The Latest HTS News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Successful Student-Run Toiletry Drive

    Meera Sayal, Grade 12 Prefect
    I have been a volunteer at the Richmond Hill Food Bank since the summer of 2015. While sorting the donated food and serving the clients at the food bank, I noticed a chronic shortage of personal hygiene products sought by many who came in. This shortfall caused the Food Bank to spend scarce funds to purchase these items. Thinking those resources could be better used for other needs, I ran a toiletry drive at HTS in April to collect much-needed toiletry items for the food bank.
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  • Grade 10 Student Designs First HTS Hackathon

    Stephanie Stephens, Executive Director of Learning Innovation and Technology
    After participating in the Rocky Hill Hackathon event in the fall, Tracy Z. in Grade 10 was feeling inspired to bring the same framework of learning to HTS. “As hackathons encourage critical thinking and problem-solving of current world issues and interdisciplinary thinking, I strongly believe that this learning aligns with HTS’ goals,” Tracy says.
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  • Students Design Innovative Solutions Addressing Childhood Mental Health

    Stephanie Stephens, Executive Director of Learning Innovation and Technology
    Last weekend, our students stood out among teams of technical and data professionals from a wide variety of industries at the exciting Hack4ChildMentalHealth Hackathon. This gruelling three-day challenge, hosted by Blockchain Learning Group, provoked participants to develop creative and impactful solutions to solve issues around childhood mental health.
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  • Model United Nations Wraps up Year at Ontario Model United Nations Conference

    Kevin Qu, Grade 11 Student and Head Delegate of HTS Model UN
    On April 6 and 7, the HTS Senior and Middle School Model United Nations (MUN) Delegation proudly represented HTS at the Ontario Model United Nations (OMUN) Conference, hosted by Upper Canada College. Seventeen delegates, including eight brave Middle School students, competed head-on with some passionate debaters from around the GTA.
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  • Our Environmental Responsibility

    Jacqueline Butler, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
    We have many initiatives throughout our school that shine a spotlight on our collective responsibility to give back to the environment and teach us about the life systems that sustain us. Two of these initiatives are our honeybee colony habitat and our maple syrup program.
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  • HTS Athletics – More than Physical Activity or Competition

    Meera Sayal, Grade 12 student, Athletic and Wellness Prefec
    On March 4, our 11 Term 2 HTS teams and numerous athletes were recognized for their hard work and dedication to athletics at our Hawks Athletics Recognition Chapel (HARC), run by our athletic and wellness prefects, Meera Sayal and Anthony Argyropoulos. In previous years, all athletic awards were presented at the annual Athletics Banquet in May, however our community recognized the value of honouring our teams with the entire student body and parents.
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  • HTS Model United Nations Takes on Washington, D.C.

    Ethan Chen, Grade 12 Student, Senior Advisor to Model United Nations
    From February 13 to 17, the HTS Model United Nations team travelled to Washington D.C. to participate in the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference, one of the largest Model UN conferences in America. Our team members competed in topics ranging from corruption in China to future applications of artificial intelligence. The opportunity to debate and discuss solutions to real-world issues with students from around the world taught us the impact they can make and the value that different perspectives have in solving problems.
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  • Model United Nations Club Competition Highlights

    Kevin Qu, Grade 11 Student
    On December 7, 2018, our Senior School Model United Nations delegation was invited to attended Country Day School's inaugural MUN conference.
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  • Exploring the Advancement of Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB

    IDC4U Students
    Students in the Grade 12 issues in human rights course travelled to the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg, MB on November 8. The Canadian Human Rights Museum features a history of human rights from the times of Cyrus the Great to the present, highlighting contributions to the advancement of human rights.
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  • Giving the Gift of Clean Water

    Brian Csinos, Director of Experiential Learning, and Stephen Crowther, Chaplain
    During the school year, there are a number of days where our community supports a chosen charity – we call them sharing days. On these sharing days, students bring a toonie (or whatever they can afford) and may dress down in their home clothes. The funds raised by our students is donated to that day's charity. On November 16, our community participated in a sharing day supporting the Pikangikum Water Project.
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  • School Hack4Change - Blockchain Hackathon

    Stephanie Stephens, Executive Director of Learning Innovation and Technology
    “Imagine, being the parent of a child suffering with Malaria, a deadly disease which includes high fever and convulsions. You cannot bear to see them in that state, and desperately turn towards buying medications from the local market in hopes of curing them, and then imagine what it must be like to lose that child, because you were tricked into purchasing fake medications. This is the reality of 120,000 people who die every year in Africa as a result of fake malaria drugs, a dangerous symptom of the global Counterfeit Drug Industry plaguing our world.”
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  • Student Accepted Into a Prestigious Summer Internship

    Elizabeth Wilkinson, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
    In her Grade 10 year, Melissa Suma began researching programs and opportunities that would further develop her interest of medicine. Through her research, she found Stanford University's School of Medicine Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Summer Internship, a program designed to educate high school and pre-medical students considering careers in science, medicine and public health at Stanford University. The program seemed quite advanced, but Melissa took a risk and applied.
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  • 7B Unites to Raise Funds through talents in the Middle School

    Mei Wong, Teacher
    To raise funds for United Way Week, homeroom 7B chose to hold a Middle School talent show to showcase the talents of our Grade 7 and 8 students, while raising funds for a good cause.
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  • Interdisciplinary Project Based Learning – Celebrating the Day of the Dead

    Kim Cimetta, Art Department Head, and Andrea Schaaf, Spanish Teacher
    As we celebrate diversity and personalization in the classroom, the Spanish classes and visual art department joined forces to teach students about the Mexican celebration, Dia del Muertos (Day of the Dead).
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  • For Chef Matteo, This Award Is Fitting

    It was no surprise when we heard that our chef, Matteo Mule, had won a prestigious award - one that is given to only 200 people of 1,500-2,000 nominated candidates from 19 countries. We are thrilled to congratulate Chef Matteo on being awarded the Aramark Ring of Stars 2018 International winner.
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  • Protecting the Natural Ecological Systems of the Oak Ridges Moraine

    Rob Thomson, Head of Middle School
    As Holy Trinity School started to grow in its number of students, the school recognized the need for a larger space. In 1983, the school purchased land on Bayview Avenue to construct their new site. It was recognized that this site would need considerable work to combat the naturally wet ground conditions, as it was located on the edge of the Oak Ridges Moraine. After zoning and planning approval from the Town of Richmond Hill, tree and brush clearing began in late 1984, and excavation and construction began in early 1985. The school officially opened its doors in September 1985.
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  • Congratulations, Senior Track and Field Team

    Katie Young, English Teacher
    Congratulations to the members of our Senior track and field team who had amazing accomplishments this season! 

    At the CISAA Track and Field Finals, the Senior girls 4X100 relay team of Anjali J., Anu P., Jacinta A., and Alexandra C. placed second. Anjali qualified for 200m and Anu qualified for triple jump. Jacinta and Anthony A. both won gold – Jacinta in senior girls triple jump and Anthony in senior boys shot put and discus.
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  • Thank You, Prefects

    Michael Donovan, Head Prefect
    For the past ten months, the HTS Prefects and I have worked hard to fulfil our duties as leaders in the school.
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  • Sharing Day Challenge

    Brian Csinos, Director of Experiential Learning
    From January through April, students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 were encouraged to enter the Sharing Day Challenge to share with the HTS community their engagement with a charity or organization.
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  • The 2018 Roller Coaster Exhibition

    Nina Dolgovykh, Science Teacher
    On April 17, Grade 11 physics students participated in the Roller Coaster Exhibition. The students had worked for more than two months designing, constructing and testing their safe, but thrilling roller coasters. At the exhibition, they presented their roller coasters to sway the judges of the high quality of their products.
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