Lockview High School

February 8th, 2019

1) Good luck to the Boys Hockey team as they begin play in the prestigious Red Cup today in just Cape Breton.
2) Any students interested in trying out for the Badminton team are asked to add their name to the sign-up sheet outside the gym.  Tryout dates will be posted when confirmed.
3) Tryouts for the Field Hockey team will be held next Thursday and Friday at 3:30 pm in the gym.  Any girls in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend.

Attention Grade 12 students applying ST. FX University in the fall.  Do you want to be considered for Lockview's one school nomination for the Phillip J. Oland and J.P. McCarthy scholarships.  Please express your interest to your Guidance Counsellor by Friday, Feb. 15th.
For more information, please follow this link:  https://www.stfx.ca/admissions/financing-your-education/scholarships

*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.

*Attention grade 9s - course selection for Martial arts 11 is now available on the course selection link.

*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 tomorrow 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.
Special Offers!
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 (lmackenzie@hrsb.ca or 902-478-8960) for more info!

African Heritage Month:
The Black Loyalist Heritage Site, located in Birchtown, near Shelburne on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, shares the story of the Black Loyalists – free men and women who fought for the British during the American Revolution and won their freedom.

In the late 18th century, Birchtown was the largest free Black community in British North America.  It was the centre of the Black Loyalist experience in Canada and its founding represented a turning point in the history of persons of African descent in Canada. 

In spring 2015, the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre opened. It takes visitors on the journey of these earliest Black settlers to Nova Scotia – and for some, back to Africa. Visitors can also scroll through the names in the Book of Negroes, a document containing the names of the Black Loyalists who won their freedom by taking up arms for the British.