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.


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