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Friday, October 19th, 2018

All students who are going to the McMaster LIVE Lab should meet outside the Library Learning Commons door immediately after announcements.

All students interested in learning how to play the wonderful Canadian sport of Curling are asked to come to a meeting today at lunch in Room 123. This meeting is for all grades and for both the boys and girls team. No experience is needed. Just come and learn more about it.

Well, it was a ridiculously COLD day yesterday for Cross Country Patriots, but that didn’t stop us from having 6 qualifiers for SOSSA and many other personal bests!Some highlights of the day: Midget Girls Nina Brown ran her heart out for a qualifying spot, Alison Koscis battled through an injury, Sarah Gowan edged out teammate Lucy Teminski by a mere 3 seconds for a qualifying spot with Niah Fiorino and Mary Boese at their heels, with Lindsay Sider-Lafrance persevering till the end. Brenden Damiano had a great 6th place finish with his amazing 17:37 5km time, Konner Floyd was so close, but just missed qualifying by 30 seconds, along with teammates Conner Emslie, Wyatt Paugh, and Shinwoo Yi (a personal best for Shinwoo) who were not far behind but had amazing races. Our 2017 OFSAA qualifier, Mackenzie Damiano came in 2nd overall, 1st individual and teammate Leah Klassen took 10th overall, 4th individual. And finally, Caleb Moffett with an amazing 23:04 6km time moves on and special mention to Shuta Ando for persevering through some steep competition for a great finish in his final Cross Country race as a Patriot. Just to give you an idea of the competition in the Senior Boys race - Shuta’s non-qualifying time was faster than the winning Senior Girls time, and the top 10 times were all under 21 minutes. Super Fast! Congratulations to each and every Patriot out on the course for an amazing day.   We will see ALL OF YOU out at practice tonight!

The Junior Boy's Volleyball are reminded they have a practice Monday morning. 

Our 3 on 3 Basketball Intramurals will continue today at lunch.  All boys teams are playing.  Please make sure you are on time for your game.

Our Senior Girls Basketball team played a stellar game against Niagara Christian last night and came out with a big win.  Ari Leclerc, Tia Leclerc, Jenna Hall and Cassie Clark were the big scorers during the game.  The seniors are now 4 and 2 during the regular season.

There will be an Athletic Council meeting today at lunch in the library.

A reminder that the Junior Boys will have a basketball try-out today after school.

SKI CLUB! If you are interested in joining the coooolest club in school, then you must see Ms. Penner for the paper work. Forms and money are due back October 26th! That’s next Friday!

Grads!  Today is the last day to give Mrs. Wilson your permission form to go on the bus to the College Fair on Monday.  No form?  No go!  No soup for you!

Reminder of the Financing Your Education Information Session being held next Thursday, October 25 at lunch in Room 103.  All students planning on going to college or university should be at this important session!

Attention all Concert Choir members! We have a high-profile concert on November 8 and we need to learn and or refresh our memory on all the Pilon tunes! We will practice next Monday and Wednesday at lunch in the band room. Everyone needs to be there to make our gig awesome! Bring your lunches! Check the Facebook group for the links to the practice tracks.

Orchestra is canceled today due to the McMaster Music trip.

Beginner String Ensemble starts bright and early Monday morning in Room 128.

C A F E T E R I A  - Happy Friday.  Join us in the café for menu flavours from our Pacific Rim Program.  This month, enjoy our delicious freshly baked fall flavor muffins for only $1.00.

Remembrance Day - Hey there – time is ticking…have you spoke to family members to find out about relatives who served during times of war and conflict.  Photos of your family members should be included in our slideshow feature of our Remembrance Day assembly.  Let us honour them.  Send photos electronically to Mr. Williamson earlier than later.

C A P P I E S - Cappies is a theatre critic programme where you get to go see plays and musicals at Niagara Region schools, discuss them, write reviews, and maybe even get published in the St Catharines Standard! Information meeting and tryouts: Monday. Lunch. Room 227 with Mrs. Daniels.

T A K E   A C T I O N - It's Scary! Being hungry is an unfortunate reality for many people in St. Catharines and we are going to do something about it! Starting on Monday next week, all the way up to Hallowe'en you can help. We are collecting non-perishable food and canned goods for Community Care. One food item equals one draw ticket! Let's scare hunger this Hallowe'en!

S T U D E N T   U N I O N   Our Halloween Zombie Dance is next Friday, the 26th.  Tickets are on sale today in the café and every day until then.