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August 18
new school year message

Although the school year has not yet started, there is some important information that I would like to share with you.

The school is still closed this week. Contractors are finishing up construction and administrators are in meetings preparing for your arrival. Next week, teachers return and the main office will be open.

 The first day of school for grade 9 students this year will be Wednesday, September 4th. Please note this is a change from previous years.  Students in grades 10 thru 12 will begin on Tuesday, September 3. All students will return on Thursday, September 5.

It is time to start thinking about getting involved in your school. Cheerleading tryouts will be all this week at HTHS from 6-8 pm. Weather permitting, the tryouts will be on the field. If not we will move in to the gym. Please wear proper attire and bring water. We hope to see you there.

Tryouts for field hockey, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ baseball and girls’ softball will be the first week of school. It is suggested that you bring gym clothes with you the first week as practice may be right after school.

We look forward to seeing to seeing you all in two weeks.


May 29
Grad Message

Good evening Parents and Guardians of our Graduates,

Only a few short weeks before graduation. You can tell the end is in sight as the students are starting to get a bit restless.

Next Friday is the last day of classes for our students. This is also the LAST DAY any assignments can be handed in to teachers unless an alternative arrangement has been made.

Evaluation week starts June 11 and runs to Thursday June 14. All students have their exam schedule as it has been posted in the classrooms as well as on the school’s website.

Staff is hearing through the grapevine that tomorrow is grad skip day. Please know this is not a day that is condoned by the staff or administration. Should you give permission for your child to miss school, an excuse will be required the day following the absence.

Finally, there are still a number of grad fees that are outstanding. All fees must be paid prior to graduation. These can be paid through cash on line or in cash at the school office.

Thank you for your continued support and have a good evening.



May 25
FW: Youth Voice Committee / Comité de la voix des jeunes


Dear Friends,


In an effort to foster youth engagement with the Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate in partnership with the Interdepartmental Working Group on Children and Youth are inviting youth between the ages of 14 to 18 to apply to become members of the Youth Voice Committee.


We are asking our network of partners to share this invitation to encourage young people in New Brunswick to get involved with the Youth Voice Committee. We would also like to encourage youth from different populations and regions to apply in order to represent the great diversity of New Brunswick.


The invitation for candidates is attached, which provides information on the Committee and role of youth.


We thank you in advance for supporting the Youth Voice Committee by sharing the invitation broadly with your own networks and platforms.


April 19
Report Cards

​Report cards will be going home with students today, one day early. Please take the time to review your student's progress and sign and return the report card to their homeroom teacher. If you have any questions about a specific class, please contact the subject teacher.​

March 25
Sunday, March 25

First, progress reports will be going home tomorrow. A reminder that you will receive a report for each class your child is in. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers.

Second, this week your child will be selecting their courses for next year. Once the process is complete a sheet will be send home so you can confirm the courses that have been selected. We certainly do not want any surprises.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone of the cancellation policy with respect to extra- curricular activities and snow days. When school is cancelled, so are all extra- curricular activities. This comes from the Office of the Superintendent. In some instances, the Superintendent can grant an exemption to the no games on snow days rule but that requires a special request and for special circumstances.  Student safety is always paramount.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your weekend.






March 19
Monday, March 19

Tuesday, March 20 will be the immunization clinic for students in grade 9. Students should have a good breakfast and wear short sleeves to make the process a little easier.

This Thursday there will be no school for students. This is a full day of professional learning for all staff.

Finally, progress reports will be sent home this Friday. You will be receiving one report for each subject your child has this semester. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.







February 06
Message for Tuesday Feb 6

Good afternoon,

Report cards were sent home today.  We would ask that they be signed and returned with your child by Monday of next week.

Tomorrow and Thursday, students are expected to be at school for 8:40 A.M.  at the latest. Homeroom teachers are still reviewing students’ schedules as well as reviewing information for second semester.

Finally, due to construction, there will not be Meet the Teacher this semester.  Heavy construction takes place from 4:00 pm until the wee hours of the morning in order to keep things on schedule. Should you have any questions about your child’s classes for this semester, please do hesitate to contact our staff.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your evening.





January 30
second semester start up

Good afternoon,

Tomorrow is the first day of second semester. As such, there are a few important announcements we would like to pass along to make the first couple of days run smoothly.

Most students will have new homeroom teachers as their period 1 teacher has changed. Lists have been posted throughout the school in alphabetical order indicating your child’s new HR teacher. We would ask that students check these lists when they arrive at school tomorrow. All this week classes will begin at 8:40. Students are expected to be at school by 8:35. 

Report cards will be distributed to students and sent home on Thursday or Friday of this week. Another talk mail and email will be sent on the day the reports cards are sent home. Please take time to review these reports with your child.

HTHS is still looking for host families for our Chinese Winter Camp. If you are able to host a student, please contact Madame Noel at the school right away.

Finally, we thank all of you for your continued support of our staff. When the school and families work together, our students reap the rewards.

Thank you as always and stay safe this evening with the snow.





January 15
Half Day this Wednesday and Exam week next week

Good afternoon,

First, a reminder that this Wednesday is a half day for students as staff in the district are taking part in professional learning in the afternoon. Period 1 classes will begin at 8:40. All students are required to be at school by 8:35. Busses will leave at 12:00. There will be no cafeteria service that day.

Second, evaluation week is next week. The schedule is listed on the HTHS website. All students are responsible to know their own schedule. If a student is absent for their exam, a doctor’s note will be required. Also, we would ask that a call is made to the school the morning of the evaluation prior to 8:30 am to let the teacher know the student will be absent.

In the event an exam will be postponed due to weather, the schedule will simply be moved ahead one day. For example, Monday’s exams will move to Tuesday, Tuesday to Wednesday and so on. Students should bring all study material home with them this weekend.

Finally, January 29 and January 30 are Turn Around days for staff. No students are in school these days. Second semester will begin on Wednesday, January 31.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day





November 19
Craft Fair today

Just a reminder that the Friends of the Trojans are hosting their first annual Craft Fair in the gym today. The cost is only $2.00 and children under 6 are admitted free. There are over 50 vendors sharing their items so please stop by. We will be here from 10-5 today.

Finally a reminder that report cards went home on Friday. We would ask that you take some time to review these with your child. Please sign and return them to the school. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers.

Thank you and enjoy your day.



November 06
Monday, November 6 Messages

First I would like to remind parents to please sign the “Our Device, Our Learning” form that was sent home a week ago if you have not already done so. These need to be sent in to the school as soon as possible please.

Second, a reminder that Parent-Teacher interviews are this week. They will be held on Thursday from 6-8 in the gym and Friday from 1-3 in the gym. During Parent Teacher, the Entrepreneurship classes of the school have set up a number of small businesses. All profits of their businesses will be donated to charity. If you are able, please bring along some change to support our students’ businesses. Also a reminder that there will be no school this Friday, November 10 as a result of Parent Teacher Interviews and Staff Professional Learning.

Finally, we would like to remind parents to please not park on the side of the street closest to Club’ D’Age D’Or or block the crosswalks; these are no parking zones. The administration thanks you for your support.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.






October 28
Take our Kids to Work and My Device, My Learning

Take Our Kids to Work™ day is coming up! On Wednesday, November 1st, Grade 9 students across Canada will spend the day at the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host. This special day is the signature program of The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing public education in Canada. Parents and guardians are encouraged to be aware of the work that their children are engaging in on this day and ask questions about the health and safety provisions. Please ensure that your daughter/son returns the signed permission slip on time to her/his high school before Nov 1st.  If you have any questions about this day please check out the Take our Kids to Work website at the Learning Partnership.ca or contact your child’s high school guidance counsellor, Mrs. Hanson.  

A reminder that Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on November 9 and 10. On November 9th they will be from 6-8 in the gymnasium and on November 10 they will be from 1-3. There will be no school for students on November 10.

Finally, as some of you may have heard or read, many of our high schools across the province are preparing to offer wireless internet for students to use with personal devices. Our district has named this initiative “My Device, My Learning”. What this means is that students will be able to bring in personal digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops to school and can connect them to our wireless internet. This is an exciting learning and educational opportunity for our students and staff.


As part of this roll-out, we have created a student and parent/guardian contract which will need to be reviewed and signed by all participants. Part of this contract also asks for parents and guardians to provide a valid email address, but feel free to provide multiple work and personal emails of any guardians or parents. We are hoping to be able to use this as a communication tool moving forward to keep you in the loop about progress with the My Device, My Learning program. This contract will be given to every student during homeroom on Monday, October 30th. Our hope is to have all of these reviewed, signed and returned to homeroom teachers no later than Friday, November 3rd. If students happen to lose the contract, a digital copy can be accessed and printed from our school website at www.HarrisonTrimble.ca. Thank you for your continued support and assistance with this new and exciting initiative that promises to move our students into a 21st century learning environment!







October 20
Progress Reports


Good afternoon,

This is Tami Van Wart calling on Friday, October 20 with a couple of announcements.

Today, during our annual Helen and Paris assembly, Student Council presented representatives of the Moncton Hospital with a cheque for $19,000.00. We are so very proud of our Trojan Family who came together once again for Trojan Trek.

A reminder to all that progress reports will be sent home today. Each student will be receiving 5 reports, one for every class. Each department came up with a progress report which they felt most accurately reflected your child’s learning at this time. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers. Parent-teacher interviews will be held in our gymnasium on November 9 from 6:00-8:00 and November 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon.

Tomorrow, our girls’ field hockey team compete in regionals. It will be hosted at our very own Woody Hayes Field. The first game is at 10:00. Please come out and support our ladies.

Finally, Harrison Trimble is hosting its first ever staff and student-bring-your-parent blood drive at Canadian Blood Services clinic, Mapleton Road, on November 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Students of our great school who are unable to donate due to age or other restrictions can sign up to bring a parent/guardian/older sibling to give the gift of life on their behalf. Join HTHS staff members as Remembrance Day approaches and we honour those who gave their lives in service to our country through the simple act of donating blood. There will be a sign-up sheet posted outside of the office area starting this Monday with various appointment times available. Any questions,   speak with Trinity Smith, or check with Mr. McGillivary at the school. Remember – it is in you to give!

Thank you and have a great weekend






October 16
class starts at 8:40 on Tuesday

Hello on this Monday, October 16.  This is Tami Van Wart calling from Harrison Trimble with a couple of important messages for the week.

Tomorrow afternoon our grade 11 and 12 students will be bussed to the Moncton Coliseum so they can take part in the annual AAROA tour. Universities from all across Atlantic Canada will be there to answer questions on their educational programs. Parents and guardians of children of all ages are invited to attend tomorrow evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. As a result of the tour, there be NOT BE A WIN BLOCK tomorrow. Period 1 classes will be starting promptly at 8:40. All students are to be in classes at this time. The bell schedule for tomorrow is:

Period 1 – 8:40 – 9:40

Period 2 – 9:50 – 10:45

Period 3 – 10:50 – 11:45

Lunch – 11:45 – 12:45

Period 4 – 12:50 – 2:00

Period 5 – 2:05 – 3:15


On Wednesday of this week, there will be no school in the afternoon for high school students. High School teachers in the district will be taking part in professional learning. Busses will be running at 12:00 this day. Students will not be permitted to be in the building that afternoon as there will not be appropriate supervision. The cafeteria will also be closed this day.

Finally, a reminder that progress reports will be sent home with your child this Friday. You will be receiving five separate reports as each teacher has completed a separate report for each student. We feel this will give you the most accurate picture of where your child stands academically at this point.

Thank you and enjoy your day.






October 10
Trojan Trek and University Information

Good afternoon, this is Tami Van Wart calling on Tuesday, October 10 with some messages for this week.

Trojan Trek is in full swing. Students should have their pledge sheets and are encouraged to get as many pledges as they can. Top prizes are being awarded for individual students and the top raising home room. All money and sheets are due back to the school by 3:30 Wednesday, October 18.


Tomorrow is our annual Trojan Trek walk to the Moncton Hospital. Staff and students have been participating in this yearly event for over thirty years. HTHS has raised more than $200, 000.00 for the Neonatal Unit. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so thru cash on line. Any donation would be appreciated.


Parents and guardians of students of all ages are invited to attend the University & College Education Fair on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum. Over 55 university and colleges from Atlantic Canada will have representatives available to answer questions and share information about their programs.

The HTHS girls’ softball team will be heading to provincials this Saturday. They went through their season undefeated. We wish them luck as they play for the banner.

Finally a reminder that progress reports will be sent home on Friday, October 20.

Thank you and enjoy your evening.






October 02
parking and homecoming

First the administration would like to thank you all for your support as we continue to work on the traffic issue on Echo Drive. Many of you are no longer dropping your students off on the side directly beside Club D’Age D’Or or are parking on Keillor Street. Please remember these are no parking zones. Your assistance has certainly helped with traffic flow. The administration is continuing to work with the city and will keep you posted with any new updates.

This Friday is our annual Homecoming. HTHS will be hosting MHS on our very own Woody Hayes Field at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the game are only $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults. Children under 6 are admitted free. We suggest you buy your tickets this week in the Trend Shop to avoid the long line up Friday night. While in the Trend Shop you can purchase some maroon and white clothing or great Trojan swag.

Our annual Trojan Trek Walk to the Moncton Hospital is Wednesday, October 11. Soon, our Trojans will be around collecting money for the Neonatal unit. Over the past 30 years, HTHS has donated over $225,000.00.

Finally, Progress Reports will be sent home with your child on Friday, October 20.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day. 




September 21
no parking

Good afternoon,

This is Tami Van Wart calling on Thursday, Sept 21 with an important message.

As you are aware, there is huge congestion on Echo Drive in the mornings but in particular afterschool. The City of Moncton has contacted the school to remind us that there is to be absolutely no parking on the side closest to Club D’age D’or or on the side streets. Parents may drop off or pick up their child on the side closest to the school but we encourage all to use the drop off zone which is located in the teachers’ parking lot. This is the safest for all students. The school administration has asked for support from the city to help us remind vehicles of the no parking areas.

We would also like to remind all students to use the crosswalks provided and not zigzag through traffic. This is extremely dangerous.

Thank you all for your support. The safety of our students is of the utmost importance.

Thank you






September 17
Picture Day- Sept 20

Picture Day will still be on Wednesday, Sept 20th, the ½ day. They will be taken in the morning.




September 17
Meet the Teacher- Tuesday, Sept 19 at 6:00pm

Good afternoon Trojans, this is Tami Van Wart calling on Sunday, September 17 with a couple of announcements for the week.

First I would like to thank all of those Trojans who came out to support the 3rd annual Truck Pull yesterday. Although we did not come away with the trophy, we definitely were the most spirited group there. It was so great to see parents, teams, and proud alumni come together for this event. Thank you again.

This Tuesday night, September 19th at 6:00 pm is Meet the Teacher. We encourage all parents and guardians to come to this event. We will begin at 6:00 pm in the auditorium with a welcome and explanation of the new bell schedule and then proceed to the classes. Please have a list of your child’s teachers. The Trojan Trend Shop will also be open this night for anyone wanting to purchase any maroon and white merchandise.

Finally a reminder that there are no classes this Wednesday afternoon for high school students as staff will be taking part in professional learning. Busses will be at the school at 12:00 to pick up our students.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday at 6:00. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.







September 13
Wednesday, Sept 13

Good afternoon, this is Tami Van Wart with a couple of announcements.

Please be reminded that our Meet the Teacher is next Tuesday night, September 19 at 6:00 pm. We will start in the auditorium and then proceed to individual classes. There you will get a brief description of the courses your child is taking for the semester. We suggest you come with a list of your child’s teachers’ names. We encourage all parents to take this opportunity to meet the teachers. We will also be taking time to explain the new bell schedule and the WIN Block.

Second, please note there has been a change to the district calendar for high schools only. It is attached to the email. It is also on our school’s website. The ½ days which are for professional learning have been moved one day ahead. This means on Wednesday, Sept. 20th, it will only be a ½ day. The busses will be here between 11:30 and 12:00 to pick up our students. Again, please refer to the attached calendar or go to the school’s website. We recognize that next Wednesday is picture day. We are still in the process of finding out whether pictures will still be taken this day or if it will be moved to another day. As soon as we have more details, a message will be sent home.

Finally we would like to thank you for paying school fees so promptly. Many of our Trojan Families are choosing to use School Cash. This makes it much easier for you as a family but also for the office staff and teachers.

Enjoy the rest of your day.







September 07
Thursday messages

Good afternoon,

This is Tami Van Wart calling on Thursday, Sept 7 with a couple of announcements.

A reminder that there is a school dance tonight in the gym. The cost is $8.00. The students are to enter in through the gym entrance. All other doors to the school will be locked. The dance ends promptly at 10:00 pm so we would ask that students are picked up at 10:00.

Tomorrow afternoon is our annual Spirit Girls’ Varsity Soccer Game. The cost is $2.00. It will begin at 1:30 and will take the afternoon. Students will pay their period 5 teacher and collect their tickets for the game tomorrow after lunch. The canteen at the field will be open so if students wish to purchase snacks, they may wish to bring extra money.

A huge thank you to the number of parents who are paying fees using cash on line. This not only provides you with an immediate receipt for income tax purposes, it is much for efficient for school staff.

Thank you and enjoy your day.






September 05

Good afternoon Trojans,

Today we welcomed our grade 9 students to our Trojan Family. Tomorrow we welcome back our students in grades 10 thru 12. I would like to remind you that there are lists posted in alphabetical order in various locations throughout the school so you can find out who your HR teacher will be. The lists are posted in the main lobby on the 2nd and 3rd floors, just outside the staff staffroom, and on the first floor. We would ask that you report to your HR teacher for 8:35 so we may begin the assembly at 8:40.

Any students wishing to pay their students fees can do so tomorrow. The student fees are $45.00 this year and lockers are $ 6.00. We do not accept cheques. We encourage parents to pay using Cash On Line. This can be accessed through the school’s website at harrisontrimble.ca

Finally there will be a video dance this Thursday in the gym from 7-10. We encourage all students to attend.

We look forward to another great year at Harrison Trimble. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers or the administration. Please mark on your calendar that Meet the Teacher is scheduled for September 19 at 6:00 in the auditorium.

Thank you and enjoy your evening.




September 03
start up messages

Good afternoon, this is Tami Van Wart calling on Sunday afternoon with some important messages for our Trojans and their parents.


First I would like to remind those girls interested in softball, there are two more tryouts coming up. They are at Hal Betts 1 Field, off Assumption Blvd,   from 6pm – 8pm on:


Monday Sept 4th

Tuesday Sept 5th


The HTHS Boys’ Baseball team will be holding tryouts tomorrow, Monday at 6:00 pm on Field number 9 at the Sportsplex.


Other teams will be starting tryouts this week when school starts.


This Tuesday, September 5 will be the first day of school for our grade 9 students only. All other students in grades 10 thru 12 will begin the following day on Wednesday. This gives our new Trojans a day to get used to their new surroundings while enjoying some fun activities and a free lunch with their mentors. We would ask all grade 9 students to meet in the auditorium at 8:30. We suggest you bring a water bottle with you as it can get warm.

On Wednesday of this week, we would ask our students in grades 10-12 to head to the main lobby or the hallway outside the main office to check for your HR. It will be marked beside your name.  All homerooms will now be your period 1 teacher. We also will no longer have a guided study period.  We are excited about these changes and look forward to sharing them with you at the assembly on Wednesday.

Enjoy the last few days of summer. We look forward to seeing you.








August 29
Letter and Talk Mail



July 31
Hosting International Students



Open your home to the World! 

Atlantic Education International matches students from around the world with host families in NB. Currently, we are looking for families in the Trimble area who might like to host a high school student for ‎first semester. We have one girl from China, one girl from Germany, and one boy from Columbia. Host families are paid a stipend of 700 dollars a month to offset the cost of providing a private bedroom, three meals a day and transportation to extra - curricular activities. Hosting is a great way to support your school and enrich your life!


If interested, please contact Pam Sheridan :

506-381-8243 or email



Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Bell network.

June 14
Open Your Home

  ‎Open your home to the World! 


Atlantic Education International is affiliated with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. One of its mandates is to offer an English language immersion experience in a public school setting to students around the world. Currently, we are receiving applications from students aged 11-18, from Brazil, Columbia, China, Germany, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey. An international visiting student pays tuition to attend school and pays a stipend to stay in the home of a host family. Host families are asked to provide a safe, clean home with a private bedroom for the visiting student, access to the internet, three nutritious meals a day and access to a school bus route. Finally, host families are asked to invite students into their homes  and treat them as family!


If interested, please contact :


Pam Sheridan: 506-381-8243 or Pam.Sheridan @gnb.ca






May 30
Concert at HTHS this Wednesday

This Wednesday, May 31st is the annual Music department concert. It will take place in the theatre from 6:30-9:00. There is no cost to attend we would be happy to see you there. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door and will go towards providing bursaries for students entering into a music program or related fields in university in the fall. The show will feature our school’s vocal ensemble, concert band and both voice classes. We hope to see you Wednesday night at 6:30, the doors open at 6:00pm.

May 15
announcements for Week of May 15-18

Hello, this is Tami Van Wart calling on Monday, May 15 with a couple of announcements for this week.

Tomorrow night the HTHS Drama Dept. will be putting on two plays, “You’re Driving Me Crazy” and “The Final Goodbye”. Doors will open at 6:30 with the shows to start at 7:00pm. Cost is $8.00 for students and $10.00 for adults. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday night is the last school dance of the year. It is from 7-10 pm. The theme is “Tight and Bright”. The cost is $5.00.

On Thursday May 18th at 6:30 pm in our auditorium, there will be a presentation for students, parents, and guardians on financial assistance for full time post- secondary students. An educational advisor from the department of post-secondary education training and labour will be present and be available to answer any questions. This presentation is open to all schools.

Graduating students who are receiving bursaries and or scholarships this year are asked to fill out the orange form that is at the main office if they would like to have them announced the night of graduation as well as have them in the graduation program. The school has no way of knowing if grads are receiving awards unless these forms are filled out. These must be completed and handed in to the office or to Mme. Babineau no later than June 9.

Finally, there will be no school for students this Friday as it is a provincial NBTA Day.

Thank you





May 10
Team Blue

Today during the noon hour, our staff responded to a student who was in crisis. There is a specific team in the school we use for situations such as this. The trained personnel are referred to as “Team Blue”. This is different than our medical team which is referred to as Team 99.

When “Team Blue” is called, students are to remain in their classes until the situation has been resolved. Today since the situation occurred during the noon hour, students were asked to go to the nearest classroom and wait for an announcement indicating the situation had been resolved. Please know that students are safe during this time. We ask that hallways are left clear so the student in crisis has personal space, is treated with dignity, respect, and has staff available to deescalate the situation.

Today our students could not have handled the situation any better. They listened attentively and followed instructions. When called to the auditorium following the noon hour for an explanation of the events, they again responded maturely.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Thank you,






April 04
Tuesday April 4

Good morning,

The Following message is from the Entrepreneurship students of HTHS.

Our entrepreneur program is providing small businesses during parent teacher interviews. Some businesses that will be provided include:

•             A Daycare

•             Baked Goods

•             Coffee

•             Games and Activities

All monies raised will be going back to the school.

The Trojan Trend Shop will also be open Thursday night. We are located on the second floor across from the office. New merchandise has just arrived.


Thank you






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