A1 The Hate U Give is important for students so they know their lives are reflected in text, and their experiences are real and validated. It’s important for both students and teachers to read this book because it reflects what is happening in our society, and it is a powerful window or mirror for all … More “The Hate U Give” #TeachHateUGive
Have you ever been bored out of your mind sitting in from of a computer, trying to be productive? While doing that, have you ever searched up things along the lines of: Memes, colourized memes, GIF memes, and etc? If so, then you are probably guilty of first degree procrastination. These little pictures really seem … More On the Origin of Memes
This book tells the story of Joshua, a boy who loves playing his Kalimba, a traditional African musical instrument. But he thinks his classmates will make fun of him if he plays it at the school talent show. His uncle gives Joshua a Masai mask that allows him to inhabit the bodies of others. Using … More Joshua’s Masai Mask Book Talk
A long time ago, before Cortana, Microsoft wanted to make an assistant. However, unlike Cortana, nobody liked Clippy. In 1997, somebody had the bright idea of making the most useless office assistant ever. He would give you random tips about the office applications, and offer his assistance in your tasks. In theory, Clippy would have … More Who was Clippy?
The Juno awards honours excellence and achievement in Canadian music. And this year’s Juno awards certainly did that. From honouring old names like the late Leonard Cohen to celebrating new artists like Alessia Cara, the 2017 Juno Awards honoured artists of all ages. Winning a Juno award is no easy task – but Gord Downie won … More The 2017 Juno Awards
The grade eight BETA Mini School is hosting a spoken word poetry night! Date: Wednesday, March 29 Time: 6:00-7:30 (apprx.) Location: Drama Studio See you there!
The grade 8 BETA Mini School class has been working hard on their spoken word poems and heroic narratives. We’ll be having a Slam Poetry night after school. Time and date TBD. Stay tuned for some great poetry, and amazing stories!
Well, it’s here everybody! 2017 and Canada’s 150th Anniversary is fast approaching! Since the founding of this country in 1867, we’ve shown that Canadians are brave, compassionate, and polite. The government is working hard, making our history look very happy with lots of patriotism. Of course, this is just a cover for all the terrible … More A List of Lousy Events that Happened in Canada’s 150 Years of Existence
In the face of the Muslim ban and the refugee crisis, it’s very important to learn more about the experiences and stories of immigrants and refugees. Warsan Shire, a Somali-British writer, poet, editor, and teacher, explores and explains the true meaning of this in her deeply profound poem titled Home. Home By Warsan Shire no one leaves home … More “no one leaves home until home is a damp voice in your ear saying leave, run now, i don’t know what i’ve become.”
“Women’s rights are human rights” was the main motto of the 2017 Women’s March. These marches happened all around the world on January 21, 2016, and turned into not only a march to promote women’s rights, but for LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, environmental issues, racial discrimination, immigration matters, and worker’s affairs. According to the … More “Grab em’ by the patriarchy” – The 2017 Women’s March Against Trump