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Wednesday October 16th, 2019

Student Vote - Reminder to look at the political party websites to help you decide who to vote for on Friday. The Rhinoceros Party is not on the ballot this time, but maybe the Unicorn Party or the Bolshevik Party is. How will you know without doing some research?

Ok Secord, you asked for it, you got it! Our first Grade War is up and running. Our Grade 9's had the most donations yesterday for our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser for Gillian's Place which will happen this Friday at lunch. Grade 9's were in the lead for money raised up until the last few minutes of lunch, when the Grade 11's took the lead in cash donations. Where are our Grade 12's! Grade 10's? Our grade  11 male teachers are anxiously awaiting the delivery of their new pink high heels, which they will proudly wear and strut their stuff...only if we have enough money to back them. Check out the donation table today at lunch in the MAIN FOYER near the front office. Let's go Secord! Help support Gillian's Place!

R E M E M B R A N C E   D A Y
Every year Laura Secord students participate in a commemoration of the sacrifice endured by Canadians and people around the world during times of war and conflict. An important component of our assembly is the slideshow featuring photos of loved ones of students and staff members who served. Ask your family about who saw action or were affected by war in your family tree. Send photos to Mr. Williamson for inclusion in our program. Last year’s slideshow will be linked to our website. Be sure to check it out.

Boys Volleyball - There will be no practice on Thursday because of parent teacher interviews. Listen to the announcements to find out what time we are leaving Friday morning.

Cross Country it takes dedication, practice and a positive mindset to be a cross country runner. The following athletes have shown this since the beginning of September and will represent Laura Secord at the Zone meet tomorrow in Niagara Falls. Congratulations on a great season to date and best of luck tomorrow to: Hannah Biro, Angelina Cirasuolo, Brendan Damiano, Niah Fiorino, Connor King, Alison Koscis, Sonny Leblanc.  Go Patriots! There will be a brief but important meeting today at the beginning of lunch in the gym.

Attention Grade 9s and Jump Mentors: Your pita lunch is today!  All Grade 9s will be going to the Upper Cafeteria to meet their Jump Mentors at 11:15 a.m. Those who ordered a pita will have lunch immediately after the meeting!

Attention Grade 11s and Grads:  If you are thinking about going to college, all Ontario colleges will be represented at the College Fair on Monday, October 21, held at Niagara College.  Last day to pick up a form in Guidance is TODAY and the cost is just a toonie. You MUST have your form and money back to Guidance tomorrow!

Grads! Interviews continue all this week for Grade 12 students.  Remember to attend your MSIP appointment!

New Scholarships are now in Guidance:

TD Scholarship – Deadline November 15 – Apply if you have shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in your community!  It’s not about marks but making a mark on your community!

The Father Ted Colleton Scholarship – Deadline December 2 – Submit a personal profile, letter of recommendation and a 1200 word essay.

Concert Choir tomorrow morning at 7:10 a.m.

Chamber Choir tomorrow after school.

A R T   C L U B - This is a reminder that tonight’s Art Club will be senior students only. That’s you, grade 11 & 12’s. Mrs. Wilcox wants quality creation time with you guys before you graduate!  Next week we return to our normal schedule of all students welcome on Tuesday and Wednesday.

G S A - GSA!  GSA will meet today at lunch in room 107! We had such a great turn out last week and we want to keep it up! We have tons of fun stuff in the work so we hope to see you there. Remember all are welcome!

C R E W - There is a very important CREW meeting TODAY at lunch in the Guidance Office – short and sweet!  Please make sure to see Mrs. Wilson if you are on this year’s CREW!  She has treats for you!


C A P P I E S - All Cappies critics please see Mrs. Daniels today in room 227 to get your permission form for training day.


D R A M A - DNA Drama students! There are a couple of opportunities to see a show that you don't want to miss out on. Drop by the aud at lunch today and see Mrs. Thorpe.