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Swallow School Earns Top Rankings from Niche for 2023
09/27/2022
The Swallow School District received top rankings in the Milwaukee area as well as the state of Wisconsin from Niche.com for 2023. Swallow Elementary School is ranked #10 in Wisconsin out of nearly 1,100 schools while staff earned a 2nd place ranking. Swallow Middle School is ranked #7 in the state out of nearly 600 schools with staff also earning a 2nd place ranking. National rankings are just as impressive with staff ranking in the top 0.2% of all teachers in the country and school performance in the top 1%.
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We are Hiring!
09/15/2022
The Swallow School District is hiring four part-time aide positions to support students directly, daily substitutes, and long term substitutes for anticipated leaves of absence during the school year.
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Registration for the 2022-23 School Year Now Open
08/01/2022
Registration will open for the 2022-23 school year is now open and fully online. Returning families and those new to the District who have already completed the enrollment process will receive an email with directions to assist in completing this process.
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Swallow Featured for Flooring Selection Process
07/15/2022
The Swallow School District's process to select flooring for the renovated spaces as a result of the 2018 referendum was featured in the June 2022 edition of Floor Focus magazine.
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Alternative Open Enrollment Applications Accepted Now
07/01/2022
Alternative Open Enrollment Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 school year.
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Registration for 22-23 Opens August 1
06/23/2022
Registration will open for the 2022-23 school year on Monday, August 1. This year, registration will take place ONLINE and be paperless.
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Enroll Now for 2022-23 School Year
06/01/2022
Are you a new resident family within the Swallow School District, or have you decided to send your already-resident children to Swallow?
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Swallow Teacher Earns Kohl Fellowship Award
04/07/2022
Mrs. Jackie Hagenow has been awarded a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award. Hagenow is in her 32nd year teaching at Swallow School. She is one of 100 teachers around the state to be chosen for this honor. Fellowship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service within and outside the classroom.
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Khoury and Sweeney Elected to School Board
04/06/2022
Kim Khoury and Haley Sweeney have been elected to the Swallow School Board. Their new three-year terms begin April 25, 2022 and run through April 2025. These two positions have been filled by Darin Clark and Greg Zimmerman, neither of whom sought re-election.
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Community Conversations Series February 23 & 24
02/10/2022
Every other year, beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the Board has engaged residents and currently attending families in continuous improvement efforts via hosting a Community Conversations Series. As a District we welcome the opportunity to hear all perspectives to ensure we exceed expectations and do our best to plan for what's next.
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School Board Candidates Announced
01/19/2022
James Emanuele, Kim Khoury, Laura McGuire and Haley Sweeney declared their candidacy for the upcoming board election by the January 4th deadline. Their biographical information and questionnaire responses are now posted on the School Board Elections portion of the website.
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Latest Edition of Spotlight Now in Homes
01/14/2022
The District's semiannual in-home newsletter, Swallow in the Spotlight, is in resident mailboxes today. This Fall/Winter 2022 edition features updates on several recent student and District awards received, property tax rate information, Long Range planning, and innovative student guidance programming along with announcements for upcoming opportunities for engagement. Be sure to check out the next steps with the exciting lobby and history project!
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4K Information Night February 2
01/05/2022
Swallow is pleased to announce that 4K/New-to-Swallow 5K informational and orientation processes are beginning in February. If you are a resident family with an incoming 4K student or one who will begin attending Swallow in 5K next year at Swallow, please join us for the Informational Night Kick Off on Wednesday, February 2 at 6pm. During this meeting you will learn more about Swallow, the 4K and 5K programs, and your questions will be answered.
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District Earns Top 2020-21 Report Card Score in Wisconsin
11/16/2021
The Wisconsin DPI announced that the Swallow School District earned a 96.9 and rating of Significantly Exceeds Expectations for the 2020-21 school year, making it the top scoring District in the state, with subcategory scores of 96.1 for achievement, 95.4 for growth, 100 for target group outcomes, and 95.6 for on-track to graduation.
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2022 School Board Election Information
11/12/2021
Two positions are open for school board members to be elected on April 5, 2022, which are currently filled by Darin Clark (Clerk) and Greg Zimmerman (Member). The winners of these seats will serve three-year terms from April 2022 through April 2025.
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Swallow School Receives Top Rankings from U.S. News & World Report for 2022
11/11/2021
The Swallow School District received top rankings in Wisconsin in the U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural ranking of elementary and middle schools. The middle school is ranked 5th in the state out of 562 middle schools and the elementary school 26th out of 1030 elementary schools across the state.
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Swallow School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
10/20/2021
Swallow School been recognized as a 2020-21 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School as one of only 310 elementary schools and 158 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch and Gateway programs.
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Swallow Earns Two Top Communications Awards
04/15/2021
The Swallow School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with two Spectrum Awards of Excellence for its work in school communications in the Social Media Campaign and Website categories. A submission on behalf of the District by CG Schmidt for the Virtual Grand Opening also won in the Special Purpose/Publication category.
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Scott and Szafranski Elected to School Board
04/07/2021
Kevin Scott and Wendy Szafranski have been elected to the Swallow School Board. Their new three-year terms begin April 26, 2021 and run through April 2024.
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School Board Candidate Information Updated
01/15/2021
School Board Candidate biographical information and questionnaire responses are now posted on the School Board Elections portion of the website. Two positions are open for school board members to be elected on April 6, 2021, which are currently filled by John Stahl (President) and Susie Polentini (Vice-President), neither of whom are running for re-election. The winners of these seats will serve three-year terms from April 2021 through April 2024.
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Cows on the Loose!
01/11/2021
At the end of any given day, at the corner of County Roads E and K in Hartland, Wisconsin you'll see Custodian Jeffrey Grunwald, Superintendent Melissa Thompson, and Principal Adam Scanlan directing traffic and leading families safely out of their parking lot at Swallow School District. From 4K-8th-Grade... students, cars, and buses pour out - unless there are cows in the way!
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Swallow Families Donate 1,325 Books
12/14/2020
Swallow Families donated more than 1,300 new or gently used books to the Next Door Foundation last week during a two day book drive.
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Student Wins Local VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest
11/30/2020
Congratulations to 7th grader Payton Cieslak on winning the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen essay contest. She participated as part of a writing extension opportunity last May during the school shut down due to COVID-19.
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Swallow Middle School Students Provide 359 Thanksgiving Dinners
11/24/2020
Swallow 6th, 7th, & 8th graders have helped create a very special Thanksgiving for the greater Milwaukee community. Students did chores for family and neighbors, then donated their earnings to raise $731.95 all together. This money was then donated to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission which resulted in the provision of 359 Thanksgiving dinners for those in need.
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School Board Candidacy Paperwork Available
11/11/2020
Two positions are open for school board members to be elected on April 6, 2021, which are currently filled by John Stahl (President) and Susie Polentini (Vice-President). The winners of these seats will serve three-year terms from April 2021 through April 2024.
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Swallow Among 2021 Best Schools in America
10/12/2020
Swallow is pleased to announce recognition as a 2021 Best School by Niche.com. This year, Swallow has both an A+ rating and has been named the #4 Best Middle School in Wisconsin.
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Three Promising Practices Character Education Awards for Swallow
09/09/2020
Swallow has earned three 2020 Wisconsin Promising Practices in Character Education awards. Ten public schools in five school districts and one private academy qualified for the annual designation made by the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership (WCEP). The Promising Practice Designation provides an opportunity each year for WCEP to identify schools that have developed ongoing activities and programs that incorporate the school's core values and engage students, faculty, staff, and families.
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Swallow Hosting Virtual Grand Opening via Facebook Live August 26
08/20/2020
The Swallow School District will host a virtual Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, August 26 at 5pm via the District's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SwallowSchool). Due to COVID-19, this event will be live-streamed for the first portion, then viewers will be taken on a virtual tour of the spaces renovated as a result of the 2018 referendum approved by District taxpayers.
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Jeff Grunwald Wins 2020 Custodian/Maintenance Professional of the Year Award
08/13/2020
The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) has selected Jeff Grunwald, Head Custodian/Maintenance, of the Swallow School District, as the recipient of one of four 2020 WASBO Custodian/Maintenance Professional of the Year awards. Grunwald is the recipient from the Southeast Region of Wisconsin.
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Swallow Earns Three Recognitions for STEM Education
07/30/2020
The Swallow School District has earned three recognitions from Project Lead The Way (PLTW)--a Distinguished District as well as Distinguished School designations at the elementary and middle levels, for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through both PLTW Launch and Gateway. It is one of just 404 elementary schools and one of 176 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.
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Now Accepting 2020-21 Enrollment
06/15/2020
The Swallow School District is now accepting enrollment for current resident children who will begin 4K or 5K for the 2020-21 school year, as well as any new resident students.
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District Earns Wisconsin School Health Award
12/13/2019
On Thursday, December 5 Swallow was awarded a Bronze Level Wisconsin School Health Award by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). This award is presented to schools who are recognized and celebrated for their efforts to enhance policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote school wellness, healthy eating, physical activity, physical education, health education, family and community involvement, and staff wellness.
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District Earns Best in Category in Statewide School Communications Recognition Program
11/26/2019
The Swallow School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with two Spectrum Awards of Excellence, as well a Best in Category, for its work in school communications.
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District Has Perfect Top Score for Eighth Grade Mathematics Achievement in Wisconsin
11/12/2019
The Wisconsin DPI announced that Swallow School earned a 91.4 and rating of Significantly Exceeds Expectations for the 2018-9 school year. The Swallow School District has earned the same score and rating and based on these measures and has the top score (10/10) for eighth-grade mathematics achievement in the state
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Swallow Ranked A+ by NICHE
09/30/2019
Swallow School has received an A+ ranking from Niche.com. The A+ is an overall score, but Swallow also received the top grade for both teachers and academics. “We are so pleased that the support for a well-rounded child comes from all areas of our community. When all of our staff members are able to see students grow from their first days in 4K through to walking at 8th-grade graduation, there's a unique relationship that holds true when you pass that child in the hall.
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Swallow Receives National Recognition for Commitment to STEM Education
09/01/2019
Swallow is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Gateway.
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District Wins National Communications Award
08/15/2019
In spring 2019, the District submitted communications work leading up to the successful passage of the November 2018 referendum for feedback from the National School Public Relations Association. This work, spanning five years of community engagement and communications efforts, culminated in the Zero Tax Increase Referendum Campaign and earned a Golden Achievement Award.
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