The Southwestern Boys Basketball team will be holding a youth basketball night on Tuesday February 10th vs. Roxana.  Please have your player wear a Jersey top or a team shirt and they will get into the game free, as well as being recognized at halftime of the Varsity Basketball Game.  Players and coaches will meet along the east baseline of the gym at halftime.  Players will be recognized as a team and walk out to half court.  The Southwestern Basketball program does appreciate the hard work and dedication of players and coaches, and we would like to recognize your team on February 10th.















January 28, 2015
Blackburn College lunch visit--10:35 AM -12 PM
January 29, 2015
Girls' Basketball vs. Hillsboro @ home (Senior night)--6 PM
January 31, 2015
F/S Scholastic Bowl @ Cumberland--8:30 AM
February 2, 2015
Snowcoming Week Feb 2-6
Mismatch Monday--wear tacky, mismatching, out of style clothes
Girls' Basketball @ Roxana--6 PM
February 3, 2015
Snowcoming Week Feb 2-6
White Out Tuesday
11/12th Grade ETS meeting during SAS--2:35 - 3 PM
Scholastic Bowl @ Hillsboro vs. Hillsboro/Pana--4:30 PM
Boys' Basketball @ home vs. East Alton-Wood River--6 PM
February 4, 2015
Snowcoming Week Feb 2-6
Superhero vs. Villain Wednesday
February 5, 2015
Snowcoming Week Feb 2-6
Battle of the Ages Thursday--dress as an old person or a baby
Mandatory Drama Club meeting @ Bunker HIll High School--4 PM
Girls' Basketball @ Gillespie--6 PM
February 6, 2015
Academic Warnings go home
12:00 dismissal
Snowcoming Week Feb 2-6
Formal Friday
Local scholarships will be available
International Club Chili Supper--4:30 - 7 PM
Boys' Basketball @ home vs. North Greene--6 PM
Snowcoming Dance after the basketball game
February 7, 2015
Varsity Scholastic Bowl @ Auburn--8:30 AM
Girls' Bowling Sectional
February 9, 2015
Girls' Basketball Regionals start
February 10, 2015
9/10th grade ETS meeting during SAS--2:35 - 3 PM
Varsity Scholastic Bowl @ Greenville vs. Litchfield/Greenville--4:30 PM
Boys' Basketball @ home vs. Roxana--6 PM (Youth Basketball Night)
February 13, 2015
ZAPS Test-Prep for ACT--8:30 AM - 2 PM
Boys' Basketball @ home vs. Vandalia--6 PM
February 14, 2015
Scholastic Bowl NAQT State Tournament @ U of I--8 AM
February 16, 2015
No School--Presidents' Day
February 17, 2015
Scholastic Bowl @ Jacksonville--4:30 PM
Boys' Basketball @ Hillsboro--6 PM
February 20, 2015
Boys' Basketball @ home vs. Pana (Sr. Night)--6 PM
February 21, 2015
Varsity Scholastic Bowl Illinois Masonic Sectional Tournament @ TBA--9 AM
February 23, 2015
Scholastic Bowl @ Carlinville (Macoupin County Tournament)--4 PM
February 24, 2015
F/S Scholastic Bowl @ Carrollton--4:30 PM
February 26, 2015
University of Illinois Springfield lunch visit--10:35 AM - 12 PM
Scholastic Bowl @ home--4:30 PM
February 27, 2015
12 PM dismissal


January 13, 2015


To:  Parents/Guardians of Southwestern High School and Middle   

        School Students


The Southwestern Unit School District #9 is working with the Macoupin County Public Health Department to help students and their families stay healthy and be ready to learn to their greatest potential at school.  This has been accomplished through an agreement between the Southwestern Unit School District #9 and the Maple Street Clinic “School-Linked Health Center”.


We have worked together to make sure that all of the districts families know about the availability of the health care services available at the Maple Street Clinic in Gillespie.  Located right behind Casey’s in Gillespie anyone can make an appointment at the medical clinic by calling 217-839-1526, and you can make an appointment at the dental clinic by calling 217-839-4110.


A new service has now been developed that will be provided through the cooperation of the School District and the School-Linked Health Center.  The School-Linked Health Center has just begun to provide Psychiatric Care by Dr. Patrick O’Donnell and counselor Brian Stoops. Both providers have over 15 years experience working with children and their families. 


Brian Stoops will be providing counseling services on Thursdays at the High School beginning January 22, 2015. 


Brian will provide consultation to any student during his on-site day, but to begin formal counseling services you and your child will need to have an initial visit with Brian at the Maple Street Clinic in Gillespie.  He will then be able to meet with your child at school after that visit.  If a Psychiatric visit is needed we will help coordinate that for you and your child as well.



We believe that this service will be very valuable for children and their families and prove to be a great model for any school in the state and country.


We look forward to working together for the health of our children and families.





Mr. Mark Bearley, High School Principal                       Mr. Kent Tarro, Director

                                                                                   Macoupin County Public Health Dept.

Mr. Scott Hopkins, Middle School Principal                                                                          




"Southwestern Students Succeed"

After speaking with the drug task force and local law enforcement agencies, we want to inform
parents and guardians that one of the biggest growing concerns in the area is the abuse of
prescription drugs, marijuana, and heroin by young adults. As a result of this information, the high
school and middle school are having the drug task force present to students about the dangers and
consequences of these drugs. We encourage parents to also talk to their children about the dangers
and consequences of using these drugs.

The drug task force also wants parents to be aware that children in the area are selling and/or
trading their prescription medication for other drugs. Please pay careful attention to the
prescription medications that you have in your house. Children taking prescription medications that
are not their own can cause serious injuries and even death.

Students in both the high school and middle school will be closely monitored due to the recent
trends in illegal use of drugs in rural Illinois. We are doing our best to educate and inform students,
and we also want to inform parents that these activities are unfortunately taking place in our area. A
combined effort between home and school will help ensure we take another step forward in
keeping our school system and communities a safe environment.

We encourage parents to contact our school resource officer, Deputy Dan Mathis, if you have any
questions or concerns. His number is 618-729-3211 ext. 1105.

Scott Hopkins

Middle School Principal


Mark Bearley
High School Principal