O Canada

By: Zopash Raja Over the past few weeks at MD, our national anthem has played in different languages. Our school is proud to represent a variety of diverse and beautiful cultures. In a video from CBC News, O Canada has been sung in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Punjabi, Inuktitut, Ukrainian, Mi’kmaq, Mandrain, German, Cree and Italian. In Canada, one in five people speak … Continue reading O Canada

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

While the world is in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the already-existing issue of gender-based violence, which has, unfortunately, existed for many decades. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a campaign to challenge prejudice against women and members of the LGBTQ2+ community.  This year, the campaign started on November 25 (International Day for the Elimination … Continue reading The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Each year on December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated to promote full equality for people with disabilities and to expand inclusion to all aspects of society. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was first held in 1992, formed by the United Nations to promote the overall wellbeing of people with disabilities and to ensure they have access to basic … Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Drama Clubs at MDHS: What’s Happening?

By: Rayed Khan Although the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many club activities this year, the drama clubs are standing strong at MDHS. Every Wednesday after school the drama council meets, discusses theatre events and has a great time. Read this article for the background information about these clubs. Please note that all events will be virtual.  Interested in joining? Here is the Google Classroom code … Continue reading Drama Clubs at MDHS: What’s Happening?

Happy Diwali 2020!

On November 14th of this year, many Hindus will be celebrating Diwali (Deepawali). Although it is a Hindu festival, many other faiths including Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains take part in the festivities. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration derives its name from the clay lamps that Hindus light and place outside of their homes. For Hindus, there are many interpretations of the … Continue reading Happy Diwali 2020!

Recognizing the Land We Stand On: Treaties Recognition Week 2020

There’s no better place to learn than outside… but whose land are we on? Have you ever wondered who walked this land before we did? What was here before our school?  Indigenous people walked this land for up to ten thousand years before we did, and now we can learn more about that.  Image Source In Canada, Truth and Reconciliation is one of the most … Continue reading Recognizing the Land We Stand On: Treaties Recognition Week 2020

Youth Speaker’s Award WINNER – MDHS 2020 Grad Saihaj Rehsi

By: Ben Hartshorn “Throughout our lives, my family and I have lived in predominantly white areas with almost no brown kids. It was difficult for my brother to make friends at a young age because of his skin colour and that he wore his hair in a turban. Several events in my story are roughly based on his experiences, and show what he went through … Continue reading Youth Speaker’s Award WINNER – MDHS 2020 Grad Saihaj Rehsi

Halloween Events @ MD!

By: Ben Hartshorn The spookiest season of the year has finally arrived, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to host in-person events this year, Milton District has some exciting things planned for this week. Halloween at MD is going virtual! Costume Contest #MDHalloween It’s an annual favourite, and it’s back with tons of prizes to win! Costumes will be judged based on … Continue reading Halloween Events @ MD!

Welcome Back, Mustangs!

The Milton Mustangs are a month into the new school year, and school-wide virtual communication is becoming increasingly important as COVID-19’s limitations remain constant. There are plenty of things happening this year and we want to help keep students, staff and parents informed and up-to-date on everything upcoming. The Mustang Messenger is BACK! The Mustang Messenger is Milton District’s school news team. It all started … Continue reading Welcome Back, Mustangs!

MD at Home: Prema Kapoor

First name: Prema  Grade: 12 Fav treat while at home: Lemon Cookie Cakes Fav method of keeping in touch: Texting my friends 🙂 What you’ve binge watched: Community and old Disney shows What’s driving you a bit crazy: People not following the social distancing regulations 😬 Average hours you’re sleeping: 9 How you feel about Distance (online) Learning: I’m enjoying it and I’m impressed with … Continue reading MD at Home: Prema Kapoor