Junior Achievement Awards celebrate excellence
by Ashley Wheeler
NDDHS Minister of Communications
It has been eight years since the junior girls’ basketball team has won the SD&G championships. This year’s team played a fantastic game at home on Thurs., Nov. 8. They won against St. Lawrence 34-14, and beat Glengarry 51-24. Wed., Nov. 14, the team will be playing at EOSSAA. Good luck girls! Sadly, the senior girls didn’t have the same luck, losing against Tagwi by 2 points in a 40-38 loss. Good season girls! While the girls were fiercely playing, other students and staff were lounging around in their PJ’s in spirit of Pyjama Day!
Last Friday, Nov. 9, North Dundas held our annual Remembrance Day ceremony. A huge thank you goes to Mr. Bell and Mr. Reaney. We could not have had such a wonderful ceremony without their passion and time put into it. A massive thank you goes to the Piper and the Winchester and Chesterville legions, who were integral parts of our ceremony. Lest we forget. Today we host our annual Junior Achievement Awards. Students will be recognized for their academic, volunteer, and leadership achievements. Congratulations to all award winners! (See below.)
Thurs., Nov 15 is Throwback Thursday. Throwback to the 90’s, 80’s, yesterday, whatever your imagination desires! Next Tuesday, Nov. 20 is Tie Dye Tuesday. Gather some friends this weekend and have a tie dye party and sport your creations!
Lastly, prom committee is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Cake Auction on Thurs., Nov. 22. The dinner will be held in the cafeteria at 4:30, and the cake auction will take place at 6:30 in the gym. Tickets are being sold for $10 for people over the age of 10, and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased from any graduating student or the office. Your support would mean a lot to us!
For the week of Nov. 7
by Ashley Wheeler
NDDHS, Minister of Communications
NDDHS bodes farewell to Mr. Helmer
With the week of Halloween over, students are transferring from a spooky atmosphere, to the mindset of “please let it be a snow day”. Last week begun with Orange, Black, and White Day on Mon., Oct. 29. Tuesday was Halloween Hat Day, and Wednesday was Costume Day. There was a Halloween day dance for the intermediate school with coloured lights and fun music. Not only was it a fun afternoon for all intermediate students, the dance also collected food donations for the Ottawa Foodbank to aid last month’s tornado victims. Everyone dressed to impress, with many staff members dressing up as custodian, Donnie Helmer, to celebrate his retirement. All North Dundas wishes Donnie a fantastic retirement, and we are grateful for his 45 years of service.
The girls’ basketball teams had a busy week, playing many different schools. On Mon., Oct 29, the senior girls’ basketball team lost to both St. Joes and Glengarry. The junior girls team lost against St. Joes, but won against Glengarry. Friday, Nov. 2 was a more successful day for the seniors, who won both of their games, one against Char Lan, and one against St. Lawrence. The juniors also won all their games on Friday against Char Lan and St. Lawrence. On Sat., Nov. 3 our star runner Jack Link travelled to the Christie Lake Conservation area near Hamilton to compete in OFSAA. He placed 34th out of 268 runners in his 4 kilometer race. Great job Jack!
Wed., Nov. 7 the Intermediate report cards went home. Thurs., Nov. 8 was PJ Day! Every student knows it is the best day of the year, so come to school in your comfy clothes! Wed., Nov. 9 was our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. Everyone dressed to impress and wore a poppy to show respect for our veterans, and soldiers who lost their lives.