This year, there are changes to the EQAO Literacy format as EQAO online is being introduced across the province. On Oct 20th, Grade 10 students and previously eligible students in Grades 11 and 12 that were unsuccessful will write the OSSLT using the new online system. On Oct 20th, the format of the day will be similiar to a past EQAO test ie. there will be 2 - 75 minute sessions with a 15 minute break. The major difference is that the test will be completed by students online.
The EQAO Online system will allow students to take the Literacy test in a supervised environment via a secure Internet connection. Further information on the online test can be accessed at http://www.eqao.com/en/assessments/eqao-online/Pages/sample-online-osslt.aspx
In preparation for the Oct 20th OSSLT session, there will a practice diagnostic session on Tuesday, Sept 27th during Period 1 with all students involved with the OSSLT this year. We encourage all students to put their best effort into the diagnostic as we will get results for the test that we will share with them afterwards. As well, the practice will give us the opportunity to work through any technical issues as well as to check the overall speed of the connections. To access an online version of a practice test, go to: https://ontariotest.com/Practice/EQAOen
The online sample test is meant to give students the opportunity to become familiar with the online testing platform, its features, tools and navigation. All students who will be writing the OSSLT online are encouraged to become familiar with the testing platform before the actual administration of the online test.
Grade 9 Parents' Night - Thursday, Sept 22nd at 6:00 pm
All parents and guardians of Grade 9 students are invited to join us at MSS on Thursday, September 22nd to meet your child's teachers. Grade 9 Parents' Night will start at 6:00 pm in the Library and then parents will visit their child's classroom teachers. We encourage Grade 9 students to also attend. If your child is not able to attend, please bring your child's timetable with you, if possible. We look forward to seeing you there.
Grade 9 Orientation - Wed. Aug 31st
We invite all new Grade 9 students to join us for Grade 9 Orientation on Wednesday, August 31st from 10 am to 1 pm. Our Senior Student Mentors will be leading and hosting this event to help students prepare for the start of the school year. See you there!
Registration at MSS - Mon. Aug 29th & Tue. Aug 30th
Registration at the school for new students or timetable changes for current students will be Monday, August 29th from 11 am to 5 pm and Tuesday, August 30th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Rugby and Football Practices Starting Soon
Rugby and Football Practices will be starting up during the last week of August before school starts.
Girls Rugby practices will begin on Monday, August 29th and Tuesday, August 30th from 10 am to 12 noon. New players are especially welcome.
Boys Football practices will begin on Tuesday, August 30th; Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 1st starting at 2 pm. Equipment can be picked up from Monday to Thursday this week from 11 am to 1 pm. New players are especially welcome.
June 2016 newsletter
Our June newsletter can be accessed by clicking on the picture of the Table of Contents to the right. Check out all of the exciting activities and events that have been occurring at the school. The newsletter is a 18 page PDF file (2.0 MB) and requires Adobe Acrobat reader.
Bulletin #5 and Long Term Capital & Accommodation Plan
A review of long term capital and accommodation planning is underway across the Board. A draft plan is available for public review and input. The draft plan can be accessed here or by going to the Board website, www.hpedsb.on.ca and viewing the articles in the Newsroom feed. The draft is a compilation of data for all schools and serves as a road map for the next several years. It contains no specific recommendations.
Bulletin #5 is included in the mailing of the June report card and newsletter. An electronic copy with functional links can be accessed by clicking on the picture of Bulletin #5 to the right.