Please check that you have marked your calendar for the Swift Open House at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 12th. All students will be presenting their NYC, Independent or 8th Grade Challenge Projects. We will begin the evening in the theater with 8th graders providing an overview of their year-long projects.
We are also still looking for Community Panel members for the extended 8th Grade Challenge Presentations that same day, starting at 10:00 am. Please e-mail Lisa Barland if you are available or have any great leads we should pursue!
Next WeekWhen the NYC trip heads out Tuesday morning the Home Team will be in action. Home team students will embark on a hands-out electricity unit, studying how it is generated, transferred to homes, and how different sources affect the environment in different ways. We will head to two electricity sources on Thursday, the McNeil Generating Plant and the Essex Hydro Plant, and have a guest speaker from Green Mountain Power, Ken Couture. Students will create windmill blades in an engineering competition to see who can generate the most power as well. At the same time, home team students will also continue work on their Independent Projects. Stay tuned for further updates and photos.
Coin Drop- Last Day
Our 3/4 teams have raised $239.78 for the Hands of Love Educational Center in Kenya, Africa, so that their students can purchase shoe! Their goal by Friday, May 25th is to raise $800. Please help us out and bring in your loose change next week. Students will be in the front lobby each morning collecting it.
SwiftvilleSwiftville took flight last Thursday and Friday, marked by constant action, interactions, transactions and wonderful reactions from our guests. We had seven classes visit over the course of two days; the Town Council handed each visitor $10,000 Swiftles on the way in to spend as they saw fit. Students provided constant insights into the "real world" lessons at large, with comments such as:
"I had to leave my previous job because of a hostile work environment."
"Being the owner of the business is stressful! These other guys just have to work."
"I was so nervous before my job interview."
And many, many more. Please enjoy some photos and video below and see our Shutterfly site for more (password: flyforever).