Students from Stanley Humphries Secondary School participated in a giving tree to support the Castlegar Christmas hampers. Students brought in gifts for children whose families will receive a Christmas hamper. (Submitted photo)

STUDENT SUBMISSION: Stanley Humphries Secondary School opens a new chapter

What’s been going at at Castlegar’s high school.

Here are a few events and exciting things that were happening at SHSS to close out 2018 and begin the new year:

Gracious donation

The Castlegar Hospital Auxiliary has graciously made a donation to SHSS to be put towards supplies for our breakfast program. We are very humbled to have received this generous Christmas gift, and we would like to say a huge thank you to the hospital auxiliary for their generosity and kindness.

Coffee bar

Alexis Craig, Kierstin Bell, Gemma Van Doesburg and Linsey Schuepfer have started a new coffee bar in the SHSS cafeteria. Students have been talking about this for a while and the need for a coffee bar, so the girls got together and decided to make it happen. The shop teacher Mr. Liszt and his senior wood class made a beautiful coffee bar, and the school purchased new couches and stools to make the space truly feel like a café.

The giving tree

The school once again participated in the giving tree fundraiser where students were able to help make someone’s Christmas a little more festive. There was a tree placed at the front of the school with a bunch of cards attached to it. On each card was a gender and age of a child. Students were able to select a card and then go buy a Christmas present that best fit the card they chose.

Christmas breakfast

Following the Christmas assembly, the SHSS staff provided all the students with a Christmas breakfast. This has become a tradition at SHSS to have a Christmas breakfast of French toast, fruit, and hot chocolate for the entire school.

Reverse Career Day

On Jan. 22 students showcased their talents in the Reverse Career Fair. During the event, students spoke with community members and businesses and showed how their skills, experience and knowledge could benefit the job market.

Winter Band Concert

Also on Jan. 22, the band put on their winter band concert. Once again, this year the hard work by Ms. Clark and the talented students resulted in a fabulous evening of great music.

Grad bottle drive

On Jan. 12, the grads held another bottle drive and successfully recycled hundreds of containers and raised more money for the end of the year grad activities.

Happy retirement, Mrs. Kuiper

After 12 years of amazing work at SHSS, Mrs. Kuiper has hung up her apron in the foods room to pursue a new career. We will miss Mrs. Kuiper’s great cooking, kind heart and amazing energy within our building. Good luck Mrs. Kuiper you will be missed at SHSS.

SHSS Talent Show

On Feb. 21, SHSS will be hosting the SHSS Got Talent show at the Brilliant Cultural Centre. Tickets are available for purchase at the office at SHSS, or available at the centre.

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

Just Posted

‘I knew what he wanted’: Man recalls black bear chasing him up tree in Slocan Valley

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

No passenger flights at West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least September

This is the third time Air Canada has announced changes to flight operations out of the airport

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday afternoon.

Morning Start: 180 different bird species exist in Kootenay National Park

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Friday, May 29

Nakusp RCMP seize large quantity of drugs during seach warrant on May 27

The warrant was conducted in the 300th block of 8th Avenue NW

Only four new COVID-19 cases, 228 active across B.C.

Health officials watching as activities ramp up

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Feds looking at ways to reunite families amid COVID-19 border restrictions with U.S.

Some families with members of dual-citizenship have become separated due to the pandemic

Condition in kids with possible COVID-19 link being studied in Canada

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert to doctors about MIS-C

COVID cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a BC mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

Trudeau acknowledges racial unrest in U.S.; ‘We also have work to do in Canada’

‘Anti-black racism, racism, is real; it’s in the United States, but it’s also in Canada,’ Trudeau says

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Large cruise ships barred from Canadian waters until end of October: Garneau

Last year 140 cruise ships brought more than two million visitors to Canadian ports

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

Arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct

Most Read