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SCHOOL NEWS:

The library will close at 2:30 on Thursday, November 9th. Please plan accordingly. 

The 9th Grade Class of 2027 is having a fundraiser at a local bakery at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk - 100 Hemlock Avenue on Tuesday, November 14th from 4-8 pm. 

If you are interested in applying to become a Jump Start tutor, please join the classroom with code 5n2dvtt. There you will find more information about this wonderful volunteer program, along with the application form. This program is open to all SWHS students who are in good academic standing and who would like to make a difference in a younger student’s life. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 10th.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Environmental Club will be meeting next Monday, November 13th, at 2PM in Room 206! Come to help us make positive change within our environment. Here's the Environmental Club fact of the week:  Did you know that recycling daily is equivalent to saving 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill waste, and 60 pounds of air pollution?  Come to our club meeting in Room 206 on Monday to learn more!  New members are always welcome. See Mrs. Eitel with any questions.

Interested in working with clay? Want to try using a potter's wheel? Try Clay Club! We meet this Thursday 2-3:30 in Room 6. Can't make it this week - no problem, join our google classroom (nxcf56d) for updates.

Pet Project Club is hosting a donation drive for pet supplies to benefit Pack Leaders Rescue of CT from November 6th thru November 10th. Donation bins will be located in the lobby and outside the cafeteria.

Unified for Underprivileged Girls is having their annual thanksgiving card making party after school on Thursday the 16th. Join us in room 122A for a chance to make festive cards for our pen pals in Kenya while enjoying some snacks from Dunkin Donuts! This is a fun way to spend time with friends and an easy credit opportunity! We hope to see you there!
Posted by bdubiskas  On Nov 08, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The 9th Grade Class of 2027 is having a fundraiser at a local bakery at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk - 100 Hemlock Avenue on Tuesday, November 14th from 4-8 pm. 

If you are interested in applying to become a Jump Start tutor, please join the classroom with code 5n2dvtt. There you will find more information about this wonderful volunteer program, along with the application form. This program is open to all SWHS students who are in good academic standing and who would like to make a difference in a younger student’s life. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 10th.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Come celebrate the autumn’s harvest with the Cooking Club as we prepare a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving Day Feast on Thursday, November 16th at 2:05 PM in Room 105.  We will make Thanksgiving Apple Cider Punch, Homemade Cornbread, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Harvest Veggie Pizza, Ground Turkey Shepherds Pie, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with vanilla ice cream and Decorated Chocolate and Vanilla Turkey Cupcakes.  Please see Sra. Ruiz in Room AN 56 or Sra. Hwang in Room AN 37 to pay $5 to reserve your spot today as spaces fill up quickly! 

Pet Project Club is hosting a donation drive for pet supplies to benefit Pack Leaders Rescue of CT from November 6th thru November 10th. Donation bins will be located in the lobby and outside the cafeteria.

The DECA Club will be collecting gently used coats from November 2nd to November 9th. There will be boxes in the front of the lobby and at the Annex. Please see Mrs. Barrett with questions.

Interested in working with clay? Want to try using a potter's wheel? Try Clay Club! We meet this Thursday 2-3:30 in Room 6. Can't make it this week - no problem, join our google classroom (nxcf56d) for updates.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Nov 06, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The 9th Grade Class of 2027 is having a fundraiser at a local bakery at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk - 100 Hemlock Avenue on Tuesday, November 14th from 4-8 pm. 

If you are interested in applying to become a Jump Start tutor, then please join the classroom with code 5n2dvtt. There you will find more information about this wonderful volunteer program, along with the application form. This program is open to all SWHS students who are in good academic standing and who would like to make a difference in a younger student’s life. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 10th!

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Pet Project Club is hosting a donation drive for pet supplies to benefit Pack Leaders Rescue of CT from November 6th thru November 10th. Donation bins will be located in the lobby and outside the cafeteria.

The DECA Club will be collecting gently used coats from November 2nd to November 9th. There will be boxes in the front of the lobby and at the Annex. Please see Mrs. Barrett with questions.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Nov 03, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention all seniors, if you have not yet taken your senior portraits, we still have sessions available for 11/6 and 11/7. Please go to https://seniors.legacystudios.com/south-windsor-hs-ct/ to sign up for a slot!

Attention all SWHS students! November 13th is World Kindness Day. To help celebrate, the Interact Club will have "Kindness Communication" slips available during all four lunch waves this Friday, November 3rd. During each lunch wave Interact officers and volunteers will be circulating the crowd to collect any kind words you may have for your friends and/or SWHS faculty! The "kindness communication" slips will then be delivered to homeroom teachers for distribution on Friday November 10th. Let's all help brighten someone's day and spread some kindness

The Jump Start Program is back! If you are looking for a way to give back to our community and you have excellent communication skills, then this may be the opportunity for you! Jump Start volunteers visit TEMS once a week after school to help a middle school student with their homework and class projects.  Join the Jump Start classroom with code 5n2dvtt for more information and to fill out the application form. All applications are due by Friday, November 10th. Please reach out to Mrs. Reed @ [email protected] with questions.

ATHLETICS:

The Dance Team will have their Winter Tryouts on November 14th and 15th in the Rubber Room from 2:30-4:30. Sign up through PowerSchool. Everyone is welcome!

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Did you know that the most requested item in homeless shelters is SOCKS? The SADD Club will be hosting a sock drive from November 1st – 22nd , with donation bins in front of the high school cafeteria and also at the annex. We encourage all students and staff to bring in any kind of NEW SOCKS! Ask a member of the club, or see the SADD Instagram for more information. Together, let’s “SOCK IT TO THE COLD”!

Pet Project Club is hosting a donation drive for pet supplies to benefit Pack Leaders Rescue of CT from November 6th thru November 10th. Donation bins will be located in the lobby and outside the cafeteria.

The DECA Club will be collecting gently used coats from November 2nd to November 9th. There will be boxes in the front of the lobby and at the Annex. Please see Mrs. Barrett with questions.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Nov 02, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Students: The library media center will close at 2:00 on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, and all day on Friday, Nov 3rd. Please plan accordingly.  

If you are interested in saving lives, please consider signing up for South Windsor High School’s fall blood drive being held this Friday, Nov 3rd, during school. We are in a national blood shortage, so every donation counts. To sign up, scan the QR code on the posters around school, or through the volunteers that are available during all lunch waves this week. We will also take walk-ins on Friday. You must be 17 or older, or 16 years old with a parent permission form to donate. See Ms. Karasinski in Room 207 for more information.

Attention all SWHS students! November 13th is World Kindness Day. To help celebrate, the Interact Club will have "Kindness Communication" slips available during all four lunch waves this Friday, November 3rd. During each lunch wave Interact officers and volunteers will be circulating the crowd to collect any kind words you may have for your friends and/or SWHS faculty! The "kindness communication" slips will then be delivered to homeroom teachers for distribution on Friday November 10th. Let's all help brighten someone's day and spread some kindness

The Jump Start Program is back! If you are looking for a way to give back to our community and you have excellent communication skills, then this may be the opportunity for you! Jump Start volunteers visit TEMS once a week after school to help a middle school student with their homework and class projects.  Join the Jump Start classroom with code 5n2dvtt for more information and to fill out the application form. All applications are due by Friday, November 10th. Please reach out to Mrs. Reed @ [email protected] with questions.

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine, will host a Coffee House on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm in the school library. This is an open mic night to share your art, music, and writing! All are welcome, and snacks will be provided.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Did you know that the most requested item in homeless shelters is SOCKS? The SADD Club will be hosting a sock drive from November 1st – 22nd , with donation bins in front of the high school cafeteria and also at the annex. We encourage all students and staff to bring in any kind of NEW SOCKS! Ask a member of the club, or see the SADD Instagram for more information. Together, let’s “SOCK IT TO THE COLD”!
Posted by bdubiskas  On Nov 01, 2023 at 2:06 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Students: The library media center will close at 2:00 on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, and all day on Friday, Nov 3rd. Please plan accordingly.  

November 1st marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. The month is an opportunity to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Indigenous peoples, while the learning continues throughout the year. More information can be found at https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/.

If you are interested in saving three lives, please consider signing up for South Windsor High School’s fall blood drive being held THIS Friday during school. We are in a national blood shortage, so every donation counts. To sign up, scan the QR code on the posters around school, or through the volunteers that are available during all lunch waves this week. We will also take walk-ins on Friday. You must be 17 or older, or 16 years old with a parent permission form to donate. See Ms. Karasinski in Room 207 for more information.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Interact’s November monthly meeting is on Thursday, November 2nd in the SEMINAR ROOM at 2:10pm. Members who would like the option of getting early access to November volunteer opportunities should attend.

Water Launch Club is hosting a fundraiser at a local sandwich shop located at 1006 Sullivan Avenue on November 1st from 4-6m. 

Did you know that the most requested item in homeless shelters is SOCKS? The SADD Club will be hosting a sock drive from November 1st – 22nd -  with donation bins in front of the high school cafeteria and also at the annex. We encourage all students and staff to bring in any kind of NEW SOCKS! Ask a member of the club, or see the SADD Instagram for more information. Together, let’s “SOCK IT TO THE COLD”!

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Students interested in learning more about earning admission and experiencing life as a cadet at West Point are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00 PM. The program will be held at the UCONN School of Nursing. An informational flyer with a QR code to register is hanging outside the Career Center.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 31, 2023 at 2:01 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Students: The library media center will close at 2:00 on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, and all day on Friday, Nov 3rd. Please plan accordingly.  

November 1st marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. The month is an opportunity to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Indigenous peoples, while the learning continues throughout the year. More information can be found at https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine, will host a Coffee House on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm in the school library. This is an open mic night to share your art, music, and writing! All are welcome, and snacks will be provided.

Interact’s November monthly meeting is on Thursday, November 2nd in the SEMINAR ROOM at 2:10pm. Members who would like the option of getting early access to November volunteer opportunities should attend.

Water Launch Club is hosting a fundraiser at a local sandwich shop located at 1006 Sullivan Avenue on November 1st from 4-6m. 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

UCONN’s School of Nursing will be holding an information session on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Career Center.  Representatives from UCONN will be meeting with students to promote their Early Intro to Nursing Professions Program.  This information session is for students grades 9-11 interested in a career in Nursing.  Interested students,  please see Mrs. Bravo in Room 100.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

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.

For Seniors who want to try for the Seal of Biliteracy in a language that you have learned at home, please make sure you have joined the Google Classroom with Dr. Stoj to receive all of the important information. The Google code is lpyzmu7. Deadline to join is November 17th.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Mind's Eye, our school's literary magazine, will host a Coffee House on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm in the school library. This is an open mic night to share your art, music, and writing! All are welcome, and snacks will be provided! Hope to see you there!

Interact will hold its November monthly meeting on Thursday, November 2nd in the SEMINAR ROOM at 2:10pm. Members who would like the option of getting early access to November volunteer opportunities should attend .

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

UCONN’s School of Nursing will be holding an information session on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Career Center.  Representatives from UCONN will be meeting with students to promote their Early Intro to Nursing Professions Program.  This information session is for students grades 9-11 interested in a career in Nursing.  Interested students,  please see Mrs. Bravo in Room 100.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The SWHS Writing Center has re-opened for the year! 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 on late 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.

Attention Seniors: the second wave of Capstone presentations will be held on Tuesday, November 14th after school from 2:15-3:15 pm.  In order to present, you must submit your written work to your advisor's google classroom by Friday, November 3rd.  Your adviser will score it and if you earn a score of successful or highly successful you will be eligible to present.   Finally, you must fill out the Google Form that is posted on the Capstone Website to be scheduled for a time slot on the 14th.  Reach out to your adviser with any questions. 

Attention students 17 and older: If you are interested in making a difference in the community, sign up for South Windsor High School’s Fall blood drive being held on Friday, November 3 during school. Over 30 million blood transfusions are needed in the US each year, and your donation can help to save 3 lives! To sign up, scan the QR code on the posters around school. 16 year olds can donate with a parent permission form. See Ms. Karasinski in Room 207 for more information.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

South Windsor for the Local Kids is hosting a pumpkin carving contest via Instagram @swforthelocalkids. All proceeds will go to the winner’s donor drive. Entry fee is $3, you may also submit your picture on Classroom. Submissions are due by 10/31

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

UCONN’s School of Nursing will be holding an information session on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Career Center.  Representatives from UCONN will be meeting with students to promote their Early Intro to Nursing Professions Program.  This information session is for students grades 9-11 interested in a career in Nursing.  Interested students,  please see Mrs. Bravo in Room 100.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The SWHS Writing Center has re-opened for the year! 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 on late 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.

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
                                                                                             
Chess Club will have its first informational meeting on Monday, October 30th.  This meeting will consist of a general overview of the club, discussions relating to future meeting dates and of course Chess!  If you have any questions, please see Mr. D'Amato in room 161 at 2:00.

South Windsor for the Local Kids is hosting a pumpkin carving contest via Instagram @swforthelocalkids. All proceeds will go to the winner’s donor drive. Entry fee is $3, you may also submit your picture on Classroom. Submissions are due by 10/31
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
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