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Mind Matters Event – Wednesday, May 22nd (5-8pm)

Dear Laurel Heights Students and Families,

We are delighted to extend a heartfelt invitation to the forthcoming Mind Matters Fun Fair, a dedicated initiative focused on fostering mental health awareness and support throughout the KW Region. Not only will this event serve as a platform for promoting mental health awareness, but it will also provide an opportunity for families to come together in support of breaking stigmas surrounding mental health, while simultaneously raising funds for

  • Date: Wednesday, May 22
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Laurel Heights Secondary School

Key highlights you can look forward to:

  • Engaging Activities: Immerse yourself in a spectrum of activities ranging from lively music and interactive lawn games to engaging school club booths, food trucks, and delightful treats like cotton candy and popcorn.
  • Strengthening Community Bonds: Connect with local organizations, mental health professionals, and fellow community members to foster stronger bonds and bridge gaps between individuals and the many mental health services available.
  • Advocacy for Awareness: Our primary mission is to cultivate awareness, provide valuable resources, and foster a nurturing environment for mental health issues. Let’s unite in our efforts to destigmatize mental health and champion positive representation.

We warmly invite you to join us for an evening dedicated to championing mental well-being in our community. Your presence, generous donations, and active participation will undoubtedly contribute to the resounding success of this event.

Warm regards,
Laurel Heights Mental Health Committee

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EQAO Grade 9 Math Testing (Semester 2 – June 12th & 13th)

Laurel Heights will be participating in the grade 9 Math EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) assessment this year. The assessment will evaluate the math skills students are expected to have learned by the end of the Grade 9 mathematics course. All students enrolled in math for this semester will participate in this province-wide evaluation.

The data collected is important to determine how Ontario students are performing in math across the province. Please note that this assessment will not be used as evidence of learning in the grade 9 math course and will not be a part of the report card grade. Classroom teachers have been preparing their classes to participate in the assessment.

Students will receive an individual report of their results prepared by the EQAO office in the fall of 2024. NOTE – successful completion of the Provincial Mathematics Assessment is not a diploma requirement.

The administration of the assessment will take place in the students’ math classes.

  • Session A (60 min): Wednesday June 12th during math class.
  • Session B (60 min): Thursday June 13th during math class

Please visit the following EQAO website for more information regarding the Grade 9 math EQAO assessment:

Thank you for your support throughout the semester by helping your child develop good work habits and effective study skills to succeed in mathematics.

If you have any questions around this, please contact me.

James Shantz
Vice Principal, Laurel Heights Secondary School
Waterloo Region District School Board

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