Swimming in Stories

The grade 9 English students began reading their final book of the semester: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. This novel is an allegory for censorship and various other political undertones in Rushdie’s native country.

Rise Over Run

This week, the grade 9 math class began their unit on analytical geometry. During the first lecture, students learned how to calculate the distance between coordinate points as well as the slope of a line. These skills will be applied during their study of geometric shapes later in the unit.

Modern Storytelling

This week, the grade 9 English class began working on a project that aims to deliver modern depictions of various Greek myths. Students will be presenting a skit using props that they’ve made or sourced, and drawing a comic using techniques previously taught in class.

Coding Competition

Many TOPS students enjoy getting involved in various competitions. This week, a number of students decided to participate in the Canadian Computing Competition: a contest for high school students that tests their programming abilities through a series of scenario-based questions.