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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. [...]

Student-led dialogue: Thinking better together

In this post, Ms. Scofield describes the process she and Mr. Leavitt used to guide second graders in developing the provocation for the November schoolwide community meeting: "How can we take care of our world?" Early [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SWS meets ambitious academic goals set by DCPS

Each year, each DCPS school sets five goals for the chancellor based on its start of the year assessments.  SWS met four of our five Chancellor goals for last school year. We smashed our Text Reading [...]