The Goderich Children's Festival is looking for you or your kids to "Be a Good Sport" and volunteer! This year's festival will take place on Saturday June 27th from 10 am to 3 pm with setup starting at 8 am at Memorial Arena in Goderich.
If you know of anyone who is interested in helping out please contact Sarah Crawford Campbell here on facebook, by email email@example.com or by phone 519-612-1771 (Miga's Balloons).
Are you thinking about an Apprenticeship or a future in Trades? Come speak to employers and educators about opportunities in Apprenticeship or related programs. Explore the local labour market and co-op opportunities. If you are curious, we will help you explore the possibilities.
In partnership with AMDSB, MTCU, Conestoga College and HPCDSB, a Trade Talk will take in Stratford on June 1, 2015 at the Conestoga campus from 4pm to 6pm.
Representatives from AMDSB OYAP, AMDSB SHSM, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Conestoga College, Technical Training Group, Stratford and Area Builders' Association, Perth Economic Development are scheduled to be in attendance.
The music students of South Huron have once again made our school and community very proud. On this historic day, both our Senior and Junior bands suited up for our performance on the National stage. SHDHS sent a record number 127 students to the Nationals this year from grades 7 to 12. The bands both worked very, very hard to rise to the National standard this year. Many early mornings and after school rehearsals through sleety and snowy roads, many hours of practise on their own and above all, a dedication that was unwavering and concrete to make history for SHDHS.
Our school should be proud to have sent our first Junior Band to Nationals EVER. This large group of grade 7 and 8 students has worked hard to take their band to the National level after just two years in existence, and with many new players in the ensemble. This group earned a B100 bronze for their performance, and should be proud of their accomplishments.
Playing at a National level is something only a few young bands in Canada get to do, and the work these students have put in, along with their amazing conductor Mrs. Regier is nothing short of impressive. All these students should be proud of their accomplishments this year in their band and hold their heads very high, as a Nationally-recognized junior ensemble. The possibilities and potential for this crew of students as they progress through our program are very exciting!
Our Senior Band’s program consisted of challenging B400 level repertoire. The nearly 25 minutes of music was a challenging program for our musicians, but an incredible focus and determination contributed to a magical performance. This performance of Blackwater (Carroll), The Seal Lullaby (Whitacre) and In the Forest of the King (LaPlante) was our best of the year. The large audience was in awe as our students as they expertly navigated and competed at a level shared with larger schools and arts-focused schools from all over our country. Our little school from Exeter put a B400 NATIONAL GOLD winning ensemble on that stage. Every adjudicator was blown away, as we received top marks and ratings in almost all categories. This is the first National B400 GOLD award for South Huron since 2002.
In the clinic portion, the senior band sight-read a brand new piece of music and worked with Dr. Sommer Forrester from the University of Massachusetts Boston. We were pointed in some different musical directions given some excellent feedback on our performance and reading abilities.
In addition, Courtney McBride (Senior Band, Clarinet) and Noah McGregor (Junior Band, Bari Sax) were awarded the Musicfest Honour Award for their contributions to the SHDHS Bands this year. In terms of leadership, musical abilities, and overall dedication to the music program at SHDHS, the band would like to thank and honour Courtney and Noah for their enthusiasm and dedication.
Be PROUD, South Huron. This day at Nationals is something to hold up very high as a testament to the hard work and dedication we show here at SHDHS. Each and every member of this community should share in our celebrations, as you all have had a role to play in our success. Whether it’s a supportive attitude towards our music program, cheering on your friends who are involved in the bands, attending a concert or two in the year, buying a raffle ticket from our music council, or just being a panther and being proud of our school, you’re playing a part in our success.
We thank you ALL very much for providing an environment where music matters at South Huron.
The 2015 OSAID week assembly was held during the first period today (May 13). This assembly is held in anticipation of the Victoria Day weekend, and this year we focussed on what the Ontario Provincial Police call "the big four": impaired driving, aggressive driving and speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, and distracted driving.
We recognize that most of our students are too young to legally drink, and many are too young to drive - but the reality is that drinking and driving does happen - so we want people to think carefully about this and make good choices. If you're going to drink - don't drive. If you're going to drive - don't drink! Plan ahead - arrange for a ride, use a designated driver, call a cab (#TAXI), or stay the night. And never get in a car with someone who has been drinking!
Aggressive driving and speeding results in far too many accidents! Again, plan ahead - allow yourself extra time to account for the holiday traffic, pass with care, signal your intentions, and be patient - we all win when we all arrive safely at our destination! Here is the link to Winnipeg Police Service "Just Slow Down" video we showed today:
Not wearing a seat belt can result in a fine of between $200 - $1000 and two demerit points. More importantly, if you don't have a seat belt on - what's stopping you in the case of an accident?
The last part of our assembly talked about distracted driving, and we were joined by Meg Field, who shared the story of her brother Josh, who lost his life when he reached for a cell phone and lost control of his vehicle.
Meg delivered a strong message about the impact of distracted driving on her family, and reminded everyone how precious life is - and how it can be cut short by a few seconds' inattention. Meg was presented with a donation on behalf of our school to the Josh Field Support Network