During the first semester, the Grade 11 ELA class entered poems in the National Young Writer’s Poetry Contest. 16 students qualified to have their poem published in their annual anthology. Alana Plett was awarded the Award of Excellence for her poem. Congratulations Alana.
Congratulations to Nolan Plett for finishing 2nd in the Grade 12 Mathematics Contest. There were 300 students from across Manitoba who participated in the test. Nolan was awarded a $1000 tuition remission from the University of Manitoba along with $700 award from the Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers.
The grade 9 Science class has been learning about astronomy, space exploration, and how the study of the skies impacts our lives on planet earth. What started with a lot of questions about what we know about the universe and how we found that out has led to many opportunities for exploration. Each student is choosing specific concepts to explore, such as the International Space Station, dark matter, and potentially habitable planets, and they will be researching to find answers… Read More
In North America approximately 68 pounds of clothing is thrown out per household per year. Not only is this causing the landfills to keep growing but there are many people and their families who could benefit from this clothing. This information lead a group of grade 9 students from Landmark Collegiate to take action for a project in which they were to explore a way to make their community a better place.
Through a student-initiated inquiry, Sydnie Janz, Haylee Janz, and Celina Lackmann realized that Landmark currently had no place to recycle or donate used clothing, so they contacted several organizations to see what they could to do help. After a lot of research, collaboration, and careful planning, the Canadian Diabetes Association accepted their proposal and agreed to deliver a Clothesline donation box to the school. The clothing that is donated will be sold to Value Village and the profits from that clothing will go directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association. This money funds research to provide better medical treatments and to provide community support for those affected by diabetes.
The widely recognized bright red bin was delivered on Thursday, February 16th and conveniently placed at the main entrance of Landmark Collegiate. Landmark residents can now drop off gently used clothing anytime they like. By donating instead of adding to the landfill, people can feel good about being sustainable, providing quality clothing at an affordable price, and by helping to support those affected by diabetes.
My favourite form of art is mixed media. I like all the different textures and dimension it gives to the art. I usually begin a piece by looking up pictures for ideas and inspiration. In my opinion a piece is never really done, but you have to stop at some point or it will be too much.
I chose to display The Red Dress Project using mixed media so it would draw people’s attention to it. It invites people to want to touch, feel, and read. The stories of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women need to be told so they are not forgotten and pushed aside and that they are cared about. My hope is that when people see my project they will become aware of this issue and to be inspired to care about the women.
As part of our quest toward deeper learning, we are in the process of establishing a Makerspace in our school. The idea of the Makerspace stems from providing students with opportunities to imagine, create, innovate, experiment, collaborate, share, and learn. Creating a Makerspace supports the importance of hands-on, student-centered, meaningful learning and embraces the knowledge that students learn through exploration and discovery. True learning is a continuous cycle of curiosity, investigation, experimentation, research, and reflection, all of which are key… Read More
Beginning on April 28, 2016, Landmark Collegiate will facilitate a community engagement through the online group insight platform, Thoughtexchange. We invite all parents/guardians of children attending our school to take part in this unique and exciting opportunity to share their thoughts. Contribute to the conversation, and help our school identify community-shared priorities, appreciations, and concerns. The results of this engagement will help inform future decisions at the school and divisional levels. Participation is voluntary but as our partners in the… Read More
The grade seven classes get to discover their creative side by building structures made out of Keva planks. Each Keva plank is the same size and students create structures by stacking them. There’s no need for glue or connectors as it’s a balancing act of force. Dylan M. figured out how to put together a library scene while Larissa H., Katelyn B. and Mercede L. mastered the spiral. Matt K. creates complicated structures and towers changing up his designs daily. Rory S. attempted the tallest tower to date, by trying to reach the ceiling. Rachel P. enjoys making gravity coasters that allows a ping pong ball to roll along. The planks are being used on a daily basis, at lunch, at break and during free time. They are a big hit!!!