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April 2015 SDSS Newsletter
April Newsletter 2015.pdf




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The annual SDSS Plant Sale begins on Thursday, May 7th, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The sale will continue on every Thursday in May. Check out the SDSS Greenhouse webpage for product details.







SHSM Field Trip
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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program which allows students to experience a range of customized, career-focused learning opportunities while working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). On April 22nd, the SDSS SHSM students participated in a field trip day in coordination with the Grey-Bruce Sustainability Network. The students had a full site tour of Bruce Power, visited Enbridge's wind farm and toured Carlsun Energy. It was a spectacular day!




Young Growers at SDSS
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The Saugeen Greenhouse classes hosted Hepworth Central and Port Elgin Saugeen Central schools this week as part of their YOUNG GROWERS program, which exposes Grade 1 students to the amazing world of plants. High school students lead the Grade 1 students through many activities: seeding, transplanting, tropical plant propagation, feeding Venus Fly Traps, releasing beneficial insects, scavenger hunts, and more! All of the plant material the students create is loaded onto a specialty growing cart that is then loaned to them for the spring. The students then water and watch their plants grow in their own classrooms. The program is free to participating students as it is funded as a joint partnership between Mowbray's Canadian Tire and the Saugeen Greenhouse program.




Forestry-Horticulture Trip
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The Forestry/Horticulture trip that took place on Thursday, April 8. The class toured to forestry sites managed by Jesse Henrich of Lands and Forests. The students learned about forest management, harvesting practices, tree marking, data logging and tree identification. ~Picture by Mr. Day




A Good day for SDSS at the Regional Technological Skills Challenge In Owen Sound

Construction teacher Bud Halpin took several SDSS students to the Skills Challenge in Owen Sound.

In the Carpentry Team of 2: Garett Shular and Matt Walters came in second.

In the Electrical Challenge: 1st place, Shiann Booth (just in grade 11), 2nd place, Coby Stanley; and
3rd place, Andrew Devison.

The electrical challenge was all SDSS students, but we had dedicated students that all came in on their time to practice, and it was a very tight contest. They all scored highly.

The Electric Challenge students also got a presentation on apprenticeships, information on college courses, and a chance to talk with an electrical contractor.

Bud was able to give the electrical group a small tour of Georgian College and show them some of the shops.

Shiann Booth goes on to  the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, which is held at RIM Park in Waterloo on May 4 - 6, 2015. The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is Canada's largest skilled trades competition with over 65 contests, 1,900 competitors and 20,000 spectators.

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(L to R) Shiann Booth, Coby Stanley, Andrew Devison
Back row: Connor DeRoos, Austin Morris, Liam Comyn, Nick Bamford.
Front Row: Shiann Booth, Coby Stanley, Andrew Devison.




Coaching Honours

Kevin Darlington has been selected as the South Division Junior AND Senior Boys coach for the year end All-Star Showcase. This may be the first time that this honour has been bestowed on a coach. Congratulations, Kevin!





Costa Rica - Pura Vida!
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Twenty-five students from Saugeen District Secondary School had the great fortune to travel to Costa Rica over March Break. To read more click on the link: http://bit.ly/1NjcR66




Regional Technological Skills Challenge In Owen Sound
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Secondary school students from Bruce and Grey counties will compete in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Technological Skills Challenge this Friday: http://bit.ly/1CrMOYY



Student Visitors
Exchange students get taste of Canada
Three students and their host families took part in the Muskoka Language International program.
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ST23Mar15-Student visitors.pdf

News about Paul Martin's Visit to SDSS




Pictures from Paul Martin's Visit



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SDSS Boys Win Silver at Curling



Congrats to Matthew, Conor, Seamus, Joel and Mr Walker for a silver medal finish to the season! Way to go Royals!

Royal Pride!!


The halls of Saugeen District Secondary School are gleaming, shiny, and scented with the hint of a fresh paint job.  The lockers are pristine, the classrooms are loaded with state of the art Smart Technology, and the halls are teaming with enthusiastic students who ooze Royal Pride.  Click on the link below to continue reading...Royal Pride Article.pdfP1040055.jpg





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