June 2017

Grade 7 Electricity Unit

The Gr 7’s  had a ‘shockingly’ fun time exploring static and current electricity!  Students created circuits using their bodies, as well as potatoes and Styrofoam.

Grade 8 Playland Trip

On May 9, the Grade 8 students continued our annual tradition of a trip to Playland to experience the Amusement Park Science program. Every year, Playland designs activities to help students apply their understanding of science to amusement park rides and activities. This year, students were searching for examples of physical and chemical changes, and examining how the rides impacted their breathing and heart rates. We were fortunate to enjoy beautiful weather and everyone seemed to have a great time! One highlight was when we were able to pack an entire car of the old roller coaster with RCS staff and students. We are grateful that our school gives us opportunities to demonstrate our learning in fun and unique ways!

Potato Fest

It was potato harvesting day for the Grade 7’s! As part of the Science 7 program, students have been growing early season ‘Warba’ potatoes in various soils, predicting which soil type would produce the biggest and best crop. Next week, it’s time to cook them up and….Potato Feast-o-rama!!


Enjoy these photos of our enthusiastic grade 8 foods students at their recent Food Expo.

A grand adventure is about to begin…

On Tuesday, June 6th we celebrated the long and illustrious career of our beloved Principal, Edith Walker. We are thankful that Mrs. Reklaw, her evil twin sister, had the good sense to stay home! Edith has been the heart and soul of this place and it was her vision 11 years ago that brought forth the crazy and wonderful world we call the Middle Campus. Edith was regaled with funny anecdotes and stories of her strong and inspirational leadership. There was a lovely dance number, a few songs, laughs and of course tears. It is difficult to say good bye so we will simply say, ‘So long we’ll see ya!”

We can’t let you leave without a final word from the Dr Suess…

Step with great care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dextrous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

Ms. Burton