We're pushing full steam ahead with teaching and learning in the Secondary school as classes prepare to wrap up with summative assessments, closing talks with teachers, and celebrations by grade level. We're also working on all of our end-of-year celebrations and transitions. We're excited about the Sports Awards Virtual Ceremony (The password is the same as that of the parent portal) and here is what's coming up for our Grade 12 celebrations and transitions:
Grade 12 Celebrations and Procedures:
We would also like to celebrate the learning that has been happening during our distance learning program. Here are some great things that have been happening in our classes:
Individuals and Societies:
Grade 8 Individuals and Societies students have been learning about Renaissance thinkers. Their assignment was to post Tweets from Renaissance thought-leaders in the style of today's social media influencers. Below are some examples of their work.
This past week our Band students created videos for the Grade 4 students. In these videos, they shared their knowledge and experience regarding their instruments and being a member of the band. These videos will help the Grade 4 students choose which instrument they would like to play next year. The fourth graders will be inspired to follow in the footsteps of our incredible secondary musicians!
In Grade 6 Science class, students have been learning about the solar system. They were asked to think critically about why the Earth is able to sustain life, why other planets may or may not be able to, and how the Earth's rotation affects life on our planet. Below are examples of their work.
Language and Literature:
In DP HL Language and Literature, students learned about semiotics and applied their knowledge and understanding of symbols and signifiers to their non-literary text: the Nike Dream Crazy campaign. This week, students are thinking critically about Nike's appeal, and asking to what extent its representation of meritocracy and The American Dream is both aspirational and unethical. Here are two examples of student work.
In Grades 7-8 Design class, students have learned how to make video tutorial blogs to teach others how to make something. In this video, one of our students teaches others how to make banana and chocolate muffins.
In lieu of sharing student work this week, we thought it'd be fun to show you how one of our Math teachers, Mr. Egge, keeps student attention focused on him during Google Meets. We leave you with this moment of zen:
Please keep the communication coming.
Thank you to all the parents who have helped us through sharing feedback, the parent perspective, and your ideas and questions about how we can improve the distance learning program. Please let us know if you have any concerns or if you want to pass on any ideas.
Ty Smeins, Secondary Principal
Sheila Seiler, Secondary Assistant Principal
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: