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Pink Shirt Day is WHAT'S HAPPENING AT LVR — with Connor Banks

By Contributor
February 27th, 2013

L.V. Rogers Grade 12 student Connor Banks is locked into the final semester at L.V. Rogers High School.

The senior student is taking some time away from the books to draft up a few words about the local high school as guest columnist for The Nelson Daily.

From arts, to sports to news about the upcoming anything and everything at LVR, including information on the upcoming 2013 Graduation Ceremonies in June, Banks will have it covered for The Nelson Daily readers.


Semester Two has finally arrived at LVR! It’s the time when Mr. Jon Francis and Mr. Karl Machado, the LVR Student Counsellors, are bombarded with the impatience of the student body.

Students had questions with getting into a specific course, timetable conflicts, inappropriate course choice, or adding more courses. LVR gives a big thanks to both of them for being patient and calm while maintaining a sane state.

Currently, LVR has been struck with a rather unique and intriguing Amnesty International project. It is called “Amnesty International Hand Print Mural”.

The cost was merely three dollars for one to get their hand imprinted forever upon the halls of the school. Along with the handprint, one was allowed to incorporate a small quote, grad year, and name. It was a fantastic fundraiser and a great way to brighten up the school!

Another major issue within our society and especially in schools is bullying. Bullying is something that is emotionally and physically damaging.

To address this issue, LVR has enforced zero tolerance policy on bullying.

The school will be participating in Pink Shirt Day on February 27.

This is a day where schools, businesses, and the community come together to illustrate that bullying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

In support of this concept, people will be wearing pink shirts.  

The Hanger (also known as the LVR gym) saw great action this weekend. Both the Senior Girls and Boys Bombers basketball teams hosted the Kootenay Basketball tournament to determine who will be representing the Kootenays at the BC Provincial Championship tournaments. 

The girls played well – winning their first game and came close to winning the second game.  They were narrowly defeated and placed second in the tournament.

The Senior Boys Bombers basketball teams triumphed over the Golden Eagles team by a score of 75-43. The Bombers will now head to Kamloops, from March 6-9, for the provincial championships.  Congratulations on the victory and the whole school will be wishing you luck at the provincials!

Finally, the exchange students from Ft. McPherson have arrived at LVR. Sixteen LVR students, from Grades 9-12, were hosting a group of sixteen Gwich’in indigenous students from Chief Julius School in Fort McPherson.

The excited students arrived last week with anticipation of all the activities they would be participating in. These activities included: skiing at Salmo Ski Hill, snowshoeing, avalanche safety exercises at Kootenay Pass, co-construction of a mosaic piece of artwork, hockey at the NDCC, Kootenay Lake Ferry ride, Ainsworth Hot Springs, an afternoon at Selkirk College, and a visit to the Slocan Pools.

It was a great experience to have the exchange students from up north come to our school for a week.

Hopefully, they thoroughly enjoyed their time here in our beautiful community as much as we enjoyed showing them around!

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