Friday | February 23, 2018

Crestwood’s YARRD (Youth against Racial and Religious Discrimination) held its annual Valentine’s Day Candy-Gram Toonie Grub Day.  All week long students have been hard at work preparing for the event, buying, selling, and making Candy-Grams, which were delivered Wednesday in homeroom.  Proceeds will go to support Native Child, maintaining Crestwood’s commitment to reconciliation.

February 15th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Last Friday, February 9th the Crestwood Community came together to celebrate the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. Students, parents and teachers gathered together to eat, celebrate and welcome the “year of the dog”. Student volunteers organized the event, hosted the evening and entertained the crowd with singing, dancing, musical acts and even a yo-yo demonstration. It was a great way to ring in the new year and celebrate an important cultural tradition. Gong xi fai cai, Crestwood!

               

              

               

February 15th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood students participated in UTMUN last weekend, braving the snow and the perils of international diplomacy as they debated and passed resolutions, and staved off or caused grave international conflict!  Congratulations to all the students, with a special mention to Tristan Agensky for his delegate award.

               

               

February 14th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Important Dates, Upcoming Events, and Financing Post-Secondary Education [VIDEOS] View Online
Important Dates, Events, and Financing Education | February 2018

An Evening with King’s – Toronto

* Free on-the-spot admissions *
* Applicants can enter a draw towin FYP books for next year *

Prospective students and their families are invited to join us onFebruary 22, 2018 for An Evening With King’s at the Grand Hotel in Toronto. Our alumni panelists will share their stories and show how a King’s degree can set students up for success in a variety of fields.

  • Colin Burn (BAH’05) is a Senior Associate at the law firm Stikeman Wlliott’s in Toronto
  • Emma Teitel (BA’11) is a Columnist at the Toronto Star
  • Emma Mew (BScH’14) is a Clinical Research Project Manager at The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Justis Danto-Clancy (BAH’11) is an emerging filmmaker who also works in theatre, and television
For details or to RSVP, visit us online.
March Break Open House

March Break Open House

Prospective students are invited to our upcoming Open House onMarch 16 to learn more about King’s, chat with faculty and staff,join a fun workshop, tour the campus, and dine in Prince Hall.

Free on-the-spot admissions!
D
oor prizes!

Students can RSVP online or get in touch with us to learn more about subsidized travel to our campus for the event.


Financing Your Education in Canada

Sharlene’s Tips for Financing Post-Secondary Education

February is a great time for students and their families to begin planning ahead for the Fall. In this video, our Student Accounts Officer, Sharlene Salter, shares her tips on financing post-secondary education. Want to know more? King’s recruiter Kim Gosse and Sharlene discuss students’ frequently asked questions.


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Experience King’s

We have a new video we’re excited to share with you! These 80 seconds were shot over two days. No actors were hired. Everyone who participated is playing themselves. This is who we are. We hope you enjoy.


Important Date: March 1st, 2018
  • Admission application deadline for entrance scholarship consideration
  • First semester finals and midterm high school transcripts due
  • Foundation Year Programme application deadline – all applicants
  • Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) application deadline – all applicants
  • Bachelor of Music application deadline – all applicants

 

February 13th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Happy Family Day Weekend!  
We wish everyone a very enjoyable Family Day long weekend.
Hope to see you at Trivia Night this Thursday, February 22 at Revival. It will be great fun for a great cause.
Next pizza lunch is this Friday, February 23.

February 13th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

A Message Released by the Reach Organization

Reach has just been named the recipient of a $30,000 donation from TD Securities Underwriting Hope fund, and all because Alexa Gibson fiercely advocated on behalf of the charity! Alexa’s father, Glenn Gibson, works for TD Securities.

It all started when Alexa Gibson and her partner, both students at Crestwood Preparatory College selected Reach for their YPI Project in April 2017. The winners of the YPI Project have the opportunity to win $5,000 for their selected organization. Upon visiting Reach, Alexa said she chose the organization because Reach is so passionate about youth and helping kids with disabilities. When they were not selected by YPI, Alexa followed up with the organization and stated that she would continue to try and raise funds on her own!  Well she did just that and with the help of her father nominating Reach to the TD Securities Underwriting Hope fund – Reach received an unbelievable $30,000!

The $30,000 will support Reach’s Active All Year Initiative. The Active All Year Project provides sustainable programs for children and youth with disabilities to partake in physical activity and recreation, sport and art programs in communities across Ontario. Thank you to TD Securities Underwriting Hope for their support! Executive Director Dawn MacDonald said, “We owe Alexa and her parents Megan and Glenn Gibson a huge thank you for their dedication to raising critical funds for our work”.

About Reach…

Reach is a not-for-profit organization that supports essential, barrier free services connecting children and youth with disabilities to inclusive recreation, sport and art opportunities in their own communities.

February 13th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

The U14 Boys’ Basketball team ended their last game of the season this past Monday against Bayview Glen with an impressive 66-48 win.  Well done to the entire team for some great teamwork!  Playoffs begin end of February, please come out and support the Lions as they push to maintain their undefeated record this season.  Go Lions!

The Junior CISAA Boys’ Basketball team picked up a tough road victory at Hillfield Strathallan College to move to 11-0 in CISAA action. The Lions got off to a rough start, only scoring 5 points in the 1st quarter, and trailed 20-16 at the half. The offense picked up in the 2nd half as both Jesse Codron and Caiden Oshinowo hit 2 three-pointers, while K’Shawn Latty, Matthew Nelsons, and Jaden Langley-Thomas combined to score 28 points. The Junior boys led by as much as 12 in the 4th quarter before winning 56-50 at the final whistle.  The Crestwood Juniors will be back in action next Wednesday at Crescent as the try to complete a perfect 12-0 regular season!

Over the weekend, the Junior Prep Boys’ Basketball team competed in the Kawartha Classic, the largest Junior tournament in Ontario. The tournament, located in Peterborough, features 64 teams with 2 brackets of 32 teams each. The Lions entered the weekend ranked as one of the top teams in the tournament.  The Junior Prep boys did not disappoint in their two games last Friday, putting on a show in front of large crowds. In Game 1, the the Lions defeated Crestwood Secondary School, in front of the Peterborough school home fans, by a score of 83-51. In Game 2, the Lions took on Maxwell Heights. The Lions clamped down on defense and led 33-3 to start the game before winning 71-31. The win propelled the Juniors to an Elite Eight matchup on Sunday with J Clarke Richardson.  The Lions got off to a hot start and never looked back, winning 64-36.  In the Final Four, Crestwood had a tough matchup with the Bill Crothers, the Kawartha Classic defending champs. The Lions trailed for most of the game before a huge comeback gave the Juniors a late 3 point lead. Crestwood could not hold on though, as Bill Crothers took home the win 64-60.  The Crestwood Junior Prep record now stands at an impressive 21 wins and 4 losses on the season.

They have done it again!!! Our very own Crestwood Senior Boys’ DII team is RED HOT!  On Tuesday the boys visited Lakefield College and competed in their most competitive game so far.  For the majority of the game, our Lions trailed by as much as 12 points. Kabier Izzeldin’s putback dunk was a game changer. The Lions rallied back in the third quarter to take the lead by two points.  In the fourth quarter, there was no stopping the Crestwood defence.  Transition bucket after, transition bucket was second only to the hailstorm of 3 hit by Dave McCall.  The Lions returned to Toronto with the win over Lakefield 52 to 40.  Wednesday the Senior Boys’ DII had another nail-biter when they visited De La Salle.  The game started off very slowly with the Lions again being down 15 to 5 in the first quarter.   It seemed like there was a lid on the basket, shots just would not fall. However, the defence did it again!!!! The full court press and great ball pressure from Dave McCall, Cole Morrison, and Jacob Newman were unstoppable.  Erik Usher, Derek Boecker and Kabier Izzeldin capitalized on the guard play by securing every loose ball.  Special mention goes out to Kabier Izzeldin for his 6 blocks in the game. The Lions won 59 to 46.  Keep Working Hard Lions!

     

Curling

Monday, our Varsity Boys and U14 curling teams participated in the Olympics demonstration sport of Synchronized Curling, with both teams playing BVG, both teams scoring 9 points for a win, and both teams giving up only a single point in the fourth end.  Great effort!  Canada’s Olympics Mixed Doubles curling team was clearly inspired by these wins as they also went on to win the gold medal in Monday’s finals.  Good curling!

Hockey

The U-14 hockey team had the game of their season Thursday night, playing a beautifully executed match in a win over Country Day School. The boys looked terrific on the ice in terms of positioning and full team hustle. Eric Chen delivered 4 pucks to the back of the net on his birthday, with Adam Grunberg and Mateo Rocha joining him on the score sheet.  A huge shout out to Thomas Xiong, whose skating and defensive abilities have improved immensely since the beginning of the season.  Good job lions!

Tuesday night the Varsity Hockey Team traveled to Bond Lake Arena to take on a very strong HTS team and with a win, it would be the final piece to the puzzle to securing hosting rights in the CISAA Championships on March 2.  CPC looked sluggish at the start going down 1-0, but with some good goaltending and offensive support, the team was able to re-group and claw their way back to a 4-2 win.  With the win, CPC will be hosting this year’s CISAA Championships on March 2.

Thursday night the Varsity Hockey Team traveled to Port Hope in their final game of the regular season and the team did not disappoint.  Firing on all cylinders, CPC jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back.  Great play by all at both ends of the ice allowed CPC to finish off the year with an impressive 9-1 record.  The team will now prepare for the CISAA Championships on Friday, March 2 at Fenside Arena.  Mr. Vaillancourt and Mr. Tanev are proud of the hard work each player has demonstrated this season and we look to continue it in the Championships.

               

Swimming

The Varsity Swim Team had a great Championship Meet Wednesday! Congratulations to all swimmers who participated, and special thanks to Samantha Gardner and Danny He for helping out with timing.  Whether it was shaving off hundredths, tenths, or entire seconds, CPC proved that they were ready to race. Megan Pearlman made the OFSAA qualifying time in two of her events, winning her 100 Breaststroke.  Mohamed Basha also made the OFSAA cut in two of his events, placing 4th in both his 100 IM and 50 Fly.  Other top 6-finishers included Audrey Melkomov, Matthew Laslop, Marina Nevison, and Kaitlin Balter.  Coaches Wappel, Koiach, Lee, and Hecock are very proud! Be sure to come to our last practice on Tuesday!

February 13th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Hockey

After a two week hiatus, the Varsity Hockey Team took to the ice last night against RSGC.  The team started off sluggish and slow, but were able to turn things around by the end of the second period.  With some spectacular saves by Roy Pejcinovski down the stretch and some explosive offence from Sam Li and Christian Campanelli, the team was able to cruise to a 4-2 victory.

Thursday night the Varsity Hockey traveled to Buffalo to take on Nichols School and the team did not disappoint.  Jumping out to a quick lead, Crestwood was no competition for Nichols on this day, defeating them 15-4!  Great play by all in both ends of the ice. After the game, the team celebrated with wings and soda at the Anchor Bar, home of the Buffalo Wing, before coming back home.  Your coaches are very proud of you and how you handled yourselves on this trip!
The U-14 Hockey team played a strong squad from Crescent last night, falling 7-1 to a strong offence.  The boys came out slow last night and had a steady stream of players parading to the penalty box, leaving us short-handed on the ice for most of the game, and therefore short-handed on the scoreboard.  Phillip Stroganov had a nice assist on Dylan Wilkinson’s beauty snipe for the only goal of the game.  The team’s last regular season game will be played next Wednesday at Country Day School.

Swimming

The Varsity Swim Team had another great meet Wednesday. Shout out to season rookie, Victor Stroganov, who posted fast times in all three of his events. Greg Quon absolutely smashed his 50 freestyle, having his best race of the season, and dropping 2.5 seconds! Megan Pearlman and Audrey Melkomov battled it out in the 100 backstroke, earning the gold and silver for CPC. Kaitlyn Balter had her second awesome meet in a row, posting another 3 best times! Although there were amazing swims from all swimmers, the best races were seen by Grade 12 student, Elizabeth Keane. It was her last competition as a CPC student, and she won both her heats, and dropped a stellar 7 seconds in her 100 freestyle! Congratulations to all swimmers! Coaches are excited for the Championship Meet on Valentine’s Day!

We travelled in style – it took the team effort to figure out how to open and close the door but we travelled together as a team in the new CPC bus.  That was the beginning of an awesome day.  Zach Black not only swam despite his injury but managed to achieve his all time personal best time.  James Gillingham smoked his 50m Freestyle, Chloe Werkin and Ben Davidson achieved best times in both the 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke.  Grace Geng was nervous but attempted all of her events and did a stellar job.  The highlight of the day goes to our relay team of Jordan Nikolov, Chloe Werkin, Benjamin Davidson, and James Gillingham who’ve all swam their absolute best to save the day.  Special thanks goes to Amy Cai who not only helped us time the event but also coached other swimmers refine their strokes.

Basketball

In their opening game Thursday morning the Senior Boys Prep team beat GTA North with a world-class defensive showing the final score was 72 to 48!!!  As the boys moved to their second game Thursday night against NPA rival Toronto Basketball Academy, it was a nail-biter. Our Lions began the game up 17 to 2 in the first quarter, however, TBS battled back to end the half up by 3!  This was a heated battle from start to finish. Our Crestwood Lions struggled from the charity stripe all game. However, hustle play after hustle play and offensive rebounding by the guards and bigs kept us neck and neck with TBA. Great shooting from Trevon Tomas brought CPC back from being down by 7 to being down by 3. A clutch 3 pointer from Elijah Fisher woke the entire gym and it was a brand new ball game all over again with only 3 minutes left on the clock.  Our Lions headed into DOUBLE OVERTIME with Somachi Agbapu hitting the winning basket in the paint to seal the deal, crowning CPC the victor.  The Sr. Prep Boys will be playing this Saturday at 2:30 pm at John Polanyi in the Semi-Finals.  Go Lions Go!

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Please see below, a message from New Paramount Studios.

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

This year’s multicultural day was once again a big success!  The grade 8 and 9 geography students put on a fantastic symposium of food.  They successfully showcased their country’s culture, climate, politics and especially native dress.  We successfully raised enough money to cover our 3 foster kids once again. Thank you to all those who participated in today’s festivities!

               

     

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Monday, Mr. Jull led a group of Grade 7 and 8 students to the Mattamy Athletic Centre at Ryerson University to participate in the Toronto Regional Heat of the Kids Lit Quiz competition.  This is an international contest where teams of elementary-aged students answer questions from the genres of classical and contemporary children’s literature.  Crestwood’s team has been meeting since October to learn and practice questions about fables, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, Greco-Roman mythology, Narnia, and, of course, Harry Potter!  While our team was not one of the five teams out of the 95 in the competition to progress to the national finals, everyone had a good time and was inspired to continue reading and come back next year.  Mr. Jull would like to thank team captain Grace Geng, along with team members Simran Anand, Alex Wagner, Evan Goldman and Benjamin Davidson.

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School


Applications for the Summer 2018 #YouthAmbassadors Program with Canada are now OPEN! The program brings together students, ages 15 to 18 who will not be graduating June 2018, and adult mentors from across Canada to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and position youth to make a difference in their communities.

The Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a fully-funded intensive program that will run from July 16 to August 4, 2018, with three segments:

1) Pre-departure orientation in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from July 16th to July 17th.
2) Exchange experience in the United States of America, to include:

  • a) Plattsburgh, New York, and the Adirondack Park, from July 18th to July 28th.
  • b) Washington, D.C., from July 29th to August 3th.

3) Return home travel by August 4th followed by implementation of post-exchange community service activities in Canada, reporting, and alumni engagement.


 

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Upcoming Events
P.A.  Coffee and Meeting – February 15 at 8:45 am
Please join us for coffee and conversation in the boardroom. Everyone is invited to attend and the coffee is really good.
Trivia Night – February 22
Come out for a great evening at Revival for Trivia Night in support of The Crestwood Foundation.
Pizza Lunch – February 23

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Mr. Scott Masters and students from the Grade 12 History class will be visiting Branch 10 of the Royal Canadian Legion, where they will deliver a talk on “The Asian Perspective in WW2”, using testimony from their oral history interviews.  The talk will take place at 11AM on Saturday, February 24 – a great event for those who want some history on a Saturday morning!

February 9th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Ella Lee-O’Rourke (class of ’22), Chiara Codron (class of ’23), Kian Torabi (class of ’22) spent their PA day at this year’s Future Prize 2018 organized by Future Design School. Our Crestwood team named “Kids of Tomorrow!”  spent five hours prior to the contest to survey and interview users and research possible solutions. The group decided on tackling the problem: “How might we leverage innovative technology to provide Toronto citizens a convenient and effective way to sort waste?”
Click here to view photos.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Upcoming Events
 
Chinese New Year Celebration – February 9
Hope to see you at the Crestwood Chinese New Year Celebration at the Crown Prince Banquet Hall.
P.A.  Coffee and Meeting – February 15 at 8:45am
Please join us for coffee and conversation in the boardroom.
Trivia Night – February 22
Come out for a great evening at Revival for Trivia Night in support of The Crestwood Foundation.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Reminder that course selection is due on Wednesday, February 14th.

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Tuesday January 30th over 50 basketball players from the lower school and over 50 basketball players from the Upper School got together at the college to enjoy some fun and games.  Teams consisted of players from Grade 3 – 10, with Grade 11’s and 12’s refereeing.  Teams scrimmaged and played together and then enjoyed a halftime dunk show put on by the Senior Boys’ Prep team.  Following the games everyone enjoyed some burgers and fries in the cafeteria.  Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to all the parents who came out to watch and cheer on our Crestwood athletes!

February 2nd, 2018

Posted In: Lower School, Upper School

Volleyball

On Wednesday, the Junior Girls’ Volleyball team traveled to TMS.  In our first meeting, TMS beat us 3-2 so the girls were determined to avenge this loss.  Right from the first point, the ladies were focused and showed the hustle that would be needed for victory.  With amazing net play from both Megan Pearlman and Maya Berger and the setting of Jadaia Reid and Zakayla Day-Burrell, we were able to totally dominate TMS.  The game ended in a convincing 3-0 victory for our girls.  The ladies will try to build on this victory when they play next week against SJK.

Curling

Wednesday, the members of the Varsity Boys and Open Curling teams travelled to the Royal Canadian Curling Club to face off against teams from Bayview Glen. Despite some fantastic play, and great strategy from skip Will Dennison, the Open Team had its hands full with a strong squad from BVG, and ended up on the losing side of a hard fought battle. Things went much better for the Varsity Boys, who were firing on all cylinders. A special shout out goes to rookie curler Jacob Reinish, who was on fire all day, and made some fantastic shots at lead. Great job to all of Crestwood’s curlers!

Basketball

Monday the U14 Boys’ Basketball team played a home game against St. Michael’s College.  The game started strong with our team dominating the court early on and showcasing great talent and teamwork.  Elijah Fisher and Mikkel Tyne set the stage with a combined score of 35 points by halftime and a good lead against St. Mike’s.  Special shout out to Adam Pearlman and Noah Levy for their energy and effort on the court throughout the game. Go Lions!

 

Hockey

The U-14 Crestwood Lions had a massive 10-3 victory last night versus Royal St. Georges. The entire team played wonderfully, with some fantastic passing plays on offence and big time back checking to secure the defensive end. Eric “the magic man” Chen scored a baffling 8 goals, making it look easy as he rolled over the opposing team. Jayden Bennett also had a stellar performance, turning away a slew of shots. Big shout out to Thomas Xiong and Dylan Wilkinson who both exhibited incredible effort! The lions play the last 2 games of their regular season next week. Good job boys!

               

February 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

The Crestwood Oral History Project is hard at work this month. World War Two veterans and Holocaust survivors have been visiting with the CHC2D students, helping them to complete their oral history interviews.  Earlier this week Mr. Masters and Mr. Hawkins took 21 students to Sunnybrook, where 5 veterans were interviewed.  They included army, navy and air force veterans from World War Two.  Please watch the webpage for updates – http://www.crestwood.on.ca/ohp/.

               

               

February 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Edward Li generously donated his fencing prize money this past week to the LivWise Foundation.  Thank you Edward!

February 1st, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

We heard our CPC Lions roar this week!!!  The Athletic Council put together another awesome spirit week again this year.  The week was filled with fun theme days, staff vs student challenges, senior CISAA games, and spirit rallies.  Students could be seen walking the halls in pjs, western gear, rainbow colours in support of pride day, grade colours and LivWise shirts.  Although the students put on a good display during staff vs student basketball, volleyball and reach for the top, it was the teachers who came out victorious in all three challenges.  This week we also saw both our Senior Boys’ Basketball team and Senior Girls Volleyball team play in front of the entire school and they did not disappoint.  The Senior Boys’ Basketball team put on a show defeating St. Michael’s College 75 – 48.  The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team started out strong against Albert College winning the first two sets.  Unfortunately, they ran out of steam and after 5 sets they fell a little short of a victory.  To cap off an amazing week, Friday was the spirit assembly.  After enjoying some tunes played by our jazz band, the grades battled one another in various challenges.  From eating ice cream blindfolded, to hungry hippo, to tic tac toe, to tug of war the grades fought hard.  In the end it was the grade 10s that won the colour war!!!  The grade 10s will be celebrating their victory with a grub day and a pizza lunch supplied by our Parents’ Association.  Not only is this a week of spirit and fun, we also raised funds for the LivWise foundation.  Olivia Wise was a beloved student of Crestwood who lost her battle to cancer in grade 10.  All funds collected this week go towards research for children’s cancers.  This year we are proud to announce that we raised $1115.00.  A big thank you to everyone involved in making this week an unforgettable one, the teachers and administration, the athletic council, the teachers and students, and of course the Parents’ Association for all of their support.
               
               
               
               
               
               

January 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Crestwood is having a Chinese New Year celebration on Friday, February 9th at the Crown Prince Banquet from 5:00-7:30 pm. It is a great evening of dining and entertainment. Everyone is invited! Tickets are $45 for dinner and wonderful performances.

January 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On January 18th 2018, Edward Li travelled to Quebec city to compete in the 2018 Canada Cup East. In this tournament he fenced in the Men’s Foil Junior Teams, which is an event where a maximum of four people on a team compete with other teams and try to reach for the top. There were a total of 15 teams competing in this event, and in the end Edward Li lead his team to victory and won the gold medal for his fencing team!

January 26th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Basketball

The Junior Boys’ CISAA basketball team picked up a huge win over St. Mike’s 79-72 on Wednesday afternoon. The boys led 48-25 at halftime, but St. Mike’s would not go away in the 2nd half, closing the lead to 1 point with less than 3 minutes to play. The Lions regained their composure though, hitting 7 out of 8 free-throws down the stretch to seal the victory.  Matthew Nelsons was the high scorer with 28 points while K’Shawn Latty and Jaden Langley-Thomas each scored 20. Armani Mighty added 8 points as well. The win moves the junior team to 10-0 in CISAA action and guarantees the Lions will have the #1 seed for the Junior CISAA playoffs.

               

The Crestwood Junior CISAA Boys’ Basketball team kicked off Spirit Week with a bang, defeating Appley College by a score of 60-34 on Monday afternoon. A total of 12 different players got on the scoresheet, as everyone provided great minutes throughout the game. Jaden Langley-Thomas led the way with 16 points, while K’Shawn Latty pitched in 10 and a couple of dunks. Imani Mighty added 7, while Armani had 6.

The Senior Boys’ Basketball team put on a show defeating St. Michael’s College 75 – 48 on Wednesday at home. Go Lions go!

               

Hockey

The Crestwood Lions U-14 Hockey team had a stupendous showing last night, tying a very skilled TFS team 6-6. Eric “the magic man” Chen scored another 5 goals, putting on a clinic. The defensemen purposely skates into defenders just to show off his silky mitts and bury the puck in style. Olivia Chodat tallied her first goal of the year, supported by the strong hustle of Dylan Wilkinson and Robbie White. The little lions are looking good. Great game everyone!

Volleyball

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team jumped out to a commanding two sets to none lead highlighted by incredible overall team play. Rachel Pape, Julia Lee, Areej Burgonio had intimidating attacks, Jahnai Brown and Sacha Snyder played relentless defence, Alex Saunders provided pinpoint sets and Willa Easton and Laura Chu gave consistent serves. Unfortunately, Albert College came on strong and ended up winning in five close and tightly contested sets. Great game ladies!

     

Swimming

Yesterday, eight varsity swimmers represented CPC at their third meet of the season. Again, it was another day of great racing! Season newcomer, Audrey Melkomov, had two great races, posting strong times for her 100 Back and 100 IM. Kaitlyn Balter had her best meet of the season, placing fourth in her 50 Breaststroke, and chalking up two new personal best times. The last CPC race was a duel in the pool. Sam Douey and Alex Fallows were racing side-by-side for their 50 Breaststroke. It was anyone’s race right until the finish, when Sam out-touched Alex by a tenth of a second! Great work to all swimmers who participated!

Curling

Monday’s Varsity Boys’ Curling game began with both teams playing exceptionally well, both in their strategy and shot execution, as shown by a 1-1 score after two ends. York School took 4 points in the 3rd end, aided by a wall of guards on the center-line. Though they also stole 3 more points in the 4th, our team fought hard and answered back with 4 points of our own in the 5th. Unfortunately, we weren’t also able to steal points in the 6th, and so York School took the game. Each team now has one win and one loss against the other in this rivalry!

January 25th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Information regarding the Parent-teacher Interviews and instructions on how to book a time-slot were included with the report cards. All interview bookings are taking place through Edsby. The ability to book appointments will remain open until Tuesday, January 30th at 3 pm.  If you are having difficulties logging into Edsby please contact Mr. Matthew David at 416-391-1441 ext. 4361.

January 24th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Students in Grade 12 Chemistry completed their Organic Chemistry unit by making a common medication used to treat pain, fever and inflammation called acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as Aspirin. Over the course of three days, students completed a traditional organic chemistry lab where they were responsible for synthesizing (creating) aspirin by performing an esterification reaction, purifying the aspirin using crystallization and then testing its purity.

               

               

               

January 24th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Please welcome Chef Julian Castano to our Crestwood Food Service team.

Chef Julian started his culinary career at the age of 17, with the help of his family, while still at home in Columbia.  Those lessons learned within his family restaurant gave him the foundation to transport his talent to Canada 8 years ago.

We are happy to announce that Chef Julian has decided to continue his career here at Crestwood Preparatory College with the goal of refocusing our flavours and fresh made options in the cafeteria.  With a foundation of basic techniques and the highest quality fresh ingredients, the team looks forward to bringing world flavours and personal favourites to the everyday offerings in the café.

The addition of Chef Julian’s strong culinary background and fresh flavours, to the current friendly familiarity of Beata and Michelle, allows the team to take food services at Crestwood Preparatory College to the next level.

Feel free to stop by and discuss what you would like available from the Crestwood Preparatory College cafeteria and to learn how they can incorporate your favourite meals into the menu offerings.

 

January 24th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

Swimming

It was an early start to the Wednesday.  We hadn’t had a chance to get our practice on.  The water was cold.  So cold.  Then things started to change when Zach Brown zapped through his 50m Freestyle and dropped 5 seconds from his personal best time.  Even after an uncertain start, Amy Cai placed third in her heat in 50m Freestyle.  To make things even better, Benjamin Davidson and Chloe Werkin not only achieved their personal best but also battled for the first place.  The best part of the day was that every swimmer walked out of the pool achieving their personal best time.  Extra thanks to Jordan Nikolov for being our timer for the day.  Great work, swimmers!

The Varsity Swim Team had a very successful meet Wednesday, despite being unable to train in the water since before the break. Thanks to our dryland practices, mental toughness, and race strategies, the team was able to post 21 personal best times! Shout outs go to Greg Quon for breaking 40 seconds in his 50 Free, Robert Muresan for dropping almost 10 seconds in his 50 Free, Alex Fallows for his stellar 100 Free, and Megan Pearlman for earning one gold and two silvers in her events.

Curling

Our Varsity Boys, Open, and U14 teams returned to the ice for the first time since the break, playing games against SAC, Havergal, and Montcrest. They played with skill and fought hard against their worthy opponents. Though none were ultimately triumphant, the Varsity Boys and U14 teams kept things close and were in it until the end, while the Open team still managed to take points in two out of six ends against the very experienced Havergal team.  Great effort, curlers!

The Open Curling team traveled to Richmond Hill on Wednesday evening to face off against the rink from Toronto Montessori School. The game was a roller coaster of excitement as the two evenly matched squads traded ends back and forth. In the final end, down two, skip William Dennison had to hit an extremely difficult- some might say impossible- shot to tie the game. To the amazement of the crowd, Will’s double raise was spot on and tied the game. In a tie breaking draw to the button, TMS inched out Crestwood to take the win. While a victory would have been nice, Peter, Sophia, Lyndsay and Will should be extremely proud of their play in what may be prove to be the most exciting game of the season.

Basketball

The U14 Boys’ Basketball team travelled to UCC Wednesday to take home yet another win this season!  It was our toughest game yet, but our Crestwood Lions worked hard every quarter to make sure we left undefeated with a score of 76-65.  Special mention to Elijah Fisher who played the played the majority of the game and led our team in points through each quarter. Go Lions!

The Crestwood Boys’ Junior Prep Basketball team went to 2-0 over the past weekend at the P.O2.NY Tournament in Erie, Pennsylvania.  The boys started off their weekend with a hard fought win over the hosts, McDowell High School. The game was back and forth throughout, before McDowell took a 6 point lead with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter. A furious comeback gave CPC a 1 point lead with less than 2 minutes remaining. The teams traded baskets before Matthew Nelsons finished an “and-1” offensive rebound with 12 secs left to give the Lions a 2 point lead. McDowell missed their 3-point attempt at the buzzer, and Crestwood was victorious 56-54. In Game 2, the Crestwood Juniors took on Andrews Osborne Academy out of Ohio. The boys were dominant on their way to a 56-29 win, with several dunks and great effort plays throughout the game. The wins move the Junior Prep team to a record of 17-2 on the season.

The Junior Boys’ Basketball team moved to 8-0 in CISAA action with a 74-44 win over Upper Canada College on Wednesday. K’Shawn Latty led the way with 20 points, including 4 3-pointers in the first quarter. Caiden Oshinowo hit 4 triples as well on route to 14 points, while Matthew Nelsons added 12 points and Jaden Langley-Thomas 11. All players gave great effort and energy as it was truly a “team” victory. The Lions will be back in action with two home games next week: Monday versus Appleby and Wednesday against St. Mike’s.

On Wednesday afternoon the Crestwood Lions Sr. Boys’ D2 Basketball Team traveled to Trinity College and came away with a commanding victory.  The Lions never lost the lead throughout the entire game, beating Trinity College 35 to 50.  A special mention goes out to Derek Boecker with is 3 point shooting and play at the point guard position.  Congrats Lions.

Thursday the Crestwood Lions Sr. Boys’ Prep Team traveled to Central Tech and what a game they played.  Throughout the first half our Lions traded the lead with the Central Tech Blues and finished off the half up by 1 point, 49 to 48.  However due to a few heart gripping turnovers in the 3rd our Lions lost the lead and had to battle back in the 4th quarter. The lead gained by the Blues in the 3rd was insurmountable and our Lions lost a well played game 89 to 110. Special mention goes to Luis the Rebounding Monster Pacheco with his crowd pleasing put back dunk and the Jr. Lions: K’Shawn Latty, Matthew Nelson, Elijah Fisher and Jaden Langley- Thomas who all stepped up big to help our Sr. Boys as many of them battled the flu and injury.

Hockey

The Crestwood U-14 hockey game had a stellar 7-3 victory Wednesday night versus Sterling Hall. The entire team came together with an aggressive offense and air tight defence, bringing energy and ambition throughout the entire game. Eric Chen put on another incredible show last night, scoring 5 goals and defensively shutting down multiple opportunities from the opposition. Liam Wagner, Mateo Rocha and Aidan Takes all found their way to the score sheet. Crestwood also put on a parade to the penalty box due to our aggressive play. A great game was had by Jayden Bennett, turning away a plethora of shots throughout. Good work Lions!

Thursday night the Varsity Hockey Team took on Nichols School in a hard fought battle.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find the back of the net.  On a positive note, Mr. V and Mr. T do want to give praise to the entire team for keeping their composure during an unexpected physical game.

               

 

Volleyball

Despite the loss, the U14 Girls’ Volleyball had a successful and fun time during their tri-tournament yesterday evening at Toronto Montessori School. Crestwood’s girls strived for ensuring their court play matched their energized cheers. For their first game, Crestwood battled it out all the way to a third match against Trinity College. They won the first match 27-25, lost the second 20- 25 and struggled to keep momentum going into the third.  Against TMS, the girls put up a good fight losing the first game with a score of 24- 26. Unfortunately, the girls couldn’t come together on the last match. The close scores were due to the girl’s determination, great bumps, and consistent serves. Shoutout for the funniest moment thus far goes to Lauren Jazzhands Levinsky for her sprint off of the court in an effort to run away from the ball in fear when it seemingly grew teeth. Shoutouts to Laughy Taffy Abby Mintz for her consistent serves and bumps and Towering Tinamarie Otchere for her consistent cheering and energy.

January 19th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

On Friday, we had the pleasure of having Anne Michaels visit at Crestwood for our CPC poetry readings.  Anne Michaels is Toronto’s current Poet Laureate.  Ms. Michaels is a decorated novelist and poet, a winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Toronto Book Award, a two-time finalist for the Giller Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize and the list goes on.  Her first novel, Fugitive Pieces has been a mainstay on the booklist for Crestwood’s Canadian Literature course for many years.

               

January 19th, 2018

Posted In: Upper School

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