Friday, 10 March 2017

SVCS is Getting Healthy

Thanks to some funding from the Alberta government Southview Community School will be able to implement a nutrition program. The program will be led by our newly hired Nutrition Coordinator Ally DeWolfe. This program has several goals including educating students on healthy foods and healthy living, providing healthy food access free of charge throughout the day, creating a sustainable nutrition program and involving and empowering students to take charge of their diet.
Our school is committing to being a “healthy school” and as such will no longer be promoting, distributing or raising funds using foods that are considered “unhealthy.” Beginning in April we will no longer be selling weekly hotdogs to raise money for field trips. The school will look at alternatives to support this meaningful learning opportunity so that there is no impact on student learning.
As always please feel free to contact me at school if you have any ideas, questions or concerns.

Todd Samuelson
Southview Community School
(403) 526-4495 ext 5806
@Southview_CS (twitter)

Friday, 3 March 2017

Southview Community School

As many of you know, this is our 40th year celebration at Southview Community School. Although I have only been here a short time, I have quickly discovered that this is a special school in a remarkable community. Today I had the honour of meeting one of those remarkable people, “Dub” Henderson, the self-proclaimed, “smarter, more talented, better looking” older brother of Dr. Larry Henderson who was the first principal of the school. Dub came in to inquire about purchasing four bricks for the school mural, one for each of the remaining seven brothers of the Henderson family. With the family purchasing four bricks and commitments from others, we only have about 15 bricks left. Southview Community School is accepting donations, purchases and dedications of tiles that would be displayed adjacent to the mural.  If you wish to make a purchase or donation, please contact Southview Community School at 403-526-4495.  The cost of each tile is $100.
Todd Samuelson