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Before we get to the first event of our education Olympic competition, some background information is necessary by way of research and sources.  We'll call it our opening ceremonies. For this competition, we are going to go back in time to 2012.  It is the heyday of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which has been…

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The Olympics are happening again!  I have always enjoyed watching Olympic events, as well the competition between athletes and nations. I would like to take you on a research based journey to an Olympic competition in the world of education. Just for fun and in the spirit of the Olympic games, I will share with…

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We appreciate everyone being safe in the parking lots, but a reminder is needed about parking lot protocol.  At the beginning of the school year, the illustration pictured above was sent home to each family, which explains how our school parking lots work.  We respectfully ask you to review that protocol, including these reminders: The…

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Swan River School hosted their annual Christmas program for the community this past Thursday, December 14.  A great and long standing tradition, the gymnasium was packed with family and friends who came to watch the program, which features a variety of performances that includes most every student in the school. Before the program, each class…

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Everyone likes to hear good news, so I thought you might like to know some great and interesting facts about Swan River School. On the recent official count day, our school enrollment was 169 students, a healthy number for our small rural school and our highest total in a decade.  That averages out to 18.8…

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We are very proud of our fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Emslie who was featured on the cover of the Ed Tech Magazine. In this article she shows how schools are using technology like G Suite to help students learn and grow. Read the article to learn how Swan River Elementary leverages technology and G Suite in the…

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Swan River School might be the only K-8 rural school around these parts that has a cheer leading squad.  It has been a tradition for many years, and if you have attended any of our boys' home basketball games, you have seen them cheering for our teams.  We appreciate Jolene Bradstreet volunteering to coach the…

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Swan River School boys basketball will soon be concluding with tournaments. The 5th and 6th grade team, coached by Curt Wade, is having a great year and will begin tournament play on Monday, December 4, at 4:00 PM in our gym.  That tournament continues on Tuesday (Dec. 5) and Wednesday (Dec. 6) with games being…

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Local Artist, Eric Thorsen and his wife Cyndy, came to Swan River's 5th grade class to show the students how he builds 3D files.  After his demonstration, the students worked in TinkerCad to make their own 3D file. Eric and his wife helped the kids build a piece of coral.  The 5th graders are building…

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