Vinal Tech Daily Announcements


Monday, March 25, 2019

Attention Rifle Team - Tonight is the awards ceremony at Xavier. I have been told that many of you are getting awards. Hope to see you all there!


SKILLSUSA – MANDATORY MEETING FOR THOSE STUDENTS GOING TO STATE COMPETITION.

TUESDAY MARCH 26 (PERIOD 1) AFTER AR READING IN MRS. ETHERIDGE’S CLASSROOM.

  • Sydney Clark
  • Amanda French
  • Rachel Markovics
  • Ian Mannings
  • Devin Paquin
  • Nathan Botting
  • Luke DiNatale
  • Jarrett Nunes
  • John Sanchez-Menard
  • Paul Patenaude
  • Lucas Johnson
  • Atyanna Ortiz
  • Hannah Yitchinski
  • Lily Desjardins
  • Grace Dinsmore
  • Ryan Douglas
  • Jaden McDonnell
  • Daisy Mae Smith
  • Timothy Smith
  • Brandon Gargano
  • Elizabeth Selmi
  • Abigail Young
  • Kyle Leupold


Friday, March 22, 2019

No Lacrosse practice today - Friday

SKILLSUSA – MANDATORY MEETING FOR THOSE STUDENTS GOING TO STATE COMPETITION.

TUESDAY MARCH 26 (PERIOD 1) AFTER AR READING IN MRS. ETHERIDGE’S CLASSROOM.

  • Sydney Clark
  • Amanda French
  • Rachel Markovics
  • Ian Mannings
  • Devin Paquin
  • Nathan Botting
  • Luke DiNatale
  • Jarrett Nunes
  • John Sanchez-Menard
  • Paul Patenaude
  • Lucas Johnson
  • Atyanna Ortiz
  • Hannah Yitchinski
  • Lily Desjardins
  • Grace Dinsmore
  • Ryan Douglas
  • Jaden McDonnell
  • Daisy Mae Smith
  • Timothy Smith
  • Brandon Gargano
  • Elizabeth Selmi
  • Abigail Young
  • Kyle Leupold


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Spring Sports have begun, check with your coach for practice times and schedule, new members welcome

Check email for weather updates for sports.

Lacrosse has indoor practice, 2:15 in the gym with - sticks and gloves, pick up at 3:45-4 today

After school programs today Thursday:

    • Dance
    • E-Sports
    • Art
    • Mindful Crafts
    • Car Care
    • All Academic Supports


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Senior class meet in the gym at 7:45.

Spring Sports have begun, check with your coach for practice times and schedule, new members welcome

After school programs Thursday:

    • Dance
    • E-Sports
    • Art
    • Mindful Crafts
    • Car Care
    • All Academic Supports

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Anyone interested in playing golf see coach Noonan. Both experienced and new players are welcomed. First practice is Wednesday after school.

No Lacrosse today, Practice tomorrow (Wednesday)

No After School Programs today

Monday, March 18, 2019

  • Daisy from CONNTAC will be here on Wednesday, March 20th at 12:45pm, please ask for a pass from Guidance
  • Spring sports begin - check emails and see your coach for details
  • After school Monday:
    • Math & LA support in the math lab
    • Art
    • Space
    • Culinary
    • Mindful Crafts
    • Welding
  • Tuesday is a shortened day - no after school activities.

Friday, March 15, 2019

  • The Rifle Team will be leaving school at 1:00 for the Gallery Match at Blue Trail Range. Meet in the front lobby.
  • Congratulations to the February Student of the Month winners:

9th grade: Matthew Vasso

10th grade: Connor Douglas

11th grade: Emily Best

12th grade: Jalena Diaz

Spring sports begin tomorrow, Lacrosse at 10:00am

Monday clubs, Art, Welding Space & Culinary


Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • Rifle Team - meet in Mrs. Cassella's room (A-21) at 2:45 today.
  • There will be a Student Council meeting on Friday after the pledge in the multi purpose room across from Carpentry.
  • A reminder to seniors attending the field trip to the CT Science Center tomorrow;

1. You may dress down. School appropriate and no hats inside the museum building.

2. Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase Subway from museum lobby. We won’t be able to purchase food from the cafeteria.

3. Bring a writing utensil. There is an EASY assignment related to the “Real Bodies” exhibit.

4. Listen for announcement to board busses around 8:15 am.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • All SkillsUSA students that are going to State Competition MUST have $60.00 payment to Ms. Green and your permissions to Ms. Etheridge by this Wednesday, March 15th. You will NOT be registered to compete and you will not be able to compete on March 29th. Any questions or concerns please see Ms. Etheridge directly.
  • If you would like to volunteer as a tour guide for Open House on Thursday, March 14th, please see Mr. Pereira in Guidance
  • Academic Support is on Tuesday & Thursdays, but if you need to stay on a Monday or Wednesday see Mrs. Vaughan
  • Rifle Team - meet in Mrs. Cassella's room (A-21) at 2:45 on Thursday.
  • There will be a Student Council meeting on Friday after the pledge in the multi purpose room across from Carpentry.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • There will be a Student Council meeting on Friday after the pledge in the multi purpose room across from Carpentry.
  • Rifle Team - Please check Google classroom and your email.
  • All SkillsUSA students that are going to State Competition MUST have $60.00 payment to Ms. Green and your permissions to Ms. Etheridge by this Wednesday, March 15th. You will NOT be registered to compete and you will not be able to compete on March 29th. Any questions or concerns please see Ms. Etheridge directly.
  • If you would like to volunteer as a tour guide for Open House on Thursday, March 14th, please see Mr. Pereira in Guidance
  • No Car Care today
  • Academic support after school today, but if you need to stay on a Monday or Wednesday see Mrs. Vaughan
  • Ice Carving (culinary), Art, YMCA, Space Club, Mindful Crafts
  • YMCA participants sign up on the google sheet sent to your email

Monday, March 11, 2019

  • Congratulations to Liz Gotta for being accepted to UCONN
  • If you would like to volunteer as a tour guide for Open House on Thursday, March 14th, please see Mr. Pereira in Guidance

Attention Seniors: 2019 PROM DRESS BOUTIQUE Sunday March 31, 2019

For event information, visit the link: https://www.promangelsct.com/

  • Rifle Team - Please check Google classroom and your email.

NEXT HAWKS ADVISORY PERIOD: March 28 Topic: Stress Management

If you have not completed the survey Mr. Ryan sent to you, please complete the survey.

Art Students:

Field trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art on March 14th, Thursday.

It costs $10 and the permission slip and money must be handed to the business office Tuesday (3/12)

  • All SkillsUSA students that are going to State Competition MUST have $60.00 payment to Ms. Green and your permissions to Ms. Etheridge by this Wednesday, March 15th. You will NOT be registered to compete and you will not be able to compete on March 29th. Any questions or concerns please see Ms. Etheridge directly.




  • Friday- March 8, 2019

Attention Seniors: 2019 PROM DRESS BOUTIQUE Sunday March 31, 2019

For event information, visit the link: https://www.promangelsct.com/

  • Golf meeting will be held this Friday March 8th 7th period in room E-19. Anyone interested please attend this informational meeting.
  • Lacrosse Meeting held this Friday March 8,, 7th period in the IST
  • The Bowling Tournament is March 9th at 9:00 AM
  • A reminder to seniors that the field trip to the CT Science Center is next Friday March 15th. Please get permission slips to Mrs. Graminski in F12, and $12 museum fee to Mrs. Green in the business office. The deadline is Wednesday march 13th. All students not attending will have a related assignment to do in school on Friday.
  • Crayon Project - see flyers about donating your old crayons
  • Monday After School Activities
    • Welding
    • Art
    • Space Club
  • Tuesday After School Activities
    • Art Club
    • Car Care - ends at 3:15
    • Dance
    • Mindful Crafts
    • YMCA - workouts at the Y
    • E-Club meets today
    • All Academic Support
  • The Elephant in the Room Project
We’ve all seen homeless people on the street. Whether it be in our hometown, a surrounding town, or another state. As of January 23rd of 2018, there were 3,383 people homeless in Connecticut alone. 3,383 people living a life they don’t deserve. 3,383 people that have ended up in a situation dreaded by everyone. We may not be able to give them the life they deserve or the life they dream of. We can,however, make the life they’re living a little bit easier.As much as I wish we could give them the lives that we have lived, we cannot. But we can support them on their path to gain the confidence to embrace their independence. One thing we can do is aid them on this journey by taking it one step at a time, one person at a time, one care package at a time.Homeless people often lack basic necessities. These items would include”· Feminine care· Toothbrushes· Tooth paste· Deodorant· SoapAny and all donations will go towards creating small care packages that will be distributed to people in need in Connecticut.Thank you for reading this and remember: a small act of kindness goes a long way.Contact usHannah Yitchinski Lisette Curillo860-338-4766 860-794-6138Hannah.Yitchinski@cthss.org Lisette.Curillo@cthss.org
  • Thursday - March 7, 2019
  • There is Rifle practice today. Practice will end at 5:00 today, please plan your rides accordingly.
  • Golf meeting will be held this Friday March 8th 7th period in room E-19. Anyone interested please attend this informational meeting.
  • Lacrosse Meeting held this Friday march 8,, 7th period in the IST
  • The Bowling Tournament is March 9th at 9:00 AM
  • A reminder to seniors that the field trip to the CT Science Center is next Friday March 15th. Please get permission slips to Mrs. Graminski in F12, and $12 museum fee to Mrs. Green in the business office. The deadline is Wednesday march 13th. All students not attending will have a related assignment to do in school on Friday.

Thursday After School Activities

  • Car Care - ends at 3:15
  • Dance
  • Bowling
  • Mindful Crafts
  • YMCA - workouts at the Y
  • E-Club meets today
  • All Academic Support
  • The Elephant in the Room Project
We’ve all seen homeless people on the street. Whether it be in our hometown, a surrounding town, or another state. As of January 23rd of 2018, there were 3,383 people homeless in Connecticut alone. 3,383 people living a life they don’t deserve. 3,383 people that have ended up in a situation dreaded by everyone. We may not be able to give them the life they deserve or the life they dream of. We can,however, make the life they’re living a little bit easier.As much as I wish we could give them the lives that we have lived, we cannot. But we can support them on their path to gain the confidence to embrace their independence. One thing we can do is aid them on this journey by taking it one step at a time, one person at a time, one care package at a time.Homeless people often lack basic necessities. These items would include”· Feminine care· Toothbrushes· Tooth paste· Deodorant· SoapAny and all donations will go towards creating small care packages that will be distributed to people in need in Connecticut.Thank you for reading this and remember: a small act of kindness goes a long way.Contact usHannah Yitchinski Lisette Curillo860-338-4766 860-794-6138Hannah.Yitchinski@cthss.org Lisette.Curillo@cthss.org

Friday 3/1/19

  • The Bowling Tournament scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until March 9th at 9:00 AM
  • All students interested in playing SOFTBALL, please attend the informational meeting on Friday, March 1st, in Room A40 at the start of 7th period. Please bring your completed athletic forms.
  • All seniors taking science will attend a field trip to the CT Science Center to see the "Real Bodies" exhibit on Friday, March 15th. Please pick up a permission slip from your shop instructor or Mrs. Graminski in F-12. Completed permission slips and fees are due by Wednesday, March 13th.

The Elephant in the Room Project

We’ve all seen homeless people on the street. Whether it be in our hometown, a surrounding town, or another state. As of January 23rd of 2018, there were 3,383 people homeless in Connecticut alone. 3,383 people living a life they don’t deserve. 3,383 people that have ended up in a situation dreaded by everyone. We may not be able to give them the life they deserve or the life they dream of. We can,however, make the life they’re living a little bit easier.As much as I wish we could give them the lives that we have lived, we cannot. But we can support them on their path to gain the confidence to embrace their independence. One thing we can do is aid them on this journey by taking it one step at a time, one person at a time, one care package at a time.Homeless people often lack basic necessities. These items would include”· Feminine care· Toothbrushes· Tooth paste· Deodorant· SoapAny and all donations will go towards creating small care packages that will be distributed to people in need in Connecticut.Thank you for reading this and remember: a small act of kindness goes a long way.Contact usHannah Yitchinski Lisette Curillo860-338-4766 860-794-6138Hannah.Yitchinski@cthss.org Lisette.Curillo@cthss.org


  • There will be a mandatory meeting for the SkillsUSA students that are competing at States. MONDAY, MARCH 4TH PERIOD 1 IN MRS. ETHERIDGE’S ROOM.
  • Please have the following SkillsUSA students report to Mrs. Etheridge at 7:45 on Friday, March 1, 2019
  1. Hannah Yitchinski
  2. Lisette Curillo
  3. Kyle Leupold
  4. Amanda French
  5. Nayelise Melendez
  6. Ryan Douglas
  7. DaisyMae Smith
  8. Lily DesJardins

Thursday 2/28

  • There will be a mandatory meeting for the SkillsUSA students that are competing at States. MONDAY, MARCH 4TH PERIOD 1 IN MRS. ETHERIDGE’S ROOM.

PLEASE BE PROMPT.

  • Fitness at the YMCA will be on Tuesday and Thursdays for the next few weeks!
  • Those interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, pick up athletic forms from Mrs. Vaughan
  • Those interested in playing Golf this spring, pick up athletic forms from Coach Noonan.
  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Baseball this Spring, on Thursday 2/28/19, 7th period in the HVAC shop. See Coach Curtis with questions.
  • All students interested in playing SOFTBALL, please attend the informational meeting on Friday, March 1st, in Room A40 at the start of 7th period. Please bring your completed athletic forms.
  • Did you know that most small businesses fail, not because of lack of skill in the technical area, but lack of business skills and business planning. So if you you interested in Starting a Business, we are putting together a program to learn how to start a business, if interested see or email Mrs. Vaughan
  • After School clubs meeting today (Thursday): Dance, Bowling, YMCA, Care Care Club, Mindful Crafts, E-sports, as well as academic support
  • Starting Soon: will be the Bike Club
  • Please have the following SkillsUSA students report to Mrs. Etheridge at 7:45 on Friday, March 1, 201.
  1. Hannah Yitchinski
  2. Lisette Curillo
  3. Kyle Leupold
  4. Amanda French
  5. Nayelise Melendez
  6. Ryan Douglas
  7. DaisyMae Smith
  8. Lily DesJardins
  • There will be Rifle Practice today after school. The bus will leave at 2:20.

Social Studies MP 2 SUPERSTARS Congratulations for a job well done!!

Psychology Morgan Mungo

Law Andrew Whittle

US History Destiny Luna Christopher Barron

World History Isabella DePaolo Sabrina Czapiga

Civics Stevie Ricci Alexis Betzner

Contemporary Issues Patrick Wilson

Economics Jazer Lockhart


  • All seniors taking science will attend a field trip to the CT Science Center to see the "Real Bodies" exhibit on Friday, March 15th. Please pick up a permission slip from your shop instructor or Mrs. Graminski in F-12. Completed permission slips and fees are due by Wednesday, March 13th.

Wednesday 2/27

  • There will be Rifle Practice on Thursday. The bus will leave at 2:20.
  • There is a Student Council meeting today after the pledge in the All Purpose room (across from
  • Fitness at the YMCA will be on Tuesday and Thursdays for the next few weeks!
  • Those interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, pick up athletic forms from Mrs. Vaughan
  • Those interested in playing Golf this spring, pick up athletic forms from Coach Noonan.
  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Baseball this Spring, on Thursday 2/28/19, 7th period in the HVAC shop. See Coach Curtis with questions.
  • All students interested in playing SOFTBALL, please attend the informational meeting on Friday, March 1st, in Room A40 at the start of 7th period. Please bring your completed athletic forms.
  • Did you know that most small businesses fail, not because of lack of skill in the technical area, but lack of business skills and business planning. So if you you interested in Starting a Business, we are putting together a program to learn how to start a business, if interested see or email Mrs. Vaughan
  • After School clubs meeting tomorrow (Thursday): Dance, Bowling, YMCA, Care Care Club, Mindful Crafts, E-sports, as well as academic support
  • Starting Soon: will be the Bike Club

Tuesday 2/26

  • There WILL be Rifle Practice on Thursday.
  • There will be a Student Council meeting on Wednesday after the pledge in the old MDET room.
  • Bring your parents to shop day is Monday, March 1st for freshmen and seniors https://goo.gl/8DvCfd
  • All student, check for an email sent from Mr. Ryan with a link to choose advisory topics. Thank you.
  • There is a National Honor Society meeting on Wednesday February 27th during 7th period in F12 (Mrs. Graminski’s room).
  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Baseball this Spring, on Thursday 2/28/19, 7th period in the HVAC shop. See Coach Curtis with questions.
  • There is NO Car Care Club today, it will resume on Thursday
  • Fitness at the YMCA will be on Tuesday and Thursdays for the next few weeks!
  • Those interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, pick up athletic forms from Mrs. Vaughan
  • Those interested in playing Golf this spring, pick up athletic forms from Coach Noonan.

Monday 2/25

  • Congratulations to the Rifle Team for coming in 2nd place for our conference. Jason Balsamo came in first place for the tournament and for our conference. Congratulations, Jason!
  • There WILL be Rifle Practice on Thursday.
  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Baseball this Spring, on Thursday 2/28/19, 7th period in the HVAC shop. See Coach Curtis with questions.
  • Those interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, pick up athletic forms from Mrs. Vaughan
  • Those interested in playing Golf this spring, pick up athletic forms from Coach Noonan.
  • Monday Clubs- Art, Welding, Bowling, (no Space Club this week)
  • The Bowling team has a Tournament Game today, meet in the Gym directly after school
  • Did you know that most small businesses fail, not because of lack of skill in the technical area, but lack of business skills and business planning. So if you you interested in Starting a Business, we are putting together a program to learn how to start a business, if interested see or email Mrs. Vaughan
  • Congratulations to Liz Gotta for being accepted to Western CT State University
  • Seniors who have not submitted a senior quote but would like to see or email Jazer Lockhart
  • Yearbook meeting will be held 4th period, in Mr. Szds Room / IST

Friday 2/22

  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Baseball this Spring, on Thursday 2/28/19, 7th period in the HVAC shop. See Coach Curtis with questions.
  • Those interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, pick up athletic forms from Mrs. Vaughan
  • Those interested in playing Golf this spring, pick up athletic forms from Coach Noonan.
  • Monday Clubs- Art, Welding, Bowling, (no Space Club this week)


Thursday 2/21

  • Congratulations to Nick Duszak and Imane Chiby for winning lunch for two at Amelia's. See Mrs. Cassella for information.
  • The Rifle Team has 3 position sectionals today (Thursday). The bus will leave for Blue Trail Range at 2:20. On Friday, 2/22, we will leave school at noon to go to the Tech School match in Oakdale.
  • There will be a meeting for anyone interested in playing Baseball this Spring, on Thursday 2/28/19, 7th period in the HVAC shop. See Coach Curtis with questions.
  • Those interested in playing Lacrosse this spring, pick up athletic forms from Mrs. Vaughan
  • Ski club, Culinary Ice Carving, Bowling, Mindful Crafts and E-sports, meet Today
  • NO CAR CARE CLUB TODAY
  • All academic support meet today

Wednesday 2/20

  • The bowling club is cancelled today
  • Tomorrow all regular clubs meet - new participants are welcome
  • Today is our 1st HAWKS Advisory period after homeroom!
    • Students: check your CTHSS.org email during homeroom for your group list. *** You may need to click [Message clipped] View entire message at the bottom to see the entire list***
    • Find your group and location and report there immediately after homeroom.
    • Lists are also posted by the main office and the front of the cafe

Friday 2/15

  • The Valentine's Dance is still on! You can buy your tickets today or at the door. Please remember to bring in a permission slip. See you at the dance!
  • Congratulations to the Rifle Team for their win against Crosby last night.

Our first Hawks Advisory Period will take place on February 20. Teachers and students please join our Hawks Advisory Google Classroom. The Classroom code is: 7kzuok

Thursday 2/14

  • Attention Rifle Team: The yearbook photographer will be here after school today to take a team picture before we leave for our match against Crosby. Meet in the lobby.
  • REMINDER TO ALL HAIRDRESSING STUDENTS PERMISSION SLIPS AND MONEY IS DUE NOW FOR THE NEW YORK HAIR SHOW. SEE MRS. GREEN OR MRS. JOHNSON
  • There is a Student Council meeting today after the pledge in the old MDET room.
  • Car Care Club is Cancelled for today (Thursday)
  • The YMCA does not meet today!!(Thursday)
  • Ski/board club meets today (Thursday )
  • Bowling Club meets today - (Thursday) meet in the Gym after school --new members welcome
  • Dance, Mindull Crafts & Esports meet today
  • Are you going to play a spring Sport? Get your physical paperwork in, and - think about joining workouts at the Y.
  • Congratulations to our January Student of the Month winners:

9th - Matthew Bish

10th - Michael Lee

11th - Charles Schmaltz

12th - Brionna Olivieri

Wednesday 2/13

  • Congratulations to our January Student of the Month winners:

9th - Matthew Bish

10th - Michael Lee

11th - Charles Schmaltz

12th - Brionna Olivieri

  • Attention Rifle team: The yearbook photographer will be here after school on Thursday (tomorrow) to take a team picture before we leave for our match against Crosby. Meet in the lobby.
  • There is a Student Council meeting Thursday after the pledge in the old MDET room across from Carpentry.

Friday 2/8

Monday the following clubs will meet: Welding, Space, Culinary and Art

Seniors and Freshmen have been granted a dress down day by Administration on Monday, February 11 from the Administrative team. Please be in appropriate attire: no slippers, no ripped jeans, and no hoodies.

We are excited to bring you the February edition of "The Hawk's Highlights"! https://tinyurl.com/FebNewsVinal We hope you enjoy reading about the wonderful learning experiences and opportunities Vinal students participate in. We are very proud of all our students! Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events.

Tickets for the Valentine's Dance go on sale on Monday during lunch waves. Tickets are $5.00.

Congratulations to Grace Dinsmore for being accepted to Southern Connecticut State University

Congratulations to Brianna Beach for being accepted to Unity College

The Diversity Club and GSA are sponsoring a Family Fun Night TODAY from 5:00-7:00. Tickets are $5 a person, or $20 for a family of five or more. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts, karaoke and games.

Thursday 2/7

Diversity club meeting 7th period Friday

There is NO AUTO-CLUB after school today Thursday

Bowling & YMCA after school meet in the Gym

Wednesday 2/6/19

Yearbook sales end February 8th, you must order your yearbook before then if you want one. Go to yearbookforever.com and order yours today. Seniors do not need to order a book, one will be given to you as long as your dues are paid."

Attention "Seniors, Lifetouch is coming back to Vinal for two additional photo days for your senior pictures. The days are February 13th and 14th. Go to photoappointment.com and use the school password of VINAL2019 to schedule your appointment. More information can be found in your Senior Google Classroom.

Bowling Team has practice on Thursdays - new members welcome

Workouts at the YMCA is tomorrow Thursday, it has a few openings, see Ms Moore or Mr. Noonan to sign up

Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday

Dance Meets on Thursday

Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday

Dance Meets on Thursday

*Tickets for the Valentine's Dance on February 16th will go on sale during lunch waves on Monday, February 11th.

Tuesday 2/5/19

  • Attention seniors who are working with Daisy from financial aid. She will be here this Wed. at 1:00 in the e-wing computer lab. Passes will be given out Wednesday morning.
  • Congratulations to Jarrett Nunes for being accepted into the St. Joseph’s University
  • Hairdressing Students reminder to bring permission slips and money for the New York Beauty Show by 2/15/19
  • Tickets for the Valentine's dance on February 16th will go on sale during lunch waves on Monday, February 11
  • The following students will be out of the building, Wednesday February 6, 2019 with Mrs. Etheridge to attend the SkillsUSA Regional Competitions. Please excuse them and make-up work is their responsibility.

Nathan Botting

Savanah Cocchiaro

Lisette Currillo

Lily Desjardins

Ryan Douglas

Amanda French

Kyle Leupold

Jazer Lockhart

Elizabeth Selmi

Daisy Mae Smith

Hannah itchinski

Abigail Young

The Diversity Club and GSA are sponsoring a Family Fun Night this Friday, February 8th from 5:00-7:00. Tickets are $5 a person, or $20 for a family of five or more. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts, karaoke and games.

Monday 2/4/19

Yearbook sales end February 8th, you must order your yearbook before then if you want one. Go to yearbookforever.com and order yours today. Seniors do not need to order a book, one will be given to you as long as your dues are paid."

Attention "Seniors, Lifetouch is coming back to Vinal for two additional photo days for your senior pictures. The days are February 13th and 14th. Go to photoappointment.com and use the school password of VINAL2019 to schedule your appointment. More information can be found in your Senior Google Classroom

The Diversity Club and GSA are sponsoring a Family Fun Night this Friday, February 8th from 5:00-7:00. Tickets are $5 a person, or $20 for a family of five or more. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts, karaoke and games.

Attention Rifle team: Check Google classroom.

Tickets are available at all lunch waves and at the door the evening of the event. Please consider coming down and joining us for a night of good old-fashioned family fun!

After School Clubs-updates:

Ski club is canceled for tomorrow Tuesday 2/5/19, new dates are posted in the google classroom

Welding club meets is canceled for today Monday 2/4/19

Bowling Team has practice on Thursdays - new members welcome

Fitness at the YMCA has a few openings, see Ms Moore or Mr. Noonan to sign up

Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.

Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays

Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday

Dance Meets on Thursday

Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday

E-Sports meet on Thursday

Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays

If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

Friday 2/1/19

  • After School Clubs-updates
  • Bowling Team has practice on Thursdays - new members welcome
  • Fitness at the YMCA has a few openings, see Ms Moore or Mr. Noonan to sign up
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

Thursday 1/31/19

    • Yearbook sales end February 8th, you must order your yearbook before then if you want one. Go to yearbookforever.com and order yours today. Seniors do not need to order a book, one will be given to you as long as your dues are paid."
    • Attention "Seniors, Lifetouch is coming back to Vinal for two additional photo days for your senior pictures. The days are February 13th and 14th. Go to photoappointment.com and use the school password of VINAL2019 to schedule your appointment. More information can be found in your Senior Google Classroom
  • After School Clubs-Reminder - don't skip
  • Bowling Team has practice on Today - Thursday - meet in the Gym
  • Fitness at the YMCA has a few openings, see Ms Moore or Mr. Noonan to sign up
  • YMCA meet in the gym after school
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

Wednesday, January 30th


Will the following students please report to the library Wednesday morning with their Chromebooks:

  • Corbyn Moon
  • Starr Dixon
  • Anthony DeNovelis
  • Nick Cruz
  • Mark Francis
  • Aden Malone
  • Jonathan Vasso
  • Luke DiNatale
  • Jalena Diaz
  • Morgan Mungo
  • Daniel Waite
  • Lisette
  • Curillo
  • Owen McEntee
  • Chris Knight
  • Jared Calovis
                    • Amariana Tynar
    • Yearbook sales end February 8th, you must order your yearbook before then if you want one. Go to yearbookforever.com and order yours today. Seniors do not need to order a book, one will be given to you as long as your dues are paid."
    • Attention "Seniors, Lifetouch is coming back to Vinal for two additional photo days for your senior pictures. The days are February 11th and 12th. Go to photoappointment.com and use the school password of VINAL2019 to schedule your appointment. More information can be found in your Senior Google Classroom."

There will be a SkillsUSA meeting on Friday February 1, period 1 in Mrs. Etheridge’s Shop. The meeting is for the following students that will be attending Regionals.

Please report promptly – the meeting is mandatory

Nathan BottingImane ChibySavannah CocchiaroLisette CurilloLily DesjardinsRyan DouglasAmanda FrenchEsaul GonzalezKyle LeupoldJazer LockhartIan ManningsNayelis Melendez-RomanDerek ReyesElizabeth SelmiDaisy Mae Smith Hannah YitchinskiAbi Young
There will be a GSA meeting on Wednesday during 6th period at 10:35AM. Please meet in Family Engagement

After School Clubs-Reminder

  • Bowling Team has practice on Thursday
  • Fitness at the YMCA has a few openings, see Mrs. Vaughan or Mr. Noonan to sign up
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

Tuesday 1/29/18 - Today's Girls Basketball game has been postponed due to weather concerns. Rescheduled to Monday 2/4/19 at 4:00pm . No practice today for girls basketball.

Boys basketball will have practice today immediately after school.

Hartford bus will be here at 4:30pm today.

  • Reminder, - About After School Programs -New members always welcome
    • Bowling & YMCA , new members are always welcome
    • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
    • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
    • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
    • Welding club meets on Monday
    • Dance Meets on Thursday
    • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
    • E-Sports meet on Thursday
    • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

Tuesday 1/29/19

  • Reminder, - About After School Programs -New members always welcome
    • Bowling & YMCA clubs meet in the Gym after school, new members are always welcome
    • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
    • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
    • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
    • Welding club meets on Monday
    • Dance Meets on Thursday
    • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
    • E-Sports meet on Thursday
    • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

There will be a SkillsUSA meeting on Friday February 1, period 1 in Mrs. Etheridge’s Shop. The meeting is for the following students that will be attending Regionals.

Please report promptly – the meeting is mandatory

Nathan Botting

Imane Chiby

Savannah Cocchiaro

Lisette Curillo

Lily Desjardins

Ryan Douglas

Amanda French

Esaul Gonzalez

Kyle Leupold

Jazer Lockhart

Ian Mannings

Nayelis Melendez-Roman

Derek Reyes

Elizabeth Selmi

Daisy Mae Smith

Hannah Yitchinski

Abi Young

Will the following students please report to the library Wednesday morning with their Chromebooks:

Corbyn Moon

Starr Dixon

Anthony DeNovelis

Nick Cruz

Mark Francis

Aden Malone

Jonathan Vasso

Luke DiNatale

Jalena Diaz

Morgan Mungo

Daniel Waite

Lisette

Curillo

Owen McEntee

Chris Knight

Jared Calovis

Amariana Tynar

Grade 10 Students scheduled to take the Physical Fitness test today period 7 should report directly to the gym.

Monday 1/28/19

Physical Fitness Testing will take place on Tuesday 1/29. If you are scheduled to test, come prepared with your PE uniform. Students will report to the gym at the beginning of period 7.

Family Fun Night originally scheduled for 1/25/19 has been postponed to 2/8/19.

Tickets will be sold at all lunch waves and at the door!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 is a shortened day for students. Students will follow the half-day schedule.

Friday (1/25/19) Boys basketball game at Norwich Tech - Players should be released at the end of 6th period to the Gym to change. The bus will leave at 1:30pm.

Friday 1/25

Daisy from CONNTAC will be here to work with seniors working on financial aid on Monday Jan. 28th at 1:00 in the E-wing computer lab and students will be receiving passes.

  • The Rifle Team will leave at 2:20 for their tri-match against Bunnell and North Haven. Good luck!
  • The junior class has earned a free dress-down for this Monday 1/28. This dress down day is courtesy of administration and was earned due to the recent success of the junior class in following school rules, acting appropriately in the hallways, and overall positive behavior. Dress down days still adhere to school rules: proper footwear, appropriate pants and shirts, no hoodies or outerwear. Congrats to the junior class! Which class will accept the challenge and earn the next free dress-down day?
  • Reminder, -
  • Bowling & YMCA clubs meet in the Gym after school, new members are always welcome
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • If your interested in Dodgeball email Mrs. Vaughan

Thursday (1/24/19) Girls basketball game at Ellis Tech - Players should be released at 1:30pm to the Gym to change. The bus will leave by 2pm at the latest. Any questions see Coach Coleman.


  • The Rifle Team will leave at 2:20 today.
  • After school programs are running today, YMCA & bowling meet in the Gym
  • Attention Seniors - First round of voting for Senior Superlatives ends tomorrow. vote on the senior google classroom, if you need assistance to google classroom see Jazer or Mrs. Johnson.


Tuesday 1/22/19

Lily DeJardins been chosen as one of the winners of Senator Murphy’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Her essay will be hung up in Senator Murphy’s Hartford, Connecticut office for all visitors to see! Lily, congratulations on this amazing accomplishment!

There is NO Car Care Club today

There is NO Space X club today.

All other clubs and academic support programs are running


  • Family Fun Night is going to be Friday on Jan 25th from 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold in all lunch waves from 1/16/19- 1/25/19. Tickets will also be sold at the door. They are $5 each or $20 for 4 or more tickets. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts for the kids, karaoke and games.





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Friday 1/18/19

Lily DeJardins been chosen as one of the winners of Senator Murphy’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Her essay will be hung up in Senator Murphy’s Hartford, Connecticut office for all visitors to see! Lily, congratulations on this amazing accomplishment!

  • Family Fun Night is going to be Friday on Jan 25th from 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold in all lunch waves from 1/16/19- 1/25/19. Tickets will also be sold at the door. They are $5 each or $20 for 4 or more tickets. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts for the kids, karaoke and games.
  • The Rifle team will leave at 12:15 today for their match against North Haven.
  • Boys Basketball games today after school, 3:45 & 6:00


Thursday 1/17/19

  • Family Fun Night is going to be Friday on Jan 25th from 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold in all lunch waves from 1/16/19- 1/25/19. Tickets will also be sold at the door. They are $5 each or $20 for 4 or more tickets. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts for the kids, karaoke and games.
  • New Club Starting after school: All those interested in Dodgeball after school sign up with Mrs. Vaughan. This will begin as a practice and move into games and a tournament.
  • Reminder Friday is a shortened day.
  • Rifle match today. The bus will leave at 2:20.
  • Congrats to the girls basketball team. On Tuesday they defeated O'Brien Tech 45 - 37 in a well played game. Pacing the team was Haile Fowler with 25 points as she took over in the 2nd half to secure the win. The girls play again tomorrow at Cheney Tech
  • Bowling & YMCA clubs meet in the Gym after school.
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays


Please enjoy the January edition of The Hawk's Highlights!

We are proud of our students and staff and all our accomplishments.

http://tinyurl.com/VinalJanNews

Wednesday 1/16/18

  • Skills USA Regional Competition will be occurring in room E-17 during 7th period today
  • All those interested in Dodgeball after school sign up with Mrs. Vaughan. This will begin as a practice and move into games and a tournament.
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Bowling meets on Thursday, new members welcome
  • YMCA meets on Thursdays, new members welcome, but as a first come first serve basis.
  • Reminder Friday is a shortened day.


Please enjoy the January edition of The Hawk's Highlights!

We are proud of our students and staff and all our accomplishments.

http://tinyurl.com/VinalJanNews

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

BE READY!!!!!!! We are filming a recruitment video at Vinal on Wednesday, January 16. photos/videos of students working in their shops and academic classrooms is the goal for this video.

  • Congratulations to Grace Dinsmore for being accepted to Roger Williams University, Albertus Magnus College and to the University of New Haven!!!!
  • There will be a Student Council meeting tomorrow morning after the pledge in the old MDET office across from Carpentry.
  • All those interested in Dodgeball after school sign up with Mrs. Vaughan. This will begin as a practice and move into games and a tournament.
  • Culinary creations will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Bowling meets on Thursday, new members welcome
  • YMCA meets on Thursdays, new members welcome, but as a first come first serve basis.





Monday, January 14, 2019

  • Congratulations to Grace Dinsmore for being accepted to Roger Williams University, Albertus Magnus College and to the University of New Haven!!!!
  • There will be a Student Council meeting tomorrow morning after the pledge in the old MDET office across from Carpentry.






Friday January 11, 2019.

Grade 9 Star Testing is Monday (January 14) during your English class.

  • If you are interested in a Dodgeball tournament/club see or email Mrs. Vaughan
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Tuesday
  • Culinary Creations meets on Tuesday and Thursday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Bowling meets on Thursday
  • YMCA meets on Thursdays.

Thursday January 10, 2019.

Grade 12 Star Testing is tomorrow during your English class.


Lacrosse Meeting 7th period Friday, this will be short meeting, students will return to class with a pass

  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Thursday
  • Culinary Creations meets on Tuesday and Thursday
  • E-Sports meet on Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Bowling meets on Thursday
  • YMCA meets on Thursdays.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • If your are interest in joining the Drama club, please attend a informative meetings 2nd period on Thursday, in Mrs. Parady's room.
  • Fitness at the YMCA begins on Thursday, see Mrs. Vaughan or Mr. Noonan to sign up ASAP, there are limited spots open!
  • Bowling is going to begin practice on Thursday, be sure your permission slip is handed in!! Bring $5.00 for lane fees.
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Thursday
  • Culinary Creations meets on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Attention all those interested in playing Lacrosse , there will be a brief meeting on Friday 7th period.
  • Congratulations to our December students of the month:

9th - NanReginer

10th - Janiyah Miller

11th - John DeGregorio

12th - Nicholas Duszak

Tuesday January 8, 2019

  • There is a class of 2020 meeting on Wednesday January 9th during period 6 in room A-8. This is for all officers and interested juniors.
  • Diversity club meeting on Friday January 11th during 7th period in room A-8
  • If your are interest in joining the Drama club, please attend a informative meetings 2nd period on Thursday, in Mrs. Parady's room.
  • Ski Club begins today, go directly to Miss. Moores room.
  • Bowling is going to begin practice on Thursday!! Short meeting will be held tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd period)
  • Fitness at the YMCA begins on Thursday, see Mrs. Vaughan or Mr. Noonan to sign up ASAP, there are limited spots open!
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Thursday
  • Culinary Creations meets on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Attention students living in Hartford: There is a college exploration program being offered on Saturday a month for free; and applications will be available soon. Please stop by the guidance office to get a College Admissions Process handout and check out the website: www.akahartford.org

Monday January 7, 2019

News about After School Programs:

  • Ski Club begins Tomorrow!

Bring all of your stuff to school – you will be able to put it in a storage room in Ms. Moore’s classroom.

Sweatshirts are available to order – look at the handout that has been posted in Google Classroom!

  • The Bowling Team begins practice on tomorrow Tuesday, bring $5.00, sign up with Mrs. Vaughan- ASAP
  • Fitness at the YMCA begins on Thursday, see Mrs. Vaughan or Mr. Noonan to sign up ASAP, there are limited spots open
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Thursday
  • Culinary Creations meets on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Drama club is forming, see Mrs. Parady
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays


Friday January 4, 2019

After School Programs:

  • Ski Club begins Tomorrow!

Bring all of your stuff to school – you will be able to put it in a storage room in Ms. Moore’s classroom.

Sweatshirts are available to order – look at the handout that has been posted in Google Classroom!

  • The Bowling Team begins practice on Tuesday, bring $5.00, sign up with Mrs. Vaughan
  • Art club is meeting Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Car Care club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Welding club meets on Monday
  • Dance Meets on Thursday
  • Space Exploration meets on Monday and Thursday
  • Fitness at the YMCA begins on Thursday, see Mrs. Vaughan or Mr. Noonan to sign up
  • Culinary Creations meets on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Drama club is forming, see Mrs. Parady
  • Academic Support meets Tuesdays and Thursdays

Thursday January 3, 2019

Attention Seniors: Only students with passes should report to the library on January 16th at 1:00 for financial aid help from daisy,



Wednesday January 2, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • ATTENTION SENIORS - We would like to start our Senior Privilege of dining in Amelia's Restaurant. Any senior who would like to eat in the restaurant will need to be in good standing academically and behaviorally. Seniors will need to sign-up in advance with Mr.s Tomaselli in guidance. Your names will be emailed to the Chef for a reservation. If you are not on the reservation list you cannot access the restaurant.


  • Attention Class of 2022-On Wednesday, January 9th the Freshmen class is awarded a dress down day for the Fall Pep rally win! Congratulations and remember no slippers, no Hoodies, be in appropriate casual dress.

Guidance News:

  • Congratulations to Jaden McDonnell on receiving a $108,000 scholarship from Quinnipiac University and a $96,000 scholarship from The Florida Institute of Technology. WAY TO GO!!


  • Congratulations to Ryan Douglas on his acceptance to University of New England and receiving a 16,000 scholarship
  • Seniors– Please regularly check your school emails. Frequent school-related information such as scholarships will be sent to you by the school counseling office.


  • There will be a Student Council meeting tomorrow morning after the pledge in E-17.
  • There is Rifle practice tomorrow after school.
  • After School Activities are resuming Thursday
  • Beginning in January, The after school program will begin with its fitness program with the YMCA, see Mrs. Vaughan to sign up and for for more information.
    • Bowling Club, will begin in January, please sign up with Mrs. Vaughan, only $5.00 to play/practice
    • Ski & Snowboarding club begins next week
    • Academic support, E-Sports, Car Care, will resume on Thursday 1/3/19


Friday DECEMBER 21, 2018

Guidance News:

  • Congratulations to Jaden McDonnell on receiving a $108,000 scholarship from Quinnipiac University and a $96,000 scholarship from The Florida Institute of Technology. WAY TO GO!!
  • Congratulations to Ryan Douglas on his acceptance to University of New England and receiving a 16,000 scholarship
  • Beginning in January, The after school program will begin with its fitness program with the YMCA, see Mrs. Vaughan to sign up and for for more information.
    • Bowling Club, will begin in January, please sign up with Mrs. Vaughan, only $5.00 to play/practice


Thursday DECEMBER 20, 2018

  • After School Programs:
    • After school programs will running today, Thursday are Auto, Arts, and Crafts, Holiday Baking, and Drama. There is also Academic Support for all subject areas. The Academic Support is held in the A wing.
    • Beginning in January, The after school program will begin with its fitness program with the YMCA, see Mrs. Vaughan to sign up and for for more information.
    • Bowling Club, will begin in January, please sign up with Mrs. Vaughan
  • We will be having a school-wide celebration this Friday hosted by each Trade & Technology. All students school-wide will report to their shops at 10:20am and remain there until dismissal (but report to lunches as scheduled). Please coordinate with your shop instructor regarding Holiday treats or games. Thank you to all academic teachers who will assist with shop supervision!


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2018

Guidance:

  • Congratulations to the below senior college acceptances!
Abigail Young University of New Haven (New Haven)Johnson and Wales University (Rhode Island)Western New England University (Massachusetts) Paul Patenaude Pennsylvania College of Technology (Pennsylvania) Jazer Lockhart Roanoke College (Virginia) Kyle Leupold Johnson and Wales University (Rhode Island)Liz GottaSouthern CT State University (New Haven)Tim SmithUniversity of New Haven (New Haven)


TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2018

  • We will be having a school-wide celebration this Friday hosted by each Trade & Technology. All students school-wide will report to their shops at 10:20am and remain there until dismissal (but report to lunches as scheduled). Please coordinate with your shop instructor regarding Holiday treats or games. Thank you to all academic teachers who will assist with shop supervision!


  • The Chamber of Commerce Breakfast is tomorrow morning. Participating students must be at the cafe t 7:15. Business attire is required for students.


  • ATTENTION SENIORS - We would like to start our Senior Privilege of dining in Amelia's Restaurant. Any senior who would like to eat in the restaurant will need to be in good standing academically and behaviorally. Seniors will need to sign-up in advance with Mr.s Tomaselli in guidance. Your names will be emailed to the Chef for a reservation. If you are not on the reservation list you cannot access the restaurant.


  • Guidance
    • Daisy from CONNTAC will be here this Wed. 12/19 at 1:00 in the F-wing computer lab to help seniors with financial aid. Please remember to bring in your important information to meet with her.
  • After School Programs:
    • After school programs will running today, Tuesday are Welding, Arts, and Crafts, Holiday Baking, Drama There is also Academic Support for all subject areas. The Academic Support is held in the A wing.
    • Beginning in January, The after school program will begin with its fitness program with the YMCA, see Mrs. Vaughan to sign up and for for more information.
    • Bowling Club, will begin in January, please sign up with Mrs. Vaughan




MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2018

SPORTS:

  • Boys basketball: JV is playing at 3:45pm Varsity is playing at 5pm


  • Yearbook sales are going on now, to buy one check the Vinal Tech website for more details. Seniors will not have to buy a yearbook if they pay their dues." (Have this announcement go on from December 10th-December 20th )
  • No After school programs today, however after school programs will run on Tuesday and Thursday. Car Care, Arts and Crafts, Holiday Baking, Drama Dance, and Space Exploration. There is also Academic Support for all subject areas. The Academic Support is held in the A wing.
  • The Welding Club will be held Tuesday this week!!
  • Beginning in January, The after school program will begin with its fitness program with the YMCA, see Mrs. Vaughan to sign up and for for more information

Friday, December 14

  • Yearbook sales are going on now, to buy one check the Vinal Tech website for more details. Seniors will not have to buy a yearbook if they pay their dues." (Have this announcement go on from December 10th-December 20th )
  • Next week there will be after school programs on Tuesday and Thursday. Car Care, Arts and Crafts, Holiday Baking, Drama, and space Exploration. There is also Academic Support for all subject areas. The Academic Support is held in the A wing.
  • Beginning in January, The after school program will begin with its fitness program with the YMCA, see Mrs. Vaughan after school for more information


Thursday, December 13

  • Yearbook sales are going on now, to buy one check the Vinal Tech website for more details. Seniors will not have to buy a yearbook if they pay their dues." (Have this announcement go on from December 10th-December 20th )
  • After School Programs are running today. If you want to learn about Cars, if want to learn how to Dance, If you want to play E-Sports if you want to do some Arts and Crafts, learn about Acting and Drama Stay after school on today and see what it is about.
  • There will be Academic Support for English, Math, Science & Social Studies after school today, report to the A-Wing
  • Guidance News:
    • Daisy will be here next Wed. Dec. 19th at 12:30 to work with seniors who need help with financial aid.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Yearbook sales are going on now, to buy one check the Vinal Tech website for more details. Seniors will not have to buy a yearbook if they pay their dues." (Have this announcement go on from December 10th-December 20th )
  • After School Programs are running tomorrow Thursday. If you want to learn about Cars, if want to learn how to Dance, If you want to play E-Sports or code, if you want to do some Arts and Crafts, learn about Acting and Drama Stay after school on Thursday and see what it is about.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays there will always be Academic Support for English, Math, Science & Social Studies.

Tuesday December 11

  • Diversity Club will meet on Wednesday 12/12 during 6th period in the art room (A8). You will need to check in with your 6th period teacher first. We will be discussing an upcoming Family Game Night
  • There is no bussing for after school programs at this time, please secure your own transportation
  • After School Programs are running today: Car Care, Holiday Baking, Drama in Mrs.Paradys room, Art, Crafts, and Academic Support for English, Math, Science & Social Studies. Academic classes report to A-Wing,
  • Yearbook sales are going on now, to buy one check the Vinal Tech website for more details. Seniors will not have to buy a yearbook if they pay their dues." (Have this announcement go on from December 10th-December 20th )

Monday December 10, 2018

Girls Basketball opens their season today at home against Whitney Tech at 4pm

Boys Basketball has practice today 2:15 - 3:15

The After School Activities meeting today after school are:

  • Art
  • Welding
  • DIY hair
  • Space Exploration
  • Holiday Baking


FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2018

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Practice today

Rifle Team:

Clubs:

  • Ski & Board Club - Registration form and payments are due today 12/7, see Ms. Moore with any questions.

Student Council: none

Diversity: none

Yearbook: none

Clubs - Art, Welding Club & DIY hair club meet on Monday

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • Attention seniors working with Daisy from financial aid, she will be back in the building at 1:00 on Wed. Dec. 12th
  • On Sat. Dec. 15th from 10-12 there is a volunteer fair being held at the Russell library in Middletown

Other:

  • Coat/Toy Drive is being sponsored by the National Honor Society and Skills USA
    • Please support needy families as the holidays and winter approaches.
    • This will run until December 19th
    • Where: Donation boxes are located in the Main Office and Cafeteria
    • You can also drop off with Mrs. Etheridge and Mrs. Graminski in F12.


  • Holiday hat and sweater day will be December 12th for 9th and 12th graders, and December 13th for 10th and 11th graders.
    • Wear your most favorite crazy holiday hat and sweater.
    • Tickets are on sale during all lunch waves. $3.00 to wear a holiday hat. $5.00 to wear both the hat and the sweater.
    • Today is the last day to purchase tickets during your lunch wave. Staff and Students are encouraged and welcome to participate.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 6, 2018

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- scrimmage today vs North Branford

Rifle Team: Practice today at Blue Trails, bus leaves at 2:20.


Clubs:

  • After school programs are running today! You can go to any of the following after school today, Auto, Baking, Space, Drama, Dance, Crafts, and E-Sports. Go directly to that shop after school, For those staying after for the Dance Club, report to the cafe. New members are always welcome, and you can come on a stop in and see what it is about. See Mrs. Vaughan for any questions.
  • There is Academic support after school, go directly to A wing classrooms.
  • Ski & Board Club - Registration form and payments are due tomorrow 12/7, see Ms. Moore with any questions.

Student Council: none

Diversity: none

Yearbook: none

PE Make ups:

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • Attention seniors working with Daisy from financial aid, she will be back in the building at 1:00 on Wed. Dec. 12th
  • On Sat. Dec. 15th from 10-12 there is a volunteer fair being held at the Russell library in Middletown

Other:

  • Coat/Toy Drive
    • sponsored by NHS and Skills USA
    • Please support needy families as they holidays and winter approaches.
    • Dates: November 28-December 19th
    • Where: Donation boxes are located in the Main Office and Cafeteria
    • Can also drop off with Mrs. Etheridge and Mrs. Graminski in F12.


  • Holiday hat and sweater day will be December 12th for 9th and 12th graders, and December 13th for 10th and 11th graders. . Wear your most favorite crazy holiday hat and sweater. Tickets are on sale during all lunch waves. $3.00 to wear a holiday hat. $5.00 to wear both the hat and the sweater. Tickets are on sale from December 3rd through December 7th, 2018. Staff and Students are encouraged and welcome to participate.


  • Congratulations to Zach Jahn grade 10 Criminal Justice for being nominated to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership conference in June.
  • Congratulations to Stevie Ricci, grade 10 Collision Repair for being nominated as an alternate student for the Hugh O’Brien Youth leadership conference.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2018

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Practice today 4:00-6:00. Please report to E-18 promptly at 2:20. If you are late, then you are sent home.

Rifle Team: Practice Thursday at Blue Trails, 2:15-5:30


Clubs:

Reminder--

Thursday 12/6 - Auto, Baking, Space, Drama Crafts clubs will be held today after school, go directly to the shop

Thursday 12/6 Academic support, go directly to A wing classrooms


Student Council: Meeting Tomorrow after announcements in Room E-17

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

GSA: Meeting today , DURING 6TH PERIOD in the FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER.

PE Make ups:

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

After School Academic Support

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After School Clubs

Vinal Tech is offering 2 after school programs. There will be After school academic support in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY, Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

All interested students please sign up in the Google Classroom.

The code to sign up is Xfsfva

Any questions please see Mrs. Vaughan in IST.

Guidance:

  • Attention seniors working with Daisy from financial aid, she will be back in the building at 1:00 on Wed. Dec. 12th

Other:

Coat/Toy Drive

sponsored by NHS and Skills USA

Pleas support needy families as they holidays and winter approaches.

Dates: November 28-December 19th

Where: Donation boxes are located in the Main Office and Cafeteria

Can also drop off with Mrs. Etheridge and Mrs. Graminski in F12.


Holiday hat and sweater day will be December 12th for 9th and 12th graders, and December 13th for 10th and 11th graders. . Wear your most favorite crazy holiday hat and sweater. Tickets are on sale during all lunch waves. $3.00 to wear a holiday hat. $5.00 to wear both the hat and the sweater. Tickets are on sale from December 3rd through December 7th, 2018. Staff and Students are encouraged and welcome to participate.


Congratulations to Zach Jahn grade 10 Criminal Justice for being nominated to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership conference in June.

Congratulations to Stevie Ricci, grade 10 Collision Repair for being nominated as an alternate student for the Hugh O’Brien Youth leadership conference.





TUESDAY DECEMBER 4, 2018


The class of 2019 is happy to sponsor Vinal Tech's very own Santa Hat and Holiday Sweater day!

Tickets will go on-sale today, 12/4, and will go until this Friday, 12/7. It's $3 if you just want to wear a Santa hat and $5 if you'd like to wear both a Santa hat and Holiday sweater.

THIS IS NOT A DRESS DOWN DAY.

NO FACIAL COVERINGS.

NO SLIPPERS

NO HOODIES

Thank you!

Sports:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL TEAM IN THEIR VICTORY AGAINST WILCOX TECH LAST NIGHT!

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Practice today 4:00-5:15. Please report to your after school program at the end of the day.

Rifle Team: Practice Thursday at Blue Trails, 2:15-5:30


Clubs:


Student Council: :meeting on Thursday after announcements in Room E-17

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

GSA: MEETING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH , DURING 6TH PERIOD IN THE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT CENTER.

PE Make ups:

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

After School Academic Support

&

After School Clubs

AS of yesterday December 3rd , Vinal Tech is offering 2 after school programs. There will be After school academic support in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY, Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

All interested students please sign up Google Classroom.

Guidance:

  • Attention seniors working with Daisy from financial aid, she will be back in the building at 1:00 on Wed. Dec. 12th

Other:

Coat/Toy Drive

sponsored by NHS and Skills USA

Pleas support needy families as they holidays and winter approaches.

Dates: November 28-December 19th

Where: Donation boxes are located in the Main Office and Cafeteria

Can also drop off with Mrs. Etheridge and Mrs. Graminski in F12.


Holiday hat and sweater day will be December 12th for 9th and 12th graders, and December 13th for 10th and 11th graders. . Wear your most favorite crazy holiday hat and sweater. Tickets are on sale during all lunch waves. $3.00 to wear a holiday hat. $5.00 to wear both the hat and the sweater. Tickets are on sale from December 3rd through December 7th, 2018. Staff and Students are encouraged and welcome to participate.


MONDAY DECEMBER 3, 2018

Sports:

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Practice today 4:00-6:00 boys report to E-18 after school for study hall

Rifle Team:


Clubs:

After School Academic Support

&

After School Clubs

Beginning December 3rd, Vinal Tech will be offering 2 programs. There will be After school academic support in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

Flyers will be handed out.

Please sign up Google Classroom.

Student Council: :meeting on Thursday after announcements in Room E-17

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

PE Make ups: No PE make ups today.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • Attention seniors working with Daisy for college financial aid help; she will be back today Dec 3 at 1:00; bring in your information.

Other:

Coat/Toy Drive

sponsored by NHS and Skills USA

Pleas support needy families as they holidays and winter approaches.

Dates: November 28-December 19th

Where: Donation boxes are located in the Main Office and Cafeteria

Can also drop off with Mrs. Etheridge and Mrs. Graminski in F12.


Holiday hat and sweater day will be December 12th for 9th and 12th graders, and December 13th for 10th and 11th graders. . Wear your most favorite crazy holiday hat and sweater. Tickets are on sale during all lunch waves. $3.00 to wear a holiday hat. $5.00 to wear both the hat and the sweater. Tickets are on sale from December 3rd through December 7th, 2018. Staff and Students are encouraged and welcome to participate.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Sports:

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Practice today 4:00-6:00

Rifle Team:


Clubs:

After School Academic Support

&

After School Clubs

Beginning December 3rd, Vinal Tech will be offering 2 programs. There will be After school academic support in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

Flyers will be handed out.

Please sign up Google Classroom.

Student Council:

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

PE Make ups: 12th grade PE make ups today, Sign ups in the gym. Passes will be issued to those who sign up as they are heading to lunch.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • Attention seniors working with Daisy for college financial aid help; she will be back this Monday Dec 3 at 1:00; bring in your information.

Other:

Coat/Toy Drive

sponsored by NHS and Skills USA

Pleas support needy families as they holidays and winter approaches.

Dates: November 28-December 19th

Where: Donation boxes are located in the Main Office and Cafeteria

Can also drop off with Mrs. Etheridge and Mrs. Graminski in F12.



THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Sports:

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- First practice starts Today 4:00-6:00

Rifle Team:


Clubs:

After School Academic Support

&

After School Clubs

Beginning December 3rd, Vinal Tech will be offering 2 programs. There will be After school academic support. in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

Flyers will be handed out.

Please sign up Google Classroom.

Student Council:

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

PE Make ups: 10th grade PE make ups today, Sign ups in the gym. Passes will be issued to those who sign up as they are heading to lunch.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • Daisy from CONNTAC will be here at 1:00 today to meet with seniors for help with financial aid.
  • Attention seniors working with Daisy for college financial aid help; she will be back this Monday Dec 3 at 1:00; bring in your information.

Other: Blood Drive today will take place in the Library Media Center. The library will be closed until the blood drive is over.



WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2018

Sports:

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Meeting Today at 1:30 in the gym. First practice starts Thursday 11/29

Rifle Team:


Clubs:

After School Academic Support

&

After School Clubs

Beginning December 3rd, Vinal Tech will be offering 2 programs. There will be After school academic support. in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

Flyers will be handed out.

Please sign up Google Classroom.


Student Council:

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

PE Make ups:

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • Daisy from CONNTAC will be here at 1:00 today to meet with seniors for help with financial aid.

Other:

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2018



Sports:

Girls Basketball- Practice today 2:20-4:00

Boys Basketball- Meeting Wednesday at 1:30 place TBA. First practice starts Thursday 11/29

Rifle Team:


Clubs:

After School Academic Support

&

After School Clubs

Beginning December 3rd, Vinal Tech will be offering 2 programs. There will be After school academic support. in Math, English, Social Studies and Science. If your grades need improvement or if you are failing, then you need to stay for extra help. The hours are from after school to 4:15. (snacks provided)

We have many different clubs being offered. Dance, Welding, DIY Holiday hair and extensions, E-Sports, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Ski, Drama, Bowling, Art and Community Service Clubs.

Flyers will be handed out.

Please sign up Google Classroom.


Student Council:

Diversity:

Yearbook:

E-club:

PE Make ups:

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Guidance:

  • This Wednesday Nov. 28th, Daisy from CONNTAC will be here at 1:00 to meet with seniors for help with financial aid.

Other:





Wednesday 1/23/19

Attention Grade 10 Students

Physical Fitness Testing begins tomorrow 1/24/18. Testing will take place period 7 during Academic Access.

Students have been notified if they are testing tomorrow. If you are scheduled for testing tomorrow, please report directly to the gym. PE attire is required.

CONGRATULATIONS

Ian Mannings and Mr. Hood are highlighted in the newest episode of CPTV's Making the Future!

https://cptv.org/making-the-future/


SKILLS USA INFORMATION

  • EVERY SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR WISHING TO COMPETE IN REGIONALS OR STATES MUST TAKE THE SKILLS ON-LINE TEST.
  • THE SKILLS ON-LINE TEST IS AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 30 ON LINE. PLEASE SPEAK TO MRS. ETHERIDGE OR YOUR SHOP TEACHER IF YOU HAVE
  • NOT TAKEN THE TEST YET AND NEED TO DO SO.
  • ALL SKILLS COMPETITORS MUST HAVE A PRINTED RESUME WITH THEM FOR COMPETITION, PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY AND SEE MRS. ETHERIDGE FOR ASSISTANCE OR ANY OF YOUR PORTFOLIO TEACHERS.
  • ALL SKILLS USA STUDENTS GOING TO THE REGIONAL COMPETITIONS ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH MUST RETURN THEIR PERMISSION SLIPS TO MRS. ETHERIDGE AND THEIR $10.00 FEE TO MRS. GREEN IN THE BUSINESS OFFICE BEFORE JANUARY 30TH
  • ANY SKILLS STUDENTS THAT NEED TO SEE THE GUIDELINES FOR THEIR COMPETITION FOR STATES PLEASE SEE MRS. ETHERIDGE.

  • Family Fun Night is going to be Friday on Jan 25th from 5-7pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold in all lunch waves from 1/16/19- 1/25/19. Tickets will also be sold at the door. They are $5 each or $20 for 4 or more tickets. Admission includes a pizza dinner, dessert and candy bar, crafts for the kids, karaoke and games.
  • There will be a Student Council meeting after announcements tomorrow in the old MDET room across from Carpentry.
  • Reminder if you are in Bowling or YMCA or want to be, get your permission slip in and sign up with Mrs. Vaughan
  • Both Bowling and YMCA meet on Thursdays


Wednesday, January 30th


Senior Class officer meeting on Friday 7th period.

Reminder:

Grade 10 Students scheduled to take the Physical Fitness test Thursday period 7 should report directly to the gym.

  • The Rifle team has practice tomorrow. The bus will leave at 2:20.
  • There will be a Student Council meeting on Friday after the pledge in the old MDET room.


There will be a Diversity Club meeting to discuss Family Fun Night during 7th period today, in the Art Room. Wednesday (1/30)