By: Tatiana C. What is a hidden talent or skill of yours? I am a jazz percussionist. It is the ultimate source of meditation. What were you before you became a teacher? I continue to be a playwright, a librettist, a songwriter, a musician, an undercover cop, a music critic, a dance maker, a… Continue reading Teachers of FHCI: Ms. Roca
By: Vanessa Ifepe
I am a visual artist and musician. I’ve done a lot of work in design and I have a background in construction...
If you weren’t a teacher, what do you think you would be? “I gave some real thought to being a lawyer for a while, and I also thought about being a professor and haven’t entirely dismissed that as a possibility maybe sometime down the road.” What do you want to do after retirement? “It would… Continue reading Teachers of FHCI: Mr. Berger
By Danielle Westreich, Jessica Huong, Jessica Bensky and Esther Eisen How long have you been together? Mr. Dinsmore: "7 or 8 years." What were your first impressions of each other? Ms. Monaghan: "Short with a good taste in music." Mr. Dinsmore: "Tall and very [restrict] smiley." What is your favourite date place? Mr. Dinsmore: "Any… Continue reading Couples of FHCI – Ms. Monaghan and Mr. Dinsmore
Over the Winter Break, Forest Hill lost an important member of the community. Robert Blyskosz was a member of the school’s caretaking staff. On January 2, 2018, he was tragically killed in a car accident. Robert grew up in Toronto, attending Western Technical & Commercial School. Being the second of three brothers, Robert was part… Continue reading In Memory of Robert Blyskosz
What is one thing most people don’t know about you? "I dabble in oil painting. But I only dabble in it; I'm not very good at it. I can also carve a sick pumpkin!" If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be? "I would probably be working a desk job, doing something really boring… Continue reading Teachers of FHCI: Mr. MacDonald
On this spooky holiday, Forest Hill was filled with spirit! Here are some of the highlights.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you? "I used to be an Auxiliary police constable with the Toronto Police." If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be? "I would be a criminal lawyer." What’s your favourite thing about being a teacher? "Bringing people closer to the truth, just like in Plato’s… Continue reading Humans of FHCI – Mr Ferroni
By Esther Eisen and Abi Parameswaran What is one thing most people don’t know about you? "I dabble in oil painting. But I only dabble in it; I'm not very good at it. I can also carve a sick pumpkin!" If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be? "I would probably be working… Continue reading Humans of FHCI – Mr. MacDonald
Spirit Week is next week! Here is everything The Golden Falcon knows about Spirit Week: Monday, September 25th Club Fair at lunch in the courtyard Tuesday, September 26th Athletic Council Activity (to be determined) Wednesday, September 27th Music Directorate Activity (to be determined) Tropical Day Thursday, September 28th Terry Fox Run in the morning Student… Continue reading Exclusive: Spirit Week Events Announced
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By: Rachel Nirenberg Q: What do you want people to take away from the Storm 3? A: After experiencing Storm 3, I trust the audience will leave the theatre armed with a bounty of questions. The objective of theatre is to address questions, not to answer them. I should hope that students will stir up a… Continue reading An Interview with Ms. Roca
The following interview was conducted by Ahad Ali, Magomed Evloev, and Roberto Giacomini in association with the Golden Falcon Newspaper. The members of the Golden Falcon had a chance to interview Mr. Kleiman on his last day of the year. Most of you probably know Mr. Kleiman, either from having him as a teacher or… Continue reading Interview with Mr. Kleiman
Ms. Monaghan Biology and Science Teacher By Andi Mayer-Goodman “Why did you become a teacher?” “Growing up I taught swimming and I really enjoyed it. A natural crossover was to become a teacher. My degree was in biology, and that is how I ended up becoming a biology teacher.” “If you could have any job in the world, other than a… Continue reading Humans of FHCI – Ms. Monaghan
Although FHCI is notorious for lacking spirit, there is one day each year that unites our school and brings out the spirit of each student and faculty member. This day is known as Day of Pink: the international day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny. The Golden Falcon was fortunate enough to do an… Continue reading Exclusive Day of Pink Interview: Ms. Campbell
Interviewed by: Hivda Ates What may come as a surprise to those who have had Ms. Doan as a supply is that she's a former drama and English teacher at Forest Hill, having started in September of 1985. Accordingly, I took advantage of an opportunity to learn more about our school's past through the firsthand… Continue reading Looking Back with Ms. Doan
What is your fondest memory from high school? "My fondest memory from high school is when I realized that doing my homework actually paid off. In grade 13, I was taking chemistry and I scored 100% on my final exam. My average came out to 79.2%. But because I had done my homework and scored… Continue reading Mr. Rudan
What inspired you to become a music teacher? "It was my love for teaching and my passion for music that inspired me the most. I thought it was the best profession that combined both. I consider myself extremely lucky to be doing what I love every single day."