Thanks to technology, Willow Point students got to interact with an engineer at the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal without even leaving their classroom! Engineer Taryn Tomlinson gave four classes a bilingual presentation on Robots and Human Contribution to Space Exploration using Zoom. Students saw photos, short videos and were able to ask her questions. Now that's a cool way to learn!
On February 28, anti-bullying day, wear something pink to symbolize that we, as a society, will not tolerate bullying in schools, workplaces, homes, or online.
Fortis BC representative, Elizabeth Manhas presented SD72 Manager of Operations Steve Woods with two cheques each for $17,955 as part of Fortis' efficient boiler grant program. The district received the grants for last summer's Southgate and Sandowne schools' boiler upgrade projects. Grants such as these help us stretch our maintenance dollars.
Do you know someone who makes our community better? Nominate them in the first annual Local Hero Awards by Feb 28. SD72 has partnered with the Campbell River Mirror and other groups to recognize and celebrate the passionate people who selflessly serve the community in the name of education, progress, safety and well being.
Sometimes a traditional classroom does not work. You want to homeschool. You want a course outside of the timetable. Or you just learn better when you do things at your own pace. Our distributed learning programs can personalize your learning.
For tips, tools, and resources to help young people work towards wellness in their lives, visit Foundry either online or in person. No referral necessary; friends, families, caregivers and professionals also welcome; walk-in hours are Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (140 10th Avenue).
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The development process is now underway for the 2018/2019 annual operating budget for School District 72. Click 'Read More' below for dates of note and information on how to make a public submission.
If you have ever wondered what it might be like to host an international student, reserve your spot at the next homestay information session on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timberline Library. Call (250) 895.5946 to RSVP. More sessions to be held in March and April.
Parents and students interested in Late French Immersion are invited to attend an information meeting February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the École Phoenix library. Registration opens at the meeting.
Timberline theatre is performing, "Fame the Musical" March 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 at the Timberline Secondary School Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for $12 for students/seniors and $15 for adults. Available from Timberline's main office or online.