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From the SWS Blog: 100 Languages of Children

Meet our Assistant Principal, Melissa Brisbane

Meeting the needs of all children at SWS With the echoes of children playing outside, Melissa Brisbane sits at a large wooden conference table and recalls how she felt at this year's first all-student-and-staff assembly. Looking out at the sea of students and the 60-plus member staff, Ms. Brisbane was [...]

Calling all lost teeth!

Calling all lost teeth!   Attention all wiggly teeth! Most students are going to lose some baby teeth this year.  We need your help to keep track! For those of you whom I have not had the pleasure of getting to know, my name is Maurice Tome and I am [...]

SWS 2nd graders show off their biking skills and prepare a trash-free picnic

SWS second graders, many parents, and some area bicycle enthusiasts spent a beautiful afternoon biking around Capitol Hill and picnicking in Lincoln Park on April 14th. This fun and healthy day was the culmination of a month-long bicycle unit, part of the D.C. Public Schools Cornerstones program that aims to [...]