Get Involved at Espanola High School!
Some of the greatest memories of high school involve activities outside of the classroom.
At Espanola High School, we encourage students to get involved in school life.
The Breakfast Program
Espanola High School is proud to offer a morning breakfast program open to all students from 8:00 am to 8:30 am in room C119 (Foods room). This successful program has been in operation since the year 2000 and last year served over 5000 nutritious breakfasts to students.
Espanola High School believes a student can function more successfully in school with a provided breakfast and be actively involved in the school community. The program is funded primarily by Better Beginnings, Better Futures and has also received support from the generosity of local businesses. The program is coordinated by teacher and community volunteers and is always looking for more support.
If you would like to volunteer or contribute to this worthwhile program please call Dean Riggs at 705.869.1590 ext. 6217.
Spartan Gay Straight Alliance
What is the Spartan Gay Straight Alliance?
The Spartan Gay Straight Alliance is an extra-curricular club at Espanola High School that meets every Wednesday at lunch in E212.
All students and staff are welcome, whatever the label; Straight, gay, bi, lesbian, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirited, intersex, inter gender or androgynous.
The Spartan Gay Straight Alliance is dedicated to making Espanola High School and the community it serves as friendly and safe for people of all diversities.
We organize and attend conferences, campaigns, information blitzes and hold fun events.
Visit us online today!
Attention all students who would like a place to do homework or get help with school work from your teachers and Educational Assistants!
All students are welcome every Tuesday between 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Library.
Teachers and EAs will be available, and snacks will be provided. Please sign up for the late bus before the end of lunch.
Junior and Senior Bands
Who We Are
Espanola High School runs a jazz based music program which includes the following instruments: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Piano and Drum Set.
Grade nine students come from a number of different backgrounds and need no prior musical training to take music at EHS. Those who have taken music previously or have some experience with private lessons may choose to learn a new instrument or continue with what they already play and develop further as a musician.
We offer music all through high school and an extra curricular activity. The junior jazz band is made up of students from Grade 9 and 10 and is offered after school for a credit. We play more challenging music than you would see in the average Grade 9 setting and practice once a week after school.
The Senior jazz band is made up of Grade 11 and 12 students and is offered after school for a credit. The music is more difficult and the expectations of knowing your music are much greater for the senior band.
What We Do
The bands, and sometimes the music classes, participate in all sorts of events outside of class and rehearsal. They attend concerts and musicals to learn what it is like to play professionally, go to competitions and trips, and perform our own concerts for the community.
Each year the band members have the opportunity to travel on a 4 day trip. This year we will be going to Cleveland. In the past the band has travelled to such places as New York, Montreal, and Chicago.
Student Price Cards
Florida Citrus Fruit
Worlds Finest Chocolate
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough
Band Discount Cards
Native Council of Espanola High School
The Native Council of Espanola High School are students of the First Nation, Metis and Inuit descent. Staff are welcome to attend meetings.
The Native Council members utilize the 7 Grandfather teachings of Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, Wisdom and Truth throughout the school and home life.
The Native Council promotes and shares positive images of the First Nation peoples, culture and heritage within Espanola High School.
The Native Council has had events and socials such as a Round dance, Pow Wow and participated in fundraising events in each of their communities of Whitefish River First Nation (BI) and Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation.
Reach for the Top
Teams of four from one school compete against a team of four from another school in the Espanola/Manitoulin/Sudbury region. There are three junior and three senior tournaments each school year. The Junior Team is comprised of students in Grades 9 and 10. The Senior Team is comprised of students in Grade 11 and 12.
Game questions can be on a whole range of topics: sports, movies, current events, history, music, politics, T.V. shows, books, famous people, Greek gods, geography, math, science, etc.
Recent Championships: Regional Champions 2012
Coach: Mrs. Walker
When: Thursdays during lunch
Take a chance…you’ll be glad you did!
You have ideas, good ideas, that you would like to develop and launch to the world? You might have a unique lifehack, a business you want to start, a charitable campaign you think is important or you simply want somewhere to work on class projects and personal hobbies.
The Launchpad is an idea factory, a dream achiever, a maker space, a lifehacker, a studio, and an innovation incubator. You might be a young inventor, animator, artist, journalist, philosopher, writer, entrepreneur, thinker, problem-solver, activist or what-if’er. You have something you want to get done to make this world or your life better.
The Launchpad provides the space, resources, tools, technology, equipment, contacts and one-on-one mentorship to bring your idea to life. From printing off class assignments to solving a world problem, no project is too small or too big to do through The Launchpad.
Visit us online at dreamlaunching.com
Students for Change
Who are the ‘Students for Change’?
Students for Change is an organization run and operated by the students and is devoted to raising awareness on issues both worldwide and within our community. Students for Change also does fundraising to help eliminate these issues.
Potential upcoming events include:
Halloween for Hunger – October 31
Christmas Toonie Toss (World Vision)
Operation Christmas Child
Spread the NET: canvassing in Massey and Espanola
30 Hour Famine
The EHS Yearbook Club meets regularly throughout the school year, focusing on creating a dynamic yearbook that showcases the students and staff at EHS. The yearbook captures the memories made throughout the year, for all grades. Whether it’s sports tournaments, field trips, spirit days, club achievements or students hanging out with their friends in the cafeteria, the Yearbook Club photographers are there to immortalize these events.
Club members can choose from a variety of tasks, such as selling advertising space to local merchants, taking photos, counting surveys, and working on creating the yearbook pages.
This school year we have a tremendous show of interest, with almost twenty students signing up to join the EHS Yearbook Club. With such a team, the yearbook staff advisors: Mr. Luopa, Ms. Lacasse, and Ms. Black are looking forward to great things this year! And of course, new members are always welcome.