Monthly Archives: February 2015

Announcements for Friday, February 27, 2015

Co-ed Varsity Volleyball Tryouts!  Tryouts begin Monday, March 2 at 7:00 a.m. sharp in the North Gym.  Tryout forms to be handed in at this time as well.  If you cannot attend but want to try out for the team, please see Ms. Hwang in Room B01 or Mr. Graul in Room A28.  Tryouts will be the first 2 weeks in March at 7:00 a.m. in the North Gym.  M. Graul

Black History Month Announcement!

On March 14, 1793 Chloe Cooley, an enslaved Black woman in Queenston, Upper Canada, was bond and thrown in a boat to be taken across the river and sold in the United States.  She resisted fiercely; Peter Martin, a free Black man, noticed her screams and struggles and brought a witness, William Grisley, to report the incident to Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe.

Simcoe supported the abolition of enslavement even before he came to Upper Canada, and used the Chloe Cooley incident as a catalyst to introduce the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada.  The motion was opposed in the House of the Assembly – some of its members were slave owners.  But the government brokered a compromise and on July 9 the Upper Canada Legislature passed an “Act to prevent the further introduction of slaves, and to limit the term of contract for servitude” in the province.

Glee Club is meeting at 12:15 p.m. in Room B66 today.  J. Cheesman

There will be an Archery practice for experienced archers today in the South Gym at 3:20 p.m.  G. Wilson

Grad photo proofs are available in the Main Office for pick up.  Please come down before school, after school, at lunch or during a spare to pick them up.       S. Bain

Announcements for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boys Indoor Soccer Team!  You have a game today at Monarch Park Dome at 4:00 p.m.  J. Vidovich

A reminder to Mrs. Dixon’s dance students who are in the assembly!  There is a mandatory, short rehearsal today, after school in the Auditorium.  Be on time!  E. Dixon

The Lifetouch Photography representative is here with Grad photo proofs.  She is in the front foyer today at lunch.  S. Bain

There will be an organizational meeting for Co-ed Volleyball in Room B01 at the beginning of lunch.  If you cannot make it see Ms. Hwang in Room B01 or Mr. Graul in Room A28 or Room B25.  M. Graul

Announcements for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

In the background you hear that fateful Jaws music.  That is the sound of the Literacy Test and it’s coming for you.  It’s eyes are beady, it’s teeth are sharp……are you ready?  Be ready!  A reminder that the Literacy Test Takedown is today after school in Room B08.  A. Lajeunesse

A reminder to Mrs. Dixon’s Dance students in the assembly!  There is a mandatory dress rehearsal, after school, in the Auditorium.  Be on time!             E. Dixon

Glee club is meeting on Friday at lunch in Room B66, the Music Studio!  Doh-re-mi-people!!  J. Cheesman

The Danforth Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee Club meets at lunch today in the North Gym.  See you there.  A. Charbonneau

Have you been sitting all day?  Do your body a favour and learn some quick and easy chair excercises at the breakfast nook at the beginning of lunch.  If you can’t make it then, join the Ryerson University team in the Cafeteria – there’ll be music!!  T. Maestri

Come to Room A12 today at 11:30 a.m. to practice mindfulness.  This will decrease stress and increase calmness and mental strength!  Come check it out!  J. Romani

Champions of the Mind are meeting in the Guidance office at lunch time today.  See you there!  J. Romani

Shakespearience Workshop prize winners, don’t miss out!  Please contact Mr. Marvon Karon at to redeem your prize ASAP!  Please see Ms. Neub if you have any concerens!  T. Neub

Lifetouch Photography will be here on Thursday at lunch in Room B20 to hand out the grad photo proofs.  S. Bain

There will be an Archery Practice for beginner archers in the South Gym at 3:20 p.m.  G. Wilson

There is an Aboriginals and Allies Club lunch today in Room C46.  See you there!  M. Huycke