North Toronto’s teachers have never been less than dedicated. But for the last nine months, that dedication has meant so much more. Teachers have not only had to adapt to the new normal brought on by Covid-19, they’ve also had to adapt to uncertain schedules, virtual learning, and ever-changing software. Mark Kinoshita (’82)—NT grad, physics teacher, and member of the Foundation Advisory Board—shares his perspective on teaching at NT in the time of Covid-19.
Adapting to adapting
It was a long March Break.
When the Ontario government initially closed schools for two extra weeks in March, it made sense to quarantine students and teachers for 14 days after returning from vacation. We never expected that break to extend to September.
Continue reading TEACHING ON IN SPITE OF COVID-19
This is a historic time for staff and students at North Toronto.
Many of the events and rites of passage that we took for granted are not happening. Iconic events like Maytime Melodies, the prom, track and field season, athletic banquet, face-to-face student council election campaigns and voting, graduation ceremonies, and end of school parties are all not possible. Staff have had to quickly engage students in different modes of learning while still coping with their own personal lives.
Continue reading A CRITICAL ROLE IN A HISTORIC TIME
Dan Levy (’02) can add one more (red and grey) feather to his cap. In addition to his many hard-earned successes, he’s lived up to the words of his school song.
In September, Schitt’s Creek won a record-setting seven trophies at the Emmy Awards. Levy, who co-created the series with his father Eugene, personally took home trophies in three categories: acting, writing, and directing. Not bad for someone who says he started to find his voice in an OAC1 English class taught by Anne Carrier at North Toronto.
Continue reading Delivering fame and glory
Dear NTCI Alumni:
As the Covid-19 situation continues to unfold, members of the North Toronto community and I feel it is necessary that we do our part while healthcare professionals across the country continue to risk their lives for our safety.
A few of my friends from Dartmouth have created a campaign in the USA called Fuel Our Heroes to raise money for healthcare professionals on the frontline.
Continue reading Fuel Our Heroes Toronto
Hope to see you at the upcoming Annual NTAC Fundraiser on April 23rd 2020 @ 7pm! We have two great NT Alumni Speakers lined up for you this year! Come on out to hear RYAN HINDS & ARIELLE DUBISSETTE-BORRICED- both of these great athletes got their start at NTCI!
Here is the ticket link: https://northtoronto.snapd.com/events/view/1309833
Many thanks for your support!
Kirsten Sixt and Michael Colley
Calling all members of the Class of ‘69: join us for our 50th anniversary weekend on October 25 & 26! Here are the details:
Continue reading Fiftieth reunion weekend features football, guided tours, and lots of time to mingle
Football players, coaches, managers and trainers from 1968-1970 are invited to two special events in conjunction with the Class of ’69 reunion activities on October 25-26:
- Friday afternoon @ 2:00: Join your former teammates at our new NTCI home fieldl, 17 Broadway Avenue, as our North Toronto Norseman take on their arch-rivals, Malvern. Kick-off is at 2 pm.
- Saturday evening @ 6.30: Dine with former team members in Greek Town. Invitees include former NT football and hockey Coach Bob “Spider” Awrey, now an internationally ranked tennis player for his age group.
Please contact Glen Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend either or both events or if you have any questions. If you know of any other players who might want to attend please forward their name, telephone number, and/or email address to Glen.
Whether on the field, on the ice, or in the pool, NT has enjoyed success for many years. However, we need more resources to keep that tradition alive.
The North Toronto Athletics Committee (NTAC) was formed three years ago to meet that need. Made up of NT alumni, staff, and parents, NTAC’s mission is to connect the past with the present and build towards the future. It has raised over $10,000 since forming, and has helped purchase equipment for the weight room and team uniforms, as well as cover tournament fees.
But there is more to do.
Come to our next meeting on November 25 at 6.30 p.m. at NTCI Room 251 or contact Michael Colley at email@example.com to find out how you can support our athletes!
Do you remember the words of our school song?
Hail North Toronto! was a key feature of this year’s Red & Grey Day, NT’s annual celebration of athletics and school spirit. This year, each home form picked a theme to celebrate, then decorated their classroom and dressed up according to that theme. Each class sang the school song, and the different versions were then pulled together into two (mostly) spirited videos. Follow along with students in grades 9 and 12 and grades 10 and 11.
October 10 also featured assemblies, a hot dog BBQ lunch, and a performance from the school band. Of course, the day’s main attraction was a packed sports schedule, with students being dismissed early to watch different teams play throughout the day. A great day for NT sports, as the school won or tied every game: two field hockey, two boys volleyball, girls ultimate, girls basketball, boys soccer, and a football game.
The North Toronto Foundation has launched the Norse Club, a new monthly giving program. Whether it’s $50, $25 or $10, your monthly monetary gift that will help the Foundation continue its mandate of supporting current students at NT by providing scholarships and grants. Click here to learn more!