The Swann Lion Times

Your Swann news update!

What Our Lions are Learning

6th Grade

Our Swann sixth graders are learning about Ancient Rome in Social Studies and learning about soil and stewardship in Science. Students are getting ready for their environmental stewardship 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 continuing their mystery 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 finishing their science fiction 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 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, add your name to this Google doc or contact PTA VP Leslie Wright at

Swann's Teacher of the Year

A huge congratulations to Ms. Thompson who was voted by our staff as Swann's Teacher of the Year 2022! Ms. Thompson is our amazing STEM Lab teacher. She is truly deserving of this honor!

Device Inventory

We will be inventorying all student Chromebooks this week. Students should bring their devices to school everyday, but it is especially important that they do so this week! If your student has extra devices at home or a device that doesn't work, please have them bring those to turn in to their teacher. Students with working devices will be able to keep theirs once the data has been entered into the inventory system. Thank you for your help making sure every student has a working Chromebook before EOGs!

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

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:

Swann Lions Athletics

The softball team lost their game against Southeast 21 to 1. The baseball team fought hard, but also lost their game. Good luck to all the teams with games and meets next week!

3/28 Baseball and Softball vs. Northeast

3/30 Track vs. Northeast

3/30 Golf vs. Kiser

3/31 Baseball and Softball @ Jackson

See the Athletics page of the Swann website for the full schedule: