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Message from Derek Poon, Intermediate Division head

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Upcoming Intermediate Division dates:

Friday, Oct. 16: “Friday Night Lights” varsity football vs. Trinity College School, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19: Modified day schedule; period one starts at 8:30 a.m. and principal’s assembly at 9:55 a.m.; student debate; warm weather dress
Tuesday, Oct. 20: Afternoon focus; classes dismissed at 1:15 p.m.; professional development for faculty
Friday, Oct. 23: “Battle of the Blues” varsity football game vs. St. Michael’s College School, Varsity Stadium, University of Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

The annual “Friday Night Lights” football game is scheduled for tomorrow evening on the oval at UCC. It’s become a tradition over the past few years and something that brings the UCC community together. Be sure to come out and see our boys do battle against our rivals from Trinity College School.  It should be entertaining.

Next Monday in assembly will feature a debate between student party leaders on Canada’s domestic policy. The student debate held this past Tuesday gave a glimpse of what to expect in this next round and it will be fantastic. It could be a good topic of conversation for you and your son, so why not ask him about it?

Next Tuesday’s afternoon focus will allow teachers to take part in professional development, which helps them to deliver their programs and support boys more effectively. Please make appropriate arrangements to accommodate the 1:15 p.m. dismissal.

For the first time ever, the UCC varsity football team will host its second consecutive Friday night game. But this time it will be at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. Billed as “Battle of the Blues,” it will showcase high school football at its best and crown one team the winner of this inaugural event. Please visit the Athletics web page for details and how to purchase tickets.

Finally, congratulations to the Toronto Blue Jays on their incredible win over the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series on Wednesday. The team showed just how resilient it is in the face of losses, mistakes, lost opportunities, umpire calls and disappointments. Regardless of the obstacles, the players never gave up and stayed positive and came through in the end. This is a terrific lesson for our boys as they progress through their lives. Let’s help them to battle through all of life’s non-catastrophic setbacks so they too can be resilient in the face of adversity.

Thanks for reading.