University of Toronto Engineering Dept. welcomed DMT Physics and Chemistry students for a tour of their engineering labs on March 28. Students explored the Chemical Engineering lab to learn about artificial kidneys and 'liquid sand', then toured the Mechanical Engineering lab to see how they test structures for bridges and build skyscrapers to withstand earthquakes. Some former DMT students attending U of T met up with the group to talk about their university experiences and the day finished with a walking tour of the St. George campus.
The results of the 2014 TDSB Technological Skills Competition are in, and Thomson students have once again proven their skills against the best in the TDSB. Thomson medalists will move on to face new challengers at the provincial competitions in May.
David and Mary Thomson C.I. congratulates all competitors, and would like to recognize our medalists:
Silver Medal - Akesh Kapilan
Gold Medal- Artin Sahakian Silver Medal - Kaveh Wahdat Bronze Medal - Maitha Alkhuaqui
Office Software Applications
Gold Medal - Saffi Chaudhry Silver Medal - Malik Hinds Bronze Medal - M. Naseh Mohamed Nayeem
TV Video Production
Gold Medal - Elizabeth Elliott and Camille Joyce Ropero Bronze Medal - Muhammad Siddiqui and Mohseen Varachhiya
Graphic Design Studio Production
Bronze Medal - Narissa Khan
Gold Medal - Dana Bickram Bronze Medal - Gabrielle Boodram
Agenda Correction April 29
The student agenda mistakenly has April 29th listed as a PLT day. Please be advised that this will now be a regular day of school, not a late start. Classes will begin at 8:55 am as per the regular day schedule.
Attention students looking for job opportunities, the Government of Ontario has over 35 programs to help youth build skills, find jobs or start a business this summer. For information on opportunities and how to apply visit: Ontario.ca/ReadySetWork.
Also the city of Toronto is hosting a retail job fair on Wednesday April 16th at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street, 2nd floor). Dress for success and bring multiple copies of your resume as over 20 major retail companies will be there. You must pre-register. To do so, call 416-392-0101.
Finally, YouthWorx is looking for youth aged 14-29 to do light repair work, painting, gardening, and other clean-up projects in Toronto Community Housing communities from April to September. They are hosting a job fair on Saturday March 29th, from 12 noon to 4pm at 931 Yonge Street (Rosedale subway station). You must be able to work full-time as of April 1st. Please bring a resume and register e-mail
or call 416-981-6300.
OSSLT Grade 9 Mock Test
The OSSLT Grade 9 Mock Test has been rescheduled for Friday March 28. This does not affect the actual OSSLT date for students scheduled to write.
Thomson Chemistry @ Centennial
Centennial College Morningside Campus welcomed Thomson Chemistry and Environmental Science students on March 6th for a day of hands-on lab work. The day was action-packed, with activities to extract essential oils using green chemistry, analyzing 'swimming beasties' under the microscope and learning about the technology used in atomic emission spectroscopy. Students learned about the variety of science-related programs, as well as the support provided for first generation students attending college, and the HYPE summer program that provides free summer classes.
If you are looking for homework help then Wednesdays will be your lucky day. Youth Leaps will be operating a Homework Help program every Wednesday afterschool in Room 202. The program will run from 3:15 to 4:30. Please drop by to get that little extra support to complete assignments or study for tests.
Youth Leaps will also be offering information workshops focusing on topics that are of interest to high school students. The session on March 19 will focus on the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and it will take place in Room 200.