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FLASH: Updated March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28 – Spirit Assembly

Grade 10 Literacy Test
Once again, Rockway will be administering the OSSLT (Gr. 10 Literacy Test) on Thursday, March 30th.  Please be advised that following the test, the students writing the test will be dismissed and are asked to leave campus.  Please note the following reminders:
1.  Students writing the test must be on campus at 8:00a.m. on Thursday, March 29th.  The test will begin at 8:20a.m. sharp
2.  The test must be written in blue or black ink or a pencil.
3.  No cellphone, audio or video-recording devices, digital music players or email or text-messaging devices are allowed in the test rooms.
4.  Encourage a good night’s sleep prior to the test!

True or False? You can get a scholarship just by living in New Dundee? True! It’s also true that a student living in Kitchener can get $1,000 scholarship who can express in writing their financial need, contribution to school and civic activities, scholastic efforts and demonstrate a plan to help finance their own education. And applying for scholarships is an excellent way to demonstrate that financial planning! Due dates are coming up so check out these opportunities in Student Services.

Potential Graduates!
Are you planning to graduate in June? Do you have all your Community Service Hours submitted to the front office? To guarantee that your hours will be processed in time for graduation (and university/ college acceptances), please have them into the front office no later than May 19th.

Need Community Service Hours?
New volunteer opportunities posted in Student Services include: Performance Artists, Bike Checkers, Welcome Greeters and Children’s Program Volunteer at the WPL. Check out these and more options at Volunteer Action Centre online!

Course Selection –
Reminder that only students who have completed their reapplication for next year will be eligible to select their courses. Course selections will be due in the front office by Monday, April 10th. Complete Course Selection on time to avoid the disappointment of full classes since preference will be given to timetables submitted on time!

Need Volunteer Hours?
The Canadian Federation of University Women is holding their Annual Book Sale and have three days of volunteer opportunities available in April. See poster in Student Services for contact information.

Volunteer opportunities at a local web zine!
Whether you’re looking to write, edit, take photos, work on design and/or production, manage social media, the Community Edition would love to have you. Volunteer hours available for improving community media and civic dialogue? Awesome! Check out “The Community Edition” online for details.

FORE! 22nd Annual Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Golf Classic – JUST OVER 7 WEEKS AND COUNTING! Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Willow Valley Golf Course – ‘Chipping in fore Rockway students’!
1. Click to Sign up or pick up a form in the office
2. Ask your friends to sponsor you online (be sure to ask them to include your full name in the ‘In Honour’ section or download a pledge form. Sponsors are eligible for charitable tax receipts.
Each golfer is asked to meet a fundraising goal of $500 for their entry fee (due before or at tournament registration). The more you raise, the more we can help students in need of a little financial assistance. Over 50 Rockway students currently receive some level of tuition assistance making a great education possible! QUESTIONS? Christine at advancement@rockway.ca or 519-743-5209 x. 3011.   Bob S. singed up early and won the draw for four tickets to a KW Titans Basketball game this spring.  Congratulations Bob and thanks for supporting Rockway Students!

Information regarding school closure due to inclement weather will be posted on our mainpage of the website, on the following radio stations: KOOL FM 105.3 & CHYM FM 96.7 and CBC. This information will be posted immediately on our website upon making the decision to close the school, but unfortunately we have no control over the radio stations’ timing to update their lists

Check out Shop Rockway –
It’s an easy way to support students and contribute towards your tuition. Rockway buys gift cards (Tim Hortons, President’s Choice, Sobey’s and Metro) in bulk at a discount rate and sell them to you at face value; you can apply the difference (earnings) to Rockway’s daily operations and/or to your tuition next year.

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