Week 5 - Student of the Week

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
October 23, 2023



Downsview, for the week of October 23rd, your Student of the Week is Mekhyi.
Mekhyi is in the twelfth grade at Downsview.

Let’s hear about Mekhyi, starting with some words from Ms K, also known as Ms Khoury: “Some of you will know Mekhyi as the tall student in halls in the morning listening to his IPAD on super-high volume or the student that rides his bike in halls in the afternoon. Mekhyi, I cannot express how proud I am of you! Watching you grow for the last 11 years has been such an honour and you have the most contagious smile that always brightens up my mornings. You have grown socially, saying ‘hello’ to anyone you see in the hall. You have grown independent in all areas and you continue to be the best student ever. One of my favourite things about you is how honest you are, no matter what. You may be a giant, but you have the sweetest and kindest heart. You care so much when one of your friends is down; you always ask them how they are feeling. You love animals, nature and books and you always teach everyone something new. Your eagerness to continue to learn anything new inspires me every day. Thank you for always authentically being you and being the best student a teacher could ask for. Today, we celebrate you! Great job, Mekhyi!”

Classroom Assistants Mitra and Michelle add this: “He is very knowledgeable about animals and has taught the class about new species of dinosaurs. Mekhyi always has something interesting to share. Good Work, Mekhyi, on being Student of the Week.”

Ms Danner adds to the praise with this: “Mekhyi has been a wonderful addition to our classroom. While he hasn't been with us for a long time, he has made great progress in the short while he's been in room 127. Mekhyi has successfully completed a community work placement and is looking forward to another Co-op placement this coming winter. Congratulations on being Student of the Week.”

Downsview, we’re engaged in a tapestry project right now. Students are bringing in pieces of clothing or cloth, and these are being attached into a large tapestry. The message? We are all linked. We connect, even though the connections may be hard to decipher. Mekhyi, known to all of us, but perhaps not well known to all, is a connector. Say “hello” to Mekhyi when you see him in the halls today, and you’ll feel this. Congratulations once again, Mekhyi, on earning the title: Student of the Week.