The English Department has been working hard in the junior grades to prepare students for the OSSLT and to provide them with the skills and experiences that they need to excel when they enter the senior level English Courses.

The English Department is also proud to be piloting new textbooks in the Grade 9 and 10 applied English courses. The Department selected stories, plays, essays, and poetry that we believe are reflective of our students and their interests. These textbooks will hopefully engage these students in the classes and offer them a chance to see their interests and beliefs in the literature they are studying.

Our senior courses continue to challenge our students and prepare them for their eventual entry into either the workplace, college, or university. Students are challenged with both classic and contemporary literature and use these texts as the foundation for deeper explorations of themselves and the world that is around them.

All students are encouraged to check the postings that are outside of the room 2011 to see the latest writing contests and opportunities.