January Exams

January 26-30

Monday Jan 26th : Period 2 Exams, Performance Tasks, Exit Interviews
Tuesday Jan 27th : Period 3 Exams, Performance Tasks, Exit Interviews
Wed Jan 28th : Period 1 Exams, Performance Tasks, Exit Interviews
Thurs Jan 29th : Period 4 Exams, Performance Tasks, Exit Interviews
Friday Jan 30th : Student Success Day, Make Up Date

All exams begin at 8:30 each day.

Senior Boys Basketball

Basketball Undefeated

This week the Senior boys basketball team took on Immaculata at home in front of a gym full of fans.   Stay tuned in the New Year for more great Maroon basketball action!

Grade 8 Parent Night

January 13th

Merivale HS is pleased to welcome parents and guardians of prospective students to our Grade 8 Information night on January 13th. Come out a hear about our programs and pathways that appeal to all students. Registration process, option sheets, programs and pathways will all be covered!

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Gifted Program - students who have been IPRC'd as Gifted and interested in our congregated gifted programming are invited to this session to to learn more about how the program operates. (Library)

6:30 - 7:00 pm: Merivale offers an intensive Specialist High Skills Major program (SHSM//Focus) in Applied Art and Design. This specialized program offers students the chance to learn with specilized teachers and to connect with post-secondary and career opportunities. (Art Room)

7:00 - 7:30: Mainstream program information session for all parents/guardians/students (Cafeteria)

7:30 - 8:00: Tours, Open House, Demonstrations

Scent Free

Share the Air!

Moving towards a fragrance/scent-free environment

In order to protect those individuals with sensitivities to fragrances and scents, and to possibly prevent others from developing such sensitivities, we are asking for your cooperation towards a fragrance/scent-fee environment at the school. Employees, students and visitors are being requested to avoid the use of these products while at the school.

It is a personal choice to use fragrances or scents; however it is important to recognize that the chemicals vapourize into the air and are easily inhaled by those around us. Today's fragrances/scented products are made up of a complex mixture of chemicals which can contribute to indoor air quality problems and cause health problems.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

OCDSB Strategic Plan


The OCDSB is working on the development of our next strategic plan.  The strategic plan is the document that outlines our priorities for the next four years; 2015-2019. In order to ensure our priorities are based on the needs of our community, we need your input.  Students (grades 8-12), parents, employees and community partners will be invited to share their thoughts on the things they appreciate about our schools, what challenges might exist and where we should focus our future priorities.

Want to get involved? Find out more at http://www.ocdsb.ca/ab-ocdsb/SchoolfortheFuture/Pages/default.aspx