Welcome to Wolcott High School
As we begin the second semester, I want to let you know of some changes that will be taking place.
Senior parents, we have a number of senior scholarships that are available. Many community organizations and parent groups have worked so hard in supporting these scholarships every year.
To this date
- 68% of our seniors have applied to college.
- NVCC onsite acceptance - 32 students interviewed with representatives from NVCC on December 18th.
Junior parents, this year your son or daughter will be taking the SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT. This assessment will be replacing the CAPT testing in English, Math and Interdisciplinary assessments. This test is computer based. Please check the Wolcott High School web-site under Common Core Resources for further information on the test.
Sophomores will still be taking the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in science only. I will be sending out further information on the testing dates in the coming weeks.
Last year 77 students met goal or above in the areas of the CAPT and 17 of those had perfect scores. These outstanding students will be honored at a breakfast ceremony in February.
Sophomore and Freshman parents, please note that students need 10 hours of community service each year. This is a graduation requirement. I will be sending out further information on how you can check in their Naviance account to see their progress. In the 3rd marking period it will also appear on the report cards. Report Cards will be mailed for the 2nd marking period.
We will be starting the process of scheduling for 2014-15. I will let parents know when the Course of Studies will be available on–line. Once courses are picked and scheduling is finalized you will be able to check your student’s schedule through Naviance.
I would also like to announce the following:
Wolcott High School brought MATH TEAM students to compete against other area high schools for the first time in January! It was a huge success.
The Wolcott High School Eco Club ran its annual Electronics Recycling Program in January. All students, parents, and Wolcott residents were encouraged to recycle their small electronics (old cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, digital cameras, and inkjet cartridges will be accepted). Last year the Eco Club recycled over 100 items.
Alex Ciccio, John Curley and Troy Poynton will be recognized by the VFW as local chapter winners for the 2014 Voice of Democracy speech contest on Tuesday, January 15, 2014.
Congrats to our Boys Indoor Track team for winning the NVL Championships, a great feat for our team and coaches Becky Riviezzo, Chris Riviezzo and Teresa Bendtsen.
Emily Page and Christina Forte have been named to receive the CAS Nineteenth Arts Recognition award for outstanding Connecticut Visual and Performing Arts students at Wolcott High School. They will be honored on April 8th at the Aqua Turf.
Caleb Sisson and Meghan Kelly have been named as Wolcott’s CIAC Scholar Athletes for this year. They will be honored on May 4th at the Aqua Turf.
We continue to have many exciting activities going on here at Wolcott High School as you have read in this newsletter. I look forward to the second half of the school year.
Everyone keep up the good work and Go Eagles!
Joseph E. Monroe