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South Peace Campus Winter Newsletter February 2019

Early Dismissal Days - Parent Teacher Interviews

February 13th and 14th are early dismissal days for School District 59. As we have just started our second semester, the South Peace Campus will not be holding interviews in February. Instead, we will have our Parent Teacher Interview night on Tuesday March 12th. This night falls between the first interim report and the end of term 3 and will be a more meaningful time to connect about learning. If you have any question about your child's progress in their classes please call the school 250-782-5585 or visit our staff directory on our school website dcss.sd59.bc.ca/spc to contact staff via email.

Dual Credit Information Night

There will be a dual credit information night on Tuesday Feb 26th at South Peace. Parents and students are invited to learn about available programs and how to plan for dual credit programs. Northern Lights College representatives and DCSS Career Education staff will be there to answer all questions.

The information session will run from 6:30-8:00pm with a formal presentation at 7:00pm.

Interested in Dual Credit programming next year? Apply today!

Museum of Human Rights

Thank you to our partners

15 DCSS South Peace Students will be on their way to Winnipeg on February 25th. Here is the official media release.

Dawson Creek – January 29, 2019 – Rotary District 5370 Youth Services is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus, Interact Club of Dawson Creek and the Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise that will see 15 young leaders participating in a national pilot program at the CMHR in Winnipeg from February 25 to March 1, 2019.

The CMHR’s National Human Rights Leadership Program encourages students to become engaged citizens and leaders in advancing human rights. During this transformative experience, students interact with leading academics, thinkers and people who have lived experience with human rights. The students from Dawson Creek will visit the Museum for three days to learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion, truth and reconciliation, and how to take action for human rights in their own lives and communities.

“We are very honored to be afforded the opportunity for 15 of our students to engage in this immersive learning opportunity,” says Josh Kurjata, Principal of Dawson Creek Secondary School – South Peace Campus. “The potential impact and lasting legacy a project like this could have on our school climate and culture is very exciting. The learning that unfolds as a result of an experience such as this is unmeasurable and will extend beyond the Museum to our school and local community.”

“We would like to thank the CMHR, our local Sunrise Rotary Club, Rotary District 5370 Youth Services, and Cassidy Shaw, a Grade 12 student at Dawson Creek Secondary, whose experience and learning at the Museum last summer as a participant in the Rotary Adventure Human Rights program initiated and imagined this valuable experience for 14 of her peers. It is very exciting to see her project idea and vision come to life.”

The Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise co-sponsored Cassidy Shaw as a young leader to attend the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights opportunity in August 2018.

“This life-changing experience inspired this young lady to work with Youth Services Chair Tamara Larson to create an opportunity for her peers to experience this amazing learning opportunity at the CMHR,” said Michelle Rolls, President, Rotary Club of Dawson Creek Sunrise. “Seeing this vision come to light is truly amazing. We look forward to being a part of this experience and seeing the legacy of peace each of these 15 students create in the community in making the world a better place. Creating partnerships opens doors to engage and inspire young leaders to learn and generate positive change in the world. Thank you to all of the stakeholders who have made this learning opportunity possible.”

Rotary is an organization dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world to support peace efforts. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with skills to resolve conflicts to create a better world.

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12 to 18 to develop these leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.

The CMHR is one of Canada’s national museums, opening in 2014 as a global hub of human rights education. Located at The Forks, a historic meeting place in the centre of Winnipeg, the Museum is also a stunning architectural icon that now graces the new Canadian $10 banknote.

News from the Sports Court

As volleyball came to a close with our Senior Girls Volleyball team participating at Provincials in Powell River at the end of November, our basketball teams came alive with the annual Snowball Tournament. All four of our teams took part in the annual Senior Tournament. The teams have continued to travel throughout the Peace Region and to Prince George getting ready for the end of season tournaments.

The Junior teams will take part in Regionals here at DCSS-SPC Campus on the weekend of February 8-9 looking to win a berth to Zones. The senior boys and girls zone action is in Prince George mid-February.

In other Athletics news – physical education classes have been taking part in Judo and Archery this term. Mr. Eagles and Ms. Harpman are planning a ski trip to Powder King again this year.

New DCSS Wear Coming Soon

DCSS-SPC has a new clothing logo. Orders for clothing will be coming up fast with the hope that students have their new swag for Spring Break. Available will be hoodies, sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, ¾ baseball shirts and t-shirts. Stay tuned to our social media sites for more information.

FORUM Canada

Two South Peace students, Kirby Mountifield and Kim Smith, have been selected to participate in Forum Canada this year. Forum is an opportunity for 360 students from across the country to have an incredible week behind the scenes of the world of federal politics on Parliament Hill. Forum runs from Feb 3 - 8th this year and we can't wait to hear about Kirby and Kim's experience when they return.

Career Fair and Course Selection Information

On March 14th South Peace Campus will be host to the annual School District 59 Career Fair. High school students from across the district will be traveling to South Peace to participate. South Peace students will also be participating in course information sessions with our teachers.

With a new grade 11 and 12 curriculum being implemented next school year there is a lot of course information to learn about. We will be starting with educating and polling our students to gather information about what to offer. This will be followed up with a parent information/course selection night in early April. More details to follow in the coming months.

Grad 2019

Grad Ceremony - June 21st @ 7pm at the Encana Events Center Red Carpet and Prom - June 22nd @ 6pm at the EEC

New Bathroom Renovation

The new bathrooms at the north end of the school are complete.

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