On November 6, 2014, Don Aker, an award-winning Canadian author, spent a half a day at the DMT library sharing his stories with students and staff. Don Aker is the author of 19 books, among them several bestselling novels for teens including The First Stone, The Fifth Rule, The Space Between, and Running on Empty. He is an enchanting speaker and the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Thomson's incredible Jazz Band recently recorded some of their sessions and have been gracious enough to let us host a few tracks on the website. See below for details.
On October 1, 2014, Pre-AP Science, AP Biology, ACE students, and Peer Helpers were inspired at a motivational talk by Dr. Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator and retired astronaut at the Ontario Science Centre.
Dr. Bolden informed our students of current NASA initiatives, including searching for answers to the questions, "How did human beings get here?" and "Are we alone in the universe?"
Dr. Bolden also spoke of the value of continued perseverance for overcoming challenges in life in the pursuit of achieving goals and dreams. Dr. Bolden, in the words of Nkosi Johnson, an inspiring, underprivileged youth, encouraged Thomson students to "do all you can, with what you have, in the time that you have in the place you are".
Yearbooks will be available at a reduced price for the next two weeks during the "Early Bird Sale". Students can purchase yearbooks in the front foyer during lunch, through Ms. Chornenki in room 264, or online through the website: https://ybstore.friesens.com/stores/761193
Prices go up on October 5, so don't miss this opportunity to get your copy for less!
S.I.S.T.A. (Sisters Inspiring Sisters To Achieve) is one of two girl leadership groups at Thomson.
Last year, in addition to hosting Girls' Day, a conference to empower Grade 9 girls, S.I.S.T.A. took on the challenge of creating a literary cookbook with their recipes from around the world and their stories behind those recipes S.I.S.T.A. Soul Food: Delightful Recipes & Recollections is now ready to view and purchase. The book costs $15.00, of which $2.00 goes to a charity of the girls' choice.
The book is available for purchase at Thomson C.I. Please contact Kaydeen Leslie directly if you are interested in getting a copy.
416-396-5525 Ext. 20239