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Banting's Drum Circlehttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/39Banting's Drum Circle<p style="background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";color:#595959;"> <span style="background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;">Banting’s Drum Circle is now in its twelfth year.  We play African hand drums, native hand drums, bongos, an ocean drum, and an assortment of small percussion instruments such as shakers, rainsticks, and cowbells.  A drum circle is an opportunity to make music, learn new skills, meet new friends, have some fun, relieve stress, be creative, and express yourself.  No experience or instrument is necessary; everyone who comes and participates has something to offer the circle.  The universal language of rhythm expressed on drums and percussion instruments cuts through all ages, sexes, genders, religions, races, and cultures as drummers play in commUNITY.  We meet on Mondays in Room 248, from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.  No instrument or experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome!  Be sure to join us for the highlight of our year, the community Drum Circle that we host on Fine Arts Night, May 21, </span></span><span style="font-family:"calibri","sans-serif";color:black;"></span></p><p style="background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";color:#595959;background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;">6-9 p.m.</span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";color:#595959;"><br> <em><span style="font-family:"arial","sans-serif";">Staff Contact:</span></em><span style="background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;"> Ms. Hayward</span><br> <em><span style="font-family:"arial","sans-serif";">Website: </span></em></span><span style="font-family:"calibri","sans-serif";color:black;"><a href="http://teacherweb.com/on/bmhs/hayward" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";color:#0072b9;text-decoration:none;">http://teacherweb.com/on/bmhs/hayward</span></a></span></p>
Announcements - March 27thhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/40Announcements - March 27th<p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Friday March 27, 2015</strong></span></p><ul><li>  Earth Hour is tomorrow!  Together we can all turn the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour.  Join the rest of the world and turn out the lights tomorrow, March 28th, from 8:30 - 9:30 pm.  Together we can all make a difference.  <br></li></ul><ul><li>Attention all first semester Writer's Craft students, future Writer's Craft students and any other Banting's student with a special interest in reading, creative writing and hearing from outstanding authors.  Please see Ms. Burke at the start of your lunch in front of Room 245 to pick-up a permission form for the upcoming Reading, Writing and Author Conference happening on Thursday April, 23<sup>rd</sup><br><br></li><li>Don't want to spend big bucks on a Prom Dress? Kozlov Centre in Barrie invites you to borrow a dress at no charge!  This weekend - MARCH 27, 28, 29 only Grade 12 girls currently enrolled in Grade 12 are invited to Boutique Days to borrow a prom dress.  Details are available in the Library.<br>Prom Forms will be available on Monday.  Wait for an announcement regarding at what time.  Thanks <br><br></li><li>Cafeteria:       Happy Freebie Friday!!<br>Free Jet Spray with every purchase.  See you at lunch!<br> </li><li>Students who are interested in writing in the University of Waterloo's Sir Issac Newton's Physics competition on Thursday May 7.   Please see Mr. Bayne in Room 127 this Friday or Monday to sign up.<br> </li><li> In the far reaches of Iran there are Glaciers.  Not your ordinary Glaciers, but glaciers made of SALT!  <br>There have recently been planets discovered that are made out of Diamond...yes a Diamond planet!  There are stars a million times bigger than the sun????  WOW!<br>If these sort of facts interest you, then you are a perfect candidate for the Science Olympiad!!  Sign up ASAP.  Space is filling up fast.  Teams of 4.  2 senior members and 2 junior members per team.Sign up as an entire team or as an individual and we will match you up.  Sign up sheets in front of Room 124.  Don't Delay, this WILL fill up!  This is exciting stuff, and as Buzz would say:    To Infinity and beyond!  <br></li></ul>
Announcements - March 26thhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/38Announcements - March 26th<p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday March 26, 2015</strong></span></p><ul><li>  Don't want to spend big bucks on a Prom Dress? Kozlov Centre in Barrie invites you to borrow a dress at no charge!  This weekend - MARCH 26, 27, 28, 29 - only Grade 12 girls currently enrolled in Grade 12 are invited to Boutique Days to borrow a prom dress.  Details are available in the Library.</li></ul><ul><li>Students who are interested in writing in  the University of Waterloo's Sir Issac Newton's Physics competition on Thursday May 7 please see Mr. Bayne in Room 127 this Friday or Monday to sign up.<br> </li><li>This is the final call for all Mammoth Cave field trip forms and deposits.  We still have a few spots left.  If interested please see Mr. Clarence as soon as possible.<br> </li><li>Albert Einstein, Sir. Issac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, and Miss Frizzle all have something in common?  What is it?  They would all attend the Banting Science Olympiad on April 10th.  A fun day of challenging science competitions, from trivia, chemistry, and engineering.  Do you have the skills?  Sign up now! Space WILL fill up!  Do not delay!  Applications are outside Room 124.  There will be teams of 4,Two junior members and two senior.  Sign up as a team or as an individual and we will set you up!<br> </li><li>Are you considering a career with the Canadian Armed Forces?  Then maybe doing a MILITARY CO-OP placement is for you.  Come listen to a presentation on Thursday, March 26th in the Career Centre during Period 4.  That's the Career Centre at 11:30 a.m.   Sign-up sheets are posted in Guidance and the Co-op Office.</li></ul>
Announcements - March 25thhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/37Announcements - March 25th<p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Wednesday March 25, 2015</strong></span></p><ul><li>  A reminder to all Banting students that the OSSLT will be written on Thursday this week. Students writing the test: remember that there will be breakfast food available in the hospitality room before writing at 8am. So wear your comfy clothes, grab some food and settle in for a great session.</li></ul><ul><li>All students not writing the test are reminded that buses will pick up 3 ½ hours after the regular morning time. Afternoon classes for Thursday will begin at 11:30 and it will be Periods 4, 1 and 5.</li></ul><ul><li>Albert Einstein, Sir. Issac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, and Miss Frizzle all have something in common?  What is it?  They would all attend the Banting Science Olympiad on April 10th.  A fun day of challenging science competitions, from trivia, chemistry, and engineering.  Do you have the skills?  Sign up now! Space WILL fill up!  Do not delay!  Applications are outside Room 124.  There will be teams of 4, Two junior members and two senior.  Sign up as a team or as an individual and we will set you up!</li></ul><ul><li>Attention Track and Field team members!  We will be having an indoor practice tonight after school.  Please meet in the Fitness Centre at 3:00.  You must have your participation form signed in order to practice. Thanks!<br> </li><li> Are you considering a career with the Canadian Armed Forces?  Then maybe doing a MILITARY CO-OP placement is for you.  Come listen to a presentation on Thursday, March 26th in the Career Centre during Period 4.  That's the Career Centre at 11:30 a.m.   Sign-up sheets are posted in Guidance and the Co-op Office.<br> </li><li>Cafeteria:  Today's Specials are:</li><ul><ul><li>Chicken Dippers with Fries</li><ul><ul><li>or</li></ul></ul><li>Chicken Quesadilla </li></ul></ul></ul>
Announcements - March 24thhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/36Announcements - March 24th<p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday March 24, 2015</strong></span></p><ul><li>  Are you considering a career with the Canadian Armed Forces?  Then maybe doing a MILITARY CO-OP placement is for you.  Come listen to a presentation on Thursday, March 26th in the Career Centre during Period 4.  Sign-up sheets are posted in Guidance and the Co-op Office.</li></ul><ul><li>Nordic Ski team:  Please return all equipment by the end of the week.  We are still missing 3 buffs.  Check your coat and ski pant pockets.  The uniform deposit will be returned once all buffs and equipment are returned.<br> </li><li>There is extra help available today during Period 4 in the Career Centre for any student who is writing the Literacy Test. If you missed the Blitz and want to take part in it, have questions about the test, want to have your writing looked over, or just want to pick up a Blitz booklet, come to the Career Centre during Period 4 today.<br> </li><li>Have you ever seen an egg fly across the Cafeteria?  I mean really fly with wings of cardboard and plastic!  How about sailboats on wheels, sailing across the gym floor?  The Banting Science Olympiad is here and it needs you to sign up!  Teams of four consist of two junior and two senior members.  Don't have a team!  Sign up any how and we can match you up!  Don't delay!!  Space is limited and it ALWAYS fills up.  Contest is April 10th.<br>Hurry!!  Sign-up sheets are outside Room 124 or ask any Science teacher for help.<br> </li><li>Attention Drama enthusiasts - We are producing two plays for Fine Arts Night!  If you're interested in acting or helping behind the scenes, come for an information meeting tomorrow night after school in Rm#207.<br> </li><li>The Alliston Lions Club has several volunteer positions with the "Alliston Lions Youth Entertainment Team".  This would be a great opportunity for your volunteer hours and would help the Lions Club, who are looking for out-going, energetic youth who are great working with younger children and who can communicate with adults.  Please find additional information at the Guidance Office.  See Mrs. Cross in Guidance.<br><br></li><li>Cafeteria:  Today' Special Choices are:                         Pulled Pork with Mash or on a Bun<br>                or <br>Beef Rib with Mash or on a Bun<br>See you at lunch!<br><br></li><li>A reminder to all Banting students that the OSSLT will be written on Thursday this week.  Students writing the test: remember that there will be breakfast food available in the hospitality room before writing at 8am.  So wear your comfy clothes, grab some food and settle in for a great session!</li></ul><p>All students not writing the test are reminded that buses will pick them up 3 ½ hours after the regular morning time.  Afternoon classes for Thursday will begin at 11:30 and it will be Periods 4, 1 and 5.</p>
Announcements - March 23rdhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/35Announcements - March 23rd<p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Monday March 23, 2015</strong></span></p><p>    The Alliston Lions Club has several volunteer positions with the "Alliston Lions Youth Entertainment Team".  This would be a great opportunity for your volunteer hours and would help the Lions Club, who are looking for out-going, energetic youth who are great working with younger children and who can communicate with adults.  Please find additional information at the Guidance Office.  See Mrs. Cross in Guidance.<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mammoth Cave!  Mammoth Cave!  Mammoth Cave!    </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The first meeting for the Mammoth Cave Field Trip will take place during the last 15 minutes of both lunches in Room 106 tomorrow. Please bring your signed permission forms and deposit if you have not already done so. Due to a few unavoidable cancellations we still have a couple of spots left.  If interested please see Mr. Clarence today.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Attention drummers! Banting's Drum Circle resumes meetings today after school in Room 248 untill 4 o'clock. Join us to learn some new rhythms and have fun jamming with others. Come out to help prepare for our Community Drum Circle on Fine Arts Night in May.  Everyone is welcome!</p><p style="text-align:justify;">To all Senior Boys' Rugby players: practice this week is on Tuesday and Friday. Please make arrangements to attend and take care of all fees and necessary paperwork.</p><p>All Latin Club members who are going to Classics Conference:  please attend the Latin Club either Tuesdays or Wednesdays to help get everything done!   We have lots of exciting projects to work so please come out and help!</p><p>There is extra help available today and tomorrow Period 4 in the Career Centre for any student who is writing the literacy test.  If you missed the Blitz, want to take part in it, have questions about the test, or want to have your writing looked over, come to the Career Centre during Period 4 on Monday or Tuesday.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Improv Club - Hey Improv Club - don't forget that tonight is Character Improv night! See you after school in Rm# 241</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Fine Arts Night - Attention drama enthusiasts - this year we will be doing 2 plays for Fine Arts Night.  If you're interested in acting or helping behind the scenes, come for an information meeting Wednesday after school in Rm#207.</p><p>Junior Boys' Rugby players need to be aware that practices will be today and Wednesday this week.  Tonight's practice will be in Gym 161.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">In just 1 hour you can…</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>MAKE A DIFFERENCE!</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SAVE 3 LIVES!</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>EARN 5 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE!</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Peer Tutors will be coming around to the grade 11 and 12 classes at the end of the week to recruit donors for the upcoming clinic on APRIL 9th.</p><p style="text-align:center;">If you are 17 years of age or older, this is your chance to make a difference!  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>BE PART OF THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!</strong></p><p> <br>Are you considering a career with the Canadian Armed Forces?  Then maybe doing a MILITARY CO-OP placement is for you.  Come listen to a presentation on Thursday, March 26th in the Career Centre during Period 3.  That's the Career Centre at 12 o'clock.  Sign-up sheets are posted in Guidance and Co-op.</p><p>Attention all first semester Writer's Craft students, future Writer's Craft students and any other Banting student with a special interest in reading, creative writing and hearing from outstanding authors.  Please see Ms. Burke at the start of your Lunch in front of Room 245 to pick-up a permission form for the upcoming Reading, Writing and Author Conference happening on Thursday April, 23rd.  </p><p>Attention all Movement for Change Members.  Please see Ms. Burke after school in Room 245 for a quick meeting. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:7.5pt;line-height:normal;background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16pt;font-family:"arial","sans-serif";color:black;background:none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;"> </span></p>
Skills Canada Local Photography Competitionhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/10Skills Canada Local Photography Competition<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>2015 LOCAL SCDSB QUALIFYING COMPETITION</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>PHOTOGRAPHY – SECONDARY LEVEL</strong><strong><img alt="scdsb logo.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/scdsb%20logo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:423px;" /></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>March 31, 2015 Education Centre</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="skills logo.png" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/skills%20logo.png" style="margin:5px;width:95px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong></strong> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>, <img alt="camera.png" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/camera.png" style="margin:5px;width:270px;" /></strong></p>

 

 

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