Weekly Outline: Dec. 18th to 22nd – Christmas … here we come!

Welcome to the last school week of 2017. Its a week before Christmas break which begins on Dec. 22nd. There are some big things happening this week. On Tuesday there will be clam and cockle digging. There is still room open for some interested students but seating is limited. It should be a great time to get out on the water and experience Tsimshian culture. On Wednesday all the clam and cockle diggers will go to Wap to shuck and prepare the clams for consumption. They will be used in a feast in January. On Thursday there will be a Luncheon for the students and their families. Please tell your significant others to come on out and eat some great food prepared by the students. Finally, on Friday the afternoon will be filled with merry holiday fun: Crafts / Games / Secret Santa / Gift Card Draw.

Remember: You have to be here to claim your Gift Card!!!!! Draw will happen on 2:00pm Friday, Dec. 22nd.

Cell phone usage has become a problem again. Students are not using the pouches or lieing about having their phones. Well up to this point the staff has been doing their best to work with students the staff has been met with rude behaviour and obfuscation. Thus the staff has agreed to implement the following rules:

Cellphone Policy

This weeks Cell Phone Tokens for positive cell phone usage:

  • Madison Abrahams
  • Elijah Clayton
  • Courtney Green
  • Zoey Hill-Harris
  • Jazmine Jackson
  • Daniel Phal
  • Kennedi Sampson
  • Mercedies Spencer
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Shirley Potty
  • Destiny Green
  • Dominik Scodane
  • Kailee Shanoss
  • Sheridan Shanoss
  • Ruben Steppler
  • David Swanson
  • Zack Hill
  • Aaron Sweetnam
  • Gage Ryan

Technology Usage: The teachers and I have come up with a better outlined and more specific technology usage policy. It has come to our attention that students have been primarily utilizing YouTube in order to watch it rather than for music. We do understand that at this point Spotify is not a viable alternative but we are looking into ways to make this available for students to listen to music. This would also help with our excessive bandwidth usage. 

As such we are instituting two more structures around Technology usage:

  1. You will be given three warnings if you are using technology inappropriately which includes watching clearly watching YouTube rather than using it as a tool for listing to music and focusing. On the fourth time you will have your technology rights suspended for the day and be given off-line work. This technology suspension will communicated to all staff.
  2. In order to reward positive behaviour and use of technology there will also be a “Technology and Behviour Token” given out to select students at the beginning of each week. Much like the Cell Phone token, you will be able to use this during the last week of December in order to submit for a draw on a prize which will be around a $75 value.
  • Madison Abrahams
  • Elijah Clayton
  • Courtney Green
  • Zoey Hill-Harris
  • Jazmine Jackson
  • Daniel Phal
  • Kennedi Sampson
  • Mercedies Spencer
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Shirley Potty
  • Mindy Paquette
  • Brandon Stevens
  • Gage Ryan
  • Warren Dixon

Moments to Note:

Cockle / Clam Digging: This Tuesday be at the school at 5PM to go Clam and Cockle digging. Bring some warm cloths, boots and rain gear. If you do not have these things please talk to the staff and we will organize those things for you.

Luncheon: This Thursday we will have our last luncheon of 2017. It will be a ham dinner organized by Ms. Rice and her cooking class. All significant others are invited.

Sm’algyax: Remember that this Friday is Sm’algyax.

Mark Zarvie: Mark will be here on Tuesday to work out with the male workout club. He has a lot of great tips and exercises so be sure to come on out.

Monday, Dec. 18th

  • 8:45 – 9:30: Connection Time
  • 9:30 – 11:35: Academic Block
  • 11:35 – 12:19: LUNCH
  • 12:20 – 1:15: Academic Block
  • 1:15 – 1:30: Break
  • 1:30 – 3:10: Academic Block cont’d. / Computer Information Systems

Tuesday, Dec. 19th

  • 8:45 – 9:30: Planning 10 / Study Block
  • 9:30 – 11:35: Academic Block
  • 11:35 – 12:19: LUNCH
  • 12:20 – 1:15: Academic Block / Textiles
  • 1:15 – 1:30: Break
  • 1:30 – 3:10: LST / PE-Active Living (Mark Workout) / Art Studio
  • 5:00 – 11:00pm: Clam/Cockle Digging
    • Bring some warm cloths and rain gear. We do have rain gear and some boots if needed.

Wednesday, Dec. 20th

  • Morning for Clammers: Shucking and Preparing the Clams
  • 8:45 – 9:30: Planning 10 / Study Block
  • 9:30 – 11:35: Academic Block
  • 11:35 – 12:19: LUNCH
  • 12:20 -1:15: Academic Block
  • 1:15 – 1:30: Break
  • 1:30 – 3:10: LST / PE-Active Living / Media Visual Arts

Thursday, Dec. 21st

  • 8:45 – 9:30: Planning 10 / Study Block
  • 9:30 – 11:30: Academic Block
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Luncheon Prep
  • 12:00 – 1:00: Public Luncheon
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Academic Block
  • 2:00 – 2:10: Break
  • 2:10 – 3:10: LST / PE – Active Living / Foods

Friday, Dec. 22nd

  • 8:45 – 9:30: Sm’algyax / Study Block
  • 9:30 – 11:35: Academic Block
  • 11:35 – 12:19: LUNCH
  • 12:20 – 3:10: Christmas Friday
    • Crafts
    • Secret Santa?
    • Cellphone / Tech Draw
    • Movies
    • Games

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