Friday January 19, 2018
Griffy’s Grill Lunch Special:
Pasta: Asian Noodles & Sauce
Snack $3.40 ~ Meal $5.25
Daily Special: Chicken Stir Fry, Rice, Egg Roll $5.25
Music and Tech:
Music students and ensemble members are reminded that there are no more early morning rehearsals until after exams. Morning rehearsals and Glee Club rehearsals will start up again on Friday, Feb 2 with Choir.
Musical cast members and string orchestra members, please check your own rehearsal schedules for accurate info.
Tech crew, see Mr. Millar regarding Monday morning’s presentation.
Attention Grade 12 students:
If you are planning to graduate after Semester One (and not returning to Horton for Semester Two) please go to Student Services right away and speak with Mrs. Langille or Mrs. Bekkers.
Attention Grade 12’s re: Transcript Requests
If you would like your Final Semester 1 official Transcript of Marks sent to a university or college during the week of February 13th, please drop by Student Services and see the binder on Mrs. Langille’s desk.
If you require an In-Progress Transcript of Marks sent prior to February 13th, see Mrs. Langille, Student Services office.
Unique, tuition-free, wilderness expeditions for young women aged 15 to 17! Girls on Ice Expeditions are inspiring girls to explore science, art, and the wilderness! If interested and you fit the criteria, you will need to create an account on the application website by January 19th, 2018. North American expedition dates will be between mid-June and mid-August. Check out this link: www.inspiringgirls.org or speak with Mrs. Bekkers in Student Services for more information.
Scholarships & Bursaries:
There are applications in Student Services for:
2018 Nova Scotia Power Employment Equity Scholarship (due March 30th)
2018 Nova Scotia Power Environment Scholarship (due April 27th)
2018 Nova Scotia Power Trades Scholarship (due April 27th)
Valley Regional Hospital Foundation Student Awards 2018 (due May 15th)
Valley Regional Hospital Auxiliary Bursary (due May 15th)
Horton In The News:
Kudos to grade 9 student Jonas Dornieden and his father Ralf for their part in the re-establishment of the East Kings Chess Club. The Club will be holding a tournament at Acadia’s Beveridge Arts Centre on Sat. Jan. 6 as a way to help jumpstart the Club. Jonas is a skilled player winning a tournament in Switzerland in 2012 and provincials last year, advancing to the national scholastic tournament in Toronto in May. He also competed in a open national tournament in Sault Ste. Marie last year.
The girls hockey team participated in the Peter Connell Memorial Girls’ Hockey Tournament in Berwick on Dec. 27-28 where they made it to the semi-finals losing to the tournament winning Avon View team. Griffins in the photos include Rayna Davidson and her opponent from C.K. doing the ceremonial puck drop and Nicole Silver with the puck.
Chantal Peng was selected as this year’s recipient of the coveted NS Talent Trust Tietjo Zonneveld Award for a pianist who show the greatest artistic potential and excellence. There is also a photo of Chantal and Charlotte Peng and their younger sisters Carmen and Colette entertaining the public at the Town of Wolfville’s New Year’s Day levee.
There is a tribute to Jeremy Ingham a former grad, member of the Wolfville Tritons and recent Acadia Grad. He was diagnosed with cancer in his teens and died on Dec. 29.
There is also an extensive story on another recent grad, Drake Batherson and his exceptional play at the World Juniors in Buffalo.
PLEASE NOTE – The library will be closed fourth period today.
Among the library’s recent batch of new books, is this one with a Horton and local connection.
Everyday heroes: Inspirational stories from men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces is a book is made up of stories from members of the Canadian Armed Forces starting in World War II, going through the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Home Front, Peacekeeping, and Afghanistan.
No matter what branch of the Armed Forces you are interested in, there’s a chapter, or more, for you, fascinating accounts of the experiences of 21 men and women who served and are still serving.
This book was donated by Ms. Pelley as there is a chapter in the book written by her brother Major Trevor Jain. Major Jain joined the West Nova Scotia Regiment as a teenager, went to Acadia then Dalhousie where, at the time of his story, he was a medical student and reserve officer.
On Sept. 2, 1998, he was called to duty in the middle of the night and driven, lights flashing, by an RCMP officer to CFB Shearwater. It was here in Hangar B that Major Jain and other military and RCMP personnel would spend 12-16 hour days for the next month identifying the remains of passengers of the Swiss Air disaster.
Clubs and Activities:
The “Intervarsity” club meet today in room 1115. See you there!
Valley Regional Hospital Foundation is looking for a student aged 16-25 who would be willing to participate on the Young Leaders Council. This is a great volunteer opportunity that will allow you to grow your skills, experience, connections and add another dimension to your resume. Email firstname.lastname@example.org