SAMS students enjoyed a special trip to Tallheo Cannery.

SAMS students rewarded with a day-trip to Tallheo Cannery

SAMS students rewarded with a day-trip to Tallheo Cannery

  • Jul. 2, 2013 2:00 p.m.

 

As part of the academic effort incentive program at Sir Alexander Mackenzie School, over 20 students were rewarded with a day-trip to Tallheo Cannery. The program has been in place now for over three years and involves rewarding effort that goes beyond just beyond straight academic achievement. Traditionally on a report card students are graded both for their academic achievement level represented by a letter grade (A, B, C+, etc.) and for their effort (‘E’ for Excellent, ‘G’ for Good, ‘S’ for Satisfactory, etc.).

The program at SAMS recognizes students who achieve all “E”s and/or “G”s. It is possible to meet this criteria and not have all “A”s and “B”s as long as the classroom teacher feels the student is working up to their potential.

As mentioned over 20 students met this criteria and enjoyed as their reward a day over at Tallheo Cannery. The students in no particular order were: Niamh Cearnaigh, Aodhan Cearnaigh, Raine Cross, Aiden Hindley, Catriona Nelson, Claudia Nelson, Tyra Schooner, Isaac Mack-Silver, Samuel Stewart, Teah Siwallace, Jacob Gascoyne, Kelly Harrison, Lauren Harrison, Faith Fontaine, Hailey Karran, Kasey Karran, Ezra Mecham, Jordan Tuck, Dylan Tuck, Ashley Moore, Hunter Harestad, Etienne Le Bouder, Breagha Koroluk, Cassie Dawson, Felicity Walkus-Snow, Melissa Brooks, Cassie Brooks, Shari-Lyn Harris, Braden Tallio, Carrigan Tallio, Jordan Hall, Raechelle Mack-Harvey, Isaiah Edgar, and Aaron Schieck.

Although the weather wasn’t perfect, the sun did shine through a few times allowing the students to enjoy the campfire, hot dogs, swimming and taking turns paddling the kayak. Many thanks to Garrett Newkirk who gave the students an excellent historical tour of the cannery. Thank also Steven and Nick with BC Parks and the Hakai Ranger for giving the students a ride to the cannery and back!

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