Evening Keynote with Dr. Niigaan Sinclair on Truth and Reconciliation:
We All Have A Role To Play
On Monday Feb. 11 at Loyalist College (7 - 9 pm)
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As we continue our work in Indigenous education and our commitment to the implementation of the
Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, HPEDSB is proud to announce an evening with Dr.
Niigaan Sinclair. Niigaan is a dynamic speaker who through narrative, will bring understanding,
positivity, and reflection to the work around Truth and Reconciliation within Canada and how we all
Niigaan will use his wealth of knowledge from both formal and lived experiences to empower and
inspire you to look toward the future and ask what can we do today, that will support and continue
to build positive relationships in Reconciliation.
Beginning on Feb. 7, our Guidance teachers will be working with students to choose courses for next year. This is a good time to start discussing the future! Questions like "What pathway am I best suited for as a learner?", "What is my post-secondary destination plan?" and "Do I have all of the required courses I need for graduation?" will spark some good discussions at home.
These three tools will help to support your planning processes:
1. Our course calendar website
2. Our 4-year course planning worksheet - My Education Planner
3. MyBlueprint - our course selection and career planning website
Student Council will be hosting some events to help students to be ready for exams:
Thursday Jan. 17 - Yoga in the Armoury at Lunch
Friday Jan. 18 - "Surprise" from Student Council
Monday Jan. 21 - Comfy Clothes Day and Therapy Dogs at Lunch
Tuesday Jan. 22 - Reindeer Hunt Celebration
The students in Mrs. Saunder's grade 9 English class have been reading Harry Potter and have divided themselves into the famed houses: Gryfindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. They have been competing with their house teams in class challenages presented through the Classcraft Gaming app.
Today's team challenge was to use a piece of technical writing (ie, a recipe) to make the "Knickerbocker Glory" which is mentioned in the book that they have read:
“They ate in the zoo restaurant, and when Dudley has a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory didn’t have enough ice cream on top, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first.”
This team challenge was assessed based on team team's ability to build consensus, proper hygiene, respect for and maintenance of the space, and their method of creating the beautiful sundaes.
Mrs. Saunders and Ms. Pickstock are helping to create invested learners as by presenting a series of challenges that will lead to one team winning the house cup prize!
Congratulations to Emerson Bonter and Jonathan Naylor who have been selected to join the Constituency Youth Council for Hastings-Lennox and Addington. Students from around the riding will work together to learn about the Federal government and topics that matter most to them. Among the topics they've been exploring are affordable housing, Indigenous affairs, and the environment.
More information is available here: https://mbossio.infolib.ca/news-nouvelles/constituency-youth-council/
Congratulations to Grade 12 student, Moira Wilson, whose essay, “The Devil Wears Pessimism: Society Advancement Within the Past Century” has been selected as the winner of the OSSTF Student Achievement Awards in the “Prose and Poetry” category. The essay will now forwarded for adjudication at the provincial level!
Moira’s essay, which she wrote for the purposes of this contest, discusses the concept of “Grumble Theory” as described by Abraham Maslow. She argues that “Canadians have forgotten the progress made over the past hundred years”.
Good luck to Moira in the next round of judging.