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About our website

Then and Now

Over the last decade our old website adhered to the HTML 4 specification in an effort to make sure that every browser could access our content. Times have changed and we really wanted our new website to take advantage of all the features of modern web browsers. Our new site adheres to the HTML5 specification and takes advantage of CSS3 and Javascript, as well as the jQuery framework. This allows for new ways to present information and also lets our content work well on tablets and cellphones.

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Which Browser?

Our new website should work on many different browsers without any difficulty. Some browsers such as Internet Explorer present some unique challenges, but we have done our best to address them. Because our whole school board has "Gone Google" we will ensure that all of the features of our website work with the Google Chrome browser, as we are also using this browser for a number of our Cloud based applications at school.

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

It is very important to us to make sure that all of our content is accessible by all of our users. We have made every effort to ensure that our website is AODA compliant Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

We have used two validation tools to check the integrity of our website:

Web Accessibility Checker
WAVE - Web accessibility evaluation tool

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Multilingual Support

Using the latest translation tools available, we have tried to make our content accessible in many different languages. These tools are not perfect, but is our intention to include as many different users as we can.

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From the Principal

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Dear Parents,

Happy Friday! What a mix of weather we have experienced this week…but the sunshine is a lovely way to end the week!

On Monday, GMS hosted our annual Free Throw competition. Congratulations to all of our students who represented their classes! A big shout out goes to the following Greyhounds who won at their grade level: Logan T, Grant D, Kaitlyn F, Gabriel B, Shannon A and Jordan T.

In terms of our athletics extra curriculars, our gym is a busy place both at noon and after school. In addition to intramural floor hockey and grade 6 Triple Ball, grade 7 and 8 students now have the opportunity to try out to represent GMS on one of our basketball teams. Thank you to Mme Mullins for coaching both of these teams.

This week, we unveiled a new learning space for students at GMS to access. Our former mini lab has been transformed into the DOG POUND, a Digital Learning Commons. We are excited to see the creative ideas that our students come up with as they collaborate with their peers in this amazing space. Thank you to Mr. Mahon, Mrs. Gallant, Mme MacLaren, Mr. Terrade and Mrs. Church for sharing their talents and giving their time to create such a dynamic and innovative space. #teamwork

Term 1 Report Cards went home on Thursday via backpack express. We encourage all of our students to review their strengths and next steps and to set some goals for Term 2. Congratulations to those students who received Honour Roll this term. We hope to see more Greyhounds achieve this accomplishment in Term 2. Term 2 begins on Monday, which is a Day 1.

We look forward to our annual Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 9th. We thank Mrs. Daoust for her leadership with this tradition and to our parent volunteers who will be busy preparing these yummy flapjacks.

We wish our grade 6 students best of luck as they compete in their first exhibition Triple Ball Game at Steve McLean. Go Greyhounds Go!

On Thursday, Student Council will be hosting our annual Valentine’s Day activity afternoon. Tickets for the dance can be purchased in advance for $3 or at the door for $5. Thank you to Mrs. Hillsdon for her ongoing work with this great group of leaders.

Finally, this will be a four day week for your child as Friday, February 11th is a PA Day for staff. This kicks off a long weekend for many as Monday the 15th is Family Day. Enjoy this time together.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Robyn

robyn.darragh@ocdsb.ca

Form Frenzy
• Pancake Day- last chance to order is Monday
• Grade 8 Trip packages
• Term 2 Hotdog Days
• Report Card signed feedback form

The Dog Pound

This week, we unveiled a new learning space for students at GMS to access. Our former mini lab has been transformed into the DOG POUND, a Digital Learning Commons. We are excited to see the creative ideas that our students come up with as they collaborate with their peers in this amazing space.

You be the DJ

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Pick a song for the PA in the AM

What is your name?


What song would you like to hear in the morning?


Activity Afternoon

Student Council will be hosting our annual Valentine’s Day activity afternoon. Tickets for the dance can be purchased in advance for $3 or at the door for $5.

The art activity is $3. Please reserve a space with Mme MacLaren.

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South Carleton Open House

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Geo Challenge

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2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge class competition has started. Grade 7/8 school competitions will be held later in February.​

ROUND 1
Economy and Transportation

ROUND 2
Cultural geography

ROUND 3
Cardinal geography

ROUND 4
Physical geography

ROUND 5
communities

ROUND 6
recent world issues

ROUND 7
energy and cartography

ROUND 8
wildlife

ROUND 9
population and politics

Community of Character




Character Development is a responsibility shared between home, school and community. Students need to be exposed to good character and have the importance of it reinforced by everyone around them.

Searching the GMS website

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Our site is regularly indexed by Google. You can use Google to find any posts on our website.

Simply type in Goulbourn Middle School and the keyword you are searching below: