Are you a victim of bullying, or did you witness a bullying incident? Report it anonymously by clicking the link above. No one deserves to be bullied.
Free Tutoring services are now available at Crescent Collegiate. Tutoring sessions will be held here at the school library every Monday and Wednesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. There will be two buses leaving school at approximately 5p.m. to carry students to the various drop off points. To view or print a list of drop off points click here.
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Cyberbullying and Sexting Links
The following links provide great strategies for dealing with cyberbullying and sexting. This website is only a week old and has up to date information listed. Permanent links will be added the "Quick Links" section to the right of this page, for future reference.
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Art Students Win Provincial Awards
UPDATE: Congrats to Claudia Elliot who is also going on the Beaumont Hamel trip. Normally only the first place Provincial winner goes to Beaumont Hamel but this year the Province is sending the second place winners as well. Congrats Claudia! What a great experience you will have.
Every year, students in the art program at Crescent create Remembrance Day posters as part of their regular assignments. Students then have the option of submitting their art work to the Royal Canadian Legion's annual Remembrance Day poster contest for judging at the local level, then provincially, and nationally (if there is a first place provincial winner).
This year, out of the twelve possible provincial awards, Crescent students won five of those. The provincial winners are:
Erin Burke - 1st place - color poster, senior division.
Claudia Elliot - 2nd place - black and white poster, senior division.
Emily George - 2nd place - color poster, junior division.
Emma Russell - 3rd place - color poster, junior division.
Hannah March - 3rd place - black and white poster, junior division.
Before the posters can be judged at the provincial level, they are submitted to the local legion branches for judging. The regional winners were:
Congratulations to all who participated. As part of her first place win, Erin Burke also won a trip to France to participate in the Memorial Day ceremonies commemorating Newfoundland's involvement in World War II. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend. However, the second place winner in the senior color poster division (a student from Ascension Collegiate) will travel to Beaumont Hamel this summer, in her place.
Music Program Presence at Kiwanis Festival Rings Out Loud and Clear!
Crescent Collegiate had a very successful 2013 Kiwanis Music Festival. Students from 3 different ensembles performed and they all received praise for their musical ability, dedication and behavior. A special Congratulations going out to the Crescent Collegiate Concert Choir who were named the winners of the 2013 Rosebowl and to the Vocal Ensemble who were recommended to compete at the Provincial competition. The following is a breakdown of their results:
Concert Band- 2nd Place -87 %
Concert Choir- 1st Place- 92 %
Vocal Ensemble- 1st Place- 90 % (Newfoundland Songs)
Vocal Ensemble- 2nd Place- 91 % (SSA Choirs)
Vocal Ensemble- Best Performance Newfoundland Songs
Concert Choir- Best Performance by a Senior Choir
Concert Choir- Best Performance by a Choir (2, 3 and 4 Part singing)
Concert Choir- 2013 Choral Rosebowl
Recommended to Provincials: Crescent Collegiate Vocal Ensemble.
"Bullying: Words Hurt" by Emily George
This is a video created by grade nine French Immersion student, Emily George. Emily was inspired to make this video after seeing another anti-bullying video circulating on Facebook. As February 25-March 1 is C.A.R.E. Week at Crescent Collegiate, we will be showing Emily's video to all students during homeroom on Tuesday, February 26th.
To view the video, click here.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Program
Are you between the ages of 14 and 25? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in your community? To make new friends? To get physically fit? To discover an activity that excites and inspires you? To achieve your potential while exploring the great outdoors?
Are you looking for a challenge that is sure to Make A Difference in your life?
The Duke of Edinburghs Award will give you the chance to set goals and achieve results in a fun and challenging way! You can explore new activities and pursue current interests. You can hang out with others your age, experience incredible adventures you never thought possible, dream big and succeed!
Through The Awards three levels (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) you'll have the chance to tackle and make great strides in a number of challenging areas.
Please contact Mr. Bishop or Mr. Philpott for further information.
Travis Price to Visit Crescent Collegiate - November 1st, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Travis Price will be making a presentation to all of our students and their parents/guardians on Thursday, November 1st, at 1:20 PM to share his personal story of bullying and to encourage everyone to get involved in the fight to stop it.
Travis, along with his high school friend, David Shepherd, “organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school…(They purchased) 50 pink tank tops (at a local discount store)... the next morning they (brought) the shirts to school. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Travis recalled. The bullies were never heard from again.” This original event has spawned an international movement to eliminate bullying in our schools. The focus of the campaign is the annual “Pink Shirt Day’ which is held on February 27th.
Crescent has celebrated “Pink Shirt Day” in the past and will do so again this year. We are going to have an early “Pink Shirt Day” on Thursday, November 1st. We are asking all students, staff and visitors to wear pink on Thursday.
This presentation is of vital educational importance. Consequently, we would like to have the full attendance of our students at this event. Likewise, we encourage parents/guardians to come along on Thursday, November 1st, at 1:20PM to participate.
To view entire memo that went home with students, please click here.
Crescent Coyotes Cheerleaders Bring Home Silver!
On Sunday May 27th, the Crescent cheerleaders traveled to St. John's to compete at The Provincial Cheerleading Championships! We are so happy and proud to say they Placed 2nd. Jenna Paul received MVP and also The NLCA Scholarship valued at $1000. Congrats to the whole team you conducted yourselves with the highest level of pride and dignity not only for yourself, but for your family and School community. We are very proud of you all.
Royal Canadian Legion Poster Contest Provincial Winners
Congratulations to Claire Burry and Amber Brenton on winning the Provincial Royal Canadian Legion black and white poster contest. Claire and Amber won second place and third place, respectively, in the senior division. Claire was also last year's first place Provincial winner. Congratulations to you both, and to all art students who worked so hard on their posters.
CAS Transition Program - College of the North Atlantic
Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition is designed for high school and Adult Basic Education graduates who would like to improve their general employability skills or who are lacking either the academic courses or the required grades to meet the entrance requirements of the college program they would like to enter. The Transition program also provides a valuable “refresher” for mature students who have been away from education, training and/or the workforce for some time. Students that meet graduation requirements of CAS Transition and complete appropriate prerequisites are permitted direct entry to Comprehensive Arts & Science Transfer: College-University through College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University. Also, these students are eligible to apply to any program at College of the North Atlantic. Applications from students that subsequently apply for a program within College of the North Atlantic have their applications backdated to the day the student originally applies to the CAS Transition program.
Students in the CAS Transition program will be provided the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills in preparation for further post-secondary training and/or employment. In addition to courses in English, Mathematics and Sciences, students will be able to select courses from a range of General Education and Social Science courses as well as Exploration and Student Success courses. Transition courses such as Critical Thinking and Effective Learning provide students with the opportunity to develop the essential skills and strategies for successful learning in any college program. The completion of elective courses from other program areas will enable students to gain credits which may be used in a subsequent college program. (Note: The range of course offerings may vary between campuses. Prospective students are advised to check with the campus).
CAS Transition is offered each September at Carbonear, Placentia, Bay St. George, Burin, Clarenville, Corner Brook, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Port aux Basques, Prince Philip Drive, and St. Anthony campuses.
Call the Carbonear campus today to reserve your seat at 596-6139!
Senior High Course Selection Forms
Listed below are a list of documents that were requested at the Grade Nine course selection meeting. Click the link for to access the file.
Crescent Places Second in Provincial Recycling Program
The results are in and Crescent comes out on top (two)! Crescent Collegiate was second in the Province for the amount of containers recycled in the 2010-11 school year. Funds from the recycling program help pay for various events and trips in which students take part. This is just another display of the awesome students and staff that make our school such a wonderful community. Way to go everyone!
Crescent Collegiate Student Named 2011 Pearson Scholar
Erin Bonisteel, a Level II student at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown, is the recipient of the 2011 Lester B. Pearson Scholarship, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prestigious scholarship.
“Erin’s family and friends, as well as her teachers at Crescent Collegiate, have much to celebrate,” said the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education. “This highly-accomplished young woman was selected on the basis of her academic achievement, school and community involvement, as well as her personal qualities. She is certainly to be congratulated on this outstanding achievement.”
The Lester B. Pearson Scholarship is valued at $34,000 annually, for a total of $68,000 provided for two years of study at Pearson College, a United World College in Victoria, B.C. In September, Erin will be among 200 students selected from more than 100 countries to be enrolled in the college’s pre-university International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
Erin is involved in several school and community activities. She participates on the cheerleading, soccer, basketball, and synchronized figure skating teams at Crescent Collegiate. She has been involved in figure skating outside of school as well, competing at the senior bronze level, participating in the Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games, and volunteering as a CanSkate program assistant. She is also a strong swimmer, and recently achieved National Lifeguard certification.
The Provincial Government supports two students from Newfoundland and Labrador studying at Pearson College each year. Erin will join Kaitlin Strong from Lethbridge, Bonavista Bay, who received the 2010 Pearson Scholarship and will be entering her second year of the two-year IB program in September.
For more information on Provincial Government high school scholarships, visit: www.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/highschool/scholarships.html.
Battery Drive was a Great Success
Thanks to all students who brought in batteries for Friday's battery drive. A total of 15 kg. was collected and will be properly disposed of to ensure harmful materials do not make it to the landfill. This will be an annual event so please save your unused batteries for next year's drive. Click on the following link to read how batteries thrown in landfills are harmful to the environment.
Crescent Cheerleaders Win 3rd Place at Provincials
Huge congratulations are extended to the Crescent Collegiate Cheerleaders on securing a third place win at this weekends Provincial competition. In addition to their win, Erin Bonisteel was named Most Valuable Player and their coach, Sabrina Jenkins, was named Coach of the Year. Thanks to both Ms. Jenkins and parent sponsor, Mrs. Kathy Paul, for their hard work and dedication this year.
A Little Good News
Since 2005 Crescent Collegiate has been recycling to raise funds for various events and tours. We have recently learned that in that time, Crescent has put 1.85 million containers, at a value of $92,000+ through the Green Depot. What a great accomplishment for students and staff, and what a break for the environment. Keep up the amazing efforts.