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September 10th, 2012
First graders at Southeast Elementary will be learning about a very important aspect of American history this week.
"Celebrate Freedom Week!", as part of the social studies curriculum, will coincide with Patriot Day, the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The week will teach students on what it means to be an American, the freedoms we have as Americans as well as those who protect our freedom.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Pictured with Lenora Peterson from the Region 14 Educational Service Center are J.P. Cowen Paraprofessionals who have earned their Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Cisco College.
Pictured left to right are Peterson, Norma Rendon, Joanna Martinez, Delfina Balderas, Anita Castro, Norma Torres and Diana Critz. Child development professionals provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
SISD is proud to celebrate this special accomplishment.
Monday's forecast will bring in the warm weather, following the past weekend of cooler temperatures. Expect sunny skies and high near 92 today, with winds from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low around 64. Winds will remain from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
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You knew the Mustangs would find a way to win here Friday when Sweetwater and Andrews renewed their old rivalry.
Unfortunately for a large homecoming crowd, it was the visiting Mustangs who came out on top â€” but just barely â€” in a 20-16 thriller.
Andrews (2-0) opened up a double-digit (20-10) lead with 4:40 left when quarterback Shane Dolgener hit Austin Luna with a 25-yard touchdown pass.
But Sweetwater needed just 73 seconds of playing time to cut it to 20-16 when quarterback Sean Morrow led a furious drive which he capped with a 2-yard run.
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans resulting from damages and losses caused by drought occurring from January 1, 2012 and continuing.
These two 1962 graduates of Sweetwater (Newman) High School celebrated their 50th year reunion with old classmates this weekend. Pictured are Betty Jamison Swann, the 1962 homecoming queen, and Dr. Bud Alldredge, who was chosen Mr. Mustang that year. They helped crown Courtnie Thompson, who was chosen Friday as the 2012 homecoming queen at halftime of the football game held at Mustang Bowl between Sweetwater and Andrews.
During the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees meeting held on Thursday, August 30, one of the items discussed was the campus and AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) ratings.
The state has recently raised the bar considerably in their specific standards. This past year, students--overall--were to meet the goal of an 87% passing rate or higher in Reading/English-Language Arts and an 83% passing rate or higher for Math in the new STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).
During the Wednesday afternoon faculty meeting at Sweetwater Middle School, the teachers were given some great news that will once again make a huge impact at SMS.
The seventh graders are getting iPads.
Sweetwater High School Senior Courtnie Thompson was crowned the 2012 Homecoming Queen on Friday night, Sept. 7, 2012, during halftime of the homecoming football game. She is the daughter of Erica Hunt and Junior Hunt. She is shown with her escort, Romello Taylor. Thompson was crowned by the 1962 Homecoming Queen Betty Jamison Swann and the 1962 Mr. Mustang Buddy Alldredge.