Ben Hoogendoorn, LL – Social Studies
December 2019 / January 2020 News
While it may seem early, the time is now for Grade 11 and 12 students to start preparing for the end of the semester. When we come back from winter break there is very little time to finish assignments and prepare for your final and diploma exams. It would be a great idea for students to start using their tutorial times before and after school on Thursdays to ensure success at the end of the semester. For Grade 10 students, it is now time to start seriously looking at which academic level they are most comfortable attempting. Booking time with your guidance councillor to do some after graduation planning can not be done soon enough. Good luck to all our students as the enter the final stretch of classes.
WHERE IN THE WORLD: Every month the Social Department will also include a where in the world challenge. First person to correctly guess the location in the picture can claim the monthly prize from Mr. Hoogendoorn in room 224.
October / November 2019
Social Studies has been focused on having a positive start to the beginning of the year. We were encouraged with the progress from last year as we saw a significant improvement in our Grade 12 diploma results and completion rates in Social Studies. This year our department focus is going to be in reworking our assessments to better reflect the program
of studies. Grade 10 and 11 students may notice the difference in how grades are organized, and what assignments hold significance. Social Studies is now offering a consistent tutorial time on Wednesdays before and after school in the learning commons. Students that have questions, would like help on assignments or simply need more time to complete their work are welcome to attend. Any student that is achieving below 65% in their Social Studies class is recommended to attend until their marks have improved. This is meant to supplement the work and help given by the classroom teacher, not replace it.
Where in the World?
Every month the Social Department will also include a where in the world challenge. The first person to correctly guess the location in the picture can claim the monthly prize from Mr. Hoogendoorn in room 224.