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Congratulations to our Junior Girls Soccer Team and HT Baseball Team!

Our junior girls soccer team took home the SD&G “AA” crown and  our varsity baseball team won both the SD&G and EOSSAA  championships, and are now headed to OFSAA in Whitby on June 4 & 5.  Well done Falcons!

 


Be Uniform Ready for the first day of school

Book your appointment for a Uniform Fitting at  www.mccarthyuniforms.ca/appointment  or call 1 800 668-8261. For more information on appointment times and a special uniform starter kit deal please click 2018 In-School Shop Appointment Booking Flyer – #458 Holy Trinity, Cornwall


Falcons win an unprecedented 15 awards at the 2018 Lions Club Athletic Awards Banquet.

Congratulations to all our winners. High School Award winners included Nicholas Chaput (boys cross country); Emma Vanderburg (girls cross country);  Hannah Sommerville (curling); Madison Ruffo (girls hockey); Emma Bacchiochi (girls soccer and female track & field);  Bailey Geneau (boys volleyball).

Community Awards went to: CUCBA Award: Kaelin Larin (top male athlete);  BASEBALL: John Van Putten (Black Sox award); CURLING: Melika Marleau (top youth); FIGURE SKATING: Nadine Kamm Ramirez (top skater); GYMNASTICS: Victoria Simard.

Other Award Winners included:  GIRLS HOCKEY: Brittney Ruffo (Brian Tardiff Education Bursary $500); JOE ST. DENIS AWARD: Jonah Poirier; IAN BRODIE BURSARY ($250): Nathan Burelle.

 

Special mention to Mrs. Tammy McAllister, who in the past has been our girls’ gymnastics coach for receiving the BENSON FRIENDS OF THE ROUND TABLE AWARD.

 

And finally, a special mention to Melissa Gilligan, Falcon Class of 2017,  on winning the Jacques Richard Memorial Trophy, presented annually to the top sports personality in Cornwall and area.

 

Well done Falcons!

 

Pictured below: Some of our Award Winners.


May Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter


Holy Trinity students had an excellent showing at the United Counties Science Fair!

Congratulations to all Falcon scientists! 👍

Lisa Ding and Mahi Patel won the Outstanding Research Award (Top 6 Projects) and were awarded $200 and a medal.
Aum Shah and Vincent Jean Louis also won the Outstanding Research Award (Top 6 Projects) and were awarded $200 and a medal.
Teethal Patel won the Dr. Gunther Plattner Memorial Award Excellence in Physics with his project on Human Powered Energy.
Aum and Vincent won the Manufacturing Process Integration Quality Control Trophy for best in Electronics, Electricity, Electrical Engineering and/or Related Technology
Ved Patel and Sibtain Raza won the Ontario Power Generation Inc Trophy for Best in Energy.
Mahi and Lisa won the St. Lawrence College Health Sciences Trophy for Best in Botany
Mahi and Lisa won the Rotary Club on Cornwall Plaque for Best Junior.
Lisa and Mahi won the full-sponsored trip to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, May 12 to the 18th!!
Your Falcon family is proud of all of your accomplishments. 

 

Please visit our Facebook page for pictures from the Science Fair: https://www.facebook.com/htfalcons/?hc_ref=ARSHLUauFpzk8FbvCvdGb6JSDkyyw2YPNOKJEuuQwGesQKezvD-c3iqVtEEEaAwskBk


April Newsletter

Please click  April 2018 Newsletter (1) .


Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Grade 10 students across the province will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). It will also be written by students who were previously eligible but have not yet written the test or who were unsuccessful on their first attempt. The OSSLT is administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario, in order to determine whether students have acquired the minimum literacy (reading and writing) skills expected by The Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.

On April 10, students should arrive at school no later than 9:00 am and be in their assigned classrooms by 9:10 am. A light breakfast of bagels and juice will be available in the gym starting at 8:25 am and running until 8:50 am.

Please note that this date is the only opportunity for students to write the 2018 OSSLT. Students who are absent will have to wait until the spring of 2019 to write the test.

The test consists of two booklets, each containing multiple-choice and open-response questions. The test is given on one day in two 75-minute blocks. All of the questions are based directly on the expectations set out in The Ontario Curriculum, which is what teachers teach in the classroom every day. Students can prepare as they would for any other secondary school test.

Beginning this year, EQAO no longer requires Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for the following accommodations during the test: individual or small group setting, preferential seating in an assessment room, prompts for students with severe attention problems who are at risk of being off task for significant periods of time, and additional time. Accommodation decisions will be made based on the individual needs of each student.

In June, EQAO will send our school a report for each student who writes the OSSLT, and we will send it home at that time. The results are private and will give you an indication of how well your child is mastering the required literacy skills, which are the foundation for success in all subjects and in life beyond school. The OSSLT is a minimum competency test. Achievement is therefore reported as “successful” or “unsuccessful.” OSSLT results do not count toward students’ grades, but successful completion of the test is a requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. There are supports for students who do not pass, including an opportunity to rewrite the test or to take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course.

You can use your child’s results on the OSSLT to understand his or her strengths and areas for improvement, and to monitor and celebrate his or her progress. The results can also help you in discussions with teachers. As a school community, we use these results, along with other information, to guide our school improvement initiatives. This benefits not only your child but all the students in our school. The results are also used by our school board and the Ministry of Education to direct attention and resources where they are needed.

Please use the link for the English Department website holytrinityfalcons.cdsbeo.on.ca/for-parents/english-department/ for literacy supports.  For more information about EQAO and to view a sample of its assessments, visit www.eqao.com.

 

 

 


Another great week for Falcon Sports!

 

Congratulations to our Senior Girls Volleyball, Junior Boys Basketball and Senior Boys Basketball teams for capturing their respective AA SD& G Championships. All three teams now move on to the EOSSAA championships the week of February 20th. Good Luck Teams!

 

 

 


HT Video wins first place:

Amazing news! HT’s “Stewards of Creation” video has won first place in the secondary category in the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association short video contest. Congratulations to all members of the Falcon Family who shared their time and talents in creating this meaningful video. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/htfalcons/ to see the video.


Important Open House Schedule Change

Our Open House for new grade 7 & 9 students and their parents, originally scheduled for Thursday January 18, has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.


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