Monday, 1 May 2017




·       This is a reminder that the Social Justice Club will be meeting in Room 208 after school today.


·       Congratulations to those Villanova Track and Field athletes who participated in the University of Windsor Lancer meet this past Saturday. Allyson Thomas came away with 2 top 5 finishes, 5th in the 100m and 3rd in the long jump. Katarina Pawley Mason had a busy day running the 400, 800, and 1500 meter races ,finishing 5th in the 1500m and 3rd in th 800m.  Mattia Tortorici ran a very strong 100m, winning her heat and finishing 5th overall. Seniors Mandy Brunet and Connor Sloan put in very good performances in their races with Connor finishing 5th in the 800m and Mandy placing 3rd in the 100m hurdles. Congratulations everyone


·       The WiredCats Robotics team represented Villanova and WECDSB with pride this weekend at the World Championships in St. Louis,  Missouri.  Although the WiredCats did not make it into the final alliances, they finished in 10th place on the Curie field of 68 robots. The WiredCats also received the Judges Award in the Curie / Darwin division for the design of our copper robot. Congratulations to the entire team on an incredible season and a very special thank you to our graduating WiredCats for their commitment and dedication to the team.

·       We can't wait to see how far we go next year!


·       Congratulations to the Sr. Boys soccer team on their 3-1 win over Catholic Central. Joe Lappalainen, Chris Spadafora and Avery Grondin scored for the Wildcats. Dylan Langlois and Frank Tomasovics anchored the defence. Well done boys! Practice tonight at 4pm.


·       Congratulations to Santee Fallea, Jennifer Hawkins and Megan Trotter who participated in SWOSSAA junior badminton Thursday in Sarnia.  All showed excellent skill and team work throughout the day.  Congratulation to Megan Trotter who ended her day by placing 4th.  Team would like to extend a special thank you to Mrs.  Baltrusiunas who drove the team to Sarnia and spent the day cheering and supporting our athletes.....Thank you Mrs!


·       Junior boys soccer practice is tonight at 4 pm.  First league tournament is this Wednesday May 3rd in Tecumseh. 


·       Hey Wildcats, watch out for student council members giving away registration forms on both lunches for our very own dodgeball tournament! Forms will be handed out today only, while tuesday-friday will be registration & sign ups. Money must be paid in full at the time of registration. It is $10 per person and there is a maximum number of 10 people per team (including team manager + coaches). The tournament will be held on May 9th. Grade 9 & 10's will be playing in the morning and grade 11 & 12's will be playing in the afternoon. If you have any questions concerning the tournament, feel free to dm the Student council twitter page. Have a great day!


·       Congratulations to the Villanova Model UN team for their excellent representation as delegates in the 2017 University of Windsor Model UN Conference this weekend!  Our six delegates did an excellent job and recieved awards; Brandon Meloche; Best position paper in the Security Council, Cordelia Beluli Honourable mention on her position paper, Matteo Desando Honourable mention for CBC International Press Committee, and Billy Bunegra's Joint Crisis participation, Jake Racicot in Central American Migration Crisis and Zoe Gignac as page and junior news reporter. Congratulations for your dedication and participation!! You made us proud!


·       On Tuesday, May 2 from 10 AM to 1:30 PM, those students who are the age of 17, or older, will have an opportunity to “Get Swabbed”.  Volunteers from the Katelyn Bedard Bone Marrow Association will be in the Learning Commons Area to assist you in completing a Health & Consent form and will direct you how to swab the inside of your cheeks.  The entire process takes about 10 – 15 minutes, but you never know – you could be a match for someone in desperate need of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
Our event is in honour of Madalayna Ducharme, an 8-month old child in our community who recently found a match. Please help the over 800 other Canadians who are also looking for a match.  So if you are between 17 or older bring your ID on Tuesday and listen for the announcements calling your first intial of your last name. You will then have an opportunity to be on the registry to possibly save a life.


·       Students are invited to go to Stratford on Wednesday May 31st to see Romeo and Juliet. Tickets are $57 which includes the bus and the show. Permission forms will be available through Mrs. Bondy in Room 217 in the morning and outside the cafeteria at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Seats on the bus will be reserved only when money and permission form are submitted, so please get them in. See Mrs. Bondy in Room 217 with any questions.

·       Potential Graduates.  Thursday, April 27th was the last day for you to submit your 100 or more community service hours to student services to be recognized at graduation with a silver cord.  The list of recipients has been posted on the glass outside of the Learning Commons Centre.


·       Students, today will be the last day to hand in your midterm report card response form with parental signature to the main office.  If you have it in your locker, please be sure to hand it in to the office today as they will not be accepted after today.


·       Teachers - If you have any in your pocession, please be sure to hand these in to the main office today.