SHS FFA Students Win Scholarships at Permian Basin

This past weekend two Sweetwater FFA members earned scholarships at the Permain Basin Fair in Odessa. Caroline Brennan was awarded at $2500 scholarship in the steer division and Ty Crain earned a $1000 scholarship in the lamb division. Congratulations to both of these students on starting off their senior year with such big success!

SIS Scholastic Book Fair Planned for October 6 - 10th

Sweetwater Intermediate's new Librarian Lori Needham announced today that her school would be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair currently scheduled for Oct. 6-10, 2014. For more details, please contact Lori at SIS.

2nd Annual 'Red Run' Scheduled for Friday August 22nd at 8am

The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, August 22nd. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, August 25th. Everyone will meet at 8:00 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland. 

Participants are invited to complete the course by walking, running, riding, or by joining the cheering crowd to encourage everyone to celebrate and have the happiest experience ever! If you plan to get powder on you, wear white that you don't mind staining with red. Wear a shower cap, mask or headband if you wish. Bring a towel for your car seat. 

Everyone in the community is invited to join this celebration! Come ready to enjoy yourself and have fun! Richard Fergeson State Farm Insurance will once again provide the water tent and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has expressed an interest in having a tent. Any businesses or individuals who would like to provide a tent, services or goodies are welcome to join us! The Red Run course begins and ends at the Mustang Bowl Championship sign. There is also an alternate Route B if you need a shorter distance but you will miss one color station. It will be epic! 

We are also excited about the opportunity to personalize the meet the teacher' experience this year. Between August 15th and August 22nd, Kindergarten through 5th grade students can look forward to their teacher dropping by for a short visit. Parents have reached out every year by attending back to school events and we wish to repay that commitment by coming to the homes. In addition, following the Red Run on Friday, campuses will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students and parents to drop off school supplies to the classroom and/or buy lunch tickets.

SHS and SMS are unable to make home visits this year due to an exciting 3 day training, Capturing Kids Hearts. SHS will host Meet the Teacher from 4:30 - 6:30 on Tuesday, August 19th and SMS on Thursday, August 21st also from 4:30 to 6:30. The first Mustang football scrimmage will be Thursday night beginning at 6:30 followed by Meet the Mustangs.

We are Sweetwater Strong and Stronger Than Ever!

Kathy McCombs Smartt
Assistant Superintendent

Student School Supply Lists for the 2014 - 2015 School Year

School Supply List 2014 - 2015

1 Box of Crayon
1 Box of 8 count Markers
1 Bottle Elmer’s School Glue
1 Package of Scissors
1 Pack of #2 Wooden Pencils (no plastic coating)
1 Large Pink Eraser
1 (1) Subject Spiral Notebook
1 Backpack (no roller backpacks)

1st Grade
1 Bottle Elmer’s School Glue
1 Pair of Sharp 5”Fiskars Scissors
1 Small Plastic School box
1 Pack of #2 Wooden Pencils (no plastic coating)
1 Pink Bevel Eraser
1 Box of 24 count Crayola Crayons
1 Backpack (no roller backpacks)

2nd Grade
1 Package Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper- (not college rule)
2 Wide Ruled, Single Subject Spiral Notebooks
1 Large packs of #2 Pencils
1 Large Eraser
1 Pair 5” Pointed Scissors
1 Box of 24 Count Crayola Crayons
1 Large Bottle of Glue
1 (of Each Color)-Plain Pocket Folder with Brads- yellow, red, orange, green, purple, blue
1 Small plastic school box
1 Yellow Highlighter
1 Zipper Backpack- No Wheels

3rd Grade
1 Package of Wide Rule Paper (150 ct)
1 Pack of #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
1 Pair Pointed Scissors
1 Bottle Glue- 4 oz
1 Red Grading pen not Pencil
1 Crayola Crayons 25 count
1 Plastic School Box- able to fit in a desk
5 Plain Pocket Folders with Brads (all different colors)
1 Zipper Backpack- No Wheels

4th Grade
1 Zipper Binder
1 Zipper Bag that fits in binder
1 Package Wide Rule Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
4 Colored Folders with Pockets and Brads
1 Large Package of #2 Pencils
1 Box of Crayons (24 count)
1 Small Box of Map Colors

5th Grade
1 Zipper Binder
1 Zipper Bag that fits in binder
1 Package of Wide Ruled loose leaf notebook paper
1 Subject 70 page Wide Ruled Spiral Notebook
4 Colored Folders with Pocket and Brads
1 Large Package of #2 Pencils
1 Small box Map Colors

Middle School Choirs Earn 1st Division Superior Trophies

On Saturday, May 10, the SMS 6th Grade Girls Choir, the SMS Boys Choir, and the SMS 7th/8th Grade Girls Choir traveled to New Braunsfels to compete in the Soundwaves Choral Festival. All three choirs brought back 1st Division Superior Trophies. The SMS 7th/8th Grade Girls also received "Best in Class" for their division. Pictured are the SMS Choir students who competed in the Festival.

SISD Recognizes Employees at 2014 Retirement Reception

Sweetwater ISD recognized and celebrated a special group of employees with a Retirement Reception at Sweetwater Intermediate School. 

Those honored were Leigh Byrd, Rebecca Duncan, Pat Hudgins, Cinda Huffman, Paul Nash, James Perry, Si Ramos, Sue Schlueter, and Lavada Tucker.