Bobcat News Archives
WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 6
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COME AND SEE CINDERELLA!
South Windsor High School performs the musical production of Cinderella on November 10, 11 and 12. Show times are: Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7pm, Friday, Nov. 11 at 7pm, and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3pm and 7pm. $10 for Adults and $7 for Students. Tickets sold at the door. For more information please contact email@example.com
COLLEGE FAIR FRIDAY, OCT. 28.
On Friday, October 28th SWHS will be hosting our annual College Fair. Over 130 College Admissions, Vocational Programs and Military Representatives will be meeting with all sophomores, juniors and seniors during the extended Period 1. Read flyer with "helpful hints." Read list of representatives.
HOMECOMING DANCE - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
The SWHS Homecoming Dance will be held Friday, October 21 from 7:00-10:30pm at SWHS. Dress is semi-formal attire. You must arrive no later than 7:45pm. Remember to bring ticket for scanning (digital on phone or printed copy) and any picture ID matching name printed on ticket for verification.
SUPPORT "DIG PINK" - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
Help the girls volleyball team support "The Sideout Foundation" an organization for breast cancer awareness and treatment. Dig Pink t-shirts are $12 each (payment and order form) are due to Mrs. Holt or Ms. Scott by Tuesday, Oct. 11. The charity volleyball match named "Dig Pink" will be played at home against Enfield on Thursday, Oct. 20. Please come out and support a good cause. Any questions see Coach Holt.
HOMECOMING DANCE - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
The SWHS Homecoming Dance will be held Friday, October 21 from 7:00 - 10:30 pm at SWHS. Dress is semi-formal attire. Tickets are $10 and will be sold ONLINE ONLY through TicketLeap. If unable to purchase online, please see Mrs. Beams or Mr. Eppler. The remaining Homecoming Tickets will be sold online tonight from 5:00pm to 10:00pm while they last. Guest tickets are no longer available for purchase.
9TH GRADE PARENT PRESENTATION - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
9th grade parents are invited to a special presentation on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium. The first part of our program high school staff will share important strategies and tips for student success. The second part of our Scott Driscoll who will cover a wide range of topics primarily associated with internet safety. We hope you can attend!
SPECIAL PSAT SCHEDULE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
Please see the attached letter from Mr. Sullivan explaining the special schedule to accommodate the PSAT Testing Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWS
The Homework Club has positions open for student tutors. The club meets after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Any upper classman interested in this job, please see Mrs. Keleher in School Counseling for an application.
SWHS ADVANCED FOOTBALL TICKET INFORMATION FOR RYE STREET AND RENTSCHLER FIELD GAMES
Advanced tickets are on sale for the SWHS football game vs. Middletown High School at 6:30 pm TODAY 9/23/16 at Rye Street! Please click here to buy advanced tickets priced at $4 general admission if purchased in advance (all tickets will be $5 at the gate the night of the game).
Advanced tickets are also on sale for the SWHS football game at Rentschler Field vs. E.O. Smith at 6:00 pm on Thursday 9/29/16. If purchased in advance, the ticket price is $9.40 (all tickets are $10 at the gate the gate the night of the game). Click here to buy tickets.
PARENTS JOIN US FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE ON SEPT 6
Click here for the Open House schedule.
BOBCAT TV NEWS NOW ON THE SOUTHWINDS BLOGSPOT
Miss the morning announcements? Tune in to Bobcat TV news here.
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS
Click here for English Summer Reading Assignments - all grades. Summer reading support is available - please see schedule.
ATHLETIC REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
All students interested in participating in athletics at South Windsor High School for the 2016-2017 school year must register online beginning on Friday, July 1, 2016. Parents please access your parent portal account with your username and password on the SW school district website under the Parents/Students section. This will allow you to access the online athletic registration. We strongly encourage parents to register students interested in athletics for the fall, winter and/or spring prior to Monday, August 8, 2016. For more information see the Athletics page for general information, registration information and athletic forms.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2016!
View our graduation program - cover/staff and grads
Graduation Photos and Video Available
To download photos: Click here to open the link. Select the image you would like to download. Click the button on the top of the page that says download. A drop down will appear, select it and the image will automatically download.
To order a DVD: Click here for the order form. Click here to see a graduation highlight video on YouTube
2016 JUNIOR PROM PHOTOS
Pictures are available to view or download until the end of July. Click here to register with an email and use the 4-digit pin 8284. Downloads are free but the gallery is only available until the end of July.
Click here for the Senior Letter containing details about all upcoming graduation events.
FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Click here for the final exam schedule in June. Click here for the exam bus routes.
SWHS HONOR ROLL
Click here to see the SWHS Honor Roll Ceremony list. Congratulations to all of our 2015-2016 honorees.
LIVE STREAMING TV NOW AVAILABLE
Click here to see what's playing on 3 channels. Contact the Media Center to set up a particular channel. Note: Live Streaming TV is only available within the school.
TEEN TALK FORUMS CONTINUE: JUNE 23
Teen Talks, monthly teen forums for interested teens with something to say. Fourth Thursday of the month. An open group for Grades 8-12. Time: 5:30-7:00pm. Teen Center Lounge. Click here to read flyer. Call Liane Lussier at 860-648-6360 or email to register.
SWHS HONOR ROLL CEREMONY
Click here to see the SWHS Honor Roll Ceremony list. We will be presenting 714 Honor Roll students with certificates in ceremonies on Monday, May 16 (A-K) and Tuesday, May 17 (L-Z) at 7:25am. College Book Awards will also be presented to 21 Juniors during these ceremonies. Congratulations to all of our 2015-2016 honorees.
2016 SWHS AP EXAM SCHEDULE
Held May 2 through May 12. Click here for the complete schedule.
2016 GRADUATION YARD SIGNS TO BENEFIT SADD
Order a Class of 2016 graduation sign today to proudly display in your yard! All proceeds will benefit SWHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Click here for description and order form.
JUNIOR PROM - TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 25-29
The Junior Prom will take place in Simsbury, CT on Saturday, May 14th from 6:00-10:30pm. Tickets will be sold the week of April 25-29 during all lunch waves. Any student wishing to bring a guest may stop by room 250 to pick up a guest permission form. For more information please go to the Junior Class page. Questions: please contact Mrs. Hasler firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Caless email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SWHS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM!
On Saturday, April 2, the Science Olympiad Team won the State Tournament at UCONN for the first time in the team's 9 year history. A and B teams earned a combined 14 medals in 23 different events. The A team placed 5th or better in a field of 49 teams in all but 9 events. They are headed to nationals in Wisconsin! Congratulations to all the team members!
PROM DRESS BOUTIQUE SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
You are invited to the Prom Dress Boutique. Come and shop from a selection of FREE dresses! Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2016. Time: 11am to 1pm. South Windsor Community Center. Bring a friend to help you shop! Light bites provided. You must register to attend this free event. To register, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL SALE OF THE 2016 YEARBOOK! FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH IS YOUR LAST DAY TO ORDER...
For more information, or to place your order click here.
COURSE SELECTION FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
The South Windsor High School Program of Studies is available to students and parents on the SWHS web site under “Publications” and under “School Counseling.” Any course level change requests for the 2016-2017 school year need to be completed by Friday, April 1. Please see your guidance counselor with any questions or to get a copy of the form.
DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS – THANK YOU APPLICANTS!
South Windsor Dollars for Scholars, INC, would like to thank all students who created an on-line scholarship application. We will assess all 174 applicants for the many scholarships we have in our portfolio. Recipients from South Windsor High School will be announced at the annual Senior Awards Night event in June.
SWHS TALENT SHOW - MARCH 17TH
The Junior Class presents... the SWHS Talent Show on March 17th at 7pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $7 and will be sold at the door. Refreshments will be sold in the lobby.
DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE–MARCH 15!
Apply Online Now! Click here for details. Need help completing the application? Don't worry ~ Help is on the way! When: March 8, 9, 10, 15 Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm Where: Career Center. Click here for flyer Click here to apply: http://www.southwindsor.dollarsforscholars.org/
2016 HALL OF FAME CEREMONY - MARCH 5TH
The South Windsor High School Hall of Fame will hold its 4th dinner/induction ceremony on March 5, 2016 at Maneeley’s Banquet and Catering Facility. Click here for a list of the 2016 inductees. Click here to order tickets or for more information about the event.
SOUTH WINDSOR FOR THE KIDS FUNDRAISER - THIS FRIDAY
The third annual South Windsor For The Kids Dance Marathon Fundraiser for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is taking place in the SWHS Cafeteria on Friday, February 5th, from 5-9 p.m. To sign up or for more information please see the South Windsor For The Kids website: http://swftk.weebly.com/.
FINANCIAL AID 3-HOUR WORKSHOP IN JANUARY
Connecticut College Goal Sunday is offering a 3-hour workshop to assist students through the college financial aid process. Participants will receive a free, hands-on assistance in completing the FAFSA. Workshops are offered this weekend Jan. 30th and Jan. 31st. For more information, or to register, please see the College Goal website: http://www.collegegoalsundayct.org/
GIRLS IN STEM DAY - JANUARY 27TH
There will be a Girls in STEM Day on January 27 in the auditorium from 7:25am to 11:12am, and will include breakout sessions with panelists and a hands-on activity.
SAT PREP COURSE FOR THE REDESIGNED SAT EXAM
Juniors enrolled at SWHS can sign up for the SAT Prep course for the Redesigned SAT Exam. This course is $450 and is for juniors enrolled at South Windsor High School. Register online at http://www.satprepct.com/south-windsor
EXAM TIMES AND BUS ROUTES
For Tues., January 19 to Fri., January 22: Exam Times are 7:25am to 9:20am and 9:30am to 11:25am. Morning bus routes are the normal run. The 11:25am buses run on an abbreviated route.
MID-TERM EXAM HELP
The National Honor Society is offering after school mid-term exam help for all Freshman on Wed., January 13 and Thurs., January 14 at 2pm in the Cafe. For more information Click here.
WORRIED ABOUT TAKING THOSE MIDTERM EXAMS?
South Windsor Youth and Family Services is offering a program to help you learn tools to reduce anxiety when taking tests. Parents are also encouraged to come and learn ways to support their teens studying and test taking strategies. Program is Wed., January 13 from 7-8pm at the Community Center. For more information or to RSVP please call 860-648-6361 x324 or click here.
COURSE SELECTION PRESENTATION FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS
All 8th Grade Parents of TEMS and Two Rivers: There will be a Course Selection Presentation on Wednesday, January 6th at 8:15am in TEMS room Alt. 6. Hosted by the SWHS Counseling Department. For more information click here.
NOUS SOMMES TOUS PARISIENS
SWHS Bobcats proudly display their scarves on spirit day in support of our French friends in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. In addition, many students prepared beautiful cards and messages of support which were mailed to the Lycée Jeanne d'Arc, with whom have a longstanding Exchange relationship. Thank you to our kind global citizens for your support of the French. – Mme Rosano
South Windsor High School Joins the 2015 Hour of Code Initiative, December 7-13
For more information about the Hour of Code, click here to access the Introductory Videos and Student Resources
SOPHOMORE PARENT NIGHT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT 6:30 PM
Parents of sophomores at South Windsor High School are invited to an information night on Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include resources for school success, an overview of the Naviance program, resume writing, PSAT testing/results, and recommended activities that can aid early planning for post- secondary education.
PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK BEFORE OCTOBER 30TH
October 30th is your last day to buy this year's book at cost--$60 plus tax! This year's book will be INCREDIBLE, so buy a book. Remember, it's not just for seniors anymore; everyone’s in the book, and it tells OUR story of the year. Click here to place an order.
SWHS SAYS AU REVOIR TO THE FRENCH EXCHANGE STUDENTS!
Our South Windsor High School community welcomed 26 students from France and their 3 chaperones to South Windsor on Thursday, October 8th! While in the USA, they will resided with French-speaking students from SWHS and visited areas of interest. Likewise, our students will travel to France for part 2 of our French Exchange during April vacation. Thank you, staff and students alike, for taking part in this unforgettable experience for our French guests and our students. This is truly a celebration of international friendship!
COLLEGE FAIR - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
The College Fair will be held on Friday from 7:30am to 9:30am in the Gym. Over 135 colleges and universities will be visiting - for a full list click here.
SPECIAL PSAT SCHOOL SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH
Please click here for the letter from Mr. Sullivan explaining the special schedule to accommodate the PSAT Testing Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY NEWS
The National Honor Society is currently inviting eligible candidates to complete the selection process. Any junior or senior who has a cumulative, weighted GPA of 3.67, should receive a letter in the mail notifying them of their candidacy. Any student that does not receive a letter, but feels they might be eligible, is asked to see their guidance counselor to check their GPA and then contact the club adviser, Mrs. Powell by Friday 9/25/15. Each eligible student is also required to complete a selection packet which will be used along with information from their past and present teachers, to determine if a student will be invited into NHS. This decision is made by a Faculty Council with assistance from the adviser. For more information about the selection process, please see the chapter bylaws on the NHS website at https://sites.google.com/site/swhsnationalhonorsociety.
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 31
COURSE SELECTION FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
The South Windsor High School Program of Studies is available to students and parents on the SWHS web site under “Publications” and under “School Counseling.”
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS
Information regarding summer reading assignments can be found here.
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT - SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS LISTING
Click here to see the Senior Award Night results held on June 8, 2015.
HONOR ROLL AWARDS PRESENTATION PROGRAM
Click here to see the Honor Roll Awards Presentation Program for the Assemblies held May 18, 19 and 20.
2015 SENIOR SLIDE SHOW
Here is the Senior Slide Show 2015: Enjoy!
UNIFIED THEATER PRESENTS THEIR MUSICAL "WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER"
Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium.
SBAC SCHEDULE: MAY 18 - MAY 22
Click here to see the 2015 Schedule 90-Minute Delay SBAC Testing.
2015 AP EXAM SCHEDULE
Click here to see the 2015 AP Exam schedule (May 4 to May 13, 2015).
SPRING PRODUCTION THIS WEEK
Come see our spring production of The Man Who Came to Dinner on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 7 pm. A pompous radio personality wreaks havoc on the lives of the Stanley family when he injures himself visiting their home and must rest there until his injury heals. From cockroaches to mummies, this show is full of colorful insults, love triangles, and trickery. Tickets are $5/student and $8/adult and can be purchased from Miss Caruso, at lunch all next week, or at the door.
PROGRESS REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE
Third quarter progress report grades are now available on PowerSchool. Please log on to your PowerSchool account to view.
JUNIOR PROM - SAT., MAY 9 - TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 20 - 24
Tickets will be on sale Monday April 20th – Friday April 24th during all lunch waves in the cafeteria. Tickets are $80 or $160 for a couple. Cash or check is acceptable payment. All checks should be made payable to “SWHS.” Final day to purchase tickets is FRIDAY APRIL 24TH 2015. Details: Letter to Parents
CAPT TEST SCHEDULED FOR FRI., MARCH 20 AND MON., MARCH 23
On March 20 and 23, ALL sophomores at South Windsor High School will be taking the science portion of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). In order for Juniors to meet their graduation requirements, they must meet proficiency on this assessment. If they did not meet the requirements their Sophomore year, they will also be scheduled to re-take the test.
All CAPT assessments will begin promptly at 7:25 a.m. Regular busing will be available for all students, and the regular school day (classes) will begin each day after the administration of CAPT, according to the regular 90 minute delay schedule.
ABSENCES DURING CAPT: During testing, all students who are absent will be required to make-up the specific sections they have missed.
WEATHER DELAYS DURING CAPT: During the CAPT testing period, if school is closed or there is a 90 minute delay due to inclement weather, the scheduled assessment will be given the next school day.
Parents should also note that the school is not open for appointments with school counselors or administrators during the morning CAPT testing sessions. If you have an emergency, please contact the school’s main office at (860) 648-5000 or the school counseling office at (860) 648-5003.
MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE – JAN. 20-23, 2015
Click here to see the complete Midterm Exam Schedule for 2015. Click here to see Mid-Term Exam Bus Routes.
AP AND OTHER COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES AT SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL
Parents and Students interested in opportunities for earning college credit while still in high school: Please join us on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. (snow date 1/13/15) for an informational session on South Windsor High School’s Advanced Placement Program, UConn Early College Experience (ECE) Program, and other college credit opportunities South Windsor students have through our partnerships with Manchester Community College and Goodwin College. Current AP/ECE/MCC and Goodwin Partnership students as well as those interested in these opportunities should attend. The evening will begin in the Auditorium with an overview of each of these programs and a student panel who will share their experiences. At 7:15 p.m., teachers and curriculum specialists will be available in the lobby to answer questions about each of these specific courses/opportunities. Please join us on 1/12/15 at 6:30 p.m. so that you do not miss out on this valuable opportunity!
8TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT
All 8th grade parents are invited to a course selection presentation on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. (snow date 1/15/15) in the SWHS auditorium. Parents will be given detailed information on the course selection process and what you can expect as your student transitions to their freshman year. This presentation will last less than one hour.
"DANCE OR DYE" THIS FRIDAY, MAY 9
Hosted by Bobcat Pride Organization... it's DANCE or DYE on Friday, May 9th, from 7 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. in the SWHS cafeteria! Be sure to wear white!
Click here to view the slide show video enjoyed by graduates and guests at the 2014 South Windsor High School Graduation Ceremony.
2014 GRADUATION YARD SIGN SALES EXTENDED TO MAY 9
Click here for the form needed to order your 2014 graduation yard signs! The cost of the 18 by 24 inch all weather yard sign (which can be personalized for your grad!) is $20 each, and comes with a wire stake to keep your sign firmly in the ground. All proceeds will benefit SWHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).
Please print and complete your form, then return it to SWHS with your cash or check (payable to SWHS SADD) in a sealed envelope marked "Dr. Bombara- SADD." Order forms are due to Dr. Bombara by May 9, 2014. Students or parents may pick up their signs on Thursday, May 29 in the SWHS Media Center from 2-4 p.m.
Questions? Contact SADD advisors Dr. Mike Bombara at email@example.com or Kathy Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTRACTOLOGY 101: A CRASH COURSE IN DISTRACTED DRIVING
SADD has teamed up with a local insurance company to bring a state-of-the-art driving simulator to SHWS Mon., Feb. 10 – Fri., Feb. 14. Sign up now! (Cafe during lunch waves) Spaces are limited! Earn a $15 gas card just for taking the training! Educate yourself. Tell your friends! Parents tell your kids! Save a Life!
THE MIND'S EYE LITERARY MAGAZINE IS HERE!
The Mind's Eye Literary Club of SWHS has gone digital. This school year the club has chosen to create an e-zine instead of the typical printed publication or booklet that they have created in the past. The club comprises members who are passionate about writing and about celebrating artists and their work, literary or otherwise. Click on the link to see the creative expressions of SWHS students!
Prom tickets will be sold from April 22 through May 3 during lunch in the cafeteria. Tickets are $80 (students and guests). All checks should be made payable to “SWHS”. Review additional prom information here.
AP EXAM SCHEDULE
AP Exams will be held May 6 - May 16. For dates, times and locations, click here.
SPRING PLAY - "A ROOM WITH A VIEW" - A ROMANCE
The SWHS Drama Department presents A Room with a View, a romance by playwright Cristina Calvit, on May 3rd & 4th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Young Lucy Honeychurch (Emily Rizza), travels to Italy with her older cousin, Charlotte Bartlett, (Hanna Madler). Will Lucy marry the well-mannered Cecil Vyse (Isaiah Fernandez), or the free-thinking George Emerson (Jason St. Denis)? Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students, seniors, kids under 18 (sold during lunch April 29-May 3)
SPORTS INFORMATION NIGHT, MARCH 28TH
Sports Information Night, March 28th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. This meeting is mandatory for all athletes and a parent(s) who have not yet attended a sports information night during the 2012-13 school year.
SWHS to present "Fame" November 8-10
The SWHS Drama Department will present "Fame: The Musical" on Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10, at 7:00 PM. Purchase tickets here!
COLLEGE FAIR — 7:30AM - 9:30AM, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Don't miss the College Fair at SWHS 7:30am-9:30am, Friday, October 26. Click here to view list of colleges and universities.
Mind's eye Literary Magazine Coffeehouse tonight! 6:30pm
Check out the Mind's Eye Literary Magazine Coffeehouse Friday evening, 6:30-9 p.m. in the back of the Media Center. There will be a smattering of food and beverages as well as great art to view from this year's Magazine. The evening will feature poets who will read their work, some of which may come from this year's magazine as well as a sampling of musical performances. Wish to come listen? Come on down. Wish to read one of your poems or sing a song? We want you there. All are welcome.
BOBCAT BASEBALL SEMI-FINAL VICTORY !
South Windsor beat Southington 6-5 to advance to the class LL baseball championship game. Final to be played in Middletown on Saturday at 7 PM. Read the full story from the Hartford Courant here.
Friday, June 1 - Senior Reception
In order for a SWHS senior or SWHS guest to be able to attend the Senior Reception, he/she is responsible for attending five (5) full classes on Friday, June 1. Click here for details.
Culture and Diversity Fair—May 30–31
This Year's Annual Culture and Diversity Fair is set for Wednesday, May 30th, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM, and on Thursday, May 31, from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. All classes have been invited, but you must sign up to attend during class time. We look forward to seeing you there!"
Drama Club Presents the Spring Comedy: Genie-ology–May 4, 5
The Spring Comedy, Genie-ology by Jerry Rabushka, will be performed Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the SWHS Auditorium. Fifteen talented actors will bring down the house with laughs, sarcasm and irony. The story centers around Asha, a typical teen who accidentally releases a genie who attempts to guide her through some of high school's more exasperating moments. Will Asha get her dream date? Will Sarah, the school snob, continue to torment her? Will Rajiv just give her what she wishes? Come to the show to find out. Tickets on sale the week of April 30th during all lunch waves or see Mrs. White.
Mandatory AP Pre-Admin Session–Wed., April 25
A mandatory AP Pre-Administration Session will be held on Wednesday, April 25th during 3rd period in the cafeteria (immediately following Broken Dreams assembly). All students who registered to take an AP exam in May must attend this important session. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Wlodarczyk in the school counseling office.
A group of 27 students in French 4 & 5 will be traveling to France during April vacation. They will stay in the town of Montaigu with the students who were here in October, and they will then head to Paris with a stop at the famous chateaux of the Loire Valley. Follow them on Madame McKenna's blog and check out the photos here!
Special Presentation for Parents: Internet safety concepts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. The mission of Internet Safety Concepts is to help families learn about being safe while using the Internet and other technology. The Internet can be a fun and educational place, but if not used properly or with safety in mind, it can lead to some very serious and dangerous situations. Scott Driscoll will present information on how parents can help their children make smart choices while using the Internet and today's technology. We hope you’ll join us!
Spring Sports Tryouts Scheduled for March 19
All Spring Sports try-outs are expected to be held on Monday, March 19 (unless otherwise indicated). Student athletes will not be permitted to tryout unless paperwork is in order in the main office. Please click here for details.
Bobcat Robotics pasta dinner and silent auction—6 p.m., Thurs., March 15
Team 177, Bobcats Robotics, is holding their 3rd Annual Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thurs., March 15 in the Cafeteria. Tickets are $10 at the door or $25 for five tickets. To purchase tickets online and further details including a list of auction items please visit the Robotics website.
Journalism Student's News Story Posted on CTnow.com/Fox61
SWHS news stories posted on the CTnow.com/Fox61 website: Harvest at Varney Farms Results in Donation to Foodshare." October Storm Impacts School Schedules." Teaching Kids To Read And Move." Engineering in High School, Building a Foundation for a Lifetime." "Savage Brothers Band Rocks For Over Two And A Half Decades." Students In South Windsor Come Together In Sports Program."
JUNIORS NEEDED FOR STATE BOARD OF ED!
ATTENTION 11th grade students! Are you interested in serving on the Connecticut State Board of Education, and contributing to discussions about education policy? Applications are being accepted through March 12. Click here to learn more.
registration for 2012-2013 school year
Course selection for next year is taking place in PowerSchool, now through 2/16/12 . These links: Program of Studies and Course Registration information, are available to assist students and their families. Teacher recommendations can be viewed in PowerSchool upon student log in.
Cabin Fever Jazz—7 p.m.,Thurs., Feb. 16
Had enough Cold? Come to the Cabin Fever High School Jazz Concert, Thursday February 16,2012 @ 7 p.m. South Windsor High School Auditorium. FREE
Congratulations to Choral Spectrum and Spectrum Band!
At the Central Mass Show Choir Festival held at Shepard Hill High School, Spectrum received a Gold Medal, and was awarded the Best in Showcase trophy. Spectrum Band once again was awarded the Best Band Award, and senior Sam Nunes was awarded the Best Male Soloist Award. Congratulations crew, performers, and staff!
winter spirit week Feb 6-10
Next week is Winter Spirit Week, which will include a Pep Rally on Wednesday. For details of daily activities, click here, and for class schedule for Wednesday, click here!
Drama Club–Romeo & Juliet–7p.m., Feb. 10-11
SWHS Drama Club presents, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet – Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the SWHS auditorium. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students/senior citizens. Tickets will be sold to students during lunch waves February 6 – 10, and will be available at the door both nights of the show.
college Planning Partnerships offers SAT Prep Classes
College Planning Partnerships will offer four different SAT Prep courses to prepare students for the March 10, 2012 SAT exam. For details and online sign-up visit http://www.satprepct.com/south-windsor-course-list/.
Junior Parent Night
Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. – Naviance Demonstration and College Planning Information (click here for details)
8th Grade Parent Night Rescheduled - Wednesday, November 9th - 6:30 p.m.
Swhs Memorial Garden dedicated
The Memorial Garden is designed to honor the memory of students who died while attending South Windsor High School and staff who died while in service at the school. Family and friends of those remembered in the Memorial Garden are invited to attend as well as members of the public. Click here for details.
SWHS College Fair – 7:30am - 9:00am, Friday, Oct. 21
The South Windsor HS College fair will be held on Friday, October 21st from 7:30- 9:00am. In addition, all South Windsor students and their parents may attend the following Capital Region High School Consortium College Fairs which are held in the evening, 6:30pm to 8:00pm: October 17th – Glastonbury HS, October 18th – Windsor HS, October 19th – Conard HS(West Hartford).
Incoming 9th Grade students are invited to attend SWHS Orientation on Wednesday, August 24 from 8:00 – 12:00. Information packets will be mailed home during the first week of July. Transportation is available upon request. Parents are also invited to a special session in the auditorium from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Senior Day #180–Breakfast and Diplomas, June 17
Friday, June 17 is Day #180 for Seniors. Senior Breakfast celebration and slide show will be held in cafeteria at 9:00 a.m. At 10:30, diplomas will be released only to students present for school on Day #180. RSVP and submit photos for the slide show by Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (click here for full text of announcement)
Class of 2011 Senior Videos–on sale–Room 10
Class of 2011 Senior Videos are now on sale in Room 10. The video covers sports, Prom, memories, school events and much more. Order yours now for only id=mce_marker0.00. Orders can be placed in Room 10 or see one of the Journalism students for information. Copies are limited and when they are gone, there will be no more.
FIRSt ever bike to school day!
On Friday May 13th, the South Windsor Walk and Wheel Ways Committee of the Recreation Department, the SWHS Outing Club and Environmental Sciences Club teamed up to host the first Bike to School Day to be held in Connecticut. Over 80 students and faculty joined together to bike or walk in together early Friday morning! Photos can be viewed here!
Multi-cultural Fair—June 3, 4
For the past 10 years, SWHS students have been dedicated to spreading the knowledge of many foreign customs and cultures. Every year SWHS gives its community a chance to learn about others while having great fun. Come join us on FRIDAY JUNE 3 and SATURDAY JUNE 4 for fun-filled days where you can appreciate culture through music, dances, games, and more from eighteen countries! See video.
Environmental Club's Earth-a-Palooza—Friday, May 27th
The SWHS Environmental Club will be hosting Earth-a-Palooza on Friday, May 27th from 4 – 7 p.m. at the PAVILION at Nevers Park. The event will feature a variety of Earth friendly activities and crafts, and hikes through Nevers Park to observe wildlife in our own backyard. Entry fee is $2, or id=mce_marker with a canned good donation. (Several activities also have a nominal fee.)
Thursday, May 26 7:25 am – 8:15 am - Data Fair for Parents.
Meet with teachers and curriculum specialists to learn more about the progress made this year during late arrival days. Data boards shared with the Board of Education in April will be on display in the cafeteria. Juice and coffee will be served.
33rd Annual K-12 Art Exhibition—April 28–May 24
April 28-May 24, student art work will be on display at the South Windsor Public Library. Drawing and painting in the Friend's gallery, metal work in the 2nd floor showcases, potter's wheel and clay work in the 1st floor showcases.
Take the Pledge!
Go to bullying.org to take the pledge for acceptance. Go to issuesdeclassified.webs.com for help with bullying problems from South Windsor High School Students.
Race to Nowhere Screening–wed., May 11, 7pm
Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers—how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. SWHS Aud. Tickets $10 in advance; $15 at the door. More information .
Junior Prom May 14, 2011
The South Windsor High School Junior Prom will be held May, 14, 2011 at the Hartford Marriott. The Reception will begin at 6:30 PM, dinner will be served at 7:30pm. Details and Directions.
SWHS Bobcat Boosters' Auction - April 1st at 7:00 pm
On Friday, April 1st the Bobcat Boosters are sponsoring an auction to benefit the SWHS fitness room.
Art at the Capitol
Students from each school in the district were chosen represent South Windsor at the annual Art at the Capitol Art Show. Click here for photos and details.
Bobcats Hockey—Congrats on a Great Season!
Bobcats hockey made it all the way to the Division I semifinals this year—Congrats on a Great Season! View Highlights of Quarterfinal Victory.
Swhs Drama presents–The Lion, the witch and the Wardrobe, Fri. Feb. 11 and Sat. Feb. 12., 7-10pm
Tickets for the SWHS drama, "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" are on sale from cast members and from Ms. Laurain in Room 145. They will also be available at the door on Friday and Saturday.
Rescheduled! –Junior Post Secondary Information Night
Tonight! Snow Date: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 @7:00 p.m.
Parents and Students are Welcome--View Invitation; Junior Planning Guide
French Students host 5th Annual soirÉe africaine
On December 22 from 6PM -8PM in the HS lobby, French students hosted an evening of African food and live music and raised over $1200 for Doctors without Borders. The evening's highlights included a mancala tournament with a grand prize of an iPod Nano and an exciting raffle. View photos here. Donations can still be made at this website.
Friends and Family Blood Drive – Sat., January 28, 2011
SWHS will host its first ever Friends and Family Blood Drive on Saturday, January 29, 2011. To make an appointment please email email@example.com. There is a limited amount of appointments so act fast!
SAT Prep Course online Registration
SAT Prep Classes offered by College Planning Partnerships at SWHS starting Jan. 31, 2011. Four time options available. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Register online here: http://www.actprepct.com/test-prep/course-listings/sat-courses-at-regional-schools/
Veterans visit Us History and Government classes
Veterans Day at SWHS began with a sunlit ceremony honoring those who served. Veterans of wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan participated in a ceremony and visited classes to share their experiences with students. View slide show.
FBLA Raising money for Toys for Tots
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is holding a fundraiser to raise money for Toys for Tots. We are selling maroon Bobcat carabiner key holders, for $1. If you would like to help out kids in need of gifts this holiday season, see Mrs. Barrett, Ms. Festi, or FBLA students during lunch on 12/15 and 12/16.
EVENING OF JAZZ - 7:00pm,Tuesday, December 21, 2010 – featuring our Full House and Encore Jazz ensembles.
Tickets are $5, with all funds benefitting the SWHS Music Department.
ASVAB Results interpretation session: Mon., Dec. 6, 8:00am
The results interpretation session for those who took the ASVAB will be NEXT MONDAY DECEMBER 6 at 8:00 in the Media Center. Please come to the School Counseling Office this week for a pass.
Seussical the Musical – Nov. 18-20
This year’s annual musical production from the South Windsor High School Drama Department is “Seussical the Musical,” a lively and entertaining amalgamation of many of Dr. Seuss’s most famous books. Shows are Thursday – Saturday, November 18 – 20 at 7:00 p.m., plus a 1:00 matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults, and can be purchased in the main office at the high school between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. All pre-ordered tickets will be available at the will call box on show night.
SWHS Celebrates National French Week
National French Week increases awarenss of the French language in the work place and around the world. Student led activities include a raffle, T-shirts, and daily factoids.
Blood Drive collects 68 units saves 204 lives
Thanks SWHS for supporting the blood drive yesterday. The hard work of the volunteers and the great donors made the drive a huge success. We were able to collect 68 units which was over our goal and that translates to 204 lives saved! Way to go SW! View Slide Show.
Model United Nations Visits New York City
Model United Nations students traveled to New York City on November 4th to visit and interview the permanent missions SWHS students are representing at this year's World Affairs Council simulation.
Bobcat Tracks – Latest SWHS News and photos
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spanish classes treated to guest speakers
Kathryn Simison of South Windsor and a Spanish major at Holy Cross University, and Pablo Castro Rodriguez of Spain, spoke to Spanish students about the culture of La Coruña, Galicia in Spanish, of course. A Q&A session followed and it was impressive to hear our students speak Spanish!
SWHRC Celebrates Diversity – Saturday, October 30
South Windsor Human Relations Commission Celebrates the Diverse Faces of the Community, Saturday, October 30 from noon to 4:30 pm at the Community Center, 150 Nevers Road. Food, Arts, Crafts, Games, Dances, Music and More.
College Fair – Friday, October 22
Friday morning, Oct. 22nd is SWHS annual college fair. We are expecting over 100 colleges/vocational schools/military branches admission representatives to meet and talk to our students. Sophomores (Per. 1), juniors(Per. 2) and seniors(Per. 1,2 or 3, ending @9:30) will be able to participate in this important program.
swhs Google sites- new location
SWHS students and teachers now have their own google docs and sites in a private domain. Click on the google logo and log in with your SWHS user id and password and start editing, sharing and creating in the world of Web 2.0 tools.