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Shape of the Week - Feb. 22-26

Parent Survey Quarter 2/ Semester 1

Parents – we value and want your feedback on your experience and your child’s experience during Quarter 2/ Semester 1.  We’ve designed a short 12 question, anonymous survey.  Please complete it at  .  We have also put the link on the website under Announcements.  Thank you for providing us with your reflections of your child’s learning.

Spotlight on Learning:  ‘Be the Best You Can Be Portraits’  with Ms. Harasemow, Art Studio 9/10

In following our school’s motto, the students were tasked with producing a portrait of someone who they admire, look up to, or encourages them to be the best version of themselves. Using the design process and incorporating some traditional techniques, the students were able to replicate their idols in a fun and interactive way. Once they were finished, the portraits were attached and hung together as one single tapestry, this symbolizing the connections we all have each other – making us all ‘Be the Best You Can Be’.

Teacher Reflection:  The students found this project accessible and understood what each of the steps required. By demonstrating and modelling the process, each student was able to continue each day with a task and even help each other with what came next. I was able to see lots of collaboration and idea sharing throughout the class. Their understanding of the process was also fueled by their admiration for the person they chose; some were celebrities, others were family members or friends. I noticed that when the student had the choice of someone they admired, it gave them confidence to complete each step with the utmost precision. Even though the process was certainly messy, each student was able to produce a beautiful piece.

Student Reflection – Jasleen Kang (Gr. 10):  I chose my mom because she is one of the strongest women I know. She has been through a lot and never gave up and kept going. She knows what’s right or wrong and will stand up for herself and her loved ones. She is a very kind, smart, and hardworking woman. You will always see her smiling or laughing. She teaches me to ignore what others are saying to you and don’t let it affect you and keep going with your day. My painting took a while to finish than others because I couldn’t match the same skin tone I had picked. I think my painting was good. Her shading around her eyes could’ve been better also. Overall, I was happy to be able to paint her. 

School of Science and School of Business Applications

Grade 10’s who would like to be a part of the elite academic program at Rick Hansen Secondary within the School of Business and School of Science should submit their application to the office no later than Friday, February 26, 2021.  Applications were available during the information sessions. Spare applications are available in the office.  

Hurricane Alert

The first edition of the RHSS Newspaper: HURRICANE ALERT! Is out!  Take a read at

Grade 12’s

Did you receive via email the letter from the School Board Office with regards to grad events like prom or convocation?  Check your email.

Reminders/upcoming events:

  • Rick Hansen Fitness Challenge – Feb. 1st-June 18th – 25km /week or 50,000 steps!
  • Feb. 22nd   – Feb. 26th – Block B in a.m., A in p.m.
  • Feb. 23-23th  -  Course Planning
  • Black History Month
  • Feb. 24th – Pink Shirt Day

Monday, February 22nd

  • F2F Blk B a.m.
  • Blended  Blk. A p.m.

Tuesday, February 23rd  

  • F2F Blk B a.m.
  • Blended  Blk. A p.m.
  • Course Planning AM

Wednesday, February 24th   Pink Shirt Day  

  • F2F Blk B a.m.
  • Blended  Blk. A p.m.
  • Course Planning

Thursday, February 25th

  • F2F Blk B a.m.
  • Blended  Blk. A p.m.

Friday, February 26th    

  • F2F Blk B a.m.
  • Blended  Blk. A p.m.
  • Next week – switch to Block A in AM and Block B in PM Blended


Current until: Monday, March 1st, 2021
Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2021