The busyness of grade 9 continues into November. In Social Studies, we just wrapped up our study of the ancient world, and now the students are learning about the societies of the middle ages. The Career class is starting to learn about budgeting, by playing the online game “The Real Game”. Our Health section is wrapping up a unit on addictions by making a drug-free lifestyle brochure. The Phys. Ed. classes are starting basketball and a winter game unit. The art classes are doing a student generated project to address an issue of con- cern. Science 9 has put a wrap on their study of atoms and elements. In the ELA classes, the students are starting a unit exploring the themes of love, loyalty, and relationships.