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November 5, 2019

A brand-new group of student teachers from SFU and UBC have been visiting Walnut Grove Secondary these past few weeks, prior to the start of their final teaching practicums.  Their university advisors suggested they visit our Library Learning Commons and introduce them...

January 16, 2019

This year my New Year's Resolution is to branch out and read beyond the genres that I normally gravitate towards. It was great fun to start this challenge by ploughing through a stack of our newest graphic novel purchases during the holidays (A quick heads up:  you can...

June 22, 2018

So Long, Adieu

Another year has come to an end and this one is a particularly sad one for me because four of our key WGSS Library Advisory Council (LAC) members are graduating.   The party started when Emma and Claire joined the LAC as brand new Grade 8s and showed thei...

May 3, 2018

This week is Pride Week.  We have an amazing Pride Club in our school with all sorts of great projects planned for the week – all geared towards celebrating the individuality of all our students.  Students throughout our school are sporting rainbow flag stickers, signi...

November 29, 2017

Today I had an opportunity to share our school library website (aka a virtual learning commons) during a workshop with our school's teaching assistants.  I was pleased, and maybe a bit relieved too, that the SEAs were amazed by the many resources gathered on our site a...

October 19, 2017

So I now have purple hair. Not lavender, mauve or a washed out shade. More like the Hex colour #A020F0. Or an incredible shade of Purple Haze. Okay, you might have to Google Jimi Hendrix to get that last one. But the point being that my hair is really purple, very purp...

June 29, 2017

It's almost the summer break and I'm really looking forward to spending some down time at my Indian Arm cabin, enjoying a glass of ice tea and reading a good book.  Bring on the sunshine because I plan to plow through my sadly neglected pile of reading! Actually, come...

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