Board of Education Announcements

      OCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment for all our students.

      In recent years, we have seen an increase in the use of cell phones by students during school hours.

      While cell phones can be a valuable tool for learning, we have found that their use can also be a distraction and a source of conflict. 

      To address these concerns, and, as part of the ongoing review of the district’s policies,

      the Board of Education updated the district’s cell phone policy

       (Policy Code 4318: Use of Wireless Communication Devices). 

      Effective with the start of the 2023-2024 school year,

      students are permitted to have cell phones and other wireless communication devices on campus,

      so long as the devices are not activated, used, displayed, or visible during the instructional day

      or as otherwise directed by school rules or school personnel. 

      We understand that this change may be inconvenient for some students and parents.

      However, we believe that it is in the best interest of our students to create a learning environment that is free from distractions.



      April is Month of the Military Child.

      A time when we celebrate the 1.6 million military children who face challenges due to their loved one’s service. 

      This year you can order a t-shirt to wear on Purple Up Day (April 19, 2024) to show your support. 

      T-shirts can be purchased at  Home | Purple Up! Onslow (lifesspecialtees.com)

      Please be sure to put your child’s first and last name in the order details

       and select the school your child attends in the delivery section

      You will also need to keep a copy of your receipt.

        The t-shirt shop closes on February 25th and will NOT reopen for late orders. 

      T-shirts will be delivered to your child’s school the week of April 1st.  

       Please contact Danielle Merrell at danielle.merrell@onslow.k12.nc.us if you have any questions regarding the t-shirt orders.



      Vaccine infoVaccine Notification

      Raising the Bar




      SWHS Announcements and upcoming events

      April 29th: Teacher Workday

      May 4th: Avid Bike Ride Fundraiser


      Marching Band Update: 

      Colorguard flyerMarching Band Info Night



      AP Exam Schedule 

      AP Exams


      Purchase Tickets Online for Sporting Events: https://onslow.schoolcashonline.com/  

      *Discounted SWHS student tickets sold Monday-Thursday

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      Metal Detectors and Clear Bags at every home game *        


      SWHS x Jersey Mikes

      A new Jersey Mike's store opened in the Southwest area on February 14. 

      The store will be located behind Chipotle and in the same complex as Tractor Supply Company.  

      SWHS gets $3 for everyone who goes to the store and

      shows the flyer with coupons, and spends money on food in the store.  

      Please help support SWHS and spread the word!

      Let's show our new business owners that our

      Southwest High School community continues to be committed to our local businesses!

      Go Stallions!!!













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