Student Voice Grant Inspires School Wide Project

Andrea Gleeson Two senior students applied for a Speak Up Grant last year. They won $2000 to implement their vision of having every student in the school leave their mark by painting or coloring a small canvas. These will be added to panels and hung all around the school to reflect our value of BELONGING. The art completed so far looks incredible, and we can’t … Continue reading Student Voice Grant Inspires School Wide Project

Mr. Cino Wins the HDSB Inspire Award

Andrea Gleeson The Inspire Award is given to special staff who make an extraordinary difference in the lives of students. Two of our staff have previously been awarded this honour: Sarah Cronin and Rod Whate. On Monday, February 4th, Mr. Rob Cino joined this special group of educators. Mrs. Donna Danielli, HDSB Trustee for Wards 1 & 2 in Milton, took a special pleasure in … Continue reading Mr. Cino Wins the HDSB Inspire Award

Second Time Spoken Word Champions

Andrea Gleeson On December 12th, Milton District won the HDSB Slam Finals for the second consecutive year. It is an amazing accomplishment and no surprise from our outstanding team. The participants had the honour to meet the host, Dwayne Morgan, a famous Canadian spoken word artist and motivational speaker. Thank you to all staff and students who led the way to victory for these talented … Continue reading Second Time Spoken Word Champions

Orange Shirt Day This Friday!

BY ANDREA GLEESON Orange Shirt Day takes place at the end of September, in honour of the over 150,000 indigenous children who were taken from their families and placed in residential schools against their will, in order to “assimilate” them. Over 6000 died there. The odds of survival were better for soldiers serving in WWII than they were for residential school children. The orange shirt is … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day This Friday!

Wilderness North

BY EMMA-GRACE CALLAN-BENNINK, THEA RICHINSON, AND ANDREA GLEESON One of our favourite traditions is Wilderness North, an annual highlight for grade 10’s at Camp Wanakita near Haliburton. The action-packed week features team building activities and experiences that not only help grade 10’s strengthen their old friendships, but also help them to create new ones. Grade 10 students share a cabin with grade 12 leaders who … Continue reading Wilderness North

“It’s the Prinicpal of the Thing”

BY SPENCER TURCOTTE AND ANDREA GLEESON Like more and more people in education these days, this is not Mr. Caughlin’s first career, which was in structural engineering. He went on to work in construction before he pursued a career in education, where he taught communications technology, tech design, construction and math for 13 years.   That was then. Now in his third AWESOME year as … Continue reading “It’s the Prinicpal of the Thing”