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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
  

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori was the first woman physician in Italy, however she is well known for her interest in child and education. This interest lead her to open a children’s school in 1907. She created an environment for self-education and helped children have a “Natural tendency towards elevation”, helping them become successful through hard work and determination. Montessori’s new method now exists all over the world, helping the education the next generations to come. 

FBLA members going to the competition and spring conference, please meet in the lobby at 6:40am Friday morning. Come dressed in business attire - no sneakers, no jeans. See you there. 

Attention Fashion Club members… there will be a meeting of the Fashion Club after school today in Room 7 until 3:00pm. We will continue working on wearable art for the art show. Please make every effort to attend.

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.

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.

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:
-There will be a meeting for all members of the boys JV & Varsity basketball teams on Friday 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 mdunia  On Mar 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM
  
 
Recently the Students of the Month for February were announced. We apologize for omitting Rafia Rizwan, Grade 10 Student of the Month. Congratulations, Rafia!

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Julia Ward Howe

Please listen to the following information regarding the modified schedule for Wednesday March 21st, when all junior students will take the SAT in school:

Juniors: Report to school by 7:15am. Signs will be posted to let you know which room you should report to for the test. You MUST BRING: Two #2 Pencils with soft erasers (no pens or mechanical pencils will be allowed) and a calculator. We also recommend bringing a snack and a water bottle. During the test, students will NOT be permitted to use cell phones, even during breaks. Phones and other electronic devices should be locked in a locker, powered off and turned into the teacher for the duration of the test, or left at home. To prepare for the March 21st School Day SAT, a pre-administration session will be held for all 11th graders during an extended homeroom period this Thursday, March 15th. At this time, 11th graders will provide the names of four colleges they want their SAT scores sent to for free. Juniors should come to the pre-administration with a list of four colleges, universities or scholarship programs to which they would like to send scores. 

Sophomores and Seniors: Sophomores and Senior students enrolled in AP courses are expected to attend the review sessions offered by their teacher on March 21st. Please be advised that your review session may not be in your regular classroom. AP teachers will go over the review schedules with their AP classes. 
All other sophomores and seniors will have late arrival to school on Wednesday and must arrive by 11:25 am. Students that arrive before 11:25am are to report to the cafeteria for study hall. 

Freshmen: Report to school as usual by 7:25am to your CATS Room for special programming while the SAT is being held.  CATS room locations will be displayed in the hallway.  

There will be no bells or announcements on March 21st (even after testing is complete.) Your teachers will follow the schedule and will dismiss students accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Ms. Morgan-Hostetler.     
Final call…sophomores and juniors….CREC is looking for students interested in their CRILA leadership academy. If interested in applying or getting more details, please visit Mr. Wry in School Counseling. 

Final reminder for all students who drive to school: only students with a parking pass may park in the high school parking lot. All other drivers must park at Dupree. Students are not permitted to park at Wapping or the Community Center.

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. 

Today is the last day to order one of the Freshman Class of 2021 shirts. See Mrs. Barrett in Room 126 if you are interested in one.

Springfield Technical Community College will hold an Open House tomorrow from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Interested students can learn about associate degree and certificate programs, athletics and financial aid and apply for on the spot acceptance for fall 2018. If applying at this event, bring your high school transcript. An informational flyer is hanging in the Career Center.

The deadline to sign-up for the Job Shadow at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is TODAY…see Ms. Cruz or Ms. Festi in the Business Office or go to the Career Center to sign up.

Athletic News:
-Boys Tennis Tryouts…check the sports tryout link on the SWHS website under “Athletics Registration” for the detailed list.

Posted by mdunia  On Mar 19, 2018 at 8:20 AM
  

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Eleanor Roosevelt. Before becoming the First Lady and a well-known human rights activist, Eleanor Roosevelt was an American Red Cross volunteer during World War I. After the inauguration of her husband, Theodore Roosevelt in 1933, Eleanor began making public speeches about human rights, children's causes and women's issues. After her husband’s presidency, in 1945 President Harry Truman appointed her to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.

Please listen to the following information regarding the modified schedule for Wednesday March 21st, when all junior students will take the SAT in school:

Juniors: Report to school by 7:15am. Signs will be posted to let you know which room you should report to for the test. You MUST BRING: Two #2 Pencils with soft erasers (no pens or mechanical pencils will be allowed) and a calculator. We also recommend bringing a snack and a water bottle. During the test, students will NOT be permitted to use cell phones, even during breaks. Phones and other electronic devices should be locked in a locker, powered off and turned into the teacher for the duration of the test, or left at home. To prepare for the March 21st School Day SAT, a pre-administration session will be held for all 11th graders during an extended homeroom period this Thursday, March 15th. At this time, 11th graders will provide the names of four colleges they want their SAT scores sent to for free. Juniors should come to the pre-administration with a list of four colleges, universities or scholarship programs to which they would like to send scores. 

Sophomores and Seniors: Sophomores and Senior students enrolled in AP courses are expected to attend the review sessions offered by their teacher on March 21st. Please be advised that your review session may not be in your regular classroom. AP teachers will go over the review schedules with their AP classes. All other sophomores and seniors will have late arrival to school on Wednesday and must arrive by 11:25 am. Students that arrive before 11:25am are to report to the cafeteria for study hall. 

Freshmen: Report to school as usual by 7:25am to your CATS Room for special programming while the SAT is being held. CATS room locations will be displayed in the hallway.  

There will be no bells or announcements on March 21st (even after testing is complete.)  Your teachers will follow the schedule and will dismiss students accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Ms. Morgan-Hostetler.    

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. 

Prom ticket sales will be online this year and will be available to students for purchase March 26 through April 6. Tickets are $80 each. Please visit the Junior Class Google Classroom to logon to the ticket leap site to purchase tickets. Students will not only be purchasing tickets, but will also be selecting their table for prom. Tables are limited to ten students per table. Prior to purchase, students will need to read and sign off on an event waiver located on the Ticket Leap site. If students plan on bringing a guest from outside of South Windsor High School, they will need to complete a prom guest form and get administrative approval from both schools prior to purchasing tickets….so plan ahead. Forms can be picked up in Room 159 or Room 250. All guest forms need to be submitted to Mrs. Caless or Mrs. Hasler with admin approval before purchasing. If you have any questions, please stop by and see Mrs. Caless or Mrs. Hasler.

Springfield Technical Community College holds an Open House on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Interested students can learn about associate degree and certificate programs, athletics and financial aid and apply for on the spot acceptance for fall 2018. If applying at this event, bring your high school transcript. An informational flyer is hanging in the Career Center.

The Class of 2020 will be having a fundraiser at a local Mexican restaurant Saturday, March 17. The flyer for the fundraiser can be found on the Class of 2020 twitter. Please come by and support the sophomore class.

Are you interested in the business of theater? Sign-up for the Job Shadow at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts ASAP. Deadline is March 19…see Ms. Cruz or Ms. Festi in the Business Office or go to the Career Center to sign up.

Athletic News:
-All Freshman students interested in trying out for the baseball team should attend the first tryout date this Saturday, March 17 at the Rotary Field hitting facility from 11:30am -1:00pm. Players should bring all baseball gear for indoor and outdoor play. Any questions, please see Mr. D'Amato. 

-Boys Tennis Tryouts:
Monday 3/19: @ Manchester Magic Lincer Tennis Club 5:00pm mandatory Informational Meeting then tryouts on 2 courts 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday 3/20: @ Windsor Magic Lincer Tennis Club 2 courts 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 3/21: @ Manchester Magic Lincer Tennis Club 2 courts 5:30pm -7:30pm
Thursday 3/22: @ Manchester Magic Lincer Tennis Club 3 courts 5:30pm -7:30pm 
Friday 3/23: @ Windsor Magic Lincer Tennis Club 2 courts 3:30pm -5:00pm
Windsor location is at 109 Pierson Lane
Manchester location is at 404 West Center Street.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 16, 2018 at 9:12 AM
  

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Susan B. Anthony. In 1856, Susan B. Anthony began working as an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. There, she promoted civil rights up until the end of the Civil War. After the war ended she shifted gears and began working with Elizabeth Stanton on women’s rights and their right to vote. In 1886, they both began writing a weekly publication in the paper called “The Revolution”. This publication expressed to people that there were inequalities among women. Although it was 14 years after she died that the 19th Amendment was created, it was due to Anthony’s efforts that women are now seen as equal to men.

Prom ticket sales will be online this year and will be available to students for purchase March 26 through April 6. Tickets are $80 each. Please visit the Junior Class Google Classroom to logon to the ticket leap site to purchase tickets. Students will not only be purchasing tickets, but will also be selecting their table for prom. Tables are limited to ten students per table. Prior to purchase, students will need to read and sign off on an event waiver located on the Ticket Leap site. If students plan on bringing a guest from outside of South Windsor High School, they will need to complete a prom guest form and get administrative approval from both schools prior to purchasing tickets…. so plan ahead. Forms can be picked up in Room 159 or Room 250. All guest forms need to be submitted to Mrs. Caless or Mrs. Hasler with admin approval before purchasing. If you have any questions, please stop by and see Mrs. Caless or Mrs. Hasler.

The Class of 2020 will be having a fundraiser at a local Mexican restaurant this Saturday, March 17. The flyer for the fundraiser can be found on the Class of 2020 twitter. Please come by and support the sophomore class.

Attention all South Windsor High School students. The winter semi-formal dance is this Friday, March 16. The dance is 7:00pm -10:30pm. Buy your ticket during lunch waves this week. Tickets cost $10.  

Today is the LAST day the Dollars for Scholars portal will be open. All applications must be complete by 11:59pm tonight. If you need help finishing any sections or still need to have your transcript or recommendation loaded please come to School Counseling for assistance. Mrs. Carty, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Rizzo can all help you, and the representative from Dollars for Scholars will also be in School Counseling today after 10:00am.

Students who have been waiting for the Columbus Scholarship, please see Mrs. Carty. Applications have arrived. The Columbus Scholarship is for students of Italian heritage who have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and submit an essay based on a choice of topics. 

Are you interested in the business of theater? Sign-up for the Job Shadow at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts ASAP. We still have some spots available! Go to the Business Office or Career Center to get your permission slip. For more information see Ms. Cruz or Ms. Festi. Deadline is moved to March 19.

Athletic News:

- Attention all boys planning to try out for the volleyball team. Please be sure all of your paperwork is turned in to the Main Office ASAP and plan to attend the tryouts both Saturday and Monday. Report to the gym by 9:45am for the tryout which is from 10:00am until 12:00pm this Saturday, March 17. Please be prompt. If you have any questions, see Coach Holt in the women's PE office. 

- All Freshman students interested in trying out for the baseball team should attend the first tryout date this Saturday, March 17 at the Rotary Field hitting facility from 11:30am -1:00pm. Players should bring all baseball gear for indoor and outdoor play. Any questions, please see Mr. D'Amato.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 15, 2018 at 9:02 AM
  
Please listen to the following information regarding the modified schedule for Wednesday March 21st, when all junior students will take the SAT in school:

Juniors: Report to school by 7:15am. Signs will be posted to let you know which room you should report to for the test. You MUST BRING: Two #2 Pencils with soft erasers (no pens or mechanical pencils will be allowed) and a calculator. We also recommend bringing a snack and a water bottle. During the test, students will NOT be permitted to use cell phones, even during breaks. Phones and other electronic devices should be locked in a locker, powered off and turned into the teacher for the duration of the test, or left at home. To prepare for the March 21st School Day SAT, a pre-administration session will be held for all 11th graders during an extended homeroom period this Thursday, March 15th. At this time, 11th graders will provide the names of four colleges they want their SAT scores sent to for free. Juniors should come to the pre-administration with a list of four colleges, universities or scholarship programs to which they would like to send scores.

Sophomores and Seniors: Sophomores and Senior students enrolled in AP courses are expected to attend the review sessions offered by their teacher on March 21st. Please be advised that your review session may not be in your regular classroom. AP teachers will go over the review schedules with their AP classes.

All other sophomores and seniors will have late arrival to school on Wednesday and must arrive by 11:25 am. Students that arrive before 11:25am are to report to the cafeteria for study hall.

Freshmen: Report to school as usual by 7:25am to your CATS Room for special programming while the SAT is being held.  CATS room locations will be displayed in the hallway. 

There will be no bells or announcements on March 21st (even after testing is complete.) Your teachers will follow the schedule and will dismiss students accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Ms. Morgan-Hostetler.    

March is Women’s History Month. Today we honor: Roma Guy. Roma Guy is the first female activist for the LGBTQI community. After earning a degree in Social Work from the University of Maine, Guy devoted her time to improve the overall well being of women nationwide. In 1979, she founded the Women’s Building in San Francisco which helps promote gender equality and social justice.

On Saturday March 10, Choral Spectrum, Spectrum Band, and the Road Crew traveled to the Nutmeg Show Choir Festival in Windsor Locks. The groups won “Grand Champion”, their third gold medal of the season, “Best Choral Sound”, their second “Best Band” of the season, “Best Male Soloist” Marcus Rodiguez, “Best Female Soloist” Kate Marchesseault, and “Outstanding Performer Award” for Marcus Rodiguez, and “Special Judges Awards” for Natalie Pelletier, Diego Pichay, and Marcus Rodriguez. Congratulations to everyone involved on an amazing season.

Students attending the Voya Financial Job Shadow: Please report to the lobby at 7:50am on Thursday, March 15. The bus will leave at 8:00am.

Attention all South Windsor High School students. The winter semi-formal dance is this Friday, March 16. The dance is 7:00pm -10:30pm. Buy your ticket during lunch waves this week. Tickets cost $10.

Are you interested in the business of theater? Sign-up for the Job Shadow at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts ASAP. We still have some spots available! Go to the Business Office or Career Center to get your permission slip. For more information see Ms. Cruz or Ms. Festi. Deadline is moved to March 19.

Free food, prizes and fun - Stay after TODAY for the "Relieve the Stress Fest". Everyone is welcome to join us in the cafeteria, lobby and gym for yoga, nukum, a therapy dog visit, games, art, an improv show, drumming and gong meditation. The event is FREE from will be held from 2:00pm -3:45pm TODAY. Event is sponsored by SADD. 

Attention to all students who drive to school: Only students with a parking pass may park in the main high school parking lot.  All other drivers must park at Duprey. Students are not permitted to park at Wapping or the Community Center.

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:

- Attention all boys planning to try out for the volleyball team. Please be sure all of your paperwork is turned in to the Main Office ASAP and plan to attend the tryouts both Saturday and Monday. Report to the gym by 9:45am for the tryout which is from 10:00am until 12:00pm this Saturday, March 17. Please be prompt. If you have any questions, see Coach Holt in the women's PE office.

-There will be a meeting Thursday, March 15 in Room 126 at 2:00pm for all girls interested in playing girls’ golf this season. Please see Mr. Abbott if you cannot attend.

Posted by mdunia  On Mar 14, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  
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