Attention Earl Haig Students:
From Monday January 29th to Friday February 9th, during periods 2 & 3, Guidance Counselors will be in the library’s computer lab offering course selection support using MyBlueprint.
New user to MyBlueprint? You will need your OEN number found on your student timetable to setup an account. Click here to access your OEN number (you must use a networked computer). If you need additional support, speak with guidance.
IMPORTANT: ALL grade 12 students must submit “Not Returning” on MyBlueprint and complete the exit survey.
Please come to the library during lunch to speak to a Guidance Counselor for support.
Click here for an electronic copy of Choices 2017-2018.
OSSLT Preparation 2018
The OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) will take place on April 10, 2018. The OSSLT is a graduation requirement, it is important that students are well-prepared. To assist students with writing the test, Earl Haig will be holding sessions after school help sessions.
There will be 8 sessions in total. Each session will be 1 hour, after school, from 3:40-4:40. Students can sign up for a session on Monday or Tuesday. Students need to attend ALL sessions for maximum benefit as the lessons are carefully structured and sequential.
|(Wed.) Feb. 21st
|(Wed.) Apr. 4th
To sign up for a session, please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/ehssosslt
Please sign up by January 30, 2018
*NOTE* If you are currently taking an ESL course – please speak to Ms. Zhou in the ESL Department about signing after school sessions.
Get a head start and begin preparing for the Literacy Test. Visit the EQAO website for additional resources such as examples of assessment and scoring guides.
Welcome back & Happy New Year!
The Earl Haig SS Teacher Librarians, Mr. Kopyto, Ms. Lo Re, Ms. Philips and Ms. Tsopelas would like to wish all the best for 2018! As we begin the new year, we ask you to challenge yourself with a new year’s resolution.
Start 2018 off right and checkout some of the resources listed below to assist you!
Try focusing on something new such as mental health and well-being. Incorporate meditation into your daily routine.
Annaka Harris website provides tools to help you include meditation into your daily living. There are a number of of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened too from the computer or cell phone.
OR download one of the following free meditation apps as a tool for well-being:
Need assistance with staying organized for 2018? Checkout the following resources:
- GoogleKeep (Allows users to pin notes, make lists and attach photos to their note board)
- myHomework Student Planner (Keep all information for courses in one easily accessible area)
- Evernote (Stay organized from anywhere – capture & take notes)
- Any.Do (Helps you get things done – keeps you on track with your schedule)
- Finish (Stay on track! Keep your to-do list handy in your cellphone and check mark as you complete your tasks)
We wish you the best of luck as your challenge yourself in which ever way you choose for 2018!
Interested in a perfect read for the Winter Break?
Welcoming all staff & students to come by the Library Learning Commons to pick up a read just in time for the holidays. If you are interested in online reading, checkout our online books from Follett Shelf.
Visit the Toronto Public Library for a list of great reads, ebooks & digital content.
A musical treat courtesy of Ms. Taylor’s vocal class:
For those with overdue books or fines, please come by to see a Teacher-Librarian as soon as possible.
The EHSS Library Learning Commons wishes you a very safe and happy holiday!
What is Open Data?
The idea of Open Data is part of a growing global movement to make public information more accessible.
Technology. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
For more information browse the website at Open Data Toronto. Explore the City of Toronto’s open data catalogue, including over 255 different data sets from a wide variety of City divisions.
Become familiar with the Toronto’s Public Library Oped Data objectives, policies and guiding principal.
The Toronto Public Library has released datasets on this page.
Learn more about the Toronto public library’s Hackathon by visiting their homepage here.
Need help using , interpreting, or visualizing data? Look at some remarkable data visualization outcomes from the City of Toronto Open Data Gallery, or click here or here for more information.
DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Search Open Data Canada .View Data that is relevant to Canadians, learn how to work with different datasets, and see what people have done with open data across the country.
Remembrance Day – November 11th
On November 11th we remember those who have fallen and who are now stationed abroad to protect the many freedoms we take for granted.
See our display table with print materials and letters from soldiers during WWI and WWII. Learn more about Remembrance Day in Canada through the Canadian Encyclopedia and our History Reference Centre which provides in-depth coverage of World History and sections on both World Wars.
The Toronto Public Library site has a wealth of information you can turn to as well. It includes large host of categorized databases and services that can be of great assistance.
In addition to the above sources, browse information on Veteran’s Affairs Canada and help celebrate Veterans’ Week using the hashtag #CanadaRemembers .
You can also take a look at videos on Remembrance day using the database Curriculum on Demand (see alphabetical list of databases).
Please speak to a Teacher-Librarian to find out more information
TRICK or TREAT… Give me Something Good to Read!
In need of a scary read this Halloween? Come by the library to sign-out a thriller read just in time for October 31st! Sign-out a book AND receive Halloween candy!
Click here to search our online library catalogue.
Not sure how to select a perfect book? Browse this page OR ask a Teacher-Librarian for further assistance.