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

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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!

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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

200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner


On Thursday September 11 there will be a school-wide assembly in recognition of Patriot Day and the 200th anniversary of the lyrics of our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key wrote his memorable poem after watching a battle during the War of 1812. Briefly held prisoner aboard a British ship in September 1814, Key was inspired by the sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

Swanton students will carry new classroom flags to the assembly and hold red and blue ribbons outlining the actual size of the Fort McHenry flag, 30 feet by 42 feet. Students in grades 3-6 will sing the national anthem while students in grades K-2 listen respectfully.