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An important reminder regarding upcoming scholarships: Deadlines are approaching for three great opportunities for South Windsor students.  The William L. Perry Scholarship is only for South Windsor High School students and will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership in multiple school activities while maintaining high academic achievement.  The JE Shepard Memorial Award is given by the South Windsor Jaycees to a student with integrity and community spirit.  Finally, the South Windsor Rotary Scholarship is now open and goes to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement (including work experience) and financial need. All of these scholarships are VERY LOCAL and have not had many applicants.  Applications are available in Naviance or the Career Center – get them completed for your opportunity to be considered.  The Perry scholarship is due April 26 and the Shepard and Rotary awards are due April 29.

Day Pitney, a Hartford law firm, is offering a paid summer internship program for sophomore and junior students from minority backgrounds who are interested in gaining corporate or law experience.  Qualified and interested students can get more information and an application from the Career Center.

Attention all sophomores looking for an outstanding leadership opportunity. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) is a free 1-day leadership program at Springfield College taking place on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. At this experience, high school sophomores from the area join together to complete team-building exercises that focus on what it takes to successfully lead others. If interested please stop by School Counseling and pick up an application. The application is due April 26.

If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in learning more about our nation’s military academies, plan to attend the CT Congressional Delegation’s 2019 Military Services Academy Night on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 pm.  A flyer is hanging in the Career Center with details and you can also visit the website of any of Connecticut Senator or Representative.

Art Club will meet TODAY, April 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm in room 7. We can experiment with some different styles of abstract painting for those interested, or you can work on some more independent projects. New members are always welcome.

FBLA will meet TODAY, April 18 at 2:00 in room 126.

Attention Cooking Club members!  We will be having a planning meeting after school TODAY, Thursday, April 18 in room 105.  Help choose the recipes for next week's cooking session!  

Yoga Club will meet Monday, April 22 at 2:15 pm in the Chorus room to practice yoga.  No experience required and everyone is welcome.  See Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.

For students taking a UConn ECE class next year, there will be a mandatory application assembly on Monday April 29 at 7:45 am in the Auditorium.  Next year’s ECE Courses are Marine Science, Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, Modern Western Traditions, AP Economics, Latin IV, Classical Mythology, and Seminar in Writing. Please see your Counselor with any questions.

Athletic News:
Dance Team try-outs will be held TODAY, April 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SWHS rubber room.

Yesterday, the Girls Tennis team won their match against Tolland, 5-2. Singles Sophia Chin and Sam Donovan had strong wins, doubles Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon got a French Fry, and Jina Lee and Caitlin Sauer had a double bagel. Rebecca Kenefick and Ananya Srivatsav won their match.  The team’s next match is tomorrow against Longmeadow.  This brings their record to 3-0.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 18, 2019 at 8:52 AM
  

An important reminder regarding upcoming scholarships: Deadlines are approaching for three great opportunities for South Windsor students.  The William L. Perry Scholarship is only for South Windsor High School students and will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership in multiple school activities while maintaining high academic achievement.  The JE Shepard Memorial Award is given by the South Windsor Jaycees to a student with integrity and community spirit.  Finally, the South Windsor Rotary Scholarship is now open and goes to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, community involvement (including work experience) and financial need. All of these scholarships are VERY LOCAL and have not had many applicants.  Applications are available in Naviance or the Career Center – get them completed for your opportunity to be considered.  The Perry scholarship is due April 26 and the Shepard and Rotary awards are due April 29.

Day Pitney, a Hartford law firm, is offering a paid summer internship program for sophomore and junior students from minority backgrounds who are interested in gaining corporate or law experience.  Qualified and interested students can get more information and an application from the Career Center.

If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in learning more about our nation’s military academies, plan to attend the CT Congressional Delegation’s 2019 Military Services Academy Night on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 pm.  A flyer is hanging in the Career Center with details and you can also visit the website of any of Connecticut Senator or Representative.

Art Club will have a meeting this Thursday, April 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm in room 7. We can experiment with some different styles of abstract painting for those interested, or you can work on some more independent projects. New members are always welcome.

FBLA will meet in room 126 on Thursday, April 18 at 2:00 pm.

Athletic News:

Dance Team try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SWHS rubber room.

Yesterday, the Girls Track and Field team faced EO Smith.  There were several standout performances. Micaela Hanson won both hurdle races, Rihanna O'Meara won the 800, Erin Dunn won pole vault, Katelyn Maycomber won the high jump, Erin Stephens won the 200, and the relay team of Munika Munir, Erin Dunn, Candace Walsh and Melissa Sullivan won the 4 X 100.  The next meet will be on April 23 against Manchester at home.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 17, 2019 at 9:01 AM
  

If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in learning more about our nation’s military academies, plan to attend the CT Congressional Delegation’s 2019 Military Services Academy Night on Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00 pm.  A flyer is hanging in the Career Center with details and you can also visit the website of any of Connecticut Senator or Representative.

Bonjour!  French students, please attend with a parent, the French Exchange informational meeting, TODAY, Tuesday, April 16 in the Seminar Room at 6:00 pm.  Please see Madame Rosano in room 235 with any questions!  Merci!

The Bobcat Robotics Team competed in two events over April vacation.  At the Hartford District event, the team ranked third out of 42 teams after 12 rounds of qualifications.  The pit crew worked hard to fix the robot damaged by tough defense against our high scoring robot.  The team fell in the quarterfinals, but qualified for the New England Championships this past weekend.  At the New England Championships, the team faced some difficult challenges but rose to the occasion.  They were picked as a 5th seed alliance, making it to the quarter finals.  The team was one of over 30 teams out of over 200 from New England to qualify for the World Championships in Detroit, Michigan later this month where they will compete with teams from the US, Canada, Russia, Israel, India, Chile and more.  Congratulations and Good Luck to Team 177 Bobcat Robotics!

Attention all sophomores looking for an outstanding leadership opportunity: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) is a free 1-day leadership program at Springfield College taking place on Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. At this experience, high school sophomores from the area join together to complete team-building exercises that focus on what it takes to successfully lead others. If interested please stop by School Counseling and pick up an application. The application is due April 26.

Career Center visits continue this week today with Post University at 10:45 am and the United States Navy at 11:45 am.  The Connecticut Air National Guard will be here tomorrow at 9:45 am.  All visits are posted in Naviance.  Students can sign up and see Mrs. Carty for a pass.

Athletic News:

Dance Team try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SWHS rubber room.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 16, 2019 at 8:50 AM
  

The Science Fiction / Fantasy club will hold its April meeting today from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in room 127.  Join us to watch and discuss Maze Runner.

From the Career Center - a reminder that colleges are visiting today.  Merrimack College may still be here during homeroom announcements and Binghamton University will be here at 11:45 am.  Any student who has a completed application for the South Windsor Little League Scholarship can turn it into Mrs. Carty today.

If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in learning more about our nation’s military academies, plan to attend the CT Congressional Delegation’s 2019 Military Services Academy Night on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 pm.  A flyer is hanging in the Career Center with details and you can also visit the website of any of Connecticut Senator or Representative.

Bonjour!  French students, please attend with a parent, the French Exchange informational meeting, on Tuesday, April 16, in the Seminar Room at 6:00 pm.  Please see Madame Rosano in room 235 with any questions!  Merci!       

Athletic News:
Dance Team try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SWHS rubber room.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 15, 2019 at 9:09 AM
  

Prom ticket sales end TODAY, Friday, April 5.  You must have a guest form approved by administration and turned in to Mrs. Hasler in room 250 prior to purchasing a ticket for that guest.  Any tickets purchased for guests without approved guest forms will be refunded and those tickets will be available for purchase to anyone.  Please make sure you have these forms submitted prior to purchasing the ticket.  Also, tickets are NONTRANSFERRABLE and NONREFUNDABLE.  You cannot sell your tickets to someone else and tickets cannot be refunded so finalize your plans prior to purchasing your tickets.

Seniors:  There is a new group of scholarships with April deadlines waiting for you in Naviance including:
- The NEACAC scholarship.
- The ECHN scholarship for students pursuing health fields.
- The brand new William Perry scholarship exclusively for a South Windsor student who has achieved academic success while being a student leader.
- The JE Shepard award from the Jaycees for students who embody integrity and spirit in their community.  
- South Windsor Little League’s awards for students who are former players. For students who are applying to this scholarship – because the due date is next Friday, April 12, please return your applications to the Career Center following spring break on Monday, April 15.  

Check out these and so many more in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty if you need any help finding applications.

Juniors: Are you interested in serving on the State of Connecticut Board of Education?  This highly coveted position would have you working with State of Connecticut political leaders in helping shape and develop educational policies and lend a student perspective to lawmakers.  These state level meetings take place one Wednesday a month in Hartford for the entire school day.  See Mr. Wry in Guidance if interested. 

The Science Fiction / Fantasy club will hold one meeting in April, which will be Monday, April 15, the day we return from April break.  Join us in room 127 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to watch and discuss Maze Runner.

Bonjour!  French students, please attend with a parent, the French Exchange informational meeting, on Tuesday, April 16, in the Seminar Room at 6:00 pm. Please see Madame Rosano in room 235 with any questions!  Merci! 

Gateway Community College is having an Open House on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Tour facilities, meet professors, and learn all about academic opportunities and activities.  Visit gatewayct.edu for more information.

Following up their outstanding league season, the SWHS Math Team finished 2nd in the medium school division of the Connecticut State Meet.  Team members Aryan Kalia, Keshav Ramesh, Michael Ngo, Jaideep Naik, Pranav Ramesh, and Jason Rickenbacher turned in South Windsor's best performance in the meet.  In addition, Aryan, Keshav, Jaideep, Michael, and Pranav were all selected to the elite ARML team from Connecticut, consisting of the top 45 high school math students from across the state.  South Windsor had the most students selected from any school in the state.

This weekend Bobcat Robotics heads to Hartford for our second competition if you want to see the action live, join us at Hartford Public High school to cheer on Team 177 on Saturday and Sunday!  Then, next weekend the team heads to WPI to compete in the New England District Championship.  Best of luck to Bobcat Robotics as they take on the most competitive teams in the region this week!

The Career Center will host two college visits on the first day back from spring break so please take note now.  Merrimack College and Binghamton University will both be here on Monday, April 15.  If you are an applicant deciding on attending one of these schools or a future applicant who would like to know more about them, please sign up in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty for a pass.

Athletic News:

Dance Team try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SWHS rubber room.

The Girls Tennis team had an amazing opening match against Rocky Hill. The team won 7-0, with forth singles Heather Kim having a great first match, and coming home with the team pet, Dwayne. First singles Caitlin Sze, and third singles Sam Donovan started the season off strong, and second singles Sophia Chin won her match with a double bagel.  First doubles Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon had a nice match, new players Caitlin Sauer and Jina Lee won with a double bagel, and Rebecca Kenefick and Ananya Srivatsav won with a French Fry. Come support the girls team at their next home match against Northwest Catholic on Monday, April 15!

The Boys Tennis team had their first victory of the season with a win over Newington.  Victorious for the Bobcats were Senior Ronnak Saxena at first singles, Elijah Wood at third singles and Rahul Mahesh at forth singles.  Also winning for the Bobcats were Sam Kim & Donny Sauer at first Doubles and Andris Reba & Dan Zhu at second Doubles.  Nice job to everyone!  Our next match is today against Tolland at home at 3:45 pm - please come out and support the team.

Varsity Girls lacrosse beat Berlin 14-4.  JV also defeated Berlin 6-3. The teams will take on Simsbury at home on April 17 at 4:00 pm on the turf.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 05, 2019 at 9:19 AM
  

Prom ticket sales end on Friday, April 5.  You must have a guest form approved by administration and turned in to Mrs. Hasler in room 250 prior to purchasing a ticket for that guest.  Any tickets purchased for guests without approved guest forms will be refunded and those tickets will be available for purchase to anyone.  Please make sure you have these forms submitted prior to purchasing the ticket.  Also, tickets are NONTRANSFERRABLE and NONREFUNDABLE.  You cannot sell your tickets to someone else and tickets cannot be refunded so finalize your plans prior to purchasing your tickets.

Mind's Eye will be having a Coffee House TONIGHT, April 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Come listen to or share your writing or music while enjoying food and good company.  $1 donation is appreciated.

The Strategy Club will meet TODAY, Thursday, April 4 after school in room 7. 

FBLA will meet TODAY, Thursday, April 4 at 2:00 pm in room 126. 

The Science Fiction / Fantasy club will hold one meeting in April, which will be Monday, April 15, the day we return from April break.  Join us in room 127 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to watch and discuss Maze Runner.

Attention all tech crew: It's time for tech crew to assemble for the spring play, Game of Tiaras. Please report to the auditorium on Tuesday, April 16 at 2:00 pm to meet with Mrs. White.

Seniors:  There is a new group of scholarships with April deadlines waiting for you in Naviance!  Highlights include: 
- NEACAC scholarship
- ECHN scholarship for students pursuing health fields
- South Windsor Little League’s awards for students who are former players
- The brand new William Perry scholarship exclusively for a South Windsor student who has achieved academic success while being a student leader
- JE Shepard award from the Jaycees for students who embody integrity and spirit in their community.  
- South Windsor Soccer Club for former players
- CHESLA scholarship for students with high financial need and at least a 2.5 GPA who will attend college or a training program in Connecticut
- Marcella Masinda Scholarship, specifically for a South Windsor High School student and based on an essay submission.
You can find links for all of these opportunities in Naviance or stop in to the Career Center for more information. See Mrs. Carty if you need any help finding applications.

Juniors: Are you interested in serving on the State of Connecticut Board of Education?  This highly coveted position would have you working with State of Connecticut political leaders in helping shape and develop educational policies and lend a student perspective to lawmakers.  These state level meetings take place one Wednesday a month in Hartford for the entire school day.  See Mr. Wry in Guidance if interested. 

Bonjour! French students, please attend with a parent, the French Exchange informational meeting, on Tuesday, April 16, in the Seminar Room at 6:00 pm. Please see Madame Rosano in room 235 with any questions!  Merci! 

Athletic News:

Dance Team try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the SWHS rubber room.

Boys Tennis opened their season against Daniel Hand, their toughest opponent.  Although the team lost the match, there was great tennis and it gave the players the opportunity to see the type of competition that they would face at the state tournament.  The team has another home match today against Newington at 3:45 pm.  Come out and support the team as they look for their first win of the season!!
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 04, 2019 at 12:13 PM
  

Interact Members: Reminder, there is a meeting this Thursday, April 4, at 2:05 pm in the Seminar Room.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in room 134.

Seniors:  There is a new group of scholarships with April deadlines waiting for you in Naviance!  Highlights include the NEACAC scholarship, the ECHN scholarship for students pursuing health fields, South Windsor Little League’s awards for students who are former players, the brand new William Perry scholarship exclusively for a South Windsor student who has achieved academic success while being a student leader, and the JE Shepard award from the Jaycees for students who embody integrity and spirit in their community.  Check out these and so many more in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty if you need any help finding applications.

The Strategy Club will meet this Thursday, April 4 after school in room 7.  

Mind's Eye will be having a Coffee House tomorrow night, April 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Come listen to or share your writing or music while enjoying food and good company.  $1 donation is appreciated.

Juniors: Are you interested in serving on the State of Connecticut Board of Education?  This highly coveted position would have you working with State of Connecticut political leaders in helping shape and develop educational policies and lend a student perspective to lawmakers.  These state level meetings take place one Wednesday a month in Hartford for the entire school day.  See Mr. Wry in Guidance if interested. 

The Science Fiction / Fantasy club will hold one meeting in April, which will be Monday, April 15, the day we return from April break.  Join us in room 127 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to watch and discuss Maze Runner.

FBLA will meet this Thursday, April 4 at 2:00 pm in room 126. 

Athletic News:

Boys’ Tennis will have their first match of the season against Daniel Hand of Madison today at home at 4:00 pm.  The team would love to have as many fans as possible to support them as this will be their toughest match of the season.  Last year the team had a great season with 13 wins and 45 losses and won the CCC East - the team is motivated to do even better this season!!  Come out and watch some great tennis.

Girls’ Track and Field faced East Hartford yesterday.  We had several first place finishers.  Jess Polito won the mile, Cora Brownbill won the two mile, Erin Dunn won pole vault, Julie Brady won long jump, and Missy Sullivan won high jump.  The next Girls' Track meet is Tuesday, April 9 at RHAM.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 03, 2019 at 8:52 AM
  

Seniors: There is a new group of scholarships with April deadlines waiting for you in Naviance!  Highlights include the NEACAC scholarship, the ECHN scholarship for students pursuing health fields, South Windsor Little League’s awards for students who are former players, the brand new William Perry scholarship exclusively for a South Windsor student who has achieved academic success while being a student leader, and the JE Shepard award from the Jaycees for students who embody integrity and spirit in their community.  Check out these and so many more in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty if you need any help finding applications.

The NACAC Spring College Fair takes place today and tomorrow at the Connecticut Convention Center.  For more information, visit www.GoToMyNCF.com.

Juniors:  Are you interested in serving on the State of Connecticut Board of Education?  This highly coveted position would have you working with State of Connecticut political leaders in helping shape and develop educational policies and lend a student perspective to lawmakers.  These state level meetings take place one Wednesday a month in Hartford for the entire school day.  See Mr. Wry in Guidance if interested. 

The Science Fiction / Fantasy club will hold one meeting in April, which will be Monday, April 15, the day we return from April break.  Join us in room 127 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm to watch and discuss Maze Runner.

Copycats would like to congratulate our employee of the month, Stephen Marsh!  Stephen is being recognized for his on the job performance and his willingness to communicate with others. Congratulations, Stephen!

A representative from Fairleigh Dickinson will be in the Career Center today at 11:45 am to speak to students who are interested in hearing about their programs and campus life.  If you would like to attend, sign up in Naviance and come to the Career Center for a pass.

Interact Members: Reminder, this Thursday is our April meeting 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.

Athletic News:

Varsity and JV Girls Lacrosse both defeated Farmington 13-3 in great team wins. They will play Berlin at home on Thursday.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 02, 2019 at 8:39 AM
  

Seniors: There is a new group of scholarships with April deadlines waiting for you in Naviance!  Highlights include the NEACAC scholarship, the ECHN scholarship for students pursuing health fields, South Windsor Little League’s awards for students who are former players, the brand new William Perry scholarship exclusively for a South Windsor student who has achieved academic success while being a student leader, and the JE Shepard award from the Jaycees for students who embody integrity and spirit in their community.  Check out these and so many more in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty if you need any help finding applications.

The NACAC Spring College Fair takes place tomorrow and Wednesday at the Connecticut Convention Center. For more information, visit www.GoToMyNCF.com.

Juniors: Are you interested in serving on the State of Connecticut Board of Education?  This highly coveted position would have you working with State of Connecticut political leaders in helping shape and develop educational policies and lend a student perspective to lawmakers.  These state level meetings take place one Wednesday a month in Hartford for the entire school day.  See Mr. Wry in Guidance if interested. 

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold one meeting in April, which will be Monday, April 15, the day we return from April break.  Join us in room 127 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm to watch and discuss Maze Runner.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 01, 2019 at 8:50 AM
  

Tonight Rho Kappa will host a Women’s History Month movie marathon in the auditorium.  Come from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm to watch the movies Hidden Figures and League of their Own.  There will be free pizza and food!

The National Association for College Admission Counseling will host a spring college fair on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3 at the Connecticut Convention Center.  You can register in advance at www.GoToMyNCF.com and a poster advertising the event is hanging outside School Counseling.

Scholarship alert for seniors!  The South Windsor Little League scholarship application is now available.  You can download it from Naviance or pick one up in the Career Center.  It is due April 12.

There is a new scholarship opportunity only for South Windsor High School seniors. The William L. Perry Scholarship will be awarded to students who have exhibited outstanding leadership in multiple arenas, while maintaining a rigorous course load, and strong academic performance.  Applicants must show a record of participation in high commitment activities such as athletics, music or drama, while also being active leaders in service clubs or student government.  Application may be downloaded in Naviance or picked up at the Career Center and will be due by April 26.

Seniors: Please note the white board outside the Career Center lists a number of scholarship opportunities with upcoming deadlines. These are just a few of the scholarships you will find listed in Naviance with information on how to apply. Some of the criteria for these include being a student in the Open Choice program, planning to pursue a degree in Education, planning to attend college in CT and more!

The Writing Center is now accepting applications for writing tutors for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a great opportunity for any students who like to write and who enjoy helping people. See your English teacher for more information or for an application. Applications are due by April 1.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 29, 2019 at 9:23 AM
  
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