Welcome to 2022! School is virtual from January 5th to 17th

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School Virtual Due to Snow Day

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 17, 2022, 3:49 am

School will be temporarily remote again today due to the snow storm.
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Clubs Resuming Virtually

Student Council, Justin Lu
Jan. 15, 2022, 4:27 pm

An update on the resumption of club activities on Monday, January 17th, 2022 from Mr. Quan, as of Saturday 15th at 4pm:
1) All Club and Council activities will switch to a virtual format for the time being. This includes all clubs and councils that declared as "in-person" at the beginning of the year. Google Meet and Zoom can be used as platforms to hold meetings - if you would like help setting this up, feel free to reach out to Mr. Quan or any member of Student Council. Also note that if you are planning to hold a meeting virtually, there can be no simultaneous physical congregating of members.
2) The continuation of any club and council activities is strictly up to the decision of the staff advisor. This return to in-person learning is another round of unprecedented uncertainty and its impact on teachers is individual and private. If staff advisors choose to put their club or council supervision duties on a pause, please respect this decision.


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Upcoming Math Contests!

Student Council, Vlada Shtern
Jan. 11, 2022, 8:54 pm

Hey MAC!
The Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Contests (PCF) for students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be written on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
The PCF Contests are a great way to inspire all students with an interest in mathematics and to build their confidence and ability.
This year, students will be able to write the PCF Contests online or on paper, an option that we introduced last year. Closer to the contest date we will be able to take a decision regarding the mode of writing (online or in-person).
The link to the online registration form:https://forms.gle/Fox1R5gppimdpSBFA.
The ordering deadline is February 6, 2022.


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Graduate Superlatives Nominations

Yearbook Committee, Kenneth Ruan
Jan. 11, 2022, 6:15 pm

Hey Grade 12s,
Grad Superlative Nominations are out! Fill out this form to nominate your friends and classmates:
https://forms.gle/57uC6DDGZhsMXJcv7
It'll close on Sunday, so get them in soon!


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Michael Smith Challenge Registrations

School, Angeliki Grundy
Jan. 11, 2022, 2:50 pm

It's time for the Michael Smith Science Challenge! This competition is available to students taking Grade 10 Science or lower. You can find more information here .
The contest is on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, and can be done online any time between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm (9:00 - 23:00). You must register with this form by Friday, February 11 if you are interested in writing so that you can receive important registration information. Please see this poster for details.


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TDSB Virtual Library

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 7, 2022, 9:32 am

If you at any time require the TDSB Virtual Library, a compilation of the resources and their login credentials is on this document .


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Grad Photos, Resource Room, Club Update & Credit Recovery (12th)

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Jan. 6, 2022, 9:36 am

Here are a couple of announcements coming from admin this morning:


Grad Photots
Due to Covid Protocols, the Grad Photo Session scheduled for January 6th to the 14th has been postponed. Once the new Operational Guidelines have been released, session dates and booking instructions will be communicated. Students who already scheduled a photo session will have to rebook once the new dates are available.


Resource Room for Students with IEPs
Here is the Zoom link to access the Resource Room for tests or to drop-in for extra help. If you plan on writing a test with a Resource Teacher please sign up ahead of time on the Test Booking System (24hrs prior to time of test) so that the Resource teacher can access a copy of the test. The Resource Room will be open every period throughout the school day.

Period 1: Ms. Rankine
Period 2: Ms. Kerr
Period 3: Mrs. Teper
Period 4: Mr. Quan



Clubs Update
Quick Club and Council Update for January 20222: Due to the unforeseen switch to remote learning, ALL Clubs and Council Activities will be placed on a temporary pause, to be (re)evaluated on our new in-class start date of Jan 17. If you have any questions, please speak with your club or council executive. You may also contact SAC, Ms Mancini or Mr Quan for any further assistance.


Credit Recovery Day
Mackenzie will have a modified schedule on Wednesday January 12, 2022 for Credit Rescue Day. You will still have to connect with your Week 1 teachers for morning and afternoon attendance (schedule is below) at 9:00am and 12:15pm. Check your teachers' Brightspace or Google Classroom for instructions about attendance. The rest of the day is scheduled for virtual credit rescue by invitation only. Your teachers will contact you if you are invited to attend credit rescue and provide you with a Zoom / Google Meet link.



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New Guidance Instagram Account

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 4, 2022, 5:03 pm

The Guidance Department has just started an Instagram account (@wlmac.guidance) as a new way for you to keep up with their updates!
As a reminder, guidance appointments continue to be available virtually - book one here.


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School Resumes Remotely on January 5th

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 4, 2022, 2:27 pm

As the Ontario Government has mandated, we'll be resuming school starting this Wednesday, January 5th. Due to current circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the omicron variant, all learning will be virtual and remote until at least Monday, January 17th.
Before class starts tomorrow, be sure to check your teachers' Google Classroom and Brightspace pages for how you'll be meeting with them.


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The Holiday Game Jam - Coming to You in a Week!


Introducing Mackenzie’s first-ever Holiday Game Jam!
A game jam is a competitive and social event where teams of up to 4 students create video games and then pitch their new game ideas to the rest of the group. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, create something cool, and learn a thing or two! No previous game dev experience is required - we’ll be running many workshops over the event to expand your knowledge of game dev. We’ll also be hosting fun activities for you and your friends to participate in and enjoy over the span of the event!
The Holiday Game Jam will run from December 27th at noon to December 31st at noon. Teams will have a total of 96 hours to both create and prepare a game and a pitch. To read more, visit:

https://holiday-game-jam.devpost.com/

Register your team of up to 4 members by December 26th @ midnight. There is no registration fee; all students currently attending William Lyon Mackenzie can participate!

https://mcpt.ca/gamejam



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Grad Photo Appointments!

School, Justin Lu
Dec. 18, 2021, 10:01 pm

Grad Photo Day is running from January 6 -14th. All sessions will take place in the cafeteria. Virtual students will have an opportunity to reserve times from 3:30-4:00pm. All grade 12 students must book their appointment online at bookmygrad.ca using the code WNM.
For the full instructions, feel free to view this handout.


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MCPT Hoodies Released!


Looking for someone to cozy up to this winter? Well unfortunately MCPT doesn’t do matchmaking, but we sure do know how to make hoodies that will be just as warm!
We’re excited to announce MCPT hoodie orders for the 21-22 school year (yay!). You can expect embroidered royal blue at the front and side, along with optional name personalization at the back. Orders will be accepted until Thursday, December 23rd at midnight, so be sure to fill out the following form before then!

https://mcpt.ca/hoodies

Psst, hoodies will cost less when we order more, so be sure to spread the word!


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Christmas Doodle

Student Council, Patrick Lin
Dec. 16, 2021, 10:28 am

DOODLE GAME IS BACK!
This time, we're playing hunt the evil Santa! (or get hunted, depending on um, your personal preferences)
Come give it a try using the link below!
https://doodle.maclyonsden.com
The top scoring student will win a prize!


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Pascal Cayley Fermat Sign-ups

Math Club, Nancy Zhu
Dec. 13, 2021, 10:05 pm


Pascal Cayley and Fermat sign-ups are out now! Check out the attached links to register. The forms will close January 31, 2022, so be sure to submit before the deadline. Math club will also be hosting our very own mock PCF to help prepare you for the upcoming contests. The sign-ups are also linked below.
PCF: https://forms.gle/zGhbX3XzZ6AbMHbg7
Mock PCF: https://forms.gle/8VaGBow5KXuB4hoV9


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SACmas' 2021 Scavenger Hunt is here!

Student Council, Eric Shim
Dec. 13, 2021, 8:29 pm

SAC's scavenger hunt began today!
The scavenger hunt will run until Wednesday, and the prizes are two $25 Amazon giftcards.
Scan the QR code posted in the foyer to begin or visit this page!


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Sounds of the Season has started!

Music Council, Hassan Khan
Dec. 13, 2021, 8:10 pm

The 20th Annual Sounds of the Season has begun!

Catch your friends (including yours truly) performing solos and small group pieces, with everything from MEGALOVANIA to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas over the next 12 days on the Mackenzie Arts YouTube! My piece has already been posted, check it out below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6yJLBjedc
Make sure to subscribe to keep up with the upcoming music!!! ❄️☃️🎅


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Dalgona Candy + Brownie Sale

Mackenzie Creative Writing Club, Lily Phan
Dec. 13, 2021, 4:53 pm

Creative Writing Club will be selling brownies AND Dalgona Candy for Wednesday's Food Day! Additionally, if you can successfully cut the shape out of the candy you will be given another one for free. Think you're up for the challenge? Make sure to visit our booth during lunch in the main gym!


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MSC @ Food Day

Mackenzie Science Club, Ilana Moshkovich
Dec. 12, 2021, 8:28 pm

Hey Everyone!
We wanted to let you know bright and early because we have some exciting things in store for the next food day!
We will be selling COTTON CANDY for $3 and CHUNGCHUN RICE DOGS, original for $5 and potato for $6! Make sure to stop by the gym on Tuesday, December 14th at lunch before we sell out.


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SACmas spirit week is here!

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Dec. 12, 2021, 12:38 pm

Hey MAC! It's time for the SACmas spirit activities to begin! First on the list is spirit week! Come to school wearing your super-spirited outfits and make sure to send them to our Instagram @wlmac.sac to be featured! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more SACmas announcements later today!


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Gardening Club Bake Sale

Gardening Club, Lily Phan
Dec. 10, 2021, 8:44 pm

From classic chocolate chip cookies to festive gingerbread cookies to fancy éclairs, Gardening Club has it all this SACmas season! On Monday, December 13th, Gardening Club will be selling a variety of baked goods for extremely affordable prices during lunch. The baked goods will have prices ranging from $1-3, depending on the item. Make sure to buy something to support your Gardening Club and to enjoy a delicious sweet treat! :)


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Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) Pre-Registrations Open!


MCPT is excited to announce pre-registrations for the CCC! :poggers:
Hosted this year on February 16th, 2022 by the University of Waterloo, the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) is the premiere individual coding contest in Canada. It follows a similar format to the LCC hosting a Junior and Senior division with five problems held in a 3 hour contest time.
The Junior division is aimed towards Grade 9 and 10 students just starting out in competitive programming, where the Senior division incorporates more advanced algorithms and may be better suited for Grade 11 and 12 students. We still encourage everyone to try out the Senior division, especially if you’re in Grade 11 or 12, as it’s a good opportunity to test your skills and boost your University of Waterloo application!
Sign up with this form by January 5th, 2022 at midnight :blobyes:

https://mcpt.ca/ccc


To participate, you'll need a CCCGrader account - if you already have one that was previously registered under our school and are able to log in, you can use the same account. If you're new to the competition or our school, sign up for an account here with our school number 057001119:
More information about the CCC can be found on the CEMC’s website.


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Sounds of the Season next week!

Music Council, Hassan Khan
Dec. 8, 2021, 10:29 pm

Mackenzie Music is showcasing YOUR musical talent during "Sounds of the Season", Mackenzie's annual holiday showcase! For the 12 days leading to Christmas, December 13-25, catch everything from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to MEGALOVANIA, performed by your friends, on the Mac Arts YouTube channel!
Make sure to subscribe and enable notifications, and check out the LIVE premiere of the FULL "Sounds of the Season" concert Thursday at 7pm, featuring the Mackenzie Concert Band, Choir, and the Grade 9 Music Class!
Happy holidays! ❄️🎵


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Eve of the Elves: Holiday Escape Room

Mackenzie Creative Writing Club, Lily Phan
Dec. 8, 2021, 4:17 pm

Hey everyone, get excited for this month's holiday-themed event by Creative Writing Club!!
After being exploited for cheap labour, the elves are imprisoned with a traitor amongst them. They must now rely on their wits to escape and bring Santa to justice to preserve the holiday spirit.
Sign up for this escape room event happening next Monday in teams or individually using the sign-up form linked below (make sure to use your student account).
The winning team will receive $10 per person. We hope to see you there :)
Sign up form: https://forms.gle/ajYhmtmXWR4Du5oS9


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Gardening Club Meeting

Gardening Club, Lily Phan
Dec. 6, 2021, 4:44 pm

Hey Gardening Club members! Gardening club will be having a meeting tomorrow in LIB-A to discuss the upcoming SACmas food sales. If you are baking food for Gardening Club or if you'd like to help sell, please ensure that you attend this meeting! Hope to see you there. :)


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VOLUNTEER | Creators' Joy Winter E-card Event

Creators' Joy, Fatma Jadoon
Dec. 6, 2021, 10:01 am

Hey guys!
We are having our second event of the year: the Winter Card Drive! We are thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with SickKids once again!
To support their staffs throughout this Winter season, get creative and submit your e-cards by using the link below or in our instagram bio (@creatorsjoy). Students will earn 1 volunteer hour for 2 cards made- a maximum of 6 cards is allowed per student!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSFNBE9Dmy9g0JI1d-wGdCbaX95G0IZE_JR8lzfABeTHUg1g/viewform

NOTE: Please remember that these cards are for the staff and volunteers who work at SickKids, not the patients themselves! Also, please submit your cards in PDF format and remember it has to be size A4!
Also these cards should not be for a specific holiday (this is requested by SickKids).
Cards are due by December 17th at 11:59pm! Get crafty Mac!


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December Monthly Art

Visual Arts Council, Lily Phan
Dec. 2, 2021, 4:57 pm

Hey MAC! December is finally here, meaning it’s time for another monthly art theme! This month’s theme is… Happy Holidays! 🎁🎊
Until the end of the month, artists can submit their themed artwork to be featured on the @wlmac.visualartscouncil Instagram account! We will be accepting anything and everything that surrounds the month’s theme, whether it be paintings, doodles, written work or photography! Don’t feel limited by the mediums or the amount of artwork you submit! Note that the theme of Holidays also does not need to be restricted to religious holidays in December (ie. your artwork can be inspired by the cozy feeling of winter). :)
Send us your artwork through the link below! We can’t wait to see everyone’s winter/holiday themed creations ❄️☃️
Link to submit artwork:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyEYPPwc4Pv-UdgI7zlWWdRCF_kkgJd8yoUA7lfvW7kNshIA/viewform


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Grad Quote Submissions are Open!

Yearbook Committee, Kenneth Ruan
Nov. 30, 2021, 12:43 pm

Hey Mackenzie! The Yearbook Team for 2021-2022 is excited to announce that we will now be collecting Grade 12s’ graduation quotes and messages for the yearbook! This is your chance to have your favourite (school-appropriate) quote, saying, message, joke etc. published in the yearbook!
When submitting your grad quote, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT IT CONTAINS NO PROFANITY AND IS SCHOOL-APPROPRIATE according to TDSB guidelines. Grad quotes that violate these guidelines will NOT be published in the yearbook.
Use the google form below to submit your grad quote BY 11:59PM ON DECEMBER 12 2021. Grad quotes cannot be changed once submitted, and we will NOT be accepting ANY grad quotes after the deadline.
Use the form below:
Grad Quote Form


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Candy Grams Sales

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Nov. 30, 2021, 8:44 am

SAC is selling Candy Grams in the school store at lunch today! Come buy Candy for yourself or a friend. If you buy 5 candy grans you will be given 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 3!


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Pascal, Cayley, & Fermat (PCF) Math Contest Registrations Open!

School, Justin Lu
Nov. 29, 2021, 4:47 pm

For students between Grade 9 - 11, the Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat (PCF) Contest Registrations are now open!
Held by the CEMC on February 23rd, the PCF is an hour-long multiple choice contest. Be sure to sign up using this link before January 31st, 2022.
However, do note that the format has changed this year. To help prepare you for the contest, we'll be hosting a Mock PCF Contest, with prizes for the winner! Sign up here for the Mock PCF - the form will close January 10th, 2022.

To read more about the format changes, consult the description on our PCF signup form, or read the format on the CEMC's website here: https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/pcf.html


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Sounds of the Season Submission Deadline Extended

Music Council, Patrick Lin
Nov. 29, 2021, 3:16 pm


Calling all Musicians - Singers, Instrumentalists, and Composers! Would you like to show off your musical talent and also get the chance to win an Apple Watch Series 3?
Submit a musical performance of anything that reminds you of the holidays - a solo performance, a group performance, an original composition - anything goes - to be featured in "Sounds of the Season", Mackenzie Music's annual holiday showcase. If your video is selected to be featured, you'll receive a RAFFLE TICKET to SAC's SacMas draw!
Submissions are open to ALL Mackenzie Students!! The submission form is available in our Linktree (in our instagram bio)⬆️ and Mac Lyon's Den pages (look for our announcement!).
Submissions are due by the EXTENDED due date of Wednesday, December 8!
Happy practising!!
- Posted by SAC on behalf of Music Council


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Mackenzie’s Undergraduate Business Panel

ACED, Aava Sapkota
Nov. 28, 2021, 5:38 pm

Hey Everyone! Mackenzie’s Undergraduate Business Panel will take place this Friday at 4:00 PM over Zoom. The event will feature former WLMAC students who attend Canada's top business programs. They will share advice on applying, insight on their particular programs and universities, their journey to getting accepted, and more. As an attendee, you'll have the opportunity to ask our panelists questions and interact with them directly during the breakout room portion of our event. This is an invaluable opportunity for grade 9-12 students who are interested in studying business.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/X4H4kbXJsQzppk92A


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December LCC & New Team Registrations!


Get ready for our second Lyon’s Computing Competition (LCC) of the year!
The LCC is a school-wide competitive programming competition hosted by MCPT. Sign up to enhance your coding abilities, and solve 5 challenging problems alongside your friends! The event will run virtually through Zoom on Thursday, December 9th from 4:30 - 7:00pm. Cameras will only be required at the start of the contest to authenticate your participation.
Missed the chance to previously sign up for LCC? No worries! We’re accepting new teams to participate in both the Junior and Senior divisions. If you wish to create a new team or change your current team members, register at https://mcpt.ca/lcc/signup .
And remember, anyone who wishes to compete in Waterloo’s Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) must participate in at least three of our monthly LCCs.
Good luck!


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We Want You in the Yearbook!

Yearbook Committee, Kenneth Ruan
Nov. 25, 2021, 12:38 am


Hey Mac!
Yearbook is running a brand-new story and we need your help! We want to know about the typical week in the life of a WLMAC student. Tell us about yourself through a series of optional questions and you may be chosen as a representative for the student body! Once chosen, student reps will be asked to share a typical week in their lives.
For your hard work, you will get your name featured in an exclusive story! And there will be a delicious incentive as well 👀
If you're interested, fill out the form below!
Yearbook 2022: Week in the Life


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Food Drive

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Nov. 24, 2021, 10:30 pm

Hey MAC! This holiday season SAC is challenging you to give back to your community! As a yearly tradition we’re running a food drive and donating to a food drive to help those in need. Make sure to bring your non perishable items in all of next week for a chance to win a pizza party for your AM class!


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Microaggressions

Let's Talk Now, Swetlana Kumar
Nov. 22, 2021, 8:53 pm

“Your english is so good!”
“Is that your real hair”
“Where are you really from?”
We’ve all experienced small comments aimed our way that intentionally or unintentionally hurt us and make us feel uncomfortable in our skin. These are all examples of something called microaggressions. Microaggressions are instances of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group. Despite what the micro- may have you believe, these incidences can have a huge impact on the mental health and well-being of marginalized populations. Attend our Let’s Talk Now Meeting at lunch this Thursday in room 215 to learn more about these impacts and how they can be minimized! Everyone is welcome!


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Sounds of the Seasons Submissions Open

Music Council, Hassan Khan
Nov. 22, 2021, 7:56 am

Hey Mackenzie Musicians,
Sounds of the Season, Mackenzie's holiday music showcase, is now open to submissions! Whether it's a solo or group performance, or multiple versions of yourself edited together, the Mackenzie Music YouTube and Instagram pages will be featuring YOUR music. Send in finished performances at the music submission form by Friday, December 3 to get featured.
Anything and everything that reminds you of the holidays is welcome!


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Competitive Contest and Lesson


Hey hey everyone!
Interested in coding competitions but not sure where to begin? Want to improve your next LCC performance?
The Competitive Branch will hold an introduction to competitive programming this Monday 22nd at 4:30pm, and if you miss us on Monday, come by for an identical lesson on Tuesday 23rd. It will be a valuable foundation for anyone interested in a new application of coding, so make sure to be there!
Join our lessons using these Zoom links:

Monday: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/8327334738?pwd=M0svMVVKalVhaTYwOVUxZEt5QjdSQT09
Tuesday: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/92063558454?pwd=blYzaTdZekd2TXQzZlJZYzdnTGdiUT09


Preceding the lesson, we’ll also be hosting an introductory contest this Sunday 21st for you to get a feel for the competitive programming you’ll be learning. During the lesson, we’ll break down these questions and teach you how to solve them.
Try it out at:

https://mcpt.ca/contest/wc1


At least 1-2 members of each LCC team must attend Competitive lessons in order to continue being eligible for the LCC. If you wish to secure your spot as an individual to register for the CCC, you are highly encouraged to attend.


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Wednesday Food Day!

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Nov. 16, 2021, 7:31 pm

SAC x CLUBS PRESENT… food day on wednesday november 17 (tomorrow!) don’t forget to bring your change to support your fellow clubs 💙💛 food day will run at lunch at the back of the school (or the gym depending on weather)! get excited mackenzie 🦁


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Guest Speaker Workshop: Animation

Careers in Design, Shreyansh Thakral
Nov. 11, 2021, 10:43 pm

Hey Mackenzie! Are you interested in animation? Do you want to learn about careers in visual arts? If so, visit the Careers in Design Club's virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 16th, at 4:30 pm, where professional animators will come and talk about their experiences in the world of animation, from how they got started, to their creative process for each comic strip and cartoon, and everything in between. If you are interested, you can sign up for the meet via the google form:
https://forms.gle/rDKpGs7Qm1v7DqVJ8
Hope to see you all there!
If you want to learn more about our upcoming guests, or our club in general, visit Careers In Design Club on Mac Lyon's Den


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Grade 9 Athletic Council Applications

Athletic Council, Sharmin Dabidiyan
Nov. 11, 2021, 4:52 pm

Have a passion for athletics? Want to promote school spirit through a variety of healthy activities? Are you looking for leadership opportunities at Mackenzie?
The 2021-2022 Athletic Council applications are now open for all GRADE 9s! 👟
The link to apply is located in our LinkTree at https://linktr.ee/mac.athletics. The due date for all applications is November 22nd at 11:59PM. 🗓
Apply now❗


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"In the day of the life of <Arts teacher>"

Project Metropolis, Misheel Batkhuu
Nov. 4, 2021, 5:56 pm

Yo Mackenzie! Ever wondered what your teachers are up to when you aren't around? Ever considered what it's like when you are around? Or do you just want to put them on the spot, just this once?
Project Metropolis will be interviewing one teacher a week over the next five weeks for our "In the Day of the Life of" blog series, notably from the Arts, Computer Science, Languages, Math, and Science departments. Beginning with the Arts, we are looking for your opinion! Vote for the teacher you would like to hear from! https://forms.gle/PAmtdaHcmoeCsgks5


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Staff Applications are Open!

The Flounder, Celeste L
Nov. 3, 2021, 11:07 pm

Hey Flounder enthusiasts - staff applications are now open! If you want to be a part of the official (satirical) newspaper of Mackenzie and help us spread real news, then apply now! Applications are due Saturday, Nov. 6th; more information is available at https://floundernews.tk/apply/


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MAC Apparel

Athletic Council, Sharmin Dabidiyan
Nov. 1, 2021, 7:48 pm

Hey Mackenzie! It’s that time of year again, MAC is taking Fall apparel orders for Mackenzie merchandise! To make your order, visit https://linktr.ee/mac.athletics for the order form. There are different brands you can choose from and a variety of customizations you can make! Support MAC and make an order today!


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Merch Committee Applications

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Nov. 1, 2021, 6:50 pm

Hey MAC!
SAC needs your help to design our merch for the winter season!
If you are someone who is hardworking and has artistic abilities, please fill out the following google form by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD AT MIDNIGHT.
Merch Committee Team Application
The application is super quick and should only take a couple of minutes.
Thanks again Mackenzie! We can't wait to announce all the merch designs we have planned!


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MEMBER LIST RELEASED

ACED, Aava Sapkota
Oct. 31, 2021, 3:08 pm

Hey hey heyyy Mac! The moment you've all been waiting for: ACED Mackenzie has released its team list! With over one hundred applications, we had the honour of reviewing all the superb applications and would like to congratulate all applicants, whether you made it or not, for your efforts.
Find the member list here: https://bit.ly/wlmacacedteam
Training will begin this Tuesday, November 2nd at 11:40am (lunch) for members! Report to the room number of your assigned event (can be found on the memeber list doc). Please eat your lunch before the meeting as the classrooms will be packed for this first meeting.


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First Model UN Meeting!

Model UN, Monica Urquiaga-Pardo
Oct. 28, 2021, 4:22 pm

Hey Mackenzie!
The first Model UN meeting of the 2021/2022 school year is on Monday, November 1st @ 4:00pm. All applicants that were accepted will be added to the Brightspace Model UN classroom asap and the zoom link will be posted there. We’re so excited to meet you all!
Visit our instagram page for more club information: @wlmac.modelun


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LET'S TALK NOW INTRO MEETING @ LUNCH TODAY

Let's Talk Now, Swetlana Kumar
Oct. 27, 2021, 10:58 pm

Hey Mackenzie, Let’s Talk Now will be holding its intro meeting
today at lunch in room 215. Join us at the beginning of lunch
to learn more about Mackenzie’s ONLY social discourse club.
Don’t miss it and make sure to follow our Instagram
@wlmac.letstalknow to stay updated!
Let’s Talk Now will also be selling delicious timbits
at Mactoberfest tomorrow, so bring some change and come visit us
in the foyer!


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medicine

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First General Board Meeting

MEDLIFE, Kyubin Kim
Oct. 27, 2021, 10:27 pm

Hey MAC!! MEDLIFE will be having our first general board meeting on zoom tomorrow on October 28th at 4:30 pm!
The zoom link is as follows (please join with your student email)
tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/97628293516?pwd=ZGZNRmtVKzkrd1FtRVIreU5mT0JOdz09

Come out to the meeting to learn more about what MEDLIFE is and for more information on the service learning trip to Costa Rica in the summer!! Hope to see you all there :))


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Intro Meeting Thursday @ Lunch in Rm. 215

Let's Talk Now, Swetlana Kumar
Oct. 25, 2021, 8:48 pm

Attention Mackenzie! 📢❗
Thursday’s gonna be the most important day of the week because Let’s Talk Now will be hosting an intro meeting at lunch in room 215! Join us in the first meeting of Mackenzie’s ONLY social discourse club and learn what it’s all about! 
Register to join today at bit.ly/wlmacletstalknow or click the link in our Instagram bio @wlmac.letstalknow!
Let’s talk about the things that are brushed off.
Let’s talk about the things that matter to us.
Let’s talk now.


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health

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volunteering

Baycrest Volunteer Information Session

Baycrest-Mackenzie Partnership, Rachel Leong
Oct. 25, 2021, 5:23 pm

Heyy MAC!
After the long wait, we are pleased to announce that Baycrest (Hospital and Senior Home) has finally reopened for in-person volunteering! If you're looking for a chance to earn your volunteer hours and gain some experience working in a hospital, volunteering at Baycrest would be perfect for you!
Baycrest will be accepting both new and existing volunteers, and if you were in the process of becoming a volunteer but got interrupted last year, you can simply pick up from where you left off.
The Baycrest-Mackenzie Partnership will be hosting an important and mandatory information session for all interested students on Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 5 pm on Zoom.
Join our google classroom with the code ir3oohd for the meeting link and to stay updated!


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Mural Project

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Oct. 23, 2021, 5:10 pm

Hey Mac!
SAC and Arts Council are very excited to announce that they are working on creating a mural in the front entrance of the school!
We want to hear from you, the students on what the mural should look like!
Please fill out this Survey by October 31st so we can get started as soon as possible! Thanks!


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news

Mactoberfest is here!

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Oct. 23, 2021, 4:54 pm

Hey Mac! We are starting off Mactoberfest with some spirit days to get us into the school spirit! Come to school dressed accordingly for a chance to be featured on the wlmac.sac instagram page!

Monday: Scary Accessory Day
- bring any scary accessories that you may have at home like a witch hat, cat ears or even a vampires cape!
Tuesday: Twin Day
- coordinate your outfit with one or many friends
Wednesday: Pyjama Day
- Along with a late start we can be nice and comfortable at school
Thursday: Anything but a backpack day
- Put your school things in anything like a grocery cart, a Louis Vuitton purse or maybe even a pumpkin??
Friday: Halloween Costume Day!
- Dress up in your halloween costumes and prepare for some mactoberfest celebrations!

Hope to see everyone come to school super spirited! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to a SAC memeber or the SAC instagram!


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The Lyon's Computing Competition (LCC) is Back!


Teams of four. Two and a half hours. One premiere coding contest.
You and your teammates are invited to sign up for our first Lyon's Computing Competition of 2021!
The Lyon's Computing Competition (LCC) is a team programming contest held by MCPT every month. Teams consist of 2, 3, or 4 members. Whether you're just starting to program or have practiced competitive programming for years, there's a fun challenge for everyone! If you’re a bit younger or newer to programming, our Junior Division will be perfect for you! For those who are older or seek a greater challenge, the Senior Division is a great choice!
LCC is a great opportunity to work with friends to solve challenging coding problems and gain insight into the competitive programming world. Our inaugural competition will have five problems and will be hosted virtually on Thursday, October 28th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.
Anyone looking to participate in the esteemed Canadian Computing Competition in February must also first participate in a minimum of 3 of our monthly LCC’s in order to qualify.
Register your team now at https://mcpt.ca/lcc/signup by Tuesday, October 26th at midnight! Note that to maintain your rating status and points the same team name will be used to sign up for any future LCC events.

The LCC is only available to students of William Lyon Mackenzie C.I. For those from other schools, we offer the MOOSE Contest, which uses the same problem sets but with a windowed time period over a few days. Look out for signups in the near future!


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Join Us!

Key Club, Emmaline Dindial
Oct. 21, 2021, 5:28 pm

Hi everyone, especially grade 11 and 12s (since theres no club crawl for you guys)! I want to introduce you to the new key club!
Key Club is an international organization that is led by students and that provides members with opportunities to provide service to the community and school, build character and increase visibility, develop leadership and friendship and improve academic achievement.
We've partnered with organizations such as Unicef, Children's Miracle Network, March of Dimes, and many others!
If this interests you, please hit the join button! It's not concrete, no strings attached :)
If you'd like more info, look out for our instagram coming out soon or just email Emmaline (co president) @ emmaline.dindial@student.tdsb.on.ca


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Business Council Applications

Business Council, Justin Schwartz
Oct. 21, 2021, 1:53 pm

Business Council's applications close today at 11:59 PM.
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to compete in prestigious international business competitions, win cash prizes, and stand out on your university applications.
Here is the link to our application: https://bit.ly/macbusinesscouncil. If you missed our information meeting, here is a recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkv7cjGfqv8. Please DM @macbusinesscouncil on Instagram if you have any questions about Business Council, FBLA and Target Alpha competitions, or the application process.


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Mactoberfest Survey brought to you by Project Metropolis

Project Metropolis, Misheel Batkhuu
Oct. 21, 2021, 7:28 am

Good morning Mackenzie! As we near Mactoberfest, the Project Metropolis team is working hard to create some cool stuff for you. We would love it if you filled out this super fun, super quick Mactoberfest-themed survey: https://forms.gle/eLwFGJ1dBzr5SUiy8
Looking forward (and you should too;)) to a fangtastic time next Friday!


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Creative Arts Alliance: Let's Get to Know Each Other Better

Creative Arts Alliance, Lois Zan
Oct. 20, 2021, 8:41 pm

Hey MAC!!! Mackenzie's first ever Creative Arts Alliance is here, and we're excited to make bits and masterpieces of memories with our members!
We're a virtual club that endeavours to give interested students the opportunity to pursue visual arts (since many are forced to give their hobbies the backseat due to limited course slots) and re-kindle their passions.
To kick-art our opening, we've prepared in-school contests with prizes, chill learning streams and fun collaborations with other clubs :D
To stay even more updated:
Follow our Instagram
Sign into our Google Classroom
Enter our unofficial discord
And please complete this (optional) google form if you're interested in joining!
Can't wait to see you there,
CAA Execs


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Mural Committee Applications

Visual Arts Council, Lily Phan
Oct. 20, 2021, 7:08 pm

Calling all artists!
Do you want to help brighten our school's front foyer? Do you want a chance to flaunt your artistic talents? Do you want to make a lasting impact on Mackenzie?
SAC and Visual Arts Council are producing 6 murals to be displayed at the school's front foyer and we want YOU to help! If you're interested or want to know more information, check out the Google Form linked below or look at our Instagram bio @wlmac.visualartscouncil. Mural committee applications close October 31st at 11:59pm!
Mural Committee Sign-Ups: https://forms.gle/8bdztgPfTaMYFPeT6


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APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY

ACED, Aava Sapkota
Oct. 20, 2021, 2:03 pm

APPLICATIONS FOR MACKENZIE'S ACED TEAM CLOSE THIS FRIDAY AT 11:59!!! APPLY AT https://bit.ly/wlmacaced
Do you want to learn about marketing, finance, and everything in between? Do you want to join Mackenzie's Biggest Business Case Competition Team? And last but not least.... do you like cash prizes 😏? If you answered yes to any of these questions, THEN ACED IS THE TEAM FOR YOU!!
Learn more about our club on our instagram @wlmac.aced!!
Apply to ACED today! Applications close THIS FRIDAY at 11:59, don't miss out!!


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Mactoberfest is coming!

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Oct. 17, 2021, 1:03 pm

Hey MAC! It's everyones favourite time of the year again! It's time for Mackenzie's Annual Mactoberfest. This year we will be celebrating in a week long fashion from October 25-29. But to kick off next weeks celebrations, we will be selling candygrams and raffle tickets!
Come buy a candygram!
- At every grade entrance from October 18-22 in the mornings
- Or at lunch from October 19-22 in the school store (located near the front foyer)
Items for sale:
- Candygram + Raffle Ticket for $2
- Just a Raffle ticket $1
- 7 Raffles for $5
- 15 Raffles for $10
- 40 Raffles for $20
Raffle tickets will enter you the chance to win the GRAND PRIZE OF AIR PODS!


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Gardening Club Raffle Winner

Gardening Club, Lily Phan
Oct. 15, 2021, 8:26 pm

Hey Mackenzie! To end off your week on a beautiful note, why don't you read about the surprisingly heartwarming story of kindness behind Gardening Club's raffle winner?! (Shoutout to Simon, congrats!!)
Thank you again to everyone who contributed in some way to our fundraising event. Mackenzie's gardens will look gorgeous thanks to you :D


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Music Ensembles Interest Form

Music Council, Hassan Khan
Oct. 14, 2021, 8:45 pm

Hey Mackenzie Musicians!
If you're interested in joining concert band, jazz band, or choir this year, playing music with the rest of the Mackenzie Music family, fill out the form below to let us know!
For now, all ensembles are running virtually. We'll be holding an information Meet on Monday, October 18 at 4 pm, so be sure to join the ensemble Google Classrooms to receive the Meet link info!!
https://forms.gle/VGYRpwgdTcPEpvMG9
Make music and come together!


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MCPT Registrations Open!


MCPT is just about ready to start running again!
With lessons, game jams, and new team events planned, we can't wait to get started with the year! To join, be sure to fill in the following signup form.
To stay informed when these weekly events happen, join our Google Classroom.z


For a full list of events, peruse our blog post here.


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news

SAP Surveys, Holocaust Presentation and Grad Yearbook Pickups

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Oct. 11, 2021, 12:28 pm

Hey MAC! Your communications reps have a couple of updates on upcoming opportunities/events in these coming weeks.
First of all, our SAP classes have been hard at work making surveys. If you have a couple of free minutes it would be greatly appreciated if you could fill them out. Check out the list of surveys Here
Secondly, On Thursday, November 4th from 9:30-10:30 am we will host a LIVE WEBCAST from the TDSB boardroom – an interview with Holocaust survivor and award-winning book author Max Eisen. This is taking place during the first day of Holocaust Education Week . Northern SS is the host of this event but they want to live webcast to other TDSB high schools. Max will be interviewed by four Northern SS students. Stay tuned for more updates on this awesome opportunity and how to participate!
Finally, the school is hosting yearbook pickups for any 2021 Mackenzie graduates on Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday October 14th from:
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
NOT DURING LUNCH
When they arrive to the front door they should call 416-395-3330 and dial 0 to have their yearbook brought to them. If they can't attend, they can send a parent/friend. There may be another date set up in november but nothing is confirmed yet.
It would be great if any current students can inform any grads of this pick up date, so they don't miss it.
That's all MAC! As usual if you any questions feel free to message us on instagram @wlmac.sac


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Mock Trials is Back!

Mock Trials, Aidan Ang
Oct. 10, 2021, 7:13 pm

Hope you're all having a great Thanksgiving weekend! Just wanted to let you guys know about that the Mackenzie Mock Trials team, which I'm running this year with Kya Ramdhan (co-president) and Sarah Carnat (vice-president), is back and accepting applications!
In Mock Trials, you'll learn the basics of law, and prepare to argue both sides of a case based on real evidence. Don't worry, no prior experience is needed; we'll teach you everything you need to know! It's a great way to improve your public speaking, critical thinking, and learn more about law.
If you're interested in what case documents look like, you can check last years' out here!
Feel free to email Kya (kya.ramdhan@student.tdsb.on.ca) or me (aidan.ang@student.tdsb.on.ca) if you have any questions!
Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wlmac_mocktrials/
Application Form: https://forms.gle/5xZqpRxgR3Qecu2f7


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The Lyon Staff List 2021-22

The Lyon, Matthew Schultz
Oct. 8, 2021, 7:02 pm

Thank you to everyone who applied this year for The Lyon! Our finalized staff list can be found here .
Look out for our first issue sometime next month!


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Connect with us!

Mackenzie Engineering Club, Keli Chen
Oct. 8, 2021, 9:56 am

Hey Mac!
Get excited as the Mackenzie Engineering Club is coming back better than ever this year 🤩. All of our meetings and events will be held in-person.
Be sure to follow and join our platforms for all the updates you need at this link: https://linktr.ee/wlmac.mec


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Come Out to Virtual HOSA Crawl

HOSA, Kyubin Kim
Oct. 6, 2021, 6:19 pm

HOSA Mackenzie is back and this year, we're bigger and better than ever before! HOSA provides high school students with the rare opportunity to explore the health sciences and compete to win competitions at a national and international level. Join one of the biggest clubs at Mac to learn about sports medicine, epidemiology, and more!
Come out to the HOSA Crawl on October 7th at 5 pm to learn more about competition and meet our trainers!
Link to Zoom meet: https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/97800041403


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First Rainbow Meeting

Rainbow Club, Nicole Sampaleanu
Oct. 6, 2021, 5:33 pm

Hey everyone! Rainbow Club is back and ready to start meetings on Thursdays at lunch, with our first meeting being this Thursday, October 7. We accept both in-person and virtual members.
We will be holding the meeting in room 108A at 11:35, and anyone who wants to join virtually can email Ms. Kerr for the join link at julie.kerr@tdsb.on.ca . Hope to see you there folks!


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business

Information Meeting next Tuesday

ACED, Misheel Batkhuu
Oct. 5, 2021, 10:09 pm

Hiya Mackenzie!
ACED Mac will be hosting an information meeting next Tuesday, October 12, at 2:45 pm in the library! We will be going over some vital information regarding our competition structure, timeline, and what you've all been waiting for... membership applications! Be sure to bring all your questions with you, as we'd be happy to ensure you are fully informed on all our exciting initiatives and objectives. Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday:)


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Join the Creative Writing Club!

Mackenzie Creative Writing Club, Alexandra Dang
Oct. 1, 2021, 8:07 pm

Hey Mackenzie! The Creative Writing Club returns for another year. 🥳
We have an abundance of events planned for our members, including fun word games, literature competitions (with prizes!), Holiday Escape Room (Literature Edition 👀), and even exciting collaboration events with other clubs!
We're running virtually this year as a drop-in club, so there's no need to worry about exceeding your limit of 2 in person clubs or having high commitments to this club. Join us if you'd like to improve your writing skills or unleash your creativity in words :)
Join Information:
Instagram: @wlmac.creativewriting
Google Classroom: bwdrsje
(https://classroom.google.com/c/NDAwNzYzMzQ0NzM0?cjc=bwdrsje)


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Welcome To Mackenzie Science Club

Mackenzie Science Club, Ilana Moshkovich
Sep. 30, 2021, 5:15 pm

Hello,
Today is the day you have all been waiting for… Mackenzie’s BIGGEST club is back and running!
Our intro event will be taking place on Wednesday, October 6th at 4pm via Zoom.
(Zoom links will be provided on MSC’s Google Classroom).
Join MSC’s google classroom to keep up to date with MSC:
Link - https://classroom.google.com/c/MzY1OTUzNDM2Mzcz?cjc=76s2v5n
Code - 76s2v5n
(Please join with your tdsb account).


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fundraiser

Gardening Club Raffle

Gardening Club, Lily Phan
Sep. 29, 2021, 8:35 pm

Hey everyone!
The Gardening Club is giving away a 12,000 piece puzzle that's worth $500!
Yep, you read those numbers right. From October 4-8, you have the chance to win this awesome prize! Buy tickets at any grade entrance before or after school to participate. Tickets are $2 each, or $5 for 3. If you have any questions, please ask Ms. Nancy in the hallways or text us on Instagram (@wlmac.gardeningclub). All proceeds will go into making Mackenzie's gardens beautiful. Good luck! :)


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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Student Council, Mona Afshar
Sep. 29, 2021, 6:05 pm

This Thursday we encourage all students to wear orange to recognize the legacy of the Residential School System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. In addition, this year marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. To read more about the history of residential schools in Canada, check out these pictures.


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club applications

Model United Nations Applications 2021-2022

Model UN, Monica Urquiaga-Pardo
Sep. 28, 2021, 7:01 pm

Hey Mackenzie Students!
Are you interested in gaining leadership experience? Do you want to improve your debating and public speaking skills? Do you have an interest in politics or want to learn more about what’s going on around the world? If you do, Model United Nations is the perfect club for you!
Applications are open! Don’t miss this opportunity to join and take part in conferences with participants from all over Southern Ontario, Canada, and even the US!
Applications close Tuesday, October 5.
Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf42KT-_7wG9kWA05cmF4z9PeQ2rJCc3v4t0cxPHa2bah8Irg/viewform
Don’t forget to visit our website and new instagram account for updates.
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/wlmacmun
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wlmac.modelun/
Hope to see you soon!


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accepting applications

Tree Huggers 2021-2022 Applications

Tree Huggers, Sharmin Dabidiyan
Sep. 24, 2021, 4:41 pm

Hey Mackenzie! The Tree Huggers, the school's eco team, are hosting club applications! The Tree Huggers strive to improve environmental conditions around the world through a combination of fundraising, community-based initiatives, and education. Applications are open for general members and exec positions, so be sure to check it out! In order to apply, click on the link in our bio to access the Google Form. Applications are due the night of October 15th, and all grades are welcome to apply; grade nines are strongly encouraged to try out for exec positions! If you want to make a positive difference and work towards a sustainable future, then Tree Huggers is the club for you.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0X2DyjHCuHNvaDPzbQis-RGynzr9rNpouMubiP7oGaU-ENQ/viewform


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Linguistics Club Membership Open!

Linguistics Club, Hassan Khan
Sep. 23, 2021, 9:30 pm

Hey Mackenzie! Are you a professional linguist, or completely unknowledgeable and want to learn more? Then join the linguistics club!
[he͡ɪ mæˈkɛn.zi ‖ ɑ˞ ju ɑ pɹəˈfɛʃn̯ə̯l ˈliŋɡˌwɪst | ɑ˞ kʰəmˈpliː.tli ənˈnɑl.ɪd͡ʒˌə.bəl ænd wɔnt tʰu no͡ʊ mɔɹ ‖ ðɛn d͡ʒɔ͡ɪn lɪŋˈɡwɪs.tɪks klʌb]
⏫ This is the IPA a transcription tool used by linguistics to phonetically transcribe the sounds of language regardless of alphabet!
At the Linguistics club will:
- Learn about the study of Linguistics
- Solve linguistics puzzles (maybe even compete in a Linguistics Olympiad)
- Make new friends
- And anything you suggest
Interested in joining?
Our current official communication platform is Google Classroom — Please join at Classroom code ypnxtsq
Please also fill our members form at https://forms.gle/i4x5Cu6KayGY7D266
Join today!


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MCPT Exec Apps - ENDS TONIGHT


One final reminder that MCPT exec applications close tonight!
Whether you enjoy teaching and helping others, organizing events, or experiencing the thrill of solving problems, you'll play an integral part in Mackenzie's programming community!
Log in with your student email!

Apply: https://mcpt.ca/execs/apply/2021/
Role Descriptions: https://mcpt.ca/execs/roles

Submissions close at 11:59pm, we're excited to see all your responses :D


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GRADE 9 DAY UPDATES

Student Council, Vlada Shtern
Sep. 22, 2021, 2:11 pm

HEY MAC! SAC here with more updates for Grade 9 Day:
1.Grade 9 Day will run on Friday, Sep. 24
The weather is supposed to be nice, but it can get chilly - so make sure to dress accordly. All teachers were sent an email which includes the starting station and the class theme - we encourage all Grade 9's to dress up! (hint hint nudge nudge, there are extra points for the most spirited/dressed up class!) At the end of lunch please proceed to your Friday afternoon class for attendance. Your class will visit each station together in 10 minute rotations and we cannot mix cohorts, so please STAY WITH YOUR CLASS. We ask that you are at your start station at 12:30.
2. Grade 12 Volunteers
You will be excused from class starting at 9:30 am until 2:45 pm. Once you're excused proceed to the LIBRARY, so we can have a quick meeting before we start setting up. An email will be sent later today to ensure that everyone knows what they're doing. Please familiarize yourself with your activity prior to Friday, all of the supplies will be provided, and if you have any questions you can reach out to us on Instagram (@wlmac.sac )!
3. Virtual Grade 9 Day
Virtual grade 9s, don't worry we didn't forget about you! We prepared a special virtual grade 9 day which will run silmultaneously with the in-person one. A zoom link will be sent out to all grade 9 teachers to share with their virtual students. Attendance will be taken so make sure to join in. We planned exciting games, exclusive prizes and lots of SPIRIT!


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Council/Clubs Meeting Time Change

Student Council, Michael Quan
Sep. 21, 2021, 8:39 pm

Hi Mac,
Due to the late start tomorrow, the Council/Clubs President meeting will start at 12:10pm in the Main Gym. Please keep in mind, COVID-19 safety protocols are in place - spread out when seated in the bleachers.
Have a great night!


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social

Late Start Wednesday, Student Vote & Photo Day!

Student Council, Vlada Shtern
Sep. 21, 2021, 2:25 pm

Hey MAC!
Lots of things coming up soon so here an announcement from SAC.


WEDNESDAY, SEP 22 IS A LATE START
Make sure to turn off your alarms and sleep in! You need your beauty sleep before the busy month that's ahead of us :) School starts at 10 AM:

Morning: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Afternoon : 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
*the schedule will also be posted on the @wlmac.sac Instagram page



STUDENT VOTE RESULTS
Student vote results from our school are in: The Liberal party won, beating the NDP by just 5 votes! The nationwide results can be found at https://studentvote.ca/canada/results/ . Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers!


PHOTO DAY
Photo day is happening this year and will happen in the beginning of October over a span of a week (a photo week perhaps?). The exact schedule is included in the an email that was sent by Mr. Johnson. We will also post the schedule on our Instagram account (@wlmac.sac) and Facebook Group (Keep Track of MAC )!


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Club/Council Registrations Opened!

School, Justin Lu
Sep. 18, 2021, 3:41 pm

If you wish to run a club/council this year, be sure to complete this form. Shortly after you submit, you'll receive a spreadsheet where you must maintain a members list. Once these two steps are complete, your activity may run!

https://bit.ly/wlmac21clubreg


Additionally, we'll be running a QnA session this Wednesday at 11:40am. Fill in this form to attend:

https://bit.ly/wlmac21clubreginfomeet


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prizes

news

spirit

Back to School Survey

Student Council, Aidan Ang
Sep. 17, 2021, 2:39 pm

Hey Mackenzie!
The first full week of the school year has just concluded, but SAC wants to make the next 40 as fun and spirited as possible. Let us know about any of your opinions in our 10 minute Back-to-School Survey (linked below) for a free entry into a raffle (and to help shape Mackenzie into the best space for you)!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq7wj1DtH86s3UVVIpx5Wc45Kr3bMpHVBe1Gvp3gXqq2IBiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


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technology

club applications

Exec Team Applications Released!


With the start of a new school year comes the applications for MCPT's new exec team!
Join us in one of Mackenzie's largest and most prestigious clubs through making graphics, writing contests, teaching students, and really anything programming! Shortly after applications close, you will receive an email if you have been selected for an interview. A quick summary of this year's branches below:

Communications - Making all of our beautiful posters and helping out with the public side of our events.
Competitive - Good old competitive with the same contests but with a focus on more engaging lessons.
Learning - Teaching more general programming and ICS-related topics with some fun, interactive events planned.
Judge - Making sure all of our technological infrastructure doesn't disappear into any internet black holes.


Make sure to fill in the form with your student email. Best of luck!

Apply: https://mcpt.ca/execs/apply/2021/
Role Descriptions: https://mcpt.ca/execs/roles

(Submissions end September 22nd at 11:59pm)


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COMC, AMC, CSIMC Math Contest Signups Now Open!

School, Justin Lu
Sep. 17, 2021, 2:01 am

Registration for the COMC are now open! The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is an open division math contest (meaning all participants will be pooled together, regardless of age) that is open to any student with interest and grasp of high school math. The contest date is Thursday, October 28th, 2021.
Signups close October 10th at 11:59pm!

https://forms.gle/rNgfXhqMZQHHJPNZ7


Likewise, AMC 10/12 A signups are also open! The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) is a multiple choice mathematics competition from the Mathematics Association of America, taking place on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.
Signups close October 1st at 11:59pm!

https://forms.gle/ZBw6sSDeJSmJykr36


Finally, the CSIMC is also open now! The Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC) and Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest (CIMC) are contests hosted by the University of Waterloo. The contest will take place on Wednesday November 17, 2021.
Signups close October 15th at 11:59pm!

https://forms.gle/ikeXbRCfdXGvZGoL7


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schedule change

news

School Virtual Due to Snow Day

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 17, 2022, 3:49 am

School will be temporarily remote again today due to the snow storm.
Source


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science

competition

Michael Smith Challenge Registrations

School, Angeliki Grundy
Jan. 11, 2022, 2:50 pm

It's time for the Michael Smith Science Challenge! This competition is available to students taking Grade 10 Science or lower. You can find more information here .
The contest is on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, and can be done online any time between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm (9:00 - 23:00). You must register with this form by Friday, February 11 if you are interested in writing so that you can receive important registration information. Please see this poster for details.


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resources

TDSB Virtual Library

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 7, 2022, 9:32 am

If you at any time require the TDSB Virtual Library, a compilation of the resources and their login credentials is on this document .


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school

New Guidance Instagram Account

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 4, 2022, 5:03 pm

The Guidance Department has just started an Instagram account (@wlmac.guidance) as a new way for you to keep up with their updates!
As a reminder, guidance appointments continue to be available virtually - book one here.


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schedule change

news

School Resumes Remotely on January 5th

School, Justin Lu
Jan. 4, 2022, 2:27 pm

As the Ontario Government has mandated, we'll be resuming school starting this Wednesday, January 5th. Due to current circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the omicron variant, all learning will be virtual and remote until at least Monday, January 17th.
Before class starts tomorrow, be sure to check your teachers' Google Classroom and Brightspace pages for how you'll be meeting with them.


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Grad Photo Appointments!

School, Justin Lu
Dec. 18, 2021, 10:01 pm

Grad Photo Day is running from January 6 -14th. All sessions will take place in the cafeteria. Virtual students will have an opportunity to reserve times from 3:30-4:00pm. All grade 12 students must book their appointment online at bookmygrad.ca using the code WNM.
For the full instructions, feel free to view this handout.


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math

competition

Pascal, Cayley, & Fermat (PCF) Math Contest Registrations Open!

School, Justin Lu
Nov. 29, 2021, 4:47 pm

For students between Grade 9 - 11, the Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat (PCF) Contest Registrations are now open!
Held by the CEMC on February 23rd, the PCF is an hour-long multiple choice contest. Be sure to sign up using this link before January 31st, 2022.
However, do note that the format has changed this year. To help prepare you for the contest, we'll be hosting a Mock PCF Contest, with prizes for the winner! Sign up here for the Mock PCF - the form will close January 10th, 2022.

To read more about the format changes, consult the description on our PCF signup form, or read the format on the CEMC's website here: https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/pcf.html


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club events

Club/Council Registrations Opened!

School, Justin Lu
Sep. 18, 2021, 3:41 pm

If you wish to run a club/council this year, be sure to complete this form. Shortly after you submit, you'll receive a spreadsheet where you must maintain a members list. Once these two steps are complete, your activity may run!

https://bit.ly/wlmac21clubreg


Additionally, we'll be running a QnA session this Wednesday at 11:40am. Fill in this form to attend:

https://bit.ly/wlmac21clubreginfomeet


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math

competition

COMC, AMC, CSIMC Math Contest Signups Now Open!

School, Justin Lu
Sep. 17, 2021, 2:01 am

Registration for the COMC are now open! The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is an open division math contest (meaning all participants will be pooled together, regardless of age) that is open to any student with interest and grasp of high school math. The contest date is Thursday, October 28th, 2021.
Signups close October 10th at 11:59pm!

https://forms.gle/rNgfXhqMZQHHJPNZ7


Likewise, AMC 10/12 A signups are also open! The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) is a multiple choice mathematics competition from the Mathematics Association of America, taking place on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.
Signups close October 1st at 11:59pm!

https://forms.gle/ZBw6sSDeJSmJykr36


Finally, the CSIMC is also open now! The Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC) and Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest (CIMC) are contests hosted by the University of Waterloo. The contest will take place on Wednesday November 17, 2021.
Signups close October 15th at 11:59pm!

https://forms.gle/ikeXbRCfdXGvZGoL7


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