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 International Baccalaureate (IB) at GPSS

Glenview Park Secondary School will be hosting the Grade 8 IB Information Night on November 26th, 2014 in the West Gym at 6:30pm.  Please attend if you would like to learn more about this exciting internationally recognized program.

If you have any questions contact Shari Nicholas at  (519) 621-9510 or email shari_nicholas@wrdsb.on.ca.

 

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There’s no place like home!

Glenview Park Secondary Schoool presents, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

Thursday, December 11 and Friday December 12, 2014

Show starts at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are  $5.00 for students & seniors, $10.00 for adults, and $25.00 for a family pass of 2 adults and chilren.

Tickets can be purchased at GPSS by visiting the main office. For more information please phone 519-621-9510.

Just follow the yellow brick road!

 

GPSS DECA Wins Multiple Top Tens

On Saturday November 15th Glenview’s 42-member DECA team travelled to the Regional competition in Waterloo to compete against over 1200 students from around the region.   Students were judged by industry professionals on their ability to solve business problems. The entire DECA team has worked extremely hard over the past two months and deserves congratulations for their performance. Here is a list of our top ten finishers at the Regional competition:

  • 1st place oveall Ian B.  and Sarah B.
  • 3rd place overall Rachelle M. and Bhuvna D.
  • Top Ten Overall Finishers: Grace M., Ashley C., Roy S., Harjap S., Alexis L., Alicia V., Matt S., Josh D., and Salvan H..

Team members are now working hard in preparation for the three day Provincial competition taking place in Toronto in February where 24 members will compete against other qualifiers from around the province.

 

Anti-Bullying Week is November 17-21

The GPSS Safe, Caring, and Inclusive School (SCIS) committee has planned the following daily activities for the week;

DAY 1 : Monday, Nov. 17th “UNLEARN” the biases and stereotypes that divide us.

DAY 2: Tuesday, Nov 18th “Pay It Forward” by posting an act of kindness on Twitter #glenveiwcares and see how it ripples through the community.

DAY 3: Wednesday, Nov. 19th – “Purple Day” – Wear purple clothing and wear a rainbow ribbon (provided) on your clothing to recognize and support our friends, family, neighbours, and colleagues who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-spirited, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ).

DAY 4: Thursday, Nov. 20th – “Many Ways to Say ‘G’Day!’ ” Students and staff will learn, collect, and share greetings in as many different languages as are represented in our school community. Go to the Caf at lunch to share a greeting in another language!

DAY 5: Friday, Nov. 21st – “T.H.I.N.K” When communicating on social media are our messages Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind? This Waterloo Crime Prevention Council cyber safety initiative is a good checklist to consider before sending something that can never be taken back…. There are some really awesome prizes (iPods, iPads, iTunes gift cards, Chromebooks) up for grabs for students who THINK they can post a creative winning piece of media to promote the idea — see http://www.preventingcrime.ca/30DaysofTHINK.htm for more details.THINK rainbow

Students should be aware they can speak to any staff member or use the “Listening Locker”, which is next to guidance, where notes can be dropped off through the slot to encourage anonymous reporting of bullying or any other concerns.

For more resourcces see The “Stand Up” Campaign through PREVNet (www.prevnet.ca/projects/family-channel-standup .  This website contains teacher, student and parent resources to educate about bullying, encouraging inclusiveness, respect, the importance of standing up, and includes daily activities for Bullying Awareness Week 2014.

Winter Arts Night

Join us for on December 3 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for performances by the Junior Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Concert Band and Vocaholics.

GPSS EQAO Results

Students at GPSS continue to perform well on the Grade 9 mathematics EQAO test and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).  At the academic level, the Grade 9 math students earned a pass rate of 83%, which is the same as the WRDSB pass rate. The Grade 9 applied math students achieved a pass rate of 45% which exceeded the WRDSB average result of 44%, but was slightly off the provincial average of 47%.  Detailed mathematics results can be found at eqao.com.

Students in Grade 10 last year wrote the OSSLT in March, 2014.  Students in academic English had an impressive pass rate of 94%, which is the same as the WRDSB and provincial pass rate.  Students in applied English earned a pass rate of 45%, with the provincial pass rate of 50% and a WRDSB pass rate of 55%.  The Literacy Team continues to provide support and additional preparation  for students who are risk of being unsuccessful on this very important test.

 

IB Programme Update

GPSS is excited to welcome two full classes in the Grade 9 IB Programme for the 2014/15 school year.  The Grade 10 programme for next year will have two robust classes continuing in their studies.  Next year also marks a significant change for the students entering Grade 11 programme as they fully participate in the programme and write the first exams.

For our IB families, please select the link below for information from the WRDSB regarding a change to fees.

IB Letter May 2014

2014 – 2015 School Year Calendar

Click  20142015 School Year Calendar to access this important information.

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