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SCHOOL NEWS:

On Friday, October 20th, SWHS will hold our annual Homecoming Pep Rally at 1:05 p.m., immediately following period 8. Students with period 8 early release who would like to attend the pep rally must remain at school and sign into the cafeteria during period 8. Students who leave campus will not be permitted to return until after 2 p.m. 

Attention students attending Homecoming: In order to attend after school activities such as the Homecoming football game and dance, students must attend at least half of their class periods on that day.  Advisors and administrators will be checking attendance throughout the day to ensure that all students attending homecoming meet these requirements. In addition, the latest that students can enter the homecoming dance is 8:00 PM. All those arriving after that time will not be permitted.  If students are admitted to the dance and then leave, please know they will not be readmitted into the dance.

Attention seniors who are working on their college essay: Not sure where to start? Have a draft but know it needs revision? Are you mostly finished but want to polish your essay? Sign up to come to the Writing Center College Writing Workshop on Tuesday 10/25. Held from 2:10-3 PM, there are 3 sessions based on what stage of the writing process you are in. Get help from English teachers and SWHS Writing Center tutors! Sign up using the QR code on the flier in the grade 12 google classroom or in the hallways. Registration is required. Questions? See Mrs. Price, Mrs. Howard, or Mr. Hawie.

The American Mathematics Contest is coming in November! The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
This year, we will offer both administrations of the test: the AMC 10/12A and the AMC 10/12B!  The AMC 10/12A will be given during the school day on Wednesday, November 8. It will be administered during Period 2 and part of Period 4 in the cafeteria that day.  You will miss these classes and will be marked as ACT (school activity) in Powerschool (you will return to Period 4 after the test is complete and all materials have been collected).
The AMC 10/12B will be given after school on Tuesday, November 14. Students will meet in the SWHS cafeteria at 3:00pm, and we should be done by 5:00pm.  You may take either administration or both (for SWHS students), depending on your goals or availability.  If you are interested in participating, you must first join the AMC 10/12 Google Classroom.  The class code is: dfepcmy. In the classroom, you must fill out the Google Forms to reserve a space for the tests you want to take. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Brindisi in Room 265.

ATHLETICS:

South Windsor for the Local Kids is hosting a bake sale during the Girls Field Hockey Senior Night game on October 24th at 4:15 on the SWHS Turf field. Come enjoy some delicious baked goodies and cheer on our Bobcats. Proceeds will go to CCMC.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Time to clean out those closets and help FBLA students dress for success! FBLA is collecting slightly used business attire to empower our future business leaders. Think dress skirts, blouses, professional trousers, blazers - all in good condition. Let's turn our community into a fashion-forward force for good! Donation bins will be placed outside the cafeteria and in the Annex room 15. #DressforSuccess

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Travelers Insurance has extended an invitation to South Windsor High School for a free, virtual event via Zoom. It will include detailed overviews of the actuarial profession, job shadows, an interactive insurance game, and other activities. The invitation is open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have an interest in pursuing careers in mathematics or statistics. This will be about 4 hours on the morning of Friday, November 17th. Any students interested in attending should see Mrs. Carty by the end of school on Wednesday, October 25th in order to receive registration and log-in information. 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention students attending Homecoming: In order to attend after school activities such as the Homecoming football game and dance, students must attend at least half of their class periods on that day.  Advisors and administrators will be checking attendance throughout the day to ensure that all students attending homecoming meet these requirements. In addition, the latest that students can enter the homecoming dance is 8:00 PM. All those arriving after that time will not be permitted.  If students are admitted to the dance and then leave, please know they will not be readmitted into the dance.

On Friday, October 20th, SWHS will hold our annual Homecoming Pep Rally at 1:05 p.m., immediately following period 8. Students with period 8 early release who would like to attend the pep rally must remain at school and sign into the cafeteria during period 8. Students who leave campus will not be permitted to return until after 2 p.m.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Do you want to learn about Entrepreneurship but were unable to fit the class into your schedule?  Maybe you took Entrepreneurship already but are looking to reconnect with some of the content from class.  Either way, we've got a club for you!  Join us on Thursday, October 19th in Annex 17 from 2:15 - 3:45 PM to enjoy some entrepreneurship talk and a little "Shark Tank" with like-minded peers who are interested in Entrepreneurship but are not currently taking the class.  Our Google Classroom code is 62gclzf.  Bring a snack, relax, and have some fun while learning what makes venture capital such an important part of starting or growing a new business

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Attention seniors who are working on their college essay: Not sure where to start? Have a draft but know it needs revision? Are you mostly finished but want to polish your essay? Sign up to come to the Writing Center College Writing Workshop on Tuesday 10/27. Held from 2:10-3 PM, there are 3 sessions based on what stage of the writing process you are in. Get help from English teachers and SWHS Writing Center tutors! Sign up using the QR code on the flyer in the grade 12 google classroom or in the hallways. Registration is required. Questions? See Mrs. Price, Mrs. Howard, or Mr. Hawie.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The 9th Grade Class of 2027 is sponsoring a fundraiser at a local frozen yogurt shop at 1500 Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester on Wednesday, October 18th from 5 to 8 pm. Please stop by and support the Class of 2027 Mention us to get credit!

Attention students attending Homecoming: In order to attend after school activities such as the Homecoming football game and dance, students must attend at least half of their class periods on that day.  Advisors and administrators will be checking attendance throughout the day to ensure that all students attending homecoming meet these requirements. In addition, the latest that students can enter the homecoming dance is 8:00 PM. All those arriving after that time will not be permitted.  If students are admitted to the dance and then leave, please know they will not be readmitted into the dance.

Today is the re-opening of the SWHS Writing Center. The Writing Center is a place where you can stop by after school to get one-on-one help with your writing assignments from peer tutors and English teachers. We are open late on bus days (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) from 2-3 pm in Room 136. No appointment is needed. Drop on by for help with your essays, lab reports, QPAs, college essays, and more! If you have questions, please see Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Price, or Mr. Hawie.

The American Mathematics Contest is coming in November! The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.
This year, we will be offering both administrations of the test: the AMC 10/12A and the AMC 10/12B!  The AMC 10/12A will be given during the school day on Wednesday, November 8. It will be administered during Period 2 and part of Period 4 in the cafeteria that day.  You will miss these classes and will be marked as ACT (school activity) in Powerschool (you will return to Period 4 after the test is complete and all materials have been collected).

The AMC 10/12B will be given after school on Tuesday, November 14. Students will meet in the SWHS cafeteria at 3:00pm, and we should be done by 5:00pm.  
You may take either administration or both (for SWHS students), depending on your goals or availability.  If you are interested in participating, you must first join the AMC 10/12 Google Classroom.  The class code is: dfepcmy. In the classroom, you must fill out the Google Forms to reserve a space for the tests you want to take.If you have any questions, please see Mr. Brindisi in Room 265.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Join us on Thursday 10/19 at 2:05 in room AN 58 for the very first meeting of the Geography Club! Whether you're a geography enthusiast or just curious about the world, this is the place to be.Don't miss out on your chance to become a part of the leadership team and help shape the future of our club. Plus, there will be some delicious snacks to enjoy while we chat about all things geography. For any questions or more information, please contact Mr. Orsini.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

It’s Jack-O-Gram season!  Share the spirit of kindness by sending your friends a gourd-eous  pumpkin with a spooktacular message. Buy your pumpkins from an FBLA member or during  Period 5 lunch waves from 10/16-10/27. You can buy 1 for $2, 2 for $3 or 3 for $5. They will be delivered on 10/31. See Ms Cruz with questions.

On Wednesday, the SWHS Math Team won their meet against the 20+ schools in the Capital Area Math League, scoring 91 points to best second-place Rocky Hill by 9 points. The three-time defending league champion Bobcats won their 17th consecutive league meet dating back to 2020. Rishabh Mohapatra and Roger Mao had perfect meets, while Aarush Kalia, Mihir Kulkarni, Akshaj Nadimpalli, Shaurya Ranjan, and Pranay Kakkar all had great performances.

Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded Students of the Month for September. These students were nominated by their teachers after demonstrating their commitment to showing attributes of an SWHS portrait of a graduate.  
The students are:
Judith Mohan
Alyssa Jaskulski
Justin Murphy
Chiara Papa
Angie Santiago
Cole Merriman
Eric Gonzales
Eli Schwartzman

The Equity SWHS Council meeting will be on October 26th from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. in room 38 Annex. All student leadership is invited and all staff interested in joining are welcome.  We would love to continue the work of pursuing awareness, engagement, empowerment, and embracing diversity in our school.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Japanese Club meets on Wednesday, October 18th. Join us and learn to write your name in Japanese characters to display in our showcase, enjoy Japanese food and watch the Japanese anime movie "Castle in the Sky".

Do you want to learn about Entrepreneurship but were unable to fit the class into your schedule?  Maybe you took Entrepreneurship already but are looking to reconnect with some of the content from class.  Either way, we've got a club for you!  Join us on Thursday, October 19th in Annex 17 from 2:15 - 3:45 PM to enjoy some entrepreneurship talk and a little "Shark Tank" with like-minded peers who are interested in Entrepreneurship but are not currently taking the class.  Our Google Classroom code is 62gclzf.  Bring a snack, relax, and have some fun while learning what makes venture capital such an important part of starting or growing a new business

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Attention seniors who are working on their college essay: Not sure where to start? Have a draft but know it needs revision? Are you mostly finished but want to polish your essay? Sign up to come to the Writing Center College Writing Workshop on Tuesday 10/27. Held from 2:10-3 PM, there are 3 sessions based on what stage of the writing process you are in. Get help from English teachers and SWHS Writing Center tutors! Sign up using the QR code on the flyer in the grade 12 google classroom or in the hallways. Registration is required. Questions? See Mrs. Price, Mrs. Howard, or Mr. Hawie.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 16, 2023 at 2:05 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The Equity SWHS Council meeting will be on October 26th from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. in room 38 Annex. All student leadership is invited and all staff interested in joining are welcome.  We would love to continue the work of pursuing awareness, engagement, empowerment, and embracing diversity in our school.

It’s Jack-O-Gram season!  Share the spirit of kindness by sending your friends a gourd-eous  pumpkin with a spooktacular message. Buy your pumpkins from an FBLA member or during  Period 5 lunch waves from 10/16-10/27. You can buy 1 for $2, 2 for $3 or 3 for $5. They will be delivered on 10/31. See Ms Cruz with questions.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Japanese Club meets on Wednesday, October 18th. Join us and learn to write your name in Japanese characters to display in our showcase, enjoy Japanese food and watch the Japanese anime movie "Castle in the Sky".

Do you want to learn about Entrepreneurship but were unable to fit the class into your schedule?  Maybe you took Entrepreneurship already but are looking to reconnect with some of the content from class.  Either way, we've got a club for you!  Join us on Thursday, October 19th in Annex 17 from 2:15 - 3:45 PM to enjoy some entrepreneurship talk and a little "Shark Tank" with like-minded peers who are interested in Entrepreneurship but are not currently taking the class.  Our Google Classroom code is 62gclzf.  Bring a snack, relax, and have some fun while learning what makes venture capital such an important part of starting or growing a new business.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

It’s Jack-O-Gram season!  Share the spirit of kindness by sending your friends a gourd-eous  pumpkin with a spooktacular message. Buy your pumpkins from an FBLA member or during  Period 5 lunch waves from 10/16-10/27. You can buy 1 for $2, 2 for $3 or 3 for $5. They will be delivered on 10/31. See Ms Cruz with questions.

It’s time to nominate a senior for Homecoming King and Queen. The 8 seniors with the most nominations will move on to the 2023 Homecoming Court which will be announced on October 25th. The form is on the Google Classroom page for your class. Nominations must be entered before Friday, October 13th at 2:00 PM. 
                                                                             
The Student Council needs your help. We are looking for t-shirt designs that encompass the new SWHS campus, incorporating both the high school and annex buildings. The theme is “2 buildings, one community”. We want to stick with school colors of maroon, gold, white and black for the t-shirt and are looking for one design on the front of the shirt. Please submit t-shirt designs by October 13th at 2 pm using the custom link in your Google classroom. See Ms. Ullinger with questions.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The next Japanese Club Meeting is WEDNESDAY, October 18.
-Learn how to write your name in Japanese characters to display in our showcase.
-Enjoy Japanese food.
-Watch a Japanese anime movie "Castle in the Sky".

The Harbor Chase Club will meet on October 19th from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. at the Media Center.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

It’s Jack-O-Gram season!  Share the spirit of kindness by sending your friends a gourd-eous  pumpkin with a spooktacular message. Buy your pumpkins from an FBLA member or during  Period 5 lunch waves from 10/16-10/27. You can buy 1 for $2, 2 for $3 or 3 for $5. They will be delivered on 10/31. See Ms Cruz with questions.

It’s time to nominate a senior for Homecoming King and Queen. The 8 seniors with the most nominations will move on to the 2023 Homecoming Court. Homecoming Court will be announced October 25th. The form is on the Google Classroom page for your class. Nominations must be entered before Friday, October 13th at 2:00 PM. 

The 9th Grade Science teachers would like to invite last year’s participants in the annual 9th Grade Science Fair to enter their projects for an opportunity to submit to the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. Please check your grade level Google Classroom submission requirements. The google form must be completed by MONDAY, OCT 15. Feel free to contact Mrs. Eitel (Room 205) or Mrs. Davis (205) if you have any questions. 

Thursday, October 12th is PSAT day for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Students must arrive with a fully charged Chromebook. We also recommend bringing a snack and a drink. A desmos calculator will be provided through the testing platform, or, students may bring their own personal calculator if they prefer. Room assignments will be posted around the school on large posters. See your school counselor with any questions. 
12th grade students are not to report to school unless they are participating in Capstone presentations. We recommend that 12th grade students use this time to work on college application materials or participate in a college visit. 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Italian Club will meet on Wednesday, October 11th, right after school near the playground outside the Annex.  We will be playing bocce and eating pizza. Please bring  $5  to Mrs. Zaccardelli in Annex Room 35 to save your spot.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 10, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

It’s Jack-O-Gram season!  Share the spirit of kindness by sending your friends a gourd-eous  pumpkin with a spooktacular message. Buy your pumpkins from an FBLA member or during  Period 5 lunch waves from 10/16-10/27. You can buy 1 for $2, 2 for $3 or 3 for $5. They will be delivered on 10/31. See Ms Cruz with questions.

It’s time to nominate a senior for Homecoming King and Queen. The 8 students with the most nominations will move on to the 2023 Homecoming Court. Homecoming Court will be announced October 25th. The form is on the Google Classroom page for your class. Nominations must be entered before Friday, October 13th at 2:00 PM. 

The 9th Grade Science teachers would like to invite last year’s participants in the annual 9th Grade Science Fair to enter their projects for an opportunity to submit to the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. Please check your grade level Google Classroom submission requirements. The google form must be completed by MONDAY, OCT 15. Feel free to contact Mrs. Eitel (Room 205) or Mrs. Davis (205) if you have any questions. 

Thursday, October 12th is PSAT day for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Students must arrive with a fully charged Chromebook. We also recommend bringing a snack and a drink. A desmos calculator will be provided through the testing platform, or, students may bring their own personal calculator if they prefer. Room assignments will be posted around the school on large posters. See your school counselor with any questions. 
12th grade students are not to report to school unless they are participating in Capstone presentations. We recommend that 12th grade students use this time to work on college application materials or participate in a college visit. 

Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 11th in the Media Center. If students would like to have a picture retaken, they must report to the Main Office to see Mrs. Balducci before 8:30 am that morning to receive a pass for the retake. We encourage students to schedule their retakes during a study hall or during homeroom. 

Student Council needs your help. We are looking for t-shirt designs that encompass the new SWHS campus, incorporating both the high school and annex buildings. The theme is “2 buildings, one community”. We want to stick with school colors of maroon, gold, white and black for the t-shirt and are looking for one design on the front of the shirt. Please submit t-shirt designs by October 13th at 2 pm using the custom link in your Google classroom. See Ms. Ullinger with questions.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Italian Club will meet on Wednesday, October 11th, right after school near the playground outside the Annex.  We will be playing bocce and eating pizza. Please bring  $5  to Mrs. Zaccardelli in Annex Room 35 to save your spot.

The Fashion Club meets tomorrow after school until 3 pm in Room 149A. We will make friendship bracelets. Please join our google classroom at 3gpp3aj. 

The Environmental club will meet Wednesday, October 11th, at 2:10pm in Room 206. Join us to learn more about issues that face our planet and what you can do to help. Our projects include composting, bottles and cans recycling, growing spring bulbs, designing a perennial garden for the school, and presenting ocean acidification to the elementary schools.  Join our google classroom at 5SZWFAH 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 06, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Having trouble in one of your classes? NHS students are here to help! They offer free tutoring in any subject with flexible hours. To request a tutor, go to the NHS website on the Clubs and Activities page and fill out the Google Form. 

The 9th Grade Science teachers would like to invite last year’s participants in the annual 9th Grade Science Fair to enter their projects for an opportunity to submit to the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. Please check your grade level Google Classroom for requirements on how to submit your project. The google form for submission must be completed by MONDAY, OCT 15. Feel free to contact Mrs. Eitel (Room 205) or Mrs. Davis (205) if you have any questions. 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine, will hold its first meeting of the year this Friday October 6th, after school in Room 129. New members are welcome! Our Classroom code is yoaushq

A new Fashion Club is up and running! If you are interested in learning about fashion or making fun projects, please join our google classroom at 3gpp3aj. Our first meeting is on October 11th after school until 3pm in Room 149A. We will make friendship bracelets. See Mrs. Ziff, Gwen Giard or Isabella Rodriguez with any questions. 

The next Italian Club meeting is next Wednesday, October 11th right after school.  We will be playing bocce and eating pizza.  We will meet near the playground outside the Annex.  Please bring  $5  to Mrs. Zaccardelli in Annex Room 35 to save your spot.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 05, 2023 at 2:01 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Having trouble in one of your classes? NHS students are here to help! They offer free tutoring in any subject with flexible hours. To request a tutor, go to the NHS website on the Clubs and Activities page and fill out the Google Form. 

S.W. Youth and Family Services, in collaboration with the S.W. Public Schools and the S.W. Police Dept., brings the documentary “Screenagers – Under the Influence” to South Windsor on Wed, October 11th. The free movie will be shown in the Timothy Edwards auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by a 30 minute discussion. We invite all adults in the community to join us for this important conversation on how to help youth make positive decisions in this changing world. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Put October 11th on your calendar and join us for “Screenagers”!

SWHS students will have the opportunity to learn about leadership in state government, specifically in the General Assembly of CT. Delegates currently representing South Windsor will be in attendance to share their experience and answer student questions about state government and leadership. This event will be held on 10/5 after school in the cafeteria from 2:30-3:30.  Please fill out this form (below) if you plan to attend! Please reach out to your Social Studies teacher with questions or Mrs. Slogesky, Social Studies curriculum specialist with any questions ([email protected]). 
Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdExH3M3f73e74IAjCQ71oWf9CN32Sovdub8Z48SP5CWfi5TQ/viewform

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Science National Honor Society is officially opening a chapter at SWHS. To become a member of SNHS, you must meet certain criteria based on your academic achievements in science courses. Application letters will be sent via email to all eligible juniors and seniors. If you didn’t get an invitation but are still interested, please fill out the application form that will be posted in your grade level google classrooms. For more information please contact Samarth Basanth, Srinidhi Karthik, or Mrs. Davis in Room 205.

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine, will hold its first meeting of the year this Friday October 6th, after school in Room 129. New members are welcome! Our Classroom code is yoaushq

Do you want to help people have access to clean drinking water?  Join the Water Launch Club!  Our next meeting is Thursday, October 5th in Annex room 35 right after school. Snacks will be served.  Join our Google Classroom:  wgakxlm

The 9th Grade Science teachers would like to invite last year’s participants in the annual 9th Grade Science Fair to enter their projects for an opportunity to submit to the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. Please check your grade level Google Classroom for requirements on how to submit your project. The google form for submission must be completed by MONDAY, OCT 15. Feel free to contact Mrs. Eitel (Room 205) or Mrs. Davis (205) if you have any questions.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 04, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
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