Ridge Report Writing and Photography Contest

This year, you can submit a short story, poetry piece, and/or photography connecting to one of three possible themes. Your options are "Hush", "Bang", and "Click". Be as creative as you want!

Entries will be accepted starting Monday May 1st 2017

The deadline for entering is Friday May 20th 2017

First place winners in each category (short story, photography, and poetry) will have their entry published on the Ridge Report website and will be awarded a prize.

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

Short Story

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine's Day Playlist - Jam Sesh with Mech

If you've stood within a 5-mile radius of a supermarket these past couple of weeks, you probably know that it is Valentine's Day tomorrow. Now for some, this is very exciting. They get to have a romantic time with their SO! But if you don't have any romantic connections, Valentine's Day can seem intimidating, or even depressing. Personally, I have never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. I've always felt the expectations for romance are so high and incapable of being fulfilled. I've decided that Valentine's Day shouldn't just be a celebration of monogamy. It should be a celebration of love! So I approached this playlist a little differently than I would usually. These songs are a variety of 'love songs'. Some about sex, some about love, some about friendship and some about breakups. Hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful love day!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Changes for Ridge Report!

It's that time of year - time to take on this year's Ridge Report Junior Editors! We know a lot of you have been waiting for this, so we're happy to announce that the application form is now out. If you're interested in applying, the application form is here! Applications are due by January 17th, and junior editors will be notified before the new semester.

We're also happy to announce that we're relaunching the Ridge Report twitter page! Make sure to check it out!

That's all for now, but keep an eye out over the next few weeks - we have some very exciting news in the works. Watch this space!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is situated just over an hour away from Oakville in Waterloo, Ontario. The university has a student population of 36 670 and is particularly known for its engineering faculty along with the co-op opportunities it offers to students.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jam Sesh with Mech - November Playlist

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November Playlist is out and ready to be heard! November is such a hard month for everybody. It's by far the most academically challenging (from what I've gathered). Especially for our grade 12 students who are beginning to apply for schools and consider their next steps. WHAT THE HECK! We are all ready for a fresh start and a new year but we still have to deal with stupid November. Hopefully these tunes will take you out of your funk, if you are in one, and help you live your best life.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness

October may be most commonly associated with Thanksgiving Day feasts, Halloween and the start of fall, but it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bridge Report

For years, people have questioned whether an article solely about bridges would make for good content in a school newspaper. The answer is, no, but we’re doing it anyway. This marks the first and possibly last Bridge Report, where once a month we’re going to talk a whole lot about bridges and pollute Ridge Report with our presence.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

2018 Municipal Candidates Meeting

On October 22, the town of Oakville is once again holding elections for municipal government.  The school will also be participating in the province-wide Student Vote on Wednesday October 17. Students will be excused from their classes to cast for thein their vote on Wednesday, and any who are 18 years old are encouraged to vote.

To get youth involved, several staff and students at Iroquois Ridge have organized a meet and greet and a debate with some of the candidates. Last Thursday, the library filled with students as Student Vote members Sarah Kronenfeld, Alyson Rodrigues, and Jack Savelli, invited our guest candidates to ask several student-submitted questions. Their goal was to engage Iroquois Ridge students to take interest in their community and give those students a direct connection with the town leaders. This would also allow them to better their understanding of the problems Oakville faces and how the people running for government plan to confront them.