Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education
Updated March 31, 2020
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Essex District High School will be hosting a Pathways Night on WednesdayJanuary 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 in Gym A. This even is open to students of all ages and their parents. This is an information session about post secondary pathways. Find out about scholarships and bursaries, preparation for post secondary education, applications for apprenticeships, college and university and much more.
Attention Grade 8 Students and their Parents/Guardians
Essex District High School will be hosting a Grade 8 Night on Wednesday January 15. Come and see what being a Red Raider is all about. The event begins promptly at 6:00 PM. Students and Parents/Guardians will be treated to information about the school, extra-curricular activities and academic programs. Come and see how at Essex District High School, "We Make a Difference!"
Registration closes on Friday January 10. Only 40 spots available.
Essex District High School will be hosting a Camp Day on January 17, 2020 for students in Grade 6 and 7. This is a PD Day for elementary, but not secondary. The day will focus on technical skills and students will have a chance to Design, Construct and Drive! Please see the attached poster for registration details
The Essex DHS English Department will be having a fundraiser at Indigo St. Clair Beach from 6-8 PM on Tuesday January 14, 2020.
Annual EDHS Christmas Concert
Mrs. Shaw and Band
EDHS - Gym A
Tuesday December 10 at 7:00 PM
To ring in the season with a celebration of music
The Essex District High School Grade 11 Leadership class is participating in the Purse Project, a charitable fundraiser event where they are collecting gently used purses, baby products, toiletries and feminine hygiene products. Classes at EDHS began donating on October 20th ,2019. Since then, they have brought in over 300 purses and 5000 total items. The Purse Project is a global charity that helps support local women suffering social issues such as poverty, abuse, assault and human trafficking. The students of EDHS have participated with enthusiasm, donating with their hearts to help the local women in need. On November 21st students from the leadership and STEPS classes packaged all 5000 items in purses to prepare for delivery on the 28th. They will be donating all items collected to local charities including The Salvation Army, Hiatus House, Downtown Mission, House of Sophrosyne, Well-come Centre, and The LaSalle Hangout.
Written by: Mitchell Girard and Hudson Colasanti
The Essex Red Raiders Senior Boys Volleyball team was crowned WECSSA Champions on Saturday November 9 at St. Clair College. The Raiders won in three tightly contested games against the Tecumseh Vista Vortex. Congratulation to the coaches and players on a strong showing and for representing Essex with class. The Raiders took the SWOSSA Gold Medal on Thursday November 14 in four games against Great Lakes Secondary School from Sarnia. The Raiders will travel to Stratford to compete at OFSAA on Wednesday November 20, 2019. Well done and good luck Raiders!
Semester 1 mid-term report cards will be distributed to students in Period 1 on Tuesday November 19.
The Science Olympiad team from Essex District High School competed at the University of Windsor on October 17, 2019. The team took part in a variety of activities based in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, math and engineering for a $1000 per student scholarship 1st place prize. The 12 participants could be seen running across campus, completing these timed challenges based on their Grade 11 university level education.
Mrs. Palazzolo was very proud of the performance of these students, so much so that they plan to compete in the University of Guelph competition in May of 2020. "Although we did not take home any medals, this group of grade 12s really showed their Raider spirit, resilience, and grit throughout these fun science-based competitions. We will continue training every week and continue learning about the various Sciences and Maths, in order to bring some good competition to Guelph's Science Olympiad. Keep an eye out for your fellow Science Olympiad reps, and support them in fundraising for Guelph!" - Mrs. Palazzolo.
Article written by Sydney Lumbard
An Essex Red Raiders team took the gold medal at the annual Skills Competencies Canada Cardboard Boat Races at the Sherk Centre in Leamington on Thursday October 24. Under the direction of their teacher Mr. Oriet, the team of Nick Soulliere, Luke Reaume, James Redecop and Noah Schroeder designed a cardboard boat that held all of their weight and was competitive in the speed portion of the competition. Their aggregate score for weight and speed resulted in a first place finish and a chance to compete at the provincial cardboard boat competion.
Tuesday November 19, 2019