Safe Routes to School

The County Courier recently penned a great article about Swanton School’s Safe Routes to School program.



Common Core Math Explained

By now, you have heard the phrases, “New Math” and “Common Core”.  The math in today’s classroom is not new math.  The math is the same, but the methods are different.   Students are learning to understand the concepts and once understood, they work to become more efficient at using the concept.    I encourage you take some time to view the attached video link.   It provides a clear explanation as to why math is different now.

Why is Math Different Now from raj shah on Vimeo.

Swanton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year


The citizen of the year award recognizes an individual who has been actively involved in the community in any number of ways over the last year. This individual may have shown leadership and citizenship within the community with the vision to better the community.

Do you know someone who might make a good candidate?  Download the Nominating Form and return it by the end of December.

Citizen of the Year Nominating Form

Students Enjoy the Library Centers

Here are some 4th grade students from Ms. Callan’s Flames enjoying Library centers.​

The Mountaineers Present ‘How a Bill Becomes a Law’

The Mountaineer class studied the process of how a bill becomes a law. They picked an issue that they would like to see become a federal law, worked on a script to illustrate the process of how a bill becomes a law, and then performed it for you.  We hope you enjoy their work!