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Sonic Democracy Heard Around the World

December 07, 2018

Sonic Democracy is a musical band, made up of many talented young artists attending Timmins High & Vocational School.  The band includes 30 members, with junior and senior members working together to develop their skills under the direction of Dr. Barry Promane.  Members' different musical tastes fuse to create...
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TH&VS Hosts Ceremony for White Ribbon Day

December 07, 2018

On December 6 th , 2018,  Timmins High and Vocational School (TH&VS), in collaboration with the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation (OSSTF), hosted a ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women today.  This day, also known as White Ribbon Day, is observed...
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United Way Challenge 2018

December 06, 2018

TH&VS won "BEST ENTRANCE" at the annual United Way Challenge, Dec. 6, 2018. Congratulations BLUES!

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DSB1 Board of Trustees Sworn In

December 05, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) is proud to announce that Trustees were sworn-in on Tuesday, December 4 th , 2018. The Honourable Ralph Carr administered the Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance to five newly-elected and six returning Trustees. "It was a pleasure to have our...
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Career Exploration Event

November 19, 2018

Wednesday, November 14 th was Take Our Kids to Work Day.  This career exploration activity provides an opportunity to Grade 9 students from across the country to spend a day in the workplace and begin conversations about career options and pathways. District School Board Ontario North Easts (DSB1) Student...
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Dr. Greg Wells Inspires

November 15, 2018

Dr. Greg Wells is a physiologist, researcher, author and broadcaster.  He spoke to DSB1 students, families, staff and community partners on Tuesday, November 13th.  His presentation was broadcasted to our northern and southern schools via livestream video from Timmins High and Vocational School. 
Dr. Wells shared the sleep-eat-move-think pathway to...
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TH&VS - Career Fair Day

November 09, 2018
​ On Nov. 8th - 37 presenters, representing 26 different careers donated their time to provide valuable insight into their careers, assisting students to make wise choices for their future.
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Halloween

October 27, 2018

​TH&VS is hosting a:
Halloween Costume Contest
Haunted House $1
Pumpkin Carving Contest

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District School Board Ontario North East Trustee Election Results

October 24, 2018

(October 24, 2018, Timmins) – With the 2018 School Board Election now finalized, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) would like to thank all candidates for their interest in becoming a Trustee for our Board. DSB1 is looking forward to continuing to work with returning Trustees: Bob Brush –...
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Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13 th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream.  "We invite students,...
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Cannabis Talk Kit

October 17, 2018

Talking to your child about drugs and alcohol can be daunting.  Talking with them in a friendly and non-confrontational way early and often can make a difference.  By keeping the lines of communication open with your child, you are creating opportunities to guide them in making good decisions when it...
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Timmins High Hosts KNOW MORE Tour

October 16, 2018
Timmins High and Vocational School is hosting the KNOW MORE Tour on October 19 th , 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The tour is a nation-wide campaign to educate young people on the serious and growing opioid crisis in Canada. Students will have the opportunity to engage with...
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Notice Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis

October 10, 2018


Cannabis will be legalized in Canada once the Cannabis Act  comes into effect on October 17 th , 2018.  The District School Board Ontario North East (DSBONE) would like to remind students, families and staff that it will be treating cannabis in the same way it does alcohol.  It...
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Consultations on Education Reform

October 03, 2018
The Ontario government has launched consultations on education reform. There will be three ways for people to participate:

An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing fortheparents@ontario.ca or auservicedesparents@ontario.ca.

An...
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NAC Class

October 02, 2018
​ Students in NAC 1OA made their very own Talking Stick with natural, and decorative materials, learned about the smudging ceremony, and had it smudged to activate a positive use for their speaking tool.
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Bladder Cancer Survivor

September 25, 2018
​ On Friday, September 21, TH&VS welcomed Bladder Cancer Survivor Ryan Lougheed with warm applause as he took the stage to discuss his battle with the disease. Students were entertained by Ryan's candid and optimistic approach to this very serious fight in which he is engaged. Ryan's message was to pay...
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TH&VS Supports Terry Fox

September 21, 2018
​A HUGE thank-you to all of our students, staff and families for supporting the Terry Fox Foundation with their annual runs, walks and other fundraisers. Cancer can be beaten! Here are a few photos from the Timmins High walk on September 21st.






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Terry Fox Walk - Fri. Sept. 21

September 19, 2018
A bake sale is being held & students of TH&VS are walking to support cancer research.


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SPIRIT / FROSH WEEK

September 05, 2018

Sept. 10 - 14th 
Themed dress days!
Games at lunch - on a voluntary basis.
Treats! (Smile Cookies, pizza, candy)
Teams/Clubs Display - Sept. 13th 
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First Day - Wed. Sept. 5th

August 16, 2018

Grade 9 Students - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Assembly & Homeroom, Timetables & Lockers
Pizza lunch provided.  (Aug. 27th date cancelled due to ongoing construction).
1:00 p.m. - Grade 10, 11, 12
Assembly & Homeroom, Timetables & Lockers.
We look forward to seeing you!

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Sonic Rocks the House

June 27, 2018
​A huge pat on the back to Barry Promane and his Music students at Timmins High. Sonic Democracy played to a crowd of thousands at the annual Stars and Thunder event in Timmins. The band opened for the Julian Taylor Band, Virginia to Vegas and Marianas Trench.




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TH&VS Buzzes With Help!

June 22, 2018
​Students in the Grade 9/10 French Immersion Geography class at Timmins High, visited the Timmins Ecological Beekeeping Association recently,  to plant wildflowers to help the bees with their jobs. A fire in TEBA's main work garage this past winter sadly destroyed all of their equipment. The class got together, painted a bee themed jar, and...
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OFSAA Silver for Deblois

June 12, 2018
​Congratulations to Corbin Deblois from Timmins High and Vocational School! Corbin placed second in the midget boys high jump during the OFSAA Track and Field Championships at Toronto's York University last week. 
It was Timmins High's first medal at OFSAA in nearly 40 years! The last medal in track won by TH&VS...
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Sonic Rocks the House!

June 11, 2018
​Sonic Democracy performed their  year-end shows on June 8th and 9th at Timmins High. They also released their second album, Crossroads and Dreamlands , which is NOW AVAILABLE on all digital platforms. Friday night will be our official album release concert, as our album will go live on all digital services that night! Band members performed a...
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High Performance Basketball Camp

June 11, 2018
​Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding its 13th annual High Performance Basketball Camp July 30th to August 3rd, 2018. It is open to boys and girls entering Grades 6-12.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE, FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME !**
Please see below for the brochure, as well...
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New Canada Learning Bond

May 22, 2018
​The Canada Learning Bond is an initial $500 offered by the Government of Canada to help you start saving now for your child’s education after high school. Your child could also get $100 every year until age 15. In total, a child could receive up to $2,000 in an RESP. 
The...
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Gardening For Health

May 08, 2018
​Did you know that gardening is beneficial for mental health and well-being? Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure. On May 8th, students and staff at Timmins High ad Vocational School partnered with the Porcupine...
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TH&VS Celebrates Mental Health Week

May 04, 2018
​The Jack Chapter at Timmins High and Vocational School is a youth led initiative that works to change how people think about mental health in their school communities. On May 3rd, the chapter prepared cookies to "take a bite out of stigma". The cookies were offered to parents and staff during parent-teacher interviews. Great job!

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2018 Fun Pass

May 04, 2018
​Celebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario's attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass. The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on...
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TH&VS Summer Basketball Camp

April 27, 2018
​The 5 time OFSAA Champions Timmins High Blues will be holding a Summer Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls entering Grades 1 to Grade 9, July 2 to July 6, 2018. Beat the summer boredom, make new friends, and learn valuable basketball skills from the BEST.
**New this year -  PAY ONLINE,...
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TH&VS Multi-Sport Summer Camp 2018

April 19, 2018
​Say goodbye to boredom this summer, get your child involved in a great activity, and support Timmins High at the same time!  Timmins High and Vocational School will be holding a "Multi-Sport Camp" for children ages 5 to 14 at the school July 9 to July 13, and July 16 to July 20 (9:00am...
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Senior Blues Honoured

April 12, 2018
​Members of the Timmins High & Vocational School Senior Blues basketball team were honoured by Timmins Mayor Steve Black and City Councillors at the April 10th meeting of Timmins City Council. The team captured the bronze medal at the 2018 OFSAA Boys ‘A’ Basketball Championships in Cornwall Congratulations boys! .
Original article about their win...
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Sonic Democracy News

April 11, 2018
​On June 8th, 2018, Sonic Democracy will release Crossroads & Dreamlands, their second full-length studio album. The band, comprising 23 senior music students at Timmins High & Vocational School, under the creative direction of Barry Promane, is presently composing five songs that they will record at Coalition Music in Toronto in...
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Timmins High Makes Quarterfinals

March 26, 2018
​The Timmins High and Vocational School Robotics Team 4704 (Northern Lights Robotics) had a great showing at the Waterloo Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in late March. After 12 qualifying matches, the team was ranked 12 th out of 35 teams.   The team was selected to be in an alliance with 2 other teams...
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Timmins High Food Drive

March 22, 2018
​The students and staff of Timmins High and Vocational School will be doing their part to help the less fortunate in our community. After enjoying a pancake breakfast cooked and served by their teachers, students will board buses and go door-to-door in Timmins (the North end, Melrose and Mountjoy), collecting non-perishable food items for...
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Robotics Team Shines

March 07, 2018
​Members of the Timmins High Robotics team recently put their skills to the test at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Oshawa. After the first day of qualifiers, the team was ranked 3 rd out of 37 teams competing.  The team was able to make it to the quarterfinals, but lost 2 out...
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A Resounding Success!

March 06, 2018
​Timmins is indeed a City with a Heart of Gold! A car wash fundraiser put on by the students and staff of Timmins High and Vocational School on February 17th raised $12,000 for a Timmins student battling cancer. "Community support was overwhelming and many of us at the end of the day were brought...
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Trappers Basketball Registration

March 06, 2018
Trappers Basketball is back! The Trappers Basketball League provides boys and girls in the Timmins area with an opportunity to play in a competitive basketball league with no travel and minimal expense. The league is open to both boys and girls and will operate in two separate divisions. All players will...