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The Class of 2018 Graduation

Family and friends gathered on June 8, 2018 to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 at their graduation. The festivities began with a brunch for the graduates and their families, hosted by Swain’s Board of Trustees. The ceremony was held in the McCann Center where many of the graduating students spoke. Sebastian Holbrook…

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Students Focus on Impact of Tech

Seventh- and eighth grade students participated in a day-long tech retreat on May 14. This day included a total break from regular classes, and instead students participated in small group activities, heard a panel of speakers from our community, and learned about brain health and screen time. Students began their day with an extended advisory…

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Students Design Learning Garden

The recent unveiling of Swain’s Field of Dreams project provided an exciting real life, hands-on learning opportunity for our sixth grade scientists. Led by science teacher Jen Mitchell, students were charged with researching various possibilities to be included in the Barbara Schuster Memorial Learning Garden section of the front lawn renovation. Students prepared presentations for…

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Hundreds Visit on Grandparents Day

Swain first graders sing a song

We welcomed hundreds of guests on Friday, April 27, for our annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day celebration. This is a very special day in which we share all that is exciting about Swain – and our visitors enjoy seeing their favorite Swain students and their work. A highlight of the day is the program…

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Secondary School Info Fair Planned for May 1

Community Welcome! Families with middle school-aged children are welcome to attend Swain’s annual Secondary School Information Fair on Tuesday, May 1, from 6-8 p.m. Over 20 private day and boarding, as well as charter and parochial high schools from Virginia to New England will be represented at the Info Fair. Representatives will be on hand…

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Field of Dreams Groundbreaking Held

It is with great enthusiasm that we share our “Field of Dreams” project for the front of Swain. This project is just one component of ReImagine Swain, the school’s three-year action plan, which was recently unveiled.

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Oratory Contest Draws 17

Recognizing that learning to speak in public is a critical life skill for all, we are sponsoring a new Oratory Contest for students in grades 6 – 8 to give them a forum to practice these skills.

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“Angst” Documentary Screened

The next program in our popular Parenting Education Series is actor/psychologist Dr. Michael “Mykee” Fowlin’s powerful presentation, You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

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PK: On Bald Eagle Watch

How much do you know about our country’s official bird? Our Prekindergarten students can tell you a lot about bald eagles – like where they live (and how they build their nests), some of their features (they aren’t really bald!), and their families. Their teachers – Glenda Akers, Vickie Bennett, Heather Manning and Christal Harding…

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“Mulan” Plays to Appreciative Audiences

Mulan logo

Under the direction of Veronica Bocian, the 6th-8th grade cast of Mulan presented three performances this past Friday and Saturday. Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan takes his spot — though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates…

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