Tag: English

Katie Marti

SMUS in the News: Teacher Katie Martí Makes CBC Poetry Prize Longlist

Congratulations to Middle School teacher Katie Martí, who was longlisted for the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize

2020 Retirees: Janice McCachen

Learn more about the outstanding contributions to SMUS by Janice McCachen, Senior School English teacher

Countering Loneliness and Solitude with Poetry

English Studies 12 students share poetry and written works inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic
League of Canadian Poets

Three Students Recognized in National Poetry Contest

Three SMUS students were recognized with the League of Canadian Poets' Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize
Levidrome - Times Colonist

SMUS in the News: Let’s All Say ‘Levidrome’!

The Times Colonist highlights the continued push to get Grade 2 student Levi Budd's word 'levidrome' into the dictionary

SMUS in the News: Oxford Responds to Grade 1 Wordsmith’s ‘Levidrome’ Quest

A rundown of the latest news stories highlight Grade 2 student Levi's quest to get the word 'levidrome' added to the dictionary
Levidrome - Oak Bay News

SMUS in the News: Student’s “Levidrome” Pitch Gains Momentum with William Shatner, Urban Dictionary...

Grade 2 SMUS student Levi's progress to get 'levidrome' into the dictionary is chronicled in a series of Oak Bay News articles

SMUS in the News: Grade 2 Student Pitches ‘Levidrome’ as a New Word

A Grade 2 SMUS student wants to get 'levidrome' into the dictionary. The Times Colonist highlights the definition and story of how levidrome came to be

SMUS in the News: Grade 8 Digital Detox and Ms. Lee’s ‘Talking With Strangers’...

Ms. Tanya Lee and her Grade 8 Communication Skills class are featured on Chek News
Susan MacDonald

SMUS Teacher Feature: Ms. Susan MacDonald

Senior School English teacher Ms. Susan MacDonald is highlighted in this week's SMUS Teacher Feature
Digital Detox

Digital Detox: Challenging Students to Unplug for the Weekend

"I just can't imagine living without my phone for a weekend." Middle School students and teachers lock their phones away for a digital detox

SMUS in the News: Victoria Teacher Works with Disney Illustrator to Create Children’s Book

May 8, 2016 CBC News Teacher Dorothy Hawes Ogopogo Odyssey': Victoria teacher works with Disney illustrator to create children's book
Ogopogo Odyssey

Teacher Dorothy Hawes’ Children’s Book Comes Full Circle at SMUS

If it hadn't been for a couple "serendipitous" moments courtesy of St. Michaels University School, English teacher Dorothy Hawes likely wouldn't be celebrating the launch of her children's...

Grade 7 Students Perform Shakespeare in the Park

The 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death was an appropriate backdrop for the Humanities 7 students to bring the magic of The Bard's words...
Two SMUS students will soon be published authors, after being named finalists in national writing contests in the short story and poetry categories.

Young English Students Become Published Authors

Two Grade 8 students will soon be able to put "published author" on their list of accomplishments, as both were named finalists in Polar...

Students Deliver at French, English Public Speaking Competitions

Trophy shelves are a little heavier this month for a number of talented SMUS students who spoke their way to a fantastic finish at...

Project-Based Learning: Grade 8 Students Turn Injustice into Service

Hard-working Grade 8 students had a financial incentive to do their best this week, as they became legitimate human rights advocates in an attempt to...

Language is an oral thing

Language is an oral thing. Socrates lamented the invention of writing, saying that it robbed language of its life. This was approximately 400 BC....

Public Speaking Champ Earns Trip to the UN

Since joining the SMUS community in 2011, Eva Grant has established herself as a strong voice in support of marginalized issues and has practiced...

The Outsiders Inspires Song Battle

by Dalal and Jiawan, Grade 8 Have you ever read the The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? If you haven’t read it, you should and if...

Recitations: Keep Calm and Speak On

http://youtu.be/u4PmY8m8wl8 While the exercise of reciting a monologue in public is a rare occurrence, those who have this skill in their pocket when they need...

Humanities 7: Connecting Skills for Enriched Learning

by Min MacLean, teacher This year, the Middle School has a new course: Humanities 7. An amalgamation of English and Social Studies, Humanities 7 covers...

Speaking Out

This week, several students in Grades 6 & 7 attended a speech competition through the Independent Schools Association of BC. The Grade 6 students...

Groupwork Goes in New Direction

by Ryan Dewar, teacher During our study of Romeo & Juliet, the students used Google Docs to complete a set of analysis questions for each...

Something to Talk About

by Tanya Lee, teacher Literature circles allow students to develop their active reading strategies and “dig deeply” into their novels. By assuming different roles as...

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