On November 23rd, the Peel District School Board held a community meeting at Port Credit Secondary School to inform the public about the current Pupil Accommodation Review process. The Final Staff Report, presented at the meeting, recommends the closure and repurposing of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, amongst a variety of other changes. If the proposal is approved by the Board of Trustees, Graydon will close by June of 2018 and be repurposed into an Adult Education Centre, replacing the current facility located on Elm Drive.
From November 18th to the 20th, students from the Model United Nations Club of Gordon Graydon participated in the sixth annual Secondary School Interactive Crisis Simulation (SSICSim) at the University Toronto’s downtown St. George campus. SSICSim is a special Model UN conference where students represent various characters and delegations who come together in different committees to solve world issues.
On November 17th, Gordon Graydon students had the time of their lives at this year’s semi-formal dance, hosted and organized by the Student Activity Council. Throughout the night, students danced along to popular music and enjoyed a variety of delicious food from the buffet. The highlights of the night were the live musical performances by Ayce Yovarda and Emma Morales, both students at Gordon Graydon.
On November 30th, students from Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School were treated to a musical surprise for the school’s weekly Wellness Wednesday event by a visit from Drum Café Toronto. From grades nine to twelve, all members of the school community enjoyed the loud cheers and beats emitted from the gymnasiums.
Dear Gordon & Graydon,
I feel really unaccomplished because I am doing really bad in my classes right now. My grades are normally high and have 90%+ averages, but now, with my extracurriculars, volunteering and everything, it’s becoming really hard to stay on top of my work.
On November 29th, the students of Ms. Sotiriou’s grade 11 Law class went on a trip to the Brampton Courthouse. The purpose of the trip was to provide an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the Ontario court system. Most of the courtrooms were open to the public and students observed various criminal and civil cases.