With exams currently underway, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish students all the best, including our Upper One students as they participate in ASCENT, as well as our Middle Two students who are completing their Presentations of Learning. It’s an exciting time as students apply the knowledge and skills they've worked so hard to achieve over the course of the year.

In less than two weeks, Appleby will celebrate Closing Day – one of the most anticipated events of the year, which marks a great life milestone. The occasion is a wonderful celebration for the Appleby community and will take place on Tuesday, June 27. An opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class, Closing Day is also a day to commend the achievements of students in all grades. Please view the letter to the graduating class that includes the day's schedule to help you plan your day accordingly. As a reminder, all students are expected to attend the ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m.

The 2016-2017 school year has been a tremendous one, filled with a number of extraordinary achievements in academics, the arts, community life, service and athletics. We are so proud of our students and their teachers. Thank you to all students, employees, parents and alumni for your contribution and participation in what has truly been a successful year.

I look forward to seeing you on Closing Day!

Innes van Nostrand
Principal

 
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New Time-lapse Video!

Construction of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life is well underway. To see the progress made on the building site, please click here to view a time-lapse video.

 

June Exam and Bus Schedule

Exams will be held until 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. The exam period bus schedule is available on the Transportation InfoSite.

If a student has an unverified absence from an examination, POL or ASCENT day then the student will receive zero for the evaluation until the absence is verified and approved. In the case of illness, the student must have visited his/her family doctor, the hospital emergency ward, or the Appleby College Health Centre, and provide Fraser Grant, assistant head of school, academics with a medical note stating the exact date(s) the student was seen for treatment. For any other absence to be considered verified, approval of the absence must be pre-arranged in a meeting with Fraser Grant.

 

Locker Clean-Out

As part of the school's end of year activities, all student lockers need to be cleaned out during the exam period. Please make sure they are cleaned out and locks removed by Tuesday, June 20 at 5:00 p.m. After that time, any remaining locks on lockers will be removed, items bagged, and sent to the Lost and Found in the McCraney Barn. Please note that any unclaimed items still in Lost and Found after Friday, June 23 will be donated to charity.

 

Graduates and Non-Returning Students - Reminder

All students not returning for the 2017-2018 school year must return their Fujitsu T936 to the Williams IT Centre. Please click here for more information regarding the return process. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Duggan, manager, IT services.

 

Class of 2017 Time Capsule Ceremony and Leaving Class Dinner

Graduating students are reminded of the Time Capsule Ceremony and Leaving Class Dinner on Monday, June 26. The Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. and brings together our 2017 graduates as they place treasured photos and letters into the 2017 time capsule and place it beneath their class stone on Appleby’s Alumni Way. Parents are welcome to attend this gathering and hear from members of the Grad Class Council as they dedicate the 2017 Grad Class Gift to the school.

Following the ceremony, students will join their advisors and other faculty for their last opportunity to eat in the Schlesinger Dining Hall before graduating. The dinner will feature the presentation of peer nominated awards. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Ford, director, alumni relations. Please note, this dinner is for students and employees only, and students are required to be in uniform.

 

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.

 

Changes to Extra Credit Reading Program for 2017-2018 Academic Year

In recent years, students have had the opportunity to take part in an optional extra credit reading program in their English classes. This program gave students the chance to read three additional texts (one per reporting period) and then pass a test to earn an additional one percent, per text. This extra credit program is continuing, but changing slightly for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. There will now be one extra credit text per English course. If students wish to take part they are encouraged to read the extra credit text for their course in the summer, as the test will only be offered in the fall of 2017. Should students pass that test, they will earn an extra percent towards their grade in English. Although students are encouraged to take part in the extra credit reading program, it is not mandatory. Please note - summer reading is mandatory for each English course, click here to view the 2017-2018 summer reading list. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Bryce, department head, English.

 

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.

 

Course Selections

Returning students interested in modifying elective courses they selected for the 2017-2018 academic year may do so in person on Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31 between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. If students are unable to come in at the end of the summer, contact the guidance office and we will process your request accordingly. Please be aware that there are already some elective courses that have a waitlist. If you have any questions, please contact guidance at guidance@appleby.on.ca.

 

Summer Academy - Math Credit Courses

Appleby provides learning opportunities through academic credit courses and an exciting array of enrichment programs. We are pleased to offer a selection of math credit courses this summer, including Principles of Mathematics 10 (MPM2D), Functions 11 (MCR3U), Advanced Functions 12 (MHF4U) and Data Management 12 (MDM4U). Appleby’s exceptional facilities including leading-edge technology formats, combined with experienced, highly dedicated teachers, ensure a formidable summer learning experience. Please click here to learn more and apply online!

 
         
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House Cup Goes To Colley House

The winner of the 2016-2017 House Cup is Colley House! This is the second consecutive win for the boys of Colley. Throughout the year Houses were awarded points for a variety of different events and activities, as well as each House’s academic average and service hours per student. The final standings are: Colley House - 235 points; Powell’s House - 215 points; Baillie House - 205 points and Walker House - 200 points. Appleby's non-boarding house, Nightingale, also demonstrated very positive spirit over the course of the year! Congratulations everyone!

 
         
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Appleby Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver and Gold Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award pin recipients: Upper Two students Kevin Ding and Tristan Montag, Senior One students Matt Diong, Rebecca Fifield, Carter Horan, Mikail Malik, Soheila Mosun, Rachel Ni, Adam Nicholson, Haonan (Car) Peng, Renhua (Eva) Qiu, Annie Ren, Victoria Vastis, Kathy Wang, Monica Wang and Zyana Xing, and Senior Two students Lauren Kosturik and Roland Moeschter. Also, congratulations to the Gold Award pin recipients: Kathryn Brown, Abigal (Abby) Gaskin, Lauren Kirigin and Alyssia Watkin. All recipients will receive an invitation to attend a provincial or national ceremony at a later date. Click here to see photos of this year's recipients. Congratulations!

 
         
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Senior Two Student To Row with Team Canada

Senior Two student Mariana Vazquez Romo recently participated in the National Junior Rowing selection trials and has been selected to join the Canadian National Junior Rowing Team competing at the CanAmMex Regatta in Victoria, British Columbia this July. Please click here to view the announcement. Congratulations and good luck this summer!

 
         
   
 
June 14-22
-Exams

June 26
-Leaving Class Dinner

June 27
-Closing Day

June 28
-Graduation Formal
 
   
   
 
     

Closing Day Ceremonies - Tuesday, June 27

We look forward to welcoming the Appleby community to this year’s Closing Day Ceremonies on Tuesday, June 27. Not only will graduates receive their diplomas, we will also be celebrating the achievements of students from Middle One through Senior Two, in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, service and all-around distinction. Please note that Closing Day is the last day of school and all students are expected to attend. If, for an exceptional circumstance, your child is not able to attend the Closing Day Ceremonies, please let the appropriate school director know.

 

Save the Date: Homecoming 2017!

Parents and current students are invited to join alumni, parents of alumni and past and current employees at Appleby's 2017 Homecoming Day on Saturday, September 30. Highlights include the pancake breakfast, athletic games, Blue Dog pep rally, Hibberd Tennis Tournament, and campus tours. Please note that registration is required for all Homecoming events. For more information and to register, please visit www.appleby.on.ca/homecoming.

Kick off Homecoming weekend at the Appleby College Community Golf Classic on Friday, September 29 at Piper’s Heath Golf Club. The Tuesday, June 20 early bird deadline is quickly approaching, so be sure to register today! Visit www.appleby.on.ca/ACGolfClassic for more information.

   
 

College Shop Sidewalk Sale - June 22!

The College Shop will host a Sidewalk Sale on Thursday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the gym during the Book Return and Sale. There will be great deals (up to 50% off) on House and Appleby gear! You can also stop by during regular hours or click here to visit the College Shop online.

 

Annual Book Return & Sale - No Forms This Year!

Book consignments will now be completed in three easy steps:
1) Check your e-mail - the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) will send a barcode if you placed an order during the 2016-2017 school year (if you do not get a barcode or forget it at home, CSBE will look it up or create one for you).
2) Bring your barcode (printed or on your phone) and all of your books to the collection.
3) A CSBE representative will provide stickers to attach to the back of your books.
4) You can bring all books (school and non-school related). CSBE will accept any books in good condition you wish to sell on consignment.

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.

 

Turnover Shop - Congratulations Class of 2017!

On Closing Day, the ACPA encourages students to donate their blazer in support of the school. A donation table will be set up after the ceremony on Tuesday, June 27. Stop by, donate a blazer, and take home an Appleby teddy bear as a keepsake. Thank you for your support!

 

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.

 

Lost and Found

Be sure to add a visit to the Lost and Found to your end of term activities, or contact us at lostandfound@appleby.on.ca. All unclaimed items will be cleared-out after Closing Day on Tuesday, June 27 and donated to local charities.

 

 
 
 
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