The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

Thursday, April 1, 2021

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, April 8, 2021.

Join our Southwestern Family!

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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.

Mark Your Calendars!

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There will be no school on Friday, April 2, 2021. This day was previously scheduled as a possible make up day. Enjoy your three day weekend, Spartans! School will reconvene on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Southwestern's Throwback Thursday

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SWHS Boys Basketball Sectional Champions 2011

Photo Credit: Heather Goodin via Maggie Goodin


Submit photos for Southwestern's Throwback Thursday to Mrs. Chase, lchase@swshelby.k12.in.us, to appear in upcoming editions of The Spartan Special.

#SWThrowbackThursday

Welcome, Class of 2034!

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Southwestern Elementary School is excited to welcome our newest kindergarteners, the Class of 2034! Parents and students participated in Kindergarten Registration night for the 2021-2022 school year. Do you know of a student ready for Kindergarten? It's not too late to sign them up! Contact Southwestern Elementary School to complete registration! Stay tuned to meet more future Spartans!

Scenes from Spartan Nation

Journaling in Kindergarten

Kindergarteners in Mrs. Dougherty's class take time to write their thoughts and ideas in their journals Monday.
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Spartans Hard Work Helps Others

Gavin Elliott relaxes on a bench that he, Josh Rush, and Ty Burcham made for Leadership Shelby County to install at the animal shelter. Way to go, Spartans!
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Welcome to our Newest Member of Spartan Nation!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Meredith on the birth of their daughter, Jovie June Meredith. Jovie decided she couldn't wait to be a Spartan any more and came earlier than expected! Both Jovie and Mrs. Meredith are doing well! Welcome to Spartan Nation, Jovie!
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The Southwestern Greenhouse

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The greenhouse will open on April 19, 2021. The hours of operation will be posted at a later date. Succulents are currently available for purchase. Please contact Mrs. Meyer, pmeyer@swshelby.k12.in.us, to purchase!
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Fieldhouse Pictorial Update

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Nurse News

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2021-2022 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. Hottell at phottell@swshelby.k12.in.us.

Interested in joining our team?

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SWHS Track and Field

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SWHS Baseball

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SWHS Girls Tennis

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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: 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!

Southwestern Food Service Department

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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!