Senior School Update

February 27, 2020

Upcoming Events

Invitation to the Known and Loved Gala May 1: Click to Reserve tickets.
Known & Loved Gala - May 1, 2020 Vignette 4

Thursday, Feb. 27: 7:00-8:30 PM: Performance by the Old Boys Blues Band directed by Alex Becker in the Rossy Agora with a special guest performance by James McMillan (Director of advancement, former SHS music teacher and band director). If the parent-student-teacher interviews give you the blues, come and unwind as the band play a high energy set of classic jazz and blues tunes.

Thursday, February 27: Grades 7 to 11 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 1:30 - 8:00 pm Please note there is no parking in front of the school or on Argyle prior to 2:30 pm on Thurs. Feb 27 as we need that area for pick up for the Elementary School students.


Friday, February 28: Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM


No classes for students Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Students attend interviews with their parents.

Lost & Found: Items will be displayed on tables in the hallway to the right of Coristine Hall on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28. If your son has lost an item or items, please have a look.

The Re-Enrollment Form is due tomorrow, Friday, February 28. To secure your son’s enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year please check off the appropriate box on the re-enrollment form and return this form to Ms. D. Dragone in the Business Office.

Happy March Break!

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 13: The school is closed for March Break!

Monday, March 16: Ped Day - no classes for students

Tuesday, March 17: Students return from March Break

Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 20: Senior School Francoparty

Wednesday, March 18: Guest speaker - Derrick Frenette 9:30 - 10:30 AM, Coristine Hall

March 23 - 26: Grade 10 Retreat

Wednesday, March 25: Grade 11 Service Day

Wednesday, March 25: Grade 9 Special Workshop Day

Tuesday, March 31: Save the date: Academic Information Evening for Parents of Students in Grades 9 & 10, 7:00 PM Rossy Agora

Need to Know

A Selwyn House Legend Announces Her Retirement: This past Tuesday and Wednesday, as many of you may have heard, it was announced to the Middle and Senior School boys, respectively, that our beloved Ms. Carol Manning has made the decision to retire at the end of the current school year. Read more

Grade 9 student Vito Guzzo is currently the number-one sabre fencer in Canada. He is also ranked first in Quebec, making him both the national and provincial champion in sabre fencing.

Vito also recently made Team Canada for the Youth Division, and is going off to the North American Cup in Detroit, Michigan March 20-23 to represent Canada in the U-15 men’s sabre competition in both the individual competition and the national team competition, where he will be teamed up with the second-, third- and fourth-placed national sabre fencers from across the country. Read more.

McGill Winter Bonanza Debate Tournament: Matthew Homa and Sasha Klein Charland (Gr. 10), George Adamopoulos and Denis Dariotis (Gr. 10), James Sabbagh and Oliver Lin (Gr. 9), and Charles Seitz and Yusuf Afif (Gr. 8). Dylan Lee (Gr. 10) also competed. Charles and Yusuf tied for fifth place and George and Denis for fifth place, while Matthew and Sasha finished in fourth place and qualified for the final round, where they ended up losing a close split decision. Charles Seitz and Yusuf Afif came in second and third, respectively, in the individual speaker category.

Montreal Centre Learning Disabilities, Saturday, April 18, 9 AM - 4:00 PM Sarah Ward - Learn it today - Use it Tomorrow Strategies for developing executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents -- Click here to register

Important Dates 2020 - 2021: Click here for the Important Dates for the upcoming school year 2020-2021.
Healthy March Break: We wish all our faculty and families a healthy and happy March Break. This is the time for the seasonal flu, as well as the new Coronavirus. To keep healthy, we want to remind everyone to wash hands frequently, cover mouths when coughing or sneezing, and wipe down surfaces to help mitigate the spread of illness. Families or faculty who get sick upon their return from holiday are urged to stay home and contact their health care provider. The school will be cleaned over the break and anti-bacterial soap containers refilled. We should be ready for a healthy final term. Rest assured that we, along with the QAIS schools, are following the Quebec and Canadian protocols and guidelines for the safety of the whole Selwyn House community. Any new information will be communicated if the situation changes.

From Director of Innovation & Growth

May-June Exam Schedule: Click here for the May-June Exam Schedule
Parent Workshops: Please RSVP https://tinyurl.com/shsworkshops Supporting Meaningful Moments. April 22 @ 8:15 am or 12:30 pm

Leadership Opportunities

Now is the time to consider applying to three upcoming conferences in 2020: the Global Student Leadership Summit, the CAIS Student Leadership Conference, and the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. These conferences are open to current senior school students (Grades 9-11), though you must check to see which conference(s) pertain to your grade level. Please complete this one application form for the conferences that interest you by February 28 at 2:00 pm. Questions? Please contact Ms. Rachel Cazabon

2020-21 Prefect and House Head Applications: Applications have been emailed to the current Grade 9 and 10 students for those interested in becoming House Heads or Prefects next year. The deadline to submit completed applications to Mrs. Powers is March 17 at 3:00 p.m. Good luck to all the applicants!

Community Engagement

Toy Waste Upcycling Drive: The Grade 1 & 2 students at ECS are asking for Selwyn House’s help with a special initiative! Click here for more information.

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