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November 29th Announcements

Friday, November 29, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
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Friday, November 29, 2019

  1. Students who are going to the French trip today, please come down to the front foyer at 8:50.  The bus will leave at 9:00 am sharp.
  2. All students that are going skiing or snowboarding next Friday at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone are reminded to return the forms to Ms. Clubine as soon as possible!!!
  3. Hey all Bucs that like to ski or snowboard, there are still spaces left but you must see Ms. Clubine today at lunch for forms. 
  4. THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE SEMI-FORMAL DANCE, "HOLLYWOOD STARS." Be sure to take the chance to buy these tickets for $20. A reminder that Hollywood Stars is happening in the school caf, on December 13, from 6 to 10 pm. There will be plenty of food, tables, and music so get ready and excited for this great dance!
  5. Today's cafeteria specials are beef and vegetables on noodles and toonie hotdogs. We also have Black Friday timed specials. Come see us for more details.
  6. For the final day of National Addictions Awareness Week, we will be focusing on technology addiction.  Technology Addiction is an impulse control disorder that involves the obsessive use of mobile devices, the internet, or video games despite negative consequences to the user.  Studies have shown that young people who spend seven hours or more a day on screens are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, than those who use screens for an hour a day.  Teenagers were also:  more easily distracted, had more problems finishing tasks, had impaired social skills - such as the ability to make friends compared to those who spent just an hour a day on screen.   Technology addiction may actually cause damage in the brain similar to those caused by drugs and alcohol. Since a teenager's brain is still developing, they are more likely to suffer negative changes that have long-term effect on the rest of their lives.  Some things you can do if you feel you are addicted to technology:  Set time limits with your screen time, make time for social and leisure activities that do not involve a screen, plan to catch up with friends outside of school, and keep your phone in another room overnight or out of reach before going to sleep.  Brought to you by the Simcoe Muskoka Addictions Awareness Committee
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