Posted in P2 SBI4U Biology

SBI4U Lipids & Proteins Test IS CANCELLED. But do study and learn these topics so you know them for next year.


  • how triglycerides are formed
  • categories of fatty acids and their properties
  • phospholipids
  • micelles vs membranes
  • sterols
  • HDL, LDL – what are these and what role do they play in atherosclerosis?


  • roles of proteins
  • components of an amino acid
  • how zwitterions form
  • categories of amino acids – non-polar, polar, negative, positive
  • primary structure – how peptide bonds are formed in a growing protein
  • secondary structure – alpha helices and beta sheets: what are they and how do they form?
  • tertiary structure – R-group interactions between specific amino acids for overall 3D structure
  • quaternary structure – two or more proteins to carry out a function
  • Swirly – be able to look at a protein and figure out what category of amino acid is best for different sections of a protein within a cell.

Posted in P1 SBI3C Biology, P2 SBI4U Biology, P6 SBI3U Biology

Methods for Wellness

Class Prayer

God grant us the conviction that You make all things new; the courage to carry out your inspired action because You are always with us; and the wisdom to know when to be still and know You are God. Amen.

  1. Pray often and much! Log in to God to help you calm yourself. When you are calm you make better decisions which lead to better outcomes.
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water. Sanitizer is good to have on you, but regular soap is better as it doesn’t drive selection for superbugs.
  3. Keep calm and carry on. This too shall pass.
This image shows you how ordinary soap destroys this virus on the molecular level. It also literally carries it down the drain as it does this. On a lighter note:

In this time, taking active, conscious steps to reset ourselves and find the calm centre within, while we are in a swirling vortex, is vital to prevail and be well throughout and following this challenge. The question is what steps should we take exactly?

The Big Four

The Navy Seals developed a mental toughness program that is referred to as “The Big Four”. They developed this method to help trainees conquer super-fears. This program increased their pass rate from 25% to 33%.

The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor, a positive psychologist from Harvard gave the TED Talk below. Watch this! Within it he outlines methods to activate what he calls “The Happiness Advantage” which also leads to better outcomes. Watch it. He’s actually hilarious.

“If you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you’ll be happy is a broken formula.” – Shawn Achor

I challenge you to learn and implement The Big Four to handle challenging situations, and use the methods to activate The Happiness Advantage above to get yourself into as well a state of being as possible. Life, with or without pandemics, is already challenging enough. Anything we can do to help us become resilient through any crisis will help in the long run.

Take this time to be well. I will honestly miss our classes. I am sincerely grateful to be your teacher. You are awesome people and it is a privilege to have the career I do. Thank you for being a source of positivity for me each day.

As my good friend, and author once said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future.”

See you all when we return.

Posted in Archery Team

2020 Archery Season

Practices are from 2:30-4:00 in the gym on the following days:

  • March 10, 13, 24, 27, 31
  • April 7, 14, 17, 21, 28
  • May 1, 5, 8

Tournament Dates and Locations

  • Wednesday April 8 at RMC
  • Wednesday April 15 at MTS
  • Wednesday April 22 at HCC
  • Wednesday April 29 at SJHS
  • Wednesday May 6 at HCC

For each of the above tournaments, we will be leaving the school at 2:20 as on-calls for last period coverage are not available. Please be ready to go immediately when the bell rings at the front of the school. You will be released from class at 1:40 to gather equipment and bring it to the front of the school.

We will likely be required to bring target butts and stands to some of these tournaments. If that is the case, vehicles can be brought to the back where the gym is to load equipment but we will leave from the front of the school at 2:20 so we are not in the way of the buses.

Wednesday May 6 is the Sainturion Archery Invitational Tournament that will be in both gyms (HCC/SDCI) with both school boards pending interest levels.

The provincial championships, now known as the Great Lakes Invitational Archery Tournament will be on Wednesday May 13 & Thursday 14. We leave from the school on Tuesday May 12 for this tournament at the end of the school day.

Here are the qualification requirements for the Great Lakes Invitational Archery Tournament:

Our regular season tournaments are 45 arrows. So total scores for our tournaments that would be at qualifying levels are as follows:

  • Recurve 263
  • Compound Unlimited 300