North Hastings High School Greetings from Administration April 2015 The weather is finally starting to break and in the land of the Huskies, things are as productive as ever! The winter season saw many of our students reach new heights in the classroom as 175 of our Huskies attained Honours status (75%) in their semester one classes. On February 10th, a future crop of NHHS students visited the school for our annual Open House. The group was treated to several teacher led workshops and a tour of the school by our fearless Peer Mentors. Staff members were excited to meet the grade 8 students who will soon fill their classes and programs. Congratulations go out to Tori Wilkins who displayed her beautiful artwork with seven other Huskies at the annual student exhibition at the Parrott Gallery in Belleville. Her graduation themed piece was purchased and will be proudly displayed at the Education Centre for everyone to enjoy in the years to come. Good job Tori! Our local hockey rinks were filled with many celebrations this winter, including an impressive run to an OMHA title for the Bancroft Peewee Jets. Although these players won’t be landing at NHHS for a few years, some of our own athletes drew attention at the Provincial and National levels of our country’s favourite pastime. Tori Howran was recently informed that she has been invited to attend evaluation camps for the National Women’s Under 18 Hockey Program. Tori is very excited about this opportunity and is training hard for the first weekend camp which is coming up in May. Anthony Bertucca also received some exciting news recently when he was selected by the Sarnia Sting in this springs’ Ontario Hockey League draft. We wish these two Huskies the best of luck in their hockey pursuits. Our Outdoor Facilities Renewal Committee has also been hard at work pulling together support to bring back a track and some improved bleachers for students, staff, community members and of course, Husky fans. This year’s Husky Cash Grab will support the committee and its work, so special thanks go out to everyone who has contributed. Amongst the many duties that this group has assumed is the recruitment of community partnerships to help with the project. Stay tuned for more exciting news from the front lines at NHHS. We hope that the 2014-15 semester two midterm report helps to clarify your student’s progress. Please contact the school if you have any questions or need support for your Husky. Enjoy the Spring everyone! Life at NHHS Hospitality & Tourism Class Chef John Schneeberger visited Mrs. Gillis’s Hospitality and Tourism class with four second year students from Loyalist College to assist him in baking a special treat. The class made Apple Fritters that even some lucky staff got to try and they were out of this world good! Thank you to Chef John for taking the time out of his busy schedule to work with the NHHS students. Dance Class Mrs. Gillis’s ATC 201 dance class is currently learning Round and Square dances. Here, the class is learning the Jiffy Mixer dance. Epilepsy Awareness Day Thanks to Staff and students who wore purple in recognition of National Epilepsy Awareness Day. Page 2 Life at NHHS Prom Project Prom Project 2015 was a huge success. Always a ‘feel good’ event, students left the NHHS gym April 14th with smiles, new formal outfits, shirts, ties and make up. Lucille Kyle and her brother Peter, with their flare for design, had the NHHS stage and gym looking fancier than “Le Chateau”. This event began as an initiative organized by the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation as a way to recycle gently used formal wear. Community members donate items they no longer need which are dry cleaned sorted and sent to participating schools in Hastings County, including NHHS. Schools also receive new dress shirts and ties for boys, and Shoppers Drug Mart donates make-up for the ladies. At Prom Project, boys and girls from grade 8 to grade 12, can get a formal outfit for graduations, proms, family weddings, or any other formal event they may be attending in the near future. This event ensures that North Hastings students will be the best dressed students around. Thanks to everyone who attended the event, made a donation, and/or helped to make the magic happen! International Pink Day Thanks to Staff and Students who supported International Pink Day for Anti-Bullying on April 8th by wearing pink. France Trip March 2016 It is not too late to enroll in the trip to France planned for March 2016. This trip will take students to Paris, the Loire Valley, and Normandy, where they will tour the Juno Beach Centre. This is a fabulous opportunity. For information about costs and how to enroll, please see Ms. Burbidge, Miss Carroll, or Mr. Levesque. There will be an information meeting for students and parents who are not yet enrolled on Thursday May 7th at 6:00-7:00pm in the library. This will be a trip of a lifetime! Page 3 Life at NHHS N.E.R.D.S. This year in NERDS, we started off the semester setting up our new class room, Room 109. In the next few days we learned about WHMIS, Standard First Aid and CPR. The next week we started completing our weekly co-op hours at North Hastings Community Fish Hatchery where we do inventory of the fish and clean the tanks. We also take turns tying flies every Tuesday. The following week, we did team building activities which included a group jump rope of 18 people, afterwards we did high and low ropes at Camp Wanakita in Haliburton. In the third week of class, we learned how to properly execute ice water rescues. We learned how to use a GPS accurately along with a map and compass. Afterwards we learned how to track under the guidance of Master Tracker Ethan Huner at the Lookout Point in Algonquin Park. We also did a tour of Algonquin College where we watched and took part in Logger Games. Shortly after, we learned Winter Survival Tactics with Officers White and Kennedy on Dog Bay Road where we built a Signal Fire, Quincy, and an AFrame Shelter. The following week we started tapping trees at Camp Can-Aqua. We went every day until the sap season was over to collect and measure the sap for a climate change study for Wilfred Laurier University. We also helped the MNR with a Deer Mortality Study which we completed on a weekly basis on snowmobiles, ATV’s and on foot, in the North Baptiste Lake Deer Yard. We went to Ripley’s Aquarium where we got to look at jellyfish, sharks, crabs, lobsters, and many other forms of marine life. Last week we did tree identification where we learned how to tell different types of trees apart such as oak, poplar, maple, ash, elm, tamarack, and many others. After that we gathered spruce gum and young maples for the traditional native spear making that we will be doing later in April. We also went to Kevin Hockley’s Taxidermy workshop where we learned how to prepare and tan deer hides. Later that day we cast plastic molds of various reptiles and amphibians such as the Green Frog, Snapping Turtle, and Five Lined Skink. All-in-all, the first half of the semester has been busy, full, and exciting! NERDS Golf Tournament Save the Date More details coming soon! Page 4 Life at NHHS LSP Class goes Bowling Written By: Skye Dosman, Bethany Hall, Catrina Hilts, Breena Ingles, Cody Lockwood, Cheyenne Shay, and Dillon Simpson Music Matters at NHHS So much has been happening in the Music Program at NHHS! On Tuesday, April 14, the staff and students of the Life Skills Program took a trip to FirstBowling of all, we would like atogreat thankopportunity everyone who supported Bulb and Citrus Fruit the Bancroft Lanes. It was to get out intoourtheFlower community fundraisers. Your support allows me, Mrs. Winmill, to provide opportunities and equipment to while enjoying some fun-filled physical activity. NHHS’s music students that are equal to those provided to students in larger schools in bigger towns and cities. These opportunities and equipment help to build students’ confidence and faith in their began after lunch with a ride in the vans from Bancroft Community Transit. abilities. The trip Once the class arrived at the bowling lanes, each student purchased their own shoes A new program isofoccurring semester that brings 66 instrumental music from Norm and MASS laced BAND up forCLINIC an afternoon Bowlingthis BINGO! Strikes wereallhad by students together at the same time to create one MASSIVE concert band. We rehearse in the Breena Ingles, Catrina Hilts, Cody Lockwood, Cheyenne Shay and Mrs. MacGibbon, cafeteria 4 times this semester to prepare for Remembrance Day, Holiday Concerts and for the and sparesChristmas by SkyeAssembly Dosman,inMrs. Hoover and Ms. Whitley. Otherhas highlights of theparticipation and December. Participation in MASS BAND seen excellent excitement and news coverage by our local papers. In addition, adult community trip included a surprise visit from Principal Dostaler and Rockin’ Bowl to The Eagles members have been joining us to give their support. At our December 12 MASS BAND CLINIC, famous Canadian once the Ladies’ League had finished for the day, and of course, Cheyenne temporartrombonist, Alistair Kay, will be coming to play with our MASS BAND, as he will be at his cottage ily suspending the game hitting the coffeehiscan half-bumper. snacksforfrom near Bancroft andby wishes to contribute expertise. This is aGetting HUGE honour our music program, for ourwas school, town.time was had by all, but by 2:30 everyone was the Tuck Shop funand too.forAour great ready to pack it in and head back to school. The MASS BAND had the honour of performing not only at our school’s Remembrance Day Assembly, but also walked to the Cenotaph in Bancroft to perform O Canada for the official Legion When asked about his day, student Cody Lockwood said, “It was fun. It was also ceremony. Some members were able to wear the burgundy, woolen band capes that the Legion so great. My generously favourite parts were when I gotprogram a strikemany and when I played imaginary donated to the music years ago. If you happen toelechave one of these capes in the back of a cupboard, please return it to NHHS so that today’s music students tric guitar to The Eagles. I just couldn’t help myself”. Dillon Simpson agreed: “Rockin’ may benefit from their use during upcoming outdoor performances. Bowl was my favourite part of the day”. Trinity Thrower and Sara Switzer teamed-up to play Last Post and Reveille for our school’s The L.S.P. Remembrance class would like to Assembly thank everyone trip possible, including Day Assembly. Day and at who Birdsmade Creektheir Public School’s Remembrance Norm Gunter foryou, helping them out all the Ladies’ League bowlers for sharThank ladies, for taking onafternoon, this challenge. ing their lanes, Bancroft Community Transit for driving them to the lanes, and Mrs. Our holiday concerts, “Magical Season”, will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 Hall for volunteering her time to join us. The class is looking forward to more field and 26 at 7 p.m. at the Village Playhouse in Bancroft. If your child takes a music class or is in the trips this spring, including a few more visits to the Bancroft Bowling Lanes. On that choir, he or she has received a ticket order form. We will also be performing 7, one-hour concerts for note, the L.S.P. students would to give Dostaler fair Tickets warningare foravailable the challenge local elementary schoollike children andMr. NHHS students. from Harvest Moon, or that awaitscall him: an ultimate Bowling BOWL-OFF! NHHS at 332-1220 and askBingo for voicemail 2513 to order tickets. People Thank you for your ongoing support of the music program at NHHS. Guidance News Students must complete 40 hours of community service in order to be eligible to graduate. Potential graduating students are reminded that their 40 hours of community service must be completed by Friday, May 1st in order to be eligible to graduate. Volunteer forms are available in Student Services or on the North Hastings High School web-site under “Husky Information for Students” → “Forms”. Check the volunteer board. There are lots of Community Service jobs available Page 5 NHHS Sports Wrestling Husky Wrestilng had an amazing year taking 18 wrestlers to COSSA. After dominating COSSA and taking home the overall points and boys trophy, they moved on to OFSAA. 10 wrestlers went to Windsor Ontario for 2 full days to wrestle the finest in the province. No other team in our region took so many wrestlers to the provincial event. Although medals alluded us this year we are looking forward to making up for that next year. Many thanks to the coaches Mr. Collins, Mr. Isaak and Mr. Roulston. Track and Field Track and Field Athletes have been practicing for a variety of events since the middle of February; indoors when the weather is not cooperating and outdoors on those nice days which are few and far between. In the photos the athletes are training with a variety of drills to help build stamina for competition starting in May. It looks to be a great year with approximately 40 athletes competing ! Husky House Points to date Top Points earners to date 12338 points T. Shah– 307 K. Sutherland—162 K. Hoover– 264 N. O’Hara—159 R. Shah - 256 M. van der Woude –149 D. Mills – 330 J. Musclow—218 10721 T. Betson – 199 points D. Sunstrum —171 T. Thrower—209 M. Crocker—159 Others Sports Pics Page 6 9393 points 11089 points In the Know NHHS Husky Cash Grab Fundraiser THE BIG SCHOOL FUNDRAISER CALENDAR RAFFLE for the month of MAY TICKETS $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 The ultimate Huskies’ Cash Grab is here! This is our biggest school fundraiser of the year and our goal is to raise funds for improvements to our outdoor facilities, which will aim to include: a new running track , bleachers, a jumping pit and a new throwing circle/area. This is a calendar draw for cash prizes on a of school days during the month of May. There are nineteen (19) days that you are able to win cash or prizes, with values ranging from $50.00 to $100.00. Our final draw date is on May 29th and it will be for $500.00 big ones! Tickets are $5.00 each or five (5) for $20.00. Individuals can win multiple times (as your ticket goes back into the draw to win again). CALL OR DROP BY THE SCHOOL TO GET YOUR TICKETS We need your support-GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Library News Battle of the books From January 5 through to June 5, NHHS is competing with Centre Hastings High School in a BATTLE OF THE BOOKS to see which school can read the most FICTION books in that 5 month period. There will be monthly draws for prizes for students who read the most. Page 7 Congratulations to……. Jesse Mercier -Random Acts of Kindness Once again NHHS has shown that it is a place of acceptance and kindness. In March, the entire school got together and nominated their fellow student Jesse Mercier for the High School Kindness Citizen of the Year Award. Jesse is described as the nicest, kindest boy with the biggest heart. He is always there to lend a hand and is famous for holding doors open for everyone, always with a smile on his face. He admits it wasn't always like that, when he was younger he was often picked on for being different and that’s because Jessie has a learning disability. A few years back, Jesse watched a video in a school assembly about a young lad who was determined to make a difference in his High School through kindness. The idea was set in his mind and Jesse realized he could do the same thing. People would smile back and say “thank you” when he held open doors. That gave him a purpose and happiness. In addition to receiving the award from Principal Dostaler at the high school, he also received the award at the Kindness Court of Quinte Mall. “It was the best moment of my Life” Jesse exclaimed. Way to go Jesse, we are very proud! Victoria (Tori) Howran Congratulations to grade 11 NHHS student Tori Howran who will be attending a conditioning camp with the Canadian Under 18 Women’s Hockey Team May 6-10th in Hamilton. Tori currently plays on the Whitby Junior Wolves Women's Team and the Bancroft Midget Jets Team. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/Team-Canada/Women/Under-18/2015-16/ Conditioning-Camp/Roster Way to go Tori and great work coach Wiltshire! Anthony Bertucca Congratulations to grade 10 NHHS student Anthony Bertucca who has been drafted by the OHL’s Sarnia Sting Team. He will begin training camps April 24th. Anthony currently plays goalie for the Quinte Red Devils Minor Midget team in Belleville. Way to go Anthony! Page 8 Congratulations to……. Shawn Bruce-Welding Skills Competition Each year, talented Tech students from HPEDSB can compete at the Ontario Technological Skills Qualifying Competition (OTSC) for the opportunity to represent our Board at the Ontario Skills Competition. Shawn Bruce represented NHHS in Welding and clinched 3rd place this year. He is now getting ready for the All Ontario competition on May 4-5 which will be held in Kitchener-Waterloo. Gold medal winners at this event earn the right to showcase their abilities on a national stage, Skills Canada National Competition, which will take place May 27-30, 2015 in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Huskies wish Shawn the best of luck as he keeps melting that stuff together. Former Student Crysta Stubbs Former Student Crysta Stubbs with the trophy from the CIAU championships last year (Guelph took the bronze ). Crysta is now in her second year at Guelph playing Ladies Field hockey for the Guelph Gryphones wearing jersey # 11. Crysta played on the NHHS Field Hockey Team. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth Page 9 The Role of the Trustee Page 10 Other Info Great Palace Nominations Submit a Nomination for the 14th Annual Great Place Awards! Nominations are being accepted for the 14th Annual Great Place Awards. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding individuals, teams or groups which have made a significant contribution to student achievement and well-being, and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board being A Great Place to Learn and A Great Place to Work! Great Place Awards are the highest form of recognition within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Nominations are accepted for students, employees, parents/guardians, volunteers and community partners. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015. Complete details and nomination forms are online at www.HPEschools.ca. Awards will be presented at the public Board meeting on Monday, May 25, 2015. For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, at 613966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 2354, or email [email protected] Child & Youth Counsellor My name is Wendy Fouts and as the Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC) at NHHS I am part of the in-school educational team. Whether it’s a brief consultation or part of a larger plan for a student, confidential CYC support is available to every student, family and staff member in the NHHS school community. Please call the school and ask for Wendy Fouts at extension 2138. You can also email me at [email protected] There is help in Your School supporting students with… … non-academic challenges at school …personal issues ...family and relationship concerns …resolving conflict peacefully …time management and attendance …personal tragedy …students overcoming anxiety and depression …understanding anger …healthy nutrition and personal habits Also available Children’s Mental Health 613-332-3807 Located at: 8 Hastings Street North. Page 11 North Hastings High School Important Dates May 4-8 Education Week May 8 Staff vs Student Frisbee game May 12 Credit Alert reports go home May 20 Coop Job Fair May 21 Floatation Device spirit day May 22 PA Day June 12 Year end assembly June 25 Commencement June 26 PA Day North Hastings High School 14-16 Monck St, Box 190 Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 Phone: (613) 332-1220. . . .Fax: (613) 332-0978 Principal . . . . . . ....... ..... . . . . . . K. Dostaler Vice-Principal . . . . . . ......... . . . L. Andrews School Council Chair ....................C. Reynolds Superintendent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Rogers Trustee………………………………………..L. Kyle Bell Schedule: VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL As part of our safe schools, ALL 8:35 Warning Bell 8:40-9:55 Period 1 9:55-10:05 Nutrition Break 10:05-11:20 Period 2 11:20-12:20 LUNCH 12:20-1:35 Period 3 1:35-1:45 Nutrition Break 1:45-3:00 Period 4 3:00-3:05 PM Announcements Note: VISITORS MUST SIGN IN at the office Our school runs on a two week schedule. Week One is regular week - period 1, 2, 3, 4. before proceeding through the school. Week Two is flip week - period 4, 3, 2, 1. Daily Absences Signing Out Extended Absences Please remember to call the school and report all student absences. Messages can be left in the attendance mail box. Ext 2316 All students must be signed out by a parent or guardian if there is need for them to leave during the school day. This can be done in person when picking up or with a signed note. Extended absence forms are to be completed for ALL absences lasting longer than 3 days. These forms are available at the main office.
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