This week the students started to “deck the halls” and make some plans for the last day of school before Christmas break. There is a positive buzz in the building and I love it! Make sure to follow us on Instagram @nivervillehs, or check out our website, to find out what’s going on and what’s coming up.

What are your festive traditions? Driving around looking at Christmas lights, baking cookies, inflatable characters in the front yard? Advent calendars seem to be super popular this year but I totally missed the boat. It’s not just chocolate anymore …. there’s tea, jam, spirits, toys, cheese …. I will definitely have to get one next year! The countdown has certainly started – just 13 more days of school – and time is going to fly.

Congratulations to our girls junior varsity volleyball team on winning the provincial championship this past weekend. They are the first team at NHS to bring home a banner! Both the girls and boys varsity volleyball teams head to their provincial championships this weekend and we wish them a lot of fun and much success.

Basketball season is also getting underway. Tryouts are wrapping up and some tournament play is already scheduled for December. Just a reminder that starting Monday, December 6, students must be vaccinated or start the testing process in order to practice and play on a sports team. All coaches and volunteers must also be fully vaccinated. We have been fielding various questions in regards to this, so please feel free to reach out if you have a question of your own. Please be aware that HSD will not be allowing any spectators for the month of December. Schools and teams need a bit of time to work through the added provincial protocols but we hope to welcome spectators back again in the new year.

Just a reminder that Christmas break runs from a Thursday to a Wednesday this year. The last day before Christmas is Wednesday, December 22 and we will resume classes on Thursday, January 6. Semester one will wrap up the week of January 31-February 3. Various assessments will be taking place during this time and a detailed schedule will be sent out in early January.


Wishing you a peaceful and joyous holiday season,

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