Spring has sprung! Mid-semester brings plenty of learning in the classroom and outside. It’s been an exciting few weeks at Grimsby Secondary School (GSS).

FOCUS ON LITERACY
Goal setting, hard work, confidence and motivation are a few of the many methods of educational success. For almost a century, our staff have been ensuring that students receive quality education, as well as go out of their way to make sure their students educational career is both enjoyable and beneficial.

The middle of second semester is approaching, which means for Grade 10 students the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is around the corner. Reading, writing and grammar up to the Grade 9 level are the main focus of this Ontario-wide standardized test. The completion of the OSSLT is a requirement to graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Grade 10 students are invited to join Mr. Harshaw at lunch every Monday to ensure understanding of Grade 9 literature and to gain confidence before writing the test on April 10th, 2018.

With the success of students, comes the happiness of not only the students themselves, but the teachers who passed down their knowledge to the future generations.

Written by: Taylor Cochrane, Grade 11

FOCUS ON IMPROV
The Grimsby Improv team has just returned home with Gold from their Regional Improv tournament!

The team was in Guelph from March 21-24, competing against 19 other teams from all over South Western Ontario, in what is known as the TriCity Regional tournament of the Canadian Improv Games. After a round robin competition of all 20 teams where they ended in first place, the team went on to compete in the finals, where the top 5 teams performed again to a sold-out house, ultimately maintaining their 1st place standing and sending them on to the National Tournament to be held in Ottawa April 18-21st.

The team would like to give an improv shout out to their friends at Thorold SS and EL Crossley SS, who also made the Top 5! Grimsby is proud to represent TriCity Improv on the National stage!

Written by: Joedy Ebert, teacher

FOCUS ON ROWING
Our rowers have been training all year. Early morning workouts, running the halls before anyone arrives and paying attention to what they are eating, to ensure they are ready for regatta time.

These young athletes have been training hard in preparation for another amazing year of rowing success! In February, the Eagle rowers hosted Rudernkrieg 2018, with competitors from far and wide gathering to compete for a day on the ergs. Finally, the day came when they could get on the water. At the end of March, wearing lots of layers and big smiles, the athletes gathered at the Henley to begin this year’s water training. Can’t wait for the first regatta! Go Eagles!