Greek Mythology

This week, the grade 9 students started their study of Greek mythology by reading Homer’s The Odyssey. To gain a better understanding of the text, they participated in related activities such as putting themselves in a character’s dilemma, debating choices made by the characters, and rewriting scenes from the characters’ perspective.

Enthralling Literature

This week, the grade 10 English students participated in a literature circle discussion. Students chose novels written by Canadian authors, such as Station Eleven, The Book of Negroes, and Lullabies for Little Criminals. They discussed topics like racial discrimination, the fragility of civilization, and Indigenous peoples’ issues.

pH Experiments

This week, the grade 10 science students continued to monitor their potential of hydrogen (pH) experiment. They planted radishes and watered each plant with different acidities to test the effects of acid rain on vegetation.

Algonquin Expedition

The grade 10 science students embarked on their excursion to Algonquin Park. Over the course of 4 days, in groups of about 9 students, they collectively stopped at over 60 designated locations performing in excess of 2000 experiments. Now the grade 10 students are hard at work in groups of 4, writing a paper on one of the experiments; public …

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Acid-Base Equilibrium

Grade 12 Photo - May 9

The grade 12 chemistry students studied acid-base equilibrium. They completed two separate titrations using hydrochloric acid and acetic acid against a sodium hydroxide base. The pH values were recorded using a pH meter and Vernier LabQuest. The resulting titration curve was studied and the molar concentrations of the acids were determined.

Co-Ed Volleyball Team

School Life Blurb - May 9

The Marc Garneau co-ed volleyball team finished their last regular season game with a victory over Parkdale Collegiate Institute. The team trained in the mornings at 7:00am and after school until 5:00pm with a community coach. They will be moving on to the playoffs in the following week.