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SURVIVING THE TEENAGE BRAIN: Throw away all of your preconceived ideas about the behaviour and nature of teenagers. New research suggests that without our turbulent teen years the human race would be, as Dr. David Bainbridge puts it in Surviving:) The Teenage Brain, “short lived and stupid.” In the past, when we put the words selfish, reckless, irrational, irritable and impossible together we could only be describing one thing: the teenager – that odd creature that invades our homes for what seems like an eternity and tests the limits of our reasoning skills and patience.
But what if teenagers are doing exactly as nature intended? Surviving:) The Teenage Brain looks at this critical developmental stage from a scientific and evolutionary point of view. The film combines cutting edge scientific research with YouTube clips of outrageous teen behaviour and a graphic novel approach to challenge conventional thinking about the adolescent years. It illustrates that our teens are doing precisely what they should be doing to finesse the development of their brains and ensure the survival of the human species. WATCH THE NATURE OF THINGS: CBC Thurs 8-9pm PST. Check out a preview here:
TMC // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL
A REGULAR SCHOOL WEEK BEGINS. To find out out more happenings this week, check out the MulgraveNet school calendar. And subscribe to iCal to get the calendar feed right to your laptop, tablet or smartphone calendar.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION CLUB. Do you like problem-solving? How about coming up with unique solutions to problems? What about hands-on work? Are you interested in working with others? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you are an ideal candidate to take part in the school’s Destination ImagiNation team, a programme in which student teams solve open-ended challenges and present solutions at tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the challenges. Participants learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving.
Florence G10 and Flavie B G7 are starting a Destination ImagiNation club at Mulgrave. They will be focusing on creative projects and activities and hopefully competing in a regional competition in March. Check it out! For more information, they will be having their first meeting next Tues Jan 17th in 1029 in Ms. Carbone’s room at 7:15 AM. If you’d like some more detail about what they will be doing feel free to stop by or email email@example.com.
CULTURAL DRESS DAY CELEBRATING THE LUNAR NEW YEAR NEXT WEEK. Mon Jan 23. Wear tradiional cultural dress or red. $2 to participate. All proceeds support GEO service programmes.
GEO TRIP MEETINGS THIS WEEK:
Kenya: Wed Jan 18. @1.15 in 1022. Parent meeting on Thursday @ 6.30
Costa Rica: Thurs @ 1.15 in 1022.
China: Fri Jan 20 @ 12.50 in C9 Annex (Mr Hardy’s room). No workshop this Wed.,
Check your emails this week to find out more details, especially about upcoming January parent meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Mr Wilson.
House Competitions. Volleyball this week. Get out there V-Ballers!
ARE YOU “LOUDER THAN THE BOMB?” A mic. A stage. A pen. A page. The greatest youth slam fest in the US… the story, the documentary preview coming to Mulgrave soon…
Upper School Assembly: Wed @ 2.55
MUSICAL THEATRE Reminder that if you’re interested in the new musical theatre co-curricular you need to email Mr. Pope or you can fill out a sign up form off the Black box door and hand in to Mr. Pope. This activity is being run by Ms. Creber and Mr. Pope. There will be an optional information session with Ms. Creber and Mr. Pope at 3:30 next Wednesday in the black box. As well we would like your input on ideas for a short one act musical or revue that you would like to do. Please email any suggestions or questions to Mr. Pope.
EXTRAS WANTED FOR MUCH ADO. If anyone is interested in being an extra in the US show Much Ado about Nothing please contact Mr Pope firstname.lastname@example.org this week by email.
Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!
GREAT WEEKEND. This weekend, three of our basketball teams had a great deal of success on the court. Our Jr. Boys team won the Tier Two ISAA Championships, beating WPGA in the final 50-46, while our Juvenile Girls team won the bronze medal beating Aberdeen Hall 53-25 in their game. Our Sr. Girls team also won the tournament they played in beating Duncan Christian in the final 58-40 to be crowned the 2012 BC Cross Zone Champions. Way to go teams!!!
TMC // THIS WEEK CITIZENSHIP4SOCIALGOOD
HAPPY MLK DAY: TODAY IS A DAY OF SERVICE IN THE US IN HONOUR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING.Speaking of service... Don’t forget to get your eFolio and CAS blogs up to date!
TMC VIRAL: TODDLER QUESTIONS GENDER INEQUALITY PROMOTED BY MARKETING. Do girls have to buy pink?
INVITATION TO “JUSTICE HIGH MULGRAVE” ON SAT JAN 21st. G7-9 students are invited to participate in a free, unique, youth driven global education and leadership conference at Mulgrave School called “Justice High”, facilitated by students from the innovative, service learning-based Global Stewardship Programme of Capilano University and sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).“Justice High Mulgrave” is a one day series of Global Education symposiums for Middle School youth that seek to foster critical awareness and engagement on issues related to the UN Millennium Development Goals (UNMDGs http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ ). The symposium engages youth in interactive workshops to educate, inspire, and promote taking action! These workshops explore UNMDG topics such as homelessness in the downtown eastside; poverty and statelessness in developing nations; fresh water conservation and access to potable water; community gardens and permaculture; and access to quality education. Each workshop includes a key component that promotes and provides the resources for students to take action both personally and practically.
Interested? Check out the Justice High Mulgrave notice or check your emails for details. Middle School students from all over the lower mainland are invited. Let Mr wilson know ASAP if you are interested in being a Mulgrave delegate.
LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER YOUR MULGRAVE’S SPIRIT WEEK 2012 MARCH 5-9 SUPPORTS “NOT FOR SALE” an international organisation that fights to abolish modern atrocities of slavery, child labour and human trafficking. 2012 Spirit Week Shirt or send me an email with your order (name and size). The cost is $25. Payment is due when you pick up your shirt. Pre-orders are due by Jan 23, 2012 at the latest. Shirts are $30 during the week if not pre-ordered, while supplies and preferred sizes last. Check out The Story Behind the Barcode from the Not For Sale Campaign
TALENT WANTED FOR NOT FOR SALE BENEFIT CONCERT. S-SAC is looking for Mulgrave musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, poets and performers for a special evening event in support of Not 4 Sale during Spirit Week on Wed Mar 9. We also hope to have a few celebrity performers. All proceeds raised fight child labour and human trafficking! Contact Melissa G G11 email@example.com if you are interested in getting involved now!
eFolio Experts (eFEs): Reminder: your turn to teacher your classes tech tips on embedding, linking and upl;oading docs and images.
GET INVOLVED IN OUR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION CLUBS LIKE “UNDER THE SEA”. Help support endarngered marine life. Contact Sunny @ firstname.lastname@example.org
GOING LOCAL! NEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD:
NORTH SHORE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE AND JOHN BRAITHWAITE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 225 East 2nd St. North Vancouver, B.C.; JBCC: 145 West 1st St., North Vancouver. North Shore Neighbourhood House and John Braithwaite Community Centre are partners in delivering community, social and recreational services to the Lower Lonsdale Community. CONTACT: Kelly Hardman, Volunteer Services Coordinator PHONE: (604) 982-8314. EMAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.nsnh.bc.ca or www.jbcc.ca. VOLUNTEER TITLE: Special Events Assistant. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Help at a wide variety of Special Events throughout the year, eg: Fall Festival, Seniors Christmas Party, High Tea Fundraiser, Children’s Halloween Party. Volunteer help is required in all aspects of the special event – setup, decorating, hosting, serving, carrying out activities such as face painting, leading games, etc. and clean-up. MINIMUM AGE: 14
CHECK OUT Mulgrave Service-BasedClubs. Please register online or with Ms May in the MS office if you decide to join a Mulgrave club.
MULGRAVE G10 MYP & G11-12 CAS eFOLIOs ARE DUE FOR REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT THIS WEEK. Visit here for everything you need for your eFolio. Make sure you review expectations highlighted in the email sent to you.
TOMS IS GIVING HOPE IN AFRICA. Check out their new campaign 4socialgood.
RED CROSS HUMANITY STRIKES BACK CONFERENCE for G9-12.
The Canadian Red Cross is holding their annual Humanity Strikes Back Conference on Feb 18th and 19th from 9-5pm at 3400 Lake City Way, Burnaby BC. This is a youth conference targeted at Gr. 9-12s teaching them how to build skills for activism. Cost of event is $50 – includes conference fees, materials and meals. For more information, please go to www.humanitystrikesback.ca; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Melanie at 604 709 6653. Take action!
JOIN MULGRAVE”S SUN RUN TEAM NOW: The run happens Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 9 AM. Starting at Georgia Street between Thurlow Street and Burrard Street. The Vancouver Sun run is Canada’s best community run, as well as being the 2nd largest timed 10K run in the world. Last year, 51,419 Sun Runners all over Vancouver participated and celebrated the 26th year of the event. Cost: students-$25, Teachers-$35 (Discount for running with the school). SIGN UP FAST, BECAUSE THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT DEADLINE IS APPROACHING! Register by January 31st for the early bird discount. If you want to run with the Mulgrave Titans Team, sign up on-line. Details in the email sent out last week. Registration on http://activenet1ca.active.com/vancouversunrun. If you have any questions, feel free to ask student organiser Niko K in grade 11 at email@example.com.
CALLING ALL ECO-ACTIVISTS & FISH LOVERS: SALMON RELEASE STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY. This is a great leadership opportunity to work with JS students on their salmon release project. Let Mr Wilson know if you would like to join the team. I will arrange a meeting of interested parties soon.
WE WANT YOU! 4 GLOBAL WEEK 2012 MEETINGS START THIS WED JAN 18 in 1002 @ 1.15. G10-11s should check your emails for an invitation to get involved leading next year’s global education initiative. This term will be spent exploring global issues and developing a global focus. Contact Mr Wilson for details.