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The Robotics club will have a meeting after school on Thursday, October 4th. This meeting is for students who are interested in joining Bobcat Robotics. Please come to the meeting if you are interested in joining the team. We will start the meeting at 2:10pm in room 12. 

Today’s college visits will be from Maine College of Art, Albertus Magnus College and University of Vermont. Tomorrow the Career Center hosts American University and Goodwin College. Please sign up in Naviance.

Sophomores: “HOBY”…the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Organization is a nationally recognized group dedicated to developing leaders through national conferences and training. Any Sophomore interested in applying to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar taking place in the Spring are invited to see Mr. León in School Counseling for either an application or more details.

Athletic News:

The Boys Varsity Soccer team traveled to East Catholic and came out with a 4-0 win. Owen Cotton and Jaren Haddock notched their first career varsity goals, and Matt Dion and Anthony Dominguez scored one each as well. Jake Waterhouse and Hunter Pasqualini combined for the shutout. The Bobcats are now 7 and 1 on the season and play their third away game in a row on Thursday vs EO Smith.

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team for their clean sweep at home last night vs. Bloomfield. Both the JV and Freshmen teams won 2-0 and Varsity 3-0, led by Kenadie Gonzalez with 21 serve points. The team will travel to East Catholic tomorrow. Good luck to the team, and we hope to see you there cheering on your fellow Bobcats!
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 02, 2018 at 8:48 AM
  

The Robotics club will be having a meeting after school on Thursday October 4th. This meeting is for students who are interested in joining Bobcat Robotics. Please come to the meeting if you are interested in joining the team. We will start the meeting at 2:10pm in room 12. 

All Travel Club students enrolled in the 2019 Italy and Spain Trip and a parent are to meet at the back of the SWHS Media Center on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00pm. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

If you have an interest in airplanes - flying them or working on them – attend the Young Eagles Rally at Meriden-Markham Airport on Sunday, October 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Take a free flight and see what pilots do before, during and after a flight. A flier with more information is hanging in the Career Center.

Athletic News:
On Friday, the Boys Soccer team traveled to Plainville for an inter divisional battle. The Bobcats prevailed with a 1-0 victory. Nick Gattuso scored the lone goal from a pass by Matt Dion. The South Windsor defense of Jared Caroline, Jaren Haddock, Steven Futtner, Cole Cassettari, Chris Allevo, Owen Cotton, Marcus Foote and Kyle Henderson kept the Blue Devils from scoring and Hunter Pasqualini earned the shutout in goal. The Bobcats play East Catholic today in Manchester.

The Varsity Girls Soccer team will play their annual Pink Out game to support Breast Cancer research and recovery on Tuesday. Please consider joining us on the stadium field to help as we raise money for this worthy cause.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 01, 2018 at 8:48 AM
  

Any seniors with October 15 college application deadlines need to submit their transcript request forms to School Counseling no later than Friday, September 28.

All Travel Club students enrolled in the 2019 Italy and Spain Trip and a parent are to meet at the back of the SWHS Media Center on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00pm. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

Any student who would like to be involved in planning for the Homecoming Dance please meet immediately after school for a brief meeting in room 234C on Friday, September 28.

Come check out the Writing Center's launch party this Monday before school starts outside of room 136. Meet the tutors, see our space, and more!

Students interested in learning about different cultures, watching movies, eating different foods and playing games please come and check out the Unity Club. The first meeting of this year will be held on October 1st at 2pm afterschool in the School Counseling Career Center.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting on October 11th in room 127 from 2-5 pm. Join us for snacks while we watch and discuss Pirates of the Caribbean. New and returning members are welcome.

College visits will once again take place in the back of the Media Center on Monday. The following colleges will be here: Springfield College, Eastern CT State University, Southern CT State University. For specific times and to sign up, please go to your Naviance homepage.

Athletic News:
The boys varsity soccer team has gotten off to a very strong start with 5 wins and 1 loss. Earlier in the week they beat RHAM 7-0 with goals from Dan Monteserin, Jared Caroline, Nick Gattuso, Anthony Dominguez, Matt Dion and Dmitri Tenn. The Bobcats have also beaten Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Tolland and Manchester this season. The boys take on Plainville today away. Good luck!
Posted by cdoherty  On Sep 28, 2018 at 9:18 AM
  
Any sophomore, junior and senior students interested in travelling to Italy and Spain over April break of 2019 are requested to attend our last informational meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM in the back of the SWHS Media Center. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

Any seniors with October 15 college application deadlines need to submit their transcript request forms to School Counseling no later than Friday, September 28.

Balfour representatives will be in the cafeteria during all lunch waves on Wednesday and Thursday to take class ring orders. Visit them during lunch or come see Ms. Dobosz in her classroom, 142 for any further information.

The Strategy Club will meet this week on Thursday, after school, in room 146. New members are always welcome.

All Travel Club students enrolled in the 2019 Italy and Spain Trip and a parent are to meet at the back of the SWHS Media Center on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 PM. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

If you are interested in learning more about STEM jobs and accomplishments by women you should join the Women in Technology club. Our next meeting will be after school on Thursday, September 27th in room 9. All new members are welcome!

Any student who would like to be involved in planning for the Homecoming Dance please meet immediately after school for a brief meeting in room 234C on Friday, September 28.

Tomorrow is a busy day with some great college visits. Please note that ALL college visits on Friday will take place in the back of the Media Center. The following colleges will be here – UConn, The University of Scranton, Princeton University and Boston University. Please sign up in Naviance and be sure to report to the Media Center for any of these visits.

Come check out the Writing Center's launch party this Monday before school starts outside of room 136. Meet the tutors, see our space, and more!

Athletic News:
The Girls volleyball team hosted CCC opponent RHAM (pronounced Ram) last night playing tough in both matches. The JV team won 2-1, and Varsity lost 3-0, with a close game 3 score of 25-23. The team will host another top opponent tonight when they play against Coventry. Hope to see you there cheering on your fellow Bobcats.

Posted by mdunia  On Sep 27, 2018 at 8:40 AM
  

Interested in Ski Club? There will be a meeting about the Ski Sundown trips this winter today, September 26th at 2:05pm in room 152. E-mail Ms. Phillips if you cannot attend or have any questions.

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! The first meeting to sign-up for session 1 will be held Thursday, September 27th briefly after school in room 168. Please see Mr. Gray for details.

If you want to make a positive impact on your classmates, join the "PAINT FOR POSITIVITY" club. We are the people putting the quotes over the lockers. We will meet today after school in room 121. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Rentz

Any sophomore, junior and senior students interested in travelling to Italy and Spain over April break of 2019 are requested to attend our last informational meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm in the back of the SWHS Media Center. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

The Cooking Club is meeting after school in room 105 on Wednesday to show off our tricks for making delicious Halloween treats. Questions? See Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz.

South Windsor for the Kids is having its first club meeting today in the back of the cafeteria. If you aren’t able to make this meeting, you are still able to join by coming to any other meeting in the year! Google Classroom code: qvwis4
 
Today’s visit from Goodwin College will be rescheduled. Tomorrow we welcome Salve Regina University and the US Army Reserve.

Any seniors with October 15th college application deadlines need to submit their transcript request forms to School Counseling no later than Friday, September 28.

Balfour representatives will be in the cafeteria during all lunch waves on Wednesday and Thursday to take class ring orders. Visit them during lunch or come see Ms. Dobosz in her classroom, room 142 for further information.
Posted by cdoherty  On Sep 26, 2018 at 9:34 AM
  

Interested in Ski Club? There will be a meeting about the Ski Sundown trips this winter on Wednesday September 26th at 2:05pm in room 152. Email Ms. Phillips if you cannot attend or have any questions.

9th Grade students interested in running for Class Office can pick up a Candidate Application in the Main Office or Admin 237.

Open auditions for the Men’s A Cappella group Understaffed will be held September 26th, 6:30-8pm in Room 4. Everything you need is in Google Classroom! Register today at class code mkwsha!

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the baseball team on Tuesday, September 25th after school in room 161. Any questions, please see Mr. D’Amato

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! The first meeting to sign-up for session 1 will be held Thursday, September 27th briefly after school in room 168. Please see Mr. Gray for details.

The first meeting of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will be held on Wednesday September 26th at 7:00am in the Media Center. All students are invited to join us to learn more about this fun and interactive club.

If you want to make a positive impact on your classmates, Join the "PAINT FOR POSITIVITY" club. We are the people putting the quotes over the lockers. We will meet tomorrow in room 121. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Rentz

The Cooking Club is meeting after school in room 105 on Wednesday to show off our tricks for making delicious Halloween treats. Questions? See Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz.

If you are interested in learning more about STEM jobs and accomplishments by women you should join the Women in Technology club. Our next meeting will be after school on Thursday, September 27th in room 9. All new members are welcome!

Tomorrow’s visits in the Career Center will be Goodwin College, United States Army, Pace University and Western New England University. Sign up in Naviance and see Mrs. Carty if you have any questions or need a pass.

Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to check out upcoming diversity experiences at colleges around the region. WPI, Tufts University, and Connecticut Colleges will all host programs to acquaint students with their approaches to diversity on campus and provide an opportunity for prospective students to visit campus and experience life as a student. Deadlines for all programs are approaching. See Mrs. Carty in the Career Center if you are interested.

Athletic News:
The Girls Swim and Dive team had a hard fought loss on Friday against Southington. Standout performances were made by freshmen Abby Grohs and Amanda Walsh, as well as sophomore Kylie Choutka. Great job ladies! Their next meet is this Tuesday against Hall.

The Girls Volleyball team traveled to Tolland last night and ran into a tough CCC league opponent. Both the JV and freshman teams won 2-1 and Varsity lost another close one, 3-2. The team will be home the next two days vs. RHAM and Coventry. Hope you will come out and support your fellow Bobcats!
Posted by cdoherty  On Sep 25, 2018 at 9:41 AM
  
Interested in the ski club? There will be a meeting about the Ski Sundown trips this winter on Wednesday, September 26th, at 2:05 in room 152. Email Ms. Phillips if you cannot attend or have any questions.

9th Grade students interested in running for Class Office can pick up a Candidate Application in the Main Office or Admin room 237.

Open auditions for the Men’s A Cappella group Understaffed will be held September 26th, 6:30 to 8 pm in Room 4. Everything you need is in Google Classroom! Register today at class code: mkwsha!

The first meeting of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, at 7 am in the Media Center. All students are invited to join us to learn more about this fun and interactive club!  

There will be an open gym for basketball today from 6-8 pm in the SWHS main gym.

Applications are now available for Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society. Membership to Rho Kappa is limited to Seniors with 3 completed credits in Social Studies. You can apply online through the Class of 2019 classroom page or with a written application available in the Social Studies office. See Mr. Frank or Mrs. Simcik if you have any questions. The Deadline for applications is Friday, October 5th.

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the baseball team on Tuesday, September 25th after school in room 161. Any questions, please see Mr. D’Amato

Today is the first Yoga Club Practice. Come to the Chorus room at 2:15 to give yoga a try. We welcome anyone interested in trying yoga!

Just a reminder: the Italian Club will have it's first meeting today after school in room 226. We will also be taking a club photograph at the beginning of the meeting so please be sure to come and be included.

Students interested in learning about different cultures, watching movies, eating different foods and playing games please come and check out the Unity Club. The first meeting of this year will be held on October 1st, at 2 pm after school in the School Counseling Career Center.

The Strategy Club will meet this week on Thursday, September 27th, after school, in room 146. New members are always welcome.

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! The first meeting to sign-up for session 1 will be held Thursday, September 27th briefly after school in room 168. Please see Mr. Gray for details.

Student Council will be selling spirit wear all week during lunch waves for $5-15. Find the Student Council table to browse the spirit wear!

Wednesday, September 26th is Pizza, Prizes & Giveaways day at the Teen Center! Join us for this free back to school event!

If you have an interest in airplanes - flying them or working on them – attend the Young Eagles Rally at Meriden-Markham Airport on Sunday, October 7th, from 9 am – 3 pm. Take a free flight and see what pilots do before, during and after a flight. A flier with more information is hanging in the Career Center.

We will have another full week of college visits ahead. Continue to check Naviance for a complete visit schedule and sign up there. Tomorrow we welcome Johnson & Wales University, Nazareth College, and Montclair State University.

All Travel Club students enrolled in the 2019 Italy and Spain Trip and a parent are to meet at the back of the SWHS Media Center on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00 PM. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

Any sophomore, junior and senior students interested in travelling to Italy and Spain over April break of 2019 are requested to attend our last informational meeting on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM in the back of the SWHS Media Center. If you are unable to attend please see Señora Ruiz in room 227.

FBLA and DECA will be selling Taste Books for $25.00. Please see any FBLA member or any member of Mrs. Barrett's Marketing class to purchase one. Thank you. 

Athletic News:
The Girls volleyball team traveled to play Berlin Friday night. All 3 teams played tough in their loss. The Freshmen team lost 2-0, JV lost 2-1, and Varsity lost 3-2, with a close 15-12 score in game 5. 

The team will travel again tonight when they play one of their CCC league opponents, Tolland.
Posted by mdunia  On Sep 24, 2018 at 9:34 AM
  

Interested in Ski Club? There will be a meeting about the Ski Sundown trips this winter on Wednesday September 26th at 2:05 pm in room 152. Email Ms. Phillips if you cannot attend or have any questions.

9th Grade students interested in running for Class Office can pick up a Candidate Application in the Main Office or Admin 237.

Open auditions for the Men’s A Cappella group Understaffed will be held September 26th, 6:30 to 8 pm in Room 4. Everything you need is in Google Classroom! Register today at class code mkwsha!

The CHET Advance Scholarship program is currently open to all freshmen and seniors across CT. The program is offered by the CT State Treasury and awards 100 seniors a $2,500 scholarship and 100 freshmen at least a $2,000 scholarship. Seniors must have at least a 2.0 GPA. There is no grade requirement for freshmen. Recipients are chosen by a random drawing. Apply online at www.chetadvance.com until October 2.

Connecticut College holds its Explore Weekend for high school seniors from underrepresented groups from November 10-12. If you are interested in learning more about diversity and the academic experience at Conn College, visit www.conncoll.edu/explore-weekend or see the poster outside School Counseling.

The Italian Club will have its first meeting next Monday, September 24th, right after school in room 226.  We will eat pizza and play bocce. Please bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226 by this Friday to hold your spot. Join our Google Classroom at 1q6l4t to get up-to-date announcements.

The Yoga Club will have their first meeting next Monday the 24th at 2:15 in the Chorus room. Whether you love yoga or have never done yoga before... everyone is welcome. Yoga is a fun way to relieve stress and improve flexibility. Come Monday and give it a try. Join our Google Classroom with the code 2vzjbj or see Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.

The first meeting of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 7am in the Media Center. All students are invited to join us to learn more about this fun and interactive club!  

Students from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to check out upcoming diversity experiences at colleges around the region. WPI, Tufts University, and Connecticut Colleges will all host programs to acquaint students with their approaches to diversity on campus and provide an opportunity for prospective students to visit campus and experience life as a student. Deadlines for all programs are approaching. See Mrs. Carty in the Career Center if you are interested.

The following colleges will be in the Career Center on Monday, September 24: Bryant University, University of Bridgeport, Dean College and Assumption College. Sign up in Naviance to attend.

There will be an open gym for basketball on Monday, Sept. 24 from 6-8 pm in the SWHS main gym.

Applications are now available for Rho Kappa, the National Social Studies Honor Society. Membership to Rho Kappa is limited to Seniors with 3 completed credits in Social Studies. You can apply online through the Class of 2019 classroom page or with a written application available in the Social Studies office. See Mr. Frank or Mrs. Simcik if you have any questions. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 5th.

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the baseball team on Tuesday, September 25th after school in room 161. Any questions, please see Mr. D’Amato.
Posted by cdoherty  On Sep 21, 2018 at 8:59 AM
  
Any student in joining our school's literary magazine, Mind's Eye, should attend our first meeting right after school today, Thursday, September 20 in Room 129. New members are welcome! Please see Ms. Flachsbart if you have any questions. 

Do love Science Fiction or Fantasy movies and books? Do you enjoy writing Science Fiction or Fantasy stories? Then you should join the Science Fiction/Fantasy club. The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 20th in room 127 from 2-4:30 pm. We will watch and discuss the movie Back to the Future while enjoying snacks. Returning and new members are welcome.

Students interested in learning about different cultures, watching movies, eating different foods and playing games please come and check out the Unity Club. The first meeting of this year will be held on October 1st, at 2pm after school in the School Counseling Career Center.

DECA will be collecting can goods this week for the South Windsor Food Pantry. They are out of tuna, tomato sauce, and soup. Please donate. There will be boxes in front of the cafeteria for your donations. Thank you for your support. See Mrs. Barrett with any questions. 

Academic Support Center has begun. Anyone interested in getting help with their homework can join. For $20 a quarter, you will receive snack and expert help from our tutors. We meet in Room 122 every Monday - Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Please see Mrs. Barrett or Miss Cruz if you have any questions. 

Model UN students please remember to submit your dues to Mr. Richards in Room 163 by the end of the week. 

Do love Science Fiction or Fantasy movies and books?  Do you enjoy writing Science Fiction or Fantasy stories? Then you should join the Science Fiction/Fantasy club. The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 20th in room 127 from 2-4:30 pm. We will watch and discuss the movie Back to the Future while enjoying snacks. Returning and new members are welcome.

Tomorrow will be a busy day in the Career Center with visits from Smith College, Savannah College of Art & Design, Elms College and Providence College. If you are interested in meeting with any of these schools sign up in Naviance and don’t miss your opportunity.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! Hungry for fall flavors? Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 26 as we make Coffee shakes, pumpkin pie puffs, candy corn cookies, mummy meatballs, and so much more! Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz to reserve your spot.  

If you are interested in learning more about STEM jobs and accomplishments by women you should join the Women in Technology club. The first meeting will be after school today, Thursday, September 20th in room 9. All new members are welcome!

Interested in ski club? There will be a meeting about the Ski Sundown trips this winter on Wednesday September 26th at 2:05 in room 152. Email Ms. Phillips if you cannot attend or have any questions.

9th Grade students interested in running for Class Office can pick up a Candidate Application in the Main Office or Admin 237.

The following visits will take place in the Career Center tomorrow – Utica College, United States Marine Corps, Mitchell College and Lasell College. These and all future visits are posted in Naviance and updated daily.

Open auditions for the Men’s A Cappella group Understaffed will be held September 26th, 6:30 to 8 pm in Room 4. Everything you need is in Google Classroom! Register today at class code mkwsha!

Open auditions for the Men’s A Cappella group Understaffed will be held September 26th, 6:30 to 8 pm in Room 4. Everything you need is in Google Classroom! Register today at class code mkwsha!

Posted by mdunia  On Sep 20, 2018 at 8:42 AM
  

Any student in joining our school's literary magazine, Mind's Eye, should attend our first meeting right after school this Thursday, September 20 in Room 129. New members are welcome! Please see Ms. Flachsbart if you have any questions. 

The FBLA meeting on September 20th is canceled. The new first meeting and pizza party will be on Thursday, October 4th at 2:00 in room 122. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will have our elections for President on that day. Thank you. 

Why wait to buy your 2018-19 Yearbook? Purchase your book now while it’s at the lowest selling price of $50. Offer available until September 21st, then the price will increase. Link on SWHS Homepage under 'For Students, then click Yearbook'.

Do you want to improve your flexibility?  Do you want to relieve stress? Try Yoga. The Yoga Club will have their first meeting next Monday the 24th at 2:15 in the Chorus room. No experience is necessary just wear comfortable clothing. Join our Google Classroom with the code 2vzjbj or see Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.

The Japanese Club will meet on Thursday, September 20, in room 230. We will watch the anime TOTORO. Japanese food will be served.

The Italian Club will have its first meeting next Monday, September 24th, right after school in room 226. We will eat pizza and play bocce. Please bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226 by this Friday to hold your spot. Join our Google Classroom at 1q6l4t to get up-to-date announcements.

Do love Science Fiction or Fantasy movies and books? Do you enjoy writing Science Fiction or Fantasy stories? Then you should join the Science Fiction/Fantasy club. The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 20th in room 127 from 2-4:30 pm. We will watch and discuss the movie Back to the Future while enjoying snacks. Returning and new members are welcome.

Students interested in learning about different cultures, watching movies, eating different foods and playing games please come and check out the Unity Club. The first meeting of this year will be held on October 1st, at 2pm afterschool in the School Counseling Career Center.

Thursday brings some big visits to the Career Center. Sign up in Naviance to meet with any of the following great colleges who will be here – Yale University, Quinnipiac University, Roger Williams University and Berklee College of Music. 

Athletic News:
- Varsity field hockey defeated Wethersfield away 3-0. They will play Hall away at 6 pm on Thursday.

- The Girls Swim team defeated Windsor last night, resulting in a record of 2-0. This far, four of the girls have qualified for states, swimmers Emma Hapkiewitcz and Alanna Mawhinney, as well as divers Dalena Tran and Brianna Skaff. Standout performances from the meet yesterday include Sarah Sartoris and Emma Soloperto in the 500 freestyle, along with Isha Bang in the 100 backstroke. The girls have another meet this Friday at Southington at 3:35pm. 

- The Girls Volleyball team ran into a tough opponent at home last night vs. Avon. The JV and Freshmen teams lost 2-0 and Varsity lost 3-1. The team will travel to Berlin this Friday night. 

- The Girls Volleyball team will practice at their regular practice time on Thurs. Sept 20th. If you have any questions or conflicts, contact your coach. 

- The Varsity Girls' Soccer team is now four and one after a 2-1 victory over Avon yesterday. Caitlin Sauer tucked in a goal from a Rachel Droin feed two minutes in to the second frame and with twenty minutes left Lindsay Fishman buried the game winner. Maria Galley had a nice contest with five saves and the dynamic duo of Ella Manning and Maddie Westfall kept Avon at bay throughout. The girls next play on Friday against Tolland.

Posted by cdoherty  On Sep 18, 2018 at 8:58 AM
  
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