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Students in the TAPS program from the Centre for Learning Alternatives have been busy the last while.

Students in the TAPS program from the Centre for Learning Alternatives have been busy the last while. In addition to finishing academic requirements for graduation, they are preparing for their annual Mount Robson trip, visiting CNC and UNBC, releasing salmon into the wild, welcoming guest speakers into First Nations 12, using unique art styles in Art 12, and boxing at the boxing club in PE 12 to name just a few things.

TAPS students also received 8/15 provincial awards from the BC Alternate Education Association, a huge accomplishment.

Each student received a plaque and a gift certificate from a local business and will be further recognized at their upcoming graduation ceremony June 28 at 1 pm.


June is a busy month for the students of Highglen Montessori Elementary School. Today, the students of Mrs. Butchart, Mrs. Maher and Mrs. Haddock welcome the residents of the Simon Fraser Lodge to a tea in the Library.

It is a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the intergenerational program for the year. Tea, juice and sweets will be served.

The students of Mrs. Rockwell's class are climbing University Hill in an effort to become more fit before their class trip to Mt. Robson in a couple of weeks.

Tomorrow, the students are participating in a talent celebration in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to see this showcase of talents - singing, dancing and poems will be seen and heard.

On Tuesday June 7, the PAC will be hosting their AGM in the library at 6:30 p.m. We welcome all parents to attend as we always welcome parent involvement.


PGSS Montessori class will be leaving for their annual year end camping trip on Thursday June 2.

Students have planned the entire trip to Elkness. They will cook all the meals on the trip, engage in outdoor activities and cooperative games.

This week our senior girls' soccer team head to the provincials in Kamloops. Congratulations to our boys' rugby team for placing fourth at provincials and to our girls' rugby team who won silver at provincials.


Sacred Heart School thanks all who attended our presentation of Aladdin on May 26.

The cast did a magnificent job supported by all staff members and volunteers. Great show!

Intermediate swimming continues this week at the Four Seasons Pool. All students, staff and many of our school families will visit Ft. George Park to mark World Catholic Education Day on Thursday, June 2.

The Eucharist will be celebrated at the Kiwanis Bowl with Bishop G. Wiesner, O.M.I. presiding. The students will enjoy lunch together following the celebration.

Sincere thanks to the organizing committee members who have worked hard to prepare for this event. Grade 6 and 7 students of St. Mary's, I.C. and Sacred Heart will meet for the first annual Terry Wilson Memorial Soccer Tournament on June 7.

We wish all participants a great day of fun and fellowship!


Noah's Ark Adventureland was definitely an adventure for Mrs. Coupe and Mrs. Bouchard's kindergarten and Grade 1 students at Westwood this past week.

Students had great fun on their tour, learning, observing and petting the many different animals who call Noah's Ark their home.

How long could you keep three balloons afloat? Could you flip and catch 12 pencils at the same time, or could you stack blocks with chopsticks in a minute or less?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Westwood Elementary Sports' Day was the place to be.

Despite the drizzle, students enjoyed the challenges of this "Minute to Win It" themed event. Our PAC sponsored bouncy blow up toy was a huge hit among students of all ages, and the afternoon choice of swimming, bowling, or rollerskating rounded off this fantastic day.

A huge thank you goes to Mr. Brennan for all his planning and organization. As well, a special thank you goes to the PGSS Leadership students who were on hand to help guide students through the morning events.

This was a great way to end the month of May. On their recent field trip, Grade 6 and 7 students were "thrilled" with all the adrenaline pumping activities at Ness Lake Bible Camp.

Zip lining, jungle swinging, rock climbing, canoeing, frolicking in the cool waters of the lake, and enjoying hot dogs and smores during a lunch time wiener roast put smiles on faces and made for a full and eventful day for students.

Thank you to our PAC for their funding assistance and to our many parent helpers who joined us for the day.


School District 57 Tapestry Singers will begin their fifth season in September 2011. Grade 7 to 12 students in Prince George public schools are welcome to register. Grade 6 students by invitation only. Registration will close on Friday, Sept. 5.

For information, please contact Tapestry director, Carolyn Duerksen at or 250-562-1161.