Ridge Report Writing and Photography Contest

Submit a short story, poetry piece, and/or photography connecting to the theme of "Adventure Is Out There". Be as creative as you want!

Entries will be accepted starting Tuesday May 10th 2016

The deadline for entering is Wednesday June 1st 2015

Top 3 entries in each category will have their work posted on the Ridge Report website and receive a certificate. First place winners in each category will be awarded a prize.

Click on each category to submit and know about the rules and requirements.

Short Story

Monday, September 26, 2016

Arts Council Executive Interview

Photos courtesy of Arts Council
The Ridge has a number of great examples of student leadership. You’ve probably heard of StudCo, Athletics Council, and CommCo, for example. Now, a new council is becoming established in the school- the Arts Council. Its executive members met with Ridge Report in June to present themselves to the student body. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

SHAD McMaster 2016

I've heard SHAD described in many ways. "Month-long program that teaches science and business". "Summer camp for bright students across Canada". "A taste of university life". While those basic definitions have a certain degree of accuracy, each one misses the core of what the program really is. SHAD is all of those definitions combined, and so much more.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

US Supreme Court: United States V Texas

WASHINGTON D.C.- On April 18, 2016, the line to view the day’s US Supreme Court case stretches around the block. In fact, the line has been pushed back to make room for the crowds of reporters, television crews, and protesters clustering below the steps. Some are setting up, some are starting to record, and some are walking around the area, interviewing case-watching hopefuls and protesters, who are holding up signs and chanting in both English and Spanish. The most common words are “Sí, se puede”- ‘Yes, we can!’.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Review: Six of Crows

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

IRHS BRidge Day Closes The Gap Between Grade Eight And High School

On Thursday April 21st, over three hundred grade eight students from all over Oakville came to Iroquois Ridge High School for BRidge Day, this year’s exciting student engagement conference for grade eight students. These students had the amazing chance to spend a whole school day at their future high school and experience a conference with workshops designed to prepare these future Trailblazers for success at IRHS next September.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Night In Hollywood - IRHS Semi Formal

In only two days IRHS StudCo will be hosting this year’s semi-formal, A Night In Hollywood. To get some more details we talked to members of StudCo and asked all about the night. The old Hollywood vibe is an interesting choice and we wondered why StudCo chose it. Angelica explained, “Hollywood is a versatile theme, that really allowed us to do anything. The possibilities are endless in terms of ideas for decorations which we think truly is the essence of Semi-Formal. The inspiration came from the love for movies which so many of us have, we thought we could really bring to life the experience of attending an award show or gala”. The very

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Guide for the Upcoming Literacy Test (OSSLT)

For those who do not know, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is taking place at IRHS tomorrow. Here are a few pointers to help you do some last minute preparation: