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Swansea High Freshman Academy

September 2015

“Ensuring Student Performance at the Highest Level”

Important Dates

September-October 2015

Sept. 18: 1st Interim

Oct. 16: Teacher workday

Oct. 19: Teacher workday

Oct. 22: End of 1st quarter

Oct. 29: Report Cards

Oct. 16: Parent/Teacher Conference night

-parents will receive more information soon about how to sign-up for a conference

The date for 1st Community Night at SHFA will be announced soon

Important Correction- Students do have school on October 9th.

Lexington 4 School Calendar


Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Laura Liger for being named

2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

Students have averaged over 8 hours of reading on Curriculet and over an hour of SSR time between ELA and stop, drop and read...

Congratulations 2014- 2015 NHD Regional Winners
: Aubreona Bing, Katlyn Young, Megan Sproul, Lauren Spires, Shatayana Phillips, Mya Davis, Kiesha Davis, Gabby Griner, Andrea Knight, Brooke Gantt, Ashleigh Knight, Ragan Williams, McKenna Jenkins and Abby Morgan, Oyuki Fernandez, Tory Bryan, Veronica Cue, and Cody Collum

Nurse's Notes

What is influenza (also called flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Signs and symptoms of flu

- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills - Muscle/body aches

- Cough - Sore throat

- Runny or stuffy nose - Headaches

- Fatigue (very tired)

** Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

How flu spreads

Spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.

Period of contagiousness

1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick

How to prevent the Flu

-The single most important step to frequently preventing the flu is to get a flu shot

-Do not eat or drink after anyone

-Stay away from people who are sick

-Wash your hands

If you are sick then…..

- Do not come to school until your fever has been gone for 24 hours without the use of medication

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

- Limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them

To get your flu shot contact :

Lexington County Health Dept.

1070-B South Lake Drive

Lexington 29073

(803) 785-6550

Appointment Only – 1-800-403-404

* The cost of the seasonal flu shot is $25.

* Please do not let cost prevent you from seeking your flu shot. Ask how we can help.

* Please wear a short-sleeved shirt.


Come read with us- Book Club meets on Mondays from 3:20-4:30. Vote on your favorite books, read, and then share your thoughts with everyone. Current reading: Jade Green. Anyone interested can check out the book from the library

NHD Club- For students who would like to engage in a high-quality educational program that helps students and teachers influence the future through discovery of the past. Tuesdays from 3:30- 4:30 in the media center. This year’s theme is Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange.

Be the Change- We are excited to continue Be the Change with the Class of 2019. We will start brainstorming ideas with students about general ways that they might give back to a cause that they are passionate about. In your homes, think about things that your family cares about and encourage your students to try and come up with ways they can get more involved in that cause. We are planning a special launch event for the very near future to kick off the new year of Be the Change.

October is Hispanic Heritage Month!!

Teacher News Corner

Mrs. Skinner and Mrs. Nicholas:

--Special request: Parents, throughout this school year, we will be building several projects during class time. Each of these projects will require materials of all sorts. If you could donate any of the following materials to be used during class that would really be a great assistance! You may send the materials you would like to donate at any time during the year with your student, or you may bring the materials to the front office. Materials: Balsa wood (all types, shapes, and sizes are needed), Super Glue (Cyanoacrylate), Wood glue, Hot Glue, Wooden boards of all lengths and sizes, Wood screws (coarse) 2+ inches, Sand paper (all grits), Craft Sticks (popsicle), and More Balsa wood!

Mrs. Briceno:

--My students are working on a project called "Agente de Viajes" which is travel agent, and they are simulating that they work in a travel agency so they are designing the best brochure with many Hispanic country destinations. In October, the Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated, and my students will be sending some greeting cards to our Hispanic families, and I am also planning to go to a Mexican restaurant to see if they can give us some coupons for some families during the month.

All Math Class:

--will begin disassembling items over the next several weeks. We are still in need of small engines (i.e. weed eaters, fans, blowers anything small that we can take apart to explore.) Also if you have broken remote controllers we would love to have all you can find for later in this semester. Thank you Ms. Campbell and Mr. Seay.

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