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Graduation Videohttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/170Graduation Video<p>​The 2020 Graduation Video will be available on Friday, June 26.  Please check your student email for details.<br></p>
Grade 8 Transition Informationhttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/169Grade 8 Transition Information<h1>​Grade 8 Transition </h1><p><br></p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">All future Vikings are invited to review and explore the Slide Deck for important Transition Information as you get ready for your Grade 9 year at Barrie North. Check out all the great possibilities and see what High School life has to offer.  We look forward to seeing you!<br></p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ghpis0pm1qXk87dJv5JlU5Mvp166a2VRPdG6lszf-RM/edit?usp=sharing" style="color:#0072b9;">High School Transition Activities</a><br></p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">For the first time in your school career you get to choose some of the courses you take. It's also the time to explore what you want to do for a job when you're older.</p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;">Sometimes students feel nervous about starting high school—that's completely normal. Any time we go through a big change in our life, it's natural to have some nerves. It's important to know that you're not alone. You and hundreds of other students are starting grade 9 for the first time. Some students will come from other elementary schools, so it's a chance to meet new people.</p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;">High school also offers even more sports and activities than ​elementary school. There is a lot to choose from, and getting involved in activities is one of the best ways to meet people and make friends who have the same interests as you do.<br></p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><h1 style="margin:10px 0px;font-family:"segoe ui", arial;font-size:28px;color:#2d623a;line-height:normal;text-rendering:optimizelegibility;background-color:#ffffff;">Grade 9 Orientation<br></h1><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;">For more information <a href="/Documents/Grade%209%20Orientation%20Poster.pdf" style="color:#0072b9;">click here!</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Health and Wellness Information May 12http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/166Health and Wellness Information May 12<p style="color:#201f1e;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-indent:-18pt;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#4472c4;">        BEACON digital therapy is now available free of charge to support Ontarians through stress and mental well-being concerns during COVID-19:<span> </span><a href="https://info.mindbeacon.com/btn542?utm_campaign=CVD&utm_source=ongov&utm_medium=web&utm_content=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">https://info.mindbeacon.com/btn542?utm_campaign=CVD&utm_source=ongov&utm_medium=web&utm_content=en</a></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></p><p style="color:#201f1e;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-indent:-18pt;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><br></span></p><p style="color:#201f1e;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-indent:-18pt;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">       AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program that you can access from any device, any time. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective forms of therapy. It works by helping you understand and change the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing you problems. AbilitiCBT works the same way, but online. AbilitiCBT’s user-friendly platform makes it convenient to get help when you need it, where you need it. Our AbilitiCBT offering includes a special program to help you address anxiety symptoms related to the uniquely challenging aspects of pandemics: uncertainty, isolation, caring for family and community members, information overload and stress management.:<span> </span><a href="https://ontario.abiliticbt.com/home" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">https://ontario.abiliticbt.com/home</a></span></p>
Commencement Update - April 30http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/165Commencement Update - April 30<p>​Please see the attached letter from our principal, Greg Brucker. <br></p><p><a href="/Documents/Commencement%20Update%20April%2030.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Commencement Update April 30.pdf</a><br></p>
Health and Wellness Information - April 29http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/164Health and Wellness Information - April 29<p style="color:#000000;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:11pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#1f497d;">Many young people and their families are struggling with the impact the Pandemic is having on their mental health.  We want you to know that help is available.  Follow this link for a new portal that has been developed to help individuals and their loved ones gain quick access to supports through self-guided resources and access to counselling and/or peer support.</span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:11pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#1f497d;"> </span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><a href="https://ca.portal.gs/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">https://ca.portal.gs</a><br></p><p>​</p>
Graduating Students Letter April 2020http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/162Graduating Students Letter April 2020<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Graduating%20Students%20Letter%20April%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Graduating Students Letter April 2020.pdf</a></p>
Government Funding for Student Devices and Resourceshttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/158Government Funding for Student Devices and Resources<p>​Given below is a link for you to access government funding to use towards student devices or supplies if needed.  <br></p><p><a href="https://www.iaccess.gov.on.ca/FamilyAppWeb/public/index.xhtml">Government Funding for Student Devices</a><br></p>
BNC Course Calendar 2020-2021http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/150BNC Course Calendar 2020-2021<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/BNC%20Course%20Calendar%202020-2021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />BNC Course Calendar 2020-2021.pdf</a></p>
New scholarship for graduating secondary students http://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/128New scholarship for graduating secondary students <div>The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is has created a new scholarship for graduating secondary students. The Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to one recipient in the OPSBA Central East Region. Scholarship recipients are students of strong character, who care deeply for their communities and furthering their own learning.</div><div><br></div><div>Could this be you? Learn more about <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/UserFiles/Servers/Server_210898/File/News%20documents/The%20Public%20Property%20Assessment%20Network%20Scholarship%20-%20Central%20East%20Final.pdf">eligibility and the application process</a>. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The deadline to apply is May 29, 2020. </div>
POP CAN TABS WANTEDhttp://nor.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/152POP CAN TABS WANTED<p>​One of our students at Barrie North is collecting pop can tabs to purchase a wheelchair. If you are able to drop any off at the main office we know it would mean a great deal to him.  If he collects 3 more boxes he will have enough to make this purchase.<br></p>