Huge Success at HOSA Canada Competition

BY TITHI MAYANI The Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students of Milton District High School participated in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) on March 25th and 26th. Taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention, HOSA is a two-day competition for students that wish to pursue a career in healthcare. Students who participate in HOSA must choose an event to participate in, … Continue reading Huge Success at HOSA Canada Competition

HOSA Round Two Qualifiers

Students from the Milton District High School ventured to downtown Toronto on March 25th, 2019 to participate at the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition. On day one of HOSA, our students did an amazing job and competed in various medical events including forensic medicine, and CPR/First Aid. Tomorrow, the following students will advance to round 2 of the competition where they will demonstrate … Continue reading HOSA Round Two Qualifiers

The Cost of Fashion Workshop

BY PREMA KAPOOR On March 4th, Marie-Pier Guillot from Fashion Takes Action visited MD to speak to students from the Grade 12 Fashion Class, Eco-Club, and the Social Justice SHSM. Prior to the workshop, students were expected to watch the documentary Made in Bangladesh to get a better understanding of how poor the conditions are in sweatshops and other factories in which clothes are made. While … Continue reading The Cost of Fashion Workshop

International Women’s Day Morning Music

BY TASMIA JAMIL As International Women’s Day approaches on March 8th, the Social Justice SHSM leads up to the March on Main with their own methods of raising awareness. One of these methods includes playing songs on the announcements that empower women all around the world. The song list includes popular female singers such as Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga, as well as a … Continue reading International Women’s Day Morning Music

H&W SHSM Students Care for Allendale Residents

By Tithi Mayani The Milton District High School Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) class have spent their mornings at the Allendale Nursing Home in Milton for the past two weeks. Since November 26th, the students have worked from 7:20 to 9:20 every morning, meeting the elderly residents and providing care. Every morning, each student assisted a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in providing … Continue reading H&W SHSM Students Care for Allendale Residents

H&W SHSM Checks Student Vital Signs

By Tithi Mayani On December 3rd, the Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) class practiced their vital signs skills in the school’s front foyer. The SHSM students took turns taking vital signs during four shifts between  Period 3 and 4. Students were able to walk up to a station and get their vital signs checked and assessed by SHSM students. They received back … Continue reading H&W SHSM Checks Student Vital Signs

A Day in a Wheelchair at MDHS

By Tithi Mayani Editor’s Note: This article does not mean in any way to bring down the school. There are several wheelchair accessible classrooms, and we are fortunate enough to have had an elevator installed within the last decade. This is meant to be an eye opener that even seemingly accessible buildings will have some flaws that able-bodied people won’t always notice when designing it. … Continue reading A Day in a Wheelchair at MDHS

Health and Wellness SHSM Sweatshirts!

By Tithi Mayani On November 22nd, 2018, students taking the Health and Wellness SHSM during the first semester received their own SHSM sweatshirts. They had been designing, planning, and working together to make SHSM sweaters become a reality since the beginning of the school year. Students sampled out different sizes on October 22nd to decide their sizes and choice of vendor. With a heart design … Continue reading Health and Wellness SHSM Sweatshirts!

H&W SHSM Visits The Michener Institute

By Tithi Mayani On Saturday mornings, most students are sleeping in, relaxing, or working—but not the Health and Wellness SHSM students! They woke up early Saturday morning to go on a trip to the Michener Institute of the Applied Health Sciences in Toronto. In the morning, the students got dropped off at MDHS, where they met up and waited for the school bus. The bus … Continue reading H&W SHSM Visits The Michener Institute