Sweetwater Middle School's Black Light Math FLEX Day

Led by Larry Hopple and Jarrod Gee, the Sweetwater Middle School Team gave students a Black Light Math lesson on Friday's FLEX Day. The Library was transformed into 'Joyland' with fun learning games as the students get ready for upcoming STAAR tests.

Martha Ensenia Named Southeast's Star of the Week

Mrs. Martha Ensenia was chosen to be Southeast Elementary's STAR Staff of the Week. Mrs. Ensenia assists students in the SOI/Bridges lab, takes care of morning duty in the gym and assists students in the cafeteria during lunches. School Principal Peggy Elliott added, "Thank you Mrs. Ensenia for being an important part of Southeast Elementary."

SISD Nurses Achieve 100% Compliance on Immunizations

Sweetwater ISD is very fortunate to have a nurse at each of the district's six campuses.  This important team allows all students to have access to a healthcare professional anytime they are in need.  For a school nurse, days consist of administering medications, breathing treatments, minor first aid, monitoring diabetic students, tracheotomy care, hearing/vision testing, spinal screens, immunization awareness, and everything else that comes to their attention.

In February of this year, SISD had an immunization audit by the Nolan County Health Department.  Each grade (Pre-K to 12th) had 100 or more random students audited and the entire district was 100% compliant with immunizations. To achieve such success, Nurses, and other SISD staff members, hand delivered letters to parents, took students to get immunizations, and did whatever else it took to make sure children were vaccinated. This teamwork is just another example of being Sweetwater Strong!

Sweetwater ISD Nurses

Teri Moses, RN

District Head Nurse/High School Nurse (Grades 9-12)

Graduated SHS 1985

TSTC LVN 1991

Cisco Jr College RN 1998

Has worked ICU and OR for past 14 years

1st year with SISD

Three children- Mallory 27, Meredith 26, Max 16

Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, home improvement projects and watching son play sports.

I absolutely love my job and being a part of the SISD team. 

 

Tiffany Rotan, LVN

Sweetwater Middle School Nurse (Grades 6-8)

Graduated SHS 1998

TSTC LVN 2000

SCUCISD (San Antonio) 2003-2006

7 years with SISD

Currently working pediatric home health on weekends.  Love spending time with two sons, Hunter 17 and Landyn 13.  Spare time loves taking care of horses, 4 dogs and pygmy goat. I feel very blessed to work for SISD and be surrounded by other nurses, that I can call friends and family.

 

Portia Linebaugh, LVN

Sweetwater Intermediate School (Grades 4-5)

Graduated SHS 1990

TSTC LVN 1994

14 years with SISD

Daughter is a second generation nurse with SISD 

 

Alisa Setliff, LVN

Eastridge Elementary (Grades 2-3)

TSTC LVN 1998

7 years with SISD

Has five boys ranging in ages from 10 to 27.  Enjoys spending time with her grandson, Jayden.  Loves working with the people at her school.

 

Whitney Montgomery, LVN

Southeast Elementary (Grades K-1)

Graduated SHS 2007

Attended TCU

TSTC LVN 2012

1st year with SISD

Has had a strong interest in nursing, from a very young age because of mother, who is also an SISD nurse.  I love working for SISD and I’m so lucky to have my mother as a colleague and mentor.

 

Kendall Powell, LVN

JP Cowen Early Development/Head Start (Pre-K)

Graduated SHS 2002

TSTC LVN 2008

3 years with SISD

I have 2 girls, ages 9 and 2, and I enjoy spending time with them, other family and friends.  I love being a part of SISD.

SIS Destination Imagination Team Travels to State Tourn

The Destination Imagination team from SIS traveled to Austin for their state tournament on April 11th. Students on the team are pictured left to right: Kimberly Arpin, Danner Foust, Ethan Cortez, Jazzel Villa, Jacqueline Arellano, and teacher, Kayla Scott. Destination Imagination is an educational program where student teams use creativity and team work to solve problems and present the solutions.

Sweetwater High Academic UIL Teams Perform Well at Contest

Sweetwater High School Academic UIL Results:

Advancing to Regional Competition:
Kevin Thompson - 1st  - Current Issues & Events
Rachel Gray - 1st - News, 1st - Headlines, & 2nd - Editorials

Regional Alternate: Jonathon Browning - 3rd - Spelling

Teams Placing:
2nd Place Team in Journalism - Rachel Gray (1st - News, 1st - Headlines, 2nd - Editorials), Allison Winslett, (5th - Feature) Taylor Mcpherson, Caroline Lawrence (4th Feature) & Larissa Locklar (not pictured)

2nd Place Team in Social Studies - Cody Kincheloe (5th - Social Studies), Eathen Speer -(4th Social Studies),  Austin Watts, and Francisco Olguin.

First Financial Bank Visits Southeast Elementary School

Representatives of First Financial Bank recently visited the First Graders at Southeast Elementary School. Students were given a lesson on money and time to ask questions about saving and spending. Thanks FFB - Community Involvement in SISD keeps us Sweetwater Strong!

Mrs. Paula Ordway Receives the SISD Funderwear Award

The last SISD Funderwear recipient, Billy Johnson, recently passed on the award to Paula Ordway at Sweetwater High School.

Mrs. Ordway recently planned and successfully orchestrated Writing Workshops for the students taking the English I and English II End of Course exams at SHS. She went above and beyond to make certain the students were prepared for their tests. (The First United Methodist Church graciously allowed these workshops to be held in their Fellowship Hall.) Mrs. Ordway is SWEETWATER STRONG!

Mr. Pittman has said, “Funderwear is given to staff members that have gone above and beyond, shown a great attitude, and exemplify the spirit we want to shine in SISD.”

Mrs. Becky Kidd Named Southeast's Star of the Week

Southeast Elementary Principal Peggy Elliott announced today that Becky Kidd has been named the school's STAR of the Week. According to Mrs. Elliott, "Mrs. Kidd loves teaching first grade and has a positive outlook at all times."

Sharrie Lyon Receives Prestigious Julia L. Young Award

SISD's Sharrie Lyon, certified teacher of the visually impaired, was presented with the Julia L. Young Award in Austin by the Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. This prestigious award is in honor of Julia L. Young, who provided leadership in the development of the visually handicapped children’s program of the Texas commission for the Blind. The award is presented annually to an individual who has done outstanding work with visually impaired children in Texas.

Sharrie is employed by West Central Texas Shared Services Arrangement (WCTSSA) and has an office in the Sweetwater ISD Administration Building. She works with visually impaired students who are in the school districts served by WCTSSA.  Sharrie provides direct instruction to eligible students, plans special trips, works closely with both staff members and parents, and according to Director Scarlett Whitteker, "consistently goes above and beyond every day."