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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.

Senior Jostens Orders

Attention Seniors: the time has come to order your senior graduation announcements, accessories, and cap & gown.  The Jostens Representative will be here to take your orders on Wednesday, September 27 during lunch and from 4-6 pm in the Commons Area.

Ordering now will ensure delivery with the rest of your class and eliminate any special handling charges.  Be sure to bring your $50 deposit in cash, check or money order made payable to Jostens.

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.  

School Closing due to Hurricane

Emanuel County Schools will remain closed Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  The safety of our students, their families, faculty and staff is of the upmost importance.  The decision is remain closed another day is due to a large number of our families that remain without power and many of our roadways that are impassable.  We understand that families were affected by this storm in different ways.  Students unable to attend school beyond Wednesday will need to provide a parent note upon returning.
Emanuel County Schools will reopen on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at regularly scheduled times.
The Emanuel County Board of Education would like to extend our appreciation to all the road crews, safety workers, and others that have worked long hours to restore our community. Thank you for your efforts!

Nomination for Swainsboro High School CouncilĀ 

All Emanuel County schools are required to have school councils comprised of parents, teachers, business representatives from the community and the school principal. The school council focuses on school improvement, student achievement, and functions as an advisory body to Swainsboro High School.

Click here for more information and the nomination form.  Nominations must be made by submitting the form in person, by email or regular mail to Dr. Denise Warnock, SHS Principal, by Wednesday, September 13, 2017.   

SHS v. ECI - Advance Ticket Sales

Tickets to the August 25 Swainsboro High School v. Emanuel County Institute football game may be purchased in advance at either school beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23 and ending at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. 

Tickets are $7, cash only.

School Closing

Emanuel County Schools Cancelled for Monday, August 21, 2017 

In light of the recent recall of glasses sold to view the solar eclipse and careful consideration of the concerns expressed by families and staff, Emanuel County Schools has cancelled school for Monday, August 21, 2017 for all students and staff. We have been contacted by the vendor with concerns that not all the glasses sent to the district met the industry standard requirements. Teachers are providing lessons with great learning activities this week to educate children about this phenomenal event. 
We hope that families are able to enjoy sharing this lifetime event with their children.

Blood Drive

SHS FBLA is hosting a Shepeard Center Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 8:30am - 2:30pm.  Donors must be at least 110 pounds, 16 years old, and present a donor or picture id.  SHS students must have a signed parent permission form turned in to give.  Permission forms can be picked up at Swainsboro High School.

2017-2018 Meet the Tigers

"Meet the Tigers" will be held on Thursday, August 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS new gym. Please come and meet the Tigers and enjoy the activities planned. The SHS Athletic Booster club will have a table set up to give out Corporate Sponsors' and Century members' All-sports passes for those who have not received them.  Also, SHS football reserve seating will go on sale at this time.

2017-2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 2017-2018 Swainsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at Tiger Field on September 29th during halftime of the Metter  football game. Applications can be found on the SHS athletic website or can be picked up from Swainsboro High School.

SHS Parent Meeting

Swainsboro High School will host a parent meeting August 15, 2017 to review documents and solicit parent input at the following times:
Parent Involvement Plan at 6 pm
School Compact at 6:15 pm
School-wide Plan at 6:30
The annual Title I Parent meeting will follow at 6:45 p.m.

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