Butterflies in Arcadia

Students in Arcadia anxiously watch 10 Painted Lady Butterfly Caterpillars slowly make their way to the top of the cups where they will harden into chrysalides.  After being placed in a netted butterfly pavilion, they should emerge into butterflies in about 7 to 10 days!

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Swanton Book Trailers – Group 3

Grab your popcorn everyone! Find a good seat! Now you are ready to check out our school website and watch what many of the teachers at Swanton Schools are recommending as their favorite books to read this Spring. These “Book Trailers” might not be found in your local theaters, but the books can be found in your school libraries and classrooms. Please keep checking for new trailers each week. Soon you’ll find our student “Readers of the Week” staring in their own Book Trailers featured on our website! Watch your friends and teachers as they help you choose your next great read! So, sit back and enjoy the shows…and especially the books!
View all the trailers here!

Swanton Bike Rodeo Was a Success!

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About 30 children participated in a Bike Safety Rodeo on Wednesday, May 6 in the Bus Loop. Parents loaded up bikes and kids and brought them to learn ways to stay safe on two wheels. Volunteer youth from the Customs and Border Protection program helped make sure tires were pumped, brakes were working, chains were greased, and seats were adjusted.

Mrs. Berthiaume welcomed everyone and made sure the kids knew why the school was putting on the event: “It’s because we like you and we want you to stay safe!” She introduced her friend, Dick Bashaw, who spoke about his bike accident 25 years ago. A car turned in front of him and he flipped up over the car and landed on the right side of his head, causing his head to partially cave in. After being in a coma for 3 months, he was then in a wheelchair for 3 years and spent many grueling hours in Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy. His life has never been the same. He urges all young people to get in the habit of wearing a helmet as part of the biking “uniform”.

Swanton Physical Education teacher, Dustin King, along with Officer Eugene Rich of the Swanton Police Department, presented other safety tips:

  1. The correct way to wear a helmet.
  2. Signals for turning and stopping.
  3. Travel in the direction of traffic.
  4. Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  5. Be Seen, Be Safe! Wear bright clothing, use reflectors and lights.

The kids enjoyed practicing riding through an obstacle course with “potholes” and “road kill” to avoid. They received t-shirts, reflective strips for their wheel spokes and bracelets.

Upcoming Bike Rodeo

Mrs. Berthiaume’s class prepared this PSA to help you get ready for our upcoming Bike Rodeo on May 6th!

Here’s a great video to help review some safety rules too!

Swanton Book Trailers – Group 2

Grab your popcorn everyone! Find a good seat! Now you are ready to check out our school website and watch what many of the teachers at Swanton Schools are recommending as their favorite books to read this Spring. These “Book Trailers” might not be found in your local theaters, but the books can be found in your school libraries and classrooms. Please keep checking for new trailers each week. Soon you’ll find our student “Readers of the Week” staring in their own Book Trailers featured on our website! Watch your friends and teachers as they help you choose your next great read! So, sit back and enjoy the shows…and especially the books!
View all the trailers here!