One might look at our school field and think that we have a brand new track. Crews spent several days repairing our school track transforming it into a newer looking facility. Some of the work done included replacing the drainage system around the track, installing a new wooden edging along the inner perimeter, and upgrading the track surface. The condition of the track has been significantly improved and it greatly enhances the opportunities for our school community and the broader community to use this facility. Please drop by for a run sometime and let us know what you think of our new and improved track.
On Monday, April 29th at 1:00pm students from Don Ross Secondary and Brackendale Elementary will be holding placards along side Government Rd. encouraging motorists to slow down. These students will be stationed near Brackendale Elementary and they invite anyone from the community to join them on their campaign to heighten traffic safety awareness for both motorists and pedestrians.
Thursday May 16th, Grade 9 English Students will be going to the Eagle Eye Theatre at HSS to watch the play 1984. 1984PermissionForm
Students in our Graphic Design / Yearbook classes all entered this contest and the results of their work was incredible. We put in around 45 entries. The contest was open to all students across the district, from Squamish to Mount Currie and our students finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd with over 5 of our entries in the top 10. Congrats to Alex Cormier(3rd place), Salena Newman (2nd) and Amanjot Dhami (Grand Prize winner). The 2nd and 3rd place winners won a pizza party for our Block 5 class and Amanjot recieved an Ipad 2 from the district. The winners were presented their prizes by Mr. Peter Jory, Director of Technology and Instruction. Way to go DRSS.
|Amanjot Dhami – 1st Place (Above L)
Salena Newman – 2nd Place (Above R)
Alex Cormier – 3rd Place (Left)
Our Grade 9 Leadership Class is coordinating a fundraiser to help children in Ghana through The Free the Children Foundation. The Foundation helps children in many ways: education, clean water, sanitation, health, agriculture, and food security. The goal for our Leadership Class is to raise $3000.00 towards this very worthy cause. Funds will be raised primarily through pie, and cookie dough sales commencing April 15th. Please watch for more details….
March 11th to March 15th is shaping up to be a very busy week at Don Ross Secondary. Please note the following events happening at our school:
- 1) Parent Advisory Council Meeting – Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00pm in our school library.
- 2) Grade 8 and 9 Band Concert – Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00pm in our school gymnasium.
- 3) Parent / Teacher Interviews – Thursday, March 14th 3:00 to 4:30pm and 6:00 to 7:30pm in our gymnasium. School will be dismissed at 2:00pm on this day.
Please check our March Newsletter for more details on these and other events and activities at our school. We hope to see all of our parents this final week leading into Spring Break!