Middle School - January 25 / 2018

RSVP for Challenge Week Parent Information Night - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

You are all invited to attend a Middle and Senior School Challenge Week Parent Information Evening on Wednesday, February 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at 1320 Yonge Street. Teachers and trip providers of the overnight excursions will be there to share details about preparation, activities, safety, transportation, and forms for your child's upcoming Challenge Week experience.

We ask that you RSVP by Monday January 29, 2018. Please complete the form here.

Student-Centred Interviews - Pick-a-time online booking system will open Feb 15th, 1 p.m.

The autumn Student-Centered interviews were a huge success and we will continue with this format for upcoming interviews on Feb 22 and 27. Students are strongly encouraged to attend to participate in a conversation with parents and teachers about their learning and taking ownership of next steps.

Grade 7 Literature Circles Raise Awareness About Social Issues

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Grade 7 literature circles are part of the MYP English curriculum. Students are provided with an option in the selection of one of four novels. Novel themes are focused on social justice issues. As part of the MYP programme, action service arising from curriculum learning is encouraged, and this term we will see various groups engaged in either increasing awareness or raising funds to support an organization. This past week, members of 7B have been raising awareness and funds via a pop-up shop to support ‘Water for South Sudan Service’, a non-profit organization that enables villagers to access clean water.

Middle School Debaters Continue Their Successful Season!

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On Saturday 20 January, four Middle School debaters traveled to Country Day School to participate in the biennial Country Day School Public Speaking Competition. These students had to compete in three events - Radio Newscast, Interpretive Reading and Impromptu Speaking. Congratulations to the following students for their achievements:

Jonah Leibu (Grade 8) placed 2nd in impromptu speaking, 6th in interpretive reading and 5th place overall.

  • Alex Baldwin (Grade 7) placed 5th in radio newscast and was 6th overall
  • Louis Rudolph-Naiberg placed 5th in interpretive reading
  • Shoshana Iny (Grade 7) and Jonah were the 3rd place team
  • Louis Rudolph-Naiberg and Alex Baldwin were the 7th place team

The “Nolan Classic” was a hit!

As a culminating celebration of the Middle Years Programme, Grade 10 students are to engage in a Personal Project, an activity where students use their personal interests to demonstrate the skills acquired in the five years of the programme. This year, Debate Captain Ben Singer decided to organise and run his very own debate tournament, the “Nolan Classic”.

This tournament was opened to all debaters in Grades 6, 7 and 8. Held on Wednesday the 24th, 19 Middle School Debaters debaters competed in two rounds - “This House Would Ban Tests” and “This House Believes That Disney Princesses are Good Female Role Models” - with a dozen Grade 10 students volunteering as judges.

Grade 7 students, Shoshana Iny and Alex Baldwin placed third, Grade 8 students Anna Aber and Ben Daniels placed second and Grade 8 students Taira Mehta and Maddy Blanc were the winners of the inaugural “Nolan Classic”.  Congratulations to winners and participants.

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