SW Snowden Highlights


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SWS Angel Tree

Staff and community members have an opportunity to provide for families in need during the holidays. Students are only identified by numbers to protect confidentiality. Participants select an angel then see our guidance counselor, Mr. Parsons, to find out about specific requests or clothing sizes.
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We have a new friend in our office. Be careful when you sign in!

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Mrs. Gold and Ms. Chanaay Modeling our new SW Snowden Coats

These beautiful coats were bought by PCS for each student and staff member. They will be officially presented on Friday, Dec. 4.

Lego Rotobtics are Coming to Town!

Our after school SPLASH program is getting reading to roll out Lego Robotics for the new year. Right now, staff are preparing by building samples and "researching".

Congratulations to Mrs. McCracken

Our media specialist recently learned that she received a DonorsChoose grant for 2 digital cameras! Thank you again, Mrs. McCracken, for going the extra mile for our students!

How does DonorsChoose work?

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

When a project reaches its funding goal, they ship the materials to the school. Donors get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you'll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.

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2nd Graders conducting Science Experiments

Upcoming Events!

12/4 Fri.

2:00 pm

Coats Officially Presented to Students and Staff in the gym.

3:15 pm

USTA Tennis Training Session with Andrew Waldrop

12/9 Wed SPELLING BEE 1:30 for grades 4-8 (THIS IS A DATE CHANGE FROM 12/3)

12/13 Sun.

3:00 pm Aurora Christmas Parade, begin to assemble in the SWS parking lot at 2:30 pm

12/10 Thurs.

Curriculum Night

12/17 Thurs.

3:15 Bright Futures Council Meeting


12/18 Fri.

Early Release for the Christmas Holidays

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Members of the WSWS press were on hand to cover this story!

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Cash for Coats Report from Barbara Jones

As you are aware Bright Futures/ Beaufort County Schools supported a coat drive in November for area students. Because of the generous donation of Potash to the Snowden students of school coats for every child, our site council decided to put a different twist on the event. We decided to sponsor a Cash for Coats Drive. Each student was asked to donate $1.00 for the event. The drive raised $240.00. Snowden has an enrollment of 176 students. So as you can see the students and staff exceeded our goal!

Three students were selected to assist with the shopping spree: Nassiah Moss, Tra' Nijah Pettihomme and Hassan Moss. The students joined me on Wednesday, November 25. We discussed our options and prices at the two stores in consideration, Belk and Wal Mart. After doing the math, it was decided that Walmart would enable us more purchasing power.

We were able to purchase eight coats, numerous scarves, hats and gloves. Students focused on the coats and colors they would like to have and assured me other kids would wear the selected items. Can't argue Ninja Mutant Turtles or Hello Kitty! Popular picks for the accessories!

Our grand total was $239.98!

So glad our kids had the opportunity to help others!

Many thanks for the experience!

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Mittens were posted to show who participated in Coats for Cash!

Congratulations, Hasan!

We have received the results for this years hospital art contest-Lights of Love. We had one student to make it into the winners ring. Hasan Moss is the 4th grade - 3rd place winner this year. Mr. Sharpe was also there on Tuesday night to show his support!

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S.W. Snowden serves about 200 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade . The students come from Beaufort County communities in and around Aurora, Edward, and Blounts Creek. The school's history can be traced back over several years and it has been restructured several times. In 1970, the Aurora school was renamed S. W. after Mr. Seward Webb Snowden who was a dedicated principal from the 1940s to the 1960s.