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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)

University Visits

Attending university this year? University of Toronto will be here on Tuesday, September 18th and Western University will be here on Wednesday, September 19th. Both presentations will be in Ferguson Hall (that’s downstairs at Monarch Park!) at 11:45 am.

Welcome back!

School begins on Tuesday, September 4th!

NEW students: Come to Ferguson Hall (first floor, door #10) for 10 am. Bring your $20 Activity Fee.

Returning students: Come to the SOLE Student Lounge for 1 pm to get your timetable. Bring your updated Consent Forms and $20 Activity Fee

New Registration Dates

Planning to register for SOLE in September? Registration sessions are filling up fast, so make sure to sign up ASAP!

The next registration dates are:

  • Thursday, August 30th at 1:30 pm
  • Friday, September 7th at 10 am

 

If you’re under 18, please bring your parent or guardian to the registration.

To reserve your spot, email Karin, our Guidance Counsellor, at karin.vollmer@tdsb.on.ca.

For more information about registration, check out our Admissions page!

Summer…and looking forward to September

The staff and administration of SOLE Alternative would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer vacation!

If you’re joining us in September 2018, the next registration date is Tuesday, August 28th at 1 PM.

If you’re under 18, please bring your parent or guardian to the registration.

To reserve your spot, email Karin, our Guidance Counsellor, at karin.vollmer@tdsb.on.ca.

For more information about registration, check out our Admissions page!

Graduation 2018

SOLE bid farewell to our students who are moving on to the next big adventure. Students, families and friends, our staff, administration, and superintendent Mary Jane McNamara gathered to celebrate our graduates’ achievements, and valedictorian Casper gave a touching and entertaining speech.

It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we are so proud of our 2018 graduates! Best of luck in the future, and stay in touch!