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South Carleton High School
Storm Watch
3673 McBean Street
Richmond, ON, K0A 2Z0
Attendance: [email protected]
Principal: Mr. Colin Anderson
Vice Principals: Mr. Shannon Adams
Ms. Christine Reynolds
Office Administrator: Diane Wilson
February 2015 Newsletter
While winter is showing no signs of releasing its icy grip on the outside, we have moved
ahead into our spring semester here inside the warm environs of South Carleton.
Our athletes are also heating things up with their high level of performance. Over a
dozen South Carleton students qualified to represent the National Capital Region at
OFSAA for provincial championships in Alpine Skiing, Wrestling, and Swimming. Our
skiers have already returned with Provincial Gold medals in Girls’ Slalom and Boys’ Giant
Slalom, while our wrestlers and swimmer are due to compete next week. Our Boys’
Basketball team also made us proud, capturing the NCSSAA Tier 1 Championships.
Way to go Storm!
We had a hugely successful Open House on February 11 to showcase our programs
and course offerings to help guide our students in their course selections for next year.
Nearly 150 proud SCHS students and over 50 staff hosted our students and parents as
well as over 300 of our incoming grade 9 students and parents. Everyone toured the
school and visited all the great facilities, saw students’ work, and spoke with our large
crew of excited ambassadors. Additionally, presentations were held to inform parents
and students about our Advanced Placement offerings, our Specialist High Skills Major
programs, and our newly introduced International Certificate program. The warm,
welcoming atmosphere was evident and commented on by many of our visitors.
While our students in grades 9 through 11 are planning for next year’s courses at South,
our grade 12 students are planning for next year and their time after high school. This
spring will bring those major milestones of selecting post-secondary destinations,
completing those last courses, Grad Breakfast and the last day of school, final exams,
and commencement. For those parents of grade 12 students, be sure to mark the
calendar to ensure you can join us in celebrating our graduating class’ achievements on
Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School.
Parents should be aware that our grade 12 students may also be involved in other
culminating activities that are not sanctioned by the school. These include the March
Break trip to Tremblant and other “grad trips”, spring house and bush parties, car rallies,
milk challenge, “senior skip day”, and all pre-prom, prom, and after-prom events. None of
these activities are sanctioned by or supervised by the school and as such parents
should exercise caution in approving their child’s involvement. If you have any questions
about any of these activities please feel free to contact me.
Colin Anderson, Principal
[email protected]
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CWS Students Move Outside The Classroom To
Further Their Experiences And Understanding.
This past semester South Carleton Students in Grade 9
Geography, Grade 11 Law (Introduction to Canadian Law) and
Grade 10 Canadian History (Canadian History since World War 1)
participated in a variety of field trips to put real world events to
their learning.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 found Mme Royo, Mr. Manks and
Mr. Fraser together with their grade 9 academic geography
classes at the Museum of Nature. Students explored the Blue
Water Gallery and the Earth Gallery by participating in a
scavenger hunt for information activity. Curriculum expectations
attached to this activity included interactions in the physical
environment and managing Canada’s resources. Students were
encouraged to bring their own litterless lunch.
Thursday, November 20 , law students attending the Ottawa
Courthouse on Elgin Street were provided with a guided tour of
the main provincial court for the Ottawa area. This court is home
to small claims, family, criminal and the Ottawa branch of the
Supreme Court Justice. The tour also included a view of the
ceremonial 'flagship room' where newly appointed judges are
sworn in. Students took turns sitting in the respective seats of the
Judge, Crown, Defence, Witness, Jury and even the Prisoner’s
detention box! After the tour students witnessed morning court
proceedings that are open to the public. Students were enthralled
to sit in on a first degree murder trial that was appealed from the
original trial court conviction in 2008.
Finally, on December 4th, roughly 120 students from 6 sections of
grade 10 Canadian History attended Canada's National War
Museum of Military History. This trip coincided with the third unit
from the Canadian History course. That is, Canada 1929-1945
with a specific focus on the Second World War and Canadian
identity. Students were provided with a guided tour and an
opportunity to explore all facets that the museum has to offer from
Canadian military involvement in the Boer war to the recent war in
Afghanistan. Both field trips provided students with an excellent
learning opportunity outside of the classroom to engage criminal
court proceedings and the historical lens of the past in a
meaningful way.
Awareness Project as their Summative in their Civics class. The
students will present individual 5-8 minute presentations on a
Local Charity. Four finalists (one from each term) will be selected
to give their presentation at a grade 10 assembly in late
May. The overall winner will be selected by a panel consisting of
school administration and a YPI representative. YPI sends a
representative with a “BIG cheque” to each school's final
assembly to act as one of the judges. The student whose
presentation is selected will earn a $5000 grant from YPI to
donate to the Local Charity they researched and presented.
South Carleton Ski Team Honoured at Ottawa
Sports Awards
On January 28th, 625 local athletes and coaches gathered at
Algonquin College for the annual Ottawa Sports Awards and
banquet. Along with lifetime achievement awards and awards for
outstanding individuals in various sports, the evening also
recognized teams that had won either a provincial or national title
in the 2014 calendar year.
Having won the 2014 Girls Level 1 Slalom title at the OFSAA
Alpine ski event last February at Blue Mountain, the team was
recognized alongside others such as the great Carleton Ravens
men's basketball team. Skier Emily Butler and coach, Blake
Claydon, were on hand to accept the award plaque on behalf of
the team from Mayor Jim Watson and OSA board member Mike
Scott. Unfortunately due to exams, Kristine Sproule, Robyn
Rennie and Zoe Lazenby could not attend while former member
Sierra Hailstone is away at university. All girls received a fantastic
laminated replica certificate of the plaque with their name and
accomplishment that they can have framed.
They weren't the only South Carleton connection. A number of
lacrosse players from SC were recognized for their community
based team. Former South teacher Lee Powell won the Mayor's
Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Ottawa for his years
of dedication to Rugby as a player, coach and official.
We’re going Global
South Carleton will be offering the
International Certificate Program.
Through the International Certificate
Program, high school students like
you become informed, engaged and
active global citizens who learn about
themselves by learning about the
world. Participants earn the certificate
internationallyfocused classes; understanding global
internationally focused project of their
choice, and more.
Photo Credit – OSA
Mayor Jim Watson, skier Emily Butler, coach Blake Claydon and
Ottawa Sports Awards board member Mike Scott
French (Canadian) Cuisine
Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)
Some French classes have been
heading to the school's new teaching
kitchen to dabble in French-Canadian
As part of the Canadian and World Studies Department’s
commitment to encouraging students to become Global
Citizens and take action in their local community, our Civics
classes are participating in the Youth and Philanthropy
Initiative (YPI). Like many other high schools in Canada, each of
our students are investigating a local charity and creating an
Mme Des Rochers' grade 9 immersion
class made some tire de la SainteCatherine (St. Catherine day taffy
made with molasses) as part of their
unit on French-Canadian legends. With
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the holiday spirit in mind, these tasty nibbles were shared widely
with other classes as well as the administrative staff who were
Mme Royo's grade 10 core French class explored different
customs as part of their unit on travel. They could be found in the
learning kitchen making tourtières; meat pies eaten especially
Perhaps students will feel inspired to try these recipes at home.
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2014 South Carleton Senior Girls Basketball
NCSSAA Tier 1 Champions
The 2014 Senior Girls Basketball team proved to be
championships with a lot of depth and a great mix of skill, energy
and heart. In the 10 regular season games, they averaged 49
points per game, while giving up only 23. They finished 2 in the
West with a record of 9-1. In play-offs they faced the top 3 teams
in the East, including undefeated Beatrice Desloges in the semifinal. South Carleton ran the table, winning the Tier 1 NCSSAA
championship against Ashbury in front of their home fans.
South’s Sounds of Music
The South Carleton Music Department is in full swing. They
completed 2 majour fundraisers – Citrus and MacMillan’s Frozen
Food and would like to thank everyone in the community for their
support. Proceeds from both fundraisers will be going towards
their Spring trip to Washington DC in May.
Throughout the autumn months, South’s music students have
been busy performing throughout the community. You may have
seen our students at one of these exciting events: Munster
Rememberance Day Ceremony, Manotick Kiwanis Christmas
Dinner, The Richmond Santa Parade and performances at
Goulbourn MS and A Lorne Cassidy Elementary School.
Congrats on a great year!
Coaches: Paul Streatch, Ajai Puri and Kristie Kortko
Manager: Dee Whitmore
Leadership Camp!
Camp rocked this year!!!!! It was a
blast. Our theme this year, Super
Heros, meant we opened camp
with Power Puff Girls, X Men,
Captain America and so many
more. 25 builders worked with over
120 delegates in small sessions on
developing leadership skills such
as communication, trust, and
problem-solving. We encouraged
students to step out of their comfort
opportunities. The rest of the
weekend was jam-packed with fun
people. The fashion show on
Friday night was creative and dynamic. We had a rousing game
of Quidditch on Saturday afternoon and an amazing Amazing
Race. In Murder Mystery, we managed to save Batman who had
been kidnapped by the evil Joker and his cronies. Highlights of
the weekend included inspirational grad builder talks and a
campfire led by Orval and Merle. The camp spirit is still alive and
well here at South. Anticipate a Camp Clothing Day in the near
Industrial Design
Our grade 10 industrial design students taking TDJ2O researched
existing lamp series sold in various stores and were asked to
design a lamp for that series. The project challenged them to
learn about the manufacturing process, cost analysis vs. strength
of various materials and about the electrical code.
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Chem students building skills collaboratively
Whether around the school or in class, our students work hard
together. We are not only fostering an understanding of chemistry
in this class, but strengthening skills in compromise,
understanding and listening while working on building a free
standing tower! Some of Ms Norbraten’s students are featured
We are all looking forward to what promises to be a life changing
and rewarding experience. We'd like to thank the parents, staff
and South Carleton community for their support of our fundraisers
so far. We may plan one or two more this spring. Details to
Jen Pattison and Jonathan Thornton
Will Stittsville be the next Kraft Hockeyville?
Let’s Dance!
The SC fall dance show was a huge success featuring a tribute to
Robin Williams. The dances included themes from the movies
Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets’ Society, The Birdcage, Patch Adams,
Jumanji, Night at the Museum and Aladdin for the finale. The
dance students worked really hard all semester and their efforts
paid off. Special thanks to Mr. Eyamie and the tech crew as well
as many volunteer stage hands and peer teachers.
Once again the senior dance students will be heading to New
York for an action packed fieldtrip. Highlights include two
Broadway shows, Wicked (including a backstage tour of Wicked)
and Kinky Boots, a private dance class at the renowned
Broadway Dance Centre and breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.
Akira Uchida, a professional dancer, will be a guest teacher for
semester two dance classes. He has performed in many T.V.
specials, movies and dance shows. We are excited to have him
Please join us for the spring dance show May 21 and 22
7:00 pm. Tickets sold at the door for $10 (12 and under free).
Visit the following webpage to show your support for Stittsville in
their nomination to the Kraft Hockeyville 2015 Competition:
http://www.khv2015.ca/en/nominations/profile/stittsville-districtcommunity-centre-1/. Stittsville has the opportunity of receiving a
minimum of $25 000 towards arena improvements if they are able
to advance to the next stage of competition. Post your support
through social media where you can upload photos or leave
comments that demonstrate Stittsville’s hockey spirt and pride!
Hastag #khv_stittsvilleramshockey. Criteria the judges are looking
for include Passion for hockey, examples of action/events that
demonstrate the community’s spirit and pride, how the prize
money would be used, and overall creativity. Should Stittsville be
chosen as one of the top 2 communities, they will have an
opportunity to vie for $100, 000 in prize money and an opportunity
to host an NHL pre-season game.
Let’s show our support for Stittsville now!
If you child will be absent, please do not forget to contact the
office either by telephone or email. You can reach us 24 hours a
day at: 613-838-2212 ext 0 to leave a message or by email:
[email protected]
Please be sure to leave your child’s name and the nature of the
absence so we can update our records to avoid unnecessary
calls home.
For children coming and going over the day for appointments and
other events, please remind them that they MUST sign in and out
at the office to ensure accurate attendance records.
South Travels with Me to We to Ecuador
This Spring, a group of senior students from South Carleton will
travel to Ecuador with Me to We. Me to We is a social enterprise
engaging with the public in various
formats to raise money for their
charitable partner Free The
Children. While travelling on a Me
to We trip, students will learn about
and participate in all 5 pillars of the
Adopt a Village model which
supports sustainable communities.
The 5 pillars include health care, education, clean water and
sanitation, alternative income and agriculture and food security.
Each trip will participate in different volunteer projects based on
the needs of the community. Participants on our trip will come
home with unforgettable experiences
and confidence that the work they are
assisting with will make an immediate,
yet sustainable impact. Opportunities
may include playing with local
children, assisting in alternative
income projects, building a school or
hospital facility, and engaging with
community members and elders.
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