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Welcome To Moira Secondary School

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

INSPIRING EXCELLENCE

in Academics, Arts and Athletics

EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP

and Student Voice

GROWING AND DEVELOPING

as a member of the Moira Family

CREATING, CONNECTING AND SHARING

with Innovative Technology

CONTRIBUTING AND GIVING BACK

as a Caring Community

Inspiring Excellence

in Academics, Arts and Athletics

Empowering Student Leadership

and Student Voice

Growing and Developing

as a member of the Moira Family

Creating, Connecting and Sharing

with Innovative Technology

Contributing and Giving Back

as a Caring Community

SCHOOL EVENTS

Monday April 24 - All Day
Mid term reports sent out
Monday May 22 - All Day
Victoria Day
Monday June 12 - All Day
Final Culminating Activities / Final Exams
Wednesday June 14 - All Day
Grade 9 EQAO Math
Thursday June 29 - All Day
Graduation
Friday June 30 - All Day
PA day
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Public Meeting #2 - Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process

The second public meeting for the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at Quinte Secondary School in the gym starting at 6:30 pm.

Presenting a "Moira Minute" featuring Joe Brown talking about our new Indigenous Gathering Space

Moira Secondary School is proud to announce that our technology expertise has now moved us into the radio broadcasting field with the production of a “Moira Minute”.   Our technology department has partnered with Loyalist College to provide the opportunity to create and produce broadcasts on a weekly basis for 91X FM that airs at 4:40 pm and 8:40 pm on Fridays.

This week’s Moira Minute features Joe Brown, one of our Indigenous educational counsellors at the school, talking about our new Indigenous Gathering Space.   This project has developed through the close partnership with our Mohawk community and we are looking forward to the development of new learning to support all students in Indigenous ways of knowing at the school and in the community.   Please click here to listen to the audio file. 

OSSLT Literacy test - March 30th

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written on the morning of March 30th.   As a school, we have been busy working with students to prepare for this test and a llist of students writing the test has been posted in the window of the Main Office.   Students need to check this list to find out where they are writing on the test day and who their supervisor will be.

 

Important Information: Local Health Risk for Students

Health Unit logoThe local Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit has issued a high alert warning for students and youth in the local area.  In recent weeks, highly dangerous drugs have been discovered in circulation and have been linked to several youth deaths in Eastern Ontario.  These deaths have resulted from youth consuming drugs containing illicit fentanyl that appeared to be prescriptions that were illegally sold on the street as well as marijuana, cocaine and other street drugs that were laced.  Police have confirmed these drugs to be present in our region.  These drugs are highly addictive and in many cases deadly even in small amounts; the chance of over-dosing is extremely high.

As always, the best decision is to avoid the consumption of any illegal or street drugs as that is really the only true way to be safe.  If you do make the choice to use drugs or you believe someone has slipped you a drug at a party and you begin to feel ill, contact help immediately- DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE EFFECTS WEAR OFF. Similarly, if you see someone who has consumed something and they are acting strangely, show your caring by contacting help or calling 911 immediately.  You need to know that fentanyl is NOT a second chance drug and not something to take a risk with.

All opioids prescription and non-prescription have a risk of overdose. Opioids are a depressant drug, which means that they slow down the part of the brain that controls breathing. Overdose of opioids can result in death because breathing stops.

Students are encouraged to read more from the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit by clicking here.

Parents are also encouraged to read more by clicking here.

Student Instructions for Course Selection: 2017-2018

Course selection 2017-2018 is well underway.   Click here for a PDF file to get an overview of the course selection process with student instructions.

Quick Links

Course Calendar - mss.hpedsb.on.ca/courses

Sign up for Post-Secondary Fair - https://goo.gl/forms/zLatQ5Ko6PEivQil1

Online Course Selection - www.myblueprint.ca/hpedsb 

Grade 8 Parents and Students Open House at MSS - Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm

Our Grade 8 Parents and Students Open House will be on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm starting in the Library.   Please plan to join us this evening to hear an overview of course choices at the school as well as visit teachers of different classes to talk about student options.   All parents and students are welcome and we look forward to seeing you then.

February 2017 Newsletter

Feb 2017 newsletter picOur February newsletter can be accessed by clicking on the picture of the Table of Contents on the right.   Check out all of the exciting activities and events that have been occurring at the school.   Please note:  The newsletter is a 17 page PDF file (1.6 MB) and requires Adobe Acrobat reader.

 

ARC committee members for MSS

The Accommodation Review committee members for Moira Secondary School are:

Laurel Hoard  -  School Council Chair

Sharon Cooke  -  Parent representative

Kevin Moncrieff  -  Parent representative

Sneha Patel  -  Student representative

Tammy Kenzie  -  Teaching staff representative

Heather Lowry-Love - Support staff representative

Grant Montgomery - Principal

St John Ambulance Therapy Dog program to visit Jan 16th

Moira Secondary School prides ourselves on creating a welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environment that optimizes student’s potential.  St John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program will be in our school on Monday January 16, during the lunch hour. This program provides services in a wide range of community settings including schools.  For the visit, students and employees are provided with an opportunity to touch, feel, pet and cuddle with the therapy dogs. The St. John Ambulance therapy dog, accompanied by a volunteer handler, offers comfort and companionship to individuals. We look forward to this great opportunity for our school. 

New OSAP Removing Financial Barriers to College and University

If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st.

Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary education from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university.

If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make sending your child to college or university more affordable.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. We encourage you to find out more at ontario.ca/osap.

Note:  This information has been provided by the Ministry of Education.

Final Culminating Activities Schedule - January 2017

FCA schedule - Jan 2017Our Final Culminating Activities for Semester 1 are scheduled from Wednesday, January 25th to Monday, January 30th with Tuesday, January 31st designated as an additional timeslot if there should be an inclement weather day postponement in the schedule   The complete schedule and additional important information can be seen by clicking on the graphic of the schedule to the right.

School Council meeting - Monday, Dec 12th

Our next School Council meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 12th at 6:30 pm in the Library.   At this meeting, we will be looking at selecting two parent representatives to participate in the Accommodation Review committee (ARC) process.   Information on the ARC process can be accessed at http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/ec/aboutus/boardMeetings/AccommodationReviews.html .