Wednesday March 21, 2018
Griffy’s Grill Lunch Special:
Pasta: Chicken Alfredo
Snack $3.00 ~ Meal $5.00
Daily Special: Chicken Fajitas $5.00
Music and Tech:
Musical rehearsal after school today will run until 5:00. It is for the whole cast, including the pit.
There is a musical rehearsal on this coming Saturday, from 2:30 – 5:00 PM.
Senior Concert Band sectionals tomorrow morning are for Woodwinds.
All music students are asked to do the online survey posted on the FB page. If you are not a member of the Group, see Mrs Greene or a music executive member.
Good luck to the cheerleading team members that will be off to Bridgewater later today for a competition weather permitting that is. Further details will follow from the host school, our school board and principal Stokes regarding the event.
Sr. Girls Softball:
The team will be working out again today (Wednesday) from 5:00-7:00 pm here at Horton in the gym, providing that there is no disruption of activities due to the coming weather system. If, practice is cancelled for tonight then the next workout session will be held tomorrow (Thursday) from 5:00-7:00 pm once again weather permitting.
Horton’s mixed curling team will be off to their provincial championships tomorrow (once again weather permitting) being hosted at the Bridgewater Curling Club. If, the NSSAF, our school board or Principal Stokes deem travel conditions unsafe the event will likely be shifted to a Friday/Saturday competition. Stay tuned to the announcements for further details.
A friendly reminder to all students that the gym is reserved for lunch for Team Unified and their spectators. The fitness studio and ball hockey activities may continue as usual.
St. F. X University – A representative will be available outside Student Services on Monday March 26 from 1:10 – 1:50. She will provide information and support for students interested in attending St. F. X. in September 2018.
The Clean Foundation’s Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program (formerly the Youth Corps [NSYCC]) is hiring 55 interns (aged 15-30) for paid summer internships across the province. The postings for the 9-week positions are now available on our website: http://clean.ns.ca/employment/. There are lots of great opportunities this year in a variety of environmental sectors, including: watershed restoration, environmental education, forestry, waste, and energy. Successful candidates will also be invited to attend a two-day professional development workshop in May.
Attention Grade 12’s: This is a reminder to see Mrs. Langille in Student Services to please pay your $80 grade 12 fee if you haven’t already done so. Any questions around this fee, please see Admin or Mrs. Langille.
Great opportunity for students in grade 10 or 11: Youth Legion Leadership Training Camp – June 23-July 1st at NSAC, Truro. Students interested in this opportunity to improve their leadership skills can pick up an application form in student services. Applications due date: April 30th.
Marine Mammal Summer Camp on August 4-13, 2018. You must apply by April 6th, and this is put on by Saint Mary’s University and the Canadian Whale Institute. Check out the link smu.ca/marinemammalcamp or see Mrs. Bekkers in student services!
University of King’s College offers a summer camp for students aged 15-17 called Humanities for Young People, July 7-15th. HYP will help students develop their analytical, interpersonal, and verbal skills, and pursue their passion for writing, reading and thoughtful inquiry. If this interests you, please apply online, http://hyp.ukings.ca by May 18th.
Grade 12 students planning to attend a post-secondary school next year, please check out the scholarships, bursaries and awards on their websites, as well as the Horton student – scholarship and bursaries page on our Horton website.
Scholarships & Bursaries:
The Jordan Boyd Leadership Award & Scholarship – info now available in Student Services (due Apr 20th)
The Town of Kentville Student Bursary (due May 25th)
The O’Brien/Huntley Scholarship (due March 30 – Apr 30)
Horton In The News:
A photo of the Boys’ Hockey team headlines the article about the Griffins’ securing a spot in the upcoming provincial tournament from March 22-25. There is also a photo of the captain (Callum Pardy) and assistant captains Iain Duncan, Noah Barrett and Dawson McPhail. Their roster includes 10 grade twelve students and coach Jeff Moore is confident that the team will step up and could even steal the tournaments from the top teams.
Horton snowboarders were among those competing for spots at provincials at a competition on Feb. 26 at Martock.
Horton students Micah dePutter and Kenzie Melanson were featured in an article and photo about the environmental summit hosted by The Gulf of Maine Institute at Acadia University on Feb. 23. Ms. Webb, the event’s lead organizer was extensively quoted. Horton students joined teens from NKEC and KCA and community leaders in the Institute’s first international project. Participants discussed their own backyards, potentials problems and how they could fix them.
Congratulations to Kate Bennett, Justine Blatt-Janmaat, Aliya Lickers and Nicole Silver who were chosen for the Nova Scotia Keltics U18 Rugby team that will be heading to the Emerald Isle in March on an international skill-building trip. They are currently fund raising to finance their 10-day trip to Ireland. Their skills will be tested as rugby is very popular in Ireland where children start to play as young as six or seven years of age.
Chloe Symons, Lydia Wilks and Anna Joy Burgess also known as Robust Legocy, placed second in the ROBOFEST® High School Robotics Competition tennis ball challenge. The Horton High Robats placed second in the BottleSumo event. Chloe, Lydia and Anna Joy and their robot are shown in the photo accompanying the article and all three are quoted as well.
Horton members of the Wolfville Tritons Swim team have competed in meets in Church Point and Halifax recently. Lucas Singletondid himself proud in the 200m freestyle, Scotia Broome posted her best time and Ava Vial is number one in the province for breaststroke and medley events. The photo includes Ava, Scotia and Nicolaas Groeneveld.
In honour of International Women’s Day which is the theme of this month’s window display, the library has a book display featuring amazing, awesome, brave, clever, inspirational, kickass, strong female lead characters. Come check it out.
Clubs and Activities:
Important Science Fair Meeting: Thursday March 22 at recess in room 2812 (Ms Corbin’s room). All participants need to attend.
Any students interested in attending the NS High School Drama Fest this year are asked to meet in Room 1014 (Ms. MacIsaac’s room) at 1:30 today (Wednesday) to get information on dates, costs, registration, accommodations and transportation. If you wish to come to Drama Fest but cannot attend this meeting, please contact Ms. MacIsaac ASAP!
Lacrosse try-it session –
March 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Valley Thunder Lacrosse and Lacrosse Nova Scotia host a free try-it session at Central Kings Rural High School, Cambridge. All ages, all experiences welcome. Bring a hockey helmet and gloves, active wear and a water bottle. LNS will host an evening of basic skills and drills. There is a waiver (valleylacrosse.ca or at the door). For info, valleylacrosse.ca, Facebook Valley Thunder Lacrosse or VTL president Sara White, firstname.lastname@example.org.