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Seniors who plan to attend college at any of the UConn campuses next fall can get a preview and jumpstart on their college career with the UConn First Summer program. If you have not already received information on this program, please see the Career Center for more information. Registration for the program closes in mid-June.

New job opportunities are posted on the board in the Career Center. K-ROCKETS Engineering and Technology School, an Ellington-based company bringing STEM programs to school-aged youth, is seeking summer camp counselors and STEM instructors for a school year program. Candidates must be at least 16, have reliable transportation, and be enthusiastic about STEM programs. More details and contact information is available on the flyers.

Attention all Unity Club members - there will be a club meeting Wednesday, May 16 in the School Counseling Career Center after school.

Six Flags New England will have a national day of hiring on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at their Human Resources Office at 1756 Main Street in Agawam, Massachusetts. Interested applicants should apply at sixflagsjobs.com before Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome on National Hiring Day, but applying ahead of time will expedite the day. Individuals who receive a job offer at the fair will also get a free ticket to Six Flags. Positions include: Food Services, Park Services, Ride Operators and Attendants, Life Guards and Water Attendants, Games, Retail, and more!

The next meeting of the Italian Club will be Monday, May 21 right after school. We will meet in Room 226, play bocce, and have some snacks outside. Come show off your skills or learn to play the game. New members are always welcome. Please let Mrs. Zaccardelli know if you would like to attend by Friday, May 18.

Yoga Club will meet Monday at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room to practice yoga. All are welcome to come practice yoga with us.

Attention Students: The Media Center will be closed on Monday, May 14 until 11:30am for AP testing. Please plan accordingly. 

This is an important announcement regarding the JE Shepard Memorial Award given by the South Windsor Jaycees. Due to a lack of applications, the deadline for this scholarship has been extended until Friday, May 25. This scholarship offers $2,000 for a South Windsor High School student who has demonstrated initiative, spirit and integrity in serving his or her community. Applications can be picked up in the Career Center or the School Counseling Office. All completed applications MUST be returned to Mrs. Carty no later than May 25. 

Seniors looking for help paying for college - here are upcoming scholarship deadlines to note. If you have a parent or grandparent who is a current or retired teacher in the South Windsor school system, you are eligible to apply for the SWEA scholarship, due May 18. The following scholarships are due May 31: South Windsor Soccer Club (for any student who has been a player or referee in the club), Society of Women Engineers (for female students pursuing engineering or computer science), and the Sila Foundation (for students planning to major in business, education, finance, accounting, insurance, marketing or math).

Don't forget to sign up to audition for next fall's musical production of The Sound of Music. Auditions will take place Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Room 148. Whether you're a singer, dancer, actor, triple threat, or someone who just likes being a part of a production--we have a role for you. Sign-up outside of Room 147 for a time slot -- don't miss your chance to be a part of this iconic production.

The Metropolitan University Tour will come to Harford on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00pm at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The program features research universities in 5 major cities, including SMU, Tulane, George Washington University, Northeastern and NYU. Representatives will share information about their schools and tips on the application process and answer questions. For more information, visit www.met.tours.

The Exploring College Options spring program will take place at sites throughout New England and NY during the week of May 20. Students interested in learning more about Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn or Stanford can choose from 5 program dates and locations that week. A flier with all options is hanging in the Career Center. Please note that this program usually takes place again in Farmington each fall, but families wanting to get information earlier may choose to drive to these regional locations now.

The Barbara Rosenthal Summer Internship Program provides the opportunity for students from diverse and minority backgrounds to explore a career in law or a corporate environment. This 6 week paid internship runs from July 10 – August 16, requiring interns to work 20 hours in a Hartford law firm each week. Interested students with at least a 3.0 GPA can get an application from the Career Center. An essay, letters of recommendation and a transcript are required and are due by May 15.

Class Officer AND Student Council Elections are on Thursday, May 24. All those interested in running for Class Office or Student Council may pick up an application in the main office or Admin 237. All applications are due by Thursday, May 17. 

Athletic News:
-The girls’ golf team improve their record to 4-3 yesterday with a 35 shot victory over Plainville. Meghna Mazumdar finish first with a score of 43. Aayushi Patel, Cameron Isherwood, and Rachel Maher all played great for the Bobcats.



Posted by cdoherty  On May 11, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  
 
Seniors: If you have not yet paid for the outing or reception but would like to attend, you must see Ms. Andrews (Room 234C) or Mrs. Mazzonna (Room 264) by Friday of this week.

Students who have already turned in their permission slips for the St. Francis field trip need to see Dr. Bombara about additional forms that need to be completed before the field trip.

Six Flags New England will have a national day of hiring on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00am – 4:00pm at their Human Resources Office at 1756 Main Street in Agawam, Massachusetts. Interested applicants should apply at sixflagsjobs.com before Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome on National Hiring Day, but applying ahead of time will expedite the day. Individuals who receive a job offer at the fair will also get a free ticket to Six Flags. Positions include: Food Services, Park Services, Ride Operators and Attendants, Life Guards and Water Attendants, Games, Retail, and more!

Seniors looking for help paying for college - here are upcoming scholarship deadlines to note. If you have a parent or grandparent who is a current or retired teacher in the South Windsor school system, you are eligible to apply for the SWEA scholarship, due May 18. The following scholarships are due May 31: South Windsor Soccer Club (for any student who has been a player or referee in the club), Society of Women Engineers (for female students pursuing engineering or computer science), and the Sila Foundation (for students planning to major in business, education, finance, accounting, insurance, marketing or math).

Archery club will meet after school today from 2:30pm - 4:00pm at the lower field across from the Rec Department. New members are always welcome. 
 
Don't forget to sign up to audition for next fall's musical production of The Sound of Music. Auditions will take place Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Room 148. Whether you're a singer, dancer, actor, triple threat, or someone who just likes being a part of a production--we have a role for you. Sign-up outside of Room 147 for a time slot--don't miss your chance to be a part of this iconic production.

Last call…if you are a senior attending the senior outing to Holiday Hill and need to take the early bus, you must print and return the Early Bus Form to Miss Griswold in Room 227 no later than May 16. The early bus will leave at 2:30pm from the outing. The Early Bus Form can be found on the Class of 2018 website and Google Classroom page.

The Spring Instrumental Concert will be Thursday, May 10 in the Auditorium. At 6:30pm, you can experience Video Games Live! with the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. At 8:00pm, the Orchestras will play music from Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, The Beatles, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. Tickets are $5.00 per person. See you there.

Mind's Eye Magazine, South Windsor High School's literary and art magazine, is in the process of creating our 2017-2018 issue, and we'd love to see your work. We are looking for your stories, poems, creative essays, song lyrics, photographs of art, and any other original work that you've created and would like to be considered for the magazine. Please forward your work to Ms. Pieratti, or give a copy to your English or art teacher by Friday, May 11.

Athletic News:
-All Spring athletes are being asked to take a 35 question survey that will be used to help us continue to make improvements in our athletic programs here at South Windsor High School. Your coaches are aware of this request and will adjust practice times accordingly. All athletes of each spring sport must bring their personal Chromebooks to take this survey after school at 2:10pm on the following designated days: 
Monday 5/14 2:10pm SWHS Café:  Boys & Girls Track
Tuesday 5/15 2:10pm SWHS Café:  Baseball, Boys Lacrosse
Wednesday 5/16 2:10pm SWHS Café:  Softball, Girls Golf
Thursday 5/17 2:10pm SWHS Main Gym:  Boys Volleyball, Boys & Girls Tennis
Friday 5/18 2:10pm SWHS Café:  Boys Golf, Girls Lacrosse
 
 -The girls’ tennis team pulled in a win for the Bobcats yesterday against Enfield with a score of 7-0. The team did phenomenal, with all the singles and doubles winning both sets with sixes. Outstanding performances came from the entire lineup. Singles players, Caitlin Sze, Varsha Rathore, Sophia Chin, and Sam Donovan, and doubles Jia Yazon and Leah Polansky only lost one game overall, and continue to pull off skillful wins. Doubles Kelly Kozon and Rebecca Kenefick did a great job, winning their first set 6-2 and second set 6-1. Payal Shah and Nikitha Kikanamada won their first set 6-2 and second set 6-0, doing an amazing job. Their next match is on Friday at Berlin with the boys’ tennis team. Wish them luck.

-The boys’ tennis team defeated Enfield/Somers by a score of 7-0. It was a dominant performance and the following players came away with wins: Singles Players: Femi Orisamolu, Jason Richenbacher, Neal Shah and Abhiram Gunti; Doubles Teams: Elijah Wood & Jack Perry and Andris Reba & Wayne Huang. Enfield/Somers defaulted 3rd doubles. And thanks to Ishaan Reddy for volunteering without hesitation to play a special game. His great sportsmanship was really appreciated by the Enfield/Somers coach. 

-The boys’ volleyball team had a clean sweep over Bloomfield at home last night with JV winning 2-0 and Varsity 3-0. The team will be home again tomorrow, Friday, May 11 vs. Southington. Please note that the JV start time for that match is 5:00pm with Varsity to follow at approximately 6:00pm. Hope you'll come out and support your fellow Bobcats.
Posted by cdoherty  On May 10, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  
 
Reminder for students…the Media Center will be closed today during Periods 3 and 4 for testing. Please plan accordingly. 
 
Student Council will meet today at 2:10pm in Room 163. We will discuss Student Council elections for officer positions; anyone interested in joining Student Council is welcome to come. If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Ullinger in the Social Studies office prior to the meeting for an online application.
 
The Strategy Club will meet today after school in Room 146.
  
Athletic News:

-The girls’ tennis team had an outstanding match Monday, defeating E.O. Smith with a score of 7-0. First singles Caitlin Sze had a double bagel, and great performances came from all other singles, Varsha Rathore, Sophia Chin, and Sam Donovan. First doubles Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon, second doubles Kelly Kozon and Rebecca Kenefick, as well as third doubles Payal Shah and Nikitha Kikanamada played amazingly, with the whole team winning all their matches. The team’s overall record is 7-1, having lost a tough match to Glastonbury last Friday. 

-Yesterday, the girls’ tennis team won against Simsbury, 6-1. Winning for in singles matches were Caitlin Sze, Varsha Rathore, Sophia Chin, and Sam Donovan. Varsha, at 2nd singles won with a french fry, while 3rd singles Sophia and 4th singles Sam, both won their matches with double bagels. First doubles Jia Yazon and Leah Polansky had a great win, and second and third doubles were faced with tiebreakers. Rebecca Kenefick and Kelly Kozon were able to win their match, and although Julie Harper and Payal Shah didn’t win, they played strong sets. The team’s overall record is 9-1, and their next match is today against Enfield. 

-Girls’ golf team improve their record to 3 and 3 yesterday with a five-shot victory over St Paul. Meghna Mazumdar led the way for the Bobcats with a 50. Amala Mammayil finished 4th with a 57. 

-Boys’ tennis had another great match, defeating Hall High School 4-3. The match was decided by our strong lineup of singles: Brandon Sze, Ronnak Saxena, Femi Orisamolu and Parker Pacekonis. Match of the Day goes to Parker who won the first 6-1, was down in the second set 2-5, but came back to win the second set in an exciting tiebreak. Way to go Parker. Our next match is Wednesday at home against Enfield/Somers - come and cheer the team onto victory.

-Yesterday, girls track and field won a close meet against Enfield. First place finishers were Micaela Hanson, who won both hurdle events, Shannon Anthony in high jump, Erin Dunn in pole vault, Tiana Barnes in javelin, Kavitha Francis in long jump, and Isabelle Erikson in the 3200.  All three relay teams also placed first. Nice job!  The next Track meet will be the CT Relays Invitational at home this Saturday.

-The boys’ volleyball team won at NFA last with a JV score of 2 to 0 and varsity score of 3 to 0. The team will host Bloomfield tonight with a 4 pm JV start. Hope you will come out to support your fellow Bobcats.

-All Spring athletes are being asked to take a 35 question survey that will be used to help us continue to make improvements in our athletic programs here at South Windsor High School. Your coaches are aware of this request and will adjust practice times accordingly. All athletes of each spring sport must bring their personal Chromebooks to take this survey after school at 2:10pm on the following designated days: 

Monday 5/14 2:10pm SWHS Café: Boys & Girls Track
Tuesday 5/15 2:10pm SWHS Café: Baseball, Boys Lacrosse
Wednesday 5/16 2:10pm SWHS Café: Softball, Girls Golf
Thursday 5/17 2:10pm SWHS Main Gym: Boys Volleyball, Boys & Girls Tennis
Friday 5/18 2:10pm SWHS Café: Boys Golf, Girls Lacrosse
  
Posted by cdoherty  On May 09, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  

Attention students: the Media Center will be closed on Wednesday, May 9 during Periods 3 and 4 for testing. Please plan accordingly. 

If you are a senior attending the senior outing to Holiday Hill and need to take the early bus, you must print and return the Early Bus Form to Miss Griswold in Room 227 no later than May 16. The early bus will leave at 2:30 pm from the outing. The Early Bus Form can be found on the Class of 2018 website and Google Classroom page.

Bobcat foodies… we'll be planning tomorrow in Room 105 for our summer favorites and cool treats menu for our final cooking club session this year. See you there.

Student Council will meet tomorrow at 2:10 pm in Room 163 for anyone interested in a leadership position next year. We will discuss Student Council elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. New members and students interested in joining Student Council are welcome to come. If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Ullinger in the Social Studies office at some point prior to the meeting for an online application.

Athletic News:
The girls’ golf team improved their record to 2-3 yesterday with a 26 shot win over East Lyme. Meghna Mazumdar was medalist with a 55. Carolyn McCullough was 2nd 1 shot behind. Aayushi Patel and Amala Mammayil played well. 

The Boys’ Golf team beat their best team score by 10 strokes shooting a 156 at Topstone making their record to 4-4 for the season beating Rockville. The Bobcats were led by team medalist Jared Walter’s 37 followed by Melek Israel’s 38, Owen Pelleteir’s 40 Melek and Samay Govani’s 41.

Congratulations to the boys’ volleyball team for earning the win last night at Rockville. The JV won 2-0 and Varsity won 3-1. The team will travel to another out-of-league match when they play at NFA tonight. Good luck to the team, and we hope to see you there.

Boys’ tennis played a very close competitive match against E.O. Smith but lost by the score of 3-4. Abhiram Gunti, Rahul Mahesh, Sanjiv Choksi and Jonathan Huot stepped up and played very well in their spots. Winning for South Windsor was #1 Singles Brandon Sze, #2 Doubles Elijah Wood & Sanjiv Choksi and #3 Doubles Andris Reba & Jonathan Huot.

Tuesday the team will be completing their rescheduled match against Hall at home. The team could use your support to bring home a win.
Posted by mdunia  On May 08, 2018 at 8:29 AM
  

Reminder from the Café: Any students with a negative balance from meal charges will no longer be able to purchase a la carte items in the cafeteria until the money owed is paid back. Please ask one of the cashiers in the cafeteria for help if needed.

Hey Bobcat foodies. Officers and any interested members will be planning our summer favorites and cool treats menu for our final cooking club session this year. We'll be planning this Wednesday, May 9 in Room 105. See you there.

The Barbara Rosenthal Summer Internship Program provides the opportunity for students from diverse and minority backgrounds to explore a career in law or a corporate environment. This 6 week paid internship runs from July 10 – August 16, requiring interns to work 20 hours in a Hartford law firm each week. Interested students with at least a 3.0 GPA can get an application from the Career Center. An essay, letters of recommendation and a transcript are required and are due by
May 15.

The Spring Instrumental Concert will be Thursday, May 10 in the Auditorium. At 6:30 pm, you can experience Video Games Live! with the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. At 8:00 pm, the Orchestras will play music from Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky,
The Beatles, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. Tickets are $5.00 per person. See you there.

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a pilot or exploring any career in aviation, you can check out the Young Eagles Rally on June 9 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Meriden-Markham Airport. Anyone between the ages of 8 and 17 can take a free flight and see what pilots do before, during and after a flight. For an informational flyer about how to participate, see Mrs. Carty or the bulletin board in the Career Center.

Mind's Eye Magazine, South Windsor High School's literary and art magazine, is in the process of creating our 2017-2018 issue, and we'd love to see your work. We are looking for your stories, poems, creative essays, song lyrics, photographs of art, and any other original work that you've created and would like to be considered for the magazine. Please forward your work to Ms. Pieratti, or give a copy to your English or art teacher by Friday, May 11.

There will be a Student Council meeting for anyone interested in a leadership position next Wednesday, May 9 at 2:10pm in Room 163. We will discuss Student Council elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. New members and students interested in joining Student Council are welcome to come! If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Ullinger in the Social Studies office at some point prior to the meeting for an online application.

Class Officer AND Student Council Elections are on Thursday, May 24. All those interested in running for Class Office or Student Council may pick up an application in the main office or Admin 237. All applications are due by Thursday, May 17. 
 
Athletic News:
-Boys Tennis had their best win this season with a 6-1 victory over Avon. Winning for the Bobcats were Brandon Sze, Ronnak Saxena, Femi Orisamolu and Parker Pacekonis at Singles, and Elijah Wodd & Jack Perry and Jason Richenbacher & Dan Zhu at doubles. The team's record is now 6 wins and 3 losses and looking for win 7 Monday against E.O. Smith. Also the boys’ team would like to congratulate Tyler Branscombe on being the Hartford Courant Boys Swimmer of the Year. 
What a great accomplishment!

-On Friday, the girls’ lacrosse team took on Avon in unbelievable games for both varsity and JV. The games were close throughout, with the final winning goals in both games scored with under 10 seconds left. The varsity team won 22-21 and the JV team won 8-7. That day, the team also raised almost $500 to donate to the American Cancer Society. Come support the girls in their next home game against Conard, Tuesday at 4:00 pm on the turf.






Posted by mdunia  On May 07, 2018 at 7:54 AM
  

Just a reminder to all students…due to the increasing volume of traffic and latecomers, please be sure to leave home earlier in order to be in your seat on time at 8:25am for the start of classes Monday.

Senior Art Show students must have their applications in by the end of TODAY. If you need the code to apply to our Google classroom, please see one of the art teachers.

The Metropolitan University Tour will come to Harford on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00pm at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The program features research universities in 5 major cities, including SMU, Tulane, George Washington University, Northeastern and NYU. Representatives will share information about their schools and tips on the application process and answer questions. For more information, visit www.met.tours.

The Exploring College Options spring program will take place at sites throughout New England and NY during the week of May 20. Students interested in learning more about Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn or Stanford can choose from 5 program dates and locations that week. A flier with all options is hanging in the Career Center. Please note that this program usually takes place again in Farmington each fall, but families wanting to get information earlier may choose to drive to these regional locations now.

Are you an artist? Do you like to write? Mind's Eye Magazine, South Windsor High School's literary and art magazine, is in the process of creating our 2017-2018 issue, and we'd love to see your work. We are looking for your stories, poems, creative essays, song lyrics, photographs of art, and any other original work that you've created and would like to be considered for the magazine. Please forward your work to Ms. Pieratti, or give a copy to your English or art teacher by Friday, May 11.

Class Officer AND Student Council Elections are on Thursday, May 24. All those interested in running for Class Office or Student Council may pick up an application in the Main Office or Admin 237. All applications are due by Thursday, May 17. 

There will be a Student Council meeting for anyone interested in a leadership position next Wednesday, May 9 at 2:10pm in Room 163. We will discuss Student Council elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. New members and students interested in joining Student Council are welcome to come! If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Ullinger in the Social Studies office at some point prior to the meeting for an online application.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Club meets Monday, May 7. Join us for snacks in Room 127 while we watch and discuss Guardians of the Galaxy. New members are welcome.

Reminder… auditions for the fall musical, The Sound of Music, will take place Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in Room 148. We are looking for a committed and diverse group of singers and actors for this production…visit the callboard in the English hallway (outside Room 147) for sign-up times and audition materials, and see Mrs. Knapp or Mrs. White with any questions. 

If you are interested in becoming an engineer or learning more about what it takes to become one, UConn School of Engineering offers 2 summer programs. Explore Engineering is open to sophomores and juniors and the SPARK Program is open to female students who are currently in grade 6 – 11. For more information on these programs, visit the Enrichment Programs section of Naviance. Flyers are also hanging in the Career Center, where you can find information about many summer pre-college and career exploration programs.

It may barely feel like spring out, but it’s not too soon to think about summer plans. If you are looking for unique summer experiences to explore career options or preview college life, check out the Enrichment Programs section in the College Research area of your Naviance account. Thousands of programs can be researched. A smaller selection of brochures and materials are also available to check out or copy in the Career Center. 

Class Officer AND Student Council Elections are on Thursday, May 24. All those interested in running for Class Office or Student Council may pick up an application in the main office or Admin 237. All applications are due by Thursday, May 17. 

South Windsor Rotary Club Scholarship applications are now available. You can pick one up from the Career Center or download it from the Scholarship section of Naviance. This year’s deadline is May 11.  

Springfield College is holding a Discovery Day on Monday, May 7 with tours offered at 11:00am and information sessions at 10:00am and noon. To register, visit springfield.edu/discoverydays.

Athletic News:
-Today, the girls’ lacrosse team will be taking on Avon in their Coaches vs Cancer game. Come out to watch an exciting game and support the girls as they raise money for this great cause. Varsity starts at 4:00pm on the turf. 

-The girls’ golf team lost to St. Paul yesterday but beat Northwest Catholic for the first win in its short history. Amala Mammayil was the co-medalist with a 43. Meghna Mazumdar, Caroline McCullough, Cameron Isherwood and Olivia Hewitt all played well.

-Yesterday, the girls’ lacrosse team took on Ellington. Varsity won with a score of 15-2 and JV shut the team out, 13-0. Today, the team will be taking on Avon in their Coaches vs. Cancer game. Come out to watch an exciting game and support the girls as they raise money for this great cause. Varsity starts at 4:00pm on the turf. 

-Congratulations to the boys’ volleyball team for their win last night at Home vs. Enfield. The JV won a close one 2-1 and Varsity 3-0. The team will travel to play Rockville on Monday. Hope you will come out and support the team. The JV boys’ volleyball practice for today, Friday, May 4 is cancelled. The optional practice tomorrow, Saturday, May 5 is still on from 10:00am to 12:00pm. And, please be ready for the 2:40pm bus to the Rockville match on Monday. Any questions, contact either one of your coaches via email. 
Posted by cdoherty  On May 04, 2018 at 8:52 AM
  

Important Junior Prom announcement: The Junior Prom will be held at The Farmington Marriott this Saturday, May 5. Since the prom is on a Saturday, SWHS will be adhering to the following procedure regarding attendance for all juniors and their guests. When a school event such as the Junior Prom occurs on a Saturday, SWHS students and SWHS guests must attend a minimum of five (5) full classes on the Friday before. Students who are absent from school on May 4 or who are dismissed from school for reason of illness may not participate in ANY school activities, including the prom, unless the student has relevant documentation and prior administrative approval.   

If you are a senior attending the senior outing to Holiday Hill and need to take the early bus, you must print and return the Early Bus Form to Miss Griswold in Room 227 no later than May 16. The early bus will leave at 2:30pm from the outing. The Early Bus Form can be found on the Class of 2018 website and Google Classroom page.

Springfield College is holding a Discovery Day on Monday, May 7 with tours offered at 11:00am and information sessions at 10:00am and noon. To register, visit springfield.edu/discoverydays.

The Barbara Rosenthal Summer Internship Program provides the opportunity for students from diverse and minority backgrounds to explore a career in law or a corporate environment. This 6 week paid internship runs from July 10 – August 16, requiring interns to work 20 hours in a Hartford law firm each week. Interested students with at least a 3.0 GPA can get an application from the Career Center. An essay, letters of recommendation and a transcript are required and are due by May 15.

The Spring Instrumental Concert will be Thursday, May 10 in the Auditorium. At 6:30pm, you can experience Video Games Live! with the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. At 8:00pm, the Orchestras will play music from Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, The Beatles, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more. Tickets are $5.00 per person. See you there.

Final reminder for seniors…the annual Senior Art Show will be happening at the South Windsor Public Library in May. Applications are due TOMORROW; see your art teacher for details and an application.

Attention Interact Members: Reminder, our whole club meeting for May is today at 2:05pm in the Seminar Room. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in Room 134.

Athletic News:
- JV boys’ tennis won a great competitive match against Avon!! Winning for the Bobcats in straight sets were Jonathan Huot at #1 Singles, Neal Shah at #2 Singles and Sanjov Choksi at 3# Singles. Due to time constraints, we were unable to finish out all the doubles matches. Varsity has a home match today against Hall High School… come out and cheer on the team.

- The girls’ tennis team had an outstanding match yesterday against Bristol Eastern, winning 7-0. Double bagels came from 1st singles Caitlin Sze, 2nd singles Varsha Rathore, and 4th singles Sam Donovan. 3rd singles Sophia Chin and doubles, Jia Yazona and Leah Polansky, and Kelly Kozon and Rebecca Kenefick also played strong matches. Seniors Payal Shah and Julie Harper at third doubles had a tough match, but pulled through successfully. Their next match is Friday against Glastonbury, wish them luck.

- The boys’ volleyball team lost to a tough Lewis Mills team at Home last night. JV lost 2-0 and Varsity 3-2. The team is looking to bounce back tonight while home again vs. Enfield. Good luck to the team, and we hope you come and cheer on your fellow Bobcats.
Posted by cdoherty  On May 03, 2018 at 9:08 AM
  

On behalf of Dr. Carter and the administrative team at Ellsworth, we would like to extend a very special thank you to all the students who volunteered at the Ellsworth School Open House on Saturday. More than 300 former alumni and faculty attended this event which celebrated more than 80 years of Ellsworth history. The event would not have been possible without the student volunteers who helped park cars, greet guests, and supervise spaces. Thank you all for your time, enthusiasm, and grace! 

Congratulations to Bobcat Robotics Team 177 who traveled to Detroit, Michigan for the FIRST World Championships last week and finished as semifinalists of the Darwin Division. Congratulations to all the graduating seniors on a hugely successful season with an amazing robot, a blue banner in Hartford and a third consecutive year traveling to the World Championships. Thank you to all the teachers and the administration for their hard work and support this season, especially: Mr. Savvides, Mr. Smith, Dr. McCarthy, Mr. Wilkinson, Ms. Connolly and Mr. Sytulek.

The next Science Fiction/Fantasy Club meeting is on Monday, May 7. Join us for snacks in Room 127 while we watch and discuss Guardians of the Galaxy. New members are welcome.

Attention Mind's Eye members: Mind's Eye will hold a meeting Thursday, May 3 after school in Room 146. Please contact Ms. Pieratti if you cannot attend.

Last call… the Relay for Life Club will hold a brief but mandatory meeting after school today in Room 143. Please see Mrs. Frasier with any questions.

Tomorrow is FBLA’s last meeting and end of the year party. Certificates will be handed out to board members and pizza will be served. Please RSVP ASAP for the pizza order… and thanks for a great year.

Reminder… auditions for the fall musical, The Sound of Music, will take place Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Room 148. We are looking for a committed and diverse group of singers and actors for this production… visit the callboard in the English hallway (outside Room 147) for sign-up times and audition materials, and see Mrs. Knapp or Mrs. White with any questions. 

Athletic News:
-The boys’ golf team came together yesterday to shoot their best team score of the year a 166, bringing their record to 3-3 for the season beating Enfield by 9 at Topstone. The Bobcats were led by team medalist Jared Walter’s 36 and supported by Team Captain Owen Pelleteir, Melek Israel and Samay Govani who all broke 50. The Squad is on the road Thursday to face RHAM high school.
-Boys tennis had a tough match against an undefeated Daniel Hand High School in Madison. Playing up to their level, Brandon Sze at #1 Singles had a great competitive 3 set match and the #1 Doubles Team of Parker Pacekonis & Ronnak Saxena also had a highly competitive 3 set match. This week's remaining schedule is: Wednesday May 2nd JV versus Avon JV at Avon, Thursday May 3rd versus Hall at home, and Friday May 4th at Avon.

Posted by mdunia  On May 02, 2018 at 8:04 AM
  

If you are a senior attending the senior outing to Holiday Hill and need to take the early bus, you must print and return the Early Bus Form to Ms. Griswold in Room 227 no later than May 16. The early bus will leave at 2:30pm from the outing. The Early Bus Form can be found on the Class of 2018 website and Google Classroom page.

Attention Interact members… this Thursday is our whole club meeting for the month of May. We hope to see you in the Seminar Room at 2:05pm. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in Room 134.

Thursday is our last FBLA meeting and our end of the year party. I will be handing out certificates to our FBLA board members and we will be having pizza. Please RSVP ASAP so that I know how much to order. Thanks for a great year. 

Attention Seniors: The annual Senior Art Show will be happening at the South Windsor Public Library in May. If you have taken any art courses during your years at South Windsor High School, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to display your artwork in this juried show. If you are interested in earning an honor cord in art, you will need to participate in the judged section of this Senior Art Show. Applications are due Friday; see your art teacher for details and an application.

Junior World Literature students should report directly to the auditorium after period 6 today for the production of Hamlet.  If you have any concerns or issues with attendance please communicate with your English teacher as soon as possible.

Auditions for the fall musical, The Sound of Music, will take place Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Room 148. We are looking for a committed and diverse group of singers and actors for this production. Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this unique experience. Please visit the callboard in the English hallway (outside Room 147) for sign-up times and audition materials, and see Mrs. Knapp or Mrs. White with any questions.

The Freshman Class of 2021 will be having a fundraiser at the brand new pizza restaurant in Evergreen Walk from 5-10 on Tuesday, May 1st. We receive 3.50 for each large flatbread and 1.75 for each small flatbread sold. Please come help the Freshman Class of 2021. See you there. 

Athletic News:
-The Girls’ Tennis team continues to defend their undefeated title after their win against Wethersfield yesterday. They won 5-2, and all four singles players, Caitlin Sze, Varsha Rathore, Sophia Chin and Sam Donovan had a clean sweep, with Sam and Caitlin both having double bagels. Doubles players Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon had a tough set but fought through their match and won. Their next match is at home tomorrow against Bristol Eastern. Come support the team.

-The Boys’ JV Volleyball team won vs. Wethersfield last night at home, while varsity lost a close one 3-2 with a game 5 score of 15-13. The team will be home both Wednesday and Thursday this week against Lewis Mills and Enfield. And, please note that the Enfield game on Thursday was a schedule change since it was originally scheduled for this Friday. The start times are the same. Good luck to the team and we hope to see you there.

-Boys’ Tennis came through strong with another 7-0 convincing win against Wethersfield. All matches were straight set victories. Winning for the Bobcats were Brandon Sze, Femi Orisamolu, Parker Pacekonis and Jason Richenbacher (stepping in at the last minute for an ill player) at singles and Elijah Wood & Jack Perry, Donny Sauer & Dan Zhu and Andris Reba & Wayne Huang in doubles. The team will have its toughest test yet against Daniel Hand in Madison on Tuesday.
Posted by cdoherty  On May 01, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  

Reminder from the Café: Any students with a negative balance from meal charges will no longer be able to purchase a la carte items in the cafeteria until the money owed is paid back. Please ask one of the cashiers in the cafeteria for help if needed.

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a pilot or exploring any career in aviation, you can check out the Young Eagles Rally on June 9 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Meriden-Markham Airport. Anyone between the ages of 8 and 17 can take a free flight and see what pilots do before, during and after a flight. For an informational flyer about how to participate, see Mrs. Carty or the bulletin board in the Career Center.

The Freshman Class of 2021 will be having a fundraiser at the brand new pizza restaurant in Evergreen Walk from 5-10 on Tuesday, May 1st. We receive 3.50 for each large flatbread and 1.75 for each small flatbread sold. Please come help the Freshman Class of 2021. See you there. 

On Friday an important School Messenger was sent home to students and families. Next fall, juniors and seniors in good academic and behavioral standing may request to have first period “lock-in” study hall and arrive to school 10 minutes prior to second period. We will also continue to offer early release, aka “lock-out” as an option for juniors and seniors in good academic and behavioral standing. It is important to note that students may not have both “lock-in” and “lock-out.” If you would like to request a first period study hall in your schedule for next year, you must email Mrs. Harlow by tomorrow at 8:00am. 

Attention Mind's Eye members: Mind's Eye will hold a meeting Thursday, May 3 after school in Room 146. Please contact Ms. Pieratti if you cannot attend.

Class Officer AND Student Council Elections are on Thursday, May 24. All those interested in running for Class Office or Student Council may pick up an application in the main office or Admin 237. All applications are due by Thursday, May 17. 

South Windsor Rotary Club Scholarship applications are now available. You can pick one up from the Career Center or download it from the Scholarship section of Naviance. This year’s deadline is May 11.  

All students interested in going on the St. Francis Hospital visit need to return their permission slips to Dr. Bombara as soon as possible.

The Unity Club will be meeting after school today in the School Counseling Career Center.

Junior World Literature students should report directly to the auditorium after 6th period on Tuesday, May 1, for the production of Hamlet. If you have any concerns or issues with attendance please communicate with your English teacher as soon as possible.

Athletics: Attention all members of the Boys JV volleyball team. Please be in uniform and meet in the gym to setup for our home match today by 2:30 pm. Any questions, see Coach Holt.





Posted by mdunia  On Apr 30, 2018 at 8:08 AM
  
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