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Student Council will meet on Thursday, December 6 at 2:05 pm in room 163.

Meri-Kurisu-masu! KFC on Christmas Eve? Why not? That's become a tradition in Japan. Learn all about the holidays and make Japanese holiday ornaments on today in room 230.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: The CATS Club is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in an opportunity to work closely with your peers, lead, and mentor new students, please consider applying! Applications can be picked up in the Main Office and drop them off outside of room 143. All applications are due Friday, December 14. Please see Mrs. Frasier, Mrs. Landry or Mr. Warnock with any questions.

The Italian Club will be making and eating pizza and more on Monday, December 10. All are welcome, but space is limited so bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226 to save your space.

The South Windsor High School Relay for Life team, Cats for the Cure, will be holding a meeting this Thursday, December 6 at 2:00 pm in room 145. If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in being a part of our team, please see our Google Classroom page, or Ms. Lyons in room 145.

Today is Day 2 of “Safe Teen Driving Awareness Week”. Safe teen driving is all about making smart choices. One wrong decision can change your life and the lives of others forever. The leading causes of teen crashes are:
Driver inexperience 
Driving with teen passengers
Nighttime driving
Not using seat belts
Distracted driving
Drowsy driving
Reckless driving
Impaired driving
Fact: Did you know that almost half of all teen deaths from motor vehicle crashes occur between 3:00 pm and midnight and approximately 53% occur on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Please recognize these causes and remember to “Drive 4 Tomorrow”.
Posted by cdoherty  On Dec 04, 2018 at 8:53 AM
  

Seniors: If you have any colleges with a December 15 application deadline, your last day to submit transcript request forms is TODAY.

Meri-Kurisu-masu! KFC on Christmas Eve? Why not? That's become a tradition in Japan. Learn all about the holidays and make Japanese holiday ornaments on Tuesday, December 4 in room 230.

The Italian Club will be making and eating pizza and more on Monday, December 10. All are welcome, but space is limited so bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226 to save your space.

Calling all writers: the Scholastic Writing Awards is accepting submissions until December 4. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a national program that recognizes student achievement in writing and art. If you're interested in submitting original poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, or other work, please see your English teacher for more information or visit www.artandwriting.org

The South Windsor High School Relay for Life team, Cats for the Cure, will be holding a meeting this Thursday, December 6 at 2:00 pm in room 145. If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in being a part of our team, please see our Google Classroom page, or Ms. Lyons in room 145.

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the baseball team on Thursday, December 6 after school in room 161. Any questions, please see Mr. D’Amato.

The Coolidge Scholarship program is open for this year. This highly selective scholarship is for JUNIORS only. If selected, recipients will receive a full-ride scholarship for four years of undergraduate study to any American college or university. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 23. Information can be found in Naviance or at www.CoolidgeScholars.org
Posted by cdoherty  On Dec 03, 2018 at 9:02 AM
  

Photography Club Announcement: Learn to take great pictures! Express yourself! Join the photography club. We are meeting every other Monday in room 11. New members of all experience levels welcome! Seats could fill quickly, we’re on a first come first serve basis. The next meeting is December 10. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity!

Seniors: If you have any colleges with a December 15 application deadline, your last day to submit transcript request forms is Monday, December 3.

All girls interested in trying out for Girls Lacrosse in the spring, there will be a meeting on Monday, December 3 at 2:10 pm in room 152.

Meri-Kurisu-masu! KFC on Christmas Eve? Why not? That's become a tradition in Japan. Learn all about the holidays and make Japanese holiday ornaments on Tuesday, December 4 in room 230.

The Italian Club will be making and eating pizza and more on Monday, December 10. All are welcome, but space is limited so bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226 to save your space.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting next Thursday, December 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us as we watch and discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Athletic News:

Tryouts for JV & Varsity Boys Basketball for sophomores, junior and seniors will be Friday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:00-10:00 am in the SWHS Gymnasium.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  

Photography Club Announcement: Learn to take great pictures! Express yourself! Join the photography club. We are meeting every other Monday in room 11. New members of all experience levels welcome! Seats could fill quickly, we’re on a first come first serve basis. The next meeting is December 10. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity!

The ASVAB exam will be offered this Friday at 7:25 am. Those signed up will report to the Seminar Room at that time. If you are not yet signed up and wish to take the test, please come to School Counseling by Thursday.

Attention SWHS, this is the last day of the homeroom competition. Donate money in your homerooms that will go to Coram Deo and make the holidays special for families in need. Remember, the homeroom which raises the most money will receive a prize. Tomorrow is the last day to donate toys to the same cause.

Seniors: If you have any colleges with a December 15 application deadline, your last day to submit transcript request forms is Monday, December 3.

All girls wanting to try out for Girls Lacrosse in the spring, there is a meeting on Monday, December 3 at 2:10 pm in room 152.

Meri-Kurisu-masu! KFC on Christmas Eve? Why not? That's become a tradition in Japan. Learn all about the holidays and make Japanese holiday ornaments on Tuesday, December 4 after school in room 230.

Athletic News:

Tryouts for JV & Varsity Boys Basketball for sophomores, junior and seniors will be this Thursday, Nov. 29, Friday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:00-10:00 am in the SWHS Gymnasium.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 29, 2018 at 9:17 AM
  

Hey Bobcat foodies! Tired of Thanksgiving leftovers? Join us TODAY after school as we go on a culinary tour of Italy and India. We'll be making butter chicken, stuffed shells, tiramisu, chai, and so much more. There are still spots available - just bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz. 

Ryan Belekewicz will be holding a fundraiser at a local ice cream shop on Sullivan Avenue TODAY to raise money for his eagle project from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please come out to support the project! 

The Strategy Club will meet this Thursday, November 29 after school in room 7.

Attention SWHS, this is day 3 of the homeroom competition. Donate money in your homerooms for Coram Deo, an organization that helps women recovering from addiction and abuse rebuild their lives and families. Remember, the homeroom that raises the most money will receive a prize. Tomorrow is the last day to donate. Also, there is a box in front of the security desk for those who want to donate toys to the same cause.

Calling all writers: the Scholastic Writing Awards is accepting submissions until December 4. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a national program that recognizes student achievement in writing and art. If you're interested in submitting original poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, or other work, please see your English teacher for more information or visit www.artandwriting.org

Athletic News:

Tryouts for JV & Varsity Boys Basketball for sophomores, junior and seniors will be this Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30-8:00 pm, Friday Nov. 30 from 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:00-10:00 am in the SWHS Gymnasium. Freshman Boys basketball try outs will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 2:15-3:30 pm and Friday, Nov. 30 from 2:15-4:30 pm. Anyone interested in trying out for any sport must have completed the online athletic registration, brought in a copy of their physician’s statement, and paid the fee of $125 to the main office prior to this tryout. Link to tryout times for all winter sports.

 
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM
  
This is day two of the homeroom competition. Donate money in your homerooms that will go to Coram Deo and make the holidays special for families in need. Remember, the homeroom which raises the most money will receive a prize.

Ryan Belekewicz will be holding a fundraiser at a local ice cream shop on Sullivan Ave. Wednesday, November 28 to raise money for his Eagle project from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please come out to support the project.

Today, at lunch, SADD members will be collecting monitory donations for the Sock Drive. Donating $2 or more will entitle you to a prize. Please help SADD make its sock drive a success! Bring a dollar to school tomorrow.

Any freshman student planning on attending the To Kill a Mockingbird Field Trip to New York City on Wednesday, January 2 - please get your field trip permission slips into Mrs. White in room 144 by this Friday, November 30.

Hey Bobcat foodies! Sick of Thanksgiving leftovers?  Join us this Wednesday after school as we go on a culinary tour of Italy and India. We'll be making butter chicken, stuffed shells, tiramisu, chai and so much more. There are still spots available--just bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz. 

Athletic News:

Tryouts for JV and Varsity Boys Basketball (sophomores, junior and seniors) will be this Thursday, Nov. 29, Friday, Nov. 30 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:00-10:00 am in the SWHS Gymnasium. Freshman boys’ basketball tryouts will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 2:15-3:30 pm and Friday, Nov. 30 from 2:15-4:30 pm. 

All winter sports tryouts will be held for the next two weeks. Please see attached document for specific details – or you can go to the Athletics tab on the website. Anyone interested in trying out for a winter sport must have completed the online athletic registration, brought in a copy of their physician’s statement, and paid the fee of $125 prior to the tryout.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 27, 2018 at 9:34 AM
  

The Strategy Club will meet this Thursday, November 29 after school in room 7.

The ASVAB exam will be held this Friday, November 30 at 7:25 am in the Seminar Room. Students who have signed up and are on the roster to take the test should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling this week. Those who are interested in taking the test but have not yet signed up may do so by coming to School Counseling by Thursday of this week. 

Ryan Belekewicz will be holding a fundraiser at a local ice cream shop on Sullivan Avenue on Wednesday, November 28 to raise money for his Eagle project from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please come out to support the project! 

Athletic News:
Winter sport tryouts will be held for the next two weeks. Please see attached document for specific details – or you can go to the Athletics tab on the website. Anyone interested in trying out for a winter sport must have completed the online athletic registration, brought in a copy of their physician’s statement, and paid the fee of $125.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 26, 2018 at 9:34 AM
  

Common Ground is collecting toys for Coram Deo, an organization dedicated to helping women recovering from addiction and abuse in rebuilding their lives and families. This is in addition to the homeroom competition next week. Toys can be left in the box in front of the security desk for those who want to donate through November 30.

Reminder to all UConn ECE students, please log into your UConn SAS account to pay your bill, if you have any questions please see Mr. Wry in Guidance.

Athletic News:

Wrestling and Girls Basketball Tryouts will begin this upcoming Monday, November 26. All other winter sports will begin on Thursday, November 29. All wrestlers (grades 9-12) should report to the wrestling room Monday, November 26 from 2:15-4:00 pm. All Girls Basketball players (grades 9-12) will meet in the gym from 3:00–6:00 pm. Tryout information for other winter sports will be announced Monday in school and also be available on the SWHS website by the end of today under the Athletics tab.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 21, 2018 at 9:04 AM
  

Any student interested in visiting the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Innovation Lab at the UCONN School of Business on Wednesday, December 12 should see Ms. Festi for a permission slip. The OPIM department features various emerging technologies including Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Internet of Things (IOT), Microcontrollers and Data Analytics devices. Students will have an opportunity to tour the facility, hear UCONN student perspectives on innovation, and experience the technologies first hand during "open tech" time in the lab. This is a free trip that includes lunch, however, spots are limited so please see Ms. Festi for your permission slip today!

The SWHS National Honor Society offers a FREE tutoring service to all students. This program is available to any student in need of help at any time throughout the school year. Students can contact National Honor Society directly by filling out the Google form. Parents can request a tutor by emailing NHS directly at southwindsorhighschoolnhs@gmail.com. The specifics can be found on the SWHS home page. Don't fall behind, get extra help if you need it!

The Ellington YMCA has a high demand for lifeguards. If you do not have lifeguard training, but are interested in receiving it, they offer reimbursement for your training after a successful period of employment. Information on the upcoming training sessions and the job posting are on the Programs and Events board in the Career Center.

Calling all writers: the Scholastic Writing Awards is accepting submissions until December 4. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is a national program that recognizes student achievement in writing and art. If you're interested in submitting original poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, or other work, please see your English teacher for more information or visit www.artandwriting.org

Common Ground is collecting toys for Coram Deo, an organization dedicated to helping women recovering from addiction and abuse in rebuilding their lives and families. This is in addition to the homeroom competition next week. Toys can be left in the box in front of the security desk for those who want to donate through November 30.

South Windsor for the Kids is having a meeting today, November 20 after school in the cafeteria. All members should attend.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 20, 2018 at 8:51 AM
  

Clothing donations to the homeless rarely include socks. When homeless service organizations are asked what they need the most, the answer is consistently SOCKS. Please drop off a pair of socks for SADD’s Sock drive.

Any student interested in visiting the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Innovation Lab at the UCONN School of Business on Wednesday, December 12 should see Ms. Festi for a permission slip. The OPIM department features various emerging technologies including Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Internet of Things (IOT), Microcontrollers and Data Analytics devices. Students will have an opportunity to tour the facility, hear UCONN student perspectives on innovation, and experience the technologies first hand during "open tech" time in the lab. This is a free trip that includes lunch, however, spots are limited so please see Ms. Festi for your permission slip today!

The Freshman Class of 2022 is hosting a fundraiser tonight at a local Bakery and Sandwich Shop at 100 Hemlock Avenue. The fundraiser will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Please bring a copy of the flyer on the walls or posted on social media. Thank you for your support! 

Ms. Lane and the students part of the Leadership of Greater Hartford Common Ground Program will hold a homeroom competition next week November 26 to November 29. This will be a fundraiser for Coram Deo, an organization dedicated to helping women recovering from addiction and abuse in rebuilding their lives and families. The homeroom who donates the most money will receive a prize. Also, there will be a box by the security desk for those who would like to donate toys to the same cause through November 30.

The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will meet today in room 148 at 2:00 pm. Please check Google Classroom to add new items to the agenda. New members are always welcome!

Athletic News:

The Boys and Girls Indoor Track team will have their pre-season meeting today at 2:10 pm in room 157.  Please see Coach Zeuschner if you cannot attend.

There will be an informational Girls’ Basketball meeting today at 2:15 pm in room 102 to discuss tryout dates, times and expectations. All girls interested in trying out for basketball are encouraged to attend this meeting.  Anyone unable to attend should notify Athletic Director, Mr. Sytulek.

Athletic Surveys will take place today in the main gym from 2:10 - 2:40 pm for any fall athletes that have not taken one yet.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 19, 2018 at 9:23 AM
  
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