The Swann Lion Times

Your Swann news update!

What Our Lions are Learning

6th Grade

Our Swann sixth graders are learning about the Middle Ages in Social Studies and learning about soil and stewardship in Science. Students are getting ready for their environmental stewardship and social justice unit in ELA. In Math, they are practicing negative numbers and absolute value.

7th Grade

Our Swann seventh graders are learning about the Cold War from a global perspective in Social Studies and the human body in Science. They are getting ready for their civil rights unit in ELA and practicing angles in Math.

8th Grade

Our Swann eighth graders are learning about the Cold War from the American perspective in Social Studies and molecular chemistry in Science. They are getting ready for their social justice unit in ELA and exploring exponents and scientific notation in Math.


Be sure to ask your Swann Lion to tell you more about what they are doing in their classes!

Encore Corner

Cypress Street School Archaeological Dig

Swann social studies students are participating in an archeological dig! They are working with the New South Associates to investigate the early-1900s Cypress Street School that used to stand on Swann’s campus. They have uncovered the foundation, along with bricks, a bottle, part of a book, glass, building materials, and a porcelain doll arm!

STEM Stories

Students in Ms. Thompson's STEM lab have been building and programming EV3 robots! They practiced coding them for moves and turns, lifting objects, navigating obstacles, grabbing and releasing objects, and following colors and lines. Now they are putting all those skills to the test on obstacle courses! To see a clip of the robots in action, click here https://youtu.be/MSjwlp4IEKA

Las Noticias de Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion 8th graders worked with Mr. Alvarez to design radio broadcasts sharing information about a current event and selected songs. See the clip linked here for a short sample of their work: https://youtu.be/r2MIv58CeU8

Swann's 100th Birthday

We're gearing up for the Swann Middle School 100th anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 9 from 11-3. The event will include:

* Music and performances (including a Moana sneak peak plus the band and orchestra!)

* Food trucks and vendors

* Kids' games

* Free neighborhood tours led by Preservation Greensboro

* Historical exhibit focusing on school history and artifacts

* Updates on the Cypress Street School archeological dig, to be located on the Swann grounds

* One-day book fair

* Interactive art exhibit (currently seeking donations of yarn, ribbon, and fabric--drop off in the bin near the office)

To make this happen, we need volunteers. To sign up, click here or contact PTA VP Leslie Wright at partiezbyleslie@gmail.com.

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Swann 2021-2022 yearbooks are now available to purchase! If you are interested, use the order form your students received in class or visit https://www.strawbridge.net/ and use order code YB104393. Yearbooks cost $18 before April 1st and $20 after. The final deadline to order is April 15th.

Volunteer Opportunities

Roar Store Donations

Please help us reward students who are consistently on time to class and meet school-wide expectations by supplying our Roar Store! Every morning, students who have earned Den Dollars for their positive behaviors can shop in the Roar Store. Single-serve bags of Takis, chips, and Hot Cheetos, and Gatorade are especially popular! We would also love Sonic or Wendy's gift cards to use for providing special rewards. Contact Dr. Bocci if you have questions at boccim@gcsnc.com.

6th Grade Field Trip to the Grasshoppers Game

Take me out to the ballgame! Use this form to sign up to be a chaperone for the 6th Grade Field Trip to the Grasshoppers game on May 3 from 10:00 until the game concludes.

--Admission to the game is provided for you!

--You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the event.

--You must be registered as a GCS volunteer to chaperone. If you have not registered, please do so here: https://www.gcsvolunteers.com/login.php

Swann Lions Athletics

Good luck to all the teams with games and matches this week!


4/4 Baseball/Softball vs. Hairston

4/6 Golf vs. Kiser

4/6 Track @ Smith vs. Lincoln and Jackson

4/7 Baseball/Softball @ Allen


Visit the Athletics page of the Swann website for the full calendar of events: https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/22927#calendar169511/20220402/event/118112

School Bond Referendum

On May 17th, Guilford County will vote on a $1.7 billion school bond that will allow the county to address critical safety and maintenance needs in our schools. To learn more about the bond and why it is needed, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nYb34nuMI8tvwShMWD4XoRtRHrFSDmCt/view?usp=sharing
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Enrichment Programs

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