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Communications Technology

Mr. Stark

starkw@hdsb.ca

June 15, 2017.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Toronto Broadcast Centre

On June 15 James and Ryan met with members of CBC's Metro Morning staff and toured the Radio and Television facilities experiencing various stages of Radio and Television production. They watched the Metro Morning Crew as they broadcast their show, sat in on pre-production meetings for the next day, talked with Radio Sportscaster Joe Cummings and TV Sports on air personality Signa Butler in the editing room as she prepped a segment for a show with her editor.

Special thank you to Bridget O'Toole and Joe Mahoney at CBC Radio for making this happen for our students.  

Below is a photograph of our bearcats with Metro Morning Sportscaster Joe Cummings.   

 

 

The 16th Annual Eddie Awards Craig Kielburger May 30th 2017.

The 16th annual Eddies Gala Awards evening – a popular festival celebrating student filmmaking – was held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Craig Kielburger Secondary School .

Students from Acton High School received 3 awards at this celebration: 

Best Production Design James for "Finding Winnie"

Animation Silver Medal  Angel for her Paper Animation

Animation Bronze Medal Sophia for her Flash Animation "Chickens" 

 

 

Sheep Dog Animation Studio May 11th, May 18th 2017. 

Students in the Acton ICT SHSM travelled to Kitchener, Ontario in May, for 2 days of portfolio building and advanced instruction in 2D and Stop Motion Animation.

Students learned how to build Maquettes or animation sculptures using clay and styrofoam and then were given advanced lessons in using Dragon Frame the software used by Aardman Productions for Shawn the Sheep.  Students created outstanding models that they were allowed to keep at the end of this 2 day excursion.  

 

Thursday, April 27 2017

Class visit by local renound photographer Nik Milner.

Mr. Stark's period 5 Comm Tech/Yearbook class was visited by photographer Nik Milner.  Nik shared insight into starting out as a photographer and stories that related to being  a Rock n Roll photographer in England.  

Nik also showed the class examples of the versatility of his work and some of his treasured photographic equipment. 

Thank you for this visit Nik!

 

 

Transportation Technology

Mr. Zimmerman

zimmermanm@hdsb.ca

Ontario Skills Competition

2017 has been an outstanding year for our Technical students at Acton High School.

Gold medal winner of the Acton High School Technical skills Luke Vuyk went on to represent Acton High School at the Halton Skills competition March 28th at White Oaks High School. He worked very hard and earned himself and Acton the first Gold Medal in the Automotive Technician competition! Luke then represented our school at the Ontario Skills Competition in Toronto on May 2nd. Luke earned a Silver at the Ontario's! Congratulations on your outstanding effort. 

Gold medal winner of the Acton High School Technical skills Jacob Dolimont went on to represent Acton High School at the Halton Skills competition March 28th at White Oaks High School. He worked very hard and earned himself and Acton a Silver Medal in the Small Power Equipment competition! Jacob then represented our school at the Ontario Skills Competition in Toronto on May 2nd. Jacob earned a Silver at the Ontario's! Congratulations on your outstanding effort. 

Credit for the photo: The New Tanner.

Halton Technical Skills Competition

On March 28 the Gold medal winners of the Acton Technical skills competition went on to compete at the Halton Skills. Luke Vuyk (on the left) won Gold for Automotive technician. Jacob Dolimont won Silver in the Small power equipment competition. They both will continue on to represent Acton High School and the Halton School board at Skills Ontario on May 2nd in Toronto. Excellent results Guys!

 

2016-17 Acton technical Skills Competiton.

The Small Power Equipment competition required competitors to demonstrate their knowledge and ability by completing the following: rebuild a small engine pull start, gap a spark plug, make a gasket, micrometer measurement and sharpen a lawn mower blade.

Gold Medal - Jacob Dolimont

Silver Medal - Alex Cummings 

Bronze Medal - Jeremy Kilpatrick 
 
Jacob and Alex represented our school at the Halton Skills Competition. Jacob earned Gold and Alex earned a fourth place at this competition. Jacob went on to the qualifier at Niagara College on April 1st. A good result will carry him forward to the Ontario Skills Competition on May 1st. Fantastic effort guys! 
 
Transportation Technology: Automotive Technician 
The Automotive Technician competition required competitors to demonstrate their knowledge and ability by completing the following: measure a brake rotor with a micrometer and look up specifications, fabricate a brake line, reinstall a timing belt and time an engine, lift a car safely on a hoist, electrical DVOM diagnosis and a written test. 
Gold Medal - Luke Vuyk 
Silver Medal - Skylar Kraus 
Bronze Medal - Christopher Earnden 
Gold medal winner Luke Vuyk represented Acton High at the Halton Skills Competition. He worked very hard and won Acton their first Gold Medal in the Auto Technician competition. 

CO2 Car launch. Credit for filming goes to Christopher Earnden!

Grade 9's racing their CO2 dragsters during the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. Credit for shooting and editing the video goes to Dylan McNair (Grade 9)

Manufacturing Technology

Mr. Zimmerman

zimmermanm@hdsb.ca

Manufacting grade 10 students have just completed designing and fabricating a metal tool box. The following pictures are an excellent example of a tool box fabricated by James Walsh.

 

Construction Technology

 

Mr. Roesch

roescht@hdsb.ca

Mr. Tew

tewm@hdsb.ca

Mr. Turcotte

Design Technology

Mr. Tew

tewm@hdsb.ca

 

Last Updated: June 25, 2017