June Exams and POLs

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Best Wishes to the Class of 2019

With exams wrapping up this week, you can look forward to celebrating your achievements at Appleby's Closing Day Ceremonies, taking place on Friday, June 21.

School News

Construction Update

Installation of the Pedestrian Bridge

On June 8, installation of the pedestrian bridge linking the Memorial Classroom Building with the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life took place. Click here to see a video of the structure being put in place. 

This week, bleachers will continue to be installed in the double gym and millwork will be placed throughout the building, as construction continues on the single gym, campus room, squash courts, classrooms and fitness areas.

To view the latest time-lapse video, please click here.

Locker Clean-Out

As classes are officially coming to an end this week, and it is important that students begin the locker clean-out process. Students are encouraged to start bringing home all of their belongings. Lockers should be completely empty, with the lock removed and taken home by Tuesday, June 18 at noon. Any unclaimed items still in lockers after June 18 will be donated to charity.

June exams and POLS

Exams will be held from Monday, June 10 to Tuesday, June 18, 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. Friday, June 7 is designated as a review day and a schedule will be included in a future issue of Appleby This Week. During the exam period, Middle Two students will showcase their Presentations of Learning (POL). These digital portfolios are a culminating event celebrating student academic and affective growth as they finish Middle School and will highlight meaningful learning experiences for teachers, peers, Home Form advisors, and parents across all aspects of their learning at Appleby.

tablet return

All students not returning for the 2019-2020 school year must return their Fujitsu T938 tablet between Monday, June 17 and Thursday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the SL1 classroom (located in the Samuel Academic Resource Centre, adjacent 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.

InSchoolwear annual june sale

Appleby's official uniform supplier, InSchoolwear, is holding their annual save the tax sale throughout the month of June. This is a great opportunity to beat the back to school rush. Additional details can be found in the sale flyer.

coming Events

Class of 2019 leaving class dinner

Graduating students are reminded of the Time Capsule Ceremony and Leaving Class Dinner on Wednesday, June 19. The Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. and brings together our 2019 graduates as they place treasured photos and letters into the 2019 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 2019 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 and alumnus guest speaker Noah Caza '18. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Snyder, director, alumni relations. Please note, this dinner is for students and employees only, and students are required to be in uniform.

Closing Day

Appleby will celebrate Closing Day on Friday, June 21. One of the most anticipated events of the year, this occasion is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class, as well as the achievements of students in all grades. As a reminder, all students are expected to attend the ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. These are the highlights of the day:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Continental breakfast in the Schlesinger Dining Hall for the Graduating Class and their parents.
  • 9:15 a.m. - Leaving Chapel Service in the John Bell Chapel. Invited to this service are members of the Graduating Class and their parents, together with members of the faculty and Board of Governors. The service will be live streamed to the Dining Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m. - The Graduation and Prize-Giving Ceremony on the lawn on the south side of the Principal's Residence.
  • 12:30 p.m. - Refreshments (time may vary depending on when the ceremony ends)

Course Selection for returning students

Returning students interested in modifying elective courses they selected for the 2019-2020 academic year may do so until Tuesday, June 18 by speaking with their guidance counsellor. Requests are subject to availability as some elective courses may have a waitlist. Requests for changes to selections will not be accepted after this date or throughout the summer break. Returning students may speak with a guidance counsellor in person to request a change to their course timetable on Wednesday, August 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. If students are unable to meet on this date, they may submit requests online from Monday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 28 by completing this form. Requests during these dates will be subject to availability and timetable constraints.

Summer Reading List for english courses

All Appleby students are expected to complete summer reading for their English courses before returning to school in September. Please click here to view the summer reading selections for each English course. These titles are currently available to order through the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE), so be sure to get them soon. If you have any questions, please contact faculty member Noelle Morris. Happy reading!



Dear Appleby Parents

My name is Madison Lamarche and throughout this year, I have had the amazing opportunity of representing my peers and community as the Senior School Prefect. Four short years ago, I began my Appleby experience as a new, shy, and nervous grade nine student. I came from a small local public school and was nervous about how I would be able to adjust without my elementary school friends. Little did I know, at the time, that the next four years would be the most exciting, welcoming, fun, and biggest years of learning and growth for myself. I quickly realized that Appleby was the best place for me – the opportunities which I have been able to take part in have left me with endless memories and huge amounts of growth. Appleby has taught me important life lessons such as being there for others, having the courage to try new experiences, as well as that there will always be someone there to catch me if I fall. Being a part of the graduating class of 2019 is a true honour because of the amazing individuals who I am surrounded by and who help make me feel welcomed, appreciated, and respected. My Appleby experience has been something which I wouldn’t trade for the world. The friendships, memories, and lessons which I have learned have helped me develop who I am today and who I want to become in the future.

At Appleby, we are so fortunate to have endless amounts of opportunities which push us outside of our comfort zones to give us the best memories and life-long lessons. I know, for myself, I’m so fortunate for the endless support which my own parents have provided me and how they have encouraged me, in a positive way, to go out and try everything. From new co-curriculars, clubs, classes, service opportunities around the community, and international trips, I’m so thankful that my parents encouraged me to try it all. Some of my favorite moments from Appleby have been on experiential trips abroad to places such as Thailand, Cambodia, and South Africa. If my parents hadn’t encouraged me to pursue these exciting learning adventures, I would not have gotten to learn and experience my newly found love of travel and learning about other cultures. If I had to give one piece of advice for Appleby parents, it would be this: encourage each of your children to embrace and try as many of the exciting learning opportunities, as possible, which Appleby has to offer. If my parents hadn’t given me that little nudge of encouragement to try new things such as that first trip to Thailand back in grade nine, my experiences, connections, and admiration for the rest of the world would be much different and not nearly as strong. From the beginning, my parents knew that for me to get the most out of my Appleby experience, I needed to put myself out there and try everything. Their constant support, throughout the past 4 years, has helped me recognize the importance of growth and has pushed me to be the best version of myself. Whether asking how my day has been, to checking in with what I’m learning; their active role and engagement concerning my studies has helped me know that I am supported and that they recognize how hard I am trying. Whether they have offered to stay up late with me as I finish an essay or brought myself and my roommates some good snacks in boarding, I have always known how much they care about my overall wellbeing. I’m fortunate and grateful for their ongoing support, love, caring ways, and encouragement.

Appleby has become my home and a place which has helped me recognize my strengths and improve my weaknesses. The key to success here is taking advantage of the incredible opportunities and experiences which Appleby provides and making the most of them. Whether that be chatting with a student from a different international or cultural background or singing along by the Temagami camp fire. This is a place where everyone is welcomed and encouraged to embrace their diversity and individualism. I owe so much to this incredible place which has made my high school experience an unforgettable one. As I am dreading the end of my final two weeks of high school, I know that I will always be a part of the Appleby community and family - I am prepared to embark on this new chapter of my life because I have been given the incredible support and tools to do so here at Appleby.

Appleby returns to nisichawayasihk cree nation

During the March Break, seven students and two faculty members travelled to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Nelson House, Manitoba to learn about Cree culture, language and history. Students had the opportunity to learn more about the historical rights of Indigenous Canadians through a visit to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. While in Nelson House, the group's activities revolved around building connections of their own with the community, the land and culture. Students delved into activities with local high school and elementary school students to begin learning Cree language and traditions, impart knowledge of our own to other students, build friendships and develop a deeper appreciation of youth life in the community. The group also met members of local and federal government to discuss issues and opportunities in the community. After almost two weeks of participating in countless activities, students gained a profound appreciation for the depth and integrity of culture in this community.

Appleby Colours Recipients

On March 4, the following Appleby students were awarded colours for the 2018-2019 winter term. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Service Learning

  • Community Living: Muska Zamani
  • EcoMentors: Janice Peng
  • Kerr Street After School Program: Ryan Tolnai
  • Sunrise: Alexandra Fahrlender
  • IMPACT: Antonina Dudina


  • Senior Boys' Hockey: Dylan Abbamont, Ben Randell, Johnny Houlding 
  • Senior Squash: Bhailie McIntyre (Varsity Squash), Nastasia Iqbal (Girls Squash) 
  • Senior Girls' Hockey: Gabrielle Duffy, Shaleena Madon, Kira Memet
  • Senior Boys' Basketball: Alec van Nostrand, Alp Gurer
  • Senior Girls' Volleyball: Olivia Valentini, Holly Haines, Aimee Lemire
  • Senior Swimming: Abby Latimer, Justin Schroeder, Bora Tlabar, Clara Zhang

Upper School Leadership Certificates

  • Junior Squash: Andrew Diong, Adrian Davila
  • Junior D2 Boys' Hockey: Dawson Meloche, Lucas Chard
  • Junior Boys' Basketball: D1 - Kevin Chau, William Missere and D2 - Ryan Mehlenbacher
  • Junior Girls' Volleyball: D1 - Ipek Sokmen and D2 - Jennifer Luo
  • Swimming: Taylor Hodan, Jonathan Shiang

Middle School Colours

  • Squash: Ali Reda
  • Swimming: Alp Tlabar, Diya Chaudry
  • Hockey: Mila Madon, Marc Donolo, Luke Tesser
  • Boys' Basketball: Adam Yurkadul, Mohammed Fathy
  • Girls' Volleyball: Neve Clark, Jecca Lloyd


  • Advanced Portfolio: Connie Zhang
  • All-School Play - (cast) Braden Fulton, Emma Gilhooly, Corissa Larson, Emma Prestage, Ameen Yaseen, (pit band) Cherie Wang, (tech crew) Shannon Yang, Caleigh Campbell, (stage management) Molly Cobb
  • Debating: Riaz Mahmud, Rhys Nickerson
  • The Hound: Bella Flaro

an amazing experience for middle school students in costa rica

Over the March Break, 16 Middle School students and three employees travelled to Costa Rica for an unforgettable adventure! In the first portion of the trip the group was based out of San Jose, and students helped build much needed ditches in La Carpio, a squatter's neighbourhood just outside of the city. While in San Jose, the students were also able to visit the Irazu Volcano, enjoy Salsa lessons, tour colonial San Jose, visit local markets and attend a mask workshop. The next phase of the trip brought the students to the Nuevo Pacuare Nature Reserve on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Students stayed at the Latin American Sea Turtle station to help build the Leatherback Sea Turtle hatchery and volunteered at the local school, Escuela Barra de Pacuare. Students enjoyed working at the school mixing concrete for a new sidewalk, refurbishing student desks and taking care of the coconut plantation. 

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