Morning Announcements

Good Morning Swanson! Today is February 1 and it is a B Day! Here are your morning announcements:

  • Congrats to the Boys Basketball team for their 34-29 win over Williamsburg yesterday!
  • Congratulations to all of our scientists who shared their research at the Swanson School Science Fair.  Our judges were very impressed with your poise and confidence as you shared your studies.  Awarding places was a tough job for them.Our First place winners will be moving on to the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March. This is the next level of competition in this event.We are proud of all of you.  Keep up the research!!
    • Animal Science:
      • 1st Place: Sean Finnegan
    • Chemistry
      • 1st Place: Ronald Ganzorig, Aelwen Seaver
      • 2nd Place: Cassidy Dauby, Rocco Giambalvo, Alisha Oberoi
      • 3rd Place: Jeidy Lopez, Margaret Saperstein, Axel Blake, Kai Carter and Pierson Irvine
      • Honorable Mention: Chloe Day, Vincent Brinkman, Tess Riordan
    • Engineering:
      • 1st Place: Nora Lyon, Peter Miller
      • 2nd Place Jacob Docena, Ian Kilpatrick and Hudson Hawkins
      • 3rd Place: Sam Hogan, Juyeng Sun
    • Environmental and Earth Science
      • 1st Place: Sophia Shoffner
      • 2nd Place: Victor Woods
      • 3rd Place: Hannah Bat-Ireedui
    • Physics:
      • 1st Place: Colin Beckner, Tomas Moran-Uriona
      • 2nd Place: Orgil Soronzonbold, Harper Ballard
      • 3rd Place: Ben Ellison, Sophie Thompson
    • Plant Sciences
      • 2nd Place: McKenna Fredricks, James Gordon, Charlotte Waggy
  • This year’s Doodle for Google Art 2023 Contest theme is: I am grateful for…Taking a step back to think about what we’re grateful for can be a great way to take care of our mental health and refocus on what’s most important. What moments, people, places and things are special to you? What or whom can you not imagine living without? What are the things that get you through the day? Our theme this year encourages you to share what you appreciate most. Online and mailed entries due March 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Save the date — Tuesday, February 7th — Pupatella Pizzeria is donating 20% of orders to Swanson Middle School! Take a night off from cooking and join us in eating for a great cause. Pupatella Pizzeria accepts Dine-In, Takeout & Pick up orders made in store/by phone mentioning Swanson Middle School. You can RSVP & see all details here: #groupraise #pupatellapizzeria #swansonmiddleschool #savethedate
  • The annual Spelling Bee is coming! If you are interested in participating, come to an informational meeting in the library THIS FRIDAY, Feb 3rd (NOTE! This is a change from the previous Thursday date!) during your Star period. You will complete a qualifying round, so bring your ipads.
  • Swanson GSA is sponsoring a donation drive to benefit PathForward, an organization that supports Arlington residents experiencing homelessness. Students are invited to donate small toiletries (like mini shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) as well as gently used blankets, jackets, coats, and shoes. Donation bins are located in the front lobby of Swanson. Donations will be accepted through Feb 10. Please contact Laura Goodwyn or Jen Phillipp with questions.

Coming Up This Week

Wednesday, February 1st – B Day

Thursday, February 2nd – A Day, Boys Basketball – Home v. Jefferson, Wrestling @ Jefferson

Friday, February 3rd – B Day, No After School Activities nor Late Buses