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  • If you have signed up for the Outdoor Ed. snow tubing trip, please pack up and meet in the lobby by the main office after school.  If you are unable to fit everything in your locker, please stop by Ms. Nelson's room in 251 and leave your stuff on the counter to be picked up after school.  We will change into our winter gear once we get to Powder Ridge, so no need to put on 8 million layers until we actually get there.  See you after school in the main lobby! 
  • Tomorrow, Friday, is Comfy, Cozy Day. Donate a $1.00 or a household item and wear your most comfortable clothes. Just comfy clothes please; no stuffed animals or big blankets. Thank you! 
  • The Girls Basketball team lost to JFK yesterday, in a tough game in Enfield.  The Cougars could not get the offensive juices flowing, and finished the first half with only 8 points.  The team came alive in the 4th quarter, but it was too late to defeat the Patriots on their home court.  Anna Matus led the team with 8 points, Jada Tran finished with 6 and Nour Abunasra chipped in 4.  Jahnavi Vadavalli, Emerson Iacovelli, and Blossom Iweka were solid on defense.  The team plays again today against Sage Park, in a game with major playoff implications.  The Cougars hope to lock up the number 3 spot with a win.
  • Be the Change Club needs you! We are trying to raise some profits at the basketball game this Monday 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 Monday, and don’t forget to bring some money for snacks and donations to POPpers for Puppies!  
  • Attention all TE students who love to play volleyball.  Volleyball intramurals will be starting February 20th.  Come alone or grab some friends to play Volleyball or Nu Kem after school on late bus days.  Volleyball intramurals will be offered February 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th, and March 4th weather permitting.  If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the boys or girls locker rooms. 
  • Just a reminder that MathCounts will meet tomorrow morning at 7:00 am.

  • The literary magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school on Monday February 11 immediately after school in Ms. Olsen's room.  Please bring submissions you have been working on.
  • Attention any 8th grade student interested in trying out the the South Windsor High School's show choir, Choral Spectrum: You need to join the Spectrum Audition Google Classroom, using the class code  "saij4m2".  All information can be found there.  Once again, that code is "saij4m2".  The auditions will be held at the high school on February 25th at 5 pm.   See Mrs. Gasta with any questions. 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Chicken Fajitas, in the Grill line you can have a Orange Sesame Beef 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 Feb 07, 2019 at 10:31 AM
  
  • The GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance’s, first meeting is today after school. 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 today!

  • Good morning! Spirit for tomorrow, Thursday, is Grade Level Choice. For 6th grade it's crazy hair and mismatch day. For grade 7, it's color wars day,  so wear your favorite color. And for 8th grade, it's decades day, so you can wear an outfit from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, etc. And don't forget to bring a $1 or a household item for Friday's comfy cozy day!
  • 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.
  • Attention all TE staff and students!  Out of the Blue needs you!  We are looking for your drawings, photography, poems, short stories, and anything else you would like to submit!  You could even win a prize!  We have a contest for our cover art, a piece representing the values of Strive for Five, and a contest for the best poem or short story!  Contest forms are available in the office and on the TE homepage.

  • Attention all TE students who love to play volleyball.  Volleyball intramurals will be starting February 20th.  Come alone or grab some friends to play Volleyball or Nu Kem after school on late bus days.  Volleyball intramurals will be offered February 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th, and March 4th weather permitting.  If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the boys or girls locker rooms. 

  • The Girls basketball team defeated a tough East Hartford team yesterday, by a score of 32-27.  The Cougars had a balanced offense, getting points from 7 different players.  Leading the way with 9 points was Ava Magarian and Olivia Petgrave had 6.  Anna Matus chipped in 5 and Jada Tran added another 4.  Defensively, the Cougars were led by Reagan Heafey-Deangelis with 2 steals and Princess Black with 6 rebounds.  The team continues the push to the playoffs with a game today at JFK and tomorrow at Sage Park.  

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Korean BBQ Bulgogi Beef Noodle Bowl, in the Grill line you can have a 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 Feb 06, 2019 at 7:53 AM
  
  • The GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance’s, first meeting has been rescheduled to after school this Wednesday, February 6th. 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!
  • Our spirit for tomorrow, Wednesday, is Twin Day. Looking forward to seeing all those look-a-likes. And feel free to dress as triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, etc. Don't forget your donation of a dollar or an item to help support our South Windsor Food and Fuel Pantry. Boxes for household items are located in your team's hallway. Thanks for your support! from The Peer Mediators.
  • 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.
  • Attention all TE staff and students!  Out of the Blue needs you!  We are looking for your drawings, photography, poems, short stories, and anything else you would like to submit!  You could even win a prize!  We have a contest for our cover art, a piece representing the values of Strive for Five, and a contest for the best poem or short story!  Contest forms are available in the office and on the TE homepage.
  • Attention all TE students who love to play volleyball.  Volleyball intramurals will be starting February 20th.  Come alone or grab some friends to play Volleyball or Nu Kem after school on late bus days.  Volleyball intramurals will be offered February 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th, and March 4th weather permitting.  If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the boys or girls locker rooms. 
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Cheese Breadsticks, in the Grill line you can have a Meatball Sub and in the 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 Feb 05, 2019 at 8:03 AM
  
  • The GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance’s, first meeting has been rescheduled to after school this Wednesday, February 6th. 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!
  • This past Saturday, 25 local schools and 192 students participated in the Hartford Chapter MathCounts competition at the University of Hartford.  Yunfei Zheng, Aarush Kalia, Sai Koppu, Rishabh Mohapatra, Arnav Thakrar, Sristhi Chowdhury, Shri Radhakrishnan, and Ryan Duong represented TE at the competition.   The TE team of Yunfei, Aarush, Sai, and Rishabh placed TE a very impressive second in the competition, earning the right to compete in the State competition in March.  Yunfei led TE by placing first individually among the 192 competitors.  Aarush and Sai followed in 7th and 8th place individually, and Rishabh placed 12th.  Arnav and Sristhi placed 20th and 25th, both earning an invitation back to the State competition.  Yunfei not only placed first in the written portion of the competition, he also placed first in the very intense head to head competition.  This is the second year in a row TE students took top individuals honors in both portions of the Chapter competition.  Once again, it was a very impressive day of math for our school.  Congratulations to Yunfei, our team, and individuals for their fine efforts.  Good luck at the State competition.
  • 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.

  • The literary Magazine Out of the Blue will meet after school today in room 312 in the Garnet hallway.

  • Attention all 7th and 8th grade Ambassadors: Please meet in the main lobby on Tuesday after homeroom for a Yearbook photo.

  • Attention all TE students who love to play volleyball: Volleyball intramurals will be starting February 20th.  Come alone or grab some friends to play Volleyball or Nu Kem after school on late bus days.  Volleyball intramurals will be offered February 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th, 28th, and March 4th weather permitting.  If you are interested please pick up a permission slip in the boys or girls locker rooms. 

  • Happy Spirit Week! Don't forget that tomorrow is Sports Day so wear your favorite team t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts, etc.

  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Cheese Breadsticks, in the Grill line you can have a 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 Feb 04, 2019 at 8:18 AM
  
  • Hey TE it's that time again! If you breathe oxygen during a day what do you breathe at night?  Nightrogen!

  • The boys lost a tough game against Tolland yesterday 57-48.  The game was close throughout, but some good free throw shooting by late in fourth secured the win.

  • Attention Mr. Chandler's 8th grade Health class: please bring your Chromebook to class 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 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 tonight! That’s right, the NEON dance is back again this year by popular demand. SO wear your brightest outfits, bring your friends and dance the night away. Get your ticket in the main lobby for $7 or pay $10 at the door.
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have Scrambled Eggs, in the Grill line you can have a Turkey Hot Dog and in the On the Go 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 Feb 01, 2019 at 9:47 AM
  
  • 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
  
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