Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Waterloo Math Contest – February 23rd

Don’t forget to register for the University of Waterloo math Contest that is coming up on Wednesday February 23rd. To register, you must pay the $5 deposit on School Cash Online. There are only 2 days remaining to register. See Mrs. Smith, Mathematics Department Head, if you need additional information.

Glee Club Today

There will be a meeting for the Glee Club, right after school today in room 237.

Loyola Spirit Day – Wednesday

This is a reminder that tomorrow is Loyola Spirit Day Wednesday. Wear your Loyola Spirit wear with your uniform bottoms.

February is Black History Month

Hello Hawks. Today, is the first day of Black History Month. Throughout the month, you’ll have access through your teachers and social media to resources to educate yourselves on the importance of this topic, which focuses on recognizing the history of Black individuals in Canadian and World history. This month is about honouring all the contributions of Black individuals make in all areas of society. We celebrate their resilience, innovation and determination, as well as work toward a more inclusive present and future. This week, we will be focusing on the theme of “Representation Matters: Past, Present & Future Heros”.  Today we will discuss Black History Month in Canada. In 1978, the Ontario Black History Society was established. In 1979, after a petition by Dr. Daniel G. Hill and Wilson O. Brooks, the first-ever Canadian proclamation was issued by Toronto to have February as Black History Month, and it was the first municipality to do so. By 1993, The Ontario Black History Society had successfully filed the petition in Ontario, and the society appealed to the Honourable Jean Augustine, who was the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament. In 1995, the motion for Black History month was carried unanimously, after being formally introduced by Dr. Augustine. Lastly, February of 2008 had Senator Donald Oliver, the first Black man appointed to the Senate, put forth the motion to recognize the contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month. It was another unanimous motion, and was put in place the next month – completing the parliamentary position on Black History Month. We as a school community hope to bring awareness to the importance of Black History Month, and how significant it is in Canadian history. Thank you.

Scott, JoanneTuesday, February 1, 2022