Category 'General News'

1
Feb

Art Club

This week, we officially started working on our mural project. Students helped paint a preliminary background on our canvas and are now prepping for “Paint Splatter Day” next Friday!

31
Jan

e2 – English

The Grade 9 students presented their own illustrative renditions of various characters from Maus. We held a seminar-style discussion on a few of the central notions presented in Maus. Students had a lot to say about their interpretation of the graphic novel! The Grade 10 students also presented their media culture case studies to the […]

30
Jan

e1 – Health

We were joined by Shawna Doyle, Account Director at TrueDotDesign, who spoke to us about social media, privacy, and digital footprints. We learned about how we grant permission to smartphone apps to gather and sell our data to advertisers, and how we need to be conscientious of which permissions we are granting and to whom […]

26
Jan

e2 – Integrated Arts

The Grade 9 Integrated Arts class began working on their summative project this week. The class was split into two groups. Each group collaboratively wrote a script that was adapted from Robert Munch’s classic, “The Paper Bag Princess”. The groups have now swapped scripts and will be performing each other’s work next week. To get […]

25
Jan

e2 – Healthy Active Living

In the Grade 9 Healthy Active Living Education course, students held a mini “healthy snack fest”. Each student brought in their own “healthy snack sampling” for the class to enjoy. Additionally, they were asked to comment on the nutritional benefits of the snack they presented to the group.

24
Jan

e2 – Media Arts

The Grade 10 Media Arts class had guest speaker Neil Magadzia, graphic designer for Algonquin College’s student association, come in to share his knowledge in the field of Graphic Design and run an “image trace” workshop with the students. The students have been working hard on their final project of the course – a graphic […]

23
Jan

e1 – Humanities

We had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Shelley Ball speak about her trip to Antarctica.  Shelley was selected to be a part of the Homeward Bound Women in Science Leadership Expedition to Antarctica in 2016.  She discussed her experiences travelling to the cold desert climate and how this linked to our unit on environmental […]

20
Jan

e2 – Geography

e2 students began their unit on Canada’s Natural Resources and Industries with mining for diamonds (or in this case, chocolate chips). After removing all of their diamonds from the mine (in this case, a cookie) and replacing the topsoil and trees (icing and jelly beans), students were paid based on the number of clean diamonds […]

19
Jan

e2 – Media Arts

This week students explored the Gestalt Principles of visual communication. In pairs, they organized their very own interactive presentations/workshops that were focused on the concepts of: closure, similarity, proximity and continuity (in relation to Graphic Design).

18
Jan

e2 – English

To ease our e2 students back into the academic swing of things, they create a collage-style sketchnote that captured their perspective on 2017. Students had an opportunity to reflect on their influences and accomplishments of the “year that was”!