Grad is now less that two weeks away! Trust me, the school is feeling it. Time is going by very fast now, and even I’m starting to feel a bit of panic.
I’ll just put down the schedule here….
The graduation ceremony is on Friday, June 10, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Seating starts at 5:45 and is first come first served. Grads should be there at 5:45 to get gowns. On Saturday, June 11, Grad group and couple photos start at 11 a.m. and the reception is at 1 p.m. Grand March starts at 2 p.m. at the Nelson Community Complex. Tickets were sold in advance and doors will open at 1:15 p.m. Cavalcade starts at 4 p.m., and everyone is welcome to come watch the parade along Baker Street and a few others in the downtown area. Prom is up at the high school this year, and it goes from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Grad 2011 page has been updated on the school website, lvr.sd8.bc.ca.
The LVR bands made huge success at the MusicFest Canada Nationals 2011 in Richmond. All three bands got awards. Both jazz bands A and B won gold, with the combined concert band just missing first place, but still awarded with silver. These awards put all three bands in the Top 10 in Canada for their age group. Alex Bullen won an outstanding musician award playing with the jazz band A, and Sam Gerlitz also won this same award for jazz band B. Congrats to everyone who played!
The students that went to the Good Will Shakespeare Festival have returned, and I’ve heard what an awesome experience it was from many people. Many of the grads who went are sad that this year was their last chance to go. There’s a documentary of the festival posted on the school website that feature some of the LVR students. Go check it out!
The textiles class is putting on a fashion show tomorrow. Students will be modeling clothes they made this year. The show will be held in the drama theatre. Tickets are only $5 and are sold by any textiles student and at the door that night. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. All money made will be going towards their end of the year trip to Kwantlen Polytechnic University next year for their final fashion show.
Lastly, there’s been some great cleaning up going on around town. The rec leadership class and Mr. Mace’s PE 9 class went around Nelson for two hours and picked up garbage. They managed to collect 20 bags of trash! The Atlas class also collected trash while whitewater rafting on the Slocan River. The students filled two rafts with beer cans, golf balls, punctured tubes, oil filters, bikes, and box spring mattresses that they found along the river. Wonderful work everyone, you’re making our school and community so proud.
School is coming to a close soon, and I can’t believe we’re almost done. I’ll see you all at the graduation ceremony!