Graphing Calculators

This week, the grade 10 math class used TI-Nspire calculators to solve linear systems by graphing. They completed a booklet regarding information on the various uses and shortcuts for the calculator. Finally, students compared features of the TI-Nspire to those of a computer, finding similarities such a cursor, a trackpad, and even a physical alphabetical keyboard.

Pine Crest Adventures

Grade 12 Photo - Sep 21

Last week, the new grade 9 TOPS students bonded through four days of camp activities at YMCA Camp Pine Crest. The annual trip aims to connect the students with their peers and the senior TOPS students who attended the trip alongside them. Students participated in various activities including swimming, archery, high and low ropes, and an introductory topology lecture.

Chemistry Labs

The grade 11 chemistry class investigated various chemical elements and their properties through observations of chemical reactions. One lab experiment allowed students to analyze the reactivity of different metals based on displacement reactions. Familiarized with lab procedures and chemical nomenclature, students are ready to tackle upcoming labs and concepts in chemistry.

Rick Mercer Rants

The grade 11 English classes are creating Rick Mercer-style video rants about a topic of their choice. The topics range from climate change to romantic comedies and beyond. To fully replicate Mercer’s style, some students are filming their rants in Toronto’s graffiti alleys.