Future Mustangs Basketball Clinic
Over 100 3rd through 6th grade boys and girls attended the 2nd day of the Future Mustang Basketball Clinic. The clinics are put on by the HS and JH basketball coaches and players. This allows the future basketball players to learn the game from their role models and future coaches. The clinic will continue on Dec. 2nd and 9th, and will conclude on Dec. 16th with the tournament.
JV Scholars Bowl
Congratulations to the JV Scholars Bowl team who competed at Syracuse on Tuesday. They went 5-3 in their pool and moved on to finals, where they placed 4th! Team members include Marcos Amparan, Valick Sorter, Judith Soto, and Alexandra Arinaga. Way to go team!
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HONOR CHOIR
Congrats to the following High School students for making Southwest District Honor choir. Aubrey Davis, Elian Puentes, Marco Puentes, Felipe Marquez, Patrick Gentry, and Brendan Smith.
They will be participating in the Southwest District Honor Choir at Dodge City High School on Saturday, December 4th.
They were selected from over 450 students auditioning from schools across southwest Kansas.
Branden Stanfield and Khyla Kisner were selected to participate in the All-State Middle level choir. The choir is made up of approximately 200 students from across the state of Kansas. The Middle Level choir is open to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who are enrolled in their school choral program.They will be performing at the Kansas Music Educators In-service workshop in February.
Good luck to all choir students participating in the honor choirs.
IGNITE has been doing a lot of great this throughout this school year. To see what they have been up to, click HERE!
NHS Color Walk/Run
The Southwestern Heights NHS Chapter is hosting their 1st Annual Color Fun Run/Walk. It will be Saturday, November 11th at Plains Elementary School gym starting at 12:15. Registration for adults (12+) will be $5, and children (11 and under) will be $3. All proceeds will be split 50/50 for the NHS bi-annual trip and the Hurricane Relief Efforts.
Thank you to the following for donations of color, water, and prizes: Southwest Agri Center, Jennings Trenching & Backhoe LLC, Plains Equity Exchange, and Plains Tavern.
You can pick up your registration forms at the Plains Post Office, Plains Community Library, Plains Elementary School, Southwestern Heights Junior High, Kismet Elementary School, Kismet Community Library, or Southwestern Heights High School.
Thank you for your support of our community and of our NHS chapter!
Family Fun Night
Another successful Family Fun Night is in the books. Thank you to all the families that came out to the walk in Plains. SWH FCCLA students helped run the challenge stations along the trail. Big thanks to Sylvia for the amazing walking tacos at the end of the walk and the 8th grade WIN students for the nutrition presentations. Spring FFN Color Walk is March 20th in Kismet.
SWH Scholars Bowl Teams Show Greatness
Coloring Contest Winner @ PES
It wasn’t the lottery, or a National Clearing House award, but a Plains student was pretty excited when she received word this week
that she had won first place in the third grade division coloring contest for the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
Michelle Acosta entered the contest along with the rest of her class at Plains Elementary School back in March. In May, she was awarded first place in county and then in state. Her “Team Up Against Drugs”
coloring sheet was then forwarded to the National Judging Committee. There, among 3rd grade winners from 12 different states, Acosta’s work was judged for originality, appropriateness of colors, neatness and accuracy, and instant appeal. SoWeKan WCTU Educational Director, Patricia Reimer, delivered the check for $30 to Michelle, along with her congratulations for a job well done. Reimer commented, “It is always difficult to know what will appeal to the national judges. Michelle did an outstanding job on her coloring sheet . . . some of the best I’ve seen. I’m so thrilled that the national judges felt the same.” Overall, students in the state of Kansas won the most awards in the national contest for 2017.
IGNITE DANCE COMPETITION
1ST NINE WEEKS HONOR ROLL
Congrats to all of the students who made the 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll! Click on the below links the view each list.
High School Honor Roll
Junior High Honor Roll
SWH & SWHJH League Cross Country
The SWH High School and Junior High School Cross Country teams both competed in Elkhart on Thursday, October 12 at the HPL League Cross Country Meet. On the high school side, Andrea Espinoza placed 8th overall. On the junior high side, Yesenia Trejo is your HPL League Champion for the 8th grade girls. Yanely Puentes placed 3rd, Anastasia Alvidrez placed 4th, and Dianna Olvera placed 5th. In the 7th grade division, Ozia Trujillo placed 3rd and Ashlyn Mendez placed 5th. Congrats Mustangs!
SWHJH FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL
The Southwestern Heights Junior High Football and Volleyball teams competed in their final regular season games of the season on Thursday, October 12 when they hosted the Colts from Lakin. On the volleyball court, the A team fell to Lakin in 3 sets and the B and C team beat Lakin in 3 sets. The Lady Mustangs have had a very successful season so far and will compete in the HPL League Volleyball Tournament next week.
On the football field, teh 8th graders took the field for their final football game of their SWHJH career and it was one to remember. The Mustangs played extremely well and beat Lakin with a final score of 28-8. They completed their 15th winning season in a row with a final record of 6-1, placing 2nd in the HPL. Congrats!
KMEA HONOR BAND
SWHJH BAND TRIP TO NWOSU