Training pays off for Neil McNeil runners

Trained on grassy slopes by the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and “hill repeats” up Glen Stewart Ravine, cross-country runners from Neil McNeil High School have no end of learning curves. But after winning their eighth straight city final in October, Neil runners say there’s more to their success than elevation gains. “You push each […]

France trip results in joie de vivre for Neil McNeil students

It was late February when the excitement truly set in for my European adventure. Of course I had known about this trip since early September when my school, Neil McNeil High School, held the first information meeting about this year’s trip to France. The anticipation was mounting and I could often be seen with a […]

Neil McNeil catches a breeze

Whichever way the wind blows, a new wind turbine is spinning fresh ideas at Neil McNeil High School. Painted with a red-winged ‘N,’ the small turbine charges a mobile battery unit inside the school’s technology class. Students can track the turbine’s output, use the battery for back-up power, even charge their phones. “I was hoping […]

Students have say on YMCA

Students in Neil McNeil’s Grade 12 architecture class recently got an inside tip from the people designing a new YMCA on Kingston Road. Think flexible. Across the city in the century-old West End Y is a former bowling alley that turned into a weight room, said Virginia Dimoglou, assistant manager of the Kingston Road Y. […]

Neil McNeil hosts annual boardwalk relay

Sprinting over puddles and bright autumn leaves, hundreds of high school students ran a 4 x 3,000-metre relay along the boardwalk. Hosted last Friday by Neil McNeil High School, the relay brings runners from across Toronto – more than 50 schools and 1,000 students joined last year. For Sarah Gigi, a Grade 9 student at […]

East End schools in a class of their own

Thinking about what my next historical article would be, I realized this is the month everyone goes back to school, so I should do an article on the schools, but a little differently. One of the oldest school in the area, if not the oldest, is Norway Public School, near Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue. […]