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23
Feb

Volleyball league

The OMS girls volleyball team played against McDonald-Cartier Academy (MCA) last week and won the game after only two sets. The team is competing in the Ottawa Independent School Athletic Association (OISAA) league and will play against 5 other teams before playoffs. The playoffs will be a tournament at Turnbull on April 2nd. OMS will […]

13
Feb

Shepherds of Good Hope Soup Kitchen

              Students were asked to plan a community service project related to food security in Ottawa. Students brainstormed various options and decided to utilize some of the kitchen skills they have learned in our Cooking Program by preparing food for a soup kitchen. At Shepherds of Good Hope, students […]

10
Feb

Calculating our Lunch Footprint

                                      Three times a week students at The Element cook hot lunches as a part of the Cooking Program. Assigned students are responsible for grocery shopping each week and students experience a variety of food. Grade 8 and […]

30
Jan

Impromptu Quote Wall

“Today I will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant in which case, I will eat a cookie,” read a quote on the impromptu quote wall students at The Element created today. Every Friday morning, at the school’s community meeting, a student reads a quote to the class from a quote book. When students […]

26
Jan

Human Development

Students at The Element have started the Human Development Session in their Humanities class. In this session students learn about human development from conception to adolescents to help the students gain an understanding of who they are and why their bodies are changing as they are. An examination, reflection and discussion on personal values, social responsibility […]

23
Jan

Science at The Element

                        Over the past few months, our investigations in Science have allowed us to examine our local ecosystem, study the properties of fluids, and discover the intricacies of cell structure and human anatomy. Hands-on experiments and personal research have allowed the students to explore […]

20
Jan

Entrepreneurship

Micro-economies has changed its name to Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship, which is defined as “ the process of starting a business or other organization,” does a better job of describing what is happening in class. As we begin 2015, students are in the process of ‘closing the books’ on 2014 and are completing cash flow statements, repaying […]

14
Jan

3D Cell Model

                While learning about cell biology and human anatomy, students were asked to create a 3D cell model of either a plant or animal. The assignment resulted in 3D models of all shapes and sizes, made with everything from edible materials to technology.

13
Jan

Community Meetings at The Element

Every Friday students begin their day with a community meeting; this is a time for students to celebrate what went well during the week, give Thank Yous, discuss issues that may have arisen and bring ideas to The Element community. It is also a time for students to discuss topics relating to social responsibility such […]

8
Jan

Why are there cans in the freezer?

Teachers at The Element were shocked to see three cans in the school’s freezer. Why were they there? Well, obviously someone thought that’s where they belong. This begs the question: Why don’t cans belong in the freezer? In short, canned foods are sterile so they won’t host bacteria and are therefore safe to be stored […]