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September 12, 2016

Dear Wamogo Families and Friends,

The   school year is well underway!  Students are actively involved in their coursework and school events have begun.  The athletic season officially opened last Friday and our teams are meeting with success overall.  

We continue to need your help with getting updated information and authorizations for your students.  Please complete the required forms that are available through Family I.D., which is located on our web page or by clicking here. If you have any difficulty creating or finding your account, please call Family I.D. directly at 1-888-800-5583.

Class elections are being held in special class meetings on Wednesday, September 14. We encourage students to become involved in student government and to take an active interest in their class events.  
Students should see the following staff members if they have any questions:
Grade 9--Scott Brady
Grade 10--Sue Clarkin and Shawn Tobin
Grade 11--Stephanie Pixley and Alicia Robinson
Grade 12--Steven Bagley and Carly Tutolo

We had the opportunity to meet with all students in separate grade level meetings last Thursday.  The students were very enthusiastic during our presentation and remained respectful throughout.  We emphasized their rights and responsibilities as important members of the Wamogo community.

The staff will be available to share their course expectations on September 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the annual open house. You will have the opportunity to meet the incoming principal, Jaime Rivera in addition to following the academic schedule for your students. To view the open house schedule please click here.

For a district notice regarding building protocol please click here.
Pamela Lazaroski, Interim Principal
Charles Rowland, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events:
9/13/2016 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m., District Office Conference Room
9/15/2016 - Book Blast & BBQ, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wamogo
9/22/2016 - Wamogo Open House 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please see below for other upcoming events and school related activities. More information can be found on the Wamogo website and athletic calendars.

Agri-Science News 

Agri-Science /FFA Events - Week of September 12, 2016
September 12:  Unity College Presentation to Junior/ Senior Agri-Science classes 10:30 a.m.  
September 12:  FFA Committee Training 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
September 12:  Poultry Evaluation 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (practice is in the cafe for the first half) 
September 12:  Livestock Evaluation 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (practice is in the cafe for the first half) 
September 12:  Horse Evaluation 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
September 12:  Agri-Science Advisory Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m.
September 13:  Timber Team 2:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
September 14:  FFA Chapter Meeting 7:30 a.m. 
September 16:  Vet Science Team Competing at Big E 
September 17:  Food Science Competing at Big E 
September 17:  Food Science and Vet Science Dinner at Big E 
September 18:  Big E Trip 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Please join the Wamogo Family, Friends & Alumni on Friday, September 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in  the FFA Exhibition Building at Goshen Fairgrounds.  Enjoy a pot luck dinner, music, dancing, as well as chili & baking contests! This is a great opportunity for all families in the Agri-Science program to get together for a fun night!   Click here  to let us know how many will be attending this free event, as well as what you would like to contribute to the potluck dinner.  This is also where you sign up if you would like to take part in the chili cook off and the bake off. The Family, Friends & Alumni event counts as an FFA Event for students!
We will have a bus going to the Big E on September 18.  Permission slips are available in the Agri-Science office and are due back by Tuesday, September 13.  There are 40 spots available on the bus.  All permission slips turned in by the due date will be entered into a lottery.  
The beginning of the year packet for Agri-Science can now be filled out online.  If you have not done so already,  please click here to register your child

FFA Dues Reminder:  Leadership development is a required part of the total agriculture program experience. FFA dues are paid once per year and are $30  ($25 without a t-shirt).  An agriculture student must pay FFA dues to participate in any FFA activity, including field trips, meetings, conferences and other events. Paying $30 also provides students with an FFA t-shirt which is required to be worn at certain events.  Deadline for payment is  October 1, 2016.  FFA Membership dues can be paid with cash or check. Checks should be made payable to Wamogo FFA. Payments can be given to any Agri-Science teacher, or brought directly to Mrs. Rubbo in the Agri-Science office. Please contact one of the Agri-Science teachers if financial assistance is needed.

SAE opportunity in the Wamogo Agri-Science Barn:  A rotation of days shared with two other feeders to include weekends, school breaks and summers. This is a great opportunity for a person with a passion for large animals. Responsibilities include: feeding, turnout, stall cleaning, egg collecting, halter breaking, care of newborn animals, care of small animals and feeding fish in the aquaculture lab.  A real comfort with large animal handling experience is required. Please see or email Mrs. Bennett if interested - lbennett@rsd6.org.

Guidance Department News 
Week of September 12, 2016

Counseling Assignments:
Mrs. Audrey Spielman, Middle School - Director of Guidance
Ms. Jessica Brousseau - Last Names A-L, Grades 9-12
Mrs. Sandra Miguez-Fernandes, Last Names M-Z, Grades 9-12

All seniors will be meeting with their counselors this week during English classes to review the Fall college planning process. These meetings will include information about writing their resume, common application, ACT/ SAT test registration, and requesting letters of recommendation.  School counselors will be scheduling an individual meeting with all Seniors to review their individual plans for the future.

College admission representatives will be visiting Wamogo in addition to those coming to our College Fair on October 5, 2016.  Interested students should report to the School Counseling office during WIT. This week's colleges include:

September 12: New England Institute of Technology and University of Maine
September 13: Wentworth Institute of Technology
September 14: Manhattanville College and Mount Ida College
September 15: Castleton University
September 16: Adelphi University
Workshop Wednesdays are back and will begin next Wednesday, September 21 to support the college planning process. School counselors are available to all Seniors during their WIT period on Wednesdays. Students are encouraged to attend. Each week will focus on one aspect of the admissions process.  Students are always welcome to see their counselor whenever they are free, in addition to Workshop Wednesdays.

Senior parents are invited to attend the Senior College Admissions Breakfast presentation on Friday, September 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Library Media Center.  Please RSVP to bhart@rsd6.org or the School Counseling office at 860-567-6646.

** Students are reminded to check their school email regularly for important updates and information from the School Counseling Office.

Attention Juniors:
Junior Leadership NW, a program of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, is currently accepting applications. Junior Leadership NW is an eight-month program for area high school juniors designed to give students an inside look at how local government, banks, law enforcement and other local entities operate.  Jr. Leadership NW provides an awareness of local history and resources that will interest students hoping to become future community leaders.   Classes meet September through May on the fourth Monday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at different organizations around the region.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the meeting sites.  Class size is limited to 20 participants and students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tuition for the program is $75, due upon acceptance.  Applications are available in the school counseling office and our website. The deadline to register is September 15.

Freshman Parent Orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Media Center.  Come learn about graduation requirements, Naviance, Powerschool and the School Counseling curriculum.  Please bring a device such as a laptop or iPad. There will be some available for use as well. Please RSVP to bhart@rsd6.org or call the School Counseling office, 860-567-6646.

The last day to add/drop a class is September 15, 2016.


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Nutrition Services 

Please click here for information regarding the Region 6 food service program.  
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

Section 504 - Contact
Debra Foley
98 Wamogo Road, Litchfield, CT 06759