On hallow's Eve, Alliance Club hosted their annual movie night with a delicious bake sale to add to the fun! The movie shown was ParaNorman. ParaNorman is about a young boy, Norman, who happens to see ghosts! On the 300th anniversary of 'the witches' curse', Norman and his pals are sent on an adventure to stop a zombie awakening. With oohs and ahs from the audience, the movie night was certainly a hit! At the end of the night, there was a draw to win a free bag of Kettle Corn, donated by Elizabeth Dane and On The Go Gelato. The glorious winner was Trevor bee, who graciously shared the Kettle Corn with his fellow viewers.
This year's movie night was a blast and I know I can't wait for next years!
Ah, Fall... A time for fallen leaves, an abundance of Instagram posts, sweaters and pumpkin pie... Eating contests? Today at lunch, ten students sat in front of their own pumpkin pies - preparing to devour it, in the hopes of winning a $20 Tim Horton's gift card.
There's something really beautiful about the student body gathering to watch 10 people abandon all stomach limitations they once had, and shove a disturbing amount of food into their PIE-holes (get it?!).
Student Council President Bea Bridge had the tunes going and we started the race off with the classic 'Eye of the Tiger'. There were tears, sweat and there was DEFINITELY some nausea (not only on the participants behalf, but on the spectators, too). After about a minute, Grade 11 student Hunter Clennan had eaten his way to victory.
Congratulations to all the participants!
“On October 31, join participants across North America and the UK and take action to collect non-perishable food items at school and in the community. Collect as many canned goods as you can to help support your local food bank and raise awareness about local hunger.” - Free The Children
The Me To We group is running the “We Scare Hunger” food drive! Starting last week and finishing this week, you’ve got lots of time to collect canned food for a great cause! It’s a competition between E Block classes, we want to see who can bring in the most non-perishable food items! The lucky class that collects the most food will get a Tim Hortons breakfast. Helping a fantastic cause and getting a prize? What could be better! The Me To We group is also collecting baby items such as baby food, diapers and formula, so bring in whatever you can spare.
Not sure how to get the most cans to win?! Try “trick or treating” on Halloween for canned food donations instead of candy. We’re sure the families will be happy to give you a can of soup instead of some teeth-rotting candy, especially for this great cause! All these donations by you wonderful people are going to the South Delta Food Bank to help out local people who may not be as fortunate as we are and need a little extra support for people around our community.
“No one should go hungry, but 870 million people around the world do every day—some of them in our own backyard.” - Free The Children
Polio is a contagious and potentially fatal illness. However, it is easily preventable with a simple vaccine. Polio isn't so much a problem in first world countries as it is for countries in the Eastern hemisphere and has a tendency to affect young children. This year, our school's Interact Club has taken matters in their own hands by holding their second annual Polio campaign. Thursday, October 24th is "Wear Purple for Polio" day because when children get their polio vaccine, the health administrator dyes the tip of their pinky purple. The 'A' block class with the largest percentage of purple attire will win a "Purple Prize Pack"! They are hosting a draw as well, where anybody wearing purple is allowed to enter to win an amazing prize.
Their booth, set up in the middle hallway, is available for becoming educated about polio and supporting their events to join forces and eradicate Polio everywhere!
We Day is an inspirational event that caters to the international charity Free The Children, which educates youth to embrace change. This annual event was attended by thousands of young people and students in Vancouver at the Rogers Arena on October 18. Some of our students from the We Day club attended this event and enjoyed appearances from popular artists such as Avril Lavigne and Hedley. There were also many other inspirational speakers like Spencer West, Kofi Annan and Martin Luther King III. At the end of this event, participants received little gift bags to help 'change'; they contained objects that ranged from sunglasses to pamphlets to penny bags.
Photos taken by Sam Pritchard
Hey guys and ghouls,
The annual haunted house put on by SDSS's very own Theatre Company is back in action for another spooktacular year. The theme is haunted fairytales and they're certainly going to do their very best to ruin all of your most treasured childhood memories! See you there on Thursday, October 24th from 4:30pm to 8pm (family night) or Friday, October 25th from 6pm to 9pm at the McKee house on 47th avenue in Ladner. Attend at your own risk.
Planned for Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 5:30 pm, the annual Grade 8 Dance was canceled after an insignificant response from the Grade 8 students. After only 14 tickets were sold, mostly out of pity for the Link Crew leaders, it was certain that this dance would not be a resounding success as was the last few years'. But, what caused this sudden apathy towards school events? The theme, the Great Gatsby Masquerade, was up to date, the decorations, colored gold and black, we're beautiful and classy and it wouldn't be reasonable to say it was too expensive to come with tickets of only $5 including food and masks. Some Grade 8 students say they have sports practices, others are more upfront, telling the Link Crew leaders they think it will been lame. All in all, let's hope Link Crew will have more success with their events in the future.
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