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Appleby students will soon be preparing for their June exams. A busy and sometimes challenging time of year, students are encouraged to view this period as an opportunity to apply the academic knowledge and understanding they've worked so hard to achieve over the course of the term.

Exams will be held from Wednesday, June 14 to Thursday, June 22, please click here for the timetable. Exams will be written in different locations on campus and students need to be aware of both the place and time. Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13 are designated as review days. After reviewing the exam timetable, students should organize a study schedule and ensure they have all required course materials. It's also important that they back-up their work on their laptops; if help is needed in doing so, please visit the IT Department for assistance.

To prepare for examinations, students should focus on the essential understandings of each course, eat well and maintain a regular sleep cycle. Also, last-minute studying and cramming should be avoided, instead, follow a schedule that will ensure there is time to study for each class. Be sure to arrive at school (in full uniform) a minimum of 30-minutes before an exam.

Appleby's advisors and guidance counsellors are wonderful resources for study tips and techniques. Students are encouraged to contact the guidance department for assistance if needed.

Good luck everyone!

Fraser Grant '87
Assistant Head of School, Academics

 
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Construction Activity Update

It's an exciting time on campus as construction of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life has begun! Click here to watch the transformation of the building site.

As a reminder, students and employees can continue to expect a significant increase in heavy equipment traffic on campus, as excavation of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life construction site is underway. Dump trucks will continue to enter and exit campus throughout the course of the school day, with the exception of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times. Trucks will be entering and exiting campus via the ring road west of East Field, requiring the need for two-way traffic flow.

Commissionaires and flagmen will be stationed at impacted roadways throughout the day to help guide traffic. To help remind drivers of this change, additional signage has been installed and yellow lane markings will be applied to the ring road west of East Field. Please click here to view a campus map outlining where two-way traffic will be experienced.

Every effort has been made to minimize impact on school activities while keeping the health and safety of our students, employees, parents and visitors to campus our first priority. However, as a result of the increased level of construction traffic, you may experience delays when arriving to and/or departing from campus outside of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times, and your patience is greatly appreciated.

Please look out for and adhere to all construction and traffic signage displayed on campus. If you have any questions please contact Laurie Salvi, manager, administration at lsalvi@appleby.on.ca or 905-845-4681 ext. 214.

Revised Schedule - Thursday, May 18

Due to Prefect interviews taking place on Thursday, May 18, Middle School, Upper School and Senior One students not applying to be a Prefect, and Senior Two students not assisting with interviews, will end their day at 1:50 p.m. There will be only one bus departing Appleby at 2:00 p.m. Buses will resume after the May long weekend on Tuesday, May 23 and will follow a Day 2 schedule.

Reminder - Erosion of Lake Ontario Shoreline on Campus

As a result of the recent higher than normal rainfall levels and strong winds, the campus’ Lake Ontario shoreline has experienced significant erosion. For your safety, the shoreline has been roped off and we ask that students, employees, parents and visitors to campus keep at a safe distance as the shoreline is built up. Thank you for your cooperation.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2017-2018 Appleby school year calendar.

Athletics at Appleby

Appleby's athletics teams have multiple games this week, come out and cheer on the Blue Dogs! Click here for the game schedule.

Chapel Service

On Wednesday, May 17 Upper Two Student Brianna Chu will present her chapel speech.

University Visits

Representatives from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be at Appleby and available to speak with students on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:40 a.m. in the LEC. Also, a University Fair will be held on Thursday, May 18 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall foyer. The following schools will be present: Quest University, Thompson Rivers University, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, Bishop's University, Algoma University, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Kings University in Alberta, St. Francis Xavier, Huron College at Western University, Kings at Western University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Niagara University, Trinity Western University and Shad Valley.

Purchasing Graduation Photos

Portraits By Mina has mailed out all Senior Two graduation photos. Please note that photos were sent to the student home address registered with the school. All payments are to be made directly to Portraits by Mina. If you have not received the photos in the mail, please contact Jenny Casey, coordinator, student services at jcasey@appleby.on.ca.

2016-2017 Connect-Ed

Interested in learning a new skill or brushing up on an old one? Please join us for Appleby's 2016-2017 Connect-Ed. The Connect-Ed series is comprised of courses open to all adult members of the Appleby community. Upcoming courses include:

• Culinary Creations
• Car Cruise - Saturday, June 10

To register for these and other Connect-Ed sessions, please click here.

Summer School Credit and Enrichment Programs

Students interested in taking a summer school course for credit or program for enrichment must complete the Appleby College Summer School permission/application form and return it to the guidance office. Students taking courses for credit will be placed into the appropriate grade level for September 2017 course selection once the permission form is submitted. Report cards indicating credit completion are required to be received by the Guidance office before Tuesday, August 29. If proof of credit completion is not received by this date, students will be placed into the course for which they have completed the prerequisite. Possible Summer Opportunities (for credit and enrichment), both local and international, can be viewed on the Guidance InfoSite. For further questions please contact Michelle Frigo, guidance counsellor.

Summer Academy

Appleby provides learning opportunities through academic credit courses and an exciting array of enrichment programs. Both streams are appropriate to all students seeking either credit, advancement, or simply an engaging learning experience. Appleby’s exceptional facilities including leading-edge technology formats, combined with experienced, highly dedicated teachers, ensure a formidable summer learning experience. Boarding is now full, but day options are available. Please note there are limited places remaining in Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U) and Principles of Mathematics 10 (MPM2D). Please click here to learn more and apply online!

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Appleby Students Attend Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp

Senior One students Madison Oakes and Lexie Adzija, along with alumna Jaime Bourbonnais '16, were selected for the Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp held at McMaster University in Hamilton from May 3 to 7. The focus of the camp was off-ice sessions including dry-land training, fitness-testing and physical and mental preparation. Madison and Lexie attended the U-18 Camp, while Jaime was on the Development Team. Both camps are considered an important step in identifying the future women's hockey stars who could one day be in the running to play for Canada's National Women's Team. Congratulations!

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PASCH Scholarship Winners

Three students studying German have received scholarships through the Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Partner School Initiative (PASCH) of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Germany. Upper Two students Bella Lecomte, Rachel Ni and Chengyuyang You, all currently enrolled in second year German, will participate in a three-week German language course and full culture program this summer. Congratulations!

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Appleby Students Tour Cadbury, CTV and Trend Hunter

On May 4, Appleby's international business and accounting students travelled to Toronto for a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate factory and visits to CTV Studios and Trend Hunter. Students learned about the history of chocolate (Canadians eat 8.2 billion mini eggs a year!), supply chain management, how media is reshaping Canadian culture, and what trends will dominate global business in the coming years.

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Middle Two Students Travel to Ottawa

From May 3 to 5, Middle Two students travelled with their Home Form Advisors to Ottawa and explored our nation's capital. Students toured the Museum of Nature (where they met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), the War Museum, the Parliament Buildings and the Aviation Museum. They also participated in a Haunted Walk of Ottawa, and a tour through the Laflèche Caves. Everyone enjoyed the trip together!

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Regional Young Round Square Conference a Great Experience for Students

From April 20 to 26, Middle One student Mia Cappuccitti and Middle Two students Chloe McAleese and Kiersten Tomas, along with faculty member Dawn Ronfeld, attended the Regional Young Round Square Conference at Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. The theme of the conference was Democracy in the Big Apple and students were taught the meaning of democracy through making connections to the arts, the environment and immigration. Throughout the conference delegates participated in Baraza Groups, listened to guest speakers and explored New York City.

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2017 Michael Smith Science Challenge

This February, 20 Upper School students participated in the 2017 Michael Smith Science Challenge offered by the University of British Columbia. A total of 1,812 students from across Canada wrote the challenge. Congratulations to Upper Two students Mariah Meston and Md Riaz Mahmud who placed in the top 10% of the nation, Upper One student Junyi (Julia) Huang and Upper Two student Kaiwen (Kevin) Ding who placed in the top 3% of the nation, and Upper One student Siyu (Elaine) Liu who placed in the top 0.5% of the nation - placing 9th overall!

May 15
-All-student Grade Band Photos

May 16
-Middle School Cabaret

May 18
-Upper Two Persuasive Speaking Competition

May 23
-Senior Two After-Dinner Speaking Competition

May 31
-Senior Two Art Exhibition

June 6 & 7
-Middle School Play Performances

June 27
-Closing Day

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Middle School Cabaret

Join us for the Middle School Cabaret taking place on Tuesday, May 16 in Willis Hall. Middle School students will present an entertaining evening of music, dance and drama pieces learned in their performing and comprehensive arts courses. The Middle Two Cabaret takes place at 4:00 p.m. and the Middle One Cabaret at 5:00 p.m. Both shows will be followed by a reception in the Schlesinger Dining Hall foyer, where examples of Middle School visual artwork will be on display.


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Appleby Bluedog Earrings Have Arrived!

The College Shop has received the highly anticipated Bluedog earrings. Available to purchase for $25, they would be a great graduation gift! The earrings are nickel-free, silver plated brass and limited quantities are available. Visit the College Shop today and get yours before they're gone! Please click here to visit the College Shop online.

ACPA Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Luncheon

The Appleby College Parents' Association invites all parents to their 2017 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. in Willis Hall, featuring a presentation from guest speaker Bonnie Flemington, nutrition educator, who will be speaking on "Nutrition Strategies for Teens". Following the AGM and guest speaker presentation, Innes van Nostrand, Principal, invites all those who have volunteered their time for the school to his home for a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in honour of their commitment and dedication to Appleby College. Please RSVP your attendance by Tuesday, May 23 by clicking here. Should you require additional information please contact Ellen Palmer, director, parent relations at epalmer@appleby.on.ca, or Sarah Perkin, ACPA President at saraheperkin@icloud.com.

2017-2018 ACPA Executive Nominations

In accordance with ACPA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee has prepared a list of candidates for presentation at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 30. Executive Committee members elected at the Annual General Meeting will take office at the conclusion of the meeting. The term of office for each Executive Committee position shall be one year, with re-election permissible for a second term. Special thanks to the Nominating Committee for their commitment and the integrity and professional manner in which they performed their role. We have an incredibly talented and devoted pool of members in our Parents' Association. Thank you to all of our valued volunteers who enrich the Appleby community on a daily basis.

Lost and Found

If you happen to lose your phone or keys, please check with the Nicholas Arts Centre main reception as well as the Lost and Found. Reception will hold these valuable items so they can be easily retrieved outside of regular College Shop hours and every effort is made to locate the owner. If the items are not claimed within a week or two, phones and keys are transferred to Lost and Found for safekeeping. Please contact us if you have lost or misplaced an item at lostandfound@appleby.on.ca.

Annual Book Return & Sale

Mark your calendars for the annual book return and sale on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22. This is a great opportunity to clear your shelves and return textbooks. Books in good condition will be considered by the Canadian School Book Exchange, and if resold, a cheque or credit will be issued to you.

Book Return
Wednesday, June 21: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Nicholas Arts Centre Foyer
Thursday, June 22: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Gym

Book Sale
Thursday, June 22: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Gym

For more information or questions, please contact Nana Rehem.

Closing Day Floral Bouquet Orders

Would you like to surprise your graduate, friend, or teacher with a bouquet of flowers on Closing Day? The ACPA is offering on-site delivery of Closing Day bouquets through Gatto Flowers on Tuesday, June 27. A variety of bouquet options are available. Flowers will be available for pick-up in the Burns Family Foyer during the Graduating Class Breakfast (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) or after the Closing Day ceremony (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.). Please click here to place your order by Thursday, June 22.

Chapel Guild

The full detailing and decorating of the John Bell Chapel for Closing Day will take place on Monday, June 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. New volunteers are always welcome - the more the merrier! For more information please contact Sharon Jones or Ania Cudny, ACPA chapel guild co-ordinators.

2017 Fashion Show Co-Chairs

The ACPA is seeking co-chairs for the 2017 Fashion Show, tentatively scheduled to take place Sunday, November 5, 2017. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Perkin, ACPA President at sellenp@hotmail.com.

 
 
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