Tell Them From Me Survey

Information for Parents

Begining next week, MHS students will be participating in the annual "Tell Them From Me" survey. TTFM is an online survey tool that the district uses to collect anonymous and reliable data about school climate, bullying, school safety and student engagement. The TTFM survey was first implemented during the 2012-13 school year for students, and repeated again during the 2013-14 school year for students and parents.  TTFM is used by schools to give students a voice - students are able to share their ideas, thoughts or concerns about their school. Student input will help make their school safe and more welcoming.

Parents/Guardians interersted in learning more about the survey, and previous results form the survey, can visit: http://www.ocdsb.ca/Pages/TTFM.aspx

OFSSA Wrestlers

Congratulations!

Pictured are our three OFSSA wrestlers who are currently competing in Winsor Ontario in the Provincial Championships.

Helping Fight World Hunger

MHS Students lend a helping hand

This Friday February 20th, the Me to We to Tree club held a 12 hour fast to help fight world hunger. The participants fasted from 8am to 8pm, staying after school so they could break the fast together. The club's goal with this event was to raise money to buy goats for families living in developing countries. The club raised enough money to buy 5 goats, and with money raised from past events they have enough to buy 6! Way to go! Thanks goes out to Pizza Pizza, Casa Luna Pizzeria, and Farmboy, who provided food for the students to break their fast. The event wouldn't have been possible without their generous donations!

Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Jan 23, 2015

Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum
 
The Minister of Education has released the curriculum documents for Health and Physical Education, grades 1-12. The new curriculum will come into effect for September 2015.  Over the next six months, the Ministry will be providing some training and support for school districts to deal with the implementation of the new curriculum.
 
The revised curriculum promotes the healthy development – physical, social, emotional and cognitive – of all students and continues to address issues of general health and physical literacy.  It also contains new material related to important issues such as healthy relationships, consent, mental health, online safety and the risks of sexting;  it is also more inclusive of Ontario’s diverse population. Health and physical education are important aspects of student well-being.  Schools and parents play critical and complementary roles in supporting student learning about human development and sexual health.
 
For mre information and discussion about the upcoming changes, please see:
http://www.ocdsb.ca/AB-OCDSB/DIRECTOROFEDUCATION/Pages/default.aspx

Report Cards, PD Day, Family Day

and Option Sheets!

This is a reminder to parents, guardians, and students that Semester 1 report cards will be going home with students today.

Merivale HS will be closed on Friday February 13th for a PD Day, and closed again on MONDAY February 16th for the provincial holiday (Family Day). Regular classes resume on Tuesday.

Course Requests ("Option Sheets") for September 2015 classes are due to the Student Services by February 27th.