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September 05, 2017


Did you know that any type of exercise can help with stress reduction and improve overall mood? Running and walking outside is a great way to maintain mental health as well as physical health!

All Holy Cross girls are invited to run or walk every Tuesday and Thursday after school for the next eight weeks, to prepare for the Shopper's Drugmart Run For Women. This is an exciting 5k run/walk on June 9th.

Come see Mrs. Zebregts, Mrs. Cadman or Mrs. Weir for information!!


Are you interested in preparing for the sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation?  Fr. Thom will be coming to lead preparation classes at lunch on Fridays in room 117 starting Friday April 26.  For more info see Natalie.


Best Buddies Easter party will be on Thursday April 18th from 11:40-1pm.  Please bring your favorite food … it's a POT LUCK!


Congratulations goes out to the Sr Badminton team in a great season this year. The team participated in many tournaments to prepare for Tvraa finals over these last two days. A special shoutout goes to Colin Thomas who got 5th in boys singles and Aly Stephenson & Trisha Van Eyk who also got 5th in girls doubles. Each single or double team has grown tremendously. Your hard work, commitment and determination is much appreciated - thank you for a great season! 


Attention Anne of Green Gables cast members: Thank you for three fantastic rehearsals this week! Please remember that the costume parade is happening today after school. It is very important that everyone is in attendance. Please meet in the auditorium at 2:30, sharp, so that we can begin. If you cannot be there, you must see Ms. Metler or Mrs. KB this morning. 


From the guidance department:


Lots of volunteer opportunities coming up:


Our high school production will be looking for volunteers to assist with the play.  Students interested in volunteering as an usher are asked to sign up in guidance.   Hair and make up volunteers can also sign up in guidance.  For hair and make-up, you must be available at least two hours ahead of each and every performance.  


Casino Strathroyale is looking for volunteers on Saturday, April 27th from 5:15 to 11:00.  Students can sign up in guidance or contact Michelle Couto at 519 854 9141.


The London-Middlesex Children's Water Festival is looking for volunteers for their Public Night at the Fanshawe Conservation Area on Thursday, May 16th from 4-8.  Please contact Linda Smith at


A home owner in Mt Brydges is looking for some help around the house.  If you need volunteer hours and live in the community, please contact Liana Pitel at 519-868-1609 or Facebook Messenger at Liana Pitel


Scholarship information:


General Dynamics is sponsoring five scholarships of up to $500 for graduating students planning to pursue post-secondary education.  They are looking for students involved with community service or part time jobs who value diversity and inclusion and demonstrate leadership skills.  Applications available in guidance.  New scholarships added this week include: OACETT for future engineering technicians and technologists; the Trillium Auto Dealers Association Graduation  Award and the Women's Canadian Club Emergina Leaders Award.  This is specifically for grade 10 and 11 females.  


The Rotary Club of Strathroy is pleased to introduce the Service Above Self Scholarship for grade 12 or 5th year students living in Strathroy.  You must be an active participant in service projects, volunteer opportunities and/ or service clubs.  The award is $1000.  Applications can be downloaded from and must be returned to the guidance department by May 15th.


Graduating students, please remember to consult the scholarship files in guidance or check the links on the guidance page of the HCC website.  Deadlines are coming up quickly!