Education is what got us into this mess, and education will get us out. — Hon. Murray Sinclair
September 26th-30th marks Truth and Reconciliation Week, a time to memorialize the children lost to the residential school system and honour Survivors and their families. Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important first step in reconciliation.
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to confront the legacy of residential schools and generational trauma, to have honest conversations and meaningful discussions, and to reaffirm that every child matters.
We will have orange shirts available for any staff or students who want them, and we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to have these important and difficult discussions, both inside and outside of the classroom.
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, visit the Orange Shirt Day website, and watch the video below where its founder, Phyllis Webstad, tells her story.
Photos are taken for school ID, which also functions as TTC ID so that you can get your student discount. If you absolutely can’t make it in, retake day is Oct. 17.
You can also order a photo package.
Photos will be taken in the MPC cafeteria. SOLE students: Your time slot is 1:55-2:05. Classes will be called down, but make sure you’re in your class for that time. If you have a spare, make sure you’re around so that we can find you when we go down to the cafeteria.
Staff, you can have your picture taken from 8-8:50 or at lunch.
From all of us at SOLE Alternative, we wish you a restful, healthy, and happy summer break! Congratulations to all of our graduates! For those returning in September, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Caitlin’s Grades 11 and 12 Social Science classes hosted a Social Science Fair on June 22. Students from other classes came by to learn about landmark experiments, case studies, and key concepts in the Social Sciences, and did a bit of peer evaluation! Thanks to everyone for your participation. The following awards were handed out at the end of the day:
Cleanest and Most Minimalist Display: Miku, Brown Eyes/ Blue Eyes
Best Researched Display: Charlotte, Cognitive Dissonance
Most Stimulating Display: Echo, The Clark Doll Experiment
Most Creative Display: Calen, The Stanford Prison Experiment
Most Enthusiastic Presenter: Georgia, McDonaldization
Caitlin and Rachel’s classes spent the afternoon exploring the history of the Danforth with a guided ROM tour. We learned about the architecture and the influential families in this vibrant, changing neighbourhood—all while enjoying the beautiful sunshine!