• Welcome, Ravens! 2020-2021

Mr. Swarr
  • Hello!

    I'm Mr. Swarr and I teach 6th grade science. I started teaching at Riverwood during the 2018-2019 school year. I was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina where I have lived all my life except for a two-year stint in Chicago, Illinois after graduating college. Did you know that teaching is not my first career? I graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Commercial Photography and worked as a photographer and assistant before finding my true calling. I earned my teaching certification through North Carolina State University.

    One of my favorite hobbies is playing guitar, which I've been doing since I was in middle school. I also try to teach myself simple songs on piano. Whether it be actively playing or passively listening, I am always passionate about my music. I started collecting vinyl records in college, and chances are you can find me at the local thrift stores and record stores searching for my next discovery. There are decades of recorded music that hold songs still new to my ears!

    I am so grateful to be part of the Riverwood family. It is a great privilege to be part of your learning experience.

    Thanks for visiting my website!

     

    Email: jonathanswarr@johnston.k12.nc.us

    Degrees and Certifications:

    Science Certified Grades 6-9, NCSU
    BS Commercial Photography, ASU

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  • JCPS to hold Virtual Job Fair April 21

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 21. The event will be held in a Zoom Conference format from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with various school principals about career opportunities in each of the district’s 47 schools.

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  • Updates to COVID-19 Symptom Screenings

    New guidance given to schools in the Strong Schools NC Public Health toolkit states that daily temperature and symptom screening questions prior to entry are no longer required. We will no longer screen individuals who enter JCPS facilities for COVID-19 symptoms. This begins on Monday, April 5 for all staff and on Monday, April 12 for students upon their return from spring break.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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