With the snow globe of the world shaken up and normality breached, the pandemic has become a catalyst for generative change and social resolution. Among those hitting the reset button to find the right fit and a better work/life balance are Joyce Oostindie, who has been our Administrator for the last two years and Tanis Shippy, who will be replacing her for the start of the next academic year.
RED mountain ski resort hosted an extra special Covid friendly graduation ceremony for Seven Summits Centre for Learning this year so that its local grads wouldn't miss out on a fabulous rite of passage. A ski lift processional, spectacular shots on the summit of RED for the memory banks and celebrations back down on the deck at base made it a magical experience for all involved.
As online schooling becomes the new norm and students learn to navigate a new type of classroom, Rossland’s Seven Summits Centre for Learning is thriving as local parents and high school students look for a future proof solution designed to meet their current and longer term educational needs.
St Andrew’s United Church is selling dozens of its pews from the 1950s ahead of its $344,000 renovation project and Seven Summits Centre for Learning has become the first in line to reserve a pair of in order to retain a little piece of local history within its walls.
Remi Drolet is one of Canada's new generation of elite cross country skiers and attended 7S so that he could balance learning with life. He now studies Physics at Harvard University and recently anchored an historic silver medal finish by Canada's 4 x 5 km relay team.
"We are happy to support youth in their efforts to develop the important skills of logic, reasoning and advocacy,” says lawyer Danielle Daroux, whose firm along with School District 71 funded 7S so that its debaters could attend the recent Law Foundation Cup 2020 in Vancouver, organised by Debate BC.
We’re currently in consultation with parents to determine the future for smartphones within our learning centre. The aim is to give students back their time and freedom rather than taking their devices away and ‘banning’ cell phones.
We wanted to thank all the local businesses and individuals who donated silent auction prizes to our fundraising fiesta, all the people who bid on them, all the volunteers who made it such a success, and all those who came to party. Together we raised our biggest total to date and we look forward to spending all the monies raised on our student activities.
Our Fundraising Fiesta will kick off with Mexican-themed appies courtesy of Cahoots Kitchen and a silent auction. Rossland Beer Company will sponsor our cash bar and to get everyone up on the dance floor to bust their moves, live music will be provided by ‘Shredded Cheese’, led by local musician David Stubbs.
Neko joined 7S last Summer so that he could continue to balance his love of snowboarding with school work. Our flexible, blended style of learning enables athletes like him to pursue their personal passions without compromising their high school education.
Free Fridays: 7S is beefing up the perks for staff and students by modifying its week into four longer days. The innovative pioneer in cutting-edge high school education is breaking the mould to establish a smarter way of working for its fully qualified B.C. teachers and high achieving grade 8-12 students.
Students have been shovelling and getting their dig on to prep the land in Sour Dough Alley ahead of tomorrow's Golden City Days event. Make sure you bring your mini gold diggers along to our stand from 12.30 and STAKE YOUR CLAIM.
Every academic year at 7S starts off with a three day camping trip where friendships are made and solidified. As this teambuilding game demonstated, sometimes you need creativity and the help of others to get to where you need to go. Students had to get from one end of the log to the other, in silence and without touching the ground.