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February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: Hank Aaron. Hank Aaron was a major league baseball player who hit 755 home runs during his career, making him America’s all-time home run leader for three decades, and earning him the nickname “Hammerin’ Hank.” He surpassed Babe Ruth, who had 714 home runs, and played in a record 24 All-Star games. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

The next meeting of Fashion Club will be on Thursday, March 1 after school in Room 7 until 3:00pm. We will work on new projects and planning upcoming events.

Reminder for all Unity Club Members… we will have our cultural food meeting on Monday after school in the Career Center. Please bring any food items you would like to share with the club for this meeting. Hope to see you all there. 

The Cooking Club will meet next Wednesday, February 28 to enjoy a chocolate-themed menu and take our yearbook photo! Please bring $5 to Sra. Ruiz no later than Monday, February 26 to reserve your spot and see her in Room 233 if you have any questions.

Yoga Club will meet Monday at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room to practice yoga. We will also be taking our yearbook photo and discussing the “Relieve the Stress Fest”. Contact Ms. Lane if you have any questions.

Come to the local burger restaurant on Tolland Turnpike in Manchester near the BJ's Plaza on Monday, February 26 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm to support the Bobcat Robotics team. Our robotics team will receive 10% of the proceeds. Please mention Bobcat Robotics when ordering. We hope to see you there.

Are you a junior looking for a part time job? A local medical office is looking for a high school student from the Class of 2019 to work 6-10 hours during the school week with increasing hours for the summer. Candidates should be motivated workers with attention to detail and are expected to be able to work in a professional setting. For more information on how to apply, please see the job posting on the Career Center bulletin board.

Do you like basketball? Or winning prizes? How about having fun? Interact Club is sponsoring a basketball tournament on March 29 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Entry is $10 per player and all proceeds go to hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. Pick up your form outside Room 134. Forms and money are due March 5. Questions? See Mrs. Howard in Room 134 or find an Interact Officer.

Athletic News:
The Boys and Girls track Team will hold an end of season celebration Monday at 2:00pm in Room 157. Please bring your uniforms. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 23, 2018 at 9:50 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was one of the first and greatest of American jazz singers. She was a sensation at New York’s famous jazz club, The Apollo, and was nicknamed “Lady Day” by saxophonist Lester Young, with whom she often recorded. Billie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 for her legendary career.

A local medical office is looking for a high school student from the Class of 2019 to work 6-10 hours during the school week with increasing hours for the summer. Candidates should be motivated workers with attention to detail and are expected to be able to work in a professional setting. For more information on how to apply, please see the job posting on the Career Center bulletin board.

Attention students who are attending the fashion field trip to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, new permission slips must be returned by March 1. If you don't have one, please see Mrs. Ziff in Room 7 during homeroom. You can also return signed permission slips to Room 7. Please mark your calendars for a mandatory meeting about the trip on March 27 after school. More details will follow through Google Classroom. 

Did someone say "chocolate"? Join the Cooking Club as we celebrate all things chocolate. Our menu features chocolate mousse, cream puffs, whoopie pies and so much more. Reserve your spot by bringing $5 to Sra. Ruiz in Room 233 by Monday, February 26, and the cooking session is on Wednesday, February 28. We will be taking our yearbook picture then as well!   

Do you like basketball? Or winning prizes? How about having fun? Interact Club is sponsoring a basketball tournament on March 29 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Entry is $10 per player and all proceeds go to hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. Pick up your form outside Room 134. Forms and money are due March 5. Questions? See Mrs. Howard in Room 134 or find an Interact Officer.

The Japanese Club meets today in Room 230. Domo arigato, sayonara !!!

The CT State Board of Education has opened their search for two new 2018-19 Student Board Members. Students, appointed by the governor, will serve from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Any junior interested in applying should look for additional information and the posting in the Career Center. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before April 13.

Athletic News:

-Are you a girl interested in Track and Field? Come to an informational meeting after school TODAY or on Tuesday, February 27 in Room 127. See Coach McCullough in Room 127 if you have any questions. 

-ANYONE interested in trying out for SWHS boys’ varsity golf team this spring should attend the mandatory meeting Thursday, March 1 after school from 2:10pm - 2:30pm. Please see Mr. Gray in Room 168 for any additional information or if you can't attend. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 22, 2018 at 8:53 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: 
Phillis Wheatley. Phillis Wheatley was a slave in Boston when she became the first published black poet in America in 1767.  She was purchased in 1761 by John and Susannah Wheatley, who saw that she learned English literature, Latin, and Greek, and was considered a prodigy among the people of Boston, thanks to her sophisticated verse and lively personality.

If you are considering a career in a STEM related field and would like to learn more about past accomplishments of women, then you should consider joining the new club, Women in Technology. The first meeting will be after school today in Room 9.

The Japanese Club will meet tomorrow in Room 230.

The Italian Club will have its next meeting Tuesday, February 27 in Room 226. We will be having pizza and doing some other activities. If you would like to participate, please bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli by Friday, February 23. There is limited space and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Attention seniors. IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: If you have not yet done so, you must sign up for your cap and gown for graduation. Please see Mrs. Mazzonna or Ms. Andrews for information.  

The Strategy Club meets today in Room 146. All past and present members are invited to come to the meeting and be in the yearbook photo.



Posted by mdunia  On Feb 21, 2018 at 7:33 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: Shirley Chisholm. Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to be elected to the US Congress. She served seven terms as a representative from New York’s 12th district, and also ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972, becoming the first African-American woman to run for office.

Attention seniors. IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: If you have not yet done so, you must sign up for your cap and gown for graduation. Please see Mrs. Mazzonna or Ms. Andrews for information.  

The Strategy Club will meet this Wednesday in Room 146. There will be a club photo taken for the yearbook. All past and present members are invited to come to the meeting and be in the yearbook photo.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club meets today for a writer's workshop from 2:00 – 4:00pm in Room 127. Our club picture will be taken for the yearbook as well.

Attention All Unity Club Members, we will have our cultural food meeting on Monday, February 26 after school at the School Counseling Career Center. Please bring any food items you would like to share with the club for this meeting. We will have food and watch music videos from different cultures at this meeting. Hope to see you all there. 

Athletic News:

-Attention spring athletes: This is just a reminder that you need to sign up online by March 5th in order to be eligible for the first day of tryouts.  If you played a previous sport this year, stop by the Main Office to move your sports forms forward and to drop off your check for your spring sport.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Jelly in the Main Office. 

-Are you a girl interested in Track and Field? Come to an informational meeting after school on either Thursday, February 22 or on Tuesday, February 27 in Room 127. See Coach McCullough in Room 127 if you have any questions. 

Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: 
Matthew Henson. Matthew Henson was the first human to reach the North Pole. An expert with sleds and dogs and fluent in the Inuit language, he was hired by Robert E. Peary as an assistant in his quest to reach the North Pole. Although Peary was celebrated for the achievement, Henson’s role was largely unrecognized for years. 

Another fast fact presented by the Environmental Club; Did you know that the Long Island Sound has an area of more than 1,300 square miles and contains more than 18 trillion gallons of water? It is an estuary, meaning that it is a mix of saltwater from the oceans and freshwater from rivers. This large estuary is home to over 1,200 invertebrates, 170 species of fish, and dozens of migratory birds. 

The CT State Board of Education has opened their search for two new 2018-19 Student Board Members. Students, appointed by the governor, will serve from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Any junior interested in applying should look for additional information and the posting in the Career Center. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before April 13.

Join the Science Fiction/Fantasy Club on Tuesday February 20 for a writer's workshop meeting from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in Room 127. Enjoy taking the time to write and share with others. Snacks will be provided. We will also be taking a club picture for the yearbook.

Today is the last day to sign up for the FBLA competitions - we are signing up by period 5 today. Please e-mail and let Mrs. Barrett know if you are interested in competing by then. 

The Italian Club will have its next meeting Tuesday, February 27 in Room 226. We will be having pizza and doing some other activities. If you would like to participate, please bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli by Friday, February 23. There is limited space and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Attention All Unity Club Members, we will have our cultural food meeting on Monday, February 26 after school at the School Counseling Career Center. Please bring any food items you would like to share with the club for this meeting. We will have food and watch music videos from different cultures at this meeting. Hope to see you all there. 

Athletic News:
-Are you a girl interested in Track and Field? Come to an informational meeting after school on either Thursday, February 22 or on Tuesday, February 27 in Room 127. See Coach McCullough in Room 127 if you have any questions.



Posted by mdunia  On Feb 14, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth was an anti-slavery and women’s rights activist who was born into slavery and then sold several times before escaping to freedom with her daughter. Although she could not read or write, she was a captivating speaker, and gave her now famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman,” to challenge the idea that men were superior to women.

Another fast fact presented by the Environmental Club: Did you know that from 1820 to 1955, the concentration of mercury in sections of Long Island Sound increased by more than 1,300 percent? Heavy metals like mercury are consumed by fish, which are then consumed by humans. Mercury can have many effects on children and teenagers like permanently decreasing the brain's ability to respond to sound and impact the body's ability to regulate heartbeat. Learn how the concentrations of Mercury are being reduced at the Environmental Club meeting every Thursday in Room 206.

Please join the Freshman Class of 2021 for a fundraiser tonight at a local Mexican Restaurant on 48 Hale Road in Manchester from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. See you there. 

Seniors – are you making the most of all of your scholarships options? If you are planning to attend a two or four year college next year, you should now be looking for ways to help pay for it. Take advantage of Dollars for Scholars, use Naviance to search for more opportunities, and check out the Scholarship and Aid bulletin board in the Career Center for notices. Every dollar counts.

Hey Foodies! Our next Cooking Club session is Wednesday, February 28 and our menu will highlight our love for all things chocolate. Help us choose recipes at our planning meeting on Valentine's Day--Wednesday, February 14. See you and your sweet-tooth there! 

Athletic News:

Come on out and support the basketball team tonight, and get in for free with the Student Council sponsored Can Drive. Students bringing in two canned goods, and adults who bring four, will be admitted to the game for free. Hope to see you there. 

Are you a girl interested in Track and Field? Come to an informational meeting after school on either Thursday, February 22 or on Tuesday, February 27 in Room 127. See coach McCullough in Room 127 if you have any questions.
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 13, 2018 at 8:56 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: Barbara Harris.  Barbara Harris was the first woman to serve as a bishop in an Anglican church anywhere in the world. She was a corporate public relations executive before studying for the ministry, and was outspoken on issues of race and gender in church.


Reminder…the Teen Center is closed today.  

Meetings today:
Gay-Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 148.  
French Exchange student-hosts are required to meet today at 2:05pm in Room 228.   
The RACE committee meets today after school in the Media Center project space. 
Yoga club will meets today at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room.

Attention all students who were signed up to take the American Mathematics Contest: There are currently plans to make up the AMC 10 and 12 during school hours later this month; the date of the makeup will be forthcoming. However, the results of this makeup date will be unofficial, and will not allow students to qualify for awards or for the American Invitational Math Exam. For students that want a chance to get an official score in order to qualify, an alternate version of the contest will be offered during our winter break on Thursday, February 15 at 8:00am at SWHS. If you were originally signed up for the AMC and would like to take this alternate version, you must see Mr. Brindisi in Room 265 or email him by no later than TOMORROW in order to secure a spot and get important information.

Athletic News:
-Attention spring athletes: This is just a reminder that you need to sign up online by March 5th in order to be eligible for the first day of tryouts. If you played a previous sport this year, stop by the Main Office to move your sports forms forward and to drop off your check for your spring sport. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Jelly in the Main Office. 

-Don’t forget to come out and support the basketball team tomorrow. Student Council is running a Canned Food Drive. Students bringing in two canned goods will be admitted to the game for free; adults with four canned goods will be admitted for free. Hope to see you there. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 12, 2018 at 9:27 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: Sheryl Swoopes. Sheryl Swoopes was one of the first women drafted to play professional basketball for the WNBA. She helped lead the Comets to four consecutive championships, and was voted as the league’s MVP in 2000, 2002, and 2005.

Have you heard announcements for the Gay-Straight Alliance at SWHS and wondered what it's all about? Have you thought about attending a meeting but felt too shy? Hesitate no longer. Come on down to Room 148 on Monday, February 12 after school for our winter mixer. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know us and introduce yourself. There will be food, games, and good times. We welcome all who are advocates for making South Windsor (and our world) a safe and equitable place for everyone. Did we mention food and games?  

Please note…the Teen Center will be closed on Monday, February 12.

French Exchange student-hosts are required to attend a meeting on Monday, February 12, at 2:05pm in Room 228 in order to prepare for their March 28 arrival. Please see Madame Rosano with any questions. 

Reminder to seniors…the written portion of the Capstone project is due TODAY.

Attention all students who were signed up to take the American Mathematics Contest: There are currently plans to make up the AMC 10 and 12 during school hours later this month; the date of the makeup will be forthcoming.  However, the results of this makeup date will be unofficial, and will not allow students to qualify for awards or for the American Invitational Math Exam. For students that want a chance to get an official score in order to qualify, an alternate version of the contest will be offered during our winter break on Thursday, February 15 at 8:00am at SWHS. If you were originally signed up for the AMC and would like to take this alternate version, you must see Mr. Brindisi in Room 265 or email him by no later than Tuesday (Feb. 13) in order to secure a spot and get important information.

Yoga club will meet Monday at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room to practice yoga. All experience levels are welcome, and you don't need to be a member of the club to attend.

Seniors who have not started their Dollars for Scholars application or who need help with the process are welcome to stop into the Career Center for assistance with the portal. There are still a few weeks to get your applications complete. Other scholarship opportunities are added or updated in Naviance daily. Please note that some scholarships with spring deadlines may not have this year’s application available yet. All scholarships are updated as they come in. Please see Mrs. Carty with any questions.

Hey Foodies! Our next Cooking Club session is Wednesday, February 28 and our menu will highlight our love for all things chocolate. Help us choose recipes at our planning meeting on Valentine's Day--Wednesday, February 14. See you and your sweet-tooth there! 

The Italian Club will have its next meeting Tuesday, February 27 in Room 226. We will be having pizza and doing some other activities.  If you would like to participate, please bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli by Friday, February 23.  There is limited space and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

There will be a RACE committee meeting on Monday, February 12 in the Media Center project space. All are welcome!

Athletic News:
-Last Night at the Floyd Little Center, South Windsor High School's own Patrick Bell won the Class L State Championship in the Pole Vault.  Patrick cleared thirteen feet, setting a school record while earning a spot in the State Open on February 17th. Congratulations Patrick and good luck at the Open!!
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 09, 2018 at 9:20 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: 
Bob Marley. Bob Marley was a reggae legend who gained international fame for songs that spoke of politics, religion, and life on the streets, including his anthem “Get Up, Stand Up.” His greatest hits compilation titled Legend was released in 1984 and sold millions of copies, after his tragic death three years before.

Please note…the Teen Center will be closed on Monday, February 12.

FBLA Members - Please stop by Room 126 TODAY to pick up your permission slip forms and to sign up for competition. 
Good Morning Students of South Windsor High School. The following students have been nominated by teachers to be students of the month for January. These students have shown excellence in academic, social or civic expectations, and have made an impression on those around them. Congratulations to: Alex Viar,  
Lindsey Tortora, Sharlene Benitez, Edwin (Alexis) Dominguez, Katelyn Macomber, Connor O'Meara, 
Taylor Kerce, Karan Patel, and Isabella Dos Reis. 

French Exchange: All student-hosts are required to attend a meeting on Monday, February 12, at 2:05pm in Room 228. This is an important meeting to plan for the arrival of the French on Wednesday, March 28. Please see Madame Rosano with any questions. 

Attention all students. Come out and support the basketball team next Tuesday, February 13. Student Council is running a Canned Food Drive. Students bringing in two canned goods will be admitted to the game for free; adults with four canned goods will be admitted for free. Hope to see you there.

The Hartford Hospital Volunteer Program will hold its parent and student information session on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  Students who attend receive early access to the application. See the flier in the Career Center for more information.

Applications for the UConn Explore Engineering Program are now available. The five day residential program allows students to explore a variety of engineering fields. You must be a current grade 10 or grade 11 student. More information is available in the Career Center.

Reminder to seniors…if you have done your Capstone presentation but have not submitted the written portion of the project, you must do so by TOMORROW. 

Athletic News:
-There will be a meeting tomorrow after school in Room 159 for anyone interested in playing softball this spring. This is for both new and returning players.
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 08, 2018 at 11:13 AM
  

February is Black History Month. Today, Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society honors: 
Natasha Trethewey. Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection Native Guard, which was about black Union soldiers who guarded a fort during the Civil War. Natasha has been winning prizes for her poems on culture since she published her first collection, Domestic Work, and now works as a creative writing professor.

Attention all students taking the AMC 10 or 12 tomorrow: Please report directly to the cafeteria between 7:15am and 7:20am tomorrow with a pencil(s); you may also bring a ruler, protractor, and eraser, if you wish. Scratch paper and graph paper will be provided. No calculators or electronic devices of any kind may be used! You will miss periods 1 and 3. If there is a school cancellation tomorrow, the AMC will be rescheduled for a date later in February. See Mr. Brindisi in Room 265 with any questions.

Reminder to the students attending the field trip to the Wolfpack School Day Game tomorrow… You must bring a bagged lunch or money (cash, debit or credit card) for the trip. The $5 from the field trip cost will be refunded to you at a later date. Also note, we will meet in the main lobby at 7:55am tomorrow morning before boarding the bus at the back of the school.  

Mind's Eye will hold a meeting this Wednesday, February 7, at 2:00pm in Room 146. New members are welcome to attend!

The CT Trolley Museum in East Windsor is looking for volunteers, whether on a regular basis, just for events, or to fulfill service hour requirements. To learn more about opportunities with the museum, view an information flyer in the Career Center or call the Trolley Museum at 860-627-6540.

A reminder to students taking a course eligible for MCC credit, please be sure to register by Thursday, February 8 or you will miss your chance. If you need assistance, please see Dr. Bombara in School Counseling or Mrs. Carty in the Career Center. 

Applications for the Alpha Delta Kappa – Pi Chapter Scholarship are now available in the Career Center. This is a $1,000 scholarship for female students planning to pursue a career in teaching. The application deadline is April 30. Several scholarships have deadlines next week – please check Naviance for a complete list. The Dollars for Scholars portal will remain open for a few more weeks. Seniors hoping to take advantage of these local funds should already be working on their applications.

The Strategy Club will meet this week on Wednesday after school in Room 146.

Reminder to seniors…if you have done your Capstone presentation but have not submitted the written portion of the project, you must do so by THIS FRIDAY. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Feb 06, 2018 at 9:08 AM
  
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