Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Excursion Week is Away!

Students are safely at their destinations be it Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Ladakh in Northern India or Teman Negara in Malaysia. We are monitoring the situation with Swine Flu as some parents have expressed concern over this. At the moment, no cases have been reported in any of the three locations.

I've attached a photo of the students in Ladakh before they head out on their hike to Stok Kang Ri base camp! It looks like a beautiful day with a dusting of snow on the ground! Fantastic!

Mr. Cowan

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

“The Day Billy Lived” to see “CATS” get “Wrecked”

Well I’m pretty sure CATS still performed a fantastic show. But upstairs in the cozy Theatre Studio of the Esplanade, the laughter, the life and the lessons behind the CIS High School Drama Club Productions of “The Day Billy Lived” and “Wrecked” packed out the venue. The 200+ audience of students, parents, teachers and administrators from all four campuses were on hand to witness the months of hard work culminate in two plays that kept the viewers emotionally bouncing between hilarity and serious life issues. The actors and actresses flawlessly performed the dramas that left the viewers thoroughly entertained but thinking seriously about topics such as substance abuse and teenage suicide. Director and staff supervisor, Miss Brandy Stern was brought to tears during the curtain call as the cast and crew showed their appreciation amid a rousing round of applause.

No, CATS was not “Wrecked”, but CIS definitely lived last night!

Thank you to Miss Stern, the cast and the crew for a wonderful job and thank you to everyone who turned out to support CIS and the High School Drama Club. Please feel free to share any comments below.

Mr. Cowan

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Break a Leg!!!

Best of luck to Miss Stern and the students involved in the High School Drama production at the Esplanade tonight!

You will be great!

Only a few tickets are still available at the door!

Mr. Cowan

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DP Mock Exams are over!!

Our group of IB-DP grade 12s have been busily writing their Mock Exams in preparation for their upcoming Final Exams in May. I welcome any feedback on how the process went so that we may make improvements for upcoming Exams.

Also don't forget, tickets are on sale at all campuses ($10) for the Drama Production of "The Day Billy Lived" and "Wrecked" at The Esplanade on April 21st at 8:00pm.

Prom ticket sales start next week!

I hope everyone had a happy Easter Break!

Mr. Cowan

Monday, April 6, 2009

Upcoming Events

Three items that are on the horizon:

1) An Easter long weekend, there are no classes on Friday, April 10th or Monday, April 13th.

2) Report Cards are being mailed home on Wednesday, April 8th and Parent-Teacher interviews will be Thursday April 16th from 4:00-8:00 pm.

3) The CIS High School Drama Production will take place at the Esplanade on Tuesday, April 21st at 8:00 pm.

I hope to see parents and students on the 16th and the 21st.

Mr. Cowan

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Important Info for Friday, April 3rd

This is just a reminder that the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is being held on Friday, April 3. In grade 9, 10 and OSSD courses only students writing the OSSLT are required to attend school on Friday. Classes are being held for the year 1 DP students. Year 2 DP students will continue with their Mock Exams.

Mr. Cowan