Donations and Open Houses (Gallery)

The Stratford on Avon Shrine Club helped warm things up at the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation on Monday morning when they donated $10,000 towards the foundation’s ongoing Someone I Know capital campaign. Pictured, from left, are foundation chair John McIntosh, club members Ron McNicol, John Parker, Bill Porter, foundation fundraising coordinator Krista Linklater, club member Dave Shearer, club president Carl Ohrling, and members Robert McKay and Marshall Crinklaw.

Head of Student Services at DCVI, Ruthann Waldick, pictured, and DCVI principal April Smith described some of the big changes that take place from Grade 8 to Grade 9 to an assembled crowd of prospective high schoolers and parents during DCVI’s open house last Thursday evening. Incoming Grade 9 students can now begin accumulating the 40 hours of community service they need to acquire a diploma the day after their Grade 8 graduation, Waldick said. The highest number of volunteer hours she has seen a student rack up in her time at the school is 1,024, she added.

Kaden Einwechter, 11, had a hair-raising experience with a Van de Graaff generator in a DCVI science lab during the open house for future Grade 7 and 9 students on Thursday, Jan. 14. Einwechter will be starting at DCVI Elementary in the fall.

Grade 8 South Perth student Will Ruthig, right, takes part in a rather explosive experiment observed by DCVI chemistry teacher Chris Marcou during the open house for future Grade 7 and 9 students on Thursday, Jan. 14. Ruthig will be one of the roughly 100 Grade 9 students starting at DCVI in the fall, up from 91 freshman students this year.