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Blog Entries - 2022

Update

MWE Update

Posted on: October 4, 2022
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It’s October!  We only have two weeks left in the quarter.  Please remind your child to think positive every day and stay focused.  Fall is a great time of year to set goals.  Guiding your children set academic goals helps them build

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Safety

Lockdown Drill at MWE

Posted on: September 23, 2022
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MWE Families, This morning we conducted an emergency lockdown drill at Miami Whitewater Elementary.  Students were instructed in advance on what to do during both a lockdown and an evacuation.  Students did a great job following their

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Important

School Messenger Test Information

Posted on: September 20, 2022
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On Tuesday, September 20, SLSD conducted a test of the School Messenger mass notification system.  School Messenger is used to communicate weather-related delays and closings, and other important information and reminders. The test consisted of

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: August 27, 2022
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Our school year is off to a phenomenal start!  This is a reflection of how prepared your children are when they skip, run, and walk through our doors with pep in their step every morning.  Raising children is stressful, yet so rewarding. As parents

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School Bus

Transportation Update

Posted on: August 13, 2022
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Our routing for the start of the 2022-2023 school year was finished this weekend.  We have processed hundreds of changes since our initial bus schedule was released resulting from new enrollees, parent requests, address changes, and a variety of other

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Safety

Safety Drill Taking Place August 12

Posted on: August 11, 2022
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On Friday, August 12, Police and Fire personnel will be conducing a training exercise at Harrison Junior School. Expect to see an increased presence of first responders and emergency vehicles in the area.

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Back to School

Welcome Back!

Posted on: August 9, 2022
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Greetings SLSD Families!                                                                 

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Safety

New Dismissal Procedures

Posted on: August 5, 2022
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Miami Whitewater Elementary is partnering with SchoolSAFE ID this year to make our dismissal procedures safer and more efficient for car riders.  The new automated system will allow the MWE staff to track every student who is a car rider.  All

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Bus

Bus Route Information

Posted on: July 30, 2022
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Our initial routing for the 2022-2023 school year has finished and that information has been exported from our transportation software and into the Parent Portal for you to view.  Parents can now log into Final Forms to see their child’s bus

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: July 28, 2022
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Miami Whitewater Parents & Guardians - Welcome back Wildcats!  Summer vacation has given everyone at Miami Whitewater Elementary the opportunity to rest, relax, and recharge so we can be even better for your kids this school year.  I am

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Food Service

Important Announcement Regarding School Meals for 2022-2023

Posted on: July 20, 2022
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For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program allowing these entities to offer ALL students breakfast and lunch at no charge.  These waivers

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Thank You

Thanks for a Great Year!

Posted on: June 1, 2022
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As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, we would like to express our appreciation to all SLSD parents and families for the tremendous amount of support you provide your students, our staff, and the school community as a whole.  This partnership is

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Chris Payne

Payne Appointed to School Board

Posted on: May 12, 2022
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The Southwest Local School District Board of Education has approved the appointment of Chris Payne as a Board member.  Mr. Payne assumes the position vacated by Tricia Evanson, who resigned from the Board effective April 15, 2022. Chris Payne is a

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Welcome

Incoming 6th Grade Orientation

Posted on: May 10, 2022
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What an incredible two days where we were able to meet with your child and welcome them to Harrison Junior School.  It gave us the opportunity to share our mission of Academic and Social Growth for ALL students; every day. In addition to this, we spoke

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Reds Camp

Reds Baseball & Softball Camps Return to Harrison

Posted on: May 9, 2022
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Registrations are being accepted now for the 2022 Cincinnati Reds Baseball & Softball Camps.  Now in the 11th season, Reds Camps are designed for all abilities and include 16 camps across Reds Country giving participants an exciting,

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Sister City

Fund Drive Supports Harrison's Sister City in Germany

Posted on: April 23, 2022
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In the wake of the crisis in Ukraine, the City of Harrison's German sister city, Meckesheim, donated an ambulance to help injured civilians. Unfortunately, after a terrible accident the ambulance was totaled.   The City of Harrison is conducting a

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Evanson

Evanson Steps Down from Board

Posted on: April 15, 2022
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Southwest Local School District Board of Education member Tricia Evanson has announced her resignation from the Board, effective April 15, 2022. Evanson has served on the Board since 2016, contributing to many of the district’s successes during that

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Report Cards

3Q Report Cards Now Available / New ProgressBook App

Posted on: April 8, 2022
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Third Quarter Report Cards are now available for viewing in ProgressBook. An official ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app is now available in the iPhone App Store and the Google Play Store. With the ProgressBook Parent /Student mobile app, students and

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Update

Southwest Update

Posted on: March 18, 2022
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As we wrap up the third quarter of the 2021-2022 school year, we celebrate many successes and look ahead to a strong finish in the fourth quarter.  Please click HERE to view an update to families from Superintendent John Hamstra, as well as some

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Youth Track

Youth Track & Field Information

Posted on: March 17, 2022
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We are pleased to present information for the 2022 season of Harrison's Youth Track & Field program that is available to the entire community.  The design of this program is to introduce the sport of track & field to kids in our area. 

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Apr. 8

Posted on: March 15, 2022
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The Harrison High School senior class is once again teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to sponsor two blood drives at the Activity Center this school year.  The second and final drive will take place on Friday, April 8 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.

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Dances

Mom Prom & Daddy-Daughter Dance Info.

Posted on: February 28, 2022
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Harrison High School Student Council invites you to this year's Mom Prom and Daddy Daughter Dances, "Candyland - A Sweet Celebration".  Tickets can be purchased at the links below.  There are two separate order forms, so please select the dance you

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Middle School

5th Grade Transition to the Junior School

Posted on: February 19, 2022
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We want to thank our future HJS families for coming out this past Wednesday and learning about Middle School.  We are thrilled for you to be a part of our school! During the evening, many of our teachers shared a Padlet where you can get information

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Feedback Wanted

Posted on: February 17, 2022
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Every five years, we embark on a new Strategic Plan to shape what our schools and education will look here in SLSD for the near future. Our last plan spoke heavily to new schools (air conditioning) and technology. Our mission, “Academic and Social

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Alert

Full Steam Ahead!

Posted on: February 7, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools WILL be open today, and we will start on time.  The parking lots and sidewalks have been treated, but due to the amount of ice we received and the cold temperatures, there are still slick spots.  Please allow extra time and

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31,576

$31,576

Posted on: February 7, 2022
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We are thrilled to announce our grand total of $31,576 which will be donated to the Sam Hubbard Foundation. Thank you to everyone in Harrison Wildcat Nation who helped us reach this milestone, more than tripling our original goal of $9,400. Thanks to your

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Snow Day

SLSD Closed February 4

Posted on: February 3, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED on Friday, February 4.

All activities, practices, and games are also canceled for Friday, February 4.

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Winter Weather

SLSD Closed February 3

Posted on: February 2, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED on Thursday, February 3.

All activities, practices, and games are also canceled for Thursday, February 3.

After school and evening activities on Wednesday, February 2 will continue as scheduled.

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Posted on: February 1, 2022
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Kindergarten registration is now open. Click Kindergarten Registration for more information, including a kindergarten packet with required documents, instructions for completing online forms, the link to Online Registration Forms. When your online form is

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Harrison Who Dey

It Is Us!

Posted on: January 31, 2022
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The Cincinnati Bengals’ historic season has unified our community and the entire tri-state.  None of our students (and many of our staff members) were alive for the last Bengals’ Super Bowl appearance in 1989.  The memories made these

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Opens Feb. 1

Posted on: January 24, 2022
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Kindergarten Registration will begin on February 1, 2022. Anyone who completes enrollment ahead of the 2/1/22 date will be enrolling in the current year, not next year.  You will be deleted and will have to start from scratch once the 22-23 year opens

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Help

Building Substitute Teachers and Aides Needed

Posted on: January 17, 2022
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Southwest Local Schools is seeking community members who enjoy working with students to be substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants (aides).  School substitutes have choice of assignments and which days they work.  Ohio has passed a

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 14, 2022
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Please click HERE for an important Health Update from the Southwest Local School District.

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Buses

January "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: January 11, 2022
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The January edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, SLSD Director of Facilities & Communication Mike Morris recaps the annual Food & Clothing Drive, a partnership between the

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COVID

SLSD Health Update

Posted on: January 10, 2022
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Greetings, SLSD Parents / Guardians; Last week’s COVID cases in our schools, stemming from Christmas break, spiked far above any of the trends we have seen throughout this pandemic. Please click HERE to view the weekly data graphic for the period

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Help

Cook Needed!

Posted on: January 10, 2022
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Harrison Junior School is in need of a 3 hour cook.  Job description is attached HERE.  If interested please contact Sue Toelke, Food Service Director, at susan.toelke@southwestschools.org.

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: January 3, 2022
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2022 is here and is full of hope and promise!  Tuesday morning will be good for the soul, for us to get back into a routine working with your children and build healthy habits as we learn & grow together.  We hope everyone

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Important Information

Second Semester Update

Posted on: January 3, 2022
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Happy New Year, SLSD Families! We trust that your holiday break was enjoyable, and that you had time to relax and build into family and friends.  We have a couple items of note as we prepare to kick off second semester tomorrow morning: - Please click

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