DECA Regionals

On Friday November 16th, the DECA regionals competition was held at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute. Over 70 TOPS students from Marc Garneau’s DECA chapter participated in the business and communication centered event. Through their hard work and preparation, many competitors won awards in the exam, roleplay, or both categories and will be moving on to the provincial stage.

Historical Media

As a continuation of their unit on the First World War, the grade 10 history students presented about various ways it is depicted in the media. Topics included the propaganda used in the war and the Vimy Ridge Memorial.

DIY Circuits

The grade 9 students studied current electricity this week. After learning about voltage, current, and Ohm’s law, they performed a lab to study these concepts in more detail, in which they constructed different circuits, recorded readings on voltmeters and ammeters, and gained a better understanding of everyday electronics.

Conditional Coding

The grade 10 ICS class learned about coding loops and conditional statements in Java. They will use their knowledge in an upcoming “Blast Off” project, where they will animate a rocket ship taking off and flying through space. Next week, the students will be researching and presenting potential careers related to computer science.

When Bikes Pollute

The grade 9 geography class studied concept maps. They analyzed how the extraction, production, distribution, and disposal of everyday products such as printers and bicycles affected the environment, and created concept maps which depicted their findings. Who knew that bikes were so un-eco-friendly?