A Visitor From Tyendinaga Territory

asdfasdfasdf​As a part of Treaty Recognition Week in Ontario Jo Brown from Tyendinaga Territory was in the Learning Commons for a discussion and workshop on treaties and wapum belts.  He will also shared the stories from his family members that were enrolled in residential school.  Thanks to Mr. Shortly and the team of teachers for organizing this event.

Distracted Driving Pledge

asdfasWe held our first ever Distracted Driving Week from November 1-8, 2017. This week was made possible by our local OPP and Hastings and Prince Edward Public Heath. Highlights of the week included classroom visits from OPP to share the legal and social implications of distracted driving as well as a pledge by students and staff to stop distracted driving.

 

Kairos Blanket Exercise

asdf ​Students in our 7 Native Studies courses took part in the Kairos Blanket Exercise today. This is a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Watch the video to learn more about this unique learning experience.

Welcome to the Blanket Exercise from KAIROS Canada on Vimeo.

 

 

Bay of Quinte Volleyball

afadsWe are proud to host the 2017 Bay of Quinte Sr. Boys Championship on Tuesday Nov. 6th.

Click here to download the schedule.

 

Graduate Photos

adfGraduate Photos will be taken from Friday Nov. 17th to Thursday Nov. 23rd.

Graduates must make an appointment online to have their photos taken. Graduates are advised to visit student services this week to pick up an information brochure with details about appointment booking and sitting fees. Youcan also use the link below to book your appointment.

https://schedule.prestigeportraits.ca/schedule/home.html

 

Parent Involvement Committee

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The HPEDSB Parent Involvement Committee will meet on Thursday Oct 26 at 6pm - Parents from the Centre Hastings area are welcome to join through video confencing at CHSS.

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a formal structure and an important advisory body, established in accordance with Ontario Regulation 612/00 and Board Policy 11-K: Parent Involvement Committee. The purpose of the PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The PIC does this by providing information and advice to the Board on parent engagement, communicating with and supporting school councils and undertaking activities to help parents support their children’s learning.

Fixing the Sled

Students in Mr. Ross's Manufacturing class have been working together to repair a damaged football sled. During the winter, the snowplow struck the sled and caused a severe misalignment. Today Mr. Ross helped the students create a jig to guide the metal as they heated and bent it back into place.

 

Learning Commons

adsfadfWe had an action packed day in the Learning Commons today. We had several classes complete work in the morning, our new whiteboard delivered, and we ran a successful Google Read and Write Session with Ms. Saunders’ class. The day ended with us hanging the first artwork  in the LC, created by Ms. Chalmers’ PLP class. The class posed with their art and played two digital breakout games. A great day overall.  

Freedom Day 2017

On Wednesday Oct. 11, Ms. Browning lead a field trip with 31 students to Freedom Day in Toronto. They joined more than 1,000 students at Yonge-Dundas Square. They listened to a number of speakers that left them feeling energized and motivated to bring positive change to their community. Freedom Day is the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's annual event that is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal while encouraging students to stand up for freedom, democracy and human rights.

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