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Swallow Middle School Ranked #4 in Wisconsin
09/19/2018
Swallow Middle School has been ranked #4 in Wisconsin for 2019 by Niche.com, while Swallow Elementary School is ranked #9. Both rankings come as Niche.com has expanded to rate more schools within more states.
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District Announces Referendum Open Houses and Tours
09/11/2018
The Swallow School District invites the public to attend two upcoming open houses being held on September 20 at 5:00pm and September 25 at 9:00am.
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Swallow Tax Rate Continues to Decrease
08/23/2018
For the 5th time in the last 6 years, the Swallow School District expects to lower its overall tax rate. The school tax levy consists of property taxes a school district collects to support its budget based on the state school funding formula, after accounting for all other revenue sources including state aid. The tax levy is the basis for determining Swallow’s portion of the tax rate for the four municipalities that make up the District.
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Swallow School Board Approves Resolution for Referendum on November 6th Ballot
07/30/2018
The Swallow School Board of Education approved a resolution for a referendum that will appear on the general election ballot on November 6. The proposed $8.3M referendum will have zero tax impact on district residents due to retiring debt.
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Board of Education Considers Zero Tax Increase Plan for Facility Improvements
07/18/2018
The Swallow School Board of Education was presented with a lower-cost plan for facility improvements of $8.3 million, down approximately $1.68 million from the originally proposed $9.98 million plan, based on feedback from the Community Survey residents took in May.
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Swallow Education Foundation Surpasses Donation Goal
07/10/2018
The Swallow Education Foundation (SEF) presented $55,000 to the district last week as a result of extraordinary community support which led to surpassing this year’s donation goal of $25,000. This donation will provide additional Phase III and IV funding to grow enrichment programming focused on Science, Math, Technology, Engineering, Fine Arts, and sports offerings for younger students along with completing the addition of flexible furnishings for each grade level and specialist area.
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District Receives Maximum Amount for School Safety Improvements from State
07/03/2018
The Swallow School District was awarded $20,000 to improve classroom door safety on June 28, 2018 through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. This award represents the maximum amount the district could receive based on grant parameters and improvements and training the district had already embarked upon over the prior six years.
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Swallow Education Foundation to Host 3rd Annual Run/Walk
05/08/2018
Join us for the Swallow Education Foundation's 3rd Annual Run Your Socks Off 5K Run/Walk on May 19, 2018!
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Swallow Offers Pops Concert
05/04/2018
On Monday, May 14, the 5th-8th grade choirs will present their 2018 Pops Concert: Music Through the Decades at 6:30pm.
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2018-2019 School Supply Pack Ordering Open thru June 15
05/01/2018
The Swallow Education Foundation is again sponsoring an easy way to complete your back to school supply shopping while also supporting the school.
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Swallow School District to Launch Community Survey
04/25/2018
The Swallow School District Board of Education is inviting all residents to take part in a Community Survey about a recommended Long-Range Master Facilities Plan.
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Students Providing Coffee for a Cause May 10
04/23/2018
Thursday, May 10th Coffee for a Cause will be held at Swallow School from 7:50-8:10am in the north parking lot. Starbucks, Birch and Banyan, and The Great Coffee Place have all donated coffee for the event.
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Students Excel at Fluid Power Challenge
04/18/2018
On Friday April 13, two teams from Swallow School attended the National Fluid Power Challenge sponsored by Price Engineering of Hartland. The event was open to 7th and 8th grade students and took place at Waukesha County Technical College.
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Swallow School Facilities Advisory Committee Drafts Proposal and Survey
04/13/2018
The Swallow School Facility Advisory Committee (FAC), which began in November of 2017, drafted proposed facility updates as the basis for a long-range master facilities plan and a community-wide survey to gather feedback from taxpayers at its meeting last night.
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Three Swallow Students Earn National Recognition for Letters About Literature
04/09/2018
Congratulations to Ashley Toy, Addison Koper, Parnia Serjooei and Samantha Dennis for reaching the semi-finals of the Letters About Literature Contest. They were chosen as part of 25 semi-finalists from over 700 applicants across grades 3-12.
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Stahl and Polentini Re-Elected to Second Term on School Board
04/04/2018
Incumbents John Stahl and Susie Polentini have been re-elected to the Swallow School Board. Their new three-year terms begin April 23, 2018 and run through April 25, 2021.
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Swallow Students to Participate in Chillin' on the Trail--A Walk of Art
03/28/2018
Swallow School student artwork will be featured as part of Chillin’ On The Trail, A Walk Of Art on Friday, May 11 from 6-9pm in Downtown Hartland.
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Swallow School Facilities Advisory Committee Prepares Recommendations for the Board of Education
03/23/2018
For the second time this month the Swallow School Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) met to prepare recommendations to the school board on a long-range master facilities plan. Following the reveal of three initial design concepts at its meeting March 8, with more information about the district’s financial position and funding options for the plan, five additional renditions were created that move closer to the identified needs and priorities of: creating distributed collaboration space (breakout spaces), allowing for flexible configurations of classrooms and furnishings to support varied curriculum and instruction, offering spaces to support increased hands-on learning, technology, and student collaboration, creating a single level accessible building, reconfiguring the building for better community use (bathrooms, location of large project/meeting rooms) and attending to the known maintenance and capital needs.
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Fifth Grader Wins Every Einstein Young Women Inventors Contest
03/16/2018
Olivia Orzechowski was a first place winner among all fifth grade entrants in the United States in the Every Einstein Young Women Inventors Contest.
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Swallow School Facilities Advisory Committee Consults Baird and School Perceptions as it Hones Recommendations
03/09/2018
After months of study, the Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) began a review of three initial concepts for a long-range master facilities plan presented by architect Nicholas Kent of PRA, heard funding options based on the district’s financial position from Mike Clark of Baird, and studied various approaches to creating community-wide surveys with Bill Foster of School Perceptions LLC. at its meeting last night.
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Swallow School Facilities Advisory Committee Prepares Long Range Master Plan Recommendations for the School Board
02/20/2018
The Swallow School Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) met again last night to continue its discussion and provide more feedback to Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) and C.G. Schmidt Construction (CGS) who have been working with the district since November
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Swallow School Facilities Advisory Committee Discusses Priorities Based on January Community Conversations Series
02/14/2018
Last night, Dr. Melissa Thompson, Superintendent of the Swallow School District shared the outcomes of the most recent Community Conversations Series with members of the Facility Advisory Committee.
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Swallow School District Completes Community Conversations Series
02/06/2018
The Swallow School District recently completed its 3rd Community Conversations Series. The meetings were held at the school as well and throughout the community in the homes of residents in the district.
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Swallow Players Present Mary Poppins, Jr.
01/25/2018
The Swallow Players are presenting Mary Poppins, Jr February 9 at 7pm and February 10 at 2pm. Advanced ticket sales ensure seating; extra tickets, if available, will be sold at the door.
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School Board Declares Open Enrollment Seats
01/19/2018
The Swallow School Board declared seats available for open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year at its meeting on January 18, 2018. The open enrollment program is a statewide program that allows students to attend a public school in a district other than the one in which they reside, if space is available.
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Dates for Community Conversations Series Announced
12/15/2017
The Swallow School District is once again embarking upon its Community Conversations Series in January 2018.
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Swallow Facilities Advisory Committee Discusses the Evolution of Learning
12/11/2017
The Swallow School District Facilities Advisory Committee met for a third time on Wednesday, December 7.
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School Board Candidacy Paperwork Available
11/27/2017
District residents interested in becoming candidates for the Board of Education are invited to meet with the District's Superintendent Dr. Melissa Thompson. Information about filing and functioning as a candidate and the commitment needed to be a Board member will be discussed and time for questions, answers and district background information will also be provided. For further information, please call 262-367-2000 Ext. 108 to schedule a meeting time.
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Swallow School District has Highest Overall Student Achievement in Wisconsin
11/21/2017
The Wisconsin DPI announced that Swallow School earned a 91.2 and rating of Significantly Exceeds Expectations for the 2016-2017 school year.
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Facilities Advisory Committee Reviews Capital Improvement Projects
11/16/2017
“For more than a decade the school board and administration have carefully planned for known future projects both by curating a Capital Improvement Project list and allocating funds to pay for these projects,” notes School Board President John Stahl. “Now, as many of these items are coming due, we look to the Facilities Advisory Committee to help affirm and identify these projects and recommend a timeline and funding mechanisms to address each.”
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Superintendent Melissa Thompson and Communications Assistant Nicole Hensch Receive Award
Swallow School District Earns Spectrum Award of Merit in School Communications
11/13/2017
The Swallow School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with a Spectrum Award of Merit for its work in school communications.
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Swallow School District Begins Long Range Master Planning Process
11/03/2017
On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the Swallow School District held its first meeting with the newly formed Facility Advisory Committee. The Facility Advisory Committee, comprised of 17 volunteer district residents, is charged with identifying and confirming school district needs as part of the current Long Range Master Planning process.
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Swallow School District Director of Business Services Wins National Award
10/20/2017
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship, sponsored by U.S. Communities, awards school business managers who have fewer than five years’ experience with $2,000 to attend ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo.
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