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Today is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.

The Unified Theatre Board reminds all teachers and club advisors to nominate their club leaders for the Bobcat Leaders for Inclusion Conference. Permission slips need to be distributed as soon as possible and must be returned to Mrs. White by today, November 9.

Italian Club will meet on Monday, November 12 right after school in room 226. We'll be playing Italian games and having snacks. Please see Mrs. Zaccardelli.

SADD is collecting new socks for Hands on Hartford, an Anti-poverty agency in Hartford, which distributes clothes to the homeless. As the temperature begins to drop, please remember those less fortunate by donating a pair of socks. A collection hamper is located outside of School Counseling.

South Windsor High School’s Counseling Department is sponsoring a field trip to UConn Hartford Branch on Thursday, November 29. Any interested Junior or Senior should pick up a permission slip in the Counseling Office. Seating is limited.

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.

On November 16, South Windsor High School will offer the ASVAB exam. While this is a required test for entrance into the military, it is also a valuable test to explore potential career possibilities. If you have questions about the ASVAB test, please see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling.

The Teen Center will be closed on Monday, November 12.

There will be a Young Eagles Rally at Meriden-Markham Airport on Saturday, November 17 from 9 am to 3 pm. Visitors ages 8 to 17 will be able to take a free flight and see what real pilots do before, during and after a flight. Bring a parent or guardian and register at the event. The rain date is November 18 and fliers are available in the Career Center.

If you have ever considered art school or a career in art, a representative from Hartford Art School will offer a presentation in the Career Center Monday morning at 8:45 am.  If you would like to attend this session, see Mrs. Carty to pick up a permission slip pass for classes you will miss.

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

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. All the specifics can be found on the SWHS home page. Don't fall behind, get extra help if you need it! It's free!

The next fundraising meeting for Travel Club will be on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:10 pm in room 233. Please contact Sra. Ruiz if you are unable to attend.

FBLA members: Thursday, November 15 is National Enterprise Day. There will be a mandatory meeting in the Cafe at 2:00 pm. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Many area businesses are coming in share their expertise with you. There will be give-a-ways and raffles. Please plan on attending. NO excuses please. Dress is business casual attire - no jeans or sneakers.

Athletic News:

The Girls’ Volleyball team lost a hard fought battle against Southington last night in the Class LL State Tournament. They were led by Senior Co-captain Selena Guo with 18 defensive digs. The players and coaches would like to thank all the staff and students who have supported them this season. Congratulations to the team for a fun and competitive year, and best of luck to the seniors. 

Field hockey lost 0-1 in second round of States but they had a tremendous season and played a great game. Goalie Sarah Gallagher had 28 saves in the loss.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 09, 2018 at 9:18 AM
  

A reminder to all students that tomorrow we will begin our day outside for our Veteran’s Day Observance. Please dress accordingly.

The Unified Theatre Board reminds all teachers and club advisors to nominate their club leaders for the Bobcat Leaders for Inclusion Conference. Permission slips need to be distributed as soon as possible and must be returned to Mrs. White by Friday, November 9.

The Strategy Club will meet today, November 8 in room 7. New members are always welcome. Come join us for board games, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, or Nintendo Switch.

Did you know that there are over 13 million cancer survivors in the U.S today? We need your help to make this number even larger! If you are interested in helping the fight for cancer, please come to the Relay for Life club meeting on Thursday November 8 in Ms. Lyons classroom, room 145. If you cannot attend, but would still like to be a part of the team, or if you have any questions, please see Ms. Lyons before Thursday

Italian Club will meet on Monday, November 12 right after school in room 226. We'll be playing Italian games and having snacks. Please see Mrs. Zaccardelli.

The South Windsor High School Holiday Hoopla event will be on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Any club or group who is interested in having a table at this event please contact Dawna Cavagnaro at dawnacavy@aol.com. Tables are going fast. Vendors book one soon.

Saint Anselm College will be in the Career Center tomorrow at 11:45 am. If you have not already gotten your pass to visit, please see Mrs. Carty. The Hartford Art School will be here Monday morning and offer a presentation for students interested in pursuing art as a career. If you would like to attend, be sure to sign up in Naviance so you can get your pass.

Yesterday (Wednesday), the Math Team competed in their second meet of the season, placing a close third out of over 20 teams heading into the team round. Perfect meets were achieved by Keshav Ramesh, Aryan Kalia, Michael Ngo, Anthony Chen, Samantha Donovan, and Samantha West.

Athletic News:
Sarah Gallagher has been named a finalist for the CT Varsity Athlete of the Week award. Please vote for Sarah at www.courant.com/ctvarsity. Voting will last through Sunday at midnight. Vote often and help our field hockey goalie win Athlete of the Week.

The Boys Soccer team defeated #29 Kennedy on Monday afternoon by a score of 3-0. Goals were scored by Mitchell Lyons, Jared Caroline and Nick Gattuso. The boys play #13 Conard today at 2:00 pm on the SWHS Stadium Turf. Please come out and support the team!



Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 08, 2018 at 11:25 AM
  

There will be a bereavement ceremony for Ali Pahore on Wednesday, November 7 at 4:15 pm. Ali was a member of the Class of 2020 and the South Windsor High School Symphonic Band. Sadly, he passed away on December 28, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with Leukemia. The ceremony will be held at the Memorial Garden in the front of the school. All are welcome to celebrate Ali’s life.

Today marks the start of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The five-day fete is India's biggest and brightest national holiday and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It’s as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians, and it marks the start of a new financial year for Indian businesses worldwide.

The Unified Theatre Board reminds all teachers and club advisors to nominate their club leaders for the Bobcat Leaders for Inclusion Conference. Permission slips need to be distributed as soon as possible and must be returned to Mrs. White by Friday, November 9.

The Strategy Club will meet this Thursday, November 8 after school in room 7. New members are always welcome. Come join us for board games, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, or Nintendo Switch.

On November 16, South Windsor High School will offer the ASVAB exam. While this is a required test for entrance into the military, it is also a valuable test to explore potential career possibilities. It is not only for students planning to enter the military. To sign up or if you have questions about the ASVAB test, please see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling. 

Jack Perry and Joey Hence are hosting a Handball Tourney for their Capstone Project on Friday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the gym. Teams consist of 7 players. Each team member must sign up by November 7 by filling out the google form located on the google classroom page for your designated class. Entry fee is at least one non-perishable food item per team member. There will be a maximum of 50 participants, so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Please take note that there is a NEW policy for attending college visits in the Career Center. In order to attend, students are required to have a signed permission slip for classes they will miss during the college visit. Mrs. Carty will send permission slips to homeroom for students who have signed up in Naviance at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, students can pick up a permission slip from the Career Center in enough time to complete it before the visit. Students arriving to a visit without a slip will be sent back to the Career Center for a slip or will return to their class and miss the visit.

Did you know that there are over 13 million cancer survivors in the U.S today? We need your help to make this number even larger! If you are interested in helping the fight for cancer, please come to the Relay For Life club meeting on Thursday November 8 in Ms. Lyons classroom in room 145. If you cannot attend, but would still like to be a part of the team, or if you have any questions, please see Ms. Lyons before Thursday.

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.

As a reminder: all Varsity, JV and Freshman athletes of Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Boys XC and Girls XC will take the End of Season Athletic Surveys in the SWHS café today, November 7 from 2:10 - 2:25 pm. Please bring your Chromebooks.

The visit from Endicott College scheduled for tomorrow morning is cancelled due to a conflict for the representative. Visits from the University of Maine and American International College will take place in the Career Center. On Friday, a representative from Saint Anselm College will be here. Remember – with the new attendance policy in the Career Center, you must obtain a permission slip in advance of these visits from Mrs. Carty if you did not already received one in your homeroom.

Athletic News:

Sarah Gallagher has been named a finalist for the CT Varsity Athlete of the Week award. Please vote for Sarah at www.courant.com/ctvarsit.  Voting will last through Sunday at midnight. Vote often and help our field hockey goalie win Athlete of the Week.

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team for defeating Staples on Monday night at home in the first round of the state tournament in Class LL with a score of 3 to 1. The team will now travel to play Southington Thursday night at 6:00 pm. Hope you will come out and cheer on your fellow Bobcats.

Field Hockey defeated Watertown 3-1. The team will travel to Guildford on Thursday for the second round of States.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 07, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  
Attention students: The library will be closed today, November 5 from 7:30 am to noon. Please plan accordingly.

All Seniors presenting their Capstone Projects on Tuesday, November 6 can now find their assigned room and time slots posted on the SWHS Capstone Website. Please remember to bring your check-in/check-out form. Any questions, please see Mr. Richards or Ms. Walsh.

South Windsor High School will be offering the ASVAB exam on November 16. This is a required test for entrance into the military. However, it is not just for students planning to enter the military, it is also a valuable test to explore potential career possibilities. The test is free. If you have questions please see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling. Signups begin on Monday, November 5 in the School Counseling Office.

Jack Perry and Joey Hence are hosting a Handball Tourney for their Capstone Project on Friday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the gym. Teams consist of 7 players. Each team member must Sign up by November 7 by filling out the google form located on the google classroom page for your designated class. Entry fee is at least one non-perishable food item per team member. There will be a maximum of 50 participants, so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Save the date! The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, November 12 right after school in room 226. We'll be playing Italian games and having snacks. Please see Mrs. Zaccardelli.

Please take note that there is a NEW policy for attending college visits in the Career Center. In order to attend, students are required to have a signed permission slip for classes they will miss during the college visit. Mrs. Carty will send permission slips to homeroom for students who have signed up in Naviance at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, students can pick up a permission slip from the Career Center in enough time to complete it before the visit. Students arriving to a visit without a slip will have to go complete one or return to their class and miss the visit.

Did you know that there are over 13 million cancer survivors in the U.S today? We need your help to make this number even larger! If you are interested in helping the fight for cancer, please come to the Relay For Life club meeting on Thursday November 8 in Ms. Lyons classroom, room 145. If you cannot attend, but would still like to be a part of the team, or if you have any questions, please see Ms. Lyons before Thursday.

Athletic News: 

The Varsity Girls' Soccer team will play the opening round tournament game today at 2:00 pm vs. Hamden at home on the Stadium field. Please come out and support the Bobcats as they start their tournament run.

The Girls Volleyball team will play at home today against Staples of Westport in the first round of the State Tournament. Our Bobcats are ranked 16th and Staples 17th. This should be a fun, competitive match so we hope you will come out and cheer on your fellow Bobcats.

The Varsity Boys’ Soccer team will play in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday at 2:00 pm on the Multipurpose Field. Please come out and support them!

The Girls Swim team placed third at their CCC meet on Friday. Congratulations to the girls for an amazing season with a final record of 7-3. Special shout-out to Emma Hapkiewicz who received an all All-Conference title after winning the 500 freestyle. 11 girls have qualified for States, which will take place this Saturday at Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 05, 2018 at 9:09 AM
  
Attention students: The library will be closed Monday, November 5 from 7:30 am - noon. Please plan accordingly.

Yoga Club will meet Monday, November 5 at 2:15 pm in the Chorus room. Everyone is welcome. See Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.

The ASVAB exam will be given here at South Windsor High School on Friday, November 16. This exam is free. Signups will begin on Monday, November 5 in the School Counseling Office. If you have questions, please see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling.

The Career Center will host Fitchburg State University on Monday.

Athletic News:
Congrats to the Boys Soccer team, who beat East Hartford 1-0 on Wednesday. It was their 14th win of the season, ALL of them by shutout. With the win, the boys dominated division play and won the CCC East league. The boys will play in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday at 2:00 pm on the Multipurpose Field. Please come out and support them!

Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 02, 2018 at 8:49 AM
  
Interested in joining the Spanish Club? Come to our first meeting TODAY at 2:15 pm in room 227 for a Dia de los muertos themed celebration. There will be food, games, prizes, and we will be decorating 'calaveras' (sugar skulls). Join our Google Classroom: The code is 5gn5tk7.

Jack Perry and Joey Hence are hosting a Handball Tourney for their Capstone Project on Friday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the gym. Teams consist of 7 players. Each team member must Sign up by November 7 by filling out the google form located on the google classroom page for your designated class. Entry fee is at least one non-perishable food item per team member. There will be a maximum of 50 participants, so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine club, will meet TODAY right after school in room 129. New members are always welcome!

Reminder all Seniors, if you plan on presenting on November 6, you must go to the SWHS Capstone Website and fill in the Google Form by today, November 1 in order to be assigned a time slot. Questions or concerns please touch base with your adviser or see Ms. Walsh or Mr. Richards.

Art Club will have a meeting today, November 1 from 2:00 to 3:45 pm in room 7. Bring some of your artwork or sketchbook drawings and come prepared to be creative. New and returning members are welcome.

Attention members of Bobcat Robotics! There will be a meeting today, November 1, from 5:30-7:30 pm in room 12. We will be holding sub-team leader elections. See you there!

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club has a meeting today, November 1 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us while we watch and discuss Thor. New and returning members are welcome.

Student Council will be having a meeting for all representatives today at 2:10 pm in room 163. We will be discussing goals for the next few months. New members welcome.

Attention students: The library will be closed Monday, November 5 from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm. Please plan accordingly.

The South Windsor High School Holiday Hoopla event will be on Saturday, November 17, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Any club or group who is interested in having a table at this event please contact Dawna Cavagnaro at dawnacavy@aol.com. Tables are going fast. Vendors book one soon.

Save the date!  The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, November 12 right after school in room 226. We'll be playing Italian games and having snacks. Please see Mrs. Zaccardelli if you plan on attending.

The final visit to the Career Center this week will be Lasell College. The representative will be here tomorrow at 12:45 pm. 

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for October! These students have shown excellence in one or more of the expectations for student learning over the past month.
They are:
Grade 12: Sydney Wrenn and Will Giard
Grade 11: Kaitlyn Rogers and Kevin Holms
Grade 10: Maja Orjani and Jason Alwang
Grade 9: Larissa Partenio and Madison Riopel

SWHS Women’s STEM day is this Monday, November 5 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am in the Auditorium. If you are interested in learning about career opportunities in STEM related fields, you can sign up in Google Classroom no later than Friday, November 2 by noon.

Athletic News:
All members of the girls JV and Freshman volleyball teams will have personal meetings with their coach and return uniforms on Thursday, November 1 from approximately 2:15-3:15 pm in the gym. If you have a question or conflict, contact your Coach.

Field hockey defeated Glastonbury in overtime 1-0.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 01, 2018 at 8:51 AM
  
Interested in joining the Spanish Club? Come to our first meeting tomorrow, November 1 at 2:15 pm in room 227 for a Dia de los muertos themed celebration. There will be food, games, prizes, and we will decorate 'calaveras' (sugar skulls). Please bring $5 to Miss Griswold in room 227 if you are interested in participating to secure a sugar skull, but you may pay the day of the meeting too. And join our Google Classroom: The code is 5gn5tk7.

Jack Perry and Joey Hence are hosting a Handball Tourney for their Capstone Project on Friday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the gym. Teams consist of 7 players. Each team member must sign up by November 7 by filling out the google form located on the google classroom page for your designated class. Entry fee is at least one non-perishable food item per team member. There will be a maximum of 50 participants, so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Art Club will have a meeting this Thursday, November 1 from 2:00 to 3:45 pm in room 7.  Bring some of your artwork or sketchbook drawings and come prepared to be creative. New and returning members are welcome.

Attention members of Bobcat Robotics! There will be a meeting tomorrow, November 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in room 12. We will be holding sub-team leader elections. See you there!

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 1 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us while we watch and discuss Thor. New and returning members are welcome.

Seniors applying to college – please note that if you have schools with November 15 application deadlines today is the LAST day to submit transcript request forms to School Counseling.

Today’s visit to the Career Center is SUNY Albany at 11:45 am. Tomorrow we will have Bay State College and University of New Haven. Sign up in Naviance if you would like to attend.

Student Council will be having a meeting for all representatives on Thursday, November 1 in room 163 at 2:10 pm. We will be discussing goals for the next few months. New members welcome.

Athletic News.
Monday, Bobcats Boys Soccer defeated East Catholic 7-0. Dan Monteserin had two goals. Matt Dion, Jay Fournier, Anthony Dominguez, Mitchell Lyons and Israel de Oliviera also scored. Ben Schulman recorded two assists. Hunter Pasqualini and Jake Waterhouse earned the shutout. Wednesday, the boys have a chance to win the division if they beat East Hartford. The game is at 3:30 pm on the grass field. Please come out and support the boys!

All members of the Girls JV and Freshman Volleyball teams will have personal meetings with their coach and return uniforms on Thursday, November 1 from approximately 2:15 - 3:15 pm in the gym. If you have a question or conflict, contact your Coach.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 31, 2018 at 9:07 AM
  
The Travel Club will be meeting on Tuesday, October 30 in room 233 at 2:05 pm to discuss fundraising options for the Italy and Spain Trip. If you want to participate in fundraising for the trip please attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend please contact Sra. Ruiz.

Are you interested in supporting the fight against cancer, while having a good time, and staying active? If so, come to the first informational meeting for the Relay For Life team after school on Wednesday, October 31. The meeting will be held in room 145. If you cannot attend, but are interested in joining our team, please talk to Ms. Lyons.

Interested in joining the Spanish Club? Come to our first meeting on Thursday, November 1 at 2:15 pm in room 227 for a Dia de los muertos themed celebration. There will be food, games, prizes, and we will decorate 'calaveras' (sugar skulls). Please bring $5 to Miss Griswold in room 227 if you are interested in participating to secure a sugar skull, but you may pay the day of the meeting too. And join our Google Classroom: The code is 5gn5tk7.

Jack Perry and Joey Hence are hosting a Handball Tourney for their Capstone Project on Friday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the gym. Teams consist of 7 players. Each team member must sign up by November 7 by filling out the google form located on the google classroom page for your designated class. Entry fee is at least one non-perishable food item per team member. There will be a maximum of 50 participants, so sign up now to reserve your spot.

Art Club will have a meeting this Thursday, November 1 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm in room 7. Bring some of your artwork or sketchbook drawings and come prepared to be creative. New and returning members are welcome.

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine club, will meet this Thursday, November 1 after school in Room 129. New members are always welcome!

Reminder all Seniors, if you plan on presenting on Tuesday, November 6, you must go to the SWHS Capstone website and fill in the Google Form by Thursday, November 1 in order to be assigned a time slot. Questions or concerns contact your adviser or see Ms. Walsh or Mr. Richards.

Attention members of Bobcat Robotics: There will be a meeting on Thursday, November 1 from 5:30-7:30 pm in room 12. We will be holding sub-team leader elections. See you there!

The SADD club meeting scheduled for this Wednesday is cancelled.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 30, 2018 at 9:03 AM
  

The Travel Club will be meeting on Tuesday, October 30 after school room 233 to discuss fundraising options for the Italy and Spain Trip. If you want to participate in fundraising for the trip please attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend please contact Sra. Ruiz.

Save the date! The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, November 12 right after school in room 226. We'll be playing Italian games and having snacks. Please see Mrs. Zaccardelli if you plan on attending.

Are you interested in supporting the fight against cancer, while having a good time, and staying active? If so, come to the first informational meeting for the Relay For Life team after school on Wednesday, October 31. The meeting will be held in room 145. If you cannot attend, but are interested in joining our team, please talk to Ms. Lyons.

Interested in joining the Spanish Club? Come to our first meeting on Thursday, November 1 at 2:15 pm in room 227 for a Dia de los muertos themed celebration. There will be food, games, prizes, and we will decorate 'calaveras' (sugar skulls). Please bring $5 to Miss Griswold in room 227 if you are interested in participating to secure a sugar skull, but you may pay the day of the meeting too. And join our Google Classroom: The code is 5gn5tk7.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 1 in room 127 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Join us while we watch and discuss Thor. New and returning members are welcome.

Tomorrow in the Career Center, Sacred Heart University will visit at 10:45 am. This is a rescheduled visit from earlier in the year. If you came to the previously cancelled visit, please sign up again in Naviance.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 29, 2018 at 9:05 AM
  

FBLA will be selling Jack O Grams this week in the cafeteria. Send your friend a pumpkin! $2 each, 2 for $3 or 3 for $5. All proceeds go to charity.

The Travel Club will be meeting on Tuesday, October 30 at 2:05 pm in room 233 to discuss fundraising options for the Italy and Spain Trip. If you want to participate in fundraising for the trip please attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend please contact Sra. Ruiz.

Today is a pretty full day of visits in the Career Center. The following schools will be here – Baruch College of CUNY at 9:45 am, Western CT State University at 10:45 am, and College of the Holy Cross at 11:45 am. Sign up in Naviance or just come to the Career Center to attend. Monday, we will host Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

The next meeting for Mind's Eye, our literary magazine, will take place on Thursday, November 1, right after school in Room 129. New members are always welcome!

Save the date! The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, November 12 right after school in room 226. We'll be playing Italian games and having snacks.  Please see Mrs. Zaccardelli if you plan on attending.

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

Athletic News:
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team who made a comeback after losing game 1 to beat East Catholic at Home during senior night. This win ends their season with a 12-8 record going into both the CCC and State Class LL tournaments in the next couple of weeks. Good luck to the team and congrats again to the seniors.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 26, 2018 at 8:53 AM
  
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