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The Student Achievement Awards is a writing and creative arts competition, which is open to all public secondary school students in Ontario. The competition is meant to encourage the intellectual development of our students and an interest in society. The 1984 Provincial Assembly established the awards, in honour of Marion Drysdale, a secretary at OSSTF/FEESO Provincial Office for twenty-two years, for her dedicated work and commitment to public education.

Each year, a new theme is determined by the Recognition and Promotion Sub-Committee of the Communications/Political Action Committee.

OSSTF/FEESO invites student writers and artists to submit creative work exploring this year’s theme: Our Moment in Time. Judging will be held at the school, district, regional and provincial levels. Eleven provincial winners will be awarded $1000 each in prizes and will be invited to our Annual General Meeting in March, where a video showcasing their work will be screened.

DID YOU KNOW? You have access to SORA eBooks through your OCDSB student account and the VLE!

The library is open this year, yay! However, for the time being, we are not open in the morning before school, during lunch, or after school. How are you supposed to get books? Easy, just place a hold online and we'll deliver the books to you in class. To place a hold, click "resources", then click "library catalogue'", search or browse until you find the book you want and click on the little hand icon to place a hold. Your username is your student email address and your password is your last name. If you encounter problems, just send an email to me at and I'll be happy to help you.

Don't forget that there are a wide variety of resources available to you through the OCDSB Virtual Learning Environment.