Weekly Warrior

Volume 12 Issue 11 May 14, 2018

Important Dates

May 14th-AP Biology & AP Music Theory Exams@8:00 am

May 14th-SWHS Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert @ 7:00 pm

May 15th-AP Calculus Exam @8:00 am

May 16th-AP English Language Exam @8:00 am

May 17th-AP Statistics Exam @ 12:00 noon

May 18th-AP Human Geography Exam @8:00 am

May 18th-Deadline for Senior Final Exams & Senior Grades Posted in IC

May 18th-Names of Seniors that owe books/calcs/fees to Mr. Cress/Mrs. Reed

May 18th-AP European History Exam @12:00 noon

May 21st-Final Exams for 2nd/4th Blocks

May 22nd-No School (Election Day)

May 23rd-Final Exams for 1st/3rd/5th Blocks

May 24th-Closing Day for Teachers

May 25th-Graduation @7:00 pm/Project Graduation 11:00 pm - 5:00 am

Summer PD--Win Win Discipline is scheduled for August 2nd. See registration instructions at the bottom of the newsletter.

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US News & World Report--Silver Medal Status!!

According to the 2018 rankings from US News & World Report, Southwestern High School was again given a Silver Medal ranking. SWHS made the top 25 in the nation (#2119 nationally). In the national rankings, 500 schools were given gold medal status, 2211 were given silver, and 3237 were given bronze out of over 20,000 public high schools. Schools were awarded their status based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college!


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Class of 2018 Dates to Know

For those of you with seniors in your classes, here are some important upcoming dates:

  • May 18th-Senior Final Exams Deadline
  • May 18th-Senior Grades Posted in IC (notify Teresa Reed of any possible issues with senior grades)
  • May 18th-Names of ANY seniors that still owe for books, calculators, or any other unpaid fees to Mr. Cress/Mrs. Reed
  • May 23rd-Senior Cap and Gown Picture/Graduation Walk/Graduation Rehearsal with Lunch to follow
  • May 23rd-Baccalaureate @ 6:00 Beacon Hill Baptist Church
  • May 25th-Graduation @7:00 pm in the Gym
  • May 25th-Project Graduation 11:00 pm - 5:00 am

Those faculty that are senior sponsors need to see Mrs. Reed in guidance to help out with graduation and/or Project Graduation. ALL faculty are encouraged to participate in both graduation and Project Graduation.

AP Testing

AP Exams continue this week, and will still be given in various classrooms in the math/science wing of the building. This will cause some classes to be relocated to different parts of the building. Please be aware of these changes to the regular schedule and be patient with students (and teachers) as they try to adjust.

There will still be no bells during this 2 week period. Schedules from Doug Grider and John Hargis were sent that gave instructions about the daily test schedule and which rooms are used for testing and also where displaced teachers should go.

Summer PD for ALL Teachers

Win-Win Discipline is mandatory for all teachers this summer (July 30-Aug 3). SWHS has a specified date scheduled on August 2nd, but if there is a conflict with that date, please register for another day that week with another school.

Follow these steps to register for any district PD offerings:

  • Go to the District website www.pulaski.net
  • Click on the Calendar Tab, then select Professional Development Calendar
  • Change the month and date to the date of the training (For summer Win Win Discipline through Kagan, change to August 2nd)
  • Click on the title of the training and then follow the instructions to register

If you register for any other professional development the district offers and are unable to attend for some reason, please be sure to cancel your registration. Some offerings have a limited number of seats available, so please be considerate of those who might be waiting to attend.

Success With Higher Standards

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