Saturday, 22 September 2012

Welcome Back

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the staff and students of Hope Secondary. Our new school year is off to a great start and we are very excited about the opportunities this year has to offer. A special welcome to Mr. Smith, foods/pe teacher and Mr. Lunde, who is teaching academic support and a senior pe class. We also welcome back Mrs. Joey Polishak, counsellor, and Mrs. Bev Rudance, who is returning to her SEA position.

We started the year with Grade 8 Bootcamp, which was a successful two day orientation for our grade 8 students. A special thanks to our VPs, Ms. Nazarchuk and Mr. Fisher for their organization, as well as the grade 8 teachers for their participation.

Our Leadership class, hosted its annual Welcome Back BBQ, and it was a huge success. Thanks to Mrs. Poulin and her students for a job well done! The Leadership class is working hard to plan a variety of activities for our student population--yes, this also includes school dances!! The Leadership class also invites student and staff participation in our annual Terry Fox Run, which will be held on Thursday, September 27. We also have a competition between the junior and senior students--who can raise the most money?! Which teachers will get a pie in the face? Stay tuned for the results.

The SH(OUT) students and their sponsor Mrs. Wilkins hosted a successful bake sale on Friday in celebration of World Peace Day--proceeds from the sale are to be donated to Meals on Wheels. Thanks very much for your efforts and to all who purchased the yummy treats!

Hope Secondary students have participated in a few hikes as a part of their PE program in conjunction with the Fraser Cascade Mountain School--thanks to Mr. Fisher for his organization. Please see Mr. Fisher or your pe teachers for information regarding future hikes. In addition, thanks to Mr. Webber for coaching our senior boys soccer team and Andrew Tarrant for coaching the junior boys soccer team.

As I look forward to the year ahead, I continue to be proud of our great group of students and the talented & dedicated staff of Hope Secondary. Good things are going to happen! So, please get involved and make your high school experience as positive as possible.

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