Today TAS is acknowledging the anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. The school flag is at half-mast today in memory of the 14 female students who were killed by a gunman at a Montreal university on Dec. 6, 1989. Since this day, the Canadian federal government has declared Dec. 6 the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. You will notice that TAS staff are wearing white ribbons today. On this day, white ribbons are worn to honour the memory of all women who have died as a result of male violence. Violence against women is a social issue that affects women, men, and children. We can all contribute to making our society a healthy one by supporting anti-violence work in our communities.
SOUPer Friday choices this week are: Cream of Broccoli (with optional cheddar cheese for 25 cents) and Beef Noodle. Soup is made especially for you by the hospitality students and cost is still only a toonie.
The items ordered at the Ten Thousand Villages Sale last week have arrived. Please stop by to see Ms Hosker in room 83 to get the total of your bill. Items must be paid in cash. You may pick up orders today (Friday), or next week in room 83. Thank you for supporting this event! Your contribution makes a difference to many!
Students who missed the University of New Brunswick liaison representative due to Wednesday's inclement weather can see Mr. Cook in Guidance to pick up a U.N.B. package.
A reminder to all staff and students of the Art Sale this Friday December 6th at lunch outside the cafeteria. Students from the Milkweek Preschool program have made some items which would be great Christmas presents and proceeds of the sale will go to the construction of the Maori Primary School in Zimbabwe. They are within $20,000 of their goal so any help would be very much appreciated. See you at the sale.
There will be a Junior and Senior Cheer Team practice after school today until 4:30. Please make sure you bring running shoes. Don't forget the Dance Production tonight at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium.
It's Grad Photograph time! Please plan on having your graduation photograph taken to celebrate your upcoming graduation. Come to Guidance today to book your sitting time. The photographers will be here for 4 days, December 12th to December 17th. They will take care of your professional portrait sitting by appointment only. Be sure to come to Guidance to get all of the details today.
The White Pine books have arrived. All members can start signing them out and reading them immediately. We will meet as a group on December the 13th at lunch.
Students who signed up for the Archery Club are to hand in their permission forms by Dec 13. See Ms. Duffey or Ms. Tellis for more information if you have questions. Practices start on Jan 17 at Saugeen Shafts.
Driver's Education will be running from Dec. 9 - 19th. There are still some spaces available. Pick up an application form in the main office.
December City Bus Transit Passes are now available at the main office for pick up. If you are eligible for a public transit pass, please stop by the office today.
Attention staff and students, a community member brought in a pair of Guess sunglasses that she found out along the Rotary Trail. If they belong to you, please come to the main office.
New Scholarship information. The Burger King Scholars Program is available to all North America high school seniors. You do not have to work at Burger King to be eligible for this award. For more information on the program, go to the TAS Guidance webpage.
The Thomas A. Stewart music program will be hosting Winter Music Night on Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in the school auditorium. The concert will feature various instrumental and vocal ensembles. We are all very proud of our progress over the last few months and know that you will enjoy listening to our performance. Much of our success comes from your support and we know you’ll want to be a part of this special event. Admission will be $3 and 50/50 tickets will be sold. Mark the date on your calendar now and get ready for a great night of music.
Calling all Christmas Elves! Need Volunteer Hours to graduate? Just want to help out? Are you available on Dec. 11th from 3:00-6:00? Catch a bus from TASS to the Salvation Army and back again for FREE! Pack up some Christmas Hampers for families in need. If interested, sign up is outside of the student success office OR Text: @christmash to 647-977-5966. Don't forget to get a permission form from outside of Mrs. Driscoll's office!
The Peterborough Theatre Guild production of The Three Sisters is Looking For Set Crew people to do scene changes. This is a great opportunity for students interested in theatre since they will be taught how to choreograph their moves with each other creating another story for the audience to watch. In a sense they will be actors as well as scene changers. They are also looking for people to do the background painting ahead of the artists' work. This is an excellent for art students to see how background scenery is created. Community service hours can be earned by participating in either of these activities. If you are interested, please see Mr. Russell in the arts office.
There is a Lost and Found table set up in front of the main office. Students have a look if you have lost anything this semester. You have until Thursday, December 19, at which time all items will be donated. Electronic items and jewellery are in the office, please ask to see them.
The March of Dimes is looking for Volunteers to canvass in their neighbourhoods in December, January and February. This is an excellent opportunity to complete your community involvement hours volunteering for a very worthy cause. See the volunteer board in Guidance or see Mr. Cook for more details.
This is a reminder to all students who have graduated, but who did not pick up their Diplomas at Commencement, to come to the Guidance Office this week.
TAS CELEBRATES STUDENT SUCCESSES WITH CELEBRATORY CAKES
Cross Country Running
The junior girls team stood on the podium bringing home gold and bronze.
Congratulations COSSA Silver Medal Winners.
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
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TAS WELCOMES OUR NEW ADDITIONS!
A state of the art track and field plus beautiful new Tennis/Basketball Courts
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