Sunday | July 22, 2018

All Crestwood students took part in a powerful presentation led by our Grade 4 classes this past Wednesday. Relevant speakers, skits, slides, songs and even a fashion show held the attention of a packed Atrium, consistently delivering the message that each and every ONE of us has a part to play in making our school, our communities, our city and ultimately our world a safe and welcoming place for all.

Congrats to the Grade 4 teachers and students on their great work.

March 4th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Dear Parents,

A few weeks ago, Crestwood students took part in an assembly during which they saw a performance, “The Power of One”, in which actors presented skits to vividly portray what bullying is, what can be done about it and how every child has “The Power of One”….. the power to report and deal with bullying when they see it. They learned about the roles in bullying: the bully, the target, the bystander and the upstander and they were shown examples of different types of bullying: physical, verbal, exclusion and cyber-bullying,

Wednesday, February 28th is Pink Shirt Day and all students and staff will be given a pink t-shirt to wear to symbolize that we, as a society, will not tolerate bullying of any kind.

The Grade 4 classes will be doing a presentation for the rest of the school.

Students do NOT need to wear their uniforms to school that day.

Thank you!

February 22nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Over the last couple of weeks, the Grade 7 weekly “Power Hour” has focused on philanthropy.  “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”  – Abraham Lincoln

We discussed children throughout the world who are less fortunate than we are, and what we could do to alleviate their struggles.  We chose to undertake an endeavour to provide clothing to underprivileged children in the Philippines.  As a group, the students sorted and packed the clothing.  Thank you to the CSPA for providing the clothes.  A special thank you goes to the Solomon family, for covering the cost of shipping two huge boxes to the Philippines.

-Ms. Joy Badler

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November 13th, 2015

Posted In: Crestwood News

On Thursday, Grade five and six had a special guest speaker pay a visit to Crestwood School as part of their Social Studies units.  Grade Five is currently studying Aspects of Canadian Government and Grade Six are focusing on the Canadian experience. Jennifer Blitzer is a lawyer who has worked for the Provincial Government including the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Education.  Jennifer shared some of her work experiences with the students.  Her presentation covered immigration programs, the process of lawmaking and some interesting legal cases involving the government. The students were eager to learn more about Jennifer’s career and asked some thought provoking questions. It was a wonderful afternoon and we all walked away with a better understanding of how government works.

 

October 24th, 2014

Posted In: Guest Speakers

Our Grade 11 Biology students spent last week at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Located at the mouth of Fundy Bay, the research center has the unique opportunity to study incredibly diverse ecosystems that thrive among the highest and most powerful tides in the world. Here, our young biologists explored the diversity of marine life on the beach and deep ocean floor, investigated the characteristics and behaviours of various aquatic life forms, and presented their findings to their peers, teachers, and Hunstman staff. Students learned first-hand that sea stars can hold more than 3 times their body weight, rock crabs are surprisingly adept at escaping lab benches, when digging for beach worms keep a keen eye out for poop piles, and skates really enjoy belly rubs, just to name a few. We hope that all students left with a greater awareness of the diversity in our Canadian waters, a sense of stewardship towards the environment, and a lasting curiosity for the sciences.

               

               

               

               

April 27th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Manny Langer was born June 6th 1929, in Lodz Poland to a large Jewish family, with three sisters and two brothers. Before the beginning of the Second World War, his family had a successful Kosher dairy business. In the morning he attended Hebrew school, and in the afternoon Polish school. In addition to Hebrew school, Manny and his family belonged to a synagogue and went consistently every weekend. He described his life as nice, simple and friendly. The beginning of the war changed all that, and Manny found himself deported to the ghetto, where his life as a slave labourer began. He and his family endured tremendous hardships, and a succession of camps, from which Manny miraculously was able to emerge alive. After the war, he was able to reconnect with his siblings, and he moved to the US and then Canada to start his life anew. Since he has become a powerful speaker, urging today’s youth to find harmony and justice in a world that showed him the opposite.

Manny and his daughters visited Crestwood in January 2017, when they spoke to English 8 students and did an interview with a CHC2D students.

 

March 28th, 2018

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Every Thursday Grades JK-3 busily boards the Fun Bus en route to York Mills Arena. With the help of their teachers and parent volunteers, the students lace up and hit the ice for their skating instruction as part of their Physical Education program.

The Letskate® and Letspowerskate® programs were designed by Tammy Keogh, owner and founder of Performance Skating Schools. Tammy’s passion for skating and expertise are the driving force behind her renowned methods. Modern teaching techniques along with interesting teaching aids are applied. Their success is largely due to the fact that skills/levels are taught in proper sequence. Performance Skating Schools’ vision is to bring a positive skill building athletic experience to your students. By introducing skating lessons in a learning atmosphere that will challenge students to do their best, inspire them to love skating and develop lasting skills they will share with friends and family.

March 4th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Sports

The U12 Coed Hockey team defeated Royal St Georges College 7-5 on Friday to capture the Division 1(B) Championship at UCC. The boys and girls grabbed three exciting victories en route to their second title in three years. Last year we lost the final to SAC in overtime. We have ten teams in our CIS U12 DIV1 league. The top four teams (UCC “6”, TFS, Crescent, SAC) play for the top title and the next six teams (RSGC, Crestwood, UCC “5”, SHS, PC and CDS) play for a consolation cup.

We began our day against a resilient Country Day School team that had us down 2-0 before we realized we were playing a hockey game. The players stayed calm and we eventually broke through in the second period before storming back and stuffing the Cyclones 6-4. Our second game was another tough test as we faced the UCC “5” team in their packed home arena. It was a back and forth affair and the Blues had us down 3-1 heading into the third but we popped a quick powerplay marker and never looked back, blasting the Blues 6-4. The championship game had us facing a tough Royal St Georges squad who had recently defeated us 6-2 at Bill Bolton Arena. The boys and girls executed our game plan perfectly and we were able to capture the title with a 7-5 victory. Congrats to all of our players and their parents for your hard work, commitment, sportsmanship and support throughout this hockey season.

-Coaches Connors, Sherri Brenzel and Sandy Brenzel

March 4th, 2018

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

Basketball

The Crestwood Junior Boys’ Basketball team advanced to the CISAA championship game with a 75-67 semifinal win over a hot shooting Crescent team. The teams battled back and forth through the first half before Crestwood took a 35-31 lead into the break. The Lions pushed the lead to as much as 15 early in the 4th quarter before Crescent mounted a late comeback closing within 1 point with 3 minutes to play. The Lions would get a couple of key stops and were able to finish the game off from the free-throw line in the closing moments. Matthew Nelsons led the way with a season-high 42 points and several rim-rocking dunks, while K’Shawn Latty added 25 and a dunk of his own. The Junior Lions will take on St. Mike’s at home this Saturday at 12:00 in rematch of last year’s championship game. Please stop by and support if you have the chance!

               

They have done it again!!!   Our Senior Boys played Villanova Wednesday in their semi-final game and what a showing it was. From the initial jump ball, our Lions took a commanding lead and never looked back as they beat Villanova 81 -56.
The Senior Boys Select team is playing in the National Preparatory Basketball Championships this weekend trying to win our first National title. They started off strong Thursday night winning their tournament opener against St. Laurent School by a score of 90-64. The team plays GTA prep tonight at 8:00pm. All games are streamed on YouTube – Northpole hoops, check out the action!

What a nail biter. Wednesday, our Senior Boys’ DII team had the fight of their life against Bayview Glen but they come out victorious with a 56 to 53 win. This win was in large part due to the spectacular shooting of Dave McCall, the continuous hussle of Johan Eichler and the rebounding strength of Erik Usher, Kabier Izzeldin and Derek Boecker.  This Saturday our Senior Boys’ DII team will be playing in the finals hosted at Crescent at 9 am. Wish them luck or come out and support them on Saturday.  A huge thank you goes out the following members of the Senior Boys’ DII team as Wednesday was their last home game in the Lion’s Den before they head off to University.  Dave McCall, Logan Lim, Derek Boecker, Erik Usher, Joe Eisentraut, Cole Morrison, Aren Karshafian and Kabier Izzeldin.

               

Volleyball

In the opening round of the playoffs, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team faced off against Albert College.  During the regular season, our girls lost both games that we played against them.  But this was now the playoffs and our ladies were determined not lose for a third time.  All matches were hard fought and extremely close with the scores being 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, and 25-23.  The key difference this time is that the score favoured our team and each team member played critical roles at different parts of the game to lead to our victory.

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Rosseau Lake College Monday and left victorious in straight sets to end their regular season. It was a complete team effort highlighted by spectacular serves from Audrey Melkoumov and Laura Chu. Jahnai Brown and Rachel Pape provided stellar offense with overpowering spikes that were only possible by the accurate sets provided by Alex Sanders. The team played a great defensive game, anchored by the strong play of Sacha Snyder, Julia Lee, Sydney Major and Willa Easton. Great job ladies!

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team won their quarterfinals playoff game Tuesday at Trafalgar School in five tightly contested sets. They managed to pull out the victory with a 16-14 final score in their last set. The ladies look to continue their fantastic play this weekend in the semifinals at TMS. Let’s wish them luck!

March 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Swimming

Our U14 Swim Team achieved their absolute personal best time during last Thursday’s CISAA championship.  James Gillingham won 4 points for the school with his 50m Freestyle, 3 points by  Amy Cai with her 50m Breaststroke, and Jordan Nikolov and Zachary Black both won 1 point each for their 50m Breaststroke as well.  The highlight of the day was when our relay team of Benjamin Davidson, Jordan Nikolov, Amy Cai, and our anchor James Gillingham placed first in their heat.  Coaches Hecock, Koaich, Wappel, and R.Lee would like to congratulate all our swimmers for yet another impressive season.  We may be a small team, but we are a great one.  Great job, swimmers!

               

     

Basketball

The Junior Boys’ Basketball team traveled to Crescent last Wednesday afternoon for their final regular season CISAA game. After a slow start, the Lions trailed 22-23 at halftime. However, the Lions clamped down on defense in the second half and ran off to a 53-37 victory.  Matthew Nelsons led the way with 21 points, while K’Shawn Latty added 16. Caiden Oshinowo hit a couple of big 3s in the second half to pitch in 6 points. Big shout out to the entire team on their defensive effort in the second half, as they held Crescent to only 14 points. With the win, the Crestwood Juniors claim the regular season CISAA title with a 12-0 record. Playoffs start on Wednesday as the Lions will host the 4-seed.

Last Wednesday our Senior Boys’ DII Basketball team played a difficult game against Country Day School.  The boys kept their composure despite never having the lead through out the game. With this loss of 77 to 49 to Country Day School, our Lions fall from 2nd place to 4th place.  Special mention goes to Derek Boecker, Cole Morrison and David McCall for their team effort from the tip off to the final whistle of the game.

 

Volleyball

A big shoutout goes to the five all-star members of the U14 Girls Volleyball team who played the shorthanded game against Trafalgar this past Wednesday: Ella Lee-O’Rourke, Tinamarie Otchere, Saleah Joseph, Isabelle Rigny, and Chiara Codron. The girls came together and demonstrated what they have been practicing; winning points with amazing serves and powerful three hits. The Lions won the matches: 25- 16, 25-20, and 25-10. Way to go, ladies! Thanks for the great season.

               

Curling

Crestwood’s U14 and Varsity Boys’ teams were in competition last Tuesday night at the Toronto Cricket Club, in the first stage of the CISAA curling playoffs. The U14 squad was in a sudden death match-up against the team from TMS, with the winner advancing to the semi-finals next Friday. Skip William MacInnis called a fantastic game, and spot on shots from Tony, Cole and Arjun helped Crestwood jump to an early 5-1 lead. The TMS squad tried to make it interesting in the final ends, but the Crestwood U14s held them back and finished the game 6-3.

The Varsity Boys squad had a chance to advance directly to the finals in their match against the 1st place squad from St. Andrews. Despite curling shorthanded, and falling behind early, Adam, Jacob and Gaby kept themselves in the game and mounted a comeback in the second half. Unfortunately, they ran out of ends before the comeback could be completed. Thankfully, the Varsity Team will have another chance this week, as their high rank in the overall standings gives them a berth in this week’s semi-finals.


With only 1 week left in league play this winter athletic season, CPC has had some very impressive results!  We would like to congratulate a few teams that have finished at the top of their leagues;

Sr Boys basketball – 1st place and undefeated

Jr. Boys basketball – 1st place and undefeated

U14 Boys basketball – 1st place and undefeated

Varsity Boys hockey – 1st place with only 1 loss all season

Both our Jr and Sr Girls are moving on to playoffs as well.

Finally, we would like to wish the best of luck to a few students that will be representing CPC at OFSAA in March;

Swimming- Mohamed Basha

Boys Curling team – Spencer Arshinoff, Gaby Croitoru, Joseph Eisentraut, Adam Golden, Malcolm Leask, Jacob Reinish

 

February 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood and YARRD (Youth against Racial and Religious Discrimination) celebrated Black History Month this week with an assembly that featured Shaun Boothe.  Shaun is an award-winning hip hop artist who has visited Crestwood a number of times in the past, including at our human rights symposia.  Shaun brought the students a powerful message of hope and unity, urging them to look to themselves and to one another as they build bridges between and within their communities.  Shaun spoke eloquently and energetically, rapping about the contributions of prominent black figures such as Muhammed Ali, Oprah, Martin Luther King and Obama.  Crestwood students had a great time, and learned an important lesson!

               

               

    

February 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Grade 6’s took part in a great Scientists in School session all about electricity.  Students explored static and current electricity, built series and parallel circuits, tested conductors and insulators, explored electromagnets, simple motors, and used their own energy to power a generator.  With Scientist Peter’s guidance, students were able to apply the concepts being taught in class to these hands-on experiments.  Next term, the Grade 6’s will move into an exploration of flight.

-Ms. Suckstorff

February 16th, 2018

Posted In: Lower School

Charles Neville served with the British Royal Engineers during World War Two.  In earlier days he grew up in southern England, near Kent, where he attended the prestigious Cranbrook School.  He studied languages, and Charles recalls that his parents a life in the diplomatic corps, but even as a young boy engineering proved to be a powerful lure.  In school studying engineering, Charles saw the inevitability of being called up, so he joined up and began his training.  He was selected to head to the Far East, and he and his classmates boarded a convoy, bound for the Mediterranean and India.  Charles joined up with Indian engineers and saw duty in eastern India, near Burma and the Japanese.  He and his men worked in the jungles, building roads and bridges, and fending off disease and occasionally the Japanese troops.  With the end of the war, Charles returned to England, but finding a crowded nation with limited opportunities, he chose to emigrate, making his way to Canada and falling into the rhythm of civilian life in booming postwar Toronto
We met Charles in the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Wing in December 2017, when he was interviewed by a delegation of Crestwood students over the December Break.

January 29th, 2018

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Carl Boggild originally came from Denmark, but his parents moved to Canada when he was only one year old, so his real formative experiences took place in Nova Scotia, where his parents settled.  Carl grew up in the southern part of the province, where he and his family lived a relatively good life in spite of the Great depression.  With the coming of the war, Carl’s older brother chose the navy, so Carl opted for the air force, and was dispatched to the various bases of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, going from belleville to the Prairies before being sent overseas.  In England, trained as a navigator-bombardier, Carl was assigned to 115 Squadron, and their Wellington bombers.  In 1943, on only his 6th mission, Carl’s plane was shot down by a German night fighter.  Carl ended up in german custody, and he was sent to Stalag Luft III, where he took part in the ill-fated great escape.  He did not escape that night, but he did play a part in the tunnel construction.  With the approach of the Soviets, the Germans marched the POWs off to a new location, and Carl and a fellow prisoner were able to escape, linking up with British troops not long after.  He was sent back to England, and then to Canada, where he fell back into the rhythm of civilian life, working as a salesman for the Schwartz Spice Company.
We met Carl at the Sunnybrook Veterans’ Wing, where he was interviewed by a delegation of students in January 2018.

January 22nd, 2018

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I AM A GIRL!!! Inspiring day at Crestwood empowering our female students to be strong, confident women and helping our male students understand issues relating to gender equality.

We began the day with a bake sale in which males were made to pay more than females for baked goods. This sparked outrage and discussion about the gender pay gap which still exists today in Canada.

After an amazing assembly with empowered women, we capped off the the day showcasing our Select girls’ basketball team. They played a strong Southwest team from London but our CPC girls took control of our home court winning the game 68-45. Thanks to our excellent female refs and and female timekeeping crew.

Thank you to our amazing and inspiring guest speakers;

Melissa Parades – Canadian national volleyball player – won FIVB Rookie of the Year in 2014 as well as FIVB’s Most Improved Player in 2017. After just one season Melissa and her partner Sarah Pavan were able to finish the 2017 FIVB earning a gold, two silvers, and a bronze medal on the World Tour.

Sarah Pavan – professional volleyball player – competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, earning a 5th place finish. Sarah’s most recent accomplishments include winning FIVB Best Blocker in 2015 and 2017. Sarah and her current partner, Melissa Humana-Paredes finished the 2017 FIVB earning a gold, two silvers, and a bronze medal on the World Tour in their first season together. The pair are currently ranked #2 in the world, with their sights set on a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Laura Davidson – started her career in the financial sector of investments and recently left her position working for one of the biggest venture capital investors Kevin O’Leary. She has since developed the ‘whistle’ app and has landed an official ambassador position with Adidas Canada.

Julia Davidson – Julia has risen through the ranks in the male dominated finance industry to the position of Director at BMO. She is the mother of two beautiful boys, ages 3 and 7 months. She is actively involved in her community, fiercely loyal and generous with her time and energy.

Tessa Bonhomme – started her athletic career on a hockey scholarship at Ohio State University, and continued on to play for team Canada women’s hockey team winning a gold medal in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. She’s since then left her skates behind to pursue her sports broadcasting career and currently works for TSN.

                                   

January 19th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Hockey

Monday night the Varsity Hockey Team traveled to Richmond Hill to take on HTS in their second game of the season and the team did not disappoint.  Led by Chuckie Nogas with his hat trick and another multiple point by Cole Eichler, the team cruised to an 8-2 win.  Roy Pecjinovski had another stellar game as well as many others on both the defensive and offensive ends of the ice.

               

Wednesday night the Varsity Hockey Team played their first home game of the season and didn’t look to disappoint.  Although the team took a little while to warm up in a very cold Fenside Arena, they took the lead late in the first period and never looked back.  Behind another solid performance by Roy Pecjinovski in net and multiple point games by Samantha Mintz, Andrew Haynes, Cole Eichler, Christian Campanelli, Jacob Hanning and Aidan Lieberman, the Lions defeated TCS, 9-2.  Great play by all and we’ll see you in the new year for our next game on Jan. 10 when we travel to SJKS.

               

The U-14 hockey game took a 7-0 loss on the chin Monday night against Appleby College. Short one of their strongest players due to injury, the team was not able to find the back of the net and was shutout by a strong opposition.

 

Curling

On Friday, our 1st and 2nd year curlers descended on the CISAA bonspiel for new curlers, including curlers from our Varsity Boys and Open teams led by first-time-skip Jacob Reinish, and our entire U14 team skipped by William MacInnis. Dominating two games and winning a third, they snapped up 3rd and 2nd place respectively and only missed out on 1st place by the barest of margins. With new blood like this, the future of Crestwood Curling is in good hands!

On Monday evening, all three of Crestwood’s curling teams traveled to Leaside Curling Club to do battle against the teams from the York School. The U14 squad went into action hoping to continue their undefeated streak. Despite jumping out to an early lead, the team was unable to hold off a late comeback, and lost by 1 after a heartbreaking final end. The Open Team had more success, as skip Will Dennison, vice Lyndsay McCulloch along with rookies Peter Hu and Cindy Wang kept getting better with each end, defeating York School 9-3. Lastly, the Varsity Boys notched their first win of the season with a solid 7-5 victory. Congratulations Crestwood curlers!

Basketball

The Junior Boys’ CISAA basketball team won 44-39 over Appleby College on Monday afternoon. The Crestwood defense was tremendous in the first half as the Lions led 32-3 at the break, giving up only one basket the entire first half. The second half was a complete switch though, as the Lions were outscored 36-12. K’Shawn Latty and Matthew Nelsons led the way in the first half with 24 combined points, while Cameron Frank showed some impressive finishing inside on the way to 4 points. The win moved the Crestwood Juniors to 3-0 in CISAA action.

The Junior Boys’ CISAA basketball team picked up a huge win over previously undefeated Hillfield Strathallan College by a score of 56-39 on Wednesday afternoon. The boys got off to a bit of a sloppy start and trailed 7-4 early in the first quarter before a switch to a 1-3-1 zone stifled HSC. The Lions led 12-7 at the end of the 1st quarter and never looked back, increasing the lead to 12 points at halftime and 21 at the end of the third. Matthew Nelsons put in an incredible performance with 24 points and several huge dunks, including an alley-oop from K’Shawn Latty to start the second half. K’Shawn himself showed some great leadership skills and tallied 19 points on a variety of pull-ups and tough finishes. Some much needed scoring help was provided by Caiden Oshinowo as he added 7 points, including a huge 3-pointer right before halftime. A big shoutout to Jesse Codron who showed outstanding toughness and hustle off the bench, stopping several fast breaks and forcing two jump balls.  The win moves the Lions to 4-0 and gives them sole possession of first place in the Junior Division 1 CISAA standings. The Crestwood Juniors will be back in action at home Monday, December 18 against Crescent at 4:30pm.

This past weekend our Lady Lions traveled to Washington D.C and put on an amazing show.  Game one we faced off against Victoria Basketball out of Australia.  This team had good size and shooting, but despite that, the Lions were able to walk away with a comfortable win.  On day two our Lions were faced with a much tougher matchup.  We were pinned against arguably the number 1 team in Canada, Lincoln Prep.  After a slow start, the Lions settled in and began to show what they were made of.  Behind the leadership of Shayeann Day-Wilson and Areej Burgonio the Lions were able to secure the win down the stretch.  On day three the Lions faced a young St. John’s which the Lions ran over by 20 points.  The Lions left DC 3-0 and look to continue their streak this weekend as they do battle with Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa.  The game will be this Sunday at 1:00 pm at Crestwood.

Volleyball

The U14 Girls’ Volleyball played a mini-tournament Monday afternoon against Pickering College and Greenwood. Although they did not manage a win, they maintained a positive attitude and competitive spirit. Their teamwork and hustle for every ball was impressive, way to go ladies! Shoutouts this morning go to Isabelle Rigny for some powerful passes off of hard serves and Taylor Howell for her soaring sets.

The U14 Girls’ Volleyball team showed immense improvement in their game against The York School Wednesday evening. After losing the first set 25-14, the Crestwood girls were motivated to come back and won the second set 25-17! After battling it out during the third set, The York School snagged the win with a final score of 25-22. The Crestwood girls took to the court with increased energy skills, and cheers. Shoutouts go to Saleah Joseph for the energy she brought to the court and her hops at the net and Jordan Fischtein for her consistent passes. Way to go girls!

This Monday, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team travelled to Albert College.  Playing with a shortened bench, the girls put in a valiant effort against the home team.  The serving of Maya Berger and Faith Joseph and the hustle of Maggie Funnell and Rachel Mintz kept all the games close.  But in the end, we just could not overcome the challenge.

 

December 12th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

The Senior Robotics’ Team has been working hard the last couple of months to build a bluetooth controlled soccer playing robot. With many late nights in the lab and battles through many setbacks, the team pulled through and created two incredible robots and demonstrated what they can do with a little bit of dedication and perseverance. Using a 3D printer with PLA plastic, the team built and programmed two Arduino powered robots that are controlled by an Android app. It is an excellent start, but the team still has ways to go. Their goal is to create autonomous soccer playing robots.

Click here to check out their progress.
Team leads: Logan Lim (’18) and Alex Wang (’19)
Team members: Haotong Zhang (’19), Sean McNamara (’19), Amirreza Rafati (’20), and others.

December 1st, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

In their first and only home game of the season, the U14 Lady Lions finished off the regular season with a convincing 46-28 victory over HSC.  The Lady Lions took a commanding lead and never looked back.  With great play on both sides of the ball by all, the Lady Lions had their best team performance of the season.  Special mention goes out to Saleah Joseph, who dropped 32 points in the game and Ella Lee-O’Rourke who grabbed a whopping 10 rebounds.  The Lady Lions will now wait and see to find out who their opponents are for next week’s playoff game.

Monday our Junior Girls’ Basketball Team played an away game against Havergal School.  Going into the game, both teams were undefeated and the pressure was on to keep our winning streak.  It was an exciting start with both teams working hard to keep the score even. Seven Crestwood players against over fifteen for our competitors, our girls worked hard the entire game with little to no breaks and took over the court!  Special mention to Tianna Bailey, Zakayla Day-Burrell and Jadaia Reid for amazing leadership.  We remain undefeated, with a final score of 67-44.  Go Lions!

Monday our Senior Girls’ Basketball Team travelled to Havergal College for their fourth game of the season.  After a slow start, the girls picked up the intensity and showed why they were undefeated coming in.  The energy carried over to the second half which saw the final score being CPC 68 – HC 46.

Wednesday night our Senior Lady Lions took on a very physical Ridley College team.  We were able to take an early lead which allowed us to cruise throughout the rest of the game.  Areej Burgonio led all scorers with 19 points.

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Soccer

On a chilly October afternoon in Toronto, the U14 Boys’ Soccer Team struck early and often, as they ran away from the visiting Sterling Hall School on Monday afternoon by a 7-3 score.  Just nine minutes in, Adam Pearlman opened the scoring early for his team, with a brilliant well placed strike to put the Lions ahead early. Adam would later go on to net 2 more before the game was done. Not 7 minutes later, Mahmoud Elfeki laced one by the keeper, leaving Sterling Hall feeling defeated.  The game continued with dominance from the Lions, until the second half when Sterling Hall’s player was able to get himself a hat trick. Closing the gap slightly between the two teams. Striker Zack Graff also contributed to scoring twice with 2 beautiful goals.  Special shout out to Hussein Elfeki who chalked up his first CISAA goal.  Monday’s win should guarantee their spot in playoffs.  Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Koaich were pleased with the team effort in Monday’s game.

On Wednesday, the Junior Boys’ Soccer Team faced off against Bayview Glen.  The team played exceptionally well as a unit as they minimized the chances from the opposition.  Even when Bayview Glen had shots on net, the incredible saves from our keeper Tim Kufner shut them down.  Goals from Alex Korda and Jesse Codron and an amazing 3 goals from Ege Kuseybat led us to a convincing victory.  The boys will finish off their regular season with a game against UCC next Tuesday.

Wednesday afternoon Bayview Glen visited Crestwood to play our Senior Boys’ Soccer Team. Despite conceding an early goal in the first half, CPC battled back to tie the game on the heels of Joseph Eistentraut’s goal. CPC then dominated the play for the remainder of the first half, creating several close chances to score. Unfortunately, Crestwood’s inability to capitalize on its chances cost them in the second half as BVG scored early in the second frame and never looked back. The game ended 4-1 in BVG’s favor. Shout outs go to the junior players who joined the team for Wednesday’s game and who performed admirably: Jonas Weissland, Ege Kuseybat, and Lorenzo Mancini. The team plays its last game of the season away against UCC next week.

Volleyball

After a rough start at the beginning of the week, the U14 Boys were more determined than ever for their game against Greenwood Wednesday afternoon. Although this determination did not result in a win, both coaches Ms. Letham and Ms. Reinsma are super proud of the way the boys played and the skills their improvement.  The last two matches were close games and consisted of many three-hits. Shout outs go to Thomas Ellinidis for his consistent serves as well as Jamey Luepann for his amazing digs and serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team continued their season Monday at the Toronto Montessori School. The boys had a rough start, and unfortunately, did not find their momentum until the second set. Even with Armani Mighty blocking almost everything at the net, and Anthony Radford-Grant making jumpless attacks, the boys could not overtake TMS. Other special mentions go out to Imani Mighty for great digs and plays at the net, and Kian Torabi for tough and consistent serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to Greenwood College Wednesday for their second game of the week. Although there were some great serves, plays, and attacks, ours boys could not overtake the home team. The referee of the game spoke to coaches Hann and Wappel, and shared his thoughts on our Lions. He noticed great talent and technique, but said that in order for our boys to win, they need to loosen up and have some fun!

The Senior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to the Toronto Montessori School Monday to challenge the Titans. After many hard fought points, the lions came out winning three sets to none. Special shout out to Somachi Agbapu for his huge blocks and hits, Erik Usher for his on court energy and leadership, and to our newest member Juliu De Gauw for his powerful serves.

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October 20th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

In their first and only home game of the season, the U14 Lady Lions finished off the regular season with a convincing 46-28 victory over HSC.  The Lady Lions took a commanding lead and never looked back.  With great play on both sides of the ball by all, the Lady Lions had their best team performance of the season.  Special mention goes out to Saleah Joseph, who dropped 32 points in the game and Ella Lee-O’Rourke who grabbed a whopping 10 rebounds.  The Lady Lions will now wait and see to find out who their opponents are for next week’s playoff game.

Monday our Junior Girls’ Basketball Team played an away game against Havergal School.  Going into the game, both teams were undefeated and the pressure was on to keep our winning streak.  It was an exciting start with both teams working hard to keep the score even. Seven Crestwood players against over fifteen for our competitors, our girls worked hard the entire game with little to no breaks and took over the court!  Special mention to Tianna Bailey, Zakayla Day-Burrell and Jadaia Reid for amazing leadership.  We remain undefeated, with a final score of 67-44.  Go Lions!

Monday our Senior Girls’ Basketball Team travelled to Havergal College for their fourth game of the season.  After a slow start, the girls picked up the intensity and showed why they were undefeated coming in.  The energy carried over to the second half which saw the final score being CPC 68 – HC 46.

Wednesday night our Senior Lady Lions took on a very physical Ridley College team.  We were able to take an early lead which allowed us to cruise throughout the rest of the game.  Areej Burgonio led all scorers with 19 points.

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Soccer

On a chilly October afternoon in Toronto, the U14 Boys’ Soccer Team struck early and often, as they ran away from the visiting Sterling Hall School on Monday afternoon by a 7-3 score.  Just nine minutes in, Adam Pearlman opened the scoring early for his team, with a brilliant well placed strike to put the Lions ahead early. Adam would later go on to net 2 more before the game was done. Not 7 minutes later, Mahmoud Elfeki laced one by the keeper, leaving Sterling Hall feeling defeated.  The game continued with dominance from the Lions, until the second half when Sterling Hall’s player was able to get himself a hat trick. Closing the gap slightly between the two teams. Striker Zack Graff also contributed to scoring twice with 2 beautiful goals.  Special shout out to Hussein Elfeki who chalked up his first CISAA goal.  Monday’s win should guarantee their spot in playoffs.  Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Koaich were pleased with the team effort in Monday’s game.

On Wednesday, the Junior Boys’ Soccer Team faced off against Bayview Glen.  The team played exceptionally well as a unit as they minimized the chances from the opposition.  Even when Bayview Glen had shots on net, the incredible saves from our keeper Tim Kufner shut them down.  Goals from Alex Korda and Jesse Codron and an amazing 3 goals from Ege Kuseybat led us to a convincing victory.  The boys will finish off their regular season with a game against UCC next Tuesday.

Wednesday afternoon Bayview Glen visited Crestwood to play our Senior Boys’ Soccer Team. Despite conceding an early goal in the first half, CPC battled back to tie the game on the heels of Joseph Eistentraut’s goal. CPC then dominated the play for the remainder of the first half, creating several close chances to score. Unfortunately, Crestwood’s inability to capitalize on its chances cost them in the second half as BVG scored early in the second frame and never looked back. The game ended 4-1 in BVG’s favor. Shout outs go to the junior players who joined the team for Wednesday’s game and who performed admirably: Jonas Weissland, Ege Kuseybat, and Lorenzo Mancini. The team plays its last game of the season away against UCC next week.

Volleyball

After a rough start at the beginning of the week, the U14 Boys were more determined than ever for their game against Greenwood Wednesday afternoon. Although this determination did not result in a win, both coaches Ms. Letham and Ms. Reinsma are super proud of the way the boys played and the skills their improvement.  The last two matches were close games and consisted of many three-hits. Shout outs go to Thomas Ellinidis for his consistent serves as well as Jamey Luepann for his amazing digs and serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team continued their season Monday at the Toronto Montessori School. The boys had a rough start, and unfortunately, did not find their momentum until the second set. Even with Armani Mighty blocking almost everything at the net, and Anthony Radford-Grant making jumpless attacks, the boys could not overtake TMS. Other special mentions go out to Imani Mighty for great digs and plays at the net, and Kian Torabi for tough and consistent serves.

The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to Greenwood College Wednesday for their second game of the week. Although there were some great serves, plays, and attacks, ours boys could not overtake the home team. The referee of the game spoke to coaches Hann and Wappel, and shared his thoughts on our Lions. He noticed great talent and technique, but said that in order for our boys to win, they need to loosen up and have some fun!

The Senior Boys’ Volleyball Team traveled to the Toronto Montessori School Monday to challenge the Titans. After many hard fought points, the lions came out winning three sets to none. Special shout out to Somachi Agbapu for his huge blocks and hits, Erik Usher for his on court energy and leadership, and to our newest member Juliu De Gauw for his powerful serves.

U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (1)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (3)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (5)     U14 Boys Volleyball vs GCS (4)

October 18th, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

Zhao Zong Ren is a Chinese citizen who was a victim of Japan’s system of forced labour during the Second World War.  He is actively seeking justice for the ways in which he was exploited and harmed during that distant conflict.  Mr. Zhao  – only 14 at the time – recalls being tortured by the Japanese, and he remembered a powerful incident where the many slave labourers stood up to the Japanese, threatening to go on strike to improve their situation.  As the war was drawing to a close, the Japanese agreed to their terms, a recognition of the wrongness of their system.  Still, Mr. Zhao feels that he and the other victims deserve more, something he continues to fight for as the Vice President of the Chinese Slave Laborer Association.

Mr. Zhao spoke to participants on the Alpha Education Peace and Reconciliation Tour in July 2017, with the hope that his story carries a message of social justice to future generations.  Translation was facilitated by Shelby Song, one of the tour participants.

In July 2017 Crestwood teacher Scott Masters took part in Alpha Education’s Peace and Reconciliation Tour.  Seventeen educators, activists, lawyers, and documentarians toured China and Korea, learning about the Asian perspective on the Second World War, and exploring ways to raise awareness of this side of the war to a non-Asian audience.  The tour was organized by Don Tow, as part of his ongoing efforts to stimulate social justice education and to improve Asian-American understanding and relationships.

Please note that this interview is in Chinese, with the English translation at the end of each segment.

October 11th, 2017

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Kim Han Soo was born in northern Korea in 1918, during the time of Japanese occupation.  When the Japanese invaded the Chinese in 1937, Mr. Kim remembers an offhand remark from a Japanese officer, bragging about a Chinese girl he had raped and murdered.  It would prove to be a powerful lesson for Mr. Kim, setting him on a path to righteous behaviour.  Like many Koreans of his generation, Mr. Kim was conscripted for the Japanese war effort.  First, he worked for a salt concern Korea’s north; later he was tricked by the Japanese into thinking he was needed for a lumber work project.  He ended up in Pusan, and from there he was sent to Nagasaki, Japan, where he worked in the city’s shipyards.

Mr. Kim spoke to participants from the Alpha Education Peace and Reconciliation Tour in July 2017, with the hope that his story carries a message of peace to future generations.   Translation was facilitated by Ahn Minseob, a graduate of Crestwood’s Class of 2012, and one of Mr. Masters’ former students.

In July 2017 Crestwood teacher Scott Masters took part in Alpha Education’s Peace and Reconciliation Tour.  Seventeen educators, activists, lawyers, and documentarians toured China and Korea, learning about the Asian perspective on the Second World War, and exploring ways to raise awareness of this side of the war to a non-Asian audience.  The tour was organized by Don Tow, as part of his ongoing efforts to stimulate social justice education and to improve Asian-American understanding and relationships.

Please note this interview is in Korean, with English overdubs.

October 11th, 2017

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I joined the Crestwood community last spring and I am currently teaching 3B. I seek to foster curiosity, discovery, and confidence by utilizing teaching strategies that are participatory, engaging, and fun. ​I graduated from the Master of Teaching Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with a major research paper on Inclusive Education Strategies. Additionally, I am a qualified Special Education and French as a Second Language teacher. My past academic pursuits include an Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Sociology, Women’s Studies and First Nations Studies from the University of British Columbia. I bring 7 years of professional experience at Toronto-based, independent and alternative schools where I taught grade 2-8 students in Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Drama, Visual Art and Core French.  As a certified national level coach, I taught gymnastics for over 10 years. I also worked as an educational consultant, designing a province-wide workshop series on inclusive education. I always work to cultivate a safe and empowering environment for student growth. It brings me great joy to help my students become strong, resilient and motivated learners.

September 20th, 2017

Posted In: Lower School

Wednesday, June 21st is recognized across Canada as National Aboriginal Day; an opportunity for Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to acknowledge and celebrate the enduring contributions that Canada’s indigenous population has made to the nation’s history and culture. 

Crestwood Preparatory College has worked to specifically to heighten student awareness of important indigenous issues throughout this past school year. The following events, lessons, and workshops are a few of the ways CPC has brought these issues to the forefront:

  • Crestwood staff members attended the Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow-Wow in June and the Native Child and Family Services Pow-Wow in September, using the opportunity to learn, network, and develop important contacts within the local indigenous community.
  • Crestwood students from the Me to We/YARRD club were among the first in Canada to hear songs from Gord Downie’s Secret Path when they attended We Day this past October. Students in Mr. Tanev and Mr. Hawkins’ Grade 10 Civics classes also had the opportunity to view the film version of Secret Path in class, as part of a unit on the topic of Truth and Reconciliation.
  • At the annual meeting of all Council of Independent Schools, English department heads, Mr. Jull helped facilitate a discussion of the place of literature by First Nations authors in our schools’ curriculum.  Crestwood was also recognized at the conference for the strong presence of indigenous voices in our Canadian Literature course. 
  • Crestwood hosted Towards Reconcilation, a symposium that gathered over 400 GTA high-school students and educators, and received official recognition from the heads of all three levels of government. The event was not only an important experience for the attendees, but also helped further Crestwood’s contacts and reputation amongst important organizations and members of the local indigenous community. 
  • During the symposium, Mr. Masters coordinated Oral History Project interviews with many of the attending speakers and workshop leaders. These interviews form the basis of the new First Nations section of the Oral History Project website (www.crestwood.on.ca/OHP)
  • Ms. Young and the Crestword editorial staff devoted an entire issue to coverage of Towards Reconcilation, and topics related to indigenous issues, helping to spread lessons of the symposium within the broader Crestwood community.  
  • As part of an interdisciplinary project, Grade 10 English and Civics students drafted letters to their elected representatives in Ottawa and Queen’s Park on the topic of Truth and Reconciliation.
  • While continuing its partnership with Haliburton-Kawartha Family Services, Crestwood Gives added Native Child and Family Services of Toronto as a recipient of the annual holiday giving drive.
  • Students in Mrs. O’Connor, Mr. Birrell, and Ms. Williamson’s Grade 8 Canadian History classes participated in a variety of lessons and activities incorporating indigenous perspectives, including a class visit from a survivor of the Residential School system.
  • Many Grade 10 Career Studies students chose to research and represent charities working with Toronto’s indigenous community for their Youth Philanthropy Initiative presentations, with the group representing Native and Child Family Services Toronto winning in the finals. Crestwood and YPI sponsored a $5000 grant to the winning charity, which will be put to use helping send foster children in the care of NCFST to summer camp this year.
  • In May, cultural workers from Native Child and Family Services led workshops for Ms. McCourt’s Grade 12 drama students on traditional drumming and “myth-busting” common cultural stereotypes regarding Canada’s indigenous population. Also, much tinier visitors from the NCFS daycare attended Ms. McCourt’s Grade 10/11 drama class to serve as an audience for a morning of student-produced puppet shows.
  • Mr. Masters and Mr. Hawkins were invited to present the story of Crestwood’s Oral History Project, and their vision for its role in reconciliation, to the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation’s annual All Staff Meeting and Circle of Honour Awards. 

Building better relationships with our Aboriginal population is a challenge that will, in many ways, shape Canada’s coming years and decades. At Crestwood, we are confident that our students are being outfitted with the skills and awareness to tackle this- and all- future challenges.

June 23rd, 2017

Posted In: Upper School

 

Summer Writing Workshop

Do you love to write?  Does the idea of using the power of words to express who you are and deepen your creativity sound amazing? If this sounds like you, you may want to register for “Through My Eyes” a week long summer writing workshop for teens offered by Firefly Creative Writing www.fireflycreativewriting.com.  See your English teacher or Ms. Hann for more information.

 

June 1st, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

Rugby

The U14 Rugby Team competed in their first tournament at Cherry Beach. The boys played a fantastic three games, improving as a team as the day grew on. Samir Bagher Nejad scored CPC’s first try, as he literally plowed through the opposing team. Although the boys had possession of the ball 80% of the time, Greenwood College prevailed and won the first game.

The second game was an exciting match, where Samir scored two more tries. The opposing team was not immune to the infamous “Jet Lam Attack”, where Captain Jet Lam made some hard tackles. Even with these great plays, the boys still came up short and lost to RSGC.

The final game of the day was one for the books. Tries were scored by Mateo Rocha and Jet Lam, making the final score against Sterling Hall 15-10 for Crestwood.

 

 

The Junior Boys Rugby Squad also had their first games at Cherry Beach, showing some incredible feats of athleticism. The boys played three very tough matches, winning their first game with miraculous tries and impeccable defense. A hard fought game against a massive team from Ridley College saw them fall short of a win, but with huge hits from Adam Bounsell and Rhys Malisch, the boys held proudly.

The final match was extremely close, just barely letting the win slip through their fingers on a goal line stand off a penalty play. Hats off to Jonas Weissland for his plethora of full field tries and acts of heroism!

 

The senior boys rugby team started off their season with 4 solid games at home.  All games were hard fought, close battles.  Tries were scored by Ryan Mann, Braden Harris, John Mainprize, and Ty Ellis.

    

 

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Our Lions faced off against the co-ed combo of Crescent and Havergal. After a rocky start, Crestwood regrouped and made some excellent plays. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to secure a win against such an experienced team. We saw some fantastic defensive plays by Norris Chung, Joseph Zuckerman and Faith Joseph. Our strong offensive game was lead by Laura Chu, Ella Lee-O’Rourke, Alex vonWersbe, and Mohamed Basha.

 

Badminton

The Senior boys Badminton Team won all their matches against the Crescent Badminton team at Crescent school.

Congratulations to all our determined players who put a fierce pressure on their opponents smashing through their defense.

Boys single 1 Gavin Wei won 2 matches to 0

Boys single 2 David Huang won 2 matches to 0

Boys Double 1 Sunny liu and Jerry Shen won 2 matches to 0

Boys double 2 Richard Chen and Dean Sun who fought in a nerve-shredding deciding match defeating the other team 2 games to 0

Softball

The U14 Boys Softball team opened their season in style, with a big 18-3 victory over Albert College.

Alex Korda powered the offence with a 5 RBI day, including a home run.  Ethan Adler, Ethan Gazer, and Josh Moozer provided excellent defense throughout the game.

Great win boys!

 

Soccer

The Varsity girls soccer team opened up the season in thrilling fashion, as they picked up a point against the visiting Toronto French School 4-4.

Once the Lions settled into their positions, they were able to generate some brilliant attacks. Opening up the scoring was Julia Lee, who laced a shot by the TFS keeper just a few minutes into the game. TFS picked up momentum and was able to keep the score close. Until Areej Burgonio rifled a shot near post, too hot to handle for any keeper, brought us back into the game. Sam Mintz, also found her way into the 18 yard box, to tie things up for CPC once more. However, TFS quickly countered to make the score 4-3. With just 2 minutes left, Julia Lee was able to bend it like Beckham into the net, off of a corner kick to finish the game 4-4.

Coaches Williams and O’Connor were impressed with the resilience in the face of adversity and ability to remain competitive throughout the entire game. They look forward to our next home game on Wednesday, May 3rd vs. Trinity College School.

 

The U14 Girls soccer team kicked off their season yesterday afternoon with a convincing 5-1 win over visiting Montcrest. Our girls pressed well and created turnovers in the opposing end, allowing our attackers good scoring opportunities. Ella Rival netted four goals on the day, while Kyra Grossman scored once.

Kudos to all the team, from front to back, on an impressive debut!

The team’s next match is on Thursday away at Holy Trinity School.

Go CPC!

 

Track and Field

The Crestwood Track and field team had a great day at the Campion track meet in Etobicoke on Thursday. The sun was shining and the team performed very well. Highlights included the senior boys hurtling the water barrier in steeple chase, Josh Haughton winning two bronze and one silver medal in senior boys high jump, triple jump and long jump and Alexa Gibson winning gold in Jr. girls javelin while setting a new competition record with a throw of 31.48 meters!

   

April 28th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News

We met Eve Jones at the Castle Peak Retirement Suites in Bracebridge, where she presently lives.  Eve is one of several authors/editors who assembled At Your Age, a collection of stories of those who live there.  The residents felt it was important for them to record their stories, which serve as a great entry point into their generation’s collective experiences.

Eve’s own story very much centres around her artistic ambitions; born in Winnipeg, Eve had a powerful voice that led her to a career in song.  She worked her way to the Toronto Conservatory, and was among Canada’s top stars of the 50s.  She ventured across the country and performed with the likes of Robert Goulet.  From there, she settled in the Toronto area, where she and her husband raised their family, and she stayed in the arts, teaching piano, including the song “Chopsticks”, subject of a motif here.

April 25th, 2017

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What would you do if you saw a bank being robbed? Or a house on fire? Or a car go off the road? It might not be safe to rush into the scene, but you’d call 9-1-1, right? It’s like that when you see bullying. It might not feel safe to jump into the situation at the moment, but you can still help the person being bullied. How? Tell an adult, be a friend to the kid being bullied, convince others to stand up against bullying. What other ideas do you have? Heroes and heroines don’t need super powers. They just need to do what they can—even a small step behind the scenes—to help make a difference.

Feb. 22 was Pink Shirt Day, a day to show that the CPC community stands against Bullying.  On Feb. 22, 2007 Travis Prince and David Sheppard 2 grade 12 students decided to stand up for a grade 9 boy who was being bullied by his classmates for wearing a pink shirt.  This small gesture has turned into a national symbol of anti-bullying.   If you would like to get involved, or learn more about this national initiative, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca

 

 

 

February 24th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Upper School

The U12 Hockey team travelled to York Mills Arena to take on the Crescent Coyotes on Wednesday. Crestwood took an early 1-0  on a nifty backhander by Willy Wu. The bigger and faster Crescent team stormed ahead with three consecutive goals and had our team back on their heels. After trading some chances back and forth we were able to pull within one goal with a power play marker by Beckett Sennecke. Crescent cruised ahead 4-2 with another goal before Willy Wu’s deflected shot bulged the twine and brought us to within one once again. Crescent would not be denied on this day. They continued to skate hard and get pucks towards our goal. Josh Paquin stood tall in our net and made many difficult saves throughout. The game ended with a 6-3 score.

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February 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

The U12 Girl’s Volleyball team had an amazing win Thursday night against Toronto French School, playing what was undoubtedly their best game of the season.  The ladies won all three sets against TFS through fantastic team-work, determination, and much-improved volleyball skills.

Kitty, Zoe, Chiara, and Tira demonstrated unstoppable serving with countless aces between the four of them.  In addition, Abby, Jessie, and Ruby made many picture-perfect bumps that were un-returnable.  Taylor debuted a powerful overhand serve resulting in an ace, and Jordan, acting as team-captain, demonstrated perfect volleys that won the team many points.  Finally, Molly was a fierce competitor in all aspects of the game, and put forth 110% effort despite feeling under the weather.

Coaches Calway and Suckstorff are incredibly proud of these ladies and the progress they’ve made in just a few short weeks.  The team would like to thank Ethan for scorekeeping and Viana for her support.  They have just two games left in their regular season, and take on Branksome Hall on February 15th.

Congratulations, U12 Girl’s Volleyball!

-Coaches Calway & Suckstorff

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February 3rd, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School, Sports

On Monday, the U12 girl’s volleyball team played two tough rounds of volleyball against SMLS and Montcrest.  The ladies lost a hard-fought match against SMLS, but reigned victorious in their match-up with Montcrest.  Coaches Calway and Suckstorff were especially impressed with the dedication and grit the ladies showed during their third set tiebreaker with Montcrest.  Powerful serving and consistent bumping were demonstrated by Kitty, Molly, Zoe, Jessie, Abby, and Ruby, which helped pull the team out of a few deficits.  Additionally, Chiara, Tira, Jordan, and Taylor showed great improvement throughout the two games and made some fantastic serves, digs, and volleys.  The whole team would like to thank Alessandra and Ethan for score keeping, Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Brenzel for helping to organize and set-up the tournament, and Mrs. Krashinsky for coming out to support the team.  Great job, U12 girl’s volleyball!

-Coaches Calway and Suckstorff

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January 30th, 2017

Posted In: Crestwood News, Lower School

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