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SHS Tiger News for 9/21/18
UGA Visit UGA Associate Vice President for Admissions visits SHS Students

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Patrick Winter, Vice President for Admissions at the University of Georgia, made a visit to Swainsboro High School and spoke to the some of the Junior and Senior classes.  During his presentation, Mr. Winter addressed students regarding admissions, scholarships, study abroad programs, campus life, student work programs, and many other opportunities on campus at UGA.  He also discussed the benefits of being involved in high school since colleges not only consider students’ grades but also the other activities they are involved in throughout their high school careers.  Josie Drake said, “My parent and I were able to be informed of opportunities I didn’t realize were available at UGA until this meeting.  We are very grateful for Mr. Winter’s insight.”  Arham Shah said, “Mr. Winter provided me with ideas for my upcoming Senior year and applying for college.  He helped me better understand the application process and what I need to do to start preparing for college.”

SHS Tiger News for 9/14/18



Interviews with 2018 Homecoming Representatives

Interviews with the 2018 Homecoming Representatives

2018 Homecoming Reps SHS Celebrates Homecoming

Swainsboro High School celebrates Homecoming this week.  The freshman class chose Esterella Bustamante and Hollan Coleman as their representatives.  Sophomores chose Rayshonna Hooks and MaKenzie Terry.  The junior class chose Sh’Nyah Ellison and Kimberly Rios.   Four senior boys and four senior girls were nominated to represent the Class of 2019.  They are Charlsey Kelly, Kassidi Phillips, Ja’Naiya Rivers, and Ta’Kayla Williams.  Also, Noah Fultz, Davis Lamb (not pictured), Casey Sanders, and Keenan Williams. The student body will vote Thursday and the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at halftime Friday, September 14.

Homecoming activities this week included dress down days to go along with the theme “Tigers Got Game.”  The traditional parade will be held along Tiger Trail Friday afternoon beginning at 1:30 followed by a Pep Rally at the SHS Gym.

SHS Tiger News for 9/7/18
2018 Homecoming Activities
McLeod Students complete 1st mile of the Achilles Kids: Run to Learn program

Mrs. Jane McLeod and Mrs. Whitney Brown's classes have completed their 1st mile of the Achilles Kids: Run to Learn program.  They were each presented with a certificate celebrating this accomplishment. 

Achilles Kids: Run to Learn program was developed in 1995 by Achilles International. The program consists of a series of physical and educational activities that integrate educational challenges and games with running, walking, rolling, or other forms of movement to encourage and motivate children to participate in regular physical activity.

It is based on a real 26.2 marathon, but done virtually. In a year-long gym activity, children do a number of laps each week. The laps are counted and converted into miles, and then charted as a 26.2 mile route on a map of their town. While the children are tackling the long-term accomplishment of completing the marathon, they are also realizing short-term achievements based on meeting weekly goals.

But the program goes far beyond the physical accomplishment of achieving their distance goals. It incorporates educational and physical activities, segmented by grade levels K through 6, that provide lessons in math, English, science, and nutrition. 

The program is free and Achilles supplies classroom teachers and adaptive physical education teachers with all the training materials, customized virtual marathon maps of your city, as well as ancillary materials including Achilles Kids  t-shirts, training log books, lap charts, 5 miler certificates, and half-marathoner medals.

Achilles Kids: Run to Learn is currently in over 350 schools in the U.S. with over 11,000 kids participating.

SHS Tiger News for 8/31/18
Homecoming Court Representatives Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 SHS Homecoming Court Representatives!

9th Grade:
Esterella Bustamante
Hollan Coleman

10th Grade:
Rayshona Hooks
Mackenzie Terry

11th Grade:
Sh'Nyah Ellison
Kimberly Rios

12th Grade Females:
Charlsey Kelly
Kassidi Phillips
Ja'naiya Rivers
Ta'Kayla Williams

12th Grade Males:
Noah Fultz
Davis Lamb
Casey Sanders
Keenan Williams

Class of 2022 Swainsboro High School's Class of 2022 Commits to Graduate

On Friday, August 24th, the freshmen class participated in an interactive program, Commitment to Graduate conducted by Mr. Jason Wiley. The message shared was for students to "begin with the end in mind" as they began their high school careers. Students were encouraged to make wise decisions and to set goals beyond high school. They also signed their Class of 2022 banner, which serves as their commitment to graduate from Swainsboro High School in 2022!

SHS Tiger News for 8/24/18
SHS Invites Parents to Meeting

Swainsboro High School will host a parent meeting on Tuesday, August 21, to review documents and solicit parent input at the following times:

  • Parent Involvement Plan - 6pm
  • School Compact - 6:15pm
  • School-wide Plan - 6:30pm
  • Annual Title I Parent Meeting - 6:45pm
Biome Projects

Mrs Singletary’s Environmental Science class is busy working on world biome projects. Students are completing a group project with various components including a presentation, a poster, and a diorama. They will get to “tour” all the biomes of the world as they take a gallery walk and learn about this standard. 

SHS News for Friday, August 10, 2018
Class of Shirt SHS "Class of" Shirts

Order your "Class of" shirts today! Students can wear jeans & this shirt only on Aug 24, Sept 21, Oct 17, Nov 13, & Dec 12. See Ms. Pace to place your order.

Graduation - Live Feed

Click the link below to view the SHS Graduation Ceremony.


Graduation Weather Forcast IMPORTANT: Graduation Change due to Inclement Weather

IMPORTANT: Graduation practice will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 9:00 am in the NEW GYM. Graduation will be held Thursday, May 24, at 7:30 pm in the NEW GYM. Please continue reading for further information due to inclement weather changes.

April Parent of the Month Parent of the Month for April

Parent involvement is important to the mission and success of Swainsboro High School. Each month, one parent is recognized for their active involvement in the fulfillment of the SHS goal to enhance parent communication and engagement.  The Parent of the Month for April is Catina Braswell.  Mrs. Braswell is very active in all aspects of education, including academics, clubs, and sports.  Her daughter,  Raye says “she is always their for us and is very deserving.”  Congratulations Catina and thank you for your support! 

UGA Certificate of Merit Award Winners SHS Holds Honors Night for Underclassmen

SHS Holds Honors Night for Underclassmen

The 2018 Honors Night for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders was held on Tuesday evening, May 15, in the Swainsboro High School Auditorium.  Many students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in academics were recognized. 

SHS Tiger News for Friday, May 18, 2018 SHS Tiger News for Friday, May 18, 2018
Val and Sal SHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Congrats to the SHS Valedictorian, Bryceson Oglesby, and Salutatorian, Ernie Warden!

SHS Tiger News - May 11, 2018 SHS Tiger News - May 11, 2018
SHS Girls Basketball Camp Girls Basketball Camp

The SHS Lady Tigers Basketball Program will be hosting an all girls basketball clinic on June 20-22 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Girls between the ages of 7-13 may participate.  The cost for the camp is $35 or $45 after June 15.  This camp is designed to teach and elevate the game of basketball for girls.  The fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, offense, and defense will be taught by Harlem Globetrotters legend, Larry "Gator" Rivers.  For more infomation, click and download the graphic or contact Swainsboro High School, Alexandria Walden, or Rosey Young.

SHS Tiger News - May 4, 2018 SHS Tiger News - May 4, 2018

SHS Tiger News - May 4, 2018

McKinney McKinney Signs with SGTC

Congratulations to Jaylan McKinney!  On Friday, he signed to play basketball at South Georgia Technical College in Americus.  Way to go!

SHS Tiger News - April 27, 2018

SHS Tiger News - April 27, 2018

Reverse Beauty Pageant

SMS & SHS Beta Club is hosting a Reverse Beauty Pageant on Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:30. It will be held at the Swainsboro City Auditorium. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. There is no entry fee to be in the pageant. If you would like to be in the pageant please see Mrs. Riner in E-104 for an entry form and information. All proceeds will benefit SHS teacher Michelle Scott. There is no entry fee to be in the pageant.

SHS Tiger News - April 20, 2018



8th Grade Transition Night

Swainsboro High School will be hosting 8th Grade Parent Night for rising 9th graders on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:00pm in the auditorium. The program will include an overview of the freshman high school experience. Students attending will also receive registration information. For additional information, please contact Monica Y. Pace, 9th & 10th grade counselor at (478) 237-2267.

March Parent of the Month March Parent of the Month

Parent involvement is important to the mission and success of Swainsboro High School. Each month, one parent is recognized for their active involvement in the fulfillment of the SHS goal to enhance parent communication and engagement.  The Parent of the Month for March is Angela Bunyon. Her daughter, Illandra says, “She is always helping me in school.”  Congratulations Angela, and thank you for your support!  

SHS Tiger News

SHS Tiger News for

Friday, April 13, 2018


Dress Down Day to Support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

On Friday, April 13, SHS students and faculty can pay $2.00 to wear jeans to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  Click here to view the flyer for more information.

Poster Winner Pine Tree Festival Poster Winner

Congratulations to Breanna Garrett, a junior at Swainsboro High School! Breanna's poster was selected as the winner for the 9th through 12th grade category! With this honor, she receives $25.

Congratulations Breanna!

SHS Tiger News for March 30, 2018

SHS Tiger News for March 30, 2018


Swainsboro High School announced 42 Honor Graduates for the Class of 2018 at a recent senior assembly.  In order to reach honor graduate status, students must achieve a non-rounded GPA of 90 or above for all four years of high school.

Parent Involvement - February Parent Involvement - February

Parent involvement is important to the mission and success of Swainsboro High School.    We acknowledge those that are actively involved in the fulfillment of the SHS goal to enhance parent communication and engagement.  In February, we recognized Kami Grant and the staff at Herrington Homestead for their proactive approach with students.

Senior Meeting

A Senior Meeting for all seniors and their parents will be held on March 28 at 10 am in the SHS auditorium. In addition to reviewing requirements for the graduation ceremony, honor graduates will be announced at this meeting.

Kiwanis donating to Art Department Kiwanis Donates to SHS Art Department

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Swainsboro Kiwanis Club president, Mr. Jim Clapham, presented Swainsboro High School teacher, Mrs. Luci McNeely, with a check for $250.  The money was donated to the SHS art department to help purchase needed art supplies for the remainder of the school year.  Mrs. McNeely said, “The Kiwanis Club has been instrumental in our success as an art program through their donations over the past two years.  My students and I appreciate their support that affords my students the exposure to multiple mediums including paint, printmaking, ceramics, charcoal, and oil pastels to name a few.  We want to thank them for their generous donations.”  Kiwanis International is a service club that helps provide for the needs of children through projects and fundraising.

2018 Cheerleading Tryout Packet

SHS football and competition cheerleading tryouts will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018.  All participants need to click the link below to access the information packet.  All paperwork needs to be turned into Mrs. Luci McNeely by Monday, March 26, 2018.  

SHS Prom Guest Approval Form

SHS students who are attending the prom on Friday, April 13, 2018 and are bringing a guest who attends another school, who has graduated, or who is not enrolled in school need to download the Guest Approval Form.  The form needs to be filled out completely and returned to Mrs. Amanda Freeman no later than Friday, March 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm.

Guest Approval Form

JWTS Student Athletes sign Football Scholarships

Swainsboro High School is proud to announce that two of their student/athletes have signed athletic scholarships to continue their education and football careers at the next level. 

Time Changes for Basketball Games this Friday

Please note the following time changes for games on Friday, January 26, 2018.

The varsity boys and girls basketball teams remain undefeated in the region coming off wins Tuesday night against Bryan Co. Friday the Tigers will host region play against the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets. Please note the time changes for games on Friday as the JV girls game has been cancelled:

JV Boys - 4:30

Var. Girls - 6:00

Var. Boys - 7:30

SHS Black History Program

You are cordially invited to attend the SHS Black History Program on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM.  Mr. Herbert Hodges, retired SHS Assistant Principal, will be the guest speaker.  

Miss SHS Pageant

The Swainsboro Band Boosters are sponsoring the Miss SHS Pageant on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Swainsboro City Auditorium.  Click here to download the application and learn more about the pageant.

SHS Basketball Spirit Shirt Sale

Swainsboro High's Basketball Program is selling these AWESOME Spirit shirts!

SHS Core Access Special Education classes receive grant from DKG Educational Foundation

Swainsboro High School is pleased to announce that the Core Access Special Education classes have received a technology and equipment grant from The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation for the 2017-2018 school term.

Football Players named to the All-Region 2-AA Team

Congratulations to the following football players for being named to the All-Region 2-AA team:

FAFSA Workshop

A FAFSA workshop is scheduled for Thursday, November 30 at 6 pm in the Media Center.

Charlsey Kelly Emanuel US Senate Youth Nonimee Emanuel County Schools Select Charlsey Kelly as the System U.S. Senate Youth Nominee

Charlsey Kelly, a junior at Swainsboro High School, was selected as the Emanuel County Schools U.S. Senate Youth nominee. The United States Senate Youth Program was created to help outstanding high school students broaden their knowledge and understanding of Congress and the crucial role the Senate performs in the maintenance of our government.  The nominee must be a junior or senior who is currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government, civic or education organizations.  Ms. Kelly will go on to compete at the state level of competition.

(Pictured L-R: Superintendent Dr. Kevin Judy, Charlsey Kelly, and Swainsboro High School Principal Dr. Denise Warnock)

Honorary Golden Radish Winners Emanuel County School System Receives Golden Radish Award for Farm to School Accomplishments

Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics came together at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot to celebrate over 40 percent of Georgia school districts with outstanding farm to school programs. Seventy-five school districts, serving more than one million students in Georgia, are now participating in farm to school.  These districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year.


Emanuel County School System was recognized at the Honorary level for their accomplishments during the 2016-17 school year, including:

·         Hosting two "Farm Days", where the School Nutrition Department presented “Where in Georgia Are Our School Foods Grown" to primary and elementary students. Students took home seeds to take home to start gardens with. Students also talked to farmers, visited barns where they could pet goats, horses, cows and rabbits, sat on tractors and listened to high school FFA students explain how they work. Altamaha EMC joined by teaching students how they run power to all of the farms in the county.

SHS Fake News

This afternoon the Emanuel County Board of Education learned that a fake news site - breakingnews247.com - has posted a story that is circulating through social media stating a potential spreading of HIV by an 11th grade student at one of our schools. This website is a known prank website and should not be taken as real. “It is disappointing that someone would create a fake news story such as the one traveling around on social media,” stated school superintendent Dr. Kevin A. Judy. “Although probably intended to be funny, it unfortunately took away from our focus on students to address this issue that many believe to be true. I have contacted the provider and they readily agreed to remove the page due to the negative impact to the school and community. We appreciate their quick response to our concern.” The superintendent has been in touch with the Emanuel County Health Department to confirm that there is not a health risk to our students. Although this story is fake, the Emanuel County Nurse Manager, Jennifer Harrison, stated that anyone in the community that ever feels that they need to be tested can go the Emanuel County Health Department without an appointment time. The Emanuel County Schools take the safety and well-being of all of our students as a top priority of the school district.

School Council Meeting

The Swainsboro Elementary School Council will meet on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the office conference room at SES. Mrs. Allison Hood, SES Media Specialist will present the program. Principal Valorie Watkins will also discuss school data, school updates and upcoming events.  

Swainsboro High School  |  689 S. Main St  |  Swainsboro, GA 30401
Phone: 478.237.2267  |  Fax: 478.419.1134