It's time to ROCK THE TEST, CHSS!
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is just days away. Here are a few things you can do to get ready:
1. Do some practice questions from the Google Classroom. (Code is: pryp0b5)
2. Watch the videos and get excited.
Rock the Test, Part 1
Rock the Test, Part 2
3. Check your writing location on the pages outside the office.
4. Review the schedule below so you are ready.
5. Get a good night's sleep and be well rested for Wednesday!
Congratuations to Logan, Braeden, Adelaide, and Emma who were selected as Marmora Legion poster contest award winners. Thanks to Mary for delivering the good news!
Evening Keynote with Dr. Niigaan Sinclair on Truth and Reconciliation:
We All Have A Role To Play
On Monday Feb. 11 at Loyalist College (7 - 9 pm)
Click here for registraition details.
As we continue our work in Indigenous education and our commitment to the implementation of the
Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, HPEDSB is proud to announce an evening with Dr.
Niigaan Sinclair. Niigaan is a dynamic speaker who through narrative, will bring understanding,
positivity, and reflection to the work around Truth and Reconciliation within Canada and how we all
Niigaan will use his wealth of knowledge from both formal and lived experiences to empower and
inspire you to look toward the future and ask what can we do today, that will support and continue
to build positive relationships in Reconciliation.
Beginning on Feb. 7, our Guidance teachers will be working with students to choose courses for next year. This is a good time to start discussing the future! Questions like "What pathway am I best suited for as a learner?", "What is my post-secondary destination plan?" and "Do I have all of the required courses I need for graduation?" will spark some good discussions at home.
These three tools will help to support your planning processes:
1. Our course calendar website
2. Our 4-year course planning worksheet - My Education Planner
3. MyBlueprint - our course selection and career planning website
Student Council will be hosting some events to help students to be ready for exams:
Thursday Jan. 17 - Yoga in the Armoury at Lunch
Friday Jan. 18 - "Surprise" from Student Council
Monday Jan. 21 - Comfy Clothes Day and Therapy Dogs at Lunch
Tuesday Jan. 22 - Reindeer Hunt Celebration
The students in Mrs. Saunder's grade 9 English class have been reading Harry Potter and have divided themselves into the famed houses: Gryfindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. They have been competing with their house teams in class challenages presented through the Classcraft Gaming app.
Today's team challenge was to use a piece of technical writing (ie, a recipe) to make the "Knickerbocker Glory" which is mentioned in the book that they have read:
“They ate in the zoo restaurant, and when Dudley has a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory didn’t have enough ice cream on top, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first.”
This team challenge was assessed based on team team's ability to build consensus, proper hygiene, respect for and maintenance of the space, and their method of creating the beautiful sundaes.
Mrs. Saunders and Ms. Pickstock are helping to create invested learners as by presenting a series of challenges that will lead to one team winning the house cup prize!