Paris Middle School has been conducting the S.W.A.T. program for all eighth grade students for the past eleven years, to build teamwork, confidence, improve critical thinking and communication skills and increase knowledge.
S.W.A.T. stands for Surviving Withstanding Achieving Together.
Students are strategically placed on teams at the beginning of the school year. Students may earn bonus points for their S.W.A.T. team for positive behaviors such as perfect attendance and bringing in recycled items. S.W.A.T. points can be deducted for negative behaviors such as being assigned to ISS and After School Detention.
The eighth graders compete in challenges throughout the school year. The S.W.A.T. activities on January 25th included island hopping and puzzle coding. The teams will also work on their community service projects throughout the school year.