Local high school preps for class reconfiguration

first_imgThe local high school is helping its newest batch of students intigrate into a whole new school system.- Advertisement -School District 60 will be reconfiguring its schools this fall, sending all grade 10 students to the North Peace Secondary School, along with grade 11 and 12 students. Grade 7 students, meanwhile, will move into either the Dr. Kearney or the Bert Bowes Middle Schools, joining the grade 8’s and 9’s. The shift is to create more room in the over-crowded elementary school system.Meagan Thorlakson is on the NPSS student council. Thorlakson says her school is holding an orientation on Thursday, May 13th to help new students become acquainted with life at NPSS.[asset|aid=2859|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3d87bd0a7f0f9224a3b4e6a0071de139-Meagan Thorlakson 2_1_Pub.mp3] The orientation is also open to all NPSS students, as there will also be representatives from various colleges present.Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie The orientation begins at 7:00 p.m, and will include a tour of the school, along with door prizes and food. The evening should wrap up around 8:30 p.m.Students will get a chance to meet teachers, and also learn about the programs and courses offered at the high school.center_img Thorlakson says while she’s looking forward to seeing new faces at her school, she says she fears that there will be a maturity gap when the new grade ten students arrive.But Superintendant of School District 60, Larry Espe, says there are procedures in place to help new students become familiar with their new surroundings. [asset|aid=2860|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3d87bd0a7f0f9224a3b4e6a0071de139-Espe 1_5_Pub.mp3] Espe says the reconfiguration couldn’t have come at a better time, now that full-day kindergarten is coming into effect.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports Minister Vijay Goel wants transparency in all federations

first_imgUnion Minister for Sports Vijay Goel says he wants “transparency in sports” and it is for the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to decide the future course of action as far as implementing Lodha Commitee’s recommended reforms is concerned. (We respect Supreme Court’s verdict, says Rajeev Shukla) The Supreme Court on Monday accepted most of the Lodha Panel recommendations. Speaking to AAJ TAK after the verdict, Goel said that while BCCI has to decide on how the implementation has to be done, he expects transparency from all the federations in the country. (Supreme Court gives BCCI 6 months to implement Lodha reforms) “I have always believed that there should be transparency in sports. They should be absolutely clean and there should be good coordination between the sports federations and my Ministry. Without seeing all the aspects, I don’t want to comment right now on whether BCCI’s functioning should be brought under RTI or if betting should be made legal. However, we are working on the Sports Bill and I feel thatit will cover many issues and make things a lot clear,” said Goel. (Srinivasan, Pawar too old for BCCI roles, Thakur to lose HPCA post)MAIN FOCUS ON RIO OLYMPICS Having taken over the Ministry from Sarbananda Sonowal recently, Goel’s immediate focus is on the Rio Olympics next month. He has plans to go to Brazil but before catching the flight wants to make sure that the fever catches on in the country like never before. “It’s not going to be the same anymore. My ministry plans to install huge screens in various cities all over the country so that people can watch matches live and cheer for our athletes. We also have a plan to organise a run ‘Run for Rio’ before the Olympics. There is a long term plan to have fan parks for big events like Olympics and FIFA World Cup. We want to promote sports like kabaddi, football, kho-kho in our country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is laying special emphasis on promoting sports in the country,” said Goel who’ll also be travelling to Brazil next month for the Summer Games. “Around 81 sportspersons in 10 disciplines went to London 2012. This time more than 122 have already qualified for Rio. We are giving all the facilities to them be it Indian or foreign coaches, foreign training or anything else. We are giving them whatever they’ve asked for. The entire nation is wishing that our contingent comes back home with a record haul of medals this time. Athletes, coaches, federations, our Olympic association and Sports Ministry have all combined well to make this possible,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more