Happy New Year! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break. Just before we left for the break, many LC students participated in a number of social justice projects. The SWAV group organized a school wide drive colleting items for the Tache Christmas Hamper. The Grade 11 and 12 students spent the last day before the break volunteering at Union Gospel’s Women Shelter and at Salvation Army.
The start of the New Year proves to be as busy as any other time. Auditions for the musical, The Music Man, will be occurring the first week back. The musical will be held on April 26 and 27. Preparations for graduation will also be getting underway. We will soon begin booking times slots for Grad pictures which will be on Friday, Feb. 2. Basketball season will move into full swing early in the New Year. Please see our website for schedule of games and practices. Our grade 8 students will be preparing for the annual Camp Arnes retreat on Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. And our grade 8, 9 and senior bands will be preparing to participate in the Optimist Festival in February.
We are completing the last few weeks of the first semester for grade 9 to 12 students. Grade 12 Provincial Math exams are taking place during this month and final assessments for most other high school courses will take place from Jan 31 – Feb. 1. The assessment schedule can be found on our website.
Award winning author Sigmund Brouwer is coming to work with LC and LES students and parents on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Mr. Brouwer writes youth and adult fiction and has won the Christy Book of the Year and the Arthur Ellis award, as well as being nominated for two TD children’s Literature Awards and the Red Maple Award. Mr. Brouwer is a highly engaging speaker and will work with students throughout the day to get them more involved in reading and writing. In the evening Mr. Brouwer will host parents (grandparents and community members as well) at the Collegiate and offer ideas on how they can encourage their children to read and write. Everyone is welcome to come out.
We would like to acknowledge the staff and community volunteers who work very hard to provide many exciting extra-curricular opportunities for our students. All these activities help