Congratulations to our athletes and coaches who participated this past weekend in the AASSA Tournament. The Girls Soccer team ended in 5th position and it was evident in their game vs. Americano just how far they had progressed this season. The Boys team ended 4th and challenged Menor throughout the final game. They too improved throughout the season and played their best games of the season this weekend--a testament to each of the student’s hard work, dedication and commitment to the Varsity sports program and to their coaches. Thank you to PJ Miller, M. Estupinan and S. Cevallos. Thank you Mr. Fuentes for running a smooth tournament.

Our Grade 11 students spent Global Citizenship time today with Mr. Wasser, our College Counselor. This is session one of three that he will run our Juniors through this semester. Mr. Wasser has a wonderful program and I welcome you to set up a time to meet with him to get to know you and your child better in the near future.

Counseling Corner -
Thank you to all 9-11th grade parents for helping your students choose their courses for next year. If you have any additional concerns or questions about your student’s plans please schedule a meeting with one of the counselors through Andrea - alajoi@cotopaxi.k12.ec.

We are also continuing to collaborate with our parent representatives to provide more prevention and wellness information to parents. Here is a quiz from FCD to test your knowledge about marijuana facts and to have a conversation at home with your child. You can complete the 8 questions and then click “view accuracy” to see how you did.

IB Corner -
Seniors who take IB are registered to take IB exams in May will write their Mock exams in two weeks. A lot of preparation goes into this-good luck to everyone!

College Counseling Corner -
Our College Counseling Workshop starts this Monday during Global Citizenship.  Please take this time to talk with our son and daughter about what they are accomplishing.  I will be asking your student to fill out an interview sheet they will use in soliciting letters of recommendation and we will also be setting up usernames and passwords for the SAT, TOEFL iBT, and the Common Application.  If you have not made an appointment with Mr. Wasser, please do so at lwasser@cotopaxi.k12.ec.  This week we will have NYU Abu Dhabi visit us on Tuesday and Brock University visit us on Thursday.  Both visits will occur at lunch in the HS Commons.  

Cougar’s Corner -
Athletics Season #3 gets underway this week with Boys Soccer and Girls Basketball. We will have Open Field and Open Court from 4:00 to 5:45 on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27. Varsity Tryouts will be on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 from 4:00 to 5:45.
6:00pm buses will be available Monday through Thursday.
Swimming continues its season with a home meet on March 2nd from 3:00 to 6:00.

Garth Wyncoll
HS Principal