Fond farewells and warm welcomes at NISS

NISS news with Carley Bobb and Nikole Klaric reports on staff coming and goings.

Here at NISS we have had a few changes as the new semester has arrived. We have had to say goodbye to one of our beloved teachers, and welcomed two new ones. Mr. Jay Dixon, the vice-principal, has also introduced a new Connections Program to the school.

Unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to Mr. Dan Nordin, as he has retired. He was a math and science teacher at NISS for many years. He was always kind, staying in during his lunch break to help students catch up on their work. He even had a website for parents and students to look at their marks, assignments, homework, etc. He will be greatly missed by all staff and students, and we wish him the best on his retirement.

On a much happier note we would like to welcome two new teachers to our school — Mr. Doug Abbot and Ms. Stephanie Rose! Fresh out of university, both teachers finished their last practicum here at NISS and decided to stay for a job.

Ms. Rose is taking over Mr.Nordin’s position and Mr. Abbot is teaching Socials 10, Computers 8, and two remedial reading classes. We welcome them with open arms and hope they have a wonderful journey here.

School District 85 has a new Connections Program for students to join “Workplace Awareness Activities” on the North Island. What a great opportunity for kids to see local working areas.

Funding has been provided for the project through Canadian-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement and the Regional District of Mount Waddington, partnered with School District 85. All of these stake holders are looking to work with the communities on the North Island to introduce students to the opportunities that surround us.

Any employers, business owners, or organizations interested in having students come to their workplace for a guided tour should contact the school. This could mean a small group visit, larger group, or personalized “hands on” experience. All transportation will be arranged. Please contact NISS at 250-956-3394.

Also, any students wanting to participate in this program or who have a career interest in a particular area please contact Mr. Dixon.

 

Nicole Klaric is a Grade 11 student and Carley Bobb is a Grade 10 student at North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill.

 

 

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