Tumbler Ridge Secondary School newsletter

Greetings and Salutations. Term 3 has begun and we are steamrolling ahead. We would like to welcome our new teacher, Ms. Whyte. Ms. Whyte will be teaching Grade 7 Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Grade 10 Science. Students in grades 10 ? 12 have finished their provincial exams and are anxiously waiting for their results. These will be available March 6 by going to www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams. Students will need to know their PEN and may see Mr. Smith for this if they dont have theirs.

Report Cards

The second term has ended and report cards will be released on Feb. 15. Final marks will not be available at this time for any students that have written provincial exams.

Attendance Policy

TRSS has adopted a new attendance policy to coincide with the new semester. For details please visit the school?s website http://trss.sd59.bc.ca.

Satisfaction Surveys

Parents of students in grades 7, 10, and 12 are asked to complete a parent satisfaction survey. The website is http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm. Parents can obtain logon numbers from the school. We encourage all parents of students in these grades to respond, as your opinions provide us with valuable information that can be used for school planning.

Guest Speaker

On Thursday, Feb. 14, we have the pleasure of having Andy Thibodeau talk to the student body. His presentation is both fun and educational. The presentation begins at 8:45am and we invite parents to attend.

Substitutes

TRSS requires more teacher and support staff substitutes. If you are interested, please contact the school.

Academic Support Program (ASP)

The ASP program continues to run for an hour after school. All students needing help are welcome to attend.

From the Phys Ed Department

We would like to thank Mr. Ferguson for coaching the Sr. boys basketball team. The Sr. boys have played in tournaments in Spirit River and Fraser Lake, and have also traveled to Chetwynd. The team plans on competing in Dawson Creek and MacKenzie (Feb. 22-24).

The junior girls basketball team have participated in a home and home series with Chetwynd. They hope to compete in Dawson Creek and Ft. St. John. Thank you to Mrs. Proulx and Birgit Sharman for coaching the team.

Thank you is also extended to Ms. OReilly who has been coaching the junior boys basketball team.

Mr. Ferguson is looking for parent volunteers to assist with curling during Phys Ed classes. Curling will take place in the afternoons the last week of February and the first week of March. Please contact the school if you are able to help.

Grade 9 and 10 Math

Mr. Ferguson is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3?4 pm for Math help. This will take place in room 122.

Drama

The drama class visited Tumbler Ridge Elementary to present the play ?The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf?. Thank you to Mrs. Broderick for making this happen.

TRSS Website

The schools website is updated and accessible. The school will be posting newsletters, PAC minutes, and school information here. You can visit our website at http://trss.sd59.bc.ca.