Sweetwater Intermediate School Custodial Staff Receive District Funderwear

From Teresa Slaton, Teacher at SIS:

I hope your school year is off to a great start.  My year is definitely off to a great start because I'm pretty sure I have the best class in Sweetwater.

I have had the Funderwear and would love to nominate the S.I.S. custodial staff - Rosie, Angie, San Juana, and Lupe. 

 These ladies are simply amazing.  Sometimes it is so easy to take them for granted.  They are the glue that holds this campus together.  Our campus is always immaculate each and every day.  They come to our rescue on a daily basis (stuck lockers, spilled water, cleaning up throw-up, bringing in another desk or chair), while cleaning our campus.   The ladies always have a smile on their faces and never complain.  They greet the students with a smile and ask how they are.  They make sure our campus is decorated during the holidays.  Last year a student said, " I like driving by and seeing the Christmas lights at school because we don't have any at home."  

This year, they have left my class little notes on my desk "thanking" the students for helping keep the room clean. The kids absolutely love the notes.  They even spoil the teachers with homemade salsa.  These are just a few of the little things that mean the most.  The ladies are amazing and always make everyone feel loved.  Therefore, I nominate Rosie, San Juana, Angie, and Lupe to receive the Funderwear Award.  Kathy once said "it takes a village to raise a child".  Our village would cease to exist without these ladies.

Thanks,

Teresa Slaton

Quincy Reddic Named September 2016 Alumni Spotlight of the Month

Sweetwater High School Alumni Spotlight for September 2016:

Quincy Reddic

SHS class of 2009

2014 Graduate of Angelo State University

Major: Business Administration in Management Information Systems

Currently working for CalTech Information Technology in San Antonio, TX as a Tier 2 Engineer. Married to Mary.

Do you know a Sweetwater High School graduate who should be recognized in our Alumni Spotlight?  Please submit their information (including contact information) via email to SHS Counselor RuthAnn Campbell at ruthann.campbell@sweetwaterisd.net

Do you know a Sweetwater High School graduate who should be recognized in our Alumni Spotlight?  Please submit their information (including contact information) via email to SHS Counselor RuthAnn Campbell at ruthann.campbell@sweetwaterisd.net

Western Texas College Visits SHS to Help Prepare New Freshmen for College

Western Texas College Visits SHS to Help Prepare
New Freshmen for College

 

Representatives Upward Bound Western Texas College (WTC) greeted new Sweetwater High School students during their 9th grade orientation by providing valuable information to help students prepare for college. The WTC Upward Bound program's main goal is to assist students in achieving the academic skills and personal growth necessary for the successful completion of high school and entry into a college or university.

"When the WTC Upward Bound Department first heard that SHS was hosting a 9th grade orientation camp, we knew we wanted to speak to the students and provide information about our program," said Program Coordinator, Tressa Stephens. "The program is available to support students in Snyder, Colorado City, and Sweetwater who meet general eligibility requirements and have a desire to attend and succeed in college."

Students were able to find out general information about the program during the morning assembly and pick up flyers and handouts at the WTC Upward Bound information table during the lunch break.  Student learned that the program provides tutoring in English, Math, and Science as well as SAT/ACT test preparation.  Moreover, students learned about the Upward Bound summer program where students attend classes, live in the WTC dorms, and participate in five weeks of college preparation activities aimed at their success.

"Sweetwater High School is working to become the premier high school in the Big Country, " said Janell Martin, the SHS Academic Coordinator. "Career exposure through job shadowing, cultural enrichment activities, and academic support will help our students achieve their full potential.

Western Texas College Upward Bound Administrators Tressa Stephens and Rachael Menix and 12th Grade SHS Student Junior Lawhon received more than 50 student request for Upward Bound during the 9th Grade Student Orientation Lunch last Thursday.  

Western Texas College Upward Bound Administrators Tressa Stephens and Rachael Menix and 12th Grade SHS Student Junior Lawhon received more than 50 student request for Upward Bound during the 9th Grade Student Orientation Lunch last Thursday.

 

Sweetwater High School Freshmen Get Early Look at the 2016-17 School Year

Schools across the state of Texas welcomed students to a new year of learning this week.  Traditionally, football, band, volleyball, and other fall athletes start practice and conditioning before the first day of school, but this year, teachers at Sweetwater High School wanted to provide an opportunity for incoming freshmen to become familiar with the campus before the first day of school on Monday.  The teachers planned a 9th Grade Student Orientation program to provide an overview of school expectations as it pertains to behavior, academics, athletics, technology, and campus spirit in a fun and exciting way.

Football Coach and Sweetwater Middle School Teacher Giles Montgomery, volunteered to assist the high school by leading the athletics' rotation. "The orientation reminds me of Frog Camp at Texas Christian University where the faculty, staff, and community created a program for incoming students that helped them make a smooth transition to the university," said Montgomery.  "My best advice for incoming freshmen at SHS is work hard every day, have fun, and create lasting memories.  SHS teachers care about students and they want them to excel in high school, but have fun at the same time."

The one-day orientation included a welcome from the campus administration, a presentation from Western Texas College to help set the tone for post-secondary education, and seven rotations for students.  The first rotation was hosted in the Mustang Bowl where new students completed an obstacle course and developed team skills in two sports competitions.  Students then participated in an art rotation, school scavenger hunt, updated their technology, learned about the high school's extensive online collection in the Library, and found out about career and business classes at school.  Additionally, upperclassmen and SHS graduates helped with the orientation and activities including the FFA demonstration "It's Not Just Cows, Plows, and Sows."

"I was excited to take a leadership role in the orientation camp," said high school faculty member Sandra Sanchez. "When the faculty and staff met to plan the camp I volunteered to prepare refreshments and lunch for the new students.  With more than 100 students in attendance and 40 teachers, our group wanted to provide a great meal and encourage building relationships between teachers and our new students.  It's not very often that teachers are allowed to plan and implement programs where everyone has a leadership role.  I guess that's one thing that makes Sweetwater High School the premier high school in the Big Country!"

SHS Junior Jaelynn Page talks to participants during the "It's Not Just Cows, Plows, and Sows" FFA demonstration

SHS Junior Jaelynn Page talks to participants during the "It's Not Just Cows, Plows, and Sows" FFA demonstration

Sweetwater High School's Melodie Minter is in the Alumni of the Month Spotlight

Sweetwater High School's Alumni of the Month Spotlight:

Melodie Minter

* SHS class of 2007

* Graduate of Baylor University

* Major: Health Science Studies - Pre-Medicine

* Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

* Currently a Resident at the Emory Pediatric Residency Program – Atlanta, GA

 

Do you know a Sweetwater High School graduate who should be recognized in our Alumni Spotlight? Please submit their information (including contact information) via email to SHS Counselor RuthAnn Campbell at ruthann.campbell@sweetwaterisd.net

Also visit Mustang Nation, SISD's Alumni web portal and official home, for class pictures, news, and classmate updates:

http://www.sweetwaterisd.net/alumni/

SISD Food Service Announces New Menu and Nutritional Information Site

SISD Food Service announces today that parents can now see campus breakfast and lunch menus on their new Nutrislice site at http://sweetwater.nutrislice.com/

Find nutritional information for everything being served to students in our cafeterias.

Nutrislice Apps for SISD Food Service are also available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Links to these apps can be found athttp://www.sweetwaterisd.net/food-service-and-menus