February 7th, 2019
1) Good luck to the Boys Hockey team as they travel to Cape Breton today to compete in the Red Cup tournament hosted by Riverview.
2) Good luck to the JV Girls Basketball team as they host a playoff game tonight at 6 pm.
3) Good luck to the JV Boys Basketball team as they play at Carrefour tonight at 6 pm.
4) Members of the boys’ hockey team are asked to meet Mr. Wilcox for a very brief meeting at the beginning of lunch in room A102.
*Lt. Governor Nomination Call
The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal is given to two (2) Grade 11 students who show a balance of leadership, strong community and school involvement, and have commendable marks.
As a student or community member, please feel welcomed to nominate a deserving Grade 11 student by forwarding the Grade 11 student's name to Mr. Blakeney by Friday, Feb. 8th at email@example.com.
*Anyone in grades 9-11 interested in writing either the Pascal, Cayley or Fermat math contests from Waterloo, please see Ms. Miles in room D207 any day this week at lunch. Contests will be written on Tuesday, Feb 26th, but must be ordered on Friday of this week. For more details, please speak to your math teacher or Ms. Miles.
*Hey Lockview! Remember to join the Reading Challenge against JL Ilsley. Grab a book and READ then record how many pages you have read. Give it to your English teacher or Mrs. Powell in the Library. Every page counts. The Challenge runs from now until the end of March.
*Acts for Aids is happening on Tuesday. Buy your tickets in the forum at lunch, they’re $7.00.
* If you are a grade 10 student who took art last semester and you want your sketchbook, painted portrait or any of the work you created returned to you, please come to the art room before the end of this week.
*MADD East Hants is hosting a Prom Dress sale at the Enfield fire hall on February 23 from 10 am until 1pm. Dresses are $25. Discounts are also available on Hair and nails and there will be dress alterations if needed. One lucky girl will win her dress! Hope to see you there!
*The Glass Slipper Organization will be hosting a Prom Dress giveaway for girls in financial need. The giveaway will be this Saturday from 12pm – 4pm at the Halifax Central Library. Proof of school enrollment is required. If you have any questions please feel free to check out the Glass Slipper website, Instagram or Facebook.
*Encounters with Canada - leadership experience - Special Offers!
Take advantage of a great leadership experience at the Encounters with Canada program!
Spend a week in Ottawa with students, ages 15-17, from across the country and explore future career options! Participate in dynamic workshops and hear from experts related to your field of interest.
Check out all the details at https://www.ewc-rdc.ca
***For a limited time, regular registration is reduced for the following programs (see below). In addition, there is a NS subsidy available to further reduce the cost of registration by $86.
Regular registration is $750 and includes flight, meals, lodging and program for the week.
Technology & Food... Feb 10 - Feb 16 ...$125 off (cost to you $539)
Science and Technology... Feb 17 - Feb 23...$150 off (cost to you $514)
Medicine and Health... Feb 24 - Mar 02 (space for 9 boys only)...$125 off (cost to you $539)
Business and Entrepreneurship... Mar 03 - Mar 09 ...$150 off (cost to you $514)
Law & Our Justice System ...Mar 10 - Mar 16...$150 off (cost to you $514)
Democracy & Youth ...Mar 17 - Mar 23...$150 off (cost to you $514)
Don't miss out on these amazing offers!
Please contact Lisa MacKenzie ASAP (firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-478-8960) for more info!
African Heritage Month:
*Lucie and Thornton Blackburn were fugitives from Kentucky who escaped slavery and settled in Detroit. However, their former owner tracked them down there and tried to return them to slavery. In a highly publicized escape that left Detroit engulfed in riots, the Blackburns were able to make it to Canada. The Canadian Courts defended them against the threat of extradition. This was seen nationally and internationally as a symbol of Upper Canada’s role as a safe haven for Black refugees.
The Blackburns settled in Toronto in 1834 and Thornton operated the first taxi cab in the city of Toronto. They worked tirelessly for the abolition of slavery and to help Underground Railroad refugees settle in Canada.