The home stretch begins

Well, spring break is over sadly, and we’re in the final stretch before the end of school and the wonderful summer sun. We’re all getting back into the flow of school though, and the third term is almost over. The days and weeks are going by really fast now, and it’s almost scary how close some of us are getting to the end of our high school years.

Well, spring break is over sadly, and we’re in the final stretch before the end of school and the wonderful summer sun. We’re all getting back into the flow of school though, and the third term is almost over. The days and weeks are going by really fast now, and it’s almost scary how close some of us are getting to the end of our high school years.

Come one, come all to purchase your own Georama plants at LVR, which will be pre-selling a variety of perennials, herbs, and veggies. There will also be pre-selling of colourful hanging baskets available for pick-up on May 14 at the Garden Market in the LVR courtyard between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Baked goods and coffee will be on site as well. So if you want to liven up your garden, front porch, or start on a new diet, stop by and check it out! Copies for order forms are at the main office. The dance program is sponsoring this event and all proceeds will go to them to help offset production costs, master classes, festival entries, artistic residencies and much more.

The next Grad Bottle Drive is coming up tomorrow, so if you’d like to donate to the grad class, don’t take your bottles in, let us take them for you! Students will be coming around all day to collect.

Also, there is the option of donating all year at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot — just let them know that you’re donating to the LVR 2011 Grad Class.

The rugby boys just got back from an amazing tour of Ireland over spring break, where they won their first game and sadly lost the last two to some very skilled and trained teams. Now they’re back training for the upcoming season with hopes to return to provincials to compete with the best in the province. There are lots of photos up on the LVR website, sd8.bc.ca, or on the Facebook page.  Photos are courtesy of teacher and coach Mike Joyce.

The LVR Grad Talent Show is coming up on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre Tickets are only $10 each, and there will be door prizes from local businesses, not to mention all of the incredible talent our school has to offer. It’s always an amazing show, and it is helping to raise money for the grad class weekend. Come to the show and enjoy!

Finally, LVR is presenting ReachOut, a program which educates young people and parents about psychosis. It’s a fun and interactive environment that reduces misconceptions about mental illness.

This is a show about music, life, and how to spot and stop psychosis early. ReachOut is developed and managed by the BC Schizophrenia Society. The funding for the project was provided by BC Mental Health and Addiction Services.

It will be hosted in the LVR gym on Thursday, April 14, from 8:40 to 10 a.m.

I’ve seen the show twice and it is such a wonderful and touching performance, which gave me and so many others a new understanding.