RE-SCHEDULED: Grade 7 and 8 Pathways Information night
Our Grade 7 and 8 Pathways information night as been cancelled for tonight - Tuesday, Jan 24trh as a result of inclement weather once again. We will be re-scheduling this event and combining it with our Grade 7 and 8 Open House on Thursday, Feb. 23rd at 6:30 pm at MSS. The information that we planned to present tonight will be incorporated into an expanded Open House format. All parents and students are welcome on Feb. 23rd and we look forward to seeing you then.
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
Our 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 .
Trojan Hoops Information and Registration form
Trojan Hoops is a basketball development program designed for players in grades 3-8. Players in this program will develop fundamental movement and basketball skills while improving their overall fitness in fun, positive environment. Teams play each week for one hour over an 8 week span. The league is divided into three divisions: a grade 3 and 4 division, a grade 5 and 6 division and a grade 7 and 8 dvision. Moira Basketball Coaches along with student athletes from Moira provide leadership as coaches, referees, timers and scorers. Players at all levels are invited to participate. The $40.00 registration fee include a team t-shirt & ball. Teams will be capped at 12 players. Don't delay, spaces fill up quickly.
To access a copy of the registration hoop, click here or on the graphic of the form to the right.
IB Foundations and Diploma Programme Information Session - Nov 28th at MSS at 6:30 pm
We invite student and parents to joiin us at MSS on Monday, November 28th at 6:30 pm in the Library to learn more about our IB Foundations and Diploma Programme.
The information session will be led by our IB Coordinator and IB student leaders to help students and parents learn more about the many benefits of learning through an IB programme. We hope you can join us for this session.
If there any questions in the meantime, please contact the school at 613 962-8668 and ask for Kate Cockburn at ext. 1119. Further details can be accessed by clicking on the invitation to the right as well as clicking here.