Swanton School Chorus

Our chorus program is now taking place on Friday afternoons under the direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Ewell. We are proud to announce that we 52 5th and 6th grade students participating in our chorus. After just a couple of rehearsals they are sounding absolutely beautiful.

The Sound of Music: Swanton Central School Chorus

Mrs. Ewell is delighted to report that the new 5th and 6th Grade Chorus met for the first time on August 31 and 52 boys and girls turned out for the rehearsal! This is the first time that Chorus has been included in the school day instead of meeting during recess and the large number of students indicates that Swanton Central School has a lot of students who like to sing. The repertoire for the fall/winter term includes “Talk Like a Pirate”, a novelty song in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), a jazz tune called “The Old Soft Shoe”, and Katy Perry’s hit “Firework”. Chorus members will learn warm-ups, work on singing technique, and become familiar with using choral scores, following a conductor, and what is expected of chorus members: regular attendance, respectful attention in rehearsals, and working as a team. We are off to a wonderful start!

First Day-PTO Thank-You

Thank-you to all who joined us for First Day Celebration! It was great to see familiar faces and several new ones. Special thanks to Mary and Christine who put everything together. Thank-you to all parents who signed up for specific events and/or jobs an committees. Remember any little bit you can do is so greatly appreciated. If you have any questions at all about the Swanton PTO or how you can help please contact me at We hope to see you at our first meeting on Oct. 1st at 6:00 in the cafeteria at Central. I will keep you posted on upcoming events, the first being Open House on Sept. 20. I will provide details as we get closer.
Thank-you all for your support!
Amanda Shand
PTO Coordinator

First Day

We want to thank all of you who were able to attend our First Day Celebration this morning. We are off and running towards a wonderful year. We have many pictures form this morning and will post them as we receive permission from families to post on our site. Thanks to the PTO for the welcome reception that followed our presentation by Tim Fox on the Supportive Classroom.