Avon Maitland Schools need host families in all of our communities to open their homes to an international student. We have over 120 students coming in the fall from around the world, some for short stays of 4 weeks to 4 months and others for longer terms of a semester or full school year. Not only is it a great experience, host families are also compensated. Please share this post with all your friends!
On Thursday, Mr. Yates's Gr. 11 World History class visited the Maitland Cemetery near Goderich. The class had a pretty lively day looking at funerary architecture, etching death symbols, photographing gravestones, and analyzing ages and causes of mortality in the old and new sections of the cemetery. Overall, it was a 'fun-tastic' trip and everyone is dying to go again.
Planning is under way for a trip to Costa Rica in 2016. There are several benefits to signing up early. If you sign up before the end of June, 2014, you will get a $200 discount! Starting monthly payments now will only cost about $120/month. If you pay it in full, you are protected from any price increases.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.eftours.ca and use Tour# 1611097DH.
If you have any questions or would like more information, see Mr. Kuiper.
Last week, the CHSS baseball team defeated St. Anne's 6 – 2 in the final game of the season. The team had a great season, finishing the year with 1 win, 1 tie and 1 loss. The team would like to thank “Doc” Miller for his help at all the practices, in the dugout, as a basecoach, and as the ballpark caretaker. Since most of the players will be returning again to the team next year, there are high hopes for 2015. Go Red Go!
Congratulations to our creative students who have their work at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery. Shelby Hamp, Taylor Jones, Tyler Leslie, Melissa Riley, Evey Shephard, Craig Perkes, Monty Hills, and Maria Fernanda Jaber Velazquez, have their work on display until May 22nd.
It is wonderful to see them with parents, friends, and exchange parents enjoying the opeing night festivities.
Every other year, a committee of teachers and students at Central Huron Secondary School plan and participate in a fundraiser known as the “Walk-A-Thon” in support of our school and other organizations. On the 22nd of May, we will be walking approximately 16 km for the benefit of Bike 7650/Jumpstart, Sleeping Children Around the World, and CHSS.
We selected Bike 7650 because current CHSS student, Claire Fleming, and former CHSS student, Will Fleming, will be biking across Canada to raise money for Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, which allows children to participate in sports and recreational activities. We decided to show our support for their bike ride across Canada with a financial donation. We also chose Sleeping Children Around the World as we recognize the importance of helping out children who are less fortunate than Canadian children. Sleeping Children Around the World provides bedkits to children in underdeveloped countries. Each bedkit contains mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net (if applicable), clothes outfit, and school supplies. And finally, CHSS is fundraising for a fantastic Phoenix mascot costume!
Our walk begins after a short assembly at 9:00 am. We will walk until about noon (or whenever we reach Varna) and we will be greeted with an array of tasty snacks including: hamburgers, fruits, and beverages to ensure we are all properly hydrated. Once in Varna we will play baseball and play on multiple inflatables, such as Gladiator and Bungee Run!
Fundraising: $40 = sunglasses, t-shirt, & water $60 = all the above & Phoenix blanket $100 = all the above & backpack Top three prizes: iPad Gaming system Flat screen TV
The CHSS baseball team played a great game as they came from behind in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie Exeter 2 -2 earlier this week. The game was scoreless after 4 innings of superb pitching on both sides. Our defense shone as well as we threw out many runners at first, had a double play, and threw out a runner at home plate. We had the bases loaded, two out and a full count at the plate with a chance to win it, but a called third strike ended the inning.
A special thanks to "Doc" Miller for getting the diamond ready for our game on Monday; the field looked like the pros.
Next up is Goderich at Clinton next Wednesday afternoon. Go Red Go!