South Huron District High School has a great tradition of caring, with your great support of the Terry Fox Run, Christmas Bureau, Movember, and the 30 Hour Famine. South Huron's Famine is the longest continuously running 30 Hour Famine in Ontario - in 22 years we have raised over $151,000 for the good works of World Vision. Their projects have a positive impact on the lives of children and their communities - by providing nutritious food, clean water, sanitation projects, building schools, and so many other wonderful development projects! World Vision also provides emergency famine relief, medicine, and shelter in disasters around the world.
We are trying something new this year - our 2016 30 Hour Famine will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, April 29th, to 3:00 on Saturday, April 30th, and will begin with a breakfast for all of the participants from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, then students will attend classes as normal. We will have a "lunch" of freezies and juice in the Commons. Participants will be staying overnight, and we will have all the great Famine activities you've come to love! The advantage of starting a bit earlier is that we will enjoy our Pizza Breakfast at 3:00 pm on Saturday and you will get home a bit earlier too!
Students participating in the 30 Hour Famine can earn up to 10 Hours of community service for their fundraising activities. We are asking everybody to set a reasonable goal of at least $50
World Vision has gone to an on-line registration process, so there are a few steps involved in order to participate in this year's Famine
- Download the Permission Form, or see Ms. Hawley, Ms. Bray, or Mrs. McLennan for a copy.
- Return the signed and completed permission form along with $6.00 to Ms. Bray (this charge helps to pay for the Friday Breakfast, wrist bands, freezies, juice, drinks, and our Pizza Breakfast. Any money left over will be donated to World Vision)
- Complete the following on-line survey: (You will need a valid e-mail address!)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Parents and Guardians from AMDSB's Board of Directors:
A key term of the settlements that were negotiated recently with employee groups was the provision of an additional PA day each school year. The requirement for an additional PA day is effective immediately and, as such, applies to the current school year. The School Year Calendar committee met on January 5, 2016, and following that meeting contact was made with Huron Perth Catholic DSB. Both committees have selected Monday, May 9, 2016 as the additional PA Day for all schools in Huron and Perth counties.