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The Drug Free Committee is hosting the 6th Annual Volleyball Marathon on March 1 from 6:00 pm to 1:30 am. Get a team of 8-10 players and grab a packet during lunch waves. Get your packets in by this Friday to get your team a spot in this event. There will be food, drinks and raffle prizes.

If you are interested in a career in the medical field and are also looking for a part-time job, Manchester Pediatric Associates has the perfect opportunity for you! They are looking to hire part-time help during weekday afternoons and evenings and occasional weekends. See the flier in the Career Center for more information and how to apply.

The Science Fiction / Fantasy Club will hold its next meeting TODAY, Thursday, February 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in room 127. Join us to work on your own creative writing.

The SWHS Book Club's next book is Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. We will meet to discuss on Friday, March 15 at 2:05 pm in room 100. New members are always welcome. See Mrs. Busa if you have any questions.

Art Club will meet TODAY, Thursday, February 21 after school in room 7. All are welcome, new and returning members. Come check out what kind of art classes you can sign up for next year.

There will be a Capstone assembly for all JUNIORS during 7th period TODAY, Thursday, February 21. Students will report to their 7th period class for attendance before proceeding to the auditorium.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! Next week, the Cooking Club will be meeting after school on Thursday, February 28 in room 105. Our menu features French toasts with strawberry sauce, tater tot casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, cheesecake-stuffed strawberries, chocolate pudding, and more! Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz as soon as possible to reserve your spot in the kitchen.  

For students in grades 9-11, the PowerSchool Course Selection Portal is open until February 25. Please log into PowerSchool and select your courses for next year. Please see your School Counselor with any questions.

A representative from a gap year program called Rustic Pathways will be visiting the Career Center tomorrow, Friday, at 10:00 am. If you have ever thought about taking some time after high school to travel and pursue meaningful community service before moving forward with your other educational or career goals, this is a great opportunity to learn about how one of these programs works. If you are interested in attending, please sign up in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty for a pass.

Athletic News:

Any girls interested in joining Outdoor Track and Field, especially those new to the sport, should attend a short informational meeting on Monday, February 25 after school in room 127. See Coach McCullough in 127 if you have questions.

Congratulations to Khalise Harris and Maria Galley who were named to the CCC All-Conference Girls’ Basketball team.

Anyone interested in trying out for Softball this year, there will be a meeting TODAY, Thursday, February 21 after school in room 159. 

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing Golf TODAY, Thursday, February 21 at 2:00 pm in room 123. If you cannot make the meeting please see Coach Abbott.

Athletic Surveys for Boys hockey players will be held on Friday, February 22 at 2:10 pm in the Cafe. The survey only takes 15-20 minutes and student-athletes should bring their Chromebooks or an iPhone to take the survey from a link that will be provided.

Unified Sports has a home basketball game at 3:00 pm today in the Wapping Gym. Come out and show your support!
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 21, 2019 at 10:42 AM
  

Bristol Technical Education Center will hold an Open House on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are invited to attend and explore their interests in Bristol Tech’s career and technical programs including Precision Machining, Culinary Arts, Electronics, Automotive, HVAC and Welding. There is a flyer in the Career Center or for more information go to bristol.cttech.org.

SWHS will host a Blood Drive on March 6. Your donation could save up to two lives! Please sign-up by filling out the form posted on the Senior Google classroom, or online on the American Red Cross website. See Mrs. Belval in room 204 with any questions.

The Drug Free Committee is hosting the 6th Annual Volleyball Marathon on March 1 from 6:00 pm - 1:30 am. Get a team of 8-10 players and grab a packet during lunch waves. Get your packets in by this Friday to get your team a spot in this event. There will be food, drinks and raffle prizes.

If you are interested in a career in the medical field and are also looking for a part-time job, Manchester Pediatric Associates has the perfect opportunity for you! They are looking to hire part-time help during weekday afternoons and evenings and occasional weekends. See the flier in the Career Center for more information and how to apply.

Seniors: The Dollars for Scholars portal will close on March 15. While many of you have started applications, a large portion of you have not reached full applicant status. Come to School Counseling or the Career Center if you need help with your application. Don’t forget about the numerous other scholarship opportunities in Naviance. There are a few scholarships due before the end of this month and many more coming up with March deadlines.

The Science Fiction / Fantasy Club will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in room 127. Join us to work on your own creative writing.

The SWHS Book Club's next book is Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. We will meet to discuss on Friday, March 15 at 2:05 pm in room 100. New members are always welcome. See Mrs. Busa if you have any questions.

Art Club will meet this Thursday, February 21 after school in room 7. All are welcome, new and returning members. Come check out what kind of art classes you can sign up for next year.

Juniors and Seniors looking to apply for a Language Honor Society, the deadline has been extended to TODAY, Wednesday, February 20. Please see your language teacher for the forms.

There will be a Capstone assembly for all JUNIORS during 7th period on Thursday, February 21. Students will report to their 7th period class for attendance before proceeding to the auditorium.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! Next week, the Cooking Club will be meeting after school on Thursday, February 28 in room 105. Our menu features French toasts with strawberry sauce, tater tot casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, cheesecake-stuffed strawberries, chocolate pudding, and more! Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz as soon as possible to reserve your spot in the kitchen.  

 

 

Athletic News:

Any girls interested in joining Outdoor Track and Field, especially those new to the sport, should attend a short informational meeting on either TODAY, Wednesday, February 20 or Monday, February 25 after school in room 127. See Coach McCullough in 127 if you have questions.

Congratulations to Khalise Harris and Maria Galley who were named to the CCC All-Conference Girls’ Basketball team.

Anyone interested in trying out for softball this year, there will be a meeting Thursday, February 21 after school in room 159. 

Athletic Surveys will be held TODAY, Wednesday, February 20 at 2:10 pm in the Cafe for all boys & girls basketball players, dance team members, cheerleaders and gymnasts. Also any boys & girls indoor track members, wrestlers or swimmers who did not already take the survey are encouraged to attend today as well. Boys hockey players will take this survey on Friday, February 22 at 2:10 pm in the Cafe. The survey only takes 15-20 minutes and student-athletes should bring their Chromebooks or an iPhone to take the survey from a link that will be provided.
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 20, 2019 at 9:05 AM
  

For students in grades 9-11, the PowerSchool Course Selection Portal is open until February 25. Please log into PowerSchool and select your courses for next year. Please see your School Counselor with any questions. 

Student Council is hosting a canned food drive for the basketball game against East Catholic TODAY, Tuesday, February 19. Fans that bring in 2 canned food items will get $2 off regular admission. Please support a good cause and come cheer on your Bobcats!

Bobcat Robotics will host a Pasta Dinner and Teacup Raffle on Saturday, March 2 at 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Prizes include tickets to local attractions, restaurant gift cards, and so much more! Come support Bobcat Robotics in our mission to win a third world championship! Tickets will be $5 if you buy ahead of time and will be sold during lunch waves.

The following students have been named Students of the Month for January. They truly have shown excellence in academic, social, and civic expectations:
Grade 9: Elizabeth Burnham and Troy Puccio
Grade 10: Emily Bergstrom and Tyler Goudreault
Grade 11: Kinga Kempisty and Emmanuel Mokel                                                                     
Grade 12: Gurseva Kainth and Dan Kotait

Did you know that we have two different AP computer science classes? AP Mobile CSP is a super fun class where you program mobile apps, learn about big data and the internet, discuss cryptography and cyber security, and explore the ways technology influences our culture and economy. AP Computer Science is an introduction java programming, algorithms, and data for students with a B- in an honors math class or AP Mobile CSP. See Mrs. Lang in room 9 for more details.

Bristol Technical Education Center will hold an Open House on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are invited to attend and explore their interests in Bristol Tech’s career and technical programs including Precision Machining, Culinary Arts, Electronics, Automotive, HVAC and Welding. There is a flyer in the Career Center or for more information go to bristol.cttech.org.

The Science Fiction / Fantasy Club will hold its next meeting this Thursday, February 21 in room 127 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Join us to work on your own creative writing.

The SWHS Book Club's next book is Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. We will meet to discuss on Friday, March 15 at 2:05 pm in Room 100. Come join us! New members are always welcome. See Mrs. Busa if you have any questions.

Athletic News:

Any girls interested in joining Outdoor Track and Field, especially those new to the sport, should attend a short informational meeting on either Wednesday, February 20 or Monday, February 25 after school in room 127.  See Coach McCullough in room 127 if you have any questions.

Anyone interested in trying out for softball this year, there will be an informational meeting Thursday, February 21 right after school in room 159. 

Athletic Surveys will be held on Wednesday, Feburary 20 at 2:10 pm in the Cafe for all boys & girls basketball players, dance team members, cheerleaders and gymnasts. Also any boys & girls indoor track members, wrestlers or boys swimmers who did not already take the survey are encouraged to attend on Wednesday as well. Boys hockey players will take this survey on Friday, February 22 at 2:10 pm in the Cafe. The survey only takes 15-20 minutes and student-athletes should bring their Chromebooks or an iPhone to take the survey from a link that will be provided.
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  

If you were unable to attend the Relay For Life meeting last week, please see Ms. Lyons in room 145 to pick up a t-shirt order form. Also, please see our Google Classroom page for our meeting notes, including information about our upcoming bake sale. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7.

Students interested in applying to participate in Connecticut American Legion Boys State should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling.

For students in grades 9-11, the PowerSchool Course Selection Portal is open until February 25. Please log into PowerSchool and select your courses for next year. Please see your School Counselor with any questions. 

Student Council is hosting a canned food drive for the basketball game against East Catholic on February 19. Fans that bring in 2 canned food items will get $2 off regular admission. Please support a good cause and come cheer on your Bobcats!

Bobcat Robotics will host a Pasta Dinner and Teacup Raffle on Saturday March 2 at 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Prizes include tickets to local attractions, restaurant gift cards, and so much more! Come support Bobcat Robotics in our mission to win a third world championship! Tickets will be $5 if you buy ahead of time and will be sold during lunch waves after break!

The GSA will meet on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 pm in room 148. Exciting things are happening - come check it out! Please see Mrs. Stodd Knapp with conflicts or questions. New members are always welcome!

Athletic News:

Any girls interested in joining Outdoor Track and Field, especially those new to the sport, should attend a short informational meeting on either February 20 or February 25 after school in room 127. See Coach McCullough in 127 if you have questions.

Athletic surveys for all winter sports athletes will be held after school at 2:10 pm on the following days in the Café. Athletes should bring their phone or Chromebooks to complete the survey which should take approximately 15 minutes.
Wednesday, February 13 - Boys & Girls Indoor Track
Friday, February 22 – Boys Ice Hockey
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 13, 2019 at 10:40 AM
  

Students interested in applying to participate in Connecticut American Legion Boys State should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling.

Yoga Club will meet TODAY, Monday, February 11 at 2:15 pm in the Chorus room. Everyone is welcome. See Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.

The South Windsor Patriotic Commission Annual Memorial Day Student Essay Contest is underway for 2019. Essay topics and awards are determined by grade level. Students in grades K through 12 may participate in the contest. Entry forms with full details are available in the Career Center. The contest ends on February 28.

For students in grades 9-11, the PowerSchool Course Selection Portal is open until February 25. Please log into PowerSchool and select your courses for next year. Please see your School Counselor with any questions. 

Bobcat Robotics will host a Pasta Dinner and Teacup Raffle on Saturday March 2 at 5:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Prizes include tickets to local attractions, restaurant gift cards, and so much more! Come support Bobcat Robotics in our mission to win a third world championship! Tickets will be $5 dollars if you buy ahead of time and will be sold during lunch waves after break!

The GSA will meet on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 pm in room 148. Exciting things are happening -- come check it out! Please see Mrs. Stodd Knapp with conflicts or questions. New members are always welcome!

Athletic News:

Congratulations to the South Windsor Varsity Cheerleading team for taking third place at Windsor Warriors this weekend. Come watch them compete for the Central Connecticut Conference Championship this Saturday, February 15 at Glastonbury High School at 5:00 pm.  

Any girls interested in joining Outdoor Track and Field, especially those new to the sport, should attend a short informational meeting on either February 20 or February 25 after school in room 127. See Coach McCullough in 127 if you have questions.

Athletic surveys for all winter sports athletes will be held after school at 2:10 pm on the following days in the SWHS café. Athletes should bring their phone or Chromebooks to complete the survey which should take approximately 15 minutes.
Tuesday, February 12 – Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Dance Team, Cheerleading and Gymnastics
Wednesday, February 13 - Boys & Girls Indoor Track
Friday, February 22 – Boys Ice Hockey
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 11, 2019 at 8:51 AM
  

If you are currently enrolled in a MCC/CCP eligible class, whether it is a Semester 2 class or a full-year class, please make sure you have established a Banner ID with Manchester Community College by TODAY, Friday, February 8. If you previously registered for a Banner ID, either during the fall enrollment period or during a previous school year, then you are all set. This reminder is only for students who have never established a Banner ID and wish to receive credit for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year.

Students interested in applying to participate in Connecticut American Legion Boys State should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling.

For students in grades 9-11, the PowerSchool Course Selection Portal will be open today after school and close on February 25. Please log into PowerSchool and select your courses for next year. Please see your School Counselor with any questions. 

The spring play, Game of Tiaras, has been cast and has started rehearsals. If you are unable to accept your role, it is imperative to let Mrs. White know in room 144 so your role can be reassigned.

Yoga Club will meet Monday, February 11 at 2:15 pm in the Chorus room.  Everyone is welcome. See Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 08, 2019 at 8:44 AM
  

FBLA will meet TODAY, Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 pm in room 126.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will meet TODAY, Thursday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us for snacks while we watch and discuss The Lord of the Rings.

If you are currently enrolled in a MCC/CCP eligible class, whether it is a Semester 2 class or a full-year class, please make sure you have established a Banner ID with Manchester Community College by Friday, February 8. If you previously registered for a Banner ID, either during the fall enrollment period or during a previous school year, then you are all set. This reminder is only for students who have never established a Banner ID and wish to receive credit for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year.

Reminder: Interact Club is meeting TODAY, Thursday, February 7 at 2:05 pm in the Seminar room. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in room 134.

The South Windsor Patriotic Commission Annual Memorial Day Student Essay Contest is underway for 2019. Essay topics and awards are determined by grade level. Students in grades K through 12 may participate in the contest. Entry forms with full details are available in the Career Center. The contest ends on February 28.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! The Cooking Club will be planning our February menu TODAY, Thursday, February 7 after school in room 105. What's this month's theme? Breakfast dishes and a tribute to chocolate for Valentine's Day. See Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz with questions.

The Strategy Club will meet TODAY, Thursday, February 7 after school in room 7. New members are always welcome. Come join us for board games, Dungeons and Dragons or Nintendo Switch.
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 07, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  

Students interested in applying to participate in the Connecticut American Legion Boys State should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling.

All students who signed up to take the American Mathematics Competition, the AMC 10 or AMC 12, should report directly to the Cafeteria tomorrow morning at 7:25 am. Do not report to your first period class. You will remain in the Cafeteria for the exam for periods 1 and 2. Please bring a number 2 pencil. Scratch paper and graph paper will be provided. Also allowed are rulers, compasses, protractors, and erasers. No calculators are allowed. In the event that there is a delay, the AMC will still happen; please report to the cafeteria at the start of the school day, and the exam will run first through third period. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Brindisi in Room 265.

FBLA will meet this Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 pm in room 126.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will meet this Thursday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us for snacks while we watch and discuss The Lord of the Rings.

If you are currently enrolled in a MCC/CCP eligible class, whether it is a Semester 2 class or a full-year class, please make sure you have established a Banner ID with Manchester Community College by this Friday, February 8. If you previously registered for a Banner ID, either during the fall enrollment period or during a previous school year, then you are all set. This reminder is only for students who have never established a Banner ID and wish to receive credit for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year.

Hey - did you miss the informational meeting for Unified Theater? No worries. Please come to the next regularly scheduled meetings Mondays and/or Wednesdays, after school in the Seminar room. We would love to have you join.

Bristol Technical Education Center will hold an Open House on Thursday, March 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are invited to attend and explore their interests in Bristol Tech’s career and technical programs including Precision Machining, Culinary Arts, Electronics, Automotive, HVAC and Welding. There is a flyer in the Career Center or for more information go to bristol.cttech.org.

The Strategy Club will this Thursday, February 7 after school in room 7. New members are always welcome. Come join us for board games, Dungeons and Dragons, or Nintendo Switch.

Athletic News:

Boys and Girls Cross Country athletes, please stop by the athletic office to pick up your certificates.  
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 06, 2019 at 8:55 AM
  

There is a Travel Club meeting TODAY, Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria for all students, parents and chaperones going on the trip to Spain and Italy. The following meeting will be on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria for all students, parents and chaperones going on the trip. Please make every effort to attend both meetings.

Seniors: Please remember that at the requests of colleges, SWHS School Counseling will automatically send your Semester 1 Report Card to all colleges listed on all of your Transcript Request forms that you submitted to School Counseling this year. Report Cards will be sent beginning on Wednesday, February 6. If you do not want your Report Card sent to specific colleges, you must submit that request in writing to the School Counseling office prior to the end of school TODAY, Tuesday, February 5. Please see your School Counselor with any questions or concerns.

Sophomores: Bring in any spare change you have lying around and donate them to the coin drive collection in your homerooms. Proceeds go towards saving for future events, such as prom. Hurry! The homeroom who collects the most by this Friday will win a sweet, munchkin treat!

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will meet Thursday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us for snacks while we watch and discuss The Lord of the Rings.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! The Cooking Club will be planning our February menu this Thursday, February 7 after school in room 105. What's this month's theme? Breakfast dishes and a tribute to chocolate for Valentine's Day. See Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz with questions.

If you have been cast in the spring play, Game of Tiaras, then please join the Google Classroom for it. The code is on the casting list outside room 144 (Mrs. White's room). Also, there is a rehearsal TODAY, Tuesday, February 5 in the auditorium for all highlighted names on the casting sheet outside room 144.

Reminder, there is an Interact meeting Thursday, February 7 at 2:05 pm in the Seminar room. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in room 134.

If you are currently enrolled in a MCC/CCP eligible class, whether it is a Semester 2 class or a full-year class, please make sure you have established a Banner ID with Manchester Community College by this Friday, February 8. If you previously registered for a Banner ID, either during the fall enrollment period or during a previous school year, then you are all set. This reminder is only for students who have never established a Banner ID and wish to receive credit for classes taken during the 2018-2019 school year.

Hey - did you miss the informational meeting for Unified Theater? No worries. Please come to the next regularly scheduled meeting: Mondays and/or Wednesdays, after school in the Seminar room. We would love to have you join.

Athletic News:
Boys and Girls Cross Country athletes, please stop by the athletic office to pick up your certificates.  
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 05, 2019 at 8:52 AM
  

The next Travel Club meeting will be on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria for all students, parents and chaperones going on the trip to Spain and Italy. The following meeting will be on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria for all students, parents and chaperones going on the trip. Please make every effort to attend both meetings.

Seniors: Please remember that at the requests of colleges, SWHS School Counseling will automatically send your Semester 1 Report Card to all colleges listed on all of your Transcript Request forms that you submitted to School Counseling this year. Report Cards will be sent beginning on Wednesday, February 6. If you do not want your Report Card sent to specific colleges, you must submit that request in writing to the School Counseling office prior to the end of school on Tuesday, February 5. Please see your School Counselor with any questions or concerns.

The South Windsor Patriotic Commission Annual Memorial Day Student Essay Contest is underway for 2019. Essay topics and awards are determined by grade level. Students in grades K through 12 may participate in the contest. Entry forms with full details are available in the Career Center. The contest ends on February 28.

Sophomores: Bring in any spare change you have lying around and donate them to the coin drive collection in your homerooms. Proceeds go towards saving for future events, such as prom. Hurry! The homeroom who collects the most by this Friday will win a sweet, munchkin treat!

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, February 7 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us for snacks while we watch and discuss The Lord of the Rings.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! The Cooking Club will be planning our February menu this Thursday after school in room 105. What's this month's theme? Breakfast dishes and a tribute to chocolate for Valentine's Day. See Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz with questions.

If you have not paid your AP exam fees, please do so as soon as possible. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please speak to your counselor about your options.

Athletic News:

Boys and Girls Cross Country athletes, please stop by the athletic office to pick up your certificates.  
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 04, 2019 at 9:25 AM
  
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