Friday, May 20, 2022
Griffy’s Grill Lunch Special:
All Specials are $4.00 for Snack Size or $6.75 for the Full Meal Size.
The 2022 St. Francis Xavier Entrance Bursary Program is now open for application and offers funding opportunities for students accepted to study at St. Francis Xavier University beginning in September 2022. Please check the google classroom for details.
Holland College representative from PEI is also planning a visit. The date is to be determined.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Grads, you are reminded to check the Horton website for updated scholarship and bursary information. If you have any questions about the application process or your eligibility to apply, please check at Student Services.
Clubs and Activities:
Norman Ross would like to send his deepest sympathies to Mr. Veinotte after the St. Louis blues won 4-1 over the Colorado Avalanche.
The Principal’s Medal is awarded annually to two students in grade 9 and 10 who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and service in the school and community, and commendable performance in the courses in which they have enrolled. A committee of Horton Grade 9 and 10 teachers will select two recipients for this award. The deadline for submission is May 31st at midnight. A message was sent to all students in Grade 9 and 10 earlier in May, but the deadline for submissions is quickly approaching.
Valley United Community Soccer U18 girls are looking for players for this summer’s team. There is a link to register in the student google classroom Here is the link to register:
Reminder to all students interested in running for students’ council executive to submit their nomination form in the google classroom by this Monday. The positions up for election are president, Vice President, secretary, assistant treasurer, and clerk.
Horton Prom Shop fashion show will be held on TODAY at lunch…please see Ms. Campbell if you are interested in helping.
The yearbook can still be ordered! Click the QR code on the poster or see Ms. Kennie in the main office.
The audiobooks for the second week of the SYNC free audiobooks for teens program are A Brief History Of Fascist Lies which urges us to remember that the current talk of “post-truth” has a long political and intellectual lineage that we cannot ignore. The novel No-No Boy shows the internal and external struggles fought by Japanese-Americans at the time of World War II. The poster in the library window has a QR code to link to the SYNC download page.
A poster with the titles/covers/blurbs and a QR code to the website can be found in the library window.
Horton In The News
Grade 12 students Jake Lewis and Samuel Lopez Matos and grade 10 student Kelly Dorman have been busy with CBC lately doing an 11-minute Mainstreet segment and an interview with CBC News Nova Scotia. The trio, who organized April’s Autism Awareness, were interviewed about the work that they have done and continue to do to make Horton more inclusive for neurodiverse students.
Congratulations to grade 12 student Sophie Edgar who has been recruited to play for the Acadia Volleyball Axewomen next fall. Sophie, an outside hitter, has been a member of the NS indoor provincial teams, including the provincial excellence program and has participated in the 18-under provincial beach program.
Sports Announcements May 20, 2022
On May 28th DiscNS is running an ultimate frisbee clinic for all interested students, free of charge. The clinic will have a morning session for junior high students from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and then there will be an afternoon session from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for high school students. This clinic will be in Halifax at the BMO Soccer Centre. For some more information, head over to the Facebook page for the event: https://fb.me/e/1FNjbVTSA or you can see Mr. Veinotte
Boys softball game is cancelled today. The boys are reminded to be at the Michelin Field by 1:30 on Monday.
Girls softball practice at the Port Williams field afterschool.
The boys rugby team fell to KES in the regional final yesterday 30-17. The boys had a terrific game and battled hard. Charlie “Choo Choo” Foran had a game for the ages as he dragged the Griffins into battle. Choo Choo had some amazing runs and tries. Shane “Smash” Sommers and Mason ” Mad Dog” Veinotte, along with the usual suspects, Oscar “The Ox” Hickes and Hunter “Boom Boom” Britton, Colin “Crush” Tracey and Evan “Go Go” Gibbons had solid efforts. The boys will now travel to Pictou next week in a qualifier game.
Good luck to our Track and Field team as they head to Bridgewater for Districts today and tomorrow.