Students gathered to prepare for HOSA, a medical competition that attracts youth from across Canada. Topics covered range from Medical Terminology to EMT. Past participants from Marc Garneau have competed and placed highly on an international level – successful participants this year will compete at an international conference in Dallas, Texas.
This week, the grade 10 English class read books depicting World War II, such as Maus by Art Spiegelman and Night by Elie Wiesel. They were immersed in the devastation of Hitler’s commands, the complex and careful politics, and the overwhelming sense of fear. Group discussions of the students’ reading will be held next week.
This week, the grade 9 geography class took a trip around downtown Toronto. The students visited Evergreen Brickworks, the Distillery District, the St. Lawerence Market, and Kensington Market. They learned all about how rural areas of the past are now used in urbanized communities and also had fun exploring downtown.
MGCI’s Christmas spirit week helped everyone get into a festive mood! For each day of the week, students dressed up in different themed outfits, such as pajamas or house colours, to earn points for their house. To end off the week on a jolly note, students wore their ugly Christmas sweaters and participated in the annual Christmas Show.
The grade 11 chemistry class covered an expansive unit on gases, involving stoichiometry, unit conversions, and calculations. They conducted a series of mini-labs that delved into the properties and relationships of pressure, temperature, and volume. Finally, the students synthesized these concepts through a culminating lab that involved producing a gas and applying laws and conversions to find various measurements.