School District 60

10112-105 Avenue
Fort St. John, British Columbia
Canada V1J-4S4
Voice - 250 262-6000
Fax - 250 262-6048
After Hours Emergency - 250 785-6781

Digmore! – Digital Learning Commons

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Vice-Principal Announcement – Prespatou

Community Members Support NPSS Biology Classes

Thank you to Mr. Glover and Ms. Huggins for sharing the following story and thank you for the generous support of the community members who shared their time and expertise with our students!

On Wednesday, June 7 th , Ms. Huggins’ and Mr. Glover’s biology classes attended an Ecology field trip at Toboggan Hill. The day started off with three presentations revolving around Aboriginal perspectives including lessons on medicinal plant use, at-risk animal populations, and the history and significance of the Charlie Lake Caves.

In the afternoon, students split into stations set up by local specialist volunteers. Each specialist prepared an educational lesson including connections to the Biology 11 curriculum as well as possible career opportunities and an interactive activity. Topics included: Agronomy, Livestock Science, Charlie Lake Ecosystems, Ungulate Identification, Environmental Assessment, Water Management, Beekeeping, Forest Fire Fighting, Market Gardening, and Drone Technology. Students had a blast attending four sessions of their choosing. They all left with a better understanding of their local ecosystems and the work that goes into maintaining them. Many students also took advantage of the opportunity to make valuable connections with local specialists. We want to thank the many volunteers for their help making this field trip happen. Without their generous support, we wouldn’t have been able to have such an amazing trip that students will remember for years to come

Administrative Appointments & Reassignments

AO Reassignments & Appointments – June 12, 2017 PDF

SD60 Summer Learning Programs

School District 60 is hosting Summer Learning Programs for students in Grades 1-9. For more information please see the PDF linked below or contact the Key Learning Centre at 250-261-5660 –  info@keylearning.ca –  www.keylearning.ca/summerlearning/

Summer Learning Flyer (PDF)

Rube Goldberg Machines in Mr. Churchill’s Physics 11

Thank you to Mr. Churchill and his NPSS Physics 11 class for sharing their Rube Goldberg projects this year! The following description of the project, its curricular goals, and video is from Mr. Churchill.

This is a video compilation of this year’s Physics 11 students, Rube Goldberg projects. The students need to build a Rube Goldberg machine that demonstrates some of the major concepts from Physics 11 (momentum, acceleration, velocity, energy, Net force and projectiles). The students have to have a project with a minimum amount of energy transfers from one object to another and this years challenge was to launch a ball over a wall 10x the diameter of the ball and hit a 5cm tall pin no wider than the ball itself. The students also had to complete calculations based on their project that show an understanding of those major concepts. The students have 3 tries for their project to work completely.