Category 'General News'


The Ottawa Food Bank – Our Last AWOL of the Year

On June 14th, e2 students volunteered at the Ottawa Food Bank warehouse, sorting food that will be shipped to various distribution sites around the city. This was part of a Geography assignment, where students were asked to plan a community service project that addressed the challenges faced by newcomers to Canada or refugees. After learning […]


Summer Activities

Summertime – what we wait in anticipation for all year long! The days get longer, people start filling the streets, and festivals seem to be going on every week. Ottawa truly comes alive in the summer, and this list of highlights will help you and your family enjoy the very best Ottawa has to offer! […]


April in Ottawa

With the start of spring finally arriving, and the weather warming, Ottawa is starting to come to life as it always does this time of year. The days get longer, the sun shines brighter, and everyone’s mood is enhanced as the anticipation of hot weather grows shorter. Here are some fun events for you and your […]


High School Education that Inspires, Engages and Develops Potential in Students!

While many middle and high school students struggle to find relevance in a world of textbooks, homework and tests, students at The Element High School find their connection in real life experiences. The Element, located in Lansdowne Park, opened in 2015 and serves students in grades 7 through 12. It is an extension of parent […]


Literary Seminar: Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker

“There’s a place the slaves been whisperin’ around called Canada. The law don’t allow no slavery there. They say you follow the North Star, and when you step onto this land you are free…”   E1 students are currently reading the novel Underground to Canada, by Barbara Smucker. Students are given questions to guide their […]


Humanities Studies Examine Both Sides of the Numbered Treaties

Students this week studied the Crown’s westward expansion and the resulting Numbered Treaties. To deepen their understanding, students created a wall of graffiti, featuring quotes and images related to the Numbered Treaties. One side of the wall reflected the perspective of the Crown, while the other side represented the views of the First Nations. Thoughts […]


EReport Issue 2

The “newspaper group” is at it again! This extracurricular opportunity at The Element sees students creating a newspaper from scratch: The “newspaper group” is responsible for pitching ideas, interviewing subjects, contributing photography, writing stories and editing stories. Students have officially published their second newspaper. You can read it here: eReport Issue 2 They have submitted […]


50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways Enrolment Campaign Launched at OMS Montessori

OMS Montessori is pleased to announce the launch of a 50 day enrolment campaign: 50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Ways. The campaign will serve to celebrate OMS Montessori’s 50 year history in the City of Ottawa, and to demonstrate what makes OMS Montessori Ottawa’s premiere Montessori institution. OMS Montessori began as Ottawa’s first Montessori school, […]



The eReport is out! The “newspaper group,” an extracurricular opportunity at The Element, published their first newspaper of the year. Students were responsible for coming up with the story ideas, writing and editing the articles and selecting the photos. You can read the students’ newspaper here: eReport – December 2015


The Element Volleyball Practises

Many students at The Element are passionate about volleyball and as a result, they have chosen to practise their volleyball skills for the majority of the school year. Currently, students are practising once a week before school at the OMS gym. After the holiday break, students will start practising twice a week. Students will also […]