On Saturday, October 13, the SAS Jewels Soccer Team will be holding a garage sale here at Sullivan Campus to fund raise for a team trip. The garage sale will be held near the gym doors from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Six years ago, Dave Ramsay created a course that blended environmental science and civics, and now he is about to launch a province wide platform for land, water, and environmental management – BC Tomorrow.
Read all about it in the Shuswap Observer story:
The best way to avoid repeating history is to learn about history. Today we wear orange shirts to acknowledge the history of residential schools in Canada. This is an act of reconciliation in recognition of survivors of residential schools as well as all those who were lost.
Students don’t miss out on this opportunity! If you are in Grade 9 through 12 (in the 2018-2019 school year) please join us on this fascinating service learning tour to Tanzania.
This Thursday, September 27th is photo day at Sullivan. Students will be called down alphabetically.
Parents, youth (13 years and over), school district staff and community members are invited to view the well known documentary “Angst – Raising Awareness around Anxiety” and have an opportunity to explore the topic of youth anxiety with a panel of local experts on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) in Salmon Arm.
Angst is a film that explores anxiety its causes, effects and what we can do about it. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Everyone involved in the development of “Angst” has a personal experience with anxiety – from the producers to the interviewees.
The filmmakers’ goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.
Immediately following the showing of the documentary a local panel of experts will host a question and answer session.
This documentary is brought to you by: School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) and community partners; Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary, North Okanagan Shuswap DPAC, Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, CMHA – Shuswap-Revelstoke, and the Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice.
Last night, the World Suicide Prevention Day Lantern Walk was held at Maguire Lake, and several members of our Senior Boys Basketball Team volunteered to help with the event.
We received the most beautiful feedback on our boys from event organizer Shannon Hecker:
“I wanted to send a note to you about how amazing the young people were last night. They were keen to help out wherever needed, most stayed until the very end…including participation in a mindfulness closing circle and they created a beautiful evening for folks.
“People come with hope for their loved ones and also with loss and grief. This space and time becomes a moment to feel supported and cared for in community. As a community development project another cool outcome is the likelihood that in some way, shape or form, those young people went home and had a conversation with family and loved ones about suicide prevention. Amazing.”
Photo Credits: Laura Paiement