March 15, 2019
Wamogo Warriors Winter Sports Recap
This past winter season proved, once again, to be an exciting and rewarding one for Wamogo student athletes. Collectively, 95 high school students were involved in athletics this winter. Remarkably, 53 of these student athletes qualified for Berkshire League Scholar Athlete status which means that besides earning a varsity letter, their combined grades were at or above an 88 average. Leading the way was the swim team with 21 out of 32 competitors qualifying. They also posted great improvements in the pool finishing in fourth place in the Berkshire League.
Our hockey co-op with Housatonic was the top Berkshire League Team and our participants, along with Indoor Track athletes, also excelled in the classroom.
On the hardwoods, Wamogo’s Cheerleading Team was tasked with replacing eight graduated seniors. Five new members joined this year. They and the returning members of the squad worked diligently all season. The Girls’ Basketball Team was also had many graduated seniors to replace and low participant numbers, but still played competitively all season. Senior Cassidy Wilson was selected to Second Team All-Berkshire League and the future for the team next year looks very bright.
Finally, a truly historic season was had by our Boys’ Basketball Team. They finished 20-0 during the regular season, earning their first outright Berkshire League basketball championship since 1973. They also won the Berkshire League Tournament for the third straight year. A victim of questionable placement in the CIAC State Tournament which was known from the previous spring, did nothing to diminish this team’s drive. A 23-1 record will forever mark this team as quite possibly the best ever in Wamogo Boys’ Basketball history. All-Berkshire League First Team honors were earned by seniors Garrett Sattazahn and Reid Turtoro (who also joined Wamogo’s 1000 point club). Junior Ethan Collins was also a first-team selection, while senior Sean Coffey earned All-Berkshire League second-team. The future is still bright for the Warriors as both the junior varsity and freshman teams had an undefeated season.
At the middle school level, 47 percent of our students participated in athletics this winter. An exciting initiative was the inclusion of Region 6 Elementary School students in our Middle School Swim Program. The thought behind this was to give our future Wamogo athletes experience and instruction in swimming before entering middle school. Hats off to Coach Bill Houle and Coach Katie Pratt for making this happen.
Every student athlete at Wamogo competed this winter with integrity. We are all very proud of every participant and every team for such a successful season.
-Dan Nemergut, Athletic Director
Shoe Drive - No Longer Accepting Donations
Wamogo Jazz Band at Infinity Hall - March 24
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College Financial Planning - March 27
For further information, please contact the Wamogo School Counseling Office at 860-567-6646.
Screenagers - March 28
On March 28, Wamogo United groups will focus on the growing dependency on technology among our students. They will a watch documentary called Screenagers, which is approximately 68 minutes. The film is about the impact of the digital age on our students and how to help them minimize the harmful effects and find balance. Students will then debrief in their Wamogo United discussion groups to reflect on their thoughts about this important topic.
Below are two links that you may find helpful. The first is a link to a preview of the film so you can have a clearer picture about Screenagers. The second link is to a parent guide that will assist you if you would also like to debrief with your student on the film.
Marking Period Three Closing Date Change
Jackie Weik for the second year in a row has won a National Gold Medal for photography in the Scholastic Art Awards competition. Her photograph "Resistance" will hang in a special exhibit in New York City along with work of other National Gold Medal winners and she and the other Gold Medal Winners will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in June. Last year, Jackie was the first Wamogo art student to win a National Gold Medal at Scholastic Art Awards.
Sophia Voight (flute) and Anderson Warshaw (trombone) were selected to participate in the New England Music Festival next Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23. The concert is Saturday, March 23, 2:00 p.m. at the The Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT. Email Mr. Loomis for concert details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wamogo Regional High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was well represented in the 2019 FBLA State Conference. 10 out of the 18 competitors finished in the Top 5 in the State!
Olivia Norris - 1st Place, Job Interview Event
Tommas Sessions - 2nd Place, Securities and Investments Event
Thomas Boger-Hawkins - 3rd Place, Advertising Event
Frank Anctil - 3rd Place, Accounting I Event
Marina Vlasto - 3rd Place, Impromptu Speaking Event
Brendan Smith - 4th Place, Advertising Event
Devin Rhoads - 4th Place, Digital Video Production Event
Reid Turtoro - 4th Place, Digital Video Production Event
Adian Weik - 4th Place, Digital Video Production Event
Keerat Bharara - 5th Place, Cyber Security Event
Congratulations to all Winter Sports Teams for a remarkable season!
Grad Night Committee News
Please join us for our Comedy Night May 4 at 8 p.m. at the Litchfield Firehouse. $30 tickets for 3 acts with Dave Reilly headlining - we guarantee lots of laughs and lots of fun. Tickets can be purchased through Grad Night Committee members or through EventBrite with a credit card. To view the flyer, please click here.
For further information about Grad Night events, please click here.
ASAP Inter-District Strings Project Flyer - December through April
Tri-Town Youth Baseball and Softball Registration - Now through March 22
Sharon Audubon Center Summer Nature Programs Flyer - Registration Begins March 1
ASAP Pilobolus Flyer- March 30
Art Journaling for Teens at the Warner Theatre - March 13 through May 8
New Milford Youth Flag Football Flyer - Register Today!
March 11 - 25: Alumni Career Speaker Series
March 20: Middle School Sports Awards, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
March 20: Baseball Pasta Dinner, (following MS Sports Awards), Cafeteria
March 20: High School Sports Awards, 7:00 p.m., Auditorium
March 20: PSAT/SAT Presentation, WIT, Auditorium
March 21: PSAT/SAT Presentation, WIT, Auditorium
March 21: National Art Honor Society Induction, 6:00 p.m., LMC
March 22: Oratory Festival, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium
March 22: PSAT/SAT Presentation, WIT, Auditorium
March 24: Wamogo Jazz Band at Infinity Hall, 1:00 p.m., Norfolk
March 25: Curriculum Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m., LMC
March 25: Facilities Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m., LMC
March 25: Communication Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m., LMC
March 27: PSAT/SAT Day
March 27: College Financial Planning Night, 6:30 p.m., LMC
March 28: Screenagers Presentation During Wamogo United
April 1: End of Marking Period 3
April 2: Marking Period 4 begins
Dates and times are subject to change.
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