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FRIDAY, May 6

  • “Today is the last day of Mental Health Awareness Week, and today’s final way to wellbeing is Keep Learning.  Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself.  Try something new, a new hobby or talent.  If you already have a hobby what else can you learn about it.  Be curious about the lessons in class to learn something new.  Learning new things makes us feel good about ourselves and proud of our accomplishments.  Today is the last day of Mental Health Week. But don’t wait a whole year to talk about, think about and promote wellbeing in your life and those around you We need to continue to learn about our mental health and take care of our wellbeing. Your Mental Health Matters!
  • Looking for a way to make your day pop?  Come down to Ms. Warner’s Popcorn Palace outside of the library at lunch.  Our zesty flavours are out of this world.  Popcorn is $3.00 a bag.  Hope to see you there.
  • 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.
  • Cheer practice Friday, May 6 at 7:30 am.  Please stop by the office to pick up your count sheets.
  • 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.
  • This week we have three awesome Bears to celebrate for Bear of the Week.  Congratulations to Nathan L., Ethan Z., and Sawyer P.  Thank you for being an amazing contribution to the VHSS community.  Pick up your customized awards in the office.
  • Attention Grads – if you haven’t already picked up your grad package in guidance please do so.  Applications are due Friday, May 13.
  • The Hidden Valley Café is offering take out today!  They are serving fresh cut French fries.  They also have cookies and assorted beverages available.  See you in room 100 during the lunch hour.
  • All athletes contacted by Mrs. Breedyk or Mr. Hamm are to report to the workshop immediately after announcements to confirm their events at the AABHN Track & Field competition next week.  If you do not confirm, then you do not go.
  • The gym is closed today at lunch.
  • The workshop is closed period 4 today.
  • The bus for semi-final soccer leaves at 8:45 am on Monday morning.  The girls will play Hagersville at 9:40 and the boys will play Waterford at @11:15. Wish us luck, go Bears!
  • 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.

 

Thursday, May 5

  • Mr. Dwornikiewicz would like to thank the teachers, helpers and athletes who participated in track and field yesterday.  Congratulations on a successful track and field day.
  • Ms. Vandendriessche’s class has been working on data collection assignment for their math class and they need you!  Every student has received an email for each survey to complete (there are approximately 7 of them).  The surveys are very brief and will only take a second to your time to complete.  Please take a minute between now and Thursday to log into your email to complete these brief surveys so students can start to analyze and present their data.  All responses are anonymous.  Thank you so much for doing this.
  • “Today is day 4 of Mental Health Week and the topic for the 5 Ways of Wellbeing is Connect.  Talk and listen, be there, feel connected.   Taking time to connect with those who are important to you and can help you feel valued and encouraged. It’s also important to consider others who don’t have those supportive relationships. How can you connect with someone new today”?
  • We have 2 new books in the library that were donated by the Grand Erie Parent Involvement Committee.  “We All are Welcome” follows a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms.  “can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book” is an optimistic and inspiring story told by Michael Jacques who is a young adult with autism and an intellectual disability.  Stop by the library to check them out!
  • Cheer practice Friday, May 6 at 7:30 am.  See you there!  We are always looking for new members in preparation for next year – if you are interested or have any questions, please see Ms. High.
  • Girl’s soccer practice Thursday, May 5 after school until 4:15.  All must attend so we can plan for Monday’s semi-final game.
  • Workshop is closed period 3.

 

Wednesday, May 4

  • Looking for a way to make your day pop?  Come down to Ms. Warner’s Popcorn Palace outside of the library at lunch.  Our zesty flavours are out of this world.  Popcorn is $3.00 a bag.  Hope to see you there.
  • The Hidden Valley Café is hosting a BBQ for track & field in room 100.  Enjoy delicious burgers and hotdogs BBQed to perfection.  We are also selling assorted chips, jumbo freezies and a variety of pop.  Hope to see you there!
  • 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.
  • Today is track day.  All students who signed up and handed in a permission form are excused after announcements.  A schedule of events is posted in the gym.  Teachers can pick up the equipment for their events in the gym.  After all events are completed, please bring back all equipment to room 116.  Athletes are not allowed to add or change events without consent from Mr. Dwornikiewcz.  Teachers, please do not add athletes to events if they are not signed up or have written permission from Mr. Dwornikiewicz.  Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd can be picked up in room 116 after your event have been entered.
  • “It’s day 3 of Mental health week and today’s topic of the 5 Ways of Wellbeing is Be Active. Do what you can.  Enjoy what you do.  Move your mood.  Being active and moving our bodies can improve our mood while decreasing stress and anxiety. Whether that is going for a walk, run or bike ride, playing a game or dancing, find a physical activity that you enjoy, but also one that best serves your level of mobility and fitness. Finding a physical activity that you enjoy is important to your wellbeing.”
  • 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.
  • Cheer practice Friday, May 6 at 7:30 am.  Please stop by the office to pick up your count sheets.
  • 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 will be a girl’s soccer practice Wednesday, May 4.  All must attend for important strategy talk.
  • Ms. Vandendriessche’s class has been working on data collection assignment for their math class and they need you!  Every student has received an email for each survey to complete (there are approximately 7 of them).  The surveys are very brief and will only take a second to your time to complete.  Please take a minute between now and Thursday to log into your email to complete these brief surveys so students can start to analyze and present their data.  All responses are anonymous.  Thank you so much for doing this.
  • 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.

 

Tuesday, May 3

  • Looking for a way to make your day pop?  Come down to Ms. Warner’s Popcorn Palace outside of the library at lunch.  Our zesty flavours are out of this world.  Popcorn is $3.00 a bag.  Hope to see you there.
  • The Hidden Valley Café is serving their popular cheeseburger soup served with fresh buns.  Brownies, cookies and beverages are also available.  See you in room 100 during the lunch hour.
  • “It’s day 2 of Mental Health week and today’s topic of the 5 Ways of Wellbeing is Give. Give your time, your words, your presence.  Doing small acts of kindness for others, large or small, helps us to boost our happiness, and contributes positively to our wellbeing.   Do something nice for a friend, thank someone, or even share a smile. How will you spread kindness today? “
  • Ms. Vandendriessche’s class has been working on data collection assignment for their math class and they need you!  Every student has received an email for each survey to complete (there are approximately 7 of them).  The surveys are very brief and will only take a second to your time to complete.  Please take a minute between now and Thursday to log into your email to complete these brief surveys so students can start to analyze and present their data.  All responses are anonymous.  Thank you so much for doing this.
  • 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.
  • Cheer practice Friday, May 6 at 7:30 am – don’t forget to pick up count sheets in the main office.
  • The boy’s soccer team traveled to Delhi for the 3rd day of games yesterday.  They played with determination and enthusiasm in spite of the unbearable cold.  Many suffered but pushed on against larger teams with smiles on their faces and had fun and showed great Bear spirit!  Practice Wednesday, May 4 after school – it will be mostly chalk talk, no running.
  • Wednesday, May 4 the Hidden Valley Cafe will be hosting a BBQ for track & field.  Burgers, hot dogs, chips, pop and jumbo freezies will be available.

 

Monday, May 2

  • Wednesday, May 2 the Hidden Valley Café will be hosting a BBQ for track and field.  Burgers, hotdogs, chips, pop and jumbo Freezies will be available.
  • Because of the weather, Track & Field will run on Wednesday, May 4.
  • “Today starts Mental Health Awareness week.  We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health.  Mental health is more that the absence of a mental health condition or illness:  it is a positive sense of well-being, or the capacity to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face.
    • This week we will be talking about “The 5 Ways of Wellbeing”.  This means that over the week we will be discussion 5 topics that can help us to feel good and support our wellbeing.  There are simple things you can do every day to help maintain positive mental health and increase your wellbeing.
    • Each day we will focus on anew way to well-being.  Today’s topic of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing is Take Notice.  Remember the simple things that keep you well.
    • Paying attention to the present moment, our thoughts and the simple things around us can promote our wellbeing.  Thinking about our experiences help us to appreciate what matters most in our lives.
    • Be curious, take notice of the beauty all around you.  Pay attention to changed in nature.  Enjoy each moment, whatever you are doing.  Ask yourself what are the simple things that bring your joy?”
  • E-waste has been extended until Friday, May 6.
  • 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.
  • More summer student opportunities …

Do you enjoy working outdoors?  Complete Property Maintenance of Port Rowan are looking for employees to cut grass/trim/and help with landscaping services.  The job is Monday to Friday and some Saturdays.  You will require transportation to and from the Complete Property Maintenance Shop each day.  Job details and contact information are available in the Guidance Office.

Long Point Region Conservation Authority still have positions available for summer employment.  Check it out in the Guidance Office.