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SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention Seniors: the first wave of Capstone presentations will be held on Thursday, October 12th. In order to present, you must submit your written work by Friday, September 29th to your advisor's Google Classroom.  Your adviser will score it and if you earn a successful or highly successful score, 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 timeslot on the 12th.  Reach out to your adviser with any questions.

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 Academic Support Club is open Monday through Thursday from 2 to 3:30pm.  Come to Room ANNEX 12 and get help with your homework. See Mrs. Barrett with questions. 

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 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

The following colleges are scheduled to visit South Windsor High School next week: Springfield College, Wesleyan University, Nova Southeastern University, Lasell University,  Calvin University, University of Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University, Roanoke College, Salve Regina University, and the University of Chicago. Check Naviance for dates and times. Many of these visits will be held in the Media Center or Seminar Room. Locations will be posted outside the Career Center.

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 21, 2023 at 2:15 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Attention Seniors: the first wave of Capstone presentations will be held on Thursday, October 12th.    In order to present, you must submit your written work by Friday, September 29th to your advisor's Google Classroom.  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 timeslot on the 12th.  Reach out to your adviser with any questions. 

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. 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

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 Academic Support Club is now open Monday to Thursday from 2 to 3:30! Come to Room AN 12 and get help with your homework. See Mrs. Barrett with questions. 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 20, 2023 at 2:01 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Open auditions for the tenor/bass a cappella ensemble Understaffed will be held on September 21st  in the Choir Room at 6:30 PM. Join the Google classroom for information! Class code 66ciadf.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

FBLA will meet today at 2:10 in Room AN 15. Membership fee is due. See Ms. Cruz with any questions.

SWHS Pet Project Club’s first meeting is today in ANNEX 17.   If you’re looking to get involved in a club that supports local animal rescues by coordinating supply drives and fund raising efforts, join us from 2:15-2:45 when we will plan our first project this year.  Join our Google Classroom with the code qcznmxn.

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) has its first meeting today in Room 205 from 2:15-3:15.  Interested students are encouraged to join the Google Classroom using code: ecwnhhf.  Please see Mrs. Bravo, Mrs. Davis, Nafissa Ly, or Lota Onyia for questions.

The SWHS Equity Committee will meet Thursday,September 21st, at 2:15 in Room 103.  Please attend if you are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion.  See Mr. Zeuschner if you have any questions.

The Water Launch Club’s  first organizational meeting on Thursday, September 21st, right after school in Annex Room 35. Join our Google Classroom Code: wgakxlm. See Mrs. Zaccardelli with any questions. 

The first meeting of the year for Unified for Underprivileged Girls is on Thursday, September 21st, right after school. Location is to be determined.  New and returning members are welcome. Unified for Underprivileged Girls focuses on raising money for our pen pals in Kenya and discussing women's empowerment topics. Join our google classroom with the code jzhzw3g. 

The Robotics Team’s first meeting for new students is today from 2:00-2:30 in Room 12. 

The Cooking Club’s first meal is based on the themes of Fair Foods and Hispanic favorites as a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month.  Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 2:05 PM in Room 105 at SWHS.  We will make:  Pipirrana (A Vegetable Salad served with pita chips) Cheese Quesadillas, Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice), Magdalenas (Lemon Muffins), Salted, Caramel Popcorn and Air Fried Oreos.
Bring $5 to Sra. Ruiz in Room AN 56 or to Sra. Hwang in Room AN 37 to reserve your spot.  There are only 18 openings so reserve as soon as possible!  New members please join our Google Classroom with the code:  qbbr632.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

Now that college visits are underway, here are a few reminders: Students should sign up in Naviance to attend. Go to your Naviance home screen and look under “What’s New” on the bottom right of your screen. All visits are posted; follow links to register. If you are signed up to attend, please mark a calendar and remember to arrive on time. Lastly, check in with your teachers beforehand to make sure they are okay with you missing class. Remaining visits this week are University of New Haven, Merrimack College and Saint Anselm College. Check Naviance or the many boards around school for upcoming visits.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The media center will close at 2PM due to senior portraits.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The first meeting for SAGA, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, will be held after school in Room 129 on Wednesday, September 20th. All are welcome. 

The SWHS Equity Committee will meet Thursday September 21st at 2:15 in Room 103.  Please attend if you are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion.  See Mr. Zeuschner if you have any questions.

South Windsor for the Local Kids will have their first informational meeting this Tuesday, September 19th, in the Media Center Classroom from 2:15 - 2:45. Our Google Code is ccuxc73. 

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 Robotics Team’s first meeting for new students is on Wednesday, September 20th, from 2:00-2:30 in Room 12. 
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 18, 2023 at 2:16 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Open auditions for the tenor/bass a cappella ensemble Understaffed will be held on September 21st  in the Choir Room at 6:30 PM. Join the Google classroom for information! Class code 66ciadf.  

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 first meeting for SAGA, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, will be held after school in Room 129 on Wednesday, September 20th. All are welcome. 

The SWHS Equity Committee will meet Thursday September 21st at 2:15 in Room 103.  Please attend if you are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion.  See Mr. Zeuschner if you have any questions.

The Academic Support Club begins today, September 18th in ANNEX 12. We are looking for National Honor Society juniors and seniors to hire as tutors. We pay minimum wage and we meet every Monday to Thursday from 2 to 3:30. You will only have to work one day a week. Any NHS members who are interested, please see or email Mrs. Barrett at [email protected]. Also, anyone interested in joining - we provide a drink and a snack and help you with your homework. To join, look for the Google Form on the high school homepage.

The FSLA club will meet on Mondays starting September 18th. If you are interested in teaching and learning about all things STEM, come join us in Room 212 from 2:05-2:40pm. 

The first French Club meeting of the year will be held today, September 18th, right after school in Room 227.  We will discuss club leadership opportunities and activities. Join our Google Classroom using Code v42j6mm to sign up. Please see Mr. Ly (Lee) or Bhaavni Krishna if you have questions in Room 227. 

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. 

Unified for Underprivileged Girls’ first meeting of the year is on Thursday, September 21st, right after school. Location is to be determined.  New and returning members are welcome. Unified for Underprivileged Girls focuses on raising money for our pen pals in Kenya and discussing women's empowerment topics. Join our google classroom with the code jzhzw3g. 

The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club is getting ready for another great year of prevention, programs and outreach. If you are interested in learning more about the club, join the 23-24 Classroom with code: pg47m6k. More information will be posted soon.

The Cooking Club’s first meal is based on the themes of Fair Foods and Hispanic favorites as a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month.  Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 2:05 PM in Room 105 at SWHS.  We will make:  Pipirrana (A Vegetable Salad served with pita chips) Cheese Quesadillas, Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice), Magdalenas (Lemon Muffins), Salted, Caramel Popcorn and Air Fried Oreos.
Bring $5 to Sra. Ruiz in Room AN 56 or to Sra. Hwang in Room AN 37 to reserve your spot.  There are only 18 openings so reserve as soon as possible!  New members please join our Google Classroom with the code:  qbbr632.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

There are several new job postings in the Career Center. Please stop by to check out the bulletin board and take photos of any flier that interests you. There are jobs in retail, daycare, tutoring, food service, and more!

Tomorrow’s college visits will be University of Rochester at 8:45 and Endicott College at 11:15. Both visits will take place in the Career Center.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States.  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. (https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/)

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Math Team’s first meeting is Friday, September 15, at 2:10pm in Room 265. If you enjoy solving challenging math problems without a calculator, this is the team for you! We will discuss the upcoming season’s schedule, practices and opportunities to compete. Bring a charged Chromebook. Contact Mr. Brindisi with questions. Join the Math Team Google Classroom with code 5yukxlu.

The first meeting for SAGA, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, will be held after school in Room 129 on Wednesday, September 20th. All are welcome. 

The FSLA club will meet on Mondays starting September 18th. If you are interested in teaching and learning about all things STEM, come join us in Room 212 from 2:05-2:40pm. 

The first French Club meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 18th, right after school in Room 227.  We will discuss club leadership opportunities and activities. Join our Google Classroom using Code v42j6mm to sign up. Please see Mr. Ly (Lee) or Bhaavni Krishna if you have questions in Room 227. 

The Water Launch Club is run by South Windsor High School students who are passionate about helping villages get access to reliable and safe water sources. Come to our first organizational meeting on Thursday, September 21st right after school in Annex Room 35. Join our Google Classroom Code: wgakxlm. See Mrs. Zaccardelli with any questions. 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER:

College visits start in the Career Center on Monday. Sacred Heart University will be here at 10 AM and American International College will visit at 12:15 PM. Sign up in Naviance!

There are several new job postings in the Career Center. Please stop by to check out the bulletin board and take photos of any flyer that interests you. There are jobs in retail, daycare, tutoring, food service, and more!
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 14, 2023 at 2:15 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The Academic Support Club begins Monday, September 18th in ANNEX 12. We are looking for National Honor Society juniors and seniors to hire as tutors. We pay minimum wage and we meet every Monday to Thursday from 2 to 3:30. You will only have to work one day a week. Any NHS members who are interested, please see or email Mrs. Barrett at [email protected]. Also, anyone interested in joining - we provide a drink and a snack and help you with your homework. To join, look for the Google Form on the high school homepage.

Anyone interested in running for a leadership position for the 9th Grade Class, please come to a brief meeting tomorrow, September 14th - after school in Room Annex 12. We will discuss details about running for office and the responsibilities for each position. 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Math Team’s first meeting is Friday, September 15, at 2:10pm in Room 265. If you enjoy solving challenging math problems without a calculator, this is the team for you! We will discuss the upcoming season’s schedule, practices and opportunities to compete. Bring a charged Chromebook. Contact Mr. Brindisi with questions. Join the Math Team Google Classroom with code 5yukxlu.

Interested in working with clay? Want to try using a potter's wheel? Try Clay Club! We meet weekly starting today at 2-3:30 in Room 6. Can't make it this week? Join our google classroom (nxcf56d) for updates.

The SADD Club would like to invite any Juniors or Seniors who have been active participants in the club for at least the last 2 years, to attend an informational meeting about current leadership opportunities. We will meet in the main HS LOBBY today. Choose the time that works best for your schedule. Attend one meeting from either 12:45-1pm OR from 2:15 - 2:30pm. 

Unified for Underprivileged Girls’ first meeting of the year is on Thursday, September 21st, right after school. Location is to be determined.  New and returning members are welcome. Unified for Underprivileged Girls focuses on raising money for our pen pals in Kenya and discussing women's empowerment topics. Join our google classroom with the code jzhzw3g. 

The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club is getting ready for another great year of prevention, programs and outreach. If you are interested in learning more about the club, join the 23-24 Classroom with code: pg47m6k. More information will be posted soon.

The first French Club meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 18th right after school in  Room 227.  We will be discussing club leadership opportunities and activities. Join our Google Classroom Code v42j6mm to sign up. Please see Mr. Ly (Lee) if you have questions in Room 227. SNACKS WILL BE SERVED!
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Juniors and Seniors who are parking in SWHS lots please pay attention to the following guidelines: 
-Stickers must be stuck to the windshield on the top left driver side. Passes may not be laying on the car dashboard or in any other location on the windshield
- The SWHS gold lot is sold out
- The SWHS Annex Maroon lot has spots available for purchase
- Students without parking passes may only park in Upper or Lower Duprey
- Students parking without a pass or in an incorrect lot may be ticketed or towed
- The speed limit on campus is 15 mph, parking passes may be revoked if speed limits are not   followed.

Understaffed Auditions- Open auditions for the tenor/bass a cappella ensemble Understaffed will be held on September 21st  in the Choir Room at 6:30 PM. Join the Google classroom for information! Class code 66ciadf.  

The Academic Support Club will start on Monday, September 18th in ANNEX 12. We are looking for National Honor Society juniors and seniors to hire as our tutors. We pay minimum wage and we meet every Monday to Thursday from 2 to 3:30. You will only have to work one day a week. Any NHS members who are interested, please see or email Mrs. Barrett at [email protected]. Also, anyone interested in joining - we provide a drink and a snack and help you with your homework. To join, look for the Google Form on the high school homepage.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

Math Team’s first meeting is Friday, September 15, at 2:10pm in Room 265. If you enjoy solving challenging math problems without a calculator, this is the team for you! We will discuss the upcoming season’s schedule, practices and opportunities to compete. Bring a charged Chromebook. Contact Mr. Brindisi with questions. Join the Math Team Google Classroom with code 5yukxlu.

Interested in working with clay? Want to try using a potter's wheel? Try Clay Club! We meet weekly starting this Thursday 2-3:30 in Room 6. Can't make it this week? Join our google classroom (nxcf56d) for updates.

The Science Olympiad team’s first meeting is on Thursday September 14th at 2:45 in Room 210.  See Mr. Kraus or Ms. Cotton for more information or join the google classroom.

The first Japanese Club meeting is next Wednesday, September 13, in Room 230.
We will discuss club activities, choose club leadership positions, learn Japanese and watch a Japanese movie. Japanese food will be provided. 

Science Olympiad’s first meeting is Thursday, Sept 14th at 2:45 in Room 210.
Join the Google Classroom for more information.

The SADD Club would like to invite any Juniors or Seniors who have been active participants in the club for at least the last 2 years, to attend an informational meeting about current leadership opportunities. We will meet in the main HS LOBBY on Thursday, September 14th. Choose the time that works best for your schedule. Attend one meeting from either 12:45-1pm OR from 2:15 - 2:30pm. 

ATHLETICS:  

The Field Hockey team will host a fundraiser today, September 13th, from 4pm to 7pm at a sandwich shop located at 1006 Sullivan Avenue.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

The SWHS Bobcat Shop is open during period 5 lunch waves or online anytime. Grab the latest and greatest school apparel to show off that awesome school spirit!

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:  

The Strategy Club will meet this Wednesday, after school, in the back of the media center.  We're looking for new members who want to play Dungeons and Dragons and board games.  Check out our website or join our Google Classroom to learn more.  Our Google Classroom code is: bb3btdn

The Cooking Club’s first meal is based on the themes of Fair Foods and Hispanic favorites as a tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month.  Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 2:05 PM in Room 105 at SWHS.  We will make:  Pipirrana (A Vegetable Salad served with pita chips) Cheese Quesadillas, Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice), Magdalenas (Lemon Muffins), Salted, Caramel Popcorn and Air Fried Oreos.
Bring $5 to Sra. Ruiz in Room AN 56 or to Sra. Hwang in Room AN 37 to reserve your spot.  There are only 18 openings so reserve as soon as possible!  New members please join our Google Classroom with the code:  qbbr632.

The first meeting for SAGA, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, will be held after school in Room 129 on Wednesday, September 20th. All are welcome. 

Interested in working with clay? Want to try using a potter's wheel? Try Clay Club! We meet weekly starting this Thursday 2-3:30 in Room 6. Can't make it this week? Join our google classroom (nxcf56d) for updates.

The Science Olympiad team’s first meeting is on Thursday September 14th at 2:45 in Room 210.  See Mr. Kraus or Ms. Cotton for more information or join the google classroom.

ATHLETICS:  

Dance team tryouts will be held on September 13th and 14th from 2:30-4:30 in the Rubber Room. Pick up a registration packet in the office and drop it off with a physician's statement prior to tryouts. Email coach Emily with any questions.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 11, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  
SCHOOL NEWS:

Today marks the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.  Each year, we take a moment to pause and remember the tragic events of that day, as well as recognize those who risked and lost their lives and other individuals who demonstrated selflessness to protect, support and care for others during and as a result of these events.

The Teen Center will open for High School Students starting today, September 11th. We will be open from 2pm to 4:30 or late bus arrival.  Come to the Teen Center for some food, fun and relaxation. Take the late bus home from here if you need to. 

If you like to paint, come join the first meeting for Paint for Positivity.  We will be meeting today  from 2:15pm-3 in Room 121 with Mrs Rentz.  If you have any questions, Room 121.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES:

The first Japanese Club meeting is next Wednesday, September 13, in Room 230.
We will discuss club activities, choose club leadership positions, learn Japanese and watch a Japanese movie. Japanese food will be provided. All are welcome.

Science Olympiad’s first meeting is Thursday, Sept 14th at 2:45 in Room 210.
You can join the Google Classroom for more information.

Table Tennis club’s informational meeting is  Monday, September 11th at 2:10 in Room 122A. No experience is required. The classroom code is: scohwrd." 

Italian Club’s first meeting of the year is on Wednesday, September 13th right after school in Annex Room 35.  We will be discussing club leadership opportunities and activities. Join our Google Classroom Code xcjtzd6 to sign up. 

ATHLETICS:  

The Field Hockey team will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 13 from 4pm to 7pm at a sandwich shop located at 1006 Sullivan Avenue. 

Dance team tryouts will be held on September 13th and 14th from 2:30-4:30 in the Rubber Room. Pick up a registration packet in the office and drop it off with a physician's statement prior to tryouts. Email coach Emily with any questions.
Posted by bdubiskas  On Sep 08, 2023 at 1:59 PM
  
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