ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, May 23


ATHLETICS

Track & Field - Yesterday was a great start to SOSSA for our Track & Field team, as we already have 2 athletes moving on to the OFSAA South Regional Championship next week. Madison Eaton finished 2nd overall in the Open Girls 2000 Metre Steeplechase event and James Quinn finished 4th overall in the Senior Boys Javelin with a new personal best throw of over 48 metres! Best of luck to our athletes competing at the SOSSA Championship again today!


GUIDANCE

There will be a help session on creating a successful resume TODAY at lunch in Room 103. Bring your resume if you have a printed copy or use our chrome book!

Grade 12s who have applied to post-secondary, please make sure you check out the D2L page for the DSBN Scholarship instructions.  To be considered you must complete the Google form.


MUSIC

Concert Choir is excused for p.4 today for the recording of Oh Canada.


SCHOOL NURSE- Reminder that Nurse Megan is here TODAY.


PREFECTS - We have an important meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in Room 207.


LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - The Club is meeting TODAY at lunch to have a Yearbook picture retake.


SCIENCE HELP - Science help today at lunch in Room 218.


MATH HELP - Math help after school today in Room 103.


PREFECTS - We have an important meeting on Thursday at the start of lunch in 207. We have more details about the Rankin Run which will be shared at that time. If you cannot make the meeting, or cannot be at the Rankin Run, please let Mrs. Lafferty know as soon as possible.


LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - The Library book club is meeting today at the beginning of lunch to take a picture retake for the yearbook. 


NIAGARA COLLEGE FIELD TRIP - Are you interested in checking out Niagara College? Want a free lunch? Are you looking at Environmental Science for Post Secondary? We have 10 spots left for the field trip next week! See Mr. Bell TODAY!


D & D

Next week is D&D cosplay week. Come dressed up to-the-nines for your campaigns and as always, keep rolling those critical 20s.


TRIVIA

Yesterday’s Answer: Hacksaw Ridge

Today’s Question: Young Henry V encounters deceit, war and treachery after becoming King of England in the 15th century in this flick. What is the name of the movie?


😊  Smile of the Day  😊

“Why should you not fight with a cloud. Cause it will storm out on you!”


Wednesday, May 22


Reminder that if you are volunteering to garden today at lunch and during period 3, come to the front foyer at the start of lunch!


YOUR LOCKER STINKS – if that’s you, we need you to clean out the items that make it stink. i.e. food, Tupperware, clothing, etc.


ATHLETICS

Boys Soccer - In our first playoff game we prevailed 3-2 over Thorold advancing Secord FC to the championship game next Wednesday. Walid popped two goals and Ahra (pronounced oughta) the other in a sweaty hard-fought contest yesterday. Along with the goal scorers, strong games were turned in by Kody Jenkinson, Nathan Lang, Clive Nartay, Sam Pritchard, James Quinn, Goran and Devine. We will practice next Monday.

Girls Slo-Pitch - Our Girls’ Slo Pitch team played three games at the DSBN Tournament yesterday.  Everyone enjoyed the very hot day as they played some good ball. Can all team members please wash and return their jerseys back to Ms. Pollock or Ms. Predovich.


GUIDANCE

Grade 12s who have applied to post-secondary, please make sure you check out the D2L page for the DSBN Scholarship instructions.  To be considered you must complete the Google form.

Grade 12s are reminded of the Employment Counselling interviews that will be offered next week to students planning to enter the workplace after Grade 12. Use the Google form that was emailed to you last week to sign up for a personal interview with an employment counsellor here next week. Times and dates will be confirmed by email.

       Any students interested in summer employment with the YMCA, get your resume ready! There will be a pop-up event at the Fairview Mall this Sunday, May 26, from 12pm to 3pm. They will be located at the YMCA Hub across from Sport Check, where they will be doing on-site interviews for Summer Day Camp Jobs.  If you need help updating your resume, please come to the Student Success room (103) at lunch this Thursday. Ms. Daldrup, Mrs. Landry and Mr. Douglas are offering a resume workshop to get you ready to apply for summer jobs. Bring a hard copy of your current resume and get it polished up for future employers.

There will be a help session on creating a successful resume. Tomorrow at lunch in Room 103. Bring your resume if you have a printed copy or use our chrome book!


MUSIC

Junior Jazz at lunch.

Senior Jazz after school but only until 3:15 p.m.

Concert Choir tomorrow morning – wear Concert Dress SHIRTS for our O’ Canada filming at 1:00 p.m. in the Aud. So just Shirt Concert Dress only is necessary.


RANKIN RUN -Rankin Run pledge forms are DUE NOW!


SECORD ARTS NIGHT - Do you like dancing?  Do you like art?  Do you like photography? If you answered yes to any of these, then do we have some good news for you!  TONIGHT, you can come out and watch Secord’s very own Award-Winning dancers perform while being surrounded by some of the best Artwork and photos that come from the creative minds of our talented students.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and you can get tickets at the door or on school cash online.  We hope to see you there!


PROM - Want to buy a Prom ticket? Sales start TODAY outside the Main office for just $65.00 thanks to our car washers. 


SCIENCE - Science help AFTER SCHOOL today in Room 218.


MATH HELP - Math help during lunch in Room 109.


SCHOOL NURSE- Reminder that Nurse Megan is here tomorrow.


PREFECTS - We have an important meeting TOMORROW at the start of lunch in Room 207. We have more details about the Rankin Run which will be shared at that time. If you cannot make the meeting, or cannot be at the Rankin Run, please let Mrs. Lafferty know as soon as possible.


LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - The Club is meeting tomorrow at lunch to have a Yearbook picture retake.


CAPPIES - A huge congratulations to all of the 9 to 5 cast and crews, as well as our Cappies critics for their nominations and awards last night at the Gala held at Welland Centennial School. What a fantastic way to end a year of amazing theatre! We are so proud!


TRIVIA

Yesterday’s Answer: The Cuban Missile Crisis

This week’s theme is: History on Film

Today’s Question: In this World War II film American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in America to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. What is the name of film?


😊  Smile of the Day  😊

“Why did the humidity date the heat index? They had chemistry.”


Tuesday, May 21


ATHLETICS

Boys Soccer - We have a playoff game against Thorold here TODAY after school. Let me repeat that; we have a playoff game against Thorold here TODAY after school. You must attend all classes today to be eligible to play this soccer game. 


GUIDANCE

Grade 12s who have applied to post-secondary, please make sure you check out the D2L page for the DSBN Scholarship instructions.  To be considered you must complete the Google form.

Grade 12s are reminded of the Employment Counselling interviews that will be offered next week to students planning to enter the workplace after Grade 12. Use the Google form that was emailed to you last week to sign up for a personal interview with an employment counsellor here next week. Times and dates will be confirmed by email.

Laura Secord will be hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, June 11 in the cafeteria. Approximately 12 prospective employers will be here to conduct on-site interviews for summer employment. Time to get those resumes ready! Stay tuned for more information from Guidance. If you need help with updating your resume, sign up in Guidance for the Resume Workshop this Thursday at lunch in Room 103. You must have hard copy resumes to attend the Job Fair in June.

Any students interested in summer employment with the YMCA, get your resume ready! There will be a pop-up event at the Fairview Mall on Sunday, May 26, from 12pm to 3pm. They will be located at the YMCA Hub across from Sport Check, where they will be doing on-site interviews for Summer Day Camp Jobs.  If you need help updating your resume, please come to the Student Success room (103) at lunch this Thursday. Ms. Daldrup, Mrs. Landry and Mr. Douglas are offering a resume workshop to get you ready to apply for summer jobs. Bring a hard copy of your current resume and get it polished up for future employers.


MUSIC

         No Concert Band today.


RANKIN RUN -Rankin Run - have you brought in your pledge form and money?  It is due tomorrow at the end of the day.  Don’t miss out on your chance to support a great cause while also having a fun day of activities.  Please get your forms to Guidance!


PREFECTS - It’s Tuesday today! That means we have our meeting at lunch in Room 207 for current and new Prefects. We have important things to discuss today, so please arrive by 10:55 a.m. sharp.


SCIENCE HELP - Science help today at lunch in Room 218.


SECORD ARTS NIGHT - Do you like dancing?  Do you like art?  Do you like photography?  Well if you answered yes to any of these, then do we have some news for you!  This Wednesday evening, you can come out and watch Secord’s very own Award-Winning dancers perform; while being surrounded by some of the best Artwork and photos that come from the creative minds of our talented students.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and you can get tickets at the door or, on school cash online.  We hope to see you there!


PROM - The Car Wash was a huge success! Thanks to all that came out to support. Our volunteers are attending Prom for free, and we were able to lower the ticket price for everyone else to $65.00. 

Want to buy a Prom ticket? Sales start TOMORROW outside the Main office. 


GSA - The meeting of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) has been MOVED to Wednesday, that’s tomorrow, at lunch. All are welcome.


LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - The Library book club is meeting today at lunch.


CAPPIES – today is the day.  Welland Centennial’s event at 7:00 p.m  Meet after lunch in the Drama Room.


TRIVIA

Friday’s Answer: The Tulip

This week’s theme is: History on Film

Today’s Question: Thirteen Days dramatizes an important American crisis of 1962. What is the name of this crisis?


😊  Smile of the Day  😊

“There are just 20 regular school days left until summer.”


Friday, May 17

ATHLETICS

Track & Field - The Secord Track & Field team had a great day at the Zone Championship meet yesterday. Madison Eaton started the day off with a new Zone record in the Senior Girls 2000 Metre Steeplechase event. She later won the 800 Metre event as well. Other top finishers were Eryn Panici who won the Novice Girls Javelin, as well as Elyse Rutledge who won her 100 Metre event and came second in the 200 Metre event. Collin Perrault finished 2nd overall in Senior Long Jump. Liam MacKay-Cotton finished 2nd in Javelin and Cordel Less finished 2nd in both the 100 and Long Jump event. Our 3rd place finishers were James Quinn in the Javelin, Abdi Farah in Long Jump and Nacura Barker in Javelin. Andrew Day, Erica Elstone and Cole Friesen also qualified by finishing 4th in their events. All athletes mentioned will be competing at the SOSSA Championships next week. Way to go, Patriots! There will be a brief meeting at lunch for all qualifying track athletes in Room 109 today.

Boys Soccer - We have a playoff game against Thorold here TODAY after school. Let me repeat that; we have a playoff game against Thorold here TODAY after school. You must attend all classes today and Tuesday to be eligible to play this soccer game. This is a long weekend therefore you need to pack your soccer gear ahead of time, so you don’t forget.


GUIDANCE

Grade 12s who have applied to post-secondary, please make sure you check out the D2L page for the DSBN Scholarship instructions.  To be considered you must complete the Google form.


MUSIC

         A big congratulations to all music students who participated in Musicfest Nationals yesterday in Toronto! We had an awesome time exploring art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and supporting our 3 ensembles who were participating. Concert Band achieved a Bronze standing, Jazz Choir received a Silver Standing, and Concert Choir received a gold standing. Congrats for representing Secord well on the national stage! If you had instruments in your car, please kindly bring them back to the band room for inventory.

         Bernstein - Bernstein Mass practice is cancelled for today. Please practice the Agnus Dei on your own time!


CAFETERIA – Today’s special is Chicken Fingers with Rice for $6.00.


RANKIN RUN -have you brought in your pledge form and money?  It is due by Tuesday at the end of the day.  Don’t miss out on your chance to support a great cause while also having a fun day of activities.  Please get your forms to Guidance by Tuesday.


STUDENT OF THE MONTH

It is our April Student of the Month time.  Our April trait was Adaptable.  This means to be able to change in order to deal successfully with new situations. Adaptable people are resourceful.  Would the following students come to the front foyer after this announcement for your certificate and picture.  Congratulations to…

Gr 9 Maddox Dunn

Gr 10 Sarah Arsenault

Gr 11Mahek Rahman

Gr 12 Nyssa Carmon


PREFECT APPLICATIONS 

This is a message to those who had their Prefect interview this week, please check your email for an important message.


DANCE 

The Dance Team had a fantastic showing at Bedazzled Dance Champions yesterday! Kala Lafleche-Lauzon received a Judge's Choice award for her solo. She also won 1st Overall Senior Soloist and 2nd Overall Senior Duet/Trio with Jersey Martin. Brooklyn Stukel won 3rd Overall Senior Soloist. Jazz Team won 3rd Overall Senior Small Group and Open Team won 1st Overall Intermediate Small Group! Way to end the season! If you would like to see these award-winning routines, then come to “Composition” next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the door or through school cash.


GSA

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance will meet today at lunch in Room 227. All are welcome.


TRIVIA

Yesterday’s Answer:  Aphrodite

Today’s Question: In 1630’s Western Europe this type of flower became so expensive that it was worth more than gold. What was the name of this flower?


😊  Smile of the Day  😊

It’s a long weekend, that’s something to smile about.”


Wednesday, May 15

ATHLETICS

Girls Slo-Pitch – This is a reminder of the Girls Slo-pitch practice today after school.  Please remember your permission forms.

Ultimate Frisbee - Congratulations to the Secord Ultimate Team who wrapped up their season yesterday at Sir Winston Churchill. While competing in the Zone Finals, the team battled hard, but came up against some tough competition. We will look forward to building upon the progress that we made this year and welcoming back all returning players. Special mention to Braden Sawyer and Nacura Barker for their hard work and leadership while serving as captains this season.

GUIDANCE

Honours Awards – everyone should have their Award but if you do not, please come to Guidance.

Grade 12s who have applied to post-secondary, please make sure you check out the D2L page for the DSBN Scholarship instructions.  To be considered you must complete the Google form.

GRAD BREAKFAST - Attention Grads: HOLD OFF ON BREAKFAST TOMORROW, cause its on us! You will go to period 1 for attendance tomorrow and then come to the caf. with your class for a scrumptious hot morning meal, followed by important information for your big day in June!


MUSIC

           Concert Band – we meet at lunch to run Nationals set list.


CAFETERIA – Today’s special is Pulled Pork for $6.25.


RANKIN RUN - The Rankin Run is next week.  Do you have your pledge form returned to guidance yet?  Let’s get involved Secord and raise as much money as possible for cancer care in Niagara.  

All forms must be returned by Tuesday, May 21st to participate.


SCIENCE HELP - Science help AFTER SCHOOL today in room 218.


MATH HELP - Math help during lunch in Room 109.


SCHOOL NURSE - Reminder that Nurse Megan is here TODAY.


TRIVIA

Yesterday’s Answer:  The White Trillium

Today’s Question: Flower symbolism dates back to ancient times. For example, in ancient Greece, roses were associated with which Greek goddess?


😊  Smile of the Day  😊

“I used to think I was indecisive but now I’m not so sure.”