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Thanks to the Kamloops Blazers along with the RCMP for visiting our school today to teach our Grade 6 students aboout Project EDGE (Educate Develop Grow Excel). This program was created to educate and help students develop skills for make healthy lifestyle choices as it relates to drugs and alcohol, goal setting and addressing learning standards from the British Columbia Physical and Health Education curriculum.
Since 2006-2007, a group of Blazers players and members of the Kamloops RCMP visit Vancouver at the beginning of the hockey season. The players attend a presentation on drugs and drug addiction, tour Vancouver Harbour and the Downtown East Side. The Blazers interact directly with drug dealers and users and learn firsthand the importance of making smart life choices early on.
In turn, the Blazers return to Kamloops and visit Grade 6 students throughout the district to share their experience and relay the important messages and lessons of Project EDGE.
We had such a great morning with the Kamloops Blazers. Jermaine Loewen, Dylan Ferguson, and Sean Strange visited our school to play ball hockey with many of our classes. Congratulations to all the winners of the ROAR contest who got to play a special hockey game with the Blazers at recess today. We are so proud of your positive efforts.
An exciting community initiative is beginning very shortly! Don Bennett, is beginning a community program to connect young people with band. This is a very cool opportunity for kids to begin to learn to play in an ensemble. Informational parent meeting is on Oct. 18th. A START-UP BAND PROGRAM for students aged 11 and up. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in SaHali Secondary School Music Room Cost: $150 per year (October to May). Please see the attached poster.
The Arthur Stevenson Cross Country Run has been cancelled for tomorrow. Our cross country runners will not be attending.
We are very excited to welcome Phyllis (Jack) Webstad to our school tomorrow at 1 pm for a whole school assembly. Please remember to wear orange to welcome her to our school. We also encourage students to wear orange on Friday for our whole school den activities.
PHYLLIS' STORY: the original orange shirt
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
Between September 24th and October 3 our students in grade 4-7 will be invited to complete the DEWRS Survey. Teachers the student link can be found here https://www.ourschool.net/login.htm
This survey will provide the school important information to allow us to help students achieve better and enjoy school more.
About the DEWRS Student Survey:
● Allows students to share their feedback anonymously on their experiences at school, school environment and school improvement programs.
● Participation in the survey is voluntary, however all students are encouraged to participate.
● The time required to complete the survey may vary, but it is designed to be completed in approximately 30-40 minutes.
Survey measures include such topics as behaviours and attitudes linked to student success, emotional and social well-being. For more information about the DEWRS Student Survey, please visit The Learning Bar Inc.’s website: .
Survey is a complete evaluation system for measuring student engagement, well-being, classroom climate, and other factors known to affect learning outcomes.
Don't forget your change on Wednesday.
2018 marks the 11th annual Raise-A-Reader campaign in Kamloops, supporting literacy for all ages. Our local campaign supports literacy programs for young children and families through the work of KELLI (Kamloops Early Language and Literacy Initiative) and school age children to seniors through the work of LinK (Literacy in Kamloops).
Our local Raise-A-Reader day is Wednesday, September 26th. Look for all our smiling teachers and staff in their bright orange shirts in the drop off zone at David Thompson Wednesday morning. Every donation you make in exchange for a special edition of Kamloops This Week supports literacy programs that enhance our community. All donations appreciated!
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