Students who enjoy Japanese animation and manga, meet once a month. They share favourite series, characters, and various anime/manga styles.
The Art Club is open to all students who are interested. The students meet once a week to create art pieces that vary from drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. There are often tutorials where new media and techniques are shared by the group members. The students will work on individual projects of their choice or the club may work on group projects like murals, stained glass panels, and designs for posters. So if you are creative, like to explore art styles, and want to express your inner artist, this is the club.
Comm Tech Crew
Calling all Content Creators! This club provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply media production skills in areas like Graphic Design, Podcasting, Videography, and Editing. Come collaborate, create, and connect our school community with the Comm Tech Crew. See Mrs. Thwaites for details and specific opportunities.
Dungeons and Dragons
Students meet after school to engage in the most famous RPG game of all time. Tabletop adventure awaits anyone from the curious adventure to the most experienced DM.
If you are passionate about the environment and have a desire to create awareness, make positive change, or to simply spend time in nature, come meet with us. Enthusiasm and gratitude for our natural environment are the only requirements.
Positive Spaces Project (PSP)
Formerly known as the Gay Straight Alliance, the Positive Space Project is a group that meets on a weekly basis to promote acceptance of yourself, those around you and ultimately loving who you are. As well as touching upon 2SLGBTQ+ topics and issues, we will also be discussing mental health awareness, anti-bullying, suicide awareness and how to truly understand that you’re not alone.
Jr. Drumline - meets once a week at lunch and open to any students who read basic rhythm notation.
Sr. Drumline - meets once a week at lunch and open to experienced music students. Drumline performs at community and school events, including the Grimsby Christmas Parade.
Jazz Band - takes place on Mondays after school. Open to experienced music students who can play at the intermediate to advanced level.
Concert Band - meets on Thursday after school and open to all music students.
Music Council - a leadership team open to any music students who would like to have a voice in planning department events and concerts. See Ms. Henderson for more info.
Music Production Club
A partnership between Music and Communications Technology, this club provides students with the opportunity to explore digital music production. Students collaborate, create, and record music working with a variety of equipment and software applications. No previous experience is needed. See Ms. Henderson, Mrs. Thwaites, or Mr. Hales for details.
Ski and Snowboard Club
This club is recreational in nature and allows students the opportunity to participate in co-instructional, co-educational activity with both peers and adults from the community. A day trip skiing/ snowboarding are possible. Ontario resorts are the destination of choice and all safety equipment and lessons are mandatory.
Do you enjoy trivia and learning new facts? Are you a fan of Jeopardy? If so, School Reach is for you! Students compete in teams against other DSBN schools to see who can be the fastest on the buzzer and answer the most questions correctly. Questions are based on current events, sports, science, literature and general knowledge. We run Junior teams (Grade 9 and 10) and Senior teams (Grades 11 and 12). Practices are during lunch and it’s a great way to meet new people. Come a join the trivia fun!
The student council is a group of student leaders who are responsible for planning the spirit activities and extracurricular experiences in the school for the year. These activities include semi-formal dances, spirit days, assemblies, etc.
Math Club is run on D2L and offers students the opportunity to work on challenging mathematics problems, attend sessions from local mathematicians, and connect with other math students within the DSBN. Students will also be invited to write the University of Waterloo math Contest as well as participate in the DSBN Math Olympics.
Student Equity Team
This initiative is a student led team focusing on issues that impact students everyday both in the classroom and outside of it. The goal of the group is to bring awareness, sensitivity, and action towards issues of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
This is a wonderful leadership opportunity for students, involving valuable training, the ability to organize and run events, and create campaigns within the school.
Peer Mediators are grade 12 students who receive training on how to resolve student conflict in a healthy manner. To become a peer mediator you must successfully complete an application and interview in your grade 11 year.
Reliable. Responsible. Ready to Take Action. As ambassadors to WNSS, PREFECTS work very closely with Administration and are often called upon to support “things that pop up”. Some examples are: registration, Grade 9 BBQ, Photo Day, Parent/Teacher Interviews, Open House and Graduation. Adopt-A-Family, MADD and Coldest Night of the Year are also some of the other initiatives we participate in. Students may apply to become a PREFECT in the spring. There are also weekly meetings to plan events.
TBR (To Be Read)
This book club will meet once a month to tackle those to be read piles and engage in OLA’s White Pine reading club. We will discuss various recommendations, read and drink hot chocolate or tea.
Mock Trial Team
Legal-minded students have the opportunity to prepare for and compete in trial simulation tournaments against teams from other DSBN schools and beyond. Senior students (gr11/12) interested in law, critical thinking, and participating in academic competition are encouraged to see Mr McIntosh in room 410. Tournaments take place in the Spring, but lunchtime prep sessions will begin at the start of semester two.