Journey students report on activities

There is plenty happening at Journey middle school say student reporters

Journey middle school students hoist a flag signed by students during Anti-Bullying Day.

Journey middle school students hoist a flag signed by students during Anti-Bullying Day.

Here is a fascinating update from Journey Middle School. We are here to write about what has been going on at the school during the past few weeks. One of the events at our school was the exciting Masquerade Ball. Some of our students made homemade masks to wear, which added to the mystery the ball had. Everyone had lots of fun, and danced ‘til they dropped.

One of the best things that happened this year were all of our international students. We have had Spanish, Korean, and Chinese students grace our halls. We are soon to have some Japanese students as well. Some students will host many of these international students. This has given us a great opportunity to learn about the culture each of these students come from.

Another way we have explored culture is our wonderful “Carnaval” during the middle of February. We explored this fun French Canadian tradition many different ways. Some of these ways were: students dressing a Bonhomme and greeting other students, eating crepes and drawing ice castles, ice fishing for lollipops and chocolate bars, making and eating poutine, sled racing and snow shoe racing in the hallways, and an ice cream eating contest. We thank our French Immersion students and many of our fabulous teachers for making this happen.

Just recently we have had our annual Pink Day on February 25. There was a sea of pink as soon as we walked in the front door.  We were very inspired with all the people who wore pink.  At our school we don’t stand for bullying!  All the students signed a giant pink flag that we raised for this important day.

Another great example of our students working hard is our participation in the Mathmatica Centrum math contest. Our participants have already gotten a practice package, and they have started working on that. We have two returning champs from last year, Amelia Pierce and Cyrus Delege. It is the goal of many students to take over this prestigious title!  When we first started this contest there were only about 40 students, but now we have more than 100 students taking part this year! Our students will be working very hard to defeat our champions.

Last, but not least, our whole school is doing Reflex Math. This is a math program that helps students to memorize and practice their math multiplication facts. So far we have 32 students who have reached a 100 per cent fluency, and many are very close. If you do reach a 100 percent fluency, then you get a small prize from the school. Everyone in the school is enrolled into this program, and they can access it anywhere that has internet. We are encouraging students to work on it as much as possible to reach their goal of a hundred per cent.

Thanks for reading our update from our amazing school!

Mia Tanner, Andrea Palko, Angel Houle, Dixie Stewart, Hailey Ridley, Ciara Pereira, Bailey MacIver and Tiana Sadowski

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