Registration at MSS - Mon. Aug 28th & Tue. Aug 29th
Registration at the school for new students or timetable changes for current students will be Monday, August 28th from 11 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday, August 29th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
June 2017 newsletter
Our June 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 event that have been occurring at the school. Please note: The newsletter is a 21 page PDF file (2 MB) and requires Adobe Acrobat reader.
Grad Photos posted on our Flickr site - Instructions to download
The 2017 Grad photos that Matt Sager took at the graduation have been posted on our Flickr site. To access the Flickr site, you can click on the camera icon on the right hand bank of icons on the website or click on http://bit.ly/MSS_flickr_albums.
To download a picture from any album, first click on the album of interest and then select a picture by clicking on the image of this picture. A new screen should come up with that specific image. On the bottom of this screen, select the download icon by clicking on it. The download icon is the second icon from the right and its image is an arrow over a line. As you click on the download icon, you will need to choose which size of picture you wish to download. Clicking on a picture size will begin the download process. You can navigate to your Download folder on your computer to get the picture by clicking on the up arrow on the download button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and selecting/clicking on Open Folder.
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!
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.
Important Information: Local Health Risk for Students
The 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.
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.