Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) – Day 1 

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We made it! After a long day we’ve arrived at our hotel but not until we toddled all over this toddling town. While that will only make sense to Sinatra-era music fans there are Buddy Guy fans among our readers who will be as excited as we were to sit in Buddy Guy’s Legends and watch our very own SHDHS Jazz Combo perform for the lunch crowd. We live streamed a portion of the performance so for those who missed it, you’ll find it archived on our Facebook page listed as South Huron District High School Music Program. By the way, it’s not uncommon to look into the dark corners and see the legend himself casually taking in the music but sadly for us, Buddy Guy was performing in Springfield, MO today. His Grammy Awards are housed at Buddy Guy’s Legends and if you check out our Instagram feed, @shdhsmusic, you’ll see one of them. 

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The Shedd Aquarium was our next stop where we experienced fish large and small, crabs, whales and a few very large spiders from every corner of the Earth. Harbour seals and dolphins are just as entertaining as 50 students on a field trip! 

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Chicago has one of the most beautiful parks. Millennium Park is over 24 acres of art, amazing architecture, events and gardens. Of course, a visit to the park isn’t complete without a group photo at the famous Cloud Gate sculpture, more popularly known as “The Bean.” 

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After dinner at the Hard Rock Café we were off for a little retail therapy on the famous Magnificent Mile. With stores like Bloomingdales, Sak’s 5th Avenue and Burberry there may have been more dreaming than shopping but window shopping is a sport everyone can enjoy.  

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Now it’s off to bed to rest up for our big day tomorrow. It’s all about Habitat for Humanity! 




Secondary Students who are looking to earn their Standard First Aid before University/College Health Program begins….

The Emergency Services Training Centre

is offering

Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C Course

Date: June 3 & 4, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (pack a lunch)

Price: $129.00 (plus tax)

Location: The Emergency Services Training Centre

40193 Blyth Rd., Blyth, ON

N0M 1H0

To register and make payment online:

For inquiries please call or email us @

Phone: 226-523-9500 ext. 200

Email: admin@estc.ca

Parachute Plunge 2017!

SHDHS Music Parachute Plunge Raffle Flyer 4 8.5x14We’re doing it again! Yes, that’s right … a parachute jumper is going to fall from the sky on Canada Day and land in the school’s soccer field onto one of 493 evenly marked squares and whoever holds the ticket for that square is going to win a fabulous prize. In addition, there are four cash prizes to be won.

Ellison Travel, who helps us with so many student travel plans, has donated a prize valued at $1000 that includes tickets to the Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates game on August 12th plus VIA Rail gift cards to get you there, Keg Steakhouse gift cards to feed you and Fairmont Resort gift cards to tuck you in for a good night’s sleep. Didn’t win first prize? We have amazing cash prizes for our second, third, fourth and fifth place winners, too. Those are some good odds!

The kick-off for ticket sales will be the SHDHS Music Department’s Cabaret weekend. Come and enjoy a terrific concert on either Saturday April 22nd at 7:00 PM or Sunday April 23rd at 2:00 PM, browse the silent auction table and pick up your Parachute Plunge tickets.

Can’t make the concert? Tickets will be available until all 493 have been sold or we hit 9:00 PM on June 30th. We’re pretty sure they’ll be sold out long before the end of June so don’t put it off! Call the school at 519-235-0880 for your tickets or more information.

Tickets are $20 each with all proceeds supporting the SHDHS Music Program.


The 24th Annual 30 Hour Famine

 

SHDHS' 24th annual 30 Hour Famine will be taking place from 9 am on Friday, April 28th until 3 pm on Saturday, April 29th.  The Famine is a great opportunity for students to raise money for World Vision, earn community service hours, and have fun with friends.  

 

Any students in grades 9 - 12 who are interested in participating need to pick up a registration package from Ms. Bray in room 122 over the lunch hour.  Registration is due by Friday, April 7th, so don't wait.  The registration package can also be downloaded here.


If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bray at kristine.bray@ed.amdsb.ca or 519-235-0880 30 Hour Famine 2016 (1) Download 30 Hour Famine Registration Package- 2017 (1)


Thank you Exeter Chrysler!

The recent donation of a wheel balancing machine and wheel alignment equipment by Exeter Chrysler will be used to enhance student learning in the Transportation Technology courses and our Specialist High Skills Major Program.

This is just one example of how our community supports its local school and students.

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