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Jun 19, 2018

TOP 10 (AND A FEW MORE)

By |2018-06-21T11:22:42+00:00June 19, 2018|Celebrating, Middle School|

Being in the middle school is an opportunity to see students grow and change almost daily. My favourite memory this school year was sailing with one of the grade 8 classes. I was witness again, to students growing confidence and a willingness to try something new and difficult. Some students climbed higher in the shrouds [...]

Jan 16, 2017

Barbies, Fairy Tales and Overhead Doors

By |2018-04-15T22:06:50+00:00January 16, 2017|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

Just before Christmas, I wandered around the middle school campus, observing students and teachers. It’s one of my favourite things to do during the day--so cool to be a witness to learning! I was struck by how incredibly busy our halls are, reinforcing for me the fact that our hallways really are extensions of our [...]

Nov 14, 2016

Silly Answers to Good Questions

By |2018-04-15T22:07:06+00:00November 14, 2016|21st Century Learning, Middle School|

I was taking a first year Canadian history course and my professor asked the question,“Why do you think there was a law in Lower Canada that prohibited the cutting down of oak trees?” I thought to myself, “Oh, I know this one!” A little background is needed here. I was almost finished my degree, but [...]

Sep 20, 2016

Tubing with the Thiessens

By |2018-04-15T22:07:18+00:00September 20, 2016|Middle School, School Vision|

Have you ever noticed that you need others in order to make it through adventures and ordeals? Case in point, tubing on Lake Okanagan. Our school board chair, Rick Thiessen and his wife Karen (who is also our school’s transportation coordinator) invited my family to spend an afternoon boating with them. The Thiessen’s have a [...]

May 18, 2016

The Halls Are Alive…

By |2018-04-15T22:11:51+00:00May 18, 2016|Celebrating, Middle School|

Our Middle School just wrapped up our production of The Sound of Music. There were many amazing memories from the performances (like the reaction of the Grade 4, 5 and 8 students to the scene where Rolf kisses Liesel’s hand), but most of the really memorable moments occurred long before all the rehearsals happened. This [...]

Mar 8, 2016

Alphabet Soup

By |2018-04-15T22:11:20+00:00March 8, 2016|Middle School|

Have you ever noticed how many acronyms we use? I mean, my kids are so adept at using all the texting short-hand and it has in many ways, become second nature to use the abbreviated form for so many things. We all know the basics (lol, btw, r, ru.…).I have tried to make up my [...]

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