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Piper News “Raising All Students towards Distinction” MARCH Principal: Mr. S. Lockhart 2011 Vice Principal: Ms C. Simpson, Mr. R. Gilhuly Congratulations to the JV Boys Basketball team for winning this year's Provincial Championships over Glenlawn Collegiate by 4 points. Dallas Murphy was named to the Provincial All-star team and Boris Zimbakov was named Provincial MVP. Thank you for all the fan support from staff and students; it was much appreciated. Congratulations to the John Taylor Cheerleading team for their recent victory at the Manitoba Cheerfest competition held at the University of Manitoba February 26, 2011. The team did exceptionally well and provided spectators with an entertaining performance that landed them first place in their Cheer category. On Saturday March 12, Science and Physics students from John Taylor Collegiate competed in the annual spaghetti bridge competition put on by APEGM. Our students enjoyed the contest and we had successes as well. John Taylor students won the category for grade 10, 11 and 12. Gr. 10 Shelby C. and Meagan L. 113kg Gr. 11 Brett J. 88kg Gr. 12 Derek S. and Winson C. 150kg As always, the event was well run by APEGM and a large donation was made to Winnipeg Harvest. DATES TO REMEMBER March NOTES FROM THE OFFICE 18 Grad Fashion Show 18 In-service – No School By now all grade nine, ten and eleven students should have 21-25 Spirit Week returned their 2011-2012 registration form to the office. The 23 Parent Teacher Interviews, return of these forms is important as it allows us to properly Early Dismissal staff our school and timetable students so they have a great 24 Grad Retakes chance to obtain all their choices for next year. If your son or 25 Gym Blast daughter has not returned their form, please do so as soon as 25 Last Day of Class possible. – Spring Break April Congratulations to the JT ladies curling team which won the 04 School Re-opens West Winnipeg Athletic Conference championship 2 weeks 05 Staff Mtg Early Dismissal ago. The team of Amber Whitton, Sydney Arnal, Hayley Ryan, 08 30 Hour Famine Sarah Leileveld, and Meghan Ryan. The girls competed for 18-21 Production of Disney’s Mulan Jr. the provincial championship in Dauphin.. 19 Prof. Learning Mtg Early Dismissal Our Boys Curling team also had a great year and won the 21 Senior Years Reports consolation championship for the WWAC conference. 22 Good Friday – No School May Congratulations to our Jr. Varsity Girls Basketball team who 03 Staff Mtg Early Dismissal were conference finalists in 2011. The girls competed in the 05 Heritage Fair provincials where they were semi-finalists and were an injury 06 MAD Canada Presentation away from winning the provincial championships. 17 Prof. Learning Mtg Early Dismissal Congratulations to all players and coaches Jana Taylor, Kari 23 Victoria Day Bergmuller and Carol Simpson. Special mention to Chelsea 25 Piper Palooza McBey who was selected a provincial all-star. 31 Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Concert June Our Jr Varsity Boys concluded a fantastic season by winning 07 Staff Mtg Early Dismissal the provincial championship over a very talented and athletic 08 Athletic Banquet team from Glenlawn. The Pipers came back from a 14 point 09 Dance Recital deficit(as usual) to win a thrilling 67-63 final. Thanks to the 17-23 Assessment Week huge numbers of JT students and parents who came out to 24 Grad Rehearsal support our boys. 27 Grad Ceremony 28 Grad Dinner and Dance Good luck to our Grade 12 students who are performing in 30 Last Day - Senior Years Reports the Grad fashion show this Friday. From the recent performance in front of the whole school it should be a great show. PARENT TEACHER Good luck to our JT Badminton and Track teams which are INTERVIEWS competing in WWAC conference matches and meets. Other The next Parent/Teacher Interviews will be activities coming up include Rugby, Team Handball, Soccer, held on Wednesday, March 23rd from 3:40 Ultimate and Outdoor Track and Field. – 7:00 by appointment only. Parents can set up their passwords now, and starting Have a great spring break. March 18th will use the same link to book the appointments with teachers and administration. You can go to the John Taylor website to find the link or go to https://johntaylor.schoolsoft.ca/login.jsf. PAGE 2 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 SCIENCE For the fifth year and counting, John Taylor Physics students were entered in the APEGM (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba) sponsored Spaghetti Bridge Contest in celebration of Provincial Engineering and Geoscience Week. The contest was held at Kildonan Place on Saturday, March 12. Mr. Francis has been working with students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 to create these bridges in an effort to keep the tradition of JT students winning championship prize while at the same time donating to Winnipeg Harvest. APEGM will donate pasta to Winnipeg Harvest in the amount that each bridge holds. Check out the website for more details: http://www.apegm.mb.ca/SpaghettiBridge.html Miss Paragg's Semester 1 Chemistry Class celebrated 2011 - The International Year of Chemistry - by participating in the University of Waterloo's Chem 13 News Periodic Table Project. The goal of the project was to have chemistry students from around the world join together to create an original and imaginative version of the periodic table. Each student in class created an original design representing the element Gold. The class selected the design by Melissa S. to represent John Taylor Collegiate. Along with the the creative tile design, a written explanation of why this design best represents the element was created by the class. The following tile and write up was submitted: "The design representing the element Gold was created by Miss Paragg’s Grade 11 Chemistry Class at John Taylor Collegiate, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our class first considered the properties of gold that make it an attractive, highly valued, and desirable metal: it’s the most malleable and ductile of all metals, it’s a good conductor of heat and electricity and does not tarnish, pure gold is soft, it has a beautiful lustre. We then discussed what Gold is used to represent in today’s society: strength, honour, courage, greatness, achievement, success, and pride. The final design represents a time where Canada felt all of these qualities – the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games." The Chem 13 News Periodic Table project will be displayed at chemical education conferences, museums and on the University of Waterloo campus. It will also be made into a poster to be sent to all project participants. John Taylor Collegiate was the only school in the province of Manitoba to participate. Well done Chem kids! PAGE 3 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 Graphic Tech a hit! Graphic Tech has now been offered since last September in grades 9 through 11 and the student response to it has been strong. After a bit of colour and font theory, the students spent the semester creating such things as business cards, greeting cards, menus, 3 fold brochures, stop frame animation videos and 3D house layouts. Almost all students are signing up for the next year’s course, which will now also include grade 12 Graphic Tech. Advanced Photography Advanced Photography students have been very busy as well, creating strong images produced around our school, in our new photo studio as well as from their own travels around Winnipeg and elsewhere. The course includes everything from planning your shots to composing the image while adjusting camera settings to cropping and editing their image on the computer. A number of JT students are honing their skills hoping to join the proposed photography trip to Spain for next year during March break 2012. Check out our websites for course information, timelines, grades and more: http://web.me.com/mkutcy http://johntaylor.sjsd.net/~ekulasza CUBA This February members of John Taylor’s band and choir sojourned to Cuba. This trip was enriching both musically and culturally. The students visited two schools, an orphanage, a community centre and attended several performances by professional musicians and dance groups. We were inspired by grade 6 students who played with incredible rhythm and joie de vivre. We were also overwhelmed by the generous nature of the Cuban people. Students raised an astounding amount of donations for the school children and orphanage. The time in the sun was also appreciated, the jellyfish, however, were not. Many fond memories were created. 470 Hamilton Ave PLC WEDNESDAYS EARLY DISMISSAL Winnipeg, Manitoba Period 1: 09:00 - 10:00 @ 2:45 R2Y 0H4 Period 2: 10:05 - 11:05 APR 05 MAY 03 Phone: 204-888-8930 Period 3: 11:10 - 12:05 APR 19 MAY 17 Fax: 204-889-9999 Period 4: 12:05 - 01:11 JUNE 07 www.johntaylor.sjsd.net Period 5: 01:11 - 02:19 Period 6: 02:24 – 03:30 PAGE 4 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 VISUAL ART The John Taylor Visual Arts students have started off second semester very well. All grades have completed an assignment about them. It’s an introductory assignment where they use visuals to describe themselves. I have learned a lot about my students’ interests from this assignment and was very impressed with the skill level in all grades. The Grade 11’s started working on a pointillism painting project where they study the work of the artist Georges Seurat who worked in a very interesting style. Students will use a series of dots to create interesting and colourful cityscapes and landscapes. As well, the Grade 12’s started their Micrography project, which is the ancient art form of using words to create images. The words they have chosen are loaded with meaning that will add to or alter the meaning of their piece. Students will use text to create the shading or values in their work. Both sections of Grade 9’s have started off the year with a very challenging project: their Caricatures. Students have learned various realistic drawing techniques, such as how to shade and draw accurate facial proportions, and then have learned how to exaggerate their own proportions. They have completed a lot of preliminary work in order to be ready for their final piece. The work so far has been really interesting. Twelve students from Grades 10 to 12 have been selected to attend a Visual Arts Retreat in Gimli along with students from Westwood Collegiate and Sturgeon Heights. The students will be working on a series of eight projects taught by the different teachers from each of the different schools. It will be a great enrichment activity for these 12 artists. John Taylor artwork is on display currently in the school office. MUSIC Mark Your Calendars March 17&18 Vocal Jazz at Brandon Jazz Festival Please see the following website http://www.sjsd.net/~kcarter for more information. Scent Controlled School Life Threatening Scent Allergies Due to the fact that some students at JT have life threatening scent allergies, the administration asks students and staff to Anyone interested in making extra refrain from wearing heavy perfumes, money and getting a free lunch colognes or body sprays. while going to school? Call Nicki in the cafeteria @ 888-8821. PAGE 5 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 ELA English Language Arts After reviewing our assessment data in grades nine, ten and eleven, the English Department felt the new assessment task in which a video question was used resulted in detailed and in-depth literary analysis for many students. We are pleased to be addressing another learning style. Advanced Placement Students – soon they will be signing up for writing their English Literature exams and/or English Language exams in May. These exams give the students an opportunity to attain a university credit in English if they score a 3, 4 or 5 on the exam. Good luck, students! Contests See the Enrichment section of this newsletter for the Recycle Now Contest! details. Young Writers – Creative Writing Contest 2011: Students can send in Creative Essays or Short Stories, which have a chance of being published. The deadline is August 15, 2011, so we have lots of time. J.T. Writing Group Additionally, the J.T. Writing Group meets at lunch in room 202; all are welcome to share their writing in any form at lunch (bring your lunch). Various writing activities are done, so all can have something to share. This group will continue in semester 2; we will meet Thursdays. ENRICHMENT Enrichment activities are available for students in the form of various contests for poetry and essays: See Mr. Lewis in room 202 for more information or talk to your English teacher. Enrichment Board Also, we are in the process of revamping the Enrichment Board, so look for items in any academic area you may be interested in. Ask your teacher if you have an interest in their subject area you would like to pursue. The board is on the wall by the theatre. See Mr. Lewis for more information. Enrichment Opportunities: Recycle Now Contest! – All email entries must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011. The task is to use a rap, poem or an essay to let the world know why it is important to recycle. An individual, group or class may take part in this contest. The email address is email@example.com U of W Mini-University – students with good academic standing and attendance are able to experience university courses with professors teaching in areas of high interest. This is open to grade 11 students; see Mr. Lewis if you are interested. Students have the forms, which are due February 28, 2011. A committee will decide upon who can go pending attendance and academic standing. Also, there are a limited number of spots available. STUDENT PARKING Students wishing to park their vehicles in John Taylor’s parking lot require a parking pass. Passes are available at the office for $20.00 for scramble parking. Vehicles not displaying this pass will be towed away at the owner’s expense. Students are to park in an orderly fashion. Any unsafe or unacceptable behaviour will result in the loss of the privilege of using the parking lot. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN CASE OF EVACUATION If it is necessary to evacuate the building during inclement weather, the following procedures are in place: Grade 9’s and 10’s will go to the Buchannan School gymnasium accompanied by their teachers, Ms Simpson and Mr. Gilhuly. Grade 11’s and 12’s will go to the Hedges School gymnasium accompanied by their teachers and Mr. Lockhart. The secretaries will call the schools to inform them of our arrival. PAGE 6 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 PIPER ATHLETICS Indoor Track is running in the Indoor High School Circuit, which is a 5 meet series and we have competed in two meets so far this year. The team is led by Raven Cote and Graham Woo with good results in various events. New sports starting up are: Boys and girls Team Handball, sign-up in the gym Boys and girls Rugby –see Mr Johnson Boys and girls Soccer – see Ms. Armistead Badminton – see Mr Rodriguez Ultimate – see Ms Kulasza Outdoor Track – see Mr Loewen Our annual ski trip to Assissippi was from February 28th to March 1st. Our Outdoor Education classes went to Camp Arnes March 7th - 9th. Spring is almost here so stay cold free and be active! JT CURLING The JT curling teams have had a great season. Both boys teams finished the regular season with a 4 and 2 win/loss record. The JT 2 team of Greg V A., Mike C., Seth S., Brandon S. and Ryan H. ended up meeting the JT 1 team of Brandon S., Brendan C., and Hugh and Graham McF. in the bonspiel and were unfortunately dropped out of the playoffs in a close game that could only have one winner. The JT 1 boys team put in a strong effort in the “B” side finals but were edged out by a strong St. Paul’s team. The JT girls curling team of Sydney A., Hailey R., Sarah L. and Amber W. ended up seeded first in the regular season with 5 wins and only 1 loss. Throughout the playoffs, the girls won every game to go on to easily win the zone finals against Vincent Massey 11 to 2. SPORTS REGISTRATION at KWCC Check www.kirkfieldwestwoodcc.ca for all the latest information. PAGE 7 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 GRAD FASHION SHOW This year's grad fashion show will be on Friday, March 18 at 7:30. The theme for this year is Mardi Gras and the students have created great decorations and toe tapping numbers on stage! As usual, many stores in the community have supported us by donating beautiful clothing for the grads to model. We thank all of them for their continued support. The money raised from the Fashion Show helps subsidize the Grad Dinner and Dance tickets, so it is helpful to have as many silent auction prizes donated as possible. We would really appreciate grade 12 students bringing in their donations as soon as possible. Thank you for your support! We hope to see you all at the show! Graduation 2011 Important Dates March 18 Fashion Show March 24 Photo Retakes April 6 Grad Photo Order Assist June 27 Grad Ceremony June 28 Grad Dinner and Dance SAFE GRAD We would like to thank all the parents from John Taylor for making our Bud, Spud & Steak a successful event. Our next fundraiser will be Glenlea Greenhouses, your spring flowers, hanging baskets, herbs and containers. The order forms went home with the Grade 12 students by Friday, March 11th and are due back to the school on April 6th. We will have members from our fundraising committee present at John Taylor on April 6th from 12:00-1:30 and 3:30-7:00 to collect your order forms. We have now signed the contract with the telephone books. We will need 100% participation from our graduating students in order to have this task completed on time. Once we have more information, we will be holding a student/parent meeting on the telephone book deliveries. Again, it is of the utmost importance that we have the graduating students participate. PAGE 8 JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE 470 HAMILTON AVE. WPG. MAN. R2Y 0H4 PHONE: 888-8930 FAX: 889-9999 AFM Spring Break is just around the corner. Remember... 1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE: This includes not driving impaired or being a passenger in a vehicle with someone who is impaired. 2. TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS. Use teachable moments on a regular basis Lock up all prescription medication in the home and store in a safe place 3. MAKE FAMILY POLICIES THAT HELP YOUR CHILD MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES Discuss family values and expectations before your child has to make decisions during those “at risk” moments. If you are concerned about your child's' use of alcohol, drugs or gambling please contact the AFM counsellor in the school. Candy Burke is available on: Mondays and Wednesday's at Westwood Collegiate Tuesdays and Thursday's at John Taylor Collegiate HAVE A SAFE SPRING BREAK! 2011 AP (Advanced Placement) Exam Schedule Students taking the 42 level (AP) courses will declare if they wish to challenge the AP exam in late February. Week 1 Morning Session Afternoon Session 8 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 2 Chemistry Psychology Environmental Science Tuesday, May 3 Computer Science A Art History Spanish Language Wednesday, May 4 Calculus AB Chinese Language and Culture Calculus BC Thursday, May 5 English Literature and Composition Japanese Language and Culture Latin: Vergil Friday, May 6 German Language European History U.S. History Week 2 Morning Session Afternoon Session Afternoon Session 8 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2 p.m. Monday, May 9 Biology Physics B Physics C: Electricity and Music Theory Physics C: Mechanics Magnetism Tuesday, May 10 U.S.Government and Comparative Government Politics and Politics French Language Wednesday, May 11 English Language and Statistics Composition Thursday, May 12 Macroeconomics Microeconomics World History Friday, May 13 Human Geography Spanish Literature Denotes AP exams written at JT JOHN TAYLOR COLLEGIATE CLASS OF 1986 25TH REUNION JULY 22 & 23, 2011 Friday, July 22 Saturday, July 23 School Tour Family BBQ and Field Day Pizza Party in the Old Cafeteria Formal Dinner and Dance Retro Variety Show Slide Show and Memorabilia Display Please go to www.jtc1986.com for more details and registration information. PARENTING TODAY WORKSHOPS Monday, April 4th ‘Positive Eating and Feeding’ Presented by Community Nutritionist, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority This session will provide an opportunity to discuss ways to help children to eat the right foods, how much a child should eat, solutions for picky eaters, and tips on how to make meal time enjoyable. Many parents deal with childhood eating problems at some point in time. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss ways to help children to eat the right foods, how much a child should eat, solutions for picky eaters, and tips on how to make meal time enjoyable. Once registered, if you cannot attend, please be sure to cancel by contacting Shirley Gearns at #837-5886, Ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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