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  • A message from Out of the Blue Magazine: 

Kevin - Once upon a time, there was a man who was allergic to himself. Everywhere he went he would cough and sneeze and rub his eyes. But one day, his friend… 

Sam - Hey, that sounds like a good story. Why don’t you submit that to the literary magazine?

Kevin - No. Anyway, his friend, who’s name was Max, said…

Sam - So WHY don’t you want to submit that to the magazine?

Kevin - Cause I said so. Max said, why don’t you wear this…

Sam - That’s kind of stupid, right? If you submitted your story to the literary magazine, hundreds of people would read it, and he would get credit for it.

Kevin - Out of the Blue needs lots of types of creative work. Some of these are stories, poetry, artwork, photographs, music, and comics.

Sam - Out of the Blue is run in room 312 by Mrs. Olsen, the English teacher on the Garnet team. Contact her for further information.

  • The Outdoor Education snow tubing trip at Powder Ridge that was scheduled for today has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 7th due to the weather forecast.  If you signed up already, please see Mr. Wilkinson or Ms. Nelson to get a waiver.  The waiver must be completed and turned in for you to go snow tubing next week.  Forms are also still available for rock climbing or ice skating, so sign up before they fill up too!  
  • Reminder: MathCounts will not have a regular meeting tomorrow.  Only those 8 students going to the competition on Saturday will meet at 7:15 in Mrs. Goldman's room, room 354.  Again, there will be no regular MathCounts meeting tomorrow morning.  We will meet next Friday.

  • The T-shirts are back, the t-shirts are back!!! Back by popular demand, we have decided to open orders for team t-shirts for a limited time. These team t-shirts can be ordered through a link on the school website. Sales will be through February 10th, and no late orders will be accepted. So if you missed out in the fall, here is your chance to get one of those awesome student designed school t shirts.

  • Don’t miss this year’s NEON dance tomorrow night, February 1st! That’s right, the NEON dance is back again this year by popular demand. Get your ticket in the main lobby for $7 or pay $10 at the door.
  • Attention Mr. Chandler's 8th grade Health class: please bring your Chromebook to class today.  

  • The boys beat JFK yesterday afternoon in a convincing win.  The Cougars improved their record to 5-6 and are aiming to make playoffs with a win today against Tolland.  The game is at Tolland, come and support the boys and their goal of making the playoffs.

  • Hi, I'm Medha. And I'm Taruni.  Having the winter blues?  Well, we're about to cheer you up! Peer mediation will be hosting a Spirit Week AND a Donation Drive!  Spirit Week will be held from Monday, February 3rd to Friday, February 8th. Monday is Sweater Day (ugly or not) and Tuesday is Sports Day. Wednesday is Twin Day. (Or triplets, quadruplets, etc.) and Thursday is Grade Level choice: 6th  Grade= Crazy Hair and Mismatch Day,7th  Grade= Color Wars (Wear your favorite color) and 8th Grade= Decades Day (Pick a decade and dress like the 50s, 60s,70s, 80s, etc.)  Finally, Friday is Winter Cozy Day so wear your most comfy, cozy clothes. No blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals please.
  • On Wednesday and Friday, HR teachers will be collecting $1 and/or a canned good OR household item for the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank. Please view the list of items needed near the box provided in your team area. Items like toothpaste, cereal, canned fruit, shampoo, paper towels, and soap are just a few of the items needed. We hope you'll show your TE School Spirit the week of the 4th!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Sloppy Joe, in the Grill line you can have a Cheese Steak Sandwich and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                    
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 31, 2019 at 10:49 AM
  
  • Hi, I'm Hailey. And I'm Bhaavni.  Having the winter blues?  Well, we're about to cheer you up! Peer mediation will be hosting a Spirit Week AND a Donation Drive!  Spirit Week will be held from Monday, February 3rd to Friday, February 8th. Monday is Sweater Day (ugly or not) and Tuesday is Sports Day. Wednesday is Twin Day. (Or triplets, quadruplets, etc.) and Thursday is Grade Level choice: 6th  Grade= Crazy Hair and Mismatch Day,7th  Grade= Color Wars (Wear your favorite color) and 8th Grade= Decades Day (Pick a decade and dress like the 50s, 60s,70s, 80s, etc.)  Finally, Friday is Winter Cozy Day so wear your most comfy, cozy clothes. No blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals please.
  • On Wednesday and Friday, HR teachers will be collecting $1 and/or a canned good OR household item for the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank. Please view the list of items needed near the box provided in your team area. Items like toothpaste, cereal, canned fruit, shampoo, paper towels, and soap are just a few of the items needed. We hope you'll show your TE School Spirit the week of the 4th!
  • The Outdoor Education snow tubing trip at Powder Ridge this Thursday has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 7th due to the weather forecast.  If you signed up already, please see Mr. Wilkinson or Ms. Nelson to get a waiver.  The waiver must be completed and turned in for you to go snow tubing next week. Forms are also still available for rock climbing or ice skating, so sign up before they fill up too!  
  • A friendly reminder that the GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting after school today. Anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. We will meet in Mrs. Zaugg's classroom, Room 332, on the Pacific Team. We look forward to seeing you today!

  • The T-shirts are back, the t-shirts are back!!! Back by popular demand, we have decided to open orders for team t-shirts for a limited time. These team t-shirts can be ordered through a link on the TE Homepage. Sales will be through February 10th, and no late orders will be accepted. So if you missed out in the fall, here is your chance to get one of those awesome student designed school t-shirts.

  • Don’t miss this year’s NEON dance on Friday February 1st! That’s right, the NEON dance is back again this year by popular demand. Get your ticket in the main lobby starting on Monday. Tickets are $7.
  • Attention Mr. Chandler's 8th grade Health class: Please bring your Chromebook to class today.  

  • Attention Entertainers:  Ms. Fisher will not be at rehearsal today so only actors performing in BROOKLYN'S HERE need to attend rehearsal today. 

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nuggets, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Cordon Blue Sandwich and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                    
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 30, 2019 at 10:39 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education snow tubing trip at Powder Ridge this Thursday is full.  If you signed up already, please see Mr. Wilkinson or Ms. Nelson to get a waiver form.  The waivers must be completed and turned in for you to go snow tubing.  Forms are still available for rock climbing or ice skating, so sign up before they fill up too!  
  • A friendly reminder that the GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting after school tomorrow, January 30th. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. We will meet in Mrs. Zaugg's classroom, Room 332, on the Pacific Team. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
  • The grade 8 Orchard Hill Connection program is canceled today.

  • Don’t miss this year’s NEON dance on Friday February 1st! That’s right, the NEON dance is back again this year by popular demand. Get your ticket in the main lobby starting on Monday. Tickets are $7.
  • Attention all students who have Mr. Marci for Music class today; please report directly to the auditorium for your Music class today.  Please be sure to have your Chromebook and earbuds.
  • Mr. Chandler's 8th grade Health class: please bring your Chromebook to class today.  
  • Be the Change Club needs you! We are trying to raise some profits at the girls basketball game this Wednesday for POPpers for Puppies, a fundraiser started by the preschool program here at TE.  We will be selling snacks and drinks so that we can donate the profits to POPpers for Puppies. Your money will support local animal rescue groups so they can help animals in need. See you at the game this Wednesday, and don’t forget to bring some money for snacks and donations to POPpers for Puppies!
  • The boys lost to Sage Park 65-36 Friday afternoon.  The Cougars stayed within striking distance but a fourth quarter run secured the win for Sage Park. The boys dropped to 4-6 on the season.  Come check out the team for the last home game of the season against JFK!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Cheese Quesadilla, in the Grill line you can have Meatball Sub and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 29, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education snow tubing trip at Powder Ridge this Thursday is full.  If you signed up already, please see Mr. Wilkinson or Ms. Nelson to get a waiver form.  The waivers must be completed and turned in for you to go snow tubing.  Forms are still available for rock climbing or ice skating, so sign up before they fill up too!  

  • A friendly reminder that the GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting after school this Wednesday, January 30th. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. We will meet in Mrs. Zaugg's classroom, Room 332, on the Pacific Team. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

  • Out of the Blue will me immediately after school today in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.  Hope to see you there!

  • Don’t miss this year’s NEON dance on Friday February 1st! That’s right, the NEON dance is back again this year by popular demand. Get your ticket in the main lobby starting on Monday. Tickets are $7.
  • All band students, please report to the auditorium with study materials instead of the band room today.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have General Tso's Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Orange Sesame Beef Sandwich and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5! 
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 28, 2019 at 8:06 AM
  
  • Why was the child staring at a can of frozen orange juice?  It said concentrate!

  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it's a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you're interested in any of these adventures.

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The G S A at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.
  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 28 in room 312.  Be sure to bring a submission you are working on.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • The boys lost a tough game against East Hartford yesterday afternoon 59-48.  The Cougars stayed within striking distance throughout the game was down 4 points late in the fourth quarter.  Some timely free throws by East Hartford sealed the win for them. The boys team fell to 4 and 5 and they play Sage Park at home this afternoon.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have French Toast Sticks, in the Grill line you can have Corn Dog and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!    
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 25, 2019 at 8:17 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it's a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you're interested in any of these adventures.

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The G S A at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 28 in room 312.  Be sure to bring a submission you are working on.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • MathCounts will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 am.  We will do a practice New England Math League competition.  The New England Math League competition has been set for Friday, February 22nd.  Hope to see you tomorrow morning for MathCounts.  

  • Jump Start will NOT be held this afternoon. Again, Jump Start will not be held today. We will see you next week.

  • Attention Yearbook Staff: There will be NO MEETING TODAY. Please take your regular bus home. 

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nachos, in the Grill line you can have BBQ Turkey Sandwich and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                      
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 24, 2019 at 7:58 AM
  
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips. We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it's a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th. Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you're interested in any of these adventures.

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The GSA at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what's going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.

  • Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday January 28 in room 312.  Be sure to bring a submission you are working on.  Please see Ms. Olsen before Monday if you cannot attend.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Parmesan, in the Grill line you can have Crispy Chicken Club and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                        
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 23, 2019 at 8:20 AM
  
  • The grade 8 Orchard Hill Connection Program is canceled today due to the delayed opening. 

  • Attention 8th Graders: If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning's announcement. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips. We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • The boys basketball team held on to beat Tolland Middle School last Friday 49-44.  A balanced scoring attack help the Cougars prevail in a tight game throughout.  The defense held Tolland to 7 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win.  The Cougars record is 4-4 with two tough games Thursday and Friday.

  • After a very competitive final round, congratulations go out to the following students for their performance in the final round of the National Geographic Bee which was held Friday afternoon:

Third place: 8th grader Valli Penduala

Second place: 7th grader Thomas Jezouit

First place TE winner: 7th grader Nandy Senthilkumar

Nandy will now take the National Geographic Bee qualifying test to determine her eligibility for the state competition held this spring.  Good luck, Nandy, and congratulations to all participants!

  • Are you interested in acceptance, inclusivity, and equality for all? A new club, the GSA, which stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, January 30th. The GSA at TE provides a safe and welcoming space for any student who wants to talk about issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. During our meetings, we will play games, do team-building activities, and talk about what’s going on in our lives. Through our club, we hope to build a judgment-free community of friends and allies who support one another. It does not matter how you identify; anyone can attend and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about the GSA, please see Mrs. Zaugg in Room 332 (Pacific Team). We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting after school on Wednesday, January 30th.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Nuggets, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Philly Cheese Steak and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!            
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 22, 2019 at 10:59 AM
  
  • Attention 8th Graders:  If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning's announcement. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Mashed Potato Bowl, in the Grill line you can have Turkey Hot Dog and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!  
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 18, 2019 at 7:57 AM
  
  • Just a reminder that MathCounts will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 am in the cafeteria.  Hope to see you there and remember, if there is a delay, MathCounts will not meet.  

  • Attention 8th Graders:  If you are interested in attending the Civic Leadership High School, please sign up in the guidance office for an informational meeting.  This high school focuses on leadership, community engagement and public service.  Many of their students are interested in careers in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medicine and the practice of law. If you would like more information, please go to the counseling department following this morning's announcement. 
  • The Outdoor Education Club has three upcoming trips.  We will be snow tubing at Powder Ridge on January 31st, then it’s a rock climbing adventure on February 28th, and lastly we will be going to the South Windsor Arena for ice skating on March 28th.  Please stop by the main office, see Mr. Wilkinson in room 112, or Ms. Nelson in room 251 for a form if you’re interested in any of these adventures.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Beef Nachos, in the Grill line you can have Crispy Chicken Club and in the So Deli line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches.  Have a great day, do your best, and remember to always strive for 5!                      
Posted by dmatchett  On Jan 17, 2019 at 11:32 AM
  
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