OSSLT Day – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

RE: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – Modified School Day Wednesday March 27, 2019

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has scheduled Wednesday March 27, 2019 as the day for students across the province to complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students must successfully complete this test in order to earn a secondary school diploma. To assist in creating the best possible environment for students writing the test, and as a result of changes to EQAO policy, the Board will implement a modified school day. On March 27, secondary schools will follow an exam-style day in which; only grade 10 and Previously Eligible students who are writing the test are to be at school (no classes for students in grades 9, 11, and 12).

For students writing the OSSLT:

Students writing the test will come to school on March 27 at their normal start time, 9:00 a.m. to write the OSSLT. Based on EQAO timelines for the test, we anticipate that many students will finish writing in about 5 hours. Students will be dismissed upon their completion of the test; however space will be made available in the school for those who need to remain until regular dismissal time. Students requiring extra time will continue to write their test during an extended test taking period.

(Click here for OSSLT Day Time Table)

For Students Not Writing the OSSLT:

Students who are not writing the test will NOT attend school on March 27. These students are encouraged to use this day to review or complete coursework, prepare for upcoming assessments, engage in Individual Pathways Planning, or complete community service hours. A supervised study hall in the school will be available for those students who prefer to work collaboratively with their peers.

Modifying the school day in this way allows schools to maximize teacher supervision and support, availability of classroom space and access to technology.

We wish every student success on the OSSLT, and appreciate your ongoing support for student achievement and wellbeing. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s administrative team,

Sincerely,

Mr. Lee Venditti

Principal

Youth Leadership Training Day!

IMPORTANT: Youth Leadership Training has been rescheduled to Friday, May 3, 2019 with the registration deadline extended to Friday, April 26, 2019!

At J. Addison School, we believe there is a duty to invigorate and motivate our youth more than ever. We aim to inspire them to pursue their passions and expose them to new opportunities through the development of strong leadership in their personal networks and community.

In this program we provide the tools and platform for these young people to effectively work as an individual and a team. Participants will engage in workshops, discussions and activities to learn about leadership and learn about the character traits they already possess that can be harnessed to become a leader.

Details

Event Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

Participant Fee: $25 (includes hot lunch)

Participants: Ages 14 to 20

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019

Attire: Dress casually and be prepared for a combination of physical activity, group training and independent development exercises.

What to Expect?

Be ready to meet new friends and share in new experiences through interactive workshops and activities.  Learn the necessary skills to build a plan of action and realize your potential by taking action and developing the leader in you!

*Participants will be considered for volunteer and paid positions for our summer camp program upon successful completion.

Application forms must be submitted to info@jaddisonschool.com with the subject title:
Youth Leadership Training Application – (Applicant Name [First, Last])

For further inquiries, please CONTACT US.


Click here to Download our Application Form

2-in-1 Summer Camp Early Bird Rates Available Now! Ends March 28.

JAS 2-in-1 Summer Camp is back!

Why do we name our Summer Day Camp 2-in-1? Because we combine ACADEMICS and FUN in one amazing program throughout the summer months! We design this program with busy family schedules in mind – you can join us for just two weeks or stay with us for the whole 7 weeks.

Take advantage of our Early Bird Special details for 2019 2-in-1 Summer Camp. Full payment must be received by the school on or before March 28, 2019!

  • Suitable for children from ages 4 to 12
  • Daily program runs Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM in July and August.
  • Our camp is technology-free. Campers are not allowed to use their personal technology during camp hours between 8:45am – 4:30pm.
  • English skills – reading and writing
  • Math and Problem Solving
  • A variety of extra-curricular activities which include Arts and Crafts, Sports, Science, Taekwondo, Dance etc.
  • Either field trips or special events every Friday
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Optional lunch program available
  • Optional Before and After Care available

Check out this year’s camp Tentative Schedule.

Apply Now for Summer Camp!

Independent School National Championship – JAS Tournament Results

On February 23-25, 2019 the J. Addison School Girls’ Basketball Team competed at InsiderExposure.com’s invitation only “Independent School National Championship” in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Their first game of the tournament was against IMG Acadamy, one of the Top Athletic Prep schools in the world. Our girls came out on top securing an 82-72 win over IMG with Madalyn and Hennessey playing their minds out scoring 27 points and 25 points respectively!

photo by Carolina Girls Hoops Report

For the second game, our girls played against Westridge of North Carolina who are currently ranked 7th in the United States. Our girls kept the game close and were up 4 points with 2 minutes remaining in the final quarter. Unfortunately we were unable to maintain the lead and ended up losing the game by 4.

By the third game our girls were hungry for another win after a painful loss. They played excellently against Lincoln Prep from Hamilton, Ontario and earned a decisive 62-55 win, holding onto the lead for the majority of the game!

The fourth and final game our girls played was against Crestwood Prep who are currently ranked the best team in Canada. The girls played well but unfortunately lost 52-44.

Overall the tournament was a great experience for the team. It showed that we can compete at an elite level against the best teams in the continent and that we are always a threat at every tournament! Thank you to InsiderExposure.com for inviting us!

Open House: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

This weekend, we will be hosting our Open House for anyone interested in taking a tour and learning about our school! If you have any friends or family interested in finding a private school, this is the perfect time for them to learn about the “Addison Advantage™”!

The school will be Open to the public from 10AM – 1PM.

Fill in the form below to sign up for our Open House online:

Semester 1 Media Arts Presentation

Our Media Arts Class has compiled together a video containing their final projects! All scenes were filmed through a smartphone, showcasing the unique personality and creativity of each of our students.

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Watch the video down below:

2018-2019 Winter Graduate Valedictorians

Congratulations is extended to our Eva S. and Joao A.D.M. for being the Class of 2019 Valedictorians (Winter Graduation Ceremony)

Eva S. was born in the beautiful country of Russia and later moved to Canada when she was 5 years old. Eva’s favorite hobby is drawing. Eva attended J. Addison School in September 2017 as a gifted learner and has maintained an “A” average since her inception. In addition to being academically exceptional, Eva has been involved in a wide range of student leadership roles such as serving as Student Ambassador, Montessori Teacher Assistant, Peer Tutor, Student Council and volunteering at the 360 kids youth homeless shelter. Eva’s post-secondary pursuit is to study animation design at Sheridan College. Moreover, she plans to move to Los Angeles thereafter and work for a fortune 500 animation design studio.

Joao M. was born in the picturesque country of Brazil and came to J. Addison School in September 2017 where he immediately excelled academically and maintained an “A” average since his inception. Joao is an outstanding leader who prides himself on big dreams and great pursuits. Joao served in various leadership capacities at J. Addison School such as Simcoe Dorm House Leader, Chapter President of DECA and Student Council. He is the recipient of various academic awards at J. Addison School and was awarded for outstanding student leadership in student and residence life in 2017 and 2018. Joao plans to study at Harvard or Columbia University where he plans to major in Political Science.

We at J. Addison School are very proud of you Eva and Joao and we wish you all the best in your post-secondary life.

“Our Students’ Success is Our Success.”

We’re going to ICEF Miami!

J. Addison School will be attending the ICEF Workshop in Miami, Florida at the Loews Hotel! It will be a wonderful opportunity for us to increase diversity in our school by meeting with agents from around the world. If you are an Agent planning to attend, we hope to meet with you and discuss our possible relationship! Thank you ICEF for allowing us to attend!

Top Choice Award Nomination: Top Montessori School of 2019 in Markham

We are proud to announce that we have been nominated for Top Montessori School of 2019 in Markham by Top Choice Awards! We would like to thank our diligent staff members for their hard work as well as the parents who trust us with the development and care of their children. We are dedicated to nurturing all of our students to be successful global citizens and are proud to be nominated for this accomplishment.

We ask everyone for your support during this voting period from Nov. 1, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2019!

Vote for us using this link: https://topchoiceawards.com/vote?survey_id=VY2lgC

Congratulations Hennessey Luu-Brown on her Commitment to Brown University!!!

J. Addison School would like to congratulate Hennessey Luu-Brown on her commitment to Brown University (Ivy League)!

Last year, Hennessey earned the award for “Best in Prep All-Star Game” and aided our Elite Girls’ Basketball Team to place Top 3rd among all Prep Schools in Ontario. Her exceptional talent on the court paired with her strong academics led Brown University scouts to see her potential to be successful in Post-Secondary Athletics. We are excited to see her elevate her athletic abilities to the next level in the NCAA and wish her the best for this upcoming season.