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MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Congratulation to Michaela Yateman for Qualifying for COSSA in Badminton next Tuesday in Belleville. Good Luck Michaela.

This is a reminder to Archery Club members that there will be a meeting in Room 78 at the beginning of lunch today regarding our next tournament.

Any girls interested in playing Girls 3-Pitch Baseball the sign-ups will be Tuesday and Wednesday (April 22nd and April 23rd) at the beginning of lunch in Room 44 (Welding Room).  Tryouts begin Thursday, April 24th at 3:00p.m.

The Junior and Senior Girls Soccer Teams travelled to Kingston yesterday for a tournament with both teams finishing in second place.  For the Juniors, Bryerson White earned a shutout, while Jaimie Marchant scored an exciting breakaway goal.  Meghan Nydam and Beyonce narrowly missed scoring as each one hit a post.  Roo Thompson was graceful as she ran hard after the ball and came crashing to the turf.  For the seniors, Elisha Miller picked up two shutouts while Rhiannon Kissel and Megan Dick scored two goals each with singles to Sam Gillingham and Abby Berry. Africa Smith was a strong presence on the field all day.  Well done girls! Practices continue next week.

All members of the Badminton Team should return their goggles and racquets to Mrs. Madill or Mr. Muir as soon as possible.  As well those who have uniforms should also return those.

New scholarship in guidance: Application forms are now available in guidance for the Baptie Fund Bursary. This bursary is available to students who are residents of the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

How would you like to be your own boss this summer? Application is now open for the Summer Company Program. This opportunity gives students the financial resources and mentorship to put their dream business plans into action! For more information, check out the TAS Guidance webpage. Applications close May 20th.

Attention Seniors:  As some of you may know, the TASS Formal is coming up on May 30th, and through announcements we will keep you up to date on everything happening.  Tickets will be going on sale soon for $60.00-$70.00, so start filling up your piggy banks!  Our theme is "Great Gatsby" and the Formal will be held at the Country Club across from TASS.  Dinner will start at 6:30p.m.  Don't be late for this once in your life event!

The US College Expo Event will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall. There will be information on US colleges, the admission process, admission testing, etc. For more information and to register, go to the guidance webpage.

Attention any student who signed up to take Co-op next year.  You need to drop by the Co-op office (Room 74) and pick up an application form. Please do this ASAP.  

The Lakefield Literary Festival is back for 2014, and they are looking for young writers.  If you have poems, short stories or non-fiction pieces of writing, you can enter to win this great contest for young writers.  A number of former TAS students have won this contest in the past!  There is a division for juniors (grades nine and ten) and seniors (grades eleven and twelve).  If you have questions, or if you want to hand in your writing, see Mr. McGee in Room 111 or 113 by May 2nd.

Attention 16 and 17 year olds: Are you interested in a 6 week French Language Exchange Program in Quebec this summer? The YMCA is offering a Summer "work and language" exchange program which will allow you to improve your French language skills while living and working in Quebec for 6 weeks. That's right, you will get paid while you are having a great time !! Check the poster outside of the Guidance office or see Mr. Cook for more details.

Information about the following Summer Job Opportunities and Scholarships is now available on the Guidance website:

  • The Ontario Summer Job programs are now available online. Experience the Journey of a Lifetime.
  • The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange Program gives you the opportunity to travel to another part of Canada for a 6 week French cultural immersions program. The program begins in late June and is open to students 16-17 years old.
  • Take the Fund Your Future High School Challenge and have the chance to win money while you learn about money. Throughout the year, you will have different contests and quizzes to help you learn about money and money management. Prizes will be awarded based on answers.
  • Lincoln M. Alexander Award is to honour young people in Ontario who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination. Applications are now available.
  • Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship program provides scholarships to deserving high school students who are entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture at a Canadian college or university. Application deadline is May 24, 2014.

April Public Transit Passes are now available in the main office. Please pick up your bus passes prior to morning classes, at lunch or after school. Remember your bus pass is your responsibility. If the pass is lost the school will not replace the pass.

Congratulations to the TAS Wind Symphony for winning Gold at the Kiwanis Music Festival and being selected to represent Peterborough at the Provincials this May!
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TAS students participated in an Outdoor Activity Day in what was to be a “farewell send-off” to winter.  Events were organized and run by the Outdoor Leadership Class and included the 4-Way Tug of War, Scavenger Hunt Scrabble, European “Snow Ball”, and the Wintery Obstacle Course.  
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Outdoor Leadership Class (OLP) students received instruction from B!KE and Green-up on bike maintenance, repair and safety as they prepare to begin riding to Trent University for the next month during their fitness and wall-climbing unit.
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TAS is VERY proud of the Media Team, and how a few members were featured in this month's SNAP'D Peterborough Paper.
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    Sunny, Baily, Branwen, Steven, Quin, Chris and Dalton are the TASSS Media Team


Congratulations to the Junior Boys Hockey team who reeled off 3 consecutive wins yesterday at the St. Peter's Classic to win the championship. Goaltenders Drew Hutchison and Billy Leahy shared a 5 to 0 shutout in game 1 over IE Weldon. Leahy was rock solid, picking up a 3 to 2 overtime win over Norwood in game 2, while Hutchison earned game MVP honours in the championship game, a 3 to 1 victory over Haliburton. The Griffins combined good defensive play with potent offense at the other end. Jarod Mayhew, Charles Cowie and Braden Little led the attack with 2 goals and 1 assist each, while Connor Harnden was the most generous Griffin, picking up 4 helpers. If you check out the team picture, you can easily see why TAS also won the award for the team with the "best flow" in the tournament.

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TAS Drummers Play at Pete's Game Feb.27/14
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Speed Skaters Marc Gagne, Kasey Hainer, Taylor Edmondson & Marj Tellis
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TAS CELEBRATES STUDENT SUCCESSES WITH CELEBRATORY CAKES

Wrestling
On their way to OFSAA.
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Dixieland Band
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Spirit Squad
Cheer For the Cure Provincials Champions!
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Cross Country Running
The junior girls team stood on the podium bringing home gold and bronze.
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Field Hockey
Congratulations COSSA Silver Medal Winners.
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Girls Basketball
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A D D I T I O N A L    N E W S

CHEX TV Report on TAS Field Grand Opening - October 2, 2013
See the "Videos" Link in the left column.


TAS WELCOMES OUR NEW ADDITIONS!
A state of the art track and field plus beautiful new Tennis/Basketball Courts
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