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

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