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Mental Health Awareness

The City of Ottawa's mental health website is an excellent resource for families regarding the issue of mental health support Included in the above link are sections and videos on the following topics: Part 1: Mental Health and My Teen; Part 2: Teaching My Teen How to Cope; Part 3: How to Have That Talk; and, Part 4: What Every Parent Should Know About Depression and Suicide.

Hillcrest Represented at Student Commonwealth

Hannah Hrynuik-Breedon and Jesse Belleau-Karaskewich represented Hillcrest at the National Student Commonwealth Forum for a full week last May. They were among 100 students who came to Ottawa from across Canada to take part in debates, team building and to learn about the political process. In a mock meeting of Heads of Governments, Jesse and Hannah acted on behalf of Cyprus. This year's theme was "Youth in the Commonwealth: Gender and Gender Equality".

Impact Club Raises $5000 for Ecuador

The Impact Club has been hard at work over the past two years raising money for the community in Llullin, Ecuador. Through various activities the club has managed to raise its goal of $5000 which is earmarked for a clean water project. This is the second fundraising campaign conducted by the club for the people of Llullin. Previously the Impact Club raised $8500 to build a school for the community. Congratulations Hawks!

Hillcrest Silent Auction garners Media Attention

Hillcrest music teachers Jeannie Hunter and Melanie Reeks made the news when they decided to auction off some old donated instruments. Here is what the fuss is all about (courtesy of the CBC):

Hillcrest Cancer Drive

Congratulations to all Hawks that participated in this year's 21st annual cancer drive.

On April 30th, students, alumni, staff and parents came out on a beautiful sunny evening to blitz our neighbourhood for the Canadian Cancer Society. More than 200 students and alumni hit the streets to canvass our neighbours, and many canvassed more than one route. We also had 45 staff and parent volunteers drive and work at tables, and several alumni and former staff came out to make monetary contributions.

Thank you to Katie Pittman and Amanda Byrne, our co-Heads and the entire cancer drive committee who organized a fantastic event at Hillcrest. Continuing with the tradition, over $24,000 was raised in just 4 hours for the Canadian Cancer Society adding to the half million raised in the last 20 years.

Congratulations Hawks, you should be very proud of what you've accomplished.

Outdoor Education Slide Show

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Hillcrest’s Outdoor Education students braved the cold during a 3-day winter camping trip in February. The students slept in quinces (snow caves) both nights and enjoyed the pristine Nordic ski and snowshoe trails at Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club in Cantley, Quebec. Judging by the smiles in these photos, the students felt proud of their accomplishment!

News Archive

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