Golden Secondary School gears up for the Holidays

Getting prepared for the holiday season has led to some fun times at Golden Secondary School.

Mrs. Iris Trask

Golden Secondary School Principal

Students dressed up in their finery last night to attend our Christmas Dance, put on by the P.A.R.T.Y. Students’ Council (Prevention of Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth). Once again, a huge thanks go to the parents and staff members who chaperoned the dance, and to Mike Pecora for the music. Also, thanks to our student mixers who shared their talents during the dance to the delight of many students.

This Friday we have our first recognition assembly of the year at 2 p.m. and we would like to extend an invitation to parents and community members to join us for this special event. We will be recognizing our fall sports teams as well as specific academic achievements since the beginning of the year. Thanks to Mrs. Runa-Bjarnason and her Leadership class for organizing and putting on this very important assembly.

Of particular note are the two teams that qualified for Provincials this fall – Senior Boys’ Soccer and Senior Girls’ Volleyball. These players and their coaches worked hard to earn this right and both teams represented Golden Secondary with pride. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the numerous businesses who so generously contributed to make these trips to Burnaby and Prince George possible. This kind of support for our youth is sincerely appreciated.

In the New Year, we will have three weeks left of our first semester, then students will write final exams for their courses that are ending between January 23 and 26 (year long courses will have final exams in June). Grade 8 and 9 students will have classes as usual during the exam days as all of their academic classes are year long.  If you would like an update about your son or daughter’s progress, please feel free to call the school at 250-344-2201 or send an email. All of our teachers’ email addresses are on our website: www.sd6.bc.ca/gss .

We have had a busy four months of school and both students and staff are well deserving of a two week winter vacation. Please note that school is back in session on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

I would like to wish all of you a wonderful holiday and best wishes for a healthy, prosperous new year.

 

Just Posted

Your Mountain Minute

Your weekly news recap… Continue reading

Black Press Kootenay Career Fair underway in Cranbrook

Today, Thursday, August 22, around 40 employers will be waiting to meet potential new employees

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

GADSAR receives funding for building upgrades

Golden Star staff Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors unanimously approved an application… Continue reading

Rossland council urges minister to kill Jumbo Glacier Resort project

Mayor writes letter panning ski resort on environmental, legal, and economic grounds

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Most Read