HIGH SCHOOL OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE
The objectives and purpose of the Southwestern High School as developed by the Administrative Team and faculty are as follows:
Work with the home and community to develop ethical character, foster better human relations and international understandings, and to provide opportunities for the best possible development of the individual.
Provide the student with an opportunity for increased skill, proficiency and general subject matter understanding, plus the opportunity to transfer basic knowledge to new situations requiring critical analysis and thought. This should help the student to recognize, understand, meet and solve present problems, and give them the insights and techniques necessary to solve problems.
Increase the student’s chances for experience in participatory democracy through involvement and observation.
Help the student grow in self-guidance and maturity, thereby, increasing their social productivity in their school and in their life.
Improve the basic skills, knowledge, and understanding of all students by providing meaningful opportunity at all intellectual and interest levels, in the academic, as well as, in the vocational areas.
Help the student develop a more wholesome self-concept including a sense of responsibility, in curricular and extracurricular situations.
PRINCIPAL: Cindy Lacey
ART: Elizabeth Powell
BUSINESS: Nate McCoy
ENGLISH: Julie Fry
ENGLISH: Dustin Lloyd
HEALTH: Justin Hahn
HISTORY: Tom Koeller
MATH: Derek Nagreen
MUSIC: Edward Vaillancourt
MUSIC: Erin Feldman
PHYSICAL ED.: Haley Ahr
SCIENCE: Karen Anger
SCIENCE: Kate Koeller
SPANISH: Sue Sabers
TECHNICAL ED.: Chet Hillary
PATHWAYS.: Al Minter
COMMUNICATIONS: Jodi Splinter
Students at Southwestern have the opportunity to participate in Band and Choir as part of their curriculum. There is also opportunity to participate in the school musical in the Spring.
Art has been shown to develop and improve inventiveness, cultural awareness, fine motors skills, decision making, visual learning and overall academic achievement. At SWHS we offer four art classes – Art I, Art II, Art III and Art IV. Art I can be thought of as a basic design class. Basic design concepts such as perspective, color, line, etc. are emphasized. In Art II the focus is on two-dimensional art such as drawing and painting. Three-dimensional art such as ceramics and sculpture are the main focus of Art III. Finally, Art IV is an independent class where students complete projects in many mediums of art with an emphasis on developing a portfolio.