This past weekend our Lady Lions traveled to Ottawa to take our division rivals, Capital Courts Academy. CCA came out very energetic and aggressive, which put CPC in a hole. But with the spectacular frontcourt play of Aaliyah Edwards, Latasha Lattimore, and Kayla Drummond, we were able to forge a massive comeback which was enough for the win. The final score was 80-78. On day two we went up against Louis Reil who was clearly outmatched. The final score of that game was 58-44.
The Crestwood Junior Prep Boys’ Basketball team finished in 4th place at the 12 team Junior Crusader Classic held at Henry Carr. On Thursday, the boys split their two games, beating Vaughan 77-68 and losing to d’Youville 73-67. In a weird turn of events, all teams went 1-1 in the 3-team pool, and Crestwood won the tie-breaking. This sent the Lions into the semi-finals against an undefeated Thornlea team. The Junior Boys trailed by 18 at half to Thornlea before roaring back to close the gap to 1 point with 15 seconds left. After a foul, Thornlea made one of two free-throws to lead by 2 with 5 seconds remaining. Mikkel Tyne raced down the court and got a shot off before the buzzer, but it was not meant to be as it bounced off the back of the rim. In the 3rd place game, the Lions struggled to get going and fell 71-49 to Oakwood. Mikkel Tyne was named an all-star for the 2nd straight tournament after averaging 21 points per game. Immanuel Oludele added 11 points per game, while Kailon Nicholls added 10 points per game. The Lions will be back in action today and Saturday at the first ever National Junior Circuit event. The NJC will feature the best junior teams from across Canada. Games will be played at Thornlea Secondary School.
On Tuesday November 20th, 13 Senior Art students, along with Ms. Belanger, travelled to the Science Center to participate in the Creative Futures Expo sponsored by the Applied Arts Magazine. The Expo provided students with an opportunity to meet young creative professionals, and learn what opportunities exist for those interested in pursuing creative careers. Universities and colleges that offer creative degree programs had representatives present to answer questions and provide students with information. Information included what kind of supports they offer to students to ensure their future success, or what kind of classes they offer and the requirements needed to get into them. There were a small group of university and college students who had their portfolios on display and spoke with students about the courses they were taking, and what their careers as art students would look like. The most important part of the day for our Crestwood students was the new knowledge that as Art students, they could pursue their creative dreams and know they have a bright and shining future ahead.
This week has been anti-bullying week at Crestwood Preparatory College and the female peer leadership group put on several activities to bring awareness to this topic. Daily announcements, bulletin boards, townhall videos and social media posts have spread messages of kindness and about the importance of standing up against bullying. Our Grade 7-9 students participated in an assembly put on by Inside Out Health and Wellness. They discuss different types of bullying and the effects of bullying on the individual as well as communities. The Grade 10-12 had an assembly put on by Officer Megan from the Toronto Police Services. She informed our students of the importance of social media safety and bullying awareness. Students wore pink, dyed their hair pink and signed a Graffiti Wall all to make a statement that Crestwood does not stand for bullying.
On Thursday, Crestwood was honoured to be a part of Jahcobi Neath’s University signing. Jahcobi joined us at Crestwood in 2016 and has spent the last 3 years captaining our Senior Boys’ Prep team, as well as working hard on his studies. Jahcobi is an All-Canadian and was a silver medalist last summer on Team Canada. Jahcobi has carried our Crestwood team to many Championships and has scored over 2000 points since starting at Crestwood. Jahcobi’s hard work has certainly paid off and he has received 13 offers for Division I NCAA scholarships. Selecting between Tulane University, Wakeforest University and Central Florida University was a difficult choice because all three schools offered both excellent academic programs and basketball programs. With his family in attendance Jahcobi revealed his choice by placing a Wakeforest hat on his head.
Reza joined us at Crestwood last year in his Grade 11 year and we are pleased to announce that earlier in October he signed with McGill University to play football for the Redmen. Reza is ranked in the top 100 Canadian football players and has been selected to play on Team Ontario for the last 2 years. He received offers from every Canadian University but 2 and also received several DI NCAA scholarship offers. Reza has proudly selected McGill as he has a family history of McGill graduates as well as the fact that McGill plays in the Quebec league which is considered the toughest competition in Canadian University football. Congratulations Reza!
Alexa Gibson has been at Crestwood since Grade 7 and we are very proud to announce that she has signed with the University of Ottawa to play with the Women’s Varsity Hockey Team. Currently Alexa is playing with the Kingston Junior Wolves and she has started out the season with a bang! She is the first goaltender in Kingston to get a shutout in the home opener and she has continued winning since the home opener with 12 wins and only 1 loss so far this season – including 5 shutouts. Alexa is currently ranked 9th out of all the PWHL goalies and she has an impressive goals against average of 1.42 goals per game and a save percentage of 95. Not only is Alexa an amazing hockey player she has also been on the honour roll at Crestwood every year consistently since Grade 7 all the way through to Grade 12. Congratulations Alexa Gibson on this outstanding accomplishment!
Wednesday, November 21st – Ryerson University ~ Faculty of Engineering
November 11th is one of the most important days on the Crestwood calendar as it marks Remembrance Day. This is a day that all Canadians honour, where we pause and think about and thank the many veterans that have sacrificed for Canada during times of war. Because of the ongoing Oral History Project, Crestwood students have the opportunity to meet the veterans, and to interview them about their experiences. While that is an important educational objective, the project does not end with the interview, or even with the submission of the assignment. Our commitment to the veterans and their families goes beyond that, and the veterans feel a special connection to Crestwood. Many visit us for Remembrance Day, as well as on other special occasions, and they are now part of our community at Crestwood.
This past Saturday, our Junior Lady Lions Basketball team hosted this year’s CISAA Junior Girls Division 1 Basketball Championships and they did not disappoint. Taking on Trinity College School in the semis, CPC jumped out to an early lead and never look back. With key defensive stops along the way and great ball movement in the offensive zone, the Junior Lady Lions won the game, 61-30. In the finals, CPC took on a Bishop Strachan School. While still in 4th gear from the semis, our Junior Lady Lions didn’t slow down, jumping out to a substantial lead, all but securing the championships. With great offensive play and crucial defensive shutdowns, our Junior Lady Lions cruised to a 76-46 win. Ms. Charles and Mr. Tanev want to thank the girls for a fantastic season and want to wish our six Grade 10 girls (Shayeann Day-Wilson, Latasha Lattimore, Schymera Samuels, Kathryn Tuns, Helen Liu, and Wenxi Wen) the best of luck next year as they move up to our Senior Lady Lions team.
Kyra Grossman and Ella Rival raced against the best runners in Ontario at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships last Saturday. The girls ran hard, finished strong and made their team and all of Crestwood proud. Congratulations Kyra and Ella!
There was no sleeping in for DECA’s Crestwood team this weekend. The future business leaders were up early putting their business and problem solving skills into practice at the DECA Regional Competition in Whitby. The Crestwood team of 40 fared well at the competition – taking home six awards! The team will continue to meet and work on role play in business cases to prepare for the Provincial Competition in February.
CPC alumni Gavin Wei, had been selected by Boston University’s Badminton DI team to play in singles. BU recently competed in the 2018 Yonex Eastern Collegiate Team Championships for the Northern Conference, and Gavin placed first! Congratulations Gavin and we are glad to see that you are doing well!
Dear Parents and Friends of Crestwood Preparatory College,
The students and staff at Crestwood Preparatory College have used our Oral History Project to document global issues and educate people inside and outside the school about historic tragedies and concerns for many years now.
These necessary connections, these invaluable testimonials, have become a way of life at the school. All these take on greater relevance when the school community convenes yearly on or near Remembrance Day to commemorate the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in major conflicts around the world. “Lest we forget” takes on greater meaning in light of the frequency of discussions during the school year related to historically tragic events.
This year, the school community will convene on Monday, November 12th in our gymnasium and once again pay homage to the men and women who gave their lives for the values we hold so dear. As usual, Mr. Masters and his department will invite veterans and Holocaust survivors to attend the ceremony. All members of the CPC community are also invited to attend. Your participation will only add to the meaning and impact this day should have on our student body.
Monday, November 12th at 10:30 in our school gymnasium. Parents may RSVP if they wish by emailing either Mr. Masters (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Hawkins (email@example.com).
On Wednesday, October 31st the Prefects organized and ran our annual Halloween Assembly. It was a “spooktacular” day of costumes, door decorating, games, & contests. Congratulations to Ms. Sawka’s homeroom for winning the door decorating contest, to the “Math Teachers” for winning the group costume contest by dressing as Crestwood students, and to Cole Eichler for winning the most creative costume….. just to name a few. We can’t wait for next year!!
Alexa Gibson has signed on to play for Ottawa U! She has received both academic and sports scholarships to attend Ottawa U and will be playing for their hockey team, the Gee Gees, as their goalie for the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations Alexa, we are very excited for you!
Congratulations to the U14 Girls’ Basketball team who won the CISAA championships this weekend. The girls had an undefeated season and went into the final four ranked #1. CPC made it through the semi-final game against Branksome Hall with ease moving them onto the championship game against Greenwood. In a tight back and forth match CPC came out victorious beating Greenwood 45-35. Congratulations to the entire team on a fantastic season!!!
Monday night the Junior Lady Lions Basketball team traveled to Branksome Hall to complete their regular season and the team did not disappoint. In a game that saw all members of the team score at least one basket if not more, the Lady Lions walked away with a 64-52 win, sealing home court advantage for this Saturday’s CISAA Junior Girls’ Basketball Championship hosted by CPC. Great play by all this entire regular season. For those that are free this Saturday and want to swing by the school, the Lady Lions have their first game at 9:00 am with the Finals beginning at 12:00 pm. See you there!
This weekend our Senior Girls’ Prep Basketball team participated in the Colts Classic at Centennial College. After cruising through pool play our Lions were able to hold after receiving their first real test from a very good Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa ON. In the finals, the Lions faced off with a very physical St. Laurent team out of Quebec. The halftime score was 40-25 in favour of St. Laurent, but as the intensity picked up so did our play. Our Lions mounted a furious comeback which led to a victory. The final score was 66-59 Crestwood. Aaliyah Edwards was named tournament all-star, and Shayeann Day-Wilson was tournament MVP.
The Senior Prep Boys’ Basketball team finished 3 wins and 1 loss over the weekend at the NPA’s Eastern Session in New Brunswick. All games were played at Rothesay Netherwood School located just outside of St. John. The team racked up huge offensive numbers, averaging 108 points per game over the 4 contests. The boys defeated Halifax Prep, BEAST Prep, and Rothesay Netherwood School before falling to Toronto Basketball Academy in the 4th and final game. Jahcobi Neath, Elijah Fisher, and Luis Pacheco were named MVPs in various games. The boys also had the opportunity to speak with Ralph Thomas, a leader and educator of Black History in New Brunswick. Topics included Black Loyalists, major immigration of black individuals into New Brunswick, and the changing of several racist names in the province. It was a great history lesson!
The Junior Boys’ Volleyball team competed in the playoffs Tuesday at HTS. With amazing plays at the net by Elijah Fisher and Hayden John, and fantastic serves by Zach Graff and Kian Torabi, the boys put up a hard fight. The game went to fours sets, with HTS defeating CPC 25-18. Coaches Letham and Wappel are proud of the team for the great season, and thank everyone for playing.
University Admissions Representatives at CPC
Tuesday, November 6th – Carleton University
Thursday, November 8th – University of Guelph
Crestwood Spiritwear is now available online!
Purchases may be made online by accessing our school’s online store found at:
In order to access the store, you must enter the password for our school: crestwood12
All available items have been uploaded to the site with colour and size options specified. Size charts are available with each item in order for you to determine the required size. All orders are to be placed online and paid via Mastercard or Visa.
The store will be open until Monday November 18th 2018.
All orders will be available for pick up from the school on or before Dec 19th.
The winter athletic season has begun! Please see the list of remaining tryout dates below. Athletic practices can also be viewed on the Crestwood website under the sports calendar.
University Admissions Representatives at CPC
Monday Oct. 29th- Trent University
Thursday, Nov. 1st- Bader Castle (Queen’s University)
On Tuesday morning Crestwood students were treated to nutritional smoothies and fresh juices. As a part of our Wellness Initiative we are trying to educate students on the importance of nutrition for feeding the body and mind. Nutritionist from Inside Out Health and Fitness spent the morning teaching us about proper nutrients to start our day. Look for more Health and Wellness Initiatives next month!
The Junior Boys’ Soccer team won their last game of the season against Albert College with a dominant 6-1 victory. It was a complete team effort highlighted by goals from Alex Korda and Mattheo Khan. Special mention goes to Aidan Lieberman, Aaron Vidal Ribas-Smith, Justin Bloom, Josh Deng and Josh Moozar for their great play. Well done boys!
Last Friday our Senior Prep Girls put on a show against the OSBA defending champions. If there was any doubt about Crestwood being number 1, it’s definitely gone now. The Lions led from start to finish. Latasha Lattimore led all scorers with 25 points, followed by 19 from Shayeann Day-Wilson, 16 from Aaliyah Edwards, and 14 from Rebecca Demeke.
The U14 Boys’ Volleyball team rallied together in their quarter final game against Upper Canada College Wednesday afternoon. The boys played amazingly, even the ref was applauding some of the rallies! After CPC won the first set, UCC came back with a win for the second. The third and fourth sets split between CPC and UCC with the close scores of 25-23. Unfortunately, UCC won the fifth set, ending the nail biting match. Shoutouts from the game go to Aiden Nunes for his energy on the court and Jason Tang for his powerful hits. Coach Reinsma and Smith thank you all for the great season; you all showed great improvement! Special mentions to Thomas Mueller for his inspirational pep talks and a big thank you to Eric Zhang for his consistent encouragement and photos.
The Junior Boys’ Volleyball Team defeated Albert College Monday afternoon. The boys needed the first set to warm up, losing 25-17. However, after loosening up and remembering what it felt like to be on the court, the boys won the next three sets, taking the game. Shout outs go to Kian Torabi Ardakani, Jay Lu, and Hayden John for some stellar serves.
Wednesday, the Junior Boys’ Volleyball team raked in another win against Lakefield College School. Great movement on the court was seen by Kian Torabi and Jay Lu, resulting in some amazing digs and saves. Elijah Fisher and Hayden John had great hands up at the net, with smart hits and good blocks. This game moved us into third place, and snagged us a playoff spot against HTS.
Wednesday the Senior Boys’ Volleyball team wrapped up their season with a great game against Lakefield College. Although the boys came up short they played an excellent game and had some really great plays. Ms. Hann and Mrs. Williams would like to thank the boys for a good season and would like to wish our graduating players all the best; Luis Pacheco, Juliu Holanda De Gauw, Parsa Bondar Shahebi and Steven Ren.
Wednesday the Crestwood U14 Cross Country team braved freezing conditions to compete in their championship race. Grade 7 girls, Sophie Turner and Talia Zelman ran hard on a tough course and finished well up in the field. The Grade 7 boys’ team of Alex Norman, Bradley Norman, Thomas Dennison and Nicklas Kim all ran great races. The team placed sixth overall! Grade 8 boys Tony Qi and Steven Li ran in the super competitive U14 boys race and finished strong. Congratulations to the whole team!
Thank you to the Parents’ Association for providing us with the Accident Awareness Presentation earlier this week. Through this presentation, awareness and concerns were raised about safety in our city. Subjects discussed varied from speeding, ensuring safety precautions such as wearing seatbelts, and the overall need to drive and obey traffic laws responsibly in our communities. We hope that this presentation has encouraged members of our community to always think about safety first.