Southern Wells Community Schools News Article

Today's Jr/Sr HS Announcements

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Week 3 Lunch Menu


The Jr. High Student Council is selling Candy Cane-o-Grams at lunch ALL WEEK!  Bring your quarters!! For only 50 cents you may buy your favorite flavor, write a message, and send to your friends, classmates, or become a secret admirer.  Candy Cane-o-Grams will be delivered on Wednesdays and Fridays during Explorer.

Thursday:  Pancakes and sausage or cheese omelet, apple, carrots, hash browns

Friday:  Chicken nuggets or sriracha chicken nuggets, peaches, peas, red peppers


Thursday:  FCCLA, HSTSA

The following students report to the conference room:

Gabe McElhaney

Sydney McFarren

Kammy Miller

Quinton Mullins

Crystal O’Neal

Chandler Oswalt

Abraham Pearson

Andrew Pearson

Evan Pennington

Keith Pluimer

Austin Rogers

Friday:  Softball Callout in the cafeteria.

  • Bioclub members, please see email about our Biology Club Christmas party and RSVP by Friday 3pm, if questions, see Mr. Butler

  • Next week is Riley Week!  We will have dress-up days, door decorating and other fun activities to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital.  On Friday, December 14th we will end the week with the JV&V Boys game at Bluffton and will combine efforts to raise more money for Riley.   Shirts available to purchase for $15 to wear that night.  Let the office know if your interested in purchasing a shirt.

  • Support Riley Week with Christmas Spirit!

Christmas Spirit Week!  Christmas Spirit Week!  Christmas Spirit Week!

M 12/10  P.J. Day

T 12/11   Twin or Group Christmas gear

W 12/12  Christmas Character

Th 12/13 Dress up as a gift or wear Christmas hat

F 12/14   Christmas Sweater

  • Riley Night will be Friday, December 14th at Bluffton High School.  This will be an annual event with fun activities to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital.  The HS St. Council would like to fill the stands with blue shirts!! Please provide Monica with your size and $15.00 by Monday at 3:00.

  • COSTA RICA: A Touch of the Tropics:  There will be an informational meeting about going to Costa Rica in the summer of 2020 on TONIGHT! Thursday, December 6 in Room 106 (Mrs. Brewster's room). This tour is open to current 7-12 grade students and family members. If you RSVP with Mrs. Brewster or online, you will be entered into a raffle for $100 off the tour.

  • CALIFORNIA HERE I COME!  Interested in going to California for a week?  Visiting Yosemite National Park? Touring San Francisco?  Embarking on Marine Ecosystems?  A packet envelope has been delivered to all 7th through 11th graders with information on such a trip to the West Coast during the summer of 2020.  For details and video, visit:   Early registration yields a $100 discount. In addition, the first 4 to sign-up will receive an additional $250 off.  Not to mention, there is also an online college credit opportunity via the University of Cal San Diego.  The trip is all inclusive and yes, caparones are welcome too. There will be a Parent/Student meeting about the trip: 12/11 (TUE) @ 6pm in HS room 118 (Note: Not 12/6 as indicated in the recent packet envelope sent out 11/26).  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Butler:

  • Once again Southern Wells softball is selling gift cards through the website:  A portion of every gift card sold goes directly to the softball program. In order to purchase a gift card, families need to enroll in the Southern Wells Jr. /Sr. HS group using the following enrollment code: CB27D5BE4L613. Orders will be submitted every Tuesday morning starting Nov. 27 with the final order being placed Monday, Dec. 17. This is to ensure delivery before Christmas Break. Orders will be submitted once payment is confirmed. Families may pay online using PrestoPay or by bringing a check to either the Elementary or High School office. Checks are to be made out to Southern Wells softball. The gift cards will be ready for pick up at the elementary or high school office the following Thursday.


Please send Mrs. Brehm the senior picture you want put in the yearbook by Jan 31. The picture must be a headshot ONLY. NO pictures with your pet, your truck or anything else....just you! The best way to send the picture is in an email so it can be uploaded easily.



  • CHRISTMAS SING!!  December 12th! Refreshments @ 6 and sing-a-long @ 6:30!!!

  • Music Boosters meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be January 8th @ 6:30.


  • Alumni basketball games are scheduled for Saturday, January 5th.  If you would like to play or have any friends or relatives who would like to play please have them contact Kyle Penrod

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS!  Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of the month @ 7pm in the HS Conference Room

Dates this year: 11/1, 12/6, 1/20/2019, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, and May 2nd.  Questions? Contact Kim Huffman.

Sign up for EventLink for the latest in Athletic schedules!

  • Track Conditioning has started!  It will be every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4-5:00.  Come out and get in shape!

DRESS UP for Home Basketball GAMES!!

Girls Games

12/13 Taking Care of Business

Boys Games

11/30 Blackout

12/19 Christmas

01/05 Jersey

01/25 Neon

01/31 Country

02/05 White Out

02/15 Frat Night

02/19 Blackout

02/22 Beach!


Scholarships and other Opportunities:

  1. Students that qualify for ACT fee waivers may now send up to 20 score reports to colleges for FREE!

  2. Knights of Pythias Scholarship and Poster Contests - info in the office

  3. Mediacom $1000 scholarship - Wells Co residents may apply

  4. Optimist Essay Contest - details in the office.

Go to LearnMORE Indiana and us the Indiana’s College Costs Estimator to “Learn More”.

  • FINANCIAL AID NIGHTS in the Area - SWHS February 13th,  grades 9-12 (Fin Aid 101) at 4:30 and at 6:00 FAFSA Completion.

myStudentAid 4+

U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid

myStudentAid is now an app for your phone!  The download is free as is the FAFSA is free to file.  NOTE: If at any time while filing a FAFSA you are asked to pay something - STOP - it is not legitimate.  Scammers are out there so beware!

What:  Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars is a needs- and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university.

Who & When:  Hoosier students who meet income criteria can enroll during their 7th- or 8th-grade year of middle school. Students commit to maintaining academic success, remaining drug and alcohol free, and completing college-preparation activities.



BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER:  Wells Community theater and Norwell High School Choirs present at Norwell HS Auditorium, Friday 12/7 @ 7:30pm, Saturday 12/8 @ 7:30pm, Sunday 12/9 @ 3:30pm.  Tickets are $10.  Call 260 824-5222 Go to for more information.

NEED A HOME BUILT?  Now seeking Construction Trades building projects for 2019-2020.  Follow the link for more information.

Kelly Jones at Heritage Point is always looking for volunteers.  If you need to get some hours in for scholarships she would be a good person to contact.


All activities are free and are at the Wells County Public Library in Bluffton unless otherwise noted.  For more information go to or call 260 824 1612.  Or check out the fliers in the HS LMC.  WCPL Main Branch is located at 200 W Washington Street in Bluffton.  Some events require registration!

Programming is

made possible by the Wells County Foundation and Friends of the Library.

Thank you!

Breakfast:  Fruit choice and Milk available every day.

Week 3 Breakfast Menu - fruit choice every day

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza Bagel

Thursday:  Breakfast pizza

Friday:  Chocolate chip mini


Denise Geisel for Annette Thompson

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