Quotes of the Week


We experience so many negative things in our society and I believe do not get a chance to revel in our individuality and personal achievements. This is why I will be adding positive quotes of the week for all of you to enjoy. We may be doing something with the quote during the week so please take the time to read them. This one is playful and I think encapsulates what the BETA-Minischool is all about. Have a fantastic weekend all!

Stay Gold,

Mr. Murray  


Minischool Open House

On Wednesday, September 20th, Alpha Secondary is hosting an open house for parents to come and see what our school has to offer! From 5:30-7:00, parents can come meet representatives from school departments in the large gym and ask questions about their child’s learning. 

Mr. Murray and Ms. Neumann will be in room 200 from 4:30-5:30 to meet with grade 8 and 9 Minischool parents. We will be giving a brief introduction to the Minischool and our expectations and guidelines for the year at 4:45. We would love to meet with the grade 8 parents and hopefully we will be able to answer some of your questions. 

Some of the topics we will be going over are: 

  • New Curriculum Implementation
  • Teaching Philosophies
  • Report Cards
  • Guidelines for a successful year
  • Getting in touch with the teachers

Classroom Contracts – 9

We had some truly innovated and creative submissions for the classroom contracts. We also had an extensive amount of legal contracts which were very formal. Congratulations to our finalists!

In our classroom is our print finalist who created a pamphlet about the Minischool alongside a very thick legal document. Come in to see their work!

We have a featured online winner who created a detailed video in regards to the classroom rules and goals. 

Below are some of our other projects that were made. We are happy to see that students are jumping into projects at the start of the year. 

Poster Contract

Classroom Roles

Additional classroom roles and descriptions are located below: 

Field Trips Discovery: 

  • Your goal is to find local opportunities for our class to experience the content we are studying. The group is expected to find at least 2 field trip opportunities for the class that relate to curriculum, are safe for students, and are financially feasible for our class. 
  • Please create a write-up on the trip, costs, what students will learn from the trip, and any other information you can provide. Submit this to Mr. Murray and Ms. Neumann


  • Your goal is to document through photography, film, and any other artistic form, what is happening in the classroom. 
  • DO NOT photograph faces or names. Hands and work are a great place to start. 

Tech Liaison: 

  • Your goal is to make sure all of the iPads and Laptops are put away safely and are charging. 

Grade 9 Classroom Rules and Goals

After a wonderful class of brainstorming, we have decided and voted on the following classroom goals and guidelines. Your artistic projects are due on Monday. You have the freedom to show your ideas so be creative!!!


Remember to also take a picture of yourself with a parent or guardian in front of the blog! Send the email to your MiniSchool teachers @ 



Welcome to the BETA Minischool!

The time has come to throw back on our thinking caps and start a new school year! 

To the grade 8’s, welcome to the BETA Minischool.  To the grade 9’s, welcome back! 

We are looking forward to an adventurous year filled with engaging activities, new learning opportunities, and infinite challenges. 

Our classroom is located in room 200. 

Orientation for grade 8’s: Tuesday, September 5th @ 10:30 in room 200. 

Orientation for grade 9’s: Tuesday, September 5th @ 10:00 am in room 201. 

We look forward to meeting you.