Students in Shannon’s Organize Your Life class talked with our Toronto Public Health nurse Jessica about promoting facts-based, no-stigma, harm reduction-based conversations on drug use/misuse. An ongoing leadership opportunity for those involved is in progress! If you’re not in HIP4O and want to participate in the ongoing work around this issue, connect with Shannon as soon as you can. Jessica will be back at SOLE the week of April 15th, so keep checking the main whiteboard for details!
Partnering with Toronto Public Health is critical for student wellbeing and mental health promotion that aligns with our @TDSB Action plan. Thanks to Jessica and Silvana for their collaboration in helping to guide student led initiatives!
Rachel’s Art class and Shannon’s Organize Your Life class took part in an incredible Chinese brush painting workshop with Dr. Lien Chao and Irene Hung. Students learned about the history, materials, and techniques behind this unique art form, as well as its underlying philosophical concepts. Through this engaging two-hour session, students developed their skills with the medium and had fun producing dozens of imaginative free-flowing paintings.
Workshops like this one demonstrate the power of the arts to foster self-confidence, promote cross-cultural understanding, and allow students to express themselves in positive and creative ways. Stay tuned for two upcoming shows that just might feature some art from this workshop, and a huge thanks to Lien and Irene for providing us with this valuable opportunity!
Shannon’s 11/12 English and Perryne’s Presentation Skills classes participated in a dramatic workshop with facilitators Sadie and Kai! Students worked collaboratively to explore scene creation and subtext with both group-created improvisational sketches and the dinner scene from Elena Belyea’s Cleave.
Drop by the Student Lounge to see the changes we’ve made! Now it’s easier to find information on jobs, volunteer opportunities, health and wellness, and more. We have games and activities to help you chill out. A huge thanks to Silvana La Rosa and our four amazing student volunteers for making it happen!
A reminder that the Student Lounge is everyone’s space. Please keep it clean and tidy, and remember that you should only be using it outside of class time (before and after school, lunch, and spares).
SOLE Parent-Teacher Interviews are Thursday, March 21st 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 email@example.com or call Debbie, our Office Administrator, at 416-393-0756.
Rachel’s Art, Photography, and Graphic Design classes visited the Art Gallery of Ontario to check out a number of exhibits, including Impressionism in the Age of Industry and Mickalene Thomas’ Femmes Noires. It was a full, exciting day of culture and creativity!