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Good Food for all Conference April 27th

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This unique conference event aims to host a representative group from all secondary schools in the Upper Grand District School Board, and five CWDHS feeder schools.

Presenting a healthy and delicious alternative to our youth, the conference will begin with a special keynote presentation by journalist and best-selling author, Sarah Elton.
Sarah’s first book Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat is a best-seller and won Gold at the Canadian Culinary Book Awards. It was also named one of Amazon.ca’s top 50 books of 2010 and is a David Suzuki Foundation Book Club pick.
Her second book, Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet, Sarah traveled around the globe, reporting on the sustainable food movement in countries such as India and France. Consumed made the national best-seller list in its first week. Her latest book is for young people and is titled Starting from Scratch: What You Need to Know About Food and Cooking.
Sarah will deliver a message about how youth today are generally viewed and marketed to by the large corporate-owned food system, outline strategies for challenging those efforts, and share success stories from her travels as inspiration. 

Empowering our students with an awareness of those food options, a marketplace boasting top chefs and farmers will be offering outstanding gourmet food samples, sharing delicious recipes, and presenting techniques for how to navigate the food system more critically, potentially enriching food decisions in every school.

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Rain Barrel Fundraiser

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Centre Wellington DHS is now accepting pre-sale orders for a Truckload Rain Barrel Sale scheduled for Wednesday May 6th at Centre Wellington DHS from 4  to 7pm. Rain barrels are being sold for $50 each and funds raised will support CWDHS's environmental program.


Rain barrels capture and store rain water collected from roofs through downspouts. They provide chlorine-free and fluoride-free water which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees. Collected water has a number of other uses including washing cars, cleaning floors, laundry and more. These many uses can provide cost savings and conservation opportunities for every homeowner, especially those who pay to have water trucked in, use a well or have a water meter installed.

Purchasers have a choice of colours and each rain barrel available through the Upper Grand District School Board  comes equipped with  all the parts you need to set up your barrel. These environmentally friendly products were once used to transport fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and repurposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. Pre-sale orders are being accepted now at www.rainbarrel.ca/centre wellington.

Please direct further inquiries to Mary Johnston 519-843-2500 X 540, Environmental Club Teacher Advisor



Mr. Ogden's Life Skills Class

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Mr. Ogden's Life Skills Class. Check out what is happening here!
[Link to Mr. Ogden's Life Skills Class]
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CWDHS Students excel at IT and Networking and Tv Video competition

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Yesterday, the UGDSB held their IT and Networking, and TV/Video competitions.
CWDHS did very well in both competitions. In the IT and Networking one, CWDHS student Zach T. won a Silver medal and CWDHS student Charles T. won a Gold Medal.
Both students are coached by Tim King.

Charles will now represent our entire board at the Ontario Skills competition in May.
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In the TV/Video competition, CWHDS students Cassandra M. and Reilly T. won a Silver medal.
They are coached by Jose Martinez. They now advance to the qualifying competition in Barrie.
Well done CWDHS!
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CWDHS Students win Gold and Silver at UGDSB Baking Competition

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Last week, CW hosted the UGDSB Regional Skills competition. Six competitors produced an amazing array of quality baked goods.
CW's two competitors finished first and second for our board, and our gold medal winner will be moving on to the provincial skills competition in May.

Gold Medal-Grace H. CWDHS
Silver Medal-Katie L. CWDHS
Bronze Medal-Brittany H.  WESTSIDE

Each of the competitors was challenged to demonstrate their skill by individually preparing and presenting the products below within a 5 1/2 hour time period.

1 Lemon Meringue Pie
3 types of bread rolls
1 freeform loaf of bread
3 types of choux pastries
1 batch of cookies

Their coach, Chef DeBeyer, is incredibly proud of their efforts. Well done ladies!
Photographed below is Gold Medal winner Grace H.
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Arts Department would like to thank School Parent Council

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The Arts Department would like to thank the School Parent Council for their recent Fundraising Drive. Funds raised through a bottle drive were enough to purchase a fancy slider for Media Arts.
The slider will allow Media Arts students to create interesting zoom, tracking and angled shots. It is used nearly everyday by our students. Thanks School Parent Council!
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Guidance presentations and OSAP

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On April 1st, in addition to Parent/Teacher Interviews, all parents are invited to attend a presentation, 4:30 - 5:30, put on by the Guidance Department.

On April 10th, grade 12 students and parents are invited to an OSAP information session, 11:30 - 12:30 in CW's Library.

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