Gr. 8 Strings – Christmas Play Along at WCI

This morning, our Gr. 8 strings students traveled to WCI to perform Christmas music with students from our family of schools. This included the Gr. 9’s from WCI and the Gr. 8’s from Centennial. We had an exciting morning performing together. Mr. Piche, the strings teacher at WCI, led us in playing Hanukkah Song and […]

Keys to Success in French

These 4 tips will help to improve your skills as a second language learner and develop good learning habits in all areas: Tip #1 Practise Pronunciation – Audio files can often be found in Google classroom. Students should be using class time to ask the teacher how to pronounce words accurately. When the teacher is not […]

Silent Auction Items

Our Sale and Silent Auction is coming up soon. Here are some of the wonderful items up for bids at our Silent Auction which runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015. All proceeds go to Free the Children to build a school in Africa. Hand-made Artist’s Proof Lithograph “Cain and […]

Special Visitor to Our Strings Classroom

Grade 7 and 8 strings students had the opportunity to work with a very special guest in music class today, Vanessa Mio from Laurier’s String Academy. Having another music specialist in the classroom enabled us to do some “sectional” work (one section of the orchestra playing together). “Sectionals” help to address any techniques or challenges […]

Sale and Silent Auction for Education – May 23rd

  The day is quickly approaching for our Sale and Silent Auction for Education to raise money for Free the Children. We need some help in a few areas. 1. Silent Auction donations: If you know anyone who runs a small business and would like to donate a prize, they can include a poster or […]

Bake Sale and Cake Raffle Raise Funds for FTC

Congratulations to all the students, parents, and staff who helped with our annual Bake Sale and Cake Raffle. Working together we raised $1427 for Free the Children! The cakes were not only delicious but very creative too. Special thanks to Mrs. Schneider’s Gr. 4/5 class who planned, organized, set up, and ran the bake sale […]

Cake Raffle and Bake Sale

Do you have a sweet tooth? Northlake Woods staff and students can help you with that! Tomorrow is our annual Cake Raffle and Bake Sale. There will be a variety of creative and delicious cakes to win as well as a bake sale to satisfying that sweet craving. Tickets will be sold at both nutrition […]

Laurier String Quartet Performance

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming a string quartet from Wilfrid Laurier University to play for our Grade 8 strings students. Laurier has one of the best music faculties in the province and includes a wonderful chamber music program. They are coached by members of the Penderecki String Quartet, an ensemble that performs all […]

Shane Cook Concert – Grade 7/8 Field Trip to WCI

Our Grade 7/8 music students were so excited to attend a musical performance on March 31st at WCI. The performers were Shane Cook and his band who played fiddle and bluegrass music from across Canada and the United States. Students were able to hear instruments like a 5 string fiddle and a banjo while learning […]

Google Classroom – A Key Communication Tool

This year, all students and staff of the Waterloo Region District School Board have access to a board Google account. With this account, Google Classroom has also become available. Google Classroom is a learning space for teachers and students. Teachers can group students into classes according to grade and subject area, then distribute information and assignments to […]

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