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Weekly Newsletter

GDHS Weekly Newsletter - Friday, March 1

GDHS Athletics

Lots of great news to share from our winter sports teams.  The Halton Champion GDHS swim team will be taking 47 swimmers to the Provincial Championships (OFSAA) this week in Scarborough.   We also have had 7 members of our wrestling team heading to OFSAA this week outside Hamilton. 

Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Hockey Team who won their HSSAA Tier 1 Finals game this morning 6-4 against Oakville Trafalgar.  The girls were down 4-2 going into the third and scored four straight times to seal the win. This marks Georgetown's first ever girls hockey championship! 

The girls will be competing in GHAC on Monday March 4th @2:00pm in Ancaster against Bishop Ryan Secondary School.

Seniors Night

Seniors night is coming soon! Senior Girls Volleyball and Senior Boys Volleyball on Wednesday, March 20th at 6pm and 7pm at GDHS vs CTK! Come on out and support our graduating volleyball athletes!

Cricket

Any students interested  in playing cricket are asked to attend a very brief information meeting after school Tues March 5th in Rm 108.  This is open to any age, grade or gender, experienced or new to the sport.

After that date, participation permission forms can be picked up outside Rm 105.

Interested players should be sure to check the morning announcements for more information after March Break. Contact Ms. Lamont lamonts@hdsb.ca or drop by rm 105 if you have any questions.

5th week reports

Next week, teachers will be sending email updates on students’ progress. Grade 9 students will receive a 5th week report for each subject. Students in grades 10-12 will receive a 5th week report if they are achieving 60% or lower in the course to date. Please review the areas of concern with your student, and discuss implementation of the strategies for improvement provided by teachers. GHDS staff are committed to working with students to help them achieve success.

Spring OSSLT

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students who have not yet successfully completed the OSSLT (Literacy Test) are invited to participate in the Spring OSSLT on April 3rd and 4th. Information has been shared with students and families who have expressed an intent to participate. 

OSSLT Preparation Program

An OSSLT Preparation Program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (period 4) during the last two weeks of March. OCT certified teachers will guide students in literacy review activities and provide tips for success on the OSSLT. This program is by registration only, and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. CLICK HERE to register for the OSSLT Prep Program! The deadline to register is Friday, March 8th.

Parents Night-Save the Date

Our Semester 2 ParentsTeacher interview night will be on Wednesday April 17 from 6-8pm.  More details will be shared closer to the event. 

Multi-faith Prayer Space

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, we would like to remind students and staff that room 126 is available as a Multi-faith Prayer Space between 12 and 2 daily. Students who wish to leave class to pray should communicate with their teacher to make arrangements. Students may store a prayer mat on the shelf in room 126 if they wish. Donations of prayer mats for the school would be graciously accepted. Questions, comments or suggestions about the Multi-faith Prayer Space can be shared using this Google Form.

Cafeteria 

Please note that the servery in the cafeteria will be closed on March 6, 7, 8.  That is the Wednesday to Friday just prior to March Break

Student of Excellence

Each year, every school in the HDSB chooses one student representative to be named as their Student of Excellence.  The qualities include the following:  Self-improvement, enhancing the school and/or local community, citizenship, student leadership, outstanding achievement in academics, vocational studies or specialized programs, extra curricular activities.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient for GDHS is Nathan Oribhabor. 

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