Thursday, 22 December 2016

ACS Donates to Local Families!

Assumption High School continues their tradition of helping local families in need this Christmas Season.  This year we provided 15 families with food and gifts through donations by staff and students.  Keep up the tradition Raiders and continue to make a difference in our community. #ProudToBeARaider

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Aboriginal Arts & Stories Competition

Enter the largest and most recognized art and writing contest for Canadian Indigenous youth!

Aboriginal Arts & Stories invites self-identified First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit youth (ages 9 to 29), to submit a piece of creative writing or two-dimensional art about their identity, their culture, or a moment or theme in Canadian Indigenous history.

Participants have a chance to win up to $2,000 and have their work published or exhibited!

The program is organized by Historica Canada, the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship.

Submit to the contest by clicking the link
http://www.our-story.ca/submit/



Junior Wellness Group Winter 2017


Feeling stressed out? Dealing with anxiety or low moods? Feel like you’re the only one?

Come join us and learn skills that can help you manage. 
Pick the sessions that interest you!

Who: Ages 12-16

Where: Teen Health Centre - 1361 Ouellette Ave.

When: Tuesdays @ 4:00

Cost: FREE

Week 1 - Stress Jan 10/17 
What is it, is it always bad, how can I manage it?

Week 2 - Self-Esteem Jan 17/17 
What is it, the impact of unrealistic thinking, bullying and answering the question, who am I?

Week 3 - Anxiety & Depression Jan 24/17 
What are they, warning signs & triggers, how can I manage it?

Week 4 - Health Relationships Jan 31/17
Defining relationships, healthy vs. unhealthy characteristics, building healthy relationships

Week 5 - Coping & Self-care Feb 7/17 
What is it, identifying emotions, positive vs. negative coping, and creating balance.

Start date: January 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00

For more information on this group contact: 
Jodi Pearce - 519-253-8481 x 502


Anxiety and Depression Workshop

Learn more about ANXIETY and DEPRESSION:

The workshop is designed to be informative about anxiety and depression.

It also includes coping tools for those struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as for loved ones .

FREE & Confidential attendance!

The workshop is drop-in for BOTH clients and non-clients of Windsor Essex Community Health Centre.

You can attend one, multiple, or all segments of the workshop!

Segment One: INTRO TO ANXIETY Mon, Jan 23 @ 1 pm
Segment Two: ANXIETY DISORDERS Mon, Jan 30 @ 1 pm
Segment Three: COPING: ANXIETY Mon, Feb 6 @ 1 pm
Segment Four: INTRO TO DEPRESSION Mon, Feb 13 @ 1 pm
Segment Five: COPING: DEPRESSION Mon, Feb 20 @ 1 pm
Segment Six: COPING: LOVED ONES Mon, Feb 27 @ 1 pm

HOSTED AT SANDWICH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE: 3320 College Ave. Windsor, ON

Workshop Contact Number: 519-258-6002 ext. 133

NEW OSAP Details

NEW OSAP REMOVING FINANCIAL BARRIERS TO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st.

Your child may benefit from financial assistance for post secondary education from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). As part of the most significant reform of student assistance in North America, the government of Ontario is removing the financial barriers to attending college or university. 

If your family income is under $50,000, your child’s tuition is covered. Even if you earn more, the new OSAP is still there to help with generous grants that will make sending your child to college or university more affordable.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province. We encourage you to find out more at ontario.ca/osap.



Monday, 19 December 2016

Minister's Student Advisory Council Call for Applications



2017-18 applications are open!

Minister's Student Advisory Council

Students in grades 7 – 12 at publicly funded schools are eligible to apply.

The application form is available at ontario.ca/speakup.

The Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC) is a group of approximately 60 students who come from publicly funded schools across Ontario.

Members share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education on a variety of topics about our publicly funded education system.

The council celebrates student diversity and seeks all perspectives and experiences.

Visit their Facebook page where they can see what other students say about their MSAC experience.

Deadline: February 9, 2017 by midnight EST



Monday, 5 December 2016

ACS Model UN Trip a Success Again!

The ACS Model United Nations team returned from Lansing Michigan over the weekend after another successful conference. A special congratulations goes out to Evan Tanovich for representing Malaysia in the Security Council. Evan received highest honours in his council for his role in addressing the situation in Sudan and South Sudan and concerns over nuclear testing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Evan, along with the rest of the team, competed against hundreds of seasoned delegates from high schools across Michigan. Over two long days of sessions, the team gained valuable knowledge of global issues and diplomatic work and their experiences will be treasured for years to come.

A special thank you to Aleczia Habash for her assistance with the team and for her role in representing Japan in the Security Council.

The team looks forward to their next conference challenge in the pursuit of global peace.


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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ACS Students Place 4th out of 90 teams

Business students from ACS participated in a variety of business seminars and a stock trading competition on Friday at the University of Windsor.  As usual, the Raider students worked hard, were mature, and represented our school community in a great way!

Congratulations to Kyla Bardwell, Andre Seguin, Matthew Hebert and Daniel Mognon on their 4th place finish out of 90 teams.
















Wednesday, 2 November 2016

ONTARIO UNIVERSITY INFORMATION FAIR @ Caboto Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ontario’s 21 Universities to Visit Windsor

November 1, 2016 – Representativesfrom Ontario’s 21 universities will be in Windsor at the Giovanni CabotoClub on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to9:00 p.m., for the University Information Program (UIP).

This free event offers high school studentsfrom the surrounding area, and their parents, the opportunity to speakin-person with multiple university representatives. Any high school studentsin the area are welcome to attend, regardless of which school board theirschool belongs to.

The UIP offers students who are consideringan Ontario university the opportunity to learn more about admission requirements,scholarships, residence, the application process, campus life, and muchmore. The event is designed to assist graduating high school students inmaking an informed decision before they apply to university in January2017. The event also aims to help younger students with high school courseselections in order to guide them toward future university programs.

Students and their parents will have thechance to attend a fair-style session, held in the club’s Canada Hall,where they can visit each Ontario university representative individually.The Giovanni Caboto Club is located at 2175 Parent Ave, Windsor, ON N8X4K2, and there will be free parking at the venue.

Students who are interested in attendingare encouraged to confirm the UIP schedule in their area with their guidanceoffice.

The UIP is hosted exclusively by Ontariouniversities. Each university participates in joint visits to communitiesacross the province each fall. The event is organized by the Standing Committeeon Student Recruitment and the Ontario University Registrars’ Association.

For further information, please contact:

UIP Coordinator: Andrea Fanelli
Member, Standing Committee on Student Recruitment
Telephone: 519-614-0147
Email: afanell3@uwo.ca
Website: www.ouf.ca/uip


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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

"Together We are Better" Event- All are Welcome

All parents and students are invited tonight at 4-6:30pm for the Assumption Family of Schools 'Together We are Better" event

Thursday, 9 June 2016

ACS Finance Event Successes!!

Here is a selection of photos from this year's finance competitions.  Groups from Assumption won first place in each finance event we entered this year.

Congratulations to Josh Buxton, Dominik Dziura, Alex Borden and Renz Arcelao on winning at the most recent event!!

















Wednesday, 25 May 2016

ACS Students Dominate National Chemistry Olympiad

More great chemistry news!   Recently a few of our grade 12 chemistry students participated in the National Chemistry Olympiad.  This grueling national exam is designed to probe the chemistry knowledge of the best and brightest senior chemistry students across Canada.  Assumption students dominated our district – consisting of over one hundred high school from southwestern Ontario.  Congratulations to Alessio Symons who received bronze, Zack Young  who took silver and Bethany Viray who came out on top with the gold medal.  All three have also received the Chemical Institute of Canada special merit award.  This is an amazing accomplishment for our seniors.  Congratulations!