Local students took part in a mock election this month. Photo submitted

Spooky season at Stanley Humphries Secondary

Find out what’s been going on at Castlegar’s high school this month from our student reporter.

Bienvenue, nos filles québécoises!

SHSS would like to extend a warm welcome to exchange students Annabel Doyon and Maïka Charette from Quebec. The girls will live in Castlegar and attend SHSS until November, then their exchange partners (Megan Piezsak and Zoey Stienstra, respectively) will go live with them in Quebec for three months early next year.

Annabel and Maïka’s favourite aspect of Castlegar is its beautiful mountain view.

Sports in full swing

Stanley Humphries’ schedule is packed with athletic activities! We have a wide variety of sports teams in session: boys’ rugby, girls’ rugby, field hockey, swimming, volleyball (Grade 8, junior girls, and senior girls), junior and senior boys’ soccer. Our field hockey team won their first game.

Girls’ rugby has been on a winning streak this season, having only lost one game. The junior boys’ soccer team won their home playday. Congratulations to all of you! We would like to thank all the hardworking staff, coaches, and students in our sports department and our community who help create this beautiful variety in athleticism at SH.

Student vote

On Oct. 17, SHSS students took to the polls to participate in a mock election. With resources supplied by Elections Canada, learners got to take part in a very realistic electoral process. Ms. Slasor’s classes did a great job at the polling stations and announced that our student population cast a majority of votes for the NDP.

Climate action walk-out

On Oct. 18 students lead a silent school walk-out in order to protest for climate action (see related story, page 9). The West Kootenay Eco Society and Selkirk College Students’ Union had tables with information, buttons, and petitions for students to sign. A number of students walked out of their classes to show solidarity for the cause.

Spooks at Zukes — Grads welcome community to

“The Farm”

The annual Spooks at Zukes event took place Oct. 23 (see photos, page 1). This year’s theme was “Farm Cult + Purge,” featuring creepy farm-themed guides leading tour groups onto an island with violent “purgers.”

The graduating class of 2020 will be donating half the proceeds from tickets to the BCSPCA, and all the non-perishable food item donations to the food bank. The grads would like to thank the City of Castlegar, Castlegar and District Historical Society, Castlegar Fire Department, and all the parent volunteers for making Spooks 2019 possible.

Student Council leads

fall games

The Stanley Humphries Student Council spearheaded two days of fall-themed games this week. Students assembled teams of four to six and participated in various games such as limbo, musical chairs, and apple bobbing. The winning teams received SHSS merchandise or tickets to the SHSS drama club’s first production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

The Legend of

Sleepy Hollow

Come support the SHSS Theatre Production club’s first production! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a family friendly comedy for the Halloween season. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Stanley Humphries Secondary School. Tickets are $10, but the price is reduced to $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be bought either at the Humble Bean Coffee shop in Castlegar or at the door.

Stanley Humphries Grade 12 student Jenni Buskas writes here once a month.


Maïka Charette and Annabel Doyon are exchange students from Quebec. This photo was taken Oct. 8, one month since their arrival in Castlegar. Photo submitted

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