Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blogging at PHSS

We blog at PHSS to enhance communication with the school and parents/guardians.  It has been an effective tool for many students and parents that take advantage of checking the blogs regularly.

Hopefully our students and families with expand the use of the technology provided. It should enhance student learning and accountability.

As SD 46 improves the wireless network,  more internet connections will become available for students who bring their own devices (BYOD)-- this should be happening in the next month or so.

The Question of Why Teachers Blog

Reasons why educators blog include:

Reasons why educators blog

Friday, January 25, 2013


Mr. Shaw has his Art and Media Arts students have been working with a variety of mediums.  The pictures posted are examples of two of these.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

PHL Championship Game

The PHL Championship game was an exciting match which saw the Backpackers beat the A-Team for the crown.  It was an exciting game that wasn't decided until the final period.  Congratulations to our champions!!!!! Thanks everyone for a great year of hockey.

PHL Playoffs

In PHL Playoff action yesterday Mr.Stoddart's team (Backpackers) won a hard fought battle 6-4 to advance to the PHL finals.  It was an excellent game and all students should be commended for their efforts.  The final will pit Mr. Mo's A-Team vs Mr. Stoddart's Backpackers-- it should be a great game.

Iron Chef

Ms. Sheppard's students incorporated orange into their desserts, as part of their Iron Chef activity.  As one of the judges I can say that the students did a great job.  The quality of their presentations and the flavour of their desserts was fantastic.  Great job!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

PHL Playoffs

Today's PHL playoff game ended in a tie after regulation time and it went to a shootout.  Dane Hanna won the battle of goalies against Brandon Ewen when Matt Silvey notched the winner in the 7th round of the shootout!  Great game everyone.  The playoffs resume on Wednesday.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mentoring Young Musicians

As part of the process of preparing for our second semester, Ms. Brunson had our Senior Band students mentoring our grade 7 students, who will be starting Band 7 next semester.  It is great to have the more experienced students sharing their knowledge with our younger students.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Biology 11: Frog Dissections

Ms. Mullins' Biology 11 class was  working on their frog anatomy today, as they were dissecting frogs.  Not an activity for the squeamish.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PAC Meeting Tonight

We are just starting our January PAC Meeting.  The Meeting Minutes should be posted within a week or so on the PAC Link.

Have a good night everyone.

Mr. H

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kiwis & Hockey

We have received our first shipment of fruit (Kiwi) as part of the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program-- it will probably be a couple days before the fruit ripens and will be distributed to our students. As part of this program will will receive fresh fruit or vegetables every two weeks.

In PHL action today, Mr. Stoddart's team beat the Mustangs 4-3.  It was a well played match and everyone seemed to enjoy the competition.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy New Year everyone-- I hope that you all had a nice break.  Welcome back and wish you all the best in 2013!