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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 June 26 - All Day
Prom
Thursday June 29 - All Day
Graduation
Friday June 30 - All Day
PA day
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Final Culminating Activities / Exams Schedule - June 2017

Final Culminating Activities / Exams will take place starting Tuesday June 20th and going to Friday, June 23rd.  The schedule can be accessed by clicking here.

Online Engagement: Ontario FNMI Education Policy Feedback requested

The Ministry of Education has collaborated with a team of researchers who will engage with students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and non-teaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school board to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.

As part of the data collection process, we are pleased to share with you the release of an online survey that can be accessed here - Third Progress Report.  This survey is intended to capture the successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   Survey access will be available until June 23, 2017.

There is also the opportunity of online focus groups.   For more information on these groups and additional details, click on the link to Letter to Families.

MSS Musical Production - Rock of Ages

Please join us at MSS on Friday, June 2nd or Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 pm to see the amazing production of Rock of Ages put on by the MSS Musical Theatre class.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door.   See you there!

ARC information discussion: School Council meeting - Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm

There will be a School Council Information meeting on Monday May 15th at 6:30 pm in the Library to provide an Acccommodation Review committee update and to discuss the new recommendations from this process.   An overview of the process can be found on the Accommodation review for Belleville schools webpage on the HPEDSB website located at http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/ec/directorsOffice/arc/Belleville_accommodationreviews.html   As indicated on this webpage, the next meeting of the Student Enrolment and School Capacity Committee meeting is Monday, May 29th.   At this meeting on May 29th, there will be an opportunity for individuals and delegations to present feedback directly to the Trustees regarding the new recommendations.   There is a form that is required to make a presentation and the link to this form can be found on the webpage listed above in the May 29th meeting section.  The completed form must be submitted at least 5 business days in advance of the May 29th meeting to the email on the bottom of the form.

All parents are welcome at the meeting on May 15th.

April 2017 Newsletter

Tc_Apr2017_NewsletterOur April 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 14 page PDF file (1 MB) and requires Adobe Acrobat reader.

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.