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Juniors, please note...prom ticket sales end TODAY at 2:30pm. All ticket sales are electronic and can be purchased outside school hours using the link provided on the Class of 2019 Google classroom. Prom guest forms must be turned in by this date as well in order to purchase tickets. Tickets will ONLY be sold (for a fee of $105) past the deadline in cases that the administration deems as extreme.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Hasler or Mrs. Caless. 

The Italian Club will be cooking pasta among other things after school on Thursday, April 19 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Please bring $5 to Mrs. Zaccardelli in room 226 by Wednesday, April 18th if you would like to participate. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

The following students have been selected as the Students of the Month for March. 
Christine Kang (9)
Emma Sansom (9)
Ananya Srivatsav (10)
Cooper Castellone (10)
Kyle Rondinone (11)
Rachell Taylor (11)
Caroline de Oliveira (12)
Nathan Grivers (12)
Congratulations to these well deserving students

The Connecticut Congressional Delegation hosts the 2018 Military Service Academy Night on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00pm at the MG Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown. All interested high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to come learn about our nation’s military academies. An informational flyer is hanging on the Programs & Events board in the Career Center. You can also visit the website of any member of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation to find information about this event.

Six Flags New England is now hiring for summer positions. Visit “sixflagsjobs.com” or check out their flyer in the Career Center.

Student Council is hosting a Trivia Night on April 20 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the cafeteria. Cost is $10 per team and limited to 5 students per team. Student Council members will be collecting money from teams signing up through lunch waves today.  

Last call…the CT State Board of Education is searching for two new 2018-19 Student Board Members. Any junior interested in applying should look for additional information and the posting in the Career Center. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before April 13 which falls during the April vacation…plan ahead.

NHS is in the process of collecting prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for those that cannot afford to buy them. Tomorrow is the last day to drop them at the lobby of the Community Center across the street from the high school. Short or long dresses are both acceptable; please bring them on hangers. 

Students 17 and older… today is the last day to sign up during lunch waves to donate blood on April 18. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Belval in Room 204.

Join the freshman class fundraiser tonight at your local Italian Ice place from 6:00pm–9:00pm. Hope to see you there.

Athletic News:
-The boys’ golf team won their home opener against RHAM High School by three strokes. The Bobcats posted 177 at Topstone Golf Course lead by match medalist Jared Walter’s 38.

-Girls’ tennis won their first match of the season 6-1 against Rocky Hill. The singles squad swept their lines and an outstanding performance by senior doubles team Kelly Kozon and Payal Shah took a win in a tie break. 

-Girls’ lacrosse took on Berlin High yesterday. Varsity came away with a hard-earned win of 12-10, and JV took the win 6-5. The girls take on Trumbull this Saturday at 10:00am. Come support the team! 

-Boys’ tennis had a decisive win 6-1 at Newington in the first match of the season.  Singles players Brandon Sze, Ronnak Saxena, and Parker Pacekonis won in straight sets and the doubles teams of Sam Kim & Donny Sauer, Jason Ricknbacher & Dan Zhu, and Elijah Wood & Jack Perry also won in straight sets. Neal Shah stepped in at the last minute for an ill player at 4th singles and played a great two set match. Thanks to Neal for being such a team player. The next match is Monday April 16 at home versus Glastonbury at 3:45pm.  Please come out and support the team; we would love to see you there.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 06, 2018 at 9:04 AM
  

Attention Juniors...prom ticket sales end at 2:30pm tomorrow. All ticket sales are electronic and can be purchased using the link provided on the Class of 2019 Google classroom. Prom guest forms for guests who do not attend South Windsor High School must be turned in by this date as well in order to purchase tickets. Any extreme circumstances requiring the purchase of tickets past the 2:30pm deadline tomorrow will be sold at the cost of $105/ticket. Keep in mind that tickets will ONLY be sold past the deadline in cases that the administration deems as extreme. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Hasler or Mrs. Caless. 

The next Science Fiction/Fantasy Club meeting will be on April 16, the day we come back from vacation. Join us to watch and discuss The Hunger Games in Room 127. New members are welcome.

Attention students 17 and older, please sign up this week during lunch waves to donate blood on Wednesday, April 18. Your donation can help to save 3 lives! If you have questions please see Mrs. Belval in Room 204.

Applications for the 2018 South Windsor Little League Baseball/Softball Scholarships are available in the Career Center. The Little League will award three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 who participated in the SW Little league. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2018.

The Writing Center is recruiting current sophomore and junior writing tutors for 2018-2019 school year. If you like to write, like helping others, and feel you'd make a great tutor, we'd love to hear from you. Please see your English teacher for an application which is due Tuesday, April 17. If you have any questions, see Ms. Pieratti in Room 146 or Mrs. Howard in Room 134.

Interact Club will hold the April whole club meeting today at 2:05pm in the Seminar Room.

The Freshman Class of 2021 will be having a fundraiser at your local Italian Ice place tomorrow night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Hope to see you there.

Students that attended the Voya Financial Job Shadow need to see Ms. Cruz today for a Junior Achievement form to complete. Also students attending the Bushnell Job Shadow tomorrow need to see Ms. Cruz for the Junior Achievement form to complete as well, and please report to the lobby at 7:50am on Friday April 6 for the trip. 

Athletic News:
-On Tuesday, girls’ lacrosse took on Newington High School. Despite the downpour, varsity came away with an 18-1 victory and JV took a 10-2 victory.  

-There will be a meeting today in Room 111 at 2:10pm for all returning boys’ basketball players.

-Congratulations to the boys’ volleyball team for another clean sweep win last night at Enfield. The JV team won 2-0 and varsity 3-0. Best of luck to the team tomorrow night when they travel to play out-of-league opponent, Lewis Mills.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 05, 2018 at 9:11 AM
  

Reminder… FBLA will be having a mandatory meeting tomorrow at 2:00 pm in Room 122. 

Athletic Study Hall will be in Room 111 today due to a faculty meeting in the café.

The Freshman Class of 2021 will be having a fundraiser at your local Italian Ice place on Friday, April 6 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. There will be a raffle wheel of prizes. See you there.

As a part of the National Honor Society, we are collecting prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for those that cannot afford to buy them. We will be collecting them at the lobby of the Community Center across the street from the high school until April 7. Short or long dresses are both acceptable, please bring them on hangers. We hope you can help us with our project and help the community. 

Calling all Spray Painters! Report to the Auditorium after school tomorrow to help Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Beebe with set painting for the spring play. Also, it's time for Tech Crew to report to rehearsals starting today for the spring play, The Matchmaker. See Mrs. White in the auditorium after school.

Attention students that attended the Voya Financial Job Shadow: Please see Ms. Cruz today - there is a Junior Achievement form you need to complete. 

Attention students attending the Bushnell Job Shadow this Friday: Please see Ms. Cruz for a Junior Achievement form you need to complete and please report to the lobby at 7:50 am on Friday April 6th. 




Posted by mdunia  On Apr 04, 2018 at 8:18 AM
  

Reminder…FBLA will be having a mandatory meeting on Thursday at 2:00pm in Room 122. The Ice Cream Emergency Truck will be coming to our meeting.

Attention Interact members: Reminder, this Thursday is our whole club meeting for April at 2:05pm in the Seminar Room. We hope to see you there.
 
Attention students 17 and older, please sign up to donate blood on Wednesday April 18th. Over 30 million blood transfusions are needed in the US each year, and your donation can help to save 3 lives! Sign-ups will be done at lunch throughout this week, if you have questions please see Mrs. Belval in room 204.

A representative from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) will be here this morning at 11am in the Career Center. Interested students can attend the meeting and receive materials on the programs available. 

Athletic News:

The Boys volleyball team swept NFA last night with JV winning 2-0 and Varsity 3-0. The team will travel to Enfield tomorrow night. Good luck to the team and we hope to see you there.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 03, 2018 at 8:51 AM
  

Applications for the 2018 South Windsor Little League Baseball/Softball Scholarships are available in the Career Center. The Little League will award three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 who participated in the SW Little league. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2018.

As a part of the National Honor Society, we are collecting prom dresses, shoes, and accessories for those that cannot afford to buy them. We will be collecting them at the lobby of the Community Center across the street from the high school until April 7. Short or long dresses are both acceptable, please bring them on hangers. We hope you can help us with our project and help the community. 

Attention all juniors: tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3, is the required Next Generation Science Standards field test, and you should plan to arrive at school by 7:15am. Please check posters in the Lobby and outside the cafeteria to find out your testing room. Testing will start promptly at 7:25am.

Did you know SWHS has an after school Writing Center where students help other students? The Writing Center is recruiting writing tutors for 2018-2019 school year. If you are a current sophomore or junior who likes to write, likes helping others, and feels you'd make a great tutor, we'd love to hear from you. Please see your English teacher for an application. Applications will be due on Tuesday, April 17. If you have any questions, see Ms. Pieratti in Room 146 or Mrs. Howard in Room 134.

Many scholarships have upcoming deadlines. A great one to focus on this week is the NEACAC scholarship – this is an essay contest and any South Windsor senior planning on attending college is eligible, but essays must be submitted by Friday, April 6. Are you an artist? The Manchester Art Association and the West Hartford Music and Art Club having scholarships with deadlines in the next week. Find these and many more opportunities in Naviance.  

FBLA will be having a mandatory meeting on Thursday, April 5 at 2:00pm. The Ice Cream Emergency Truck will be coming to our meeting. See you in Room 122.

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

Six Flags New England is now hiring for summer positions. Visit “sixflagsjobs.com” or check out their flyer in the Career Center.

Manchester Community College’s spring open house will take place Tuesday, April 3 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Great Path Academy Gymnasium. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit “manchestercc.edu/openhouse” for more information.

Attention all South Windsor High School students! Student Council is hosting a Trivia Night on April 20 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the cafeteria. Sign up your team to win big! Cost is $10 per team and limited to 5 students per team. Student council members will be collecting money from teams signing up through lunch waves throughout the week. There will be over $300 worth of prizes. Categories for trivia will range from sports, to pop culture, to high school staff and more. Get ready for a fun night.

Athletic News:
Congratulations to the Boys’ Volleyball team for defeating Rockville at Home on Saturday. JV won 2-0 and Varsity won 3-1. The team will be home again today vs. NFA with a 4:30pm JV start, varsity to follow. Hope to see you there cheering on your fellow Bobcats.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 02, 2018 at 9:03 AM
  

Please note…Monday is a regular start day.  Classes begin promptly at 7:25am.

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Grace Hopper. Grace Hopper was a computer programmer for the navy during World War II, where she programmed the Mark I computer. After the war, Hopper led the team that designed the first compiler, as well as contributed to the creation of the programing language, COBOL. At age 79, Hopper was the oldest serving officer in the military. She was also the first woman to receive the National Medal of Technology.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual Career Fair yesterday.
Our raffle winners include:
Conor Farrell, grade 11
Ryan Zocco, grade 11
Yasmine Hassoubi, grade 10
Ria Sarkar, grade 10
Please see Ms. Festi or Ms. Cruz in the Business Education office for your prize.

Applications for the 2018 South Windsor Little League Baseball/Softball Scholarships are available in the Career Center.  The Little League will award three $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from the Class of 2018 who participated in the SW Little league. Deadline for submission is April 20, 2018.

Attention all South Windsor High School students! Student Council is hosting a Trivia Night on April 20 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in the cafeteria. Sign up your team to win big! Cost is $10 per team and limited to 5 students per team. Student council members will be collecting money from teams signing up through lunch waves throughout the week. There will be over $300 worth of prizes. Categories for trivia will range from sports, to pop culture, to high school staff and more. Get ready for a fun night.

Seniors take note – there are several scholarships with deadlines during or just after the upcoming long weekend. Search the scholarship database by deadline to find the ones that require urgent attention. Of note are the Myron Cohen, Louie Family, and Joe Lieberman scholarships – all due this weekend.

Six Flags New England is now hiring for summer positions. Visit “sixflagsjobs.com” or check out their flyer in the Career Center.

The Connecticut Congressional Delegation hosts the 2018 Military Service Academy Night on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00pm at the MG Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown. All interested high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to come learn about our nation’s military academies. An informational flyer is hanging on the Programs & Events board in the Career Center. You can also visit the website of any member of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation to find information about this event.

The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce is looking for an intern for summer 2018. This unpaid position offers flexible days and times and provides experience in marketing and events as well as working in an office environment. For more information on how to apply, see the flyer on the Programs & Events board in the Career Center.

Star Hill Family Athletic Center is offering a lifeguard certification course from April 24 – April 29. A flyer is hanging in the Career Center listing prerequisites, schedule, and contact information. 

Manchester Community College’s spring open house will take place Tuesday, April 3 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Great Path Academy Gymnasium. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit “manchestercc.edu/openhouse” for more information.

Students nominated for the Common Ground workshop are reminded that their permission slips are due TODAY. See Ms. Lane in Room 6 if you have any questions.

Mind's Eye will host a coffeehouse tonight at 6:00pm in the Media Center. Come and take part in our open mic, or just to support your friends…hope to see you there.

Attention seniors: If you still need to present your Capstone, the link to sign up for presenting is located on the Capstone Class of 2018 Website.  Please sign up by the end of the day TODAY.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 29, 2018 at 9:17 AM
  

Please note…Monday is a regular start day. Classes begin promptly at 7:25 am.

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Ella Baker. Ella Baker was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement.  She worked with the NAACP for many years and served as their national director. Baker also worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Additionally, she helped to launch the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

The Interact Club has cancelled the basketball tournament scheduled for tomorrow, 3/29, due to lack of participation. If you signed up and have not already picked up your refund, please see Mrs. Howard in Room 134.

Mind's Eye will host a coffeehouse this Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm in the Media Center. Come and take part in our open mic, or just to support your friends. We hope to see you there.

Attention seniors: if you still need to present your Capstone, the link to sign up for presenting is located on the Capstone Class of 2018 Website. Please sign up by the end of the day on Thursday 3/29.

The Strategy Club will meet today, after school, in Room 146. All are welcome.

Students nominated for the Common Ground workshop should have received permission slips during homeroom Monday.  This is a wonderful opportunity to improve your leadership skills. See Ms. Lane in Room 6 if you have any questions.  Permission slips are due TOMORROW.

Students attending the field trip to New York City on Thursday will have a mandatory meeting TODAY after school in Room 135. If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Ziff prior to the Wednesday meeting. 

The CT State Board of Education has opened their search for two new 2018-19 Student Board Members. Students, appointed by the governor, will serve from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Any junior interested in applying should look for additional information and the posting in the Career Center. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before April 13.

Athletic News:
-The girls’ lacrosse team played their first scrimmage yesterday when they faced Windsor. Varsity came away with a 12-2 win and JV came away with a 15-4 win. Awesome start to the season, girls.
-Athletic Study Hall will be held in Room 111 today after school from 2:10 pm -3:10 pm.




Posted by mdunia  On Mar 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM
  

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Sylvia Rivera. Sylvia Rivera was a transgender activist, known for her involvement in the Stonewall Riots. She also was a founder of the Gay Activist Alliance. Rivera created the STAR house, as well, where she took in homeless transgender children, in order to keep them from suffering through the same life on the streets she had endured. Despite being treated with extreme hostility throughout her entire life for her activism, she continued to fight for the rights and protection of transgender people until her death.

Students attending the field trip to New York City on Thursday will have a mandatory meeting this Wednesday after school in Room 135. If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Ziff prior to the Wednesday meeting. 

The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce is looking for an intern for summer 2018. This unpaid position offers flexible days and times and provides experience in marketing and events as well as working in an office environment. For more information on how to apply, see the flyer on the Programs & Events board in the Career Center.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) hosts a national college fair March 28 & 29 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. There are evening hours on Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for the convenience of families who want to attend. Registration is NOT required, but doing so will save you time at the fair since you will not need to fill out inquiry cards with each college you visit. To do so, go to “nacafairs.org/ncf”. There is a limited supply of College Fair Guides available in the Career Center for students who would like to pick one up in advance.  
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 27, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Lois Jenson. Lois Jenson was a female employee in a mine, where she faced merciless sexual harassment. After suffering for years, Jenson filed a complaint, beginning the first class action sexual harassment lawsuit in America. Following the 14 year legal battle that Jenson led, the mining company settled with the women who had been sexually harassed, in 1991. This case led to widespread changes, such as the implementation of sexual harassment policies.

Attention seniors: if you still need to present your Capstone, the final presentation date is the morning of Tuesday, April 3.  Details on how to sign up will be out shortly.

The Unity Club meeting scheduled for today Monday, March 26 is moved to Wednesday, March 28 in the School Counseling Career Center.

The Interact Club sponsored basketball tournament for March 29 has been cancelled due to limited participation. If you signed up, please have your team captain see Mrs. Howard in Room 134 for your refund. 

Students nominated for the Common Ground workshop should have received permission slips during homeroom today.  This is a wonderful opportunity to improve your leadership skills. See Ms. Lane in Room 6 if you have any questions.  Permission slips are due this Thursday.

The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce is looking for an intern for summer 2108. This unpaid position offers flexible days and times and provides experience in marketing and events as well as working in an office environment. For more information on how to apply, see the flyer on the Programs & Events board in the Career Center.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! Cooking Club will be making delicious breakfast and super food brunch dishes next Wednesday in Room 105. Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz by the end of the day on Monday to reserve your spot and show your love for the most important meal of the day.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) hosts a national college fair March 28 & 29 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. There are evening hours on Wednesday, March 28 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for the convenience of families who want to attend. Registration is NOT required, but doing so will save you time at the fair since you will not need to fill out inquiry cards with each college you visit. To do so, go to “nacafairs.org/ncf”. There is a limited supply of College Fair Guides available in the Career Center for students who would like to pick one up in advance.  
Posted by mdunia  On Mar 26, 2018 at 7:56 AM
  

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Madeleine Albright. Madeline Albright was the first woman to hold the post of US Secretary of State. In 1978 she joined the National Security Council and started to establish herself as an expert in foreign affairs. She was then later named the US ambassador in the United Nations by President Bill Clinton. Along with her tremendous work as Secretary of State, Albright also wrote Madam Secretary, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America and Memo to the President Elect.

Please note…the library will close at 2:30pm today Friday, March 23. Please plan accordingly. 

Star Hill Family Athletic Center is offering a lifeguard certification course from April 24 – April 29. A flyer is hanging in the Career Center listing prerequisites, schedule, and contact information. 

The Dollars for Scholars program may have closed, but scholarship season is still in full swing. If you are a UConn ECE student, there are scholarships offered with a deadline of March 30. Thinking of becoming a teacher? You might qualify for the Glen Moon Scholarship, accepting applications until March 31. Find these and more in Naviance and come to the Career Center if you do not know how to use this great resource.

Hey Bobcat Foodies! Cooking Club will be making delicious breakfast and superfood brunch dishes next Wednesday in Room 105. Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz by the end of the day on Monday to reserve your spot and show your love for the most important meal of the day.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) hosts a national college fair March 28 & 29 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. There are evening hours on Wednesday, March 28th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the convenience of families who want to attend. Registration is NOT required, but doing so will save you time at the fair since you will not need to fill out inquiry cards with each college you visit. To do so, go to “nacafairs.org/ncf”. There is a limited supply of College Fair Guides available in the Career Center for students who would like to pick one up in advance.  

Manchester Community College’s spring open house will take place Tuesday, April 3rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Great Path Academy Gymnasium. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit “manchestercc.edu/openhouse” for more information.

Junior Prom is quickly approaching! Prom will take place on Saturday, May 5 at the Farmington Marriott. Prom ticket sales are only available online this year. Sales will begin this Monday, March 26 and run through the end of the school day on Friday, April 6. Tickets are $80 each. A ticket-leap link will be posted to the Class of 2019 Google Classroom. Please visit Google Classroom for important details. Guest forms are now available for pick up before or after school in Rooms 250 and 159.

This is a special invitation for you to attend the Career Inspirations Program happening Tuesday, March 27 from 9:00am to 12:45pm. You will participate in workshops to empower yourself with the necessary skills for success in every career. You will develop your personal brand, soft skills, and negotiation skills. It is free, and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to the first 40 that sign up. See Ms. Cruz or Ms. Festi or stop by the Career Center for your permission slip. Permission slip deadline is March 23.  

The Industry Advisory Board and the Business Department invites you to Join Us for Career Week. Give your resume a fresh new look and learn to answer those tricky interview questions. Sign up for the resume workshop on March 26 and interviewing skills on March 29, and take your career in the right direction! Space is limited to the first 40 students. Free of cost. For more information and permission slip see Ms. Cruz or Ms. Festi. Sign up deadline is March 23. 

Athletic News 3/23:
-Boys JV & Varsity basketball teams will meet today at 2:30pm after school in Room 111. All team members should bring their uniforms and warm-ups to return at this time. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 23, 2018 at 9:56 AM
  
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