Swann Parent Summer Newsletter

The Practice of Love @ Dr. Melvin C. Swann Jr. Middle School


Our mission is to provide an engaging learning environment that promotes school pride and creates positive partnerships.

2020-21 Swann Commitment

To transform student life outcomes by creating a sustainable learning environment that promote a culture of collaboration, lifelong learning, and a deep care for student well-being.

Summer Learning Opportunities


(JULY 12 – 16, 2021)

Middle-school girls are invited to participate in the 2021 science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) ACTIVATED summer camp directed by Dr. Andrea Ofori-Boadu, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Built Environment within the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

STEM LEARNING ACTIVITIES: This one-week virtual STEAM ACTIVATED summer camp will engage selected middle-school girls in challenging and fun virtual STEM learning activities to strengthen STEM identity, self-efficacy, and persistence. All activities will be held through ZOOM and girl campers will need good computers and stable internet access.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships for this STEAM ACTIVATED! camp are funded through a National Science Foundation (NSF CAREER) grant and a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) grant awarded to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. To be considered for a scholarship, carefully read, fill out, and sign the Scholarship Application Form at this Qualtrics link (https://ncat.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjxfYsxfewuLppI ) by May 31th, 2021.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS: Applicant interview invitations will be emailed to the parents/guardians of initially selected applicants by May 14th. Twenty (20) minute applicant ZOOM interviews will occur between May 24th and June 2nd. By June 10th, email notifications will be sent out to parents/guardians to confirm final enrollment of 2021 Girls of STEAM Promise.

REGISTRATION FEE ($50): Parents and Guardians of enrolled Girls of STEAM Promise will have to pay a $50 registration fee. Payment should be received by June 25 for guaranteed enrollment. Otherwise, offers will be withdrawn and extended to other applicants on our waiting list. Further directions regarding payment process will be provided through direct emails to the parents and guardians of enrolled Girls of STEAM Promise.

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ALVS (Apex Learning Virtual School) is hosting a Virtual Parent Night Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

This event is for parents of students who are taking SUMMER virtual courses through ALVS. This session will give parents and students a walk-through of the student experience, share ways students will be supported, review expectations and best practices for success. Please click here for the Parent Night Flyer.

*Please register using this link: https://learn.apexlearning.com/Guilford-parentnight. You will receive a unique login link to access the event.

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