Week of October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20: DAY 1
- All Day SNC1D1-01,03,04,05, SNC1P1-03 Ontario Science Centre – Mo, Tsavdaris
- 2:30 Boy’s Soccer vs Riverdale – Ruscigno, Tsavdaris
- 5:00-9:00 pm Ont. College Info Fair
Tuesday, October 21: DAY 2
- 10:00-3:00 Ont. College Info Fair
- 10:00-3:00 Gr. 9/10 Drama classes To Kill A Mockingbird, Young People’s Theatre – Coleman, Ugarkovic
- 3:00 Jr. & Sr. Girls’ Basketball vs. Central Tech – Kimmel, Ugarkovic
Wednesday, October 22: DAY 3
- All Day Cross Country Metros @ Centennial Park – Panayiotou, Slaven
- 9:00-3:00 Girls’ Rugby play-offs for 7’s @ Sunnybrook – Mo, Verduin
- 2:30 Boys’ Soccer @ Leaside – Ruscigno, Tsavdaris
Thursday, October 23: DAY 4
- 11:30-3:00 CHA3U1 Fury Movie – Cook
Friday, October 24: DAY 1
October 28 – Delayed Start – Staff Meeting
November 5 – End of Semester 1, Term 1
November 7 - Mid Term Report Cards distributed
November 11 – Remembrance Day
November 13 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
November 14 – PA Day
2014-2015 Website updates
The Leaside High School website is currently being updated for the 2014-2015 school year by the new LHS Web Development Team. The front page will always have the most up to date news with the This Week @ Leaside and Upcoming Events section being updated weekly. Thank you for your understanding.
LEASIDE SCHOOL COUNCIL
Our School Council meeting will be on Tues. Oct. 21, 2014. Please forward any agenda items that you wish council to discuss to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOTBALL HOMECOMING GAMES
On Fri. Oct. 17 we will be following a short day schedule. Classes will end at 2:00 to provide the opportunity for all staff and students to attend and support the Leaside Lancers’ games. The Junior Boys’ game will be in progress and the Senior Boys’ game is expected to start at 2:30.
We do not very often have home games and this is an opportunity to build school spirit.
The Eco-Team's new initiative is part of Toronto Hydro's partnership with the TDSB. It's called Team Up for Green, and is encouraging "green" initiatives for families through Toronto Hydro.
It includes signing up for paperless billing, automatic payments, or a free Peaksaver PLUS thermostat (to regulate/schedule temperatures for household appliances). They even offer downloadable LED light bulb coupons as a bonus.
From October 1st to November 30th, everybody who signs up will get a sticker that goes on the school's tracking poster, which ultimately earns us a new bike rack! This is great for families and schools alike, and is an easy way to live a greener lifestyle.
To sign up or for more details, please visit http://www.teamupforgreen.com/
On occasion, the school is informed of situations in which students are the victims of theft within the community.
A safe and secure school environment continues to be a priority at Leaside. Much of our ability to be proactive depends on students alerting us to potential problems.
As a staff we continue to examine strategies to implement that would enhance the safe and secure environment at Leaside.
To ensure the safety and well being of all students and security of personal items please remind your children to:
• travel as a group rather than alone;
• not linger in areas that are not well-travelled or well lit;
• leave valuables at home;
• make arrangements for a drive home if out late at night;
• be aware of surrounding and unfamiliar individuals;
• never put up a fight if confronted. Everything is replaceable but people.
An additional brochure on safety from the Toronto Police Services is attached. We want all students to use more caution. Their well being is important.
GRADE 9 DAY – OCT. 2
Grade 9 students received a letter today regarding the grade 9 day that is scheduled on Oct. 2 from 10:00 to 12:20. We encourage all grade 9 students to participate in the activities that are being organized by the senior students.
If your child is unable to participate, please return the form to your child’s home form teacher.
Senior students have been assigned to the grade 9 home forms and early next week they will be meeting with the students to go over the activities for the day.
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Thank you to those parents who have submitted nominations for the two executive positions on school council.
We realize that over the course of the summer and school start-up there may have been applications that accidentally were not submitted. We are still accepting nominations from interested parents up to noon on Mon. Sept. 8.
The nomination forms and letter from the nominations committee is attached for parents’ reference.
Next week, the names and biographies of the candidates will be distributed in preparation for the election to be held at the first school council meeting on Sept. 16.
WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS
Please note the following locations where the wireless access points have been installed:
• Cafeteria – east and west side
• Rooms 119, 120, 122, 124
• Rooms 209, 213, 218, 225, 227
• Rooms 302, 310, 307, 315
The computer carts located on the third floor and in the library also have wireless routers installed in the units.
SENIOR BOYS WIN GOLD!
Congratulations to the Boys’ Golf Team as TDSSAA Regional Champions.
On Mon. June 2, the Girls' Fastpitch Team went on a mission to win its 5th straight City Championship. The team won their semi-final game against York Mills and went on to face a tough Northern team. Northern took an early lead with aggressive base running. However, stellar pitching kept Northern from generating much offense. Meanwhile, Leaside's bats came alive and we scored 9 runs to go onto win by a final score of 9-6.
Congratulations to the athletes and their coaches for an exceptionally successful season - wear your medals proud!
This week Leaside High School competed in a number of 2013/2014 TDSSAA South Region Championships.
• Senior Boys' Track & Field team, TDSSAA South Region Champions
• Senior Girls' Softball team, TDSSAA South Region Champions
• Senior Girls' Slo Pitch team, TDSSAA South Region Champions
Congratulations to all our athletes and their coaches
CONCOURS DE FRANCAIS 2014 –
TORONTO FRENCH CONTEST 2014
The Toronto French Contest was open to grade 11 and 12 students studying French as a second language. All secondary schools in the City of Toronto as well as in the Peel, Durham and York regions were
invited to enter their top students from Core French as well as Immersion and Extended French. The contest which consisted of both a written and oral component tested the contestants' listening, reading, creative writing, oral and grammar skills.
A grade 12 graduating student from Leaside placed first in the Immersion/Extended French category. At
the awards ceremony held on May 28, 2014 at Glendon campus, York University, the students was awarded a York University Entrance Scholarship valued at $3000 as well as a cheque for $350.
Leaside was presented with a trophy to be held at the school for one year.
On Wednesday May 14, 2014, The Leaside High School Archery team competed at the Ontario High School Invitational Archery Tournament.
Our Girls' team came in first in the standard class, with our Archers individually placing first, fourth, seventh, and twentieth.
Our Boys' team also had an impressive day; they secured fifth place as a team, with our archers individually placing sixth, twenty-third, twenty-eighth, and thirty-second.
Congratulations to all our athletes and their coach Michael Griffin.
Ayanna Badali, a grade 12 student
at Leaside competed at the National
Canadian Age Class Championships in
Prince George, B.C. in March where she
won three gold and two silver medals in
five speed skating races!
Please refer to the attached ‘Town Crier’ article which highlights Ayanna’s accomplishments. (in the weekly e-mail parent communication )
Congratulations to Ayanna on her success
Emily van den Akker, a grade 12 student at Leaside returned from The Senior World Synchronized Skating Championships in Italy this past weekend where she represented Canada placing second in the world!
The event will be televised on CBC television this Saturday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Emily on her success. Dreams do come true!
Congratulations to the ski team on an amazing performance at the city finals on Wednesday. The level 1 girls' team finished 3rd in the giant slalom. The level 1 boys' team finished 3rd overall. The level 2 boys' team also finished 3rd overall and one of our level 2 skiers has qualified as the top individual for OFSAA. The level 2 girls' team also qualified for OFSAA. Way to go team!
The Leaside Band participated in the Ontario Concert Band Festival on Monday, February 10 in Markham. They played very well, many of them acting as soloists on their parts, and were commended by the judges for their professionalism, musicality, and passion.
The Leaside Swim Team participated in the South Region finals on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12 at Riverdale CI. The team had 15 top finishes from senior swimmers and two fifth place finishes from one of our junior swimmers who competed against senior swimmers in the Open category. The Senior Men's 200m Freestyle relay team placed fifth in a field of over twenty teams. A senior swimmer had an outstanding meet, placing sixth in the 50m freestyle, third in the 100m freestyle and first in the 100m backstroke, advancing to City finals on February 19.
Congratulations to all our athletes, musicians, their coaches, and staff advisors.
Thank you and congratulations to all our athletes and their coaches on a successful Fall Season, some of which have ended and some with teams moving into the playoffs:
Football, Jr. & Sr. – Jim Georgiadis and Mark Chambers (Csaba Vegh & James Roseborough, community coaches)
X-Country – Helen Panayiotou and Lisa Slaven on their wonderful x-country results. Eighteen athletes competed at OFSAA in Sudbury last week.
Field Hockey (girls) – Mary Morrison and Sara Jones (Susan Smith, community coach) An excellent season with Tier I and II field hockey. Both teams made it to the semi-finals.
Tennis – Elizabeth Crisostomo - The Tier II Tennis Regional Champs!
Girls Basketball, Jr.& Sr. – Patrick Keeves & Sonya Ugarkovic (Geoff Collins, community coach) Both teams are TDSSAA South Region Champions!
Rugby, Tier I & II (girls) – Vanessa Mo
Rugby, Jr. & Sr. (boys) – Alf Scharlach
Alf Scharlach not only coached but also covered the boys' tournament league during the season.
Weight Room – Drew Tse
Drew Tse supervises the weight room after school with a large group of students.
Table Tennis – Chi Ho
Intramurals – Sara Jones and LAA organized activities over the lunch hour for students.
Congratulations are extended to all the athletes and their coaches for the TDSSAA Championships this week.
Eighteen of our cross-country athletes qualified for OFSAA in Sudbury next week
On Wednesday the cross country team had a great race in Durham Forest. A Leaside student stole the show coming in first place and leading the Junior Boys to a second place victory.
The Senior Boys came in second and the Senior Girls came in fourth.
Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches!
LEASIDE SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Congratulations to Cathy Lansdowne as one of the 10 inaugural inductees into the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Lansdowne "represented Ontario as a speed skater in the first Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon in 1971, winning two gold medals and a bronze. She represented Canada at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan and has been a physical education teacher at Leaside where she has coached a number of sports and has been a significant influence on the lives of two generations of young women."
The inductees will be honoured at a ceremony on Nov. 29 in the William Lea Room at Leaside Gardens.
Congratulations to Cathy Lansdowne and all the inductees.
• The girls' tennis team placed first in their division.
Next steps – playoff matches within the division.
• The junior and senior boys' football teams put forth a valiant effort on Thursday against Lawrence Park.
• The cross-country team competed in their first competitive meet on Thursday. The senior girls came in third while both the senior boys and the junior boys won their race.
"Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try"
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