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

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


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

NEW OSAP Details


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

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

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.