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Music at SWS with Mr. James

Mr. James has always viewed music as something to be taught organically -- something for students to learn with guidance, rather than strict instruction. Even though he's new to new to the Reggio approach, he says [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SWS Logowear: Order now!

Back by popular demand, it's SWS Logowear! The same classic, soft t-shirts we sold in the spring are back for the fall in grey and blue, along with a gray long sleeve t-shirt and two [...]

“What do children worry about?”

Have you ever asked your child, "What do you worry about"? Ms. Bowman, our Elementary Atelierista, asked that question of her students, and the results are beautiful. > Read her blog post, What do children worry about?

Folktale Day at SWS: Kindergarteners explore stories and perform

"Twelve Goats Gruff"  ...  "Three Billy Goats Fluff" ... Learning to look closely at stories, exploring closely a single story, settings and dialogue, and performing for peers: That was all part of this year's Folktale Day [...]

Margaret Ricks: Pioneer and inspiration

Margaret Ricks, Kindergarten teacher, is one of the founding teachers of School Within School. She is a a true pioneer, inspiration, and mentor. Ms. Margaret Ricks during morning meeting in her kindergarten classroom at School [...]

Exploring Patterns in PK4

Ms. Hannah's PreK-4 students are looking for all the different ways that they can make patterns ... with their bodies and all sorts of materials. If you get the pattern wrong you might have to take out the [...]