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February 27
Congratulations Tupper Tiger Basketball Teams!

Our Tupper Tigers basketball teams (and former players) have been working hard and have been very busy over that past week.   

Some updates from Coach Gurley:

  • Junior boys defeated Duchess Park, Yale and Pitt Meadows so far this past weekend to advance to the provincial semi finals tomorrow (Monday, February 27) at 6:00 pm on the south Court at the Langley events Center.  Their opponent will be North Delta Secondary Huskies.
  • Grade 9 boys won the City Championship with their 57-41 victory over the University Hill Hawks on Thursday (February 24)  evening and advanced to the provincial Championships starting Thursday, March 2 on Vancouver Island.
  • Grade 8 boys start city championships Monday, February 27 at Eric Hamber Secondary with the tip off at 4:45 vs Prince of Wales Secondary Walesmen.
  • Cameron Smythe and the Carleton Ravens begin continue down the road to Halifax and National Championships when they play the Brock Badgers in the Semi Finals of the OUA.
  • Warren Liang and the Dalhousie Tigers on Saturday will play in the AUS Semi finals against the winner of Friday’s Acadia / Memorial tilt.
  • Niko Mottus and the Capilano Blues on Thursday, March 2 will begin play in the PAC West playoffs being held at Quest University & their first opponent will be the Camosun College Chargers at 3:00.
  • Tigers Shoot- a - Thon fund raiser has raised over $8200.00 with more funds to be collected
Can’t make it to the Provincials in Langley but you want to follow the game?  
Just tune into https://portal.stretchinternet.com/tfsetv/  It’s pay per view but…you can tell the Tigers you were supporting them.

There is also a great article in the Vancouver Courier about our Junior Boys team:

http://www.vancourier.com/sports/three-years-perfect-tupper-tigers-chase-ultimate-b-c-reward-1.10398758​

February 14
January Highlights

​January has flown by.  So many things have been happening in our building that it's difficult to do them justice in a short review but I will try to highligh some of them.  We started the year with our Vice Principal, Mr. Akrap, visiting our feeder elementary schools for articulation.  He brought along some Tupper students (as elementary alumni) to bring some familiar faces to our incoming grade 7 students. We are projected to welcome close to 200 new grade 8 students next year and are looking forward to events throughout the spring to get to know them.  

We hosted Parent/Teacher Conferences on January 12 (which had been rescheduled from December due to snow). On January 13, our Dance and Drama students put on a performance for our elementary feeder schools. Honour Roll and Principal's List award ceremonies took place during Reading Break from January 16 to 20.  It was so wonderful to see so many students honoured for their achievement. 

We welcomed approximately 250 people at the Grade 7 Parent Night on January 17.  Our Jazz Band performed in the foyer and numerous staff and students set up classrooms and stations throughout the buildling for families and students to tour around.  Our Dance students opened the night with some short performances, followed by some information from Mr. Akrap about the Grade 8 program at Tupper. 

The Grads held a Grad Fun Night on January 18 where there was stand up comedy (performed by our very own grade 12 students) and a movie.  Our first PAC meeting of the year also took place that evening.  

All of our grade 8s participated in the Junior Achievement Program on January 20 and many community members came to Tupper to present to them.  Interim reports went home with students on Tuesday, January 24.  Our Band students put on a concert for our elementary folks on January 25.  Lunar New Year celebrations took place in the foyer at lunch on January 27 and our UBC Teacher Candidates arrived on January 30.

In terms of Athletics:

  • our Table Tennis team is currently in 3rd place in league play 
  • our Wrestling team heads into the City championships ranked number one
  • the Junior Boys Basketball team is also currently first in league standings
  • the  Grade 8 boys Basketball won the St. Thomas More tournament
  • the Senoir Girls Basketball team is to going to the playoffs
  • the Senior Boys Basektball team starts playoffs the first week of February

In addition to all of these events and activities, staff organized myriad enriching field studies opportunities for students, including: visits to the Sarah McLaughlin School of Music, Cavell Garden Nursing Home, the Vancouver Police Department Museum, walking tours of the public art on Kingsway and Main Street, and students competed in a Case Study Competition at Burnaby Central (placing second). 

In the midst of all of this, the provincial government allocated an additional $50 million dollars to the provincial eduation system.  This started a process for applying for additional staffing for the remainder of the school year.  We applied for an additional 20 blocks to add to our timetable and were allocated 18.  We are currently working hard to put staffing and rooms in place to get students into the enrolling blocks as soon as possible.

All of this is in addition to the amazing day-to-day teaching and learning that is taking place at Tupper. I am looking forward to continuing to get to know the students and families in the Tupper community and to see what new adventures and opportunities February brings.  

January 08
Greetings from the New Principal to Tupper

​Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope that you were able to enjoy some time with family and friends over the recent break as well as some time in the snow.  District staff are working hard to clear the accumulated ice and snow from our school grounds and we will continue to monitor the situation to ensure students, parents/guardians, and staff can get into the building safely.  

I will be at the upcoming PAC meeting on January 18 (7 pm in the Tupper Staff room) where I hope to be able to connect with some of the parents/guardians of Tupper students.  I am always accessible by email at aogden@vsb.bc.ca and by phone through the main switchboard at 604-713-8233. I look forward to getting to know the Tupper community in the coming weeks and months.  

August 10
August Newsletter

September is fast approaching!  Please take a moment to read the August Newsletter for pertinent information regarding School Start up, School Fees and other important information!

August Newsletter 2016​

June 22
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS REGARDING FENTANYL RISKS

Message from the Vancouver Police Department,


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We need your help.

Many of you have probably heard about the rise in overdose deaths related to fentanyl throughout B.C. A large number of people who have died were not even aware they were taking fentanyl – you can’t smell it, taste it or see it. These were not hardened drug addicts, either – they were recreational drug users, youth, and business professionals.​ 
February 17
CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Basketball team and Coach Gourley on winning the Vancouver AAA Championships by beating Britannia Bruins last Friday evening. 

The team now moves on to the Lower Mainland Championships, where a top four placing will see them qualify for this year's provincial championships.  Good Luck Tigers!

February 04
Mid Point of the School Year Check Up

​The beginning of February signals the mid-point of the school year.  This is a excellent time for parents/guardians to take a check up on the academic progress of their son/daughter.  Some teachers may send home interim reports that outline where improvements in work habits or homework & assignment completion may be required, in order for term 2 results to be improved. 

Extra help is available from classroom teachers, the homework club and math tutoring for those students who need a little extra boost in some subject areas. 

Extra effort may also help those grade 12 students who are applying to post-secondary institutions to enhance their academic standing, thus strengthening their opportunities to gain access to post-secondary education.

There are 5 weeks left until the end of term 2 ... leaving a substantial amount of time for students to redouble their efforts in their school work and raise the bar in terms of meeting their personal achievement expectations by the end of term 2!
 
Perseverantia Valemus - Through Perseverance We Prosper 
January 06
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

I hope that the Winter Break was restful and relaxing for all members of our Tupper family.

The early days of January are the perfect time for students, along with their families, to review what worked well during Term 1 and determine what subject areas need extra focus, effort and application during Term 2 to achieve improvement. 

Once these areas have been identified, students need to work with their classroom teachers to come up with strategies that will help them reach their Term 2 achievement goals, particularly in those subject areas where improvement is most needed.

There are 9 weeks until the end of Term 2 ...

 

Perseverantia Valemus!  We Are Made Strong Through Our Struggles!

ROARS - Respect Ownership Attitude Responsibility Safety

November 30
End of Term 1 - Winter's Arrival

With the shortening days and the chill of the mornings, it is evident that the end of November signals the beginning of the winter season.  The cold weather this weekend certainly reflects that this is the case. 

The end of November also signals the end of a very busy first term.  Accolades to the Tupper staff who, despite the challenges of a late start to the school year, worked very hard to ensure that our students were fully engaged with rich learning opportnities inside the classrooom, on the fields and courts of play, in the artistic performance spaces and within the co-curricular and extra-curricular areas represented by field studies, club activities and student leadership initiatives.  It is to be noted that the vast majority of these learning opprtunities and activities required many additional hours outside of the regular instructional day and I would like to thank the teaching and support staff, along with our community partners, for their commitment to supporting the educational and social needs of our students at Tupper.  I would also like to recognize the Tupper parents for their unconditional support of our school.  The ongoing efforts of the PAC and TMPA are gratefully acknowledged, along with those parents who volunteered for field trips, coaching and the supervision of various extra-curricular activities.

With the end of term 1, teachers are busy assessing student learning and evaluating the progress of each student.  To that end, 1st term report cards will shortly be issued for each student refelctive of their term 1 achievement.  Information will be sent home with term 1 report cards regarding appointments for Parent Teacher Conferences.  It is particularly important that parents/guardians of those students who may have experienced challenges to successfully meeting their term 1 learning goals, arrange to meet with their child's teacher in those subjects that will require particular attention during term 2.

At this time we are working at the school level withthe PAC to improve our communication to parents and to other members of the Tupper community.  We welcome suggestions that may assist the school in this area. 

I look forward to meeting many parents/guardians at the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences in mid-December.

 

September 19
SCHOOL REOPENS MONDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER!  WELCOME BACK!

GRADE 9-12 & INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Grade 9-12 students are expected to arrive at Tupper for homeroom at 9:00 am.
  • All International Students are to report to the library at 9:00 am for a welcome and an orientation that will last until 12 noon.
  • Students will receive their timetables in homeroom along with information about the schedule for the first week.
  • Students will also receive important permission forms that must be taken home, signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school.
  • School fees will also be collected on Monday and throughout the first week  of school during homeroom class.

GRADE 8 STUDENTS

  • Grade 8 students are to arrive at Tupper at 9:30 am. 
  • Grade 8's will make their way to the cafeteria for a Welcome to Tupper Orientation organized by the Tupper Link Crew.
  • Grade 8's will then go to their homeroom and meet their homeroom teacher, where they will be provided with information about school startup, receive their timetables and be given important  permission forms that must be taken home, signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school.

NOTE: Tuesday 23rd September will be DAY 1 and will be the first full day of classes.

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