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Blog Entries - 2024

Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: April 14, 2024
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One topic popped up again and again during our town halls and throughout our community survey - increasing enrollment across our district.  It's no secret that we live in a growing community, and this naturally results in more students in our

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Countdown to Summer

ABC Countdown

Posted on: April 10, 2024
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We can’t believe the year is already almost over! It has been a fantastic year, and we are so sad to see it coming to an end. To bring a little bit of fun to our end-of-year countdown, we’ll be doing it ABC style. Each day of school (beginning

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: April 6, 2024
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In the last few years, we've made it a priority to try and get every student in the district to participate in at least one extracurricular activity. During our town halls this year, we heard a lot of participants who wanted to see more involvement and more

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Dances

Elementary Dances Coming Soon!

Posted on: April 4, 2024
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The annual Elementary Dances are coming soon!  This year’s theme is “Under the Big Top”.  They’re open to all SLSD preschool through 5th graders.  Both dances run from 7-9 PM at the Activity Center.  Admission is

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: April 4, 2024
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They say April showers bring May flowers, and we hope that proverb holds true!  This week's rain and threat for severe weather hasn't put a damper on the positivity and happiness here at MWE.  Our students are thrilled to be back into a routine

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Alert

All After School and Evening Activities Canceled

Posted on: April 2, 2024
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April 2, 2024: All after school and evening activities are canceled due to the impending severe weather.

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: March 22, 2024
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Throughout our town halls, surveys, and our recent building tours, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about our facilities. Specifically, some concern was raised that our newer buildings were built too small for the rapid pace of enrollment in our

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Junk in the Trunk

Community-Wide Yard Sale to Benefit Wildcats Care

Posted on: March 20, 2024
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On Saturday April 27th, the Crosby Elementary School parking lot will be transformed into a lively outdoor market for vendors to sell garage sale items and hand-crafted items!  "Junk in the Trunk" will benefit Wildcats Care, an initiative by

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: March 18, 2024
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We’ve kicked off 4th quarter, and our students have been busy learning many things. Our teachers and paraprofessionals are pushing our mission, “Academic and Social growth for ALL students, EVERY DAY!” to the limits!  Our goal is grade

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Coming Up Apr. 3

Posted on: March 17, 2024
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The Harrison High School senior class is once again teaming up with Hoxworth Blood Center to sponsor two blood drives this school year.  The second and final drive will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM in the Activity Center

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Summer Camps

Summer Athletic Camp Registration Now Open!

Posted on: March 13, 2024
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It's time to sign up for Youth Athletic Summer Camps!   Harrison Wildcats Athletics has put together a great lineup of camps in a variety of sports. Learn a new sport, or refine their skills in a sport they already play. Help keep your child active

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Town Halls

Facilities Town Hall Coming Up on March 19

Posted on: March 12, 2024
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Throughout our town halls and throughout our public engagement efforts, there was a big focus on the state of our SLSD facilities. We strongly believe that the community should have access to all our buildings so they can get a clear picture of the current

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: March 9, 2024
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Throughout our community engagement, the issue of bullying in our schools came up a lot. We work every day to ensure that our students can learn in an environment that is welcoming and safe. A big part of that process has been to prioritize ways to handle

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Update

Third Quarter Recap

Posted on: March 8, 2024
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Today marked the end of the third quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. It's been filled with many high points, both academically and socially. Click HERE for an update from Superintendent John Hamstra, along with some recent

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: March 1, 2024
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During our town halls and engagement efforts, we've heard a lot from parents about the need for preparing students for the real world. At SLSD, we have worked hard to provide every student with these opportunities. We call them the “Three

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: February 23, 2024
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During our Town Halls, we heard a lot about the desire for more advanced academic options for our students. We heard you, and we're acting. The district is currently working on offering more advanced options at Harrison Junior School. The math curriculum was

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Did You Know

SLSD: Listening, Learning, Acting

Posted on: February 16, 2024
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During our Town Halls and Community Survey, we heard a lot from the community about the importance of mental health. While there is still more we can do, we have made a lot of progress as a district to address these growing concerns. The last four years have

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Parent Meeting

Erin's Law and SAVE Students Act Information

Posted on: February 14, 2024
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A Parent Information Night was held on February 12, 2024 regarding Erin's Law and the Save Students Act. To listen to an audio recording of the presentation, click HERE. To view the slides presented at the meeting, click HERE.   SAVE Students

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Parent Meeting

"Erin's Law" Parent Info Sessions

Posted on: February 2, 2024
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Parents:  In December of 2022, Ohio’s 134th General Assembly enacted Erin’s Law (Senate Bill 288) which included requirements for student instruction, parent and legal guardian notification, and training for school personnel on sexual

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Posted on: February 1, 2024
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The Southwest Local School District began kindergarten registration for 2024-2025 school year on February 1, 2024, at 6:00 a.m. Kindergarten registration is only available online. Detailed instructions regarding the online application is available on our

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: January 30, 2024
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January has been a month full of fresh beginnings and renewed determination at school!  Our students, teachers, and staff members are committed to making second semester a success story.  There are several updates below that will help MWE families

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Snow Day

CLOSED

Posted on: January 19, 2024
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Friday, January 19, 2024: Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Opens Feb. 1 at 6:00 AM

Posted on: January 17, 2024
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The Southwest Local School District will begin kindergarten registration for 2024-2025 school year on February 1, 2024, at 6:00 a.m. Kindergarten registration will only be available online. Detailed instructions regarding the online application will be

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Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse - No School April 8

Posted on: January 10, 2024
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On April 8, 2024, Ohio will experience a once-in-a-lifetime Total Solar Eclipse event.  The last total solar eclipse in Ohio happened 217 years ago in 1806.  Many parts of the state, ours included, will be in total darkness for a brief period in the

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Important

Winter Weather Notifications

Posted on: January 8, 2024
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As winter progresses and the chances for winter weather increase, please make sure your contact information is current in Final Forms.  If you are already getting emails, texts and phone calls from your child’s school via the School Messenger Mass

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Update

MWE Update

Posted on: January 2, 2024
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I hope this message finds you well and that you had a wonderful holiday season surrounded by family and friends!  As we step into the new year, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and partnership in

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