Welcome to Southwest DeKalb High School
ATTENTION SWD PARENTS:  Please take a momemet and complete the GA DOE Schools' Parent Survey.  
Data from the survey will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), Georgia's new accountability system that rates schools and school districts on a 100-point scale.  Click HERE to take the survey!
 
SWD has gone SOCIAL!  Check us out!
SWD on Twitter: @SWDPanthers | @SWDPTSA | @THEPROWLER_BBG
SWD Prowler on Instagram: theprowlerbbg 
 
SWD IS CALLING ALL PANTHERS FOR CAREER DAY!
The Career Day Committee @ SWD is looking for community members to make our “Career Day 2015” a valuable experience for the students.  Career Day 2015 will be held on May 1, 2015.  If you, a friend, a relative would be willing to share a career experience with our students, please click the links below to complete a Career Day volunteer sign-up form and to view the flyer.  
 
SWD Class of 2015 Graduation:
May 18, 2015 | Gwinnett Center Arena | 7:00PM
 
SWD School Uniforms Information *UPDATED
Click here to learn more about the uniform packages & vendors for the 2015-2016 school year. 
 
Calculate Your GPA Panthers! 
Click here to access tools that will assist you in calculating your GPA. 
Panther News
SWD Talent Showcase - April 25, 2015
SWD Talent Showcase will be held on April 25, 2015 in the SWD Auditorium.  The talent show's date has been moved to Saturday, May 2, 2015 
SWD Graduation Ceremony - May 18, 2015
The SWD Graduation Ceremony will be held on May 18, 2015 at the Gwinnett Center Arena.    
Senior Pre-Commencement - May 2, 2015
 
Career Day - May 1, 2015
Career Day will be held at SWD on May 1, 2015 from 8:00AM - 11:00AM. 
Senior Picnic - May 1, 2015
The Senior Picnic will be held on May 1, 2015 at Brooks Lake Park.
2697 Bethel Road NE
Conyers, GA 
 
Senior Week - April 20 - 24, 2015
Senior will celebrate their upcoming graduation during Senior Week.  The activities are:
Monday - Silence is Golden | Senior Only Parking Space
Tuesday - Gender Bender | Powder Puff Game
Wednesday - Uptown/Downtown | Senior Photo Shoot with Yearbook
Thursday - Decades Day | Soul Train Day
Friday - College Day | Senior Olympics
 
SWD Junior/Senior Prom - May 8, 2015
The SWD Class of 2015 presents a "Party At Gatsby's" on May 8, 2015. The prom will be held at the W Hotel in Midtown from 7:00PM-11:30PM. 
Senior Fashion Show - April 17, 2015
The SWD Class of 2015 presents a Senior fashion Show on April 17, 2015.  The show will begin at 7:30PM. 
Congratulations to AP Advance Placement Students & Teachers!
Southwest DeKalb High School was recognized for its achievements as an Advanced Placement (AP) Access and Support School.   
Congrats to the JV SWD Girls Basketball Team
Congrats to the SWD JV Girls Basketball Team who placed second in the DCSD playoffs. We are proud of you!! 
SWD Lacrosse Presents MOVIE NIGHT - February 26, 2015
Join the SWD Lacrosse Team on Thursday, February 26, 2015 for a Lacrosse Black History Moment.  Tickets are $5.00 & food/beverage included with ticket purchase.  Proceeds will benefit the SWD Boys Lacrosse Team.   
Congratulations to Kobie Polk - Poetry Out Loud Winner!
Congratulations to Kobie Polk on being selected as a state finalist in the Poetry Out Loud competition.  Kobie will represented SWD and DCSD as the regional winner.   
Congratulations SWD 2015 Football Signees
The following senior football players signed on National Signing Day.  The honorees are:
Zechariah Bradford - Saint Augustine University
Montavious Coleman - Virginia Union University
Gabriel Richardson - Hutchinson Community College
Jocoby Riley - Grambling State University
Brandon Wiggs - Grambling State University
Abdurrahman "Rock" Ya-Sin - Presbyterian College
 
SWD Counseling Center Presents...Summer Bridge 2015
The goal of the Summer Bridge Program is to provide rising ninth grade students a chance to bridge the gap from middle school to high school with a full “week” of orientation instead of a few hours, as has been the norm.  The focus will be on developing study, social, and literacy skills needed to be successful in ninth grade classes.  
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER BRIDGE 2015
 
PANTHER GRADE RECOVERY PROGRAM
Attention SWD Students,
Did you miss the mark and fail Coordinate Algebra Support, Analytic Geometry Support, CCGPS Advanced Algebra, Chemistry, Physical Science, World Literature/Composition, and/or Economics First Semester? 
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?  You can participate in the
                      PANTHER GRADE RECOVERY PROGRAM!  
Afterschool Tutorial Bus Routes
Click below for more information:
Afterschool Tutorial Bus Routes
 
MyClassConnection - SAT Prep for SWD Spring 2015
SAT Prep for Sunday Nights.  
Online Live - Spring 2015
To kick off the year with SWD, we are offering our Spring Classes at only $200 for SWD if they register by an early bird date.
 
School Council Meeting - May 7, 2015
The SWD School Council will meet on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:15 AM in the SWD Media Center.  
Issue 13.5 WEEK PROGRESS REPORTS - April 23, 2015
 
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.
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. 
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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