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June Exam Schedule

Tuesday, June 21 period one exam, lunch, then period 2, 3, 4

Wednesday, June 22 period two exam, lunch, then period 3 and 4

Thursday, June 23 period three exam

Friday, June 24 period four exam

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May 5, 2016

Jazz Night at TAS takes place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Featuring TAS Jazz Band, Carpe Noctem Jazz Quintet, Members of the TAS production of "Little Mermaid", Westmount PS Jazz Band.  All ages event.  Tickets at the door. $5.00 General.  Benefiting the Thomas A Stewart Music Program.
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Attention formal committee members: We have a meeting today at lunch in room 188. See you there!

Attention all tree huggers and people lovers!  There will be a global justice/eco-action meeting tomorrow at lunch in the PLC, room 121.  We will have a special focus on eco action during our meeting.  New members are always welcome.

Rowing practices are every day after school from 3:15 – 4:30. Check the website regularly for information.

Attention badminton members. Your badminton team shirts need to be returned as soon as possible to the Phys Ed office.

TAS Annual Plant Sale Saturday May 28th from 8-12.  The students have grown a large selection of tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials. We have grown many unusual plants such as sensitive plants.

SOUPer Friday choices this week are: Cream of Bacon and Potato And Vegetable.  Come outside Room 187 for your hot bowl of homemade soup prepared especially for you by the hospitality students.

Souper Fridays Hospitality program along with the TASS Nutrition program will be offering some free homemade pita bread and tzatziki dip as a result of The Green Apple Grant TASS was awarded this year, feel free to stop by when you are picking up your soup.

Your Jostens Celebration Shop will be here Tuesday May 3rd, Wednesday May 11th & Tuesday May 12th to assist you in capturing memories, and to help you celebrate what and who you’ve become. Make sure to visit www.jostens.com to customize your ring or tag, print your order form and have it ready for your Jostens Celebration Specialist.  Before you walk out that door, remember to get your Symbol of Success, your ring is your diploma on your finger, wear it with pride.  Please note that if anyone from grades 9 - 12 are interested in purchasing any of the Spirit wear please email Stacie.Hubbard@jostens.com for more information and pricing.

Shifting Gears Transportation Challenge is on. Register online as part of the TAS team at peterboroughmoves.com

Attention graduating grade 12 students: If you haven’t already done so, please pick up your Commencement (graduation) package in Guidance. This package includes an invitation to the Grad breakfast (May 18th), a Commencement gown order form and a Commencement Awards application. Forms are due back to the Guidance Office by Friday May 6th.
This week is Mental Health Week! The staff of Student Success have some beautiful t-shirts available to win if you fill out a positive description of a friend or staff member and enter it in the box located in room 117. Tell us about staff and students doing great things around school and your name will be entered into the draw for great t-shirts! Positivity is powerful- spread the word!
The YMCA has held a fundraiser called "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" for the past several years.  This fundraiser is an essential program that helps people who suffer with/are victims of domestic violence.  The money helps to support shelters and counselling as well as the START program. "When the violence against women movement first began, there were no shelters, no organizations equipped to protect women and children from violence, just women helping women as best they could" (YMCA newsletter).  On Thursday May 5th we are going to have a "Day of Red".  This day will be a day for everyone to help come together to raise awareness regarding domestic abuse and will also coincide with our Blood Donor Clinic that is happening right here at our school.  So, TAS, Strut your stuff in all re, wear red shoes, red pants, perhaps even a red hat.  We will have a "Chuck Your Change" bucket come to your period 1 class on Thursday May 5th to help raise money.  Money raised goes directly into our community!! We will also have an opportunity for you to strut your stuff in the "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" red heels at lunch in the caf.  Come on out to walk in the heels and get some photos!

Community Involvement activities taking place at TAS this week are the Blood Donor Clinic on Thursday, and the ALS Walk on Saturday.  Also on Saturday in our greater community, you could volunteer at the ‘Doors Open Peterborough’ event or take part in the Hiawatha Spring Clean UP.  See Mrs. Staude for details about the Blood Donor Clinic and see the Community Involvement bulletin board in Guidance for more details or Ms. Lorenzen if you have questions.

The Kawartha Sexual Assault Center Walks will be running a 10 week group for survivors of sexual violence, aged 16 - 24. The walks will be Wednesday evenings starting May 11. To register for a consultation for registration, call 705-748-5901.

Heads UP TAS!  Friday May 6 is the deadline for Summer Company applications.  If you are putting together an application to run your own business this summer, be sure apply online before Friday at Ontario.ca’s  Summer Company application portal.  

Do you have experience working with horses? Go and Play Stable is a non-profit horse-rescue farm that retrains Standard Bred race track horses for pleasure riding and jumper/hunter riding. They rehome the horses through adoption and need volunteers to make this happen!  For more information, contact Christine Dickie by email christine.dickie@gmail.com or call 705 761 0149. See the poster on the Community Involvement bulletin board in the Guidance office or see Ms. Lorenzen if you have questions.

If you are graduating this June and need to meet your May 31st deadline, be sure to check out the community events calendar posted on the door in front of the Guidance office. This week you could volunteer at Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Relly on the Roof’ event, ALS tag day fundraising at Wal-Mart, the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Fishing Derby below the Liftlocks or Peterborough Hospice’s ‘Hike for Hospice’. Be sure that your volunteer activity is for non-profit organizations and that you submit your signed paperwork to the Guidance office ASAP! See Ms. Lorenzen if you have questions.

Dual Credits:  Attention all students interested in doing a dual credit this Summer. That's a high school and college credit completed at the same time.  Options are Mechanical Trades (plumbing, electrical and HVAC) and Make-up and Cosmetology.  See Mr. Cook in Guidance for more details and an application.

Also, we have 2 new opportunities for students to earn dual credits next school year. There will be a 2 period dual credit in Hospitality and a 1 period dual credit in fitness. Students earn high school credits and also a college credit from Fleming College. These courses are for grade 11 students who are going into grade 12 next year. For more information see a counsellor.

Scholarship News

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship program is for graduating students who are planning to enroll in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program. To access the application form, to the link on the TAS guidance webpage.

The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent. Creative writing pieces can include short stories, poems, essays, plays, songs, or even comic strips. For more information, go to the link on the TAS guidance webpage.

Applications for the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame Bursary are now available in Guidance. Applicants must be graduating students who have applied to postsecondary. Academic achievement will be one criteria. Applicants must also have participated in organized sport either in the community and/or secondary school for a minimum of 3 years. To pick up an application, go to Guidance.

The Elizabeth B Weldon Bursary is for students who are residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes who are entering into their first year of post-secondary. To pick up an application, come into the Guidance office.

Otonabee Conservation Foundation Scholarship is for students pursuing post-secondary education in an environmental field. To access the application, go to the TAS website.

Wally Beavis Memorial Scholarship is for graduating applicants who played minor hockey in Peterborough?  If so, you may be eligible for the. For more information, or to get an application, see Mrs. Nash in Guidance.

The Little Mermaid tickets are now on sale for the TAS production of Visit Ms. Sarah Tye's website for information on how to order your tickets!

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You can access the School Cash Online registration by clicking on the link below and selecting “Get Started Today”

Sarah Tye on Twitter I'm thrilled to announce the cast of @.mht
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Grand Champion Santa Clause Parade Float 2015
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November 2015
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ESL - October 2015
Students in Mr. Hobin's ESL class were asked to donate their time to design and paint a rain barrel to be displayed at the Purple Onion Festival September 20th at Millennium Park. That day the barrel raised $150 at Silent Auction - with proceeds going to Youth Unlimited Lakefield, New Canadians Centre and Seeds of Change. This activity got students involved, engaged and thinking about the theme of climate change. Way to go TAS ESL!
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OFSSA Wrestling

Senior Girl's Basketball

The Peterborough Integrated Arts Program is delighted to present our new promotional video! It's still evolving .... more to come in the spring!
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Integrated Arts graduate Ryan Shewell who filmed and edited the video and THANK YOU to Ms.Clarke for co-ordinating the filming days.The students were thrilled to be a part of the action. THANK YOU to the teachers for facilitating.   Music credit ..... Rather Be by Clean Bandidt (instrumental version)   

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