Tonight I was fortunate to witness the collaborative effort of the Fine Arts department from Hope Secondary School. Thanks to Wes Bergmann, owner of the Blue Moose, for permitting our students to showcase their talents--we were entertained by the Hope Secondary Jazz Band, followed by the Improv Team, and were inspired by talented young artists whose work is currently on display for your viewing pleasure. We have very talented students in our midst as well as very talented and dedicated teachers. Thank you to Mr. Bob Tarr (band instructor), Mr. Jon Polishak (drama instructor), and Mr. Chris Janzen (art instructor) for their collaboration so that our students were able to come together and create a fun evening of entertainment for family and friends. Collaboration is a very powerful tool and speaks volumes about the strength of working together so that we may focus on the positives in our school community and the community of Hope. Congratulations on a job well done!
Thank you, once again, for a most enjoyable evening!
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
I am very grateful for the respectful behaviour shown to guests in our school by our students. On Monday afternoon, we hosted a group from ReachOut Psychosis, who presented an engaging and interactive performance about mental illness. It illustrated the importance of seeking to understand rather than be fearful of something we may have little experience with in our daily lives. Showing care, concern, and empathy for others is often seen in our school and we are very proud of that. Thanks to our students for making others feel welcome!