Key points for this month are below; you may also want to view the December issue of Southwest Schools: Defining the Future, our monthly publication covering additional items of interest (click here).
We are entering one of the most challenging portions of the school year: The weeks leading up to our holiday break, which are full of classroom and building level activities and crazy amounts of energy! While the kids’ excitement builds in anticipation of the long break and possible snow days, our educators are focused on our mission – both academic and social growth, for ALL students, EVERY day! It is during this time that your support can make a huge difference in the academic success of your students – from maintaining the normal homework routine at home to really emphasizing the importance of finishing the semester strong!
Items of note:
Mayor's Fund community service project – The Southwest Local School is again participating in the annual Mayors Fund canned food drive, in partnership with the Harrison City Council / Mayor. The Freshman class is also collecting winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves/mittens are in conjunction with our canned food drive. This effort is our winter community service project, aimed at benefiting those in need – locally. Click here for more information and deadlines for donations.
The Elizabethtown Property is sold - On November 29, 2017, Southwest Local School District finalized the sale of the former Elizabethtown School Property. At their September meeting, the SLSD Board of Education discussed the recent public auction for the sale of the property. The highest bid of $235,000 was the closest to the $240,000 market value of the property. Following a unanimous vote, the Board directed us to finalize the sale, which was completed Nov. 29, 2017.
Important dates coming up:
As always, please let me know if you have comments or questions.
I hope your family has a wonderful winter break! In the days leading up to both Christmas and the New Year, let’s continue working together to encourage and motivate our students to do their best, as well as to give to those in need!
John C. Hamstra
Southwest Local Schools