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Teacher Spotlight: Providing Support Beyond the Classroom
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- on October 26, 2018.
Ms. Letwiniuk’s hometown. Red Lake, Ontario. Being an educator can involve much more than teaching and assessing student progress. For many, it goes beyond the classroom and into the local and global communities. VHS teacher Dana Letwiniuk is a great example of an educator who goes above and beyond to promote positive change for students. … Read More
Meet Briar Nolet, a grade 12 Virtual High School student who is a remarkably successful dancer and actor. She has taken online courses throughout her high school career and will soon earn her Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with VHS. Briar currently plays Richelle on The Next Step, a dance series that airs on the … Read More
Augusta Ray is a VHS student from Toronto who is an up-and-coming musician. Augusta has a unique country/rock sound. She attributes this to her upbringing, listening to Shania Twain, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix. The past year has been a busy year for Augusta. She has split her time between two homes: one in Nashville, … Read More
The Explore Program is put on by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. The program offers young people the opportunity to travel, learn, practice the French language, and experience new cultures. This program can be taken in the spring or summer by people with any skill level in French. The program helps students further develop their French … Read More
Teacher Spotlight: Helping Newcomers Learn About Canada
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- on May 16, 2017.
Meet Ms. Katherine Stevenson, a teacher in our Social Sciences and Humanities department. She currently teaches HSB4U, Challenge and Change in Society, as well as HFA4U, our new Nutrition and Health course! Ms. Stevenson has always been passionate about teaching. She first began teaching swimming at age 16 and has been teaching a variety of … Read More
Student Spotlight: The Fight Against Climate Change
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- on May 2, 2017.
Meet Alexander Romancia-Bishay, an 18 year old student from Nova Scotia. Alexander was born on the west coast of Canada and spent his early years in various parts of British Columbia. When Alexander was 12, he and his family traveled across Canada and the United States before moving to Ontario where they ran a small … Read More
Run4Kids, a 5 kilometer run/walk in Bayfield, Ontario, is organized by Virtual High School and the Bayfield Optimist Club each year. Last year’s event supported Memphis’ wish through Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario. Memphis is a nine-year-old boy from the Chatham-Kent area who lives with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a disease that mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. … Read More
Meet Joel Wood who is originally from Sudbury, Ontario, where he lived with his parents and two brothers until he was three years old. His father’s career in mining took his family to Kleinzee, South Africa, where they lived for two and a half years. One trip that Joel recalls is a trip to Okavango … Read More
Teacher Spotlight: Imagining the Possibilities of Education
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- on January 12, 2017.
Ms. Kristina Simons has taught HSB4U, HHS4U, CGC1D, and CGW4U with VHS. Kristina’s career began after she completed her Master’s in Critical Studies in Education in 2012. She then began teaching at an international school in Dhaka, Bangladesh to a small group of grade 5 and 6 students. There, her eyes were opened to a whole new … Read More
Mr. James Mintz teaches one of our most popular science courses, SCH4U – grade 12 chemistry. Mr. Mintz describes himself as, first and foremost, a scientist; He initially studied medical laboratory technology and later began teaching. His first year of teaching was at a private school, where he taught chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Throughout … Read More