Thursday | April 18, 2019
Congratulations to our CPC students for receiving the following math and computer science awards!
Canadian Computing Contest Winners:
Junior Contest: Miranda Su, Ken Wu
Senior Contest: Alex Wang, Mark Zhao
     
American Math Contest:
AMC 10:
3rd – Charles Jian
2nd – Snow Ren
1st – Aries Wang
AMC 12:
3rd – Alex Wang
2nd – Victoria Sun
1st – Claire Zhang
     
Canadian Team Contest Members:
Chloe Wu, Hao Zhang, Vicky Zhang, Mark Zhao, Claire Zhang, Alex Wang

April 18th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Congratulations to all members of the under 14 Co-ed Badminton team who played at home against the York school Monday! They all showed fair play and determination.  Congratulations in particular to Jack Wu, William Wu, Max Spillner, Aydin Ansari and Helena Wang who won all their matches.

The Senior Boys’ Badminton team competed in their first match Monday.  The team played well versus a more experienced team at York School.  Congratulations to Will Chen for winning his match in 2 games straight!

 

April 18th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Our grade 11 biology students recently spent a week at the Huntsman Marine Science Center in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The research facility, located at the mouth of Fundy Bay, is the perfect place to study incredibly diverse ecosystems that thrive among the highest and most powerful tides in the world. Here, our young biologists explored the many marine life forms on the beach and deep ocean floor, investigated the characteristics and behaviours of these organisms, and presented their findings to their peers, teachers, and Huntsman staff. Students learned first-hand that sea stars can hold twice their body weight, barnacles are “hungriest” at 15°C, and that most “baby” invertebrates look like something out of science fiction, just to name a few. We hope that everyone 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 18th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

After school on Tuesday, April 16th, Grade 7 and Grade 8 students from the Crestwood community had the opportunity to visit the Playdium entertainment complex for an exciting evening of thrills, and special time with friends.

Our visit to Playdium was a very successful event, organized by Crestwood’s Junior Prefects. The students enjoyed arcade games, rides, roller-coaster simulators, and collecting lots of prizes! The staff enjoyed seeing the happy, smiling faces of the students!

               

April 18th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Prom tickets are now available for purchase. It will be a fun night filled with dancing, good food and amazing music! Students may purchase tickets in room 201. Hope to see you all there!

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER…..
Date :  Friday, May 10th, 2019
Time :  6:30pm – 11:30pm
Place :  Bayview Golf & Country Club
                 25 Fairway Heights Drive,  Thornhill
(Leslie & Steeles area)
 
Cost : $100 per ticket
Ticket Sales :  End on Friday, May 3rd at 3:30pm – NO EXCEPTIONS
Outside Guests :  Need to get a form from Mrs. Santomero.  It must be filled out and returned to her by Monday, May 6th

April 17th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Congratulations to Crestwood’s Samuel Li (’21) who played for Team China in the IIHF World Championship Division II Group B, U18 and won silver!  A huge accomplishment, well done Samuel!  Please click here to read a congratulations letter from the Beijing Ice Hockey Association.

               

April 12th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is launching a series of summer programs: DigiFab & Bootcamp.

The theme for this summer’s youth programs (Bits & Bytes & DigiFab) is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how city design might respond to this potential. Participants will design a city collectively, and will build drones that they will be able to take home. These programs are ideal for youth with an interest in design, technology, art, science, and engineering. More info can be found at the links below:

DigiFab is designed for youth aged 12-14 years old (grades 7-9).

We also have a new program for high school and undergraduate students introducing them to the architecture discipline.

Bootcamp: Exploring Careers in Design is designed for late high school (grades 11-12) and undergraduate students.

April 12th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Volunteers Wanted

It’s almost spring bake sale time! We’re looking for volunteers to help at the bake sale and / or to bake or buy nut-free treats.  Please contact Lisa at lisa.bloom@rogers.com for more information.

April 12th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

The schedule for Spring sports has now been updated and posted onto the school website.  Click here to view the schedule on the school website now!

April 12th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Last week, the U-14 curling team travelled to Gananoque to participate in the Pinty’s Provincial Elementary School Curling Championship.  It was a great adventure for everyone, and although we didn’t make the playoff round, Mr. Jull and Mme. Doherty were very pleased and proud of the whole team.  Congratulations to lead Max Spillner, second Amy McCulloch, vice Courtney Mayberry and skip Ally Sone!
               
               

 

April 12th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Six members of the problem solving club travelled to the University of Waterloo on April 9th to compete in the Canadian Team Math Contest. Students were challenged to answer questions individually, as a team, and in a relay!
Claire Zhang achieved a perfect score on the individual component and the team, comprised of Hao Zhang, Vicky Zhang, Chloe Wu, Claire Zhang, Alex Wang, and Mark Zhao, placed 4th! This score automatically qualifies Crestwood for the competition again next year!

               

               

     

April 12th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Today CPC students and staff participated in a Jack Talk, presented by jack.org. They are a charity that is training and empowering young leaders to speak with other youth regarding mental health and mental illness. We learned how important it is to be educated on these topics as 1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with their mental health in any given year, but only 1 in 4 will seek help. We were all reminded that it is okay to struggle, and that we should talk to a friend or trusted adult when needed. Sometimes just vocalizing our struggles can be a relief.

               

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

This past weekend 8 Crestwood students were invited to participate at the Biosteel All-Canadian High School Basketball games.  It was a weekend of showcasing skills with the best high school players all across Canada.  On Saturday both Elijah Fisher and Immanuel Oludele were selected to play in the Future Stars game which displayed the talents of up and rising high school players.  Both players had fantastic games and Elijah Fisher was selected as the MVP of the game.  Also on Saturday was the skills competition, and Jahcobi Neath brought the house down with some amazing dunks – he was crowned the champion of the slam dunk competition – you may have seen his dunk as the Highlight of the Night on TSN.   Sunday was the male and female All-Star game.  Crestwood was the strongest represented high school in all of Canada.  In the Girls game – Shayeann Day-Wilson, Rebecca Demeke, Kayla Drummond, Aaliyah Edwards and Latasha Lattimore were all selected to play.  Jahcobi Neath represented Crestwood in the boys game.  Jahcobi was also selected as the game MVP for his team.  Congratulations to everyone who competed this past weekend and made Crestwood proud.

               

               

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

On Friday evening Crestwood hosted its first ever student-produced Fashion Show.  The night was a huge success and everyone in attendance had an amazing time.  We were blown away by Samantha Gardner’s designs, the beatboxing talents of Scott Jackson, and a dancing duet.  In addition to excellent fashion and entertainment, this evening was put on in honour of the late Roy Pejcinovski.  Over 30 members of Roy’s family and friends were here to share in this evening with us.  Members of the Crestwood hockey team walked in Roy’s honour and spoke words of remembrance.  Due to generous donations, this event raised over $15, 000 for the Roy Pejcinovski foundation.  A huge congratulations to Samantha Gardner for putting together the entire event!

If you were unable to attend the fashion show but would still like to contribute to the Roy Pejcinovski scholarship fund, please click here to donate online.

               

               

               

               

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Wednesday, the Varsity Track and Field team competed in the first meet of the year at York University.

Congratulations to everyone for a strong start to the season. CPC had several athletes place in the top three in their events.

Special shoutout to Hayden for his win in the 1200m, and to Zak for her win in the 60m dash.

 

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

US Fair – Tuesday, April 9th @ Crescent School  
 
Crescent School is having a US (mini) Fair on Tuesday, April 9th from 6pm-8:15pm.
 
Jenika Heim of EducationUSA  has organized the event and the following schools will be attending: 
 
University of Notre Dame
Wake Forest University
Lafayette University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Richmond
 
The evening will run as follows:
 
6:00-7pm (Student Breakout sessions with Admission Officers).  Students choose 2 sessions to attend from the following:
 
-Finding the Right Fit
-Personal Statements 101
-Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education
-Considering Engineering….
-What extracurriculars should I be involved in?
-NCAA and the Division 1 Athlete
 
7:00-8:15 pm – Parents are welcome!
Each university will have the opportunity to present, followed by Jenika Heim on the US Admission process. 
 
Any students in grades 9-11 who are interested in attending, can register using the following link:
 

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

1) Sporting Life 10K- Run for Camp Ooch
This year’s Sporting Life 10K will be on Sunday May 12th.  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please see Ms. Hann in the guidance office by Friday April 12th.  Crestwood students will received approximately 6 hours of community service for this event.
2) MS Walk- Sunday May 5th
The MS Society is looking for volunteers for their annual MS Walk which will be held on Sunday May 5th.  Walks are being organized at cities across the GTA and students interested can register to here
3) Lululemon Toronto 10K-Saturday June 15th
Students interested in volunteering at this event can register on the website. Please find the link here
Additional volunteer opportunities can be found at www.volunteertoronto.ca

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Since returning from break, our Grade 11 biologists have engaged in a fetal pig dissection to get a hands-on appreciation for the complexity of living things, analyze the structures and functions of various organs, and improve their lab skills. A few groups even finished early and were able to get a clear view of the brain!
          

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

This past Saturday, 28 girls went out to represent CPC at an all girls STEM tech robotics event in Vaughan. They spent a full day learning about augmented reality, flight dynamics, structural integrity, and building robots controlled by a microcontroller (Arduino). They also heard from many female speakers who found success in the STEM field from the US and Canada.
The enthusiasm was outstanding! So much so that we will be doing an in-house follow up event in May to give the girls more hands on time with the robots.
               
               
               

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Come join us for lunch to enjoy a delicious menu cooked up by CPC’s lovely cafeteria staff!

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Please view the final exam schedule below.

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Pizza Lunch
Our next pizza lunch is this Friday, April 12.
Spring Bake Sale
The P.A. Spring Bake Sale is coming on Wednesday, May 1. Details will follow in next week’s newsletter.
Yummmmm.

April 5th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Member of Parliament Michael Levitt visited Crestwood on Friday morning to speak with social studies students about his life and work as a parliamentarian and representative for the riding of York-Centre. The day began with a roundtable discussion with students from Mr. Masters and Mr. Hawkins’ Grade 12 classes. During this time, the discussion focused on topics of human rights and foreign affairs, and Canada’s role in being a voice for the voiceless on the world stage. During period 2, MP Levitt sat down to record an interview about his life and career for Crestwood’s Oral History Project. Thank you MP Levitt for a fantastic, informative and inspiring visit.

               

March 29th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Gap Year Information Event- Tuesday April 9th 7pm-9pm
Discover Year, the Canadian Gap Association and International Experience Canada have joined forces to offer an exciting series of information sessions to help students, parents and educators build purposeful gap years for meaningful transitions into post-secondary life.  View the flyer here. 
Summer Learning Opportunity
 

This year the University of Cambridge will run its own international summer school for the first time. The Pre-University Summer Programme, run by the Institute of Continuing Education, still have a small number of places available for July 2019. Any students  interested in attending, should click here http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/pre-university-summer-programme for more information and how to apply. If you have any questions about the programme please direct them to pup@ice.cam.ac.uk

March 29th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Over the March break our Elite Basketball teams both competed in their Provincial and National Championships.  The Senior Girls Basketball team began their OSBA provincial playoffs.  After steamrolling through the first two, our Lady Lions ran into a high powered Capital Courts Academy out of Ottawa.  After a dismal start, the Lion’s were down 16 points at halftime. In the second half, the Lions came out on a mission. Led by the hot hand of Rebecca who poured in 21 points in the second half, and Aaliyah Edwards who finished the game with 29 points and 14 rebounds the team won a nail biting game 71-70 to capture the OSBA Championship.  Aaliyah Edwards was named Finals MVP for her monstrous performance throughout the playoffs. One game saw her post a stat line of 31 points and 21 rebounds. The Lady Lions complete the goal set last year which was to go undefeated in Canada. The ladies finished the season with a record of 40-4.

The following weekend the Senior Boys Basketball team competed in the NPA championships.   The Nationals was a 12 team tournament with teams from all across Canada. CPC faced off against Oakville Basketball Academy in the Quarter Final game on Thursday evening.   CPC took an early lead and never looked back winning the game 111-86. This moved CPC on to the semi-finals on Friday evening. We matched up against Toronto Basketball Academy and in a tight game defeated TBA 102-91.  The Championship matchup saw CPC playing against Edge Academy, the third seated team from Albert. CPC went into the 3rd with a large lead, but Edge came out strong after the half and narrowed the lead, making for an exciting 4th Quarter.  But it was CPC who came out on top winning the National Championship 97-83. Congratulations to all the team members and coaches on an amazing season. Special mention to Jahcobi Neath who was named to the 1st team All-star and was MVP of the League; Luis Pacheco who was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Kobe Antwi who was named Academic Player of the Year.   

This wraps up the most successful season in Canadian High School Basketball.  Winning 6 CISAA Division I championships, a Provincial championship, and a National Championship.  This success is due to the hard work and participation of over 75 student-athletes, 12 coaches, and supportive teachers and administration.  

 

               

 

March 29th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Many students are familiar with a warm and sunny March break; 14 of them took a warm and sunny trip to India this past March.

After a lengthy plane ride, the students sprung into action. Inspired by a visit to the local school in Kalinjer, Rajesthan, where they had four classrooms and no bathrooms servicing the same number of students currently attending Crestwood, the students began construction on a toilet facility for the school. They were able to complete the foundation prior to their departure.

With hardwork also comes some play time, specifically with the children of the school. Even though our students do not speak Hindi, they were able to communicate through hand gestures, games and laughter. They also then went to live a day in the life of a local, which included feeding goats, a walk for water, making naan and more.

Crestwood students also took some time to immerse themselves into the culture by learning how to make masala chai tea and samosas, getting a custom made sari, learned some bollywood dance moves and more!

Shortly after they completed their community project and cultural engagement, Crestwood students also took a portion of their time to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Forte, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate and more.

The 11-day trip went by in a flash. Students came home with newfound knowledge of the Indian culture, and a renewed inspiration to make a change in the world.

Click here to view the full album!

               

               

               

March 29th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood will be the most represented school at the Biosteel All-Canadian Games which showcases the top high school basketball players in the country. Congratulations to the following girls; Aaliyah Edwards (’20), Shayeann Day-Wilson (’21), Rebecca Demeke (’20), Latasha Lattimore (’21), and Kayla Drummond (’20). Congratulations to Jahcobi Neath (’19) who will be playing in the boys game. And congratulations to Elijah Fisher (’22) and Immanuel Oludele (’21) who will be playing in the future stars game. All festivities take place this weekend.  Coach Ro Russell and Marlo Davis have also been invited as coaches of the boys and girls game respectively.  Good luck to all!

               

               

 

March 28th, 2019

Posted In: Upper School

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