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LAST BLOG of the YEAR!!!

Thank you, everyone, for the incredible year at ELJHS. As most of you know, this is my last year here as I am moving into administration at Ecole Champs Vallee in Beaumont in September. 
I wish you all the best, wherever life takes you. Remember to study hard, work hard, and be the best that you can be! 
Here is the exam schedule one last time: 
Final Exams: Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam
Until we meet again!  Mrs. Woronuk 💜

Thursday, June 20th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we reviewed material about Japan. Be sure that you are reviewing material at home on your own. 

Social 8G: Today, we finished watching The Last Samurai! 

Social 9B: Today, we continued working on practice PAT questions and reviewed chapters 6 and 7. Be sure that you are reviewing material at home on your own. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Have a wonderful evening!



5 school days to go!

Wednesday, June 19th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we continued to review information about the Spanish and the Aztecs. We discussed chapter 9  and completed a Kahoot quiz.Be sure that you are reviewing material at home on your own. 

Social 8G: Today, we watched The Last Samurai and enjoyed a special lunch! 

Social 9B: Today, we continued working on practice PAT questions. Be sure that you are reviewing material at home on your own. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Have a wonderful evening!

6 school days to go!

Tuesday, June 18th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we started to review information about the Spanish and the Aztecs. We discussed chapters 7 and 8. 

Social 8G: Today, we reviewed information about the Renaissance. 

Social 9B: No class today. Please be sure that you are reviewing material for your exam next week. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Have a wonderful evening!

7 school days to go!

Monday, June 17th

Here's what happened today: 

8A - remember to wear black andwhite tomorrow!

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we reviewed chapter 3 and had some time to study on own our.  

Social 8G: Today, we finished up our unit on Japan and worked on an assignment for chapter 15 and 16. 

Social 9B: Today, we started a review of the year by discussing chapters 3 and 4 and completed some practice PAT questions. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam


Have a wonderful evening!

8 school days to go!

TGI... Friday, June 14th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we reviewed chapter 2 and had some time to study on own our.  

Social 8G: Today, we read about Japan's modernization based on Western Influence. 

Social 9B: Today, we started a review of the year by discussing chapter 1 and 2. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Have a wonderful evening!
9 school days to go!

Thursday, June 13th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, some students presented their projects. We also started our final exam review and looked at chapter 1. 

Social 8G: Today, we read about industrialization in Japan. 

Social 9B: Today, we continued to work on our chapter 9 climate change projects. They should now be handed in. Tomorrow we will start our review for the PAT exam. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam


Have a wonderful evening!
10 school days to go!

Wednesday, June 12th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we read through pages 218-220 which summarized the changes that took place during the modernization of Japan. We continued to work on our projects. Due Date is June 13th.

Social 8G: Today, we read about the new charter oath and how power shifted to different leaders in Meiji Japan.

Social 9B: Today, we continued to work on our chapter 9 climate change projects. We are hoping to get the done during tomorrow's block! 


Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam


Have a wonderful evening!
11 school days to go!

TGI... Friday, June 7th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we read through pages 199-202about changes to Japan's Military system and continued to work on our projects. Due Date is June 13th.

Social 8G: Today, we wrote our chapter 14 test. Next week, we will start chapter 15 about Japan opening its borders. 

Social 9B: Today, we talked about protecting biodiversity in Canada and were introduced to the chapter 9 project that we will start on Monday. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Mrs. Woronuk is away June 10th and 11th
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, June 6th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we were introduced to the chapter 6 project about the modernization of Japan. We will work on throughout the next week. Due Date is June 13th. We read through pages 199-202about changes to their economic systems. 

Social 8G: Today, we read about changes that occurred during Japan's isolation period. 

Social 9B: Today, we talked about the Kyoto Protocol and found an article to read and analyze about a climate change issue. Please review pages 315-319 if needed. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Wednesday, June 5th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we were introduced to the chapter 6 project about the modernization of Japan. We will work on throughout the next week. Due Date is June 13th. We read through pages 194-198about changes to their political systems. 

Social 8G: Today, we corrected our work booklets and continued watching a video about the Edo period of Japan. 

Social 9B: Today, we talked about what climate change is. Please review pages 307-314 if needed. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Tuesday, June 4th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we started talking about Japan's modernization after opening its borders. Please review pages 190-193 if needed. Tomorrow, we will start our chapter 6 project. 

Social 8G: Today, we talked about how Japan focused on creating a civilized and strong society during the Edo Period.  

Social 9B: Today, we started talking about chapter 9: how government decisions are made in regards to environmental issues. Please review pages 298-299 and 302-304 if needed.

Important Dates Coming Up:
Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal andALL CE DUE 
Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Monday, June 3rd

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we wrote the chapter 5 assessment and finished watching The Last Samurai. 

Social 8G: Today, we continued reading about the exclusion laws Japan put into place to stay isolated. 

Social 9B: Today, we wrote our chapter 8 assessment and started talking about Climate Change. 

Important Dates Coming Up:


Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal and ALL CE DUE  Monday, June 24th - LA Final Exam Tuesday, June 25th - Math Final Exam  Wednesday, June 26th - Social Final Exam  Thursday, June 27th - Science Final Exam

Thursday, May 30th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, continued watching the film, The Last Samurai. 
Chapter 5 assessment: Monday, June 3rd 

Social 8G: Today, we started chapter 14: Edo Period of isolation. 

Social 9B: Today, we continued to work on our political parties research assignment. We also had free time to catch up on the chapter 8 booklet, current events and had study time for our chapter 8 test. 
Chapter 8 assessment: Monday, June 3rd 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM
Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal and ALL CE DUE 

Wednesday, May 29th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, continued watching the film, The Last Samurai. 
Chapter 5 assessment: Monday, June 3rd 

Social 8G: Today, we wrote our chapter 13 assessment. Check Powerschool soon for your grades. 

Social 9B: Today, we continued talking about political parties and their platforms. We worked on a research assignment on google Classroom about Canada's 5 main federal political parties. Please be sure it is turned in by Friday! 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM
Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal and ALL CE DUE 


Monday, May 27th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we read about how Japan began to modernize, including the impact of the Iwakura mission. Please review pages 184-187 if needed. 
Chapter 5 assessment: Monday, June 3rd 

Social 8G: Today, we finished chapter 13 and read about Japan's first contact with western countries. Chapter 13 assessment is on Wednesday. 

Social 9B: Today, we wrote a paragraph about which healthcare system we think is better: private versus public. We also spent some time looking at political party platforms. Please review pages 286-287 if needed. 


Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM
Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal and ALL CE DUE

Thursday, May 23rd

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we read about ho Japan's Political system changed during the Meiji period. We started to work on our charter oath activity. Please review pages 180-183 if needed. 

Social 8G: Today, we talked about the role of peasants, merchants, artisans and outcasts in Japanese society. 

Social 9B: Today, we finished watching the documentary film, Sicko, which presents some of the differences between public and private health care systems. 

All Students: WEM Activity Day Permission Forms are now on Powerschool. Please fill out ASAP to ensure a spot! 
Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM
Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal and ALL CE DUE

Wednesday, May 22nd

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we read about how Japan responded to all the pressure to open their borders. Please review pages 177-179 if needed. 

Social 8G: Today, we talked about the strict roles in Japanese society, including the samurai code of Bushido. 

Social 9B: Today, we continued watching the documentary film, Sicko, which presents some of the differences between public and private health care systems. 

All Students: WEM Activity Day Permission Forms are now on Powerschool. Please fill out ASAP to ensure a spot! 
Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM
Wednesday, June 5th - Early Dismissal and ALL CE DUE 

Thursday, May 16th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we read about the influence of the USA on Japan opening it's borders. Please review pages 171-173 if needed. 
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 8G: Today, we started reading chapter 13, Japan Under the Shogun.
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 9B: Today, compared the healthcare systems of Canada and the United States. Please review pages 276-277 if needed.

All Students: WEM Activity Day Permission Forms are now on Powerschool. Please fill out ASAP to ensure a spot! 
Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Tuesday, May 21st - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great LONG weekend! 
*Dress weather appropriate for Tuesday's Track Day! 
(hat, sunscreen, bring water, $ for concession, snacks)

Tuesday, May 14th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we started looking at Chapter 5 - What Factors Influenced Change in Meiji Japan? Please review pages 164-167 if needed.  
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 8G: Today, we finished chapter 12. Quiz is tomorrow! 
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 9B: Today, we talked about different types of Social Programs. Please review pages 270-272 if needed.

All Students: WEM Activity Day Permission Forms are now on Powerschool. Please fill out ASAP to ensure a spot! 
Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Tuesday, May 21st - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

Monday, May 13th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we wrote our chapter 4 assessment. Check Powerschool for grades soon! 
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 8G: Today, we talked about how Japan was a self-sufficient country, farming rice and gathering fish and seaweed from the sea.  
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 9B: Today, we started our next unit of study: Social Programs. We read pages 266-267 and worked on a pre-test and vocabulary activity. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Tuesday, May 21st - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

TGI... Friday, May 10th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we talked current events and did a review for our chapter 4 assessment. 
Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 8G: Today, we talked current events and continued looking at videos about Japan's earthquakes and tsunamis. 
Flooding in Ontario CE due May 21st

Social 9B: No class today as you wrote your ELA PAT Part A. 

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Tuesday, May 21st - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

Thursday, May 9th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we discussed foreign influence on Japan, despite having their borders closed and continued to work on our Popular Culture projects. They are due Monday. 
Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8G: Today, we talked about the challenging side of Japan's geography and climate: earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunamis. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 9B: Today, we finished watching the documentary: Consuming Kids. 
Chapter 7 assessment: Wednesday! 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Tuesday, May 21st - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, May 8th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A: Today, we continued to work on our Popular Culture projects. They are due Monday. 
Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8C: Today, we started working on a Popular culture of Edo Japan project. It is on google Classroom and is due Monday.  
Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8G: Today, we talked about the beauty of Japan's natural elements, including cherry blossom trees. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 9B: Today, we wrote our chapter 7 assessment. 
Chapter 7 assessment: Wednesday! 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Tuesday, May 21st - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM


Have a great evening!

Tuesday, May 7th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A: Today, we learned about Japan's Three Metropolises and started working on our Popular culture slides presentations. Due Monday. 
Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8C: Today, we learned about Japan's Three Metropolises and how communities started to change.  Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8G: Today, we talked about Japan's geography and worked on a mapping activity. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 9B: Today, we did a review of chapter 7.  
Chapter 7 assessment: Wednesday! 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Thursday, May 16th - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

Monday, May 6th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A: Today, we finished watching a video: The Age of the Shoguns. 
Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8C: Today, we watched a documentary about Edo Japan: The Age of the Shoguns. Chapter 4 assessment: Monday, May 13th.
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8G: Today, we started our new unit: Japan. We read about Japanese creation stories and how they were known as the land of the rising dun. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 9B: Today, we watched a documentary, Made in Bangladesh about the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013. Chapter 7 assessment: Wednesday! 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Thursday, May 16th - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

Friday, May 3rd

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A: Today, we talked current events and started watching a video: The Age of the Shoguns. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8C: Today, we talked current events and looked at the social systems of Edo Japan. Please have the questions done for Monday. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 8G: Today, we discussed current events and had time to work on our chapter booklets. Please hand in your booklets on Monday. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Social 9B: Today, we discussed current events and had time to catch up on assignments. 
Cathedral in Flames CE due May 10th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Thursday, May 16th - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 1st

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A: Today, we talked about the political structure of Edo Japan. Please review pages 138-140 if needed. Have questions done for Thursday. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 8C: Today, we talked about why Japan decided to isolate themselves. Please review pages 132-133 if needed.  Questions are due Thursday. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 8G: Today, we discussed more changes that happened to Spanish and Aztec worldview after the Aztec were conquered. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 9B: Today, we discussed the impacts of consumerism on economy and government decision making. Please review pages 257-261 if needed.  
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Thursday, May 16th - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, April 30th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A: Today, we talked about why Japan decided to isolate themselves. Review pages 134-135 if needed. Have questions done for Thursday. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 8C: Today, we talked about the Edo Era of Great Peace. Review pages 132-133 if needed. Questions are due Thursday. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 8G: Today, we discussed more changes that happened to Spanish and Aztec worldview after the Aztec were conquered. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 9B: No class today - you went to NAIT for Junior Achievement. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Important Dates Coming Up:
Wednesday, May 1st - Early Dismissal and Hats on for Mental Health
Friday, May 10 - Grade 9 ELA PAT Part A
Thursday, May 16th - ELJHS Track Day
Friday, May 17th - No School PD Day
Monday, May 20 - No School Victoria Day 
Friday, May 31st - Activity Day @ WEM


Have a great evening!

TGI... Friday, April 26th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we talked current events and talked about the geography of Japan. Review pages 128-129 if needed. Title page due Monday; Map due Tuesday. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 8G: Today, we wrote our chapter 10 test and talked current events. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Social 9B: Today, we talked current events and continued to discuss factors that affect consumerism, in particular we looked at jobs. Review pages 250-251 if needed. 
Black Hole CE due May 3rd

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, April 29th - 8C Field Trip
Wednesday, May 1st - Early Dismissal


Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 25th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we started our new unit of study: Japan. Please have your title page activity complete for Monday. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8G: Today, we finished marking our chapter 10 activity booklet and watched a movie about the battles between the Aztecs and the Spanish. Your chpater 10 quiz is tomorrow. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 9B: Today, we took a look at the first two factors of consumerism: identity and health and safety. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, April 29th - 8C Field Trip
Wednesday, May 1st - Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, April 24th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we wrote our chapter 9 assessment. Check Powerschool soon for your grade!
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8G: Today, we finished reading chapter 10 about the battles between the Spanish and the Aztecs. Chpater 10 Quiz will be on Friday. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8C - permission forms are on Powerschool for our field trip to the Japanese Cultural Center this month! 

Social 9B: Today, we continued looking at Quality of Life and completed an activity about our own consumer identity. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, April 29th - 8C Field Trip
Wednesday, May 1st - Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, April 23rd

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we reviewed chapter 9 material. Chapter 9 assessment: TOMORROW!. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8G: Today, we enjoyed our field trip to the Japanese Cultural Center. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8C - permission forms are on Powerschool for our field trip to the Japanese Cultural Center this month! 

Social 9B: Today, we we introduced to chapter 7: Consumerism. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Monday, April 29th - 8C Field Trip
Wednesday, May 1st - Early Dismissal

Thursday, April 18th

Here's what happened today: 

Social 8A and 8C: Today, we continued to look at the impact of Spanish defeat on the Aztecs that survived, in particular how it impacted their society moving on.  Chapter 9 assessment: April 24th. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8G: Today, we discussed disease as a weapon in battle and Spanish strategy when it came to fighting the Aztecs. Chapter 10 assessment: April 25th. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Social 8C and 8G - permission forms are on Powerschool for our field trip to the Japanese Cultural Center this month! 

Social 9B: Today, we wrote our chapter 6 assessment. 
Russian Military Base CE due April 26th

Important Dates Coming Up:
Friday, April 19th - No School Good Friday
Tuesday, April 23rd - 8G Field Trip 
Monday, April 22nd - No School Easter Break
Monday, April 29th - 8C Field Trip