Homework Assigned By: David Walsh
September 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
To prepare for our in-class novel, we discussed 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Students were given copies of the novel 'Torn Away' and a workbook. We read the Chapter 1, and answered questions on Chapter 1 and the Prologue.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We took time from the novel to look at information about the upcoming Federal Election. There will be a student vote in class on Election Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We took time from the novel to look at information about the upcoming Federal Election. There will be a student vote in class on Election Day.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Picture Day will be October 1st.
September 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students were given an 'About Me' survey to complete.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
To prepare for our in-class novel, we discussed 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We read 'The Giver' chapters 2 and 3, and answered questions in the workbook.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We read 'The Giver' chapters 2 and 3, and answered questions in the workbook.
September 9, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we had our first class. Students were placed into an alphabetical seating plan, and we reviewed fire drill and lockdown procedures. Students were given a 'name tent' activity to work on.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we had our first class. Students were placed into an alphabetical seating plan, and we reviewed fire drill and lockdown procedures. Students were given a 'name tent' activity to work on.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Students were asked to complete an 'About Me' survey.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had our first class. Students were placed into an alphabetical seating plan, and we reviewed fire drill and lockdown procedures. Students were given a 'utopia to dystopia' activity to work on.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students were issued copies of the novel 'The Giver', and a workbook for the novel. We read Chapter 1, and answered questions in the workbook.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we had our first class. Students were placed into an alphabetical seating plan, and we reviewed fire drill and lockdown procedures. Students were given a 'utopia to dystopia' activity to work on.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Students were issued copies of the novel 'The Giver', and a workbook for the novel. We read Chapter 1, and answered questions in the workbook.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1 (110A)
Picture Day will be October 1st.
June 9, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued reading the novel 'Flipped', and did work in the booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
The class continued working on the research projects. Presentations will occur on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued reading the novel 'Flipped', and did work in the booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
The class continued working on the research projects. Presentations will occur on Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Ziggy orders are due no later than Wed., June 16. Price list is in Google Classroom.

There will be a Gonzaga Q&A with the Gonzaga Student Council on Thurs., June 17 at 7pm. Students will need to RSVP to get a Google Meet invitation. Details are in Google Classroom.
June 1, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we started the 'Mysteries' unit. Students will be working in groups to research a topic, then creating a presentation to show the rest of the class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we finished the poetry booklet in class, and the class was assigned a task to write and illustrate an original poem.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The class worked on their illustrated poem
May 28, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students are asked to finish and submit their 'National Velvet' response through Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We finished our poetry booklet today, and students have been assigned a task to create their own poem.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued with the poetry booklet today.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that Monday, May 31 is a PD Day for teachers, and there are no classes for students.
May 25, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with the movie 'National Velvet'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We started the Poetry Unit today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued with the movie 'National Velvet'
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to bring in the LaserTag permission form and complete the on-line waiver (see the school's website for the link).

Reminder to send in the yearbook order form or complete it on-line if you would like to order one.
May 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we completed a worksheet on the movie version of Romeo & Juliet. Tomorrow we will start presenting the Persuasive Essays completed earlier this year.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we started watching the movie 'National Velvet'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we started presentations of the Persuasive Essays. We will continue tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we started watching the movie 'National Velvet'
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students are reminded to return their completed permission forms for Laser Tag as soon as possible, along with the $25.00 fee.

Please send along a baby picture to Mme. Quann for the year end slideshow. Yearbooks can also still be ordered, until May 28th.
May 17, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with the Oral History presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We finished watching Romeo & Juliet (1996).
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued watching Romeo & Juliet (1996).
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued with the Oral History presentations.
May 14, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued with the Oral History presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued watching Romeo & Juliet (1996).
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with the Oral History presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued watching Romeo & Juliet (1996).
May 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today the class started presenting the Oral History paper that they had completed previously. We will continue presenting for the next couple of classes until all students have had a chance to speak in front of the class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we continued with the movie version of Romeo & Juliet.

Students are reminded to get in their R&J projects.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today the class started presenting the Oral History paper that they had completed previously. We will continue presenting for the next couple of classes until all students have had a chance to speak in front of the class.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Permission forms have been sent home with the students for the Field Trip to Front Line Action on June 17th. These forms and the $25.00 fee are due in by May 28th. A link to the required liability waiver has also been posted to the school's website.
May 7, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students were asked to complete their illustrated poem, and to finish it for homework if they were not done.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Students completed a quiz on Romeo & Juliet Act V.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students completed a quiz on Romeo & Juliet Act V.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to get in your yearbook order form if you wish to order one. Information on how to place an on-line order is on the school's website.
Please send your baby picture to Mme. Quann if you haven't already done so.
May 5, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today the students were asked to select one of the poems they have written in class and to turn it into an illustrated picture.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we finished Romeo & Juliet. The quiz on Act V will be on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we worked on Diamante poems.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we finished Romeo & Juliet. The quiz on Act V will be on Friday.
May 4, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we did some Cinquains in Poetry.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we started Act V in Romeo & Juliet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we did Diamante poems as part of Poetry.
May 3, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we reviewed Nouns and Pronouns for Grammar Monday, then moved on to Couplets and Quatrains for Poetry.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we reviewed Nouns and Pronouns for Grammar Monday, then moved on to Cinquains for Poetry.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we did the quiz on Romeo & Juliet Act IV.

Students are reminded that the final project is due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we did the quiz on Romeo & Juliet Act IV.

Students are reminded that the final project is due on Friday.
April 30, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we looked at couplets, quatrains, and cinquains.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The Act 4 quiz has been moved to Monday, May 3.

We continued with the movie of Romeo & Juliet today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The Act 4 quiz has been moved to Monday, May 3.

We continued with the movie of Romeo & Juliet today.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students are reminded to bring in their yearbook order forms, and to send a baby picture to Mme. Quann.

Reminder that the new condensed day starts on Monday, may 3. The revised school schedule is posted to the main MDJH website.
April 29, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Romeo & Juliet Quiz on Act IV is set for tomorrow.

The deadline for the final Romeo & Juliet project has been moved to Friday, May 7th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we looked at Narrative Poems such as 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Romeo & Juliet Quiz on Act IV is set for tomorrow.

The deadline for the final Romeo & Juliet project has been moved to Friday, May 7th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we finished work on Alliteration and Onomatopoeia.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The revised class schedule that starts on Monday has been posted to the school's main website.
April 20, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we continued with Romeo & Juliet Act III.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we continued with Romeo & Juliet Act III.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we did an activity involving writing limericks. Students will read out their limerick in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we did an activity involving writing limericks. Students will read out their limerick in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we continued with Romeo & Juliet Act III.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we continued with Romeo & Juliet Act III.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we did an activity involving writing limericks. Students will read out their limerick in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we did an activity involving writing limericks. Students will read out their limerick in class tomorrow.
April 16, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We read 'Red Riding Hood Revisited' and examined rhyme.
We also read the article 'How to Eat A Poem'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We finished watching a video of 'Romeo & Juliet' Act II, then the students completed a short quiz.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We finished reading 'Romeo & Juliet' Act II, then started watching a video of the act being performed.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We read 'Red Riding Hood Revisited' and examined rhyme.
We also read the article 'How to Eat A Poem'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students are asked to send in a baby picture to Mme. Quann for the Grade 9 Slideshow.
April 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
The students were asked to work in groups to read and present a poem to the class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We did a grammar activity today, focusing on nouns.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued Romeo & Juliet Act II.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We started 'Romeo & Juliet' Act III today. We also discussed the final project for the play.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
The students were asked to work in groups to read and present a poem to the class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We finished watching the video of 'Romeo & Juliet' Act II, then the students did a short quiz on the act.
Art
Assigned to Class: 120
We finished Romeo & Juliet Act II, and watched a video of the Act.
April 14, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we did an activity where students wrote a paragraph, then turned it into a poem.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued on Act II of Romeo & Juliet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We had a very short Visual activity, then completed turning a paragraph into a poem.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Yearbook order forms went home with students today.
April 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started a unit on Poetry today. Students were given a handout of terms for review.
Students were asked to review PowerSchool to check for missing assignments.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We started a unit on Poetry today. Students were given a handout of terms for review.
Students were asked to write a paragraph on their favourite food, which they will turn into a poem.
Students were asked to review PowerSchool to check for missing assignments.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students were given their NLESD Chromebooks during this period. They also completed a survey of Student Interest and Experience at MDJH.
Students were asked to review PowerSchool to check for missing assignments.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Students were given their NLESD Chromebooks during this period. They also completed a survey of Student Interest and Experience at MDJH.
Students were asked to review PowerSchool to check for missing assignments.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
If a student requested a ChromeBook from NLESD, they were given one today. Students were also asked to give their opinion on an end of year activity.
April 12, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we did some work in out Grammar booklets
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We started Romeo & Juliet Act II
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We started Romeo & Juliet Act II
April 1, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We watched a video of the opening act of 'Romeo & Juliet'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We finished the book cover project for 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We watched a video of the opening act of 'Romeo & Juliet'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We had a library visit today during class.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Classes will resume on Monday, April 12th. It will be Day 5 on the schedule.
March 29, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Tomorrow we will have a quiz on 'Among the Hidden'. There is a review document in Google Classroom that gives the details of the novel chapter by chapter.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We started an activity on creating a coat of arms for each student.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Tomorrow we will have a quiz on 'Among the Hidden'. There is a review document in Google Classroom that gives the details of the novel chapter by chapter.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We had a quiz on Act I today.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that Thursday is the last day of classes before the Easter break.
March 25, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we finished the novel 'Among the Hidden'. We will have a short quiz on the novel next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had a quiz on Act I of Romeo & Juliet. We will start Act II on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we finished the novel 'Among the Hidden'. We will have a short quiz on the novel next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Tomorrow (Friday) we will be watching a video of Act I of Romeo & Juliet. We will have a quiz on Act I on Monday.
March 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We read 'Among the Hidden' Chapters 21 and 22.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued with 'Romeo & Juliet', Finishing Act 1, Scene 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued with 'Romeo & Juliet', Finishing Act 1, Scene 3.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We read 'Among the Hidden' Chapters 19 and 20.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Term II Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 25, from 12:30-6:30pm. If you would like to make an appointment please use OPTIS. Parents/guardians have the option of doing a telephone conference or video conference. OPTIS is now open to schedule interviews.
March 18, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we read 'Among the Hidden' chapters 16 to 18. Students are asked to return any library books that they have finished.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we started 'Romeo & Juliet' Act I.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we read 'Among the Hidden' chapters 18 to 20. Students are asked to return any library books that they have finished.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we started 'Romeo & Juliet' Act I.
March 17, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today the class read chapters 16 & 17 of 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The class were asked to work on some grammar exercises today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today the class read chapters 12 to 15 of 'Among the Hidden', and were asked to work on a journal entry.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that in-class instruction resumes tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th.
March 16, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we read chapters 12 to 15 of 'Among the Hidden', and students were asked to complete a journal entry.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we read chapters 8 to 11 of 'Among the Hidden', and students were asked to complete two journal entries.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we did an activity on Shakespearean Insults.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we did an activity on Shakespearean Insults.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that in-person instruction begins on Thursday, March 18th. Please see the MDJH website for more information.
March 12, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we worked through a worksheet on the prologue of 'Romeo & Juliet'
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we read chapters 5 to 7 of 'Among the Hidden'. The students were asked to write a journal entry in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we worked through a worksheet on the prologue of 'Romeo & Juliet'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we read chapters 8 to 11 of 'Among the Hidden'. The students were asked to write two journal entries in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that Monday, March 15th is a holiday. There are no classes on that day. Tuesday will be Day 6 on the calendar.

On-line teaching will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 16 & 17), and we are back in the classroom on Thursday, March 18th.
March 11, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we read chapters 5 to 7 in 'Among the Hidden'. Students were asked to complete a journal entry in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we had an overview of 'Romeo & Juliet'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had an overview of 'Romeo & Juliet'.
March 10, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We read chapters 3 and 4 of 'Among the Hidden', and students were asked to complete a journal entry in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
To get ready for 'Romeo & Juliet', the students were asked to fill out a pre-reading survey through Google Forms. Surveys not completed in class should be done for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 120
To get ready for 'Romeo & Juliet', the students were asked to fill out a pre-reading survey through Google Forms.
Surveys not completed in class should be done for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We read chapters 3 and 4 of 'Among the Hidden', and students were asked to complete a journal entry in Google Classroom.
March 9, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We viewed some short videos to look at what 'totalitarian' government is, then read Chapters 1 and 2 from our novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The class completed a worksheet as we looked at a slideshow about William Shakespeare.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We viewed some short videos to look at what 'totalitarian' government is, then read Chapters 1 and 2 from our novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The class completed a worksheet as we looked at a slideshow about William Shakespeare.
March 5, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we discussed questions that are related to the novel we will be reading in class next week, 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we discussed questions that are related to the novel we will be reading in class next week, 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today the class was given a test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today the class was given a test.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that course selection is due in to Gonzaga by Tuesday, March 9th.

There will be no classes on Monday, March 8th due to a PD Day for teachers.

Monday, March 15th is a District-wide holiday.
March 3, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had a presentation from Gonzaga on course selection. Reminder that both a course selection sheet and PowerSchool course selection have to be sent in by March 5th. See the school website (mdjh.info) for more information
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today the students completed the essay test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The students worked on a CommonLit article to help prepare for the test on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students were asked to make a FlipGrid about what they would like to do when the lockdown is lifted.
March 2, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we wrote the essay test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today students were asked to write an answer to the article we read yesterday. Students are reminded to turn in their answer if they have not already.

Reminder of the test on Friday. Review materials are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today students were asked to write an answer to the article we read yesterday. Students are reminded to turn in their answer if they have not already.

Reminder of the test on Friday. Review materials are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Reminder of the test tomorrow. Review materials are in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that a representative from Gonzaga will be joining us in our class tomorrow to go over course selection for next year. All students are expected to attend and to be on-time, as this will take the full period.
February 26, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
The class was given time to work on their Oral History essays and/or novel projects. We will finish these off next week.

Reminder of the test on March 3rd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We had a short presentation from Ms. Watton on the Virtual Guidance Room that is available for MDJH Students.

The class was given time to work on their CommonLit articles and/or novel projects.

Reminder of the test on March 5th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We had a short presentation from Ms. Watton on the Virtual Guidance Room that is available for MDJH Students.

The class was given time to work on their Oral History essays and/or novel projects. We will finish these off next week.

Reminder of the test on March 2rd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The class was given time to work on their CommonLit articles and/or novel projects.

Reminder of the test on March 5th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Course selection materials for high school have been posted to the MDJH website. We will be having a course selection session on Wednesday morning (Period 1) with a teacher from Gonzaga. They will join or Google Meet to go over how to select courses and choose your program. Please do not make any decisions until we have this session! They will be able to answer all your questions at that time.
February 25, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today the class was given time to work on their Oral History Project. All interviews should be done by now, and students should be creating their essays based on the interview responses.

Tomorrow will be Reading Friday, as the novel projects are due on Monday, March 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Class was given time to complete outstanding CommonLit assignments, or to work on their Novel Projects.

Tomorrow will be Reading Friday, as the novel projects are due on Monday, March 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today the class was given time to work on their Oral History Project. All interviews should be done by now, and students should be creating their essays based on the interview responses.

Tomorrow will be Reading Friday, as the novel projects are due on Monday, March 1.
February 24, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we had a presentation on Pink Shirt Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we had an anti-bullying presentation as part of Pink Shirt Day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we continued with CommonLit, reading and answering questions on an article about concussions in teens.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we the class was assigned to read an article on Egyptian Mummies, and to answer questions in preparation for the test next week.
February 23, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We read an on-line article about the power of video games to change a person's mood.

Students are reminded to interview their subjects so they can work on the essay in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We read an on-line article called ''Teens Use Social Media for Good Deeds'.

Students are reminded to complete any missing CommonLit stories or articles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We read an on-line article on concussions.

Students are reminded to complete any missing CommonLit stories or articles.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day.
February 22, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We read an on-line article called 'The Power of Likes'.

Students are reminded to complete any missing CommonLit stories or articles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We discussed the Oral History Project. Details are in Google Classroom. Rough draft should be completed by Friday.

Reminder that the novel project is due Friday.

Reminder of the test next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We read an on-line article called 'Teens Use Social Media for Good Deeds'.

Students are reminded to complete any missing CommonLit stories or articles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We discussed the Oral History Project. Details are in Google Classroom. Rough draft should be completed by Friday.

Reminder that the novel project is due Friday.

Reminder of the test next week.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday. Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to class.
February 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Reading Friday. Student were asked to record their novel selections in a FlipGrid Video.

There will be an upcoming essay test on March 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Reading Friday. Student were asked to record their novel selections in a FlipGrid Video.

There will be an upcoming essay test on March 5.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reading Friday. Student were asked to record their novel selections in a FlipGrid Video.

There will be an upcoming essay test on March 5.
February 18, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We read an article from the textbook called 'Bullies and Bytes'. We also discussed the Oral History project, which we will be working on in class next week. Students will have to interview someone and put the answers into an essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We read an on-line article called 'Why Teens Find The End of the World So Appealing'.

Students are reminded to complete any missing CommonLit stories or articles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We read an on-line article called 'Why Teens Find The End of the World So Appealing'.

Students are reminded to complete any missing CommonLit stories or articles.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We read an on-line article about the importance of zoos and animal conservation. Students were asked to record their opinion on a FlipGrid video.
February 17, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we read an article from the textbook called 'Bullies and Bytes', focusing on cyberbullying. Students were asked to complete a journal at the end.

We discussed the new digital option for the upcoming novel project, which has been uploaded to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We read an article from the text titled 'William's Windmill', and watched two short TED Talks involving William K. Students were asked to complete a Google Form based on one of these TED Talks.

We discussed the new digital option for the upcoming novel project, which has been uploaded to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we looked at the life and impact of Viola Desmond. Student were asked to complete a journal activity.

We discussed the new digital option for the upcoming novel project, which has been uploaded to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Students were asked to read and answer questions on an essay on CommonLit titled 'The Power of Likes'.

We discussed the new digital option for the upcoming novel project, which has been uploaded to Google Classroom.
February 16, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We read an essay by Steven King, and the students were asked to summarize the key points of the article.

There will be a test on March 2.

Students are reminded to keep reading their novels. If they do not have a novel, I have posted information to Google Classroom on how to access the public library's digital resources.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We read an article on William K. and how he succeeded despite doubts. Students were asked to fill in a Google Form for a TED Talk we watched.

There will be a test on March 5.

Students are reminded to keep reading their novels. If they do not have a novel, I have posted information to Google Classroom on how to access the public library's digital resources.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We researched Viola Desmond, the face on the new $10 bill.

There will be a test on March 2.

Students are reminded to keep reading their novels. If they do not have a novel, I have posted information to Google Classroom on how to access the public library's digital resources.
February 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We read the article 'Phobia Factor' from the text, and the article was also in Google Classroom. Students were asked to complete a journal entry.

There will be a test on March 2nd. A review guide will be posted at a later date.

Reminder to keep reading your novel, as the deadline for the Poster Project is Monday, Feb. 22nd!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We read the article 'King on Fear' from the text, and the article was also in Google Classroom. Students were asked to complete a journal entry.

There will be a test on March 2nd. A review guide will be posted at a later date.

Reminder to keep reading your novel, as the deadline for the Poster Project is Monday, Feb. 22nd!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We read the article 'Small Inspiration' from the text, and the article was also in Google Classroom. Students were asked to complete a journal entry.

There will be a test on March 5th. A review guide will be posted at a later date.

Reminder to keep reading your novel. Check back to Google Classroom for an updated project outline if you would like to do a digital version.
February 10, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We reviewed Audience and Purpose, then looked at two texts that were created to be delivered orally.

Reminder that the Novel Project is due on February 22nd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We looked at aspects of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government structures.

Reminder that the Novel Project is due on February 22nd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We looked at aspects of Democracy in Canada, and overall governmental structure.

Reminder that the Novel Project is due on February 22nd.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
If the immunization form is not able to be dropped in to me or the office, you can send me a picture or scan of the signed form and I will print it and send it to the office for you.
February 9, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we started a Grammar booklet. This will be a weekly activity for the next few weeks, probably covered on Mondays. Today we did the first section on nouns and plurals of nouns. A copy of this booklet will be placed in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We started looking at the aspects of a democracy today, and also started working on an NL Election worksheet. This sheet is in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We looked at the aspects of a democracy today, and continued working on the NL Election worksheet we started last class. This sheet is in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we started a Grammar booklet. This will be a weekly activity for the next few weeks, probably covered on Mondays. Today we did the first section on nouns and plurals of nouns. A copy of this booklet will be placed in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Thank you to all who returned the signed immunization form. Reminder that the form is due as soon as possible.
February 4, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we looked at Purpose and Audience.

Students are reminded to bring their novels to class tomorrow for Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we looked at Purpose and Audience.

Students are reminded to bring their novels to class tomorrow for Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had a Novel Reading period as we do not have class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we started a worksheet concerning the 2021 Provincial Election.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Student Immunization forms were handed out to students today. They are to be signed and returned to me as soon as possible. Students who were absent can see me to pick up a form.
February 2, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Information on the Persuasive Essay assignment and the novel project are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Information on the novel project is in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Information on the Persuasive Essay assignment and the novel project are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Information on the novel project is in Google Classroom.
February 1, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We are continuing the 'Step Up!' unit. The students are working on creating an inspirational poster with this message.

Friday will be Reading Friday, as there is a novel project due on Feb. 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We are finishing up the Persuasive Essay. The students have had a number of classes to work on it, and it is due end of class on Wednesday.

Friday will be Reading Friday, as there is a novel project due on Feb. 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are finishing up the Persuasive Essay. The students have had a number of classes to work on it, and it is due end of class on Wednesday.

Friday will be Reading Friday, as there is a novel project due on Feb. 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Friday will be Reading Friday, as there is a novel project due on Feb. 19th.
January 6, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students continued work on their storybook project. Students will be presenting on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Students continued work on their storybook project. Students will be presenting on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students continued on their short story assignment. Rough draft should be finished by now, and peer editing underway. Stories are to be submitted by Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We took a break from the short story project to start watching the movie 'Stranger Than Fiction'. Stories are to be finished by Monday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The rest of the photo packages were handed out to students in Art class today.
December 11, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued work on creating a storybook in Google Slides. The assignment is in Google Classroom, and can be worked on from home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued work on creating a short story in Google Docs. The assignment is in Google Classroom, and can be worked on from home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had a free period as the class won the Christmas Trivia contest. The office provided ice creams for each student as a reward. Congrats, 9-5!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Picture Proofs were handed out to students to take home today. Information on ordering photo packages from LifeTouch can be found on the school's website at https://mdjh.info/2020/12/01/lifetouch-coupon-for-mdjh-families/

Thank you to all who sent in donations for the Adopt-A-Senior program. Donations for the Food Drive will be accepted until December 17th. Donations earn a chance to win a $100 BestBuy gift card!
November 24, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We are continuing work on short stories in class.

Reminder that this Friday is Reading Friday, and that the novel projects have to be handed in on December 7th. Copies of the assignment are posted in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are continuing work on short stories in class.

Reminder that this Friday is Reading Friday, and that the novel projects have to be handed in on December 7th. Copies of the assignment are posted in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We are continuing work on short stories in class.

Reminder that this Friday is Reading Friday, and that the novel projects have to be handed in on December 7th. Copies of the assignment are posted in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We are continuing work on short stories in class.

Reminder that this Friday is Reading Friday, and that the novel projects have to be handed in on December 7th. Copies of the assignment are posted in Google Classroom.
November 10, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we wrote a journal entry on the short story 'The Nest', and read the short story 'Higher Animals'.

Reminder to bring your novel to class on Friday for Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we attended the virtual Remembrance Day ceremony. Ms. E. Mills conducted the class.

Reminder that the brochure activity is to be finished at home. The activity is in Google Classroom.

Reminder to bring your novel to class on Friday for Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we read the short story 'Lamb to the Slaughter'.

Reminder that the brochure activity is to be finished at home. The activity is in Google Classroom.

Reminder to bring your novel to class on Friday for Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We are working on short stories. Today we looked at a true story called 'Fire and Death'.

Reminder to bring your novel to class on Friday for Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Tomorrow, November 11, is Remembrance Day and there are no classes.

Reminder that Monday, November 16, is a Professional Development day and there are no classes on that day.
October 30, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we had our first Reading Friday. Students are reminded to read a little bit every day to make sure you get your novel finished within the next four weeks.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today was our last class to finish the brochure activity in Google Classroom. Projects not finished today are to be completed as homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we started an activity in Google Classroom where students are to create a brochure for the Community in The Giver. This will be finished next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we had our first Reading Friday. Students are reminded to read a little bit every day to make sure you get your novel finished within the next four weeks.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Flu vaccine forms were given to students today to take home - please return them as soon as possible. For more information, please see the memo attached to the form, or the school website.
October 27, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we took a break from writing descriptive paragraphs and visited the library. Students were encouraged to take out a novel as they will be working on an independent novel project at home over the next four weeks - details to come. As part of this, we will be having a Reading Friday this coming Friday. Students are to bring in a novel to read during the class period, ideally one that they have not read before and can do a project on.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we took a break from writing descriptive paragraphs and visited the library. Students were encouraged to take out a novel as they will be working on an independent novel project at home over the next four weeks - details to come. As part of this, we will be having a Reading Friday this coming Friday. Students are to bring in a novel to read during the class period, ideally one that they have not read before and can do a project on.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today the class completed a Quiz on The Giver, as a follow-up to yesterday's in-class test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today the class completed a Quiz on The Giver, as a follow-up to yesterday's in-class test.
October 15, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued our test review for the upcoming test. The written test will be on October 21st, and the objectives quiz will be on October 20th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We finished watching the movie of 'The Giver'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued our test review for the upcoming test. The constructed response test will be on October 26th, and the objectives quiz will be on October 27th.
October 14, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued watching the movie of 'The Giver'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued our test review.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We started our test review. Students were given a handout that we will be working on in class.

Reminder that the test will be on October 26th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started our test review on the novel 'Torn Away'. The test will be on October 20th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that if students would like to purchase ice cream for recess on Friday, they will have to place their order during homeroom on Thursday morning. Each item costs $1.00.
October 13, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started our test review for 'Torn Away'. The test will be on October 20th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We have finished watching the the movie of 'The Giver'. We started a worksheet comparing the novel to the movie. Students were asked to complete this at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We started watching the movie of 'The Giver'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The revised school calendar has been posted to the school website. Please refer to it to see the adjusted holiday dates for December and March
October 8, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We have finished reading the novel 'Torn Away'. There will be a test on October 20. Today we started some review for the test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We have finished reading the novel 'The Giver'. There will be a test on October 26th. Today we worked on a drawing assignment, and students were asked to finish it at home if they did not complete it in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We have finished reading the novel 'Torn Away'. There will be a test on October 20. We worked on a drawing assignment, and students are asked to finish at home if they did not complete it in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We have finished reading the novel 'Torn Away'. There will be a test on October 20. We are currently watching a movie of the novel, and will be
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
A big 'Thank You!' to everyone who attended the Virtual Curriculum Night last night. Thanks also to those who sent in food for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, October 12th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
October 2, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued reading 'The Giver' in class. We are part way through Chapter 20, and have worked on the questions up to and including those for Chapter 19.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued reading 'Torn Away' in class, and finished Chapter 23. We also finished the questions for this chapter in the work book.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We have now finished reading 'The Giver', and today started working on an in class project to design your own book cover. Students will finish this in class on Monday. Reminder to bring your own colouring supplies (leads or markers) if you wish to use them.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued reading 'Torn Away' in class, and finished Chapter 21. We also finished the questions for this chapter in the work book.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to parents of the Virtual Curriculum Night on Wed, Oct. 7th. If you have not received information on this, please email me. The code for the Google Meet session will be sent out again on the 7th.
September 29, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We are currently reading the novel 'Torn Away' in class, and the students are answering questions in a workbook as we go along. There will be a test once we finish the novel, and review materials will be placed in Google Classroom. Students will be enrolling in Google Classroom in the near future.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are currently reading the novel 'The Giver' in class, and the students are answering questions in a workbook as we go along. There will be a test once we finish the novel, and review materials will be placed in Google Classroom. Students will be enrolling in Google Classroom in the near future.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We are currently reading the novel 'Torn Away' in class, and the students are answering questions in a workbook as we go along. There will be a test once we finish the novel, and review materials will be placed in Google Classroom. Students will be enrolling in Google Classroom in the near future.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We are currently reading the novel 'The Giver' in class, and the students are answering questions in a workbook as we go along. There will be a test once we finish the novel, and review materials will be placed in Google Classroom. Students will be enrolling in Google Classroom in the near future.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Curriculum Night will be on Wednesday, October 7th. It will be a virtual (on-line) event. An email from Mr. Walsh will be sent to parents later today containing details.
May 25, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Google Meet
I've scheduled a Google Meet session for Tuesday, May 26th from 11:00am to 11:30am. Feel free to drop in and discuss any concerns you have with the course, or any questions you may have with the readings. I'll post the Google Meet link in the classroom before the meeting time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 120
Google Meet
I've scheduled a Google Meet session for Tuesday, May 26th from 12:00 to 12:30pm. Feel free to drop in and discuss any concerns you have with the course, or any questions you may have with the readings. I'll post the Google Meet link in the classroom before the meeting time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 120
Google Meet
I've scheduled a Google Meet session for Wednesday, May 27th from 11:30am to noon. Feel free to drop in and discuss any concerns you have with the course, or any questions you may have with the readings. I'll post the Google Meet link in the classroom before the meeting time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 120
Google Meet
I've scheduled a Google Meet session for Wednesday, May 27th from 11:30am to noon. Feel free to drop in and discuss any concerns you have with the course, or any questions you may have with the readings. I'll post the Google Meet link in the classroom before the meeting time.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Don't forget that Mme. Quiann is still collecting baby pictures for the Farewell slideshow. If you would like yours added, please send it to her by Tuesday 26th at noon.

Don't forget - the School Leaving Google Meet with your teachers - Thursday 230pm. The link for the Meet will be emailed out on Thursday morning.
May 20, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Mme. Quann is collecting baby pictures for the school leaving slideshow. See the MDJH website for more information.

Ms. Penney wants you to sign the 9-5 digital wall. Check Google Classroom for instructions!
May 13, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
An on-line research project (Mysteries!) has been posted to Google Classroom.

Don't forget about the Recovery Assessment - some students have already used it to bring up their mark!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
An on-line research project (Mysteries!) has been posted to Google Classroom.

Don't forget about the Recovery Assessment - some students have already used it to bring up their mark!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
For homework - you will have to watch a movie, then write a review of it! See the assignment posted in Google Classroom.

Don't forget about the Recovery Assessment - some students have already used it to bring up their mark!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
For homework - you will have to watch a movie, then write a review of it! See the assignment posted in Google Classroom.

Don't forget about the Recovery Assessment - some students have already used it to bring up their mark!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Information for ordering the 2019-20 yearbooks has been posted to the main MDJH website. See https://mdjh.info/2020/05/13/2019-2020-yearbooks/ for more information.
May 6, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
I have added a slideshow on Visual Literacy, as well as a slideshow on Figurative Language / Poetry terms, as well as a Quizlet on this as well.

Don't forget the Recovery Assignment that I have posted to Google Classroom. Completing this could raise your overall English mark!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
I have added a slideshow on Visual Literacy, as well as a slideshow on Figurative Language / Poetry terms, as well as a Quizlet on this as well.

Don't forget the Recovery Assignment that I have posted to Google Classroom. Completing this could raise your overall English mark!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
I have added a short review slideshow on Figurative Language / Poetry terms to Google Classroom, as well as a term list from different genres. I've also included a Quizlet for you to test yourself.

Don't forget the Recovery Assignment that I have posted to Google Classroom. Completing this could raise your overall English mark!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
I have added a short review slideshow on Figurative Language / Poetry terms to Google Classroom, as well as a term list from different genres. I've also included a Quizlet for you to test yourself.

Don't forget the Recovery Assignment that I have posted to Google Classroom. Completing this could raise your overall English mark!
May 1, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Links to a free Harry Potter audiobook and 'Harry Potter at home' posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Links to a free Harry Potter audiobook and 'Harry Potter at home' posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Link to an audio version of 'Romeo & Juliet' posted to Google Classroom. Reminder that there are also links to on-line quizzes to see how well you understand the play.

Links to a free Harry Potter audiobook and 'Harry Potter at home' posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Link to an audio version of 'Romeo & Juliet' posted to Google Classroom. Reminder that there are also links to on-line quizzes to see how well you understand the play.

Links to a free Harry Potter audiobook and 'Harry Potter at home' posted to Google Classroom.
April 29, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Poetry booklet and term sheet posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Poetry booklet and term sheet posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Poetry booklet posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Poetry booklet posted to Google Classroom.
April 22, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
A Recovery Assignment has been posted to Google Classroom. Check it out for more information.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
A Recovery Assignment has been posted to Google Classroom. Check it out for more information.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
A Recovery Assignment has been posted to Google Classroom. Check it out for more information.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
A Recovery Assignment has been posted to Google Classroom. Check it out for more information.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Thank you to everyone who replied to me about your availability of technology at home. If you want to reach out to me about something in the school environment, please feel free to drop me a line.
April 9, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Keep checking Google Classroom for new announcements and material. I will be posting a Recovery Assessment on or after April 20th if you would like to use it to boost your marks.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Keep checking Google Classroom for new announcements and material. I will be posting a Recovery Assessment on or after April 20th if you would like to use it to boost your marks.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Keep checking Google Classroom for new announcements and material. I will be posting a Recovery Assessment on or after April 20th if you would like to use it to boost your marks.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Keep checking Google Classroom for new announcements and material. I will be posting a Recovery Assessment on or after April 20th if you would like to use it to boost your marks.
Art
Assigned to Class: 120
I hope everyone can have a happy holiday period, even under these trying times.
April 1, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Please go to Google Classroom to check out new material that has been posted.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Please go to Google Classroom to check out new material that has been posted.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Please go to Google Classroom to check out new material that has been posted.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Please go to Google Classroom to check out new material that has been posted.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Thank you to those who have responded to my email about having internet access at home. If you have not done so, could you take a minute and let me know if students in your home have access to internet and devices to access the Internet>
March 11, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with out in-class novel 'Among the Hidden'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Novel presentations continued - all projects not handed in are overdue!

We started looking at 'Romeo & Juliet'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued with out in-class novel 'Among the Hidden'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Novel presentations continued - all projects not handed in are overdue!

We started looking at 'Romeo & Juliet'
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The MDJH Math Department Pi Day Cake Auction is on Friday afternoon. Tickets are $1.00 each, and classes will select a cake based on the tickets sold per class. Classes that don't sell any tickets won't be able to take part in the Pi Day activities.
March 4, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we continued with the novel presentations, then on with the Turning Points essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we started taking a look at our next in-class novel, 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued writing the short story in class. This is to be finished by mid-next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued presenting the novel projects - reminder, they are all now overdue!

We then continued writing the short story in class. This is to be finished by mid-next week.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to bring in carnival forms and $20 fee.

Reminder that Monday, March 9 is a PD Day.

Yearbook info sheets are due in to me by Friday.

Info on mini-enrichment is on the mdjh website

Pi Day Tickets will be available starting tomorrow - see the mdjh website for more info!
January 28, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued working on short stories.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued working on short stories.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued working on short stories.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Permission forms for the Grade 9 Carnival (May 28th) were handed out to all students. This is to be returned to me along with the $20 fee. All Grade 9 students are encouraged to attend.
January 10, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today was a Reading Friday.
Torn Away booklets and book covers are due by Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we continued working on creating a movie poster for the short story 'Lather and Nothing Else'.
Students are reminded to find a novel for the upcoming Independent Novel Project.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today was a Reading Friday.
Torn Away booklets and book covers are due by Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we continued working on creating a movie poster for the short story 'Lather and Nothing Else'.
Students are reminded to find a novel for the upcoming Independent Novel Project.
December 4, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We have finished the novel. Students were working on the booklet of questions. We will be starting review for the test and the quiz next class. Review materials are also in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We reviewed possible test questions for the test on Dec 10th. Review materials are also in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We reviewed possible test questions for the test on Dec 10th. Review materials are also in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We have finished the novel. Students were working on the booklet of questions. We will be starting review for the test and the quiz next class. Review materials are also in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Please return all sold and unsold 50-50 tickets to the office.
Reminder that there is an early dismissal tomorrow (Thursday) for Parent-Teacher. Friday is a regular school day.
We are still taking in collections for the Adopt-A-Senior Project.
November 29, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Continued reading the novel 'Torn Away'. Reminder that the test is on Dec. 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We discussed the upcoming test and the work we will be doing on the novel next week.
Reminder that the test is on Dec. 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We finished reading the novel 'After the War'. We discussed the upcoming test and the work we will be doing on the novel next week.
Reminder that the test is on Dec. 10th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Report Cards are going home today. Please see the school website for information on booking Parent-Teacher conferences.

We are still collecting money for the 'Adopt A Senior' program. Thank you to those who have already donated.
November 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Continued with the novel 'Torn Away'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Continued with the novel 'After the War'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Continued with the novel 'After the War'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Continued with the novel 'Torn Away'
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students who need more 50/50 tickets are asked to pick them up from the office.

We are currently collecting money for the annual 'Adopt a Senior' fundraiser. Students are asked to bring in a loonie or twonie to help purchase a gift for a senior at St. Pat's Mercy Home.
November 20, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Continued reading 'Torn Away', and answering questions.
There will be a test on the novel on Dec. 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Continued reading 'After the War', and answering questions.
There will be a test on the novel on Dec. 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Continued reading 'After the War', and answering questions.
There will be a test on the novel on Dec. 10th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students were given 50/50 tickets to take home for the MDJH Christmas Cash fundraiser. For more information, see visit our website at mdjh.info.
November 19, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
There will be a test on 'Torn Away' on December 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
There will be a test on 'After the War' on December 10th. The questions for the novel have been added to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
There will be a test on 'Torn Away' on December 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
There will be a test on 'After the War' on December 10th. The questions for the novel have been added to Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Photo packages from Picture Retake Day were given to students today.
October 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with the novel presentations today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
We continued with the novel presentations today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued with the novel presentations today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued with the novel presentations today.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are having our Kids Eat Smart Walk to Breakfast tomorrow, Friday, rain or shine. If it is raining, students will walk around the gym instead of Kenny's Pond. We will all enjoy a muffin and a fresh fruit breakfast. A huge thank you to Chartwells for providing muffins to our staff and students for this important initiative. Students are encouraged to bring along a toonie to support our breakfast program.
October 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we had the test on the Step Up Unit. We will start the Novel Project Presentations next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we had the test on the Step Up Unit. We will start the Novel Project Presentations next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
We continued with the Book Talk Presentations. Reminder that the Essay Unit Test will be on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued with the Book Talk Presentations. Reminder that the Essay Unit Test will be on Monday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Immunization forms were handed out to students today. Please sign and return them to me as soon as possible. The immunization dates are set for March, 2020.
October 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we examined a blog post and discussed the upcoming test.
Reminder that the novel project is due on October 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
Today we had a in-class listening quiz.
Reminder that the novel project is due on October 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(221)
Today we examined a blog post and discussed the upcoming test.
Reminder that the novel project is due on October 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we had a in-class listening quiz.
Reminder that the novel project is due on October 10th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are still collecting items for the Thanksgiving food drive. Thank you to all who have donated!
October 2, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
The novel project (Wanted poster and paragraph) are due on October 10th. The presentations will be starting on October 17th.

The first test will be on October 16th. We will be doing review and a practice test next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The novel project (book talk notes) are due on October 10th. The presentations will be starting on October 15th.

The first test will be on October 21st. We will be doing review and a practice test the week before.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(205)
The novel project (book talk notes) are due on October 10th. The presentations will be starting on October 15th.

The first test will be on October 21st. We will be doing review and a practice test the week before.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
The novel project (Wanted poster and paragraph) are due on October 10th. The presentations will be starting on October 17th.

The first test will be on October 16th. We will be doing review and a practice test next week.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
School pictures were returned to students today. Picture orders are to be in to me by October 18th. Retakes will be in November (date TBA).

We are conducting our annual Thanks giving food drive. Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated. They are to be dropped in to Mr. Devine in Room 108 with the homeroom number attached.
June 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We are continuing exam review.

A Quizlet to help study the Literary Terms has been placed in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We are continuing exam review.

A Quizlet to help study the Literary Terms has been placed in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We are continuing exam review.

A Quizlet to help study the Literary Terms has been placed in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are continuing exam review.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Thank you for the notes excusing students from attending outside of the exam periods. If you have not already sent one in, I will be accepting them until Wednesday morning. Notes after that time have to be sent to the office.

Please check the MDJH website for information concerning the run up to exams and the week after.

All lockers have to be cleared out by the end of school on Tuesday. Students will be charged $10 for lost locks.
June 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that exam review materials are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We will continue the presentations tomorrow.

Reminder that exam review materials are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We will start the presentations tomorrow.

Reminder that exam review materials are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We will start the presentations tomorrow.

Reminder that exam review materials are in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to send in a note or an email if your child will not be attending school outside of the scheduled exam periods.
May 31, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students need to finish the shape poem/I Am poem if they are not already completed.
Review notes for the exam are posted to Google Classroom.
Please check PowerSchool for any missing assignments.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students need to finish the shape poem/I Am poem if they are not already completed.
Review notes for the exam are posted to Google Classroom.
Please check PowerSchool for any missing assignments.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Students need to finish the shape poem/I Am poem if they are not already completed.
Review notes for the exam are posted to Google Classroom.
Please check PowerSchool for any missing assignments.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that if students are to be out of school during exam week, or are not attending in the week following, a note must be sent to me so they may be marked as excused for that time.

I will be away next week, and Mr. Gorman will be filling in for me. Any sick/absence notes should be forwarded directly to the office at macdonalddrivejrh@nlesd.ca
May 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Continued work on the poetry unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Continued work on the poetry unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Last class for the movie review. Reviews are to be handed in or shared with me on-line by tomorrow.

We will be starting the in-class novel next period.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that Friday is the deadline for ordering a yearbook. Order forms are available at the office, and the cost is $20. Receipts for orders placed earlier were handed out today.
May 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Finished presentations today.

Discussed the upcoming exam period with students.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Finished presentations today.

Discussed the upcoming exam period with students.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Started presentations of speeches today.
May 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today we started presenting the writing assignment 'Junior High Survival Guide'. We will be finishing this tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today we started presenting the writing assignment 'Junior High Survival Guide'. We will be finishing this tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we started presenting the writing assignment 'Junior High Survival Guide'. We will be finishing this tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today we finished watching 'Rear Window'. We started on speeches, and will start presenting them in class tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that the Grade 9 Farewell Carnival will be on Thursday, May 16th at 6:30 pm.
April 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We continued work on the scripts. The class will be presenting on Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued with the movie of 'Romeo & Juliet'.

The deadline for the Romeo & Juliet final projects has been moved back to April 29th.

The directions for the novel project have been posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We continued work on the scripts. The class will be presenting on Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued work on the scripts. The class will be presenting tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
All 50-50 tickets (sold or unsold) have to be returned to the office by Thursday am so the draw make take place.
April 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Tomorrow will be Reading Friday. Students are reminded to bring their novels. They are also reminded about the final 'Among the Hidden' project which is due on April 18th. Project details are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Tomorrow will be Reading Friday. Students are reminded to bring their novels. They are also reminded about the final 'Among the Hidden' project which is due on April 18th. Project details are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Tomorrow will be Reading Friday. Students are reminded to bring their novels. They are also reminded about the final 'Among the Hidden' project which is due on April 18th. Project details are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today the class completed quizzes on Acts IV and V of Romeo & Juliet.
Students are reminded about the final R&J projects which are due by April 18th. Project details are in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
50-50 tickets are due by tomorrow, April 12th. All sold and unsold tickets are to be returned to the office.
Yearbook order forms are now available from the office.
Students interested in submitting a baby picture for the Farewell Carnival slideshow should contact Ms. Quann.
April 4, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we had an Introduction to Drama. Next week we will be looking at scripts and scenes from plays.

Tomorrow will be Reading Friday. Please bring a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today we had an Introduction to Drama. Next week we will be looking at scripts and scenes from plays.

Tomorrow will be Reading Friday. Please bring a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued reading Romeo & Juliet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today we had an Introduction to Drama. Next week we will be looking at scripts and scenes from plays.

Tomorrow will be Reading Friday. Please bring a novel to read.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Yearbook order forms are available at the office. Completed forms can be returned to Ms. Quann.

The deadline for 50/50 tickets is April 12th! There are still lots of seller prizes available to be won!
April 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
The quiz on 'Among the Hidden' will be on Wednesday, April 3rd. A chapter by chapter summary of the novel is on Google Classroom.
The next Independent Novel Project will be due on May 3rd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The final Romeo & Juliet project is due on (or before) April 18th. Project descriptions are on Google Classroom.

The next Independent Novel Project will be due on May 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
The quiz on 'Among the Hidden' will be on Wednesday, April 3rd. A chapter by chapter summary of the novel is on Google Classroom.
The next Independent Novel Project will be due on May 3rd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
The quiz on 'Among the Hidden' will be on Wednesday, April 3rd. A chapter by chapter summary of the novel is on Google Classroom.
The next Independent Novel Project will be due on May 3rd.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students are asked to return their sold 50/50 ticket books to the office, where they will qualify for a seller prize! Extra booklets can be picked up at that time if you wish.
March 5, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with the in-class novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We continued with the in-class novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We started the unit on 'Romeo & Juliet'. Today was an introduction to Shakespeare.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We continued with the in-class novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students were given envelopes containing the MDJH 50/50 fundraising tickets. Students are asked to return their sold booklets and monies to the office. Remember - there are seller prizes!
February 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today was our last class to work on the Turning Points stories. Stories not finished have to be completed at home in Google Docs.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today was our last class to work on the short stories. Students have been allowed take their rough work and complete at home. Completed stories have to be submitted by Friday, March 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today was our last class to work on the Turning Points stories. Stories not finished have to be completed at home in Google Docs.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Mini-enrichment application forms and the course catalogue are available from the school website. Application forms and the $45.00 deposit are due in to the office no later than March 12th.
February 26, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We are still working in class on the Turning Points story. We will have one more class for students to write their good copy on Google Docs. Work not completed by Friday will have to be completed at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We are still working in class on the Turning Points story. We will have two more classes for students to write their good copy on Google Docs. Work not completed by Friday will have to be completed at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We are still working in class on the Turning Points story. We will have two more classes for students to write their good copy on Google Docs. Work not completed by Friday will have to be completed at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are still working in class on their narrative story. We will have two more classes for students to write their good copy on Google Docs. Work not completed by Friday will have to be completed at home.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to send in $4.00 for the hypnotist show on Friday
February 20, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We have started work on the 'Turning Points' writing exercise.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We have started work on the 'Turning Points' writing exercise.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We have started work on the 'Turning Points' writing exercise.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are finishing up work on the movie 'Stranger Than Fiction'. Students recorded their movie review today in Flipgrid. Students who did not finish are asked to record and submit at home tonight.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Please bring in your $4.00 for the hypnotist show on March 1st.
Next Week is Spirit Week. Monday will be Pyjama Day.
February 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that the test and the novel project are both due tomorrow (Tuesday).
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started the presentations for the 'Book in a Bag' project. All projects were due on Friday the 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We started the presentations for the 'Book in a Bag' project. All projects were due on Friday the 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We started the presentations for the 'Book in a Bag' project. All projects were due on Friday the 8th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Parent meeting for incoming Grade 10 students on Tuesday, February 12, 7:00pm, at Gonzaga High School in the gymnasium.
February 8, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We have finished the movie 'The Princess Bride' in class. Students were asked to complete a video response via Google Classroom. Students who did not get finished were asked to complete over the weekend.
Novel projects were due today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We have finished the movie 'The Princess Bride' in class. Students were asked to complete a video response via Google Classroom. Students who did not get finished were asked to complete over the weekend.
Novel projects were due today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We have finished the movie 'The Princess Bride' in class. Students were asked to complete a video response via Google Classroom. Students who did not get finished were asked to complete over the weekend.
Novel projects were due today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students were asked to use this class to catch up on any outstanding work in Google Classroom.
Reminder that the Short Story test and the Novel Project are due on Feb 12th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are collecting $4.00 per student for the Spirit Week Hypnotist show on March 1st. Students wishing to be hypnotized have to return their permission form ASAP.
Course selection forms are due no later than Friday, February 15th.
January 31, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 225
We will be holding an emergency food drive tomorrow (Friday) in support of the Community Food Sharing Association, who lost their warehouse to a fire. Students are asked to bring in a non-perishable food item to the office tomorrow. Thank you.
January 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
The class participated in the 'Bell Let's Talk' activities held in the school this morning.

Reminder that the test is tomorrow.

Friday will be the last Reading Friday before the Novel Project is due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Reminder that the test is tomorrow.

Friday will be the last Reading Friday before the Novel Project is due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Reminder that the test is tomorrow.

Friday will be the last Reading Friday before the Novel Project is due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We worked on another short story in CommonLit.

Friday will be the last Reading Friday before the Novel Project is due.
January 29, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students finished their posters today. Any not finished were asked to be completed for homework.

Students were also given a printed copy of the study guide for the test on Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students were introduced to CommonLit, a short story site that links to Google Classroom. They were asked to read and complete the first assignment ('All Summer in a Day'), and finish for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Students finished their posters today. Any not finished were asked to be completed for homework.

Students were introduced to CommonLit, a short story site that links to Google Classroom. They were asked to read and complete the first assignment ('7th Grade'), and finish for homework.

Students were reminded of the test on Thursday.
January 24, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Tomorrow is Reading Friday. Students are asked to bring the novel they are reading for the Book-in-a-Bag Project.

The Short Story Test will be on January 31st. A review sheet has been posted to Google Classroom and will be handed out in class tomorrow. Students will also need to review the Figurative Language sheet that was posted in December.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Tomorrow is Reading Friday. Students are asked to bring the novel they are reading for the Collage Project.

The Short Story Test will be on February 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Tomorrow is Reading Friday. Students are asked to bring the novel they are reading for the Book-in-a-Bag Project.

The Short Story Test will be on January 31st. A review sheet has been posted to Google Classroom and will be handed out in class tomorrow. Students will also need to review the Figurative Language sheet that was posted in December.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Tomorrow is Reading Friday. Students are asked to bring the novel they are reading for the Book-in-a-Bag Project.

The Short Story Test will be on January 31st. A review sheet has been posted to Google Classroom and will be handed out in class tomorrow. Students will also need to review the Figurative Language sheet that was posted in December.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to bring in the Carnival permission form and $20 as soon as you can. Thank you to those who have already handed it in.
January 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students should now have their novel selected and started for their Independent Book Project. It is due February 8th.

There will be a Short Story Test on January 31st.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students should now have their novel selected and started for their Independent Book Project. It is due February 12th.

There will be a also be a Short Story Test on February 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Students should now have their novel selected and started for their Independent Book Project. It is due February 8th.

There will be a Short Story Test on January 31st.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students should now have their novel selected and started for their Independent Book Project. It is due February 8th.

There will be a Short Story Test on January 31st.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Forms for the Grade 9 Farewell Carnival were given out to all students today to take home. The form and other information on the Carnival is also available on the school website. It will take place on May 16th.

If a student is interested in ordering a T-Shirt for Pink Shirt Day, they are $7.00 each. Money and shirt size has to be passed in to me by Thursday, January 24th.
January 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
There will be a test on the Narrative Unit (Short Stories) on February 12th. Review materials will be placed on Google Classroom.

There is an Independent Novel Project that will be due on February 12th. This project is to be completed at home. The next four Fridays will be Reading Fridays, and all students are expected to have a novel selected by Friday, January 18th. The project sheet is in Google Classroom, and copies will be handed out to students next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today was Reading Friday. The students were given handouts for the next Independent Novel Project. This project is due on February 8th, and is to be completed at home. Students are to have their novel selected and underway by next Friday. Copies of the assignment are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today was Reading Friday. The students were given handouts for the next Independent Novel Project. This project is due on February 8th, and is to be completed at home. Students are to have their novel selected and underway by next Friday. Copies of the assignment are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today was Reading Friday. The students were given handouts for the next Independent Novel Project. This project is due on February 8th, and is to be completed at home. Students are to have their novel selected and underway by next Friday. Copies of the assignment are in Google Classroom.
December 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Reminder that the Quiz on Torn Away will be on December 12th, and the Test will be on December 13th. Review materials are on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Reminder that the Quiz on Torn Away will be on December 12th, and the Test will be on December 13th. Review materials are on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Reminder that the Quiz on Torn Away will be on December 12th, and the Test will be on December 13th. Review materials are on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We reviewed portfolios and added in work done this year. Please bring your After the War booklets to class tomorrow so they can be completed.
Secret Santa was also organized today.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Thanks to everyone, we raised over $45.00 for our Adopt a Senior gift. The gift will be purchased tonight and brought in for distribution tomorrow. Thank you to class rep Sam for doing the purchasing, Sarah for the donation of a Christmas card, and Jane for the gift bag.
Secret Santa was also organized today, with gifts to cost no more than $15. They will be exchanged on Dec. 20th.
November 27, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued reading 'Torn Away'.

There will be a test on 'Torn Away' on December 13th. Review materials will be posted to Google Classroom once the novel has been finished.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued reading 'After the War', and had a short listening quiz.

There will be a test on 'After the War' on December 4th. Review materials will be posted to Google Classroom once the novel has been finished.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We continued reading 'Torn Away'.

There will be a test on 'Torn Away' on December 13th. Review materials will be posted to Google Classroom once the novel has been finished.
November 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We continued reading 'Torn Away', and working on questions in the booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We continued reading 'Torn Away', and working on questions in the booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
There will be a test on 'After the War' on Tuesday, December 6th. We will be finishing the novel by Wednesday, and will be conducting review at that time. Information will also be placed in Google Docs for students.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We are collecting money for our annual 'Adopt A Senior' program. Our class representative will purchase the requested item, and all students are asked to contribute towards the cost of this item. A donation of a Christmas card and a gift bag will also be brought in. Thank you in advance for your help!
November 19, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today the students wrote a Field Test for the new provincial assessment test (it is being developed to replace the CRT). This test will not be graded for student assessment by the school.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued with the novel ('Torn Away') and worked on questions in the booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The class worked on the booklet for 'After the War'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Students are asked to bring in $2.00 for the WE Are Silent fundraiser. Students are also asked to bring in their signed permission forms to participate in the WE Connect event, happening on the afternoon of Nov. 29th. Copies of the forms can be found on the MDJH website.
November 1, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today we completed an in-class tableaux activity based on the movie we completed yesterday. Tomorrow will be a Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We finished the movie 'The Mighty'. There was also a fire drill towards the end of this period.
Tomorrow will be a Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we completed an in-class tableaux activity based on the movie we completed yesterday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We continued working on the Persuasive Essay. The First Draft is to be submitted by the end of class tomorrow.
October 29, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We finished and presented the Descriptive Paragraphs. Work not finished in class will have to be finished at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
This was the last class to work on the Descriptive Paragraphs. We will present tomorrow in class. Work not finished in class will have to be finished at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We finished and presented the Descriptive Paragraphs. Work not finished in class will have to be finished at home.
October 23, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today we started on the Descriptive Paragraph assignment. This will be completed in class and presented over the next couple of classes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today we started on the Descriptive Paragraph assignment. This will be completed in class and presented over the next couple of classes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today we started on the Descriptive Paragraph assignment. This will be completed in class and presented over the next couple of classes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 225
We started on the Persuasive Essay today, and will be working on this over the next few classes. It will be completed in Google Classroom / Google Docs.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that Picture Retake Day is tomorrow (Wednesday).

Please send in the immunization forms ASAP. Thank you to those who have already done so.
October 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Worked on descriptive paragraphs.
Reading Friday tomorrow - please bring a book to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Worked on descriptive paragraphs.
Reading Friday tomorrow - please bring a book to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Worked on descriptive paragraphs.
Reading Friday tomorrow - please bring a book to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that the Essay Test is tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Please bring in all picture orders if you are interested in purchasing a package.
Reminder to return the Immunization Forms.
Tomorrow (Friday) is Walk to Breakfast and Jamarama Day. Please bring in a donation for each, if possible.
Picture re-take day is October 24th.
Reminder that there are no classes on Monday, October 22 due to a teacher PD Day.
October 16, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students wrote the test today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students wrote the test today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Finished the novel presentations today. Started review for the test on Friday the 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Finished the novel presentations today. Started review for the test on Friday the 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Started Descriptive Paragraphs.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Started Descriptive Paragraphs.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, October 22nd due to a PD Day for teachers.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that there will be no classes on Monday, October 22nd due to a PD Day for teachers.
October 15, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students wrote the test today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Students wrote the test today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Continued with the novel presentations.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder to sign and return the immunization forms as soon as possible. Thanks to those who have already passed it in.
October 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today all students were able to use the school Chromebooks to log into their Google accounts and to enroll in my Google Classroom. Review materials for the upcoming test (October 15th) have been placed in my Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Today all students were able to use the school Chromebooks to log into their Google accounts and to enroll in my Google Classroom. Review materials for the upcoming test (October 19th) have been placed in my Classroom.

Reminder that the Independent Novel Projects are due on Friday, October 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Today all students were able to use the school Chromebooks to log into their Google accounts and to enroll in my Google Classroom. Review materials for the upcoming test (October 15th) have been placed in my Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today all students were able to use the school Chromebooks to log into their Google accounts and to enroll in my Google Classroom. Review materials for the upcoming test (October 16th) have been placed in my Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Immunization Forms were given to the students today to take home and get signed. They have to be returned to me ASAP.

Reminder that there is a PD Day for Staff on October 22nd, and that Photo Retake Day is October 24th.
October 9, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
There will be an in-class test on October 19th.

Reminder that the novel projects are due on Friday, October 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
There will be a test on October 16th.

We started presentations for the today. novel project
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
There will be a test on October 15th.

We started presentations for the today. novel project
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
There will be a test on October 15th.

We started presentations for the today. novel project
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
School pictures were handed out to students today.
October 3, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We had a listening quiz in class today.

Reminder that the novel projects are due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We had a listening quiz in class today.

Reminder that the novel projects are due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
The students read an essay today and completed a worksheet on this essay.

Reminder that the novel projects are due on Oct. 12th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder that Monday, October 8th is Thanksgiving Day, and there are no classes for students that day.

Items for the We Scare Hunger (Thanksgiving food drive) are still being accepted! Thanks to those who have already sent in items!
September 25, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We worked on creating a persuasive 'Stand Up' visual (a bumper sticker) that gives a message. We will finish next class.

Novel project deadline moved to Friday, October 5th. Handouts are available on my website if you need extras.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Continued work on questions on a pair of persuasive essays. Reviewed constructing a good paragraph, assigned a paragraph to be finished for homework.

Novel project handout (Book Talk) is on my website for download if an extra copy is needed.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We worked on creating a persuasive 'Stand Up' visual (a bumper sticker) that gives a message. We will finish next class.

Novel project deadline moved to Friday, October 5th. Handouts are available on my website if you need extras.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
We have started our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive ('WE Scare Hunger'). Non-perishable donations can be bought to homeroom, and the class with the most donations will win a prize!
September 17, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Handed out project sheet for the novel project (Wanted poster + paragraph). Project is due October 2nd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Handed out project sheet for the novel project (Wanted poster + paragraph). Project is due October 2nd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Handed out project sheet for the novel project (Book Talk). Project is due October 12th.
Handout on Types of Essays handed out. Looked at examples of Persuasive Essays.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(216)
Reminder:
Curriculum Night - Sept 19th
Picture Day - Sept 20th
PD Day (no classes) - Sept 21st
September 13, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Visited the Library to take out books. Reading Friday tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
Read the story 'The Nest'.
Reading Friday tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(109C)
Read the essay 'Small Inspiration'.
Reading Friday tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(109C)
New daily schedules were handed out today.

Reminder:
Curriculum Night - Sept 19
Picture Day - Sept 20
PD Day (no classes) - Sept 21
September 10, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(109C)
Students were issued their textbooks today. We finished the first journal entry ('Self through other's eyes').
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We worked on finishing the first journal entry ('About Me'), and started the letter to future self activity. We will continue this tomorrow in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We worked on finishing the first journal entry ('About Me'), and started the letter to future self activity. We will continue this tomorrow in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7(220)
We worked on finishing the first journal entry ('About Me'), and started the letter to future self activity. We will continue this tomorrow in class.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-5(109C)
Curriculum Night - September 19th at 7pm
Picture Day - September 20th

Please make sure all PowerSchool / network permission forms are returned as soon as possible.
June 12, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we practiced for the exam with a poetry section.

Students are reminded to return all classroom library books by the end of the week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Today we practiced for the exam with a non-fiction/informational piece.

Students are reminded to return all classroom library books by the end of the week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Today we practiced for the exam with a non-fiction/informational piece.

Students are reminded to return all classroom library books by the end of the week.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Thank you for sending in notes excusing students outside of exams. I will still be accepting notes until Tuesday, June 19th.
June 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Today we reviewed visual literacy and practiced with sections from previous exams.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Today we reviewed the 'Reading' section of a previous exam and practiced the questions for that exam.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Today we reviewed visual literacy and practiced with sections from previous exams
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Today we reviewed the 'Reading' section of a previous exam and practiced the questions for that exam.
June 7, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Completed the Hunger Games assignment. Students also completed the student survey.
Exam review materials have been posted to Google Classroom. We will be starting review tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Completed the Hunger Games assignment.

Exam review materials have been posted to Google Classroom. We will be starting review tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Continued with exam review, working on the poetry section.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Continued with exam review, working on the poetry section.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that the last day for cafeteria service and Breakfast Club will be June 19th.

Please forward me an email if students will not be present outside of the scheduled exam periods.
June 6, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We reviewed the answers for the fiction section of the practice exam. We will be working on the poetry section tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We reviewed the answers for the fiction section of the practice exam. We will be working on the poetry section tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We started work on a Hunger Games in-class assignment.
Students were given an exam review sheet, which will also be posted on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We started work on a Hunger Games in-class assignment.
Students were given an exam review sheet, which will also be posted on Google Classroom.
June 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started the short fiction section of the practice exam. We will be reviewing the answers tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We concluded the film of 'The Hunger Games.'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We started the short fiction section of the practice exam. We will be reviewing the answers tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We concluded the film of 'The Hunger Games.'
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that exams start two weeks from tomorrow. Please send me a note if your child will be absent from school outside of their scheduled exam sessions.
June 4, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We started review for exams today. We practiced writing a demand narrative for a given writing prompt.

There are a practice exam, term sheet, and review guide posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued watching 'The Hunger Games' in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started review for exams today. We practiced writing a demand narrative for a given writing prompt.

There are a practice exam, term sheet, and review guide posted to Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We continued watching 'The Hunger Games' in class.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
If a student is to be away from school during the exam period (when not writing an exam), or in the days following exams, please send me in a note giving them permission to be absent. Otherwise they will be marked in PowerSchool as 'Absent Unexcused'
May 29, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Worked on a Poetry booklet today.

Please note that all library books are now due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Worked on a Poetry booklet today.

Please note that all library books are now due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
The Exam guide, practice exam and term review sheet have all been posted to Google Classroom. If a parent wishes a separate copy, please email me and I'll forward one directly.

Please note that all library and classroom library books are now due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
The Exam guide, practice exam and term review sheet have all been posted to Google Classroom. If a parent wishes a separate copy, please email me and I'll forward one directly.

Please note that all library and classroom library books are now due.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Please note that all library and classroom library books are now due to be returned.
May 17, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We finished watching the movie 'Rear Window' today. We will be starting on the movie review assignment tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We finished watching the movie 'Rear Window' today. We will be starting on the movie review assignment tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We are working on an in-class research unit for 'Mysteries and Wonders'. Students are creating a Google Slides project, and will be presenting next week.
Now that the novel project is finished, please return all novels belonging to my classroom library.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We are working on an in-class research unit for 'Mysteries and Wonders'. Students are creating a Google Slides project, and will be presenting next week.
Now that the novel project is finished, please return all novels belonging to my classroom library.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that there are no classes on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.

The last day for all Term 2 work to be accepted is June 9th.
April 30, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We continued reading the novel 'Flipped' in class.
Reminder that the Romeo & Juliet projects are now overdue, if they have not already been passed in.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
The independent novel project has been posted to Google Classroom. Reminder that the due date for this project is May 14th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We continued reading the novel 'Flipped' in class.
Reminder that the Romeo & Juliet projects are now overdue, if they have not already been passed in.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Students are reminded that they are expected to have the movie permission form and money turned in, as the movie will be on May 3rd. If you have not returned your permission form, you can get a copy from the office.

Grade 9 Carnival is on May 10th! There are still some students who have not returned their permission form. If you need to get one, please ask for one at the office.
April 24, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Finished reading 'Twelfth Night' in class. Friday will be reading Friday. Students are reminded to have a novel selected for the 'book review' assignment, due on May 14th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Started in-class reading of the novel 'Flipped'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Finished reading 'Twelfth Night' in class. Friday will be reading Friday. Students are reminded to have a novel selected for the 'book review' assignment, due on May 14th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Started in-class reading of the novel 'Flipped'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Students are reminded to return their Carnival permission slips and $20 as soon as possible. Donations of Gift Cards as Carnival prizes are appreciated, and we do not need any more donations of cupcakes.

The movie outing is May 3rd. All permission forms and the $10 fee are now overdue. If you need a new permission form, they are available at the office.
April 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We have a content quiz on Romeo & Juliet tomorrow (Thursday). Students were given back their R&J booklets to help them review.

Students continued working on their R&J TicTacToe projects. Copies are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We have a content quiz on Romeo & Juliet on Friday. Students were given back their R&J booklets to help them review.

Students continued working on their R&J TicTacToe projects. Copies are in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We watched 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street', from the script we read yesterday in class.
Friday will be Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We watched 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street', from the script we read yesterday in class.
Friday will be Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
MDJH will be participating in the WE Walk fro Water on Friday afternoon, April 27th. Students are asked to bring in a $2 donation.
March 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Continued work on Poetry today. Students were given a handout of terms, and worked on creating a limerick.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Watched part of a film version of Romeo & Juliet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Finished Act III of Romeo & Juliet, and worked on the in-class booklets.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
On May 3rd, students will be attending the film 'Rising Above'. This film is part of the curriculum and all students are expected to attend. Please return permission forms and the $10 fee to me as soon as possible. Forms can be downloaded from the school website, or from me during homeroom. If you have not already sent in the form, can you please drop me an email to let me know if your child will be attending school on that day?
March 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Students are reminded to hand in all outstanding work, as report cards are coming out on March 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students are reminded to hand in all outstanding work, as report cards are coming out on March 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students are reminded to hand in all outstanding work, as report cards are coming out on March 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students are reminded to hand in all outstanding work, as report cards are coming out on March 19th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Report cards will be going home on Monday, March 19th, and Parent-Teacher will be on Thursday, March 22nd. Students will have an early dismissal on that day. There will also be no classes for students on March 23rd due to teacher Professional Development.

Enrichment forms are now available on the main website or at the office. Applications are die no later than March 12th.
February 23, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Spirit Week starts on Monday. Students are reminded to bring in $3.00 to cover the cost of the hypnotist on Friday afternoon, and if they would like to try to be hypnotized, they have to bring in a signed permission form.

The Spirit Week Schedule is:
Monday - Rainbow Day
Tuesday - Twin / Multiple Day
Wednesday - Pink Day
Thursday - Dress to Impress Day
Friday - Jersey Day

For more info, check out the school's main web page.
February 6, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Reminder that the Jackdaw Bag project is due on Thursday, February 8th. If you have a novel from my classroom library, please return it at this time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Reminder that the Jackdaw Bag project is due on Thursday, February 8th. If you have a novel from my classroom library, please return it at this time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
The deadline for the collage project has been moved to Monday, February 12th. The short story test will be on Thursday, February 8th. Review materials are in Google Classroom and on my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The deadline for the collage project has been moved to Monday, February 12th. The short story test will be on Friday, February 9th. Review materials are in Google Classroom and on my website.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that the February Mid-Winter Break will be from Friday, February 16th to Monday, February 20th. There will be no classes on these days.
January 31, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
There will be a test on short stories on February 8. The review materials have all been placed in Google Classroom.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
There will be a test on short stories on February 6. The review materials have all been placed in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
There will be a test on short stories on February 9. The review materials have all been placed in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
There will be a test on short stories on February 5. The review materials have all been placed in Google Classroom.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that Gonzaga course selection sheets are due in tomorrow (February 1).
January 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Continued the poster activity for 'Lather and Nothing Else'. Tomorrow is reading Friday - please bring your novels. The novel project will be discussed tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Tomorrow is reading Friday - please bring your novels. The novel project will be discussed tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued the poster activity for 'Lather and Nothing Else'. Tomorrow is reading Friday - please bring your novels. The novel project will be discussed tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We had a reading period today as we do not have Language tomorrow. Please check my website for information on the Novel Project. Handouts will be given out on Monday.
December 6, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We had a quiz on material from 'After the War'. The essay test on this novel will be tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We did more review on 'After the War.' There will be a quiz on the novel tomorrow, followed by a test on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We did a short activity on Figurative Language, then finished off the Book Cover assignment. The test on the novel will be next week, and review materials have been posted to my website. Students will be given paper copies of some of these materials in the next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We did a short activity on Figurative Language, then finished off the Book Cover assignment. The test on the novel will be next week, and review materials have been posted to my website. Students will be given paper copies of some of these materials in the next class.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Thanks to all the students who donated to 'Shop With A Cop'. We are still collecting for our homeroom sponsored senior. Any donations can be given to Mr. Walsh, and they will go towards helping a senior have a happier holiday.
December 4, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We started on a character sketch of Declan. The test on the novel is next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students were given a review sheet for 'After the War', and we practiced Question 2 from the possible question sheet. Please check my website for the handouts.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We started on a character sketch of Declan. The test on the novel is next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Students were given a review sheet for 'After the War', and we practiced Question 2 from the possible question sheet. Please check my website for the handouts.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
The deadline for getting a ballot for 'Shop With A Cop' has been extended until tomorrow! A $2 donation could win you a $500 shopping spree for your family.
November 28, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Practiced one of the potential essay questions for the novel test on Dec 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Continued reading 'Torn Away'. Reminder that the test on the novel will be on December 13th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Practiced one of the potential essay questions for the novel test on Dec 7th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Shop With A Cop starts tomorrow! A minimum $2 donation could win you a $500 shopping spree! See our main school page for more information!

Homerooms are now collecting for our Support A Senior Christmas program. Bring in a donation to help make a Merry Christmas for a Senior in St. Pat's Mercy Home. Money will be used to purchase items on the senior's Wish List.
November 20, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
There will be a test on 'After the War' on December 7th.
We are working on finishing up the booklets for the novel.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
There will be a test on 'Torn Away' on December 14th.
Today we read Chapters 13 & 14 and worked on a journal entry.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
There will be a test on 'After the War' on December 8th.
We are working on finishing up the booklets for the novel.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
There will be a test on 'Torn Away' on December 13th.
Today we read Chapters 15 & 16 and worked on a journal entry.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Grade 9 immunization forms need to be brought in as soon as possible.
Reminder that report cards will be going home on November 27th.
Parent-Teacher Interviews will be on Thursday, November 30th. Students will be dismissed at 11:21 am on that day.
There will be a PD Day on Friday, December 1st. There will be no classes for students that day.
November 16, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We finished reading 'After the War' in class. We will continue working on the question booklet tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We are almost finished reading 'After the War' in class. We will continue working on the question booklet tomorrow once we read the last chapter.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We continued reading 'Torn Away', and worked on a journal entry.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We continued reading 'Torn Away', and worked on a journal entry.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Immunization forms were sent home with students yesterday. They are to be returned to me ASAP to be forwarded to the school nurse. The immunizations will take place in March.
October 26, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We started reading the in-class novel 'After the War', then started the activities in a booklet for this novel.
Please note that Persuasive Essays are due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We had an in-class listening quiz, then started viewing the movie 'National Velvet'.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1(206)
We read chapters 2 and 3 of 'After the War', then continued working in the booklet.
Please note that Persuasive Essays are due on Friday.
October 25, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We started reading the in-class novel 'After the War', then started the activities in a booklet for this novel.
Please note that Persuasive Essays are due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We worked on the Persuasive Essay, which is due on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
The class was on a field trip.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We had an in-class listening quiz, then started viewing the movie 'National Velvet'.
October 10, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Practised for upcoming test on Friday.
Novel projects are due soon!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Worked on Persuasive Essays in the computer lab. Essays are due Oct. 26th.
Unit test is Oct. 17th.
Novel Projects due Oct 20th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Worked on Persuasive Essays in the computer lab. Essays are due Oct. 26th.
Unit test is Oct. 17th.
Novel Projects due Oct 20th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Important Dates:
- PD Day: Oct 19th (no classes)
- Walk to Breakfast / Jamarama Day: Oct 20th
- Picture Retake Day: Nov. 1
October 3, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Test date changed to Oct. 13th
Worked on summarizing activity.
Scholastic orders due October 6th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Test date changed to Oct. 13th
Worked on summarizing activity.
Scholastic orders due October 6th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Reviewed Audience and Purpose.
Overview of test study guide.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Reviewed Audience and Purpose.
Overview of test study guide.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that there are no classes on Monday, October 6th (Thanksgiving), and there is a PD Day on October 19th (no classes for students).
October 2, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We reviewed the requirements for the upcoming novel project and a test was announced for October 11th. Review materials are on my website.
Students were asked to work on a descriptive paragraph and complete it for homework if necessary.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We reviewed the requirements for the upcoming novel project and a test was announced for October 17th. Review materials are on my website.
Students were asked to work on their posters for the parts of an essay and complete for homework if necessary.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We reviewed the requirements for the upcoming novel project and a test was announced for October 11th. Review materials are on my website.
Students were asked to work on a descriptive paragraph and complete it for homework if necessary.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We reviewed the requirements for the upcoming novel project and a test was announced for October 17th. Review materials are on my website.
Students were asked to work on their posters for the parts of an essay and complete for homework if necessary.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
We are collecting non-perishable food items for our thanksgiving food drive. Please send in an item if you can - the class with the highest number of donations wins a prize!
September 21, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
We had a reading period today. The students have been given the novel assignment, due Oct. 17th
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We had a reading period today. The students have been given the novel assignment, due Oct. 20th
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We had a reading period today. The students have been given the novel assignment, due Oct. 17th
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We had a reading period today. The students have been given the novel assignment, due Oct. 20th
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Reminder that Friday, Sept. 22nd, is a PD Day with no classes for students.

The Terry Fox Run is coming up, and students have been given a pledge sheet to raise some funds for this cause.
September 14, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Today we worked on review of paragraphs. Tomorrow is Reading Friday. All students have to bring a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Today we worked on review of paragraphs. Tomorrow is Reading Friday. All students have to bring a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students were given their textbooks today. We worked on an in-class assignment about Stepping Up.

Tomorrow is Reading Friday. All students are to bring a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-8(223)
Students were given their textbooks today. We worked on an in-class assignment about Stepping Up.

Students were given a handout for the Novel Project (Wanted Poster) that is due October 17th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Student Council Elections are tomorrow.

Important Dates:
Sept 21 - Picture Day
Sept 21 - Curriculum Night (7 pm)
Sept 22 - PD Day (no classes)
September 7, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We started the year with some in-class activities. A letter to yourself in June, an informal student survey, and a journal entry about a favourite summer memory.

Students are asked to bring a novel to class tomorrow to read for Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Welcome back! Students were given the network agreement form to take home yesterday to get signed. The sooner it is returned, the sooner computer accounts can be opened.

Picture Day and Curriculum Night are on September 21, and there is a PD Day (no classes) on September 22.
June 13, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Good luck to everyone in the exam tomorrow! Students are asked to bring pens (blue or black ink only!), pencils, erasers and coloured pencils to the exam. Something to read if you finish early would also be good. Dictionaries and Thesauri are only allowed for the Writing section of the exam. Please be on time for the brainstorming pre-exam section!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Good luck to everyone in the exam tomorrow! Students are asked to bring pens (blue or black ink only!), pencils, erasers and coloured pencils to the exam. Something to read if you finish early would also be good. Dictionaries and Thesauri are only allowed for the Writing section of the exam. Please be on time for the brainstorming pre-exam section!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Good luck to everyone in the exam tomorrow! Students are asked to bring pens (blue or black ink only!), pencils, erasers and coloured pencils to the exam. Something to read if you finish early would also be good. Dictionaries and Thesauri are only allowed for the Writing section of the exam. Please be on time for the brainstorming pre-exam section!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
There are no cafeteria services or breakfast club sessions until September.

Students are reminded to bring/send in a permission letter allowing them to leave after exams, otherwise they will have to phone a parent or guardian for permission to leave.

Students waiting for the regular bus runs are to wait in the Study Hall until 2:10.
June 8, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Practiced narrative writing under an exam situation. ELA terms review sheets were also handed out.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Practiced an on-demand representing activity.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Conducted a work make-up class. Students were advised as to outstanding work, and allowed to catch up on some in-class assignments.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Conducted a work make-up class. Students were advised as to outstanding work, and allowed to catch up on some in-class assignments.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Please check the MDJH website for information on the exam week schedule.

Parents/guardians are asked to either send in a note or email me if students have permission to leave the school after an exam and/or will not be attending school from June 19-21.
June 5, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Completed in-class presentations. Students were given review sheet on Literary Terms, and had a brief overview of the exam format.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Completed an in-class poetry assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Completed an in-class poetry assignment. Unfinished questions to be completed for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Completed an in-class poetry assignment.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
All outstanding work is due by June 9th.
Students who wish to leave the school after their exams but before the end of the school day are asked to bring in (or email to me) a note from a parent/guardian giving them permission to do so. This note can also be used to cover the period of June 19-21 if specified.
June 2, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Wrote an in-class quiz on 'Flipped', then continued working on the movie review or the 'Flipped' booklets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Wrote an in-class quiz on 'Flipped', then continued working on the movie review or the 'Flipped' booklets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Wrote an in-class quiz on 'Flipped', then continued working on the movie review or the 'Flipped' booklets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Exam review materials have been posted to my website. in-class presentations will be finished on Monday.
June 1, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students have been given an exam guide for the final exam. As well, other study files have been posted to my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Finished working on the in-class research projects and started the presentations. Presentations will conclude on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students have been given an exam guide for the final exam. As well, other study files have been posted to my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
We finished watching 'Flipped'. Students have been given an exam guide for the final exam. As well, other study files have been posted to my website.
March 28, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students wrote the test on 'Among the Hidden'.

Students were also given a handout describing the book report (Book Review) that is due on April 13th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students were given a review package for the 'Romeo & Juliet' test that is on April 6th.

Students were reminded about the novel project (Business Letter) that is due on April 13th. Project details were handed out last week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Students were given a review package for the 'Romeo & Juliet' test that is on April 5th.

Students were reminded about the novel project (Business Letter) that is due on April 13th. Project details were handed out last week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students were given a review package for the 'Romeo & Juliet' test that is on April 5th.

Students were reminded about the novel project (Business Letter) that is due on April 13th. Project details were handed out last week.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
We are in the home stretch for the 50/50 tickets. Please ensure all tickets (sold or unsold) are returned to the office. he more tickets that are sold, the bigger the prize for the top ticket seller!
March 22, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Students were given the project sheet for the Independent Novel project, due on March 13th.

Test on Romeo & Juliet will be on Wednesday, April 5th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Continued work on the Turning Points essay.

'Among the Hidden' test will be on march 28th.

The next novel project is due on April 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students were given the project sheet for the Independent Novel project, due on March 13th.

Test on Romeo & Juliet will be on Wednesday, April 5th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students were given the project sheet for the Independent Novel project, due on March 13th.

Test on Romeo & Juliet will be on Thursday, April 6th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Reminder that students will be dismissed at 11:21 am on Thursday, March 23rd fro Parent Teacher Night.

Friday, March 24th is a regular day of classes.
February 17, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Worked on creating propaganda posters based on 'Among the Hidden'. Students asked to finish at home this weekend.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Worked on a representing assignment based on Romeo & Juliet Act I, scene 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Worked on a representing assignment based on Romeo & Juliet Act I, scene 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Worked on a representing assignment based on Romeo & Juliet Act I, scene 4.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Reminders:
- Leaving Carnival forms and fee ($20.00) are now due
- Monday, Feb 20, has dismissal at 1:10 pm. See the school website for more information
- Gonzaga course selection will take place MOnday, Feb 20, in Period 1. Please try to ensure all students are on time for homeroom. This is a very important session.
January 24, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
We are working on writing a short story in class. The outlines should all be complete and the rough draft underway.

Reminder that the Novel Collage is due on February 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
We are working on writing a short story in class. The outlines should all be complete and the rough draft underway.

Reminder that the Novel Collage is due on February 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We are working on writing a short story in class. The outlines should all be complete and the rough draft underway.

Reminder that the Novel Project (Movie Poster) is due on February 3rd, with a test on February 1st.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
We are working on writing a short story in class. The outlines should all be complete and the rough draft underway.

Reminder that the Novel Collage is due on February 10th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students were given a permission from concerning a vision study. Please return ASAP if you are interested.

We are collecting orders for Pink Shirts for Pink Shirt Day. Cost is $6.00 each, due by this Thursday. See the school's website for more info.
January 13, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
There will be a short story test next Thursday, January 19th.

The novel assignment (Collage Project) was handed out today. It is due February 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
There will be a short story test next Thursday, January 19th.

The novel assignment (Collage Project) was handed out today. It is due February 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
There will be a short story test on Wednesday, February 1st.

The novel assignment (Collage Project) was handed out today. It is due February 3rd.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
There will be a short story test next Wednesday, January 18th.

The novel assignment (Collage Project) was handed out today. It is due February 10th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
It's cold and flu season again. If your child is home, can you please send me in a note when they return, or drop me an email? I'll update the attendance so you won't be getting those automated phone calls.
January 5, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Held in-class presentations, will finish tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Reading Friday, please bring a novel.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
Read and discussed the short story 'The Dixie Challenger'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Held in-class presentations, will finish tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Reading Friday, please bring a novel.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Held in-class presentations, will finish tomorrow.

Tomorrow is Reading Friday, please bring a novel.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Please note that all outstanding work is to be submitted to subject teachers by Jan 30.
January 4, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Read the short story 'Not Ever Again'. Students are asked to bring their Literacy texts to class for this unit. Assigned an in-class 'TV News' project.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Read the short story 'Not Ever Again'. Students are asked to bring their Literacy texts to class for this unit. Assigned an in-class 'TV News' project.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Discussed making inferences in text based on clues and existing knowledge. Read 'The Killer's Tall Tale'.

Scholastic magazines were handed out. Orders are due Friday, Jan 13th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Read the short story 'Not Ever Again'. Students are asked to bring their Literacy texts to class for this unit. Assigned an in-class 'TV News' project.

Scholastic magazines were handed out. Orders are due Friday, Jan 13th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students who have not returned a Farewell Carnival permission form are encouraged to do so. Copies of the form can be downloaded from our school website at https://mdjh.info/2016/11/14/farewell-carnival/
January 3, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Students were assigned a 'Christmas holiday' journal activity.

Students who have not returned their 'After the War' booklets are asked to do so ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Students were assigned a 'Christmas holiday' journal activity.

'Torn Away' tests were reviewed. Marks are in PowerSchool.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students were assigned a 'Christmas holiday' journal activity.

Students who have not returned their 'After the War' booklets are asked to do so ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students were assigned a 'Christmas holiday' journal activity.

Students who have not returned their 'After the War' booklets are asked to do so ASAP.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Welcome Back!
December 15, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
No class today due to storm closure.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
No class today due to storm closure. 'Torn Away' test will be on Monday, Day 2.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Viewer 'Lamb to the Slaughter' as part of the Short Story unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Continued work on the posters for 'Lather and Nothing Else'.
December 14, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Started the movie 'Stranger Than Fiction' as part of the Narrative Unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Started the movie 'Stranger Than Fiction' as part of the Narrative Unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Due to the snow day, the test on 'Torn Away' has been moved to tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 15). We spent the class on preparing a character sketch and doing other review.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continued the movie 'Stranger Than Fiction' as part of the Narrative Unit.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Reminder that the Needle Permission forms are due no later than Dec 16th - this Friday. Please have them dropped in to me as soon as possible.

The last day of classes before the Christmas Break is Dec. 21. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm and busses will be available for the regular runs.
December 6, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Started working on an in-class assignment for the short story 'Lather and Nothing Else'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Started working on an in-class assignment for the short story 'Lather and Nothing Else'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Started working on an in-class assignment for the short story 'Lather and Nothing Else'. We also had a visit to the Book Fair.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Vaccination letters went home with students today. They are to be signed and returned no later than December 16th. If you have any questions, please consult the information sheet included for a contact name and number.
December 5, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Started work on the Narrative Unit. Reminder that the Book Fair visit is on Wednesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Started work on the Narrative Unit.
Reminder that the Book Fair visit is tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Created 'tableaux' in groups for Torn Away.

Reminder that the test is on December 13th, and the Book Fair visit is tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Presentation from the RNC anti-drug squad in class today.

Reminder that the Book Fair visit is on Wednesday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
We are still collecting money towards our 'Adopt A Senior' program - even your pocket change will help buy a Christmas gift for a senior at St. Pats Mercy Home.

As well, the 'Families in Need' and 'Toy Drive' initiatives are on-going. For more information, see the newsletter on our website (mdjh.info).
November 17, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continued work on the 'After the War' booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Continued work on the 'After the War' booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Continued work on the 'After the War' booklet.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Orders for Rafiki bracelets are due by November 21st. Please see our school website (mdjh.info) for more information.

Forms and fees for the Grade 9 Farewell Carnival are also being accepted. Please see our school website (mdjh.info) for more information.
November 16, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Test on the novel 'After the War' will be on November 29th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Test on the novel 'Torn Away' will be on December 13th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Test on the novel 'After the War' will be on November 30th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Test on the novel 'After the War' will be on November 30th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Order forms for MDJH clothing were handed out to students today. Orders can be returned to me or to the office, and if students need an order form they can also come see me.
October 18, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Essay Test will be tomorrow. Review materials are on my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Essay Test will be tomorrow. Review materials are on my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Essay Test will be tomorrow. Review materials are on my website.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
The Student Outreach Committee will be holding a bake sale tomorrow at recess and lunch.

Janeway Pyjamarama Day will be Thursday, Oct. 20th. Participating students are asked to donate a twonie to the Janeway. Please note that clothing must follow the School Dress Code.

Our Walk to Breakfast will be Friday, October 28th. Students are asked to donate $1.00 to support the school Breakfast Program.

Reminder that there will be no school on Friday, October 21 due to Teacher Professional Development.
October 3, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
There will be a Persuasive Essay test on Wednesday, October 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
There will be a Unit Review test on Wednesday, October 12th. A review sheet will be handed out tomorrow in class, and has also been posted on my web page.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
There will be a Persuasive Essay test on Wednesday, October 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
There will be a Persuasive Essay test on Wednesday, October 19th.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
School photos went home today with students. Orders for photo packages are due on October 14th.

We are collecting non-perishable food items for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Bring items to homeroom.

We are also collecting used coats for the annual Coats for Kids campaign. Bring items to homeroom for drop-off.
September 29, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
We have been working on an in-class descriptive paragraph.

Students are asked to bring their novel tomorrow for Reading Friday.

Scholastic forms will be handed out tomorrow in class.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
Students are reminded to do some reading in their novel this weekend for the Independent Novel Assignment that is due October 17th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Students are reminded to do some reading in their novel this weekend for the Independent Novel Assignment that is due October 17th.

Students are asked to bring their novel tomorrow for Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students are reminded to do some reading in their novel this weekend for the Independent Novel Assignment that is due October 17th.

Students are asked to bring their novel tomorrow for Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Reminder that Friday, October 7th is a Professional Development Day, and there will be no classes. There will also be no classes on Monday, October 10th, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Tuesday, October 11th, will be Day 3 on the school calendar.
September 26, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continued work on studying what makes up an effective Persuasive Essay.

Novel handout has been added to my webpage if you need a new copy. Reminder that the written part is due October 17th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-9(210)
Continued work on 'Standing Up' and summarizing information.

Novel handout has been added to my webpage if you need a new copy. Reminder that the written part is due October 17th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109C)
Continued work on studying what makes up an effective Persuasive Essay.

Novel handout has been added to my webpage if you need a new copy. Reminder that the written part is due October 17th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(222)
Continued work on studying what makes up an effective Persuasive Essay.

Novel handout has been added to my webpage if you need a new copy. Reminder that the written part is due October 17th.
September 7, 2016
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Student information sheets went home with students today. Please complete them and return them in by Friday.
June 14, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Remember that students can bring a dictionary and thesaurus to the exam, along with pencils and erasers, pr pens if they would like to write in pen.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Remember that students can bring a dictionary and thesaurus to the exam, along with pencils and erasers, pr pens if they would like to write in pen.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued exam review. I have posted review files for poetry and visual literacy to my website - http://davewalsh.weebly.com/language-7.html.

Remember that students can bring a dictionary and thesaurus to the exam, along with pencils and erasers, pr pens if they would like to write in pen.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Remember that students can bring a dictionary and thesaurus to the exam, along with pencils and erasers, pr pens if they would like to write in pen.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
If you have not already sent in a signed permission form, it can still be emailed to me. I hope the studying is going well!
June 10, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued Exam review, looking at visuals today. Reminder that the exam is Wednesday, June 15 at 8:30 am.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued Exam review today. Reminder that the exam is Thursday, June 16 at 12:15 pm.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued Exam review, looking at visuals today. Reminder that the exam is Wednesday, June 15 at 8:30 am.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued Exam review, looking at poetry today. Reminder that the exam is Thursday, June 16 at 8:30 am.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Permission forms went home yesterday with students. These forms give permission for students to be out of school when not writing an exam, and from June 20 - 22, when there are no regular classes.

This form, and other information concerning exams, will be posted to the school website.
June 6, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued working on the ELA practice exam. All students have their own copy, and I have posted it, along with other study documents, to my website.

Reminder that the Grade 8 ELA Exam is Thursday, June 16th at 8:30 am.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued working on the ELA practice exam. All students have their own copy, and I have posted it, along with other study documents, to my website.

Reminder that the Grade 9 ELA Exam is Wednesday, June 15th at 8:30 am.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued working on the ELA practice exam. All students have their own copy, and I have posted it, along with other study documents, to my website.

Reminder that the Grade 9 ELA Exam is Wednesday, June 15th at 8:30 am.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued working on the ELA practice exam. All students have their own copy, and I have posted it, along with other study documents, to my website.

Reminder that the Grade 7 ELA Exam is Thursday, June 16th at 12:15 pm.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Regular classes will be continuing on Monday and Tuesday of next week, with exams starting on Wednesday, June 15th.

Cafeteria service and the breakfast club will be ending on Friday, June 10th. There will be no in-school food service after that.

Permission forms will be going home later this week to allow students to leave the school following exams or if they do not have an exam scheduled.

There are no regular classes during the week following exams, with Thursday, June 23rd being a shortened day. Report cards will be issued at 12:45 on that day, and students will be dismissed for the summer at 1:00 pm.
May 17, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We have finished reading the novel 'Freak the Mighty', and have started watching the movie version, called 'The Mighty', to look at the differences between the versions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We are working through the novel 'Flipped'. There will be a short in-class poetry quiz tomorrow (Wednesday). A review sheet was handed out, and a downloadable copy is available from my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
We are working through the novel 'Flipped'. There will be a short in-class poetry quiz tomorrow (Wednesday). A review sheet was handed out, and a downloadable copy is available from my website.

Please note that students must bring writing materials with them to class - pencils will not be provided and they will not be allowed to go to the office/their lockers to get one.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Thank you for the donations to the Fort McMurray relief drive. We are still collecting donations in homeroom, and there will be an upcoming bake sale to help meet our school-wide goal of $1500.00.

Scholastic forms were handed out on Friday past, and orders are due on this coming Friday.

Reminder that Monday, May 23rd is the Victoria Day Holiday and there will be no classes that day.
May 9, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Started reading the novel 'Freak the Mighty' in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Looked at perception and packaging in media to influence choice.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Looked at perception and packaging in media to influence choice.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Examined the influence of 'photoshopping' and other manipulation tools to influence perception and choice.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
All this week the student council are conducting fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Fort McMurray relief effort. Homerooms will be collecting monetary donations from the students, and there will be a bake sale on Wednesday. All funds collected will be donated to the Red Cross, which is matching the funds donated. Thank you for any donations you are able to make.
April 13, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Reminder that the novel bookmarks are due by Friday. We will be starting the biography speeches tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued work on the movie review for 'Rear Window'. Reminder that the novel review / business letters are due by Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued work on the movie review for 'Rear Window'. Reminder that the novel review / business letters are due by Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Started work on Narrative Poems, looking at 'Casey at the Bat.'
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
Scholastic forms were distributed yesterday. Orders are due by Friday.
April 4, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued work on the Biography assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Started watching the movie 'Rear Window' to start an in-class review of it. Returned collage projects.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Started watching the movie 'Rear Window' to start an in-class review of it.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Students have been asked to write a good copy of the poem they started today ('Favourite Food'), and add a picture to it. To be handed in tomorrow.
March 23, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Viewed and contrasted television episodes to look at 'reading' the camera angles, etc.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued viewing 'The Princess Bride' movie.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Viewed and contrasted television episodes to look at 'reading' the camera angles, etc.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued working on the Biography project. We will have two more classes with the computers to finish. Project is due April 8.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reminder that tomorrow is the last day of classes before the Easter Break, and it is a regular (full-length) day.

Students are asked to wear something purple in support of Epilepsy Awareness.
March 17, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Finished watching the modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet. Reading Friday tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued working on the Biography assignment. Details on my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Went to the library to select books for the next novel project, which is due April 15th. Details are on my website. Reading Friday tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Finished watching the modern-day version of Romeo and Juliet. Reading Friday tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Report cards were distributed to students today. Please watch the weather reports, as there may be a snow closure tomorrow.
March 8, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Romeo & Juliet test has been moved to Monday, March 14th. Review materials are available from my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Started researching the biography project today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Among the Hidden test is March 16th. Review materials are available from my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Romeo & Juliet test has been moved to Monday, March 14th. Review materials are available from my website.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Enrichment mini-courses are available for registration. Check out the MDJH website for more information. Deadline for application is March 15th.
March 7, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Independent Novel project (bookmark) is due April 15th.

We are starting an in-class biography project, which is due April 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
We are preparing for the Romeo and Juliet test.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Worked through a slideshow on Shakespeare today. Romeo and Juliet test is upcoming.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Among the Hidden novel test will be on March 16th.
February 29, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Distributed a review sheet for the test on Thursday. An electronic copy is also available from my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Held an in-class listening quiz on Romeo and Juliet today. Continued work on the play as well. A test on the play has been scheduled for March 9th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Held an in-class listening quiz on Romeo and Juliet today. Continued work on the play as well. A test on the play has been scheduled for March 9th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued reading 'Among the Hidden' We have finished Chapter 18.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Scholastic forms were distributed on Thursday. Orders are due this coming Friday (March 4th).
February 23, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued with Romeo & Juliet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-6(124)
Discussed Activity Day scheduled for Friday.

Continued reading Among the Hidden.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued with Romeo & Juliet.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Held a listening quiz on The Outsiders.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Permission forms went home today for the Activity Day scheduled for Friday, February 26th. These need to be signed and returned to me ASAP. For more information, see the school webpage.
February 18, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Mr. Thorne gave a test to the class this period. We will be finishing The Outsiders movie next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
We watched Romeo and Juliet Act 2 to Act 3.

Reminder that some novel collage and short story projects are overdue.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
This period was given over to High School Course Selection as a representative of Gonzaga addressed the class.

Reminder that some novel collage and short story projects are overdue.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Started work on the novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reminder that there are no classes tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 19) due to a staff PD Day.

Next week is Spirit Week. Please see the weekly newsletter for a description of events.
February 11, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We are working on our Turning Points essays.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Working on Romeo and Juliet. Today we are working on Act 2, Scene 4.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Working on Romeo and Juliet. Today we are working on Act 2, Scene 1.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Please have read up to the end of chapter 8 in The Outsiders by Monday.

The Outsiders test will be March 3rd.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We are collecting tomorrow for the Janeway. Students are asked if they would like to donate their recess money (or any other contributions), and it will be collected in Homeroom.
February 5, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Novel theme project is now due.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Novel collage is due on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Novel collage is due on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Novel movie poster is due on Monday.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
Scholastic orders have been moved to Monday.

There's still time to send in donations to the SPCA Pet Drive.

Reminder that Friday, February 19 is a PD Day. There will be no classes for students that day.
February 2, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Test is tomorrow - we have been working on review and test preparation.

Novel projects are coming in. Reminder that they are due on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Today was Shakespearean Insult Day.

Novel projects are coming in. Reminder that they are due on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Today was Shakespearean Insult Day.

Novel projects are coming in. Reminder that they are due on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued reading The Outsiders. An audio version of the novel is available as a link from my website.

Novel projects are coming in. Reminder that they are due on Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We are still collecting items for the Pet Drive. Every donation receives a chance to win an iTunes gift card.

Scholastic orders are due by this Friday.
January 29, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
We are reading The Outsiders in class. Some resources are available on my website, including a link to the audio version of the novel.

Reminder that the independent novel project is due February 5th, and the Feature Article project is overdue if it has not already been handed in.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
We have had out last class for working on the Short Story. It is to be finished out of class. The rough draft, final draft, and completed assignment booklet are to be handed in by Friday, February 5th.

The independent novel project is also due on February 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We have had out last class for working on the Short Story. It is to be finished out of class. The rough draft, final draft, and completed assignment booklet are to be handed in by Friday, February 5th.

The independent novel project is also due on February 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
The Short Story test will be on Wednesday, February 3rd. Review sheets went home today and copies are available from my website.

Reminder that the Novel Project is due on February 8th.
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
MDJH is running a Pet Drive, collecting pet goods for the SPCA. See our website for more information.

Scholastic Order Forms were handed out today. Orders are due Friday, February 5th.
January 26, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Worked on the Short Story assignment. Test is tomorrow, review sheets are available from my webpage.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued watching 'Akeelah and the Bee', will finish tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Worked on the Short Story assignment. Test is tomorrow, review sheets are available from my webpage.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Started reading 'The Outsiders'.
January 21, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued with the Turning Points essay preparation work.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued writing the short story. The Short Story test will be January 27th. Review sheets and handouts are on my website.
Art
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued writing the short story. The Short Story test will be January 27th. Review sheets and handouts are on my website.
January 20, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Reviewed for the short story test, which will be given this Friday. A review sheet and handout of terms are available on my website.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued with writing the rough draft of the short story. Reminder that the test will be on January 27th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued with writing the rough draft of the short story. Reminder that the test will be on January 27th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Started work on the Turning Points Essay.
January 8, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
An independent novel project has been assigned - students are to create a collage on a novel that they are reading outside of class. Due date is February 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
An independent novel project has been assigned - students are to create a collage on a novel that they are reading outside of class. Due date is February 8th.
January 7, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Short Story test will be held on January 22nd. Reading Friday is tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Short Story test will be held on January 27th. Reading Friday is tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Short Story test will be held on January 27th. Reading Friday is tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-1(218)
Short Story test will be held on February 3rd. Reading Friday is tomorrow.
January 5, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Worked on the story 'Doing Time' Started an in-class assignment to write a letter from the main character's Point of View.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Worked on the story 'Higher Animals' Started an in-class assignment to write the rules of the game described in the story.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Worked on the story 'Doing Time' Started an in-class assignment to write a letter from the main character's Point of View. To be finished for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued the Feature Article assignment.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Scholastic magazines were handed out today. Deadline for orders is January 15th.
December 17, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued work on the 'Featured Article' assignment. We will be working on this again tomorrow, with Reading Friday for those who have finished.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
The class wrote a listening quiz this period. Tomorrow will be Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
The class wrote a listening quiz this period. Tomorrow will be Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
The class wrote a listening quiz this period. Tomorrow will be Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
The school is hosting a toy drive, and each donation earns a chance to win a pair of Beats headphones. Please see our website for more information.
December 7, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued work on short stories. Assigned a journal response to be completed at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Worked on Figurative Language (metaphor, simile, personification, irony), and continued review for the test on Wednesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued work on short stories. Assigned a journal response to be completed at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Wrote the 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' test.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
The Parent-Teacher registration system (OPTIS) will be available as of 3pm today. Please go to mdjh.info for information.

There are no classes this Thursday afternoon due to Parent-Teacher interviews, and there will be no classes this Friday (Dec. 11th) due to a teacher Professional Development day.
December 2, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We finished the novel 'Torn Away' today, and had a listening quiz. The test on the novel will be next Wednesday, December 9th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Did a group activity based on the short story 'Not Ever Again'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Did a group activity based on the short story 'Not Ever Again'.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We are still collecting winter items for the 'Coats for Kids' campaign. Donations will be accepted until Friday.

Each homeroom has 'adopted' a senior who lives in the St. Pats Mercy Home for Christmas. Our senior ('E. O.') has requested word search books and pens. We are also collecting gift wrap and a card to be signed by all of the students in 7-5. Monetary donations will also be accepted, and put towards a canteen fund for the seniors.

The student council are also collecting money to be donated towards families in need this Christmas. Each $5.00 collected will earn the homeroom one decoration on the tree in our school lobby, and we have already collected over $25.00! Thank you for your generous donations!
November 26, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
We wrote the test on 'After the War'. Tomorrow is Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued work on 'Torn Away'. Tomorrow is Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We wrote the test on 'After the War'. Tomorrow is Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued work on 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice'. Tomorrow is Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We are continuing to collect donations for the 'Coats for Kids' campaign. Donations of used coats, hats, scarves, and other winter wear will be collected in Homeroom, and the homeroom with the largest number of donations will win a pizza prize!
November 18, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued reading novel ('Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice') in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued with work on the in-class novel ('After the War'). Started worksheets on Chapters 6 to 10.

Test on this novel is scheduled for Nov. 26th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued reading the in-class novel ('After the War').

Test on this novel is scheduled for Nov. 26th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued with work on the in-class novel ('Torn Away').
November 9, 2015
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reminder that tomorrow is picture retake day.
October 26, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Last class in computer lab for Persuasive Essays. Essays are now due (outline, rough copy and good copy).

Scholastic magazines were passed out on Friday, and orders are due this coming Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Conducted an in-class listening quiz, and completed a journal entry on the topic of 'Favourite Halloween Memory'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Returned and reviewed the recent test with the class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Concluded book presentations. Returned and reviewed the recent test with the class.

Scholastic magazines were passed out on Friday, and orders are due this coming Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Halloween 50/50 tickets are due in by Friday. Thank you to those who have returned them already.

Scholastic magazines were passed out on Friday, and orders are due this coming Friday.
October 21, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Wrote the test on Global Citizens unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued work on Descriptive Paragraphs.
October 20, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Rough drafts of the Persuasive essay are due, finished drafts to be handed in on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Test on Global Citizens is tomorrow. Review sheet went home last week, and we did an in-class practice test today. Please review Connections, Sequencing and Purpose (P.I.E.S.)
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued work on Descriptive Paragraphs.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Rough drafts of the Persuasive essay are due, finished drafts to be handed in on Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Thank you to those who have sent in their 50/50 money and ticket stubs. All monies and stubs / unsold tickets are to be in by October 30th.

Picture Retake Day is November 10th, and there is a PD Day on Friday, November 6th (no classes for students).
October 15, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Book Talk handouts due in tomorrow, presentations begin next week.

Reading Friday tomorrow, please bring in a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Began work on Descriptive Paragraphs.

Reading Friday tomorrow, please bring in a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Book Talk handouts due in tomorrow, presentations begin next week.

Reading Friday tomorrow, please bring in a novel to read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued presentations, will conclude next week.

Reading Friday tomorrow, please bring in a novel to read.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Photo order forms are due in October 19th. Retakes will happen on November 10th.
October 14, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Continued the Book Talk activity. Distributed the test from last week and went over the answers. Tested have been collected back in for addition to student folders. Marks are in PowerSchool for viewing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Had the Essay test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Had the Essay test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Assigned a unit test for Wednesday, October 21st. Handed out a review sheet for home studying. Started the Book Talk activity.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reminder that new schedules are in effect.

Photo orders are due October 19th, retake date will be announced soon.

Thank you for selling the 'Halloween Dash for Cash' tickets. Please return collected monies and ticket stubs to Mr. Walsh. Unsold tickets are to be returned by October 30th.
October 13, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Book talk assignments due today. Started presentations, which will continue tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Class did test prep to get ready for the test on Persuasive Essays tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Class did test prep to get ready for the test on Persuasive Essays tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Thanks to those who have returned the information sheets, but if you still have yours, please send it in as soon as possible.

Photo order forms are due on October 19th. Retake day will be announced soon.
October 8, 2015
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
New schedules were distributed to students today. There is a change between Tech and Home Ec, with students starting Home Ec. next week.

Photo orders are due October 19th. Envelopes can be handed in to Mr. Walsh.
October 7, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued work on the Persuasive Essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Book assignments are due. Presentations will begin next week. Worked on the final draft of the letter to the Prime Minister. Letters not finished today are to be completed for homework and brought in.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Test day.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued work on the Persuasive Essay.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Student pictures have arrived and were given out today. Orders are due by October 19th.

Our 'Walk to Breakfast' is tomorrow. Students are asked to please bring in a loonie to donate to the Breakfast Program.

Thank you for the food drive donations. We will be accepting donations tomorrow as well.

Scholastic orders are due tomorrow.

Reminder that there are no classes on Friday due to a PD Day.
October 5, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Worked on a practice test in preparation for the test on Wednesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Started a Global Issues poster project.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Had time in the Computer Lab for researching the Persuasive Essay topics. Students are now ready to start their first draft.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Had time in the Computer Lab for researching the Persuasive Essay topics. Students are now ready to start their first draft.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reminder that the student information sheets need to be returned as soon as possible. Thanks to those who have already sent them in.

Scholastic orders are due Thursday, October 8th.

Please send in a non-perishable food item for our Thanksgiving food drive.

There is a Professional Development Day on Friday, October 9th. There will be no classes that day.
October 2, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Reading Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reading Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Permission forms went home today. Please sign them and return as soon as possible, please.
October 1, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued work on persuasive essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reviewed Purpose and Audience in writing. Worked on summarizing. Test is October 7th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Continued work on persuasive essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Reviewed Purpose and Audience in writing.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Scholastic order forms went home today. Orders are due October 8th. Please contact Mr. Walsh if there are any questions.

Student permission forms for computer accounts, NLESD media, and out-of-building events will be going home tomorrow. They are to be signed and returned as soon as possible, please.
September 30, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Continued working on the letter to the Prime Minister. Started typing in the Computer lab for those who have finished peer editing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
We have a test coming up on Wednesday, October 7th. This will be a unit review where students have to read an article and answer a series of questions. A review sheet was handed out today.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Started working on a pre-writing worksheet for the persuasive essay. Worksheet is to be brought to class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Started working on a pre-writing worksheet for the persuasive essay. Worksheet is to be brought to class tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
A reminder that there is a PD Day on Friday, October 9th, and the Thanksgiving holiday is on Monday, October 12th.
September 28, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Reviewed persuasive essay format. Students assigned list of topics for essay, have to choose a topic for tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Started writing a letter to the Prime Minister an in-class assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reviewed properties of a descriptive paragraph. Students asked to write a paragraph about a person that they know well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Reviewed persuasive essay format. Students assigned list of topics for essay, have to choose a topic for tomorrow.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
The PD Day scheduled for this Friday (October 2nd) has been moved to Friday, October 9th. There will be regular classes this Friday.
September 23, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Started a Global citizen worksheet, to be completed in class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Reviewed types and characteristics of an essay. Read an example of a Persuasive Essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Reviewed types and characteristics of an essay. Read two examples of a Persuasive Essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Reviewed summarizing and paraphrasing information. Also reviewed criteria for the Book Project due October 9th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
New PowerSchool information sheets went home with students today. They will have your login information.

A reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day!
September 22, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Worked on a visual representation activity for 'Small Inspiration'. To be completed as homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Worked on a visual representation activity for 'point of view / opinion'. Students were to create a sign containing a slogan, picture and text, all delivering a message or idea. To be completed for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Worked on a visual representation activity for 'Small Inspiration'. To be completed as homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Worked on a visual representation activity for 'What is a Global Citizen?'. To be completed as homework.
September 21, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Class discussion on global citizens, free trade and tariffs. See text, pp, 4-7.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Simile activity based on 'The Nest', text pp. 3-9.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Read 'Small Inspiration', text pp. 19-21. Students asked to create a Journal Entry on who inspires you and why. To be completed for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Read 'Small Inspiration', text pp. 19-21. Students asked to create a Journal Entry on who inspires you and why. To be completed for homework.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Students are reminded that picture day will be this Thursday, September 24th.
September 18, 2015
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109B)
Students have received their assignment sheet for the Independent Novel project. This project is due October 16th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
Students have received their assignment sheet for the Independent Novel project. This project is due October 9th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-6(219)
Students have received their assignment sheet for the Independent Novel project. This project is due October 6th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students have received their assignment sheet for the Independent Novel project. This project is due October 16th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-5(109C)
PowerSchool information went home with students earlier this week. Please contact Mr. Squires in the office if there are any problems accessing the site. The PowerSchool link is also on our school webpage.
April 14, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Continue with the Design Project.
April 11, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Students are to print out their Word document if they have not already handed it in. They are then to start/continue work on their PowerPoint project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Continue with the Design Project.
April 10, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a wilderness observation outpost for use in the Australian Outback.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continue with the Design Project.
April 9, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Continue with the Outback Design Project
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a residential shed.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Continue with the Outback Design Project
April 8, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Finish and test the catapults.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Continued with the Design project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Continued with the Design project.
April 7, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a residential shed.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a residential shed.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Started with the Inventor PowerPoint.
April 4, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continue with the Design Project.
April 3, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continue with the Design Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a residential shed.
April 2, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Continue with the Inventor Assignment.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a wilderness observation outpost for use in the Australian Outback.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Finish and test the catapults.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continue with the Design project.
April 1, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Snow Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Snow Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Snow Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Snow Day.
March 31, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Started an in-class group project where the groups have been asked to design a wilderness observation outpost for use in the Australian Outback.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Finish and test the catapults.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Continue the Design project
March 28, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Continued with catapult project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Tested the catapults.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Tested the catapults.
March 27, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Continued work on the catapult project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Continued work on the catapult project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Started an in-class research assignment on famous inventors in the field of Communications Technology.
March 26, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Started an in-class project on designing an outback observation post. This is a major project and will be done in groups.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Started an in-class project on designing an outback observation post. This is a major project and will be done in groups.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Started an in-class project on designing an outback observation post. This is a major project and will be done in groups.
March 25, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Started an in-class project on designing an outback observation post. This is a major project and will be done in groups.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Continued work on the catapult project.
March 19, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Started an in-class project where the students construct a table-top catapult.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Continued with the catapult project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Continued with the catapult project.
March 13, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
The class conducted an in-class Design Process activity.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
The class started a project where they construct in-class miniature catapults.
March 12, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
The class conducted an in-class web quest for the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
The class discussed the Design Process and conducted an in-class activity.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
The class attended a STRIVE presentation presented by the RNC.
March 11, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Conducted another in-class activity on the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Conducted an in-class activity on Energy Efficiency and the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Conducted an in-class activity on Energy Efficiency and the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Conducted an in-class activity on the Design Process.
March 10, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
The class received an overview of the Design Process and conducted an in-class activity.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Started an in-class project where the class will construct a table-top catapult.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Conducted another in-class activity on the Design Process.
March 7, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
In-class activity using the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Started making catapults in class.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
In-class activity using the Design Process.
March 6, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
In-class activity using the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
In-class activity using the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
In-class activity exploring Hieroglyphics.
March 5, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
In-class activity using the Design Process.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
In-class activity using the Design Process.
Art
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
In-class activity on Personal Carbon Footprint.
March 4, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Lesson on the Design Process with an in-class assignment.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
In-class activity on Production Methods.
March 3, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Continued the activity on codes.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Completed an activity on Energy Efficiency and started another on Personal Carbon Footprint.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Completed an in-class activity on Properties of Materials
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Discussed the Design Process, and worked on a short related activity.
February 28, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Spirit Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Spirit Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Spirit Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Spirit Day.
February 27, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Class given time to work on Career Cruising.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Class session on 'The Design Process'.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Class session on 'The Design Process'.
February 26, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Conducted an in-class assignment on the Properties of Materials.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: (7-5)118A
Discussed 'The Design Process' with students. Also, cupcakes were delivered as part of Pink Shirt Day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Conducted an in-class assignment on the Properties of Materials.
February 25, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Completed in-class assignment on Production Methods.
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Completed in-class assignment on Production Methods.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Lesson on Communication Path and Channels. Started in-class assignment on encoding/decoding information.
February 24, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
A number of students were writing the PASCAL Math Challenge. Remainder of class were given time to work on their Career Cruising Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Class were given time to work on their Career Cruising Project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Class worked on an in-class assignment concerning personal energy efficiency.
February 21, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students were given time to work on their Career Cruising projects.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Worked on an in-class assignment on Production Processes.
February 19, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Completed an in-class activity on Energy Efficiency.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Completed an in-class activity on Personal Carbon Footprint.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Allowed students time to work on their Careers projects.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Completed an in-class activity on Energy Efficiency.
February 18, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Completed an in-class activity on Personal Carbon Footprint.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Reviewed improved construction materials and completed an in-class activity on Production Processes
February 14, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
In-class assignment on improved building materials.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
In-class assignment on Properties of Materials.
February 13, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
In-class assignment on Production Processes.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
In-class assignment on Production Processes.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Session exploring 'What is Technology?', started Communication Tools.
February 12, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
In-class project on personal carbon footprint.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
In-class project on personal carbon footprint.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Mr. Ryan conducted a session of Career Cruising with the class.
February 11, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
In-class assignment on personal carbon footprint.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
In-class assignment on improved building materials
February 10, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Slideshow on 'The Four Ages of Communication'
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Continued Virtual Labs assignment, working on labs 3 to 5.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Worked on an in-class assignment on improved building materials.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued Virtual Labs assignment, working on labs 6 to 10.
February 7, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Complete Virtual Labs second booklet.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
Complete Virtual Labs first booklet.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Complete Virtual Labs second booklet.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Complete Virtual Labs second booklet.
February 6, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Snow day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Snow day.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Snow day.
February 5, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-7(216)
Introduction to the course. Started looking at the history of housing.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
In-class project on improved building materials.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-5(109C)
Introduction to the course. Started looking at the history of housing.
February 4, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Introduction to the course. Overview of housing styles and building materials.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-1(211)
Introduction to the course. Overview of housing styles and building materials.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-1(220)
Introduction to the course. Discussed course expectations and course materials. Started timeline of communications.
February 3, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Started Virtual Labs (Electricity) labs 6 and 7.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
Started Virtual Labs (Electricity) labs 8 to 10.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Started Virtual Labs (Electricity) labs 8 to 10
January 31, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Continued working on the Virtual Labs project, completing labs up to number 10.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Last class for this group. Will be moving to Home Ec next week.
January 30, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 7-2(208)
Finished the Pivot animation project.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-7(222)
Mr. Ryan conducted the second Career Cruising session.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-4(206)
Finished and tested the catapults made in class.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Continued with the Virtual Labs project, working on lab #8.
January 29, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-10(213)
The class continued with the Virtual Labs activity, working on labs 6 and 7.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-6(227)
The class started the Virtual Labs (Electricity) program.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
The class continued with the Virtual Labs activity, working on labs 6 and 7.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
The class continued with the Virtual Labs activity, working on labs 6 and 7.
January 28, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-2(109A)
Mr. Ryan conducted the second and final Career Cruising session.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-8(223)
Finished the catapult project and tested the catapults.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Continued working on the Virtual Labs Electricity program, working on labs 4 and 5.
January 27, 2014
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-8(223)
Continued working on catapults. Will test next class.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Finished the catapult project and tested the catapults.
Technology Ed.
Assigned to Class: 8-6(123)
Concluded catapult project with testing of the projects.

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