Claire Cartwright

Student Column: January happenings at Castlegar’s high school

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

January has not been the most eventful month at SHSS, but everyone was in high spirits after winter break. Students were ready to get to work for the last couple weeks of their second quarter to get those final marks a little higher.

Positivity week

This month, Student Council decided to bring a new event to the school — positivity week. For one week of the month, a giant poster was hung up in the orange hall. On this poster were a bunch of different positive tasks for students to do for others or for themselves. Positivity week definitely gave some good vibes across the school, which was exactly what student council envisioned.

Quarter turn around

Yet another quarter has come to a close. Starting next Tuesday, students will be taking up two new classes. Most students are happy to see the change, three hours of the same classes everyday can be quite exhausting. SHSS is going to be moving forward into the quarter with good intentions and an open mind.

Floor hockey tournament

During the last week of January SHSS had a floor hockey tournament. It was a 3-v-3 style tournament and there were six, ten-minute games at lunch. Since SHSS is not able to have regularly organized sports teams, this was a perfect way for students to get into the gym and be active.

Grad photos

This month 2021 Grads got to get all glammed up for their grad portraits. The Grads were able to bring in a prop to take their photos with, most brought their pets and others brought instruments and sports related items.

Exam time

During January, many students were up to taking some graduation exams like the literacy assessment and the numeracy assessment. SHSS students were hard at work preparing for those exams as well as final exams for their classes. Thank goodness the last week of the quarter is over and students can finally get the weight of finals off of their shoulders.

Book recommendation

from Claire

For this month’s column I decided I would give you all a book recommendation. I am quite the avid reader and I thought I would share my favourite read of 2020 with you all. Drum roll please … The Legend Series by Marie Lu! The Legend Series is made up of four books, and each of them are equally amazing. Legend is a dystopian young adult series that follows a notorious criminal, Day, and a federal agent, June Iparis. The story is set in the future of the United States that has been split into two sides — The Republic and The Colonies. Day and June are from two very different parts of The Republic and it would be very rare if they were to ever cross paths — until one day, they do. The unlikely duo works together to solve a treacherous murder and they form an extremely strong friendship. This series is one of my absolute favourites and I hope if you pick it up, you’ll love it too.

I hope you all enjoy our last couple months of snow and like always, remember to wear a mask and treat people with kindness.

castlegarEducation

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
30 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths in Interior Health

This brings the total number of cases to 7,271 since testing began

Winlaw artist Lou Lynn is one of eight Canadians to win a Governor General's award this year. Photo: Janet Dwyer
Winlaw artist Lou Lynn wins Governor General’s award

Lynn is among eight artists honoured throughout Canada

The winged floater mussel can be spotted at Arrow Lake. Photo: Bill Chapman
LETTER: Native mussels visible at Arrow Lakes near Castlegar

Low water levels revealing native mussels

Castlegar’s Gabrielle Herle (right) will be one of the speakers at the conference. She is seen here with Wendy Gaskill from Chinook Scaffolding accepting their Contractor of the Year Award in 2019 from the Builders Code Champion Awards. Photo: Submitted
Girls in STEAM and Leadership Conference offered free for all girls in the Kootenay Boundary

Virtual conference for girls in grades 8 to 12 will be taking place on March 8

FILE – A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared. (Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
B.C. seniors 80 years and older to get COVID vaccine details over next 2 weeks: Henry

Province is expanding vaccine workforce as officials ramp up age-based rollout

Dr. Bonnie Henry talk about the next steps in B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, January 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
456 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., 2 deaths

Since January 2020, 78,278 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in B.C.

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Vaccinating essential workers before seniors in B.C. could save lives: experts

A new study says the switch could also save up to $230 million in provincial health-care costs

The late Michael Gregory, 57, is accused of sexually exploiting six junior high students between 1999 and 2005. (Pixabay)
Former Alberta teacher accused of sexually assaulting students found dead in B.C.

Mounties say Michael Gregory’s death has been deemed ‘non-suspicious’

According to a new poll, a majority of Canadians want to see illicit drugs decriminalized. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Majority of Canadians think it’s high time to decriminalize illicit drugs: poll

More than two-times the B.C. residents know someone who died from an overdose compared to rest of Canada

Interior Health officially declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Creekside Landing in Vernon on Jan. 3, which was followed by the first death from the virus 10 days later. (Kaigo photo)
COVID outbreak over at Vernon care home

Creekside Landing cleared of coronavirus, despite additional death in last day

Photograph By @KAYLAXANDERSON
VIDEO: Lynx grabs lunch in Kamloops

A lynx surprises a group of ducks and picks one off for lunch

(Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. residents can reserve provincial camp sites starting March 8

B.C. residents get priority access to camping reservations in province

Most Read