Weekly News 2023.01.16

Weekly News - Jan 16, 2023
Posted on 01/13/2023
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Hey Spartans,


Here’s your news update for the week to come! 

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Coming Up This Week

 

Monday - Jan 16

Tuesday - 17

Wednesday - 18

Thursday - 19

Friday - 20

7:45am

🏀Open Boys Basketball

🏐Jr Girls Volleyball tryouts

🍎🥕REC (gym)

7:45am

🏀Open Boys Basketball

🏸Badminton

🍎🥕REC (gym)

🎻🎺🥁Orchestra


7:45am

🏐Sr Girls Volleyball 

🍎🥕REC (gym)


7:45am

🏀Open Boys Basketball

🏐Sr Girls Volleyball 

8:30am

🧠Mindfulness club (semA)

🍎🥕REC (gym)

7:45am

🏀Open Boys Basketball

🎻🎺🥁Orchestra

🍎🥕REC (gym)




🧮EQAO Math Assessment (gr9s)

🧮EQAO Math Assessment (gr9s)


11:40am:

🧮Math Help (234)

🎭Improv Club (133)

⛹🏾‍♀️Girls ONLY open gym

🎞️Media analysis club (219)

🏋🏽Fitness Centre

💛Relay for Life mtg (235)

🤔Trivia Club (206)

🕌 prayer

11:40am

🧮Math Help (234)

🎒Student Council (124)

🧶Knitting (212)

🌱Gardening club (203)

🏋🏽GIRLS ONLY - Fitness Centre

🕌 prayer

11:40am

✊🏾✊🏼Students for Change (120)

🏋🏽Fitness Centre

🎨Art club (143)

✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾Black Student Union (B023)

💬Girls’ Circle (semA)

🕌 prayer

11:40am:

🧮Math Help (234)

🧮Math Club (235)

🏋🏽Fitness Centre

🕋MSA Muslim Student Association (B023)

🎲Board Games club (232)

🎲 Dungeons & Dragons club (235)

🕌 prayer

11:40am:

🕌Prayer (gym)

🧮Math Help (234)

💵Investment Club (120)

🧠Mindfulness club (semA)

🏋🏽Fitness Centre

🏳️‍🌈Spirit Club (semB)

🤔Trivia Club (206)

🧘🏽Yoga Club (135)

3:15pm

💪🏽Crossfit (weight rm)

🏐Sr Girls Volleyball

🏀Sr Boys Basketball

🎤Spartan Studios (aud)

🎭Drama club (aud)


3:15pm

🏀Sr Boys Basketball home game

4-7pm

✍🏼Homework club (library)

5:00pm

🎮Esports practice

3:15pm

🏀Sr Boys Basketball

🎾Tennis

4-7pm

✍🏼Homework club (library)

2:45pm

🏒Newcomer Girls’ Hockey

3:15pm

🏀Sr Boys Basketball away game

🏐Jr Girls Volleyball tryouts

🧘🏽Yoga Club (135)

4-7pm

✍🏼Homework club (library)

3:15pm

🏸Badminton

🍐🥑🥬🍞Food Friday






5pm 🎻🎺🥁Music Recital (aud)

 

Upcoming Dates:

Jan. 18-19: EQAO Math Assessment

Jan. 23: End of Term Assembly

Jan. 24 - 27: Final Exams & Tasks (weather delay date Jan. 30)

Jan. 31: PD Day (no classes)

Feb. 1: Semester 2 Begins

Feb. 6: School photos for new students

Feb. 7: Grade 8 Information (+ Current Families) Night

Feb. 10: Report Cards sent home

 

Music Recital

 

Ski And Snowboard Club 

 

2 days of ski/boarding at Calabogie 

Total cost $140

Includes lesson, lift ticket, rentals and transportation

Trips are Feb 28 and March 7th

Forms available in rooms 136 & B008

Forms Due to Mr. Duprey in the co-op room (B008) by Feb 1

 

Girls in STEM

 

Students from Ridgemont plan on bringing a girls in STEM program this year. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

The goal of this program is to introduce and expose girls to STEM through activities such as workshops and presentations. The majority of these workshops will focus on coding, robotics, engineering design and more. During the months of March and April, the program will take place every Wednesday at lunch. 

Interested? 

Fill out the form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhncK9kHlfoV7VZPXXaJp-QknBt2gLr0eRnNJfi517F0ZaPA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

 

Exam Period

 

Tuesday January 24th - Monday January 30th, 2023 are exam days on the OCDSB School Calendar this year. These days are not instructional days and, similar to Exam Days in the past, some students may have fewer in-school commitments; they will be a blend of exam days and Student Success Days. Courses with exams or practical evaluations (including interviews, performance tasks, etc.) can use these days to schedule these final evaluations. For any course (grades 9-12) where student evaluations are not taking place on the designated “exam days,” the days become Student Success Days for that course focussed on supporting credit rescue - (students will complete tasks, assignments, performances, etc. informed by their Student Evidence Record to earn their credit).

 

If your class is having a final evaluation/task during the exam period, it will occur in the morning starting at 9am. Student Success opportunities will be scheduled in the afternoons by subject area (if you are in need of these Student Success opportunities your teachers will be discussing & scheduling these with you before Jan. 24th). Both final evaluations and Student Success opportunities will follow this schedule:

 

 

Students are expected to be in attendance for their assessment/evaluation tasks on the designated Assessment/Evaluation/Student Success days at the end of the semester. Families are asked to avoid scheduling appointments and vacations during Student Success Days/Exam Days from January 24th to 30th inclusive. We ask that families keep all of these dates available for students to complete evaluation tasks, as it is sometimes necessary to change assessments/evaluation schedules within this time frame if there is inclement weather.

 

Students enrolled in credit courses are not expected to be in attendance at the school if they do not have a scheduled assessment/evaluation/Student Success task.

 

In the event of a student illness, a parent/guardian should contact the school directly in advance of the start time of the evaluation task. A voice mail and/or email can be left with the school right up to the start time of the evaluation task, if an illness emerges at the last minute.

 

Best of luck as you finish up this semester, Spartans!

 

From the OCDSB

 

Public Speaking Competition for students (Gr. 6-12) 

 

Students may submit a 3 minute speech connected to a human rights issue that is important to them and how they envision creating positive change in the world. Check out this link Speaker's Idol  for more information.  Speaker's Idol 2022 - Grand Finals Here is a video of examples of last year’s winning speeches. 

 

OCDSB Arts Advisory Committee

 

The OCDSB Arts Advisory Committee is looking for secondary student representatives (Grade 9-12) and guardians to be a part of the committee. Their role would be to listen and share ideas for Arts Education in the OCDSB. Meetings are held virtually approximately once a month 7-9pm. Interested parties can reach out to  Nancy Dean (chair of committee) at [email protected] .

 

Outside OCDSB

 

Explore Algonquin College

 

Want to tour Algonquin College? On Saturday, January 28th, join us for an in-person tour of our classrooms, labs, and support services. Tours are offered at our Ottawa, Pembroke and  Perth Campuses. We will also be on site to assist you with your application. Reserve your spot today:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/explore-ac-tours-ottawa-campus-tickets-472866505447 

 

Have a great week Spartans!


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