Around the Corner
by Stormy Howard
Is it really December already? Less than 15 days until Christmas!! It’s crazy, and school seems to be going pretty fast with sports and tests.
Monday, December 3, we received news about how Bill 115 was going to affect our everyday activities.
Essentially our daily academic life will remain the same (lessons, projects, activities and tests), but unfortunately the extra-curricular side of school is going to change (sports and clubs are put on hold as of Monday, December 10th). A lot of people (students and staff) are upset about this, and want to change it.
Bill 115 is a piece of legislation passed in the fall and it imposes a two-year contract on educators that allows the government to take away the teachers bargaining rights. This is unfair to the senior students because it’s their last year, and they will not get to do any sports or clubs. There are some students here at Seaway who are planning to walk out to demonstrate in a positive way their anger over this change to the school day. They have met with our principal, Mr. Gardiner and had a teleconference call with the Director Mr. David Thomas. I hope we can come to an agreement on Bill 115 so we can all get back to doing the things we love.
Tuesday, December 4th, the boys basketball team consisting of: Clay Dumoulin, Evan Mullin, Cameron Chayer, Andrew Jarvis, Mustafa Hamadi, Brandon Vandodewaard and Dillon Sullivan, had a tournament at Char-Lan. They won 40-30. Great work!
On Tuesday December 4th, the Seaway juniors played volleyball at CCVS (they split will all the teams they played, and improved greatly throughout the day according to Coach Waddell). Meanwhile the seniors played across town at La Citadelle. The Seniors beat Tagwi, Glengarry, and split with La Citadelle and Char-Lan. On Friday, December 7th the Seaway girls played volleyball in Rockland, and both teams did really well, with the seniors bringing home the tournament title! We were all impressed! Way to be ladies!
On Thursday Seaway had a ‘Tight-n-Bright’ dance for grades 9-12. Tickets were $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You could even sign in friends from other schools. This was an awesome event that was extremely well attended. There was a laser light show that was presented by PINX Productions from Toronto and students dressed in neon and other clothing that would glow in the dark with the black lights. It made a really cool effect in the gym . Also for 50 cents you could buy a pot of glow in the dark paint to decorate yourself and your friends. It really was a blast!!!!