May 5th, 2015
YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION FORUM
Please see the attachment below for information regarding the upcoming Youth Suicide Prevention Forums during the month of May.
April 29th, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the new KPR Student Trustee for the 2015/16 school year is Courtice Secondary’s own Khadijah Jilani. Khadijah was chosen by her peers in the student leadership group to bring the voice of students to the Board table.
Beginning her term this August, Khadijah will attend all regular public Board meetings, report to the Board on behalf of the Student Senate, participate in Board discussions, bring reports back to the Student Senate, and receive input from the group.
Congratulations Khadijah, we are very proud of your accomplishment.
April 27th, 2015
Courtice Secondary graduate Allysha Chapman (’07) has been named to team Canada Women’s Soccer 2015 World Cup roster. Recently Allysha scored the lone goal in Canada’s victory over Italy. Congratulations Allysha. Courtice will be watching with pride.
April 22nd, 2015
The girls rugby teams took to the field yesterday in rain, wind, hail and for a brief moment sun.
The Senior girls rucked their way to a 17-5 win over St. Stephens.
The Junior girls could not hold on to their 12-0 half time lead, falling 15-12.
Next up: The junior girls play at St. Stephens on Friday, 2:15 kick off.
April 20th, 2015
In a small little town, in the middle of the night, a lost boy flew through the window to meet three young kids who would embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Into a world filled with mischievous pirates, dare-deviling lost boys, and mysterious Indians, come and join Peter, Wendy, John, and Michael in the extravagant performance of Peter Pan, as performed by the grade 11/12 drama class. Shows are May 5th, 6th and 7th at 7pm in the drama room. Tickets are sold for $5 before the show and $7 at the door on performance night. Spaces are limited, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to watch this action-packed, exceptional show!
April 2nd, 2015
Green Student Course Request Verification sheets are due to guidance . The courses selected by the student should be reviewed by the student and their parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must sign the form to confirm the selections.
February 25th, 2015
There will be an IMPORTANT and mandatory evening meeting regarding the Europe trip on Thursday April 9th (more details to follow). Parents, please reserve this date so that you can attend. Our trip is fast approaching (Thursday May 7-Sunday May 17, 2015) so please make sure your son/daughter has returned all their paper work to either Ms. Petherick or Mr. Dobos.
February 24th, 2015
Grad photo retake day is Monday, March 2nd for students that would like retakes or for students who did not have their photo done. Sign up now at www.bookmygrad.com
Retake Policy: Students who return their original proofs will receive a complimentary sitting. Students who paid for sitting during the first photo session and keep their proofs can purchase an additional full sitting for $10.00 at the camera.
February 17th, 2015
With the recent cases of measles in Ontario, the Durham Region Health Department is continuing to encourage measles immunization. The risk to the general public of reported measles cases is low; however, given that measles is highly contagious, it is very important that everyone ensure their measles immunization is up-to-date.
By the time children are in school they should have received two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) vaccine; the first dose after their 1st birthday and the second dose at 4-6 years of age. Anyone born in 1970 or after should also ensure that they have received two doses of MMR vaccine. Those born before 1970 are assumed to be immune as they likely were exposed to measles as a child. If you and your family are planning to travel abroad, consult your health care provider in advance of travel in order to allow sufficient time for optimal immunization schedules to be completed for you and those travelling with you, especially young children. The measles vaccine is a safe and an extremely effective way to prevent measles.
According to the immunization records that the health department currently has on file for all school age children in Durham Region, about 93% of children have received 2 doses of MMR vaccine. It is important to notify the Health Department by calling the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729 when your child receives immunizations so that their immunization record can be updated.
Measles is a very contagious virus that spreads easily through the air from person to person. The measles virus can live for up to two hours on a surface or in an airspace where an infected person coughed or sneezed. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, and red eyes followed a few days later by a red rash around the face and spreads to the chest, arms and legs. Complications can occur in up to 30% of cases and include ear infections, pneumonia, seizures, encephalitis and very rarely, death.
For more information, please visit the health department’s website at www.durham.ca or call the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.
February 13th 2015
Paula Hanley RN, BScN | Program Manager
Durham Region Health Department
January 14th, 2015
Courtice Intermediate pizza lunches arrive on Monday January 26th and Wednesday January 28th. A reminder that your form and money are due by Wednesday January 21st. Forms are available from your teacher and can be returned to Mr. Chatten.