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This morning we gathered in the gym to sing O’Canada together, listen to the morning announcements and sing a few holiday songs. Mrs. Wagner created a couple jibjab animations to share with everyone and led the school in caroling. We will be gathering two more times this week, once on Wednesday at 2:30 and the next on Friday at 11:30 to celebrate the holiday season.





Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on December 15, 2014

Wow! We had a great time last week at our first BINGO night this year! There was a great turn out! We’d like to thank our community partners that donated the generous prizes for the evening.

Our next Community Bingo Night will be Febraury 11, 2015. See you there!

Students from Innisdale Secondary School came to our school and delighted us with their talent and enthusiasm in performing a play that put a Christmas spin on the Wizard of OZ. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the production!


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The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting an information session regarding the new South Barrie Secondary School for interested students, parents and community members. The meeting will focus on the plans, development and status of the school.

What: South Barrie Secondary School Information Session
When: Monday, December 15, 7 p.m.
Where: Roy Edwards Room, SCDSB Education Centre
1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst

This meeting will provide an opportunity for parents and students to learn about and receive updates on the building design and site, partnership efforts and planning.









As part of their focus on procedural writing, students in Mrs. McCormick’s class each wrote a recipe for their favourite sandwich, then brought the ingredients in and gave their recipe to a classmate to follow. They also followed a step by step recipe to make a special Christmas snack for the class. Here are their creations.


We enjoyed another dynamic school assembly on Friday November 28. Our students gathered together to discuss the character trait of courage and what it means in the context of bully prevention. Click on the link below to see just one of the fantastic student pieces shared on Friday with our school community.

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Our “In Stitches” after school club is in full swing! Thanks to Mrs. Whelan, Mrs. McIver and Mrs. Westman for sharing their love of knitting, sewing and crocheting with our students!



During the Week of November 24-28 the student leaders of Algonquin Ridge will be holding a gently used winter clothing drive. Simply dig up all those winter coats, hats, mitts, boots, etc. that are too small and donate them to the school. A drop box and clothing rack have been set up in the front foyer of the school in front of the main office.

Please make sure that any items you donate are clean and gently used. Adult and child sizes are all acceptable. Your donations will be re-distributed to others in our Barrie community who need them this season. If you or someone in your family is in need of winter clothing this season, please send a note or message to the school office and we will be happy to discreetly help you select some items from the contributions we have receive.

Any questions can be directed to the school office. Thank you for your generosity.


Come one! Come all!!!

This year’s School Council is looking forward to our first community “fun-raising” event of the year by having a school Bingo night on Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 PM.

Bring your entire family and join us in the school gym for a great night of fun and prizes. There will be some great gift certificate prizes given out at this event. If you would like to contribute towards the event, please contact the school. Our mascot, Montego the bear will be in attendance, too. We look forward to a great night of fun with the Algonquin Ridge