CAS Commitment- Jazz Choir

This year I have been involved in many different activities. One of my favourite extra-curricular that I am participating in is Jazz Choir. One of the main reasons I enjoy jazz choir is because there are less people that participate so we are a tighter knit group. A couple weeks ago we attended the Whistler Cantando Music Festival. We performed and achieved a silver medal for our efforts. I have been performing with the Middle School Jazz Choir for 2 years now and it has been a very enjoyable time. Next year I hope to participate in the Senior School Jazz Choir.

CAS Commitment- Choir

Being in choir has been very enjoyable throughout the duration of the year. In a couple week the middle school bands and choirs will be attending the whistler music festival which I am very excited for. I believe that choir has made me more creative and has allowed me to be able to participate in a passion of mine. I have been involved with choir since as long as I can remember in the Junior School. Choir practices are every Monday and Friday at lunch (1:30). Overall, I really enjoy participating in grade 8/9 choir and I look forward to participating in choir as well as jazz choir in the Senior School.

MY-CAS eFOLIO COMMITMENTS PLAN (G7-10): Complete and post this plan at the start of the year. It is due in early October.

Major Commitments
long-term commitments that support the 7 Learning Outcomes (noted below)
Categories   CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate) Commitment Type:
1 Local/Global Impact #
2 School-based initiative
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment
1 Choir Creativity Challenge Full Year School Based Get a medal at the Whistler Music Festival
2 Volleyball Activity Collaboration September- July Local/Global Impact Get my overhead serve over consistently
3 MSAC Service initiative and planning Full Year School Based Lead for 2 events throughout the Year
# Minor Commitments
short-term  commitments, especially appropriate for new experiences or learning
Categories  CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate) Commitment Type:
1 Local/Global Impact
2 School-based initiative
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment
1 Jazz Choir Creativity Challenge Full Year School Based Succeed at the Whistler Music Festival
2 Basketball Activity Commitment and perseverance January-June School Based Get my foul shots in consistently
3 MPS Service Collaboration Full Year

CAS Commitment- Choir

This year I joined choir as well as jazz choir. I enjoy concert choir because we are a large group of people and we produce a large amount of sound. The songs that we are performing are pop songs and everyone knows them so its fun to sing when people can sing along with you. I also like choir because Ms. By makes it so much fun. I look forwards to going to choir every week.

CAS Commitment- Jazz Choir (creativity)

This year I joined the middle school vocal jazz ensemble. It has been a very fun commitment that I am always excited to go to. Ms. By is our teacher and she makes this co-curricular very enjoyable for all of us. In jazz choir we sing songs that are fun to learn and then we go to festivals to showcase how well we have learnt these songs. Right now the songs we are learning we are planning to take to Whistler. I really enjoy singing with this group of people.

Mid- Year Reflection

Mid-Year Reflection

  1. How do you feel you have settled in to your Grade level this year?

I feel that I have settled in great and that I am getting along great with all of the new students.

  1. What are two words that describe you as a member of the Middle school? Why? (eg – inclusive – because I have a wide group of friends)

I am a member of the middle school community because I am open minded and I try my best not to exclude anyone from anything.

  1. What attribute from the Learner Profile (principled, knowledgeable, caring, open-minded, balanced, reflective, inquirer, thinker, communicator, risk-taker) describes you the best and why.

The attribute from the IB Learner Profile I think most describes me would be open minded because I try to look at certain things without bias or favouritism.

  1. Efolio: briefly identify each component and comment on your involvement/final thoughts on this commitment.

Major Service

  • I am participating in many programs such as MPS, MSAC, and Student Ambassador.

Minor Service

  • I helped out with many things such as the welcome back barbecue and I also went to we day.

 

Major Action

  • I participated in Basketball and Volleyball season

Major Creativity

  • I am involved in choir as well as jazz choir.
  1. List the athletic teams/activities you have participated on during this year:
Activity/club at Mulgrave Activity/club in community
Basketball Volleyball- BCO
Volleyball

 

What was your favorite athletic team/activity and why?

 

My favourite athletic activity is basketball because its a good way to keep my cardio up and I enjoy it.

 

  1. Academically (how are you progressing in your classes)?  What classes are you enjoying and/or where are you seeing successes.
Academics Reflection (how do you think you did and why)
SS I feel that I am doing alright in socials and I really enjoy this class
English I enjoy english because I like creative writing and writing creative responses
Math I am not so fond of math but I still do try my hardest to understand all of the topics.
Science I really enjoy science and learning about the world around me
Language B I also enjoy french because I like to learn about different languages and develop my understanding of french
PE PE is my favourite class because you get to learn about the subject while actively moving around
Arts Visual arts is very enjoyable and I find it relaxing to paint or use watercolours to make a work of art
Leap 1 Summit is a lot of fun because you get to go out in the community and try new things
Leap 2 Video production is great for me because I get to learn about computers and editing skills
Leap 3 Improv is an extremely fun elective and probably one of my favourites because I enjoy acting and ms race is a really fun teacher.

 

  1. What goal(s) do you have for the remainder of the year?

My goals for the rest of the year would be to continue trying my hardest in all of my subjects, especially design tech because I know that it is a difficult subject. Also to be more active in posting to my efolio for the rest of the year.