“Help SLEA” Activity Checklist

In order to be eligible for the drawing, you have to:

  • Attend 2 superintendent meetings per semester
  • Attend a ten minute meeting each month (at least 8 of the 10)
  • Attend two school board meetings
  • Attend four SLEA general meetings
  • Do two additional items to help SLEA

We are 7 weeks out from collection of the sheets!  How are you doing?!


image2 (2)In solidarity, as the Supreme Court hears the Friedrich case, members of SLEA wore red to support the union and what it represents.  Thank you to all who participated — even though this is just a small glance in to the red that shine throughout our buildings, we are sincerely thankful for you and all you do.  #ProudToBeUnion

A handful of the M.S. teacher’s after school showing their support.

Lastly, a thank you to all the building reps who attending the SLEA Holiday party at the Nutcracker.  We had a great turn out.  Wishing you a wonderful first week back.

SLEA Holiday Party 2015-2016
SLEA Holiday Party 2015-2016

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for everything you do to make this a successful, terrific place to work. Have a wonderful holiday break filled with good things.  Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year.

A great turn out!
Teachers are great gifts! 
Etna staff being festive!
Etna staff and administration being festive! What a turn out!
Staff enjoying their time during the holiday season at Etna!
Staff enjoying their time during the holiday season at Etna!

Etna’s festive staff – pictures courtesy of Amanda Smith.  Please send your pictures to: keparker@laca.org or kparker@swl.k12.oh.us

SWL Happenings!

On December 11th, please remember to wear gray for solidarity!

Check out what wonderful things are going on around us in local school districts.  Special shout out to Jill Lanning for her piece and the great things she is doing for SWL schools: http://www.columbusmonthly.com/content/roundups/2015/11/2015-best-schools-brag-worthy-school-programs.html … your hard work does not go unnoticed!

Also, don’t forget to fill out your SLEA form for helping SLEA out this year!  Thank you SO much!


With the results finally being official, we would like to extend a big congratulations to our two board members — a previous member and current president: Debra Moore and our newest member and parent in the district: Kandee Sinder-Engle. Thank you for service in our community!

Also, on behalf of SLEA: We are thankful for every single one of you! Thank you, teachers, for your service to our district. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

Meet the School Board Candidates

With an important election coming up, we want to send our sincerest thanks to those who attended the “Meet the School Board Candidates” event that took place at the High School this evening. We are also thankful that the candidates were willing to participate in this event so that we could have the opportunity to hear from and question each school board candidate in a moderated setting.  A special thank you goes out to Marty Dahlman for moderating this event and SWL for Kids who provided babysitting.  If you were unable to attend, please be sure to get updated information so that you are well educated going in to election season!

IMG_20151028_190957323Debra MooreIMG_20151028_191052330Jonn Vincent
IMG_20151028_191309948Kandee Snider-Engle
IMG_20151028_191919925David Engel

Professional Development – October 2015

BIG thank you for all your hard work on our professional development day.  Pictures are included to show teacher’s engaged in discussions on common assessments, online resources and writing across the curriculum.  Some worked toward updating their CPI certifications.

If you have any pictures, please sent them to Kelly Parker at keparker@laca.org so we can keep everyone updated on what is going on in our great district!

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Sign-Up for Membership Involvement

Please be sure to sign-up for your Membership Involvement.  See one of your SLEA reps to sign-up for things that you can do to help make our school a better place!  Items include, but are not limited to, reminders for grades, meetings, or simply candy in mailboxes — specific to your school.  They are simple items that help to continue to make SWLS an awesome environment!  Don’t forget to fill out your SLEA Activity Checklist for a chance to win a prize at the end of the year!

As always — thank you for what you do!