The upper intermediate students in Ms. Gaines’, Ms. Chen’s, Ms. Peters’/Ms. Mahal’s, and Ms. Gallello’s classes practiced their Chinese writing skills just before Chinese New Year. This is the year of the ox, a symbol of resilience. The grade 7 students in division one created some interesting textured art using a pencil. The started with a circular shape and then added different lines and textures. Some of which were quite stunning.