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Southwest Shadow

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Graphic Design III seniors integrate drawing tablets

Graphic Design III seniors integrate drawing tablets

February 14, 2020
In Graphic Design III, students are utilizing tablets to create watercolor paintings in Adobe Photoshop.
Where Are They Now: Madison Rieman

Where Are They Now: Madison Rieman

February 2, 2020
Former Interior Design student continues her career in the Interior Design field.
An Hour In . . . Algebra I

An Hour In . . . Algebra I

December 30, 2019
Students review their tests to understand what they need to work on and correct their mistakes.
Southwest remains a five star school

Southwest remains a five star school

September 23, 2019
Teachers will begin reviewing subgroups to identify strategies to ensure forward progress
Teaching and Training class study different ways of learning

Teaching and Training class study different ways of learning

September 10, 2019
Students in Teachers and Training create posters revolving around the Multiple Intelligence Theory.
AP Government students participate in senatorial debate

AP Government students participate in senatorial debate

May 5, 2019
Seniors in AP Government are experiencing what it's like to be a U.S. Senator.
Busting controversial science myths in Physics, English 11 classes

Busting controversial science myths in Physics, English 11 classes

April 11, 2019
Physics and English classes are collaborating for a PBL that will extend over Spring Break.
Badges replace tardy passes

Badges replace tardy passes

April 6, 2019
A new tardy system has been implemented.
BSU plants seeds for the beginning of summer

BSU plants seeds for the beginning of summer

March 29, 2019
BSU holds an after-school event in which students can come and paint pots, jars or mugs and plant various types of seeds in them.
CCSD Board of Trustees announces snow day makeup

CCSD Board of Trustees announces snow day makeup

March 20, 2019
Additional day allocated to Spring Break to be used instead of March 22.
Juniors develop arguments for class discussion about World War II

Juniors develop arguments for class discussion about World War II

March 14, 2019

Ending their Pearl Harbor segment, students in Mr. Pate Thomas’ U.S. History are debating whether or not the United States should have dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in World War II. “The side...

Teacher Court gives staff opportunity to relive high school experience

Teacher Court gives staff opportunity to relive high school experience

March 6, 2019
Voting is now open to elect teachers to Teacher Court. Nominees include Shannon Sheldon, Vincent Thur, Bryce Wada and others.
Three-day ACT boot camp held to improve student test scores

Three-day ACT boot camp held to improve student test scores

March 1, 2019

As the next ACT date nears, a bootcamp will be held starting today through Sunday to help students improve their test-taking skills. “I am going to the ACT boot camp to try and improve my test scores,”...

Journalism Club selling student illustrated Valentines Day Grams

Journalism Club selling student illustrated Valentine’s Day Grams

February 7, 2019
Buy a valentine gram for your significant other or a friend.
Club preview: A look into the week of Feb. 4

Club preview: A look into the week of Feb. 4

February 2, 2019
See what's happening so far in these clubs.
PODCAST: The AirPods craze

PODCAST: The AirPods craze

January 28, 2019
Did you receive a pair of AirPods for the holidays?
Interior Design seniors outline workspace for robotics

Interior Design seniors outline workspace for robotics

January 24, 2019

In need of a pit design for their first robotics competition of the season, Interior Design III seniors have been tasked to draft a pit for Vegas Vortechs #6519. “With fashion shows, I just couldn't...

New decorations added to the D building hallway

New decorations added to the D building hallway

January 10, 2019
Students paint silk canvases in order to introduce their new fabric unit.
Environmental Club raising money for water bottle refill stations

Environmental Club raising money for water bottle refill stations

December 14, 2018
Donate to Environmental Club to help them install water bottle refill stations.
PODCAST: Santas Coming To Town

PODCAST: Santa’s Coming To Town

December 9, 2018
The holidays are coming up, which means it's time for people to buy presents for their loved ones. As long as a gift comes from the heart, price should not matter.
PODCAST: Behind the wheel for the first time

PODCAST: Behind the wheel for the first time

November 29, 2018

On this episode of Coyote Talks, we’ll be talking about teen driving and why safety is the most important to keep in mind when siting behind the wheel. Hosted by Alyx Beeten and Charli Gisi.

Studio K to attend dance marathon for charity

Studio K to attend dance marathon for charity

November 14, 2018
Studio K will be performing at Las Vegas Dance Marathon in order to raise money for charity.
Junior Dental classes create parodies to learn vocabulary words

Junior Dental classes create parodies to learn vocabulary words

November 7, 2018
Students are creating parodies about their vocabulary words.
Graphic Design I creates app icons for fictional companies

Graphic Design I creates app icons for fictional companies

October 29, 2018
Sophomores in Graphic Design I are creating app icons for a fictional company and presenting a 45-60 second elevator pitch of their idea to the class.
An hour In . . . Coyote Congress

An hour In . . . Coyote Congress

October 19, 2018
This month's Coyote Congress featured a discussion on how the school can be improved and ice breakers.
Over 50 officials to attend Candidate Night

Over 50 officials to attend Candidate Night

October 4, 2018
Candidate Night will be held in order to give students the opportunity to meet the candidates they will be voting for.
Poly, K-Pop Club performing for PA vs. DA halftime show

Poly, K-Pop Club performing for PA vs. DA halftime show

September 25, 2018
The academies will compete inPA vs. DA on Oct. 12 during school.
New policy requires students to wear their ID

New policy requires students to wear their ID

August 22, 2018
Getting ahead of a possible upcoming CCSD rule, Principal Donna Levy implements a new policy in which students must have their IDs on at all times.
160 candidates to attend Candidate Night

160 candidates to attend Candidate Night

April 29, 2018
Government classes organized and recruited the candidates in attendance.
Cash prize for winning performers at Coyote Coachella

Cash prize for winning performers at Coyote Coachella

April 10, 2018
The annual event will feature young talent, food trucks, art booths and games.
An Hour In ... Graphic Design I

An Hour In … Graphic Design I

March 21, 2018
Graphic Design students take pictures and alter them to their assigned art styles. The finished product will be printed onto a shirt.