Check out some of the newest businesses to cut ribbons in Roswell.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The welded sounds helped illustrate phonetic principles.
Swift School teachers dressed as welded sounds to celebrate Halloween and illustrate phonetic principles taught in their classrooms. Welded sounds are derived from the Wilson Reading System, a program based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to help students learn about reading and language. The Orton-Gillingham approach is a phonetic, systematic, and sequential approach to reading instruction and involves multi-sensory techniques. Swift School uses these methods and strategies to help students achieve their learning goals. Founded in 1998, Swift School is a private independent school for students with dyslexia and serves students from throughout metropolitan Atlanta.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Local leaders attended the groundbreaking, Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Swift School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to officially launch the construction of its new modular facility in order to meet the demand for a Swift education. Presiding over the event was Head of School Rich Wendlek, Swift Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Richard Phillips and city of Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. Special guests included Steve Stroud, executive director of the Roswell Business Alliance; Nancy Diamond and Jerry Orlans, Roswell City Council memmber; Gail Flanigan, Robert Gray, and Laurie Green, Swift board members. The new facility will provide more classrooms and dedicated space for the fine arts and physical education programs. Swift is excited to celebrate its 15th anniversary as a comprehensive school …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Students recently visited a classroom in Holland, via Skype technology.
Swift School continues to incorporate new technology tools and services that transform the traditional classroom setting into a digital learning environment (DLE) and facilitate learning adventures - like a virtual trip to Holland. On April 17, Swift fifth graders traveled more than 4,000 miles and back - no passport needed - to talk to students in Holland via Skype, a free video conferencing service. For the past several weeks, Donna Cherry and Harriet Litzy’s students have been engaged in a novel study about students in Holland. "The Wheel on the School," a novel by Meindert DeJonga, explores the life of Lina and her classmates in Holland trying to discover why there are no storks in their small village. When these two teachers …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Students recently met real-life heroes, welcoming them home to the U.S. from foreign deployments.
The “land of the free and home of the brave” has a new meaning for the Swift School's Middle Division students and faculty, who recently traveled to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to welcome home service men and women. The soldiers, who traveled more than 7,000 miles to get back to the life people sometimes take for granted, couldn’t have been happier to see the signs and flags waved by Swift students. Many of the soldiers paused to speak with the students and thank them for what they were doing. Robert, a seventh grader who hopes to be a pilot in the military, was ecstatic to speak with a Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot. “I find military planes interesting,” said Robert about why he wants to be a military pilot. “My grandparents …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Swift School had some special visitors Friday, March 2.
On a bus, in a car, it doesn’t matter where you are. The Swift School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Friday, March 2 with plenty of reading education activities. Students spent extra time reading some of the world’s most popular story rhymes in honor of Theodor Geisel’s birthday. Geisel, better, known as Dr. Seuss, wrote some of the most well-known children’s books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Classrooms donned festive attire and “Thing One and Two” caused a ruckus throughout the Swift campus. Swift - a school specially designed for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences - encourages all parents to spend time reading with their children. Reading is good way to build vocabulary and keep …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Students practiced reading to dogs this month.
Local students at the Swift School who once were too shy to read aloud because of the challenges they face with dyslexia are gaining confidence in their reading abilities thanks to programs like K-9 Kids Reading Program. Fourth grade students at Swift School are participating in the K-9 Kids Reading Program organized by Canine Assistants, a local metro Atlanta charity. On Friday, Dec. 2, students spent the morning reading books to a visiting service dog, which is being trained to aid adults and children with physical disabilities or other special needs. “It was a little weird at first but it’s fun! We’re doing this to help our class become better at reading,” said Peyton, a Swift School fourth grader. “It’s good for her [the dog] to get to…