School’s In

It?s that time of year again. Fall programs are beginning, winter is challenging us before fall has a chance to arrive and students are heading back to school for another year of learning. Students have now completed their first week of the 2004/2005 school year which began September 7th. For most, the cold, snowy weather didn?t dampen the excitement of seeing friends and starting classes.

Tumbler Ridge Elementary School sprang to life on Tuesday. Boards have been removed from windows and children?s laughter fills the play ground. New teachers at TRE include: Barb Leuze, teaching grade 1-2 and Shawna Langlois, taking the place of Mr. Greengrass until Christmas.

There are a lot of changes at Tumbler Ridge Senior Secondary School. The first thing you notice when you walk in the door is the new flooring. Tiles have replaced the old carpet and the entrance looks great.

There is a new teacher on staff; Shannon Wedgewood from Victoria has come on board, replacing Mrs. Drover. Shannon will be coaching the boy?s volleyball team. Other staff changes include: Mrs. Sandy Treit is the new Vice Principal, replacing Mr. Chisholm and Mr. Murray Smith is the new Counselor, replacing Mrs. Karen Smith. .

One thing that has remained constant over the years is the presence of Principal, Al Johnson. Mr. Johnson is in his 20th year with this school district and is once again dividing his time between the high school and elementary school. Mr. Johnson has been principal since 1996 and before that he was Vice Principal.

Best of luck to all teachers and students in the coming year!

The school calendar for 2004/2005 is as follows:

October 11Thanksgiving Day

October 22Non Instructional Day

November 11Remembrance Day

November 12Non Instructional Day

December 8&9Early Dismissal for Parent Interviews

Dec.20-Dec. 31Winter Vacation

January 3School Reopens

February 4Not in Session

February 28Non instructional Day

March 21-29Spring Vacation

March 30Not in Session

March 31-April 1Non Instructional Day

May 11 &12Early Dismissal

May 23Victoria Day

June 29Last Day of Attendance

June 30Year End