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Blog Entries - 2022

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Meeting for Parents

Posted on: September 29, 2022
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William Henry Harrison High School will be sponsoring its annual Financial Aid Meeting for Parents on Monday, October 3rd, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Harrison High School Makers Space. At this meeting, parents will receive an overview of the financial aid

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Homecoming

Homecoming 2022!

Posted on: September 22, 2022
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Student Council members have once again been working hard on creating a great week of events for Homecoming 2022. Listed below are events that will take place throughout the week. We look forward to having a very successful Homecoming week. THEME: Lights.

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Safety

Safety Drill at Secondary Schools

Posted on: September 21, 2022
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Earlier this morning, Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School conducted scheduled lockdown drills.  During these drills, we partnered with the Harrison Police Department and multiple other law enforcement agencies throughout Hamilton County to

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Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences Sep. 29

Posted on: September 21, 2022
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We are ready to launch the registration for our first conference night, Thursday 9/29 from 3:30 - 8:30 PM.  Teachers will be in the building for conferences, and families can schedule an in-person conference, or may reach out to the teacher to set up a

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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

WHHHS Update

Posted on: September 17, 2022
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It's hard to believe that we are already halfway through the first quarter of the school year!  This past week, our students in Algebra I, Geometry, English 9, and English 10 took their fall MAP assessments, which gives us baseline data to chart the 1.5

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AP

SLSD Celebrates AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

Posted on: September 16, 2022
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At William Henry Harrison High School, 14 students have earned the AP Capstone Diploma.A total of 9 have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificateduring the 2021-22 school year.  The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students develop the critical

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Update

Thank You For a Great First Week!

Posted on: August 21, 2022
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I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your students for a great first week of school!  The energy in the building is fantastic and the staff and students are doing a great job getting back into the rhythm of teaching and learning.  Our

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Safety

Traffic Pattern Update

Posted on: August 16, 2022
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Thank you for a wonderful first day with your students!  Like your students, we are learning every day, and we looked at how we could improve the traffic flow at dismissal.  Please click HERE to review the attached map. Starting with dismissal on

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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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Important

Traffic Pattern Update

Posted on: August 11, 2022
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Harrison High School Families— I wanted to send a reminder about our traffic pattern for arrival and dismissal and ask that you please take a moment to review it before we resume school next Tuesday.  You can find the color-coded map and details

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Health and Wellness

Permission to Administer Medication

Posted on: August 9, 2022
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As we prepare to start the 2022-2023 school year, I wanted to invite you to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Tessa Freel, RN, with any medical concerns that your student may have.  She may be reached at tessa.freel@southwestschools.org.   For

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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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: August 5, 2022
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William Henry Harrison High School hhs.southwestschools.org  Southwest Local Schools southwestschools.org  “Academic and Social Growth for ALL students, EVERYDAY!”  Dear William Henry Harrison High School

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Class of 2026

"Camp Wildcat" Welcomes Freshmen on Aug. 12

Posted on: July 28, 2022
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We are pleased to present the 2022 edition of Camp Wildcat, to be hosted at William Henry Harrison High School on Friday, August 12.  Students whose last names begin with the letters A - L will attend the presentation from 9:00 - 11:00 and students whose

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Vaccine clip art

Meningococcal Vaccine Required for Incoming Seniors

Posted on: July 21, 2022
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Dear Parents and upcoming Seniors of the Class of 2023, All Students entering grades 7 and 12 will be required to be vaccinated against the meningococcal disease (MCV4 or Menactra). One dose of meningococcal vaccine is required prior to entry into the 7th

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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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Class of 2023

Class of 2023: Senior Portrait Information

Posted on: June 17, 2022
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING WHHHS SENIOR PORTRAITS (CLASS OF 2023) Executive Studios/ Ritchie Photography is our official school photographer.  For your convenience, they will have photography sessions at Harrison High School. 9:30am –

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Pollitt

Pollitt Named Principal of Harrison High School

Posted on: June 16, 2022
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The Southwest Local School District is pleased to announce that Joseph W. Pollitt has been named Principal of William Henry Harrison High School.  Pollitt’s appointment was approved by the Board of Education at their meeting on June 16, 2022. Joe

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Summer School

Summer School Information

Posted on: June 6, 2022
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Registration is now open for Summer School at Harrison High School and Harrison Junior School.  Click HERE for course information and the link to register.

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Class of 22

Graduation / Senior Video DVD Ordering Information

Posted on: June 1, 2022
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Class of 2022:  Preserve your memories of your senior year by purchasing the Senior DVD Package, a double-DVD set containing the Senior Video and Graduation ceremony. The Senior Video includes bonus segments not seen at the Senior Banquet, including a

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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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Parking

Commencement Parking & Live Stream Information

Posted on: May 31, 2022
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Please see the picture below for a map of campus with instructions on where to park, and where not to park, for the Commencement ceremony.  Please be sure to share this information with any friends or family who will be attending.  Parking is

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Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients' Slideshow

Posted on: May 30, 2022
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William Henry Harrison High School congratulates the members of the Class of 2022 who have earned scholarships to further their education.  Please click HERE to view the slideshow that was showcased at Senior Academic Awards Night.  (Please note,

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Exam

Underclass Exam Schedule and Laptop Return

Posted on: May 25, 2022
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Please click HERE for the Underclass Final Exam schedule, Early Dismissals, and Laptop Return. 

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Graduation

Graduation Information

Posted on: May 19, 2022
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The Harrison High School Class of 2022 graduation is upon us. As we finish up finals and prepare for the celebration, we have a few reminders for parents and seniors. Below are a few items that need to be taken care of before students receive their diploma.

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Prom

Prom & After Prom Information

Posted on: May 13, 2022
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Good morning, Tonight, is the Harrison High School Prom. Our prom will be on the B&B riverboat taking off in downtown Cincinnati. The weather looks great for a boat ride. Below are a few reminders for this evening for students and parents. The doors

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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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Prom

Prom Itinerary

Posted on: May 2, 2022
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Harrison 2022 Prom ItineraryFriday May 13th, 2022Email conor.thomas@southwestschools.org with any questions.    Arrival at High School (5:30-6:45) Students can arrive at the high school gym at 5:30 at the earliest. If students are going

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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 28, 2022
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We would like to thank our Parents and Guardians for their tireless support throughout this school year. Your communication, understanding and teamwork has been essential for our Staff and Administration, as we move closer to the end of another successful

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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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Purple Star

Harrison High School Earns Renewal of Purple Star Designation

Posted on: April 11, 2022
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Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens announced that William Henry Harrison High School has earned renewal of its designation as a Purple Star school. The award recognizes a school’s commitment to serving and

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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

WHHHS Update

Posted on: April 7, 2022
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We have moved into the last quarter of the 2021-22 school year and spring is in full swing! The next few weeks will move fast, and our seniors will start preparing for graduation and their opportunity to walk across the stage and be recognized as a high

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Radium Girls

"Radium Girls" Hits the Stage This Weekend

Posted on: April 4, 2022
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The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre is proud to present their spring production, "Radium Girls". In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted

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Drive 1

"Shower With Kindness" Drive Apr. 4-8

Posted on: March 31, 2022
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The "Shower with Kindness" Drive returns this year!  Student Council and Student Leadership are once again having a collection of hygienic products to donate to local shelters. This year they will be donating to Haven House Emergency Shelter in Hamilton,

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HOSA

HOSA Students Compete at State Healthcare Competition

Posted on: March 28, 2022
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Over Spring Break, a number of HOSA students attended and competed at the State Leadership Conference in Columbus. The senior team of Josie Farris, Julia Harmon, Jessica Guilfoyle, Terrin Jackson and Ethan White finished 2nd in the state in the Anatomage

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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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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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Class of 2022

Seniors: Pictures Due THURSDAY!

Posted on: March 7, 2022
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In mid-February, all seniors received information in the mail regarding the Baby Picture / Senior Picture section in both the Yearbook and the Senior Video. This is a very popular feature in both, and we want to make sure everyone received the

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Music

A Cappella Choirs Qualify for Semi-Finals

Posted on: March 3, 2022
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Our High School A Cappella Groups, DYNAMIX and Take Note, both competed in Quarterfinals for The International Competition of High School A Cappella. DYNAMIX placed third, and Take Note won a Wild Card Submission for the competition, so both groups will now

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Scoreboard

Athletic Boosters Secure New Scoreboard for Wildcat Stadium, No Tax Dollars Used

Posted on: March 2, 2022
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In 2019, the Harrison Athletic Boosters embarked on a campaign to build two turf fields.  The goal was to provide Harrison student-athletes, as well as the community, with a first-class, dynamic playing surface that could be used by football, soccer,

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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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: February 17, 2022
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WHHHS PARENT NEWSLETTER 2/17/2022   Parent-Teacher Conferences  High School Parent Teacher Conferences will be February 24th, from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Conferences will be virtual using Microsoft Teams video meetings. Click HERE for

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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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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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Update

WHHHS Update

Posted on: January 25, 2022
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Covid Update Our current Covid situation is extremely fluid, and our nurses / administration are doing everything possible to keep students in school and face to face. Thank you again for your trust and support as we make it through another evolving chapter

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Class of 2022

Final Semester Senior Planner

Posted on: January 21, 2022
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Parents and Seniors in the Class of 2022, It’s hard to believe, but seniors have embarked upon the last semester of their high school career!  The next few months will fly by, and they will be sporting their cap and gown in no time! On Friday,

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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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Diamond

Diamond Oaks Open Houses Scheduled

Posted on: January 15, 2022
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Area parents and high school freshmen and sophomores will have the chance to virtually learn more about career programs and then get a first-hand in-person look at more than 30 career programs available for high school juniors and seniors during

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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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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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