We have completed our 5th, 4th and 3rd  Grade Bee competitions over the last few weeks.

  • Inika Dwivedi emerged as 5th Grade Champion speller!  Last year, Inika was Champion of the 4th-grade bee and represented Swanson at the District Bee.
  • Maadhav Karun emerged as 4th Grade Champion speller!  Maadhav was Champion of the 3rd-grade bee last year and represented Swanson at the District Bee.
  • Truman Neumeier emerged as 3rd Grade Champion speller

Congratulations to Inika, Maadhav, and Truman!  They will represent Swanson at this year District Spelling Bee in January.

Read Full Story about 2018 Swanson Spelling Bee Champs

Second Grade will be hosting picture book author and artist with internationally acclaimed talent, Jessica Hische on December 7th.  This is Jessica's first book, and she made the New York Times bestselling list in her first week on sale! Her work has a very inspirational message. She wrote the story for her daughter as a way to discuss the events of the day at bedtime, and offer gentle reassurance that if today doesn't go so well, there is always tomorrow, which is full of endless opportunities. Hische is one of the most sought after lettering artists in her industry. Her clients include Starbucks, Tiffany & Co., The New York Times and the United States Postal Service, among dozens of others.  She's been named a Forbes 30 under 30. 

 Her book, TOMORROW I'LL BE BRAVE, is a beautiful, uplifting story accompanied by Hische's gorgeous hand-lettering that encourages kids to promise that tomorrow they will try new things, do their best, and be brave. This book takes little readers through a world filled with positive and beautifully hand-lettered words of wisdom, inspiration and motivation.  

Nearly each spread features a gorgeously illustrated inspiring word and invites the reader to embody that message the next day.  

Read Full Story about Author Jessica Hische to visit Swanson Friday

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem solving contest for elementary and middle school students.  The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.  During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.

Swanson fourth graders entered the Noetic Learning Contest this fall.  In the contest there were 24,312 students from 561 schools. 

Here's what the Swanson students won:  

  • Team Achievement Award (awarded to top 10% of teams) 
  • 6 students made the National Honor Roll and will receive medals (top 10% of students) 
  • 10 students were honorable mentions (top 50% of students)

Great Job Fourth Graders!                 

Read Full Story about Swanson 4th Graders Win Math Awards

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By the Numbers

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Significantly Exceeds Rating Score
on WI Report Card


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of 4th & 5th Grade Students in
Band or Orchestra

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Raised for Childhood Cancer Research


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Clubs and Activities Offered


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Items Donated for Hunger Task Force "Stuff The Bus" Drive