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September 05, 2017

Hey Cens!


Todays first hint for our new mysterious staff member is…What would've been your second choice career if you did not become an educator? The Answer…a musician.

Today is your last chance to buy your Red Feather tickets!! Student Council will be around today period 1 to collect your forms and money!

Get your tickets for the let it glow dance this week!! We will be selling tickets today until Thursday in the cafe for 10$ but tickets will not be sold at the door! Remember to wear white or bright clothes to glow in the dark!

 Any junior or senior girls interested in playing football to raise awareness? Sign ups for Powder Puff is this Wednesday  and Thursday ONLY. it is 15$ to play and includes a t-shirt as well . Powder Puff collection will be Monday and Tuesday next week.  Anyone else who would like to wear pink on that day, we ask for a 2$ donation.


Once again the first hint for our mysterious staff member is…What would've been your second choice career if you did not become an educator? The Answer…a musician.


Orange Shirt Day, Every Child Matters September 30 

Join us and hundreds of others across Canada and wear an orange shirt on Sunday, September 30 to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential Schools and remember those that didn't.  We will wear orange shirts in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.  As this day falls on a Sunday, HCC will acknowledge Orange Shirt day on Thursday Sept 27 - please considering wearing an orange shirt with your uniform pants.  


Student cards have arrived! Mrs. Wishart reminds everyone that your student card is your library card. Please bring your card with you when you come to the library.


Welcome to High school football!!

Our Jr football team got their first taste of high school football last Friday against the St Joes Rams.

Although the score didn't end up in our favour our boys started to find their way on offence. Top rusher was Caleb Mooney with an impressive 64 yds with only 7 carries. And Top Receiver was Landon Couto who caught 2 passes from Mike Matias for 42 yds. The boys return to the field this Thursday for their Red Feather game against SAB.

And speaking of Red Feather, Remember to get your Tickets for this Wednesday's match up against our Sr Centurions and the 0 and 1 Bulldogs.


From the guidance department:


Thank you to the grade 12 teachers and students who attended a post-secondary information assembly during period 2 on Friday.  If you were unable to attend, please see your guidance counselor for any handouts.  



At 1:00 today,  we welcome WATERLOO UNIVERSITY.  Located in the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research, inspired teaching and over 33 000 students.  They are known for Architecture, Engineering, Math and their co-op programs.  If interested in this presentation, please sign up by the end of the day today and arrive Monday in full uniform and full of questions.  


Tomorrow at 1:00, we welcome St. Clair College.  With campuses in Windsor and Chatham, St. Clair is a college of 10 000 students, over 120 programs and 16 varsity sports teams.  Did you know that you can earn scholarships of up to $1250 per semester for playing varsity sports?  St. Clair has programs in Animation, Border Services, Child and Youth Care, Journalism and Media Convergence, Nursing programs at both Windsor and Chatham, Musical Theatre Perfomance, Powerline Technician and Veterinary Technician.  Find out how you can start here and go anywhere.  Sign up for St. Clair's presentation today and attend the session tomorrow at 1:00.


Volunteer opportunities:  


  • Strathroy and Middlesex is still looking for volunteers for their recreation programs.  
  • the Ilderton Fall Fair is looking for volunteers on the following dates: September 26th, 28th and 30th.  Please sign up in guidance
  • All Saints Parish is looking for students who completed the "babysitting course" and would like to complete their volunteer hours by caring for children at the Hall during sacramental preparation and RCIA meetings.  RCIA meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 7:00 from October 9th until March.  First Reconciliation preparation is taking place Wednesdays at 7:00 November 7. 14. 28 and Dec 5th at 7:00.  If you are interested, please contact Olga at All Saints or give your name to Ms. McNally in guidance.



  • the Rotary Clubs of District 6330 is sponsoring youth exchange programs and providing scholarships to help fund this
  • you must be a current grade 9-11 student in good academic standing with a sense of adventure
  • you must be willing to live apart from your family and community for a period of time and be open to new experiences
  • included in the scholarship is room and board, school tuition and a small monthly stipend
  • the value of the scholarship is worth up to $15 000.  Please pick up a brochure in guidance


The Sr Girls' Basketball team played in an early bird tournament at SAB over the weekend. The girls worked well as a team and practiced their offence while driving hard to the net and looking outside for the open shot or working hard on defence by breaking down their opponents offence. Game shout out goes to the whole team this weekend! 


There is no health for Mrs. Shamoon's period 2 class today. Please be ready for gym class.