Earlier this year, I had the good fortune to listen to Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis speak. She shared highlights and lowlights of her life story, including the hardships she endured growing up in poverty and how acting changed her life.
I am currently reading Michelle Obama’s book, 'Becoming'. I find Michelle Obama inspiring and am enjoying learning more about her life story. She has a motto she uses when she feels like politicians are no longer being civil: “When they go low, we go high.” To me, this is such a great reminder to be respectful even when we disagree.
I have been observing Greenwood school spirit since my first visit over a year and a half ago, and this week is proving to be super spirited. School spirit is a demonstration of the sense of identity and community shared by our staff, students, parents and alumni.
January can be a difficult month in Toronto, with some of the darkest and coldest days of the year (and this week’s snow storm certainly didn’t help). When Mother Nature seems to be against us, it’s more important than ever that we take care of our mental health.
“Every mile is two in winter”, a quote from George Herbert, might explain the way some of our Grade 11 students felt during their expedition that had them snowshoeing and dog sledding through some very cold temperatures, with only expedition tents to sleep in at night.