Thursday, 31 March 2016

Announcements March 31 , 2016


Announcements March 31 , 2016


·         Students from Ms. Bastien's grade 11 and 12 art classes last semester are to see her today for information regarding a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts April 8.

 

·         Due to the weather the Sr. Girls Soccer Practice will be in our gym today from 4:00-5:30.

 

·         Calling all singers, dancers, musicians, actors and comedians. Auditions for the 2016 talent show will be in a few weeks. Start thinking about your act now. The audition list will be posted next week. See Mrs. brunet in room 106 if you need more information.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Announcements March 30 , 2016


Announcements March 30 , 2016


·         Last Call!!!  Any students taking grade 12 chemistry or have completed grade 12 chemistry and are interested in participating the annual Chem13 News exam, please sign up on the sheet outside of room 228 (living Lab).  The exam will be written on Thursday, May 12, in room 228 during period one.

 

·         The students who have signed up to attend the presentation by the University of Windsor English Department and asked to go to Room 214 at 10:00.  The presentation will take up the remainder of the period.

 

·         Would the following students please report to the weight room at this time :

o   Aubrey St.Pierre

o   Mark Scanlan

o   Dante Buratto

 

·         All those badminton players attending the badminton tournament at Ste. Cecile School this weekend are to report to the weight room with your consent forms and money at this time.  Would Mark Scanlan & Ayden Drago please report to the weight room.

 

·         This is a reminder to those grade 9, 10 and 11 students who received invitations to write the full solution Waterloo Math contests that replies are to be returned today to Miss Baltrusiunas, Mrs. Hyland or Prep Room 2 to allow us time to order the contests.

 

·         Any Grade 11 Physics students from first semester interested in writing the OAPT Physics Contest please see Mrs. Frias in order to sign up.

 

·         Those boys who have not picked up their new sweaters, please se Mrs. Coste ASAP in Rm 133

 

·         Students from Ms. Bastien's grade 11 and 12 art classes last semester are to see her today for information regarding a field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts April 8.

 

·         Thursday is the last day to purchase a senior shirt! You can place your order outside of the caf.  Be sure to get your team rosters and money in ASAP in order to guarantee a spot if you're interested in participating in this year's dodgeball tournament! Remember if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball! Grade 9/10's will be playing in the morning and 11/12's in the afternoon. There will be a student council meeting after school in the LCC this Thursday

 

·         The next practice for the Sr. Girls Soccer team is tomorrow after school on the practice field.

 

·         The next tryout for the Jr. Girls Soccer team is today from 3:15-4:45. Please remember to bring your own soccer balls.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Announcements March 29 , 2016


Announcements March 29 , 2016


·         Students writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test on Thursday, March 31st, this announcement is for you.  This morning during period 1 you should have received a personalized information sheet explaining important information that you will need to know before you write the test this Thursday.  Please be sure to read these instructions over carefully so that you know what to bring with you and where you have been assigned to write. Remember, on Thursday, for those students who are writing the test, you do not report to your period 1 classroom.  You are to report directly to your assigned writing location before 8:15am.  You will not be given extra time to write the test if you are late.  Please do not lose your information sheet. Today during Period 4, there will be an assembly for those students writing the test.  We will call you down to the assembly when we are ready for you.  You will need to show your Period 4 teacher your instruction sheet in order to attend the assembly.

 

·         Dana Rosassen please see Ms Burke in room 111 following these announcements.

 

·         Senior boys soccer is practicing today after school, outside in the practice field.

 

·         A reminder to Mr. Crep's class to catch the bus for our field trip today at 12:15pm.

 

·         Would all members of both SENIOR & JUNIOR Badminton teams please report to the Weight Room at this time.  Bring all forms & money with you to hand in.

 

·         This is a last call for any students interested in attending a presentation by the University of Windsor English department. This presentation features students taking the Publication course through the university writer in residence, Marty Gervais. You must see Mr. Hamelin in rm 214 immediately if you are interested. The presentation takes place tomorrow during period 2, so you will need to be signed out.

 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Announcements March 24 , 2016


Announcements March 24 , 2016


·         Attention Grade 10 and 11 Students:

The Military Cooperative Education program may be available to you this Fall.

 

·         This paid co-op program will offer you:

-4 high school credits

-$45.15 per day pay

-Mileage reimbursement if you live more than 14 km from the Armories

-Military Qualifications

            -A guaranteed job in Canada’s Army Reserve after your placement, and more

·         The Aim of this program is to introduce you to the diverse career opportunities in the Canadian Armed Forces while providing a challenging and rewarding experience that will benefit you for years to come.  Limited seats are available.

·         Recruiters will be at your schools in early April to provide an information session to discuss particulars of this program.  If you may be interested in this opportunity, please see your Co-op teacher to sign up for the information session.

 

·         Congratulations to the Villanova Figure Skating Team for a successful day at the Southern Ontario High School Figure Skating Competition, where they competed against 43 other teams. Our skaters performed well and showed tremendous team spirit, supporting and cheering each other on throughout a very long and tiring day. Particularly noteworthy performances were seen by Hailey McKay who won 1st place in one of her events and 3rd in another, as well as Darian Tough who placed 3rd in his solo event. Well done skaters!

 

·         All members of the Sr. Girls Soccer team are to report to room 218 immediately following these announcements.

 

·         Senior boy’s soccer practice is tonight at 5:30 in the gym. Please be present. Jerseys are being handed out.

 

·         Badminton players are reminded to return all signed forms & money to Ms. Micelli. She will be in the weight room all day today.  Practice is for the entire junior team & Senior Mixed Doubles today at 2:30.  Be sure to see Ms. Micelli if you cannot make this  practice.

 

  • Madison Lucki
  • Mia DeLuca
  • Kyle Jones
  • Haley Labute
  • Nicole Neuts
  • Sabrina Ujj

Are reminded of their First Aid and CPR training on March 30 and 31st which is next Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

 

·         Any students interested in attending a presentation by the University of Windsor English Department about their Editing and Publishing Practicum is asked to contact Mr. Hamelin in room 214.  This presentation will feature university students who spent the year preparing books for publication.  If you are interested in English or writing, you are sure to find this presentation worthwhile. The presentation will take place on Wednesday March 30th during period 2.   You must sign up with Mr. Hamelin in order to attend. 

 

·         If any grade 11 or 12 science student, from either semester, is interested in joining a trip to the Ontario Science Centre on April 21, please see Mrs. Russo or Mr. Carosella for details. Ten more students are needed to fill the bus.

 

·         Attention all students, registration are now open for summer elearning courses. 

·         The following courses are availble;

·         Career Civics

·         Grade 11 & 12 University English

·         Grade 11 & 12 University Religion

·         Grade 12 University Change, Challenge & Society

·         Please see your guidance counselor to register.

 

·         Attention all grade 9 and 10 girls who are interested in playing in the junior hockey tournament on April 12 and 13th- there is a sign up sheet on the door of room 219.

 

 

·         Can Dana Rossasin please see Ms Burke in room 111 folowing these announcements.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Announcements March 23, 2016


Announcements March 23, 2016


·        Attention Grade 10 and 11 Students:

The Military Cooperative Education program may be available to you this Fall.

 

·        This paid co-op program will offer you:

-4 high school credits

-$45.15 per day pay

-Mileage reimbursement if you live more than 14 km from the Armories

-Military Qualifications

            -A guaranteed job in Canada’s Army Reserve after your placement, and more

·        The Aim of this program is to introduce you to the diverse career opportunities in the Canadian Armed Forces while providing a challenging and rewarding experience that will benefit you for years to come.  Limited seats are available.

·        Recruiters will be at your schools in early April to provide an information session to discuss particulars of this program.  If you may be interested in this opportunity, please see your Co-op teacher to sign up for the information session.

 

  • The first tryout for the Jr. Girls Soccer team is today from 4:00-5:30 in our gym. Please bring your own balls. If you haven't signed up yet for the tryouts please see Mr. Corazza in room 218 immediately following these announcements.

 

·        Senior boy’s soccer practice is tomorrow at 5:30 pm in the gym. Thanks.

 

·        Important announcement from student council. Attention grade twelve’s, senior shirts will be on sale today until the end of March. There are 2 designs to choose from-costing $17 and $21. You may wear your shirts for the month of June. Find your size and place your order on either lunch outside of the caf.

 

  • Junior & Senior badminton practice today at 2:30.  Make sure you see Ms. Micelli if you are unable to attend.  Would the following students please report to the phys. ed. office at this time:

Jake Menard

Sarah Altenhof

Ayden Drago

Sophia Fallea

Alyssa Bodde

 

  • The LCC will be closed Periods 3 and 4 on Wednesday March 23rd for the Life Skills Easter Party.

 

·        Attention all students, registration are now open for summer elearning courses. 

·        The following courses are available;

·        Career Civics

·        Grade 11 & 12 University English

·        Grade 11 & 12 University Religion

·        Grade 12 University Change, Challenge & Society

Please see your guidance counselor to register.

·        Attention all grade 9 and 10 girls who are interested in playing in the junior hockey tournament on April 12 and 13th- there is a signup sheet on the door of room 219.

 

·        Any semester 1 grade 11 science students interested in visiting the Ontario Science Centre on April 21st, please see Mrs. Russo or Mr. Carosella for details. There are only 10 more seats available.

 

·        Any grade 11 chemistry student, including those from first semester, interested in writing the University of Waterloo's Avogadro chemistry exam, please see Mr. Carosella for details.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Announcements March 22 , 2016


Announcements March 22 , 2016



·         The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test will be written on Thursday, March 31st.  This test will take place over 1 day.  A list of names has been posted on the glass in the main office for those students who will be writing the test on this day.  We ask that students check this list for accuracy.  If your name is missing from the list, or is on the list but shouldn=t be, please notify Mrs. Rosati in the main office by the end of day today.  Please note that your legal name is displayed and not your preferred name. Students who are eligible to write the literacy test on Thursday, March 31st are those students who:

$        Entered Grade 9 in the 2014 - 2015 school year or . . .

$        Currently a grade 10 student or . . .

$        New to Ontario or . . .

$        Previously unsuccessful in passing the Literacy Test.

$        On the posted list, you will find your assigned writing location.  It is important that you are aware of your assigned writing location and that you report directly to that location on the morning of the test.

 

 

·         Attention Grade 10 and 11 Students:

The Military Cooperative Education program may be available to you this Fall.

 

·         This paid co-op program will offer you:

-4 high school credits

-$45.15 per day pay

-Mileage reimbursement if you live more than 14 km from the Armories

-Military Qualifications

            -A guaranteed job in Canada’s Army Reserve after your placement, and more

·         The Aim of this program is to introduce you to the diverse career opportunities in the Canadian Armed Forces while providing a challenging and rewarding experience that will benefit you for years to come.  Limited seats are available.

·         Recruiters will be at your schools in early April to provide an information session to discuss particulars of this program.  If you may be interested in this opportunity, please see your Co-op teacher to sign up for the information session.

 

 

·         Any grade 11 chemistry student, including those from first semester, interested in writing the University of Waterloo's Avogadro chemistry exam, please see Mr. Carosella for details.

 

·         The first tryout for the Jr. Girls Soccer team will take place tomorrow, in our gym, from 4:00-5:30. If you haven't already signed up for the tryouts please see Mr. Corazza in room 218 immediately following these announcements.

 

·         The final tryout for the Sr. Girls Soccer team will take place today after school, from 2:30-4:00, outside. Please see Mr. Corazza in room 218 if you are unable to attend.

 

·         Important announcement from student council. Attention grade twelve’s, senior shirts will be on sale today until the end of March. There are 2 designs to choose from-costing $17 and $21. You may wear your shirts for the month of June. Find your size and place your order on either lunch outside of the caf.

 

  • Junior Badminton practice is today at 2:30.  Please see Ms. Micelli if you are not able to attend today's practice.  Would the following students please report to the phys.ed. office at this time :

 

  • Sarah Altenhof
  • Patrick Jacques
  • Jake Menard

·         Micayla Deneau

 

·         All students travelling to New York with Mrs. Brunet, Ms. Grado or Mr. Janisse must see Ms. Grado in room 112 today. It is mandatory you see her

 

  • Just a reminder to all living lab members, All tickets and monies are required before the pasta dinner on Wednesday.

Therefore all must be in ASAP!!!!

 

·         Attention all grade 9 and 10 girls who are interested in playing in the junior hockey tournament on April 12 and 13th- there is a signup sheet on the door of room 219.

 

·         Any students interested in attending a presentation by the University of Windsor English Department about their Editing and Publishing Practicum is asked to contact Mr. Hamelin in room 214.  This presentation will feature university students who spent the year preparing books for publication.  If you are interested in English or writing, you are sure to find this presentation worthwhile. The presentation will take place on Wednesday March 30th during period 2.   You must sign up with Mr. Hamelin in order to attend. 

Monday, 21 March 2016

Congratulations Denny!



Natural Gift
(From the WECDSB homepage)
Dance student finds his rhythm, lands part in major production
(LaSalle, Ontario, Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – For a young man who didn’t really start to take his craft too seriously until the last year or so, some pretty serious people are starting to take notice of Denny Lafleur.

An 18-year-old Grade 12 student at St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School, Lafleur is a dancer who recently landed two roles in an upcoming American Ballet Company production of Sleeping Beauty, which will be staged at the Detroit Opera House starting at the end of this month.

Lafleur will play the role of an ogre, and of a guard.

"It’s a minor role, but it’s a role," he said. "For me, it’s huge that it’s with this company."
Perhaps what’s most incredible about his story is that unlike most professional dancers, Lafleur has never taken any formal instruction. He started taking dance class as an optional course in Grade 9, and just this year began instruction outside of the school’s program.

"It was just a thing I wanted to try because my sister and my cousins did it," said the Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School graduate.

A former hockey player, Lafleur discovered that he was pretty good at dance too, so he decided to join the team in Grade 10. Since then, he’s had lead roles in numerous school productions, and was named captain of the dance team this year.

Last year he got a call from the Edmunds Towers School of Dance in Windsor, asking if he would like to be in its production of
The Nutcracker at the Capitol Theatre. A friend of his mother who attended the production told him she had seen an advertisement for auditions for male dancers in Detroit and suggested he check it out.
Not knowing what to expect, he went to the auditions at the end of January on something of a lark, and made it through three cuts with 175 other area dancers. Only 15 dancers were given roles in the production, which is being choreographed by the Russian Alexei Ratamansky, a former director of the Bolshoi Ballet and current artist in residence at the New York-based American Ballet Theatre.

"I’m not sure what they saw, but they want to work with me, which I’m eternally grateful for," Lafleur said.

Since being accepted, Lafleur’s schedule has intensified. One of the show’s choreographers suggested he take additional classes to improve his skills, so now he’s in formal instruction every Saturday at the Edmunds Towers School, on top of the three to eight hour rehearsals he attends every weekend for Sleeping Beauty.
Since landing his parts, Lafleur has allowed himself to consider the possibility of a career in dance. This summer he’ll travel to New York with his mother with the goal of trying some auditions. While he acknowledges that it’s a long shot, he thinks gender may improve his chances.

"It’s about a billion to one if you’re a girl, but only about a million to one if you’re a guy," he chuckled.

Whether he makes it or not, the fact that he’s made it this far speaks volumes about the quality of the instruction he’s received in high school. Most of the credit, he says, belongs to dance teachers Cathy Harris and Melissa Chiandussi.
"I don’t know what I would have done without those two," he said. "In a way, dance has saved my life."

The performances of
Sleeping Beauty are scheduled for March 31 - April 4. Lafleur will perform in the matinee shows on April 2 and 3 at 2 p.m.