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PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - Nov. 20, 2014

Parent/Teacher Conference Night
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 5PM-7PM
SWD now uses myconferencetime.com for scheduling during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Schedule an appointment with your student's teachers by clicking HERE
 
SWD has gone SOCIAL!  Check us out!
SWD on Twitter: @SWDPanthers | @SWDPTSA | @THEPROWLER_BBG
SWD Prowler on Instagram: theprowlerbbg 
 
SWD Class of 2015 Graduation:
May 18, 2015 | Gwinnett Center Arena | 7:00PM
 
Panther News
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.  
NO SCHOOL | Thanksgiving Holiday - Nov. 24-28, 2014
DCSD Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday on Monday, November 24, 2014 - Friday, November 28, 2014.  
Get Your 2014-2015 Yearbook Here!
Click here to get your 2014-2015 SWD Yearbook and Senior Yearbook Ad. 
Local School Council - November 19, 2014
The SWD Local School Council will meet on November 19, 2014 at 7:15 AM in the Media Center. 
SWD PTSA thanks Courtney Ochoa!
The SWD PTSA would like to thank COURTNEY OCHOA for her assistance in decorating for the SWD Homecoming Dance.  The decor was outstanding and thank you for your hard work! 
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 SWD's NJROTC
Congratulations to the NJROTC Drill, Academic, and Athletic Teams who placed 1st among 16 other high schools and 14 events at the Navy’s Luella High School Drill Meet.  That qualifies them for the Georgia Drill Championship in March.  Special recognition to team commanders – Uriah Woodyard, Justin Anderson, Jaquarri Cooper, and Brianna Schealey.  
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
Boys B-Ball Season Opening Shootout - November 15, 2014
SWD Boys Basketball team invites you to the Season Opening Tip-Off Shootout on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  There will be 7 games played.  First game starts at 12:00PM and last game starts at 9:00PM.  See the flyer attached for more details and participating schools.  ADMISSION:  $10.00 Adults | $5.00 Students 
Parent Teacher Conferences - November 20, 2014
Parent Conference Night will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:00PM - 7:00PM.  We are now scheduling conferences online at SWD.  Click HERE to schedule a conference with your student's teachers.   
Issue 13.5 WEEK PROGRESS REPORTS - November 17, 2014
 
SWD's Prowler Newspaper - We've Got Issues!
Checkout the online edition:  www.theswdprowler.org
Email questions, concerns or suggestions: The ProwlerBBG@yahoo.com
Join the fun & please follow us on IG and Twitter
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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.  
THANK YOU! Mr. Gregory White, photographer and Voice of Panther Basketball
The SWD Webmaster would like to thank Mr. Gregory White for his dedication to capturing sights and scenes of Southwest DeKalb High School.  Your contributions are priceless and your dedication is inspiring!  
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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