Sports and Clubs

2019 Battle of The Books

J. Clarke Richardson’s Battle of the Books team participated in an annual book competition on May 9th. Although the team did not place, they were still fine representatives of our school. For those who are unfamiliar with Battle of the Books, it is a competition between Durham schools to test their knowledge about specific books….

J. Clarke Richardson’s Honour Band

It’s that time of year again: J. Clarke Richardson’s Music Department is bringing back the Honour Band.  Also known as RFOSH, the Honour Band invites students from our feeder schools to participate in J. Clarke Richardson’s new band. The Honour Band features senior students from our school’s concert band as well as grade seven and…

Three Reasons To Care About French

Did you know J. Clarke Richardson has a French Club? The French Club meets every Thursday after school to practice, read, and learn about French. They do everything from games and community circles, to French songs and art. Unfortunately, French class is often viewed as a chore or a ‘good riddance’ type of subject. I…

Wood Meets Engineering

Richardson’s robotics team, Stormbots, competed at two three-day long competitions over the March Break. This year’s robotics challenge, Steamworks, is based around a steampunk theme and encourages students to gain a finer appreciation for steam-powered machines. The first competition was held at Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Center, where Stormbots eagerly competed with the utmost tenacity….

Richardson Visits Queens for Model WE Day

J. Clarke Richardson students involved in “Cultures of Richardson (COR)”, “Students Without Borders” and the social sciences had the opportunity to visit Queens University in Kingston on Saturday February 4th in order to participate in the second annual Model WE Day. Queen’s “Free The Children,” or FTC, is a social activist group moderated by Queens…

Cultures of Richardson’s Annual International Day

Last December, COR (also known as Cultures of Richardson), successfully ran their annual “International Day” promoting the various cultures in our school. The club has created many important ways to empower cultures within the school community but this has to be one of the biggest and most successful ways. Cultures of Richardson is a club,…

Voices with Visions – JCR’s Hip Hop Club

Voices with Visions is the name of the new music club that started up last year at J Clarke Richardson Collegiate in Ajax, ON. Here students focus on song writing, beat making, and preforming. Mrs.Murry has been heavily involved with everything the group does from field trips to volunteer opportunities around the community. We interviewed her to find out more on what Voices with Visions is all about. Overall, with all that’s been accomplished so far Voices with Visions has been nothing but an impressive and thrilling new club at J Clarke Richardson. The club provides a safe creative space for students to construct music and get involved with their community. The Club will be meeting every Monday in room 3150. I cant wait to see these visions coming to life within the following year.

Exciting New Yearbook Opportunity

Share your story. Share your pictures. The yearbook is used to summarize the events that take place throughout an entire school year. Many may say that it is a perfect way to represent the culture and lifestyle of the school it is made for. Unfortunately, some students occasionally feel as though they and their friends…

Hawaii, Here We Come!

Let’s say Aloha to the athletes of J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate as they embark on their first multi-sport tour. I had the chance recently to interview Phys. Ed. teacher Mr. Hunter who will be traveling to Hawaii with the athletes this March Break. EYE ON THE STORM: Besides you, who else is responsible for this…

Swimming Up A ‘Storm’ at LOSSA

On February 20th 2015, the Richardson Storm Swim Team competed in the LOSSA Swimming Championships at the Pickering Recreation Centre. The team, coached by Ms. Huelin, Ms. Herzog and Mr. Lezetc, raced with speed, strength and skill during the meet. Deanna Persaud, a senior who has been swimming with the team for four years, spoke… Thursdays after school in the library. New Members Welcome Anytime!