Home of the Tigers
To show school spirit, staff and students at Hillcrest were asked to dress as their favourite character. Characters from storybooks, comic books, movies, and novels were all seen walking the halls at the Hill.
Happy Spirit Day! Enjoy a safe and happy March Break, Tigers.
Character Day at Hillcrest on PhotoPeach
Grades 2, 4, 5, and 7 teachers are working with three other Barrie schools co-planning, co-teaching and moderating the assessment of math lessons that focus on problem solving. Our teachers are designing these lessons that also embed multiple choice questions. Students are exposed to multiple choice questions in preparation for EQAO; teachers are focusing on the consolidation of lessons, and prioritize problem solving over independent practice of an isolated skill. This project began in January and continued this week.
On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Simcoe County District School Board will proudly host an evening to recognize the contributions of individuals in Simcoe County who demonstrate and help develop good character in our schools and communities.
Register now for the next conference for SCDSB Parents and Guardians, which will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the SCDSB Education Centre in Midurst. Keynote speakers include Dr. Peter Marshall and Jim Jordan.
Other workshops will be available, as well licensed childcare.
Click on the link below to view the flyer with additional information.
On Wednesday, Adam Dixon and Steve Arsenault from Canada’s National Sledge-hockey team joined Mrs. Phipps’ class and sent an inspiring message that anything is possible and to never give up on your dreams. Both athletes overcame their own personal tragedies and now compete nationally in sledge hockey, proving that anything is possible. Athletes with disabilities can still achieve with the right people and support. Both athletes are busy training this month for representing Team Canada and will be on their way to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia from March 7-16. We wish them good luck and hope they bring back the gold! Go Canada Go!
Mrs. Sweeney’s Grade 6 class act as “learning buddies” with Mrs. J-S’s Grade 1 class. They help with all subjects areas, and practice learning skills such as collaboration and self regulation. The Grade 6′s hosted a few outdoor fitness stations and called them the “2014 Hillcrest Tiger Cub Olympics”. Students were put into “countries” and traveled around to different outdoor centers.
The Olympic Stations included hockey, skiing, curling, snow structure building, skating, and snowball throw.
After the Olympics, all the “Tiger Cubs” received a medal. They then went inside to have hot chocolate with their buddies!
Way to go, Tigers!
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