The 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. 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.Advertisement
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association, after the Chelsea manager claimed there is a “clear campaign” against his club.The 51-year-old made the comments after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Southampton in December, while he also accused referee Anthony Taylor of making a “huge mistake” by denying the Blues a penalty.Mourinho has until 6pm on 13 January 2015 to respond to the charge.An FA statement read: “It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a referee or referees and/or bring the game into disrepute.”The Blues boss was also angered by the Londoners’ 5-3 defeat at Tottenham on New Year’s Day, claiming the referee in charge, Phil Dowd, was “too slow”.