VHS Career Spotlight: Ren Navarro, Diversity Consultant
This month’s Career Spotlight features Ren Navarro, the owner and operator of two Kitchener-based consulting businesses: Beer. Diversity. and Do Better. Be Better. In 2018, Ren founded Beer. Diversity. in order to bridge the gap in diversity and inclusion education within the hospitality industry, specifically targeting breweries, wineries, distilleries, and restaurants. Since then, she’s become … Read More
IDC4U The Music Business: Are You Ready to Face the Music Business?
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- on February 16, 2021.
What do you get when a music management company/record label, a non-profit dedicated to professional music industry development, and a principal walk into a school? One of the coolest online courses ever, that’s what! The Music Business course was first conceived of by Coalition Music and Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI)—two organizations that care deeply about … Read More
Finding Peace in Small Ways: How I Learned to Stay Well During the Pandemic
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- on January 28, 2021.
Conversations about mental health are always important, and this year, they are even more so. Several years ago, I had depression and I developed many healthy ways to work towards healing. In addition to taking medication and talking with a therapist, I discovered things that helped me heal. Going to thrift stores gave me a … Read More
VHS Career Spotlight: Kaitie Westbrook, Mental Health and Wellness Coach
Welcome to the launch of Virtual High School’s Career Spotlight Series! The goal of this series is to introduce students to different types of careers, both familiar and unique, in order to build on the college and university program information that we present every fall in our Post-Secondary Info Series. A significant advantage of the … Read More
Virtual High School and Bayfield Design Employees Raise $4100 for Huron County Charities
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- on December 22, 2020.
As you are keenly aware, this year has presented exceptional challenges for everyone—especially local charities that depend on fundraising events to help support those in need. The staff at Virtual High School and our sister company Bayfield Design wanted to offer their support to organizations that provide direct assistance to our local youth. We decided … Read More
We know that planning your post-secondary education can be stressful, so we want to arm you with as much information about your options as possible. That’s why for the past three years, we’ve invited colleges and universities to the VHS office to chat about admissions, programs, student life, and the unique opportunities they offer to … Read More
You probably have that one teacher who stands out. You know, the the one whose classes were a blast, the one who went that extra mile or ten to support you, or the one who just taught you a lot about learning and life. For us that teacher is Mr. John Smallwood. Mr. Smallwood has … Read More
Besides being superhero educators, our teachers are wonderful people, each with their own passions and pursuits outside of teaching. We love to hear about the cool stuff our teachers do outside of school, about their personal achievements and accomplishments—and we sometimes find out after the fact! Well, someone ring the VHS bell, because we heard through … Read More
We know that Monday was World Teachers’ Day, but at Virtual High School we are taking the full week to celebrate and honour teachers with a little something we’re calling World Teachers’ Day Week. Because a single day just doesn’t feel like enough this year. Today we’re focusing on the teaching profession, and remembering that … Read More
Every year since 2012, Virtual High School has held its annual Run4Kids to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. All proceeds from the event are donated to Make-a-Wish Southwestern Ontario to help grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Last year’s event raised over $12,600 dollars to help make Jennica’s wish come true. … Read More