SD 57 Photos
School of Rock brings down the house
The School of Rock class from Prince George Secondary hit the stage at Vanier Hall for afternoon and evening performances on Dec. 6 and had the place jumping! Proceeds from the evening ticket sales are going to the Wheelin' Warriors of the North, who push their pedals in the fight against cancer. Rock on, PGSS!
SD 57's Community School program held its second annual Roller Derby Playday on Dec. 5 at the Prince George Dome. Students from Duchess Park Secondary, Peden Hill Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Ron Brent Elementary, Quinson Elementary, Spruceland Traditional Elementary, Nusdeh Yoh Elementary and Van Bien Elementary participated in this girls-only event. Special thanks to the members of the Prince George roller derby community who donated their time to help students learn the sport and the value of teamwork!
Christmas Nights of Music
Christmas Nights of Music, part of the 41st annual Singfest in School District No. 57, held its second and final performance on Thursday, Nov. 28 at Vanier Hall. The Heritage Junior, Blackburn, Heather Park, Glenview, Heritage Senior and Spruceland choirs took to the stage for two songs each and capped the show with a beautiful all-choir rendition of Do You Hear What I Hear (scroll to the end to listen). The students sang in front of a packed and appreciative house. What a nice way to get into the spirit of the season!
PGSS hosts art swap
Prince George Secondary School hosted an Artists Trading Card event on Tuesday afternoon in the cafeteria. Students from PGSS, Duchess Park Secondary, Kelly Road Secondary and Mackenzie Secondary got together to swap pieces of their work. This was the third year for the event, organized by high school art teachers in School District No. 57.
New meals room at Nusdeh Yoh
Nusdeh Yoh Elementary School officially opened its new meals room on Nov. 4. The beautifully-renovated space was previously the location of the school library. SD 57 carpenters and personnel put the finishing touches on the job earlier this month.
The meals room features a full kitchen with a pantry, two industrial-sized refrigerators, a cooler, freezer, oven, sinks, dishwasher and lots of cupboard space. The eating area has seating for 80 students and has its own fridge, oven, sinks and dishwasher.
"They did an amazing job," says Nusdeh Yoh meals coordinator Marlene Moore, sometimes known as 'The Queen of Meals' and famous around the school for her 'Marlene McMuffins.' Moore makes breakfast and lunch every school day, including a hot breakfast on Thursday mornings to which parents/guardians are also invited. Breakfast time regularly draws 50 to 60 students, a large increase from when meals were served in a repurposed classroom. Moore is now hosting cooking classes on Wednesdays so students can learn their way around a kitchen and how to prepare their own food.
Moore is in the photo above, flanked by Nusdeh Yoh principal Liza Arnold and vice-principal Richard Bruce. Cheers!
Terry Fox Run comes to Edgewood Elementary
Students at Edgewood Elementary School participated in the Terry Fox Run on Thursday, Oct. 10. Money raised at the event will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
SD 57 recognizes Orange Shirt Day
Every Child Matters is the theme of Orange Shirt Day.
Trent Derrick, School District No. 57 trustee, left, and Pam Spooner, Director of Aboriginal Education, read The Orange Shirt Story to two Nusdeh Yoh Elementary School students on Orange Shirt Day. Nusdeh Yoh is an Aboriginal Choice school.
Nusdeh Yoh students drum and sing during a drumming circle on the school field.
Godwin Barton, Aboriginal Education Worker at Nusdeh Yoh and a survivor of the residential school system, drums during Monday's drumming circle at the school.
Staff members at Ecole Lac des Bois Elementary show their support for Orange Shirt Day.
School District No. 57's Learning Innovations team displays the colour of the day.
Coaches from the Prince George Secondary School hockey program brought orange to the ice at Kin 1 on Monday.
Students, staff and visitors to Lac des Bois Elementary were greeted with the message of Orange Shirt Day on Monday.
This Orange Shirt Day autumn tree display at Heritage Elementary has a hand print from every student in the school.
Students at Pinewood Elementary School got into the spirit of Orange Shirt Day on Monday.
Pinewood students formed an orange line as part of their recognition of Orange Shirt Day.
This young Pinewood student made orange her fashion choice on Monday, all in the name of Orange Shirt Day.
Orange Shirt Day was also favourite shirt day for this Pinewood student.