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Swanson Summer 2018 Newsletter

Here you will find all the information you will need for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon.   18_19 Summer Newsletter


Westside Community Schools Medication/Health Plan Update (with forms)

18_19 Health Plan Information


2018-19 Supply Lists Available

18_19 Supply List Click above to access the classroom supply lists for the upcoming school year.  


Marlo Tomich Awarded Presidential Award

Sixth grade teacher, Marlo Tomich, has been honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Tomich was notified by the White House Monday she had received the award for her work in 2016. She is invited to the White House to receive her award and $10,000. “The Presidential Award celebrates innovation, commitment, quality and passion in teaching,” said Tomich, a 17-year teaching veteran at Swanson. “The thought of being recognized for…


Mrs. Kim Dickhut named Schrager award winner

Kim Dickhut, a veteran teacher who has dedicated her career to elementary education, is a lifelong learner who has gained the admiration and respect of staff members and students alike. Kim has been a Westside Elementary Schools educator for 11 years, currently a 6th grade teacher at Swanson Elementary. She is an award-winning member of the Nebraska Association for the Gifted, using her background in gifted education to personalize learning for each student. Kim uses…


State Assessment: Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS)

  New NSCAS Summative assessment measures student performance. Takes less time, reveals deeper information, and helps address learning roadblocks State Assessment: Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) This school year, the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) Summative assessment replaces the Nebraska School Accountability (NeSA) tests in: English language arts and math for grades 3–8 Science for grades 5 and 8 This new, computer-adaptive culminating assessment measures student performance against Nebraska’s content area standards, showing how learning…


Olympic Inspired Creativity at Swanson

The spirit of the winter olympics was felt all through Swanson’s halls as staff and students decorated each “pod” with a different country theme.  The vote came in and everyone was a winner!  The prize?  Staff get to take turns parking a little closer in the visitor parking lot!  Thank you to Principal Harr for that!


Demoine Adams Speaks to Swanson Teachers

On Presidents Day, Swanson teachers participated in many professional learning activities.  To end the day,  Swanson came together with Loveland and Oakdale to hear from Demoine Adams, a motivational speaker who  was a three-year starting Blackshirt Defensive End for the Nebraska Cornhuskers under Coach Tom Osborne and played professional football, as well.  Mr. Adams spoke to the teachers about doing “Heart” work as well as hard work.  His talk was engaging and motivational and he…


Super Science!

With help from the Douglas County Extension Office, Mrs. Hall’s fourth graders looked at chemical interactions with Oobleck.  Oobleck behaves like a solid or a liquid depending on the pressure exerted upon it.  Press it together and it feels solid, let it sit in your hand and it drips like a liquid.


Great Kindness Challenge

During the week of January 22-26, Swanson students participated in the “Great Kindness Challenge.”  All through the week we talked about kindness in our classrooms and brought home a kindness activity with 25 possible acts of kindness.  Please encourage your child to fill in the checklist and send it back to school on Monday, January 29th. At Swanson School, KINDNESS MATTERS everyday! For more information, please go to greatkindnesschallenge.org

ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )