It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity-Albert Einstein (1946)
It has been a very busy fall for the teachers and students in the Social Science Department.
In early October, students from Mlle Karpiuk, Ms. Hallarn and Mr. Myers Grade 9 geography classes ventured to Fort William Historical Park to participate in a number of great “hands on” activities. They were able to put their mapping skills to the test with a GPS locating activity and apply their knowledge of local soils to the farming activity, which explored our regional and seasonal vegetation. They got down and dirty and were able to see, feel and smell what Geography tastes like.
St. Patrick marked this year’s Remembrance Day with a prayer service held in our auditorium. Students from Mr. Battistel’s Grade 10 history class, along with our Chaplain Ms. Debruyne, read the prayers, petitions and recited In Flanders Fields. Mr. Wood sounded the Last Post and Reveille. Members of the school band led by Mr. Soderlind played Brahm’s Blessed are They and O Canada.
Preparations continue for the 2017 excursion to Europe to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In October group leaders Mr. Battistel and Ms. Caza met with students and parents to begin the recruitment process. Students were required to write an essay to accompany their application, and then participate in an interview with the group leaders. The response has been fantastic, with 24 students submitting applications to make the journey in April 2017.