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8
May

Our new campus at Lansdowne

Construction by Castonguay Construction and SpaceWerx has begun and we’ll be ready to move to Lansdowne for September 2015. Here’s a sneak peek of our new home: Sketches prepared by:

29
Apr

The Element “Cleans The Capital”

It takes a glass bottle one million years to decompose students learned at OMS Montessori on Earth Day. Students at The Element High School, an extension of OMS Montessori, led an Earth Day assembly at the Alta Vista campus, where they told the younger students that it also takes plastic bottles 450 years, an aluminum […]

28
Apr

The Girls Volleyball Team

The girls’ volleyball team participated in an OISAA volleyball league during February and March. The league concluded with a full day playoff tournament in April. The girls practised before school regularly with coach Kyle Acres and their dedication and hard work paid off – The team finished third place in the league and fourth place […]

24
Apr

Growing Together Gala

17
Apr

Paul Dewar Speaks Foreign Affairs

                            Paul Dewar, MP of Ottawa-Center and the official opposition critic for foreign affairs, visited The Element to discuss current international affairs. Some of the countries he discussed were Iraq, Ukraine, Hong Kong and the Republic of Congo. Mr. Dewar also touched upon the nature of […]

17
Apr

Simple machine unit

                                    As part of our simple machines unit, students listened to a presentation by expert Paul Cooper on orthographic (2D technical) drawings.  Through the engineering design process, each student has come up with an idea for a machine […]

13
Apr

The Element Moves to Lansdowne

The Element, Ottawa’s first Montessori High School, is moving to Lansdowne for September 2015. This dynamic location was chosen to support The Element’s integrated program which encourages students to be active, participating members of the adult community. At The Element, students grocery shop for their cooking program, run micro-businesses, volunteer in the community and participate […]

10
Apr

Our Furry Friend

                Harvey, our featured furry friend, joins The Element on Fridays. He belongs to one of our students, but has been a regular classroom guest since last year. Students pitched the idea of bringing Harvey to school to Pat Gere, the School Director, who happily agreed to welcome […]

21
Mar

Skating into Spring Break

                                  Students skated into their Spring Break on the Rink of Dreams at City Hall on Friday. The activity was a way of celebrating the completion of the Drama Session, as the students had performed their play the day […]

13
Mar

Sherlock Holmes: A Drama in Four Acts

          Students at The Element performed an impressive production of Sherlock Holmes: A Drama in Four Acts. As a part of their drama session, students worked with professional actress and playwright, Elise Gauthier. Elise, who is well known in Ottawa as a frequent member of the Ottawa Stilt Union, worked with the […]