John Costello, Superintendent

Thank you for taking a moment to check out our school district website. I am very proud to be entering my 4th year as Southwestern's Superintendent. Our district has a lot of exciting things happening, but nothing is more exciting than the learning that takes place on a daily basis. 

We are grateful to have a very supportive community that is committed to being the best in the area and state.  Our students and staff exhibit a tremendous amount of "Wildcat Pride" in everything they do.  I encourage you to make an appointment to see all the great changes and improvements that have been done in the last two years.  Please check out our district Facebook page and share the great things happening!!!  Thanks again for your support!!


Everyday is a great day to be a wildcat!


Angela Barth, Elementary School Principal

I am excited to be entering year four as the EC-5 Principal and District Director of Pupil Services for the Southwestern School District. I have had the honor and pleasure  over the past four years meeting many community members, spending time with our amazing Wildcat staff, and enjoying time with our Little Cats. Many amazing Wildcat memories have been made. 

I am passionate about education. I have past experience in both School Counseling and School Administration. I am currently pursuing my  Doctorate of Education and Certification as a Yoga Instructor. I believe in on-going learning and growth.


I will work to continue the years of success established at the Southwestern School District  by continuing to build strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  Together we will focus on achieving high academic standards, meeting the needs of our students, and strive to not only meet state requirements but exceed them.


In addition. I am a mother to four amazing boys who keep my husband and I pretty busy. During our free time, Kevin and I enjoy traveling and spending quality time with our family and friends. On any given day you may see me out walking, attending a school event, at the lake or reading a good magazine or book.


During the course of each year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide our Wildcat students the best opportunities for a successful future both academically and socially. As the Principal/Director of Pupil Services, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in , email or call.


It’s a great day to be a Wildcat !!! #WWildcatPride #ChooseKind #WildcatStrong 


Angie Barth



“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...get on your way!”  -Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Cynthia Lacey, Middle/High School Principal

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Southwestern.  I am so excited to begin my 8th year as a Wildcat.  We have so many improvements to our district and facilities that it's going to be an amazing year.  New science labs, new curriculum, 1-to-1 Chromebooks for the high school students, a fitness center that will be open to the public, and an amazing gym and stage combination just to name a few.

Outside of school, I enjoy the outdoors—kayaking, running, biking and hiking.  I have really enjoyed being a part of the Wildcat Wellness Committee and watching the 5K and the Tailgate Party grow into a Wildcat tradition.  I spend a lot of my time watching Vaughan and Hannah as they participate in Southwestern athletics and other school activities.  It's hard to believe they are both in high school already.


As a family we enjoy boating and many other outdoor activities.  We have two chocolate labs and a crabby tomcat at home that also keep us busy when not doing school activities. 


I would like to thank the Southwestern community for making us feel welcome and making every day a GREAT day to be a Wildcat!




Ron Beaver, Maintenance Supervisor  |  ph: 608.854.2261 x319
Rhianna Brotzman, Food Service Director  |  ph: 608.854.2261 x367
Resources For
The New School
Report Cards


In October 2012, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) issued a School Report Card for your child’s school and for every public school in Wisconsin. The School Report Card will help parents understand how their child’s school is doing and where it can improve. The new report cards will help all Wisconsin public schools get a better picture of how well they help children learn, advance to the next grade, and graduate ready for college and career. Our goal is to help every student in a Wisconsin school succeed, graduate, and be ready to pursue further education and a career.  


A parent guide to the new report card in pdf format can be downloaded here.


Information on the School Report Card may be found at this Department of Public Instruction link.






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