Tag: Southwood Secondary School

Day 2: Southwood silent auction supports student well-being

For many, the holiday season can feel very different – it can be a time of joy or a time of sorrow – but it is the caring and compassion of others that can make a big difference in someone’s life during this time of year. After going through some personal hardships and leaning on […]

Southwood SS celebrates Ontario’s 150th with an evening of art, history on May 25

On Thursday, May 25, Southwood Secondary School is celebrating Ontario’s 150th with an evening of multi-disciplinary art performance and installation in downtown Cambridge.

At the Mill Race Park Amphitheatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m., performances will feature Cam Earnshaw, former Southwood student and Berklee College of Music graduate, and Gary Kirkham, filmmaker, video designer and playwright.

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Take our Kids to Work Day is November 2

Take Our Kids to Work day is a program designed for Grade 9 students to experience “A day in the life” of a profession or workplace. The goal of the program is to help Grade 9 students to make connections between school and the world of work, as they begin to think about possible career […]

Ontario’s Education Minister learns with WRDSB students

On May 6, Southwood Secondary School (SSS) and Cedar Creek Public School students met with Ontario’s Minister of Education at rare Charitable Research Reserve who was eager to learn more about this new environmental mentorship program they were involved with. Last year through the WRDSB Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) Environment program, students from Southwood […]

2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary Recipients

At the May 9 Committee of the Whole Meeting, ten students were awarded the 2015-16 Linda Fabi Bursary. The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to pursue a trade through college or apprenticeship. Students were nominated for the Bursary by a teacher, and the following characteristics were taken into consideration: The student’s key […]

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is November 4

On the first Wednesday of November every year, The Learning Partnership holds Take Our Kids to Work™ day. More than 250,000 Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. This event allows students to experience and explore the world of work as they begin to consider possible career paths. The 21st annual […]

2014-15 Linda Fabi Bursary Recipients

At the May 25 Board Meeting, five students were awarded the 2014-15 Linda Fabi Bursary. The bursary provides funding for students who are planning to pursue a trade through college or apprenticeship. Students were nominated for the Bursary by a teacher, and the following characteristics were taken into consideration: The student’s key characteristics An example […]

WRDSB high schools celebrate Reach As High As You Can Day

“You will never know how high you can reach, how far you can go, how much you can do until you try. ~ Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. ~ You just might surprise yourself and surpass your original goal. Reach as high as you can!” (National Calendar Day, 2015). April 14 is National […]

Southwood SS spreads the love

For the month of February, staff and students at Southwood Secondary School have been putting on various events as part of their Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools wellness project, “Spread the Love.” The first week was designed to “Spread the Love” through a variety of different daily activities, such as Hold the Door Day, Give someone a […]

Explore skilled trades through Co-operative Education

WHAT IS OYAP? The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and experience apprenticeship skilled trade career opportunities, starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12, through the Cooperative Education program. Students can become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journey persons in […]

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