Our MacLachlan Showcase Evening was a huge success! The hallways were filled with excitement as Maclachlan families explored the different activities, presentations, and performances at yesterday’s school-wide exhibition of student learning.
Students from PK to Grade 12 were able to share how they have developed meaningful real-world connections through interdisciplinary themes including: A Smorgasbord of Tales, It’s a Wide Wide World, Engineered by Design and An Inquiring Harmony.
Select MacLachlan College students in Concert Band, Intermediate and Senior choir during a 2019 CISMF rehearsal this week! The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Music Festival is coming up on April 7th at Roy Thompson Hall and students have gone through rigorous auditions, preparation, and rehearsal in anticipation of this annual event.
This morning our PK-SK classes enjoyed a special parent presentation in celebration of Chinese New Year! Students learned more about special new year’s traditions, history and did amazing New Year’s themed crafts.
Grade 10 students attended the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto on February 14 to see "Cottagers and Indians," a play that explores the impact of Arthur Copper's effort to reintroduce native wild rice to the lakes that surround his home. The play is funny and poignant, highlighting the tensions that lay on the road ahead to toward truth and reconciliation in Canada. Based on the ongoing, real-world events in and around Pidgeon Lake in the Kawartha Region of Ontario, students were instructed about the important history and delighted by powerful performances. Billy Merasty as Arthur Copper was a charming and poignant advocate of the long history of his people. Carmen Grant brought the voice of cottager Maureen Poole to life with attitude and feeling as the suburban Canadian who comes to live in the north and discovers a deeper history than she can readily accept. The production was certainly a relevant companion to our study of Richard Wagamese's novel "Indian Horse."
The Leafs and Stars game went down to the final shift as both clubs kept pressing in this very balanced affair. Jackson got the Leafs on the board and then Mohammed countered for the Stars. Aariz put the Stars in front 2-1 before Ms. Park tied the game. Aariz took Saad’s feed and quickly deposited it across the goal line and a 3-2 lead. Déjà vu struck, as Ms. Park scored her second to tie the game once again. Ms. Woodward, moving in from the point, forced the Stars’ netminder to challenger her shot, only to have her fire the puck toward the far post where Josh amply redirected the puck for a 4-3 Leafs lead. Aariz managed to score his third of the match to tie the game and then Saad responded for the Stars and packaged a pair of goals to put them up 6-4. Jackson had other ideas as he closed the gap to 1 goal, but tempus fugit had the final say, and the Stars held on to win 6-5!
The Hawks kept pace with the Flyers for the first half of the match as Alex, Nina and Gayan scored for the Hawks to keep pace with Flyers’ Godfrey and Sam, but a slow line change provided the Flyers with a 3-0 break and Thomas made no mistake parking the puck on the top level and the Flyers seemed to be energized. Godfrey scored his second of the contest, Thomas rang up another two goals, Evan hammered home a rebound, and then Godfrey concluded the scoring frenzy with another two goals to give the Flyers a 9-3 victory.