Grade 12

High School English 

Our students have been working hard this semester as usual. We are soon to begin a play by William Shakespeare- Romeo & Juliet and studying the thematic connections to their lives today. 

We are also busy in English 11 with our Social Justice Unit on the effects of Institutional Racism. We will move into a case study on two novels that take place in the United States around this theme. 

Our Grade 12 students are also busy with preparing for what next year will bring academically. They have been looking at post-secondary education and for the ones who have already applied to a school; they are awaiting acceptance letters. Thank you to all the people who have supported our grad class with donations, their time, and purchasing tickets as support. All help is very much appreciated. 

Our High School students this month have been busy working away in their classes. Our Grade 10 English have been working away on their Short Story Unit. with themes of Nature, Addictions, and Travel. They will be moving on to Persuasive Writing & a Drama Unit- Romeo & Juliet. 

Grade 11 English have just finished exploring the theme of academic achievement, overcoming fears and are working on finalizing, drafting, and sharing their creative writing assignment of their history and what makes them unique. We are exploring the writing process and I are very proud of their hard work. 

Our graduates have all applied to interested post-secondary institutions. Some have received acceptance and some are patiently awaiting their acceptance letters. Scholarships have been shared and it is now the time if interested to start working on those personal essays of achievement. 

Our grade 12 graduates have been fundraising for their end of the year graduation trip. Their virtual fundraiser is a WT80 Draw that occurs weekly. We have raised to date approximately $1800 from this and we want to thank everyone for their continued support. If interested in participating in the e-transfer is 

We are all looking forward to March Break and the beginning of warm weather and spring. 

Overall the students have had a great first semester.  Our first semester has come to an end, exams are          being finished this week, and we were all eager to start fresh with a new schedule, and new faces.

Our Grade 12 students are continuing their fundraising for their annual grad trip. They do a weekly WT80 draw. The cost is $10.00 per ticket, and the draw takes place every Wednesday evening. 80% of Sales go to the winner and 20% go toward the Graduation Class. We appreciate all that are supporting us, and hope to see some new names on there in the new year. Grad pics have been completed and grad rings were designed this week. 

Courses offered for the upcoming Senior High (10-12) semester are: English 10 Academic, English 10 IPP, English 11, Visual Arts 12, Math Essentials 11, Math 11 @ Work, Math 10 Academic, Math 12 Academic, Math 10 @ Work, Canadian Families 12, Textile Technology 12, Mi’kmaq Studies 11, Contemporary World Religions 12, Oceans 11, Physical Education 10, & Skilled Trades 10.  

All in all we are looking forward to what the next month will hold, and wishing everyone an early spring! :) Happy February Everyone :)

The Senior High students have been working hard this month in finishing up their courses and units of study. They are entering into their final weeks and then, exam time. Their first semester of this school year is officially wrapping up! Way to go students! 

Our students will be getting started on their second semester courses on February 1st/ 2021. The class dynamics will change and our students and staff are eager to begin getting to know and working with their new classes.  

Outside of academics, the grad class has begun a new style of fundraising virtually for their end of year graduation trip. Although we have Covid, we are hoping and preparing for a trip locally or within Atlantic bubble.  

Happy January to all!!

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:

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

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