It is with the consent of the family that I am sharing the following information:

On Tuesday October 8, 2019 we heard the sad news that Tyrese Wilson, a student at Port Hardy Secondary School, passed away suddenly. The district and community response teams were at the school on Tuesday and will continue to be available for the foreseeable future. On behalf of the Board of Education and the School District staff, I am extending our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community. Tyrese will be missed by us all.

Carol Robertson

The Trustees Visit Cheslakees Elementary School

On October 7, the Board Trustees paid a visit to Cheslakees Elementary School. The students showed them what they have been learning.


460 Realty Donates to the Breakfast & Lunch Programs

ABOVE: Jillian Walkus, Principal of Eagle View Elementary, thanks Merilee Tognella and Kristina Fedorak of 460 Realty for their donation to the Breakfast & Lunch Program.

RIGHT: Lynn Wilson of 460 Realty, presents a cheque to Lana Brown, Child & Youth Care Worker of Sunset Elementary, for the school’s Breakfast Program.


ORANGE SHIRT DAY


A WHALE NAMED TERRY

Sea View Students Name Two Humpback Whales

Students at Sea View School were presented with the opportunity to name two humpback whales that have been seen daily in the inlet in front of Port Alice over the past month. Whiskers, a known humpback whale to the Marine Education and Research Society based out of Port McNeill, was recorded in our inlet with a new calf. On several occasions, these two whales were also spotted with a third whale who was documented as BCX1100. The MERSociety was alerted to these whales and presented students with the opportunity to give nicknames to these two whales.

The students had an opportunity to Skype with The Marine Detective herself, Jackie Hildering, while she was on the water performing humpback research. They discussed the most identifiable features of the two whales and how nicknames were like a clue for who the whale was. Students were able to ask questions, gain valuable information and thank Jackie for this opportunity.

For the full story on how the students decided to name these two humpback whales, Poseidon and Terry, visit Jackie’s blog: A WHALE NAMED TERRY


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR DISTRICT (older)

A WHALE NAMED TERRY

Students at Sea View Elementary/Junior Secondary School were presented the opportunity to name 2 humpback whales that have been seen daily in the inlet in front of Port Alice over the past month. Whiskers, a known humpback whale..
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SD85 STUDENTS TRAVEL TO JAPAN

Around 260 high school students from more than 40 countries met at the Summit where they discussed the threat of natural hazards and how to respond…
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GRAD 2019

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019. We are proud of you for successfully completing your secondary school education and…
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