Eng 9
The Power of Love

  • Read and view stories about power and romance – from Elizabethan times to modern times
  • Learn how to study texts using textual analysis – read between the lines
  • Write a YA romance “novel of the future” using AI – and plan to make it a best seller, using “robot-generated” marketing advice

EFP 11 – Literary Studies + Writing
Place, Language, Interest, and Being

  • Learn how “stories are all we are” by studying theories of narratives from a range of views
  • Study how authors use language and place to tell their story
  • Use storytelling to shape policies – advance your own interests through reflective action

About This Website

This website is for students and families of students in Mr. Kertes’s English 9 and English First Peoples: Literary Studies + Writing 11 courses at CHSS.

Meet Mr. Kertes

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Mr. Kertes was born in Ellensburg, Washington and moved to Canada in 2007. He is now a citizen of both the United States and Canada. Before moving to Canada, he lived throughout the United States, including Seattle and Baltimore. He first moved to Toronto and later moved to Vancouver.

He became a teacher in 2015 and moved from Vancouver to Daajing Giids, Haida Gwaii, that year. There he taught at Tahayghen, Sk’aadgaa Naay, and Gidg̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay until 2018.

Mr. Kertes has lived in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen, since 2018, first teaching at Prince Rupert Middle School and now teaching at Charles Hays Secondary School. He teaches English and is the advisor of the Frontiers Student Magazine (Journalism Club) and Rainmakers Debate Team.

Mr. Kertes is an English teacher in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen, at Charles Hays Secondary School - home of the Rainmakers.