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SCHOOL NEWS:

Seniors: Important information regarding Senior dues has been posted to Google Classroom and the Class of 2023 website. Please check it out for dues amounts and collection dates. See Mrs. McCool or Ms. Andrews with any questions. 

The Teen Center is open across the street inside the Community Center. High school students can join us after school on Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Teen Center offers a safe, comfortable space for students to relax with our staff and friends, play games, do crafts and enjoy snacks. Stop by to meet our staff and check out the space!

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Are you interested in tutoring students from around the United States and gaining some volunteer hours? Join Learn to Be, a non-profit organization with the goal of giving every student the education they deserve. With Learn to Be, you'll be able to virtually tutor students and create your own tutoring schedule. The classroom code is uigluvw and our first meeting is February 13th in Room 223. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Powell in Room 223, Ria Shah or Krystal Le.

Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nationally recognized organization that provides leadership, scholarships, and more! With competitions ranging from professional presentation and cake decorating to sports nutrition and fashion design, FCCLA has something for everyone. Come to our next meeting on Friday, February 3rd at Wapping Room 11 at 2 p.m. to learn more! Snacks will be provided and there are multiple leadership opportunities available.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

The New England Air Museum is looking for applicants for both its Simulator Staff and Education Department. Postings for the jobs are on the bulletin board in the Career Center with details on expected tasks, pay rate, schedule and how to apply. These are great opportunities for students interested in anything related to science, aerospace, flight, or education. Students who are 16 and over and interested are encouraged to come get the information.

ATHLETICS:  

The South Windsor High School Girls Basketball Team will be holding their Senior recognition game on Monday Feb 6th vs. RHAM High School.  The JV team will play at 5:15 p.m., followed by the Senior festivities at 6:30 p.m. and then the Varsity game at 6:45 p.m. Please come and support the teams as this is also their last regular-season home game.
Posted by lramach  On Feb 01, 2023 at 2:23 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Seniors: Important information regarding senior dues has been posted to Google Classroom and the Class of 2023 website. Please check it out for dues amounts and collection dates. See Mrs. McCool or Ms. Andrews with any questions. 

Attention Seniors who speak a language at home - If you are interested in testing for the Seal of Biliteracy, email Mrs. Stoj by Friday, February 3rd, with your name and the language you want to test in. Testing will be held after early release on Monday, February 27th.

February is Black History Month: Today, Feb 1st, marks the first day of Black History Month. Black History Month offers an important opportunity to honor and highlight the accomplishments of Black Americans in history and society, as we continue the study of Black History as American History throughout the year. This event was first celebrated as a week in February of 1926 and the week was expanded to a month in 1976. More background can be found here: https://blackhistorymonth.gov/
  
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Interested in STEM? Have strong writing skills? Want to stand out to college admission committees? The Medical and Scientific Research Club is right for you! Gain knowledge on a niche topic in medicine or science, improve your scientific writing skills, and get accepted for publication! Our experienced mentors will guide you along the journey of writing original research or a literary review to get accepted for publication. Additionally, you’ll be given a chance to network with professionals in the fields of your choice. Google Classroom code: 5ullbb4. Our next in-person meeting is on Monday, February 6th after school from 2:00-2:30 p.m. in Room 209. Please come prepared with a research topic or a job shadowing interest and an idea on how to pursue it. If you plan to write a research paper and are able to start drafting it, that is great. If you are already in the works of writing a research paper, please feel free to stop by and workshop your writing. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

A Reminder to all Seniors looking for scholarships – the next deadline for scholarships from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is Thursday, February 2nd. While there are many scholarships available through HFPG, two scholarships given specifically to South Windsor High School seniors are included in this wave and are worth your attention. The Julie Veilleux Memorial Scholarship is given to a South Windsor High School Senior girl who has demonstrated significant leadership or academic achievement, and the Joyce S. Picard Scholarship is given to South Windsor students who are pursuing degrees in science, medical, nursing or health-related fields. All of these can be found in Naviance.  

The New England Air Museum is looking for applicants for both its Simulator Staff and Education Department. Postings for the jobs are on the bulletin board in the Career Center with details on expected tasks, pay rate, schedule and how to apply. These are great opportunities for students interested in anything related to science, aerospace, flight, or education. Students who are 16 and over and interested are encouraged to come get the information.

ATHLETICS:  

It’s tennis season! The girls tennis team is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, February 2nd after school in Room 204. Join the classroom with code nxx4iiy. Any questions, see Coach Belval or Coach Karasinski in Room 204.

The South Windsor High School Girls Basketball Team will be holding their senior recognition game on Monday Feb 6th vs. RHAM High School.  The JV team will play at 5:15 p.m., followed by the Senior festivities at 6:30 p.m. and then the Varsity game at 6:45 p.m. Please come and support the teams as this is also their last regular-season home game.

Posted by lramach  On Jan 31, 2023 at 2:22 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Seniors: Important information regarding Senior dues has been posted to Google Classroom and the Class of 2023 website. Please check it out for dues amounts and collection dates. See Mrs. McCool or Ms. Andrews with any questions.
Posted by lramach  On Jan 30, 2023 at 2:17 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Seniors: Important information regarding Senior dues has been posted to Google Classroom and the Class of 2023 website. Please check it out for dues amounts and collection dates. See Mrs. McCool or Ms. Andrews with any questions. 

The Teen Center is open across the street inside the Community Center. High school students can join us after school on Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.. The Teen Center offers a safe, comfortable space for students to relax with our staff and friends, play games, do crafts and enjoy snacks. Stop by to meet our staff and check out the space!

Attention Seniors who speak a language at home - If you are interested in testing for the Seal of Biliteracy, email Mrs. Stoj by Friday, February 3rd, with your name and the language you want to test in. Testing will be held after early release on Monday, February 27th.

The South Windsor Patriotic Commission has announced their annual essay contest. The contest features essay topics for different grade levels. All entries must be received by the Patriotic Commission no later than March 3, 2023. Prizes are awarded for the winner of each grade level band.  Please see your Social Studies teacher or email Mrs. Slogesky, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, for the contest flyer, entry form and additional information, [email protected].
Also details available on our website.




Posted by lramach  On Jan 27, 2023 at 10:43 AM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:
                                                                                                   
The South Windsor Patriotic Commission has announced their annual essay contest. The contest features essay topics for different grade levels. All entries must be received by the Patriotic Commission no later than March 3, 2023. Prizes are awarded for the winner of each grade level band.  Please see your Social Studies teacher or email Mrs. Slogesky, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, for the contest flyer, entry form and additional information, [email protected]
Also details available on our website.

Attention all students: The Llibrary Media Center will be closing at 11:25 a.m. during exams. Please plan accordingly. 

The 9th Grade Class of 2026 shirts are in! If you ordered one, please see Mrs. Barrett in the Business Ed office or in Room 122A to pick up your shirt. Thanks for supporting our class! 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:    

The Bobcat bowling club is back! Session 2 will start February 1st. Anyone interested in joining can roll on down to Room 168 to pick up a permission slip and see Mr. Gray with any questions. Permission slips due by January 20th.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

The South Windsor Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program will open its application portal on Saturday, January 21st. This is an excellent opportunity for SWHS 12th graders who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university after graduation. Students can access the scholarship portal at www.southwindsor.dollarsforscholars.org where they will set up an account and complete a number of application components. This one application includes approximately 50 scholarships offered only to those who live or attend school in South Windsor. Awards are based on a variety of criteria so all college-bound 12th grade students are eligible and encouraged to apply. The portal will close on March 15th with no exceptions so do not delay in starting your application. Follow the directions closely and come to the Career Center or School Counseling with any questions you may have.
Posted by lramach  On Jan 19, 2023 at 2:38 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:
                                                                                                  
Midterms are fast approaching. NHS wants to help you do well on your exams. Come to the Cafeteria after school from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. next week on Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th. You can receive assistance in your studies from qualified NHS tutors ready to help you with any subject, and free snacks will be provided.

The South Windsor Patriotic Commission has announced their annual essay contest. The contest features essay topics for different grade levels. All entries must be received by the Patriotic Commission no later than March 3, 2023. Prizes are awarded for the winner of each grade level band.  Please see your Social Studies teacher or email Mrs. Slogesky, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, for the contest flyer, entry form and additional information, [email protected]
Also details available on our website.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:    

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! Session 2 will start February 1st. Anyone interested in joining can roll on down to Room 168 to pick up a permission slip and see Mr. Gray with any questions. Permission slips due by January 20th.

SWFLC’s annual volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s Hospital is on January 20th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Gym. 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

The South Windsor Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program will open its application portal on Saturday, January 21st. This is an excellent opportunity for SWHS 12th graders who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university after graduation. Students can access the scholarship portal at www.southwindsor.dollarsforscholars.org where they will set up an account and complete a number of application components. This one application includes approximately 50 scholarships offered only to those who live or attend school in South Windsor. Awards are based on a variety of criteria so all college-bound 12th grade students are eligible and encouraged to apply. The portal will close on March 15th with no exceptions so do not delay in starting your application. Follow the directions closely and come to the Career Center or School Counseling with any questions you may have.

Posted by lramach  On Jan 18, 2023 at 2:45 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Midterms are fast approaching, and NHS wants to help you do well on your exams. Come to the Cafeteria after school from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. next week on Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th. You can receive assistance in your studies from qualified NHS tutors ready to help you with any subject, and free snacks will be provided.

The 9th Grade Class of 2026 will host a fundraiser at a local fast food chicken specialty place today, January 18th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1428 Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester. Please come support the Class of 2026! 
  
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:    

The Bobcat Bowling Club is back! Session 2 will start February 1st. Anyone interested in joining can roll on down to Room 168 to pick up a permission slip and see Mr. Gray with any questions. Permission slips due by January 20th.
 
SWFLC’s annual volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s Hospital is on January 20th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Gym. 
 
Unified for Underprivileged Girls is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, January 28th from 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. at a local sandwich shop located at 100 Hemlock Avenue. Be sure to come out and support our pen pals in Kenya by purchasing some delicious food!

Posted by lramach  On Jan 17, 2023 at 2:24 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:
 
The 9th Grade Class of 2026 will host a fundraiser at a local fast food chicken place on Wednesday, January 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1428 Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester. Please come support the Class of 2026! 
 
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:    

The Bobcat bowling club is back! Session 2 will start February 1st. Anyone interested in joining can roll on down to Room 168 to pick up a permission slip and see Mr. Gray with any questions. Permission slips due by January 20th.
 
SWFLC’s annual volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s Hospital is on January 20th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Gym. See you there!
 
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER: 

The 4th annual Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge is here! CodeJoy is offering some exciting new ways to engage in the Computing Challenge, no matter your coding experience level! These opportunities include interactive virtual field trips for students (requiring NO PREP from teachers!), and live virtual PD for teachers. Thanks to our sponsors, all of these experiences have been made available for FREE to Connecticut educators and classrooms! The Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge website is loaded with resources to help you help your students submit to the challenge so be sure to check it out: https://www.ltgovcc.org/ 
Posted by lramach  On Jan 13, 2023 at 1:52 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention Seniors: Don't risk losing your late arrival or early release privileges! 
The next round of Capstone presentations will be held on January 24th and 25th (midterm week).  In order to present, the following criteria must be met:
All written work must be submitted to your adviser by January 18th;
All written work must be scored by your advisor with at least a “successful” on every component; 
You will sign up to present on the Capstone Website via a Google form.
Presentation times and locations will be posted to the Capstone website approximately 3 days before the presentation.
After the January wave, any remaining Seniors who have not completed Capstone may be reassigned to a structured study hall to work on their project.  Structured study halls may be scheduled during any study hall periods including late arrival or early release periods.
Reach out to your adviser with questions.
 
The 9th Grade Class of 2026 will host a fundraiser at a local fast food chicken specialty place on Wednesday, January 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1428 Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester. Please come support the Class of 2026! Details on What's New section of our website.
 
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:    
 
Unified for Underprivileged Girls is hosting a fundraiser at a local sandwich shop located at 100 Hemlock Avenue on Saturday, January 28th from 4:00  p.m.to 8:00 p.m. Be sure to come out and support our pen pals in Kenya by purchasing some delicious food!
 
SWFLC’s annual volleyball tournament to benefit Connecticut Children’s Hospital is on January 20th from 7 p.m-11 p.m. in the Gym. See you there!
Posted by lramach  On Jan 13, 2023 at 10:51 AM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention Seniors: Don't risk losing your late arrival or early release privileges! 
The next round of Capstone presentations will be held on January 24th and 25th (midterm week).  In order to present, the following criteria must be met:
All written work must be submitted to your adviser by January 18th;
All written work must be scored by your advisor with at least a “successful” on every component; 
You will sign up to present on the Capstone Website via a Google form.
Presentation times and locations will be posted to the Capstone website approximately 3 days before the presentation.
After the January wave, any remaining Seniors who have not completed Capstone may be reassigned to a structured study hall to work on their project.  Structured study halls may be scheduled during any study hall periods including late arrival or early release periods.
Reach out to your adviser with questions.
 
The 4th Annual Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge is here! CodeJoy is offering some exciting new ways to engage in the Computing Challenge, no matter your coding experience level! These opportunities include interactive virtual field trips for students (requiring NO PREP from teachers!), and live virtual PD for teachers. Thanks to our sponsors, all of these experiences have been made available for FREE to Connecticut educators and classrooms! The Lt. Governor's Computing Challenge website is loaded with resources to help you help your students submit to the challenge so be sure to check it out: https://www.ltgovcc.org/ 
 

Posted by lramach  On Jan 11, 2023 at 2:15 PM
  
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