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Acting Principal: Mrs. Katrina Sewell    email: ksewell@sd73.bc.ca
Vice Principal: Ms. Darlene Gordon     email: dgordon@sd73.bc.ca
Secretary: Mrs. Mallory Gosse              email: mgosse@sd73.bc.ca
PO Box 380, 530 Cottonwood Street.
Chase, B.C. V0E 1M0
Phone: (250) 679-3269
Fax: (250) 377-2247

Safe Arrival (24 Hours): 1-844-350-2647 - please phone BEFORE 8:40 am, otherwise the system will call you after 9 am and you will have the option to dismiss an absence at the end of the automated recording . You may also download the Free Mobile App at go.schoolmessenger.ca if you have given your email address to the school.

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Wilhelm von Humboldt

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    Jump Rope For Heart
    by Renae Gartrell - Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 9:06 AM

    Jump Rope For Heart

    Congratulations to the students and community of Chase for raising $3,265 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation through Haldane's Jump Rope For Heart Fundraiser!  Big congratulations to our top 3 fundraisers:
    #1 - Garret M in Ms. LeBlanc's class ($320)
    #2 - Samantha F in Ms. Lee's class ($279)
    #3 - Zoe S in Mrs. Calvert's class ($199)

    Also congratulations to Mr. McArthur's class as the top fundraising classroom - $490!! WOW

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    Summer Reading and Math Camps
    by Mallory Gosse - Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:19 AM

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    SOGI 123 Parent Information
    by Katrina Sewell - Thursday, 3 May 2018, 2:45 PM

    SOGI 1 2 3 has launched new SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos that address questions about SOGI 1 2 3 and SOGI-inclusive education in schools. The videos are designed for parents and family members to view and learn about SOGI 1 2 3 in various grade-levels. The goal of the videos is to debunk some of the common misinformation in the media and to support parents in their understanding of SOGI-inclusive education. The SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos are available to view and download now on SOGIeducation.org/parents

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    Board's Decision on Grade 7 Proposal
    by Katrina Sewell - Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:26 PM

    April 23, 2018


    SD 73 Board approves moving Grade 7s in Chase and Barriere to secondary schools for September 2018

    KAMLOOPS — Starting in September 2018, Grade 7 students in Barriere and Chase will have classes in the secondary school instead of at the community elementary schools, SD 73 trustees decided Monday.

    The decision to move students was finalized at the public board meeting in Kamloops. The Board decided to proceed with the proposal in Barriere and Chase but not in Clearwater, where many people were opposed. For Clearwater, trustees voted to remain with the status quo, which means Grade 7s will stay in the elementary school. The votes followed an extensive period of consultation with parents, staff and students in all the communities that included public meetings and presentations, an online consultation portal as well as email and paper-based feedback options.

    The District’s Long-Range Facilities Plan, which was released in December 2017, contained the proposal to move Grade 7 students from elementary schools to secondary schools in Chase, Clearwater and Barriere for the 2018-19 school year. The proposal suggested such a move could benefit Grade 7 students by providing them with earlier access to academic and other specialty programs (such as shop programs), and academic counselling not available in elementary schools. As well, it addressed emerging concerns regarding space pressure in the elementary schools, particularly in regard to the allocation of special purpose rooms (music rooms, etc.).

    “This move will give many young people a unique opportunity to explore their passions and interests in ways they would not have the chance to do in an elementary school. Our elementary schools offer an excellent education but this will offer Grade 7s access to special equipment, higher level instruction and unique support services,” said District Superintendent Alison Sidow. “We’re excited to see this proposal move forward in these two communities.”