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The Teen Center will be closed today and will be open tomorrow from 11:30am - 4:30pm.  Since there is no late bus, students are responsible for getting their own rides home. Please sign up ahead of time at the Teen Center if you plan to attend join us that day for lunch. Cost $5.00.

Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 24, 2018 at 9:05 AM
  
No announcements for today.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 23, 2018 at 9:47 AM
  

The Teen Center will be open today during regular hours, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The Youth Council will be sharing information and activities in recognition of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. The Teen Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 24, and will be open on Thursday, January 25 from 11:30am - 4:30pm. Since there is no late bus, students are responsible for getting their own rides home. Please sign up ahead of time at the Teen Center if you plan to attend join us that day for lunch. Cost $5.00.

The Olympics are coming to South Windsor High School. Unified Theater's 2018 Show, based on the Olympic Games, will start rehearsals soon. No theater experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to come and try it out. Unified Theater is all about inclusion, creativity, and it is entirely student-run. There will be an informational meeting after school on January 29, in the school Seminar Room. Snacks will be provided. Let us put the spotlight on you.

Attention seniors: Capstone presentations will take place on Tuesday, January 23 from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Walsh or Mr. Richards.

On Wednesday, February 7, South Windsor High School's Industry Advisory Board will be taking a career exploration field trip to the XL Center to go behind the scenes before we see a Wolfpack school-day game. Students interested in pursuing careers in marketing, sports management, travel and tourism should consider attending. The cost of the trip is $25 including lunch. Please see Ms. Festi, Mr. Hodge, or Mrs. Barrett for a field trip permission form. 
 
Gay-Straight Alliance will meets today at 2:00pm in Room 148. We will be taking a group photo for the school yearbook. New members are always welcome, so stop on by.

Yoga Club meets today at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room to practice yoga. All experience levels are welcome and you don't need to be a member of the club to attend.

Last call…there are two upcoming scholarship opportunities for seniors that include the NIAAA Scholarship Essay for Student-athletes and the Bo Kolinsky Scholarship for any senior pursuing a career in journalism. Interested seniors should stop by our athletic director, Mr. Sytulek’s office for further information.

Athletic News:

-All students interested in joining the girls’ tennis team this spring should come to an informational meeting for both new and returning members on Tuesday, January 30 after school in Room 204. All grades and ability levels are welcome. Please see Mrs. Belval in Room 204 if you cannot attend.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM
  

The Students of the Month for December are: Grade 9- Alex Johnsson and Ella Manning; Grade 10- Karen Joy and Jennette Jacobs; Grade 11- Jonathan Ude and Ronnie Pinkard; and Grade 12- Victoria Taylor Orduz and Harold Carvajal. Each of these students was nominated by a teacher who felt that they went above and beyond as a student who exemplifies our academic, social or civic expectations. Congratulations to all!

Attention Seniors: Capstone presentations will take place on Tuesday, January 23 from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Walsh or Mr. Richards.

SWHS is administering the American Mathematics Contest on Wednesday, February 7 during Periods 1 and 3 in the cafeteria. The AMC is a national competition consisting of 25 challenging multiple choice problems given over 75 minutes involving a variety of mathematics. There is a version for 9 and 10 graders, and a separate version for 11 and 12 graders with more complex mathematical topics. If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with your math teacher by the end of the day TODAY to reserve your spot.

Guess who’s back? The Bowling Club is back, so tell a friend to attend a brief meeting to sign up and register for the second 5 week session. Bowling Club forms will be available after school TODAY from 2:00pm -2:20pm. Please see Mr. Slim-Gray-dy in Room 168 for more information.

Due to yesterday's school closing, the Strategy Club will meet today, after school, in Room 146.

There are two upcoming scholarship opportunities for seniors that include the NIAAA Scholarship Essay for Student-athletes and the Bo Kolinsky Scholarship for any senior pursuing a career in journalism.
Interested seniors should stop by our athletic director, Mr. Sytulek’s office for further information.

South Windsor Basketball “Bobcat Blackout” T-Shirts will be on sale for $5 each prior to the boys’ basketball game vs. East Catholic at the gymnasium entrance for all fans. Sizes may be limited so please get yours early!

Athletic News:
-The girls’ JV basketball team lost to Plainville on Tuesday 37 to 36. Oge Okoh led the Bobcats with 11 points while Jazz Ramirez sparked the defense. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 18, 2018 at 9:04 AM
  

Congratulations to Lauren Crusha and May Harding for winning Gold Key Awards in the Scholastic Art Contest. Lauren's pendant and May's clay coffee set will be exhibited at the University of Hartford until February 3.   

Former South Windsor High School student Mary-Kate Harper will be in the Career Center at 10:30am this morning to talk about her experience as a student at Emmanuel College.  If you are a recent applicant, this is a great opportunity to hear directly from someone who has transitioned from your high school to Emmanuel.

Scholarships are updated in Naviance daily.  There are upcoming deadlines for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Program and the Big Y scholarship. Female students should look at the Julie Veilleux Scholarship and students pursuing careers in science, medicine, nursing or health should review the Joyce Picard Scholarship. Both of these $1,000 awards are specifically for students residing in South Windsor and are due by February 16.

Girls for Technology presents a Stem Career Accelerator Day on January 27 from 10am – 1pm at the Wilson-Gray YMCA in Hartford. This event is for students in grades 9 to 11. Attendees will learn more about careers in science and IT and will learn how to designing an app, create a business around it and pitch an idea. Lunch is provided. An informational flier with registration information is on the Programs and Events board in the Career Center.

The National Honor Society is sponsoring TWO midterm review sessions for freshman students on Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the cafeteria. Upperclassmen will be available to help students in all subjects and snacks will be provided. Please bring your study guides.

Athletic News:
-There will be a meeting for any girls interested in trying out for Girls Lacrosse after school today in Room 142. Please see Coach Dobosz if you cannot attend. 

- The girls’ JV basketball team was victorious over Holyoke 40 to 26. Jazz Ramirez led all scorers with 11 points while Elizabeth Martinez and Anastasia Assenso combined for 13 points. The defense was sparked by Julie Brady. 


Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 12, 2018 at 9:09 AM
  

A reminder that former SWHS alumna Abby Bonds will visit the Career Center this morning to talk about her experience as a student at Pace University. If you have applied to Pace or are interested in applying, this is a great way to hear about what being a student there is like. Abby will be here at 10:30am this morning.  Students interested in Emmanuel College will have the same opportunity tomorrow.


The Freshman Class of 2021 is holding a fundraiser tonight at a local burger place at 440 Buckland Hills Drive from 12:00pm – 8:00pm. Please show the flyer that is on social media so we can get the proceeds.  

Final reminder…there is a very important meeting for all hosts and parents of the French exchange students tonight at 6:00pm in the Seminar Room.

Fashion Club meets today after school in Room 7 until 3:00pm. Please come prepared to finish the painted shoe project. 

Athletic News:
There will be a meeting for any girls interested in trying out for Girls Lacrosse after school on Friday in Room 142. Please see Coach Dobosz if you cannot attend.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 11, 2018 at 9:38 AM
  

Attention seniors: Today, January 10, is the last day to sign up to make your Capstone presentation on January 23. All presentations on January 23 will take place between 12:00 pm and 1:15 pm. Please note this time change, as this is now a half day of school.

Please come to your local burger place on Thursday, January 11 at 440 Buckland Hills Drive from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the Freshman Class of 2021 fundraiser! All proceeds will go towards your class! Please show the flyer that is on social media so we can get the proceeds. Thank you.

French Exchange Students, don’t forget. There is a very important meeting for all hosts and parents tomorrow at 6:00 pm, in the Seminar Room. Please see Madame Rosano with any questions.

Fashion Club will meet tomorrow after school in Room 7 until 3:00pm. Please come prepared to finish the painted shoe project. 

Last week’s college visits from South Windsor High School alumnae were cancelled due to the snow days, but they have now been rescheduled. Abby Bonds will represent Pace University on Thursday at 10:30am and Mary-Kate Harper will speak about Emmanuel College on Friday at 10:30am. These visits are posted in Naviance and will be take place in the Career Center.

The National Honor Society is sponsoring TWO midterm review sessions for freshman students on Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the cafeteria. Upperclassmen will be available to help students in all subjects and snacks will be provided. Please bring your study guides.

Posted by Guest  On Jan 10, 2018 at 9:54 AM
  

Please note… due to the cancellation of three school days this semester, midterm exams have been moved to Jan 22-26. The new schedule is posted on the home page and the calendar page of the SWHS website.

Attention Skiers and Boarders: Due to the storm and the adjustment to midterm exams, the new dates for Ski Sundown are on the following Thursdays: Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. Please see Ms. Andrews or Ms. Lynch if you have questions. 

A representative from the United States Marines will be here THIS morning at 11am in the Career Center. Students interested in learning more about their options with the military, and the Marines in particular, may attend.

Attention Seniors: The link for Graduation Cap & Gown measurements will be open until Friday, January 12. Please submit your measurements ASAP through google classroom or the Class of 2018 website.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 09, 2018 at 9:00 AM
  

Attention Seniors: The link for Graduation Cap & Gown measurements will be open until Friday, January 12. Please submit your measurements ASAP through google classroom or the Class of 2018 website.

Join the Science Fiction/Fantasy club in Room 127 for our meeting today after school! We will have snacks while we watch and discuss Planet of the Apes. New members are welcome!

Yoga Club will meet today at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room to practice yoga. All experience levels are welcome! See you there!

Students who would like an Enrollment Guide or paper application for Manchester Community College can pick them up in the Career Center during its open hours.

A final reminder to seniors - January 15 is the online application deadline for the Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program. This program awards 50 renewable $3,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in the Greater Hartford region, are entering a 4 year college or university full time, rank in the top third of their class, are active in their school and community, and have financial need. Visit www.hfpgscholarships.org for more information, or use the Scholarship search in Naviance to link directly.

French Exchange Students! There is a very important meeting for all hosts and parents to prepare for the March 28 arrival of 25 students from France! This meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00pm, in the Seminar Room. Please see Madame Rosano with any questions! Merci!

Attention Seniors: The next opportunity to give your Capstone presentation is on Tuesday, January 23. In advance of this date, you must sign up to reserve a slot to make your presentation. Sign up on the Google form that is now available under “The Capstone Experience” on the SWHS website. Sign-ups take place now through January 10. Students who have not signed up by January 10 will have changes made to their second semester schedules. If you are unable to present your Capstone project on January 23 due to special circumstances, you must get advance approval from Associate Principal, Ms. Morgan-Hostetler, to avoid second semester schedule changes.   

We would like to close our morning announcements today with a second moment of silence. On December 28th after a long, courageous battle with Leukemia Ali Pahore passed away. Ali was a member of the Class of 2020 and the South Windsor High School Symphonic Band. Ali was a well-liked student who always helped others smile, and will be deeply missed. We ask all members of our school community to keep Ali's family and friends in their thoughts and prayers.
Posted by cdoherty  On Jan 08, 2018 at 9:24 AM
  

French Exchange Students! There is a very important meeting for all hosts and parents to prepare for the March 28 arrival of 25 students from France! This meeting will be on Thursday, January 11, at 6:00pm, in the Seminar Room. Please see Madame Rosano with any questions! Merci!

South Windsor High School alumnae who are now student representatives for Emmanuel College and Pace University will be in the Career Center to meet with interested students this week. The Emmanuel College student will visit on Thursday at 10:30am and the student from Pace University will visit Friday at 10am. Both visits are listed in Naviance.  

Attention Interact members: Reminder, this Thursday's meeting is mandatory. We will see you at 2:05pm in the Seminar Room. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Howard in person in Room 134. 

Athletic News:
A reminder to all fall athletes to please complete the online fall athletic survey that was sent to you through Naviance email just before the break. You can access the survey by clicking on the Google link provided in the Naviance email.  Please complete this before this Friday, January 5 at 2:00pm.




Posted by Guest  On Jan 03, 2018 at 8:50 AM
  
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