Congratulations to Grade 12 student, Moira Wilson, whose essay, “The Devil Wears Pessimism: Society Advancement Within the Past Century” has been selected as the winner of the OSSTF Student Achievement Awards in the “Prose and Poetry” category. The essay will now forwarded for adjudication at the provincial level!
Moira’s essay, which she wrote for the purposes of this contest, discusses the concept of “Grumble Theory” as described by Abraham Maslow. She argues that “Canadians have forgotten the progress made over the past hundred years”.
Good luck to Moira in the next round of judging.
Queen’s University offers a summer enrichment experience for students from Grades 8-12. Students will be participating in challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic an living environment of university life. Through these experiences they will have the opportunity to learn beyond the school classroom with engaging and challenging courses that motivate them to explore and apply new knowledge. Please click the link for more information.
Students in Mr. Everhardus' grade 10 Civics class have been working together to uncover their Charter Rights in class. As students disucss and debate they are building knowledge and making sense about how these rights impact their daily lives.
Congratulations to our grade 12 student, Sabeen Asif, who has been selected to participate in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Model Parliament program!
Sabeen will be in Toronto from Feb. 27 – March 1 and representing the riding of Durham. She will be one of just 124 students from across the province to learn about the parliamentary history and the legislative process through workshops and presentations at this program.
You can find more information about this program at: https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/model-parliament-high-school-students
It is a long-standing tradition at CHSS to hold a charity fundraising auction to support local food banks. This year's event will be Dec. 5 and our Entrepreneurship class will be leading the event. There is a webstie with more information: https://www.chsschristmasauction.info/
Contact us at the school if you'd like to make a donation: 613 473 4251
November 19 - 23 is Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week. Follow #KINDCHSS on Twitter and Instagram. Here are some events we'll be holding this week:
Monday: #KindCHSS Handshake Challenge kick-off; Nick Foley School Wide Assembly in Period 3 & Inclusion Workshop Period 4 (student leaders)
Tuesday: Outreach table at lunch with Kindness Cards
Wednesday: Sound Academy singing in the cafeteria at lunch
Thursday: "Take a Compliment, Give a Compliment" slips and free smile cookies at lunch
Friday: Handshake challenge showdown / Homeroom Door Holders
Lifetouch Photography will be at the school taking graduation photos from Monday Nov. 19 to Friday Nov. 23.
Appointments must be booked online and are on a first come-first served basis. Students can visit Student Services to pick up their information sheet and brochure.