What’s Coming Up Around The Schools

Today marks the half-way point in the 2018 part of the 2018-2019 school year. It has been a very busy 7.5 weeks and as you can see from the attached list of events, the calendar may be even more full in the next 7.5 weeks.

In particular, we have two of our “traditions” coming up in November. The first one takes place next Thursday as we welcome (back) Craig Kielburger from Me To We for the next installment of our “Speaker Series”. Kielburger was one of the first speakers that our Grades 8 to 12 students heard and because of his infectious enthusiasm on that day, groups like the Take Action Group and Leaders For Change were born. High school students have joined Me To We projects in South America, India, and Africa since then and students from Grade 5 and up get re-inspired by Me To We at their annual “We Day” every fall. Any parent is welcome to come to the presentation Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 AM. If you are attending, please inform your campus office so we will have enough guest chairs available. No ticket is required and the lecture is free but a freewill donation can be made to “Me To We” that morning by parents.

The second tradition is Speech Night. At one time, we had every student in every grade present their speech on the same night but we split the nights up now. The high school students of TEAM (TSS) will start things off with their night on Tuesday (the 30th) next week, followed by their Mentor counterparts on Thursday (the 1st). Students from JK to Grade 8 have their speech night in the last two weeks before the March Break. Speech Night provides a formal opportunity for our students to research, write, and present in front of their peers and parents and (despite what they may have thought a few years earlier) it is almost always mentioned by our graduates as one of the most important skills they learned while at Mentor/TEAM.

Please apply these events to your calendar and we hope to see you at one or more of them in November!

Chris Starkey
Administrative Principal
Mentor College/TEAM School

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