2nd Graders Explain Math Thinking

A very important part of mathematics today is having children explain their thinking by talking about the strategies they use to solve problems.  Miss Ovitt’s Explorers, a second grade classroom, used an app called Explain Everything to post their problem solving explanations for their parents to see and hear.

See them in action! In the following two videos, the strategy the child is is using is called a Tape Diagram.




On Sunday, October 19th, 1-4pm, the Swanton Historical Society is holding Octoberfest at the Railroad Depot at 58 South River Street.  We’ll have cider and doughnuts,  pumpkin carving, and arts and crafts activities for kids,!  Join us and take home a free pumpkin!

-Becky Rupp

Comic Strip Book Talks

Fourth grade students, during library time, have been making comic strips and giving book talks about their favorite books. These are from Ms. Renaudette’s Travelers.
-Carole Oglesby

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