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Wow. That’s just fantastic! Wow. That’s just fantastic… How did you read the above messages? Which one sticks out to you as more friendly? It was likely easy for you to decide, but did you know that someone else may disagree with you? How you interpret a message depends on many factors. Something that has … Read More

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 13th annual poetry and short story contests for students. Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes to students from different grade levels (kindergarten to Grade 12). If your work is selected, it will be published in a collection in early June.  The rules listed at the … Read More

It’s October, and most students are well into the new school year. Most graduating students will be asking themselves the big questions: What should I do after high school? What line of work is right for me? Should I go to college or university? Begin an apprenticeship? Take a year off? Jump right into the … Read More

On Sunday, September 2nd, 126 runners and walkers, 35 volunteers, and many spectators joined us in Bayfield to support Jesse, an 11-year-old boy from Middlesex County who has been battling cancer. Jesse is a Wish child with Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario (SWO), and his wish is to go to Costa Rica. We are thrilled to share … Read More

It’s that time of year again! How are you preparing for the new school year? Here are some tips that will improve your chances of success. 1. Know your schedule and courses. Start the year with an organized approach. Learn your schedule and where your classes are held so that you can avoid the first-day … Read More

After his life took a sudden turn several years ago, Kyle Farwell decided to go back to school. Kyle worked as a personal trainer in the health and fitness industry for many years. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, he made the tough decision to pursue a new career helping others with spinal cord injuries … Read More

Join us on September 2, 2018 in Bayfield, Ontario for a morning of family fun, sport, entertainment, and fundraising — all for a good cause! Virtual High School is working with the Optimist Club of Bayfield to organize this year’s Run4Kids event, a 5 km Run/Walk. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario (SWO). Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with … Read More

Let’s examine key study skills so you can avoid the temptation to take short cuts when writing papers, listening to instructional videos or lectures, or studying for quizzes, tests, or exams. Working with credible sources will allow you to create writing and presentations that reflect valid ideas and research. Consider the following questions: Who created … Read More

“Mental health is about more than mental illness. It’s more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on.” – … Read More

Jessica eagerly began the Final Module of her English course. First assignment: Short Story. She grabbed a piece of paper and a pen to brainstorm the key elements. An hour later, Jessica sat staring blankly at her desk amidst a heap of crumpled papers. Disillusioned and frustrated, she decided to grab a snack and start again. … Read More