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Vernon Secondary School values the unique attributes of each individual.
We seek to provide a secure environment in which learners strive to achieve
their personal best.
We seek to enhance the attitudes, knowledge, and skills
of all students so that they may become lifelong learners and adaptable,
contributing, and responsible citizens.
December 20th - January 6th
8:00am – 2:00pm December 23, 27, 30, 31 & January 2 & 3
VSS November 2013 Newsletter
The month of November always seems to be a time to remember the past, celebrate the present, and prepare
for the future. More...
Process Addiction (video games, cell phone…). Habit verses addiction
This is a first time event in Vernon.
Dr Marvin Krank (professor of Psychology – UBCO)
Thursday December 12 @7pm
Vernon Secondary school
We live in a digital age with instant communication all around us. Email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, video games, and many other on demand sources of information abound. But is there a darker side to this? We have come to expect and receive instant social interactions from a distance. For some this virtual world can come to dominate their lives. Obsession with the digital world can be like a drug addiction where the process of digital interaction substitutes for healthier physical, social, and emotional activities. This talk will explore the risks, describe some of the signs of digital abuse, and suggest some positive steps to reduce the potential harms.
Vernon Secondary School Community
The long awaited 18th street entrance/exit for the Vernon Secondary School parking lot is now complete and will open Monday October 28th.
Effictive immediately, new entrance and exit patterns will be in effect. Please review the map below and note the following;
1. The North exit on 15th Street is an exit only.
2. Parents wishing to drop off or pick up their children are to enter using the 18th Street entrance, use the student drop off lane, and leave using the one way exit on the north end of 15th Street.
3. The student parking lot is not to be used as a drop off or pick up zone. Please do not park in the flow of traffic to pick up your child.
4. For evening and weekend activities the teacher lot will be the only lot available.
5. Please obey ALL posted traffic signs.
We expect this addition to greatly relieve much of the traffic concerns that presently exist at peak hours around our school.
Thank you for your patience as we have waited for our parking lot to be complete.
Take A Bite of BC Program
Take a Bite of BC
was developed by BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation in partnership with the BC Culinary Arts Association, BC agricultural commodity groups
and BC producers. BC grown products are donated to the program and delivered to participating school teaching kitchens
once a month throughout the school year with the exclusion of December, March and June.
The program provides an opportunity for Chef Instructors to feature locally grown product in secondary school teaching kitchens. Students gain experience working with fresh products and begin to develop an appreciation for farmers in their community as they connect with the foods that are grown around them and learn about the benefits of eating healthy, fresh and local. View the video presentation HERE
The pilot Program was launched September 2009 with 14 schools. With the generous support of our partners, we were able to expand the Program for the 2012-13 School Year to 37 schools.
Funding for distribution of product has been provided by:
Daily Physical Activity
Research and experience have shown that students who are active everyday are healthier and do better in school than youth who are inactive. That’s why the Province is requiring all students in Grades K-12 to participate in Daily Physical Activity (DPA) every day. The purpose of the attached form is to provide you with a tool to document how you have met the DPA requirements throughout the school year. More...
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