TUMBLER RIDGE SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS

Tumbler Ridge Secondary School would like to thank TAGS Food and Gas for their donation of $3000! So far some of this money has been used to purchase music equipment to begin a music program next year. In addition, TAGS have offered an area of their store where the school can post events or other information to be shared with the community.

The Students? Leadership Council have been a positive influence in our school. Special thanks to Linda Helm, Robbee Cameron, and Anita Kruse for their involvement with this great group of students.

The Leadership Council will be attending a leadership conference in Prince George from April 30 – May 2.

Learning Fair:

Staff and students will be planning a surprise at the end of May. Stay tuned for additional information.

BCIT Skills Competition:

Congratulations to Mitchell Verge who won a first place gold medal at the regional Skills Canada Auto Competition. Mitchell has qualified to compete in the provincial competition in Abbottsford on April 26.

Important Dates:

April 11 –

Dual Credit Program presentation (10:15 AM) Parents are invited to attend.

April 14 – Good Friday April 17

Easter Monday April 18

Student recognition assembly April 20

Cultural presentation

May 1 – Term 4 begins

May 2 – Cultural presentation

May 12 – Report Cards

May 17 and 18 – Early Dismissal for parent

teacher interviews

May 19 – NID

May 22 – Victoria Day

June 21 – Provincial exams begin June 29 – Last day of school

Reminder: If your child is going to be absent from school, please notify the office by calling 242-4227.

Thank You: We would like to acknowledge and thank Gary Gurnsey, Rolf Raque, and Bill Woods who donated used vehicles to the Mechanics Shop.

In addition, we would like to thank Rob Mackay for his donation of lumber to the Woodworking class.

Hello everyone. We are headed into the final stretch of the school year. Believe it or not, there are less than 60 school days remaining!

Provincial Exam results are in! The following table shows the average exam results for our school, the district, and the entire province. If you have any questions, or would like to see additional statistics, please contact the school.

At this time, we would also like to present the result from STAR Testing. STAR is one of our diagnostic tools that allows us to test the reading level of students.

The STAR program is just one of the tools that allows us to test reading level. Our school district also utilizes DRAT -District Reading Assessment Tool. It is our goal to assess the reading level of all Grade 7 students with this tool.

IMPORTANT: With summer holidays coming, it is essential that all students take an interest in reading. In order to comprehend increasingly abstract material it is essential to practice on a regular basis. You might want to say that reading is more like golf than riding a bike – if you don?t practice you might remember the basics but you will lose the skill level.