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Welcome to Sir John A. Macdonald CI!! Sir John A Macdonald C.I. is a student-centered, non-semestered community school which strives to maintain its traditions of academic, athletic and artistic excellence, to educate the whole person, and to encourage all students to reach their individual potential.

Latest News

Mac Students Won $100 in the Virtual Science Fair

Author: Amy Yu. Date: 14th Jun. 2013.

Congratulations to the four students, Karen Lu, Mary Xie, Felicia Leung and Amy Yu, who participated in the nation-wide Virtual Science Fair, where they created a website about a scientific topic. They won the Magna Cum Laude Award for their project, Final Destination: The Real Story, which describes how a body decays after death. Their project could be viewed here.

Mac Students Compete at TDSB ECOO Computer Contest

Author: Dr. Stermole. Date: 24th Mar. 2013.

On Saturday, twelve Mac students competed against 40 other teams in the TDSB ECOO Computer Contest which was held at York University in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

In a very competitive environment, one of our three teams, composed of Wendy Bai, Karen Lu, Amy Yu and Wency Zhao, placed third in the girls' category and will advance to the Regional Contest which will be held on the last Saturday in April.

Congratulations to the girls and all of the competitors for their hard work. Good luck to the girls at the Regional.

Parent Academy Postponed

Author: Guidance Department. Date: 7th Mar. 2013.

The Parent Academy scheduled for April 25th, 2013 has been postponed to May 9th, 2013. Please join us for a special presentation by Dr. Karyn Gordon on Thursday May 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. No registration required.

Parent Academy Postponed

Author: Guidance Department. Date: 11th Jan. 2013.

The Parent Academy scheduled for January 17th, 2013 has been postponed until April 25th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. following the school council meeting at 6:30 p.m.

December Music Events

Author: Mac Music Council. Date: 28th Nov. 2012.

December is the month for music! Make sure you come out to all of the upcoming events! The Winter Concerts will be on December 11th and 13th, and we will be performing many Christmas pieces. Oodles of Noodles will be coming up on the 18th, we will be selling noodles for $2.50 a cup in the cafeteria during lunch! Finally, we will have a Coffee House on the 20th! Come on out and join the fun!

Moving On Up

Author: Ms. Andal. Date: 4th Sep. 2012.

On August 30th, 200 new students came to MAC to start the new year. They enjoyed a scavenger hunt and team building games designed by the Mac Reps and SAC/TBC. They also learned the school cheer! Hoikety Choik! A special thanks to all the participants, students, and teachers that made the day a success.

Relay For Life

Author: MWC. Date: 26th Apr. 2012.

Be sure to register for Relay for Life. Join the fight!

MAC Music Spring Concerts

Author: MAC Music. Date: 26th Apr. 2012.

MAC Music will be having 2 concerts in May! The first night, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 will feature pop music, and Thursday, May 17, 2012, will be our classical music night. Tickets can be purchased at the door, in advance from music students or the music office. Come join us and experience a musical adventure of a lifetime!

MACC Talent Show

Author: MWC. Date: 19th Apr. 2012.

The 2012 Talent Show is next Friday Mac! Get your tickets in the Cafe for $5.

May Coffee House

Author: Mac Music. Date: 19th Apr. 2012.

The last coffee house of the year will be on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6 pm in the staff lounge. Admission is free like always. It's open mic so don't be shy! We'd love to see you there!

Girls Compete in UofT Engineering Competition

Author: FLam. Date: 28th Mar. 2012.

On March 17th, a team of four grade 10 students participated in the 2012 TORCH competition at the University of Toronto. They were required to solve a series of fun and intriguing problems using operations research, allowing them to have a better understanding of the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering program at the UofT. They hope to participate in this activity again next year.

Computer Science Students Compete

Author: DFS. Date: 28th Mar. 2012.

On Saturday, March 24th, 12 Mac Computer Science students competed against about 200 students from 22 other TDSB schools in the ECOO Boardwide Computer Programming Contest. The competition was held in a pair of lecture halls of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University. The teams competed by attempting to solve four programming problems over the course of three hours. The event proved to be challenging for all of the competitors.

Winter Concerts

Author: Mac Music. Date: 5th Dec. 2011.

The Winter concerts are here! The first night will be on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 and the second night will be on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Both will begin at 7 pm in the auditorium.
Tickets are $5 and they get you into BOTH nights. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from the music office. When you buy a ticket, you will also be entered into a draw for a door prize!
So come out for two exciting nights of music! All are invited!

Parent Academy Registration

Author: DFS. Date: 30th Nov. 2011.

Registration for the 19 Jan 2012 Parent Academy is now open. Please sign up at Grade 8 Night or Parent-Teacher Night. Click here to register.

Grade 8 Parent Information Night

Author: MWC. Date: 23rd Nov. 2011.

The Grade 8 Parent Information Night will be on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7 pm in the Auditorium. We invite all parents and future students.

Vow of Silence

Author: MIA. Date: 23rd Nov. 2011.

The Vow of Silence will be on Friday, November 25, 2011. Join the silent revolution and stand up for the millions of children worldwide who don't have a voice.

Image source: http://www.freethechildren.com/vowofsilence

Report Cards

Author: MWC. Date: 16th Nov. 2011.

Report card distribution will be on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
There will be a P.A. Day on Friday, November 18, 2011.

Oodles of Noodles is back!

Author: Mac Music. Date: 16th Nov. 2011.

Mac Music will be selling noodles in the Caf during lunch on Thursday, November 17, 2011. Come out and buy some noodles! All proceeds go to support Mac Music!

Friday Night Lights

Author: MWC. Date: 12th Oct. 2011.

Friday Night Lights will be this Friday at the Esther Shiner Stadium! Make sure to buy a ticket and support your school teams!

Mac v.s. Agincourt
6:00 pm - Field Hockey
8:00 pm - Football

Thank You Sandip Burman!

Author: Mac Music. Date: 30th Sep. 2011.

A big thank you goes out to tabla player, Sandip Burman for coming in to do a workshop with students on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Mr. Burman demonstrated his skills and expertise on the 20 string sitar and the tabla. It was amazing watching him play a 20 string instrument as well as delivering complex rhythmic patterns with speed and precision. Mr. Burman spends his time on tour, working with big names, and also conducting music clinics at high schools and universities. Mac was definitely very lucky to have him come work with us. One important lesson to remember from this workshop is that practice makes all the difference.

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