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End of Course exams - High School and J.P. Cowen Achievement Center
This week, Dec.10-13, Sweetwater High School and J.P. Cowen Achievement Center will be administering retakes of the End of Course exams for English 1, English 2, Algebra 1, Biology, and U.S. History. All December testing will be online. Please note the test days below and a few reminders to ensure a smooth test day.

Tuesday- English 1
Wednesday- Algebra 1, Biology, US History
Thursday- English 2
Friday- make-up for anyone absent during the week

Please be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep, has a good breakfast, and is prepared to do their best. They will be allowed to read a book when they finish their test, so encourage them to have a book with them on the test day.

On these testing days, the campus will be closed to visitors, so please do not bring lunch to your student on these days.

Additionally, phones, smart watches, tablets, or any other electronic communication devices will NOT be allowed in the testing room.

These tests are for retakers only. Contact your student's campus if you have any questions.  These are important days, and we want to do all we can to help your child be successful.

National Archery Qualifiers Tournament - January 11 2020

Sweetwater/Nolan County Barebow Bonanza 

What: Barebow archery tournament for archers having had instruction from an organized venue such as NASP,4H, Scouts,B/G Club, JOAD
They must know how to handle a bow,obey whistle system,get arrows off in a timely matter AND know basic safety rules of every archery event. 

When: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 

Individual Flights 9AM/10AM/11AM 

Team Tournament 1PM Where: Sweetwater Middle School Upper Gym 305 Lamar Sweetwater, Texas 

Who: 3rd graders to 12th graders including early grads as of 1/2020 

Why:   Promote and fund* 4H and NASP archery programs in our area 

Provide archers a safe,enjoyable competition against their peers Provide an opportunity for socialization and sharing knowledge Provide NASP qualified archers to enter a score in the State Tournament in Belton in March 

Cost: $10 per archer which also covers Team Tournament at 1:00PM 

$3 single adult / $5 couple/ $2 6th grade up 

Equipment: Barebow only..may include recurve, longbow, Genesis, or compounds let down to #40 

No sights,releases or markings on riser. Consistent nocking point, please. Stabilizers under 12" are OK..wrist or finger slings fine. Wood,carbon or aluminum are all OK with target/field points 

All NASP qualifiers must stick to its required elements !!!! 

Dress: Conservative, appropriate clothing with footwear having toes on them. Necklaces, strings and long shirt tails need securing. 

Individual: NASP 10 and 15 meter distances. Morrell and Rinehart targets with 80cm JVD faces 

Format 3 ends of 5 arrows at each distance for a score of 300.1 warmup round at each distance 

Team 18 of 3 archers shooting 2 arrows apiece in a 2 minute time limit.Last arrow must be going forward before time expires 

Format Ranking and/or qualifying rounds are 3 ends cumulative scoring (180) until we get to medal rounds and go to set system to decide places 1,2 and 3. Win a set = 2pts..split a set= 1 point each..lose a set=0 First team to 5 wins..tied at 4=SHOOT OFF!!!! If you have only 2 archers, a coach/asst coach or qualified parent may fill in or we'll provide one 8>) 

****** Once again... If you shot earlier, you've paid and good to go!! ****** This is FUN !!!!! Medals.. First second and third Junior division (grades 3 thru7) Senior (8th thru 12th) and Individual medals for top 3 teams 



 Early registration begins December 15th, 2019 for individual with maybe a guesstimate on # of teams..feel free to enter more than one team. More info and a copy of waiver or scoresheets(no bubblecards here.(old school) call! 


Mike Hart NASP/4H instructor


National Archery
Qualifiers Tournament
Jan. 11th 2020

SHS - "Become an ELF" for Cook Children's Hospital

The Career Organizations,  DECA, FFA, and FCCLA at Sweetwater High school  were challenged this Holiday season to "Become an ELF", by collecting stuffed animals for Cook Children's Hospital.   The DECA members won the challenge.  Several DECA members delivered the stuffed animals to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth Texas. 


SIS News and Announcements
December 11----UIL Academic Contest in Big Spring
December 17---SIS Christmas program---6pm--SHS Auditorium

Nolan County 4-H Newsletter - December 2019

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