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

There will be a student fan bus for the SWHS state tournament semifinal football game on Sunday 12/3 at Greenwich. There is a $15 charge, which includes the bus and game ticket for admission. Any interested students should sign-up in the Main Office and pay the $15 at the time of sign-up.

SADD would like to thank South Windsor Nation for their generosity during our Sock Drive. With your help we were able to donate over 200 pairs of socks.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test, known as the ASVAB, will be offered here Thursday, December 7. Signups are in School Counseling. If you have questions, please see Dr. LaRochelle.

Got the acting bug? Come try out for the spring play this Monday and Tuesday, December 4 and 5, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in Mrs. White's room, Room 144.

The Italian Club will take a club picture for the yearbook Monday, December 4 before school at 7:20am in the upper pendulum area. Be there if you want to be included in the picture! We will also have our Holiday Celebration right after school Monday in the Seminar Room. Go to our Google classroom to sign up to bring in something to share. We have games and other activities planned. All are welcome so come join us! See Mrs. Zaccardelli in Room 226 with any questions. 

This year, our school’s National Honor Society is expanding its tutoring program to cover all subjects and to span the whole school year. If you are looking to receive extra help from one of your peers in NHS for free, please email southwindsorhighschoolnhs@gmail.com 
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 30, 2017 at 9:01 AM
  
Ever play matchmaker for someone? You might be the perfect candidate for the spring play. Auditions for parts in The Matchmaker, take place Monday and Tuesday, December 4 and 5, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in Mrs. White's room, Room 144.

A representative from the United States Air Force will be in the Career Center tomorrow morning at 11am.  Interested students should sign up in Naviance and arrive on time to the visit.

Have you ever thought about joining the Peace Corps or getting involved in global community service?  A local student who serves in the Peace Corps and is stationed in Paraguay has offered to come to South Windsor High School while she is home during the holidays and share her experiences with students considering a similar path.  If you would like to learn more about how to be selected for the Peace Corps, what it is like to serve in this role and how you can impact lives in impoverished communities around the world, please see Mrs. Carty in the Career Center. Her visit will be scheduled based on student interest.

Students interested in auditioning for UConn’s School of Fine Arts should note that audition dates are earlier this year due to the January 15 application deadline.  A poster listing all dates is hanging outside the Career Center.

The first meeting for the Vegan/Vegetarian Club has been rescheduled!  Please join us Monday, December 4 in Room 256.  
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 29, 2017 at 8:56 AM
  
Mind's Eye will hold its monthly meeting today, Tuesday, November 28, at 2:00pm in Room 146. New members are welcome to attend!

The Italian Club will take a club picture for the yearbook Monday, December 4 before school at 7:20am in the upper pendulum area. Be there if you want to be included in the picture! We will also have our Holiday Celebration right after school Monday in the Seminar Room. Go to our Google classroom to sign up to bring in something to share. We have games and other activities planned. All are welcome so come join us! See Mrs. Zaccardelli in Room 226 with any questions. 

Attention students needing helping with their FAFSA form! Manchester Community College is holding FAFSA DAYS to help you complete your application. They will offer a session today from 4:30pm-6:30pm and another one in February. For information on how to register or what to bring with you, go to www.manchestercc.edu/financial-aid or see the flyer hanging in the Career Center.  

This year, our school’s National Honor Society is expanding its tutoring program to cover all subjects and to span the whole school year. If you are looking to receive extra help from one of your peers in NHS for free, please email southwindsorhighschoolnhs@gmail.com.
 
The Strategy Club will meet tomorrow in Room 146.

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Club will meet Monday in Room 127. Join us for snacks while we watch and discuss In Time. New members are welcome!

Signups for the ASVAB test begin today. To sign up, please see Ms. Smith in the School Counseling Office. The test will be given on December 7. If you have questions, please see Dr. LaRochelle.

Attention students who participated in the Jets Sports Business Day in October...your tickets for the December 3 game have arrived!  See Ms. Festi in Room 124.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 28, 2017 at 8:54 AM
  
The Strategy Club will meet this Wednesday in Room 146.

Join the Science Fiction/Fantasy club in Room 127 for our next meeting on Monday, December 4!  We will have snacks while we watch and discuss In Time.  New members are welcome.

Signups for the ASVAB test begin today.  To sign up, please see Ms. Smith in the School Counseling Office. The test will be given on December 7. If you have questions, please see Dr. LaRochelle.

Attention students who participated in the Jets Sports Business Day at Met Life Stadium in October...your game tickets for the 12/3 game vs. the Chiefs have arrived!  Please see Ms. Festi in Room 124 to sign and pick up your ticket.  

There will be a student fan bus for the state tournament football game tomorrow. There is a $15 charge, which includes the bus and game ticket for admission.  Any interested students should sign-up in the Main Office and pay the $15 at the time of sign-up.

Athletic News:
-Boys swimming will be having a preseason meeting today after school in Room 102.  Any interested student should plan on attending the meeting. 






Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM
  
There will be a student fan bus for the state tournament football game on Tuesday, Nov. 28. There is a $15 charge, which includes the bus and game ticket for admission. Any interested students should sign-up in the Main Office and pay the $15 at the time of sign-up.
 
Bobcat Foodies…join us on a culinary tour of Asia for November's Cooking Club. Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz to reserve your spot in our next cooking session, November 29. Your money is due tomorrow--we will NOT accept money after Thanksgiving break.

Today Common Ground representatives are collecting cash donations to help children with sickle cell disease. If you would like to donate, you can give cash donations during all lunch waves in the cafeteria
 
Athletic News:
-Boys swimming will be having a preseason meeting Monday, Nov. 27 after school in Room 102.  Any interested student should plan on attending the meeting. 
 
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 21, 2017 at 9:14 AM
  
Hey Bobcat Foodies!  Join us on a culinary tour of Asia for November's Cooking Club. Bring $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz to reserve your spot in our next cooking session, November 29. Your money is due by this Wednesday--we will NOT accept money after Thanksgiving break. 

The Italian Club will have a planning meeting today after school until 3:00pm in Room 226. Refreshments will be served and we'll be planning our December 4 Italian Holiday Celebration. See Mrs. Zaccardelli or our Google classroom for more details.

The South Windsor Gay Straight Alliance will meet this afternoon in room 148 after school. Bring your ideas, concerns and positive energy! New members are always welcome!!

There will be an informational meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the Media Center for all students interested in the Travel Club's trip to California this summer.  If you are unable to attend, please see Señora Ruiz in Room 233.

The South Windsor High School Common Ground representatives will be collecting cash donations for Citizens for Quality Sickle Cell Care. The donations will help fund a holiday party for children and families struggling with sickle cell. You can donate during all lunch waves today and tomorrow!  

"South Windsor For the Kids” will meet Monday right after school in the cafe. This is a mandatory meeting for all returning members, and new members are welcome to attend as well. Please email southwindsorforthekids@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 20, 2017 at 9:55 AM
  
There will be an informational meeting on Monday, November 20 at 7:00pm in the Media Center for all students interested in the Travel Club's trip to California this summer. If you are unable to attend, please see Señora Ruiz in room 233.

Yoga club will meet on Monday at 2:15pm in the Chorus Room to practice yoga. All experience levels are welcome! Bring a friend and give it a try. For more information contact Ms. Lane.

The CT Army National Guard will have a representative in the Career Center on Monday morning at 10:00am. Please sign up to attend this visit. 

The South Windsor High School Common Ground representatives will be collecting cash donations for Citizens for Quality Sickle Cell Care. The donations will help fund a holiday party for children and families struggling with sickle cell. You can donate during all lunch waves Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 22.  

The Italian Club meets Monday after school from 2:15pm - 3:00pm in Room 226. Come help plan the activities for our December 4 Italian Holidays Celebration. See our Google classroom to sign up.  

 “South Windsor For the Kids” will meet Monday right after school in the cafe. This is a mandatory meeting for all returning members, and new members are welcome to attend as well. Please email southwindsorforthekids@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Athletic News:
-Freshmen boys’ soccer players will return team uniforms and practice shorts today from 2:15pm – 3:00pm in Room 152.  Please see Coach Peters if you cannot attend.

-Boys swimming will be having a pre-season meeting Monday 11/27 after school in Room 102.  Any interested student should plan on attending the meeting. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 17, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  
Today’s fast fact presented by the Environmental Club: Honey bees — wild and domestic — perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. The Environmental Club meets every Thursday after school…come join us! We'd be glad to have you! 

Juniors and seniors and their parents attending tonight's It Takes One retreat should report to the school no later than 5:30pm. Please note that any student who is not signed up will not be allowed admission to the event. Don't forget to pack a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, clothing and other items needed for Friday. Students are expected to stay through the day on Friday, as the final assembly will take place at the end of the day. We are looking forward to an eventful evening!

Come to the South Windsor Holiday Hoopla! This Saturday, November 18 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It is a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair to benefit Operation Graduation. Free admission. Arts & Crafts, Direct Sales Vendors, Local Authors, Baked Goods, Raffle, Baby sitting on premises, Book Sale, Wreaths, Kettle Corn and so much more! 

Reminder…the Italian Club meets Monday, November 20 from 2:15pm - 3:00pm in Room 226. Come help plan the activities for our December 4 Italian Holidays Celebration. See our Google classroom for additional information and to sign up.  

 “South Windsor For the Kids” is having their November meeting this Monday, November 20 right after school in the cafe. This is a mandatory meeting for all returning members, and new members are welcome to attend as well. Please email southwindsorforthekids@gmail.com if you have any questions.

The Bobcat Leaders for Inclusion conference invites MUST be turned in with permission slip and RSVP by TODAY. If you are not planning on attending, please still respond to the Google form on your invite. See Mrs. White in Room 144 with questions.

Athletic News:
-Attention freshmen boys’ soccer players. Team uniforms and practice shorts will be collected tomorrow from 2:15pm – 3:00pm in Room 152.  Please see Coach Peters if you cannot attend.

-The girls’ swim team got stacks on stacks on stacks last night at State Finals. Emma Hapkiewicz went two lifetime bests in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle, breaking her own two school records. The 200 yard medley relay team of Liz Savidge, Chrissy Jones, Sarah Mulcahy, and Alanna Mawhinney came in clutch, breaking the school record and coming in 7th place overall. Both Emma and the medley relay team, along with Sydney Ruschmeier, will compete for the final time this season on Saturday at the State Open. Just so you know, the Lady Bobcats also copped top 10.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 16, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  
Congratulations to Meghna Mazumdar! Meghna attended the National Outstanding Participant Leadership Summit in Orlando, FL last week and won the grand prize…a $20,000 college scholarship! As the youngest participant, she spoke in front of over 1,300 attendees, met President George W. Bush, and spent four days competing in various leadership & networking skills as well as building relationships that she will have for many years to come. Well done, Meghna!

Hello, Cooking Club members! Reserve your spot for the November Cooking Club session on November 29 by bringing $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz. Our menu will transport your taste buds on a delicious tour of Asia. We will also have a planning meeting tomorrow for officers and other interested members.  

Reminder for juniors and seniors attending the It Takes One Retreat tomorrow: be at school by 5:30pm tomorrow evening. Please bring sleeping bags, pillows, clothes, toiletries, and any other necessities for the following day at school. You are expected to stay through the entire school day Friday so you can attend the final assembly. Also, please check your grade-level Google classroom for a link to sign up for the breakout sessions on Thursday night. Signups will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please see Ms. Flachsbart if you have any questions. 

Attention Interact Club members: We have a lot of events this weekend we need volunteers for. Please check classroom for details and help us out!

Don’t forget…students who received invitations to the Bobcat Leaders for Inclusion conference MUST turn in their permission slip and RSVP by TOMORROW. If you are not planning on attending, please still respond to the Google form on your invite. Any questions can be brought to Mrs. White in Room 144. 

Take a break from cooking and have some Mexican food for dinner out tonight!! 
The FIRST robotics team is having a fundraiser at a local Mexican restaurant on Hale Road TONIGHT from 5:00 - 9:00pm. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the team. Don't forget to mention that you're there to support the Bobcat Robotics team, so that your purchase applies to the fundraiser.
And…the freshman class will be having their fundraiser at a local Mexican restaurant in Evergreen Walk. Please go on social media to get the flyer. The flyer must be shown to get the proceeds! See you there! 

Athletic News:
-Winter sports signups are due today! Stop by the Main Office to drop off the check and any forms needed.

-Boys swimming will be having a preseason meeting Monday 11/27 after school in Room 102.  Any interested student should plan on attending the meeting.

-Attention freshmen boys’ soccer players.  Team uniforms and practice shorts will be collected this Friday from 2:15pm – 3:00pm in Room 152.  Please see Coach Peters if you cannot attend.
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM
  
Today’s fast fact presented by the Environmental Club: Despite representing only 5% of the world population, the U.S. generates more waste than any other country in the world. The Environmental Club meets every Thursday after school…come join us! We'd be glad to have you!
 
Student Council would like to thank everyone for their donations of canned goods at the football game this past weekend. We collected well over 1,000 goods overall and have donated them to a local food bank! Thanks again for your contributions.
 
Hello, Cooking Club members! Reserve your spot for the November Cooking Club session on November 29 by bringing $5 to Ms. Cliff or Sra. Ruiz.  Our menu will transport your taste buds on a delicious tour of Asia. We will also have a planning meeting this Thursday, November 16 for officers and other interested members.  
 
Attention juniors and seniors attending the It Takes One Retreat this Thursday, November 16: Students and their parents are expected to be at the school by 5:30pm on Thursday evening. Please bring sleeping bags, pillows, clothes, toiletries, and any other necessities for the following day at school. Students are expected to stay through the entire school day Friday so that they can attend the final assembly. Also, please check your grade-level Google classroom for a link to sign up for the breakout sessions on Thursday night. You get a choice of four sessions, and signups will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please see Ms. Flachsbart if you have any questions. 
 
Attention Interact Club members: We have a lot of events this weekend we need volunteers for. Please check classroom for details and help us out!
 
A representative from Norwich University will be in the Career Center tomorrow at 10:30 AM. All college visits that had been scheduled for Thursday, November 16 have been cancelled due to student involvement in the It Takes One program. If you are a student who had signed up for the University of Delaware visit, you may pick up admission materials after school on Thursday or Friday morning, as the representative will be dropping them off in the Career Center. 
 
Come to the South Windsor Holiday Hoopla! This Saturday, November 18 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It is a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair to benefit Operation Graduation. Free admission. Arts & Crafts, Direct Sales Vendors, Local Authors, Baked Goods, Raffle, Baby sitting on premises, Book Sale, Wreaths, Kettle Corn and so much more! 
 
All students who received invitations to the Bobcat Leaders for Inclusion conference MUST turn in their permission slip and RSVP by Thursday, November 16. If you are not planning on attending, please still respond to the Google form on your invite. Any questions can be brought to Mrs. White in Room 144.
 
Latin Club meets today after school on November 14 in Room 229. Join us for our first meeting this year!
 
Tomorrow night the freshman class will be having a fundraiser at a local Mexican Restaurant in Evergreen Walk. Please go on social media to get the flyer. The flyer must be shown for us to get our percentage! See you there!
 
Please help the freshman class with their Can Drive all this week. You can donate your canned goods in front of the cafeteria or the lobby. Food will be donated to the South Windsor Food Pantry. Thanks for your support!
 
Athletic News:
-Indoor Track will meet tomorrow at 2:15pm in Room 157. Join us if you’re interested!

-Sign-ups for winter sports are due TOMORROW in order to be eligible for the first day of tryouts.  If you tried out for or played a fall sport, stop by the Main Office to move your sports forms forward, and drop off your check for $125.00. 
Posted by cdoherty  On Nov 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM
  
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