News from our local schools and the community youth.

DCVI students spooked at Haunted House

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 26, Drama teacher Paula Hurst-Foster’s students from Grade 9 to 12 hosted a haunted house, raising money for a local charity while giving some scares to their fellow students and staff. The students took a class on special effects makeup from instructors at Fanshawe College in preparation for the…

Holy Name of Mary Family Dance

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Holy Name of Mary School hosted a Family Dance Night at Prospect Hill Campground. Diversions included snacks, a silent auction and a DJ spinning tunes, but earlier in the evening the kids were more interested in the playground equipment. Pictured on a rather jam-packed see-saw are, from left, Isabella Mills, Mae…

“Nostalgic climb” earns trespass tickets

On Friday July 1, shortly before 3:00 am, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to the former Arthur Meighen Public School in St. Marys where people were reportedly trespassing on the property. Upon arriving at the old school, officers observed a number of individuals on the roof of the building. The four…

Little Falls year-end assembly

During the Little Falls Public School year-end awards assembly on Tuesday, LFPS teacher Kendra Martin, middle, took some time to recognize retiring principal Helen Brockman, left, asking staff and students to raise their hand if they’d ever been thanked, helped or hugged by Brockman. “Everyone knows Mrs. Brockman is the boss, but more so, she…

Grade 8 Graduation Awards 2016

Holy Name of Mary General Proficiency – Sylvia Masse Dan Storey Memorial (Valedictorian) – Sylvia Masse, Maggie Newcombe, Mason Simpson William Eckert Memoriam (Outstanding Community Service) – Grace Quinlan Missy Little Award (for perseverance) – Sawyer Burlingham OECTA Catholic Values – Julia Bouwman English – Jocelyn Waghorn French – Shayla Lane Science – Kevin Fink…