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Science & Fun: Roller Coaster Science Is Born NEW!
Again this spring, Mrs. Mctague's Physics 11 classes got into the spirit of fun and physics with the annual Roller Coaster mania event! Students had only 70 minutes to design and build a working roller coasters that had to be function yet aesthetically pleasing. The fastest and most creative was The Lunar Rover by Tobin Eberle, Calena Marchad, Jesse Zak, and Ansel Anderson. There was a tie for the prettiest between The Love Machine by Lara Lammers, Elizabeth Barrett, Aloe Harris, Jane Ju, and Jan Douglas and The Rough Track by Kim Cutler, Shanaya Carter, Conor Banks and Josh Morrisson. Congratulations to all Physics 11 students on a job well done!
Rite of Movement: LVR 2013 Dance Showcase NEW!
Photo courtesy of Madeleine Guenette
On Thursday May 23rd at 7pm, the L.V. Rogers Dance Department will perform at the Capitol Theatre. The show will feature choreography by Jen MacMillan, Joshua Beamish and LVR dance students. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre Bo Office (250.352.6363). Tickets will also be available at the door: $11 for adults, $6 for students/senior citizens, and children 6 and under are free.
This year’s dance program highlights were numerous. Students traveled to Vancouver where they participated in a variety of master classes at Harbour Dance Centre, toured Simon Fraser University's new contemporary arts facility, and attended Cirque de Soleil’s newest show Amaluna. Students also had the opportunity to work with Joshua Beamish, artistic director of Move: the company thanks to a generous grant from Artstarts. Following Beamish’s residency, students partook in a master class with Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal. Finally, the Dance Company traveled to Kelowna to attend the INNOV8 dance competition at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. They earned first and second place!
As the show nears, excitement mounts and the studio is buzzing with enthusiasm and hard work. From ballet to hip-hop, the show is diverse and entertaining. Please visit the LVR Dance Program website for more information. Hope to see you at the show!
LVR Students To Represent In China
Congratulations to LVR students Nicole Kosinec, Natasha Bergman, and Tia Huttemann! The SD8 International Program is proud to announce that these LVR students (along with four other district students) have earned the honour of representing SD8 and our community in China this summer. The opportunity is a two week student leadership event sponsored by BCCIE (British Columbia Council for International Education) and CIEE (China International Education Endeavor). Last year, two students from LVR attended the event with rave reviews from the participants. This year witnessed twelve applicants and seven students earning available spots. Way to go, girls! For more details on this opportunity visit the SD8 message board.
Friday Night Olympics
The Rec Leadership group sponsored the Friday Night Olympics this week in the gym. Contestants wore goggles that quite accurately simulate the visual acuity of those intoxicated affecting fine and gross motor skills. With goggles in place, students completed an obstacle course that required them to run, steer, throw, and catch. The overall winner, Sam Gerlitz, will receive his gift certificate later this week. Thanks to Antonia, Kate, Katie and the rest of the Rec Leadership class for their efforts and enthusiasm!
LVR Bands Off To Toronto For MusicFest 2013
Mr. Bullen will again this year accompany over forty students this weekend to Toronto for the MusicFest Canada competition. The group will be part of a contingent of over 9000 students participating in the national showcase. This year, four groups qualified to compete (but the school will be fielding just three ensembles): LVR Concert Band, Senior Jazz Band, and Jazz Combo. Good luck to all musicians!
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Student Vote 2013: Getting BC Youth Involved
As is customary with a provincial election, students at LVR were encouraged to participate in the Student Vote BC electoral process. On Monday, May 13, students were able to cast their vote for an MLA to represent the riding of Nelson-Creston in the multi-purpose room. Sadly, only 35% of the eligible student body voted. The winner, garnering nearly 75% of the votes cast, was the NDP candidate (and incumbent) Michelle Mungall with 147 votes, Derkx (Green) with 109, and Garbula (Liberals) finished with 78. There were 334 accepted votes with 18 spoiled votes. Thanks to all those students that took part in the vote! Your voice will make a difference!
Hone Your Skills: East Kootenay Basketball Camps
ICBC Roadsense Speaker Visits LVR
Burn survivor and public speaker, John Westhaver, addresses students
John Westhaver, burn survivor and public speaker addressed students in Grades 10 and 12 on Tuesday as part of ICBC Roadsense program to support new drivers. John shared his personal tragedy with over 350 students and staff. John was the sole survivor of a horrific car crash over 19 years ago that claimed the lives of three young men including his best friend. John received burns to 75% of his body. He urged students to make the smart choice when faced with situations that put either themselves and/or friends and loved ones in a risky situation. The students and staff would like to thank John for his time, humour, candor, and of course, his message!
Tipi Raising (An Awareness)
For the first time since purchasing its own tipi last spring. Students and staff from the Aboriginal Education program raised the tipi in the courtyard as part of the Future Aboriginal Teachers' Conference last month! The entire process took forty-five minutes. The tipi will go up once more on the upper field later this month. All LVR community members will be invited to enjoy this amazing piece of First Nations technology. Stay tuned to LVTV for details! Photos courtesy of Shane Brown.
Nelson & District Youth Centre Seeks Student Voice
The Nelson and District Youth Centre has created an online survey for youth to complete. The purpose of this survey is to improve our understanding of local youth, so the Nelson and District Youth Centre can better support them through existing programs and new initiatives. NDYC will use the results of this survey to assess services, strengthen programs, determine gaps and set priorities for the NDYC Advisory Committee. The survey is a short, twelve question format. The survey will close on May 31, 2013. To access the survey please CLICK HERE. Thanks to all of the youth that took time to complete the survey!
New Weekly Column Focuses on Special Needs: My Time In 109
My Time In 109 is a weekly update of activities, duties, and over all experience in Room 109 with L.V. Rogers special needs students. The column is written by Grade 12 student, Mariah Sopow, who began her work experience with the special needs class last year. She enjoyed her time in Room 109 so much that she decided to spend her last semester of school with these amazing individuals. Her hopes are that by penning this blog she will be able to give the L.V. Rogers community a deeper understanding of the students in Room 109. Comments and feedback are welcome! Check out the BLOG today!
Grad 2013 Prank It Up
LVR vice-principal, Mr. Cross, enjoys a morning read in his 'redecorated' office.
As is tradition at L.V. Rogers, the graduating class 'regales' the rest of the school community with a series of pranks. Here's the latest from Monday evening's shenanigans! Admittedly, the pranks are improving as the year goes on!
eTextbooks For Science 9 & 10
No more dragging home those hefty paper textbooks! Science 9 and Science 10 students will now be able to access the digital (etextbook) version of their science textbook HERE. Please see your teacher or Mr. Yasinchuk for the appropriate 'pass code' in order to login and access your etextbook early in September.
Teen Job Search 101: Help Is Here!
Pounding the pavement is one strategy for job searching, but for youth looking for an edge, the Nelson Youth Employment Centre and the Nelson Public Library have teamed up to provide some strategies. NYEC counselor, Jonny Salerno, will offer expertise and answers questions for teens aged 15 to 18 on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library. Refreshments will be provided. Teen Job Search 101 aims to answer such burning questions as: Where are the jobs? How can I sharpen up my resume? What goes in a cover letter? And the happy question: Help! How do I prepare for an interview? “In a small town it can be hard to find a summer job,” says Nelson Library Teen Services Coordinator Joanne Harris. “By teaming up, the Library and Youth Employment Centre hope to give teens the skills to make it easier.” Space is limited, so teens are asked to contact Joanne to reserve a spot at 250.505.5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17th.
Forest Firefighting Demo: Students Get In On Action
Grade 12 Adam Berg gives it his all in the fit test...he passed!
Last Thursday, over 80 LVR students were greeted by Smokey the Bear and forest fire fighters from the Arrow Zone and Kootenay Lake Zone for a morning of demonstrations and interactive activities. The first half hour saw the students watch a presentation of photos and videos about the job requirements, job tasks, different types of crews, different types of deployments, and the overall structure of the Ministry of Forests Wildfire Management Branch.
The majority of the morning observed the students on the field rotating through four stations: Digging Guard, Pump Hose Fit Test, Chainsaw and Tools, and Initial Attack (IA) Water Delivery. In the digging guard station, students used pulaskis to dig a hang guard which will later be used as part of a running trail for the students of LVR. In the Pump Hose Fit Test, students ran the standardized fitness test required of all applicants. This included carrying pumps, rolled hose, and a charged hose. In order to 'pass' the course had to be completed in under four minutes and ten seconds. Every student that challenged the test received a 'pass'! An engraved plaque was also given to the top male (Trace Cooke) and female (Paige Mansveld) pump hose fit time. At the chainsaw and tools station, students observed a demonstration of chainsaw skills, including bucking and falling. Students were also introduced to all the tools that are used in the skill set including rakes, personal protection equipment (PPE), and drip torches. They also learned about the importance of safe working distances and safety on the fireline. And at the IA station, students learned how to start and troubleshoot a Mark III pump and a Shindawa pump while holding hoses and experiencing the pressure of the water.
A big thanks to newest member of the LVR teaching staff, Ms. Claire Hewson, for her organization and passion, and to the crew members from the Ministry of Forests for their enthusiasm, support, and guidance! What an amazing morning for all!
The Mend: Upcoming Events
The Mend student medical clinic is now open every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Joel Kailia or his resident will be manning the health room across from the office (next to trophy case). Students can book an appointment as a drop in, seeing a counselor or by emailing email@example.com. All sessions are completely confidential. And make sure to check out our upcoming clinic events calendar for all the details.
Madam Robertson In Bhutan
L.V. Rogers is proud to announce that our French Immersion teacher and the School District French Coordinator, Madam Heather Robertson, will be traveling the last week of January for one year to teach in Bhutan as a member of the Bhutan Canada Foundation. Why Bhutan? And check out Madam Robertson's incredible story, too. And she will be updated her blog regularly. Safe travels Mme. Robertson we look forward to following you on your journey!
School Growth Plan: Building Student Resiliency
The focus of learning and teaching at L.V. Rogers Secondary is guided, in principle, by our School Growth Plan and district-wide goals. In May of last year, the growth plan was revisited by teachers, the PAC, and the School Planning Council (with its two student representatives). After much consultation with various school groups and stakeholders, our three to five year school growth plan will focus on helping our students to build resiliency in the face of setbacks and challenges in not only academic and social endeavours, but by modeling the importance of this lifelong undervalued and underutilized character trait. Please forward your thoughts and questions to our principal, Mr. Huttemann, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.352.5538.
Help For Students Involved In 'Sexting' Incidents
If you (or a friend, peer or sibling) have been involved in a self/peer exploitation incident otherwise known as 'sexting' help is available. This site provides you with guidance on steps you can take to get through this traumatic event. Please visit NEED HELP NOW for further details.
Dear Parents of Grade 11 Students: We Need You
PARENTS OF GRADE 11 STUDENTS: It is customary at LVR for parents of Grade 11 students to help at grad ceremonies in June so that parents of grads can relax and enjoy the event. If you are able to help (in any capacity), please email Liza Le Marquand at email@example.com.
School Solar Energy Panels in Action
Check it out! Below is a real-time monitoring analysis of the new fourteen solar panel array Mr. Afford and his students installed late last winter on the roof of the school. The graphic window below reveals the power output of each panel, a graph of the overall output over months, days, and weeks, as well as the amount of energy produced and its related carbon offset (i.e. how many trees that have been saved so far). Thanks to Enphase Energy and SolarBC for their assistance with this project.