Good morning Swanson! Today is Friday, October 24th and these are your morning announcements:
Don't forget that today is an early release day for students. Dismissal is at 11:54am and there are no after school activities or late buses. Enjoy your weekend!
Congratulations to the Tennis Team for ending another successful season this week with a great showing at both the Singles and Doubles Championships! Don't forget to turn in your clean uniform to Mr. Holland, and Coach Falcone looks forward to seeing you all at Thursday's Celebration Dinner!
Congratulations to the Dive Team for extending its unbeaten run to 18 straight competitions over four years, by defeating Williamsburg 25-17 last night at W-L!
Attention 8th grade students: the first meeting of Game Club will be held next Wednesday, October 29 during 8th grade lunch. Game Club is a chance for 8th grade students to get together, play games, and have fun. It will be held every Wednesday during 8th grade lunch in Room 116. Please see Ms. Goodwyn or Ms. Hawes in Counseling with questions. You do not need to sign up to attend – all 8th graders are welcome!
Halloween is next Friday! If you plan on dressing up, make sure that you follow these simple rules. No fake weapons, masks, or messy substances like fake blood. Costumes should still conform to the dress code, and you may be asked by a teacher to remove your costume if it is a distraction in class.
Wednesday, October 29th is SMS Breast Cancer Awareness Pink-Out Day. In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, rock your pink on Wednesday to show your support!
Science in the Kitchen is meeting next Thursday, October 30, from 2;30-3:30. Come if you Dare! Edible experiments may not be suitable for all audiences! Meeting is limited to the first 20 students. Please sign up outside Room #114
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.
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 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
Friday, October 24th - Early Release for Students - No Late Buses or After School Activities, Music Department Masquerade Party - 7PM
Looking Forward to Next Week
Monday, October 27th - Girls Soccer Tryouts - 6th Grade, Swanson Cabaret Auditions - Acting, High School Information Night - 7PM at W-L
Tuesday, October 28th - Girls Soccer Tryouts - 7th Grade, Swanson Cabaret Auditions - Singing
Wednesday, October 29th - Girls Soccer Tryouts - 8th Grade, Swanson Cabaret Auditions - Dancing, Dive Practice - Yorktown
Thursday, October 30th - Girls Soccer Callbacks, Dive Meet v. Gunston @ W-L
Friday, October 31st - Pep Band to Halloween Parades at Glebe, Ashlawn, and McKinley, Dive Practice - Yorktown