Principal’s Message 2016

January 2016

Welcome back and Happy New Year RSS!

Every time I talk about RSS, I talk about our ‘school community’.  This is the wide group that consists of students, parents, and school staff members who are inherently connected to the school and work together to ensure it is a positive and effective place to learn.

Today, I want to ensure that we acknowledge the support that we receive from the many groups, businesses, and organizations in the town of Revelstoke .  We partner with many groups in Revelstoke and they also help us provide space, support, learning, and services to our students.

Student Well-Being is at the heart of our efforts at RSS and these community groups are instrumental in helping us achieve this goal.  The Neighbourhood of Learning space in our counselling area offers the perfect venue for our students to access community-based services including the Okanagan College, Community Connections, Child and Youth Mental Health, the Revelstoke Youth Liaison, and the Stoke Youth Network.

These community groups, along with our students and their supportive parents, allow RSS to be a vibrant place of learning where students have the opportunity to do their best.

So thank-you Revelstoke!  I wish you all the very best in 2016!

-Greg Kenyon

Adventure in Citizenship

Attend a Rotary funded opportunity in Ottawa!

What does it mean to be a Canadian?  How does our government work?  Gain an understanding of your country.  Meet the leaders and the decision makers.  Meet other young Canadians!!


It all takes place in Ottawa, Ontario from May 1 to 4, 2016, hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa and host families.


It is open to senior high school students, who must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants between 16 and 18 years of age before May 01, 2016.


Some of the selection criteria:
  • excellent academic standing
  • leadership ability
  • community service, with an emphasis on non-school related volunteering
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant between the ages of 16 and 18.  (Students must be 16 before May 01).
  • a short essay, approximately 250 words, on What does being a Canadian citizen mean to you? This essay will be shared by the applicant at a local Rotary meeting to help with selection.  The successful applicant will include their essay with their application form to Ottawa.
Important dates:
  • Feb 15th:  Essay due
  • Feb 18th: Present at Rotary meeting