Good Morning Swanson! Today is Thursday, March 6th and these are your morning announcements:
Over the weekend, young scientists from the area had a chance to showcase their projects during the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineer Fair. Eighteen Swanson students participated and learned much from their experience.
Best in Fair – (Grades 7 and 8)
Liam David – Swanson Middle School: The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Subatomic Muons - Physics
Engineering - Sarkis Ter Martirosyan
Physics - Liam David
Botany - Juliana Clarkson and Juliette Jacques
Chemistry - Calder Lowenthal
Chemistry - Shaina Brown
Physics - Julia Som
Physics - Megan Wilkie and Samantha O'Brien
Physics - Colette McCord-Snook
Chemistry - Nikolai Long
Chemistry - Vida Vousoghian
Engineering – Macrae Hanke
Physics - Hanna Xu
Physics - Ryan Edelstein
Chemistry - Diana Diaz and Almasita Pekerti
Engineering - Justin Williams and Ferris Linde
Physics – Shambhavi Ramaswamy
Congratulations to all that participated!
The Awards Ceremony for the National Scholastic Art Awards will be at Washington Lee High School at 6:30pm on Monday, March 10th. After the ceremony, please visit the exhibition of juried art works by Arlington students, grade 7-12, at the Central Library. (Washington Lee High School 1301 N. Stafford Street/Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street). Please note that the ceremony will start at 6:30pm and announce the Middle School Students first.
The Youth Ballroom Dancesport Club will represent Swanson at the Spirit Showcase, postponed on another date, in the gym of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Come support us as we perform a spectacular swing routine to Bruno Mars "Runaway Baby". Dancers, get some rest, practice your steps and I'll see you Monday in the Large Gym after school.
Builder's Club will meet on Thursday, March 13th. At this meeting we will make plans to prepare the vegetable garden for planting this April. Meetings are in room 260 - Mrs. Meier's room.
The Technology Student Association meeting is canceled today in preparation of Student-led-conferences. All TSA members should attend the meeting next Thursday, March 13 to discuss plans for the TSA state fair, Technosphere. Technosphere is the TSA state event held in Richmond, Virginia. See you all next week.
Reminder to the MathCounts club that there are no practices this week. The practice scheduled for next Monday 3/10 had to be cancelled. Instead, there will be MathCounts practice in room 133 on Tuesday 3/11 for those who can make it.
Attention students who are interested in joining the track team. This week, you should be signing up on the track sign up sheets posted on the white board near the large gym. In addition, you need to pick up a form packet to be completed and signed by a parent. Mr. Holland will have some packets available at lunch and they also will be available in the main office. The forms should be completed and returned no later than Monday March 17th. The first track practice for all grade levels is Monday March 24th after school.
Captain's Crew has their last rehearsal before next week's concert today after school. Everyone except the dance team members must be present.
Do you sing, dance, do martial arts, perform or play an instrument from another country or culture? Your talents are needed to help make Swanson’s Multicultural Night a success! We welcome solo performances, duets, small or large groups. If you are interested, please come to Ms. Veale’s room 224 after school on Tuesday, March 4th to find out how you can participate.
Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show -- next Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
Please come out and support the 2nd Annual Swanson Spring Fling Arts & Craft Show Saturday, March 15, 10 am to 5 pm.
Artists participating in the Spring Fling include: Brighter Day Beads, Gourds by Suzanna, Jules Jewels, Virginia's Dream Pottery, Talking Design, Sovereign Treasurers, Jamie Agins Art Glass Jewelry, & Birmingham Hand Works and so much more.
This is a growing arts and crafts show and a fun way for the Swanson community to support the Swanson PTA, so please reserve the date on your calender.
Enrollment is now open for the spring enrichment session for Swanson! Registration ends at 4:00 p.m. March 10th. Classes include: chess, improv comedy, photography, guitar, and more.
• Find class descriptions, program info and the registration link at http://www.enrichmentmatters.com/Swanson.
• Please note -- late registrations can not be accepted
For more information or if you have suggestions for the program, please contact the Swanson Enrichment Coordinator, Karen Hancox, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming up this week!
Thursday, March 6th - Swim Practice @ W-L, Spring Student Led Conferences - PM Sessions - 5:00PM-7:30PM
Friday, March 7th - No School for Students, Spring Student Led Conferences - AM Sessions - 7:30AM - 11:00AM