Weekly Community Bulletin

Sir William Mulock Secondary School
W e e k ly E - B u l l e t i n : T h e R av e n ’ s C a l l
705 Columbus Way, Newmarket, On., L3X 2M7 | Phone: 905 967-1045 | Fax: 905 967-1054
Principal, Carmen Spiteri-Johnson | Vice Principals, Rosey Mastrofrancesco, Georgia Clifford
Week 16, Dec 15 - 19, 2014
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Home of the Ravens
Developing students of character, who are literate and numerate, is our main priority
Poupart | Girl’s Hockey, Ray Twinney DT: 2:30pm-not returning to school
Poste | St. Michaels Hospital DT: 8:10 AT:1:30
Panesar | Introduce Girls to programming, Huron Heights S.S. DT: 8:15am AT: 3:30pm
Matsushige/M. Hamilton/M. Roberts | Music Repertoire Rehearsal, Newmarket Theatre DT: 8:45am AT: 2:30pm
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Gilbert/Avery | Swim Team, Markham Pan Am Centre DT:7:45am AT:3:15pm
Loria| SHSM First Aid/CPR Training—all day
Pfenning | Jr. Boys Basketball, Maple H.S. DT:2:45pm AT:6:00pm
Philips/Corpuz | Sr. Girls Volleyball, Stephen Lewis S.S. DT: 2:07 AT: 5:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 Heath | Boys Hockey, Ray Twinney DT: 1:45pm not returning to school
Sargeant/Patterson/Douville/Wang | Grade 9 Science, Science Centre DT: 9:30am AT: 2:45pm
Loria| SHSM First Aid/CPR Training—all day
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Poupart | Girls Hockey, Georgina Ice Palace DT: 1:00pm AT:4:15pm
Grimmer | M.E. Class, Magna Centre DT: 8:55 AT:11:15am
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 Holiday Assembly
Dates at a Glance
December 2014
22+ Winter Break Holiday (Begins)
January 2015
Winter Break Holiday (Ends)
Classes Resume
University Applications deadline
EQAO Grade 9 Math Test (Begins)
EQAO Grade 9 Math Test (Ends)
Mandatory OSSLT Test - March 26, 2015
Parents/Guardians of Grade 10 students and students who were unsuccessful on the
OSSLT last year are asked to mark March 26th, 2015 in your calendars for the
mandatory OSSLT test. Students must pass the Literacy test prior to graduating high
school. Please avoid booking any appointments or extended March Break vacations.
Attendance is mandatory.
Winter Showcase 2014
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 marks the evening of the Music Department's annual
holiday concert WINTER SHOWCASE 2014! If you would like to take a break from
busy holiday shopping, come out to the Newmarket Theatre, 7:30 pm to see our
music students in action. Featured will be the Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, small
ensembles and the debut of our grade 9 Concert Band. For tickets ($8) please
contact Mrs. Matsushige, Head of Music by December 15th.
Student of the Month
Holiday Assembly
December 19th
Period A
8:05 – 9:10
Period B
9:15 – 10:25
Period C
10:30 – 11:35
Period D
11:40 – 12:45
Period E
(Class & Assembly)
12:50– 2:45
Sydney Laliberte continually goes above and
beyond her role as Manager of the Boys Senior
Volleyball Team. She organizes, trains, coaches
and encourages the boys to reach their
potential. Sydney has attended every practice
and game, she has dedicated her time and
efforts whole heartedly to working with the team.
Sydney has volunteered countless hours to
assisting the team and developing their skills.
Thank you Sydney for your dedication!!
Sir William Mulock Secondary School
W e e k ly E - B u l l e t i n : T h e R av e n ’ s C a l l
Mulock’s Mental Health Minute
This Week’s Topic:
There are as many misconceptions about teen depression as there
are about teenagers in general. Teenage depression isn’t just bad
moods and the occasional melancholy - It’s a serious problem that
impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to
drug and alcohol abuse, self-loathing and self-mutilation, and even
suicide. But as a concerned parent, teacher, or friend, there are many
ways you can help. Talking about the problem and offering support
can go a long way toward getting your teenager back on track.
sadness or hopelessness; irritability, anger, or hostility; tearfulness or
frequent crying; withdrawal from friends and family; loss of interest in
activities; changes in eating and sleeping habit
For more information please check out our mental health minute
reflections on our website at mulock.ca
Message From Our Trustee
As we near the end of 2014, I hope everyone has had a great school year so far
and found opportunities to get involved with the life of the school. Partnerships
with families are essential to student achievement and well-being, and to
creating a caring and supportive learning environment in which students can
There are many ways for families to get involved – from volunteering with the
school and getting involved with the school council to attending school events,
communicating with your child’s teacher and supporting learning at home.
However you choose to get involved, know that you are making a difference.
Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees reviewed and revised our Multi-Year
Plan, the plan which guides system direction. The plan continues to have a
sharp focus on student achievement and well-being, the delivery of effective and
sustainable educational programs and the stewardship of Board resources.
Thanks to your support and the hard work and commitment of our staff,
students, families and community partners, we continue to move forward in
achieving our goals. As an elected trustee and an advocate for high quality
public education, I am committed to ensuring the highest quality public education
possible for our students and their families.
Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful
start to the new year. I hope you are able to enjoy time with family and friends.
Martin Van Beek
Community Involvement Hours
Opportunities Available
Goodwill’s Gift Wrapping Event
Sunday December 21st, 12-4pm
20 Davis Drive, Newmarket
Jenny Cheng (705)331-6168 or
[email protected] to secure a spot
Salvation Army Kettle Volunteer
Description: It only takes 2 hours. Stand by one of
our Christmas kettles, smile and thank
people as they donate to our Christmas
905-895-6276 or
[email protected]
Exam Schedule
On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 during period A, students received a copy of their
exam schedule and exam policies/procedures. Semester one exams will take place
from January 23, 2015 to January 29, 2015, followed by exam review day on
January 30, 2015.
Please note the instructions on the policies/procedures regarding rescheduled exams
due to the School Board declaring Inclement Weather (snow day).
Forms available in Guidance.
Students are asked to complete the
information for approval prior to the activity