Stories

Runners ready? Oh, yeah!

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  • June 20, 2016
Runners ready? Oh, yeah!

At the beginning of May, tryouts for the Middle School track team were announced. Students who were aged 11 or 12 would compete in one division, while students who were older than 12 would compete in the Grade 7/8 divison. There were many, many tryouts that ran on Mondays and Wednesdays and continued until the week before the track meet. At each practice we would practise our basic skills, such as quick starts and baton exchanges. We did all sorts of running, so that the coaches could see who was best...

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Approach the Bench

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  • May 24, 2016
Approach the Bench

On May 18, 2016, the Grade Five class went to the Supreme Court of Canada. It was an amazing experience for everyone. We got to learn about the history of the Supreme Court of Canada, which included learning about the judicial system, how many judges hear a case, and who did what (crown attorney, defense attorney) in a case.    We even got to participate in a mock trial. After the mock trial we were taken to the Main Court. We got to take turns sitting where the nine Supreme Court justices...

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Elmwood’s Celebration of Learning

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  • May 18, 2016

Celebration of Learning 2016 was amazing! At Elmwood, the Celebration of Learning is a day when all students share their year’s work with the community. For students in Grade 5 and 10, this means something extra special: Exhibition and the Personal Project. The Grade 5s had a blast completing their Exhibition projects. Their main topic for Exhibition was energy. All the girls in the fifth grade class studied a topic that connected to energy. All the teachers were so thrilled to see these...

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Me to We: From Ecuador to Elmwood

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  • May 18, 2016
Me to We: From Ecuador to Elmwood

The Ecuador trip was an amazing experience. I was one of twelve Grade 6, 7 and 9 students who was fortunate enough to participate on this trip. We left Ottawa in February and went on a ten-day incredible journey. We spent two days traveling, two days in Quito (the capital of Ecuador) and six days in the Amazon rainforest. Throughout this time I had the opportunity to meet new people, learn about a new culture, and even help those in need. In Quito, our first stop, I had the chance to learn...

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“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~Pearl Buck

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  • April 25, 2016
“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”  ~Pearl Buck

Over the March break, a group of 10 Elmwood students and two faculty members embarked on an amazing trip around Europe. We visited Berlin, Amsterdam, Brugge, Ypres, Vimy, Paris and London. Our group had an unforgettable experience, as we saw amazing monuments, memorials, and scenery. Our trip started in Berlin. Berlin held many sights to see, and our group tried to see as many as possible. One particularly moving experience was a guided tour of a Second World War concentration camp. This occurred...

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Through the Looking-Glass

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  • April 12, 2016

This year at The Study's All Girls Leadership Conference in Montreal, we participated in many fun and challenging activities. The theme was Through the Looking Glass and all of the speakers and activities helped us examine leadership from many different angles. The Elmwood girls had to be at school before sunrise. Even though we were exhausted, our eyes drooping as we boarded the bus, we found our energy by the time we arrived at The Study and were all highly enthusiastic throughout the day. As we arrived...

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La semaine de la francophonie

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  • April 5, 2016

La semaine dernière c’était la semaine de la francophonie à Elmwood! Pour célébrer la langue française, toutes les classes de français de 6e à 10e année ont participé dans un concours d’art oratoire. Les étudiantes ont choisi les sujets qui les passionnent et elles ont fait de la recherche sur leurs sujets. Après avoir fini la recherche, les élèves ont dû tout résumer dans un texte. Une fois lus à haute voix, ces textes sont devenus des discours. Les élèves de la classe...

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Grade 7 visits la belle province

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  • March 9, 2016
Grade 7 visits la belle province

On February 2nd, the Grade Sevens left for a three-day trip to Quebec City. I had the amazing opportunity to go on this trip. After a five-hour drive, we arrived at the Quebec Winter Carnival. Some of the activities were: ice sliding, tubing, human bowling, and human fooseball. We had an amazing time at the carnival but all that running around in the snow really helped us work up an appetite. We had our first delicious Québec-style dinner at the Chic Shack. But the night wasn't over yet! We went...

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Winterim 2016

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  • March 9, 2016
Winterim 2016

Hi, everyone! We want to talk about Winterim for this Centennial blog post. Winterim is an exciting two-day period of specialised activities that fall between Term One and Term Two. During the holidays, students go online and choose their top three Winterim activities. This year, for Junior School, some of the activities included story writing, musical prop making, and stop motion animation. In this blog post we will tell you about our amazing experiences rock climbing and horseback riding. In...

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A Production History of Les Belles Soeurs

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  • March 4, 2016

Les Belles Soeurs might now be considered a Canadian classic, with hundreds of foreign performances and adaptations. It is, perhaps, Canada’s largest contribution to the international drama scene. At the time it was written, however, it seemed an insignificant but controversial piece, as it was performed in a small theatre with the playwright, Michel Tremblay’s, name spelled incorrectly on the poster. While Les Belles Soeurs was well received by Quebecois audiences, many thought that it was an embarrassing...

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