Wamogo Regional High School E-News

November 2, 2018

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am very pleased to announce that we will be implementing a new program at Wamogo in our effort to strengthen our school spirit and positive climate. This program is called Wamogo United and was developed by students and staff at Wamogo.


Wamogo United is designed to improve school climate by introducing a rotation of weekly opportunities. Students and staff will engage in topical group discussions with peers, staff, and guest speakers, participate in team building activities with their class, and choose from a number of fun "Adulting 101" workshops related to functional life skills applicable to life after Wamogo.


After examining the details of our school calendar, we have identified Thursday as the best day of the week for Wamogo United. Click this link to access a revised version of our daily bell schedule that includes as slightly extended WIT on Thursday when Wamogo United will occur.


We believe this will be a valuable addition to our programming at Wamogo and look forward to hearing your feedback on the program as the year progresses.


Sincerely,

Sabin Loveland

Principal

Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal for an Ill Student

Students that feel ill during school hours need to visit the nurse. If the nurse determines that the student is ill enough to go home, the nurse will contact the student's parent/guardian. If you receive notification from your student that they feel unwell, please refrain from picking your student up from school until the nurse has made an assessment.


Early Dismissal

Students that are being picked up early from school must have a note from a parent/ guardian. The note should contain the following information:

Date

Student First and Last Name

Student Grade

Time of Dismissal

Name of Person Picking the Student Up

Parent/ Guardian Signature


Students should bring the note to the Main Office after morning announcements and they will receive a pass to return to the Main Office at the dismissal time indicated on the note. Students must be signed out by the designated person picking up the student. Photo ID is required of the person signing the student out.


Tardy to School or Absent

If your student is absent or late to school, please call the Main Office at 860-567-7410 prior to 8:00 a.m. If applicable, provide the office with a medical note upon your student's return to school.


Bus Notes

Bus notes are required if a student is riding a different bus. Students should bring bus notes to the Main Office after morning announcements for approval. Please note that Region 6 students are not permitted to take an out of district bus per bus company policy.

Wamogo FFA Members Earn Silver and Gold at Nationals!

Members of the Wamogo FFA participated in two career development events at the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN on October 24-27, 2018. Students Sarah Lounsbury, Emma Sonatti, Brooke Healy, Tony Cianciolo, Jordan Cavallo and Courtney Korner earned a Silver Award in the Parliamentary Procedure contest. This event included a test on parliamentary law, meeting minutes, a team problem solving activity, and an 11 minute meeting demonstration. During the demonstration the team had to debate a total of 20 times and complete 10 parliamentary motions/abilities.

“It was fascinating to witness our students compete at the National level,” said Sabin Loveland, Principal of Wamogo. “Their outstanding performance provides even more evidence of the quality of our Wamogo AgSci program.”


In addition, members Victoria Ross, Alexandra Leclerc, Jacob Brown, and Hannah Moskowitz competed in the Veterinary Science CDE. The team earned a Gold Award and Victoria Ross placed 6th individually, earning her a scholarship from National FFA. The contest is designed to develop technical knowledge and demonstrate practical skills in the veterinary science field. Students perform clinical procedures and handling and restraint practicums, identify breeds, equipment, and parasites, calculate medication dosages and other math scenarios, problem solve using knowledge of current industry issues, individually and as a team, and complete a general knowledge exam.


“We could not be more proud of the career and leadership skills that our students demonstrated at the National Convention,” said Chris Brittain, Director of Agricultural Science.


Parent Conferences - Nov. 7

Wamogo parent conferences will be held on the evening of November 7. Wamogo students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.


Sign-ups for conferences are available through PTCFast.com. To sign-up, please click on the link below:


https://ptcfast.com/schools/Wamogo_Regional_High_School


We recognize that appointments are limited. If you are unable to find an available appointment, please contact the teacher directly.

Veterans Day Breakfast - Nov. 11

Each year, Wamogo is proud to sponsor the Veterans Day Breakfast as a token of appreciation to the countless men and women in our community and beyond who have served for our country. This event will feature performances from the Wamogo Chorus and Band, a full coffee bar, and delicious breakfast run by a group of amazing student, staff, and parent volunteers.


The breakfast will be on November 11th, from 7-11:00 a.m. in the Wamogo small gym and cafeteria. Purchase of tickets ahead of time are not necessary, however donations will be taken at the door to help support the costs of the breakfast.


Be sure to mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Wamogo Town Meeting - Nov. 19

Students will have the opportunity to meet with Superintendent Leone and Principal Loveland on Monday, November 19 during WIT to discuss school improvement. All students are welcome to bring their ideas, comments and questions on how to make Wamogo an even better school. Hot chocolate will be served.

Wamogo PTO News

Wamogo Wear available at Parent Teacher Conferences on November 7th

We will have Wamogo Wear available for sale at the Parent Teacher conferences. Stop by to pick up some


New PTO Fundraiser – Alpaca Socks Now through November 16th

Alpaca Socks?? YUP! Soft, warm, super for outdoor activities or cold winter feet and 25% off retail prices! Great for yourself or as a gift. If you’ve tried them, you’ll want these, and if you haven’t tried them, come check them out! We will have products available for sale at the Under the Lights Games and the Wamogo Wear table at the Parent Teacher Conferences. Please download the order form from here if you would like to place an order. Cash or check must be received before product will be ordered, and can be submitted to the office with your order form. Order forms can also be mailed to WamogoPTO@gmail.com and we can make arrangements for your payment.


New Committees forming for Vendor Fair and Grad Night Party.

Please contact Anna Clayton for information on the Vendor Fair and Dawn Fiddler for information on the Grad Night Party.


Next Meeting, November 14th from 7 – 8 pm at the Library Media Center .

Please attend if possible to approve or reject the new proposed Wamogo PTO Bylaws.

Yearbook

To purchase the 2019 Wamogo Regional High School Yearbook, please use this link . Additionally, yearbook orders can be sent to Mrs. Matuszczak in room 218 using the order form.


Questions and concerns can be directed to Mrs. Matuszczak: bmatusczak@rsd6.org, or (860) 567-7410, ext. 137.

Upcoming Events

October 15 - November 14: Region 6 Holiday Food and Gift Card Drive

November 2: Middle School FNO, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Cafeteria and Small Gym

November 6: No School for Students- Professional Development Day

November 7: Early Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences, click here to sign-up!

November 11: Veterans Day Breakfast, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Small Gym/ Cafeteria

November 12: No School, Veterans Day Observed

November 14: PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m., LMC

November 15: Picture Re-Take Day

November 16: Middle School Sports Awards, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium

November 16: High School Sports Awards, 6:00 p.m., Auditorium

November 19: Wamogo Town Meeting for Students, WIT, Auditorium

November 19: Policy Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Goshen Center School

November 19: Finance Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Goshen Center School

November 19: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Goshen Center School

November 20: Wreath Making Night, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Agriscience Wing

November 21 - 23: No School, Thanksgiving Recess


Dates and times are subject to change.

Preparing all students for learning, living and achieving.

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
35 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-361-9022


Section 504 - Contact

Deb Foley

98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

860-567-6642