The Swann Lion Times

Your Swann news update!

What Our Lions are Learning

Students will take their Math NWEA on Tuesday! Please help be sure they arrive on time with a charged device if they have one.


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 and organ systems 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

Swann's 100th Anniversary Celebration!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Swann 100th Anniversary Celebration Saturday! We had so much fun celebrating this milestone for our school and community with all of you! Special thanks to the PTA and Ms. Smith, DJ Ace, Mr. Milton and the alumni drum line and dance team, Page's JROTC, our band, Mr. Mack and our orchestra, Mr. Maltby and the Moana cast, Ms. Vang, Mr. Porter and the social studies crew, the New South Associates, Preservation Greensboro, Ms. Shirk, and all the volunteers who made the event a success. Here's to the next century of Swann! Check out the newspaper article here: Greensboro News and Record

STEM Stories

Students in Ms. Figueroa's Physics class practiced what they've learned about forces of motion in an egg drop. They designed their egg carriers and tested their prototypes on Wednesday. Then they edited their designs and re-tested their devices on Friday!

Las Noticias de Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion students and staff helped make the 100th Anniversary a multicultural affair! Students led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance in both English and Spanish, students modeled dresses from Spanish-speaking countries, and the Spanish Immersion teacher team contributed a basket to the lottery!

Announcements

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.

No-Cost School Meals

The federal waivers that allowed all schools to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students are ending this summer. To ensure that students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals are able to receive those meals on the first day of school, we are asking parents to fill out the application at www.lunchapplication.com or get a paper form from the front office. This will establish a family’s qualifications for meal discounts for the first 30 days of the 2022-23 school year.

A new application must be completed after July 1 for the remainder of the school year. Paper copies of the form are available through your child’s school.

Moana Jr. Tickets on Sale Now!


Tickets are on sale online for Swann's production of Moana Jr. May 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7pm. Click here to order your tickets today: https://smsgso.booktix.com/!

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!


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.
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Enrichment Programs

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We Have a New Official Swann Instagram!

If you use Instagram, follow us at @swannmiddleschool!