Sunday, December 15, 2013

Conference Day, Senior's Brunch and Winter Concert

There is so much happening in high schools around North America in the weeks leading up to the Winter Holidays.  A small sampling of some of the goings-on at Burnett follows...

On Thursday, December 5th, Burnett Secondary school held it's 14th annual Conference Day, which was highlighted by the Senior's Brunch.  Always a holiday memory for both our guests and our students, this year was no exception.  The Conference Day seminars focused on Social Responsibility and lessons delivered by homeroom teachers included Safe Driving, Social Media Awareness, Anti-Bullying and Building Community as well as Understanding Racial Diversity.  A keynote speaker seen by the entire school was Michael Bartolotto, as well as guests who spoke about the Holocaust and The Richmond Multi-Cultural Society who presented about building community.
It is with great pride that I show below a highlight video of the ever-popular Senior's Brunch, created by students Meghan G and Janelle P.  Well done girls and thank you to the entire Leadership and Law classes plus some Student Council members, Mr. Ghaug and Ms. Davis as well as the Glee club, Ms. Freeman and the Jazz Band and Ms. Johal and the Dance class.  The smiles on the faces of both the students and the Senior's indicated that a great time was had by all.
Ho, Ho, Ho

Getting ready...
Here they are!
Glee club singing
Another recent highlight was the Winter Concert, hosted on Thursday, December 12th.  A full house of spectators were treated to an excellent concert put forth by the Concert Band, Grade 8 Band, and the Jazz Band.  Thanks go out to all the performers and their director, Ms. Freeman.  The admission of canned food or money to be donated to the Richmond Food Bank raised hundred of cans of food as well as hundreds of dollars all to be given to a very worthy cause.

Grade 8 Band
Concert Band

Next week is our last before the holidays, so I would like to remind students to do what you can to help support those in need.  Our Student Council Canned Food Drive (which has brought in thousands of cans of food and several hundred dollars in donations so far) will continue through Friday, so please do your part.  Also to look forward to is Friday's ever-popular Santa's Breakfast, where lots of entertainment (including a performance by our staff) and a full hot breakfast will be served to any and all who purchase a ticket (all proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank).  Tickets are available from Student Council members at lunchtime for $5 each or 4 for $15.
Enjoy the last week and to all members of our school community, have a Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year!