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Lost and Found

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have put our lost and found items out on tables in the lobby. Students are encouraged to pick up items they may have lost throughout the year. Anything leftover in the lost and found at the end of the year will be either donated or thrown away.

We will keep our lost and found items out until 2pm on June 27th.


Race Day Postponed to Monday, June 10th 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to the snow and rain forecasted for June 6th in the morning, we have made the decision to postpone race day and reschedule for Monday June 10th. This decision was not made lightly, and it came down to a matter of safety for the students who will be driving in the races.

The Race day schedule will remain the same, with the pep rally starting at 9am, and the race to follow at 10:30am. There will still be games for the kids in the field, and the Lion’s club will be here as well serving hotdogs.

On behalf of the Kodiak Racers and the Staff at TRSS, thank you for your support throughout this project, and let’s all think happy thoughts for the sunny weather to come on Monday as forecasted!

Ryan McGuire
Principal, TRSS

Lindsey Norbury
Career Education Teacher, TRSS

Sherri-Lynn Hewitt
Career Education Co-ordinator, TRSS

Sarah McLeod
Career Education Teacher, TRSS

Bear Sighting Near TRSS – May 24th, 2019


A black bear was sighted in the housing development west of TRSS today at lunch. A call has been placed to the conservation officer and the RCMP. We are asking all students to stay inside the school for their safety, including during the afternoon break, unless they are being picked up or leaving by vehicle. As we get more information, we will post further updates

Update #1 – 1:22pm

The Bear is now located up behind the grassy hill toward the Visitor’s centre. The RCMP have assured us that there is no danger to students, however we are requesting that students do not exit or walk south of the building (by the entrance/exit to the parking lot) just to be safe. North, West, and East of the school are safe. A supervisor will be outside monitoring  during the afternoon break and after school. Students who are walking should walk in groups of three or more and talk loudly.

Go Kart Fundraiser

A message from the Grade 9 Go Kart Groups:

“The Phoenix Flames and Wild Cats go-kart groups would like to invite you to participate in  a cupcake walk fundraiser.

This fundraiser will be held at the TRE gym at 2:45pm on the 24th of April.
The entry fee of each round is $1 per person.
Each round will have one or two winners.
Those winners will get a set of 6 festively decorated cupcakes.
You can enter for as many rounds as you would like until all the cupcakes are gone!”

This fundraiser goes to support the team’s swag merchandise. Any funds raised above and beyond the cost of these items will be put towards purchasing thank you gifts for our supporters/mentors of our project.”

The Phoenix Flames
Wild Cats

Family Resources

Mr. McGuire attended a Safer Schools Together training sessions in Dawson Creek this week. The presenters gave several websites and apps for teens, adults and families to check out together. Contained in the links below is a wealth of help, information and practical tools.
Erase Bullying
Mind Shift App for iOs and Android (Youth Focused)
Virtual Hope Box App (Older teens and Adult Focused)

A little known fact is that facebook, instagram, snapchat and twitter all have reporting tools that can be used to report bullying, harassment and other inappropriate public and private messages. These reporting tools are reviewed by the respective website owners.

For Students: Reporting bullying and harassment to a trusted adult at home or at school allows us to provide help and support as a community to those on both sides of the situation.

Dwayne Peace Visits TRSS

Dwayne Peace is returning to our school this week from Jan. 8-10. Dwayne is a retired 25–year member of the Calgary Police Service where he spent the last seven years of his career as a School Resource Officer (SRO). Dwayne has a special talent for working with youth, and a passion for helping to make a difference in their lives.

He presented to our whole school last year on a variety of challenges that our students are faced with on a daily basis including bullying, cyber-bullying and online behaviour, body image, suicide, rumours, gossip, drama and more. In addition, he worked with a small group of mixed –grade students in the afternoon further investigating these issues and their impact on the students. This group of students recommended that Dwayne return to the school and do the small group session with individual grade groups.

While Dwayne is at TRSS he will be completing a  3 hour session with each grade level focusing on life’s challenges in secondary school. Students will learn how to make changes in their thinking and actions, and become more aware of how they can help those around them by doing so. It allows participants to witness firsthand that they have much more in common than what makes them different, yet they focus on each other’s differences. This session will motivate and empower the participants to make some positive changes in their lives and those around them.

“We talk about empathy but this allowed each of the students to experience empathy in a real and meaningful way”.
– An administrator’s comment to Dwayne following a small group session.

“I don’t know what happened, but for the first time in a long time, my son came home and gave me a long hug before he told me that he loved me.  He committed to saying it more in the future”. 
– A mother in tears prior to a parent session following a small group session at her son’s school.

We really look forward to having Dwayne back in our school. He has this innate ability to connect with kids and help them connect in a positive way with each other. If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail. If you want to learn more about Dwayne, check out his website at

TRSS is engaging students in their learning

Students at Tumbler Ridge Secondary School had the opportunity last year to participate in a five-month project building go karts. The project brought together teachers, students, industry, community, and civil leaders. The students not only learned how to build go karts, they also learned how to work as a team, put together a plan, analyze and assess criteria, develop strategies, communicate, and problem solve which is all related to the education curriculum.

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) supported the project by providing funds through a Yes To It grant. ITA also created a video of the event which showcases the project and includes testimonials from students, SD59 Career Team members, ITA and industry leaders. Check out the You-tube video.