Work BC Find Your Fit Tour – November 3

Find Your Fit (FYF) is a B.C.-wide interactive education program that offers students a hands-on way to experience WorkBC’s labour market information tools and services. As part of the broader WorkBC program, the tour links youth with labour market information tools and services available through WorkBC.ca.

The tour offers an interactive and memorable experience for youth as they explore a selection of careers in demand in B.C. Guided by trained facilitators, students test out the skills required to work in a range of in-demand occupations – including welding, carpentry, accounting and more. Throughout, the tour links students with WorkBC.ca so they can continue their exploration at home.

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the B.C. government has developed an action plan to meet future labour market demands. A big part of that plan is to give young people a clear and seamless path right from school through to the workplace through initiatives such as Find Your Fit.

Find Your Fit is designed for youth in grades 6 through 10 who are just beginning to think about a career path. It’s also helpful for parents and career counsellors looking for ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.

Learn More at:

TRSS is hosting Work BC’s Find Your Fit Tour on Tuesday, November 3. The event will be open to the public from 3 – 7pm.

Tumbler Ridge Nov 3 – Poster

Elite Fundraising Power Card

TRSS has partnered with Elite Fundraising to come up with a Power Card that provides various discounts and deals at businesses in and around Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Grande Prairie. The deals on the card are good until Oct. 15, 2016.

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The cost of the card is $25. For a list of vendors and discounts, please see the table below. You may purchase one through the office. The proceeds of the card will go toward student athletics at TRSS.

Tumbler Ridge Secondary

A&W 12000 8 ST DAWSON CREEK TEEN BURGER FOR $3
ACE HARDWARE 128 COMMERCIAL PARK TUMBLER RIDE $5 OFF PAINT, GALLONS ONLY
ACTION PLAY CAFÉ 340 FRONT ST TUMBLER RIDGE 1 SLICE OF PIZZA AND A CAN OF SODA OR BOTTLE OF WATER FOR $5 *VALID MON-FRI 11:30 TO 4 PM
BOSTON PIZZA 11250 WESTGATE DR GRAND PRAIRIE 15% OFF TOTAL PUR
CHETWYND HOME HARDWARE BUILDING 5000 48 AVE CHEWTNYD 10% OFF REG. PRICED MERCH. ONLY
CORLANE SPORTING GOODS 10033 9 ST DAWSON CREEK 10% OFF ALL REG. PRICED FISHING GEAR & KNIVES
DAIRY QUEEN 821 102 AVE DAWSON CREEK $1 OFF A SM. BLIZZARD
DOMINO’S PIZZA 1030 B ALASKA AVE; 9932 102ND AVE; 10501 100TH AVE DAWSON CREEK BUY ANY PIZZA @ REG. PRICE GET 1 OF E.O.L.V. FREE *CODE:NBCH1*
DRAGON PALACE 300 FOUNDERS ST TUMBLER RIDGE 10% OFF TOTAL
HOLLOWAY INN & SUITES 11710-102 ST GRAND PRARIE 15% OFF BAR *BEST AVAILABLE RATE* ONLY VALID ON STANDARD ROOM TYPES*
INTERSPORT GRANDE PRAIRIE GRAND PRAIRIE SPEND $50 OR MORE AND GET $10 OFF
KFC 1229-ALASKA AVE DAWSON CREEK 10% OFF
MOXIE’S BAR & GRILL 11801 100 ST GRAND PRAIRIE 15% OFF TOTAL *EXCL. ALCOHOL*
MR. MIKE’S STEAK HOUSE CENTRAL 1501 ALASKA AVE DAWSON CREEK FREE DESSERT W/ PUR. OF ANY ENTREE
PIZZA HUT 1100 ALASKA AVE DAWSON CREEK 10% OFF
QUIZNO’S 9115 96 A ST FORT ST. JOHN FREE SM. SAND. OF E.O.L.V. W/ PUR. OF ANY SAND. & 2 REG. FOUNTAIN DRKS.
WESTERN STEAKHOUSE 375 SOUTH GATE TUMBLER RIDGE 15% OFF TOTAL PUR. *EXCL. ALCOHOL*1X USE*

 

School Opening (take 2)

Hello everyone.

It has been brought to our attention that TRSS’ schedule for the first day of school (Wednesday, Sept. 9) should follow the rest of the district. As the remainder of the district starts 2 hours late and ends an hour early, TRSS has to re-schedule its first day. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this has caused.

At the current time, students will be attending from 10:40 until 2:03. The schedule is as follows:

10:40 – 11:05 – Full student assembly in the gym. Students will receive schedules and/or they will be directed where to go for their classes.

11:10 – 11:40 – A block

11:45 – 12:15 – B block

12:15 – 12:55 – Lunch

12:55 – 1:25 – C block

1:30 – 2:03 – D block

Students will be dismissed after D block.

Any students in grade 10 – 12 that haven’t been registered into classes should see Mrs. Proulx, Mrs. Davies, or Mr. Broderick before they leave for the day.

Thursday is a regular day with classes beginning at 8:40am.

Below is a list of suggested school supplies. All items may not be necessary for your son/daughter’s school year.

Paper – Loose leaf                 Graph paper                                      Binders

Paper dividers                       Ruler                                                   Geometry Set

Back pack                               Pencil case                                         Pens

Pencils                                    Eraser                                                 Scissors

Dictionary                              Pencil crayons and/or markers

Glue stick                                French/English Dictionary

 Cheap scientific calculator – a graphing calculator is not necessary

The school will re-open on Tuesday, September 1, if you require access to the school or if you are new to town and wish to register a student.

The 2015-16 school calendar is located here.

We look forward to seeing you.

Update

Hello everyone.

It’s been a while since we have posted. We have quite a bit of news to share with you. First of all, I would like to draw your attention to the School District’s 2015 publication of Focus on Learning. It can be viewed here.

Congratulations to the Track and Field team for your great performance at Zones. Kelly Fry and Chris Mackay qualified and participated in provincial competition. A special thank you to Mrs. Sharman and Ms. Mcleod for coaching the team.

Zones May 2015 057 (Large)(Photo Credit Mrs. Sharman)

The KodiActs will be performing “Little Red in the Hood” and the Theatre Class will be performing “Alice in Wonderland” on June 10 and 11. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show at 7pm. Admission is $3 for students and seniors, and $5 for adults.

We will have a parent meeting for parents of students that will be in grades 7 – 9 next year (this year’s grade 6 – 8 students), on Monday, June 15 at 7pm. The purpose of the meeting is to talk about next years schedule.

We will have a similar meeting for parents of students that will be in grades 10 – 12 next year (this year’s grade 9 – 11 students), on Tuesday, June 16 at 7pm. The grade 10 – 12 course schedule can be found here.

Our Cap and Gown Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 19 at 7pm.

Our year end Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at 1pm.

Report Cards will be released on Thursday, June 25/15.

The school will be open on Friday, June 26, Monday, June 29, Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3.

In the fall, school will resume on Wednesday, September 9. Grades 7 – 9 students will come in from 9:00 – 10:00, and grades 10 – 12 will come in from 10:30 – 11:30. Thursday, September 10 is the first full day of classes.

Geopark Adventure #2

TRSS Geopark Club – Adventure # 2- February 25th, 2015 (Snowshoe trip to Quality Falls)

Wednesday, February 25th the TRSS Geopark Club will be venturing out on snowshoes to see the frozen Quality Falls.

Important Items to Bring/Wear and know before we go:

1. Dress warmly enough – depending on the temperature, layers may be more suitable, along with mitts, hat, neck warmer and warm socks.
2. Bring a daypack you can carry. Have water and snacks to keep you going.
3. Reminder: the group must always stay together, no one is to venture off on their own for safety reasons.
4. Outings like this can be easily be two hours long, so make sure your family is aware of this so they are not worried about you.
5. We will meet after school on Tuesday February 24th, to go over the details of this outing. Everyone who is joining us for this hike must come to this meeting!
6. We will leave right after school on Wednesday 25th to drive to the trailhead which is approximately 6 km from Tumbler Ridge on Hwy  52.
7.Please bring anything from the school you may need as it will likely be locked when we return.

Please have your signed consent forms for this outing returned to the office by Tuesday, Feb. 24th.
 If you have any questions please feel free to call Mrs. Linda Helm at 250 242 3984.

TRSS Geopark Club

Tumbler Ridge is the second Global Geopark in North America, and the first in the west. It was awarded this title by the Global Geoparks Network in 2014. By the end of 2015 we will be able to use the term UNESCO Global Geopark. There are 111 Global Geoparks in the world.

The objective of the Geopark Club will be to introduce students to the concept of the Geopark in Tumbler Ridge and to showcase the Geosites that make our area globally significant through our amazing geology, heritage and culture. We will work with the Geopark Committee, local hiking club (Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society) and the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation to provide expertise and education, and learn about geology and palaeontology.

There will be a focus on getting outside to visit the Geosites either by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing. There are 50 such Geosites developed or being developed in our region!

The goal is to have students develop this club through leadership and learning.   The activities and outdoor opportunities the club members will experience will let them develop an appreciation for why the area we call home is so remarkable.

We will need parents to come forward at times to help with car-pooling to get to the hiking trailheads.   These volunteers will need to have a criminal record check done at our local RCMP detachment, and a copy of their drivers abstract and insurance papers for their vehicle registration. These need to be left at the school before parents can volunteer in this capacity. Parents are welcomed to join us on our outings.

The first adventure will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Cross Country Skiing Flatbed Creek. Please see the attached information.

October Newsletter

October’s Newsletter is located here.

Highlights:

Please join us for Muffin Morning on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 8:15am – 9:00am.

School pictures will take place Oct. 15 for grades 7 – 9, and Oct. 16 for grades 10 – 12. Please ignore what the picture form says about pictures taking place over four mornings.

 

 

School Trustee Information

Public meetings will be held throughout SD59 for anyone that may be interested in learning more about the role of the School Board and the responsbilities of becoming a School Trustee.  If you are interested, plan to attend an info session in Tumbler Ridge on Thursday, October 2nd – 5 pm at Tumbler Ridge Secondary School.

More information is available here.