COLUMN: Vivacious before the vacation

After donations and bake sale profits, the class raised more than $250 to go to painting the stage and new curtains.

L.V. Rogers Report

In the classes you can feel the anticipation looming with excited students talking about the new ski gear they bought, or looking out at the snow-topped hills with promise. Now that the first snow has fallen, everyone is waiting for the much needed break. Students are excited for Christmas, visiting family, a break from classes, and especially to go to up Whitewater.

While many schools around North America have been cutting arts programs with the struggling economy, L.V. Rogers is definitely not one of them. The senior theatre performance class recently hosted their “Super Sassy Senior Scene Night. where the Grade 11/12 students demonstrated their talents in both comedies, dramas, and even absurdist plays.

After donations and bake sale profits, the class raised more than $250 to go to painting the stage and new curtains.

Last October, LVR hosted its second annual 24-Hour Writing Contest. The winners have been announced: Grades 9/10 Arianna Murphy-Steed (1st) and William Corvan (2nd); in the Grades 11/12 category Jacob Timmermans (1st) and Zorn Rose (2nd). Congratulations to all the participants.

LVR Leadership students are once again heading up the charge to collect non-perishable food items for the Nelson Food Cupboard. The class earning the most points will receive a pizza party — three points for anything from the Top 10 list; two points for any healthy foods (canned vegetables, fruits, etc.); one point for any non-perishable foods. Donation boxes will be cleared out every Tuesday and Friday during Period 4 and points tallied. Good luck to all classes! And for any parents reading, here is the list of most needed items.

 

Top 10 most needed food items

1. Bulk whole grains (oats, quinoa, brown rice, couscous);

2. Fish (canned salmon, tuna, sardines);

3. Low sugar cereals;

4. Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce;

5. Pasta: whole wheat and alternative grains;

6. Almond, rice, and soy beverages;

7. Canned chick peas, black beans, and bean blends;

8. Peanut butter and other nut butters;

9. Dried fruits, raisins, nuts, and seeds; and

10. Fruit juices

 

In other Leadership news, the 11/12 Rec Leadership class raised over $1,400 for charity at the Leafs’ home game on Saturday. The student-led Amnesty International group hosted their annual Write for Rights this past week, with guest speaker Issa Ebombolo.

The letters are still being counted, but as every year the participation from the students is amazing.

The international cases this year were Belarus: LGBT Rights, and Nigeria: Bulldozers leaving over 2,000 homeless. The Canadian case is Stolen Sisters: Protecting rights of Aboriginal women.

In the past, we’ve also received letters back from the governments in countries where we’ve written acknowledging our movement to protect human rights. Hopefully that will be the case this year as well.

On Thursday, LVR students fought off the November blues by engaging in several games of dodgeball. The lunchtime event was sponsored by the Rec Leadership class.

In the past we’ve had basketball, volleyball, and dance intramurals, and will continue the fun events.

A majority of the students here love the sports intramural days, calling it “an easy way to have fun with friends and get physical activity in the day” and “fun for the people who love sports, but don’t want to join a team.”

Also in sports, Mrs. Morrison’s PE10 class got into the spirit last week as the Nelson Women’s Rugby squad came to put the girls through their paces and introduce them to the game of rugby.

Until the winter break, classes will continue, and students will struggle to keep their focus up as it comes closer. However, knowing the students here, with the amazing extracurriculars they do and the effort put into their classes, the school will stay as active as ever.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons. File photo.
MP Morrison calls Keystone XL permit cancellation ‘devastating news’

Kootenay-Columbia MP reacts to the Conservative Party’s removal of a controversial Ontario MP

Interior Health reported 91 new COVID-19 cases in the region Jan. 20, 2021 and three additional deaths. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
95 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, two deaths

Another member of Vernon’s Noric House has passed

It was a quiet week for COVID-19 cases in the West Kootenay. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Two new cases of COVID-19 in Nelson area

The cases were confirmed for the week of Jan. 10 to 16

The Nelson and District Community Complex ice has mostly been empty this season with the Nelson Leafs’ season on hold due to the pandemic. File photo
Six Nelson sports groups included in provincial grant

The Local Sports Relief Fund is meant to offset pandemic-related expenses

The Nelson library’s podcast club is like a book club, but for podcasts. Photo: Submitted
CHECK THIS OUT: Happiness at the library

Columnist Avi Silberstein invites you to the library’s podcast club

Businesses continue to struggle under COVID-19 restrictions as the pandemic reaches the one-year mark. (B.C. government)
Another 564 COVID-19 cases, mass vaccine plan coming Friday

15 more deaths, community cluster declared in Williams Lake

A specialized RCMP team is investigating a suspicious trailer, which might have connections to the illicit drug trade, found abandoned outside a Cache Creek motel. (Photo credit: <em>Journal</em> files)
Police probe U-Haul trailer linked to illicit drugs left outside Cache Creek motel

Hazardous materials found inside believed to be consistent with the production of illicit drugs

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Midway Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interprovincial travel restrictions a no-go, Horgan says after reviewing legal options

The B.C. NDP government sought legal advice as concerns of travel continue

Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)
Big White cancels $7.3M in lift tickets, accommodations due to COVID-19 orders

Since November, the ski resort has been forced to make several changes

Darlene Curylo scratched a $3M ticket, BCLC’s largest ever scratch and win prize. (BCLC)
Kelowna woman in shock after winning BCLC’s largest-ever instant-ticket prize

Darlene Curylo couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the amount of money she’d won from a scratch ticket

While each person has different reasons for becoming homeless, a UBCO study shows they learn through their interactions with different services to perform ‘as homeless’ based on the expectations of service providers. (Contributed)
Kelowna homeless forced to ‘perform’ for resources, says UBCO study

One participant in the study said ‘It is about looking homeless, but not too homeless’

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette takes the royal salute from the Guard of Honour as she makes her way deliver the the throne speech, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigns, apologizes for ‘tensions’ at Rideau Hall

Payette, who is the Queen’s representative in Canada, has been the governor general since 2017

Most Read