Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
|Southwick-Tolland Regional High School|
|93 Feeding Hills Road
Southwick, MA, USA
|Motto||Education Inspiration Excellence|
|School district||Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District|
|Teaching staff||49 (2007)|
|Average SAT scores||528 verbal
521 writing (2010)
|Website||Southwick-Tolland Regional High School|
Southwick-Tolland Regional High School (STRHS) is a public high school in Southwick, Massachusetts, United States serving grades 9-12 of the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District, which is made up of the towns of Southwick, Tolland, and Granville.
Southwick-Tolland was assessed by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 2004.
Clubs and Organizations
Southwick-Tolland is known for its strong emphasis on performing arts. Though they are small, the band and chorus have received national recognition over the years, earning superior ratings and trophies from festivals in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Orlando. Their drama program is also said to be "one of the best" in Western Massachusetts, due in part by the leadership of Van Farrier, actor and teacher. Southwick-Tolland Performing Arts performed Beauty and the Beast in April 2007. In March 2008 the school performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The school also has a number of successful clubs including: the Interact Club, As Schools Match Wits Team, the Diversity Club, the National Honor Society, the Drama Club, the Jazz Band, the Math Team, the Spanish Club, the French Club, the Chess Club, and the Debate Team.
STRHS is active in interscholastic sports.
In 2007 and 2008 Southwick won the Western Mass championship and the Division II title in Boys Varsity Track. The team is coached by Dick Atkinson, a local track coaching legend and former math teacher of the school. Also coached by Atkinson is the boys cross–country team with several division titles, the most recent in 2008, which was a perfect season with a 15–0 record and the Division II Western Mass title.
Southwick is probably best known for their wrestling program, which won the Western Mass Championship in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. The team has produced three individual state champions and its peak performance as a team was second at the State Dual Meet Championship in 2007.
2011 was another banner year for Southwick. The Boys Varsity Soccer won the Western Massachusetts championship, while Varsity Golf, Varsity Baseball, and Boys Varsity Track won their league titles.
The Southwick Field Hockey program has produced many Western Mass titles.
Southwick is notable for having neither a football nor a hockey team.