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Homecoming dance will be held Friday, October 26, from 7:00 - 10:30 pm. Tickets will be sold online later this month. If you are planning on bringing a guest, you MUST obtain a Guest Form from the main office (or online through school site) and have it fully authorized by Wednesday, October 17th, prior to purchasing any tickets. Fully completed forms should be turned in to Mr. Eppler in the Math Office upstairs.

Any student interested in being part of the Homecoming Planning Committee please meet immediately after school on Thursday 10/11 in room 234C. 

There will be a meeting at South Windsor HS on Thursday 10/11 in room 102 at 2:15 pm for any girls interested in the South Windsor/Glastonbury/East Catholic Girls Co-Op Ice Hockey Team.

The FIRST robotics meeting will be on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 in room 12 for all new and returning members

The Strategy Club will meet downstairs, in room 7, this Thursday. We will feature a variety of spooky, Halloween inspired games this week.

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have 2 hours a week to volunteer your time? Do you want to give back to your community? If you answered YES to these questions, then stop by the Guidance Office and pick up an application for the Jump Start Tutoring Program. You can volunteer to help middle school students with their homework, study for tests and complete projects. The program will starts Thur., Oct. 25th, so pick up an application soon and be a part of Jump Start!

Students interested in earning Manchester Community College Credit for articulated courses here at South Windsor High School must register with MCC by Friday October 19th.

Students should see Dr. Bombara, in the counseling office, if they run into any problems registering

Sign-up for the Financial Reality Fair! The Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool designed just for YOU. Sign up so you can experience some of the challenges of budgeting for college and the start of life on your own. Space is limited! See Ms. Cruz or Mrs. Penn in the business wing for more information! Permission slips are due by October 15!

The South Windsor High School Holiday Hoopla event will be on Saturday, November 17, from 9 to 3. 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.

Mind's Eye will hold a brief meeting after school today (Thursday) in room 129. New members are welcome!

Trinity College is offering a free course entitled “Photographing Your Environment” which covers the basics of photography and learning about environmental issues. You do not need a camera to take the course. The registration deadline is October 12. To register, visit www.conservationeducation.org and look for the class advertised under Recent News.

The Career Center is open for college visits again today. We will close out the week tomorrow with visits from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Pomona College, Emerson College, and Nova Southeastern University. Be sure to check Naviance for the latest list of upcoming college visits.

The SWHS Math Team started its competition season off with a bang on Wednesday, beating over 20 teams in the Capitol Area Math League to win the first meet of the season. Perfect meets were achieved by 9th graders Aryan Kalia, Jaideep Naik, and Michael Ngo. Keshav Ramesh, Pranav Ramesh, and Jason Rickenbacher also turned in great performances for the Bobcats.

Athletic News:
The Girls’ Volleyball team will be in the cafe selling tickets to their annual "Dig Pink" for breast cancer awareness. The match will be at home vs. Enfield this Friday, Oct. 12th. Tickets are $2 pre-sale and $4 at the door. Please wear pink ,support our team and a great cause. All proceeds will be donated to the "Sideout Foundation" for breast cancer. Start time is 5 pm for the JV and Freshman teams with Varsity to follow.

 
Posted by mdunia  On Oct 11, 2018 at 8:33 AM
  

The Homecoming Dance will be held Friday, October 26 from 7:00-10:30pm. Tickets will be sold online later this month. If you are planning on bringing a guest, you MUST obtain a Guest Form from the main office (or online through school site) and have it fully authorized by Wednesday, October 17th, prior to purchasing any tickets. Fully completed forms should be turned in to Mr. Eppler in the Math Office upstairs.

Any student interested in being part of the Homecoming Planning Committee please meet immediately after school on Thursday, October 11 in room 234C. 

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

For any girls interested in the South Windsor/Glastonbury/East Catholic Girls Co-Op Ice Hockey Team - there will be a meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 2:15pm in room 102.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 11 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.

The Strategy Club will meet downstairs, in room 7, this Thursday. We will feature a variety of spooky, Halloween inspired games this week.

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have 2 hours a week to volunteer your time? Do you want to give back to your community? If you answered YES to these questions, then stop by the Guidance Office and pick up an application for the Jump Start Tutoring Program. You can volunteer to help middle school students with their homework, study for tests and complete projects. The program will starts Thursday, October 25, so pick up an application soon and be a part of Jump Start!

The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, October 15 from 2-4pm in room 105. We'll be baking Italian desserts. Look up and print out any Italian dessert recipes you're interested in and give to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226. Bring in $5 to save your spot in the kitchen for the 15th. Space is limited.

Athletic News:

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team for their tough play last night at E.O. Smith. The freshman and JV teams both lost in close games 2-0, and 2-1 respectively with Varsity turning around a game 1 loss to win the match 3-1. The team was led by outstanding all-around play by Selena Guo who had 17 kills and 18 digs for the night. The team will host Enfield Friday with a 5 pm JV/Freshmen team start time.

 
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 10, 2018 at 8:56 AM
  

Mind's Eye will hold a brief meeting after school Thursday, October 11 in room 129. Members who are unable to attend should stop by Ms. Flachsbart's room any day before then. 

There will be a Girls Lacrosse meeting on Tuesday, March 9 in room 142 for any girls interested in playing in the winter lacrosse league at the East Windsor Bubble.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! There will be a Cooking Club planning meeting on Wednesday, October 10 after school for all officers and anyone else interested in choosing delicious Thanksgiving recipes. Our cooking session will take place on October 24. Please reserve your spot by giving $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz.  

Unified Sports will have its first home soccer tournament against East Windsor, Suffield, and Rockville today from 2:45-4:15pm. Come out to support them as they kick off their season!

Any student interested in being part of the Homecoming Planning Committee please meet immediately after school on Thursday, October 11 in room 234C. 

Girls who are interested in the South Windsor/Glastonbury/East Catholic Girls Co-Op Ice Hockey Team - there will be a meeting on Thursday, October 11 at 2:15pm in room 102.  

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

There will be a TECH CREW meeting for the Fall Musical on Thursday, October 11 in room 144.

There will be no college visits tomorrow due to PSAT testing. However, visits will resume on Thursday with New England Institute of Technology, University of St. Joseph, Vanderbilt University, and Bates College. All visits are posted in Naviance and will take place in the Career Center.

Duke University will hold its Discover Duke information session at 7pm on Thursday, October 11 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton. Visit the Duke admissions website for more details.

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.

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have 2 hours a week to volunteer your time? Do you want to give back to your community? If you answered YES to these questions, then stop by the Guidance Office and pick up an application for the Jump Start Tutoring Program. You can volunteer to help middle school students with their homework, study for tests and complete projects. The program will start on Thursday, Oct. 25, so pick up an application soon and be a part of Jump Start!

Athletic News:

On Thursday, the Boys Soccer team played a great game to beat E.O. Smith 3-0. Dan Monteserin scored two goals and Mitchell Lyons scored one. Dmitri Tenn and Mitchell Lyons had the assists. Hunter Pasqualini and Jake Waterhouse combined for two saves and their 8th consecutive shutout. The boys play Rocky Hill Tuesday at home. Please come out to support them!

The Girls Volleyball team traveled to Glastonbury taking on a top CCC team. The Freshman team lost 2-1, JV lost 2-0 and Varsity 3-0. The team will travel again to play E.O. Smith tonight. Good luck to the team and we hope to see you there.

The Varsity Girls' Soccer team moves their record to 6 to 2 after beating E.O. Smith on Friday by a score of 5-1. Taylor Patitucci had a goal and an assist, as did Lindsay Fishman, Karly Suppicich netted two, Caitlin Sauer also scored while Emilee Gebhart had an assist. Maria Galley had five saves for the shutout while Ella Manning and Maddie Westfall played solid on defense. They will play this Friday under the lights at Rye Street at 6pm, please come out and support them.

Field hockey defeated Northwest Catholic 1-0 on Friday. They will take on Hall at home on Tuesday at 3:45pm.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 09, 2018 at 9:33 AM
  

Mind's Eye will hold a brief meeting after school next Thursday, October 11 in room 129. Members who are unable to attend should stop by Ms. Flachsbart's room any day before then. 

Attention SAT takers: doors open tomorrow at 7:15am. Please be here no later than 7:45am. You will need to bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, your admission ticket and a separate photo ID. Good luck!

Any student planning on going on the St. Francis Hospital Field Trip with Dr. Bombara should turn in their permission slips as soon as possible.

For all students who successfully enrolled in this year’s SWHS-UConn ECE program, please check your email account or your UConn SAS account for your course fee bill. They are due by November 15 to avoid a late fee.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! There will be a Cooking Club planning meeting on Wednesday, October 10 after school for all officers and anyone else interested in choosing delicious Thanksgiving recipes. Our cooking session will take place on Oct. 24… please reserve your spot by giving $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz.  

Unified Sports will have its first home soccer tournament against East Windsor, Suffield, and Rockville on Tuesday, October 9 from 2:45-4:15pm. Come out to support them as they kick off their season!!

There is an upcoming meeting for any girls interested in the South Windsor / Glastonbury / East Catholic Girls Co-Op Ice Hockey Team.

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 9am to 3pm. 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

Manchester Community College’s Excursions in Learning Program is offering two babysitting safety, CPR and first aid classes for students in grades 5-12. Dates are November 3 or November 17 from 9am to 2pm. The course costs $70. Register before October 10 to save $5. This is NOT an official certification course. For more information, see that Programs and Events board in the Career Center.

Carnegie Mellon University will hold an information session with admission staff on Sunday, October 7 at 2pm at the Hartford Marriott Farmington. To register, visit the Carnegie Mellon admission website or see Mrs. Carty in the Career Center.

Due to the long weekend, our next college visits will not take place until Tuesday, October 9. They will be Kalamazoo College, Springfield Technical Community College, Boston College and Drexel University. Take advantage of the long weekend to work on your CommonApp and college essays!
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 05, 2018 at 9:41 AM
  

FBLA will be having our first meeting and pizza party today, Thursday, October 4th at 2:00 in room 122. New people and members are welcome. People who are running for President - please come with a speech. You will give your speech in the beginning of the meeting and people will vote.

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

Interact club members, please remember our monthly meeting is not this Thursday but next Thursday the 11th at 2:05 in the seminar room. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in room 134.

The Career Center wraps up this week’s visits tomorrow with Green Mountain College, Western CT State University, Bay Path University and the United States Coast Guard. See the complete list of college visits in Naviance. 

Any student planning on going on the St. Francis Hospital Field Trip with Dr. Bombara should turn in their permission slips as soon as possible.

Copycats is proud to announce that Drew Santos is recognized as our professional of the month! Drew is recognized for his positive attitude, initiative and his always willingness to help our school community. Congratulations, Drew!

The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, October 15th from 2-4 in room 105. We'll be baking up some Italian desserts. Look up and print out Italian dessert recipes you're interested in. Give to Mrs. Zaccardelli in 226. Bring in $5 to save your spot in the kitchen on the 15th. Space is limited

Athletic News:
The girl’s volleyball team traveled to East Catholic last night and ended all 3 matches with close scores. The Freshmen team lost 2-1, JV won 2-1 and Varsity lost 3-2. The team will travel to play Glastonbury Friday night.
 

Posted by mdunia  On Oct 04, 2018 at 8:46 AM
  

The Student Council meeting is postponed to October 11th at 2:10pm in room 163. New members welcome! We will be discussing spirit wear and our upcoming goals.

The anti-stress club will be playing Dodgeball after school this Thursday, October 4th in the gym.

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. 

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

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

Congratulations to this year's first group of Students of the Month. They are students who have made a positive impression on peers and teachers, and who have shown excellence in academic, social and civic behaviors during the month of September. The students of the month are: Pranav Ramesh Grade 9, Maria Galley Grade 9, Ashna Prakash Grade 10, Nahzyr Hughes Grade 10, Asha Nahar Grade 11, Acquil Williams Grade 11, Allie Fielding Grade 12, and Ari Cohen Grade 12. Congratulations again to all these students.

FBLA will be having our first meeting and our pizza party on this Thursday, October 4th at 2:00pm in room 122. New people and members are welcome. People who are running for President - please come with a speech. You will give your speech in the beginning of the meeting and the people will vote. Thank you. See you there.

Picture retakes will be on Friday, October 5th in the Seminar Room. Please sign up with Mrs. Richardson in the main office on Wednesday, October 3rd or Thursday, October 4th for your time slot.

There are still parking passes available to juniors and seniors. Please submit all necessary paperwork to the main office or to Admin 237.

Interact club members, please remember our monthly meeting is not this Thursday but next Thursday, October 11th at 2:05pm in the Seminar room. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in room 134.

Any student planning on going on the St. Francis Hospital Field Trip with Dr. Bombara should turn in their permission slips as soon as possible.

Manchester Community College’s Excursions in Learning Program is offering two babysitting safety, CPR and first aid classes for students in grades 5-12. Dates are November 3 or November 17 from 9am to 2pm. The course costs $70. Register before October 10 to save $5. This is NOT an official certification course. For more information, see that Programs and Events board in the Career Center.

Carnegie Mellon University will hold an information session with admission staff on Sunday, October 7 at 2pm at the Hartford Marriott Farmington. To register, visit the Carnegie Mellon admission website or see Mrs. Carty in the Career Center.

The following college visits will take place in the Career Center tomorrow: Colby-Sawyer College, Central CT State University, Cedar Crest College, Washington College. Continue to sign up in Naviance for these visits. It is very helpful to know whether students are interested in meeting with the representative.

Unified Sports will have its first home soccer tournament against East Windsor, Suffield, and Rockville on Tuesday, October 9th from 2:45-4:15pm. Come out to support them as they kick off their season!!

Athletic News:

The girls swim team proved themselves victorious after winning an exciting meet against East Catholic. It all came down to the final 400 Free Relay, in which Crystal Arn-Hetrich, Emma Hapkiewitcz, Kellie Sartoris and Alanna Mawhinney secured the win with a first place finish. Standout performances from last night include Sarah Mulcahy, who won the 100 butterfly. Great job ladies!!

Varsity field hockey tied Enfield 0-0. The team played tremendous in the rain, and was close to a win before the game was called due to thunder with 20:22 left. They take on Northwest Catholic on Friday away.
Posted by cdoherty  On Oct 03, 2018 at 9:20 AM
  

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
  
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