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Attention Seniors: South Windsor Administrator Association Perseverance Award and Scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating SWHS student that has overcome academic, social, or personal challenges during their 4 years of high school. The award decision will be based on a short 500 word writing prompt, extracurricular activities, and academics. The online application must be submitted and the supplemental document must be emailed by noon on June 1, 2018. Scholarship payment will be made directly to your post-secondary institution. The link is available on the school's website. 

The National Honors Society is hosting an AP Book Swap from Monday, May 21 to Friday, May 25. NHS members will be present outside the cafeteria before school with a box to oversee the pick-up and drop off of your AP review books and flashcards. Please come and donate your AP books and get a new one for yourself.

Hey Bobcat Foodies. The Cooking Club will be having its final session on May 30. We'll be making summer favorites and cool treats. Be the star at any summer party with these crowd-pleasing recipes. Please reserve your spot by bringing $5 to Ms. Clifford or Sra. Ruiz by this Friday.

The GSA Day of Silence is coming up tomorrow - thank you to all who have signed up to participate. Even if you are not silently protesting, you can still show your support of the LGBTQ community by wearing black and sporting your rainbow ribbons and bracelets. We are stronger together. The Gay Straight Alliance will meet briefly today after school in Room 148. Please make an effort to attend.

Attention all future UConn ECE students - the ECE Courses for next year are Latin IV, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Classical Mythology, Modern Western Traditions, AP Literature and AP Physics 1. Please remember you must apply for your UConn Net ID by June 1. See Mr. Wry with questions.

United Bank South Windsor High School branch is hiring. We are seeking a motivated student who is interested in working in a banking environment. This position will equip you with cash handling skills, customer service, sales, and allow you to work in an environment with professionals who are growing their career in banking. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to Jen Schevola at jschevola@bankunited.com. Application deadline is June 11.

The Hartford County 4H Camp in Marlborough is seeking a kitchen maintenance person for its summer camp program. The person in this position will assist the chef in kitchen related duties, including salad bar preparation, food storage, washing and sanitizing of equipment and materials, and serving meals. Candidates MUST be at least 18 years of age. For a complete job description and application instructions, see the board in the Career Center.

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 9:00am – 3:00pm 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.

Reminder… on Wednesday, the Registrars of Voters for South Windsor will be in the lobby to register students who will be 18 by the election in November. Please bring a valid ID and stop at the table to register to vote. 

Athletic News:
-The girls’ tennis team ended their regular season with a strong win against East Catholic last Friday, winning 7-0. Their overall score for the season is 14–1. Singles Caitlin Sze, Varsha Rathore and Sophia Chin all won with a bagel, and so did 1st doubles Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon and 2nd doubles Rebecca Kenefick and Kelly Kozon. 4th singles Sam Donovan and 3rd doubles Payal Shah and Mallory Sander both scored 6-2 in both their sets. Congratulations to the team for a great season, and good luck at states.

-On Saturday the girls’ track and field team competed in the JI Invitational against 20 other teams. Congratulations to Erin Dunn, Izzy Erikson, Marlena Klein, Micaela Hanson, Kavitha Francis, Shannon Anthony, Sarah Karasik, and Tiana Barnes who all placed in the top 8 in their individual events. Erin Stephens, Missy Sullivan, Elizabeth Martinez, Anna Armstrong, and Lindsey Hurd also placed in the top 8 in relays. The next track meet will be the CCC Championships on Tuesday at Enfield.

-It was Senior Day on Friday as the Bobcats boys’ tennis team honored the following 7 players as they say goodbye to the team: Brandon Sze, Parker Pacekonis, Femi Orisamolu, Shijo Thomas, Wayne Huang, Avin Sapowadia and Kevin Lui. The team brought home another victory increasing their record to 12 wins and 4 losses. Winning at singles in straight sets: Brandon Sze, Ronnak Saxena, Femi Orisamolu and Parker Pacekonis and winning in doubles were Sam Kim & Dan Zhu. The last home match is Monday against Simsbury… would love to see some fans cheering the team on to another victory.

-The boys’ volleyball team traveled to Wethersfield on Friday night, with JV winning 2-0 and Varsity losing a close one 3-2. The team will be host East Hartford tonight for their final regular season match just prior to varsity playing in the upcoming CCC and state tournaments. Hope you will come out and support your fellow Bobcats tonight.
Posted by cdoherty  On May 21, 2018 at 8:53 AM
  

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.

Manchester Community College is accepting applications for its Student Scholarship. Applicants must have a current MCC application on file, plan to register for at least 6 credits and have filled out the FAFSA form. Information and an application can be found in Naviance or the Career Center. Applications must be completed by June 15.  

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

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 Hartford County 4H Camp in Marlborough is seeking a kitchen maintenance person for its summer camp program.  The person in this position will assist the chef in kitchen related duties, including salad bar preparation, food storage, washing and sanitizing of equipment and materials, and serving meals. Candidates MUST be at least 18 years of age. For a complete job description and application instructions, see the board in the Career Center.

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. 

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.

On Wednesday, May 23, the Registrars of Voters for South Windsor will be in the lobby to register students who will be 18 by the election in November. Please bring a valid ID and stop at the table to register to vote. Your voice is important.

Reminder… Hartford Area Roller Derby (HARD) is offering a $500 scholarship to a Connecticut high school female athlete who will be attending a Connecticut college or university in the fall of 2018.  Applications can be picked up in SWHS Main Office and sent to: scholarship@hartfordarearollerderby.com or mailed to: Scholarship Committee, c/o Hartford Area Roller Derby, PO Box 8190, Manchester, CT 06040. Application and essays are due by June 1, 2018. In your essay, please be sure to include the name and contact information of your high school guidance counselor as well. Winner of the scholarship will be notified in June.

Athletic News:
-Yesterday Girls Track and Field defeated East Catholic 98 to 51 in the last dual meet of the season. Congratulations to seniors Emily Pejril, Tori Ostrowski, Izzy Erikson, Tiana Barnes, Shannon Anthony, Emily Nadeau, Olivia Besthoff, Kavitha Francis, Sarah Karasik and Sonali Chokshi. The next track meet will be the JI Invitational at Manchester High School on Saturday.


Posted by cdoherty  On May 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  

On Wednesday, May 23, the Registrars of Voters for South Windsor will be in the lobby to register students who will be 18 by the election in November. Please bring a valid ID and stop at the table to register to vote. Your voice is important.

United Bank South Windsor High School branch is hiring. We are seeking a motivated student who is interested in working in a banking environment. This position will equip you with cash handling skills, customer service, sales, and allow you to work in an environment with professionals who are growing their career in banking. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to Jen Schevola at jschevola@bankunited.com. Application deadline is June 11.

The South Windsor Gay Straight Alliance Day of Silence is coming up on Tuesday, May 22. Participants will take a vow of silence for the day in observance of the many voices silenced by bullying and harassment. Today is the last day to sign up for participation -- see Mrs. Knapp in Room 148.

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 TODAY. 

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).

Reminder…Hartford Area Roller Derby (HARD) is offering a $500 scholarship to a Connecticut high school female athlete who will be attending a Connecticut college or university in the fall of 2018. HARD invites essays from well qualified candidates to speak about how their experience in sports has contributed to their overall character, and how these experiences will help guide them to future success both academically and personally. Applications can be picked up in SWHS Main Office and sent to:  scholarship@hartfordarearollerderby.com or mailed to: Scholarship Committee, c/o Hartford Area Roller Derby, PO Box 8190, Manchester, CT 06040.  Application and essays are due by June 1, 2018. In your essay, please be sure to include the name and contact information of your high school guidance counselor as well. Winner of the scholarship will be notified in June.

Athletic News:
-The girls’ tennis team won 7-0 yesterday against Manchester. Double bagels came from singles Varsha Rathore, and Sam Donovan, with great performances by Caitlin Sze and Ananya Srivatsav as well. Doubles Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon won with a bagel, Rebecca Kenefick and Kelly Kozon with a double bagel, and although Julie Harper and Payal Shah didn’t get to finish their match, they also displayed strong performance and skill. Yesterday the team celebrated senior day in honor of seniors Kelly Kozon, Julie Harper, Payal Shah, and Mallory Sander. After school today is the Zebra Cup, where student-teacher teams will face off; be sure to come watch the matches. All donations will benefit the American Heart Society.

-The boys’ tennis team brought home another victory winning against Manchester by a score of 5-2 which brings their record to 11 wins and 4 losses. Winning in Singles were Brandon Sze and Parker Pacekonis in straight sets. Winning in Doubles were Elijah Wood & Jack Perry, Dan Zhu and Sam Kim and Andris Reba and Jason Richenbacher. The next match is Friday at home against East Catholic which will also be Senior Day - come out and watch the seniors as they play in one of the final matches in their high school careers.

-The boys’ volleyball team won both matches at home last night vs. Glastonbury. Both matches were close with JV winning 2-1 and Varsity 3-2. The team will travel tomorrow to face Wethersfield.
Posted by cdoherty  On May 17, 2018 at 9:26 AM
  

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

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.

Attention all future UConn ECE students - the ECE Courses for next year are Latin IV, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Classical Mythology, Modern Western Traditions, AP Literature and AP Physics 1. Please remember you must apply for your UConn Net ID by June 1. See Mr. Wry with questions.

Hartford Area Roller Derby (HARD) is offering a $500 scholarship to a Connecticut high school female athlete who will be attending a Connecticut college or university in the fall of 2018. Roller Derby is a competitive sport whose underpinnings are based in athleticism, teamwork, perseverance and comradery. HARD welcomes applications from female athletes who have demonstrated these traits, and can apply these important life skills to their future goals. To this end, HARD invites essays from well qualified candidates to speak about how their experience in sports has contributed to their overall character and how these experiences will help guide them to future success both academically and personally. HARD prides itself on the determination and perseverance of its members and is proud to help advance the education of others who share these ideals. Applications can be picked up in SWHS Main Office and sent to scholarship@hartfordarearollerderby.com or mailed to: Scholarship Committee, c/o Hartford Area Roller Derby, PO Box 8190, Manchester, CT 06040. Application and essays are due by June 1, 2018. In your essay, please be sure to include the name and contact information of your high school guidance counselor as well. Winner of the scholarship will be notified in June.

The South Windsor Gay Straight Alliance Day of Silence is coming up on Tuesday, May 22. Participants will take a vow of silence for the day. If you want to show your support but don't feel like you can be silent for the day, consider purchasing a ribbon and bracelet being sold before school in the lobby and during lunch waves this week. Any students wishing to participate in the Day of Silence should see Mrs. Knapp in Room 148 no later than TOMORROW to sign up.     

Athletic News:
Reminder… all spring athletes are being asked to take a 35 question survey… your coaches are aware of this request and will adjust practice times accordingly. Bring your Chromebooks to take this survey after school at 2:10 pm on your designated day.







Posted by mdunia  On May 16, 2018 at 7:49 AM
  
 
Attention all future UConn ECE students - the ECE Courses for next year are Latin IV, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Classical Mythology, Modern Western Traditions, AP Literature and AP Physics 1. Please remember you must apply for your UConn Net ID by June 1. See Mr. Wry with questions.

Mrs. Barrett's Capstone group meets in Room 126 today at 2:00 pm. We will discuss what you need to do to start your Capstone process. See you there.

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. 

Hartford Area Roller Derby (HARD) is offering a $500 scholarship to a Connecticut high school female athlete who will be attending a Connecticut college or university in the fall of 2018. Roller Derby is a competitive sport whose underpinnings are based in athleticism, teamwork, perseverance and comradery. HARD welcomes applications from female athletes who have demonstrated these traits, and can apply these important life skills to their future goals. To this end, HARD invites essays from well qualified candidates to speak about how their experience in sports has contributed to their overall character and how these experiences will help guide them to future success both academically and personally. HARD prides itself on the determination and perseverance of its members and is proud to help advance the education of others who share these ideals. Applications can be picked up in SWHS Main Office and sent to scholarship@hartfordarearollerderby.com or mailed to: Scholarship Committee, c/o Hartford Area Roller Derby, PO Box 8190, Manchester, CT 06040. Application and essays are due by June 1, 2018. In your essay, please be sure to include the name and contact information of your high school guidance counselor as well. Winner of the scholarship will be notified in June.

The South Windsor Gay Straight Alliance Day of Silence is coming up on Tuesday, May 22. Participants will take a vow of silence for the day in observance of the many voices silenced by bullying and harassment. If you want to show your support for the LGBTQ community but don't feel like you can be silent for the day, the GSA will be selling ribbons and bracelets before school in the lobby and during lunch waves this week -- wear one to show your support. Any students wishing to participate in the Day of Silence should see Mrs. Knapp in Room 148 no later than Thursday, May 17 to sign up.     

Athletic News:
Reminder… all spring athletes are being asked to take a 35 question survey… your coaches are aware of this request and will adjust practice times accordingly. Bring your Chromebooks to take this survey after school at 2:10pm on the following designated days:
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 victory for the Bobcats yesterday against East Hartford, winning 7-0. All four singles players Caitlin Sze, Varsha Rathore, Sophia Chin and Sam Donovan won with double bagels. Also winning with double bagels were 1st doubles Leah Polansky and Jia Yazon. Rebecca Kenefick and Kelly Kozon had 6-1 in their first set and a bagel in their second set. 3rd doubles Nikitha Kikanamada and Payal Shah also won 6-3, 6-2. Their next home match is on Wednesday against Manchester. 

-The boys’ tennis team had a decisive victory over East Hartford 7-0. Winning for the Bobcats were: Ronnak Saxena, Parker Pacekonis, Rahul Mahesh and Jonathan Huot in Singles and Brandon Sze & Avin Sapowadia, Jeeva Shunmugrara & Sanjin Choksi and Keshav Ramesh & Manav Sheth in Doubles. This brings the team's overall record to 10 wins and 4 losses. As the season is winding down the team is looking forward to the Class L State Tournament. The next match is Wednesday in Manchester; wish the team good luck.

-The boys’ volleyball team took home another regular season win vs. Bulkeley last night. JV won 2-0 and Varsity won 3-1. The team will host Glastonbury tomorrow night, Wednesday 5/16 for their senior game. The JV match start time is 4:00pm and after the varsity team warm-up, approximately 5:00pm; the seniors will be honored in a brief presentation. Hope you can come out and support your fellow Bobcats tomorrow night.

-The boys’ golf team lost a tough one yesterday at home vs. East Catholic but were led by team medalist Jared Walter’s low round of the year bogey free 33.
Posted by cdoherty  On May 15, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  

The Students of the Month for April have been selected. They were nominated by teachers who recognized academic, social, and civic excellence in the actions and behaviors of these students. The students of the month are: for grade 9, Jadyn Freeman and Jaiden Libow; for Grade 10, Ryan Seder and Felipe Cortes; for Grade 11, Khalsie Harris and Josh Lanteri; for Grade 12, Eugenia Yi and Larayne Smith. Congratulations on this special honor.

Mrs. Barrett's Capstone group will be meeting in Room 126 on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:00pm. We will discuss what you need to do to start your Capstone process. See you there.

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

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.

Students will be receiving their preliminary 2018-2019 class schedules today in homeroom. Students who have questions or concerns about their schedules should complete the Preliminary Schedule Change Form prior to meeting with their school counselor. No schedule changes for first or second semester will occur after the last day of school. All grade 10 and 11 students have one additional form to complete: Lock-IN OR Lock-OUT. Students may choose either Lock-IN or Lock-OUT; however you may not have both. Please read through the academic and behavioral standards for Lock-IN and Lock-OUT. The standards have changed from previous years and you need to understand the importance of Quarter 4 this year. 

Students attending the St. Francis field trip are reminded that they need to hand in the additional permission slips to school counseling by Wednesday, May 16.

The Hartford County 4H Camp in Marlborough is seeking a kitchen maintenance person for its summer camp program. The person in this position will assist the chef in kitchen related duties, including salad bar preparation, food storage, washing and sanitizing of equipment and materials, and serving meals. Candidates MUST be at least 18 years of age. For a complete job description and application instructions, see the board in the Career Center.

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 9:00am – 3:00pm 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 South Windsor Gay Straight Alliance Day of Silence is coming up on Tuesday, May 22. Participants will take a vow of silence for the day in observance of the many voices silenced by bullying and harassment. If you want to show your support for the LGBTQ community but don't feel like you can be silent for the day, the GSA will be selling ribbons and bracelets before school in the lobby and during lunch waves this week -- wear one to show your support. Any students wishing to participate in the Day of Silence should see Mrs. Knapp in Room 148 no later than Thursday, May 17 to sign up.     

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 2:10 pm on the following designated days: 
Monday 5/14 2:10 SWHS Café: Boys & Girls Track
Tuesday 5/15 2:10 SWHS Café: Baseball, Boys Lax
Wednesday 5/16 2:10 SWHS Café: Softball, Girls Golf
Thursday 5/17 2:10 SWHS Main Gym: B Volleyball, Boys & Girls Tennis
Friday 5/18 2:10 SWHS Café: Boys Golf, Girls Lax

-The boys’ and girls’ tennis team played simultaneously on Friday starting at 5:00pm at Berlin High School. The boys came away with a decisive 6-1 victory. Winners for the Bobcats were Ronnak Saxena, Femi Orisamolu, Parker Pacekonis at singles and Elijah Wood & Jack Perry, Neal Shah and Abhiram Gunti and Jason Richenbacher and Dan Kotait. Congrats, gentlemen. With the victory over Berlin the team has officially qualified for the State Tournament. Next up for the Bobcats is Monday at home against East Hartford - come out and cheer for the team.

-The girls’ tennis team had a huge victory for the Bobcats last Friday against Berlin, winning 7-0. All four singles players, Caitlin Sze, Varsha Rathore, Sophia Chin, and Sam Donovan had double bagels, and put forth great effort. First doubles Jia Yazon and Leah Polansky had a french fry, scoring 6-1 on both their sets. Second doubles Rebecca Kenefick and Kelly Kozon also had a double bagel, and third doubles Julie Harper and Payal Shah also won their match, putting forth strong effort. Their next match is today against East Hartford. Wish them luck.

-The boys’ volleyball hosted a tough Southington team Friday night. JV won a close game 3 to take the 2-1 win, while Varsity lost 3-0. The team will travel to play Bulkeley tonight. Good luck to the team and we hope to see you there.



Posted by mdunia  On May 14, 2018 at 7:43 AM
  
 
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
  
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