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SWD Class of 2015 Graduation:
May 18, 2015 | Gwinnett Center Arena | 7:00PM
 
Panther News
Winter Holidays - December 22, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Winter Holidays:  December 22, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Students Report to school for Second Semester on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  
 
End of First Semester - Friday, December 19, 2014
End of First Semester 
SWD Community Holiday Toy Drive
SWD Student Activities & Athletics are teaming up for a TOY DRIVE to benefit families in our community.  Throughout the month of December, we will accept toys donated for kids and families in need.  There are collection boxes placed outside the front office for donated toys. 
DeKalb County School System Online Scholarship Guide
Dekalb County Schools students and parents can access information about 959 scholarships that cover a wide range of academic disciplines and eligibility requirements as well as tips to help you get scholarships and links to other resources about scholarships and financial aid.
End of Course Assessment
End-Of-Course Assessments will be administered during the week of December 8 - 12, 2014: Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, American Literature, U.S. History, Economics, Analytic Geometry, Coordinate Algebra, and Biology.  
Georgia High School Writing Test Results
Southwest DeKalb High School is pleased to report that 96% of the juniors passed the test administered in September.  Kudos to the ELA department! 
SWD PTSA Scholarship | *APPLY NOW*
Georgia PTSA Scholarships, the first of which was established in 1963, are funded solely through member, local unit PTSA and council contributions. The number and amount of each scholarship vary from year to year depending upon the donations. Over the last few years, scholarships have ranged from $500-1,500 per student. SWD PTSAs would like for all eligible students to apply for this scholarship.  
Get Your 2014-2015 Yearbook Here!
Click here to get your 2014-2015 SWD Yearbook and Senior Yearbook Ad. 
Title I Afterschool Tutorials Offered at SWD
The Panther Tutorials have started!!!
Students should see their Math, Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies teacher for a tutorial application.  Applications should be returned to Ms. Knight or Dr. Carter's office.  Once tutorial applications have been turned in, students should report to tutorial on Mon., Tues., & Thursday.
Click here for more infomation.
 
SAT Prep & ACT Prep Offered by MyClassConnection
Connect with MyClassConnection for SCHOOL BREAK test prep.  Special holiday offers for all DeKalb County Schools.   
Sat Prep Classes offered at New Life Church and Community Center
Sat Prep Classes offered at New Life Church and Community Center.  A 9 week class offering customized curriculum for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores.  Classes run Dec. 6, 2014 - Feb. 28, 2015.  Course fee is $85.00 per student.  (Books Included) Please see flyer for more information.  Register for course at www.newlife-atl.org. 
SWD National Beta Club Officers 2014-2015
Congrats to the National Beta Club Newly Elected Officers
Carmen Jackson - President
Jacqueline Yarbough - Vice President
Tagan Horton - Secretary
Ceora Lesure - Treasurer
 
Congratulations to the Junior Class Officers
Class of 2016 Officers
President - Hannah Huff
Co-Vice Presidents - Mariah Johnson & Ashley Scott
Secretary - Kaylynn Wiltshire
Treasurer - Jordan Benn
Parliamentarian - Kavion Brown
Social Coordinator - Taylor McKinney & Makaela Barnes
Public Relations - Christa Mundy & Addison Robinson
Social Media Coordinator - Jaedah Wheeler
SWD's Prowler Newspaper - We've Got Issues!
Checkout the online edition:  www.theswdprowler.org
Email questions, concerns or suggestions: The ProwlerBBG@yahoo.com
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Congratulations to SWD Navy Junior ROTC
Southwest DeKalb's Navy Junior ROTC has the distinction of being presented with a Distinguished Unit Award for an Outstanding Performance during the school year, 2013-2014.  
SAT & PSAT Prep Options offered by MyClassConnection
College Admissions’ Test Prep Options offered by MyClassConnection, an ONLINE Test Prep Company. MyClassConnection believes that ALL students should have the opportunity to engage in TEST PREP, no matter the income. We offer high-­‐quality, engaging courses priced at a point for ALL to participate. PSAT Prep & SAT Prep Classes Available. MyClassConnection is sponsored by the SWD PTSA. Click READ MORE for dates and pricing information.  
SWD is recruiting students for Governor's Honors Program
For more information regarding the Governor's Honors Program, please see Ms. McDonald in the Counseling Center and/or use the links below. 
Governor's Honors Program
Governor's Honors Program Timeline
 
Infinite Campus for Student - Log In Instructions
Use the following directions to set up your Infinite Campus account.  Don't forget to download the CAMPUS PORTAL App for up-to-date access and notifications.   
Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) RE-TEST Information
Who is eligible to take a re-test of the GHSGT or GHSWT? Any applicable student currently enrolled in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) who has previously failed to meet standard in at least one area of the GHSGT or GHSWT is eligible to take a re-test. Students who have exited the DSCD with a Certificate of Performance or a Special Education Diploma are also eligible to take re-test of the GHSGT or GHSWT.
****Please note that any student who entered grade nine for the first time after July 1, 1991 through June 30, 2011, must pass the GHSGT in order to earn a high school diploma.  
Congrats to the Varsity Volleyball Team
Our varsity volleyball ball team finished 2nd place in the Silver Bracket in the DeKalb Spikefest! Congrats to the hard-working young ladies of SWD Volleyball! 
Microsoft Office 365
Thanks to Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program, all students currently enrolled in the DeKalb County School District are eligible to download and use Microsoft Office for free. Click here for more information.                      
SWD Dress Code Review

Parents, as we prepare for the new school year, please review the DCSD Dress Code Policy with your students.  A student’s appearance can positively or negatively impact the climate of a school. Students must adhere to DeKalb County School District dress code requirements.  

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Upcoming Events
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Jan 26 2015
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Feb 23 2015
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Mar 23 2015
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Apr 27 2015
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