Sweetwater Middle School and Southeast Elementary Host Dr. Burger Day

Sweetwater ISD had the privilege of hosting an award-winning math educator and President of Southwestern University, Dr. Edward Burger, at Southeast Elementary and Sweetwater Middle School before dismissing for Spring Break.  

He made appearances at both campuses to visit with students and stress the importance of math in everyday life.  Students at Southeast were able to have class photos made with him and the students at Sweetwater Middle School welcomed him with "Dr. Burger" selfies.

Southeast Elementary Principal Peggy Elliott introduced Dr. Burger to her students this way, "It is an honor to introduce Dr. Edward Burger to you today. Dr. Burger is the President of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. That's kind of like being the principal but to a really big school. He is also a consultant teaching others how to think and create.

He has delivered over 700 speeches all across the world. That's a lot of math knowledge he's sharing with people and kids everywhere he goes.

Did you guys know that he's an author of over 70 articles and books? That could fill up at least 5 big shelves in our library.
He has also made appearances on TV and created over 4000 videos online like the ones we watch during math class.

Dr. Burger has received at least 18 awards and accolades for all his hard work in the field of math including being named as America's best math teacher. Those are kind of like the trophies and ribbons you guys receive win you win. In fact many of his math students have named him Mathematics Teacher Extraordinaire.
Dr. Burger has also written jokes for people to say on national television.

Please give a great big Southeast Sweetwater Strong welcome to Dr. Edward Burger, known to us as Professor Burger."

Outstanding Citizens of Southeast Elementary Announced for March 6, 2015

Outstanding students were named recently at Southeast Elementary:

Renee Pizana

Ava Loving

Lavina James

Daniel Davis

MacKenzie Lambert

Addie Olds

Doug Doerschuk

Isabella Galindo

Hazel Mathis

Autumn Bell

Caleb Cabellero

Tapley Allen

Trinity Wright

Colby McGee

Lucas Palacios

Rylan Carruthers

Mason Straley

Halley Nixon

Sarah Ceballos

Nevaeh Diaz

Marvin Mathis

Distance Learning Program 'Rattlesnake 101' Presented to Thousands of Students

The Sweetwater Jaycees annually host the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup during the second weekend in March. To help educate students, Mr. David Sager and Mr. Dennis Cumbie, professional rattlesnake handlers, education officers, and safety experts for the Sweetwater Jaycees, visited with students concerning the rattlesnake’s habitat, characteristics, life cycle, different species, research, safety, and emergency medical treatment if bitten.

Through a partnership with Sweetwater ISD, Sweetwater Jaycees, Regional Educational Service Center 14, and Lifesize, a digital learning program that reached thousands of students across the United States was presented featuring live rattlesnakes that were professionally handled for demonstration purposes. Selected sites also the opportunity to participate as interactive sites for live Q & A with the rattlesnake handlers. Other locations were able to interact through a live website with questions.

Cumbie, Jones, Brennan, and Whoolery-Pratt Qualify for DECA Internationals

From Nina Wilson -

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS COMPETING AT THE STATE COMPETIITON LAST WEEK IN DALLAS:

KY HOOVER AND ABBY MCPHERSON - HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM OPEREATIONS RESEARCH

LAUREN JONES AND KAITLYN FOSTER - MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

ETHAN WHITTENBURG, JEREMY WITT, AND ASHLEY PARKER - ENTREPRENUERSHIP
INNOVATION PLAN

MADISON JONES AND CAROLINE BRENNAN - HOTEL AND LODGING MANAGEMENT

KATIE MELENDREZ - QUICK SERVE RESTURANT MANAGEMENT

CHASE POWELL - PRINCIPLES OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
BRANDT VON ATZIGEN- HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
CASEY WHOOLERY-PRATT IN COMMUNITY SERVICE
VALERIA  ZAVZLETA-  PUBLIC RELATIONS
TYLER BEASLEY AND JOHN CLIFT -SPORTS MARKETING
BLAKE CUMBIE- FINANCE SERVICES
LIZZY GRAY- MARKETING MANAGEMENT

MOVING ON TO INTERNATIONALS ARE
BLAKE CUMBIE
MADISON JONES
CAROLINE BRENNAN
CASEY WHOOLERY-PRATT

Sweetwater Intermediate's Teresa Slaton Receives SISD's Funderwear Award

Pictured receiving the Funderwear Award is Teresa Slaton at Sweetwater Intermediate School. 
 
The co-worker that nominated her stated, "I nominate Mrs. Slaton for Funderwear...she makes sure EVERYONE is loved and taken care of!!!!"

Mr. Pittman 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.”

People like Mrs. Slaton make us Sweetwater Strong...Stronger Than Ever!  Congratulations Teresa Slaton!

Sweetwater High Art Students Advance to State VASE Competition

Sweetwater High School Art students participated in the Region 14 Visual Art Scholastic Event Saturday February 21, 2015. Advancing to State VASE are Keegan Von Atzigen, Kala Wofford, Abby Lynch and Kendra Pack. Lizzy Hendrick's sculpture will be on display at the Grace Museum for Youth Art Month in March. Victoria Carley received a Superior rating for her Dotted Butterfly.

 

High School and Middle School Choirs and Soloists Compete at Contest

The SMS Choirs and SHS Soloists competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at McMurry University.

The SMS Boys Choir and the SMS Girls Choir both competed and both brought home a 1st Division Superior Ratings for their performance. SMS also had 6 Soloists that also performed. Five SMS Soloists received a 1st Division Superior Rating and 1 Soloist received a 2nd Division Excellent Rating. 

SHS also had Soloists that competed in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. SHS is proud of all of our competing Soloists and they all did fantastic. There are 6 SHS Solosts that sang the most difficult level Solo and received a 1st Division Superior rating. This rating qualifies those Soloists to advance to the State Competition in May.

Congratulations to all of the SMS and SHS Choir Students.