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October 19th /2016

Cafeteria specials for today

Chicken quesadilla’s, Popcorn chicken poutine


Have you always dreamed of traveling the world? Living in another country? Being fluent in another language? Do you have good grades? If your collective answer is yes, then you just might be the perfect candidate for a Rotary Youth Exchange. Rotary offers a year – long exchange program as well as a summer exchange program. Drop by people place to get all the details about these exciting travel and learning opportunities. The application deadline is November 10th.

Do you like to be scared? How about a trip to Haunted Wonderland? Try escape haunted mazes and ride your favourite roller coaster in the dark. For $100 save your seat on the coach nus on Friday October 21st. Trip leaves afterschool around 3:30 and returns between 2-3am. No worries you get to sleep the next day.

A Napanee resident who runs a small business, Sparklean Home & Office Cleaning, is looking for a student volunteer who is creative, computer savvy and has a knack for marketing. She’s hoping to set up an advertisement/Facebook page for her business. If you have these skills and are looking for volunteer hours, contact information is available in People Place.

Next Tues you have the opportunity to see real artifacts from the European Anne Frank Museum, in Kingston. See Ms. Randall or Ms. Leblanc for forms.

To our NDSS female Hawks in grades 9 and 10. Are you passionate about maths and science? Want to learn all about Engineering? Go ENG girl is an opportunity for girls across Ontario to learn more about the exciting world of Engineering. This Queen’s University Sponsored Program will be held Saturday, October 22 at Queen’s University, from 9:15am to 2:15pm. Come to People Place to check out how to register for this free event.

There is an important meeting for all those going on the Europe trip – permission forms and jacket information will be discussed if you can not attend come and see Ms. LeBlanc in Geography Office – meeting will be Wednesday at the start of lunch in Miss Leblanc’s room A16.

This is a reminder to all concert and jazz band members wishing to attend the Jazz Improvisation workshop being held today during period 3 to please come to C14 at the beginning of the period. Your attendance at the workshop will be covered for you.

Many thanks to students Lily Collard and Nicole Beer for helping librarian Ms. Brooks refresh our library’s “new books” display window. Your time, interest and energy are much appreciated.

Are you grade 11 or 12 student with a keen interest in the Arts? Do you want to learn about becoming a red – seal graduate with SHSM distinction? Please attend a brief but important meeting after announcements today in C1. That’s SHSM meeting for interested grade 11 & 12 students in C1 after announcements.

Are you interested in taking a course at St. Lawrence College while you are a high school senior? Dual credits are available in many courses such as Business, Addition and trades. Test drive what college life is like by studying at SLC in Kingston. The deadline to apply for a winter dual credit course is November 4th. Make an appointment with People Place counsellor if you are interested.

This Thursday is the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test and so the day will not be usual. Gr. 9’s – you will have classes as normal, however many classes will be moved to different locations. You will not be permitted in A or D hall south during lunch times. Grade 11’s and 12’s you will have an independent study day. Grade 11 or 12 classes will not run on Thursday and attendance won’t be taken. If 11 or 12’s attend you will be located to D2 as a workspace. OSSLT writers – all writers will find out from their homeroom teacher their writing location as well as the schedule for the day. Writers start out in the café, where you can pick up a free snack and then will move to your testing location at 8:45 grade 10 classes will run as usual in period 4.

The Napanee library is hosting a Hallo-teen party and you’re invited. Drop in on October 27th from 6-8pm. Wear your costume, participate in our Fear Factor Contest, and enjoy some pizza and so much more. Joining in on the fun earns you a ballot for a chance to win some really cool prizes. For more information, visit People Place.

Sexual Health Clinic today from 1:15 to 2:30. See Michele Miller or a Guidance Counsellor in People Place to book an appointment with the nurse.

Jazz band releases today at 2:35 in C14.

 Another volunteer opportunity has arrived in People Place assisting with Special Olympics Ontario. The Special Olympics Program is looking for volunteers to help run the Kingston track qualifier at the Invista Centre on October 26th. If you have a spare during the day or want to help out after school, come to People Place for the contact info.

Attention teachers. Staff photos of Math, Business and Social Science departments will be taken today at the beginning of lunch. Please meet in the large staff room at 12:30.

The drama Production team meets today at lunch in C17. All crews are required.

A reminder to all grade reps about our Student’s Council Meeting today at lunch A9.

Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college located in Southwestern New York State. It is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. A representative from Houghton College will be visiting with prospective students today at 10:30 in People Place.




 The Napanee youth basketball league is looking for coaches. If you have played on an NDSS basketball team and would like to be involved, see Mr. Collard to add your name to the list.

Last night in field hockey action our NDSS Hawks tied KCVI, and clinched fourth place in the league standings. Playoffs start this Thursday at 3:30 at home against5 Sydenham Golden Eagles. Fan support will be appreciated. We have a good chance to win the title this year. Good luck girls.

Last night the Senior Girls basketball team fought hard, but came up short to Sydenham. Congrats to Erica Barton for her first high school basket, and Sophia Waymer for leading the score with 13 baskets. Congrats to the whole team who worked hard during the game. Practice tonight at 2:30.

In basketball action last night, the Junior Hawks came up short as well against Sydenham. Despite a solid full-court press that led to a lot of steals we couldn’t capitalize on the offensive end. Hats off to top scorer Hanna Gregory who consistently drove to the basket. Practice tonight in Gym 2. Hope you’re ready to run ladies.

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