evan Fralich (12), and Ellie Gosser (11)

Congratulations to the Junior team 6th Overall - Landon Fix (7) - 15th place individual, Kentley Gosser (7), Maddie Barlow (7), and Jayden McGuire (7)

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Bucket Fillers

Southwestern Elementary celebrated its third group of Bucket Fillers. Students become Bucket Fillers with kind words and actions. Bucket Fillers will be announced every Friday on social media, and then will be on Spartan Special each week. Great job, Spartans!
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Community Night - TOMORROW!!!!

Community Night will be Friday, September 23, 2022. There are going to be 2 soccer games (JH and Varsity). There will also be carnival games, crafts, and food! Everyone is welcome to enjoy a fun evening at SW. We will have a fall court, where we crown a prince, princess, king, and queen. That evening we will also recognize all of the fall athletes. We will also be having a Spirit Week to celebrate Community Night. Hope to see everyone there!

swhs & SWE.... Red, White, and Blue Day tomorrow... Show off your spartan pride

Pictures will be on next weeks Spartan Special .
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Regional Qualifier

McKinley Correll (12) becomes the first golfer in school history to advance out of the sectional!!! Way to go!
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Volleyball Cancer Night

The volleyball team and student council teamed up to put on a Cancer Night against Hauser on Tuesday. They sold t-shirts, tacos, and baked goods, and had a silent auction to raise money for the Shelby County Cancer Association and Heather Cox. Even though volleyball came up short for the win, they raised a lot of money to help Block Out Cancer.
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Fall Sport Schedules:

DART Media Group

Can't make it to the game...check out DART Media Group to watch live. Watch on YouTube, Twitter, and IHSAAtv.org for FREE. DAve and cuRT will be broadcasting volleyball, soccer, and basketball games this year! Click here to find out more: https://www.dartmediagroup.com/

Sports Tickets

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

Southwestern Food Service Department

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Nurse News

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2022-2023 Required and Recommended School Immunizations

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School Counselor Corner

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For more information or if you have questions, please email Mrs. Stegner at astegner@swshelby.k12.in.us.

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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 Tuesdays 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.
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 Tuesday of every month between 5 PM - 6:15 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.

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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: 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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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 spartans@swshelby.k12.in.us. 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!