Oedipus and Modern Media

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This week, Grade 12 English students began analyzing Sophocles’ Oedipus the King for connections to contemporary media. After investigating how Oedipus has influenced literature, movies, and television, students presented their findings to the class. Topics ranged from The Simpsons to The Great Gatsby.  

Forks of The Credit

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This week, Grade 9 students visited the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in search of the mysterious forces that shape Canadian landscapes. After conquering an 8 kilometre hike, they got a chance to see the Cheltenham Badlands – a landform so devoid of nutrients that it cannot support vegetation.

Marvellous Matrices

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This week, the Grade 10 Math students were introduced to the concept of matrices using the Gauss-Jordan elimination method. Students look forward to solving multi-step problems using different forms of matrices including basic operations involving row and row-reduced echelon form.

Oedipus the King

This week, the Grade 12 English students continued their journey into Oedipus the King, second of the three Theban plays. They brought Sophocles’ words to life with contemporary dramatic readings. As students continue to explore and analyze Oedipus, they will reflect on quintessential themes of human existence such as fate, free will, and the importance of stories.

Making Molecular Models

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The grade 11 TOPS students built impressive molecular models in Chemistry class from kits using balls, springs, and plastic sticks in order to recreate molecular bonds. This enlightening activity allowed them to investigate how different atoms bond with each other

Medieval Literature

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This week, the Grade 10 English class was “illuminated” with the literature and history of the Dark Ages. They studied fundamental medieval texts such as the Arthurian legends and the timeless tale of Tristan and Iseult. Students also enjoyed watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which provided a satiric perspective to their studies of medieval literature.