The start of a new quadmester is in sight

by Jamie Wilson
NDDHS Minister of Communications

Last Thursday, we had a fun Easter spirit day! The day was to wear anything that represented Easter to you: pastel colours, bunny ears, etc. It was a great way to end the week before the long weekend.

This week is the last week of classes for the third quadmester. Students and teachers are wrapping up their courses and any projects left to be completed. The end of a class always adds extra stress to students. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Now is an excellent time to bring awareness to this stressful time of year. It is essential to find helpful coping mechanisms to destress, especially with Covid-19 and the new shutdown.

Luckily, spring means the weather is getting nicer and more sunny days are to come. Step outside for some vitamin D; it is a tried-and-true method to increase happiness and lower stress. If you cannot go out, open your curtains, and crack open a window to let the sun and fresh air in while you are doing your work.


Plaid worn in honour of late NDDHS student who died by suicide (March 31st)

by Jamie Wilson
NDDHS Minister of Communications

The school saw overwhelming support on our Plaid Day last Friday. Students and staff wore plaid in support of suicide awareness. Four years ago, a former, plaid-wearing NDDHS student died by suicide. We now wear plaid in his honour and to show anyone else who is struggling that their North Dundas family understands their struggles and is here for them.

Last Friday, March 26th, was also Epilepsy awareness day. On this day, people in countries all around the world wear purple to support epilepsy awareness. Canada is the only country in the world that officially recognizes March 26th as Purple Day. One of the primary efforts in raising epilepsy awareness is ensuring that people know what to do if someone is having a seizure. There are three steps to help them: stay with the individual, keep them safe, and turn them on their side.

There are only two four-day weeks before the end of the quadmester and the long-awaited spring break that now begins April 12th. As we wrap up this quad, we would like to thank teachers and students for making this bizarre year amazing so far. It is hard to believe there is only one quadmester left in the 2020-2021 school year. The upcoming Easter weekend is an excellent opportunity to finish up any projects left to do before the quad ends, but do not forget to get outside and have some fun. When was the last time you participated in an Easter egg hunt? It is a great, outdoor, social distanced activity for people of any age. Have a great Easter weekend!

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