Tuesday, October 25
John Taylor Math and Social Studies departments collaborate during PLC time to integrate the most innovative practices for numeracy learning into the humanities curricula. Topics have included creating online graphs using statistical data and working with excel spreadsheets to create represent historical data. Teachers are working together to improve student skills in all subject areas with current partnerships being between Social Studies and Math, while the English and Science departments explore the use of common Literacy strategies. The plan is for students to become familiar with common technologies and strategies for literacy and numeracy learning across all subject areas.
Thirty-five JTC students and staff attended the Heritage Classic Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers game on Sunday October 23. A great time was had by all despite the Jets loss. A huge thanks to the True North Foundation for the free tickets .
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Vermette's leadership and Sustainable Living class completed an 18 kilometer hike of Pine Point Trail and Nutimik Lake Suspension Bridge Trail. The group started the day at the Seven Sisters Hydro Dam where we witnessed the shear power of the Winnipeg River System. The students had an enjoyable but tiring day exploring the ecosystems of the Whiteshell Provincial Park
The teachers are happy to be off the bus and on the train!churchill-trip-2016.html
And the kids are too!
After a very long journey - we are safe and sound and keeping busy. We've visited the rocket launch, had an ecology tour of the tundra and a polar bear talk and trivia. Tomorrow we are off on our tundra buggy all day and hopefully we will have some amazing photos to share! Will touch base again tomorrow on Day 2 of our Churchill Adventure.
Two polar bear guards accompany us to and from our vehicle and during all observations outside of the research centre.
Learning on the tundra.
It's cold outside, and we're looking cool!
Mr. Steeves is having the most fun of all!
Forty JT students and Staff left at 6 am for Churchill Manitoba for a week of exploration at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre which provides accommodations, meals, equipment rentals, and logistical support to scientific researchers working on a diverse range of topics of interest to northern science.
The Centre is ideally situated along the Hudson Bay seacoast at the meeting of three major biomes: marine, northern boreal forest, and tundra. To the east lies Wapusk National Park which protects the inland denning area of the polar bear.
Our JT team are all sporting very cool Pipers to Churchill Toques. Check out this blog for further updates under more... Churchill Trip. Have a great time Pipers.
Registration is now open for the Evening of Excellence – the University of Manitoba’s annual fall open house for high achieving Grade 12 students and parents. Please encourage your students to RSVP their attendance today on our website, umanitoba.ca/eveningofexcellence
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where:2nd Floor, University Centre University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus
Evening of Excellence features an academic fair with booths staffed by all of the university’s academic programs and support units, allowing guests and parents to meet one on one with faculty and current university students and to gather information about our programs. Students and parents can also attend presentations focused on scholarships and awards, applying for admission, and planning for university. Mini-tours and residence visits will also be offered. We encourage any Grade 12 student that excels academically or as a leader in their school or community to attend.
Congratulations to our JT Varsity Girls Volleyball Team who defeated College Louis Riel 25-18, 20-25 15-13 in the finals of the Kildonan East Tournament. Great job Ladies!!
The Senior Band performed at Fall Awards for their first performance of the year. Nice job, everyone!
The Senior Jazz band will be performing at the Trustee Dinner on Wed. Oct. 12th at 7:30PM.
Over the summer, I had the opportunity of playing basketball for Canada on the Junior Mens Nationals Team. I had previously tried out for the team in June and was the last cut for the 12-man roster. However, I found out two days before the training camp started in July that one of the players wouldn’t be able to make so I would replace him on the roster. We had a very short training camp in Toronto for 3 days. After that we left on a long journey to Chili which involved 14 hours in the air and an equal amount of layover time. Once we got the Chili for the FIBA Americas which involved 8 teams for North, Central and South America. We won our pool after defeating Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic all quite handily. We then won a tough match against Puerto Rico to advance to the finals against USA and have a chance to contend for a Gold Medal. After injuries to two of key players, the US pulled away in the final minutes of the game. The experience of getting to see the world and develop friendships with some of the most talented players Canada has to offer. This was truly and unforgettable experience to be able to represent my country while playing the game I love.