The Woodlands Music Ensembles WIN AGAIN!
February and March have been busy months for Woodlands music students. The Intermediate and Senior Concert bands performed at The Golden Horseshoe Festival in Ancaster receiving Gold and Silver Plus standings. The Intermediate and Senior Jazz bands performed at the Humber Jazz Festival at Humber College receiving Silver standings. Finally, the Concert Choir performed at the Ontario Vocal Festival at Mayfield S.S. Choirs are not rated at this festival, but those that achieve a certain standard are invited to the Nationals. We are very proud of the dedication and commitment that these students have invested into music at The Woodlands. All five of our performing ensembles received invitations to perform at MusicFest Canada this May in Niagara Falls. What a wonderful achievement! Congratulations are extended to our fabulous musicans.
From February 9th to 11th The Woodlands School DECA Chapter competed at the DECA Ontario Provincial Competition in Toronto. DECA Woodlands showcased how all of their hard work and determination can lead to great success resulting in our students bringing home over 100 medals, 27 top ten finishes, 5 second place finishes and 4 first place finishes!
All in all, 24 students are heading to Anaheim California in April to compete at ICDC! The Advisor Team and Administration would like to congratulate DECA Woodlands on an amazing performance, please help us celebrate their successes! Great job DECA Woodlands, as always you have made us proud! Good luck in Anaheim!
ROPSSAA Table Tennis Championships
The Individual ROPSSAA Table Tennis Championships were a great success with lots of hardware brought home by our athletes. From the 14 teams entered, 7 placed in the top 6.
1st place for Senior Girls Doubles: Kelly M & Heather B
1st place for Senior Boys Singles: Jason L
2nd place for Junior Boys Singles: Colin W
3rd place for Junior Girls Singles: Jessica C
4th place for Senior Girls Singles: Maggie H
5th place for Senior Girls Singles: Grace Z
5th place for Senior Girls Doubles: Julia M & Paige F
We are very proud of all the athletes that competed - they represented The Woodlands amazingly!
Woodlands DECA competed at the DECA Regional Competition on November 6th, 2016, walking away with 83 ribbons and 25 medals, including five 1st Place, six 2nd place and five 3rd place. Congratulations to all DECA members on their Woods-sweep!
McMaster University Science & Engineering Olympics
On October 20th, 2016, The Woodlands School's Physics Paper Triathalon and Mental Gymnastics teams won first position! Congratulations to Panchaligam, Zohaib, Nomaan, Zack, Chenyan, Joelle, and Erika. Erica also won first position in the McMaster Science and Engineering department's Scavenger Hunt competition.Thanks to all team members for their hard work and participation in the McMaster Olympics 2016!
Euclid Mathematics Contest
Congratulations to Yi Jie Wang and William Cai who have been invited to the Exploring Math and CS in Waterloo due to their high achievement on the Euclid contest last spring.
Ontario High School German Contest Winners!
On Saturday, April 9th, seven of our top language students participated in the Ontario High School German Contest in Toronto. They competed against students from 6 different school boards and performed admirably. Prerana K took first place in the Beginner's Category and won $250.00 in prize money. Ritika N and Natalie E also placed in the top 8 in this category. Michelle Z won first place in the Senior's Category. Even though she is only in Grade 11, she competed against students who had studied German for three years. Her achievement was rewarded with a 4-week all expense paid trip to Germany, kindly donated by the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany. Komal P and Eileen S also placed in the top 8 in the Senior's category and took home generous cash prizes.
Congratulations to all our participants. We are very proud of your accomplishments!
The Woodlands advances in the ECOO Computer Science Competition!
57 teams from 20 schools throughout Peel and Dufferin-Peel competed in the local Educational Computer Organization of Ontario Computer Science Competition on Wednesday April 6, 2016. It was a difficult competition lasting over 3 hours and resulted in amazing results for Peel. The Woodlands Team 3 and The Woodlands Ladies Team 1 is advancing. Having two of the eight teams (six co-ed and two all female) that are advancing to the ECOO Computer Science Regional Competition is an amazing accomplishment Woodlands!
Senior and Intermediate Concert Bands Receive Gold Standings!
On Febuary 11th, 160 music students performed at the Ontario Band Association Festival. Both senior and intermediate concert bands received gold standings and an invitation to the national music festival in May! Congratulations!
|Woodlands DECA sweeps Provincial Competition!|
Over 140 Woodlands students competed at the DECA Ontario Provincial Competition from February 7th to February 9th. Our students returned from competition with 129 medals and 44 plaques. 56 of our students have qualified and will go onto compete at the DECA International Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, later this year. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our students and teachers who made this year's Provincial Competition such a success!
Congratulations to the girls' table tennis team on another exceptional year. The girls topped off their undefeated 7-0 season with a win over St. Joseph's C.S.S. to become, for the fourth consecutive year, ROPSSAA Champions! An amazing season by all team members. Their captain's leadership has been an integral part of the success of this team over the last four years and both she and another team mate will be greatly missed next year when they graduate.
A very special thank you to their 'warm and fuzzy' trainer, Mr Ghadially. The team's success is very much a result of his dedication and 'tough love'!
Great News: Fraser Institute Essay Contest Winner - Javaria Mughal!
Javaria's essay, National Security vs. Privacy in the Modern Age, has been awarded First Prize ($1500 CDN) in the High School category in the Fraser Institute’s 2015 Student Essay Contest. This year’s contest was very competitive with over 700 essays entered, and she is to be commended for her very strong essay. The judges certainly faced a very difficult task in selecting the winners. The essays went through two rounds of judging, and the final judge was Andrea Castillo, who is the Program Manager of the Technology Policy Program for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The first place essays will be published in the Winter 2015-2016 issue of the Canadian Student Review
Former Woodlands graduate, Maxwell Tran, is the recipient of Canada's Top 20 under 20!Recognizing that youth have important stories to tell, Maxwell founded Ink Movement in 2012. Ink Movement is a national non-profit organization that empowers youth through the arts and organizes book-publishing projects featuring young writers, photographers, and visual artists. Maxwell and his team have published two print volumes of the Mississauga Youth Anthology, showcasing the talented submissions of over 80 artists. The books are a platform for voices that are often underrepresented in literature. Aside from books, Ink Movement has organized workshops and conferences in Mississauga, Hamilton, and Montreal. To date, Ink Movement has helped 600+ youth and raised over $20,000.
The Woodlands Wins at the Chartered Professional Accountants' COIN Accounting Contest! The Woodlands students performed brilliantly at the Chartered Professional Accountants' COIN Accounting Contest. Congratulations to Jimmy Z who won 2nd place and $1000.00 for our school, Yasien S, who won 3rd place and $500.00 for our school and Yifan M, who won 4th place. Well done!
The Woodlands Wins the People's Choice Award at the "So You Think You Know Mining Contest"! On the evening of May 27th at The Royal Ontario Museum, Karan T, Akshaya R, Komal P and Yi Jie W were presented with the "People's Choice" Award in the Ontario Mining Association's, "So You Think You Know Mining" video contest. The SYTYKM offers high school students in Ontario the opportunity to compete for over $42,000 in cash prizes by using video to tell stories about the benefits of mining to society. Great job!
The Woodlands Scores Big at Biology Olympiad! Marley X, a grade 11 student at The Woodlands School has been selected as one of 4 students to represent Canada at the International Biology Olympiad, the highest level of competition for secondary school students around the world. This year, over 60 countries are sending delegations to the IBO, which is being held in Denmark in July.
The Canadian Biology Olympiad (CBO) is a 2-round competition designed to test students' practical and theoretical knowledge of biology. To demonstrate their lab abilities, students are required to perform tasks within set time limits and submit lab portfolios, which consist of essays, videos and write-ups. This years’ tasks included dissection, microscopy and cell fractionation. Biology students from The Woodlands started preparing their portfolios at the beginning of second semester. The second round was a written exam, the University of Toronto National Biology Competition, that took place in May.
Team Woodlands has performed exceptionally at the National Biology Competition. Out of around 4000 students around the world, Sandra, Marley and April L placed in the top 3%, with Marley coming in 2nd place overall. In addition Marley and Sandra, have been invited to the National Training Camp in UOIT, where they will hone their lab skills and prepare for further rounds of competition.
The Woodlands placed 5th compared to other schools across Canada.
Well done! Four students from Peel won awards at the 31st Concours d'art oratoire, the annual French public-speaking event organized by Canadian Parents for French (Ontario) and the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association. This event took place on Saturday, May 9th, at York University’s bilingual campus, Glendon College, Toronto. Congratulations to Ritika Nair of The Woodlands School for taking 2nd place!
DECA Woodlands Competes and Wins at the International Conference in Orlando, Florida. DECA Woodlands sent 31 student competitors to Orlando, Florida for the DECA International Conference. 17 students advanced to the final round in their categories. 15 placed top 10 and DECA Woodlands took home 5 trophies in total. Special congratulations to Lisa C, Melody L, Sarah L, Kathy Y and Prasiddha P. The Deca Conference, also known as the International Career Development Conference has a total of 18,000 competitors from Canada, United States, China, Spain and other countries.
Congratulations to The Woodlands Robotics Club who competed at the Waterloo Regional Competition on March 19th and 20th and finished 12th in a very strong field that composed of 3 previous world champions. The Woodlands team made the playoffs as Alliance captain and proceeded to the quarterfinals! Congratulations to all who participated!
Sears Ontario Festival - Congrats!
On Friday February 27th, a group of talented young actors and musicians from The Woodlands took to the stage at Clarkson SS as part of the 69th annual Sears Ontario Drama Festival. They captivated their audience with a student written satirical musical titled Mapleman: Canuck Crusader (Nam N). As a result of their uncompromising dedication and talent, Mapleman will move onto the Central Regional Showcase in April. Congratulations!
The Woodlands wins at the Physics@Mac Online Competition! The Physics@Mac Online Competition is designed to emphasize McMaster University's commitment to peer instruction and conceptual learning. The first and third place team in the Grade 12 category are from The Woodlands School. An additional four teams from The Woodlands have obtained Honourable Mention for their outstanding performance.
First place in the Grade 12 category has been awarded to Tongle F and third place has been awarded to the team of Dar M and Ryan M. W.
Honourable Mention has been awarded to the teams of Stephen Z and Max D, Yury Z and Jay K, Owen Q and Yi Many Y, and Jane D and Jack W.
Congratulations to both the Intermediate & Senior Concert Bands on their dedication and commitment and their fine performances on Thursday, February 12th. 165 of our music students travelled to the Onatrio Band Association Music Festival in Thornhill. The bands both had wonderful performances and received strong adjudication from professors from Colorado and the University of Western Ontario. Under the direction of Mr. Mootrey, the Intermediate Concert Band received two Silver Standings. Mrs. Koehnen directed the Senior Concert Band who recieved a Gold and a Silver standing. The Senior band has also received an invitation to perform this year at The Nationals, Musicfest Canada.
They did a fabulous job representing The Woodlands!
DECA WINS! Our school's DECA chapter competed in the 36th annual DECA Ontario provincial competition. We brought home a total of 98 medals and 11 plaques! Congratulations to the following winners!
In First Place:
- Jimmy Z
- team of Sarah L and Kathy Y
- team of Jennifer K and Grace X
In Second Place:
In Third Place:
- Ruqing P
- team of Judy L and Matthew O
- team of Benjamin G and Shawn L
In total, 23 members qualified to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Florida this coming April.
Congratulations to all of DECA Woodlands on these incredible achievements!
Thank you to the advisors - Ms McBryan, Mr. Wong, Ms Orr, Ms Lal, Mr. Miller, and Mrs. Price - who made this competition possible.
Kudos & Congratulations to former student Markus Adams and his group of friends who are building their clothing line brand, Northway, as well as doing good work in the community. Markus is not the only Woodlands alumni building the Northway brand - Yousuf Din and Ahmed Elmoursi are also a part of the organization.
Congratulations to former student Jackson Amos, our 2013-14 Athlete of the Year and Mississauga Athlete of the Year, for being awarded Brock University's Men's Rugby Rookie of the Year. The team won the OUA bronze medal this year.
Congratulations to former student Bogdan Knezevic who has been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship.