Asbestos is best known for its role in causing mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that develops mainly in the lungs. Although we now know about its dangers, it was a popular building material as recently as 1990. Due to its fire-resistant nature, it was used in insulation, shingles, ceiling tiles, and even cement.
Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School’s library has been closed for the first half of lunch since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. “It feels a bit unfair to the students and to the people who really need it,” said Anton LoRi, a twelfth grader who is amongst the many students affected by the library closure.
On Thursday, September 7th, 2016, the ninth grade students of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary school participated in the latest and last Grade 9 Olympics. To commemorate the school’s final year, the Student Athletic Association and the Student Activity Council gave the Olympics a fresh upgrade by hosting the event at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, located in Vaughan.
The Region of Peel will be offering a dental screening to all eleventh and twelfth grade students at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School on August 28th, 2017.