It seems like school just started and already September’s half over! The grade 10’s have gotten over the initial shock of waking up early and kickstarting their neurons and have settled in nicely. The rest of us are a tad UN-settled as they start Driver’s Ed, though. Their newfound freedom will be helped by their investigation of currency exchange rates in Math. In ELA, students are imagining a type of device they’d like to have in the future and writing about it. Wellness has thus far seen a sampling of sporting activities, like football and volleyball. Commercial Cooking is currently planning their first meal while their compatriots in IA are working on cabinet making. And finally, in science, the grade 10’s are exploring ecosystems and the environment.
Take care until next month! (Thanks to Truman for his contributions.)
Well, we’re almost at the end of the year! The grade 10’s are hunkering down to study for their final exams in most clas- ses. There’s still some things going on that don’t involve noses pressed deep into textbooks, while pens hastily scrawl notes for later perusal (ok, so mostly they’re just texting each other and googling answers they’re not sure of, watching the odd You Tube clip – finals have changed a bit over the years, I guess…). Anyway, in Social, they’re playing The Game, which involves trying to take over the world, or at least take someone with you, if you go out in a blaze of glory. In IA, they’re working on house wir- ing and the Home Ec class just wrapped up with a delectable meal of ribs! Good luck on finals!
Only a month and a half left! Where has this year gone? The grade 10’s are fighting conflicting feelings right now, wanting to be outside in the sunshine, but forced to stay in to keep up with their mounds of home- work. Mr. H. has been piling on tons of work with radicals and fractional exponents. Envisioning the cube root of negative twenty seven on the bull’s eye of the target has been helping them hone their accuracy with ar- chery in Wellness, though. Track is also in full swing, with eliminations happening this week. In Wildlife Management, they’ve been looking at endangered species and wildlife activists. The yummy meals keep on coming from the kitchens of the commercial cookers (I had the pulled pork last week, it was awe- some). The IA students are still
busy drafting up a storm in CAD. In Social, they’ve been studying economics, and finally, in ELA, they’ve been studying perspectives of WWII. Have a great spring!
Monday, January 28, 2012 @ 9AM
- ELA A30/SS 30
- Found 20
- Math 21
- Science 10
Tuesday, January 29, 2012 @ 9AM
- Chemistry 30
- ELA 20/History 20
- WkPl 10
Wednesday, January 30, 2012 @ 9AM
- WkPl & A30
- Biology 20 b
- Science 21
- ELA A10
Thursday, January 31, 2012 @ 9AM
- PreCalc 30
- Physics 20
- Life Trans 30
- Interior Design 30
- Students may have 2 ½ hours to write each exam.
- Return all textbooks/school materials on the day of the examination.
- Students must write for a minimum of one hour.
- There are assigned study hall rooms for grades 10 to 12.
- Students need to clean out their lockers and return all library books.
- The first day of classes for the second semester will be Monday, February 4, 2013.
Warning! Several Grade 10’s have been issued their Learner’s Licenses! If you were go- ing to panic, now’s the time! In other news, the grade 10’s have been busy with a variety of curricular and extra- curricular activities so far this fall. In between bumping, setting and spiking, as well as
tackling and catching expertly thrown passes, showing up at the school at 6:30 in the morning to practice and break down film, they’ve been studying sustainability of ecosystems, doing projects on bullying, taking pictures, gluing wooden boxes together in IA, fitness testing and learning how much money comes off their paycheques to fund things like CPP and EI. If you’re out of breath at the end of that sentence, just think how they feel! Take care and have a great month!