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).
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.
Huge congrats to the Varsity Cross Country team for running their last race of the season… ALMOST! Kyra Grossman raced into 4th and Ella Rival into 6th overall to qualify for OFSAA. Make sure to wish them luck next weekend, as they run elbow to elbow with the best in Ontario.
On Thursday, October 18th, 2018 Crestwood Preparatory College held its Academic Awards Evening for the 2017-18 school year. Awards were presented to all those who achieved Honour Roll (overall average of 80% -89%) and Honour Roll with Distinction (90% plus) based on their overall average on the June 2018 Final Report Card. Over 200 students, currently in Grades 8 -12, were recognized for their hard work and academic achievement over the past year (a complete list of all the recipients can be found here). We also recognized the Top 3 individuals in each grade for their outstanding accomplishments. Over 250 family & friends attended this great evening that celebrated academics and community.
This Tuesday, the Crestwood Parents’ Association will be sponsoring the Accident Awareness presentation.
Accident Awareness Inc is a Not for Profit Corporation. Founded in 2002 it is devoted to the prevention of motor vehicle collisions through education. Our presenters are fully qualified collision experts and each of our presentations are geared to the type of audience we are trying to reach. Our vision statement says it all clearly: Accident Awareness Inc. is committed to educating the public to the dreadful realities of fatal motor vehicle collisions, how quickly they can occur and the grim aftermath that always accompanies these tragedies.
We continually strive to meet this objective through innovative crash displays, digital presentations, videos, and large exhibition shows. Our slogan, “Survive the day”, reinforces our vision statement. Our school programs are completely free to all schools attending. These Elementary, High School and Senior Presentations are completely free.
The U-14 Girls’ Basketball team had another great team effort Wednesday playing against Hillfield Strathallen College. The top three point getters for Wednesday’s games were Taija Sta. Maria with 20 points, Jordan Kosoy with 13 points and, Jolie Drummond, on her birthday, with 10 points. The girls remain undefeated as they go into their last regular season game of the season. Congratulations girls and great team play!
Last Friday the Junior Girls’ Basketball team travelled to BSS (Bishop Strachan School) and left victorious. The lady lions started off with a close game but quickly took the lead before the end of the first quarter and never looked back. All members of the team contributed to the win. Honourable mentions to Ella Okubasu with the assist to Schymera Samuels for the jaw-dropping buzzer beater at halftime.
Wednesday night the Crestwood Junior Lady Lions’ Basketball team took on Trinity College School and did not disappoint. In a game that saw every member of the team score at least one basket and play strong defense, the Junior Lady Lions were able to jump out to a very quick lead and never look back. Specific mention goes out to the game’s leading scorer Ella Okubasu, and Chloe Wertkin and Parmis Shameli for their outstanding play in both the offensive and defensive sides of the court. Keep up the good work, Ms. Charles and Mr. Tanev are very proud of your hard work.
This past weekend our girls participated in the first Annual Vaughn Classic which saw us going up against TPLS Christian Acadamy out of Virginia. Our Lions wasted no time jumping out to a commanding lead. Led by the dominance of Latasha Lattimore the game was virtually over at halftime. Special shout out to Taija Sta. Marie who scored her first points as prep athlete. The final score was 90-52 for Crestwood.
Wednesday night our Senior Girls’ Basketball team had their first CISAA home game against Trinity College School. We got off to great start thanks to a huge 3 pointer from Rachel Mintz. Jadaia Reid followed her lead with three 3 pointers of her own. The final score was 62-31. Congratulations to the girls on another great win as they remain undefeated this season.
Thank you to Wake Forest University coaches Danny Manning and Justin Bowman for coming to visit Crestwood this past week and offering Jahcobi Neath, as well as Elijah Fisher, a full athletic scholarship!
The U14 Boys’ Volleyball team had a Tri-meet at home Monday afternoon against Appleby and Greenwood. Crestwood dominated the court against Appleby, achieving the win with many great hits, big blocks at the net, and consistent passes. During the second match against Greenwood, Crestwood was challenged with Greenwood’s hard serves and hits. CPC lost the first game but got a hang of it and came back in the second. Unfortunately, CPC lost the third game with the close score of 15-10. Great playing guys! Shoutouts go to Jack Van Volsen for his powerful hits, Thomas Ellinidis and Jason Tang for creating a wall at the net.
The U14 Boys’ played Pickering College and Sterling Hall School in a tri-meet Wednesday afternoon. Shoutouts to Anthony Cristoforo for his killer serves against Pickering College and Paolo Frasca for his team leadership, which resulted in taking the win. Against Sterling, CPC worked together to win the first set but lost the next two, resulting in a loss to Sterling. Shoutouts to Jason Tang for his consistent energy on the court. Looking forward to the quarter finals next week! Way to go boys!
The Junior Boys’ Soccer team travelled to UCC Tuesday and earned a hard fought tie. It was an action packed first half that saw both teams score two goals, which was highlighted by an incredible goal by Jesse Codron; setup by a beautiful pass from Matthew Nelson. The second half was a defensive battle with no goals scored. Special mention goes to Aaron Vidal Ribas Smith and Tim Kufner for saving two sure goals near the end of the game. Well done boys!
Our Senior Boys’ Soccer team played their last home game on the season against TFS Monday. After a weak start that put TFS on the lead by two goals, our boys started to gain control of the ball and were able to create many chances. Right before the end of the first half Ege Kusebayt put us on the board with a great goal to end the first half 1-2. The team started the second half with a high pressure and control of the ball that nearly made us tie the game. Sadly two well-constructed counter attacks from the skillful TFS strikers put them with a 1-4 lead that was hard to overcome. Our boys kept fighting and got one more goal in but time run out and the game finished 2-4 to TFS. Great effort guys and a special mention go to our Grade 9 Mateo Rocha that mate his debut playing Senior Level.
The Senior Boys Soccer team travel Wednesday to play against the 1st ranked team UCC. Our boys played a very serious 1st half and had some good chances to get on the lead. A very unlucky break at the very end of the half put UCC on the lead. The second half started with CPC losing Jonas Weissland due to an injury, without subs on the bench Ege had to leave to the field due to a kick for some moments and UCC used the 11 vs 10 players to score twice. Our boys kept fighting and had some good chances to get on board from great kicks from Michael Steinberg and Ege Kuseybat, who put a beautiful freekick on the crossbar with ten minutes to go. In the last minutes of the game, UCC got on the board to set the final score 4-0. Thanks to all the team for this season, especially our graduating players, Sam Douey, Michael Di Battista, Rhys Malisch, Noah Lerner and Robbie Altshuler.
1) University Admissions Representatives at CPC
Monday Oct. 22nd- Brock University and Queen’s University
Tuesday Oct. 23rd- The University of Miami
Wednesday Oct. 24th- Ryerson University
2) Youth Expo 2018- Sunday October 21st at Roy Thompson Hall 1-4pm.
Youth Expo 2018 is an annual event for high school students to meet 100+ non-profits recruiting youth volunteers. Hosted by Volunteer Toronto, Canada’s largest volunteer centre, this FREE event provides a fun and engaging space for students to discover meaningful ways to complete their 40 volunteer hours. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover new interests and apply to roles in their favourite organizations. Click here to register
3) Ontario Colleges Information Fair (OCIF)
Enercare Centre-Hall B
Tuesday October 23, 2018 5pm-9pm
Wednesday October 24, 2018 9am- 2pm
The Ontario Colleges Information Fair (OCIF) is an opportunity for students and parents to meet staff and faculty from all Ontario colleges in one event. In addition to the display booths, there will be information sessions scheduled throughout the day including in-depth presentations on Financial Aid, College Degrees, Post-Secondary Pathways and How to Apply to College. For more information please visit www.ocif.ca.
4) American Universities visiting Toronto
Prepskills has an opportunity for students and families to connect with U.S. College Representatives during their school tours at York Mills Collegiate on Wednesday, October 24 (6:00pm- 8:00pm). Intereested students can register using the link below.
October 24th – York Mills CI event, free for students and their families.
CPC would like to thank the Lower School’s Grade 6s for coming to visit us this week. It was a great morning spent exploring the school and participating in a collaborative art project with our Grade 7s. Fun was had by all! Please see the pictures below for the outcome of the collaborative art project.
A friendly reminder from New Paramount Studios the school photos are now available to purchase online.