My Gradation Plan

Healthy Living
This year, I am in pe 10, I play lacrosse and soccer on a high level to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).
Next year, I will be taking pe 11 fitness and regular pe 11, and still play my high level lacrosse and soccer to meet DPA requirements.
Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for healthy eating and stress management in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.

Course Credits
I need 80 credits to graduate. A typical course is worth 4 credits.
48 of them must be from required courses.
28 of them must be from electives.
12 of them must be from Grade 12 courses.
At the end of this year, I will have 48 credits.

Community Connections
I need 30 hours of work/volunteer experience. To show I completed this, I must show proof in the form of pay stub or reference letter.
I can start accumulating these hours in Grade 10.
My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through helping out with lacrosse or soccer, reffing lacrosse or soccer and working at SportCheck.
I will also need to complete a reflection that includes What I did, How I did it, and what benefits me from this experience. It will be 200 typed words minimum.

Career and Life
In addition to updating my resume, I will also create life and finical plan to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.
When I graduate, my current plan is to go a D1 School in the states for field lacrosse
To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found Riverside websites.
My interview will be with a Riverside staff members.
The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:
Ms. david
Ms. Johal
Mr. Thompson

In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them to the GT website .
I will complete Grad Transitions 12 whenever I have Mr.Thompson. If I have it in 1st semester, I must complete everything except the interview before sale of winterball tickets. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of April.

Staying safe at work

1. 3 things I will do to keep myself safe at work are…

1. Report any incidents that happen

2. Wear the right clothing for the job

3.  Say no when the situation is unsafe or uncomfortable
2.1 thing I will do to keep others safe at work is…

make sure when I am done working everything is put away so my coworkers don’t get injured


In our third lesson of polynomials we learned how to FOIL. Foiling is another method to multiply polynomials using distributive property that’s easy and effective. It makes it easier for you to see exactly what you are multiplying rather than visualizing it in your head.

The method used in the distributive propter can be simplified using the acronym FOIL.

(a + b)(c + d) = ac + ad + bc + bd

F – first term in each bracket

O – outside terms

I – inside terms

L – last term in each bracket

Here are two examples:

(4x + 1)(x – 5)

= 4x^2 – 20x + x – 5

= 4x^2 – 19x -5

(3a + 6b)^2
= (3a + 6b)(3a + 6b)

= 9a^2 + 18ab + 18ab + 36b^2

= 9a^2 + 36ab + 36b^2

Measurement (second half)

In our seventh lesson of measurement we learned how to find the surface area and volume of a rectangular based pyramid. It takes a while and you have to make sure that your formulas are correct to get the right answer. A trick is to write out everything you do. For example you can directly draw the shape of the face it is that you are trying to calculate the area of. This helps to keep track of everything you do and makes it easier to visually see.

Surface Area:

First you have to find the two slant heights of the pyramid. A rectangular based pyramid has two slant heights because the base side lengths are not the same. You find the slant heights by using pythagorean theorem on each triangular face.
Once you find the two slant heights, you find the area of each triangular face. Then you add those to the base area. (Make sure to put the coefficient 2 in front of each triangular face’s area. You do this because it tells you that two of the four triangular faces have the same area.)
You add the each face by writing out how to get the area of each triangular face and then the area of the base. You write them all out side by side and simplify where you can. Lastly you multiply the numbers left after you have simplified.
The number that is left is the surface area of the rectangular prism.
I know this sounds hard, so an example will make it easier to see.


To get the volume of a rectangular based pyramid you multiply 1/3 by the area of the base by the height of the pyramid.
You should already have the area of the base from finding the surface area, so we just use that to easily find the volume. (You should be able to do the whole equation on your calculator.)
Here is an example using the same dimensions that I used for finding the surface area above.


Measurement (first half)

In our third measurement lesson we learned how to use a micrometer to measure objects. It can be tricky at times but once you get the hand of it it’s pretty easy.

The object that is being measured is placed between the anvil and spindle.
Then the first thing you do is look at the course reading. The value you take is the last fully visible line on the sleeve.
Next you figure out the barrel scale reading by looking at the reference line on the sleeve. The line that it matches up with on the barrel scale is the number that you take. If the line is in the middle of two numbers, you take the number that the line is closest to.
Lastly you add the course reading and the barrel scale reading to get the micrometer reading.
Here is an example along with a picture to show you where all the parts are on a micrometer.

Spoken word

Tittle : Big Brother

He was their for me as a child, as we got older he slowly started to leave, now I never see him. Big brother why, why did you leave. You were on a good path, then down hill. No more coming to my sports or showing up to family events. All I get now are texts once in a while asking me for things. when I try to talk to you, I get shut down. “Why did you leave.” Read with no response, u send you would never leave. When things get hard you turn to you drugs, coming home high. Until that night, that night you were caught. I tried to help but I wasn’t aloud, I was just sent to my room. Night after night, all I heard was yelling outside my room, crying until someone left. Then you were gone for 5 months, didn’t hear anything. Everyone thought I was fine but no, I wasn’t. I don’t talk about my problems or my family, half the time people only know of my sister, because you won’t come around. I know what happened at school, I was so ashamed to show my face after the reputation you left behind. You thought I was disappointed in you but I wasn’t, I just wanted my brother. Drinking and using drugs on a daily you thought it won’t hurt anyone but you were wrong. It hurt your family and the one person that looked up at you. Now I see you once every five months or longer, you think it’s okay. You don’t know how to deal with anything, you turn to your drugs and drinking. Why won’t you realize your not the brother you use to be, your so skinny and you think it’s okay. Your girlfriend talks to me more than you do, you see my friends more than you see me. As soon as someone brings up my name or says something to you about me, you try and pick a fight. “Why are trying to act like a brother, I know you feel like you have to since you left, but you stop.” Is the one message I regret sending to you. I felt extremely bad, and knew right after I sent it I would regret it so much. I apologize right after, even though I was still mad. We didn’t talk for 2 weeks after that, until I got a text from him saying. “ I am sorry, I know you mad at me and that you didn’t mean it.” I was so happy to to hear that from him. I apologize again. “I love you so much” was the first time he has said that to me since I was seven years old. I said it back, and asking if he is coming home soon, even thought I already knew the answer was no. I ask him every time just in case he changes his mind. That was my last conversation with him, until two weeks ago he said he was coming home for a bit. I knew it wasn’t going to happen, and that I shouldn’t keep my hopes up. He didn’t come, then when I got home from Florida. He was their, I was so happy to see him, even though he left 20 minutes after. I still haven’t seen him since. Big brother why, why did you leave.