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Aliki Karanikas

Student Information

Current Grade
10
Class Of
2019
Karanikas
(Aliki, Demetra, Tom)

Student Info

Biography

Science and French

Jazz Band, Greek School

De La Salle is a school that has had a very large impact on my life in different ways. It has taught me the importance of time management, adaptability, and balance, which are life skills that I will definitely keep with me in the future. As I continue to go through high school, I wish to learn more of these very important lessons and apply them in all aspects of my life.

  • 7:00 am Normally on Tuesday mornings I have Jazz Band rehearsal. In Jazz Band we rehearse fun, contemporary pieces for the school concerts. I play the flute, and I love the arrangements that I get to play on this instrument. Mr. Thompson makes learning and playing the music really enjoyable, so I don’t mind waking up an hour earlier. This is also a great way for me to spend time with my friends!
  • 8:10 am Before I go to my home form class to head down for assembly, I pack my bag. I also spend time talking and laughing with my friends before the day of learning begins. If I have any questions about school work, I may see a teacher and ask for their help.
  • 8:25 am Every day the whole school heads to the auditorium for assembly. There we sing the national anthem while the school’s own music students play. Afterwards, a teacher will say a reflection and we all say a prayer together. Then, we hear morning announcements and head to our first period class.
  • 8:45 am First period begins! On Day 1’s I have Geography right after assembly. In Geography, we’ve been learning all about weather and climate. Mr. Neto teachers us all about the factors that affect climate, climate graphs and the different types of precipitation. We have a huge Geography project to do that includes building a 3-D model of any landform region in the world. My group is creating the Danxia Mountains in China.
  • 10:00 am Gym is my second period of the day. We get to play really fun sports such as ice hockey and ultimate Frisbee. We even got to learn about self-defense! Mrs. Williams teaches us how to play sports, but also how to live a healthy lifestyle. We learn about the importance of mental, physical, spiritual and social health. This class is a great way to expend our energy, but also a great way to learn how to be the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves.
  • 11:15 am Maintenant, c’est la classe du Francais! I love learning French because it’s really interesting to be able to know and speak a different language. Mme. Francis teaches us how to listen, speak, read and write French. We always challenge ourselves by learning new verb conjugations and vocabulary. C’est fantastique!
  • 12:35 pm Lunch time! We get to sit with our friends, talk about our day and share our lunches. Afterwards, we usually head over to the Oaklands Shoppe and buy a bag of candy.
  • 1:15 pm Science is my last period of the day. Right now we’re learning about the solar system, the Big Bang Theory and galaxies. Ms. Lamonaca-Bada makes Science really fun. One class, instead of copying notes from the board, we went on a solar system scavenger hunt. The team in first place even won a prize –my team came in third!
  • 2:45 pm Today I have mandatory band practice after school. We rehearse pieces for the school concerts and even the Ontario Band Association’s Music Festival. The pieces challenge our musical literacy and playing skills, but we always succeed in the end.
  • 5:45 pm After eating dinner and finishing some homework, I head off to Greek School where I learn another language. My teacher assesses our homework every week, which includes reading a passage, writing a paragraph upon its meaning, learning the definitions of any unknown words, and of course, grammar. All of these activities help us to build upon our language skills and improve our Greek tremendously.
  • 9:00 pm I complete any remaining homework and study for any upcoming tests and then head to bed around 10:00 pm.

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Oaklands by the Numbers

1931

the year the "Oaklands" campus opened

90

number of hours per year gr. 5-8 students study music

400

number of student athletes

167

number of days the entire student body gathers for morning reflection

1994

the year Del became co-educational

60

number of extra-curricular activities available to students

125

number of students involved in Theatre De La Salle

15% +

percentage of students who receive financial aid

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Del Food Drive

As in years past, Del will be collecting food for the Good Shepherd Centre, which serves over 500 meals a day to the homeless people of the area. Collection day will be each Day 2 period 1 class beginning Wednesday, November 30 until Wednesday, December 14. We ask that you not bring in things like pop, candy, Kool-Aid and non-nutritional items; these are not of much use in feeding hungry people. If you would rather bring money than food, each $1 donated will be the equivalent of 1 item.

What an awesome gift to provide part of a meal for someone who might not have a roof over their head or a family to share the season with. What a way to make this Advent more meaningful and tangible in our life today. What an excellent way to live in joyful waiting for the celebration of the birth of that same Jesus who asks us to feed his people.