As we all know, this past year has been quite a roller coaster. When Ms. Webster approached me about working as a crew member for the Grade 8 play, Box, I was really glad we were still able to continue an activity outside of the classroom.
Being an actor in the play was awesome! I loved getting into character with my friends but my favourite part was the finale. Every time we practiced for the finale, I couldn't wait to get in the theatre.
Greenwood students commemorated women’s activism and achievements during this year’s Women’s Week. On March 7, the International Women’s Day organization posed the question, “what do you choose to challenge?” The Greenwood community answered the call with personal pledges for change.
The Greenwood community values and appreciates the hard work and dedication of all of our teachers. We admire how great they are as educators, so we thought it would be fun to ask some of them personal questions to get to know them better.
Greenwood students and staff are getting ready to elect next year's Heads of Student Leadership. Greenwood's Headship position is the highest leadership position a graduating student can obtain. A new change to this year’s election is that the votes for two candidates will be based on merit and there will be no gendered ballot.
Greenwood’s Alumni Executive hosted a panel discussion on The Power of Well-being on Tuesday, March 30. The panel was composed of distinguished speakers from the Greenwood community who talked about their experiences in the field of health and well-being and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their roles this past year.
Written by Pippa Bridges '22 and Charlie Batori '22
Pippa Bridges ‘22 and Charlie Batori ‘22 recently founded a club at Greenwood called Career Peers. The goal of this club is to inspire, educate, and provoke thinking among students about the potential career paths they can take after postsecondary.
The Apprentice Teacher program at Greenwood is a great way for new teachers to develop their skills and gain real-world experience. Today, we would like to highlight more of our incredible Apprentice Teachers: Nadia Munk, Sarah Ewen and Leah Bandler!
Spirits were at an all-time high last week as the Greenwood community celebrated our annual Spirit Week in the school building! It was an exciting week, especially after many weeks of virtual activities.
Who would have thought the game dominoes would have such a big impact in the Greenwood community! From Spirit Week competitions to one student's love of dominoes, there’s no doubt that this game has played a unique role at Greenwood.
Griffin Hale ‘14 graduated from Western University with a major in Philosophy and is now completing a placement at Greenwood as part of his last few months of teachers’ college at Nipissing University.
As a long-time supporter of Youth Without Shelter, Greenwood was more than happy to support the YWS Time4Change campaign this year. On February 26, Greenwood students gave a visual arts performance with the goal of spreading awareness about youth homelessness, breaking down negative stereotypes, and highlighting strengths and resilience of youth.
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week was ‘Overcoming Barriers’. The Jack Chapter created initiatives that gave Greenwood students an opportunity to talk about their mental health, reduce stigma, and allow access to support if needed.
We are excited to host our first virtual productions this week! Our Grade 9 and 10 shows can be streamed live on February 18 and 19. The evening will begin with the Grade 9 play at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Grade 10 play after a brief intermission.
After graduating from Greenwood, Daniel Brady ‘14 made his way to Stanford University where he studied Engineering and Product Design. Daniel chose this program because it let him combine engineering, psychology and design all into one major.
Claire Sargeant ‘09 is a graduate from Queen’s University where she obtained a BA in Psychology and Sociology. When Claire graduated from Queen’s, she decided to pack her bags and move to the UK with her friends to start a new adventure.
Hannah began doing watercolour architectural paintings as a side gig for her friends and worked as a staff illustrator for the university newspaper, Queen's Journal. From there, her side gig slowly grew into a small business, and now she is doing about 15-20 commissions a month.
There were many things Justin thought he might be interested in pursuing when he graduated from Greenwood, but he wasn’t entirely sure which direction he wanted to take. Nine years later, Justin is doing something he never thought he would do.
Greenwood staff and students enjoyed a wonderful Arts Afternoon on Friday, January 8. Guest speaker Britta B. started the afternoon with powerful and inspiring poems and was followed by Arts sessions and the first Greenwood Mic of 2021.
Dayna Austin ‘12 is a Family Medicine Resident at the University of Ottawa. When Dayna was deciding which path she wanted to take in her career, there were a lot of factors that attracted her to medicine.
Students enjoyed fun activities during the first week back from the Winter Break. Special community-building initiatives were incorporated into their virtual learning schedule to help everyone reconnect with each other and start 2021 on a positive note.