The Spartan Special

Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County

March 9, 2023

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.


Read Across America Week

Ag Safety Day

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Thank you to the following SHIELD program sponsors:

- Blue River Printing (317-392-3676)

This weeks winner: Mikayla Claiborne

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Congrats Bucket Fillers!

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Dinner & a Show - tomorrow!

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SWE PTO Meeting - next Thursday, March 16

The SWE PTO is holding our annual elections on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00 p.m. We need new nominations for all offices and voting will take place that same night.


Ellie Gosser, Kentley Gosser, Camille Thopy, and Josh Wenger attended the Shelby County Cattleman’s Banquet last week.
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Wednesday night, Ellie Gosser & Camille Thopy attended the Shelby County Ag Promotion Banquet.

Camille Thopy & Dane Kissell were also awarded the Ag Promotion Scholarship! Congratulations!

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Way to Go, Dane!

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Dane Kissell was recently awarded a trip to Colorado to attend the NextGen conference. It was a fantastic trip! Thank you National FFA for the opportunity to attend this conference. Mrs. Bradley and Dane met lots of new friends, learned a great deal, and enjoyed the scenic views
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District VIII Leadership Development Events today!

1st Place - Extemporaneous Public Speaking- Camille Thopy *State Qualifier*

2nd Place - Leadership Ambassador- Camille Thopy

2nd Place - Discovery Quiz Bowl- Micah Schoolcraft, Jackson Guy, Landon Fix, and Grady Fiesbeck

Honorable Mention to Kentley Gosser in Discovery Creed Speaking and Lani Coffey with Multimedia Scrapbook

Dane Kissell and Camille Thopy also were awarded their plaques for 1st-place proficiencies!

Academic Team Win

BLUE RIBBONS!! Garrett Elliott and Tanna Tatlock got first place in MHC for Science Academic Team.

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Sports Awards - March 13th @ 6pm

Please join us as we honor our winter athletes on Monday, March 13 at 6:00pm.

Athletes, please dress business casual.

End of the Season Cheer dinner

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Spring Sports are Here

Spring Sports calendars are on the school's website. Mark your calendars to support our Spartans!

DART Media Group

Can't make it to the game...check out DART Media Group to watch live. Watch on YouTube. Follow on Twitter. Click here to find out more:

Southwestern Food Service Department

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Offer vs. Serve

Non-Discrimination Statement

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

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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:
  4. Web:

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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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 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!