Monday, September 27, 2021
Friday, October 1
Last night your Eastview WIldcats Senior Football team took to the field for the first time in nearly two years. There were some strong performances but a lot of rust as well and ultimately the Wildcats fell to the home squad from Innisdale. Next practice is Tuesday after school as we prepare to head to Bear Creek next Thursday.
All junior football players are dismissed today at 12:15 to get ready for their game this afternoon in Orillia. Players should be dressed and ready to board the bus by 1:15.
Congratulations to the senior boys volleyball team. They continued their win streak again Barrie North last night by taking them 3-0. Honorable mentions: Huge kills at the net by Ryan Vriezma pumped our boys up. Way to lead the team out of the set Luke Hendricks. Well done boys.
Hey Wildcats, Are you ready for the Grade Colour Competition today? Classes who are participating are asked to join us right after announcements. Teachers, make sure you know your starting station and rotational direction. This event is a full period, so we ask that other classes do not bring their classes out to the track during any breaks, as we will be following covid protocol to stay within our cohorts. Good luck to all grades and have fun!
Thursday, September 30
The non-competitive vocal ensemble meets for its first rehearsal at the start of lunch today in the orchestra room, room 202.
Senior Football Players are dismissed today at 12:30 for their game this afternoon against Innisdale. All players should be in equipment and ready to board the bus by 1:30.
Period 3 Teachers, This is a reminder that you are to check your mailboxes and hand out your orange ribbons to your period 3 students.
Hey gamers!! Eastview's video game club will be starting NEXT TUESDAY!! We will meet in room 114 from 2:30-4:30! To participate, please sign up on the sign-up sheet--it's on the bulletin board OUTSIDE ROOM 104 (the Tech Office). Our meeting space has computers and we can talk about bringing in a console!! Any questions, please see Mrs. Boddington at the Tech office.
Hey Eastview, are you ready for our grade colour competition? This Friday, get your grade-specific colour on and be ready to compete in fun challenges with your period 3 class! Grade 9's wear red, grade 10's wear purple, grade 11's wear blue, grade 12's wear pink, and teachers wear yellow/gold or Eastview spirit wear! Teachers, check your emails for details on the event.
Big shout out to the varsity girls golf team who travelled to Orr Lake golf club yesterday to compete for the SCAA championship. With towering drives and precision putting the team of Kennedy , Elsa , Lauren , Sarah , Lilly , and Claire took home the team silver medal. There will be a short meeting Friday at 1045 to discuss our next tournament. Way to go girls!
If you have lost a cell phone, see Ms. Hargreaves in office 148 in the front gym.
If you ride bus #450 in the morning please come to the office for important route change information. The bus will be stopping earlier starting on Monday.
Your jr and sr girls basketball teams had another good showing in league action at Innisdale last night. The seniors lost a close game by 3 points but will get the rematch in playoffs. The juniors won in dominant fashion with a 40 point victory. We are starting to see some good things from both teams. Let’s keep the upward trajectory! See you in the gym after school!
Today we honour the lives lost at residential schools across Canada and stand with the survivors. Wearing our orange shirts or the orange ribbons on Truth and Reconciliation Day, allows us to honour and recognize the 150,000 Indigenous children who endured the residential schooling system and its trauma that continues to affect people today.
We thank everyone who wore an orange shirt today as a symbol of honour and respect to the survivors and the ones who did not return home.
Wednesday, September 29
Congratulations goes out to the Senior Tennis Team who competed in yesterday’s GBSSA qualifier. The dynamic duo of Ava and Megan showed perfect form by cruising to first place in Girls doubles . And, a valiant effort by the boys doubles team of Luis and Alfredo earned them a third place finish. Good luck to both teams as they travel to Collingwood next week for GBs.
No practice today. Practice resumes his Friday.
Attention Grade 12 and 11 students: There will be an information session today on scholarships at the beginning of lunch in Room 217. The information session will be approximately 30 minutes long and everyone is welcome. Please plan to attend if you are interested. Note: there will be a 2nd presentation on October 5th for students that are unable to attend.
In honour of Reconciliation Week, here is a short story about a residential school survivor. Bill was only 6 years old when he was taken to the Stoney Reserve Residential School in Alberta. Bill explains his story, "if we were caught speaking our own language in the school or in the classroom, we would get hit for it by the teachers or supervisors". Bill talks some more about how he and the other children were abused at the school both physically and mentally. After 7 years of being stuck at Stoney Reserve Residential School, Bill was taken away once again to Poundmaker's Residential School in Edmonton for another 3 years. Since his time there, Bill learned to forgive, and pass his forgiveness to his people. To read more about Bill Mclean's story and watch the full interview, look at the orange posters providing the QR codes within your classrooms. To honour Indigenous peoples, and the residential school survivors, please wear an orange shirt tomorrow to show your respect.
Attention students who ride bus number 450. Please come to the office today for important route change information.
Flag football got under way last night against Collingwood. Both junior and senior teams had great moments and showed tremendous potential. We unfortunately weren't the winners last night but next time we see those teams it will be a different ending. Great effort see everyone at practice tonight
The games club meets today, every Wednesday after school in room 163. Come join to meet new people and make new friends, for snacks or just to hang out. We play board games, card games, chess and d&d. That's games club. Everyone's welcome, today after school in room 163. See you there!
Tuesday, September 28
Student Government: There will be a meeting this WEDNESDAY AT LUNCH in room 163 for anyone interested in joining Student Government.
In honour or Reconciliation Week, here is a short story about a residential school survivor:
Roy was 6 years old when he was taken to Lower Post Residential School in British Columbia. He was separated from his sisters, his belongings were taken away, and he was given a number: 198. He says in an interview: "My life was happy. That's all I can remember. We were always together, doing everything as one: hunting, fishing, everything was done on the land. It was like going to a different world when I went into that school. My whole life and everything changed drastically because of the different teachings. That's where I learned about the code of silence: if you don't say anything, you don't get hurt".
To learn more about Roy's story, and watch the full interview, look at the posters provided to the period 3 teachers, they include QR codes for your convenience. Want a poster for yourself, reach out to Mrs. Mota and she'll be happy to provide you with this great resource.
Hey Eastview, Are you ready for our Terry Fox walk and race? We're all set for the first group to join us after announcements. Teachers, refer to the Terry Fox schedule to know your timeslot for the event. When out on the track, look for your assigned number and wait there until we're all ready to begin walking together!
There will be music, snacks for cash donations, and prizes to be had for the faster runners and grandest cheers. I hear there may be some classes getting creative with their cheer, so Mrs. Mota is ready to pull together a judging crew to see just how creative you can get out there.
Don't forget what today is all about. We are doing this "Try Like Terry" challenge to raise funds and help put a stop to cancer. Please take time to donate to your teachers, to the snack station, or online at www.terryfox.ca/eastview. Good luck Wildcats, let's continue to inspire!
Attention students who ride bus #450: There has been a change to your morning pick-up time and unfortunately, it's a little earlier. Please stop by the office for a letter from the bus consoritum that has the details.
Yesterday the senior boys golf competed in a GB qualifying tournament at Springwater Golf Course. Despite having limited tournament experience, the team managed to finish 5th out of 12 teams and have qualified for the GB championship. Congratulations to Neil who posted the lowest individual score, shooting an incredible 69! Next up is GB's at Hawkridge in Orillia.
It's Spirit Week and tomorrow is Jersey Day. Wear your favourite team's jersey and show your Wildcat Pride.
Games club meets tomorrow after school in room 163. We play board games, D and D, and whatever else you want. Come and make new friends and meet new people. That's Wednesdays after school in room 163.
Monday, September 27
The junior and senior boys football teams are practicing today at 2:45. If you have any equipment issues, please come see Mr. Fontaine in the library on your break or at lunch.
Attention varsity girls golfers! There is a short meeting today at 10:45 in room 121. Please bring any outstanding forms. See ya there!
The senior boys volleyball team boys started their season with a win against Innisdale, in 3 straight sets. The boys were down in set 2: 22-19, but showed patience, skill and teamwork to take it 25-23. Great ace serves and kill shots by Ryan Vriezma and many points off the serve by Isaar M. Excellent passing on the whole, and we even had a soccer save by Liam Alexander for the point. Jack Rowsell played some great defence and Jordan James stepped it up in his first stint as a senior setter. A few key tips at the net and a Merry Christmas by Graeme Galloway netted a few more points for the Wildcats. Well done boys. See you at practice tomorrow.
Attention Grade 12 and 11 students:
There will be an information session on scholarships at the beginning of lunch next Wednesday the 29th and the following week on Tuesday, October 5th in Room 217. The information session will be approximately 30 minutes long and everyone is welcome. Please plan to attend if you are interested.
The Eastview EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity) group will be meeting today in the back of the library/office. We will be starting at 11. New members are always welcome!
It's Spirit Week. It's Hippie Day tomorrow. Far out, it's going to be groovy.