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Exacting AP Exams

May 09, '22

From May 2nd until May 13th, over two million students worldwide will be writing their Advanced Placement exams. With over 240 students here at Brentwood writing an 460 AP exams, the campus is currently pushing through its May academic climax. Students have been preparing for these exams since the beginning of the year, and in some cases with...

The Mind-Bending Third Term of Calculus 12 and Mr P

May 05, '22

Calculus, a subject most people cringe at with the mere sound of it, is, quite honestly, the hardest subject I have taken in my existence on this earth. Now don’t get me wrong, the class is wonderful, the people are wonderful and, most importantly, our Calculus teacher, Mr Prokopchuk, is quite literally the “G.O.A.T” at math. The reason is not...

Senior Mathematics in the Foote & Woodward

Apr 13, '22

Although we only truly realized it upon returning from Spring Break, the last steps taken in and out of the Ross Academic Centre are already written in history. Blue fencing surrounds the Ross - soon be converted into a modern ocean-front building in the next two years. With the closing of the Ross, a temporary space has been developed in the...

Advanced Topics of Math

Mar 16, '22

Mr Prokopchuk’s Advanced Topics of Maths class is a course like no other at Brentwood, providing a unique curriculum which covers various fields of upper mathematics for some of the school’s more eager students. This is the fourth year that the course has been offered at Brentwood, and can be taken after, or concurrently with, calculus. Mr...

Calc 12 So Far

Jan 24, '22

As many of my fellow Brentonians and I entered the fall term, we decided to pursue the interests of Calculus 12. Calculus 12 is one of the most intense non AP math courses offered at Brentwood. The course is definitely hard, but it's not necessarily due to pure difficulty and it's definitely not due to bad teaching as we are taught by the...

Faculty Focus Groups - Not Just a Day Off School

Dec 07, '21

The Faculty Focus Groups Saturday of last month featured many alumni on campus which allowed for a much more personal feel. Due to many presentations being held on Zoom last year, it was more challenging to connect with the presenter and vice-versa, as they were being viewed through a screen, which can also result in technical difficulties. And...

The Final Boss: AP Exams

May 12, '21

This is it, folks. From Tuesday, May 4th, to Wednesday May 26th, Brentwood students, primarily in grades 11 and 12 (with the exception of some extra brainy juniors), will be furiously writing AP exams, which will test them on everything they have been learning over the year (and in some cases, two years) in their specific AP course. These exams,...

Worshipping Woito

Mar 09, '21

She is the newest Hope House RFA. She is a math teacher. She is a hip hop icon. She is a friend. She is Ms Woito. Ms Erin Woito grew up in Deep River, Ontario and attended Queen’s University in Kingston with a Biomath specialization. The concurrent education program provided both a Bachelor’s of Science and a Bachelor’s of Education in her...

Mask-to-Mask

Sep 24, '20

On Friday September the 11th, the long awaited in-person classes started up. Classrooms all over campus were alive once again, and they were full of students eager to learn while maintaining all the new Covid-safe protocols. Over the past six months, changes had to be made in order for students to make their way back to Brentwood. One of the...

The Smiths

May 10, '20

One of the families living on the Brentwood campus are the Smiths. Mr Phil Smith is the Allard Assistant Houseparent, as well as one of our fantastic maths teachers. With him is his wife, Dr Maraina Smith who is a family physician, and their three children, Phoebe, Seb, and Ngapera . They plan on growing to a family of seven very soon, as Dr Smith...

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