The Elementary School Christmas program will be in the High School Auditorium (in Bartley) on December 18 at 7:00 pm. All students from Pre-School thru 6th grade will be participating. Grades K-6 will present a Christmas play, and the 5th & 6th Grade Bands will perform. The event will be streamed live on the Cube. To watch, go to http://thecube.com/e/767116 or search Southwest Roughriders on the Cube app.
The SW FFA took several members to compete in the Leadership Contest on Wednesday, December 13, in Curtis. Here are the results:
Freshman par law, purple, 3 rd place, G Odea purple in employment skills, Jayden Miller blue. Allison Rippe blue in creed, red ribbons on speeches by Jake Odea, Johnette Hawke, and Johanna Sughroue.
Southwest plays at Arapahhoe on Friday. The games will be streamed. Times are as follows:
6:00 - Varsity Girls
Watch at http://thecube.com/e/766231 or search Southwest Roughriders on the Cube app.
7:30 - Varsity Boys
Watch at http://thecube.com/e/766238 or search Southwest Roughriders on the Cube app.
The Junior and Senior High band and choir will be presenting their annual winter program on Thursday December 14 at 7:00 in the high school Auditorium. The event will be streamed live on the cube. To watch, go to http://thecube.com/e/766324 or search Southwest Roughriders on the Cube app.
As December arrives and the temperatures dip (although slightly), we remind parents of our notification system for inclement weather. You may already be receiving e-mails, texts, or voice mails regarding changes in schedules, etc. We will utilize this same system for weather related issues, as well. In addition, any radio or television station or website that utilizes the Weatherthreat notification system will receive our notices. This is how our school closings are added to that scroll at the bottom of your television screen. When there is a major event, it may take a few minutes for the message to be posted because of internet traffic, but it will go up. As always, be safe, and we will assess the situation with the best tools available.
There are just a couple of weeks left in the semester, so I urge parents to remind their children that they need to stay on top of their work and get all of their assignments turned in. Once the semester is over, additional grades can’t be put in. Being timely is an important skill that all students should learn.
Please come out and support our music programs for the Junior/Senior High School on December 14 and our Elementary program on December 18. There will be plenty of excellent performances for all to hear. Basketball and wrestling seasons are upon us and community support is always appreciated. Please let the players play, the coaches coach, and the officials officiate. It will make the event a more positive one for our students, and helps make the viewing of an event much more pleasant for those in attendance. Go Roughriders!
R. Todd Porter