Eden’s spring production, “The Miracle Worker,” is kicking into high gear as the wood working class completes set construction. Leah Godwin is busy designing the intricate lighting, while Curtis Rose is finding the elusive sound and music effects needed for the time period and ambiance of the play. Meanwhile, student composer Alex Sanko is creating an original soundtrack to enhance the moody atmosphere. The show opens with a student buy-in April 12, with public shows April 13, 14, 20, 21 and an additional buy-in on the 19th.

Visual Arts students were involved with hanging the DSBN’s Off the Wall Art Exhibit, which opens this month at the board office. Student work from all DSBN high schools will be featured, including work from Eden’s talented crew of visual arts students. Our music students are busy preparing for Music Monday, which takes places May 7 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines. This national day of celebrating music education is a fantastic opportunity for music students to perform for the community and for other music students across the board. The spring concert will follow quickly after Music Monday on May 17, at Eden High School. The night concert is open to the public at 7 pm in our school gymnasium. Tickets will be $5 at the door.

The Eden DECA Delegation, made up of 15 students and Ms. Etherington, went to Toronto for 3 days in February for fierce competition, professional development and lots of fun at the 39th DECA Provincial Competition. Charlotte Fritz was successful in medaling for her role play event in the Principles of Marketing. The rest of the students worked very hard in their individual and team role plays and the qualifying exam. All students represented Eden very well at this prestigious competition against 7,500 other business students in Ontario. #EdenDECA #Limitless

Eden’s Junior Volleyball Team had a strong season this year. They achieved first place in two tournaments and second place in two other tournaments. The girls fought to the end but lost in the league semi-finals after pushing to a fifth game in a best 3 of 5 format. The team thanks their community coaches, Beth and Sarah, for all the time given to help the students pursue their passion for the game. Go Flyers!

Months of training paid off for members of Eden’s swim team at the SOSSA championships, held in early February. Brandon Bigger, Noah Schouten and Grace Coveney all placed first in their individual events and hence move on to provincials that are being held later this month. In particular, the team has high hopes for Noah, who beat the provincial qualifying time by several seconds in the 100m freestyle. Jordan Loon finished her high school career with a 2nd place in her 100m breaststroke. Reese Doucett also placed third in her 50m freestyle and her 100m freestyle. Follow @eden_athletics to see the team’s performance at OFSAA at the end of February.

On Tuesday January 16th, the Eden Co-op Fair was on display. Each student was assigned the task to “sell their placement” to their peers. It was a smashing success as junior students were able to view the community partners involved with our senior students this past semester. Current co-op students were on hand to explain what sorts of tasks were involved with their respective placements, discuss the impact the experience had on their future plans and answer any questions about the co-op program. Over forty placements were represented throughout the day and Tim’s cards were given for the People’s Choice Award, as voted on by the audience in attendance. Eleiden Pearl Somera and Aimee Hoelzner were this year’s recipients. Random draw winners for participating in the voting process were Nick Howarth and Cole Robichaud. The Co-op Department would like to thank all those involved in this informative day.