SESS October Newsletter
Dear SESS families,
Sometimes there are no adequate words to describe tragedies that can impact our families, our school, and our communities. We have faced such an event in the past few weeks. It reminds us of how important we are to one another, and brings into perspective those things we hold most dear.
Throughout this difficult time we have witnessed tremendous empathy and support from the community as well the courage of those most affected by the accident. We are also sincerely humbled by the care and concern shown for our school.
In response to your many thoughtful words and actions, our staff here at SESS would like to thank all of you and to also reassure you that we will continue to strive to make this a school that is always a caring, safe, and supportive place for our students.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent teacher interviews are this Wednesday October 17th from 1-5 pm.
Students will be dismissed at 12:00 and bus schedules will be adjusted to pick students up shortly afterwards.
Secondary teachers will have tables set up in the secondary gymnasium and will see parents on a drop in basis.
Elementary teachers will schedule interview times and meet parents in their classrooms.
Please note that Thursday, October 18th is also an early dismissal day and students will be dismissed at 12:00.
On The Sports Front
A word from Coach Brown
Whats going on?
Oct. 15 & 16 - SS 11 & Bio 11 - Vancouver Aquarium and Museum of Anthropology
Oct. 17 - Early Dismissal - 12:00
Oct 17 - Parent-Teacher Interviews 1 - 5pm
Oct 18 - Early Dismissal - 12:00
Oct 19 - NO SCHOOL Professional Development Day
Oct. 23 - Photo re-takes
Oct 31 - Early Dismissal - 12:00
Nov. 4 - OK College (Kelowna Campus) Career Fair 10am - 3pm http://okanagan.bc.ca
You can also check out our events calendar.
SS 11/Bio 11 Trip to En'owkin Centre
On Thursday September 27th, students from SESS visited the En’owkin Centre in Penticton. Students in the cross-curricular Biology 11 and Socials 11 class attended as well as students in the elementary science elective.
At the En’owkin Centre, students learned about local First Nations stewardship of the land and information about local species of plants and animals. Students collected the seeds from rose hips. Rose hips are a prickly shrub that endangered birds use for their habitat. These seeds will be stored over the winter and grown in the spring to help to repopulate the rose hip supply.
Students also learned how to use the bark of a plant to make strong fibres that could be used for rope and clothing. Students also learned how to read maps that showed the changes to the geography of the area from before European contact to the present time.
Our staff and students really enjoyed this opportunity to learn about the local species of plants and animals and to learn from local Indigenous knowledge keepers about the plants and animals of this area. Thank you to all the students and staff who attended.
Science World "On The Road" Tour Visits SESS
October PAC Meeting
SESS Remembrance Day Observance
One of the most important goals for our students is a successful transition into future employment after high school. At SESS our career education teaching team would like to thank the local business who are hosting several of our seniors. Our students are learning valuable lessons in the community that help them make informed choices about their life goals. Thanks to Fixem Auto, Similkameen Recreation Centre, Cawston Primary School, and KG Industries. If you know of or are a business that could host a student please send an email to our vice principal, Tom Eccleston.
Additionally, do you know of a trades journeyman (with Red Seal Certification) that could take an apprentice? Please contact us. We’d love to work with you.