Afterschool Meals Program


The Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union “FNWSU After School Programs” operating in the towns Swanton and Highgate announces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Swanton Crossroads, Highgate Crossroads, MVU Crossroads and MVU AfterHours after school programs qualify for the “area eligible afterschool meals program”. So in addition to providing educational, recreational and enrichment programs for children, an after school meal is available at no separate charge to enrolled children. These meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against should write immediately to: Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302.

To View the full press release, download it below.

Afterschool Meals Program Press Release

Mini-metro Girls Basketball Team Forming

MVU is hosting a girls mini-metro basketball program for girls in grades 5,6,7,and 8 that will attend MVU from the towns of Franklin, Highgate, Swanton and the surrounding “sending” towns.


For girls interested in joining the MVU grades 5&6 or 7&8 competitive mini-metro basketball team this late fall & winter, there will be a parent/player organizational meeting and try-out practice at the MVU gymnasium on Tuesday October 7th from 6-7:30pm for girls in grades 5 & 6, and 7:30-9:00pm for girls in grades 7 & 8. A parent must attend the first practice for each prospective player.

Mini-metro is a competitive, developmental league for sending schools in the champlain valley region that has games on Sundays from Nov 2nd to February 8th at a variety of chittenden county schools and BFA St. albans. The fee to play is approximately $100 for the season and will include a jersey that players can keep for multiple seasons of use. There will be tryouts for this team as this league allows full basketball rules including full-court pressure defenses. You can visit this website for further information: If you have any questions, please contact the MVU Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Jim Daly at or 802-868-7311 x179.

October 8th is Swanton Walk To School Day

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 10.31.58 AM

We have Walking School Buses leaving from TWO starting locations:

  1. Departing at 7:35 from The Church of Nativity parking lot on Canada Street. We will then walk down LIBERTY STREET, stopping to pick up students on the corner of Liberty and FIRST Street, Liberty and NEW Street and Liberty and PLATT Street and any students on UPPER FOURTH Street before we end up at the Central School entrance.       Please join us for this Walking School Bus.
  2. Departing at 7:40 from The John Raleigh Memorial Recreation Field (Home of Swanton Recreation). We are meeting in the bottom parking lot BEHIND the fields. You can reach this parking lot by going down Jewett Street. We will meet there as a group and then jump on the Recreation Path and walk to the Central School entrance on Fourth Street. Any students who do NOT live in the village are welcome to join the Walking School Bus at the field and take part!

Swanton Walking Schoolbus MapNEW (4)

Download the Map

Download the Informational Flyer


Halloween Health and Safety Tips


Autumn holidays like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children of all ages, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, enjoy fall fruits and vegetables, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Halloween Tips from the CDC