BUILDER’S CHALLENGE 5: Disney or Sports scene


Here are some of our submissions for our 5th builder’s challenge- using any supplies students wanted:

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Second prize goes to another Lego Soccer Match by Athan and Jonathan, Grade 6:


Soccer match: The Goalie saves the ball! Mr. Redcap is shooting a penalty kick and the goalie is diving for the ball (helmet)! By Athan and Jonathan, Gr. 6

First prize goes to Ben and Ivan for their Keva Disney palace, complete with jail and courtyard!

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Builder’s Challenge 3- RCS Staff


Students had a box of random odds and ends from which to create an RCS staff member of their choice.  Click through the gallery to see which staff members made it into the challenge, and scroll down to see our first and second place winner:


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Second prize goes to Priscilla and Kayla in Grade 7 who created their teacher, Ms. Peters:



Ms. Peters likes to ski so we put a mountain behind her and put skis on. By Priscilla & Kayla, Grade 7.

First prize goes to the super creative depiction of our principal and vice-principal by Myles and Jaime, Grade 7:


Darth Finch vs. Burton Yoda by Myles & Jaime, Grade 7.

Prize winners, see Mrs. Osborne on Friday to pick up your prizes!  These creations will be on display until Monday, at which time they will be delivered to their dopplegangers.

Builder’s Challenge 2: Famous building


Here are our contest entries for our second builder’s challenge:

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SECOND PLACE goes to The Colosseum by Brayden and Owen in Grade 6:


FIRST PRIZE goes to Carlin and Jon in grade 7 with their elaborate Empire State building:

The Empire State building by Carlin and Jon, grade 7

Stop Motion Love Stories- THE WINNER!

Wow! Today at lunch, we viewed all the completed Stop Motion Love Stories for our February contest.  We were very impressed with the talent of these students, all of whom were in Grade 6! The winner was up-and-coming animator Eli in Gr. 6 with “A Sad Love Story” followed by “A War Love Story” by Myles and Anson. Eli won $20 worth of Scholastic dollars to spend in the March Reading Club.

Here are the 2 winning submissions:



See all 6 of our submissions on our YouTube playlist here.

Hour of Code- success!

We had a successful first annual Hour of Code event after school December 5th, 2016. We held our event simultaneously with the secondary campus’s Hour of Code and the middle campus had 20 participants, exactly half of which were girls! We all completed the Star Wars challenge, with most students trying the advanced option and newcomers like me (Mrs. Osborne) trying the beginner option. Congratulations to all who participated- Ethan, Darian, Aaron, Gabriel, Roy, Matthew, Carlin, Sebastian, Loukas, Theo, Jio, Grace, Karis, Micah, Eunice, Sandra, Adeline, Solana Natalie, Madeline, and Grace!

Here are some photos of the event:



Writing code- and not for the first time!

Girl power!

Girl power!


Every participant came away with a certificate, a Star Wars candy cane and an “I did the Hour of Code” sticker to wear as a badge of honour:



First to finish; proudly wearing their stickers

First to finish; proudly wearing their stickers