May your holidays be shared with family and friends and be filled with festive cheer!
North Star Academy Laval hosted its annual Recognition Gala 2017 “Glitter & Gold” on November 30th. This formal gathering included musical performances from our students and teachers, a Multimedia Hypnotist Show with Alain Ferland and much more! It was a night to remember where we celebrated all the hard work of students and honoured some amazing accomplishments!
Lead by specialist, Alain Boyer
On December 18th, Sec 3, 4 and 5 participated in a drum and percussion workshop – led by specialist, Alain Boyer. Drawing from his 40+ years as a professional drummer and educator, Boyer demonstrated a brief history of the drum set and its developing vocabulary (beats).
Through a hands-on discovery process the students experienced the various functions of modern drums and percussion, including the Latin claves. Subtleties of tempo, meter, dynamics, as well as listening skills, were honed through the joy of playing together.
As they played, organically – and almost magically – the students tightened up and became an articulate percussion group. Bravo to the students of NSAL!
NSAL’s annual Science Fair is being held November 28th, period 5. Students will have the opportunity to view and learn from each other’s projects in class. After, the top 3 groups from each class will display their projects for the entire school to see. Judges will select the gold, silver and bronze winners from each grade level. Awards will be given at awards night on November 30th. Parents will have an opportunity to view projects that same evening.
Good luck to all our budding scientists!