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17
Mar
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Art Show this Thursday: 3/19/2015

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Do the winter blahs have you craving bold colors?  I've got just the event for you!

The Southwest 2015 Art Show and Family Ice-Cream Night!  Every student will have a framed piece of artwork on display from this school year in the show.  All styles of art will be on display from original watercolor designs to monoprintes inspired by Andy Warhol.  After enjoying the artwork on display hop over to the cafeteria for FREE ice-cream and family drawing activities!

It's going to be a great night and I hope you all can make it!

-Ms. Webb

If you desire, you'll even be able to buy your young artists' masterpiece framed and matted for $25 (2 for $45). Continue reading
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09
Mar
0

Wrapping up Chinese New Year

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Ms. Webb has wrapped up celebrating the Chinese New Year!  All grades got to learn more about the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar.  Festivities began on February 19th and culminated with the Lantern Festival on March 5th.  Kindergarten and 2nd grade made two different versions of lanterns to celebrate the festival that is the last day of the Chinese New Year. 1st grade synergized as a team to create the awesome Dragon (seen in the picture) that they then took on parade around the entire school! 3rd Grade learned about the Chinese character for, double happiness, as it is seen during these celebrations.  Last, but not least, 4th grade created their own scratch off paper to draw vases inspired by the ones seen during the Ming Dynasty! Whew! It was a lot of art and a lot of fun!  Continue reading
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19
Feb
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STEM Field Trip for Mrs. Habig's Class

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Mrs. Habig's class went on a field trip Tuesday to  Starbase. It was funded by the department of defense, and it is a STEM field trip. STEM stands for science technology engineering and mathmatics. Several experiments and activities included: measuring with the graduated cylinder, using a triple beam balance, saving an egg! Students discussed engineering and design then had to come up with a way to keep an egg from cracking when it was the thrown into a wall. Students had to budget money to buy supplies to protect their egg. The field trip has been a huge sucess so far, and Mrs. Habig's class will continue to go for the next four Tuesdays. Continue reading
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09
Feb
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Pennies for Patients!

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On Monday, Student Council will be sending individual boxes for each student to take home to collect money  for Pennies for Patients!   Change will be collected at school through Friday, February 20th.  The grade that brings in the most money will get their own Spirit Week to celebrate their grades' awesomeness!  Last year, SW collected $1650 and we want to beat that this year by collecting $1800.  Come on SW we can do it!

And if we reach that goal Mr.Corbin is going to get pied in the face!!!
 

 

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04
Feb
0

Chinese New Year Display

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The SW staff used their creativity to decorate a display celebrating the Chinese New Year!  Each staff member colored a picture of their Chinese Zodiac Animal: this year is the Year of the Ram/Sheep!  Students will be learning about the Chinese New Year through various projects during Art class. This year, the Chinese New Years falls on February 19th! Continue reading
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20
Jan
0

Happy 100th Day of School!

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1st grade loves to celebrate the 100th day of school with various activities.  Mrs. Pringle's class took their celebration a step further,and decided to dress up like they were 100 years old for the day!  You're looking fabulous Mrs. Pringle's class!!! Continue reading
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14
Jan
0

Media Center Dedication

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On Wednesday, January 21st, we will be dedicating the new Media Center in memory of Jennifer Longworth. The dedication will start at 4pm and all are welcome to attend!

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03
Dec
0

Preschool now available at Greenwood Schools

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Greenwood Schools is proud to offer a new opportunity for parents with preschoolers. Preschool classes will be offered at Northeast Elementary School starting in January for the spring semester. If you have a child between the ages 3-5, please contact Dawn at 738-0055 to schedule a tour or register. Classes are filling up quickly, registration ends December 19.

Las Escuelas de Greenwood están orgullosas de ofrecer una oportunidad nueva a los padres con alumnos preescolares. Las clases preescolares serán ofrecidas en la Escuela Primaria de Northeast comenzando en enero para el semestre de la primavera. Si tiene a un niño entre las edades de 3-5 años, por favor póngase en contacto con Dawn al 738-0055 para programar una visita o para inscribirlo. Las clases se están llenando rápidamente, las inscripciones se terminan el 19 de diciembre. Continue reading
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01
Dec
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Congrats to our November BESST Students!

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Congratulations to our November BESST students!  They were really showing the Core Value of Gratitude the entire month (and I have a feeling they show gratitude beyond November too!).  For the month of December, the Core Value is Generosity.  Generosity is making someone's day by giving something away!  How can you show a little generosity everyday in December? Continue reading
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21
Nov
0

SW 'Super Spellers' Win BIG!

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We are bursting with pride over our Spell Bowl Team's HUGE victory last night!  They beat out 12 other teams and won the tie breaker against Westwood to earn 1st place!  SW is inspired by the members' dedication to their studies, and look forward to celebrating them at school today.  We must also applaud the team's coaches, Mr. Donnell and Mrs. Habig, for their spectacular leadership!

WE KNEW YOU GUYS WOULD ROCK THE COMPETITION!!!  WOO HOO! Continue reading
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20
Nov
0

Let's Go Spell Bowl!!! And eat at Chick-fil-A tonight!

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    We want to cheer on our Southwest Spell Bowl team as they compete at Southport High School!  They trained so hard with Mrs. Habig and Mr. Donnell this semester and we know they are going to rock it!  The competition is tonight at 6pm, and we would love to see a cheer block for our roadrunners! 
    Might we also recommend you stop by Chick-fil-A tonight for dinner before you head to the competition!  Tonight is a fundraiser for our Core Essential Values program and part of the money from tonight comes back to our school. Continue reading
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11
Nov
0

Birds in Flight!

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After working extremely hard in Ms. Webb's Art class the 3rd grader's paper mache birds are finally finished!  You can now see them flying through the halls of SW and in the display case on your way to the cafeteria.  Be sure to check them out; and if you have a 3rd grader congratulate them on a job well done!  FANTASTIC WORK! Continue reading
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03
Nov
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October BESST Program

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Congratulations to our October BESST Students!  These students were selected by the staff for their excellence in showing the Core Value of CREATIVITY!  We're so very proud of their achievements, and always look forward to seeing what they're going to create or do next. Continue reading
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31
Oct
0

Peace Day Photo for Sale!

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Be sure to get an order form to purchase your own copy of SW's giant peace sign from this year's International Day of Peace Celebration! 

5x7 is $7

8x10 is $10

Order forms are due November 14th! Continue reading
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22
Oct
0

SW T-Shirt Fundraiser

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Please help us raise money for the Jennifer and Dion Memorial Award Fund by puchasing a Southwest Spirit Wear Shirt.  These shirts will cost $13 each.  Crystal Graphics has graciously agreed to make Southwest Shirts at cost allowing us to use the profit towards the Memorial Award Fund.  We will be raising $4 from each shirt to go towards the fund.  The shirts are long sleeved and sapphire with gray font: Southwest will be on the front and the SW Crest will be on the back (see blog post image).  Shirts come in sizes Youth Small to Adult 3XL.  Payment must be in the form of CASH ONLY please.

Thank you so much for your support on a cause that's so dear to our hearts! Continue reading
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20
Oct
0

Open Mic Monday in Mrs. Habig's Class

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It's Monday so that means it's Open Mic for Mrs. Habig's RTI group!  Students have the opportunity to work on expression, fluency, and flow by reading funny poetry to their classmates.  Open Mic Monday also gives students the chance to build their confidence by practicing speaking in front of others! Continue reading
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08
Oct
0

Tailgate Party October 10th!

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The Southwest Tailgate Party is coming up this Friday, October 10th!  The tailgate is happening from 5:30-6:30: right before the Greenwood High School Football Game.  The tailgate will be located in the SW parking lot.  REMEMBER: to bring your own food and students must be accompanied by an adult. We would love to see you there with the rest of our Southwest family! Continue reading
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06
Oct
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Mrs. Slauter's Class Earns their First Fun Day in Art!

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Ms. Webb uses a positive behavior system that allows classes to earn a "Fun Day" in Art class after earning 7 stickers on their class's chart.  The students typically choose the activity they wish to do on that day during art; like painting, drawing games, stations, working outside, etc.  Occassionally, students will request a "Ms. Webb Surprise Fun Day." 

Mrs. Slauter's class voted for a surprise for their first fun day!  So each student received a mini pumpkin that they then were able to paint in any abstract manner they desired.  The results turned out so colorful and each pumpkin wonderfully unique!

Way to go Mrs. Slauter's Class!  Keep up the great behavior! Continue reading
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29
Sep
0

International Day of Peace: Picture Order

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International Day of Peace was a wonderful celebration again this year!  Art classes were filled with peace themed projects and pinwheels, in Gym students were working on sportsmanship and fun Peace Day facts, and our Media Specialist even jumped in to help with the singing portion this year!  Way to be a team player Mr. Corbin! 

As part of our celebration, we formed a GIANT peace sign to perform the song "Funga Alafia" or "Welcome to Everyone"  A photographer from Lifetouch came out to photograph the event and now you can order a copy of the picture too!

Your student should have brought home an order form and you can order:

8x10 for $10
or
5x7 for $7

You can also see the pictures taken by the Daily Journal by clicking here.

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26
Sep
0

September's BESST Program: Responsibility

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A big congratulations to our BESST award recipients!  We're very impressed by your dedication to always be responsible.

We are also excited to announce that SW recieved an award from the Greenwood Public Library for  dramatically increasing our participation in their summer reading program! They created a brand new traveling trophy named the "Spirited Award" because they were so impressed with the 94% increase in participation from our school this summer. Way to go Roadrunners! Keep up the great work!

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