Middle School

2017-2018 1st Quarter Issue



Message from the Principal

Kyle Spray

The 2017-2018 school year is well underway, and students are taking advantage of the many opportunities available to them at Southwestern. Our fall sports season has concluded, and it was very successful. The 7th grade B team was the TSC champion in volleyball, and the 8th grade A team was the Western Boone Invitational champion and the NCC tournament champion. Our football teams were competitive and showed improvement throughout the season, and our cross country team finished off an outstanding season with many state qualifiers. Additionally, our Speech team, Student Council, Wildcats for Change, Lego League, and Art Club have been very active throughout the school and community. Currently, several of those groups are combining to complete a "Canstruction" project in which a sculpture is created out of canned food items.

As we continue throughout the year, we encourage parents to monitor their child's academic progress by utilizing the Parent Portal. This is a way to view a student's grades and attendance through PowerSchool, and it can be accessed through our website in the Parents tab. We thank you for your continued partnership in the education of your child!


Distinguished Honor Roll


Southwestern is proud to present its Distinguished Honor Roll students for the 1st quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.  In order to receive the Distinguished Honor Roll, a student must have no less than 6 A's with the remaining grades of B. 

Congratulations to our students and their academic success.

8th Grade


Lydia Blankenship, Jessi Chase, Shelby Crowe, Kile Crum, Maria De Robles Sanchez, Evan Drevalas, Michelle Escobar Gutierrez, Marya Farrell, Tiffany Garcia, Lauren Grubbs, Joseph Hage, David Hall, Emmi Hall, Dilynn Hamilton, Jeremy Hampton, Brock Henry, Emily Hicks, Macyn Holbrook, Makenna Jachim, Ethan Kerr,  Caroline Kessler, Morgan Kujawa, Jenna Lawson, Autumn Marty, Owen McCutcheon, Hayvn Meihls, Kennedy Miller, Helene Milsaps, Sara Morales, Kennedy Peckinpaugh, Timothy Raplee, Sierra Rostron, Hunter Royer, Klara Seib, Lauren Straley, Camryn Tuggle, Jade Van Hook, Sarah Vanderwall, Lauren Watson, Mylee Whitus, Kathryn Willoughby and Bryce Wolf.

7th Grade


Brayden Ashley, Tess Bower, Megan Brigham, Carly Bryant, Emma Clouser, Sydney Copeland, Leah Criswell, Olivia Criswell, Samantha Crosby, Jalynn Curwick, Tobiah Davis, Addison Edwards, Kevin Figueroa Marin, Abigail Fitzmorris, Donovan Flynn, Emmy Frier, Keondre Garing, Ethan Gutierrez, Trezdin Hair, Jaden Hewitt, Lora Hobson, James Hunt, Olivia Kays, Sandra Magallanes-Ortiz, Mikylah Marshall, Marlee Matz, Alexander McGarvey, Caitlyn Miller, Caleb Milligan, Kendall Nakaguchi, Carter Norsworthy, Andrea Nufer, Mia O'Brien, Lexani Ozuna, Elizabeth Pelfree, Emily Ponce Alvarez, Andrew Pursell, Nicholas Quednow, Fisher Redinbo, Cooper Rooze, Elizabeth Rose, Kaylee Rosenbarger, Skylar Seyfried, Daija Shepherd, Stephen Sherlock, Ethan Smith, Sophia Spray, Timothy Swank, Mya Van Hook, Kaia Webb, Kole Williams and Jaidyn Winstead

6th Grade


Jeremiah Adamson, Benjamin Arts, Bradyn Bearden, Jacqueline Bennett, Knox Boyd, Jackson Burton, Jolea Chapman, Kaylyn Cheesman, Qwentin Cinowski, Iris Clark, Trinity Clark, Mason Criswell, Kaitlin Crum, Aiden Dallinger, Anna Dick, Saniyah Dunbar, Olivia Foxworthy, Mason Gallipo, Elizabeth Gamble, Cale Garriott, Wyatt Gasaway, Wyatt Gilman, Ava Harris, Alexis Heaston, Matthew Hughes, Alexander Jameson, Drew Johnston, Macey Johnston, Owen Jordan, Jakob Kanaby, Adalyn Ladeburg, Jammirra Lewis, Clayton Miller, Robert Morrison, Grayson Mullikin, Carter O'Brien, Lucas Persin, Ava Piegza-Porat, Keagan Plantenga, Katherine Pursell, Daniel Quednow, Alessandra Requierme, Jocelyn Roman, Eli Russell, Mekala Sandifur, Madelynn Sharp, Lane Shepard, Parker Sorrells, Avery Stone, Alaila Stout, Brady Taylor, Jordan Tunis, Kloudia Westmoreland, Owen White, Elizabeth Whitlock, and Andrew Young.

A-B Honor Roll

Southwestern is also proud to present its A-B Honor Roll students for the 1st quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.  To qualify for the A-B Honor Roll, a student must have all A's and B'c with no C's.

Congratulations to our students and their academic success.

8th Grade

 Kiana Clay, Philip Cox, Elijah Davis, Laina Gamble, Nicholas Giorgio, Hunter Gregory, Brandyn Houchens, Brendyn Houchens, Andrew Hunt, Anna Lin, Blane Loy, Chloe Loy, Braeden McLellan, Katelyn Nowlan, Wenona Nugent, Mikayla Pelfree, Lauren Phillips,
Stephanie Reyes Jimenez, Mason Rice, Jessica Vestal, Carlos Villarreal and Megan Wagner

7th Grade

Olivia Arndt, Gavin Ayala, Aiden Birge, Ella Brown, Emma Carver, Jeremiah Clingerman, Brock DeFreese, Claire Delcourt, Ryan Denham, Lucas Durham, Addyson Garrett, Shaylee Goings, Lillian Helms, Zachary Hinson, Isaac Johns, Garron Knoth, Kasey Kruger, Grace Lathrop, Kyle Mansfield, Mason McKinney, Caitlyn Morris, Ethan Neer, Samantha Pelfree, Dane Ruley, Quintin Smith, Hannah Stanifer, Colton Strickler, Jesus Vargas, Landon Waeltz and Cole Wetli

6th Grade

Aundra'Nia Adams-Jones, Emily Arndt, Abbygail Bothof, Nolan Burke, Zoe Cox, Joshua Gutierrez, Deandre Harris, Deacon Henderson, Jake Hoversland, Noah Lyons, Tayler Martin, James Mayfield, Kloe Miller, Meleah Moore, Jaxon Oakley, Emma Pearson, Zackary Salazar, Keeton Scheffee, Sophia Sparks, Katie Thompson, Abigail Titlow, Levance Vaughen, Katelyn Warren and Reece Welchans.


Southwestern Middle School is having their annual Veteran's Day Ceremony on Friday November 10 at 10:30 a.m. (You may arrive as early as 10:00 a.m. for seating.) Our Wildcats have prepared speeches and music to honor all branches of our United States Military.


All active and veteran service men and women are invited to attend the ceremony and enjoy a school lunch with your student afterwards.


Please reserve your seat by emailing our school secretary, Mrs. Headley, prior to the ceremony.

Reservation Email Address:


Remember it's time to move your clocks back "Fall Back" one hour before bed on Saturday evening, November 4 for Daylight Saving Time. The actual time is Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 a.m., but a good habit is to set the clocks back before heading off to bed. Don't forget the clocks in your car. It's also a good time to change your smoke detector batteries in your house.  


TSC supports "green" efforts and as such to help ensure students receive information about community services or events, flyers from non-profit outside organizations are posted online in a section called E-flyers. All E-Flyers can be accessed from any TSC School website:, by clicking the 'students' or 'parents' link in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. E-Flyers will be posted on the 15th and 30th of the month so be sure to check regularly for newly posted information. If your qualifying organization is interested in posting an E-Flyer, go to E-flyers section to submit the information.


Did you know?  


...we sell a la carte snack items in the cafeteria at lunch?  You may have noticed your student running out of lunch money sooner than you expected.  If you would like, the Cafeteria Manager can flag your student's account to not allow them to purchase a la carte items.  If you would like to make adjustments to your student's lunch account, simply email our Cafeteria Manager at



TSC's Library Connection


There's an app for that.  Every student should have this icon on his or her Chromebook list of apps.


This handy link connects students to the vast resources of the school library with one click and login.  Students can browse for books, check their library account and create a list of Favorites to keep track of all those great books.


On the upper left corner there is a drop down menu. This is where "Checkouts" and "Favorites" are found in addition to several other choices.


Tracking your own books and the next book to read has never been easier.


Enjoy reading ebooks and listening to audiobooks on your Chromebook as well as other devices like iPad, iPhone, and home computers. Click on the book. Open. Select "Read in Browser" to read right on the Chromebook (connection to any wi-fi is necessary). Select from hundreds of great titles. (Note: some grade level restrictions apply.)

Destiny Discover is the brand name of the database of all library resources. This app makes browsing for great books, ebooks, audiobooks, and open-access resources visual.


Popular Titles: The most often checked out books by fellow students. If most students like it, you will too.


Recently Added Books: 10 - 50 new books arrive monthly. These are the best of the best new books, next in a series, and books on topics of interest. Be the first to check out one of these great books.


Browse By Topic: Are you a fan of mystery books? Scary stories? Sci-Fi? Click on the icon that matches your interests and get a list of great books that interest you.


GLASS Nurse/Paraprofessional at Mintonye Life Skill and Preschool Classroom

Involves assisting students who have fragile medical needs in the classroom.

Pay rate is $16.63 per hour for 29 hours per week.

Positions follows school calendar and has medical leave days.

Apply on line at If you have questions please contact, Donna Mcilrath @ 765-771-6011 or


GLASS is sponsoring three upcoming Focus on the Future Informational Nights for students with disabilities and their families. All sessions will be held at the old Durgan Elementary School, 1840 S 18th Street, Lafayette. On November 2, Monica Doerr, local attorney and Ann Algers, Area IV Director, will be on hand to explain the guardianship and BDDS Waiver processes. This will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Gordon Homes, of Massachusetts Mutual will come on November 30, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to discuss "Setting Up a Will and/or Trust." This will focus on special needs planning. Then on December 7th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, a representative from Social Security will be at Durgan to explain Social Security Benefits and what all is involved in that process. Stay tuned for future sessions next semester!

Tonya Grimm and Peggy Hege
Transition Coordinators
Greater Lafayette Area Special Service


Indiana started the 21st Century Scholars in 1990 to ensure that every student can afford a college education. Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed to receive up to four years of undergraduate tuition* at any participating public college or university in Indiana.

If you attend a private or an independent institution, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a public institution. If you attend a participating proprietary (private career) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

As a 21st Century Scholar, you can get help finding free tutoring, a mentor and a part-time job, and once you get to college, students who are 21st Century Scholars receive support to finish their college degrees.


But first you have to apply. Students and their parents must complete and return the application by June 30 of the 8th grade year. Don't wait. Apply today:

*The scholarship amount may be reduced depending on the availability of funds and the availability of the student's family to contribute to college.


The Kroger Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to local communities. We do this through a variety of activities, including charitable giving, sponsorships and the unique Community Rewards Program of Kroger. As your neighborhood food retailer, we deeply value our ability to support local organizations like yours.


Your supporters (52 households) who shopped at Kroger between 7-1-2017- and 9-30-2017 (Cycle 2017, Qtr 3) have contributed $328.87 to your school simply by shopping at Kroger.

Visit our website at for information on how to enroll in this program.

Thank you for your continued support of your local Kroger store.

Thank you,

Community Rewards Staff


Join the McCutcheon Varsity and Junior Varsity Dance Teams at this year's dance clinic with the theme "LIGHT UP THE FLOOR"  For more information go here:


McCutcheon Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9am – 2pm at McCutcheon High School
4951 Old US 231 S, Lafayette, IN 47909
Over 100 Vendors * Free Admission
Handmade Crafts * Unique Gifts * Fussed Glass * Jewelry * Wood Crafts * Holiday Decorations * Direct Sales * Bake Sale

Come and start your Christmas shopping with us by supporting our McCutcheon Bands and local vendors.


Volunteer Information


As per Tippecanoe School Corporation Policy 8120 – Volunteers, each volunteer who is in direct contact with students will be required to submit a Limited Criminal History Record Check in order to volunteer within the school. Any chaperone who wishes to attend a field trip must also have a completed and approved Limited Criminal History Record Check as well. The Volunteer Form is available here on the TSC website.


Register for TSC Alerts and Notifications

With the launch of the new TSC websites, the TSC and each of its schools will be transitioning away from Pinwheel for SMS (text) alerts and notifications and will instead utilize the communication options available within the new website. Parents/guardians, staff, and students can sign in to the website and register to receive alerts, calendar reminders, athletic updates, and more.



November - 2017
Friday - November 3, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday - November 6, 2017
3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - November 7, 2017
3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
3:35 PM - 4:30 PM
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Southwestern Middle School
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM


2100 W 800 S • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 538-3025

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