Wamogo Regional High School
February 12, 2018 E-News
Message from the Principal
We are now officially halfway done with the 2017-18 school year and have already accomplished so much as evidenced below.
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.
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/.
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!
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
Please click on the links below for information from the Wamogo Task Force on Prevention Council and HVCASA (Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse):
Helpful Information and Community Flyers
Wamogo Lunch/Breakfast Menus
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 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
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