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Orcas pebble beaching near Campbell River

Read CBC story….(BC Orcas)


“B.C. Orcas’ Rare Beach-rubbing Behaviour Caught on Video.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015. .

‘Orcas West Coast Canada’. Chris Wilton. Orcas. YouTube, 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015. .

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Self Portrait Series by Kenzie

Kenzie Morgan is a photography student in the Class of 2014. We should remember Ms. Morgan, not just because she is a scholar and fine artist but Kenzie will be contributing vibrant thoughtful images for years to come. Check out her Self Portrait Series below.

The purpose of this digital photography project was to take twenty-four self-portraits, not necessarily all head shots, and to choose six of them, edit these, and add quotes that coincide with the photos to help demonstrate an aspect of the photographer, be it a hobby, personality trait, lifestyle, etc.  For example, of the photos I’ve attached, the Akubra hat photo demonstrates my Australian heritage, the books my love of reading, the eyes my continuous efforts to keep a good perspective, the beaker photo my perfectionism, and the blossoms how I change each year (the blossoms represent not only the changing of seasons but me, seeing as they tend to bloom on my birthday). 
   This project not only helped us (my Photography classmates and me) in continuing to improve in digital photography, but to become increasingly comfortable with photo editing programs…-Kenzie Morgan 
by Kenzie Morgan 2014

by Kenzie Morgan 2014






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A school library is many things…

We have many academically inspired moments or literary events that occupy our school day at the KSS Library. Our Learning Commons is often a hub of intensity for faculty, classes and always packed with teens intently completely projects, seeking materials or cramming for some exam. Our Commons is designed to tackle these scholarly pursuits but it also keenly functions as a safe social space. Occasionally, we just get teens seeking solitude or quiet reading. Our staff tries to protect this role, despite the bustling pace as a technology and creation hub. Example being our sunny reading lounge. Yes. And comfy chairs. :-)


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Freedom to Read Week 2

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by | 2013/02/27 · 9:45 pm

Celebrating 10 years of staff reading- library reception

The KSS Learning Commons was not full of teens today but staff. The Library staff was hosting our 10th annual Summer Reading Reception. A luncheon in the library where teachers, admin, support staff and guests all gather to browse new materials, borrow books and socialize with a light lunch. Often it is a pot luck affair with avid library supporters pitching in plates or service. We have door prizes, demos, and casual fellowship. This year we had a ‘literary lunch’ where all the food had a literature connection. Pink ink punch from Dr. Seuss to Papa Hemingway tuna and Frances Mayes lemoncello cake. …

Thanks everyone…




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Avid Readers Club- ‘Fall of Giants’ meeting

The recent AVID Readers Club meeting, in the KSS Library, was a benchmark and celebration of the current novel pick- Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.

The novel involves a rich storyline from a WWI era.  Teacher-librarian, Sharon Bede and English teacher, Cathy Heymen, served up tea, scones, hard tack, canned corn beef and chocolate honouring the foods of the era.

Vice-Principal Karen Macguire served up canned meat ( Spam ) to the horror of our readers!  Students selected a list of titles and meet monthly face to face as well as blog their reading experience.



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PacificSport honour Okanagan community

The City of Kelowna and PacificSport honoured Okanagan athletes and volunteers at the Community Sports Hero Awards. The reception saw many School District students and teachers honoured including Roger Kirk, Don Bingham and our Tony Sodaro.

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KSS LC kicks off new semester with a rush

The 2nd semester has kicked into gear with a bang and the KSS Library is already experiencing strong patronage.  With Gr 10 orientations and a variety of class projects and the wave of students working independently or in small groups, the demand on space and teacher-librarian service is high.  Please check the bookings calendar and preview the Bulletin TV for seating.


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Ms. Wilkinson plays Oprah

Interviewing students as guests and topic experts.

iPhone message…
Never confuse the special devices that connect us, with the precious moments that keep us together.

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Our Circulation prize winner

Amina , a senior ‘ Extreme Reader’ receiving our December prize. Borrowing The Iron Knight.

iPhone message…
Never confuse the special devices that connect us, with the precious moments that keep us together.

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