Poinsettia fundraiser was a big success. Photo: submitted

Poinsettia fundraiser was a big success. Photo: submitted

Student Column: December happenings at Castlegar’s high school

Find out what’s been going at at Stanley Humphries Secondary School

December was quite a busy month for SHSS! Like always, students were working as hard as ever in preparation for their much deserved break this holiday season. The students will then be back to work on January 4.

Grad poinsettia fundraiser

The annual poinsettia fundraiser was once again a huge hit for the grads. The group raised a total of $14,137 by the end of their efforts. There were a couple expected obstacles, but the squad came in clutch, as per usual. The deliveries were made and the fundraiser was majorly successful.

Holiday assembly

In order to meet COVID guidelines, this year Stanley Humphries decided to do a pre-filmed video and live PA system combination assembly organized by student council. The video included different segments. There was a-man-on-the-street styled clip, a cookies and milk eating contest, a riddle solving game and a scavenger hunt. All students participated in the same events at the same time in their separate classrooms. Though it was different than usual, every student got to celebrate with their classmates. Huge shout out to student council for making this possible.

Grad holiday video

This year graduating students Rhyan Johnstone, Caitlin Kellendonk, and Aryanna Stuart worked together to create a holiday video composed of the graduating class. Students were put into groups and sang a verse from the song Jingle Bell Rock. Grads were even able to throw in some sick moves with their amazing vocals!

The Giving Tree

Like every holiday season, the giving tree was set up in the halls of SHSS. Students were able to grab an ornament off of the branches and find out what kind of gift they would be placing under the tree for a child in need in our community. This year the giving tree received over thirty donations!

Spirit Week

For each break throughout the school year, the staff and students at SH participate in Spirit Week. This year student council came up with quite the week of dressing up before everyone was off into their much deserved two weeks off and it was spectacular.

The Line Up:

Monday – Vacation Day

Tuesday – Twin Day

Wednesday – Decade Day

Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day

Friday – Pyjama Day

Holiday Riddle

Why are Christmas trees such bad knitters?

Answer: They always drop their needles

A message from Claire

Hi everyone, I just wanted to wish everybody a happy holidays, no matter what you celebrate. I know this holiday season was unlike any other. It was unimaginably hard for everyone to be away from their extended families this season, but I hope you did not let this dilute your happiness. Each and every one of the members of our community deserves to feel love and joy at this time and I hope that was possible for you all. Please remember to follow COVID-19 guidelines despite the excitement of the holidays and help stop the spread. As per usual, remember to treat people with kindness.

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Decade Day at SHSS. Photo: submitted

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