The grade 10 history students engaged in a “speakeasy.” After performing research last week on an individual of their choosing from the 1920s, students had the chance to mingle in a Prohibition-era speakeasy setting, exchanging information about the personalities they represented.
Many TOPS students are avid chess players and spend their Friday lunches playing the game in the chess club. Club members can also apply to join the chess team and play competitively. The chess team consistently plays well in tournaments, with the junior team placing first in their competition last year.
The grade 10 math class began their geometry unit. After reviewing formulas for the length and midpoint of a line segment, students went on to study circle geometry, investigating the equation of a circle as well as properties of tangents and chords, which they will be tested on this week.
The grade 10 students began reading Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front as part of the integrated English and history course. Students discussed both literary and historical aspects of the novel, tackling topics such as trench warfare and how soldiers were affected by the war.