David and Marie Haynes, who have kids who attend the school, are organizing a donation drive to collect instruments to replace what was lost. The instruments that are needed the most are smaller instruments that are used for the younger grades.
Instruments they are hoping to collect include:
Electric or Acoustic guitars – preferably child sized, but either is good.
(Photo: From left, lead actor Daniella Atkinson, drama teacher Matt Muirhead and student director Nicholas Rocque.)
If you wanted a story about a zombie apocalypse, you could just watch the Walking Dead. But Sacred Heart’s upcoming school play adds something new to the formula.
Night of the Living Dead, the original ‘60s George Romero classic, is coming to the centre stage of Sacred Heart high school from March 29-31 , April 19-21 in a specially adapted version. Continue reading →
(Sophie Gower is a Grade 6 student at Stittsville Public School.)
On Wednesday, Stittsville Public School had an amazing opportunity to go to WE Day Ottawa, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Stittsville. WE Day is an event where inspirational people of all abilities talk about what path they took on life. Continue reading →
École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais hosted the inaugural edition of La course des Patriotes on Saturday morning. Over 400 students and residents registered for the 2km, 5km, and 10km races. It’s partly an effort to promote youth fitness and healthy lifestyles for their students, and partly give back to the community via a food donation drive. Continue reading →
There are over a thousand homeless youth in Canada’s capital every day of the year, even when our winter weather drops below 30 degrees celsius.
This is why Youth Services Bureau started “SleepOUT For Youth” every year, people gather outside City Hall, pitch tents and prepare for a long, cold night. After the opening ceremonies, the night takes off with a hot meal, music, activities and socializing. Continue reading →
École secondaire catholique Paul-Desmarais, Stittsville’s new French Catholic high school, is planning the inaugural edition of La course des Patriotes on October 29.
It’s partly an effort to promote youth fitness and healthy lifestyles for their students, and partly give back to the community via a food donation drive. The event will include 2km, 5km, and 10km races. It’s mandatory for students, but also open to the entire community. Continue reading →
Mike Mackay opened the door and turned on the lights. As his eyes scanned the room, his only thought was to say “interesting.”
It was the first time Mackay, the original principal of A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School, had seen his office since his retirement 21 years ago. A lot has changed in both his office and the school over the years. The changes, and similarities, were front and centre Friday at the school’s 25th anniversary celebration.
While many students were busy with Frosh Week festivities, Parker Armstrong was working to empower children to go to school in Nicaragua, where only 56% of children graduate from primary school.
Armstrong, an engineering student at Carleton University, traded classes for concrete this summer as he travelled to Nicaragua to complete an internship with the non-governmental organization (NGO) SchoolBOX. Parker worked alongside SchoolBOX’s construction crew to build three classrooms in impoverished Nicaraguan communities, and to evaluate the sustainability of the organization’s programs. Continue reading →
(Photo: Former student Samantha Pierre at the opening of Zida Academy in Stittsville. Photo by Devyn Barrie)
The grounds of Zida Academy were really jumping over the weekend.
Probably because students were busy checking out a park of Bluetooth-enabled trampolines, just one of the many high-tech features available to students of the new private school this year. Continue reading →
(Photo: Zida’s Sheng Lan with his mother Hua (Jennifer) Lan and father Julian Ni. Photo by Devyn Barrie.)
Zida Academy, the private school at the old Ottawa Waldorf School location on Goulbourn Street, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Sunday, August 28. The event happens from 1pm to 4pm and it’s open to the public.
Jennifer Smith (left) and Jenny Guth along with other parents in the community have started a new petition calling for a public high school for Stittsville.
A provincial politician has promised parents that she’ll present a petition to Queen’s Park this week for a new public high school.
Barrhaven MPP Lisa MacLeod met with parents on Friday, and told them that she would raise the issue at Question Period at Queen’s Park. She says she wants a petition with at least two pages of signatures that she can bring with her to demonstrate support from the community. Continue reading →
The Kanata Academy held a groundbreaking ceremony at their new location at 180 Huntmar Road on Wednesday evening. The school is currently located in the Beaverbrook Mall in Kanata and has 104 students from preschool to Grade 12. They’re planning to move to Stittsville by January 2017 and looking forward to being in their own building.
The school will be on a two-acre property that was formerly a house, and before that part of a large farm known as Glen Eden. The academy purchased the property in July 2015 from the stepfather of a student.
(PHOTO: Jennifer Smith (left) and Jenny Guth stand on one of the possible sites for the new school, at the south west corner of Robert Grant and Cope. The two parents have been active organizers in the push for a public high school.)
A public high school for Stittsville has finally hit #1 on the public school board’s priority list.
At tonight’s Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) meeting, parents, trustees, the local councillor and even a representative from Jack Maclaren’s office were all singing from the same songbook. Now we’ll see if the Ministry of Education joins in. Continue reading →