November 21, 2017

From the Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. T. Harris

We are delighted to have two teams competing at OFSAA this week, the senior girls basketball team and the senior boys volleyball team, these in addition to Tyler W who competed at OFSAA Cross Country a couple of weeks ago. The girls will travel all the way to Timmins, while the boys are nearer by in Toronto. If you are interested in live streaming any of the games, you can find it by way of (The fact that I am going to OFSAA myself has a direct connection to how short this Forecast is.)
Next week is Spiritual Emphasis Week; we call it SEW week even though we do not like acronyms, perhaps because it also sows wonderful seeds in the lives of our students. When we hear students reflect at their grade 12 portfolio interviews on their experiences at our school, they often refer to SEW week as a highlight and a time during which they have grown in their faith. It is a week when two of our three driving words (Belong and Believe) are front and centre. The week unites our school and draws each of us into a time of reflection about our walk with God. We ask that you pray for SEW week before it happens and while it is happening. Pray that our speaker, Mike Gordon, will be blessed in his interaction with our students and that the Lord would use him to touch their lives, pray that the grade 12 students and the praise teams would be blessed in their leadership throughout the week, and pray that all of our students will be encouraged in their faith.
Parents, you are very welcome to join us for any of the SEW Week sessions. We will be meeting in the gym to allow for more guests, and the sessions will happen at 9:00 every morning.
Parents, please note that there is an opportunity for both the guys and girls in the school to experience extended fellowship in connection with SEW week. The guys will be going after school on Wednesday, November 29 to Different Strokes in Grimsby. A bus will bring them there, but they will need to be picked up around 5:30 from that location. Your sons will give you further details. The girls will be spending their “Girls Night” on Wednesday, November 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the home of Arch and Lorraine Vermeer in Beamsville. The girls will get an invitation shortly. It is strongly recommended that students participate in these events.

Open House and Celebration of Learning

Save the date! Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. for Smithville Christian High School’s annual Open House and Celebration of Learning. This is THE night to experience the excitement and enthusiasm for learning that take place in the halls, classrooms and work spaces of our beautiful building day after day. Come for food, student-led worship and students’ stories about what they are learning and why. Invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours and friends. We hope that every student has at least one visitor. See you then!

Student Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Linda Booy-Korvemaker, O.C.T.

Thank you to the parents and guardian that attended the Post-Secondary Planning presentation on November 9. I have a tentative presentation on Financing Post-Secondary (including the changes to OSAP) on April 10 from 6:30 – 7:30. Save the date!

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards are open to graduating secondary school students and those studying first year in university. The maximum award is $28,000. Deadline is February 1, 2018. For award criteria go to

Burger King Scholarship - check it out at:

Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition invites high school students in Ontario to pitch their business ideas in a two-minute video. Videos are judged through online public voting (40%) and expert judges’ scores (60%). For more info:

Prairie Grass Film Challenge: check it out at

Upcoming Events:
- Niagara College Friday, November 24 at 11:30 in Student Services

Students’ Council   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joshua M., Communications

Greetings one and all! It’s time for your bi-weekly dose of Student Council announcements! To start off:

We would like to thank everyone who helped out with the bonfire. It was a great night full of food, fun, fire, and friends!

Also, thank you to everyone who filled up a Rose City Kids bag. They mean a lot to the kids they are going to. We also raised $535 through Cash for Change – well done!

Now for some upcoming events! The winter dance is coming up soon and we are looking for a decorating committee and a DJ! If you are interested in either of these positions or you know someone who may be interested please Edsby message Student Council.

That’s all for now! Have a great week!

Croquettes for Sale: Order before Dec.1

Definition for CROQUETTES: deep fried beef batons coated in breadcrumbs, a popular European delicacy (so popular in fact that it is even sold at McDonalds in Europe!)
36 Precooked Beef Croquette - $45
72 Precooked Beef Croquette - $85
72 Precooked Beef Bitterballen (same as croquettes but ½ the size) - $42
144 Precooked Beef Bitterballen - $76

All proceeds go to the Europe Trip and the South Africa Trip
To order:
Phone:  (905) 957-3255
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Delivery: beginning of December

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