News

Friday, May 13 

  • Tickets are now on sale through School Cash Online for Prom 2022, “Starry Night in the Valley”.  Prom will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the St. Williams Community Centre.  Purchase your tickets before May 27th and pick up your prom contact from the main office.  This event is open to senior VHSS students and their guests (1 guest per person only).  All attendees (including guests) must complete and submit a prom contract.
  • Port Rowan Community Garden is looking for student help.  Please visit student services for more information.
  • Grad packages are due Friday, May 13.  You can email them as well.
  • Design our camp’s t-shirt.  Create and submit a design for the local Learen enn Spalen camp.  Submit your designs to Mrs. Thomas at gloria.thomas@live.com.  See Mrs. Sharpe in the Turning Point office for more information.
  • Culture Clubs – share your hobby and skills with the next generation at Houghton Public School.  $25.00 per hour.  Email Mr. Weber to discuss scheduling details at Robert.weber@granderie.ca
  • Valley Heights is hosting their 3rd Annual Invitational High School Challenge Fishing Tournament at Backus Mill Pond, Port Rowan on Tuesday, June 7.  The cost is $30.00 per person, this includes park entrance, lunch and prizes.  Purchase your tickets online through School Cash Online.  Permission forms are available outside the guidance office.  Return your signed permission forms to Mrs. Stephen in the workshop.  Deadline to sign up is June 3.
  • Community Living Access is looking for local high school students to help create a Community Mural on the back of their office building in Downtown Simcoe.  They’re inviting all student artists (no matter their skill level) to join them in constructing/painting a mural that celebrates our vibrant community!
  • They’ll supply spray paint, the surface to paint on & safety supplies, you supply your vision of what a vibrant community looks like to you!  You can paint an image, post a word, or even just add a splash of colour!
  • Community Living Access is located at 89 Culver Street, Simcoe.  The painting takes place May 15, 17, 19 & 21st from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Learn more at Community Living Access on Facebook (facebook.com/CLAccess).
  • Anyone interested in developing their football skills is welcome to come out and play.  Practices will be after school between May 24 and June 3.  Permission forms are available outside of guidance.  Return permission forms to the office.
  • Norfolk County staff, along with many community partners are pleased to announce the first annual Norfolk Community Day! 

On June 18th, 2022 Norfolk County is opening its doors to the public to celebrate all things Norfolk.  Every Ward across the County will have one or more community facilities open for free recreational and socio-cultural activities. This will include various “learn to play” activities, free swims including the opening of the outdoor Delhi Kinsmen Pool, summer ice free skates, face paintings, crafts, “Cake with the Councilor” and other activities for all.  Outdoor park activities are also planned such as free in person and virtual programs at Libraries, an outdoor movie, activity tents, a sand castle building competition, fire and paramedic trucks for viewing and tours at certain fire halls.  There will be free Norfolk County Museum programming, demonstrations and concerts throughout the day.

A full line up of events and activities, updated weekly, can be found at https://www.norfolkcounty.ca/living/norfolk-community-day  

 

Thursday, May 12 

  • Tickets are now on sale through School Cash Online for Prom 2022, “starry Night in the Valley”.  Prom will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the St. Williams Community Centre.  Purchase your tickets bore May 27th and pick up your prom contact from the main office.  This event is open to senior VHSS students and their guests (1 guest per person only).  All attendees (including guests) must complete and submit a prom contract.
  • Port Rowan Community Garden is looking for student help.  Please visit student services for more information.
  • Grad packages are due Friday, May 13.  You can email them as well.
  • Design our camp’s t-shirt.  Create and submit a design for the local Learen enn Spalen camp.  Submit your designs to Mrs. Thomas at gloria.thomas@live.com.  See Mrs. Sharpe in the Turning Point office for more information.
  • Culture Clubs – share your hobby and skills with the next generation at Houghton Public School.  $25.00 per hour.  Email Mr. Weber to discuss scheduling details at Robert.weber@granderie.ca
  • Valley Heights is hosting their 3rd Annual Invitational High School Challenge Fishing Tournament at Backus Mill Pond, Port Rowan on Tuesday, June 7.  The cost is $30.00 per person, this includes park entrance, lunch and prizes.  Purchase your tickets online through School Cash Online.  Permission forms are available outside the guidance office.  Return your signed permission forms to Mrs. Stephen in the workshop.  Deadline to sign up is June 3.
  • Community Living Access is looking for local high school students to help create a Community Mural on the back of their office building in Downtown Simcoe.  They’re inviting all student artists (no matter their skill level) to join them in constructing/painting a mural that celebrates our vibrant community!

They’ll supply spray paint, the surface to paint on & safety supplies, you supply your vision of what a vibrant community looks like to you!  You can paint an image, post a word, or even just add a splash of colour!

Community Living Access is located at 89 Culver Street, Simcoe.  The painting takes place May 15, 17, 19 & 21st from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Learn more at Community Living Access on Facebook (facebook.com/CLAccess).

  • Anyone interested in developing their football skills is welcome to come out and play.  Practices will be after school between May 24 and June 3.  Permission forms are available outside of guidance.  Return permission forms to the office.

 

Wednesday, May 11 

  • Tickets are now on sale through School Cash Online for Prom 2022, “starry Night in the Valley”.  Prom will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the St. Williams Community Centre.  Purchase your tickets bore May 27th and pick up your prom contact from the main office.  This event is open to senior VHSS students and their guests (1 guest per person only).  All attendees (including guests) must complete and submit a prom contract.
  • Port Rowan Community Garden is looking for student help.  Please visit student services for more information.
  • Grad packages are due Friday, May 13.  You can email them as well.
  • The boy’s soccer team played their last game of the season yesterday at the semi-finals in Delhi.  They played with grace and talent, showing the true Bear Spirit with their positive attitude, never give up resolve, and the ability to have fund no matter how cold, how sore, or how tired they were.  The team played a very strong 2nd half with Nate L. scoring 2 goals in the second half.  Seniors Dylan B., Owen O., Troy G., Magwyer C., and Brody P. played their last high school game as a strong forward line and goalie.  Best wishes for your future sporting adventures.  We hope to see the rest of the team next spring!
  • The Hidden Valley café is offering take out today.  They are serving lasagna soup served with a cheddar biscuit.  Cookies, freezies and beverages are also available.  See you in room 100 during the lunch hour.
  • Design our camp’s t-shirt.  Create and Submit a design for the local Learen enn Spalen camp.  Submit your designs to Mrs. Thomas at gloria.thomas@live.com.  See Mrs. Sharpe in the Turning Point office for more information.
  • Culture Clubs – share your hobby and skills with the next generation at Houghton Public School.  $25.00 per hour.  Email Mr. Weber to discuss scheduling details at Robert.weber@granderie.ca
  • Valley Heights is hosting their 3rd Annual Invitational High School Challenge Fishing Tournament at Backus Mill Pond, Port Rowan on Tuesday, June 7.  The cost is $30.00 per person, this includes park entrance, lunch and prizes.  Purchase your tickets online through School Cash Online.  Permission forms are available outside the guidance office.  Return your signed permission forms to Mrs. Stephen in the workshop.  Deadline to sign up is June 3.
  • Community Living Access is looking for local high school students to help create a Community Mural on the back of their office building in Downtown Simcoe.  They’re inviting all student artists (no matter their skill level) to join them in constructing/painting a mural that celebrates our vibrant community!

They’ll supply spray paint, the surface to paint on & safety supplies, you supply your vision of what a vibrant community looks like to you!  You can paint an image, post a word, or even just add a splash of colour!

Community Living Access is located at 89 Culver Street, Simcoe.  The painting takes place May 15, 17, 19 & 21st from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Learn more at Community Living Access on Facebook (facebook.com/CLAccess).

  • There is a Rainbow Bears meeting today at lunch in room 203.

 

Tuesday, May 10

  • Tickets are now on sale through School Cash Online for Prom 2022, “starry Night in the Valley”.  Prom will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the St. Williams Community Centre.  Purchase your tickets bore May 27th and pick up your prom contact from the main office.  This event is open to senior VHSS students and their guests (1 guest per person only).  All attendees (including guests) must complete and submit a prom contract.
  • Port Rowan Community Garden is looking for student help.  Please visit student services for more information.
  • Grad packages are due Friday, May 13.  You can email them as well.
  • The boy’s soccer team played their last game of the season yesterday at the semi-finals in Delhi.  They played with grace and talent, showing the true Bear Spirit with their positive attitude, never give up resolve, and the ability to have fund no matter how cold, how sore, or how tired they were.  The team played a very strong 2nd half with Nate L. scoring 2 goals in the second half.  Seniors Dylan B., Owen O., Troy G., Magwyer C., and Brody P. played their last high school game as a strong forward line and goalie.  Best wishes for your future sporting adventures.  We hope to see the rest of the team next spring!

 

Monday, May 9 

  • Tickets are now on sale through School Cash Online for Prom 2022, “starry Night in the Valley”.  Prom will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the St. Williams Community Centre.  Purchase your tickets bore May 27th and pick up your prom contact from the main office.  This event is open to senior VHSS students and their guests (1 guest per person only).  All attendees (including guests) must complete and submit a prom contract.
  • Rainy day?  Bored?  Don’t know what to do at lunch?  The library has puzzles and board games.  Come in and play games such as Upwords, Clue, Uno, Monopoly and more.
  • Looking for books to read from your favourite authors or series?  Come in and let us know, we can order your favourite quickly and let you know when they come in.
  • There’s still time to get your permission form for the Rainbow Ball happening May 19 at Paris High School.  See Mrs. Backus in room 209 for more details.
  • Attention Grads – if you haven’t already picked up your grad package in guidance please do so.  Applications are due Friday, May 13.
  • Trades Company was developed to help young women on their career journey in the skilled trades.  Academy 1 of this program is tailored to high school level female students who are looking to learn more about the skilled trades.  Whether they are already interested in an apprenticeship, taking relevant courses in high school, or simply looking to get their feet wet and lean more about what the trades to offer, this program will share with them valuable insight on career opportunities, meaningful discussions with women who work in the field and networking opportunities with other like-minded young women.

Trades Campus is a virtual academy offered for one hour on Tuesday and Thursdays for the month of May that talks everything about women in the skilled trades.  The program introduces women in tech classes, youth apprenticeships, or pre-apprenticeship programs to the benefits and barriers associated with skilled trades.  Participants will learn more about what to expect with a career in the skilled trades and network with experts in the field and other young like- minded women.

Participants will also receive a COMPLIMENTARY $25 food voucher for Uber Eats for EVERY session!  That’s 6 FREE meals!  Spots are filling up quickly!  Register today at HTTPS://WWW.WEBUILDADREAM.COM/PROGRAMS/TRADESCAMPUS/

Classes begin on Tuesday, May 10th

If you have any questions, feel free to email natalie@webuilddreamadream.com or contact us through our website.

Come to guidance if you would like to register.

  • Track practice after school Monday, May 9 until 4:00 pm.
  • The athletes that did not get their ribbons from track day, can pick them up in the gym at lunch.

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