TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION SKILLS
In April, DSBN held their Annual Technological Education Skills Celebration. Eden students to be congratulated are:
Alex Riley: Silver Medal – Carpentry Individual
Dan Ridings, Robbie Falk: Bronze Medal – Carpentry Team
Harry Hopman: Bronze Medal – Coding
Ben Busca: Gold Medal – Computer-Aided Manufacturing Stephen Allen: Silver Medal – Computer-Aided Manufacturing Owen Zow: Bronze Medal – Computer-Aided Manufacturing Matthew Guether, Kiran Hazra: Silver Medal – Geographic Info Systems Ben Busca: Bronze Medal – Mechanical CAD
Congratulations also goes out to Alex Riley for placing 5th and Stephen Allen for placing 7th in their events at Skills Ontario Competitions in May. Ben Busca, Graeme Lett, Gabe Maskaluk, Chris Reimer and Ben Miralles are also congratulated for making it to the qualifying round at the Ontario competition for Robotics.
WRITERS CRAFT CLASS
The Grade 12 Writers Craft Class spent the last month creating their very own children’s books and May 22 was Publication Day. The class walked to William Hamilton Merritt Public School and read their illustrated children’s stories to Grade 1
and 2 students. They received honest feedback from their target audience who loved being read to by “the big kids.” There were a variety of stories with important messages about imagination, bullying, acceptance and helping others. These talented students also used a variety of artistic styles for their illustrations including digital, cartoon, photography, water colour, touch and feel and hand drawn. Though they were nervous, the Grade 12s were thankful to have this memorable, authentic experience.
Link Crew has arrived at Eden! “More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link Crew provides the structure for grade 9s to receive support and guidance from seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and
to understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.” (The Boomerang Project) We are in full swing of planning great activities and peer mentors for our incoming Flyers. Bring on the fun and get excited for Grade 9! See you in September!
FUTURE FLYER DAY
May 17, Future Flyer Day, was a special day at Eden High School when many of our future grade nines came to enjoy a day of fun and bonding at Eden. The students, coming from various schools across the Niagara Region, had a chance to meet their future classmates and get a taste of High School life. Students enjoyed the Spring Concert dress rehearsal, played student-led icebreaker games and enjoyed lunch before attending two classes in the afternoon. Eden is excited to welcome this vibrant group of students in September.
We had incredible interest from students participating on the Eden Badminton team. At the first tryout, over 70 students came to the gym ready to show their skills. A full team of 48 students represented Eden, showing excellent sportsmanship and dedication. Through commitment to practice and the skilled coaching of Mr. John Pilling, the team members improved their badminton skills. Noteworthy results for the team were Senior Liam Smith and Lauren Foster, 2nd place Zone Mixed Doubles. Junior Peter Pilling, Zone Champion and SOSSA Champion Boys Singles. Emma Andres and Mya Capes, 2nd place Zone and 2nd place SOSSA Girls Doubles. Therese Ristow and Renee Smith, Zone Champion Girls Doubles. Sydney Thompson, 2nd place Zone Girls Singles Midget. Parth Patel and Toby Jeffries, Zone Champions and 2nd place SOSSA Boys Doubles. Madalyn Weinert and Mitchell Kalakaylo, Zone Champions and 2nd place SOSSA Mixed Doubles. Alexandra Kennedy and Isabel Neufeld, 2nd place Zone Girls Doubles. Congratulations to all of the team members on a successful season.
Eden Takes Big Awards At CAPPIES! Critics, cast and crew of this year’s CAPPIES should be very proud of their achievements at the 2018 CAPPIES awards night at Welland Centennial High School, on May 23. Elizabeth Chernyak won best supporting actress and the
entire cast and crew took home the Best Play award for the second year in a row. Our critics won best team and to top it off, Diana
Karapetyn earned the top critic award by seeing all 14 district school plays and being published five times in the newspaper. Congratulations to everyone involved in The Miracle Worker. Our little “miracle play” proved you don’t have to have a big stage to tell a great story!
FOREST OF READING FESTIVAL
The DSBN Forest of Reading Festival at Bethany Church was a fun ending to our book club. Over 38 students represented Eden High School and many fun activities were offered: survival skills, Muffin Madness, Yoga, Zen Colouring, Dinosaur bones, Succulent garden planter making, dot art, boot camp etc. The author, Danielle Younge-Ullman (Everything Beautiful is not ruined) is the White Pine winner for Ontario spoke, with the students. Students met authors and came back with bag full of goodies. Can’t wait till next year!