November at Stanley Humphries High School in Castlegar – Castlegar News
Each year on November 11, Canadians reflect, honor and remember those who have served and continue to serve Canada. The bravery and sacrifice of these people directly touches the lives of many at SHSS.
Stanley Humphries staff and students proudly dedicate part of their day to remember through poppies, silence and ceremonies. Each year, a candle lighting ceremony takes place and a bugle call is played by the SHSS group. This year, like the previous year, the traditional Remembrance Day assembly was held virtually at 11 a.m. For the students, this day turned into a long weekend, giving them the opportunity to really reflect on the importance of this day.
Over the past few years, teachers and students at Stanley Humphries have engaged in Movember to influence positive change on a topic rarely seen in the media. Movember is a global movement to raise awareness about men’s health. During the month of November, people of all genders, ages and colors are encouraged to raise funds and be part of a movement that is changing perspectives on the global men’s health crisis. Many people at Stanley Humphries have chosen to grow their whiskers, hair on their legs and arms to support men struggling with mental health, cancer, and more. Do you know anyone who has participated in Movember? Remember to mark this important event in your calendar for next year.
As November draws to a close, so do the glorious fall sports at SHSS. Volleyball, soccer, mountain biking, rugby, and field hockey are popular sports at this bustling high school. These teams trained, played games and participated in tournaments wholeheartedly. The teams have traveled to places such as Trail, Kimberly and Osoyoos to compete. As the first official competitive sporting season since the COVID-19 restrictions took effect in early 2020, it was an exhilarating experience SH will never forget. For many seniors, this was their last sports experience in high school. Many students are eagerly awaiting the start of the basketball season in December.
Suits and ties, dresses and heels, galore! The student council breaks with the ordinary and organizes a themed spirit day. Everyone wore their favorite formal wear to school on Friday, November 26th. In the past, the student council organized Spirit Weeks before holidays such as Christmas break and spring break. To promote more unity and bring fun during a regular week, the student council incorporates surprise spirit days every few weeks. These events receive an exceptional response and add a sense of community to the school.