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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 Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat - October 30, 2014
Please join us for the 1st Annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 30, 2014.  There will be bounce houses, pony rides & concessions.  Come out, join us & don't forget to wear your favorite costume!!! 
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 
Girls B-Ball Preseaon Basketball Showdown - November, 4, 2014
SWD Lady Panthers presents the preseason showdown of the year.  SWD Lady Panthers vs. CHS Lady Eagles on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  JV Game starts at 5:00PM & Varsity Game starts at 6:00PM.  Participants include SWD Lady Ballers, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Drumline and Step Team.  ADMISSION: $5.00 Advance | $8.00 At the Door 
Parent Teacher Conferences - November 19, 2014
Parent Conference Night will be held on November 19, 2014 at 4:00PM - 6:00PM. 
Issue 13.5 WEEK PROGRESS REPORTS - November 17, 2014
SWD PTSA Meeting - October 27, 2014
SWD PTSA will meet on Monday, October 27, 2014 in the cafeteria.   
SWD PTSA College Fair - Nov. 6, 2014
SWD PTSA is pleased to announce the PTSA College Fair at Southwest DeKalb High School.  The fair will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM in the school's gymnasium.  Representatives from various schools and institutions will be attending the fair.  You are invited! 
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
Welcome to Southwest DeKalb High School Dr. Glanton!
Southwest Dekalb High School faculty/staff, the SWD PTSA, the SWD School Council and the students would like to welcome our new principal, Dr. Glanton!   
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 Electronic Device/Cell Phone Policy


Students may possess and use electronic communication devices in accordance with procedures promulgated by the Superintendent. Such procedures shall provide that electronic communication devices may not be used during instructional time and must not interfere with the educational mission of the schools or pose a safety hazard.  

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 Oct 27 2014
SWD PTSA College Fair - November 6, 2014
Thu Nov 6 2014
to Mon Oct 6 2014
Parent Teacher Conference Night
Thu Nov 20 2014
to Wed Nov 19 2014
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Jan 26 2015
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Feb 23 2015
SWD PTSA Meeting
Mon Mar 23 2015
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