The Swann Lion Times

Your Swann news update!

What Our Lions are Learning

EOGs are off to a great start! Please continue to make sure your student is reviewing test taking strategies, reviewing their math facts, using the review tools they are getting in their classes, and getting a full night's sleep!


Be sure to ask your Swann Lion to tell you more about what they are doing in their classes!

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Bravo to the Swann Band!

The Swann Band held their Spring Concert last week, and we congratulate Mr. Milton and his students on a wonderful performance. Click here to see the performance:

Battle of the Books Team Field Trip

Our Battle of the Books Team visited the UNCG library and campus to learn more about the offerings and opportunities at UNCG. Congratulations again to the BOB team, Ms. Shirk, and Ms. Smith for all their hard work this year!

Announcements

Personal Technology and End of Grade Tests

EOGs begin on May 26! Please remind your students that per state policies, phones, activity trackers, and smart watches are not permitted during testing. Having a smart watch, activity tracker or phone during the tests will result in students having to re-take EOGs.

Enrichment and EOG Re-Administration Week

The week after school gets out, students who passed their classes but did not score proficient on their EOGs may be invited to attend Enrichment and Re-Administration week.

  • Dates: 6/13-6/16
  • Hours: 9:20-4:20
  • Transportation and breakfast and lunch will be provided

If your child is invited, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to register. Keep an eye on your students' back backs!

Summer School

Students who are invited to attend Summer School will be receiving letters this week. Please read this letter carefully for details about summer programs and how you child was selected. If you receive and invitation and wish to attend, please contact the school!

8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies

Join us to celebrate our 8th graders promotion from middle school to high school! Both ceremonies will be from 5:30-7:00 in the Swann Gymnasium.

June 7th

Arnold, Moore, Turnbough, and Porter Homerooms

June 8th

Julock, Smith, and Shivers Homerooms


Students should wear black and white and plan to arrive by 5:00pm. Also, remember to send in your baby and current photo for the ceremony slide show!

Device Collection

Students should have turned in their chromebooks and chargers last week. Devices not returned will be deactivated. Please encourage your student to look for any devices or chargers they may have at home! If they find any, please bring them to the Core 1 teacher!

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.

GCS Federal Funds Feedback

Each year Guilford County Schools completes an application for Federal funds, including Titles I, II, III, and Title IV funds. Part of the process is stakeholder consultation. The survey pertains to the use of Federal funds to improve schools and student achievement. We would like you to complete the survey so that you have an opportunity to submit input into our Federal application. Please reply by June 3!

Guilford County Schools Stakeholders Survey 2022-2023 Federal Programs Application

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.

Enrichment Programs

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We Have a New Official Swann Instagram!

If you use Instagram, follow us at @swannmiddleschool!

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