Grimsby Secondary School

Students have settled into their classes and are hard at work achieving their goals. We are in the midst of another semester of learning that will be enhanced by the myriad of opportunities available to our students inside and outside of the classroom.

Fall sports have been very successful. Football is back at Grimsby and the team has been playing well and winning regularly. We are looking forward to more great competition for the remainder of the season. Our field hockey team has also had a very successful season and are off to SOSSA to complete with teams throughout Southern Ontario. Our athletes are also busy with volleyball, basketball, tennis, golf and rowing.

Our Grade 9 students and senior student mentors spent three great days at Camp Eagle near Haliburton at the end of September. They experienced a wide variety of activities and got to know each other better. Our Eagles mentorship program will continue throughout the year. Each student in Grade 9 will be part of a group of students who meet regularly with a senior student mentor. This is one of the many ways we assist students with making successful transitions from Grade 8 to Grade 9.

The Me to We Club is coordinating a We Scare Hunger Food Drive for the last two weeks of October to help keep the shelves filled at GBF. Our students like to give back to the community as often as possible.

On November 1st, our Grade 9 students will be in the community with their parents at “Take Your Kids to Work Day” and our halls will be filled with the Grade 8 students from our Family of Schools as they experience “A day in the life of a Grade 9 student at GSS.” Then, on November 28th, they can bring their parents to tour the school and get answers to their questions at our Open House as they experience “High School in Action.”

Student Council has been busy planning spirit activities, a pep rally, dances and the winter semi-formal. All of our groups are busy ensuring that everyone finds their place at GSS and has opportunities to explore their passions and achieve at the highest possible level.

As always, diverse learning opportunities abound as we achieve success together!