Friday, 25 November 2016

Congratulations to our Visual Arts Students

Congratulations to students Karla Al Najm (Grade 11), Brook-Lynn Druer (Grade 10), and Julie Desjardins (Grade 10) from  Ms. D'Alimonte's Grade 10 Visual Arts class. Their artwork has been accepted by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's Youth Arts Program. Their artwork will be on display throughout the Legislative Building in Toronto from now until mid-March 2017. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Anti-Bullying Presentation - Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On November 15th, 2016, your child will be participating in a presentation on behalf of the Essex County Diversion Program. Otherwise known as Youth Diversion, our non-profit organization aims to encourage youth to develop skills that promote and support a positive response to self, others and the community by fostering values such as integrity, responsibility and commitment.

Please note that your child will be attending the Beyond Bullying school presentation.
The Beyond Bullying presentation is adapted from an evidence based program that is designed to help teens understand the risks involved to themselves and others when it comes to bullying. Bullying behavior has been linked to other forms of anti-social behavior such as vandalism, shoplifting, skipping and dropping out of school, fighting and the use of drugs and alcohol. Many students are unaware their behaviors are bullying, the legal consequences of those behaviors and the devastating effects to everyone involved. The goal of this presentation is to teach youth to use alternative methods to resolve problems rather than using bullying behaviors and to educate them about bullying, bias based offenses and hate crimes. Providing young people with this opportunity reduces the likelihood of them partaking in this type of behavior.

Two weeks prior to your child’s participation, it is a requirement of our funding that a Parent/Guardian complete a short online survey through our survey company, Forum Research Inc. The purpose of administering the surveys is to better measure the impact that our presentation will have on your child.

Please follow the link below to complete the survey by November 15th 2016.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Office at your earliest convenience.  

On behalf of the Essex County Diversion Program, we thank you for your participation.

Brittney Lawrence
Youth Outreach Program Coordinator
Essex County Diversion Program
T:519-253-3340 ext 222

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Universities to Visit Windsor

Ontario’s 21 Universities to Visit Windsor

November 1, 2016 – Representatives from Ontario’s 21 universities will be in Windsor at the Giovanni CabotoClub on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for the University Information Program (UIP).

This free event offers high school students from the surrounding area, and their parents, the opportunity to speak in-person with multiple university representatives. Any high school students in the area are welcome to attend, regardless of which school board their school belongs to.

The UIP offers students who are considering an Ontario university the opportunity to learn more about admission requirements,scholarships, residence, the application process, campus life, and much more. The event is designed to assist graduating high school students in making an informed decision before they apply to university in January 2017. The event also aims to help younger students with high school course selections in order to guide them toward future university programs.

Students and their parents will have the chance to attend a fair-style session, held in the club’s Canada Hall,where they can visit each Ontario university representative individually.The Giovanni Caboto Club is located at 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor, ON N8X 4K2, and there will be free parking at the venue.

Students who are interested in attending are encouraged to confirm the UIP schedule in their area with their guidance office.

The UIP is hosted exclusively by Ontario universities. Each university participates in joint visits to communities across the province each fall. The event is organized by the Standing Committee on Student Recruitment and the Ontario University Registrars’ Association.

For further information, please contact:

UIP Coordinator: Andrea Fanelli
Member, Standing Committee on Student Recruitment
Telephone: 519-614-0147

Windsor Star Article - Students Dreaming Up Designs for New School

Students spent years dreaming up new high school

Windsor Star Article - CLICK HERE