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From the SWS Blog: 100 Languages of Children

SWS Principal’s Corner: Setting School Goals

Every DCPS school has specific achievement goals set by the Chancellor. The Chancellor sets these goals for SWS in coordination with Principal Burst to align with the DCPS overall goals and areas for growth specific to SWS. Below Principal Burst […]

SWS Celebrates Thanksgiving

Across our school on November 19th, families and staff celebrated Thanksgiving together with potlucks in each grade. Here’s a peek at celebrations in 3rd, 2nd, and 1st grades.

In 3rd grade, Ms. Ewart’s class prepared dishes for the potluck in in FoodPrints. They made pumpkin […]

3rd grade scientists

Recently Ms. DeAnna’s 3rd grade students dissected owl pellets in Science. They found bones, put them together, and identified the animals. Ms. DeAnna reports, “They are having a blast with Mr. Palm!”





November LSAT & Advisory Team Meeting: Message from the Chair

At our November LSAT Meeting (Nov, 2, 2015), topics of discussion included:

1) Ramin Taheri, co-chair of the Outreach Committee, introduced our new community member, Anne Hyslop who lives in the neighborhood and works at the policy office at the US […]

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