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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Recess!

 


In a year of challenges, we wish the entire
South Windsor High School community a safe, happy
and healthy Thanksgiving recess. 

We hope this break provides time to reflect and relax. We are grateful for our school community and the efforts of students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators - all of whom continue to work together in creative and collaborative ways to ensure the success of our school year.

"See" you again on the blog next week!  

Upcoming Virtual Visit Schedule

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of November 30 - December 4. Please note - Central Connecticut State University has rescheduled its visit for this week due to technical difficulties with the original visit.

Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). Students can now access Zoom meetings on their Chromebook. See this blog post for information.
 

Monday, 11/30

Bay Path University

1:00 PM

Tuesday, 12/1

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

1:00 PM

Wednesday, 12/2

University of Saint Joseph

1:00 PM

Thursday, 12/3

University of Hartford

1:00 PM

 

Central Connecticut State University

1:45 PM

Friday, 12/4

Mitchell College

1:00 PM


For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:

Friday, November 20, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Visit Schedule

 

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of November 23rd. Please note this is a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday!

Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). Students can now access Zoom meetings on their Chromebook. See this blog post for information.

Monday, 11/23

Saint Anselm College

1:00 PM

 

Northern Vermont University - Johnson

1:45 PM

Tuesday, 11/24

Plymouth State University

1:00 PM

 

St. John's University

1:45 PM

Wednesday, 11/25

Sacred Heart University

1:00 PM


For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:

Part-Time Instructor Positions for Junior and Senior STEM Students

K-Rockets Engineering and Technology School in Ellington is looking for student instructors to work part-time in its after school program. See this flyer for details and information about how to apply.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

ASVAB Offered at SWHS



South Windsor High School will administer the ASVAB CEP again this year.  The test will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 7:30 am in the Seminar Room at SWHS.  Whether you’re planning to go to college, a vocational school, or the military, or you’re just not sure what you want to do yet, the ASVAB CEP can provide you with important information about your skills and interests -- and help get you on the right path toward a satisfying career. There are only 25 spots available so test seats will be first come, first serve.  The test is open to all students in grades 9-12.  If you would like to take the ASVAB CEP, please email Mr. Briggs at nbriggs@swindsor.k12.ct.us

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Hartford Job Corps Hosts Virtual Open House - 12/3 @ 3:15 PM

This program is a great opportunity to check out the Hartford Job Corps Academy. The mission of Hartford Job Corps is stated as: "to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education." 

It is affiliated with the national Job Corps, a program of the United States Department of Labor that provides education and career training to young people between the ages of 16 and 24 at no cost.

For information on Hartford Job Corps and/or to register for this program, reach out to Linda Lopez at lopez.linda@jobcorps.org.



Connecticut Air National Guard Holds Virtual Information Session

Session held on Thursday, November 19th

Please see this flyer for detailed information on when and how to attend...

Friday, November 13, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Visit Schedule

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of November 16-20. Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). Students can now access Zoom meetings on their Chromebook. See this blog post for information.

     

Monday, 11/16

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

1:00 PM

 

Russell Sage College

1:45 PM

Tuesday, 11/17

University of Scranton

1:00 PM

 

American International College

1:45 PM

Wednesday, 11/18

United States Army

10:30 AM

 

Asnuntuck Community College

1:00 PM

 

Rhode Island College

1:45 PM

Thursday, 11/19

Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

1:00 PM

 

Suffolk University

1:45 PM

Friday, 11/20

Westfield State University

1:00 PM

 

Central Connecticut State University

1:45 PM

 


For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:


Friday, November 6, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Visit Schedule

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of November 9-13. Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). Students can now access Zoom meetings on their Chromebook. See this blog post for information.

 

Monday, 11/9

Albertus Magnus College

1:00 PM

 

Savannah College of Art and Design

1:45 PM

Tuesday, 11/10

Lasell University

1:00 PM

 

Saint Michael's College

1:45 PM

Wednesday, 11/11

Smith College

1:00 PM

 

Assumption University

1:45 PM

Thursday, 11/12

Elms College

1:00 PM

 

Binghamton University

1:45 PM

Friday, 11/13

Thomas College

1:00 PM

 

Connecticut College

1:45 PM



For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:

Virtual Visits Now Scheduling

Virtual Career Center


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Local Scholarship Programs Open Application Process

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and BigY Offer Scholarship Programs

    While high school seniors are busy finalizing their college applications, completing Capstone projects and focusing on their senior year academics, it is also time to start turning an eye towards scholarships. Although most scholarship deadlines will not come up before the start of 2021, two local scholarship programs are already accepting applications and are worth the effort!

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG) has a generous program that awards renewable $3,000 scholarships to chosen applicants. Aside from residing or attending school within the program's 29 town region (South Windsor qualifies!), students should meet some standard criteria to apply, including entering a four year college or university full-time, being among the top third of the graduating class and active in their school, community or other activities, and having some financial need. Similar to using the CommonApp for applying to colleges, students will fill out one application with HFPG to be considered for over 70 scholarships at this level. The deadline for this program is January 15, 2021. In addition to this larger program, HFPG offers additional specific scholarship opportunities for students planning to attend both two year and four year colleges. These are based on individual criteria and have a variety of deadlines. For more information and the ability to filter and search the entire database of HFPG scholarships, click here.

Additionally, the Big Y Scholarship Program is underway, accepting applications until February 1, 2021. Each year, Big Y awards over $250,000 in over 300 scholarships, recognizing academic merit and achievement in outstanding students in their market area. Applicants must reside in Massachusetts or Connecticut and may be Big Y customers and their dependents or Big Y employees and their dependents. For more details and to submit the required on-line application, students should visit Big Y's scholarship site.

    Both of these scholarship programs are worth consideration for SWHS students because they are local, making the applicant pool more limited and therefore less competitive than nationwide scholarship programs. Stay tuned for future information on using Naviance to search for scholarships and for more local scholarships offering applications in the new year!