Duke of Edinburgh Training and Hikes

Attention all Duke of Edinburgh Award Students:

There will be 2 planned hikes for the Duke of E. program this Spring:

1.  May 9th-10th (1 night)

2.  May 30th – June 1st (2 nights)

Preliminary training and first aid will be in the Learning Resource Room
at Gonzaga on Monday, May 5th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Back pack checks will be coordinated a couple of days before each hike to
ensure readiness.
Please sign up on the back of Ms. Browne’s room (201) if you are interested
in attending either hikes.

For any Duke candidate needing their record book reviewed, please bring it
to the Learning Resource Room at lunchtime on Monday, April 28 or Tuesday,
April 29.  Parent volunteer, Shannon Dawson, will be there to review what
you have done, the assessors report and signatures, what you have left to
do for each award level and answer any questions you may have. This is a
progress check to ensure you’re where you want to be at this phase of the
international award program.

More complete details are available at http://www.dukeofed.org/about-the-award.

Duke of Edinburgh Record Book Review

For any Duke candidate needing their record book reviewed, please bring it to the Learning Resource Room at lunchtime on Monday, April 28 or Tuesday, April 29. I will be there to review what you have done, the assessors report and signatures, what you have left to do for each award level and answer any questions you may have. This is a progress check to ensure you’re where you want to be at this phase of the international award program. 

More complete details are available at http://www.dukeofed.org/about-the-award.

Volunteer Opportunity

volunteer arthritis

 

 

10 Volunteer Hours for High School Students!

The Arthritis Society has an exciting opportunity with our Walk to Fight Arthritis on Sunday June 8th for any high school students looking to get valuable experience and volunteer hours.

The Walk to Fight Arthritis volunteers are a huge part of the positive experience had by the Walk participant’s year over year. The volunteers stand along the route encouraging and motivating participants, they help to ensure that the Walk runs smoothly and efficiently, and they contribute to the amazing experience for those in attendance.

This is fantastic opportunity for the students to have impact in their communities and help raise awareness to further The Society’s mission of providing leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.

Benefits to the students:

  • 10 volunteer hours
  • Give back to the community and impact those living with arthritis
  • Promote arthritis awareness and empower others while gaining new skills
  • Enhance and learn new skills
  • Build connections and be part of a community
  • Develop new interests
  • Meet a diverse range of people
  • Experience a sense of achievement
  • Commit to a lifestyle of healthy aging

Join us on Sunday June 8th in Paradise!

To volunteer please register at walktofightarthritis.ca

Daniel Dimitrov Competing in National Marksmanship Championship

Congratulations to Daniel Dimitrov, grade 11 student, for winning a gold medal in standing position and silver in the team event at the Provincial Cadet Marksmanship Championship held at HMCS Cabot in St. John’s on 12 April 2014. Daniel qualified to compete at the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship in Debert, Nova Scotia in early May as part of the NL Composite Team. He was as a part of 508 Air Cadet Squadron Marksmanship Team.

CDLI Support for Students

CLDI is planning to offer reviews/supports starting after the Easter Break.

Here is a breakdown of the Course Review Supports they have in place, or will have in place at CDLI:

NEW MATERIAL
The first four courses are partially completed (~65%) and the developers are working in a linear fashion to complete the courses outcomes. Work being done in schools in those courses may not be covered at this time but will be in near future. All material to be uploaded to site by May 5/14 and students can access the completed course material now.

1.      Math 3200
2.      Math 3201
3.      Math 3208
4.      Earth Sciences 3209
5.      ** Math 3202

The first four courses above will offer contact with students starting May 6th. This is not synchronous contact in BBC but is a questioning strategy where students will post questions in the D2L discussion area and the teachers will respond. The teachers will devote two hours per week to this questioning strategy.

** The Math 3202 is in early development stages and is not yet available, but will be within a couple of weeks. The developer is developing both instructional material and review material, so this course will have more content than any of the others.

PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED MATERIAL
The following courses are carry-overs from previous years, are completed and available for access:
1.      Chemistry 3202
2.      Physics 3204
3.      Biology 3201
4.      English 3201
5.      History 3201
6.      World Geography 3202

OTHER COURSE REVIEW SUPPORTS
CDLI also has review material for non-Public exam courses and that material can be accessed in the Learning Content section of the CDLI web site.

CDLI ACCOUNT
Please note that a CDLI account is required for all of the above and there is a simple account registration process on our site to accommodate.

Gonzaga Students have great performance at Drama Fest

Congratulations to the Gonzaga students who performed in this week’s Regional Drama Festival.

Gonzaga received awards of excellence for the following:

  • Set design
  • Excellence in costumes
  • Awards of excellence in acting went to Eric Brushett & Rose Walters 
  • Selina Walker received the Most Valued Tech award

The students have have worked hard throughout the term and it certainly paid off this week.

Great performance.

Gonzaga Students Tops at Science Fair

Congratulations to two Gonzaga students Nitish Bhatt and Isabella Morgan who performed extremely well at the Regional Science Fair.

Nitish Bhatt:

  • Gold medal: Intermediate Physical Science
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Award ($200 cash prize)
  • Memorial University Department of Physics Award ($50 cash prize)
  • Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Plan Award ($50 cash prize)
  • Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Joseph English Memorial Award ($75 cash prize)
  • One of 6 chosen to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair in May
  • Best Project in the Fair ($500 cash prize) 

Isabella Morgan

  • Gold Medal: Senior Life Science
  • Woman in Science and Engineering Award ($50 cash prize)
  • One of 6 chosen to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair in May

Both those students are heading to the Canada Wide Science fair, and Nitish had the best project in the province.

Just outstanding work  by both these students

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