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SWS Blogs About the Intersections of Joy, Wonder, and Learning

SWS Sunflowers Art Exhibit at the Hill Center

SWS students have been exploring the huge sunflowers in the SWS garden ... exploring them full size outside and up close in the art studio. Students created multimedia explorations of color and line, and even a collaborative painting -- on exhibit at the Hill Center October 16th until early December. (Click photos [...]

October LSAT & Advisory Team Meeting: Message from the Chair

The SWS LSAT & Advisory Team met on October 5th for a productive meeting. Highlights of that meeting follow: Principal Burst is working on SWS’s achievement goals for this academic year. He will present them to the Chancellor on Monday, November 2nd. Last year, the school met four out of [...]

A glimpse of SWS math instruction at Kindergarten and 2nd grade

Math at SWS: Investigating, Making Connections, and Relating to Real World Situations SWS uses a math curriculum called "Investigations," in which students: explore problems in depth find more than one way to solve many of the problems they encounter reason mathematically and develop problem-solving strategies examine and explain mathematical thinking and reasoning [...]

Meet Madame Greif, World Languages teacher at SWS

Meet Madame Greif, the new SWS World Languages Teacher. Madame Greif comes to SWS as a neighbor, as a parent, and now as a teacher. She has experience teaching French as well as English as a second language in Seattle, and is thrilled to now be able to teach French [...]

Meet Mr. Palm, Science teacher at SWS

Mr. Palm is SWS’s new science teacher. He brings to SWS a background in the District of Columbia and abroad. He attended DCPS schools K through 12th grade! He studied anthropology in college (University of Pittsburgh), and then spent five years in the Philippines surfing and working in communities. After [...]

Our community comes together at back-to-school night

About half of our families came back to school on Sept. 16 to meet the staff, parent leaders, and their child(ren)'s teacher. We met many of the more than 40-person staff -- and Principal Burst reminded us that our school of more than 300 students was 25 years ago a [...]