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Changes To Last Week of Classes! NEW!
All LVR students and their parents are strongly advised to check out the LVR school Google calendar below for all the changes to the final week of classes! There are regular classes on Wednesday, June 19 (3412). Thursday, June 20 (3344) and Friday, June 21 (1122) are double-block days with regular classes and in-class examinations. The cafeteria will also be closed on Thursday and Friday of next week.
Prepare For Government Exams: BC Exam Bank
BC Exam Bank is a recommended resource to help those students writing government exams next week. With hundreds of practice exam questions, students can login in and review content and various types of questions. Students must see Mr. Yaz or their subject teacher to obtain login information!
Physics In Action: Class Visits Brilliant Dam
The Physics 12 crew got to walk the plank 300 ft above water that was cascading underneath our feet and back down into the Columbia River. We got to see a generator with 3m rotor blades, and we heard about lasers were being used to protect sturgeon. The class would like to thank Bill Clark and Andre Noel for organizing the tour and being our guides. See the amazing photos below courtesy of Angie McTague!
ATLAS Academy Put To The (Real Life) Test
ATLAS Academy in Penticton earlier this month.
While on the annual climbing trip to the Skaha bluffs in Penticton earlier this month, members of the ATLAS academy witnessed a nearby climber fall nearly 25 metres. With little hesitation the group and its leaders flew into action in an attempt to provide first aid and save the young man's life. Full details of the story can be found HERE. LVR is proud of both the students and Mr. Marshall's professional and calm response to traumatic accident!
Grad 2013 Convocation Ceremonies!
Congratulations to all members of the Grad 2013 class! Below are pictures from Friday's convocation night at the NDCC. For pictures of the Grad March and Cavalcade please visit the gallery at the Nelson Star. Photos courtesy of Jeff Yasinchuk. Any grads wanting a copy of any of these photos are asked to see Mr. Yaz or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Strengthening Our Relations: Youth Conference
Four LVR Ab Ed youth participated in the Strengthening Our Relations conference at Selkirk College last week. Participating in cedar bark basket weaving, film-making, spoken word workshops, Aboriginal Language and Education panels, youth were able to build relations with other youth from the Interior and gain cultural knowledge. Youth observed a traditional Tulle Mat Tipi being constructed, saw the process for traditional hide tanning methods, listened to traditional songs from several different BC Aboriginal tribes, enjoyed pow wow dance demonstrations and played traditional stick games. Many new friendships were formed and much respect was gained for the importance of learning about Aboriginal heritage. Photos courtesy of Heather Pearson.
STORM 2013: It All About The Fun!
This week the Rec Leadership class invites all student to join the fun that is STORM!
An Ethnomathematics Adventure!
Ethnomathematics is the study of mathematics within the context of culture, and last week, Ms. Naka’s Mathematics 9 class experienced math through the eyes of Aboriginal culture. The group studied drawings of traditional dwelling structures and blueprints at Selkirk College’s Gathering Place where they went to physically see the structures. From a variety of speakers, the students learned of the sacredness of circles within Nisga'a, Anishnabe, Piikani, and Sinixt culture and spirituality. To continue with the theme, later this month the class will be creating traditional pine needle baskets using a method that has been around for thousands of years. A big thanks to our guest speakers for sharing their wisdom and teachings!
It's Springtime In Room 109
The students in Room 109 (Gemma, Jessica, Shilo, Jason, Ben, Mattie, and Josh) have been busy this spring out and about in our community, and of course, in and around L.V. Rogers. Here they are in action! For more details about these amazing members of our community please make sure to visit the official blog, My Time In 109. And please don't hesitate to stop and say 'Hi' in the busy hallways!
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 email@example.com or 250.352.5538.
Northern Exchange Documentary Airs on CBC Radio
Local writer, producer, and filmmaker, Bill Metcalfe, put together a captivating radio documentary on the LVR Northern Exchange Program that took place this past winter/spring. The piece aired last Saturday on CBC's North By Northwest with Sheryl McKay. To access the podcast locate the widget “Featured Audio” on the right and scroll down to “NXNW Podcast for Saturday June 8”. You can click “Listen”. Next 'pause' the player so you can scroll over to the 16:30 mark where the piece starts. Thanks to Bill for his interest in and support of the entire exchange program since its beginnings last fall!
Grad Talent Show 2013: All The Action
By all accounts the Grad Talent Show 2013 was an immense success! Liam Long and Gabe MacDonald were professional and entertaining as the hosts for the evening's event last week. The talent in the LVR student body is nothing short of amazingly exhaustive. From music to song to dance to drama the student talent shone brightly. Thanks to all the students, staff, and community members that came out to help support Grad 2013 class! Below are a ton of photos courtesy of Alecia Maslechko and Ben Marsden. Enjoy!
Student Wins Big In National Writing Contest
Congratulations to Grade 10 student Zorn Rose for his second place prize in the Polar Expressions National Student Short-Story Contest. Zorn received a $70 cheque, a certificate, and his award winning piece, ‘Consequences’, was published (p. 17) in this year’s national anthology called “Order of Beings” which will be available in the library. Congratulations, Zorn!
World Renown Environmental Activist Visits With Students
Internationally renown environmental activist, Simon Jackson , spent an afternoon speaking and working with LVR youth earlier this week in the gymnasium as over 450 Grade 9 & 10 students took time from their classes. As founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, Simon shared his inspiring story about his efforts, as a teenager, to save the ecosytem of the endangered spirit bear of the central coast of BC. Simon encouraged interested students to submit their ideas for making the world 'more wild' to the Coalition Wild website for a chance to travel to Spain to share their idea with thousands of other like-minded young leaders. He also encouraged students to get involved in whatever it is that holds their passion--be it sports, politics, cooking, etc.--as one person does make a difference. And he also spent time working with LVR youth leadership student groups to develop ideas for next year. A BIG thanks to Simon for this time, energy, and passion!
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!
Hone Your Skills: East Kootenay Basketball Camps
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.