Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Parents have passed on gratitude to all those that put together the Grad Ceremony!
  • Our Grads were shining like stars for the ceremony!
  • A HUGE thank you to all who pulled together to make the ceremony go well!
  • Great job organizing EWP’s Indigenous Peoples Day, CG! Many positive reviews!
  • Thank you for organizing two treat days in one week, CB!
  • Our Dual Credit meeting for parents by Zoom last week had the best parent turn-out all year!
  • If you see some big, blue eyes peering out from under a hood in the rain at your door, don’t be alarmed: it could be CB bringing you lunch!

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Congratulations to our new EA hired for next year, SO!
  • Congratulations to SW on being accepted into a Master’s program! That’s impressive!
  • This week, an accident report came up that was dated 2006-09-21. The website said that there appears to be a problem with the date!
  • One step beyond falling asleep at one’s desk would be reading emails with closed eyes…

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Our Graduating class valedictorian will be AD, and our Salutatorian, GB. Way to go, girls!
  • Noticed: two students having a swordfight in ELA 20-1 to represent Macbeth and Macduff!
  • Overheard: a staff member telling someone to quit back-seat driving him!
  • What snake measures 3.14m long? A pi-thon, of course!
  • What can you do if your dog keeps you up all night? Fall asleep at your desk, of course!
  • What can you use yellow flour for? The same thing as blue flour, red flour, and orange flour…
  • We have three telephone lines at school for the first time in years!
  • Overheard: a student saying that CB pulls people into her office and forces them to talk!

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • We were honoured to present many long-service awards to wonderful staff members last week!
  • Staff lunch boxes were a big hit last week! Thanks for organizing that!
  • The student who just had a baby has the same name as the teacher who had a baby in March, so poor TR was almost accused of memory loss!
  • Dancing boots are important to have so that the muck on working boots doesn’t fly into your mouth on a deep swing, not to mention the danger of spurs…
  • The danger of masks: a staff member was accosted by a student at the post office, but it turned out to be a joke!
  • We have twins in the office. Whose, you say? They’re Bromeliads of course…
  • The value of working hard: over a 24-hour period, one student went up to 70% from 45% in ELA!
  • We have all been practicing forgiveness for the pickle thief, but I think it could be like the boy who cried wolf in the future…

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Congratulations, BB, on your new teaching position in Nelson, BC! We’ll miss you…
  • We’ve been duped! The victim of the pickle theft was actually the thief!
  • Our school placed 5th in the provincial competition for Skills Canada Robotics! Way to go, guys!
  • A student was seen vaping during on-line class; the teacher virtually suspended him!
  • Speaking of vaping, a (joke) suggestion came up at School Council: a vape walk! (instead of a cake walk)
  • Overheard: a staff member said she’d be a heifer forever…
  • Upon hearing that my bromeliad had a baby, I was asked who’s Bromeliad?

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Many staff will be purchasing their lunches from local businesses as a sign of support over the lockdown period.
  • The stolen pickle mystery has yet to be resolved, but in the meantime, students are eating pickles in their online classes! Poor NM…
  • Over the lunch hour, a sleeping student on a hill beside our track suddenly sprang up when other students approached with food. Wish our security cameras caught that one!
  • We will maintain our current number of teachers with the 2021-22 budget!
  • We will have another EA next year!

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • We had great fun with the scavenger hunt on PD Day! Thank you, CB!
  • One of our staff members wrote that she went to a huge doctor!
  • Huge excitement for at least one Grade 10 class this past week: pancakes and fruit for breakfast!
  • Surveys may have a surprisingly good outcome: sometimes you can win a tablet!
  • New word: a Chromeboom is something like a laptop but explosive!

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • When leaving for the bus, a student noticed the garbage outside and volunteered to pick it up the next day!
  • New vocabulary: apparently, shepherd’s pie consists of lamb while cottage pie would be ground beef. Which did we eat the day a lamb visited our school?
  • More new vocabulary: I discovered that a middle-class white woman that complains all the time and always wants her way is called a “Karen.”
  • It’s always exciting when a student that hasn’t yet spoken in class starts answering questions!
  • Our VP’s dog ate his homework! He brought the chewed-up book to school to protect it from further damage…