Science Fair Success!

Riley, Christina, Noam, and Sophie have been working very hard on an extra-curricular science and technology fair project. They have been working since the beginning of November and they have been getting intermittent feedback and conferencing from Mr. Lieberman. Riley and Christina’s project took on the task of seriously improving the exhaust quality on vehicles, particularly cars. They tackled the problem at its core by creating an attachable filter for a car’s exhaust pipe, that not only filter’s the large pollutants, but filters the particulate matter, also known as, particle matter, hence the name PM2.5 Reducer. Noam and Sophie’s project sought to improve the transportation and quality of those who must walk great lengths for their water supply. Their Potable Portable Water Filter allows the individual to roll their water home, rather than carry it. At the same time, the built-in charcoal filter would filter the quality of the ground or well water in their device. Both teams entered their projects into the York Region Science and Technology Fair just this past weekend. It was a two-day event that included set-up, workshops, presentations, and the always nerve-racking judging round and awards ceremony. They were competing against students from all across York Region in grades 7-12. Both teams won a silver medal for their amazing projects and presentations! Noam and Sophie also won a special Vladimir Vernadsky award for the best idea that best supports sustainable development. Mr. Lieberman and the rest of the German Mills community are very proud of these four ambitions scientists in the making!

Parent Symposium Tonight

Good Morning! For those of you who are interested and were unable to attend this evening due to the high interest, and for those who are just interested in participating from home, please see the details below for streaming the event.

In the Loop…

Good Morning Mavericks!

As we move from March into April and acknowledge that Spring may finally be here…there are some updates/information we wanted to share.

  1. Reminder that there is no school on Friday March 30th or Monday April 2.  We will be back to class on April 3rd.
  2. Playground – as previously noted, part of our playground is in need of repair and is closed until next week when we can get the proper fasteners to repair it.  Please continue to stay off the rubber ramps until you get the ‘all clear’ from the school.
  3. Grade 8’s – we held an information session last week regarding graduation and end of year items.  A lime green letter also went home.  Please contact the school with questions.
  4. Edsby – you are AMAZING!!!!  Thank you for your attempts and successes with reporting lates, absences and holidays with the app.  We are doing a great job!
  5. Dance a Thon – we raised a total of $7042.15.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  You have helped us make some much needed purchases as we plan for our new tarmac and our learning in the classrooms.  Students and Staff are slowly connecting to manage the prizes from our incredible raffle.
  6. This Summer – if you haven’t heard…we are getting our tarmac re-paved this summer (and thanks to the Dance a Thon, some new nets) AND we are getting new flooring in all the classes, hallways, library, gym and stage this summer.  We are SO excited for this major refresh.  Students are going to be helping design our outdoor spaces where possible.  Keep watching the blog for updates and for input requests.

Upcoming Dates: (refer to the Calendar Tab on our homepage)

  • April 4 – Jump Rope for Heart
  • April 4 – Parent Symposium for those who registered
  • April 12 – School Council
  • April 27 – Lice Checks
  • April 30 – Immunizations for Grade 7 & 8
  • In May – Family Tech Night, Council, Family Sports Night with Aussie X, Movie Night and more!

Jump Rope for Heart

Our school believes in kids helping other kids. That’s why we’re participating in Jump Rope For Heart and fundraising to support Heart & Stroke. Your donation will go towards research and education that gives our kids the best start to a healthy, happy life.  Our event is scheduled for April 4th.  We will be in the gym with our classes throughout the school day.

Physical activity has so many health benefits, and it’s fun too! Simple exercises like jumping rope can lead to stronger hearts, more success at school and better mental health among children and youth. Research shows that if our students start building healthy habits at an early age, they will continue them as adults and ultimately reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke for all Canadians.

We’re already doing our part. By participating in Jump Rope For Heart, we’re helping kids at our school and across Canada get a healthy start.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by making a donation today.

Thank you!

To donate online visit GMPS Jumping Donations