Grade 12

Overall, the students have had a great month. Report cards just came out last week, and we are now into the second half of our first semester courses. Christmas vacation is just around the corner and although it may seem they have an early break, we will be doing business as usual virtually for the next three weeks leading up to Dec 18th

In the English 12 we are working on our Play / Drama Unit -The Crucible. They will get an inside insight into what life was like during the 1600’s, during the tragic era of the Salem Witch Trials in Salem Massachusetts. 

Business Technology 11 has just finished up a keyboarding unit, and have been currently working on word formatting skills & letter writing techniques. They have formatted newsletters, used google maps, developed tables & calendars, written professional menus, created itinerary charts and are working on resume and cover letters currently. 

Happy December Everyone! 

October is flying by, and it is hard to believe that Christmas Break is only around the corner. In English, we have just finished up a focus on ‘Short Story Texts’ and the examination of these texts through Persuasive Writing. We are set to start a novel study that will be a play unit on The Crucible. It is an interesting play that gives an inside look into the events that unfolded in Salem, Massachusetts often known as the Salem Witch Trials. 

Business Technology 11 is completing their final weeks in learning touch keyboarding and will be moving into a Unit that focuses on Word Formatting of documents for a variety of purposes. 

Grad pictures have been taken early this year to help be pro-active in case a second wave hits us. Grade 12 students have been working on their post-secondary plans, and applications are underway. Grade 11’s has been updating their myblueprint plans to ensure they are on track to graduation, and to begin contemplation of future career choices.

September has arrived and slipped by very quickly. We were off to a late start, but are starting to settle into our new normal.  My first semester courses being offered are as follows: English 12, and Business Technology 11. We are going over document processing fundamentals in Business Technology and are working on some treaty education resources in English 12. 

Career Cruising for Grades 9-12 has also started for the grade 12’s. This is an approach to help students become more prepared for the decisions they will have to make on course selections and post-secondary institutions in their future. Our students will be using web resources as a tool to help them make these decisions. Last year all of our grads were accepted into post-secondary institutions of their choosing, which is our annual goal for each grad class. We will continue with the Grade 12 group and make our way down to the Grade 9’s.

We have moved our Grad pictures up to October 7th this year, to ensure if a wave comes we will have this completed. Reminder when we switch to digital learning, to log on to google classroom daily for your assignments and to check your emails daily. All work posted is required this year, and if not completed it could prevent a student from completing needed course outcomes. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions: nmaloney@lskschool.ca

September has arrived and we are busy ensuring we are completely prepared to welcome our students in for a great start! We have been busy sanitizing, decluttering, and re-organizing our classrooms to ensure we follow the health and safety standards set out by Public Health. 

Our new normal will consist of some changes in the Senior High. Students will need to follow directional arrows in the hallways, use labelled staircases to go up and down the stairs, and wear masks in the hallways, on the bus, and in classrooms if they cannot distance chairs to standards. Students are to bring their water bottle each day to school, as there is no access to water fountains for students this year. Lockers will not be available this year. Breakfast will be provided in their homeroom class, and lunch will also be provided in their homeroom class. Always remember to have your temperature checked, each time you enter into the building and sanitize each time you enter any classroom. 

 Classes will resume as always. Students have been scheduled into their required courses and special attention was given to try to keep classes at an equal size to support the new distancing protocols in the classroom. Student schedules will be emailed to all 10-12 students prior to the start date and will be sent to their school emails. Personal Chromebook devices have been ordered for students, and will be arriving prior to their start date.

Career Cruising for Grades 9-12 will continue this year. This is a new approach to help students become more prepared for the decisions they will have to make on course selections and post-secondary institutions in their future. Our students will be using web resources as a tool to help them make these decisions. For the last 2 years all of our grads, who wished to attend a post-secondary institution were supported and accepted into the school of their choosing. This is an annual goal for each grad class to better support students in future success and academic achievement. 

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns that I can help you solve J nmaloney@lskschool.ca

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Hello and final farewell greetings to our High School students. I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and feeling re-energized with the ending of the school year and the beginning of your summer vacations. I hope that restrictions will begin to be lifted and we will all get to have some level of a summer vacation close to home. Maybe it will give us a new found appreciation for all the beauty our province has and can offer. This summer we are all at the mercy of the government, so fingers crossed for the ability to explore! 

The semester is winding down and now is the time to get in any outstanding work you wish to complete to see an increase in your final mark. The final deadline for work is June 5th. Report Cards will be issued mid-June to your LSK school emails. I am hoping we will all return to the classroom in the fall, and although this may not look the same as it was before, it would be great to be together in the classroom again! 

For our Grade 12 graduating class, from our end we are planning and prepping to be able to give you the best graduation ceremony we can, while abiding by the provincial safety regulations that are in place. We are doing our best to be able to acknowledge and celebrate your big day, and we will share our plan with you as it is approved and finalized. 

For my graduates, my hearts go out to you. I am so incredibly proud of each and every one of you. You have persevered through challenges, and pandemics to find success and reach your goal of graduation. This marks the beginning of the next chapter of your lives, and I am so excited to see what your path will be. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors, and endless happiness in all of your life experiences. You will be a graduating class for the books and one that will always be remembered. Although we cannot gather as we have in previous years, this does not take away from or diminish the great accomplishment of our graduates. I wish you each my deepest congratulations on the achievement of earning the title of...

The Graduating Class of 2020! Reach for the Stars!! 

Love, Nikki 

 

Teacher Message for High School Students
May
ELA 11 & 10  

Hello my wonderful students!! I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and finding some things to do to pass your time. I wanted to touch base with you all to let you know that, I too am missing you all, our typical routine, and the ability to check in with you in a classroom setting. 

As many of you know, we were given an update from Premier McNeil on April 28th/2020 that has extended the closure of schools until May 18th/2020. I have not been given any new information on what this means for graduation activities / expectations. I am unsure as of now if we will be back together for June, or working online for the rest of the school year. As soon as I receive any new information, I will let you know. They will have to make an official decision by May 18th I would think! 

For now, ELA 11 & 10 students please continue to set aside time each day / week to go through to see if you have assignments that are not passed in. If you click on the little person icon, (see pic below) you can see the whole course, what assignments we have had in each category and what your marks are for each one. Please take some time to go through this, and also to check the assignments posted to see if you did not turn in any. If you have work outstanding please complete it and pass it in.

For my graduates, my hearts go out to you. It frustrates me that we have no new information from the province. From my end I am planning and prepping for what I know I can still give you, regardless if it is in a graduation ceremony or if it is a scheduled pick up situation. I am working at trying to give you as much as I am allowed, while following the mandates by the health authority in our province, that you would typically receive on your graduation day. I am also working on a plan for alternatives means to ensure you receive graduation photos. 

Please let me know, if you have any questions for me, Email- nmaloney@lskschool.ca. I will be in contact with you all again soon! Please, stay safe everyone xoxo

Teacher Message for High School Students May
ELA 11 & 10

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Hello my wonderful students!! I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and finding some things to do to pass your time. I wanted to touch base with you all to let you know that, I too am missing you all, our typical routine, and the ability to check in with you in a classroom setting As many of you know, we were given an update from Premier McNeil on April 28th/2020 that has extended the closure of schools until May 18th/2020. I have not been given any new information on what this means for graduation activities / expectations. I am unsure as of now if we will be back together for June, or working online for the rest of the school year. As soon as I receive any new information, I will let you know. They will have to make an official decision by May 18th I would think!

For now, ELA 11 & 10 students please continue to set aside time each day / week to go through to see if you have assignments that are not passed in. If you click on the little person icon, (see pic below) you can see the whole course, what assignments we have had in each category and what your marks are for each one. Please take some time to go through this, and also to check the assignments posted to see if you did not turn in any. If you have work outstanding please complete it and pass it in.

For my graduates, my hearts go out to you. It frustrates me that we have no new information from the province. From my end I am planning and prepping for what I know I can still give you, regardless if it is in a graduation ceremony or if it is a scheduled pick up situation. I am working at trying to give you as much as I am allowed, while following the mandates by the health authority in our province, that you would typically receive on your graduation day. I am also working on a plan for alternatives means to ensure you receive graduation photos.

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Please let me know, if you have any questions for me, Email- nmaloney@lskschool.ca. I will be in contact with you all again soon! Please, stay safe everyone xoxo

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Attached is a link for new release on the government planned support for students and new grads.

Geology 12

  1. Describe and give examples of the major themes that unite the study of geology. (Already in progress as we continue to cover different geology topics)
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how geological processes. And resources impact the lives of people. (In progress)
  3. Provide examples of the relevance of mining to every day materials used in. our lives (In progress)
  4. Explain how a knowledge of geology might influence our decisions about how we use Earth's resources. (In progress)
  5. Describe theories and evaluate the limits of our understanding of Earth's internal structure.
  6. Describe the process of soil formation and identify the factors involved in the development of different soils.

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