Bobcat News Archives
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Reed at email@example.com.
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. Click here for list of Colleges. 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. Click here for details!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Read all about it here.
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. Details.
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. Click here for list of colleges.
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.