Epic Poems

This week, the grade 9 English students resumed their Greek mythology unit with the reading of The Odyssey, an epic poem written by Homer. Students will be annotating the story as they read to develop a better understanding of the morals and lessons taught throughout the book.

Kickin’ It

On Wednesday, Marc Garneau C.I. held a tryout for the girls’ soccer team after school. Mr. Hillman directed the participants through various drills and skill tests to aid the selection process. With almost 30 girls out on the field, the tryout was intense, but also a lot of fun.

Irrational and Rational

This week, the grade 9 math class completed a test on radicals after a series of lectures in the prior week. As an extension to the subject of irrational and rational numbers, students are currently learning about exponents, which they will be assessed on in the following week.

Stories Behind Books

This week, the grade 9 English students began presenting their timeline projects based on Neil Gaiman’s quote: “Without our stories we are incomplete”. Students reflected on their lives and pinpointed key forms of literature that impacted who they’d become, which helped them realize the power that stories hold.