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April 15

Blackdoor Theatre

Good morning, last week Blackdoor Theatre traveled to Gravenhurst for the NTS Regional Festival. Over the course of four days, students performed, watched great theatre and had a lot of laughs! Thank you to everyone who has supported this journey and a huge shout out to all of the students who performed or helped out backstage! Congratulations goes out to Kaira Riddell for winning an award of merit for her portrayal of Greg, and the entire cast and crew won an adjudicator's award for their ability to embody "joy, love, care, and open hearts” and work as a family. Mrs D and Ms Smith are very proud of each and every one of you!

 

April 12

It’s Friday!

Happy Friday!! TGIF!!! We are offering a chipotle crispy chicken wrap. You can make your wrap, sandwich, burger a combo with soup or fries for a special price.
Who doesn't like Loaded Fries, hurry in, they go fast! Today's pasta feature is Rotini Alfredo with Chicken.
Who doesn't need to have a cookie before the weekend! See you today!

 

Business and Health & Wellness SHSM SPE Day

Hey....are you in the Business or Health and Wellness SHSM? If so, please check your SHSM Google Classroom or see your lead teacher (Ms. Harmer or Ms. Chapman) to get information about an important SHSM event: the Sector Partner Experience/ICE challenge!! This is a required component of your SHSM so if you don't already have it (or aren't sure if you do), please see your teacher!!!
This event is happening very soon so please pick up your permission form and return it to your lead teacher today! 

 

Eco-LDSS  E-Waste Bins all Next Week 

E-Waste Bins:
Hey LDSS! To commemorate the upcoming Earth Day, LDSS will have E-Waste Bins for all of next week available for you! That means if you have any tech items like Laptops, I-pads, Phones, Cables, Batteries, etc. then we can take them for you! Come to the front office to dispose of all your e-waste. For more information on what you can throw out, check the posters all around the school.

Girls Slo Pitch Tryout 

All girls trying out for the slo pitch team this year - tryouts begin next week. Meet in room 106 right after school, the tryout practice will be on the school field on Monday. Tryout will run from 230-4pm, please see Mrs. Donaldson if you have any questions or cannot make it. 


Vaisakhi
Tomorrow marks Vaisakhi, one of the most significant and widely observed annual celebrations for Sikhs, who make up the fifth-largest major world religion.
Vaisakhi – sometimes spelled Baisakhi – has long been celebrated as a harvest festival across South Asia and especially in the Punjab region of India, where it is also observed by Hindus.
But in Sikhism, the day honors a pivotal moment in the evolution of the religion more than 300 years ago, when the tenth in a line of Gurus — or spiritual leaders — unified Sikhs and formalized many aspects of the faith.
Happy Vaisakhi!

 

April 11

Senior Badminton

Hey LDSS! Wish the senior badminton team luck as they host a badminton tournament at the school today! 

 

Junior Boys Soccer Tryouts

The next, and final, Junior Boys’ Soccer tryout will take place Friday after school from 2:30 to 4:00.  It will be outside on the barn field rain or shine.  Make sure you dress appropriately as the coaches want to see who comes prepared.

 

April 10

4 Court Volleyball

Hey LDSS,
Are you ready to get on the court? SAA is hosting a Four Court Volleyball Intramural Tournament! So put together a team of six players, with at least three girls, and get ready to play! Sign up will be in front of the cafeteria at lunch today (Wednesday) and Thursday this week. The first sixteen teams will be in the tournament. Games will start Wednesday April 17th, and a schedule will be posted on the gym doors. So bust out your knee pads LDSS and get ready to play!

It’s Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!  Join us in the caf for Chicken Parm Hoagies today, make it a combo with fries. We are also featuring Loaded Fries. The Pasta feature is a homemade Beef and Cheese Lasagna, this is Halal. Soup is Loaded Potato.
Join us in the morning before school and grab a wrap or breakfast sandwich!
Sneak peak for Thursday - Sloppy Joes, or spaghetti and meatballs. We always have cookies!

Eid Mubarak!

Today is Eid Al Fitr!
Eid Al Fitr, translates to “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” symbolizes the culmination of a month-long period of fasting from dawn to sunset during Ramadan.
It signifies not only the end of fasting but also a time of spiritual renewal, forgiveness, and gratitude. For Canadian Muslims, this festival holds particular importance as it allows them to come together with family and friends, fostering a sense of unity and joy within  their community.
To all of our Muslim friends please join me wishing them “Eid Mubarak,” meaning “Blessed Eid."

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday Night Basketball continues tonight at 6pm in the large gym.  New players are always welcome! 

 

Today is the International Day of Pink!

Discrimination takes many shapes, whether it’s based on race, age, disabilities, gender or sexuality. The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is no stranger to the bullying and violence that stems from hateful beliefs. While progress has been made towards removing these social barriers from our society, discrimination still persists. So, every year, on the second Wednesday of April, we urge people around the world to put on a pink shirt and stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to continue fighting for equality and acceptance.

As you walk through our halls today please notice the pink that you see. Together we are better!

 

Junior Boys Soccer practice

There will be a Junior Boys soccer practice today after school.  Players are to meet on the barn field.  Practice will be from 2:30-4:00.

 

Knit and Crochet Club!

When it's Wednesday you know it's Knit and Crochet Club Day!
Come out to the Library during lunch today and learn a new craft or perfect an old one!
See you there!

 

April 9

Day of Pink Bake Sale

Wednesday April 10 is the International Day of Pink. This day uses the color pink to raise awareness and fight against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny across the world. On Wednesday, wear your pink shirts, but also, come buy some pink snacks outside the caf at lunch and celebrate diversity!

 

Girls Slo Pitch Tryout Dates 

Attention all girls trying out for the varsity slo pitch team this year. Please use the QR code on the main gym door to sign up, tryouts will begin next week, Monday and Wednesday after school. Please see Mrs. Donaldson if you have any questions. 

 

DELF 

The Avon Maitland District School Board is excited to offer the
DELF to FSL students this year!
French is spoken worldwide and is the official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada.
The DELF is recognized in more than 165 countries and ...
✓ Provides lifelong certification
✓ Recognizes your proficiency in French
✓ Awards you with an official document that could be added to your resume or portfolio
✓ Describes what you can do in oral communication, listening, reading and writing in
French
✓ Opens doors for travel, job and educational opportunities
✓ Is recognized as a certified language assessment for acceptance into a French
university (B2 level or higher)
Only 140 students across our School Board will be selected to participate in the DELF certification. The deadline for applying is April 12th!
If you have any questions please speak to Madame Menzi.

 

TUESDAY

Happy Tuesday LDSS!
Join us in the caf today for your own personal pizza. We are offering Hawaiian or Cheese personal pizzas today. Our pasta feature is a Cheese Tortellini in a blush sauce. We also have buffalo chicken wraps and flatbreads. Make sure you visit us today.
Sneak peak for tomorrow - Chicken Parm Hoagies, Homemade Lasagna - Yummmmm


April 4

It's Thursday! 

That means Pulled Pork flat bread drizzled with Honey, Hawaiian Pizza and Spaghetti with herbed meat sauce! Our meat sauce is Halal.
Come get a snack, cookie, chocolate milk, or just to say hi! We love to see your smiles!

OSSLT Prep (Read Friday 5 and the week of the 9th - 11)

Anyone writing the Literacy Test and would like extra revision can pick up a practice booklet in the English Office or Rm 120. Furthermore, students who would like extra support, tips, and tricks, there will be an OSSLT Workshop on Wednesday April 10th and Thursday April 11th after school in Rm 120.

 

Agriculture SHSM Instructions For Today

Here is an important announcement for LDSS Agriculture students who are going to the Canadian Dairy Expo in Stratford today. Students will be released from class at 9am to board the bus by the doors to the student parking lot. 

 

Transition Fair (please read until April 12)

There will be a Transition Fair on April 20th from 9 - 12 at Mitchell District High School, 95 Frances St, Mitchell, ON N0K 1N0.
This is for families and caregivers of students with complex disabilities who are currently 12-21 years of age.
Learn more about the services provided by local agencies and  community groups that will support a safe, connected and productive life after high school.
Presentation topics include:
- Eligibility and the application process for Development Services Ontario
- Access to Passport Funding
- Ontario Disability Support Program
Over 20 agencies will be represented from Huron and Perth County.

 

April 3

Happy Wednesday!  

Join us in the caf today for Shepherd's Pie Mashed Potato Bowls. We are also featuring Buffalo Chicken Flatbreads along with everyone's favourite pasta - Mac and Cheese.
Join us in the morning for Breakfast wraps and Breakfast sandwiches before school.
And of course, we always have the best cookies!

 

Volunteer Opportunity

Knox Church in Listowel is looking for volunteers to help with their Opportunity Sale on May 3rd and 4th.  (Likely just some moving things around, setting up tables/chairs etc.).
If interested please see the virtual volunteer board on the school website for more information or contact Student Services.

 

Yearbook!

Attention LDSS! Come to the whiteboard outside the library to see the yearbook portraits! Please check to make sure all names and photos are correct. If there are any issues, please speak with Mrs. vanLeeuwen.
Thank you!

 

Blackdoor theatre bake sale

Hey LDSS, do you have a sweet tooth and love baked goods? Well good news, Blackdoor Theater is having a bake sale THIS FRIDAY to help support our trip to regionals. Bring your money and appetite and get ready to enjoy a lot of delicious treats from us in Blackdoor

 

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday night basketball continues tonight in the large gym at 6 pm.  New players are always welcome! 

 

April 2

Girls Slo Pitch Team 

All girls interested in trying out for the varsity slo pitch team this year please use the QR code posted on the gym door or room 106 to sign up. Listen for upcoming announcements for try out dates. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Donaldson. 

 

Good Morning LDSS!!!

Come on out to support Blackdoor Theatre tomorrow at 4pm and 6pm in the drama room!
Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to fund our trip to the Regionals!

 

March 28

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, is a time of reflection, fasting, prayer, and community. It's a month of self-discipline, devotion, and a deep connection with one's faith. During this sacred period, Muslims around the world come together to celebrate the blessings of Ramadan and seek spiritual growth.
As our friends continue on their Ramadan journey this month please join me in wishing them a blessed month. May you find inner peace and spiritual fulfillment! Ramadan Mubarak!

 

Volunteer Student Healthcare Aid

The Riverview Park Residence here in Listowel is looking for student volunteers to provide support to their patients and residents.  If you are interested in volunteering please see the virtual job board on the school website or drop by student services for details.

 

Happy Easter!

This weekend Christians around the world will celebrate Easter. Easter is one of the central holidays, or Holy Days, of Christianity. It honors the Resurrection of Jesus three days after His death by crucifixion. For many Christian churches, Easter is the joyful conclusion to the Lenten season of devoted prayer, fasting, and penitence.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday is the cornerstone of the Christian faith, signifying the fulfillment of God's plan for redemption and offering believers the promise of eternal life. It is a day of immense joy and hope, as Christians celebrate the victory of light over darkness, life over death, and the triumph of God's love for humanity. Easter Sunday serves as a profound reminder of the transformative power of faith and an enduring message of hope. Happy Easter to all of our Christian friends!

 

It’s Thursday

Happy Easter LDSS. Join us in the caf today for Shanghai Noodles Stir Fry, Philly cheese steak sandwiches. We have a few Honey Ham, scalloped potato and carrot Easter Dinners. Today's pasta is mac and cheese or rigatoni marinara al forno.
Make sure you visit us for an Easter treat.

 

Do you have plans for the long weekend?

Are you looking for some fun this weekend? How about a reading adventure? Visit the Library and see the new books we have just added to our collection.

 

March 27

Do you need to destress?

Perhaps you should give knitting or crochet a try!

Students have shown that it helps soothe anxiety and calm and centre you.

Come out to the Library today at 11 and spend some time relaxing and creating something beautiful!

 

Happy Wednesday LDSS!  Today is the Day!!!
You don't want to miss lunch today! Baked Ham, creamy scalloped potatoes, buttery carrots and dessert!!! We are offering Easter treats, try a rice krispie nest with mini eggs, or maybe a chocolate milkshake with mini eggs? Don't miss out today, it is an EGGciting day!!

Of course we will have a mac and cheese feature for pasta. Oh gosh, now I can't decide!
See you today!

 

March 25

Monday

Happy Monday! We are offering a Jerk Chicken wrap as our feature. Pasta offering is a Beef, tomato, Rigatoni and cheese casserole. We will also feature a Caprese Flatbread.
This is the last week for our "Bring a Friend" Extravaganza! Double the joy, double the flavour - bring a friend and enjoy 2 mouthwatering burgers or chicken burgers PLUS 2 canned beverages for just $11.99. It's the perfect time to share the love of our delicious bites and enjoy an unbeatable deal.

 

NTS Dramafest!

Friday, Blackdoor Theatre travelled to Blyth to compete in the NTS Dramafest. Everyone worked hard, despite battling illness, honestly it was touch and go there for a minute! A huge congratulations goes out to Keira Schaefer for winning an Excellence in Direction award, Connor Gadd for winning the Stage Manager award, and to the whole cast and crew, who not only won an ensemble award, but was also chosen to move on to Regionals in two weeks!
There will be a Blackdoor Theatre meeting in 144 at lunch today. 

 

Track and Field

All runners, throwers, and jumpers are invited to an indoor practice Monday and Wednesday after school. We will meet in the big gym mezz after school. All are welcome to attend! 

 

March 22

It’s Friday!!!!

Happy Friday! Everyone's favourite day of the week! We have some amazing mouth watering features today! Butter Chicken Rice Bowls, Mac and Cheese or a buffalo Chicken Sandwich.
Don't forget our "Bring a Friend" Extravaganza! Double the joy, double the flavour - bring a friend and enjoy 2 mouthwatering burgers or chicken burgers PLUS 2 canned beverages for just $11.99. It's the perfect time to share the love of our delicious bites and enjoy an unbeatable deal.

 

March 21

Happy Thursday!

Visit us today for Noodles alfredo. We are offering a buffalo Chicken Flatbread along with a veggie flatbread option as well. You won't want to miss our loaded cheese fries.
Don't forget we are offering- our "Bring a Friend" Extravaganza! Double the joy, double the flavour - bring a friend and enjoy 2 mouthwatering burgers or chicken burgers PLUS 2 canned beverages for just $11.99. Its the perfect time to share the love of our delicious bites and enjoy an unbeatable deal. value deal until the end of the month! 

 

Alzheimer Society Scholarship

The Alzheimer Society of Huron Perth is offering a scholarship for students who will be attending a Health Sciences, Social Service, Gerontology or Activation Therapy for the Elderly program in the fall.  This scholarship focuses on interest in health care for the Elderly.  Please come to student services for an application.  The deadline to apply is May 10.

 

March 20

It's Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday LDSS. The cafe is featuring "Everything Pulled Pork" today. Enjoy pulled pork on a bun, as poutine, in a wrap or Pulled pork flatbread drizzled with honey. Yummmm
Today's pasta feature is Mac and cheese. We are offering a Veggie Taco Crunch wrap.
Until the end of the month we are introducing our "Bring a Friend" Extravaganza! Double the joy, double the flavour - bring a friend and enjoy 2 mouthwatering burgers or chicken burgers PLUS 2 canned beverages for just $11.99. It's the perfect time to share the love of our delicious bites and enjoy an unbeatable deal.

 

Track and Field

Hello all track and field athletes! We will have a quick meeting today in room 109. See Ms. Berlett if you can't attend. 

 

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday Night Basketball resumes this week after taking last week off for March break.  See you in the large gym at 6:00! See Mr Chmatil if you have any questions. 

 

Knit and Crochet club

It's too cold to go downtown for lunch today. Why not join the knit and crochet club instead? We will meet in the library at 11. No experience necessary, and Ms van Leeuwen has lots of donated yarn for you to practice with. Pick up a great skill and come to the knit and crochet club in the library, today at 11:00.

 

Crazy Socks Day!

Tomorrow is Downs Syndrome Awareness Day! To show your support wear the craziest socks you have in your drawer and stand out for a great cause!

 

March 19

It's TUESDAY!

Happy Tuesday!  Join us in the caf today for our fresh wrap and salad bar.  We are offering tacos and walking nacho bags made to order. Our pasta today is rigatoni alfredo. Grab a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup and make it a combo with a chicken burger or cheeseburger.
Starting today until the end of the month we are introducing our "Bring a Friend" Extravaganza! Double the joy, double the flavour - bring a friend and enjoy 2 mouthwatering burgers or chicken burgers PLUS 2 canned beverages for just $11.99. It's the perfect time to share the love of our delicious bites and enjoy an unbeatable deal.

 

Junior Boys Soccer Sign-ups

Attention potential Junior Boys Soccer players.  The sign-up list has been posted outside of Room 129.  The first practice will take place on Friday in the small gym after school from 2:30-4:00.  Please see Mr. Nauta in Room 129 if you have any questions.  

 

Black Door Theatre

Black Door Theatre is presenting “The Butterfly Queen” at 4 and 6pm Tuesday March 19 (today) and Wednesday March 20 in room 144!
Admission is by donation, so come on out to our school’s very own black box theatre and support your peers before they head to Blyth on Friday for the National Theatre School competition. 

 

The Avon Maitland District School Board is excited to offer the
DELF to FSL students this year!

French is spoken worldwide and is the official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada.
The DELF is recognized in more than 165 countries and ...
✓ Provides lifelong certification
✓ Recognizes your proficiency in French
✓ Awards you with an official document that could be added to your resume or portfolio
✓ Describes what you can do in oral communication, listening, reading and writing in
French
✓ Opens doors for travel, job and educational opportunities
✓ Is recognized as a certified language assessment for acceptance into a French
university (B2 level or higher)
Only 140 students across our School Board will be selected to participate in the DELF certification. The deadline for applying is April 12th.
If you have any questions please speak to Madame Menzi.

 

Track and Field

Hello all track and field athletes! We will have a quick meeting tomorrow (that's Wednesday) in room 109. See Ms. Berlett if you can't attend.

 

March 18

Important Reminder for Agriculture SHSM Students

Please drop off your permission form in the co-op office today for Wednesday's event at Equipment Ontario. 

 

Senior Girls Soccer

Attention all girls interested in playing senior girls soccer. There is a sign up sheet outside of the large gym, with tryouts starting on Wednesday morning at 6:30 in the large gym. See Ms. Schmidt if you have any questions.

 

March 8

Ramadan

This year, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on Sunday, March 10, and end at sundown on Tuesday, April 9.
The exact beginning and ending times of the month of Ramadan are based on the sighting of the first crescent Moon on the last night of the eighth month. Specifically, Ramadan is said to begin at the first observance of the crescent Moon over Mecca, Saudi Arabia (or on a date pre-determined by astronomical calculation). Because of this, start and end dates are not set in stone and may vary by a day.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is considered a holy month that honors the time when Allah, via the angel Gabriel, revealed the first verses of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, to a caravan trader named Muhammad (peace be upon Him).
Beginning at puberty, all Muslims (with exceptions) take part in the month-long, dawn-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Muslims believe that fasting cleanses the body, and the practice reminds them of the suffering of the poor.
Eating and drinking (including water) is prohibited from dawn to sunset, and the day’s abstinence is offset by a pre-dawn meal called suhoor and a nightly meal known as iftar. For iftar, many traditionally break the fast by first eating dates, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) is believed to have done to break his fast. Foods traditionally served at iftar vary, but food is often shared with a poor family during Ramadan.
To all those who observe Ramadan, we say Ramadan mubarak (“blessed Ramadan”)!

It's International Women's Day!

March 8 is International Women's Day. It’s a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done.
The beginnings of International Women's Day can be traced back to the early twentieth century. It emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and reflected a growing call for women’s equal participation in society. International Women's Day first took place on March 19, 1911, in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. That day, over a million women and men attended public events to show their support. Other countries began to observe and celebrate this day in the years that followed.
To put this into perspective women right here in Ontario were not given the right to vote in elections for six years after that. Ontario became the fifth province to grant women the right to vote on 12 April 1917, after more than half a century of activism by suffragists.
Today, International Women's Day is a day of unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action and is celebrated in many countries worldwide.

 

March 7

It's Thursday!

Happy Thursday! Two days LDSS, two days! We are excited in the cafe for March break! We are offering exciting specials because we are pumped! Today we are featuring sweet and sour balls with rice - Halal, Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla, and our pasta feature is Rigatoni Marinara with cheese.
Don't forget to join us in the morning for a quick bite to eat! We love to see all of your faces!
Grab a cookie, brownie, cinnamon roll or a sweet treat while you are here. See you today!

 

Junior Badminton

Yesterday the Junior badminton team travelled to Goderich to compete in their first tournament of the season. They had a very successful day with someone from every final being from Listowel. Alex Brooks won girls singles. Liam Greydonus won boys singles. Alexis McNevan & Riley Smith won girls doubles. Leah Horton and Colin Coates won mixed doubles and Grayson Carter and Ryan Antoniadis finished second.

 

Do you have something to read on the break?

The library has lots of great new fiction and non-fiction. Come and browse, or talk to the librarians about what you like to read, and we'll match you up with a book you won't be able to put down.

 

High Skills

A big congratulations goes out to Kyran Coulter, Mac Frey and Leland Gile for winning their Skills Canada Competition yesterday and moving on.

Let’s go LDSS!!

 

March 6

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday night basketball continues tonight at 6:00 in the large gym!  New players are always welcome. 

 

Black Mental Health Week

In recognition of Black Mental health week this week, please wear your green shirts tomorrow (Thursday).

 

Junior Badminton

Hey LDSS! It’s the junior badminton team heading to Goderich for their first tournament! Wish them luck! 

 

Senior Badminton

Yesterday the senior badminton players traveled to Goderich to complete in their first tournament of the season. The team had a strong showing with many teams and individuals making it to the semi finals. In girls doubles Aria Koch Nichol and Nicole Alexander would come up just short, finishing second. Anna Hinsperger would win gold girls singles and Leland Weber and Logan Reyes would also win gold in boys doubles. Congrats on a great first day of badminton.
Reminder: There is no practice for seniors after school today. See you Thursday.

 

Senior Girls Soccer

Attention all girls interested in playing senior girls soccer this year. There is a sign up sheet posted on the doors of the large gym. Tryouts will start the Wednesday morning after March break. Please see Ms. Schmidt if you have any questions and listen to announcements after March break for more information. 

 

The Lost and Found is Full!

Are you missing any items of clothing? Perhaps a water bottle? Skate board? Come check out the lost and found before items get donated during March Break!

 

Pajama Day!

Hey LDSS! To prepare for a relaxing March Break, wear your comfiest pajamas this Friday! Dress in your cozy pj’s and enjoy a day of comfort! We look forward to seeing your spirit!

 

It’s Wednesday!

The cafe is bringing St Paddy's day fun to you - No need to search for the pot of gold when we have these amazing specials available in your cafe. We will have sweet, savoury and chilly options that you won't want to miss.

Today we are featuring Shepherd's Pie Mashed potato bowls, everyone's favourite pasta - mac and cheese. Who doesn't love the Loaded Potato soup?

Come get cinnamon rolls, brownies or cookies today!

 

Knit and Crochet Club

Are you looking for something to do on March Break? The knit and crochet club will meet today at 11:00 in the Library. Come and learn a new skill that you can practice next week and use your free time to create something wonderful.

 

March 5

Fitness Club

Hello LDSS.  This Thursday at lunch there will be an information session for the LDSS Fitness Club.  If you are thinking of attending, come by Thursday at LUNCH, meet Mr Losell and Mr. Belanger and get the permission forms.  There are 2 forms that must be signed by yourself and a guardian before you will be allowed to work out.

 

Important Message for Agriculture SHSM students

Agriculture SHSM students, please check the Ag Classroom for important information about two upcoming Ag events just after March Break. Please sign up for these Ag SHSM field trips and return your permission forms before Friday this week.

 

Hooray, it's Tuesday!

Everyone loves Taco Tuesday!!! Join us in the caf at lunch for made to order Tacos. The beef is Halal. We are featuring a fresh wrap and salad bar. In addition we have Cheese Nachos or Halal Beef Nachos. Yummmm.
If you are in the mood for pasta, we are having egg noodles tossed in alfredo sauce with parmesan cheese.
Make a sandwich or burger a combo with soup or fries for an extra $2.50. Doesn't get any better than that!
See you today!

 

Senior Badminton

Hey LDSS! The senior badminton team heads to Goderich today for their first tournament of the season! Wish them luck!

 

Knit and Crochet Club

The knit and crochet club will meet tomorrow and every Wednesday at 11:00 in the Library. New members are always welcome. Bring your yarn and hook, or just yourself, and come and join us.

 

March 4

Junior Girls Soccer

Attention Junior Girls! If you are interested in trying out for the junior girls soccer team, please come to a brief meeting with Mr. McGriskin Wednesday at the start of lunch in room 105.  Tryouts will start after March Break. If you are unable to attend the meeting sign up with the QR code on the large gym door. 

 

Disk Golf!

Do you like throwing a frisbee? Do you like golf? Then you might love Disk Golf! Come out to a short information meeting in room 105 this Tuesday! If you cannot attend but are interested speak with Mr. McGriskin

 

It's Monday

Happy Monday LDSS. Today in the caf we are featuring pierogies with caramelized onions and sour cream. We will be offering caprese flatbreads and pasta is penne marinara with cheese. Grab a soup - cheddar broccoli, make it a combo with a sandwich for 6.99.
Remember we are here in the morning to grab a quick snack or breakfast!

 

February 29

Black History Month

Throughout February, we have celebrated Black History Month at LDSS.
In the next month, we invite you to consider Black Futures, Black Brilliance and Black Love.
We invite you to reflect on the cumulative efforts undertaken by Black people.
We invite you to imagine a world where the first thing you notice about a person is NOT the amount of melanin in their skin.

Curling

On Tuesday the LDSS curling teams played in the Huron Perth championship bonspiel. They had a great set of morning games but unfortunately fell short in the finals. Both teams came away with the silver medal and Coach Thomas is incredibly proud of them!

February 28

Knit and Crochet Club

The knit and crochet club will meet today at 11:00 in the Library. If you've always wanted to learn or improve some crochet and knitting skills, come and join Mrs. van Leeuwen tomorrow at lunch.

 

Black History Month

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day!
Marie-Joseph Angélique was a slave owned by Thérèse de Couagne. She was charged with arson in 1734 after a fire burned down a Montréal’s merchants' quarter. It was alleged that she did it in an attempt to flee and she was convicted, tortured, and hanged as punishment. Her story came to symbolize Black resistance and freedom.

 

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday Night Basketball continues this evening in the large gym at 6pm.  New players are always welcome!  See Mr Chmatil if you have any questions. 

 

Today is Pink shirt day!

Today is Pink shirt day. Chances are that you or someone you know is being impacted by bullying. If you’re not sure what to do, reach out to someone who can help. And remember, kindness and compassion can go a long way. If you’re being bullied, bullying someone else, or see a friend who is being bullied, know there are people in the community and in this building who you can turn to for help and support. Kindness counts.

 

It's Wednesday!

Good Morning LDSS, everyone's favourite pasta today - Mac and cheese!!! We are featuring a Grilled Ham and Cheddar stack sandwich! Make it a combo with a bowl of Loaded potato soup. Have you tried our milkshakes? Today's is cookies and cream!

 

Math Contests

Those students writing the Pascal, Cayley and Fermat math contests TODAY - please report to the library NOW!

 

February 27

Pink shirt day tomorrow!

Did you know that 1 in 5 kids is affected by bullying? Pink Shirt Day is more than wearing pink; it is an opportunity to create school spaces where all staff and students feel safe and welcome to be their true, authentic selves. Kindness counts. Wear your pink shirts tomorrow! 

 

It's Tuesday!

appy Tuesday!!!! Tuesdays are awesome!!! Join us today for our fresh made to order wrap and salad bar!!! We are also offering cheese nachos. The pasta today is Penne alfredo. We are also featuring pulled pork grilled cheese. Come join us today!

 

Math contest reminder 

A reminder for those students writing the Pascal, Cayley and Fermat math contests tomorrow morning; please remember to report to the Library at 8:10.

 

Chicago Trip

Anyone still interested in going to Chicago, this is the last week to register for the trip to Chicago May 2-5. There are only a few spots left and the cut off day to sign up and pay is this Thursday. Please see Mrs Chapman or Ms Wallace is interested

 

Black History Month

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day!
Rosemary Brown was the first Black woman to run for leadership of a provincial party. In addition to being a politician, she is also a writer, educator, lecturer, feminist and mother who has contributed a lot to British Columbia through her time in the provincial legislature.

 

Huron Perth Curling

Hey LDSS! The curling team hosts the Huron Perth Championship today at the Listowel Curling Club!
Wish the team good luck! 

 

Knit and Crochet Club

The knit and crochet club will meet tomorrow at 11:00 in the Library. If you've always wanted to learn or improve some crochet and knitting skills, come and join Mrs. van Leeuwen tomorrow at lunch.

  

February 26

Jr Boys Hockey Meeting

Attention any Grade 9 & 10 boys wanting to try out for the Jr Boys hockey team:  There will be an information meeting on Thurs Feb 29th @ the beginning of lunch in Room 139.  That's all Grade 9 & 10 boys interested in playing hockey this spring for the school team-meet in Room 139 this Thursday @ lunch.  If you have any questions please speak to either Mr. Mueller or Mr. Campbell.

 

Pink shirt day on Wednesday

In 2007, Pink Shirt Day emerged when a school community in Nova Scotia protested
homophobia after their classmate was taunted and threatened with physical violence because
others believed they were gay. Pink Shirt Day originated as a way to take a stand against
bullying and to encourage safe and inclusive learning environments. This Wednesday is Pink shirt day. Go through your closets and find your pink shirts and get them ready!

Today begins Ayyam-i-Ha for the Bahá'í faith  

From February 26 to March 1, Baha’is across Canada celebrate the festival of Ayyam-i-Ha. Ayyam-i-Ha is a time of gift-giving, hospitality, and charity. This joyful festival precedes the 19-day Baha’i month devoted to fasting, restraint, and spiritual introspection, at the end of the Baha’i calendar, from March 2nd to the 20th. The Baha’i New Year (Naw Ruz) is celebrated on March 21. Please wish your Baha'i friends a happy Ayyam-i-Ha! (pronounced Ah Yammie Ha)

 

It’s Monday

Happy Monday! Join us in the caf today for Popcorn Chicken Potato Bowl or a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. Today we are featuring Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
We are open in the morning before school for breakfast wraps and sandwiches. And yes, we always have cookies!

 

Black History Month

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day
George E. Carter was the first Black lawyer in Canada, receiving his BA from Trinity College as the only sole black student within the entire school. Carter graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1948, when opportunities were limited for Black students. He became the first Black judge in 1980 when he was 59 years old. 

 

February 23

Sr. Boys' Basketball

Yesterday the Senior Boys' Basketball team travelled to Oakridge in London for WOSSA.

The boys lost a tough first game to the tournament champions and went on to play St. Mary's Catholic High School for the bronze medal. The game was tied at the end of the fourth quarter. The boys played a strong defensive set in overtime and ended up winning the bronze medal by 4 points. Congrats on an awesome season! Please see Mr. Gates at the start of lunch regarding a team dinner!

 

Coldest night of the year

Do you like trivia? Well, come outside the caf to buy tickets for the coldest night of the year, LDSS’s trivia game! To play, you’ll need a team with a maximum of 5 people, a team name, and that trivia spirit! tickets cost $5 a person and the games will be held on february 29 from 12:25 to 1:40 pm. We hope to see you there!

Girls Hockey

A reminder to all Girls Hockey Players:  You are excused today at 10:10 to board the bus for Wingham.  See you then!

 

LDSS Athletics

HEY LDSS!!! The girls hockey team heads to Wingham today to play in the quarter finals against FE Madill!! Wish them all the best!

 

Black History Month

Today for Black History Month, we share a spoken word called “Black Love,” performed by Kito Fortune.

Kito describes himself as a “Poet trying to get people to understand each other and themselves better through dynamic language and performance.”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5FBzoXvZQ8

 

February 22

Europe Trip 2025

This message is for anyone interested in traveling to Europe over March Break 2025. Our meeting with Ellison Travel will take place TODAY @ 4PM in the LIBRARY. Feel free to bring your parents, and any friends you think will be interested. The meeting will be approximately 40 mins in length. See You there!!

 

Thursday Eats!

Good Morning, stop by the caf today for Cheese Perogies with sauteed onions. We have Pizza Pasta casserole as well as Buffalo Chicken flatbreads.
Did I mention we have the best cookies around?

 

Black History Month

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day!
Angela James was the second woman, the first openly gay player and the second Black athlete ever to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. She led the Canadian women’s hockey team to four world championships. In her career she broke many barriers for women, the LGBTQ+ community and the black community. 

24-02-23

 

LDSS Jersey Sale

Hey LDSS!
Looking for some new clothing? SAA is having a vintage jersey sale! Each jersey is only $5! We have jerseys from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s! You might even find some that your parents wore! Vintage jerseys will be sold February 28th, 29th, and March 1st in front of the cafe at lunch.

Sr Boys Basketball streamed live in the Library!

Hey LDSS!! The Senior Boys Basketball team qualified for WOSSAA!! They head to Oakridge Secondary School in London today to play St. Joseph’s high school in the semi-final game! Wish them luck before they go!
Their first game starts at 10:30 and we will be streaming it live in the Library. Come to the Library and join us in cheering our team on!

 

Soccer anyone? 

Are you interested in playing Senior Boys' Soccer? Come to a short meeting at lunch on Friday in Room 147 or speak with Mr. Valdez if you have any questions.

 

February 21

Europe Trip 2025

This message is for anyone interested in traveling to Europe over March Break 2025. Our meeting with Ellison Travel will take place TOMORROW  @ 4PM in the LIBRARY. Feel free to bring your parents, and any friends you think will be interested. The meeting will be approximately 40 mins in length. See You there!!

 

Volunteer Hours

The Gord Hymers Hockey Tournament takes place from March 8th to 10th in Listowel at the Steve Kerr Complex. They are looking for volunteers to help with many tasks at the tournament. They need people for a minimum of 2 hours. If interested please contact Deborah Good by email at [email protected]

 

Sexual Health Nurse

The sexual health nurse is at LDSS today! Do you need STI testing, birth control, or condoms? Visit Tara today by dropping by student services, or texting 519-635-2504. Services are free and confidential.

 

Girls Hockey

The Lightning Girls Hockey Team travelled to Madill yesterday to take on their closest rival.  After a scoreless 1st-Jillian Alexander put the Lightning on the board with a beautiful top shelf goal (assisted by Kamryn Coombs).  7 min later, the two girls combined for yet another LDSS goal to take a 2-0 lead.  The Lightning never looked back as Ava Smith sealed it in the 3rd-burying a loose puck rebound in the crease to take a commanding 3-0 lead.  The defense shut the door and Nicole Alexander recorded the shutout in net.  The girls now travel back to Madill for a 1/4 final playoff game this coming Friday.  Go Lightning!   

 

CAF News!

Happy Wednesday LDSS! Today is everything pulled pork, get it in a wrap, a bun or on your french fries with cheese and gravy! OR have it on a flatbread with cheese and drizzled with honey! Yummm!  We are also featuring Macaroni and Cheese, now that would be good with pulled pork too!!! We have egg salad croissant sandwiches, they would make a great combo with Creamy tomato soup.
Make sure you stop by in the morning for a Farmers wrap with egg, cheese and bacon.
See you today!

 

Canadian Computing Competition

Students writing the Canadian Computing Competition should go to room 138 immediately following the announcements today to write the contest.  Good luck today! 

 

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday Night basketball continues tonight in the large gym from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.  New players are always welcome!  Please see Mr Chmatil if you have any questions.

 

February 20

Black History Moment

Today for our Black History Moment we would like to recognize Willie O'Ree. His NHL career consisted of just 45 games over two seasons but the historical impact of his NHL career has led him to Honoured Member status in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Born on October 15, 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Willie O'Ree was a prolific junior scorer with the Kitchener Canucks of the Ontario Hockey Association in 1955-56. The following next season O'Ree joined the Quebec Aces, a senior team affiliated with the NHL's Boston Bruins.
The Boston Bruins summoned Willie O'Ree to Montreal on January 18, 1958 to replace an injured player in that night's contest against the Canadiens, making him the first player of colour to play in the NHL. While breaking the colour barrier in the NHL didn't carry the magnitude that Jackie Robinson's debut with baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers did, nevertheless, it was a historic moment in the game's history. 
It was an unenlightened era, and while Willie had endured racial taunts throughout his hockey career, visiting NHL arenas was no different. He was taunted by fans, especially in the United States.
The magnitude of Willie O'Ree's hockey career as a black player cannot be underestimated. The second black player to join the NHL was Mike Marson, and that did not take place until the 1974-75 season with the Washington Capitals.
In 1998, the NHL hired Willie as the Director of Youth Development for its diversity task force. The NHL/USA Hockey Diversity Task Force is a non-profit program that encourages minority youngsters to play hockey. The results are palpable. And in addition, NHL players are now required to enroll in a pre-season diversity training seminar, and race-based verbal abuse is punished through suspensions and fines.
O'Ree's NHL career, albeit brief, opened the door for other players of various races to dream about NHL careers.Willie O’Ree’s career, including his pioneering NHL breakthrough, has been widely recognized. His hometown of Fredericton added O’Ree to its Sports Wall of Fame in 1992, and in 2008, the city named a new sports complex after him. He was elected to the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, and in 2005, was named to the Order of New Brunswick. In 2006, O’Ree was added to the Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall of Fame. He was honoured by the NHL during the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta. San Diego State University presented Willie with an award for Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding in 2008. That same year, he was inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions honouring that city's finest athletes. In 2003, O’Ree received the NHL’s Lester Patrick Trophy for his contributions to hockey in the United States. And then, in 2008, Willie O’Ree received the Order of Canada, the highest civilian award given to a Canadian Citizen.
In 2018, the NHL introduced the Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, presented to the person who best utilizes hockey as a platform for participants to build character and develop important life skills for a more positive family experience.

 

Badminton Signups!

Anyone interested in playing for the LDSS Badminton Team please sign up on the list on the large gym doors. Tryouts start next Wednesday and Friday for Juniors and Thursday for Seniors. If you can't make it please speak with Ms. Klemp or Ms. Schmidt.

 

February 16

Black History Month

Today for Black History Month, we share a spoken word performance by Randell Adjei, called “Flowers.”
Randell went from being arrested at 12 years old to being named his high school's valedictorian in the span of five years. In 2021, he was named Ontario’s First Poet Laureate.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6wuGpLY7GU
Poem length is 2min, 15 sec

LDSS Curling

The LDSS curling teams had a fantastic first day at the Perth curling championships. Both teams went undefeated and will play this afternoon in the finals!  If you see them, wish them good luck!

 

February 15

Lightning Girls Hockey

The Lightning Girls Hockey team wrapped up their regular season yesterday by hosting a double header at Steve Kerr Memorial.  In the first game against Stratford District, Quinn Wormington began the scoring (assisted by Lucy Nauta & Addison Imrie).  Kamryn Coombs was next up with a goal from Harlee Stevens and lastly Addison Imrie scored from Kamryn Coombs & Hanna Mueller.  Nicole Alexander recorded the 3-0 shutout win in net.
In the second game-the girls pushed through fatigue (rolling with essentially 2 lines) to tie Central Huron 2-2.  Reece Cameron scored both goals for the Lightning; first from Quinn Wormington and the 2nd assisted by Jayla Heimpel.  Addison Stevens made several nice saves in the tying effort. 
The Lightning now travel to FE Madill next week to begin their playoff run.      

 

Black History Month

Before school each day, you will hear different genres of music featuring Black artists. Today, you heard a collection of Soca music. Soca was developed in Trinidad in the 1970s and is closely related to Calypso music. Soca emphasizes rhythmic energy and storytelling.

 

Senior Boys Basketball

The Senior Boys Basketball team played their semi-final playoff game yesterday at Stratford District. The boys mounted a strong campaign, and after being down 18 points in the third quarter, began to push back. The boys ended up coming within 3 points. With seconds left the boys were unable to tie things up.

This sets the boys up for their final games at WOSSA in London next week! Make sure you wish them good luck!

 

February 14

Black History Month

Before school each day, you have heard different genres of music featuring Black artists. Today, you heard a collection of music by Bob Marley.
Bob Marley had a hard time growing up in Kingston, Jamaica because of his bi-racial heritage, which led him to need to prove his strength and resilience in street fights. This earned him the nickname Tuff Gong, and he later used this name for several enterprises including his own record label. A quote from his song Buffalo soldier: "If you know your history,
Then you would know where you coming from,
Then you wouldn't have to ask me,
Who the heck do I think I am".

 

LDSS Athletics

Hey LDSS!!! The junior and senior boys continue in the playoffs today.
The junior boys head off to play St Mikes for the semi finals! If they win this they will go to the finals on Friday!
The senior boys will be going to play Stratford district today for their semi finals
And the girls hockey team will be taking on Stratford at 9:00 and later Central Huron at 1:00 make sure to cheer them on at the Steve Kerr memorial center
Wish all the teams luck today!  

 

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday night basketball continues tonight in the large gym at 6:00pm.  New players are always welcome!  

  

February 13

Black History Month

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day!
Willie O’Ree, from New Brunswick, was the first Black player in the NHL.
Willie played two seasons for the Boston Bruins in the NHL as a left winger. Before that, he played in Kitchener and Quebec in the OHL and AHL.
For the past 20 years, he has been an executive on the NHL Diversity program, which encourages youth from minority groups to play hockey.
In 2021, he published a memoir about his life.

 

Course Selections

A reminder that course selections are due Wednesday, February 14.  That's tomorrow!  Tell someone you love them on Valentines day and then go and submit your course selections!  

 

It’s Tuesday

Happy Taco Tuesday!! Come visit us today for our fresh wrap, salad and taco bar! We are also featuring Beef or Cheese Nachos. We have Halal products. Today you can enjoy a taco or Beef Nacho's - our ground beef is Halal. We also have Halal Cheeseburgers in our hot case!
We are also featuring Rigatoni Alfredo, Ham and Cheese croissants. Add a bowl of loaded potato soup to complete your meal.
See you later!

 

SHSM Sweater Pickup

All grade 12 SHSM students can stop by the cafeteria at the beginning of lunch today to pick up your new SHSM sweater. That’s all grade 12 SHSM students. 

 

Girls Volleyball

Hey LDSS!  Both our junior and senior girls made the playoffs! They go to Stratford today to play in the quarter finals, first the juniors will play St Mikes and the seniors will play Goderich. These games determine if they move on to semi-finals, which will also be played today.
Good luck girls!! 

 

February 12

Valentines Day!

Hey LDSS! Valentine's Day is this Wednesday! Celebrate this day by dressing in red, pink and white. Also, be sure to show how much you appreciate someone by surprising them with a treat on Valentine's day morning! We will be selling candy grams outside of the cafeteria at lunch today. Get three for one dollar, or one for fifty cents. We look forward to seeing your Valentine's Day spirit!

 

Girls Volleyball 

Thursday both the senior and junior girls’ volleyball teams travelled to Wingham to face off against FE Madill for their final regular season game.
The senior girls came out with a win taking both sets off the bat, with scores of 25-10 and 25-12. In the third set Jenna McLean ran up the score with 15 straight serves!
After the senior game, the junior girls stormed the court, winning the first set 25-15. The second set was tight but the girls managed to come back from a 7 point deficit with the final score being 26-24 for Listowel!
Both the senior and the junior teams are travelling to Stratford Tomorrow for playoffs! Good job girls! We wish you the best of luck next week!
Go Lightning! 

 

Student Trip 2025 - 80th Anniversary of VE Day 

This message is for anyone interested in traveling to Europe over March Break 2025. Our meeting with Ellison Travel will take place THIS THURSDAY - February 15th @ 4PM in the LIBRARY. Feel free to bring your parents, and any friends you think will be interested. The meeting will be approximately 40 mins in length. See You there!!

 

Boys Basketball

Hey LDSS! Both our senior and junior boys basketball teams made the playoffs!! The juniors host their quarterfinal game today in the large gym at 10:30. Meanwhile the senior boys will be traveling to St Mary’s to play their quarterfinal game!
Make sure to cheer both the teams on as they start playoffs!!! 

 

Black History Month

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day!
Lincoln Alexander was the first black Canadian member of Parliament in 1968, Cabinet minister in 1979, and Lieutenant Governor in 1985.
Since 2015, January 21 has been celebrated as Lincoln Alexander Day in recognition of many of his important achievements.

Happy Monday!

Good Morning! Visit us in the caf today, we are featuring buffalo chicken flatbread, butter chicken rice bowls and pizza pasta. Soup today is broccoli and cheese! See you soon!

 

February 9

Wellness club

Wellness club is starting back up again! We will meet today at lunch in room 125. Anyone interested in taking care of their own wellness or interested in planning ideas and events for the school is welcome to participate! See you there!

 

Black History Month

Today for Black History Month, we share a spoken word performance called BLACK BRILLIANCE. It was written by Black Men Smile creator, Carlton Mackey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iEwikQPG4M

Girls Hockey Tournament

The Lightning Girls Hockey Team travelled to York University to participate in the Canlan All Canadian Classic this week and ultimately finished as tournament finalists.  The girls began round robin play by defeating Michael Power Catholic Secondary of Etobicoke by a score of 3-2.  Ava Smith, Addison Imrie & Kamryn Coombs scored in the win.  In the second game, the Lightning defeated Northern Secondary of Toronto 6-1.  Lucy Nauta, Isabelle Meulensteen, Ava Smith & Addison Imrie all added goals while Reece Cameron netted a pair in the win.  The girls finished round robin play with a close 2-1 loss to St Martin Secondary of Mississauga on Day 2.  Hailey McLean was the lone scorer in that game.  This was good enough to advance to the championship game that afternoon where they would once again face St Martin.  Unfortunately, fatigue got the best of the Lightning and they ultimately lost 3-0 in the final.  Addison Stevens played solid in net over the 2 day tournament.  Coaches Campbell & Mueller were very proud of the way you represented LDSS!

 

It's Friday!

Happy Friday!! Today we have some awesome specials! Ham and Cheese Croissant, make it a combo with a bowl of soup! Soup today is yummy loaded potato.  We also have Buffalo chicken hoagie's, Fish and Chips! Everyone's favourite pasta today - mac and cheese!
As always, we have cookies! Get yours today!

 

Attention students with a period 1 spare!

Please come to the office immediately following the announcements to pick up your Semester 1 report cards.

 

February 8

Black History Month

Now onto a Black History Fact!
“People told me it wasn't a good idea for a girl to be a lawyer, particularly a coloured girl — so I went ahead,”
This is a quote from Violet King. Violet King didn’t have many people who looked like her in law, but she fought her way, earned a degree in law in Alberta and became the first Black woman lawyer and first Black person to enter the Alberta Bar.

 

Volleyball

Hey LDSS the girls volleyball teams head off to Wingham to play FE Madill!
Wish them luck as they head off to their last regular season game! 

 

Futsal Friday

There will be indoor soccer taking place again for anyone interested on Friday in the large gym after school this week.  Please see Mr. Nauta in Room 129 if you have any questions.  

 

February 7

Basketball Action Today

Hey LDSS! The boys basketball teams are headed to St. Mikes today for their final regular season games! Wish them luck!! 

 

Ldss pride Meets today! 

Anyone interested in coming to LDSS Pride  should come at lunch to the art room today. We look forward to seeing you there!! 

 

Here is your Black History Month fact of the day!

Caribana in Toronto is North America’s largest Caribbean Carnival. The first ‘Caribana’ was organized by the Caribbean Cultural Committee in 1967. It was inspired by Trinidad’s Carnival.
 

February 6

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday night basketball returns this week at 6pm in the large gym.  New players are always welcome! See Mr Chmatil if you have any questions.

 

Here is your next Black History Month fact of the
day!

Mathieu Da Costa was the first recorded Black
person in Canada. He came to Canada in the year
1604. Mathieu was a free man. He came to
Canada as the translator for Samuel de
Champlain’s exploring party.

 

Canadian Computing Competition

The Canadian Computing Competition is coming up at the end of February!  Put your problem solving and programming skills to the test!  There will be an information meeting on Friday Feb 9th at the beginning of lunch in room 138 for more information and to sign up!

 

LDSS Merch

LDSS Merch is in!  Come to room 107 to grab your gear this week!


Last Chance at a Yearbook!

Attention LDSS! This is your last week to get the 2023-24 yearbook! Make sure you get one before they're all gone! Order at ybstore.friesens.com or visit the announcement board for the QR code

This is it!!!

Attention LDSS! Today is your last chance to get the 2023-24 yearbook! Order at ybstore.friesens.com or visit the announcement board for the QR code

Taco Tuesday!

Visit us in the caf today for TACO Tuesday! We are also offering a fresh wrap/salad bar. Along with Nacho's made the way you want them! Today's soup is broccoli and cheese, pair it with a sandwich to make a combo. Pasta today is Rotini alfredo.
Stop by before school to grab a breakfast sandwich or wrap, we are open when you get here!
Visit us today!

 

Boys Basketball

The Junior Boys played a strong game against St Anne’s yesterday in Clinton. They came away with a 52-28 victory. Leading in points were Danny with 14 points, Kaleb with 8 points, and both of our Liam’s recorded 7 each.

The boys will play St Mike’s tomorrow in Stratford before heading to Peterborough for a 2 day tournament with 63 other teams. Playoffs will start next week. 

 

February 5

Math Contests

Students interested in writing the
Pascal (grade 9)
Cayley (Grade 10)
Or Fermat (grade 11)
MATH CONTESTS on February 28 during period one, are asked to sign up with Mrs. Nethercott (in room 204) BY end of day Tuesday February 13

These contests have been designed to help inspire the next generation of students to develop an interest in and love for mathematics and computer science. The experience also helps students to develop contest writing skills in preparation for the Euclid contest in grade 12, that can aid students wishing to apply to Universities in an Engineering, Science or Mathematics related field.

Wellness club

Welcome back to semester 2! As we all get used to our new schedules, Wellness club will be starting back up NEXT week on Monday, February 12. We look forward to seeing some new faces!

 

Black History Month

Today, we kick off our celebration of Black History Month. Please check out the display case in the English hall, the bulletin board in the History hallway and the posters around the school.
Before school each day, you will hear different genres of music featuring Black artists. Today, you heard a collection of dancehall music. Dancehall is a rhythm-heavy subgenre of reggae.
Stay tuned for more celebrations of Black history and culture this month.

 

January 26

Let's Talk about Support

As AMDSB’s Mental Health & Well-Being Awareness Week draws to a close, we would like you to think about who you can go to for support when needed.
A circle of support includes all the friends, family and caring adults you can trust to help you when you need it. You’re encouraged to take a few moments today to identify who you can turn to for support.

 

Europe Trip Meeting!

The 2025 Europe Trip for the 80th Anniversary of VE Day meeting with the travel agency will be on February 15th @ 4pm. Please see Ms. Thiel for more information, questions or concerns.

 

January 25

Sunflower Mural 

Art Club! See you in Studio 136 after school today (Thursday) to work on our mural. You are making it beautiful!

 

Snowmobile meeting rescheduled

Announcement from Mr. Moore: We have rescheduled the snowmobile meeting due to the snow days to Friday this week. Please meet in room 127 at the beginning of lunch to meet with Mr. Moore and officer Guerts if you have interest in riding your snowmobile to and from school. We'll be going over the rules and laws, and answering questions. You must attend this meeting to ride. 

 

Let’s Talk about Stigma

Stigma is an umbrella term used to describe the prejudice and discrimination that people with a mental illness may
face, often due to lack of understanding or fear. The Mental Health Commission of Canada reports that 60% of people
with a mental health concern will not seek help for fear of being labelled.
Today, on Day 4 of Mental Health and Well-Being Week, we’re drawing attention to mental health stigma and what we
can do as a school community to eliminate it!
When we create safe spaces for talking about mental health and mental illness, we are creating understanding and
compassion.

 

Grad Photos and Retakes!  (January 24, 25, 26, February 5 and 6)

Edge Imaging will be returning February 7 th and 8 th for grad photos and
retakes. Please go to Bookmygrad.ca to book your appointment. The
school code is LDE and use zero for your student number.

 

End of Semester Reminders (January 24, 25, 26)

As Semester 1 quickly draws to an end, here are some reminders for
everyone:
The last day of cafeteria service is Friday, January 26th; the kitchen will
reopen on Monday, February 5th.
Students are reminded all textbooks must be returned to your classroom
teacher. Classes without an exam should return the textbook Friday,
January 26th and classes with an exam should return the textbook at the
exam time;
For students who have a scheduled exam and there is inclement weather,
your exam will be written in the afternoon of the following day, and all other
exams will be written as scheduled. In the event of more than one
inclement weather day, please look for an updated schedule on the
school’s website and social media accounts;
Friday, February 2nd is a P.A. Day and Semester 2 begins Monday,
February 5th .

 

It’s Thursday!

Good morning! We have missed you this week! Today we are featuring buffalo chicken flatbread, mac and cheese and the soup is Broccoli and cheese.
Come see us today

January 22

Let’s talk about Stress/Well-Being
Today is the start of AMDSB Mental Health & Well-Being Awareness week, which is timely given that many students will be busy preparing for and writing exams this week. This week we will focus on ways to cope with stress and other big feelings that you may face, and discuss strategies that you can use to help take care of yourself such as eating well, getting enough sleep, and engaging in physical activity. Please know that our teachers and staff are here to help, all you need to do is reach out! We also ask everyone to wear blue on Wednesday for Bell Let’s Talk day.

Snowmobile Meeting

Announcement from Mr. Moore: Any students wishing to ride their snowmobiles to and from school are invited to an information meeting THIS Wednesday Jan 24th in room 127 at the beginning of lunch. We will be going over both the school-based rules and procedures for riding snowmobiles to school, and Officer Guerts will be there to remind you about the laws and to answer your questions. Students wishing to ride their machines to and from school must attend this meeting.

 

January 19

Don’t wait to buy your yearbook!

The last day to buy them is February 9th and it is coming up soon! Go to the Friesens
website to get your yearbook for $40 right now

 

It’s Friday!

TGIF LDSS! Its Friday!!! Friday means fish and chips! We also have a cheeseburger, flatbread and mac and cheese! Soup today is chicken noodle. Have a great weekend!

 

January 18

Listen Up!

Your memories at this school, good or
bad, joyful or sorrowful, shouldn’t be forgotten. The best thing is,
that yearbooks last forever. So go to the Friesens website and
get one today.

Thursday

Happy Thursday!  Come warm up with a bowl of loaded potato soup. Make it a combo with a sandwich or wrap. Today we are featuring Butter Chicken Rice bowls, and Buffalo Chicken Flatbread. Everyone's favourite pasta is happening today! Mac And Cheese!!!!
Carnival cookies are back in stock, come get some today!

 

January 16

Time is running out!!!!

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a yearbook, and that's kind of the same thing. Yearbooks are on for $40 until February 9th. Make sure to buy one soon on the Friesens website.

Girls volleyball 

Attention girls volleyball players. The game today has been canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date

 

Tuesdays features

Good morning LDSS. Beat the cold outside today and enjoy a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup to warm you up! We will be featuring a nacho and wrap bar today. We can also make tacos for taco tuesday!!! Our pasta today is cheese tortellini in a blush sauce with more cheese sprinkled on top. Make sure to stop by the caf today!

 

January 12

Jr Girls Volleyball

Yesterday the junior girls volleyball team faced off against Central Huron and St Mikes. They won 3 straight against Central Huron with scores of 25-16, 25-12, and 25-13! Despite the strong first game the girls fell short against St Mikes. The girls next season game is Tuesday in St Marys 

 

80th Anniversary of VE Day - Student Trip

Are you a history buff who is looking for hands-on learning experiences?! Are you interested in experiencing other cultures - their food, art, or languages?! Maybe you just love to travel?!  If any of these scenarios describe you or pique your curiosity, please come out to an information meeting on Tuesday, January 16th at the beginning of lunch in Ms. Thiel's room (Rm# 134). She will be discussing the latest student travel opportunity happening over March Break 2025!! The focus of the trip will be to honour the 80th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

 

Semester 2 timetables

Just a reminder to all students who have a spare for period one to make sure you grab  your semester 2 timetable from the office! 

 

January 11

Black History Month

Are you interested in planning our school's celebration of Black History Month? Please see Ms McGregor in room 112 or send her an email. 

 

Girls Volleyball

HEY LDSS!!
There are more home games today!
The junior and senior girls volleyball hosts two competitors today! First Central Huron at 1 and then St Mikes at 4 pm! Cheer the girls on in the large gym today! 

 

January 10

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday Night Basketball resumes tonight at 6pm in the large gym.  See Mr Chmatil if you have any questions!

 

Volleyball Scorekeeper 

Attention! Scorekeepers are needed this Thursday from 12:40 to 5:30ish for girls volleyball. Please speak with Ms Berlett if you are interested. 

 

Girls Hockey

Hey LDSS! We have got a home game today! The girls hockey team takes on south Huron at 11 am today. Cheer them on at the Steve Kerr memorial centre!
Go lightning! 

 

Wednesday's Features

Happy Wednesday! Visit us in the caf today for everyone's favourite - Mac and Cheese!! We are also featuring Pulled Pork on a bun, and pulled pork flatbread, drizzled with bbq sauce and honey! Yummy!
Make yourself feel better with a hot bowl of loaded potato soup!
Visit us today!

 

Attention Students!

On Monday all students received a copy of the Exam schedule for this semester. Any Grade 11 or 12 student who has a conflict with an exam they are scheduled to write - please come to the office and pick up an "Alternate exam time request form".
Completed forms are due in the office on Friday, January 12.

 

Knit and Crochet Club

Have you made any New Year's Resolutions? Why not make a resolution to pick up a new skill? The knit and crochet club will meet at lunch today and every Wednesday in the Library. No experience required. See you at 11:00.

 

January 8

Any  grade 11 and 12 students with period one spare

Any grade 11 and 12 students that have a spare period one, please stop by the office to pick up an exam schedule in the office.

 

December 22

Locker Clean Out!

As holiday season is here, please be sure to take a peek in your lockers and clean out any of your food items or garbage that you may have been collecting! You will thank yourself come January when it is smelling fresh and clean and not like rotten bananas or moldy bread!

 

From the Wellness club

Holidays can be a time of excitement and joy, but they can also be hard. The Wellness club is reminding you to know your mental health supports and resources. If you are unsure of who they are, feel free to check the announcements board and take a picture so you have all the contact information and have a happy and safe holiday season this year.

 

Last Day!

It's finally here! The last day to find the naughty elf in the caf!!!
We had a visiting Elf yesterday, so we had two lucky winners of a bakery item. Stephanie and  Tyson! When he is found today we will send him and his friend on their merry way to the North Pole.
Before the caf ladies go on their Merry way today, they are featuring COOKIES, macaroni and cheese, and personal pizza's.
We thank all of you for being so kind, and coming and visiting with us throughout the year!


A message from the Library

As we get ready to enjoy our long winter break our thoughts turn to relaxing and enjoying some down time. What goes better with relaxing then curling up in a comfy chair and reading a good book? Stop by the Library today and make sure you find the perfect book to make your holiday even brighter!
Just a friendly reminder to return or renew any books that you may have already checked out!
This message courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood Librarians!

 

December 21

Thursdays features

Happy Thursday LDSS. Our naughty elf was difficult to find yesterday. Matthew finally found him at lunch hanging out in the pretzels! Come in each day this week and be the first to find him in the caf for a sweet treat.
Today we are featuring  A turkey penne with cheese bake! A favourite by many, butter chicken rice bowls. Today's soup is broccoli and cheese.
Get in today to see what treats we are offering!

 

December 20

Wednesday Features

Good Morning LDSS.
Our naughty elf was up to mischief yesterday, He was difficult to find. He was finally found hiding out with the coffee cups, guess he was looking for a pick me up to help him make it through the holidays!
Come in each day this week and be the first to find him in the caf for a sweet treat.
Today we are featuring everyone's favourite pasta! Macaroni and Cheese! We also are offering a butter turkey flatbread. Another favourite today is loaded potato soup.
You don't want to miss out today! 

 

Need to relax?

Come join the Knit and Crochet Club today at lunch in the Library. Crafting is fun, relaxing and gives you the ability to create something unique and creative.

Whether you are new to the art or have been wanting to learn how to do it the Library is the place for you today at lunch!

No experience necessary! Come see Mrs. van Leeuwen and learn how fun and easy knitting and crocheting can be!

 

Yearbook

Have you ordered your yearbook yet? Perhaps you have a relative who is looking for Christmas gift suggestions? Send them to the Friesens website to order a yearbook today.
In January, the price will go up, and after February 9 the order page will close forever, so don't miss your chance to order your yearbook.


December 19

Girls Volleyball

Hey LDSS,
Both our junior and senior girls volleyball teams travel to St Anne’s today! First they play Mitchell and later play the home team St. Anne's!
Wish them luck! 

 

Tuesday Features

Good Morning LDSS. Today is the day!!! Join us for our delicious Christmas Feast - Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, cranberry and dessert. All for only 8.49.
We are also offering a Holiday Poutine - Fries, stuffing, melted cheese smothered in turkey gravy. Only $6.99  Yummmmm
Our naughty elf was up to mischief yesterday, Nia found him hiding in the overhead vent! Come in each day this week and be the first to find him in the caf for a sweet treat.
If you can't join us for turkey today, we also are featuring Pasta alfredo, and soup of the day is broccoli and cheese.
See you soon!

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday night basketball continues this week at 6:00 pm in the large gym.  Come out for our last session before winter break!  New players are always welcome.

 

Jr. Boys’ Basketball

The Junior Boys’ Basketball Team had their biggest challenges this week. They played hard but fell to South Huron & Stratford yesterday. They’ll play St. Mike’s after the break.

Go Lightning!

 

The Lost and Found is Full!

There are several items that have made their way into the lost and found again. They are wanting to go home with their original owners for the holidays! Please be sure to check the table outside of the office to see if there is anything you are missing before you leave for the holidays!

 

December 18

Wellness Club

Today at lunch, please feel free to join the Wellness club in room 125 for a movie and some treats! Give yourself a chance to relax and be well before the holidays!

 

LDSS Sports Today!

Hey LDSS! There are more home games today!
The junior boys basketball team host South Huron at noon and later take on Stratford at 2!
The senior boys basketball team take on South Huron at 10:30 and then later take on Stratford!
Cheer the boys on in the large gym today!
While the boys basketball teams host South Huron and Stratford, the girls hockey team hits the road to Stratford again, but this time to play Stratford District Secondary School at 11!
Go lightning! 

 

LDSS Spirit Wear!

This is a reminder that LDSS Merch is available until December 22, which is this Friday,  through our online store!  Check out the link on all LDSS social media outlets as well as the QR codes on the posters around the school. Sample sizes are now available if you want to check them out...come to room 107 any day at lunch this week to see these items before you make a purchase!  See Ms. Kaye or Ms. Schmidt if you have any questions.

 

Monday's Features

Happy Monday LDSS! Our elf has been so excited to see all of you look for him! He is such a naughty elf! Be the first to find him in the caf every day this week and you get a free bakery item.
You won't want to miss tomorrow! We are featuring a full turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potato, corn, gravy, cranberry and dessert. Only $8.49. If you don't want the full dinner, but still want a little something we are offering a Holiday poutine - fries, stuffing, cheese, all smothered in gravy! $6.99
Be here tomorrow!!!
Today we are offering perogies with sauteed onions, buffalo chicken wraps, and Penne in a herbed marinara sauce.
Come see us today!

Book Club

Tuesday is for Book Club. We will have our last book club of 2023 at lunch on Tues. Dec. 19! Please bring your copy of Circe with you or drop by 120 at another time. (I have to return the books to the library in Kitchener.)  You can also leave your library copy in the main office for Mrs. Bruggemann to return for you.  

 

ART CLUB 

Sunflower mural painting on Thursday after school. See you there, Art Club!  

 

December 15

The last day for the Holiday Store!

Hey LDSS today is the final day for you to shop at the Holiday Store. Come to room 121 at lunch today and check out the amazing gift selection we have for your family and loved ones. No money needed - prices are on a point system.
We even have free gift wrapping!
Come to room 121 at lunch today and spread the holiday spirit!

Fridays Features

The countdown is on. Only 6 days left to claim your free cookie by finding the elf in the caf! He is very naughty! Johann found him yesterday hiding with the pretzels.
It's Friday, so we are featuring fish and chips! Mac and cheese, and the soup is broccoli and cheese.  We know you like it spicy, come get your buffalo chicken flatbread today at lunch.
See you today!


December 14

Holiday Spirit Week!

Hey LDSS! 

Next week is Holiday Spirit Week! Monday will be a Holiday Colours day. Tuesday is Festive Sock day and Wednesday is Flannel Day!

Thursday is the always fabulous Holiday Sweater day!

We wrap up the week with a Pajama Day on Friday.

Let’s look forward to a week of fun holiday spirit!

 

Shorsey Drama Trip

All student going on the Shorsey Trip to Sudbury tomorrow need to meet in room 114 at the start of lunch. If you cannot attend please see Ms Klemp. Thanks!

 

Thursdays features

Where oh where is the naughty elf today? Yesterday he was very good at hiding, he wasn't found until mid morning. Be the first to find him each day and you receive a free bakery item. The naughty elf from the caf can only be found in the caf servery. Not his friends that are around the school!
Today for lunch features we will be having butter chicken rice bowls, buffalo chicken on a bun, and macaroni goulash! The soup today is loaded potato.
Don't forget, we have the best cookies around!!!

 

December 13

Knit and Crochet Club

The knit and crochet club will meet today in the Library at 11:00. Crochet is a relaxing and useful skill that you can spend your whole life perfecting. New members are always welcome. See you at lunch today.

 

Customer Service Workshop is Period 3 Today

A reminder for those SHSM students attending today's Customer Service Workshop.....please report to the library at the start of period 3 (following lunch). Attendance will be taken there. Please arrive promptly so that we can get started. Thanks. 

 

Girls Hockey

Hey LDSS!
Our girls hockey team hits the road today to go compete against St Mikes! Wish them luck!
While our girls hit the road,our senior boys basketball team will host Mitchell at 2 pm and the junior boys will host Mitchell at 3:30 in the large gym!
Go lightning! 

 

Wednesdays features

Happy Wednesday!  Did you look for the naughty elf in the caf today? He is being very tricky! Find him in the caf and you get a bakery treat!
You will want to come in today! We are featuring philly cheese steak sandwiches and philly cheesesteak flatbread. Make it a combo with a bowl of broccoli and cheese soup or french fries.
Today is the day! Everyone's favourite pasta! Mac and cheese, it doesn't get better than that.
See you today!

 

Happy Hanukkah!

Have you ever wanted to try the Hanukkah game, Dreidel?

Join the Cultural Celebration Club at lunch in room 110.

Everyone is welcome!


December 12

Tuesdays Features

Have you used our mobile ordering App, Nutrislice yet? If not, now is the time! Dec 1-22 get a free candy cane with every combo purchase made on the app. Nutrislice is a great way to order your food conveniently, save time and get special offers and incentives.
Between December 1st - 22nd visit us in the cafe and be the first to find our naughty elf. The first one to spot them wins a free bakery item. Mia was a lucky winner last week! Happy Hunting.
You won't want to miss lunch today! We are featuring a chicken bruschetta flatbread, Ashley's choice of pasta and loaded potato soup! Make the soup a combo with a sandwich and small milk for just $6.75.
See you today!

 

Volleyball at LDSS

Hey LDSS! More home games today!
The junior and senior girls volleyball teams take on South Huron at 1 and later Stratford at 4 in the large gym!
Cheer on the girls in the large gym!
Don’t forget to buy merch! Link in bio at ldss.athletics on instagram. Merch sales are open until December 22! Check it out

Attention Curling Team

Practice for tonight has been cancelled. 

 

Assembly auditions 

This is a reminder - if you are wanting to audition for the holiday assembly that is next Friday, please come to room 102 and meet with Mrs Thomas and Mrs Walker today at lunch. 

 

December 11

LDSS Holiday Store is back!!

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, there will be a holiday store from 11:00 to 11:30 in room 121.  The store is stocked with new and nearly new gifts for you to purchase using points only, no money needed, to gift your loved ones this holiday season.  Gift wrapping available in the library by the one and only Ms Wilkans.
Room 121 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week!

 

LDSS Spirit Wear

Hey LDSS! This is a reminder that Spirit Wear is on sale NOW until December 22. Check out the online store link posted on all social media outlets and on the posters around the school to order! Sample sizes should be arriving soon if you aren't sure of your size. See Ms. Kaye, Ms. Schmidt, or any SAA members if you have any questions. 

 

Grade 8 Tour Leaders Needed

If you are currently a grade 9 student and would like to sign up to tour grade 8 students on Tuesday, please sign up in Student Services at the start of lunch today.  You will be contacted before the end of the day with your group number and information about your job.  Sign up today at lunch in Student Services.

 

Chicago Trip

Permission forms for Chicago are ready for pickup from Mrs Chapman. Please remember to let your parents know of the information meeting on Thursday evening at 6:30 in room 108.
Anyone who has not signed up but wants more information is welcome to attend. There are a few spots left

 

LDSS Athletics

Hey LDSS!
Our junior boys basketball teams have two home games today! The first one at 11:15 against Goderich and later in the afternoon at 4:15 against FE MADILL.
The senior boys basketball team also has two home games today! The first game being the buy out game against Goderich at 10:00! And later in the afternoon they take on FE Madill at 3!
A huge thank you to all the classes that fundraised money for the buyout! All the money will be used for LDSS athletic purposes!
Also have you checked out the merch sale?! It's open until December 22!


December 8

Fridays Features

Happy Friday LDSS! Visit us in the caf today and see if you are the first to find the elf! A free bakery item for the lucky hunter!
Today we are featuring individual pizza's, fish and chips, butter chicken rice bowls and macaroni and cheese. We will be making a few pulled pork flatbreads drizzled with honey and bbq.
Don't forget to grab your sweet treat for the weekend!

 

December 7

Holiday Assembly 

There is going to be a Holiday Assembly on the last day of classes - that's December 22nd this year.  We are looking for a variety of different, short performances that will show off the talent we have at LDSS.  Do you have a talent that you would like to showcase to the school? Come to room 102 at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday, December 12th. You can do something in a group, individually or with a partner. See you on Tuesday, December 12th at lunch in room 102!! 

 

Thursday's features

Visit the caf in the and be the first to find our naughty elf on the shelf every day in December. The first one to spot him wins a free bakery item.
Today we will be featuring Butter Chicken Rice Bowls, and Chicken Noodle soup.
We are also offering everything Pulled Pork today. Pulled pork on a bun, pulled pork wrap or poutine. Try our fabulous pulled pork flatbread, drizzled with honey and bbq! Yummmm
Pasta today is pizza penne.
Join us today and happy hunting!

 

December 5

Lightning Girls Hockey

Yesterday the Lightning Girls Hockey team hosted Central Huron at Steve Kerr Memorial.  The girls wasted no time getting on the board as Jayla Heimpel netted a top shelf goal jumping up from the defense.  The girls would go on to win 6-0 adding 3 goals in each of the first 2 frames.  Jillian Alexander netted 2, while Ava Smith, Kamryn Coombs and Hailey McLean all added goals in the win.  Addison Stevens picked up the shutout in net and the D played great!

 

LDSS Curling

Hey LDSS! Our curling team has their first bonspiel today in Wingham! They will take on FE Madill and Mitchell today!
Wish them luck!

 

Tuesday's features

Good Morning LDSS. Join us in the caf today for a fresh made to order wrap, salad or nacho bar. Everyone's favourite pasta today - Mac and Cheese.  We are featuring broccoli and cheese soup. We are not open tomorrow so stop and stock up on your cookies and treats today!

 

Chicago Trip

For those students who have signed up for the trip to Chicago in May or if you are still interested, there is an information meeting planned for December 14 at 6:30

 

Wanted - Semester 2 Yearbook Editor

There is a position available as a Yearbook Editor for Semester 2. The requirements are that you must be a grade 11 or 12 student and you must be willing to report to the library one period each day to work on the yearbook. This position provides one credit for your transcript. Interested applicants should speak with Mrs. van Leeuwen in the Library.

 

Wednesday Night Basketball

Wednesday night basketball continues tomorrow night in the large gym @ 6:00 pm.  New players are always welcome! 

 

LDSS Support for It Takes a Village is STRONG!!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all period 1 classes for the donations of food, clothing, toys, and money, in support of It Takes a Village. We are happy to report we collected over 750 items that will be given to It Takes a Village and will help people in our community thanks to you!!
The homeroom competition was FIERCE and the battle of Science classes was evident. Ultimately, the period 1 class that brought in the most items was.......(drumroll.....) MRS THOMAS's class! HUGE shout out to a very close runner up: MRS MARTELL's class. Other classes that were big supporters included: Mrs. Walker and Ms. Duffy's classes.
Again, thank you to everyone for your support!! :)

 

December 4

Book Club 

Tuesday is for Book Club! See you in room 120. Please bring your copy of Circe :-) 

 

Sunflower 🌻 Mural 

Art club! Please meet in the art room Thursday after school.

 

Monday's Features

Happy Monday!!! SUSHI, SUSHI, SUSHI! You guessed it, we have SUSHI today! Get in early, it doesn't last long! We are also featuring a baked cheese cappelletti in a blush sauce topped with more cheese. Soup today is chicken noodle and our featured sandwich is a buffalo chicken. You want to make sure you stop in today!

 

Wellness Club

Today is Monday! That means the Wellness Club will be meeting in room 125 at lunch today! If you haven't been there before, you are still welcome any time! See you there!

 

School Sports

Hey LDSS!
Our girls hockey team has a home game today against Central Huron! Support them at the Steve Kerr memorial center at 11! 
Our boys basketball teams also have home games today! The juniors take on St Mary's at noon! And the seniors also take on St Mary's but at 10:30!
Good luck to our teams as they take on their opponents at home! 

 

Junior Girls Volleyball

On Saturday the junior girls volleyball team traveled to Kincardine to compete in a seven team tournament. After a slow start in the morning the girls woke up and took 4 straight sets off of Owen Sound and St. Mary’s. After splitting sets with the host school the girls found themselves facing off against the first place Saugeen District team. However, the girls were unable to defeat Saugeen District and finished in 4th place. The girls played well throughout the day and will be ready for our first season game on December 12 at 1pm and 4pm! Come on out next week and cheer the girls on!

 

Sr Boys’ Basketball

The Senior Boys’ Basketball team plays today at 10:30. Please come out to support the boys after an awesome tournament last weekend!

 

Semi-Formal

Are you ready to boogie LDSS? Good because this year the Aurora Borealis semi-formal is happening on December 8 from 7-10pm in the LDSS large gym. Want to know something even better? Everyone is invited!

Come to the front of the cafeteria on Monday and Tuesday this week (ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!) to buy tickets to the best event of the year. Tickets are only $20 a piece!

They are also available anytime online at SchoolCash Online until Tuesday. Don’t miss the fun, snow cones, video dance experience and photo booth! If you bought your ticket online please stop by the table when the Student Council is selling tickets and pick up your physical ticket. Today and tomorrow are the last days to buy a ticket so get your tickets before they are gone!

Also it is the last call for guest slips! If you are hoping to bring someone to semi-formal who is not a current LDSS student you must come down to the office immediately to pick up a guest slip form. They must be approved before you can buy their ticket. Today is the last day for guest passes!

Are you royalty material? If so, you and a friend can sign up for Semi Royalty. Sign up for the chance to be crowned royalty at Semi! Come talk to the Student Council when tickets are being sold for more information and sign up today!

 

December 1

Yearbook

Everybody keep calm! There is still time to buy a yearbook today. Go to the Friesens website to get your yearbook for only $35 before Christmas. 

 

Friday Features

Happy Friday LDSS!  Today we will be featuring Fish and Chips! Pasta today will be Mac and Cheese. You will want to get in early for a Butter Chicken Flatbread!  Who can go all weekend without a cookie, make sure you get yours today! 

 

After school futsal

There will be futsal/indoor soccer taking place in the large gym today.  Practice will be from 2:30-4:00.  Come on out and say good-bye to Ryugo before he heads back to Japan.  


November 30

Yearbook

Memories should never be forgotten. Yearbooks last forever. Order your yearbook today for $35 dollars on the Friesens website.

 

Homeroom Collection of Food/Toys/Winter Clothing for It Takes a Village (Tues. Nov. 28 - Friday, December 1, 2023)

Did you know that It Takes a Village saw over 200 individuals come through their doors last week and over 1/3 of those people received food items? It Takes a Village is a community organization that supports so many people and welcomes everyone unconditionally.
If you are able, please consider bringing a donation of food, warm clothing, or a new, unwrapped toy. Collection boxes can be found in each period 1 class as well as in the main office for those who don't have a period 1 homeroom. The group that collected the most items will win a prize!
We are collecting until Friday, December 1, so don't forget! Let's show the Village some LDSS love! 

 

Boys Basketball

The LDSS Boys basketball teams took on the CHSS Phoenix yesterday in Clinton. The juniors came out strong, outscoring CHSS 38-6 at the half and ending the game with a decisive 70-19 victory. The team was led in scoring by Danylo Petlia with 13 points, Liam Greydanus with 11, and Kaleb Schouten with 10. The boys will be taking on the St. Mary's Salukis on Monday right here at LDSS. Great work, boys!


November 29

Yearbook

Don't wait to buy your yearbook! They are on sale for $35 dollars until Christmas. Go to the Friesens website to place your order today.

 

Knit and Crochet Club

The knit and crochet club will meet at lunch today. Join us at 11:00 in the Library. New members are always welcome.

 

Happy Wednesday!

Don't have time for breakfast at home? Remember to join us in the Caf for breakfast - featuring wraps, sandwiches and hashbrowns!
Today at lunch we will have everything pulled pork. There are wraps, buns, poutine and flatbread! The pasta of the day is everyone's favourite - mac and cheese! Join us for a bowl of loaded potato soup. You can make it a combo with a wrap or a sandwich!
Remember, everyday you can make your burger or chicken burger into a combo just by adding fries and get a better deal. You don't want to miss out today! Come see us!

 

Important Announcement for Agriculture Majors

Ag Majors who love working with horses or are considering a career in animal health are reminded to please drop off their permission forms at the co-op office. Mrs. Cressman and Mrs. Coghlin are taking students to learn from internationally recognized competitor and trainer Chet Martin next Tuesday.

 

Boys Basketball

Hey LDSS! The boys basketball season starts today!
Both the senior and junior boys travel to Central Huron to take them on!
Wish the boys luck! 

 

SPC cards

Do you like to shop? Do you like to save money? Then you should buy an SPC card! SPC cards have discounts in over 450+ stores including Foot Locker, American Eagle, Aerie, Taco Bell, KFC, Mucho Burrito, Apple, Samsung, Walmart, MAC cosmetics, the Body Shop, H and M , Stanley 1913 and so many more! you can get an SPC card today outside the cafeteria at lunch for only $10, or you can purchase one on school cash online. Want more information about where you can use your SPC card? Ask the student council members at the table.  They can show you all the deals in the app. 

 

Wednesday night basketball

Wednesday night basketball continues tonight from 6:00 until 8:30 in the gym.  New players are always welcome! 

 

November 28

Homeroom Collection of Food/Toys/Winter Clothing for It Takes a Village (Tues. Nov. 28 to Fri. Dec. 1, 2023)

Today is the day - Giving Tuesday! Following some busy shopping days where many people are focused on commercialism and what to buy for others, today the world pauses to reflect and think about how they can give back to their communities.
The Business Leadership class is collecting items to donate to It Takes a Village - a non-profit organization that supports many people in our area.
If you are able, we would like to encourage everyone at LDSS to bring in any of the following: 1) non-perishable food items; 2) new, unwrapped toys; and/or 3) new or gently used and freshly laundered winter clothing items including coats, boots, hats and mittens. A donation box will be placed in all period 1 classes. Let's see which class can collect the most items by THIS Friday!
Let's show It Takes a Village and the Listowel Community some love on #givingtuesday. 

 

Yearbook

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy a yearbook, and that's kind of the same thing. Yearbooks are on sale for $35 until Christmas. Make sure to buy one soon! 

 

Attention Junior Boys

Attention junior boys basketball players. Please bring your completed paperwork to Ms. Kaye at lunch today in room 107.

 

Taco Tuesday!

You will want to visit us in the Caf today! We are featuring our fresh wrap and salad bar. We are offering tacos, wraps, taco salad, loaded nachos....the pasta today is penne alfredo.
We have soup! Today we are featuring broccoli and cheese. Make it a combo with a sandwich or wrap and a small milk. That will warm you up!
Remember to join us before school for breakfast. We offer sandwiches, wraps, hashbrowns and of course COOKIES!

 

The Aurora Borealis is going to shine bright!

Are you ready to boogie LDSS? Good! This year the Aurora Borealis semi-formal is happening on December 8 from 7-10pm in the LDSS small gym. Want to know something even better? Everyone is invited!
Come to the front of the cafeteria on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week to buy your tickets to the best event of the year. Tickets are only $20 each! They are also available anytime at SchoolCash Online. Don't miss the fun, snowcones, video dance experience and photo booth. Get your tickets today!
If you bought your ticket online please stop by when Student Council is setting to pick up your physical ticket.
There are only 10 days until semi-formal! Get your ticket before they are all gone!


November 27

Wellness Club

Time for another Wellness Club meeting today at lunch! Room 125 is available space for you  to use for your wellness - catch up on school work, rest or colour! See you there!

 

Ambassadors

Attention Lightning Ambassadors! We will have a meeting on Wednesday at lunch in room 125 to discuss some upcoming events. Hope to see you there! Please let Ms. Colquhoun know if you can't make it.

 

Homeroom Collection of Food/Toys/Winter Clothing for It Takes a Village

You likely knew that last Friday was BLACK FRIDAY and that today is CYBER MONDAY but do you know what tomorrow is? It is called GIVING TUESDAY! It is a day recognized globally for individuals and organizations to share their generosity by giving back in order to transform their communities and the world.
Mrs. Harmer's Business Leadership class has selected to support It Takes A Village and would like to challenge all period 1 classes to donate any of the following items this week: 1) non-perishable food items; 2) new and unwrapped toys; or3)  new or gently used and freshly laundered winter clothing items such as coats, boots, hats and mittens. Boxes will be distributed to each period 1 class. Donations will be accepted from Tuesday, November 28, until Friday, December 1.
There will be a prize for the class that brings in the most donations.
Please help if you are able....thank you! 

 

November 24

Volleyball Action!

Yesterday the Jr and Sr Girls Volleyball teams hosted their annual Invitational Tournament.

Both teams did extremely well!  The Jr team finished FIRST in their pool and finished 3rd/4th overall.

The Srs faced off against 5 other teams and finished in 3rd place!

Great start to the volleyball year! Go Lightning!

 

Semi-Formal Tickets on Sale!

Today at lunch you can purchase semi-formal tickets in front of the cafeteria during lunch hour.

Don’t miss the social event of the season! Get your tickets today!

 

November 23, 2023

Volleyball Tournament

This is a reminder that today in the large and small gym Listowel is hosting a Junior and Senior girls volleyball tournament. Due to the amount of teams attending and limited space and seating there are to be NO classes coming to watch. Thank you for understanding! 

 

Library Closed

The Library will be closed today and tomorrow during period 2 due to OSSLT. Sorry for the inconvenience!

 

And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street

Dinner and Jazz, Shedd Aquarium,  Michigan Avenue shopping, Chicago Loop and the Bean, Al Capone, Sammy Sousa, 360Chicago Tower, Wigley's Field, Kanye West ... and to think that I saw it all in Chicago in May along with famous deep dish pizza. Ok, maybe not the people but you will see the rest if you join the Chicago trip.
If you are interested, see Ms Wallace or Mrs Chapman today


November 22

LDSS PRIDE to meet Today

TODAY the LDSS pride group is meeting for the first time in a few weeks. If you have come to a meeting before, or even if you haven't, we would LOVE to have anyone interested come out to see what LDSS PRIDE is about! See you in the Art Room TODAY at lunch!  

 

December Celebrations

The Cultural Celebration Club will be learning about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and how different cultures around the world celebrate Christmas.
If you are interested in learning more about December Holidays, please join us on Wednesdays at lunch in room 110.

 

Tutors Needed 

A teacher at St. Mary's Elementary is looking for tutors for a couple of her grade 2 students.  If you are interested in working with these young ones you can earn community hours and there is possible payment.  Please speak to Mrs. Goggin in Student Services if you're interested!

 

Volleyball Scorekeepers

Attention those that signed up for scorekeeping tomorrow for the volleyball tournament. Please come to room 134 at 11:20 am today to review the game sheet procedures and schedule. If you cannot make it please contact Mr. McGriskin! If you are interested in scorekeeping, come on out! 

 

ART CLUB

ART CLUB MEMBERS - Meet in Studio 136 on Thursday to paint the sunflower mural. See you after school!

  

Knit and Crochet Club

The knit and crochet club will meet in the library at lunch today. Why not join us and make something special for yourself or as a Christmas gift for someone else? Crafts like crochet and knitting have also been proven to reduce anxiety and improve mental health. See you in the library at 11:00 today and every Wednesday. 

 

Girls Hockey Today

Hey LDSS!! The girls hockey team has their first league game of the season and it’s at home!
Support the girls at the Steve Kerr memorial center at 11 this morning!
Good luck girls! 

 

Happy Wednesday!

Join us today for our Black Friday door crashers! Today features a dill pickle pasta salad for $2.00.

Everything pulled pork today! You can have it on a bun, in a wrap, on fries with cheese & gravy or on a flatbread drizzled with honey. Yummmm!

Today we also have mac & cheese and cranberry turkey wraps.

You will definitely want to visit us today!


November 21, 2023

Lego and Colouring Club

Did you love to play with Lego as a kid?
Did you love to colour?
Do you still like Lego and colouring!
Come out and have some fun!  The first ever Lego and Colouring club begins today in Room 126!
Ms. Hushen will have everything you need - you just have to bring yourselves, your friends and/or your lunch!
Hope to see you there!


DELF diplomas have arrived from France!

Please pick up your official DELF diplomas in Room 130 today and tomorrow. They have arrived from France.


Calling all Europe Trip 2024 travellers!

Mark your calendars for the mandatory pre-departure meeting taking place Tuesday, January 9 at 5pm in the LDSS cafeteria.


LDSS PRIDE to meet Wed, Nov 22 at lunch in the Art Room
This Wednesday - that's tomorrow - the LDSS pride group is meeting for the first time in a few weeks. If you have come to a meeting before, or even if you haven't, we would LOVE to have anyone interested come out to see what LDSS PRIDE is about! See you in the Art Room tomorrow at lunch!  


Book Club

The book club is meeting in 120 today at lunch. Bring your copy of Circe if you can! See you soon. :-)


Let's Spread Kindness!

It's been a rough few years for a lot of people and LDSS can fix that. Head over to Ldss.positivity on instagram and fill out the form to appreciate something or somebody who is contributing positively to the school. Let’s spread some kindness!!


Taco Tuesday!!

Join us in the CAF today for Taco Tuesday! We are also offering FRESH made to order wraps & salads.

Who doesn’t love loaded nachos?!

We are offering all of the favourites today!

Chicken noodle soup and a sandwich. Baked cheese tortellini is the pasta feature!

See you soon!


November 20, 2023
Senior Boys Basketball
This message is for Senior Boys Basketball players. Please see Mr. Gates at 
some point today for a revised season schedule.
 
Today in the Cafeteria!
Today in the Caf we have broccoli & cheese soup. Combo your soup with a 
sandwich & milk for $6.75.
Our specialty sandwich today is a buffalo chicken.
Penne Marinara is our feature pasta.
Visit & enjoy!
 
It’s Wellness Club time!
Come to room 125 at lunch today!
Feel free to bring work to catch up on if that is what you need to be well today!
See you there!
 
Junior Boys Basketball!
Attention all grade 9 and 10 boys who want to play basketball on the junior team 
this year! Tryouts continue on Tuesday, November 21 (tomorrow) at 3:45pm. 
Please meet in the small gym.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to Ms. Kaye.
 
Still have your uniform???
There are senior girls basketball players who have yet to hand in their uniforms.
You know who you are!
Please get yours to Mr. Gates today or by the end of the day tomorrow