From the Office May 2019

When we get to this part of the school year, I usually get reflective and talk about where we’re at and what’s coming up before June wraps up. I know we seem to be filled with getting ready for Track and Field Conferences, and the Band Trip next week, as well as an upcoming Kindergarten Orientation and Grade 12 Graduation, a number of field trips and some of those pesky final exams to end off the second semester.
Those plans for graduation continue to move forward as well as preparations for students’ lives after grade 12. If you have some questions about courses that we can help answer, or have some developments about future plans that you’d like to share, we’d always love to hear about what the students are planning on doing once their lives here move on. I continue to update the bulletin boards in the high school wing upstairs with program information and links or information for scholarships and bursaries. It takes some time to apply for most of them – students need to be proactive and start early.
And as we plan for one class to leave us, we also plan for one class to join us. Kindergarten Orientation is planned for the morning of May 29th. We’ll welcome our new Kindergarteners and they and their parents will have a chance to spend some time in the classroom and fill out some registration forms and learnings to look forward to for the fall.
Congratulations to our Drama club that had another great year and such good reviews by the crowds that got to see The Olympic Tryouts! Way to go, Mrs. Griffin, Mr. Hutchinson and the cast and crew! We’re very proud of you all!
The last athletics season of the year is wrapping up in the next couple weeks as track and field conference day is next week and Districts are at the end of the month. It’s the last sports season in our school each year and it runs into Elementary Track & Field and Play Day for the K-6 planned for June 12th.
This week we’re presenting our Learning 4 Life presentation about our School Goals around Literacy that we present to the division each year. Our school-wide reading plans as well as many cross-school interactions between class activities and reading groups and shared teaching projects have made strides in student reading results that will benefit students in their upcoming years of school work as well as their future career choices.
I’d once again like to encourage the students to make all the effort needed to finish strong this year and if they have final exams, to give themselves lots of time to study. A final exam schedule for grades 10-12 is in the makings and will be sent home soon by email to all families.
Well, that’s all for now. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Take care and I’ll talk to you soon.