PSS Halloween Coffee House
On Thursday, October 23rd from 6pm to 9pm come to the PSS cafeteria for an awesome night filled with performances, free hot drinks and snacks available for purchase! Bring your friends and family to experience some amazing local talents. This is a great event for all members of the community and it is sure to be our best coffee house yet! We will have a table for donations for former student Joey Foster as he pursues his Olympic dreams in x-country skiing.
Sign up to donate food and perform at the Coffee House outside the cafeteria at lunch time throughout the month of October. The cost to enter is $2 with a mug AND your student card, $3 if you bring either one or $5 without. Search for our event on Facebook for details regarding draw prizes and contests!
Terry Fox Run a Huge Success
On Thursday, September 25th, PSS students and staff participated in our annual Terry Fox Run. The event was a great success and after calculating the total donations that PSS gathered, we discovered that we raised $359.58. Although we were short of our initial goal, a toonie for every PSS student, the money collected represents a sincere effort and appreciation for such a worthy cause, The Terry Fox Foundation. This foundation not only raises money for cancer research, but also strives to maintain and continue to recognize the heroic effort and integrity that Terry embodied.
With clear blue skies and accommodating temperatures, our school walk was enjoyed by all, rewarded with a huge thank you of snacks. As well, congratulations to Mr. Mullin’s Grade 11 Chemistry class for raising the most money. Thank you to Mr. MacIsaac, Mrs. Lapp and Mr. McLaren and all the other teachers and students who helped make the day run as smoothly as it did. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated, you have all made someone’s life a little brighter.
PSS Students do a GREAT Job at the "Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup"
On Saturday Sept. 27th a small, but dedicated, group of staff and students from PSS travelled to Christian Island to participate in the “Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup”.
Mr. Thompson and Mr. Wilson would like to thank all the PSS students who participated, and also recognize the support of the Beausoleil First Nation Lands, Education, and Transportation departments who helped make this event a success. A special thanks goes out to Mr. MacIsaac for providing the bus for the day.
PSS Grade 9’s Kick off a Great Start to the Year
On Sept 9th the PSS grade 9’s participated in a day dedicated to getting to know one another and experiencing all things spirit that PSS has to offer. This was organized by the PSS Student Council.
POET RIENZI CRUSZ VISITS PSS!
On Friday, June 6th, Ms Reilly’s 4th period English class enjoyed a private poetry reading with Rienzi Crusz, author of many volumes of poetry, including « Lord of the Mountain : the Sardiel Poems ». At 89 years old, Mr. Crusz is going strong. He read several of his poems to the class, turning ordinary objects such as an orange or a tuna sandwich into something completely different. The poem “Elegy for an Orange” certainly shook everyone up! One student commented: “I will never look at an orange the same way again”!
Students also listened to poems about Sri Lanka’s own 19th century Robin Hood, Sardiel. He stole from the rich British plantation owners to give to poor, starving Sri Lankan peasants. He was a hero to some; a villain to others. Mr. Crusz helped bring him back to life. He entertained and hopefully inspired our students to write, and he taught us that poetry is about feelings and getting your message out. It was an unforgettable and empowering experience. We look forward to next year’s visit!
PSS Home of the Math Masters
Penetanguishene Secondary School’s Thomas Riley, left, Jen St. Amant, Sabrina Maurice, Sophie Thomas, Emily Brooks and Andrea Schmitz participated in the recent Cayley math contest put on by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Waterloo.
The Grade 10 students’ scores earned them the No. 1 ranking in an area from Barrie to Collingwood to Parry Sound. The top three students on the PSS team were Schmitz, Thomas and Riley.
Support the PSS Band with Mother's Day Flowers
All orders must be in by April 30th at 9am with payment either to the office or Ms. Charlebois. Thank you so much for your support of this worthy group of dedicated individuals.
Math Makes Students Feel Like Dancing!!
Easter Flower Sales
If you are interested in buying Easter flowers to help support the PSS Band then download the order form here and get it into the office by April 8th at 9 am. Thanks for your support.
PSS Spring Coffee House
On Wednesday April 30th from 6pm to 9pm come to the PSS cafeteria for an awesome night filled with performances, delicious hot drinks and baked goods! Bring your friends and family to experience some great P.S.S. talents. This is a great event for all members of the community and it is sure to be our best coffee house yet! Half of all proceeds will go towards the Karma Marketplace to help support the move to their new location in Port McNicoll. Sign up to perform or volunteer at the Coffee House, outside the cafeteria at lunch time throughout the month of April. The cost to enter is $2 with a mug AND your student card, $3 if you bring either one or $5 without. Search for our event on Facebook for details regarding draw prizes and contests!
BYOB- Bring Your Own Banana