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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
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

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.

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 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:  

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

Our next SAGA meeting will take place Wednesday, October 4th, after school in Room 129. New members are welcome.

FBLA will meet in the Annex Room 15 Wednesday 10/4. Please come to learn more about the plan for this school year and info on the upcoming fall leadership conference.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 03, 2023 at 2:05 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 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club will hold an informational meeting on Wed., October 4th at 7am in the Auditorium. All current members and those interested in learning more about the club are invited to attend. The SADD Club tackles issues like distracted driving, drug and alcohol prevention, mental health and positive school climate. We also spread messages of kindness, respect and unity. The classroom code is pg47m6k.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Bobcat Bowling Club session 1 Starts October 4th. The Bowling club meets every Wednesday from October 4th thru November 1st. Pick up a permission slip in Room 168 or join the google classroom, Code 65yudm. See Mr. Gray in Room 168 with questions or concerns. 

National Honor Society is currently inviting eligible candidates to complete the selection process. If you are a junior or senior who has a cumulative, weighted GPA of at least 3.75, you should receive a letter in the mail notifying you of your candidacy. If you do not receive a letter but think you qualify, please see Mrs. Leone in Room 204. 

Our next SAGA meeting will take place Wednesday, October 4 after school in Room 129. New members are welcome.

FBLA will meet in the Annex Room 15 Wednesday 10/4. Please come to learn more about the plan for this school year and info on the upcoming fall leadership conference.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Oct 02, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention 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. Join code is lpyzmu7. Deadline to join is November 17th.

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. 

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.

The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club will hold an informational meeting on Wed., October 4th at 7am in the Auditorium. All current members and those interested in learning more about the club are invited to attend. The SADD Club tackles issues like distracted driving, drug and alcohol prevention, mental health and positive school climate. We also spread messages of kindness, respect and unity. The classroom code is pg47m6k.

The Sophomore Class will have a fundraiser at a local burger restaurant in Evergreen Walk this Monday, October 2 from 11 am - 10 pm. Take a photo of one of the flyers around school or use the code DONATE25 when ordering.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The first meeting for STEAM Forward will be held after school in Room 227 on Monday, October 2nd. Join the Google Classroom for more information: ohbtqxl. Please see me Mr. Ly (Lee) and Guru Seenivasan if you have questions.

The Bobcat Bowling Club session 1 Starts October 4th. The Bowling club meets every Wednesday from October 4th thru November 1st. Pick up a permission slip in Room 168 or join the google classroom, Code 65yudm. See Mr. Gray in Room 168 with questions or concerns. 

Interact will hold its October meeting for both veteran and NEW members on Thursday, October 5th, in the SWHS library from 2:10-2:45pm. Attendance for this meeting is mandatory for new members, please make sure you arrive on time.

The first meeting for the Cricket club will be held after school in Room 227 on Thursday, October 5th. Join the Google Classroom for more information: 24wq37s. Please see Mr. Ly (Lee) if you have questions. 

National Honor Society is currently inviting eligible candidates to complete the selection process. If you are a junior or senior who has a cumulative, weighted GPA of at least 3.75, you should receive a letter in the mail notifying you of your candidacy. If you do not receive a letter but think you qualify, please see Mrs. Leone in Room 204. 

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

Our next SAGA meeting will take place Wednesday, October 4 after school in Room 129. New members are welcome.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 29, 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. 

Calling all SWHS artistic students - 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. The Student Council body will vote and the favorite t-shirt designs will be sent to Mr. Rizzuto to be printed. Please use the custom ink link provided on your class Google Classroom page to design your shirt. Please see Ms. Ullinger in Room 166 with questions.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:

Interact will hold its October meeting for both veteran and NEW members on Thursday, October 5th, in the SWHS library from 2:10-2:45pm. Attendance for this meeting is mandatory for new members, please make sure you arrive on time.

Rho Kappa applications now available: Rho Kappa, The National Social Studies Honor Society, is currently inviting eligible Juniors and Seniors to apply for this opportunity. The application form will be posted and shared by your Social Studies teachers in the google classroom. Additional information can be found on the application. If you are interested, but not currently in a Social Studies class please email Mrs. Slogesky, [email protected], Mrs. Simcik, [email protected], or Mr. Garrish [email protected]  The deadline for the application is Friday September 29th. 

The National Honor Society is currently inviting eligible candidates to complete the selection process. If you are a junior or senior who has a cumulative, weighted GPA of at least 3.75, you should receive a letter in the mail notifying you of your candidacy. If you do not receive a letter but think you qualify, please see Mrs. Leone in Room 204. 

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

Our next SAGA meeting will take place Wednesday, October 4 after school in room 129. New members are always welcome.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology will host a Smart Manufacturing Careers Tour at Goodwin University on Wednesday, October 4th from 3-6 PM for high school students interested in learning more about a future in manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art manufacturing labs, learn more about the manufacturing programs offered at GU, and meet with industry ambassadors from innovative companies throughout CT. There is a flier in the Career Center with a QR code and contact information to learn more and RSVP to the program.

ATHLETICS:

Attention Fall Athletes: Morning access to the locker rooms will only be available from the Hall of Achievement between 7:15 – 7:25 am. Please wait in the Hall of Achievement when you arrive at school. 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 28, 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. 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:

The Equity Committee will meet on Thursday September 28th at 2:15 in Room 103.  All are welcome.

The first meeting for STEAM Forward will be held after school in Room 227 on Monday, October 2nd. Join the Google Classroom for more information: ohbtqxl. Please see me Mr. Ly (Lee) and Guru Seenivasan if you have questions. 

Rho Kappa applications now available: Rho Kappa, The National Social Studies Honor Society, is currently inviting eligible Juniors and Seniors to apply for this opportunity. The application form will be posted and shared by your Social Studies teachers in the google classroom. Additional information can be found on the application. If you are interested, but not currently in a Social Studies class please email Mrs. Slogesky, [email protected], Mrs. Simcik, [email protected], or Mr. Garrish [email protected]  The deadline for the application is Friday September 29th. 

The Bobcat Bowling Club session 1 Starts October 4th. The Bowling club meets every Wednesday from October 4th thru November 1st. Pick up a permission slip in Room 168 or join the google classroom, Code 65yudm. See Mr. Gray in Room 168 with questions or concerns.  

The Badminton Club is meeting today in Room 256. Please join us for our first meeting where we will answer your questions. We are also looking for a Student Training Coordinator. 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Student pictures and ids will be distributed today during lunch waves in the Main Lobby.

Spectrum Band Auditions- Open auditions for the award-winning rock band Spectrum Band will be held on Thursday, September 28th after school in the Band Room from 2 to 4 PM. Join the Google classroom for information: Class Code dijh4vk. 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Equity Committee will meet on Thursday September 28th at 2:15 in Room 103.  All are welcome.

The first meeting for STEAM Forward will be held after school in Room 227 on Monday, October 2nd. Join the Google Classroom for more information: ohbtqxl. Please see me Mr. Ly (Lee) and Guru Seenivasan if you have questions. 

The Strategy Club will meet today after school in the back of the media center.  Come join us for Dungeons & Dragons, Board Games, and Magic the Gathering.

Interested in learning more about healthcare? Join the HOPE (Healthcare Occupations and Professional Education) club. Our introductory meeting is September 28th at 2pm in the Media Center. Join our google classroom using the code eekakts

The Badminton Club’s first meeting is September 28th in Room 256.  Join google classroom with code 44h6wmz to learn more.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology will host a Smart Manufacturing Careers Tour at Goodwin University on Wednesday, October 4th from 3-6 PM for high school students interested in learning more about a future in manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art manufacturing labs, learn more about the manufacturing programs offered at GU, and meet with industry ambassadors from innovative companies throughout CT. There is a flier in the Career Center with a QR code and contact information to learn more and RSVP to the program.

ATHLETICS:

Attention Fall Athletes: Morning access to the locker rooms will only be available from the Hall of Achievement between 7:15 – 7:25 am. Please wait in the Hall of Achievement when you arrive at school. 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Spectrum Band Auditions- Open auditions for the award-winning rock band Spectrum Band will be held on Thursday, September 28th after school in the Band Room from 2 to 4 PM. Join the Google classroom for information: Class Code dijh4vk. 

Are you interested in registering to vote or learning more about the process? We are holding a voter registration drive on Tuesday, September 26th, in front of the Cafeteria. Stop by during your lunch wave and there will be the opportunity to learn more or for eligible students to  register. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th this year.Please see your Social Studies teacher, or students Jordan Cosman and Colin Grip for more information. 

If you ordered school pictures, please pick them up in the hallway between the Cafeteria and Main Office on Wednesday, September 27th.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:

The Equity Committee will meet on Thursday September 28th at 2:15 in room 103.  All are welcome.

ATHLETICS:

Did you know that Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam cups yearly??? You can help reduce that number.  Join the Environmental Club.  We meet tomorrow, Sept 27th, at 2:10pm in Room 206.  We've had over 60 teachers sign up for recycle boxes so we could use lots of hands.  Join our google classroom at 5SZWFAH for meeting updates and coming events. Check out our display case in the Science Hallway for updates and weekly environmental facts.

Rho Kappa applications now available: Rho Kappa, The National Social Studies Honor Society, is currently inviting eligible Juniors and Seniors to apply for this opportunity. The application form will be posted and shared by your Social Studies teachers in the google classroom. Additional information can be found on the application. If you are interested, but not currently in a Social Studies class please email Mrs. Slogesky, [email protected], Mrs. Simcik, [email protected], or Mr. Garrish [email protected]  The deadline for the application is Friday September 29th.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
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