We had a record turnout of parents, relatives, and community members to our Regional Heritage Fair yesterday. Folks were able to see what true learning looks like. Our students chose topics that interested them, researched, collected data, edited, published, and then practised – practised – practised. The presentations were truly outstanding. Project Based Learning provides excellent opportunities for learners to “dig deep” into their area of interest. The best part is, our students had fun! To quote a couple of our judges:
“… the quality of the displays was remarkable this year. The confidence and enthusiasm of the students was impressive and heart warming. Both of us learned a lot and came away impressed with the students, teachers, and school environment”. – Ross & Deborah Peck.
A big thank you to Mrs. Reschke and Mrs. Winnicky for working so hard to make this Fair a big success. Also, thank you to Elinor Morrissey and the Hudson’s Hope Museum for your wonderful organization and support. As always, it takes dedicated volunteers to drive these type of events. We are so appreciative of all of the volunteer judges: Ross and Deborah Peck, Karen McKean, Theresa Dantuma, Bill Lindsay. Amanda Brown, Alison Hildebrant, Guy Armitage, Aislinn Gentles, Lynda Luchinski. Recorders: Stacey Reschke, Jacqueline Burkitt. Thank you to Ms Dee and our cafeteria students for catering a lovely lunch!
Congratulations to our young scientists who represented our school at the Regional Science Fair on April 9th! Our students came home with: Four Bronze Medals, Two Silver Medals, and Four Gold Medals! Not only that, but also the “Michael Crooks Physics Award, the B.C. Hygienist Dental Award, and the TOP Grade 6 project in the whole region! Outstanding! Way to go HAWKS! A big thank you to Mrs. Baytaluke and Mr. Naisby for volunteering to take our students to this exciting event. Go HAWKS Go!!
Our greatly anticipated visit with “Mimi” (Mirela Rahneva) our Classroom Champions Olympian was amazing. A big thank you to Tristan and Broc for MC’ing the assembly. Mrs. Bach’s students sang a beautiful song that brought tears to Mimi’s eyes. Such an energetic audience! Thank you so much for sponsoring our classes Mimi!
Wow, what a fantastic day of curling our students enjoyed! All of our students showed excellent sportsmanship and enthusiasm throughout the day. Thank you to Artha Stuber for providing a canteen for the day, as well as donating some yummy food items. Jam Can continues to be a wonderful example of what a giving and caring little community we have. Without the help and expertise of so many volunteers, our students would never get to experience such a fun and rewarding event.
Thank you to Ross Peck, Deborah Peck, Mary Breton, Corey Baxter, Sarah Blake, Lorna Winnicky, Travis Winnicky, Alan Cartwright, Mercedes Moffat, Bill Lindsay, Cassie Stark (and Bruce Stark for cuteness), Grace Okada, and Shawn Shepherd. Thank you to the Lion’s Club for supporting this event for many, many years.
Also a special thank you to Steve Metzger, who has organized Jam Can Curling for our school since 2005. Your passion for the game, and obvious joy when you see students curl is wonderful. Thank you so much for being such a great leader!