Grade 8 Open House Night
Future Mustangs were once again well
received during Vincent Massey’s Annual Grade 8 Open House Night, held on
Thursday December 4th, 2014, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Every second of the night counted as an
opportunity for parents to receive valuable information regarding the incomparable
educational experience offered at Vincent Massey Secondary School!
The night began with refreshments and
smiles at the door from Massey’s Parent Council, followed by a welcome from
Guidance Department Head Mr. Gray, and a speech from Principal Mr. Ash. During his speech, Mr. Ash outlined the
numerous opportunities in academics, sports, and recreational pursuits offered
at Vincent Massey, along with, of course, the dedicated staff! This is what makes Vincent Massey the
remarkable school that it is, and the well rounded educational experience
offered for our Mustangs unmatched by any in the area!
introductory information regarding registration and the school was complete,
our visitors were then separated into groups, where they were given guided
tours by students and staff. The tours
consisted of visiting various timed stations around the numerous departments
throughout the school. Here information
was presented regarding the many learning opportunities available at
Massey. Whether it is learning how to showcase oneself
with confidence through drama, present oneself through
business, foster creativity through art and music, innovate and design through
computer science and robotics, learn of Canada’s history and their own place in
the world through social science, or find the best successful pathway through
Massey’s differentiated and highly recognized mathematics and science programs,
it was definitely clear to all that the prospects for enrichment, fulfillment,
and success found at Massey Secondary School are too many to even name in one
night! It could also easily be seen why our
students continue on to use the perseverance, knowledge, skills, and passion
which they have acquired during their education at Massey to build successful
futures for themselves in numerous fields.
An education at Massey is not just about
academics, however. Our students were
eager to attest to the numerous clubs, activities, sports, teams, and
initiatives available to all Mustangs.
Whether it is The World Affairs Club,
tours of Europe entrenched in history, theatrical performances, art, Band,
Massey Green, or championship
basketball, tennis, swimming, curling, wrestling, cross country, and so much
more, the opportunities to explore and discover your passion for life-long
learning at Vincent Massey are endless!
every moment of the night was spent with our visitors busily soaking up the
information which our staff and students were eager to share with contagious enthusiasm,
our future Mustangs and their families nonetheless left refreshed with smiles
on their faces and excitement for the following year. Thank you to all who came and made the night
so exceptional--- and a special thanks to our future students, who are already
a part of our Mustang family!