Heads-up! Please take note of the following announcements:

March MATH-ness Competition

Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered a national competition through Mathletics, an award winning interactive site that aims to improve math skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We are hoping the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help to increase our students’ math skills. And, who knows? We may even win a prize. 🙂

The details:

Important Dates

  • Competition Begins: March 3, 2019
  • Competition Ends: March 30, 2019
  • Winners Announced: April 4, 2019

Earning Points

Students can earn points through:

  • Curriculum Activities
    • 10 points per correct answer within curriculum activities up to a maximum of 300 points per activity per week
    • 20 points per correct answer within a test (Are You Ready? or Topic Test) up to a maximum of 600 points per week
  • Live Mathletics
    • 1 point per correct answer
    • 2 points per correct answer on a starred level


The top three schools with the highest average number of points per student will win prizes. However, Mrs. Bouter is also offering a prize for the student from each grade who earns the most points throughout the competition!

Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well as in class. And YES, that means they can do it over MARCH BREAK! As long as they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.

Happy math-ing!

Calling All GCS Fans

We are extremely excited to have our GCS Senior Women’s Basketball team advancing to the AA Gold Medal game this Monday evening.  The game will be hosted at Holland College.  Please watch for more details about the game on our social media accounts.  On Monday, we are asking all staff and students to wear their GCS apparel in honour of the ladies’ accomplishments and to demonstrate our school pride.

Skate Day

The students will be travelling to the APM Centre in Cornwall again this Friday for an elementary skate from 1:30-2:30. Students are required to have skates, mittens, and a helmet in order to participate. Students who do not wish to participate in these skating days are asked to be picked up at the school at 12:15.

Important Dates

March 5 – GCS Science Fair
March 8 – Elementary Skate
March 11-15 – Winter Carnival
March 15 – Ski Day at Brookvale for Grades 3-12
March 18 – March 22 – Spring Break (No Classes)

Upcoming Assessments

Wednesday – Language Quiz 15
Friday – Math Test 9, Spelling Test 20