This school year’s school sports season didn’t wrap up how any of us wished it had. Nonetheless, it is important to honor the teams that were able to compete. Our Athletic Director, Krys Pick, has done a tremendous job summarizing Jackson’s 2019-2020 sports teams in the video below.
A huge thank you to our student athletes, families, volunteer coaches and game officials. Without your time and dedication, these opportunities would not exist for our students!
Thursday, May 28, @ 10:00 AM in Zoom (See link below)
***All CLE 10 Students and Parents Welcome***
—This event is usually done in person as part of SAS Jackson’s Career Life Curriculum. The format will be zoom breakout rooms where 2-3 professionals from a certain field will pop into the break-out room to present and answer questions on their field. Panelists are not yet confirmed but some examples of careers represented from last year included: Medicine, Animal Care, Multi-Media, Sports/Recreation, Entrepreneurship, Engineering and Resource Management, Social Services, Law and Enforcement and more!
The following email was sent home to families of grade 10 students today (PDF located at bottom):
Please see the attached PDF regarding the Student Learning Survey (SLS). The SLS is not related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but is an important province-wide survey to collect feedback on our public schools that directs future decision-making and policy. Traditionally, this survey would be completed in class, but with classes suspended, we are asking that this be done at home.
Students are encouraged to fill out the survey, and parents/guardians are as well (one per student).
Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 in the Jackson gym, all parents of grade 8 students at Jackson feeder schools (SMS, Carlin, North Shuswap, Silver Creek and Ranchero) are invited for a presentation on course selection for next school year and tour of the building.
If you are unable to make it, but would like to review the PowerPoint at home, it is available on our website under “students” and “course selection.”
Please check with your grade 8 child, as course selection planning pages are due in the near future for online course selections before Spring Break.
The Grade 9 Junior Jewels team are on their way to this year’s Grade 9 Provincial Basketball tournament at Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, February 27 to 29. KLO Middle School hosted the Valley playoff tournament this weekend. The Jewels went into the tournament ranked 3rd, ahead of Mount Boucherie and Pen-Hi. They played second ranked team, South Kamloops on Friday night in a very exciting back and forth battle. The game went into overtime and the Jewels came out ahead, winning 43 to 38. Strong rebounding and steady post play from Tessa Elliott and Katie Overgaard, along with aggressive defensive play and scoring from point guard Ainsley Mueller, lead the Jewels to victory.
That win guaranteed the Jewels a berth at the Provincials and meant that they would be playing number one ranked team KLO Middle in the final. Once again, the game was a close one and came down to the last seconds, with KLO making a free throw to go up by one with 14 seconds left. The Jewels called a time out to advance the ball and avoid the backcourt pressure of KLO’s relentless defenders. Unfortunately, the Jewels didn’t make their last shot and ended up short with a final score of 40 to 39. Katie Overgaard led the team, scoring 17 points, while Ainsley Mueller sunk a timely 3-pointer to add to the team total. Coaches Kira and Keith Limber want to extend their appreciation to KLO for hosting the tournament.