This has been a very busy month for the Grade Nines. In November, some members of our class approached Mr. Graham and proposed that we as a class look outside of ourselves and try to spread some goodwill to others less fortunate. It was decided that we would raise money for World Vision and use that money to purchase items for a village in a third world country. We held a soup sale, a bake sale and allowed the staff to wear jeans on any given work day for the small price of one dollar a day. As of this notice being typed, we have raised over $500. This is great and we want to send a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our venture. Again, it must be stressed that this project was solely student initiated and student driven. These really are amazing young people! We are looking forward to our Grade Nine Christmas Coffee House and Poetry Slam on Tuesday the 20th. We’ve been working hard on our Poetry Anthologies and we expect that these compositions will become treasured family heirlooms. We also want to extend a huge thank you to Miss Rugg who has been teaching our Art Class since the beginning of the year. You will be missed. To everyone else, We hope you and your family have a tremendous holiday and all the best in 2012.