The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

August 22, 2019

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, August 29, 2019.

Choose Southwestern!

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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. Please click on the button below to access this form.
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Help us ensure our Spartans' safety

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Safety and security is Southwestern's top priority. In order to assist us in assuring your child's safety, parents/legal guardians who attend any field trip and/or wishing to eat lunch with students will be required to have a Limited Criminal History Check form on file in the office. This form must be completed new each school year. Criminal History forms may take up to two weeks for approval. To access the Limited Criminal History Check form, please click the button below.

Southwestern's Throwback Thursday

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1970: "Mrs. Harris drills her eighth grade English class in spelling skills by using an old-fashioned Spelling Bee."


Source: Southwestern Junior - Senior High School. The Shield, 1970. Missouri: American Yearbook Company, 1970. Print. Archives, SWCSD Yearbook Library.

#SWThrowbackThursday

Spartans in the Media

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Congratulations, Mr. Oswalt!

Congratulations to SWHS Teacher of the week, Mr. Oswalt, who "Rock'd" last week! He received multiple nominations from students and was picked by last week's Teacher of the Week, Mr. West. Thank you, Mr. Oswalt, for all that you do for our Spartans!
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SWSH Drama Club Cast List Announced!

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Sunshine Society's Bonfire Night

Members of Southwestern's Sunshine Society enjoyed a fun evening of great friends and fun!
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Where is SW Spartie?

See Spartie's adventures on social media by following #WhereisSWSpartie!
You've got a friend in Spartie!
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Spartie enjoyed spending time with the Lady Spartans golf team.
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Spartie helped Mrs. Nash edit SWE Scoop.
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Spartie cheered on the Lady Spartans volleyball team at their home opener against Shelbyville Tuesday evening.
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Scenes from the Spartan Classroom

Fourth graders in Mr. Utley's class work in differentiated math groups.
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Spartans 'Speed' through Current Events

"Speeding" through current events in Psychology!
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4th graders identify Context Clues

Spartans pair up in Mrs. Aichinger's class to highlight context clues in text.
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Algebra II

Mr. Meredith's Algebra II class tracked their social media notifications so they could collaboratively analyze the data and make functions.
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5th graders collaborate with peers

Mrs. Kahler's fifth graders collaborate during math class.
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8th Grade Science

Miss Smiley's eight graders use SI units to practice using lab equipment.
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School Counselor Corner

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Community Events

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Interested in joining our team?

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Southwestern athletes, parents, and fans, please click the link below for important athletic information.

Be a SW Athletic Booster Club Member!

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Spartan Athletics Calendar

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Lady Spartan Cross Country

Photo Credit: April Mangrum
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Spartan Cross Country

Photo Credit: April Mangrum
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Lady Spartan Volleyball

Photo Credit: Mary Engel
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Spartan Soccer

Photo Credit: April Mangrum
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Student Medication Information

School personnel will be adhering to the following Indiana Laws for medication: IC 20-33-8-13, IC 20-34-3-18, and all of IC 34-30-14. Based on the Indiana Code (IC) laws, students will only be allowed to take prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication when the following criteria are met:

  1. The parent or legal custodian must fill out an AUTHORIZATION TO DISPENSE MEDICATION form before school officials may dispense medication to student.
  2. All prescription medication should be kept in the original container bearing the student's name, date filled, prescription number, specific directions for administering medication, and physician's name (by doing this - a signature from the doctor on an authorization form is not necessary). At your request, the pharmacy will print you a duplicate label and 28 provide an extra bottle for school use.
  3. OTC medication should be kept in the original container, and with student's name on the bottle. Manufacturer dosage and storage instructions must be clearly marked on the container.
  4. All medication is to be brought to school by the parent or legal custodian.
  5. NO MEDICATION IS TO BE TRANSPORTED ON THE SCHOOL BUS; otherwise school personnel will not dispense it.
  6. Students with acute or chronic disease or medical conditions will be allowed to possess and self- administer medication, if the parent files an annual authorization that includes a written statement from the physician. a. Medication must be picked up at the end of the school year. All medication that is not picked up will be discarded when school is out for the summer. No medication is allowed to be transported on the bus.
  7. All medication must be FDA approved, or accompanied by a physician's order. Medications will be given by the school nurse or designated school employee. Medications kept at school will be kept in a secured location. All parent notes and physician notes will be kept on file. All permission notes will expire at the end of the school year or at the designated time, whichever comes first.

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Stay Connected with SWE PTO on Facebook @PTOSWES

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Spartan Cupboard Food Pantry

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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.

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!

C.A.R.E. Club New EZ Payment

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Southwestern Elementary School's C.A.R.E. Club enrollment for all students who will be enrolled in Southwestern Elementary School during the 2019-2020 school year is open! Please click on the button below if you are interested in enrolling your student(s) in C.A.R.E. Club or contact Ms. Ali Fix, afix@swshelby.k12.in.us. Families who need a registration packet for this school year, please contact Ms. Fix.
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Southwestern Consolidated School District's Wellness Committee has been hard at work, through the previous years, developing a Wellness Policy that adheres to the USDA guidelines and is in the best interest of our students and staff. You can view this policy and the assessment of the policy by logging on to the Food Service Homepage of our school website, www.swshelby.k12.in.us. If you wish to be a part of the Wellness Committee, please contact Mrs. Elliott at celliott@swshelby.k12.in.us.

EZSchoollunch App

Parents and guardians can electronically add money to your child(ren)'s breakfast/lunch accounts by logging into www.ezschoolpay.com. Please contact Mrs. Charity Elliott, celliott@swshelby.k12.in.us, with any questions you may have.
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Breakfast Menus

SWE Breakfast Menu

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SWHS Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menus

SWE August Lunch Menu

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SWHS August Lunch Menu

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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!