June 2011 Grade 9 News

It’s the last newsletter of the year. It is shocking how quickly this year has passed. They say that time flies when you’re having fun, so we must have had a lot of fun this year. It’s been great. We’ve learned a lot and experienced a lot and we have much to be thankful for and excited about for next year. Our teachers are keeping us busy and making the most of the days we have left. Mr. Herman keeps dazzling us with his wit and wisdom in science class. He also shares the Math responsibilities with Mrs. Harder. Imagine having to teach Math to a bunch of rowdy teenagers! Not just anyone can do that. Thankfully they can, and they do it well. Mr. Anderson has been a terrific health teacher and is one of the all around healthiest men we know. Mrs. Rancourt and Mr. T have done a tremendous job teaching us Home Ec and IA. You guys really know what you are doing. Mr. Graham has had the challenge of teaching us ELA, Social Studies and Art and has even, on occasion, blended all three of those subject areas into a wild cacophony of learning. That’s not easy.

On a personal note, as most of you know, the annual Grade Nine Canoe trip was not able to take place this year due to unforeseen circumstances. This is the first group in many years to not embark on that great rite of passage. It must be noted however, that these grade nines handled the news with an incredible sense of maturity and grace and we the teachers are very grateful for that. If any group deserves a trip to Canada’s great north it’s these guys. It is our hope and our intention to reschedule the trip in the first weeks of September.