Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Villanova Immersion Students Share Stories With St. Mary's Grade 4 Students

Villanova French Immersion Students Share Stories With St. Mary's Grade 1 & 2 Students

Mr. Schiller, Vice-Principal/Teacher, and his grade 10 French Immersion class, travelled to St. Mary's Elementary School to read children's stories, authored by them, to Immersion grade 1 and 2 students.
 











Villanova's Luke Willson's 23 yd TD Catch lifts Hawks to Victory


Luke Willson, Villanova Grad, Celebrates in the End Zone After Game Winning Catch!

Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson celebrates his game-winning touchdown against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Charlotte. The Seattle Seahawks won 13-9. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Wilson connected on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left, lifting the Seattle to a 13-9 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and helping the Seahawks snap a two-game losing streak. (Windsor Star)
Watch video of game-winning catch here

Announcements October 28, 2014

Announcements October 28, 2014

·        This announcement is from Guidance and goes out to all Gr. 12 teachers and students.  Gr. 12 students and teachers are reminded of the following events this week: On Wed. Oct. 29 the guidance department has scheduled applications sessions for all Gr. 12. The period 2 session is for those students applying to university and the period 4 session is for those who will be applying to an Ontario College.  For the univeristy bound students you will be receiving your PIN numbers in your period 1 class that day. This envelope will then be your pass to attend the period 2 university application session. So please make sure you bring this envelope with you to your period 2 class, report for attendance and then proceed to the auditorium with your envelope.  Students on a period 1 spare can pick up their PIN numbers in the Guidance Office that morning.  For the college application session period 4, this session is open to all Gr. 12 students wishing to apply to college. Also, period 1 Thursday, Oct. 30 St. Clair College will be here to make a presentation to our Gr. 12 students. All Gr. 12 students will be invited to attend.  Teachers are asked to plan accordingly for these sessions this week.

·        Attention all students!! Boo Grams will be on sale on both lunches in the cafeteria.  They will be delivered during homeroom on Friday.  Happy Halloween.

·        Attention all grade 9, 10, and 11 students. Semi Formal will be held on Friday November 21st at the Fogolar Furlan.  Save the date!! 

·        Chess club strikes again! We will meet after school today in room 132.

·    The Sign Club meets today at 2:30-3:30 in Room 202.  New members welcome.

·        Mr Creps Period #3 class is reminded to take 2nd lunch for the remainder of this unit and should report to class immediately after the end of Period #2.  Mr Creps Period #4 Grade 10 Phys.Ed  class is reminded that they are to catch the bus at 12:25 and are to be released from Period #3 at 12:20.  A list of the students in this class and the field trip dates is posted on the BBS for all teachers.

·        Last night the Sr. Girls basketball played 1st place Amherst. The team got behind early and trailed 14-28 at half time. However, outstanding defence in the second half limited Amherst to 6 points. The girls clawed back, but came up just short and lost 34-28. An outstanding effort was put forth by the entire team heading into the playoffs next week.

·        A reminder to the creative writing group that there is a meeting today at 2"30 in rm 214.  New members are always welcome.  Also, is any members of the newspaper team are available tonight, there will be a fold and staple party, also in rm 214, starting at 2:30. 

·        Mr Crep’s Grade 9 period #3 class is reminded to report directly to class today and take 2nd lunch.  Mr Crep’s Period #4 Grade 10 class is leaving on the field trip at 12:20pm to catch the bus.


·        Art club is tomorrow from 2:30 until 4:00 in room 111.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Announcements October 27, 2014

Announcements October 27, 2014

·        A reminder that boys' hockey try-outs resume at 3:00 today at the Vollmer.  Bring $10.00. 

·        Congratulations to Alexandra Siddle, whose artworks won the Women in Sports art and sport competition held at the University  of Windsor School of Visual Arts.  Her works, along with the works of Cassie Marancie and Parker Drouillard were chosen to represent this first combined sport and art initiative.  Honourable mentions at the show were the works of Megan Meloche and Kyle Scherer.  Our visual arts students represented our school proudly with insightful, imaginative works.

·        Make a winning move! Come out to chess club tomorrow after school in room 132!

·        Attention all grade 9, 10, and 11 students.  Semi Formal will be held on Friday November 21st at the Fogolar Furlan.  Save the date!! 

·        This announcement is from Guidance and goes out to all Gr. 12 teachers and students. Gr. 12 students and teachers are reminded of the following events this week: On Wed. Oct. 29 the guidance department has scheduled applications sessions for all Gr. 12. The period 2 session is for those students applying to university and the period 4 session is for those that will be applying to an Ontario College.  For the univeristy bound students you will be receiving your PIN numbers in your period 1 class that day. This envelope will then be your pass to attend the period 2 university application session. So please make sure you bring this envelope with you to your period 2 class, report for attendance and then proceed to the auditorium with your envelope.  Students on a period 1 spare can pick up their PIN numbers in the Guidance Office that morning.  For the college application session period 4, this session is open to all Gr. 12 students wishing to apply to college.  Also, period 1 Thursday, Oct. 30 St. Clair College will be here to make a presentation to our Gr. 12 students. All Gr. 12 students will be invited to attend.  Teachers are asked to plan accordingly for these sessions this week.

·        Attention all students!!  Boo Grams will be on sale on both lunches in the cafeteria.  They will be delivered during homeroom on Friday.  Happy Halloween!!!


·        A reminder for all girls interested in trying out for Villanova's girls hockey team.  There will be another tryout this Wednesday the 29th at 3:15 at the Amherstburg arena.  If you have not paid your $30.00, please do so asap.  Any questions see Mrs. Curran

Friday, 24 October 2014

Announcements October 24, 2014

Announcements October 24, 2014

·        There is a community service opportunity for the Harrow Kinsmen club at the Harrow arena on Friday and Saturday for the Haunted Forest. Need students to volunteer for the event with costumes or helping with make up. Please sign up in Campus Ministry, must be there for 5 pm both days. In need of many volunteers. Thank you.  Also, on Saturday Nov. 1st, Malden Zehrs is having a food drive, so they need volunteers to bag the groceries, please see Mrs. Verardi in Campus Ministry if you are interested.


·        TODAY is World Polio Day.  In an effort to raise funds to help support the eradication of polio world wide, Essex Rotary has partnered with five (5) pizza places in the Town of Essex in a PIZZA FOR POLIO fundraiser.  These establishments have agreed to donate a portion of all their pizza sales to the Eradicate Polio Campaign.  If you like pizza, don't like to cook on Fridays AND you want to see polio go the way of small pox (we are very close!), order a pizza TODAY from one of the following pizza places in Essex: Naples Pizza; Armandos; Capri; Little Caesars'; or Chochi's Pizza and help Rotary "cross the finish line" to eradicate polio!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

VILLANOVA Supports Our Troops By Wearing Red Friday


In Tribute to our fallen soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and in support of our brave men and women who comprise our Canadian Troops, the entire Villanova community, as well as all schools in the WECDSB, is encouraged to wear red tomorrow, Friday, October 24, as a way of demonstrating our resolve and solidarity as Canadians.

Announcements October 23, 2014



• There is a community service opportunity for the Harrow Kinsmen club at the Harrow arena on Friday and Saturday for the Haunted Forest. Need students to volunteer for the event with costumes or helping with make up.Please sign up in Campus Ministry, must be there for 5 pm both days. In need of many volunteers. Thank you.  Also, on Saturday Nov. 1st, Malden Zehrs is having a food drive, so they need volunteers to bag the groceries, please see Mrs. Verardi in Campus Ministry if you are interested.

• This Friday is World Polio Day.  In an effort to raise funds to help support the eradication of polio world wide, Essex Rotary has partnered with five (5) pizza places in the Town of Essex in a PIZZA FOR POLIO fundraiser.  These establishments have agreed to donate a portion of all their pizza sales to the Eradicate Polio Campaign.  If you like pizza, don't like to cook on Fridays AND you want to see polio go the way of small pox (we are very close!), order a pizza from one of the following pizza places in Essex: Naples Pizza; Armandos; Capri; Little Caesars'; or Chochi's Pizza and help Rotary "cross the finish line" to eradicate polio.

• Art club meets tonight from 2:30 until 4:00 in room 111, all are welcome.

• A reminder to Mrs. Muscedere's DYP group that our first field trip is this Monday, October 27 at the Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association.  All permission forms must be handed in to room 212 by Friday for students attending this trip.  Thank you.

• Attention Wildcats! Want some free candy? Then enter the scary tweet competition! Tweet forms will be found at the doors of the cafeteria. Tweets must tell an appropriate scary tale in 140 characters or less. The winner will receive a bowl of free candy and have their tweet published in the next issue of the paper. Attention all Villy Free Press members. Just a reminder to hand in your Halloween articles this Friday.  Writier's Groiup members are reminded to submit any new work by Friday of this week.  Our next meeting is next week, Tuesday October 28.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Announcements October 22, 2014

·        This Friday is World Polio Day.  In an effort to raise funds to help support the eradication of polio world wide, Essex Rotary has partnered with five (5) pizza places in the Town of Essex in a PIZZA FOR POLIO fundraiser.  These establishments have agreed to donate a portion of all their pizza sales to the Eradicate Polio Campaign.  If you like pizza, don't like to cook on Fridays AND you want to see polio go the way of small pox (we are very close!), order a pizza from one of the following pizza places in Essex: Naples Pizza; Armandos; Capri; Little Caesars'; or Chochi's Pizza and help Rotary "cross the finish line" to eradicate polio.

·        Due to unforeseen circumstances, art club has been changed to tomorrow, Thursday after school instead of today. 

·        Could all members of Best Buddies please report to Room 115 at this time for a very important meeting.

·        There is a meeting for all Youth Troop members after school today in room 221.

·        Due to unforeseen circumstances, art club has been postponed until tomorrow night from 2:30 until 4:00.  It is cancelled for this evening.

·        Europe travellers are encouraged to sell their chocolate bars this weekend and bring in the monies collected by this coming Monday to Ms. Bastien in room 111.  There are still boxes available to sell.


·        A reminder to Mrs. Muscedere's DYP group that our first field trip is this Monday, October 27 at the Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association.  All permission forms must be handed in to room 212 by Friday for students attending this trip.  Thank you.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Announcements October 21, 2014

·        Attention all Student Parliament members, there is a meeting on Wednesday of this week after school in the LCC.

·        This announcement is from Guidance and goes out to all Gr. 12 university-bound students.  A reminder that the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western's business school will be here today and will be set-up in the foyer during second lunch.  If you are a Gr. 12 student interested in university business programs check what the Ivey School at Western has to offer.  Again they are here today in the foyer for second lunch.

·        Boys' Hockey try-outs resume 3:00 today at the Vollmer.  Bring $10.00 and both a white and dark jersey.

·        Attention boys' hockey players:  A reminder that try-outs resume today at 3:00 at the Vollmer.  Bring both $10 and a white and dark jersey.

·        There will be a meeting for all Youth Troop members on Wednesday after school in room 221.

·        If you are interested in learning how to run the sound and light boards in the auditorium, the sound and tech club is for you. The first meeting will be tonight at 7pm until 8:30pm. Mr. Doug Drouillard who teaches sound and light technology from St.Clair College will be running the workshops. For more information see Mrs. Brunet in the music room today during your lunch.

·        Make the right move! Come out to chess club after school today in room 132. Everyone welcome!

·        The Bring It On Call back list has been posted on the drama classroom door.  Also, It is important that everyone who auditioned check the drama door for important information sometime today


·        Students are reminded that art club begins tomorrow in room 111 from 2:30 until 4:00.  All are welcome.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Announcements October 20, 2014

·        Have you ever thought about a career in the skilled trades and technologies? Perhaps you want to try out College while in high school? If so, you and your parent are invited to find out more about the Apprenticeship pathway, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and Dual Credit opportunities with St. Clair College.  Two sessions will be offered:
--> the first on Tuesday, October 21 at the Board Office
--> the second on Wednesday, October 29 at St. Anne High School at 6:00 pm
Visit www.wecdsb.on.ca for more information.  See Mr.Byrne or Mrs.MacKinnon in the Co-op Office for more information.

·        The Chess Club will meet tomorrow after school in room 132. Everyone welcome!

·        If you are interested in learning how to run the sound and light boards in the auditorium, the sound and tech club is for you. The first meeting will be Tomorrow evening at 7pm until 8:30pm. Mr. Doug Drouillard who teaches sound and light technology from St.Clair College will be running the workshops. Sign up at the music room door (room 106).

·         "Bring It On" call backs will be held this Thursday after school. The call back list will be posted tomorrow on the drama door

·        Students, please hand in your signed progress reports to your homeroom teacher as they were due back today.  Homeroom teachers, please collect these and hand them in to Mrs. Pomponio in the main office today during your prep period.  Please do not send these to the office with a student.

·        On Friday, the tennis team had an exceptional day competing at the SWOSSAA tennis championships in Chatham. Patrick Glaz and Natalia Glaz each went undefeated to capture first place in both the boys' singles division and the girls' singles division. Due to their combined victories, Villanova was awarded the overall SWOSSAA tennis team title. Patrick and Natalia next compete at OFSAA in Toronto in the spring. As the fall tennis program comes to a close, congratulations go out to Nanette Tomasian, Sara Casoni, Patrick Glaz and Natalia Glaz for an outstanding season capturing WECSSAA silver and SWOSSAA gold.
  
·        As the Tale of Two Cities cites; "It was the best of times and it was the worst of times', accurately describes the Sr. Girls Tournament at Fanshawe College. The girls stormed out and defeated Korah by 20 points and were active on the offensive and defensive end. However, the girls put up a less than courageous effort and were soundly defeated by an inferior team their next game. The last game of the weekend feature a weak effort for three quarters, followed by an incredible forth quarter in which they won 22 to 5. Unfortunately, they lost by 4. A very educational weekend it was. Practice tonight at 2:30.

·        Attention dance team members! Just a reminder that rehearsal is in the dance room tonight at 230-430.

·        Art club begins this Wednesday in room 111 from 2:30 until 4:00.  All are welcome.


·        A reminder that boys' hockey try-outs resume tomorrow at 3:00.  Bring a white and a dark jersey.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Announcements October 16, 2014

·        Have you ever thought about a career in the skilled trades and technologies? Perhaps you want to try out College while in high school? If so, you and your parent are invited to find out more about the Apprenticeship pathway, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and Dual Credit opportunities with St. Clair College.  Two sessions will be offered:
--> the first on Tuesday, October 21 at the Board Office
--> the second on Wednesday, October 29 at St. Anne High School at 6:00 pm
Visit www.wecdsb.on.ca for more information.  See Mr.Byrne or Mrs.MacKinnon in the Co-op Office for more information.


·        Student Parliament will be selling tickets for Friday's Homecoming dance on both lunches all week. Get your tickets early for $5 or for $7 at the door. Only 2 days left!!

·        Girl's Hockey Tryouts  are Wednesday October 22nd and Wednesday October 29th  at 3:15 in Amherstburg.  The tryout fee is $30.00.  If you have any questions contact Mrs. Curran in Prep 3 or in Room 219.  A sign up sheet is posted on the door of Prep 3.

·        Today is the last day for Bring It On auditions. Lunch auditions will take place in the auditorium and after school auditions will take place in the drama classroom 

·        Attention hockey players: Try-outs begin at 3:00 today at the Vollmer for the boy's hockey team.  All players must bring $10 and both a white, and dark jersey.  

·        If you are interested in learning how to run the sound and light boards in the auditorium, the sound and tech club is for you. The first meeting will be Tuesday evening at 7pm until 8:30pm. Mr. Doug Drouillard who teaches sound and light technology from St.Clair College will be running the workshops. Sign up at the music room door (room 106).

·        Another reminder to Mrs. Muscedere's DYP group.  We will be meeting for our first activity tomorrow in room 212 during periods 3 and 4.  Please take first lunch tomorrow and meet in room 212 at 11:45am.  Anyone with outstanding forms, please return them to room 212 as soon as possible! Thanks.


·        Girl's Hockey Tryouts  are Wednesday October 22nd and Wednesday October 29th  at 3:15 in Amherstburg. The tryout fee is $30.00.  If you have any questions contact Mrs. Curran in Prep 3 or in Room 219.  A sign up sheet is posted on the door of Prep 3.
Announcements October 15, 2014

·        Would those students going to Niagara Falls next week, please meet in the atrium right now. Once again, those students going to Niagara Falls are to meet in the atrium right now.

·        If you are interested in learning how to run the sound and light boards in the auditorium, the sound and tech club is for you. The first meeting will be Tuesday evening at 7pm until 8:30pm. Mr. Doug Drouillard who teaches sound and light technology from St.Clair College will be running the workshops. Sign up at the music room door (room 106).

·        Attention Mrs. Muscedere's DYP Group.  We will meet this Friday, October 17 during periods 3 and 4 in room 212 for our first activity.  Please listen to the morning announcements for further details!

·        Bring It On acting and singing  auditions start today after school in room #112 the drama classroom. Last chance dance auditions will take place in the auditorium on both lunches.  Please see Ms.  Grado with any questions.

·        The Sign Language club will be meeting today after school in room 202 at 2:30- that's 202 at 2:30 for anyone interested in learning Sign Language. See you there!

·        All Peer Buddies are asked to pick up their buddy information and completed pictures from Friday's event in Room 115 sometime today.

·        Last night the Sr. Girls basketball team won their 5th straight league game and improved to 5 and 1. The girls played well enough offensively, but had many defensive lapses in the first half and had a mere 9 point lead at half time. However, the girls buckled down and gave up a mere 13 point in the second half and cruised to a 54-35 win over Riverside. Leading scorers for the Wildcats were Alyssa Arundine with 16 and Rylee Welsh with 15. Special mention goes to all the guards for much improved passing and rebounding. Great job ladies

·        Girl's Hockey Tryouts  are Wednesday October 22nd and Wednesday October 29th  at 3:15 in Amherstburg.  The tryout fee is $30.00.  If you have any questions contact Mrs. Curran in Prep 3 or in Room 219.  A sign up sheet is posted on the door of Prep 3.

·        Have you ever thought about a career in the skilled trades and technologies? Perhaps you want to try out College while in high school? If so, you and your parent are invited to find out more about the Apprenticeship pathway, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and Dual Credit opportunities with St. Clair College.  Two sessions will be offered:
--> the first on Tuesday, October 21 at the Board Office
--> the second on Wednesday, October 29 at St. Anne High School at 6:00 pm
Visit www.wecdsb.on.ca for more information.  See Mr.Byrne or Mrs.MacKinnon in the Co-op Office for more information.

·        Student Parliament will be selling tickets for Friday's Homecoming dance on both lunches all week. Get your tickets early for $5 or for $7 at the door.

·        The junior girls basketball team won their 4th straight game last night, beating the Riverside Rebels by ten points. Natalia Glaz led the the charge with 13 points and Kristen Swiatoschik earned game MVP with her rebounding and hustle. The win now puts the junior wildcats in first place in their division. The girls' next game is tomorrow night vs Tecumseh Vista in our gym.

·        Attention hockey players:  Boys' hockey try-outs start tomorrow, that's Thursday 3:00-4:00 at the Vollmer.  Bring both $10 and a white a nd dark jersey.



Information For Parents With Students Attending Elementary School

Dear Parents,

French Immersion at Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is an English Catholic School Program designed for children whose first language is not French.  French Immersion incorporates academic studies in both English and French.  The program is designed to provide a high degree of proficiency in both French and English languages.

The Board of Trustees has approved a feasibility study for French Immersion in the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. To initiate this process we are conducting a French Immersion survey for parents in our Catholic elementary schools. The purpose of this survey is to identify areas of interest for public consultation meetings for potential sites for French Immersion. 

The French Immersion survey is available on the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board’s website at http://www.wecdsb.on.ca/frenchimmersion.html Please note this link will be active beginning October 16th. The survey will be available to all parents from October 16th until October 30th.  Your local Catholic school will also have paper copies of the survey available until October 27th.


Based on the results of the French Immersion survey, public consultation meeting(s) will be held in November.

The following is the hard copy of the survey which must be returned to your child's elementary school principal:

The French Immersion Program - a survey for parents

The French Immersion program provides an opportunity for your child to learn the Ontario curriculum in both of Canada's official languages. The purpose of this survey is to identify areas of interest for public consultation meetings for potential sites for French Immersion. The French Immersion survey is available on the Board’s website at www.wecdsb.on.ca beginning on October 16th. The survey will be available to all parents from October 16th until October 30th.

Please take a moment to complete the survey below regarding your interest in a potential Catholic French Immersion program in your area.
* Required
Does your child currently attend a French Immersion Catholic elementary school? *
Yes
No

Please choose the area in which you reside *
LaSalle/Amherstburg Area
Tecumseh/Lakeshore Area
Harrow/Kingsville Area
Forest Glade/East Riverside Area
Other_______________________

Top of Form

This is a required question
What is the name of the Catholic elementary school in your area?*

______________________________________________

This is a required question

This is a required question
Do you currently have children of the following ages/grades?*
Infants (0-3 years old)
JK (age 4)
SK (age 5)
None under 5 years of age

If offered in one of the Catholic elementary schools in your area, would you enroll your child in a French Immersion program? *
Yes
No

In order to assist with further data analysis, please provide your postal code. *

______________________________________________


HARD COPY OF THE SURVEY TO BE RETURNED TO YOUR SCHOOL BY OCTOBER 27TH.Bottom of Form

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Announcements October 14, 2014

·        Attention hockey players: Try-outs for the six-time defending WECSSAA champion hockey team begin Thursday 3:00 at the Vollmer.  Bring $10, and both a white and dark jersey.  Grade nines and tens are especially encouraged to come out.  Athletes currently playing football and volleyball will be granted a late try-out after the completion of their season.

·        A reminder to the creative writing group of the meeting today in rm 214 from 2:30-4:00.

·        This Wednesday and Thursday your wildcats will be represented at OFSAA golf. Madeline Byrne and Nina Korak will compete at Kingsville Golf and Country Club  while Thomas DeMarco will be competing at Stratford Golf and Country Club. This will bring closure to another successful year on the links. Best of luck to our wildcats and stay tuned for updates.

·        Bring It On dance auditions for all actors and dancers will be taking place today after school in the auditorium. Anyone on a current sport team who wants to audition can do so on either lunch today.

·        Reminder the DECA meeting will be today during 2nd lunch.  Attendance is imperative as we will be registering for the exam.  Deadline for registration is tomorrow.  Thank you!

·        Student Parliament will be selling tickets for Friday's Homecoming dance on both lunches all week. Get your tickets early for $5 or for $7 at the door.

·        All Peer Buddies are asked to pick up their buddy information and completed pictures from Friday's event in Room 115 sometime today.

·        Looking for the perfect mate? Chess club will meet after school today in room 132. Everyone welcome!

·        Art club will begin next Wednesday in room 111 from 2:30 until 4:00.  All are welcome.