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Where students are challenged to meet their potential
5
Jun

e1 – Humanities

To help further explore our City Study in Humanities, students heard from local Councillor David Chernushenko about his involvement in past, current and upcoming local projects that will help to make the Capital City Ward a healthier community. Mr. Chernushenko has a strong passion for sustainable development which he shared with the students!

5
Jun

e1 – Eco Team

Last week, our Eco Team was fortunate enough to take part in planting in the demonstration garden boxes beside the Horticultural Building. The lead horticulturist gave students an overview of the types of flowers, spices and vegetables that are grown there every year. The students then helped to plant four vegetable beds which, when harvested […]

4
Jun

e2 – Civics

In eager anticipation of the provincial election, students have been following the platforms of various parties and candidates and preparing mock campaign ads for parties that they would like to support. Last week, they watched a replay of the leaders’ debate, taking notes on each candidate’s ideas and arguments. Today, all Element students will have […]

1
Jun

e2 – Phys. Ed.

Grade 9 students enjoyed learning more about the fundamentals of basketball. Students concluded this unit with a final scrimmage that showcased an impressive level of improvement on various basketball skills!

31
May

e1 – Humanities

Students took part in the Cleaning the Capital initiative by helping to pick up litter in and around the play area/skate park at Lansdowne Park. Once back in the classroom, we linked this clean up to the ongoing city study by discussing the importance of living in a clean and healthy city!

30
May

e2 – Business

Students premiered their Rockonomix music videos in their Intro to Business course last week. This week, students will focus on a new unit centred on Financial literacy, where students will be learning about a variety of skills and strategies related to budgeting and accounting, both on a personal and commercial level.

29
May

e1 – Community Service

e1 students visited Black’s Family Farm to help plant for the Ottawa Food Bank Community Harvest Program. They spent the day planting approximately 1,000 tonnes of onions and over 300 cabbage heads!

28
May

e2 – English

Grade 9 students engaged in a series of formal debates on a variety of topics (ex. Keystone Pipeline, raising minimum wage, etc.). Passionate academic discussions inspired the students to dig deeper into the presented subjects!

27
May

e2 – Business

In Grade 9 Business, students learned about the role of ethics and social responsibility within the world of business. Students worked on organizing their own code of conduct and are now tackling a business ethics case study assignment!

26
May

e2 – English

Students showcased their poetic delivery skills as they presented their very own poems to the class. This recital served as the conclusion to the poetry unit. Up next, the students will be taking on a novel study!