There was a crime scene at HDCH this afternoon. Grade 11 biology students had to cross police crime tape to enter their classroom. As crime scene investigators for the day, they used their knowledge of genetics and blood typing to analyse forensic evidence including blood stains. Suspects donated blood samples for comparison and they were able to answer the question, “Whodunnit?”.
Singing with Foreigner!
Hamilton District Christian School Choir was chosen to accompany the band Foreigner on their Hamilton tour stop at FirstOntario Centre.
Our group of students sang “I Want to Know What Love Is” with the popular 80’s band and rocked it. The band’s bass player, Jeff Pilson, spontaneously picked on one of choristers to finish off the song encouraging her to fire away onto his bass strings.
We were incredibly inspired by the skill and energy of Foreigner. Although an opportunity like this probably won’t come again anytime soon, we celebrate it and look forward to our upcoming performances.
Book Club – The Final Word
Some of you may know about the HD Book Club, and that every year, whoever reads at least five of the books and attends at least five meetings can attend The Final Word where we get to speak to one of the authors we read. This year it was Karen Bass, author of Two Times a Traitor.
What you may not know is just how huge this event is. Every year, we at HD get together with London, Toronto, Durham and Woodland Christian High Schools (who have been reading the same books as us) for this monumental event. Also we have heated (but still fun!) competitions relating to the books we’ve read over the past year.
We had pictures taken with Karen Bass and we had our books signed. At the end of the day we got to see which book was the favourite of all the Book Clubs – this year’s winner was R. J. Anderson’s Ultraviolet. To me, The Final Word really sums up what Book Club, and reading in general, is all about: giving us the chance to connect with each other on a deeper level on something that we all love.
By Nathan St. John, on behalf of the HDCH Book Club
The Foods Class spent their Bridge Day experimenting with recipes for the perfect cupcake for our Spring Fundraiser Raffle. These cupcakes will be for sale at Eat, Give & Be Merry March 30th. One cupcake has a golden coin hidden inside! The raffle prize is a 2 night stay at Beach Tree Resort, a lakefront cottage in Wainfleet.
Lunar New Year Celebration
The Newcomer Committee helped host a Lunar New Year celebration and dinner for the parents and homestay families of international students who attend HDCH. It was a fantastic evening.
Over the March Break, twenty-eight students and four teachers traveled to Europe for 10 days on the Vimy to Juno: A history of Canada in the World Wars tour.
We began the trip in Berlin, visiting a concentration camp, the Berlin War and Checkpoint Charlie. From there we traveled to the Groesbeek Candian War Museum and cemetery, Vimy Ridge, and Juno Beach. We also enjoyed tours of Berlin, Amsterdam, Ghent, and Paris.
On the way home, we had a two-hour layover in Dublin, Ireland on St. Patricks Day! It was a challenging trip full of moving experiences of remembrance, travel, souvenir shopping and great food including Gouda cheese and Belgian chocolates.
Grade 11 Math students traveled to Starbucks since they have been learning about HST and making change.