Whitewater Valley Elementary School News

Blog Entries - 2020

Super Chat

July "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: July 1, 2020

The July edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, Superintendent John Hamstra explains the parent survey that was sent out to gauge families' opinions on in-person versus remote

read more …
Bright SchoolKitz

2020-2021 WVE School Supply Lists

Posted on: June 23, 2020

The Whitewater Valley Elementary School Supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year can be found HERE.  A great way to simplify your school supply shopping with Bright SchoolKitz!  Again this year, Whitewater Valley Elementary has partnered with

read more …
Field Day

SLSD Family Field Day 2020

Posted on: June 17, 2020

Southwest Local School District elementary Field Days are always one of the highlights of the end of the school year.  Of course, they were cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) school closures. To keep this annual tradition alive, SLSD P.E.

read more …
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Posted on: June 9, 2020

Kindergarten registration is now open.  Click this link for more information, including the kindergarten packet with required documents, instructions for completing online forms, the link to online registration forms, and the required Ohio Health History

read more …
Responsible Restart

Indoor Walking Track Now Re-Open

Posted on: June 2, 2020

The indoor walking track at the Activity Center has been re-opened to the public as of Monday, June 8.  The track is open during the normal summer hours of 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.   While enhanced cleaning/sanitizing procedures

read more …
Registration

2020-2021 New Student Registration

Posted on: May 25, 2020

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are not scheduling in-person appointments at this time. However, once you have completed your online registration through Final Forms, you may scan the required documents as PDFs, and we will accept them via

read more …
Art Showcase

"Virtual Art Showcase" Created from Postponed Library Exhibit

Posted on: May 16, 2020

All four Southwest Local School District elementary schools had just celebrated the grand opening of the Elementary Art Show at the Harrison Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered life as we know

read more …
Sign Up

Personal Belonging Pick-Up / Brain Bag #3 Turn-In

Posted on: May 15, 2020

The month of May is flying by and students & teachers are engaged in distance learning.  Please encourage your children to complete Brain Bag #3 before May 22 and finish the school year strong!  Boxes will be lined up along the exterior gym

read more …
Field Day

Wrap Up the Year with "Family Field Day"

Posted on: May 12, 2020

One of the highlights of the end of the school year is Field Day.  Since we can't be together to enjoy this tradition with each other, we have created some activities that you can participate in at home to create your own Field Day! If you don’t

read more …
Welcome

Junior School Orientation for Incoming 6th Graders

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Welcome to our Incoming 6th Grade Parents & Families, We are so excited to welcome you to Harrison Junior School.  Even with COVID-19, we still want to find ways to connect with our families and students! Over the coming weeks, we will be sending

read more …
Phys Ed

Stay Home and Stay Active with "P.E. Plus!"

Posted on: May 6, 2020

Welcome to "P.E. PLUS"!   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 60 MINUTES of DAILY ACTIVITY (Being active is great for both the body and the mind) Click the links at the bottom of the article, and check back weekly for new

read more …
Remote Learning

WVE Brain Bag #3

Posted on: May 3, 2020

BRAIN BAG #2 TURN-IN: Monday, May 4 Brain Bag #2 drop-off will be in the front of the building by the flagpole (weather permitting). Large containers, labeled with homeroom teacher names will be available for you to drop your child’s packet in.

read more …
Bus

2020-2021 Bus Transportation Information

Posted on: April 28, 2020

Around April of each year, the transportation department begins to work on the bus routes for the following year.  While it isn't as feasible to send out a personalized form for each students as we have in year's past, we would like to know who is

read more …
Important Information

Important Information for WVE Families

Posted on: April 27, 2020

Most of you are already aware that Gov. DeWine announced this week that our school buildings will be closed through the end of this year.  We were expecting the news, but it was difficult to hear for sure!  Children thrive on routine and

read more …
Sign Up

Student Check-Out / Teacher Farewell

Posted on: April 24, 2020

In an effort to keep everyone as healthy as possible, we will be following the process below to distribute each child's personal belongings.  We really didn't have advance warning and time to have students gather jackets, lunchboxes, art projects, school

read more …
CVC

SLSD Core Values Challenge

Posted on: April 23, 2020

We hope that you are continuing to live out our four core values, despite our distance!  During the upcoming week, take pictures highlighting students performing acts of TRUST, RESPECT, OWNERSHIP, AND LEADERSHIP.  Post them on Twitter, Instagram

read more …
Closed

Remote Learning to Continue for Remainder of Academic Year

Posted on: April 21, 2020

On April 20, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that remote learning would continue for the remainder of the academic year.  Please click HERE for details on how it will impact the 4th quarter, and the traditional end-of-year activities. 

read more …
Brain Bags

WVE Brain Bag Information

Posted on: April 11, 2020

BRAIN BAG #1 TURN-IN: Monday, April 13 Brain Bag #1 drop-off will be in the front of the building by the flagpole from 8AM-2PM. Large containers, labeled with homeroom teacher names will be available for you to drop your child’s packet in. Please make

read more …
WVE

Connecting Wildcats!

Posted on: April 10, 2020

The Southwest Local School District continues to live our mission, “Academic / Social growth for ALL students, EVERY DAY" despite the distance that separates us.  The video below highlights many of the ways our students & staff are

read more …
Book Fair

Online Book Fair Now Open!

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Since libraries and schools are closed, students may struggle to find enough books to read at home.  Scholastic has a great solution!  You can order books through our Whitewater Valley Elementary book fair website for the next two weeks! 

read more …
Yearbook

Order your WVE Yearbook Now!

Posted on: April 5, 2020

It's not too late to order a Yearbook! Forms and payments are due by April 30, and can be dropped off in the WVE office or mailed to the school (10800 Campbell Rd. Harrison, OH 45030).

read more …
Track & Field

Youth Track & Field Cancelled

Posted on: March 31, 2020

With the closure of Ohio schools now stretching until May 1, we will be canceling the Harrison Youth Track program (Grades K-6) for 2020. If you have already registered, you will be receiving a check from the Athletic Boosters to refund your money. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

read more …
Closed

School Closure Extended

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor DeWine extended the closure of all Ohio schools through at least Friday, May 1.   Click HERE for the latest updates from Superintendent John Hamstra. Thanks to our staff, students and parents for a great start to Remote Learning.  If

read more …
Food Schedule

Food Distribution Schedule

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Food Distribution began on March 30, 2020.  All elementary schools as well as the junior school have meal bags and power packs on hand to distribute to ANY STUDENT in SLSD with a food need - not just for those on Free and Reduced.  Distribution

read more …
Not In Our Town

Food Location Update

Posted on: March 24, 2020

Please note the following information from Lisa Daniel at Church on FireMarch 24, 2020 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY FOOD UPDATES: We have some important food updates we want to make you aware of:  FOOD TRUCK FEEDINGS: In an effort to keep our community as

read more …
Report Cards

Report Card Information

Posted on: March 21, 2020

Third Quarter report cards were due to be distributed on March 20, 2020.  Due to the school closure, we are making the report card available via your ProgressBook ParentAccess account. You may login to your ProgressBook Parent Access account and

read more …
Important Information

SLSD Update 03-20-20

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Greetings, SLSD Parents and Guardians, We are now one week into our unexpected school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  I’ve been impressed at the resilience of our staff, students, and parents.  From day one, teachers have

read more …
Remote Learning

Remote Learning Information

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Linked below are the first round of "Brain Bags" which have been prepared by grade level / content area, by teachers at each school.  Contact the respective teacher via email with any questions.  Students should be prepared to return these

read more …
Food Locations

Schools, Churches Team Up to Provide Food During Closure

Posted on: March 14, 2020

Local churches and food pantries have partnered with the Southwest Local School District to ensure that no child goes hungry during the extended school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Power Packs will be available for pickup beginning

read more …
Closed

Southwest Local Schools Closed at Governor's Direction

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Governor DeWine and the Department of Health closed K – 12 schools in Ohio this afternoon, March 12, for three weeks. Obviously, the decision to close schools, and cancel athletics and other performance events, was not made lightly. The primary

read more …
Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Stay current on the latest news and guidance regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effect on the Southwest Local School District by visiting southwestschools.org/wellness.

read more …
Pre-School

Pre-School Enrollment Now Closed

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Pre-School registration is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

read more …
Art Show

Student Artwork Featured at Library

Posted on: March 8, 2020

The Southwest Local School District's Elementary Art Show is taking place at the Harrison Public Library.  An opening reception will take place Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-8:00 PM, and work will be on display through the end of March. Selected works from each class will be featured (about 3-4 pieces per class).

read more …
Head Start

Head Start Enrollment for 2020-2021 Now Open

Posted on: March 7, 2020

Enrollment is now underway for Head Start for the 2020-2021 school year.  The program is run by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, is housed at Harrison Elementary School, and is open to any family living within the Southwest Local School

read more …
Empty Bowls

"Empty Bowls" Dinner Returns Mar. 18

Posted on: March 6, 2020

The "Empty Bowls" dinner makes its return to Harrison on Wednesday, March 18 in the Activity Center Bistro.  The first seating will be from 5:00-6:00 PM, and the second seating from 6:30-7:30 PM. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and

read more …
Dance Flyer

Mom Prom & Daddy-Daughter Dance Info.

Posted on: February 27, 2020

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

read more …
Pre-School

Pre-School Registration Opens Mar. 9

Posted on: February 26, 2020

Preschool Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open Monday, March 9th, 2020 (Registration packets will only be available on-line beginning midnight March 9th)   Registration is processed on a first come first served basis.   What you

read more …
Coffee and Conversation

"Coffee With the Superintendent" Set for Feb. 28

Posted on: February 25, 2020

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

read more …
Healthy Families

Building Healthy Families Offers Free Program

Posted on: February 14, 2020

The Harrison Wellness Coalition is pleased to partner with several local organizations to offer Building Healthy Families, a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The purpose of this workshop is to help local families overcome barriers and learn skills to

read more …
Construction

Construction of New Schools Continues On Time and On Budget

Posted on: February 9, 2020

Construction of our new school buildings is in full swing, with the project remaining on time and on budget.  The endeavor consists of three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and extensive renovations to the current high

read more …
Snow Day

Feb. 7 - CLOSED

Posted on: February 7, 2020

UPDATE:  Friday, February 7, 2020:  Southwest Local Schools are now CLOSED.

read more …
Book Fair

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Posted on: January 27, 2020

The Whitewater Valley PTA is in need of volunteers to help with the Book Fair.

Please click HERE to sign up.

read more …
Conferences

Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Posted on: January 22, 2020

We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming SignUps. Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   1) Click this link to see our SignUps on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/uidboAg 2) Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like. 3) Sign

read more …
Belairs

"The Belairs" Return to the Martin Marietta Theater

Posted on: January 7, 2020

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 18. Formerly known as "Hot Wax", The Belairs Show is dedicated to those who can appreciate the memorable

read more …
Help Wanted

Now Hiring Bus & Van Drivers

Posted on: January 2, 2020

The Southwest Local School District is looking to fill multiple transportation positions.  Hours are typically 6-9  AM and 1:30-4:30 PM.  Positions can be for 3-6 hours per day, or as a "sub" on an as-needed basis.  Job descriptions for

read more …