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There will be a Travel Club fundraising meeting on Monday, January 14 at 2:05 pm in room 233. Please contact Sra. Ruiz if you cannot attend.

The Strategy Club will meet in room 6 after school today. New members are always welcome.

The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, January 14 after school in room 226. We will be learning to play the Italian card game, Scopa, and having snacks. Please let Mrs. Zaccardelli know if you plan on coming.

The John F. Kennedy Library is holding its annual “Profiles in Courage” Essay Contest with a range of prizes available to selected essays. Interested candidates will write a 700 – 1100 word essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in his book Profiles in Courage. For specific information and guidelines, visit www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest or see the poster hanging outside the Career Center. All essays must be submitted by January 18. 

Attention Bobcat Robotics: This is a reminder that we will be meeting tonight, January 10 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Applying to UConn? Applications are due and must be submitted to the UConn admissions Office by January 15.

The Book Club will be meeting today, January 10 at 2:00 pm in Room 100 to discuss Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. New members are welcome! For more information, see Mrs. Busa in Room 100.

The SWHS Gay Straight Alliance will meet on Monday, January 14 at 2:00 pm in room 148. We have many items on the agenda, and we need you there! New members are always welcome - if you are someone who cares about an inclusive, equitable, and supportive community, stop by and enjoy some snacks and lively discussion. See Mrs. Stodd-Knapp with any questions.

Ski Club: If you are interested in going to Sugarbush March 8-10 please contact Ms. Phillips via e-mail this week.

DQ is hiring! If you are looking for a part-time job, come check out the flier in the Career Center for information on how to apply.

Congratulations to the students of the month for December! There were a large number of excellent students nominated this month, so thank you to all students who help make SWHS a positive environment in which to learn and achieve. The students of the month are:
Grade 9: Derek Davis and Daniel Hegi
Grade 10: Olivia Drezek and David Kvadus
Grade 11: Joe Cantin and Yara Chreiha
Grade 12: Chloe Lucia and Lauren Landino

Athletic News:

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the Freshman, JV and Varsity baseball teams on Thursday, January 10 after school in room 161. Please see Mr. D’Amato with any questions.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 10, 2019 at 8:54 AM
  

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! There will be a brief meeting after school on Tuesday, January 15 in room 168 for anyone interested in joining session 2 of the Bobcat Bowling Club. Applications will be available at the meeting.

There will be a Travel Club Fundraising Meeting on Monday, January 14 at 2:05 pm in room 233. Please contact Sra. Ruiz if you cannot attend.

Students who took the ASVAB exam are invited to a test interpretation session on Tuesday, January 15 at noon in the Seminar Room. Students should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling prior to this session.

On Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 pm, Conard High School will host the annual USA Gap Year Fair. The program will begin in the auditorium with a presentation about Gap Year programs by a Gap Year Coordinator and Alumni, and will be followed by the fair in the cafeteria. For more information, please visit the link to USA Gap Year Fairs: www.usagapyearfairs.org. You are encouraged to register in advance.

For students interested in applying for scholarships through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, this is a reminder that the deadline for the biggest pool of scholarships is January 15. If you haven’t already started your application, please do so as soon as possible as it takes some time to complete. If you have any trouble accessing the application portal, come to the Career Center for support.

The Strategy Club will meet in room 6 after school on Thursday.  New members are always welcome.

A representative from the United States Coast Guard will be in the Career Center at 1 pm today for any students interested in learning more about joining this military branch. Please see Mrs. Carty for a pass to attend.

The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, January 14 after school in room 226. We will be learning to play the Italian card game, Scopa, and having snacks. Please let Mrs. Zaccardelli know if you plan on coming.

Attention Bobcat Robotics: This is a reminder that we will be meeting both Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Applying to UConn? Applications are due and must be submitted to the UConn admissions Office by January 15.

Seniors: The link to sign up for Capstone presentations on the afternoon of January 17 is located on the Capstone Website. Please sign up by 2 pm on Wednesday, January 9. Also, be sure to have your adviser fill out and sign your check-in/check-out form so you have it for the day of presentations.

Ski Club: If you are interested in going to Sugarbush March 8-10 please contact Ms. Phillips via e-mail this week.


Athletic News:

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the Freshman, JV and Varsity baseball teams on Thursday, January 10 after school in room 161. Please see Mr. D’Amato with any questions.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 09, 2019 at 8:53 AM
  

The John F. Kennedy Library is holding its annual “Profiles in Courage” Essay Contest with a range of prizes available to selected essays. Interested candidates will write a 700 – 1100 word essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in his book Profiles in Courage. For specific information and guidelines, visit www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest or see the poster hanging outside the Career Center. All essays must be submitted by January 18. 

The Bobcat Bowling club is back! There will be a brief meeting after school on Tuesday, January 15 in room 168 for anyone interested in joining session 2 of the Bobcat Bowling Club. Applications will be available at the meeting.

Thank you to all who donated and volunteered to make Saturday’s Red Cross Blood Drive a great success. We collected 60 pints of blood which will help numerous people in need.

Students who took the ASVAB exam are invited to a test interpretation session on Tuesday, January 15 at noon in the Seminar Room. Students should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling prior to this session.

On Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 pm, Conard High School will host the annual USA Gap Year Fair. The program will begin in the auditorium with a presentation about Gap Year programs by a Gap Year Coordinator and Alumni, and will be followed by the fair in the cafeteria. For more information, please visit the link to USA Gap Year Fairs: www.usagapyearfairs.org. You are encouraged to register in advance.

For students interested in applying for scholarships through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, this is a reminder that the deadline for the biggest pool of scholarships is January 15. If you haven’t already started your application, please do so as soon as possible as it takes some time to complete. If you have any trouble accessing the application portal, come to the Career Center for support.

The next Italian Club meeting will be Monday, January 14 after school in room 226. We will be learning to play the Italian card game, Scopa, and having snacks. Please let Mrs. Zaccardelli know if you plan on coming.

Attention Bobcat Robotics: This is a reminder that we will be meeting both Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. See you there!

Seniors: The link to sign up for Capstone presentations on the afternoon of January 17 is located on the Capstone Website. Please sign up by 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9. Also, be sure to have your adviser fill out and sign your check-in/check-out form so you have it for the day of presentations.

Athletic News:

There will be a meeting for all students interested in trying out for the Freshman, JV and Varsity baseball teams on Thursday, January 10 after school in room 161. Please see Mr. D’Amato with any questions.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 08, 2019 at 8:57 AM
  

The library will be closing at 2:30 today. Please plan accordingly.

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! There will be a brief meeting after school on Tuesday, January 15 in room 168 for anyone interested in joining session 2 of the Bobcat Bowling Club. Applications will be available at the meeting.

Students who took the ASVAB exam are invited to a test interpretation session on Tuesday, January 15 at noon in the Seminar Room. Students should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling prior to this session.

On Thursday, January 10 at 6:00 pm, Conard High School will host the annual USA Gap Year Fair. The program will begin in the auditorium with a presentation about Gap Year programs by a Gap Year Coordinator and Alumni, and will be followed by the fair in the cafeteria. For more information, please visit the link to USA Gap Year Fairs: www.usagapyearfairs.org. You are encouraged to register in advance.

For students interested in applying for scholarships through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, this is a reminder that the deadline for the biggest pool of scholarships is January 15. If you haven’t already started your application, please do so as soon as possible as it takes some time to complete. If you have any trouble accessing the application portal, come to the Career Center for support.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 07, 2019 at 9:17 AM
  

A student representative from the admissions office of Emmanuel College will be here Monday, January 7 at 11:30 am to speak to any students interested in knowing more about attending Emmanuel College. The visit is posted in Naviance. Please sign up and see Mrs. Carty for a pass to attend.

Yoga Club will meet Monday, January 7 at 2:15 pm in the Chorus room. Everyone is welcome. See Ms. Lane in room 6 with any questions.

Looking for a contemporary fiction novel to read this weekend? The Book Club will be reading Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and will meet on Thursday, January 10 to discuss. New members are welcome! For more information, see Mrs. Busa in Room 100.

The Bobcat Bowling club is back! There will be a brief meeting on Tuesday, January 15 after school in room 168 for anyone who is interested in joining session 2 of the Bobcat Bowling Club. Applications will be available at the meeting.

Students who took the ASVAB exam are invited to a test interpretation session on Tuesday, January 15 at noon in the Seminar Room. Students should see Dr. LaRochelle in School Counseling prior to this session.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 04, 2019 at 8:34 AM
  

A student representative from the admissions office of Emmanuel College will be here Monday, January 7 at 11:30 am to speak to any students interested in knowing more about attending Emmanuel College. The visit is posted in Naviance. Please sign up and see Mrs. Carty for a pass to attend.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy club will hold its next meeting today, Thursday, January 3 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us for snacks as we watch and discuss Planet of the Apes.

Seniors: The deadline for submitting written work for Capstone has been updated and you may now turn in your written work to your adviser on or before Monday, January 7. Please note you must turn in written work by this deadline to be eligible to present on January 17. Please touch base with your adviser now that we are back from break.

There will be an FBLA meeting after school today, Thursday, January 3 in room 126. See you there.

If anyone in Mrs. Barrett’s Capstone group has any questions, please see her after school in room 122 any Monday through Thursday.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 03, 2019 at 9:20 AM
  

Applying to UConn? Applications are due and must be submitted to the UConn Admissions Office by Tuesday, January 15.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will hold its next meeting this Thursday, January 3 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in room 127. Join us for snacks as we watch and discuss Planet of the Apes.

Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 02, 2019 at 9:04 AM
  

Seniors please note that if you have January 15 deadlines for college applications, TODAY, Friday, December 21 is the last day to complete transcript request forms. Come to School Counseling as soon as possible if you need your transcripts ready.

If you are a freshman going on the To Kill A Mockingbird / New York City Field Trip on Wednesday, January 2, be sure to dress warmly and be in the lobby for 7:25 am on that Wednesday, which is our first day back from break. See Mrs. White in 144 if you have questions.
Posted by cdoherty  On Dec 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  

There will be NO late buses today, Thursday, December 20. Please plan accordingly.

There will be no FBLA meeting today, Thursday, December 20. There are no late buses so we are canceling the meeting. 

Mind's Eye will be hosting an Open-Mic Coffeehouse tonight, December 20 from 6:00 -8:00 pm in the SWHS Library Media Center. Come enjoy music, poetry, and other original work. All are welcome.

It’s Holiday Spirit Week! Tomorrow, December 21 is Pajama Day and don’t forget, it’s a 1/2 day to start the holiday break.

Looking for a contemporary fiction novel to read over break? The Book Club will be reading Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and will meet on Monday, January 10 to discuss. New members are welcome! For more information, see Mrs. Busa in Room 100. 

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will hold its next meeting today, December 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in room 127. Join us to work on your own creative writing. We will also take our club picture for the yearbook at this meeting.

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

The next wave of capstone presentations will be on January 17. All written work must be turned in to your adviser on or before Friday, January 4. If you do not present and pass capstone in January you could then be placed in a structured study hall during second semester to help you complete your capstone work. This change in schedule could mean your early release privilege is revoked. Please touch base with your adviser prior to the break. A checklist is posted on the Senior Capstone website to aid you in finishing your project.

Ryan Belekewicz will be hosting a fundraiser for his Eagle project at a local sandwich shop on Sullivan Avenue today, December 20 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. His project is to build a gazebo over the reflection area at the Bob King Memorial Woods, near Wapping Cemetery. Please come out to grab a bite to eat to support the project!

Big Sky Fitness in Vernon is looking for swim instructors for weekday evening shifts and some weekends. Applicants must be at least 16, certified lifeguards, and have some experience teaching swim lessons. If you are interested in applying please see the flyer on the Career Center bulletin board.
 
Seniors please note that if you have January 15 deadlines for college applications, tomorrow, Friday, December 21 is the last day to complete transcript request forms. Come to School Counseling as soon as possible if you need your transcripts ready.

The winter clothing accessories drive ends tomorrow, December 21. Please bring in gently or new clothing and accessories, such as hats, gloves, and jackets, are appreciated. There will be donation boxes in the South Windsor Community Center and here at the high school.
Posted by cdoherty  On Dec 20, 2018 at 8:53 AM
  

Mind's Eye will be hosting an Open-Mic Coffeehouse this Thursday, December 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the library. Come enjoy music, poetry, and other original work. All are welcome.

Attention all students: Santa Claus and his elf are coming to visit you TODAY in the cafeteria. Take a picture with them for $1! All proceeds will go to the Jimmy V Cancer Research foundation.

It’s Holiday Spirit Week!
Thursday, December 20 you can be creative and dress as your favorite holiday character.
Friday, December 21 is Pajama Day and don’t forget, it’s a 1/2 day to start the holiday break.

Looking for a contemporary fiction novel to read over break? The Book Club will be reading Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and will meet on Monday, January 10 to discuss. New members are welcome! For more information, see Mrs. Busa in Room 100. 

Attention Seniors, in order to be eligible to present on January 17, all written work for Capstone must be turned in to your adviser on or before January 4.  Please touch base with your adviser prior to the break.  

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will hold its next meeting this Thursday, December 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in room 127. Join us to work on your own creative writing. We will also take our club picture for the yearbook at this meeting.

Big Sky Fitness in Vernon is looking for swim instructors for weekday evening shifts and some weekends. Applicants must be at least 16, certified lifeguards, and have some experience teaching swim lessons. If you are interested in applying please see the flyer on the Career Center bulletin board.

Applying to UConn? Applications are due and must be submitted to the UConn admissions Office by January 15. Students should submit transcript request forms to the School Counseling Department by Friday, December 21.

There is a winter accessories clothing drive going on now through December 21. All gently or new clothing and accessories, such as hats, gloves, and jackets, are appreciated. There will be donation boxes in the South Windsor Community Center and here at the high school.
Posted by cdoherty  On Dec 19, 2018 at 8:44 AM
  
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