KDHS: A Peace School!
Congratulations to KDHS for becoming one of the 35 schools in the Windsor-Essex County region who are designated by the Roseland Rotary as a Peace School! KDHS was honoured for meeting Rotary's following criteria: Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Water & Sanitation,Maternal & Child Health, Basic Education& Literacy and Economic& Community Development. Sam and Julie Dragich, representing the Roseland Rotary, presented the students who helped work on this project and our school with a plaque and a banner. Way to go Cavs on always working towards peace in our school, our community and the world!
Progress reports have been completed and sent home with students October 15th. Parents and Guardians are invited to attend Parent-Teacher Interviews Wednesday Oct. 17th from 4- 7 pm in the KDHS gym to discuss student progress. Hope to see a good turn out!
An Evening of Excellence
KDHS's Honours Awards were held on October 3rd in Migration Hall to recognize those students who achieved an overall average of 80% and above. With over 300 recipients, KDHS is proud of the scholarly achievements of its students. With Trustee Julia Burgess, and Superintendent Vicki Houston in attendance, our students were given their well-deserved plaques and accolades by Principal, Mr. Toews and Vice-Principal, Mr. Reid. A special distinction goes out to the following students for achieving the highest standing by grade: Grade 9, Ava Augustine, Grade 10, Isla Froese, Grade 11, Joscelyn Bretzlaff, and Grade 12, Emma Flynn. Congratulations to all our high achieving Cavaliers!
Orange Shirt Day
On Friday, October 5th, KDHS took part in Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters. It was a day to recognize the harm that residential schools had on the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities and to remember all the children who survived and the 6000 who never made it home. It grew out of Phyllis Webstad's story of having her new orange shirt taken away her first day at her school. As well as wearing orange shirts, throughout the week, KDHS had informational announcements each day, posters around the school that shared the stories of children who attended residential schools and also aired "The Secret Path," Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire's film. A big thank you goes out to Ms. Cardinal for organizing a week recognizing this forgotten part of our history which has impacted and continues to impact all Indigenous communities in Canada.
Cavs Contribute to Kingsville Culture Days
Cavs have culture! Culture Days in Windsor Essex is meant to raise awareness for many different forms of art and create collaboration with and between artists in our communities. On September 29, Ms Grondin and 10 of her art students participated with other practicing artists to showcase their talents and artwork on the streets of Kingsville for Culture Days. The students worked on their art and were open to questions from passersby! Once again Cavs not only show their love for the arts, but also for their community! Way to go Cavs!
The week of September 24 saw our Cavs participating in activities to promote mental health while raising awareness for Suicide Prevention Week. These activities included art expression, mindfulness through "tabata" and accessing your "prana" exercises, basket-ball for physical well-being and using humor. A big thank-you goes out to Ms. Heil for organizing these activities and to all the teachers who contributed to making this an informative and mindful week!
Cavs Join in for the Marathon of Hope
On Sunday, September 17, our Cavs showed their giving spirit by being part of the Marathon of Hope, volunteering and participating in the Terry Fox Run in Kingsville. With over 201 participants, an amazing $12073 was raised for cancer research. A big thank you goes out to Marilyn Farnworth, the site organizer for Kingsville, Mayor Nelson Santos, all the businesses and individuals who donated prizes and to the participants who raised funds for a better future. As Terry Fox said, "The answer is to try and help others."
Free seminar for parents and guardians. November 8th from 6-8:30 at the Kingsville Community Centre. See attached flyer for more details.
A Cavalier Welcome!
On Friday, September 7, Student Council held our first school event- the Welcome Back Barbecue where students got to mix and mingle with old and new friends. Later in the day, the grade 9s were initiated to 'Cav Nation' with Grade 9 Day, organized by Ms. Nurse's Leadership students. Our new grade 9s bonded with each other in their colour groups as they participated in team building games! Thanks to Ms. Jitani, Ms. Leili, Ms. I'Anson and Ms. Nurse for all their help organizing this fun tradition at KDHS!