Wamogo Regional High School

February 12, 2018 E-News

Message from the Principal

Dear Wamogo Families and Friends,


We are now officially halfway done with the 2017-18 school year and have already accomplished so much as evidenced below.


School Improvement

Our teachers have made great strides in the implementation of our Wamogo School Improvement Plan, which focuses on integrating high leverage literacy and numeracy strategies across all disciplines. The plan also calls for tight alignment to high stakes assessments such as Smarter Balanced, PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement. The goal is to ensure all students are adequately prepared and confident in their ability to perform their best on these assessments.


Art Awards

Three students from Wamogo Regional High School have won awards at the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Competition. Destiny Fuller, a sophomore from Burlington, earned an Honorable Mention for her portrait in pointillism entitled No Rain No Flowers. Sage Reeves, a junior from Goshen, earned an Honorable Mention for her mixed media surrealist portrait entitled I Was Alive All Along. Jacquelyn Weik, a junior from Morris, won a Gold Key for her photographic portrait. Gold Key winning work will go on to National judging in New York in March. Work selected as Gold Medal winners at the National level will have their work exhibited in New York and the students will be honored at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in mid-June.


Over 70 works of art were submitted for Water: An Art Contest and Exhibit Celebrating Water, at the Indian Mountain School, Lakeville, CT. Of those works, just over 20 paintings and photographs were selected through a blind jury process. Judges included Sandra Boynton, cartoonist, writer, and director; Agnes Gund, president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and chair of MoMA PS1; and Craig Starr, gallery owner on the Upper East Side showcasing prominent artists. At the prestigious art opening, Wendy Costa, Wamogo High School art teacher and photographer specializing in digital infrared photography, won first place for her photograph Innisfree Waterfall. Mrs. Costa was awarded $5,000 prize money from one of her favorite cartoonists, Sandra Boynton. The exhibition runs February 1-March 2 at the Indian Mountain School Student Center. To see more of Wendy’s stunning infrared photography visit her website https://www.alternaterealityphoto.com/.


Wamogo Athletics

I am pleased to announce that on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Garrett Sattazahn became the eighth player in Wamogo boys basketball history to reach the 1000 point mark. All of our Wamogo winter athletics teams are off to a great season and we look forward to more updates as we enter conference and state competitions.


Overall, I am pleased with all the progress and accomplishments made at this point in the year and looking forward to even more as the year progresses!


Sincerely,


Sabin Loveland

Principal

Wamogo PTO

The WPO Booster Club is now the Wamogo PTO! New participants looking for more members and new ideas. Please join us at our next meeting Wednesday, February 28th at 7 p.m. in the Wamogo Media Center!


The Wamogo PTO can now be reached through our new e-mail address - WAMOGOPTO@gmail.com. People wishing to get updates or participate in PTO meetings or activities can drop us a note to our new mailbox for further information.


We still need a treasurer! The contribution is invaluable and the time commitment is not overly burdensome. Please send a note to WAMOGOPTO@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about this position.

Wamogo Task Force on Prevention

The Wamogo Prevention Council is a local council including members from Warren, Morris and Goshen focusing together to help sponsor drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention and education programs throughout the three communities.


Please click on the links below for information from the Wamogo Task Force on Prevention Council and HVCASA (Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse):


Parent University Series 2018


The Educator


A Message from the Surgeon General's Office: The Risk of E-Cigarettes for Young People


Anxiety is Real Workshop


Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond Workshop

Upcoming Events

February 12: Boys Basketball Senior Night, 7p.m., Cafeteria

February 12: Budget Workshop, 6p.m., District Office

February 12: BOE Meeting, 7p.m., Room 607

February 15: Freshmen Parent SAE Meeting, 7p.m., Auditorium

February 19 - February 23: FFA Week

February 19: No School, President's Day

February 20: No School for Students, Professional Development Day

February 22: Course Registration Night for Incoming Freshmen, 6:30 p.m., Auditorium

February 23: High School Dance, 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Wamogo Lobby

February 28: Wamogo PTO Meeting, 7p.m., LMC

March 01: Farmers for America Movie Showing, 3:30 p.m., Auditorium

March 02: Accepted Agriscience Student Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria

March 08: Parent Coffee Hour, 7:30 a.m., LMC

March 08: Junior College Fair, 10:30 a.m., Small Gym


For more information regarding upcoming events, please visit Wamogo's homepage.

Regional School District No. 6 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


Title IX - Contact

Debbie DeLisle

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

860-567-6656


Section 504 - Contact

Debra Foley

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

860-567-6642