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Announcing Spooks Week!

Terrifying Treats: Monday, Oct. 29-Student Lounge
Pumpkin Carving: Tuesday, Oct. 30-Student Lounge
Costume Contest: Wednesday, Oct. 31-Student Lounge
Day of the Dead-Thursday, Nov. 1-Student Lounge

Get ready for a whole week of Halloween fright and fun, presented by your Student Council. Each day, we’ll be holding a different activity in the Student Lounge at lunch. Join us for Terrifying Treats on Monday, a Pumpkin Carving contest on Tuesday, a Costume Contest on Wednesday, and a celebration of Dias de Los Muertos. the Mexican Day of the Dead, on Thursday. There will be food, fun, and prizes!

New Math Tutor!

Rob Reed, our new math tutor, will be starting with us on Monday, Oct. 22 at lunch and period 3. He will be in the Student Lounge available to work with anyone who needs extra help. In November, he’ll be working with us every Monday and Wednesday.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

SOLE Parent-Teacher Interviews are Thursday, Oct. 25th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Please sign up online for a 15-minute interview with each teacher by clicking the button below. If you have a problem accessing the online sign-up system, email Rachel at or call Debbie, our Office Administrator, at 416-393-0756.

Not sure who your child’s teacher is? Here’s who’s teaching what!

English Writer’s Craft 12 C/U
Grade 12 English U
Grade 11 English U
The Environment and Resource Management 12 M

Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 12 M
Philosophy 12 U
Canadian and International Politics 12 U
Grade 11/12 English C

Data Management 12 U
Functions and Applications 11 M and Functions 11 U
Advanced Functions 12 U/ Calculus and Vectors 12 U
Physics 12 U

Film and Video 11/12 M
Photography 11/12 M
Visual Arts 11/12 M/O
International Business Fundamentals 12 M

Intro to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology 11 C/U
History of Africa 11 O
Understanding Canadian Law 11 M
Canadian and International Law 12 U

SOLE Students (Almost) Reach Historic Trade Agreement

Rachel’s International Business Fundamentals class, led by our awesome student teacher Malisa, ventured where the Canadian government struggles: Negotiating a new NAFTA deal. Role-playing as the Canadian, American, and Mexican delegations, students debated what each country was willing to give up…and what none would compromise on. While a deal wasn’t inked, we still think our students did better than the real life negotiations (even though Donald Trump had to step out to take a phone call!).

students sitting around the table
Hard at work protecting the softwood lumber industry!

Robotics Club

retro looking robot
I obey Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics! Yup. Totally.

Hey SOLE! Are you interested in:

  • Engineering?
  • Art
  • Computer programming
  • Conquering the world with your own army of shiny metal minions?

The first meeting of the first ever SOLE Robotics Club will be this Monday in room 325 (that’s the Tech Lab) at lunch. We’ll be planning, designing, and ultimately building battle bots and all things that go whir and beep. Everyone is welcome, no background knowledge required!

SOLE Student Council

Have your say! If you’re interested in joining the SOLE Student Council, our first meeting will be at lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 25th in room 325 (the Tech Lab). Everyone is welcome, and hey, it looks great on your post-secondary applications.

Exploring the Art Gallery of Ontario

Rachel’s Visual Arts and Photography classes visited the AGO to experience several of the special exhibits, include Rebecca Belmore’s Facing the Monumental, Kathe Kollwitz’s Art and Life, June Clark, and Joseph Beuys, the new J.S. McLean Centre, and old favourites such as the Henry Moore sculpture gallery. Students had time to explore, connect with, sketch, and photograph the art, and enjoy the great cafes and restaurants around the area.

Group photo in front of the famous sign.
Checking out Rebecca Belmore’s Fountain (2015)