The Connecticut Association of Schools in partnership with the Connecticut United States Attorney’s office has asked all secondary school leaders in the state to participate in an awareness campaign regarding the opioid academic gripping our state and nation. Our high school has partnered with our local CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse) and the Wolcott Police Department in support of this campaign. All students at the school have been provided the opportunity to view and discuss a gripping documentary developed by the FBI and DEA that chronicles the abyss of opioid dependence. Chasing the Dragon tells the story of how quickly a life can change. The film stresses that no social class or community is immune to this crisis. Please take a few minutes to discuss this film with your child and consider viewing it yourself by clicking here. Education is the best weapon to fight this epidemic.
On April 5, our Juniors will all be sitting for the SAT School Day Assessment. This is an important test as it provides valuable information related to our students' college readiness. All students are strongly encouraged to utilize their College Board online accounts to help them prepare for this test. In October all of our students took the PSAT. Those scores are linked to practice problems on each individual’s KHAN Academy account that will allow students to practice on areas of weakness. Please encourage your children to utilize this resource and to be ready for the SAT on April 5.
Congratulations to our Class S state Championship Cheerleading team. As the STATE CHAMPION, CHEER will compete in the Connecticut Team of the YEAR competition Saturday, March 11 at Hillhouse High School in New Haven before heading to New England Regional Competition in Providence the weekend of March 18!
In other news, the WHS Robotics team competed at the Waterbury District FIRST Robotics competition the weekend of March 4 and 5. There were 41 other teams at the event. The Wolcott team was awarded the top award possible, the Chairman’s Award. This award recognizes the Wolcott Robotics Team as the best team in all aspects of the program.
- Community Service
- Team Work
- Robot Design
- STEM initiatives
Even though this is the first week of competition the team has already qualified for the New England Championships in April. Because the entire team evaluated they all deserve credit for the victory but special congratulations to our student leaders Kyler Vensel, Andrew Page, Alex Herren, and Nick Gizzi.