Back to School: Glencoe District High School

The GDHS school year is off to a very busy start. New Principal Mike Moore and Vice Principal Keith Baia have spent many hours touring the halls and classrooms getting to know the students and teachers. They are becoming familiar with all of the activities and programs GDHS and the Glencoe community have to offer.

GDHS has started a new breakfast program through Breakfast Clubs of Canada and VON Canada.

It is open to ALL students from 8:15am to 8:55am EACH day. Breakfast foods such as fruit, toast, bagels, smoothies, pancakes and more are being enjoyed by hungry students. Already, the Cheer team has discovered the benefit of being able to grab a snack after morning practices! Food and money donations from students and community members are always welcome. Please bring these to the office at any time.

The G.A.L.E. FORCE organizing committee has handed out registrations for the annual leadership camp being held at Pearce Williams Christian Centre. The camp runs from 12:00 on Wednesday September 28 until 2:30 on Thursday September 29th. This camp is open to all students in all grades and is organized and run by senior students. It is a great opportunity for students to interact with other students from all grades while developing communication and leadership skills.

Tryouts and practices have begun for several teams. This Fall, boys can play Junior or Senior Volleyball, Golf, and Cross Country. Girls can play Junior or Senior Basketball, Field Hockey or Cross Country. Students are encouraged to listen to announcements or ask a teacher for practice times. All are welcome to try out for a team. Games for most sports begin the week of September 19th. Check the website www.tvraa.com for game schedules.

Miss Currie was thrilled to have 28 students show up for the first meeting of the Social Justice League. This very active club arranges school events that educate students on social issues. This month, the League will be focussing on suicide prevention by showing special videos on morning announcements, handing out literature and hosting a “wear blue” day.

Students are being given the opportunity to tour backstage at the Festival Theatre in Stratford on October 20th. They will also be attending the musical Jesus Christ Superstar which has received rave reviews from the critics.

The Students’ Council hosted, Ian Tyson, a motivational speaker on the first day of school. Using humour, Ian encouraged students to get involved and to reach out to other students in an effort to make their high school years something to remember. The Council is hosting Niner’s week from September 12-16. All grade 9 students are invited to participate in daily activities such as a lunch-time Scavenger Hunto on Monday,  t-shirt Tuesday, lunch-time games in the gym on Wednesday, a Thursday night dance and Friday Fun-Day

Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Bowley are excited to revamp and reorganize the Student Athletic Association this year. Meetings will be held on Mondays at lunch. All students, athletic or otherwise are invited to get involved!

As the GDHS 60th Reunion approaches, students and teachers are beginning to plan activities with the very active Alumni Association. Keep reading in this paper for more details.

If you are looking for more information on Glencoe District High School, check out the website at www.tvdsb.ca/Glencoe.

Jane Bowley

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