Important Dates

*Friday, January 11th: WCS Fundraiser~ Marko the Magician
*Friday, March 8th @ 6:15 pm: Swift Sponsors WCS Dance
*May 30-31: WCS 8th Grade Celebration Trip
*June 3rd-7th: Swift Trip to Washington DC

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015

Marko the Magician

Marko the Magician is quickly approaching, and Swift has not sold many tickets yet. This is an important fundraiser for our Washington, DC trip, and we are hoping that kids going on the trip can try to sell as many tickets as possible ahead of the event. Students received order forms from their core teacher last week, and can get more from Mrs. Barland at school if they need more. Kids can ask friends, neighbors, older siblings, etc., and they can plan to come themselves!

Also, we've attached a flyer here that we are hoping parents of kids going on the trip can print (in color or B&W) and post up somewhere around town by this weekend to help advertise the event.

We still need concession donations as well, so please sign up on the Google Doc if you can help out.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing many of you next Friday!

Open House

Thank you so much for attending the Open House.  It is wonderful seeing all of you parents listening to presentations from so many enthusiastic young people.  Parents, you need to know how hard students work when they know you are coming in to see your work.  Your influence is undeniable- they want to show you how much they know!  We will have another Open House in June for all students; we will see 8th Grade Challenge projects, Washington DC reports and regular life studies projects.

Penguin Plunge

Help support Eric Couture and his Penguin Plunge Team.  The team still needs to raise more money for this Special Olympics fundraiser. They are trying to reach their goal of $2500. Help them get there! Please go to this link to donate to our team.

Also, please come down to the Burlington Waterfront this Saturday (Feb. 7th) at noon to cheer on Ms. McClintock and 15 brave students as they dive in the freezing waters of Lake Champlain!

If you have questions please talk to the student captains: Eric Couture, Maggie Warren, and Noah Townley or email Jennifer Townley at or Alice Fothergill at Thank you for supporting the team!

Testing Eachother

Students using Kahoot for a "create your own Midterm" lit assignment. They created their own midterm questions and tested eachother using Kahoot as the vehicle.

Volleyball Club

WCS is planning to have a co-ed volleyball club for middle school students in grades 6-8. We will meet for the month of March every Monday and Wednesday starting the 4th of March from 3 - 4:30 in the new gym. Julietta Rushford has volunteered to be our adult coach but if anyone else is interested in working with the club we would love to have you help out. We are also trying to add a Thursday practice day in if we find a knowledge adult to help as we already have some CVU players willing to come in and help instruct.  Contact Jenn Oakes at if you are interested in helping out.

Books Needed & Literature Groups

We are in need of 6 copies of the book City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau for a literature group that is starting on Monday! If you have a copy that you are willing to let us borrow, please let us know via email and send the book in, clearly labeled with your name, on Monday. Thanks so much!

Our new student-led literature groups start on Monday.  There was great enthusiasm as students signed up to read books under the guidance of their classmates.  Each group will be supervised by a Swift Facilitator, however the students truly are running the show!

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