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Students of the Month

 April, 2014

​​​Fa​​ce of the Future
Kristos Vagenas
Athletics
Jordan McGranachan
Academic
Megan Steciw
Citizen
Katy Howlett
Baskie Henry molnar Smith

 

 

 

 

 

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 March, 2014

​​​Fa​​ce of the Future
Ainsley Johnston
Athletics
Jay Williams
Academic
William Deane
Citizen
Matt Wilkins
Baskie Henry molnar Smith

Ainsley has done volunteer trips and is always looking for different ways to inspire the Me to We group.

 

Jay recently led our Senior boys team to the Mother Teresa Championship with 22 points and was our best performer.  In LOSSA semi-final action, Jay earned 15 points and a triple double. He is our Senior team captain and has led our team to become nationally ranked at #10 in the entire country.

William is a strong student who leads by example.  He is conscientious and a positive asset to any learning environment.

Matt spent 8 to 10 hours of his own time during exams working on a CAD drawing for a charitable organization (Special Needs Athletics Canada). Matt did this on his own free time, as he doesn't need community service hours, in fact he has too many...that alone should tell the tale.

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 February, 2014

​​​Fa​​ce of the Future
Lauren Arendse
Athletics
Ethan Augustin
Academic
Karan Joshi
Citizen
Braven Carvalh
Citizen
Scott Taylor
Biswas Vassell Haber-Napoles Zbrzezniak Steciw

Lauren is already dancing professionally, receiving payment for her performances.  She is a gorgeous dancer!

 

- Ms Zuro

 

Ethan plays soccer outside of school on the Ajax, Team Ontario and GSA (Global Satelite) teams, which at times takes him out of the country.  As well, he is always respectful and helpful willing to assist without being asked and he works very hard to maintain excellent marks.  He uses initiative and seeks extra assistance whenever needed and he is friends with everyone, helping to maintain peace and encourages others to do the right thing.

– Ms D. Clarke​

I would like to nominate Karan for the Academic Student of the Month because of his strong academic and leadership skills.

 

– Mr. Gohagen

I would like to nominate Braven and Scott for the citizen award. Over this past they have been amazing. During one of the snow storms they went out to the parking lot and cleaned off teachers' cars for them. As well, during the audition process for the musical, several students have told us that they were so thankful for these two for helping them prepare for an audition. Both Braven and Scott took their free time to help other people. This is a very stressful situation for students and they helped to make the process a positive one.

 

- Ms Parker

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 January, 2014

​​​Fa​​ce of the Future
Meghan Baskie
Athletics
Jordan Henry
Academic
Abigail Campbell
Citizen
Megan Smith
Baskie Henry molnar Smith

Meghan is a humanitarian that is tirelessly trying to make a difference in the school. She rarely misses a Me to We meeting. Always willing to be the frontrunner for all of our projects! Love this girl!!!

– Ms Agraso

 

Jordan is a Grade 10 who plays as a starter for the Senior Boys Basketball team.  He also plays on a Senior Boys team that is ranked 7th in the GTA.  Jordan is a great kid both in and out of the classroom.  He is definitely an athlete of the month!

- Mr. Natola

Abigail is maintaining 90% in SNC2D1, and 80s and 90s in her other classes. She is very inquisitive, and demonstrates higher order thinking by making connections among concepts, and asking insightful, reflective questions. She also demonstrates exceptional learning skills, as she is very organized and works well both individually and with peers.

- Ms Kroekentstoel

Megan is a role model and leader in her dance class. She also gives up her lunch to help students that are struggling, and she also helped a tremendous amount over the holidays with the dance recital.

– Ms Zuro

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 December, 2013

​​​Fa​​ce of the Future
Aishani​ Biswas
Athletics
Chase Vassell
Academic
Omar Haber-Napoles
Academic
Victoria Zbrzezniak
Citizen
Megan Steciw
Biswas Vassell Haber-Napoles Zbrzezniak Steciw

Aishani ​was absent for a couple of weeks this semester as she was dancing with a Dance troop in India.

– Ms Allison

Chase currently in maintaining a 75% average in all of his Grade 12 academic classes and is the Captain of the Senior Boys Basketball team. He is currently the leading scorer in the entire GTA with the most 25+ point games holding the record at 9 games. He was also selected by North Pole Hoops to particiapte in their platform game on December 26th which recruits and scouts the top 20 players in his age group from accross all of CANADA to play in the game. Chase was selected to play in the game,therefore staking him as one of the best in all of the country. At the game Chase continued to perform and ended up being his teams's leading scorer with 16 points and had an excellent showing. 

 

- Ms Biffin and Mr. Nekkers

- Mr. Mauro

​- Ms Ganesan

Megan is in grade 12 and the current president of Best Buddies and has been an active member since grade 9. She is always in school early and helps other students with school work as well as offering emotional support. She is a peer tutor, the PLP1 lunch suptervisor and volunteers in the community as a swim instructor for youth with special needs.

This young lady, aside from her academic success, which is always evident, is a very quiet citizen who is not easily noticed but definitely deserving of recognition.

– Ms Hopper

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 November, 2013

​​​Fa​​ce of the Future
Shawn Mendes
Athletics
Alexis Gordon
Academic
Mason Molnar
Citizen
Sruthy Sarveswaran
mendes Gordon molnar sarveswaran

​Shawn Mendes is an accomplished singer and performer.  You can see him on YouTube where he has had hundreds of thousands of views, concerts in Toronto and beyond.  This m​onth we would like to acknowledge Shawn’s accomplishments as our Face of the Future

– Ms Parker

Alexis Gordon is being acknowledged with the athlete of the month award for her great work and participation in her physical education class, participation on the junior girls basketball team and she is also volunteering to help with the junior girls volleyball team.  Congratulations, Alexis

– Ms Norwood

Mason Molnar is being acknowledged with the academic student of the month award for his grade 12 Manufacturing engineering class.  Not only has Mason maintained an over 90% average in this class but he has taken on helping other students with their projects, students who without his help would not have access to some of the specialized equipment in the shop

- Mr. Navarrete

Sruthy Sarveswaran is being acknowledged for being a good citizen, friendly and kind to all students in the school, helps her fellow students and always has a kind word and a hello.

- Ms Hodowanski​

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 October, 2013

Face of the Future
Tia Thevinin
Athletics
Quintan Exeter
Athletics
Kristen Park
Academic
Danielle Arendse
Citizen
Andre Lombardi
thevanin exeter park arendse lombardi

​Tia Thevinin is an accomplished athlete.  She is a member of the Canadian Junior Track and Field team that competed in the Ukraine in the summer of 2013.  Congratulations Tia!

- Mr. Burford

Quintan Exeter is being acknowledged with the athlete of the month award for his excellent contributions to the Pine Ridge junior boys’ soccer team.  Quintan with his team won the LOSSA 2013/2014 championship.  Congratulations Quintan!

– Ms Burchmore

Kristen Park is being acknowledged with the athlete of the month award for her excellent contributions to the Pine Ridge girls 7's junior girls rugby team.  She was always at practice, positive and a great leader on the team.  Congratulations Kristen!

Danielle Arendse is being acknowledged with the Academic Student of the Month Award.  She has 96% in grade 9 geography class. Congratulations Danielle!

- Ms Burchmore

Andre Lombardi is being acknowledged for being a good Pine Ridge citizen.  Andre is always pleasant, polite and respectful to staff and students.  He assists every morning with the breakfast club before school, providing breakfast for Pine Ridge students.  Also, as a co-op student he assists in grade 10 and 11 food tech going above and beyond helping in all kitchen duties supporting the Pine Ridge culinary program.  Congratulations Andre!​