Red Hawks show their colours for Pride Week

By Darren LumThere is reason for optimism for the LGBTQIA2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit) community after the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School’s (HHSS) Pride Week said organizers.One of three main…

Making connections to a career

By Darren LumTrade work will fund young woman’s equine passionThe following is in a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11…

High school milestone event returns

Students seeking community’s support to bring everyone together By Darren LumThe students of Hal High are looking for help from the community with making this year’s prom the best it can be.After more than two…

Fueling a dream with foundational skills

By Darren Lum The following is part of a series of co-op placement stories, featuring Haliburton Highlands Secondary School students and area employers in Haliburton County. Open to Grade 11 and 12 students, the co-op…

A return to the Red Hawks way after…

By Vivian CollingsThe cold, drizzling rain couldn’t dampen the warmth, exuded by the beaming smiles of the Red Hawks girls’ soccer teams at the home opener on Monday, May 2. The evident joy expressed by…

Retired HHSS teacher Tom Regina leads Green Party…

Regina said he’s “green behind the ears as well as Green in the heart” to represent Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock ridingBy Darren Lum Tom Regina is bringing his local teaching experience to the political realm this coming…

Author Waubgeshig Rice visits HHSS

Haliburton Highlands Secondary School staff and students gained perspective with the opportunity to speak with Indigenous author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice on Monday, April 4. Christine Carr, a teacher at HHSS, organized the virtual presentation…

Finding bravery in the pursuit of art

HHSS student’s poetry featured in new book By Darren Lum Tears of joy were shed, marking an occasion that was a dream fulfilled for a high school student with a love of the English language.Anabelle…

COVID isn’t over, but hope springs eternal at…

By Darren LumCompetitive inter-school athletics is making a full return to Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS) now that the province announced it will lift many of its mandates to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.Effective March…

Bolstering a dream with real world experience

By Darren LumThe following is one in a series of stories, depicting Haliburton Highlands Secondary School co-op placements. Ever since she was a young girl, Brooke Stover has loved animals.The Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary…

Motivating students with hands-on learning

By Darren LumWhen Grade 12 Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student Grace Hudson started the day, she didn’t think she would enjoy plumbing, but that changed after she participated in the Tools in the Trades Boot…

How the Red Hawks came to be

HHSS name change resulted from concern about Indigenous representation By Darren Lum Decades before other colleges, universities and professional sports teams such as the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the Cleveland Indians of…