Good morning Swanson! Today is Tuesday, October 21st and these are your morning announcements:
Good luck to the Swanson Tennis Team who head to Bluemont this afternoon for the County Singles Championships! All Tennis Team members should eat 6th grade lunch and report to the large gym at 11:15 to catch the bus! Go Admirals!
Wavelength, Swanson's literary magazine committee, will meet in Ms. McFarlane's class, room 232, after school today.
Did you know that the Scholastic Writing Contest is now accepting entries for fiction, poetry, essays, plays, and more? All Swanson writers are invited to Wavelength meetings, Tuesdays after school, to revise existing pieces or begin new ones and get feedback from peers. The final deadline is December 17th. See Ms. McFarlane or your English teacher for more information.
Swanson Girls: This is the LAST week to register for the Girls Leadership Conference! Explore different careers, attend fun workshops, and learn how to be a leader! The conference is Saturday, Nov. 1st and costs $10. Pick up a registration form from Ms. Reardon in the Counseling Office.
This past weekend the Ultimate Frisbee Team made up of Swanson students won the first-ever Arlington Middle School Ultimate tournament at Washington & Lee High School stadium. The Admirals went undefeated, beating Vienna, HB Woodlawn, Kenmore and Williamsburg on their way to the title. Congratulations to all. And remember: there’s practice this Thursday at Reed School.
Attention 6th Graders! Interested in debating current events over lunch? Stop by Room 128 during 6th grade lunch this Tuesday, October 21st. Hope to see you there!
The next MathCounts practice is Thursday October 23rd in room 208 during ASP1. Your math teacher now has a schedule of future MathCounts practices - so check the dates if you are interested. In addition, there is a field trip and competition opportunity coming up. Make sure to come to practice to get the form or see Ms. Partridge any day during STAR in room 203. The form is due back signed by October 28th.
Boys Basketball tryouts continue today with 7th and 8th Grade tryouts. Callbacks will be tomorrow. If you have any questions, see Coach Treakle!
Girls Soccer tryouts are next week! 6th Graders will try out on Monday, October 27th, 7th Graders on Tuesday, October 28th, and 8th Graders will try out on Wednesday, October 29th. Make sure to sign up on the sheets near the cafeteria stairs! If you have any questions see Coach Martenak or Coach Ingersoll!
Auditions for the Middle School Honors Chorus will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23rd from 5-8 pm at Kenmore Middle School. More information can be found here: http://www.apsva.us/Page/1721#mshonorschorus
Auditions for the Swanson Cabaret will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 (acting), Tuesday, Oct. 28 (singing) and Wednesday, Oct. 29 (dancing). Audition materials can be picked up outside the chorus room, #150.
Swanson is now on Twitter! Follow @SwansonAdmirals for all the great news and events going on at Swanson. Looking for more information about Swanson's awesome sports teams? Follow @SwansonSport ! For all the latest and greatest from the Swanson Library, follow @SwansonLibrary !
Coming up this Week
Tuesday, October 21st - Tennis - Singles Championship - 12PM @ Bluemont, Boys Basketball Tryouts - 7th/8th Grade
Wednesday, October 22nd - Boys Basketball Callbacks, Dive Practice @ Yorktown
Thursday, October 23rd - Tennis - Doubles Championships - 12PM @ Bluemont, Dive Meet v. Williamsburg @ W-L, Clipper Cafe - 6PM
Friday, October 24th - Early Release for Students - No Late Buses or After School Activities, Music Department Masquerade Party - 7PM