Good morning Swanson! Today is Tuesday, November 24th and these are your morning announcements:
Remember, there will be no after school activities or late buses today! Enjoy your Thanksgiving break!
30 Swanson Latin students will be very tired in school today after they joined nearly 2000 Virginia Latin students yesterday and Sunday for the annual Virginia Junior Classical League Convention. Convention entails a LOT of events, including lectures by college professors, demos and displays of Roman and barbarian weaponry and armor by re-enactors, tests on all manor of things classical, oratorical contests, costume contests, art competitions, story writing, as well as general letting off steam with a disco and karaoke and some pretty spirited school chants.
Swanson's students overall did really well in the all the competitive events, coming back with 61 awards in total! A full list will be in next month's Anchor, but for now, special mention has to go to Graham Lazorchak, Robert Crotts, Rose Shafer, Caroline Cunningham, Natalie Martin and Emily Mucchetti for all placing first in at least one (and in some cases more than one!) of the contests, academic and artistic. A final victory to mention is the general behavior and attitude of the students at this event. They did Swanson proud.
The Swanson statement in action! Please support the Clippers’ SERVICE project. Do you have a favorite book that you no longer need? Donate books to Arlington Bookshelf so that others can enjoy the book also. Arlington Bookshelf is creating free libraries at APS elementary schools for students who may not have books at home. Child Find would appreciate board book donations for children with special needs or developmental disabilities. What a great way to show that you care! Look for the decorated boxes to drop off your donations!
Arlington Tech Representatives will be available during 8th grade lunch December 2nd and 3rd to support completion of the Arlington Tech application and video session. Please contact Arlington Tech at 703.228.5811 if you have any questions.
Swanson will receive a portion of the sales price for all items purchased automatically, with no work on your part or any extra fees! Thanks for your support!
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Coming Up This Week
Tuesday, November 24th - No After School Activities or Late Buses! Enjoy your break!