Wamogo E-News

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

This month, a group of Agri-Science students and faculty will be traveling to the Makuleke Village in South Africa. As an expression of friendship, Wamogo sponsored a shoe drive to support the youth from Makuleke Village. Many, many shoes were donated! Thank you for your donations - the drive is now closed.

Wamogo Jazz Band at Infinity Hall - March 24

The Wamogo Jazz Band is playing at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro (20 Greenwoods Rd. West, Norfolk) on Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. alongside the Plainville High School Jazz Band. Seating is available, but almost sold out! We are the most sold show of the day! All proceeds go to Wamogo and Plainville's music programs. Come out and listen to some amazing Jazz by two outstanding bands!

Click here to purchase tickets.

College Financial Planning - March 27

It is never too early to start planning for college! Parents/ guardians of students of all ages residing in Region 6 are invited to attend a College Financial Planning Night presented by The Barnum Financial Group - Center for College Planning at Wamogo in the Library Media Center on March 27, 6:30 p.m. To view the flyer, please click here.

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.

Screenagers Trailer

Parent Guide

Marking Period Three Closing Date Change

Due to the snow days that occurred during the third marking period, the closing date has been moved from March 26 to April 1. Marking period four will begin April 2.

Student Achievements

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 bloomis@rsd6.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!

Complete Results:

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.

Community Flyers

Wamogo Calendar

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.

Helpful Links and Resources

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Title IX – Contact
Debbie DeLisle
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Section 504 - Contact

Debra Foley

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