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Course drop date deadline

Are you failing a course and don’t want it to show up on your transcript? The last day to drop a course is Monday, Nov. 26th. Talk to your teacher if you’re not sure whether you should drop, and talk to Karin to make sure that you are still taking enough courses to qualify as a full-time student.

SOLE Open House

SOLE opened its doors to prospective students, parents, and interested community members with an open house featuring tours, food, and a chance to talk to teachers and students about our program. Despite the inclement weather, we had a lively event. A huge thanks to our amazing student and parent volunteers for their hard work representing our school with spirit and enthusiasm.

If you’re interested in attending SOLE next semester, sign up for one of our registration dates! 

Thursday, Dec. 6 @ 2:30 pm

Friday, Jan. 11 @ 9:30 am

Thursday, Jan. 17 @ 9:30 am

Law Roundtable Discussion

Jared’s Grade 12 Law class facilitated a roundtable discussion on international law. Issues discussed included: What is the position of the United Nations on humanitarian and military interventions in cases of human rights abuses? What are the moral and legal imperatives to either intervene or not intervene? How does the international community balance the sovereignty of domestic law in individual countries with the need to take action on human rights abuses, e.g. LGBTQ rights in Russia?

Spooks Week: Day of the Dead

Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a multi-day Mexican holiday celebrating friends and family members who have passed on. Its origins date back thousands of years to indigenous celebrations, and has spread throughout the world.

SOLE students learned about this fascinating cultural tradition with face-painting by a guest artist from OCAD and Mayan hot chocolate in the Student Lounge. A huge thanks to Sofia for her beautiful work!

Spooks Week: Costume Contest

The best part of Halloween is the costumes. Well, it’s also the candy, but we had plenty of both! Congratulations to the winners of our costume contest: Lewis, Dawson, and Rawmeen, and thanks to everyone who participated.

There’s one day left for Spooks Week: Day of the Dead. Join us in the Student Lounge tomorrow to watch Coco, participate in face-painting, and enjoy some Mexican hot chocolate.

Spooks Week: Pumpkin Carving

SOLE students showed off their amazing pumpkin carving skills for the second day of our Spooks Week activities. Our winner will be announced tomorrow, so stay tuned to Remind and be sure to pick up your prize.

Don’t forget: tomorrow is the big day! The Costume Contest will be held at lunch in the Student Lounge. Come with your funniest, scariest, and most creative costumes for a chance to win!

Spooks Week: Terrifying Treats

Spooks Week at SOLE has begun! To kick it off at lunch today, students celebrated Terrifying Treats, a spooky feast of cupcakes to decorate courtesy of Rawmeen, Debbie, and Rachel. Baked goods definitely have a lot to fear from this crowd! Join us tomorrow–same time, same place–for a pumpkin carving contest!

A visitor from the Shire

Drawing from life is one of the biggest challenges for any artist, but Rachel’s Visual Arts class was prepared to scale this particular Mount Doom! Tess from CosParty, dressed as Frodo from The Lord of the Rings, was our awesome model for the day.

Future Readiness and Mysterious Packages

Ana addressing the Film and Philosophy classes

SOLE hosted not one, but two guest speakers today. Rachel’s Film and Video class and Perryne’s Philosophy class heard Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer at the Canadian Film Centre, talk about preparing for the future of technology and society. Whether it’s climate change, income inequality, or surveillance, today’s young adults face a radically different world than their parents and grandparents. Ana addressed how citizens, government, and companies can transform their thinking to adapt to these new challenges.

Shannon’s English and Rachel’s Photography classes got a visit from Tim Sullivan, co-founder of the Mysterious Package Company. Tim shared some of his work and passion for transmedia narratives, introducing students to a unique and powerful form of storytelling. We were all entertained and a bit creeped out by the finger in the test tube, but hey, ’tis the season!