Graffiti wins awards at Toronto Star High School Newspaper Contest

Congratulations to the winners in the Toronto Star High School Newspaper Contest:CIMG2141

  • Feature Writing-Short – Runner-up: CHITTA CHOWDHURRY
  • Feature Writing-Long – 1st Place: FAY ASIMAKOPOULOS
  • Feature Writing-Long – Runner-up: JANE BRADSHAW
  • Sports Writing-Reporting – 1st Place: BEN KEYMER
  • Sports Writing-Feature – 1st Place: EYAL WILK
  • Sports Writing-Feature – Runner-up: BEN KEYMER
  • Sports Writing-Column – 1st Place: HARRISON COOK
  • Humour – 1st Place: ALYSSA JOYNT

Toronto Star coverage of the event

Spring Into Arts

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Art Council wishes to thank the many talented drama, music and visual art students for participating in our second annual spring arts launch-Spring Into Art.  This informal lunchtime event seeks to announce the many senior, culminating arts events that we have to look forward to each year: Maytime Melodies, the Graduating Art Exhibition, and Lunch Time Theater.  This year drama students provide entertainment for lunchtime sun seekers on the field with their inquisitive miming, and 5 teams of visual artists competed for Above Ground Art Supply gift certificates with their colourful chalk drawings while a busker provided tunes.  The winning team was “L18” made up by grade 11’s  Lauren Conover and Angela Vang with their ‘Dali-inspired’ depiction of spring!  Thanks again for a terrific Arts Launch!  See you next year!

Final Parent Council Meeting – May 11- tonight!

Please come to our final meeting of the 2014-2015 school year to hear Kate Jones, B.A. (Psychology), M.Ed. speak on the topic “Understanding My Kid’s Behaviour”. Kate will help us understand the natural differences in the temperament of our kids that will lead us to a greater appreciation and acceptance of our children’s behaviors. This presentation encourages you as parents to participate in a seminar that will help you move from conflict to appreciation of your children. Kate is a founder and owner of Kate Jones & Associates, an organization that provides leadership in understanding what motivates positive behavior in different personality types.

Monday, May 11th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Room 215

This special event is brought to you by the North Toronto School (Parent) Council.
Attending NT Council Meetings is an excellent way to keep current on NT activities and to share information with other NT parents.
We look forward to seeing you!

Michael Smith Challenge (Gr 10 Science Contest) Results Announced

Congratulations to 3 North Toronto students who finished in the top 3% of almost 1700 grade 10 students in the Michael Smith Challenge. This science contest, sponsored by the University of British Columbia, is named in honour of the 1993 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.

  • Ernest Hung (top 1%)
  • David Chu
  • Henry Kelsey

http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/exams-and-competitions/michael-smith-challenge/msc-english/

Mental Health Week (now with links)

Please attend the following events during NT’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 1-7):

  • Our Stressbuster sessions happening May 1st – Kung Fu, Zumba or Yoga
  • Our Anti-Stigma Forum taking place May 4 at lunch in the auditorium.Here you will learn about mental health & hear stories of hope & recovery from youth who’ve dealt with mental health issues
  • Our Find Your Way to Wellness Workshops happening in various locations May 5 at lunch on topics such as Healthy Baking (staff room), Slam Poetry (rm 217), Managing Your Test Anxiety (rm 224) & an Arts Café (TBA). No need to sign up. Just show up.
  • Our Feel Good Jam in the courtyard next Thursday, May 7th – bring guitars, rhythm instruments to our giant jam session to sing your worries away. Tell Jeremy Fox-Revett if you want to lead a song…
  • Our #WheelofWellness whole school photo. Friday, May 8th.  Postponed until the fall
  • We’re also going to cap off your week with a giveaway of free chocolate goodies on Friday at lunch.
As promised in our Anti-Stigma Forum, here is a list of resources that will provide assistance for all of your mental health needs: 
If you would like support, you can speak with a family member, a counsellor, or a doctor.
If you need someone to talk to 24/7, call the Toronto Distress Centre at 416-408-HELP(4357) or the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please go to a hospital or call 9-1-1.  
Other places where you can find support and information: 
-Anne Johnston Health Station 
(Call 416-486-8666 for an appointment with a social worker)
-Assaulted Women’s Help Line 
(For 24/7 support call 416-863-0511)
-BFO (Bereaved Families of Ontario)
(Call 416-440-0290 for more information or visit www.bfotoronto.ca)
-CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
 (Call 416-535-8501, press 2 for Access CAMH, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
-CTYS Central Toronto Youth Services
 (Call 416-924-2100 for more information)
-Delisle Youth Services 
(Call 416-482-0081 for more information)
-Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line 
(Call 416-962-YOUTH or text 647-694-4275, Sunday to Friday  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
-MDAO (Mood Disorders Association of Ontario)
 (For more information call 1-888-486-8236 or visit www.mooddisorders.ca)
-YSAP Youth Substance Abuse Program 
(Call 416-603-6366 for more information)

tdsbCARES: Nepal Region Earthquake Relief

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At NTCI we are participating in the tdsbCARES: Nepal Region Earthquake Relief fundraising efforts to support the Canadian Red Cross as they provide assistance to the people in Nepal following the powerful earthquake that devastated parts of the country last weekend.

NTCI  will be collecting donations of cash or cheques, which will be forwarded through the TDSB to the Canadian Red Cross. The charity will issue tax receipts for all online donations as well donations via cheque (minimum value of $10). The TDSB fundraising appeal will run until May 25th. The federal government has announced that they will match all eligible donations made by that date.

For more information or to make a donation online, please visit the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca and click on the Earthquake Relief banner.

With millions of people affected by the earthquake, the need is great. With that in mind, we are asking students, staff, parents and our school community to do what they can. No gift is too small or insignificant. Your donations are much appreciated.

Thank you for your support,

Joel Gorenkoff

Principal

 

NT’s Annual Art Exhibition

The North Toronto Collegiate Institute visual arts department presents their annual art show featuring varieties of art works and mediums. This year, the name of the exhibition is # No Filter and was created by the visual art students of North Toronto Collegiate Institute. The opening reception for the exhibition is May 13, 2015 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

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Welcome Evening for Incoming Grade 9 Students and their Parents

The Grade 9 Welcome Evening for Incoming Grade 9 Students and their Parents is Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Information Packages can be picked up by parents between 6:00 – 6:20 p.m.
  • At 6:30 p.m. there will be an brief introductory session for everyone in the Auditorium. This will be followed by parent workshops that address how to support the success of your child as s/he transitions to high school.
  • Special activities will run for students to introduce them to North Toronto’s school community and extra curricular programs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Download the Grade 9 Welcome Night poster

Archery Team 3rd in TDSB

In the TDSB Regional Archery Finals NTCI came in 3rd place in both girls and boys Olympic. Emma Littler placed 2nd overall In Girls Olympic.