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!
Congratulations to Emerson Bonter and Jonathan Naylor who have been selected to join the Constituency Youth Council for Hastings-Lennox and Addington. Students from around the riding will work together to learn about the Federal government and topics that matter most to them. Among the topics they've been exploring are affordable housing, Indigenous affairs, and the environment.
More information is available here: https://mbossio.infolib.ca/news-nouvelles/constituency-youth-council/
Congratulations to Grade 12 student, Moira Wilson, whose essay, “The Devil Wears Pessimism: Society Advancement Within the Past Century” has been selected as the winner of the OSSTF Student Achievement Awards in the “Prose and Poetry” category. The essay will now forwarded for adjudication at the provincial level!
Moira’s essay, which she wrote for the purposes of this contest, discusses the concept of “Grumble Theory” as described by Abraham Maslow. She argues that “Canadians have forgotten the progress made over the past hundred years”.
Good luck to Moira in the next round of judging.
Queen’s University offers a summer enrichment experience for students from Grades 8-12. Students will be participating in challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic an living environment of university life. Through these experiences they will have the opportunity to learn beyond the school classroom with engaging and challenging courses that motivate them to explore and apply new knowledge. Please click the link for more information.
Students in Mr. Everhardus' grade 10 Civics class have been working together to uncover their Charter Rights in class. As students disucss and debate they are building knowledge and making sense about how these rights impact their daily lives.
Congratulations to our grade 12 student, Sabeen Asif, who has been selected to participate in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Model Parliament program!
Sabeen will be in Toronto from Feb. 27 – March 1 and representing the riding of Durham. She will be one of just 124 students from across the province to learn about the parliamentary history and the legislative process through workshops and presentations at this program.
You can find more information about this program at: https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/model-parliament-high-school-students
It is a long-standing tradition at CHSS to hold a charity fundraising auction to support local food banks. This year's event will be Dec. 5 and our Entrepreneurship class will be leading the event. There is a webstie with more information: https://www.chsschristmasauction.info/
Contact us at the school if you'd like to make a donation: 613 473 4251