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VIDEO: Students create virtuality rooms

VIDEO: Students create virtuality rooms

May 4, 2016
You probably have heard of Virtual Reality and you might have tried it out for yourself, but students here at SWCTA are creating their own virtual reality rooms.
VIDEO: Last blood drive of the year held.

VIDEO: Last blood drive of the year held.

May 3, 2016
The school held its last blood drive and many students participated.
VIDEO: Art students customize Vans shoes

VIDEO: Art students customize Vans shoes

April 28, 2016
Students in Art created designs for Vans shoes.
VIDEO: New IT site-based technician

VIDEO: New IT site-based technician

April 15, 2016
There's a new a new teacher at Southwest and he's here to help out the technology.
The Outlook, Episode 41

The Outlook, Episode 41

April 15, 2016
This episode covers the HOSA State Leadership Conference, Gameworks arcade, National Honor Society, and the Color Run
VIDEO: 1st ever Coyote Olympics held

VIDEO: 1st ever Coyote Olympics held

March 30, 2016
The first-ever Coyote Olympics were held on March 14-18.
VIDEO: Students partake in heart dissections

VIDEO: Students partake in heart dissections

March 29, 2016
Students in the H building are cutting open hearts, and it's all in the name of science.
The Outlook, Episode 40

The Outlook, Episode 40

March 9, 2016
In this episode of The Outlook we attend First Friday to check out the arts scene here in Las Vegas.
VIDEO: DNA and allele fruit project

VIDEO: DNA and allele fruit project

March 4, 2016
Students have been using fruit to learn about DNA and allele frequencies.
VIDEO: National Honor Society inducts new members

VIDEO: National Honor Society inducts new members

March 2, 2016
National Honor Society inducts new members for the upcoming school year,
Being politically active as a teenager

Being politically active as a teenager

March 2, 2016
Being under 18 does not limit your voice in American politics.
VIDEO: King and Queen of Hearts fundraiser

VIDEO: King and Queen of Hearts fundraiser

February 26, 2016
Each club participated in raising funds for the American Heart Association.
VIDEO: Key Club holds PB&Jathon

VIDEO: Key Club holds PB&Jathon

February 25, 2016
Key Club recently got together to do a good deed for the less fortunate in the community.
VIDEO: Students learn HTML

VIDEO: Students learn HTML

February 22, 2016
Students in Mr. Ball's class learned HTML for a project.
VIDEO: Motivational Speaker Mike Smith visits Southwest

VIDEO: Motivational Speaker Mike Smith visits Southwest

February 10, 2016
The school was visited by Mike Smith, an inspirational speaker who presented a speech.
An Hour In ... Respiratory Therapy Field Trip

An Hour In … Respiratory Therapy Field Trip

February 4, 2016
See what the Respiratory Therapy seniors learned on their field trip.
VIDEO: Southwest Shadow conducts Humans of Southwest

VIDEO: Southwest Shadow conducts “Humans of Southwest”

February 4, 2016
The Southwest Shadow has begun a social media project that is meant to bring together students at SWCTA.
VIDEO: Beatrix Cacao creates portraits

VIDEO: Beatrix Cacao creates portraits

February 2, 2016
There's a young lady in our school who is making some excellent art.
The empire called Disney

The empire called Disney

January 29, 2016
Learn about the empire Disney has built with the acquisition of major media companies.
VIDEO: Archery club participates in tournament

VIDEO: Archery club participates in tournament

January 29, 2016
Students from SWCTA competed in the NASP tournament at the South Point casino.
VIDEO: Interior Design recycles in project

VIDEO: Interior Design recycles in project

January 27, 2016
Students in the Interior Design program have been making use of some unusual materials.
VIDEO: Blood drive held

VIDEO: Blood drive held

January 22, 2016
The first blood drive of the 2016 was a big success.
VIDEO: Mason Johnson creates unique art

VIDEO: Mason Johnson creates unique art

January 21, 2016
A student in Mr. Ogden's art class is creating artwork in an original and unique way.
VIDEO: IT luncheon held

VIDEO: IT luncheon held

January 21, 2016
Recently SWCTA held a luncheon with people from IT.
VIDEO: Johns Incredible Pizza opens

VIDEO: John’s Incredible Pizza opens

January 19, 2016
Las Vegas has a new pizza restaurant with the opening of John's Incredible Pizza.
VIDEO: Health Science classes create PSAs

VIDEO: Health Science classes create PSAs

January 14, 2016
Students in the health science classes created PSAs about the many types of cancer.
VIDEO: Commercial project in English class

VIDEO: Commercial project in English class

January 8, 2016
Students in Mrs. Sabol's classes have been creating commercials that use controversy as a teaching tool.
VIDEO: Art creates centerpieces for luncheon

VIDEO: Art creates centerpieces for luncheon

January 8, 2016
Students in Mr. Ogden's Art class were given the task of making centerpieces.
Struggle is real: Deciding life after high school

Struggle is real: Deciding life after high school

January 4, 2016
There are many options to consider when deciding to go to college; some matter more than others.
VIDEO: December Parent Advisory Meeting

VIDEO: December Parent Advisory Meeting

December 18, 2015
Students presented to administration and parents about what PBLs have been going on around the school.
VIDEO: Robotics Class learn code

VIDEO: Robotics Class learn code

December 18, 2015
Students in Robotics class are coding robots.
VIDEO: We The People competition held

VIDEO: ‘We The People’ competition held

December 17, 2015
Students in AP Government recently took part in the We The People competition, and learned quite a bit.
VIDEO: STUCO holds pizza party

VIDEO: STUCO holds pizza party

December 16, 2015
Student Council hosted a pizza party for the winners of the Socktober donation drive.
The Outlook, Episode 38

The Outlook, Episode 38

December 16, 2015
Episode 38 of The Outlook includes a senior from SWCTA being the lead in a play, video game reviews of Halo 5 and Fallout 4, and the pilot of a new show that will be running.
The innovation of video games

The innovation of video games

November 10, 2015
A rise in video game obsession has led to increased health and financial problems among gamers.
VIDEO: Clark County School District to break up

VIDEO: Clark County School District to break up

November 6, 2015
Under Assembly Bill 394, some of the functions of the district will be under central control, but will also create seven new precincts with local authority.
VIDEO: Freshmen learn how to use iMovie

VIDEO: Freshmen learn how to use iMovie

October 27, 2015
Students have been working on some interesting assignments in order to learn a software application.
VIDEO: Key Club volunteers at air balloon festival

VIDEO: Key Club volunteers at air balloon festival

October 27, 2015
Members of the Southwest Key Club volunteered for an event that was truly up in the air.
VIDEO: Socktober fundraiser being hosted

VIDEO: Socktober fundraiser being hosted

October 20, 2015
Student Council is looking to help the less fortunate, and they need help.
VIDEO: AP Government students attend bootcamp

VIDEO: AP Government students attend bootcamp

October 20, 2015
Students from SWCTA went to Clark High School to prepare for an upcoming event.
VIDEO: Flea Market activity held

VIDEO: Flea Market activity held

October 20, 2015
Students in Ms. Barnish's Spanish class put their language skills to a practical test.
VIDEO: PA and DA conduct practice for the homecoming game

VIDEO: PA and DA conduct practice for the homecoming game

October 20, 2015
It is almost time for the annual Homecoming flag football game, meaning practices are underway.
An Hour In ... Spanish I

An Hour In … Spanish I

October 16, 2015
See what happens during an average hour in Spanish I.
VIDEO: Freshmen conduct first professional dress presentation

VIDEO: Freshmen conduct first professional dress presentation

October 13, 2015
The freshmen in Mr. Ball's class have taken their first big step into the world of presentations.
VIDEO: DECA holds annual Picnic

VIDEO: DECA holds annual Picnic

October 13, 2015
DECA held its annual fall picnic at Paradise Park on Saturday.
VIDEO: TARDIS door placed in quad

VIDEO: TARDIS door placed in quad

October 12, 2015
A new addition has appeared on the quad overnight, and for fans of Doctor Who, it has been a real treat.
VIDEO: Southwest attends and wins at Regional Training Conference

VIDEO: Southwest attends and wins at Regional Training Conference

October 12, 2015
Southwest Key Club attended the Regional Training Conference (RTC) and won the Division 28 West spirit stick.
VIDEO: PA and DA shirts revealed

VIDEO: PA and DA shirts revealed

October 12, 2015
New shirts for the PA and DA homecoming football game have been revealed.
VIDEO: First Coyote Congress was held.

VIDEO: First Coyote Congress was held.

October 6, 2015
Coyote Congress held its first meeting of the year.
VIDEO: C Building receives new computers

VIDEO: “C” Building receives new computers

October 6, 2015
"C" Building gets new computers.
VIDEO: First Movie Night held

VIDEO: First Movie Night held

October 2, 2015
The first movie night of the year was held, and the reception was quite positive.
VIDEO: Program area luncheon held

VIDEO: Program area luncheon held

October 2, 2015
The culinary students have begun their banquet service, and this one was held for members of our school community.
VIDEO: Students participate in CERT training

VIDEO: Students participate in CERT training

September 30, 2015
SWCTA had it's first CERT training.
VIDEO: Senior collaborates with Style With a Cause

VIDEO: Senior collaborates with ‘Style With a Cause’

September 30, 2015
A student with a special talent here at Southwest is using it for a good cause.
VIDEO: SkillsUSA holds potluck meeting

VIDEO: SkillsUSA holds potluck meeting

September 30, 2015
SkillsUSA first meeting happened at SWCTA.
VIDEO: Anime Club returns

VIDEO: Anime Club returns

September 24, 2015
There's a new club on campus that has many students interested, and it has been here before.
VIDEO: Freshmen participate in CPR

VIDEO: Freshmen participate in CPR

September 24, 2015
Freshmen in Mr. Gomez's health class are becoming CPR certified.
VIDEO: Freshman population skyrockets

VIDEO: Freshman population skyrockets

September 22, 2015
There was a large influx of freshman this school year.
VIDEO: Annual blood drive held

VIDEO: Annual blood drive held

September 22, 2015
The first blood drive of the year was held Thursday, Sept. 17.