Whitewater Valley Elementary School News

Blog Entries - 2019

Super Chat

November "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: November 6, 2019

The November edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, Social Studies teacher Eric Meyer describes the changes in the history curriculum in today's digital age.  He also introduces

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Important Information

Opt-In Text for Emergency Notification Messages

Posted on: October 29, 2019

Elementary Parents and Guardians,   When you completed your online forms through Final Forms, you should have received a test text message from School Messenger (our mass notification platform) if your number was newly registered or was

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Peter Pan

"Peter Pan" Landing in Harrison Nov. 15 & 16

Posted on: October 28, 2019

Harrison Drama is FLYING through the air! Bring the family to our Creative Arts Theater production of Disney’s Classic, Peter Pan, on November 15 & 16! Tickets are now on sale at southwestschools.org/tickets and from the cast members. Student and

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Help Wanted

Now Hiring Bus & Van Drivers

Posted on: October 26, 2019

The Southwest Local School District is looking to fill multiple transportation positions.  We have an open van driver position for 6 hours per day (split shift with AM and PM routes).  We are also seeking substitute bus drivers who can fill in on

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Coffee and Conversation

"Coffee With the Superintendent" Set for Oct. 25

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Each month, SLSD Superintendent John Hamstra holds informal “coffee chat” sessions, designed as a way for any parent, guardian or community member to get a better understanding of our school district and get answers to any questions they may

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Alert

All Clear at WVE

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Whitewater Valley is no longer on a soft lock down.  The school day is progressing as usual.  We were made aware of a situation off campus, and the decision was made to go on a soft lockdown out of an abundance of caution due to the proximity of the

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Construction

Construction Begins on New Schools!

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Months of planning and preparation have lead up to the start of construction on our new school buildings!  Early site work began in earnest in early October.  This included removing current obstacles, earth moving, and site

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Heat

Parent-Teacher Conference Relocation Information

Posted on: September 29, 2019

As the district has announced, the forecast includes record-breaking heat once again this week.  All four elementary buildings and the Junior School will dismiss two hours early Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  After school athletics and

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Early Dismissal

Early Dismissals Due to Heat Monday-Wednesday

Posted on: September 29, 2019

Due to the extreme heat, Southwest Local Schools will dismiss elementary and junior school students two hours early on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - September 30, October 1, and October 2.  In addition, there will be no PM Kindergarten, PM Pre School,

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SLSD

Quality Profile Provides Comprehensive Look at SLSD

Posted on: September 24, 2019

SLSD one of 85 districts across the State to release Quality Profile, used in conjunction with state report card In Southwest Local Schools, we take pride in the outstanding opportunities that we make available to our students. We live our mission of helping

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Heat

Early Dismissal for Grades K-8 on Thursday and Friday

Posted on: September 11, 2019

SLSD Parents / Guardians,   The heat is not letting up. Throw in temps in the 70’s at night with 90% humidity to start the day and you’ve got sauna like conditions in our K – 8 classrooms, before the sun comes up. Temps are going jump

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Conferences

Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted on: September 10, 2019

Fall conferences are right around the corner. Attending parent-teacher conferences is one of the many ways you can be involved and help your child succeed here at Whitewater Valley Elementary. Conferences give parents and teachers a way to share strengths

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Acceptance Week

"Acceptance Week" Seeks to Raise Awareness and Inclusivity

Posted on: September 10, 2019

For the second consecutive year, Harrison High School junior Raileigh Legner has spear-headed a district-wide campaign called “Acceptance Week”, taking place September 16-20.  A volunteer with Special Olympics since she was in the 6th grade,

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Day of Service

Second Annual "Day of Service" Set for Sep. 14

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Students throughout the Southwest Local School District will unite to make a difference in our community at the second annual "Day of Service" on Saturday, September 14.  Every athletic team, along with many service groups/clubs, churches, schools,

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Not in Our Town

Food Drive for "Not In Our Town" Mobile Food Pantry

Posted on: September 5, 2019

We believe it’s our job to care for one another.  That means stepping in to help our neighbor when they have a need.  Our second annual Day of Service is coming up on Saturday, September 14.  In advance of this community-wide event, we

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Ground Breaking

Ground Breakings Kick Off Next Phase of Facilities Project

Posted on: September 4, 2019

On Friday, August 23, 2019 the Southwest Local School District broke ground on three new elementary schools and one new middle school that, when complete, will provide a modern learning environment for students in grades pre-K through

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SLSD

Ground Breaking Set for New Schools

Posted on: August 17, 2019

On Friday, August 23, the Southwest Local School District will break ground on three new elementary schools and one new middle school that, when complete, will provide a modern learning environment for students in grades pre-K through 8.  Combined with

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Bus

Updated Bus Route Information

Posted on: August 16, 2019

We are very excited to get started with the new school year!  There have been HUNDREDS of adjustments to the routes, stops, and times since our mailing in early August due to all of the new students entering our district and requested

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SLSD

State of the Schools Presentation

Posted on: August 14, 2019

The Southwest Local School District held its annual "State of the Schools" night on August 7.  The evening provided a wrap up of last school year and a preview of the year to come.  Extensive updates were presented on curriculum, finances, district

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SLSD

Join Us for "State of the Schools" Wednesday Night

Posted on: August 1, 2019

Get ready for the 2019-2020 school year by joining us for the State of the Schools Night on Wednesday, August 7.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:00 PM in the Martin Marietta Performing Arts Theater at the Activity

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SLSD

Three Embark on New Leadership Roles in SLSD

Posted on: July 21, 2019

Three veteran educators will be taking on new leadership roles in the Southwest Local School District this year.

 

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Open House

Open House Information

Posted on: July 13, 2019

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019-2020 school year at Whitewater Valley Elementary at our annual Open House event, coming up on Wednesday, August 14.  Click HERE for the schedule for each grade level.

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Rendering

Town Hall Update on School Facilities

Posted on: June 13, 2019

The Southwest Local School District is pleased to present our third Town Hall Meeting, designed to provide a comprehensive update on the design of our new schools!  Our project includes three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and a renovated

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Summer Camps

Summer Camp Central!

Posted on: May 31, 2019

Opportunities abound in the Southwest Local School District this summer!  From athletics to STEAM to robotics, there are camps available for your children to keep them active, engaged and off their

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STEAM

STEAM Summer Camp Returns!

Posted on: May 23, 2019

STEAM Summer Camp will take place from June 24-28.  Two sessions will be held, with multiple course offerings available during each session.  The morning session will run from 9:00-11:00 AM and the afternoon session will follow from 12:00-2:00

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Reds Camp

Reds Baseball & Softball Camp Returns to Harrison This Summer

Posted on: May 7, 2019

The Reds Baseball/Softball Camps presented by UnitedHealthcare are back for an eighth season in 2019.  The camp will again be returning to Harrison High School from June 24-28.  The camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14.  Each camp

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GABP Flyer

All School and Community Organizations Invited to GABP

Posted on: April 14, 2019

This is an invitation for ALL Harrison groups and activities, K to 12, to take part in the pregame parade for Harrison night at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, April 23.  If you have a group, club or organization that is interested, please contact

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VEX Robotics

Robotics Summer Camp Information

Posted on: April 14, 2019

Harrison Robotics is pleased to present the annual Robotics Summer Camp.  The camp is for any student in grades 3-5 during the 2018-2019 school year.  The camp will take place July 22-26 from 9:00 AM - Noon at Harrison High School. For more

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Track & Field

Youth Track & Field Registration This Week

Posted on: April 7, 2019

We are pleased to present information for the 2019 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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Dance

Mom Prom & Daddy-Daughter Dance Info.

Posted on: March 31, 2019

Harrison High School Student Council invites you to this year's Mom Prom and Daddy Daughter Dances.  Tickets can be purchased at the links below.  There are two separate order forms, so please select the dance you will be attending when purchasing

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SLSD Raises Over $25K for LLS

Posted on: March 30, 2019

The Southwest Local School District teamed up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for our third district-wide fundraiser of the year, following the Day of Service in the fall and the Food and Clothing Drive at holiday time. Students were encouraged to

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Harrison

Help Design "Pride Walls" in New Schools

Posted on: March 10, 2019

The Southwest Local School District invites you to leave your mark on the design of the new school facilities by joining the Pride Wall committee.  Each of the three new elementary schools will have a Pride Wall, along with the new middle school and the

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Preschool Registration

2019-2020 Preschool Registration Now Closed

Posted on: March 5, 2019

As of March 5, 2019 - Preschool Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is closed.

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LLS

WVE Raising Money to Battle Blood Cancer

Posted on: February 24, 2019

This week our students will continue to collect money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.    Our school is joining over 28,000 other schools across the nation to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We are encouraging students to

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Winter Weather

Two-Hour Delay 02/20/19

Posted on: February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 20:  Southwest Local Schools are on a Two-Hour Delay, with no morning kindergarten, preschool, or head start.

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Preschool Registration

Preschool Registration Opens Mar. 4

Posted on: February 14, 2019

Preschool Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year will open Monday, March 4, 2019. (Registration packets will only be available on-line beginning midnight March

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Volunteer

Volunteers Needed to Prepare for Fine Arts Showcase

Posted on: February 10, 2019

We are excited about the approach of the WVE Fine Arts Showcase! In addition to the musical talents that will be seen and heard, student art work will be displayed throughout the building. In order to prepare for the event, thousands of pieces of art will

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Snow Day

CLOSED 02/01/19

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1: Southwest Local Schools are CLOSED.

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Community Update

Community Provided with Update on Progress of New Schools

Posted on: January 27, 2019

On Thursday, January 24 the Southwest Local School District presented the second Town Hall meeting, updating the community on the design process of the new school facilities. The presentations were led by our architecture firm, SHP Leading Design, and our

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The Belairs

"The Belairs" Return to the Martin Marietta Theater

Posted on: January 25, 2019

The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre is proud to present the 50's and 60's rock and roll band, "The Belairs" in concert on Saturday, January 26. Formerly known as "Hot Wax", The Belairs Show is dedicated to those who can appreciate the memorable

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SLSD

TONIGHT: Town Hall Meeting to Update School Design Progress

Posted on: January 24, 2019

The Southwest Local School District is pleased to present our second Town Hall Meeting, designed to provide a comprehensive update on the design of our new schools!  Our project includes three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and a

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Parent Meeting

Important 5th Grade Parent Meeting Regarding Junior School Transition

Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Parents, It is hard to believe, just a few years ago your students were starting their first day of Kindergarten.  Nervous children and nervous parents were watching their children walk into our great Elementary Schools, stomachs

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Overall A Award

Three SLSD Schools Earn "Overall A Award"

Posted on: January 14, 2019

2017-18 Overall A Award: The Overall A Award is presented by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools that earned an Overall A on their report card.  Only 23 schools out of 100 in Hamilton County earned this award, 310 total out of

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Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups Now Available Online

Posted on: January 12, 2019

Winter Conferences will be February 5th and 7th at Whitewater Valley Elementary.   We are transitioning to a paperless online scheduling program. There are many benefits to this; including convenience, quicker responses, fewer conflicts,

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Mercy Health

SLSD Partners with Mercy Health for School-Based Health Center

Posted on: January 6, 2019

Mercy Health has a long history of partnering with area schools to help students, teachers and staff be well. Today, Mercy Health announces that it has partnered with the Southwest Local School District to promote the health and wellness of the school’s

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Scam Alert

Scam Targets Business Owners, Hurts Student Athletes

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Harrison Wildcats Athletics is warning business owners about a scam where a company calling themselves "Sports Media" purports to be soliciting advertising dollars on behalf of the school.     To verify the legitimacy of any fundraising

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