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Math Team News (October 15, 2018)

Congratulations to the SHS Math team on earning a second place finish at the first meet which was held on October 10, 2018 at Bristol Eastern. SHS finished second in the Einstein division while Newington finished first. The team placed 10th out of 25 schools. Abhi B. earned the most points for the team and finished in 10th place amongst competing Seniors. The team is off to a great start.

The SHS Math team participates in the Capitol Area Mathematics League (CAML). The league consists of 25 teams. There are 10 teams in the most competitive division which is called the Euler Division. There are 15 teams in the second division which is the Einstein division. Practices are held leading up to the competitions. Students take a qualifying test to see who will participate on the "A" team . The competitive "A" team consists of 5 students while the other students participate on the "B" team. Prior to each meet students have the opportunity to earn a place on the "A" team.
Different schools host six meets throughout the year. The top teams will be invited to the State competition.

The SHS team has 20 members and is led by Captains, Senior, Justin F and Sophomore Erin K. The advisors are Karin Isner and Mallory Cumpstone.

Southington High School Selected For 7th Annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Southington High School has been placed on the College Board’s 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success. The Southington Public School District and in particular Southington High School is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Southington High School increased the number of students participating in the rigorous Advanced Placement coursework and examinations while increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that the district is successfully identifying, motivating, and academically preparing students to be ready for college and university level coursework. The Southington Public School District is committed to expanding the availability of AP courses for motivated students of all backgrounds.

Inclusion on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2014 to 2016, looking across 37 AP Exams, including world language and culture. Selection was based on the following criteria.

 Increased participation or access to AP by at least 4% in large districts, at least 6 % in medium districts, and at least 11% in small districts

 Increased or maintained the percentage of exams taken by black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students who scored 3+ on at least one AP Exam; and

 Improvement or maintenance of performance levels when comparing the 2016 percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher to the 2014 percentage, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70% of its AP students earn a 3 or higher.

The complete 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found on the College Board website.

SHS Make My Day Award Winners

Each month, all the departments at SHS have an opportunity to recognize a student that has done a good deed within the class, assisted the teacher, or has been recognized for going the extra mile.

WALL OF HONOR

Southington High School selects honorees every year for its Wall of Honor. Those honored must be Southington High graduates, and have done outstanding community service, received significant awards, had extraordinary lifetime achievements or done great humanitarian work. Please click here for more information.