The grade 12 French Immersion politics class got to have a question and answer period with their Member of Parliament this morning at St. Charles College.
The students asked questions of Paul Lefebvre about decriminalization of doctor assisted suicide and marijuana.
They also learned about Mr. Lefebvre’s transition from lawyer to politician and his views on young adults in Sudbury.
Mr. Lefebvre also talked about his recent trip to the Middle East and said that while he loves travelling to foreign countries he often returns to Canada and kisses the ground.
Congratulations to our students who performed at the 71st annual Kiwanis Festival and walked away with a special award of distinction.
Ms. Shannon Coyle’s concert choir finished with a gold, as well as receiving a performance award at the Kiwanis Stars of Excellence concert. The Chrissie Nemis award was named after a Sudbury singer who had the voice of an angel and used her gift of singing to enhance the lives of others.
Ms. Coyle says “Chrissie’s life was about music, family and faith and this is exactly the elements that we try to instill in our students at St. Charles College.”
Mrs. Narozanski’s grade 7 students used Earth Day to study population growth and decay in grade 7.
The students watched a film on the topic then looked at the math model used to determine trends in population growth. The students used M&M’s as their manipulative to understand the model simulating growth in a fish pond.
Mrs. Narozanski explains “We put two “fish” (M&M’s) in a cup and shook them out. If the M was face up, you had to add a “fish” to the group. Then students repeated this eight times to study the trend.”
Afterwards the students studied population decay with the chocolates. “They gently shook them out onto the desk. All fish with the M’s facing up were dead and students got to eat them. They recorded how many fish remained alive. Then repeated this eight times.”
Two students, Mercedes Wabanose and Jessica Gagnon, as pictured, realized through the process that fish were dying at a rapid rate and found the activity sad but fun.
Ms. Royer’s grade 7 and 8 students have been learning about the life and times of artist Vasily Kandinsky in an effort to recreate his work.
The Moscow born artist was known for colour and abstract. The students then recreated his work by creating a ‘Kandinsky wall’ with patchwork from each student included in the overall effect.
The grade ten enriched science students at St. Charles College dissected owl pellets as part of their scientific studies. Owl pellets are like giant hair balls that an owl spits up.
Science teacher Mr. Kingshott says “owls eat their prey whole and then regurgitate anything that it cannot digest”.
These owl pellets were supplied by owls from Washington state.
The students then took the animals pieces from the pellets to try and rebuild skeletons using diagrams of typical owl prey like moles, voles, mice and birds.