Posts Tagged “North Park”

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I don’t feel like writing a lot today, and I only have an hour before I have to go to work anyways, so I’ll try to keep this short. I’ll start off with my appointment at North Park, since that’s the least interesting part anyways. Basically, I talked with a guidance counsellor, and she confirmed that they weren’t offering Grade 12 Physics in the second semester. Then basically her only option to me was to either just go without it, or to look at other schools to see if they offered it second semester. The only problem with that idea is that BCI is probably the next closest school, and to go there for one period and then try to get back to North Park within about a ten minute break or whatever – without a vehicle – is quite impossible. I’d have to take the bus, and that would certainly not be enough time. So basically, my options are to either set up some sort of correspondence course, or to just go without it – which I don’t exactly want to do. We’ll see what happens, though. I sent an email to Mr. G, since I know he’s dealt with Independent Learning Courses in the past, so I figured he may be able to help me out there.

In the afternoon, Melissa called me up and told me that she was bored, so that I should come over. I told her she needed to figure out a way to…Continue Reading

Mildly Interesting (But Not Really)

There’s not much to say today, so I’ll keep this short. After my contemplative exploits of last night, nothing significant happened, so there’s no need to expand on yesterday. Today I had to get up early to drive my mom to work, so that I could have the car for today. Using it, I first went to North Park to pick up my timetable for next year. Right now, for both semesters I have a spare first period. That’s not exactly what I’d like – I’d rather have it last period – but at least it wasn’t in the middle of the day. As it stands now, I don’t have to come into school until 10:30 or something, which is pretty sweet. Unfortunately, the Grade 12 Physics course that I wanted wasn’t on there. That means they either missed it, or I didn’t get into it. So now I have to wait until the end of August in order to try and correct it. That was fairly frustrating, but perhaps I can still pick it up.

After picking up my timetable, I headed over to my bank to do a few things there. First of all, I wanted to change my savings account into a chequing account – the main reason for that would be so I could write cheques to tithe what I earn. I found out, though, that the savings account I have allows me to order cheques anyways, so there’s no point in even switching it. I…Continue Reading


Well, I decided I’d write this to follow up on what happened with the meeting at North Park today. As you can likely guess from the title, the meeting went quite well. She basically handed me a form and said, “Write down the courses you want, and then we’ll talk about any questions you have.” I wrote down what I wanted, and then brought up the question of prerequisites. Unfortunately, I ended up having to put down the Grade 11 Chemistry and Physics courses as well, which I didn’t want to have to do, but which I thought I would likely have to do anyways.

After I filled in the sheet, we basically talked for a little bit about universities and such, she gave me a couple books about Guelph University, because she was mentioning about a program they have called Akademia, which basically gives a general program for the first year for those who can’t decide between Arts and Sciences. I must say that I’m a little undecided on that issue. I know I want to get into Psychology, but I’m not sure whether I’d want a BA or a BSc. I decided a while ago that I’d probably want a BA, because BSc deals more with Neuropsychology and brain functions rather than the actual thoughts and actions of disorders and such – as far as I can tell, anyways. It might be a good idea to check out that program, although I hadn’t really considered Guelph as much…Continue Reading

Course Codes Overrunning My Brain

Well, this is the big day. I’m finally going in to see the guidance counselor with some semblance of what I want to do and what courses to take. I’ve been mulling it over in my mind for a while now, and it’s finally time to act on it. I mean, I may not actually enroll tonight, but I’ll at least solidify what courses I’m going to take. Right now I’m going to tell the counselor that I’m looking at Geometry & Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics of Data Management, Chemistry, and Physics. Those are the four I want – that most universities are requiring for Psychology. Of course, some are requiring one or two and not the others, while other programs require the other ones and not the first few, but overall, if I take those four courses, I’m pretty much covered for any university, at least in the area of prerequisites. I’m also pretty much covered in marks – it’s not a high priority for me since I don’t think anything I could do right now could drop my mark below an 80, unless I decided to skip the final exam or something stupid like that.

Anyways, the problem that I hope won’t turn into a big problem is that some of those courses require a previous Grade 11 course that I don’t have. Geometry & Discrete Mathematics requires Grade 11 U Math, whereas I took Grade 11 M. Physics and Chemistry both require their own Grade 11 courses, of…Continue Reading

School Idiots

I’m not going to go into too much detail about what happened today, simply for two reasons: not much happened, and I have a lot to do tonight, so I can’t be bothered writing a massive entry for today. Last night I was quite bored, so I started work on my pirate movie. I basically drew everything out, and recorded stuff, but I’m not sure that I like what I recorded, so I may do it over again. Then, I got bored of that, so I decided to download lots of music. I got Melissa and Angelie to tell me some names of bands and songs they like, and just started downloading. I probably ended up downloading about 20 or 30 songs last night, which is pretty good, I must say. Some of it I actually liked.

Today was school. Blah blah blah, everything was normal, etc. etc. I got home and there was a message on my answering machine from the head guidance counselor at North Park. She basically said that, since parent-teacher interviews were tomorrow night, she would be in her office from 6-8 PM if I wanted to drop by. I phoned the school and actually got ahold of her this time, going on to explain what the secretary had told me about talking to the Vice Principal first to enroll. She told me that I should come by anyways since I know what courses I want, so I could make sure to get into those ones.…Continue Reading

The Mountain Climb

As I sit here, I’m at a loss for words about what to say today. School was average, nothing exciting or interesting happened today, and I have no major issues or concerns to talk about. Everything’s just at a precarious balance right now, I suppose. Everyone seemed to generally be in a good mood today, with a few individual exceptions, but the mood of the classroom was fairly cheerful. We were all just joking around and laughing, something which doesn’t always happen, but perhaps it has something to do with spring coming along. Then again, when I went outside after school to catch the bus, it was snowing and windy. That wasn’t very fun. But I’m still glad that spring is on its way and I can finally get out of my winter coat – or at least, I will be able to soon, once I can be sure that it’s not suddenly going to snow like today.

I’m feeling better about this whole North Park thing for the most part. Last night I got reminded that I can get my full G license in June, and I had completely forgotten about that. I’m going to have to book that sometime soon, but my sole focus has been school for next year, so it hadn’t even crossed my mind. I can’t say that I’m too eager to do a test like that, considering that June is when I’m supposed to enroll for North Park, and I’m going to be trying…Continue Reading

Biology, Choices, Patience

Today was pretty good. While nothing really interesting happened, nothing bad happened either, so it was tolerable. On Jeff’s Day-o-Meter, it would get a 6 out of 10. But considering that the Day-o-Meter doesn’t exist, I’m not quite sure what that means.

Last night I was talking to Lana on MSN and she was telling me that we had a Biology test on Unit 2 the next day (today). While I knew that it was coming up, it had originally been scheduled for the Friday before March Break. When we had to go back to the basketball tournament the second time, it got postponed, and no one knew when it was postponed until. So Lana asked Mrs. Houtman yesterday right after school and apparently the test was happening tomorrow. Needless to say, none of the Grade 12s were very happy, but considering it got pushed off for an entire week, we really had nothing to complain about other than the fact that we didn’t have a definitive date for when it was to take place.

Anyways, Lana then proceeded to tell me that she knew almost nothing about what we had been talking about for the past three months in Biology. The first thing I asked was, “Well then why weren’t you asking questions during all those classes? Why leave it until the day before the exam?” Anyways, she got on her knees and begged me to help her – maybe not quite that drastic, since I don’t know whether…Continue Reading