Middle School Update

June 9, 2022


Friday, June 10: Last day of MS classes. Free Dress and special schedule (see below). Early dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Mon-Wed June 13-15: Middle School Exam Period. Exams between 9-11:40am, no lunches served.

Thursday, June 16: MS Closing Celebration for Grades 7&8 at 4pm in Coristine Hall (details below)

Friday, June 17: Due date for Phys Ed and Arts Course Selection for students entering Grade 8 next year (see details below)

Friday, June 17: Next Middle School Update (instead of Thursday afternoon)

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Middle School announces May Veritas Students of the Month: We are proud to honour students each month, nominated by teachers, in recognition of going above and beyond Veritas culture. Congratulations to the students: Jake Bock (8-1), Jacob Bukhman (8-1), Shen Hudon (8-2), Alek Asatoorian (8-2), Joseph Brydges (8-3), and Jack Haddad (7-3). We thank them for their outstanding contributions! Wear your Golden Tie with pride!

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Updated MS Exam Schedule: Classroom locations have been added to the MS Exam Schedule for June 13-15. Students are asked to review it so they know where to go when they arrive for exams next week. Reminder: Exams begin at 9am each day. Students will only by allowed into the building at 8:50 a.m. and must leave when they're finished their exam each day.

Locker Clean out: Send reusable bags to school with your son - locker clean out will be completed tomorrow!

June 10 - Special Last Day of MS Classes: Students will start the day as usual at 8:15am in their period 1 classrooms. We will hold a special assembly from 8:30-9:30 for all MS students and staff, followed by a TAG activity. Students can wear free dress to school tomorrow. Dismissal will be at 12:30pm.

Phys. Ed. Selection for students entering Grade 8 in September: Please find a complete list of the MS phys. ed. offerings for 2022-23 here. We ask that you discuss the phys. ed. options at home and complete the Fall Phys. Ed. Course Selection by Friday, June 17. Winter and spring phys. ed. selection will take place in advance of those trimesters. If you have any questions about the course offerings or our athletic program, please contact Mr. Mike Maurovich, Director of Athletics.

Arts Course Selection for students entering Grade 8 in September: Next year, we're introducing a digital arts course so since we'll have five courses to offer in our half-year rotation, we want to give you the opportunity to indicate where your interests lie! Please note: Students have already taken two half-year arts courses in Grade 7 and may not repeat these half-year courses in Grade 8. Complete this Arts Course Selection Form by Friday, June 17.

The final episode of this year’s Gryphon Podcast is online! This month the podcast features an interview with Mr. Roy about MS exams. You’ll find this month’s podcast and the previous podcasts HERE. See you next year, Gryphons!

Congratulations to the Scholastic Challenge winners! In February, our Grade 8 students joined schools across Canada competing in the Scholastic Challenge, an online quiz testing general knowledge. We are proud to announce that 37 of our Grade 8 students achieved results above the national average and received certificates for that honour. A special shout-out to Jerry Han, who received the top score for Grade 8 competitors in the province of Quebec!

Senior School Student Leaders for 2022-23: In April and May, the students in Grades 8-10 and Middle and Senior staff voted for their student leaders for next year. We would like to introduce the student leaders to our school community:

  • Prefects (Grade 11): Yusuf Afif, William Carvalho-Guertin, Liborio Ciccarello, Max Depatie, James Downey, Nate Mitelman, Lambros Papadopoulos, and Yikai (Ken) Zhao

  • House Heads (Grade 10): Nicolas Capolicchio (Macaulay), Luca Kestenband (Speirs), Jack Salkovitz (Wanstall), and Benjamin Vineberg (Lucas)

  • House Representatives (Grade 9): Ryan Boucetta (Wanstall), Andrew Carsley (Lucas), Nicholas Cesta (Macaulay), and Shen Hudon (Speirs)

Argyle Shop/School Uniform Announcement: Please visit our Argyle Shop webpage to review the Dress Code and buying guides before September. We strongly encourage parents to shop on our online store. If required, families can make appointments to visit the Argyle Shop in August using the link that will be on the Argyle Shop webpage by June 20. Please note: The Argyle Shop will be closed June 21-July 13, no orders will be processed during this time.

NEXT WEEK’S MS UPDATE: Will be emailed to families on Friday, June 17 rather than the afternoon of Thursday June 16.

A Note about Final Grades: Please note that most grades won't be available in OnCampus until after report cards are emailed to families at the end of June.

Parent Volunteer Thank you: This past Wednesday, June 8, Selwyn House hosted a celebration for the Selwyn House parents who have donated countless hours of their time to planning and executing many programs at the school. These programs would not have been possible without you and we are continuously grateful for all of the effort and passion that you put into our school. Merci! Gracias! Danke! Grazie! Obrigado! Shukran! 谢谢 !

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To review the Covid-19 precautions and protocols please visit our Covid Corner webpage.

Visit previous MS Updates for news you may have missed and action items:

MS Closing Celebration: We are delighted to celebrate the end of the year in person with all Grade 7&8 students from 4-5pm on Thursday, June 16! Each student is invited to bring a maximum of 2 guests. After a 30 minute closing in Coristine Hall, we’ll enjoy refreshments under the tent in the west yard. School uniforms are not required; smart-casual attire is expected. No RSVP required; we expect all students to attend. Please inform Ms. Beech if your son (and guests) will not be able to join us for this event.

End of Year Reminders:

Grade 8 Laptop Return: All Grade 8 students must return their laptops and chargers on Wednesday, June 15. Technicians will collect the laptops and chargers from students in their exam rooms that day. Please see the attached letter from Mr. Trudeau, Director of Technology, for more information regarding laptop requirements for Senior School. It is expected that Grade 7 students will keep their laptops and chargers over the summer and use them again for their Grade 8 year; however, a Grade 7 student can return his laptop and charger on June 15 if he prefers that we store it over the summer or if repairs are required (you must email the tech office to inform them if this is the case). All loaner laptops and chargers must be returned to the tech office.

Back to School Prep:

Online School Supply Service: Next year’s supply lists for students entering Grade 7&8 are posted online here. Beginning June 25, students may purchase school supplies online for next September through Service Scolaire Editions Vaudreuil Inc. Please note that if you choose to use this service, a percentage of the total sales will be donated to a local children’s charity.

English Summer Reading Selections for students entering Grade 7 and Grade 8 are posted online HERE. Purchase at your preferred retailer, including local Montreal bookstore Babar Books, who have stocked all SHS required books in their online store. Click here to order from Babar Books. Students/Parents can use SELWYN as the Promo Code for free shipping on orders placed between June 2 - 30, 2022.

There are no French Summer Reading Assignments for students entering Grade 7&8 in September 2022.

Students entering Grade 9 can visit the Senior School webpage in the coming weeks for English and French summer reading announcements and details about school supplies.

Summer Camps at SHS: For details of each camp being offered at Selwyn House School in the summer of 2022 please see our Summer Camps webpage.

  • Football Camp: June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 4-8

  • Music Camp: June 20-23 and June 27-30

  • Basketball Camp: August 1-5 and August 8-12

  • Hockey Camp: August 8-12

  • Debating Camp: August 15-19

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