Guidance – Feeling like hanging out with an exciting group of students interested in exploring yoga, nature, and cool field trips such as Goat Yoga? If so…then come to our first meeting today in Room 123 at lunch.
College Fair @ Fleming College – We are taking all College bound Grade 12 students to Fleming College on October 2nd. It is a FREE trip and a great chance to visit with representatives from over 20 Ontario Colleges. This is an amazing opportunity for students who are college bound! Make sure you pick up a trip form in Guidance and sign up in Edsby.
Link Crew Leaders – Attention link crew leaders. Just a reminder that we will be meeting briefly today in preparation for the Grade 9 Dance on Thursday. See yo in room 146 promptly at 11:10 am.
Phys Ed. – Did you know? High school may provide the only opportunity for some students to participate in structured sport and physical activity programs.
Students for Sustainability – The clothing industry is one of the least sustainable practices on the planet. There is so much waste and pollution created from the production of textiles, all to satisfy our growing demand for new, new, new. But it doesn’t have to be this way! This Thursday, at the Clubs and Teams event after the Terry Fox run, the Students for Sustainability will host BHS’s FIRST EVER POP UP THRIFT SHOP. Come to the gym and browse our rack of clothing, shoes, bags and more. All items are $1.00 and all proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation. Thanks BHS….every little bit helps!
Europe Trips – We are running two trips to Europe in Spring of 2020. March Break trip to London and Paris to see Buckingham Palace, the place Harry potter was filmed and the Eiffel Tower! In May we will travel to Amsterdam to see the ceremonies commemorating Canadian soldiers freeing the Netherlands in World War II, we will also see the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, the Prague Castle in Prague and the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Krakow Poland. See info in Room 205, Ms. Rutherford and Ms. Ransberry are available for information on signing up!
KPR is seeking comments from students, parents, guardians, staff and community members regarding the proposed school year calendar for 2019-20. Please review the proposed calendar and comment using the online survey available on the home page of www.kprschools.ca by Monday, December 10, 2018. The dates being proposed for Winter Break next year are Monday, December 23, 2019, to Friday, January 3, 2020. Last day of classes before the break would be Friday, December 20, 2019, with students returning to class Monday, January 6, 2020. First and last days of school, March Break and PA Days can all be viewed on the proposed calendar.
ULTIMATE – Attention all boys and girls wishing to play Ultimate this year. There will be a practice this Friday after school in the gym. New players are welcome. If you have any questions please see Mr. MacLeod, Mr. Beatty or Ms. Mohindra.
BOWLING – There will be a quick meeting today at lunch for the BHS bowling team in room 149. Hope to see you there.
CO-OP – All peer helpers are reminded of their class today in the library.
MUSIC – Junior Jazz today after school, see you there!
BOYS HOCKEY – The Boys Hockey team extended their win streak in thrilling fashion by downing O’Neill 3 to 1 in a shootout. Tyson Cook got the scoring starting and Braedan Evans tied the game with 10 seconds left in the period. Eric Dawson was fabulous in net as Owen Naylor and Bryant Trowsse had beauty shootout moves. Luke McLennan and Keighan Greig were also solid on defense. Go Talons Go!
GSA – The GSA will meet today at lunch in room 124.
SLOWING DOWN STYLE – Hey BHS! Do you like saving the environment? Do you like making sustainable life choices? Do you like FREE STUFF? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should come to the Slowing Down Style information table today and tomorrow at lunch. You can find out more about fast fashion and how you can make the planet green through the clothes you wear!
MUSIC – Senior Jazz Ensemble practice today after school. Check Edsby for details.
ULTIMATE - Attention all boys and girls wishing to play Ultimate this year. There will be a practice this Friday after school in the gym. New players are welcome. If you have any questions please see Mr. MacLeod, Mr. Beatty or Ms. Mohindra.
SLOWING DOWN STYLE – Hey BHS, the SDS campaign is back in the foyer today at lunch, please come see us for more info.
GIRLS HOCKEY – The Girls Hockey team started the year off right with a commanding 6-2 win over Port Perry! Excellent goal tending by Megan Dunlop, goals scored by Zoe Rae, 2 for Alexa Allison, 2 for Jessica MacDonnell and one for Michaela Szorady. Congrats ladies and looking forward to Friday! Go Talons!
SLOWING DOWN STYLE – Hey BHS! The Slowing Down Style campaign wants to thank you for all the support for our campaign! We had such a great turn out. For our giveaways, here are the winners:
Darren McIntosh – pillow set, Troy Morrison - bag and Rebecca Honour – Champion shirt. Thank you to everyone who entered.
COSTA RICA – There is a mandatory meeting today for all Costa Rica travelers in Room 123 promptly at 11:05. All traveler MUST attend.
SAVE THE ANIMALS - Hey BHS! Come down to the front foyer tomorrow at lunch to try a vegan snack. Cookies, squares and more! Help us fight against animal cruelty.
GRADE 12’s – This is a reminder that University applications are due this week. The deadline is Wednesday, January 16th before midnight. January 16th is the equal consideration date for all applicants. Anything submitted after this deadline will be considered at a later date. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact the OUAC office or see one of us in Guidance.
Phone Number, Web Address, Phone App Coming for Reporting Absences
KPR, student safety is our highest priority, and we thank families for adopting
the automated safe arrival system to help ensure students arrive safely at
school each day.
this September, we will be introducing a new automated Student Absence
Reporting System. Therefore, you will need to create a NEW account to
report your children’s absences online.
will receive an email in August with instructions on how to create your new
account and download the mobile app. You also will receive a magnet in
September with the new Student Absence Reporting System details.
Unfortunately, since ownership of the reporting software has changed, we cannot
simply transfer your child’s information to the new system.
Many parents and guardians have been wondering what effect the legalization of marijuana will have on KPR schools. In short, KPR schools will treat cannabis in much the same way they treat alcohol: students of any age will not be allowed to use marijuana at schools, on school buses or field trips.
Once the new federal law comes into effect this October 17:
non-medical marijuana use will be legal only for those age 19 and older
any student, at any age, could be suspended for possessing or being under the influence of cannabis at school
any student who shares marijuana with others younger than 19 could be expelled from school
it will be illegal for adults to use cannabis on, or within 20 metres of, school grounds
it will be illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis, and drivers age 21 or under will not be allowed to have any cannabis in their system.
If you have any questions about cannabis at school, please speak with your principal or vice-principal. Further information on the new law is available at Ontario.ca/cannabis. Information on how to talk to your child about cannabis can be found at Cannabis Information – CAMH.
KPR wishes everyone a happy holiday. We hope that this time allows for some much needed rest for students, staff, parents and guardians, and allows families opportunities to celebrate together.
While the holidays can be joyous, they can also be difficult for some. We wanted to provide families with some resources you may find useful over the holiday season. Our mission is that all students remain safe, and this includes their mental and physical well-being.
Mental health is a state of well-being; it is relevant to all of us. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health crisis or illness. It is important to us that we remind everyone to use resources that are accessible to all. These include:
the Be Safe App, a free mobile app that aims to help young adults make healthy decisions during a crisis; it can be downloaded onto cell phones from https://besafeapp.ca/
Kids Help Phone, also available 24/7, at 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868
Four County Crisis line, available 24/7 for Northumberland and Peterborough County residents at 1-866-995-9933
Durham Mobile Crisis Services, available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, at 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890
Connex Ontario Mental Health Helpline, provides information about mental health services in Ontario 24/7, at 1-866-531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Ontario 211, a free helpline that connects people to community and social services in your area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 2-1-1.
Your family also has access to your closest hospital, as well as to regional supports serving specific areas of KPR.
Let's keep our mental health and the mental health of those we love and care about in the forefront. We encourage you to use community support services if you ever find yourself or someone near and dear to you struggling and in need of assistance.
Once again, we wish everyone season’s greetings, a Merry Christmas, and safe holidays.
New Kindergarten families are invited to attend one of our five, free upcoming regional Kindergarten Information Sessions. Current Kindergarten families are also welcome to attend. Parents and caregivers will learn about the Kindergarten Program and the new provincial Kindergarten report card. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with community agencies and partners that serve families, and together, we will provide strategies to help prepare your child for Kindergarten and support your child at home.
Starting high school in September? We invite current Grade 8 students, parents and guardians to join us at Grade 8 information nights to learn about the variety of programs available to help learners meet with success.
Several schools have already held their open houses; parents can contact those schools directly for program and registration information. Contact information is available in the Find A School section of www.kprschools.ca
The following open houses are coming up:
Bowmanville High School, Bowmanville – January 16, 6 p.m. Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute, Peterborough – January 16, 7 p.m. Clarington Central Secondary School, Bowmanville – January 17, 6 p.m. Courtice Secondary School, Courtice – January 17, 6:30 pm. Port Hope High School, Port Hope – January 17, 6:30 p.m.