There is a Pro-d day this Friday Oct. 25th. There will be NO Hot Lunch Thursday Oct. 24th, Monday Oct 28th or Tuesday Oct. 29th, due to construction in the Canteen. We have Kids Plus Accident Insurance applications in the office for those who are interested. If you are interested, please have your child pick up an application or feel to call the office and we will make sure to have your child bring a copy home. On Monday Oct. 28th we will be participating in DEAR(Drop Everything and Read) School Library Day Seventh Annual Challenge There were of over 65 000 students, teachers, parents, and school volunteers who participated last year. We will be reading as a school for a 20 minute period of time on this day (Monday 28).
We now have our Hot lunch Menu on our site. Please see menu at top or menu on the right to locate. And please check out Principal’s Desk on the top menu as well. There will be updates and information directly from Mr. Campbell. We will now be posting various information to our site on a regular basis to keep all informed. The Calendar menu is being updated as well with important dates to remember for the school year.
Welcome to the first “Principal’s Desk” post! I am hoping to get this post updated once a month as to the musings that find their way into my office here at Mt. Sentinel; and that I believe may be of some interest to share with our Community at large.
The start of this new school year and the month of September have come and gone at light speed. We have 328 students and 2 International Students registered. We have said goodbye to Tamara Malloff & Sacha Kalabis this past summer as they embark on new Administrative positions in the District. We then welcomed Shellie Maloff as the new Vice-Prinicipal here along with new Teachers: Shannon Murphy, Greg Munby and Danny Leeming. We also have a new Secretary in Laureen Livingston and Educational Assistant in Shannon Stienstra. Heather Shippit is doing well staying home for this year with her new daughter and we also hope to add some new teaching staff next semester for the Drama and Russian language programs. Please check the Staff Directory for a full update of everyone’s current assignment & contact information.
Check out our new Wildcat logo on the Band room exterior wall and know that we have also added a new static schedule this year, built in tutorial time, daily morning walks to music and a daily breakfast & hot lunch program for 2013-14. Thanks to all those Parents who have kindly volunteered their time to help with our healthy food service and if you are interested in finding out more information about being a volunteer please contact Tekki Brown-Hryniw
Please continue to check our school’s website for the latest information updates and if there is something you feel is missing and would be helpful for all Parents-Students to be able to access from this site please feel free to contact the school with this request.
Happy belated Thanksgiving & stay tuned for further updates!
Glen Campbell – Principal
Our Senior Boys Soccer Team have headed to Grand Forks today looking to qualify for the Provincials.
Not a complete list of events, a few highlights shared by teachers during our Monday Morning (Staff) Meeting.
Monday, September 30
– Aboriginal Program Meet & Greet, Room 307 Afternoon Break (See Mr. B. for more details)
Tuesday, October 1
– Breakfast for Learning is back!!!! Food available in the canteen in the morning.
– Senior Girls Volleyball hosting German Team (see classroom teachers about watching the game at 2:30)
– Student Survey – Block 2
Wednesday, October 2
– Art Starts Student Presentation, Digital Guise, from 1:40 – 2:40 in the Gym
– Junior Girls Volleyball Playday (starting at 4:00)
– Grade Wide Meetings with Principal/Vice Principal (Grade 11 & 12’s)
Thursday, October 3
– Grade Wide Meetings with Principal/Vice Principal (Grade 9 & 10’s)
– Student Survey – Block 2
Friday, October 4 – Block Rotation 4, 1, 2
– Junior Girls Volleyball Tournament (starting at 3:15 on Friday, ends on Saturday)
– Senior Boys Soccer travelling to Cranbrook Tournament
– Senior Boys Volleyball travelling to Vernon Tournament
We are inviting and encouraging students to provide feedback to our staff and Leadership Team as we finalize our school growth plan. As part of our staff development and learning plan, we are committed to focusing our adult learning in the areas of our District’s Student Expectations. These areas include: Academic Success, Creativity and Imagination, Citizenship and Resiliency. Learn more about the student expectations HERE.
Before we begin our learning and work, we want to know “how are we doing right now” in these four key areas? All students in Grade 7 through 12 will be guided through a short survey the Week of September 30 to October 4.
Take the survey HERE. The survey is password protected – the code will be provided to you by the supervising teacher.
The Senior Girls Volleyball Team will be hosting the Kootenay Volleyball Classic (35th annual?) September 27 & 28.
The Wildcats play Aberdeen Hall at 2:00 on Friday afternoon. Cheer on your team!!!!
Tournament Schedule Available HERE
Picture day at Mt. Sentinel is coming next week! Photographs will be taken by grade groups starting at 9:00 am. Order forms will be provided when proofs arrive.
The last few days before the start of school are very busy in the office. We encourage that you call ahead to make an appointment to register a new student or to review your son/daughter’s course selections. Appointment times fill up quickly; we don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet and plan carefully for a successful year.
A counselor and administration will be available on Thursday and Friday.
It is our pleasure to be welcoming students back on Tuesday, September 3. While it may feel sad to say good bye to summer, we are also excited to reconnect with students, parents and our community. We also look forward to meeting new students and families.
Buses will run as per their regular morning times. Please be sure to visit the District Transportation webpage for possible changes/updates. End of day will be three hours earlier than our regular schedule, 12:10.
We will celebrate our return to school with a brief assembly in the gym. New and returning staff members will be introduced. Following this students will attend morning homeroom to receive schedules and school fees information. A new block rotation pattern and daily schedule will be discussed during homeroom. Look for an opportunity to provide your initial feedback on our school website!
Students will meet all first semester teachers by following a mini-block rotation, with dismissal at 12:10.
Wednesday, September 4 will be our first official full day of classes.
Welcome back everyone!