Orange Shirt Orders

The PVSS Indigenous Education Department has partnered with Custom T Creations, a Metis-owned business in Armstrong, with creating t shirts for Orange Shirt Day.


T shirts will be $25 each. After covering costs, the proceeds will be split between the Orange Shirt Day Society, the Indian Residential School Survivor Society, and to the PVSS Indigenous Education scholarship fund.


The Artwork on the shirts is by one of our students, C. William, and will feature a Dreamcatcher with a Medicine Wheel and the words Every Child Matters will be above it. 

Due to the worldwide shortage of orange t-shirts, you may be the lucky recipient of a shirt that has been lovingly dyed orange by students. Thank you for your support.

Orange Shirt Day and The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is on September 30, but PVSS will be observing Orange Shirt Day on September 29. Your shirts will be in prior to this date. 

ORDERS AND PAYMENT DUE BY MONDAY SEPT 20, 2021.

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It’s almost back to school!

First Day of School – Tuesday, September 7

We are back to school on Tuesday, September 7! Welcome to all of our new and returning students. We are very excited to start this next school year with you. When students arrive at the school, we will have A Block class lists posted in the courtyard. Students will receive their timetables in their A Block classes, along with all of the other start-up information that they need to have. We have a short first day, beginning at 9:05am and ending at 12:30pm. Buses do run three hours early. Students can expect a welcoming virtual assembly in their Block A classes and a rotation through their other classes as well. We are returning to a regular semestered timetable this year. Here is the new bell schedule:

BLOCKDay 1 MONDAYDay 2 TUESDAYDay 3 WEDNESDAYDay 4 THURSDAYROTATING FRIDAY
OTT AM 8:00-9:00*     
BLOCK 1 9:10-10:33ACBDrotation
BLOCK 2 10:35-11:58BDACrotation
Lunch 11:58-12:43     
BLOCK 3 12:43-2:06CADBrotation
BLOCK 4 2:09-3:31DBCArotation
OTT PM 3:40-4:40*     

Course Changes

Mr. Brown will be available for course changes through email on Monday, August 30, Tuesday, August 31, and Wednesday, September 1. We request that if you would like course changes, please first send an email to Mr. Brown (dobrown@sd83.bc.ca).  Please provide contact information so that if he needs to call you or email you to ask questions, he can do so. Mr. Brown will be available for in-person course changes on Thursday, September 2, by appointment ONLY. Please do not come into the school for course changes unless you have an appointment to do so.

Registration

The office will be open for new registrations Monday, August 30 to Thursday, September 2, 9:00am-3:00pm. Please bring care cards and birth certificates.

Tours for New Students

We know that transitions can be challenging. For any students who are new to us, either entering Grade 9 or new to the community, we would like to invite you to come visit the school on Thursday, September 2. If you would like to take part in a tour, please contact the school to arrange a time slot. Available time slots are at 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, or 11:00am. We do want to keep the groups fairly small, both for safety reasons and to allow new students to ask as many questions as they would like. You can contact the school by email (pvs@sd83.bc.ca) or phone (250-546-3114). 

COVID Safety

We are returning to school with some COVID safety restrictions in place. Once the District Safety Plan is complete, we will be sure to share that with you.

Vaccination Clinic at PVSS

Public Health will be holding a pop-up COVID Vaccination Clinic on September 24 for any students or staff who are not yet fully vaccinated. The clinic will take place in the courtyard, just outside the main entrance of the school. This clinic is for students and staff who choose to take part, and is meant to be a convenience for those who have been unable to attend other vaccination clinics.

School Supplies

We don’t have an official school supplies list for secondary school, but we suggest that students purchase the following supplies:

  • one good quality zipper style three ring binder that can hold at least two or three subjects with dividers
  • pens, pencils, pencil crayons or markers, erasers, a highlighter, and a pencil case
  • lined paper – probably three or four packages of 150-200

Some students also like to have a fineliner black marker and a few dry erase markers. We provide calculators in Math classes, but you may wish to purchase one for yourself. We suggest that if you do, you purchase the same style Texas Instruments scientific calculator (about $20 at Staples) that we supply so that when teachers are showing how to use the functions, students can follow along. Math teachers will provide this information.

PVSS Gym

While our gym was undergoing renovation last year, we discovered historical fire damage that was not adequately repaired. It was determined that the gym is not structurally sound and requires major renovation or possibly even replacement. We will be relying on community facilities this year to deliver our Physical and Health Education programs, and we will have a bus available for our use.

Student Gatherings Outside of School

We would like to remind families that at this time in the Interior Health Region, outdoor gatherings of more than 50 people are not permitted.

September at a Glance

  • September 7: First Day of School, Early Dismissal at 12:30pm
  • September 14:            Photo Day
  • September 20:            Professional Development Day (no school for students)
  • September 24:            COVID Vaccination Clinic at PVSS
  • September 29:            Orange Shirt Day Recognition (everyone wear orange!)
  • September 30:            National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (new statutory holiday)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school!

Principal’s List, Honour Roll, and Effort List

Congratulations to our students who have achieved Principal’s List, Honour Roll, and Effort List!

To achieve Principal’s List, the report cards for the whole school year must have all A’s for achievement, and all G’s for effort.

To achieve Honour Roll, the report cards for the whole school year must have all A’s and B’s for achievement, and all G’s for effort.

To achieve Effort List, the report cards for the year must have all G’s for effort.

If students would like to have certificates printed, please email the office – pvs@sd83.bc.ca. Certificates will be handed out to students in September.

Here are the lists below:

Principal’s ListHonour RollEffort List
Grade 9Grade 9Grade 9
Anna Streeter
Ayva Pringle
Bobby Siddons
Brooklyn Palmer
Careese Makse
Hannah Holte
Haylie Lamont
Mary Underwood
Oliver Trumbley
Raven Werner
Simon Turnbull
Thomas White
Yela Jacob
Abigail Cowden
Alexis Luttmerding
Aubrey Wehner
Blayke Butler
Braxton Tessman
Brody Prosser
Carson Anderson
Cole Aarestad
Dallas Barnes
Danielle Lachmuth
Deacon Anderson
Ella McPherson
Evan Arcand
Jack Langlois
Katie Zbytnuik
Nick Long
Rachael Platts
Roman Lamont
Ryder Barth
Sienna Millan
Wyatt Andres
Autumn Kayfish
Connor Stefaniuk
Curtis Leclerc
Justin Robinson
Lakeisha Mitchell
Principal’s List
Grade 10
Honour Roll
Grade 10
Effort List
Grade 10
Abigail Hemsing
Adam Lemaire
Aria Fedorak
Grace Kilfoy
Hannah Weeks
Isabel Friesen
Jaden McKim
Jakin Charbonneau
Jason Johnson
Kalani Poirier
Kayla McDermott
Lewis Buckley
Maria Schrauwen
Nevaeh Peitsch
Reanne Muller
Sawyer Stewart
Tegan Evans
Tobin Smith Anderson
Winter Breget
Zachary Terpsma
Andre Tio
Anna Kalf
Anton Tio
Ben Canning
Clayton Wallace
Dakota Moreau
Erin Malkinson
Hannah Cooney
Isabelle Peter
Jackson Schartner
Joceline Rosenbauer
Kailyn Zabil
Kyle Heidema
Livia Johnson
Maddy Gillman
Mattea Roddan
Nathan Ronald
Raina Waby
Rose Tress
Sawyer Stewart
Sofia Renner
Stella Normandeau
Thomas Hanson
Alex Gibson
Elianah Rees
Grace Kilfoy
Jacob Comeau
Maria Schrauwen
Michaela Carlisle
Morria Aarenhardt
Principal’s List
Grade 11
Honour Roll
Grade 11
Effort List
Grade 11
Amber Demer
Dominic Perry
Hailey Ogloff
Haley Hoekstra
Haylie Martin
Jed Siddons
Jeff Diekert
Lynndsay Terpsma
Marcus Petersen
Mary Anne Hanson
Mary Danley
Paige Neufeld
Sara Scott
Abbi Campbell
Aiza Donahue
Brodey Gray
Brooklyn Bourgeois
Cameron Jmio
Cash Anderson
Clay Hurren
Holly Rouck
Jacob Fox
Jessica Martens
Lexi Mason
Makenna Carrier
Raedon Skanes
Richard Burden
Ryland Croswell
Shannon Harder
Taliah Bellman
Aiza Donahue
Blake McPherson
Braeden Ross
Sofia Peckham
Principal’s List
Grade 12
Honour Roll
Grade 12
Effort List
Grade 12
Ayla Lepine
Bailey Winter
Darius Makse
Elan Breget
Gwen Chapman
Kaylee Peter
Logan Tanner
Madelyn Johnson
Max Turnbull
Ryin Crombie
Savannah Statham
Tyler Weeks
Alayna Jong
Baylee Cooney
Ellie Sloot
Kearen Labelle
Kevin Lass
Lucas Lochrie
Nimi Goosen
Paige Henderson
Quinn Mellaart
Samantha Wright
Travis Hemsing
Aden Inkster
Brooke Coates
Hazel Bernath
Holly Scott
Rowan Moffatt MacDonald

Mr. Fox’s Frosted Tips

This Spring, just before our grad ceremony filming, Ms. Threatful’s Leadership class put together a bulletin board in the hallway with grad photos of our staff members when they graduated from secondary school and messages of congratulations. Students were amused by Mr. Fox’s frosted tips in his grad photo, and a few started a petition. Good sport that he is, Mr. Fox agreed to revive his Grade 12 look if students raised more than $500 for a charity of his choice. Students actually raised more than $1000, and Mr. Fox arrived at school on Thursday last week with frosted tips. Check out the matching photos below!