Intermediate School PE Classes Use iPads to Learn and Facilitate Fitness

Sweetwater Intermediate School Physical Education Teacher, Carla Lambert, took classroom educational technology into the Gym this past week. Coach Lambert said, "The students followed a fitness training app around the gym and learned about new exercises and the their benefits. We loved the new format!"

SHS FCCLA's Mickenzie Brownlow Places First and Qualifies for Nationals

From Carissa Adkins - Sweetwater FCCLA chapter members competed at State Competition in Corpus Christi this past week. Mickenzie Brownlow placed 1st in her event, Illustrated Talk. She beat out 29 other competitors to bring home the gold and qualifies to compete at Nationals in Washington DC in June.

Sweetwater ISD Custodians Complete In-Service Training With Germ Blast

Germ Blast, a company who specializes in sanitizing SISD classrooms, conducted a disinfectant in-service training with custodians from each SISD campus on Monday April 6th. 

The training covered such topics as new label requirements for cleaners and disinfectants used in SISD, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and additional safety measures.

Trinity Baptist Church Provides Surprise Relief for SHS Teachers

Trinity Baptist Church Provides Surprise Relief for High School Teachers

Each year students from Sweetwater High School as well as students from schools across the State of Texas participate in academic testing.  These exams inform parents, schools, and districts about the academic progress students make each year.

In an effort to support Sweetwater High School, Trinity Baptist Church of Sweetwater surprised faculty and staff members last week by creating a hospitality room where staff members could get some relief during the stressful time of testing.  Trinity's goal was to support teachers with snacks prepared by church members and Bee's Decor while providing a restful time for faculty to fellowship.

"Sweetwater High School teachers work hard to provide a premier education for their students, " said Trinity Pastor McGowan. "Trinity Baptist Church wanted to show the faculty and staff that their effort and dedication didn't go unnoticed in our community."

Gourmet snacks, sodas, fruits, and pastries were just the beginning of Trinity's hospitality room.  "Sometimes it's nice to have a friendly face and a warm smile that says thank you," said High School Counselor Kiker. "This was a real treat for teachers, but I was pleased that Trinity served all staff members including custodians, cafeteria workers, and paraprofessionals on campus."

Sweetwater High School administration provided snacks for students during testing.  Sweetwater High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the Big Country in academics, athletics, and other co-curricular activities.  The school's vision is to become the premier high school in the Big Country and they are proud to partner with Trinity Baptist Church to support education in Sweetwater, Texas.

 

SHS History Teacher Amy Clark, Assistant Principal Tecka Mobley, Trinity Baptist Church Pastor Matt McGowan, Trinity Baptist Church Education Minister Gretchen Jones, and SHS Counselor Kellie Kiker enjoy fellowship during student testing.

 

Sweetwater High's FCCLA Headed to State Competition in April 2015

From Carissa Adkins, SHS FCCLA Sponsor - Family Career and Community Leaders of America had a very successful Region meeting. Pictured are FCCLA members that participated in our Region II Competition. The following students have advanced to STATE and will compete again in April. Mickenzie Brownlow, Mikeliah Foust, Valeria Zavaleta, Sara Salas, Meagan Davis, Brilee Kenney, Jennifer Medellin, Shelby Sutton, Ashley Parker and Sarah Valdez.

East Ridge Elementary SOI/Bridges Lab Hosts Open House for Parents

From Tammi Stafford, East Ridge SOI/Bridges Lab Instructor - The East Ridge SOI/ Bridges Lab recently held it's annual Open House where parents were invited to attend the Lab class with their student. Once again, we had an excellent turnout. Parents were able to observe their students participating in memory activities, workbook and physical exercises. In addition to watching, we also had several parents try the exercises themselves. The students loved that! We appreciate the tremendous support we have from so many of our parents in our effort to help our students become better learners in the classroom through the SOI program.

Sweetwater ISD Removes Blue Bell Products Temporarily From Food Service

In response to the reported outbreak of listeria in some Blue Bell Ice Cream products, Sweetwater ISD has removed all Blue Bell items from school food service.

At this time SISD is unaware of ever having any of the products affected, however, in the interest of student safety, school cafeterias will not sell Blue Bell Ice Cream until the CDC & FDA conclude their investigations.

Questions concerning this matter may be directed to your child's cafeteria or our district food service office: 325-235-8601 ext 814