Ucluelet Secondary School

West Coast pop singer-songwriter JESSIA offers an important message through her viral hit song ‘I’m Not Pretty’. (William Amarcand photo)

West Coast grad JESSIA now a rising Canadian pop star

The singer-songwriter penned breakthrough hit ‘I’m Not Pretty’ from childhood room in Ucluelet

 

USS graduate Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg celebrates the prestigious Pacific Rim Foundation Dick Close Scholarship with proud parents Sandra and Brent. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet filmmaker earns $40,000 Pacific Rim Foundation academic scholarship

“I am so blessed to live in such a community that supports the youth with pride”

 

Grade 12 graduates Jada Touchie, Timothy Masso and Brendan Brown are all smiles after receiving their Goodies for the Grads gift packs thanks to a small neighbourhood grant from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School grads set to parade through town

Family and friends can cheer on the Class of 2021 this Saturday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m.

 

West Coast Nest is calling for video submissions from local youth. (West Coast Nest photo)

West Coast Nest launches youth video contest

Local youth aged 10 to 18 could win the chance to interview a top scientist

West Coast Nest is calling for video submissions from local youth. (West Coast Nest photo)
USS principal Carol Sedgwick, centre, and UES principal Jaime Hansen stand with seismic upgrades project manager Nathaniel Crain in the soon-to-be safe drop-off zone at the Secondary School. (Nora O’Malley photo)
USS principal Carol Sedgwick, centre, and UES principal Jaime Hansen stand with seismic upgrades project manager Nathaniel Crain in the soon-to-be safe drop-off zone at the Secondary School. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The School District 70 administration office in Port Alberni. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

School District 70 gets a new name

Name change reflects district’s West Coast roots

The School District 70 administration office in Port Alberni. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
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School District 70 announces school restart plans

Students in School District 70 will only have two options for learning come September

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Filled with gratitude, 2020 Pacific Rim Foundation Scholarship recipient Trinity Clark rejoices with her parents Calvin and Kim and grandma Emerald Shepherd in front of the school last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet graduate earns $40,000 Pacific Rim Foundation scholarship for post-secondary education

“I like working with everyone and building bonds through the community.”

Filled with gratitude, 2020 Pacific Rim Foundation Scholarship recipient Trinity Clark rejoices with her parents Calvin and Kim and grandma Emerald Shepherd in front of the school last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet’s Timmy Masso has received an Indigenous Language Revitilization Diploma from the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Masso)

Young Ucluelet local earns Indigenous Language Revitalization Diploma

Timmy Masso hasn’t entered Grade 12 yet, but he’s already secured a University of Victoria diploma.

Ucluelet’s Timmy Masso has received an Indigenous Language Revitilization Diploma from the University of Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Masso)
USS grads relax on a grassy knoll on a distant pre-covid school day. (Submitted photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School grads to hold 2020 parade on June 20

Creative alternative found as COVID-19 restrictions cancel plans for public ceremony

USS grads relax on a grassy knoll on a distant pre-covid school day. (Submitted photo)
An artist rendering of the Ucluelet Secondary School from the corner of Peninsula and Matterson. (M3 Architecture Inc. image)

Construction work begins on seismic upgrades at Ucluelet Secondary School

The first phase of the $45 million project involves levelling an area for the new academic block

An artist rendering of the Ucluelet Secondary School from the corner of Peninsula and Matterson. (M3 Architecture Inc. image)
Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award

Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award

“We are all motivated to keep the area clean and do what we can to preserve it.”

Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award
Carol Sedgwick, left, Bri Hunter, Karen Severinson, Lucia Lyons, and Suzanne Ryles prepare health-minded grocery bags for west coast families. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet schools provide groceries to 60 families

“Hopefully our children staying home are getting the nourishment that helps them do their homework.”

Carol Sedgwick, left, Bri Hunter, Karen Severinson, Lucia Lyons, and Suzanne Ryles prepare health-minded grocery bags for west coast families. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Local women gather at the Long Beach Golf Course on Feb. 25 for the first-ever 100 Women Who Care event. (Nora Morrison photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet’s 100 Women Who Care event raises $10,500 for USS PAC

“The women in our communities have a passion and drive that is like no other.”

Local women gather at the Long Beach Golf Course on Feb. 25 for the first-ever 100 Women Who Care event. (Nora Morrison photo)
Olivia Rhodes takes down her opponent while wrestling her way to a silver medal at the provincial championships in Langley. It was Rhodes first time competing at the provincial level. (Mike Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School wrestlers wrap up successful season

The USS Warriors hit the mats for the final time this season at the provincials in Langley.

Olivia Rhodes takes down her opponent while wrestling her way to a silver medal at the provincial championships in Langley. It was Rhodes first time competing at the provincial level. (Mike Rhodes photo)
CREATING CHANGE: Students and teachers from the Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht, Ditidaht, and Kyuquot prepare for a beach clean blitz of Wickaninnish on Feb.21. The teens were participating in an inaugural youth-led Surfrider Youth Conference on Feb. 20 and 21 in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino-Ucluelet students host first-ever Surfrider Youth Conference

“When you have 100 plus people all together in one room, you can feel the energy.”

CREATING CHANGE: Students and teachers from the Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousaht, Ditidaht, and Kyuquot prepare for a beach clean blitz of Wickaninnish on Feb.21. The teens were participating in an inaugural youth-led Surfrider Youth Conference on Feb. 20 and 21 in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The USS Warriors wrestling team proudly display their hard-earned hardware after a successful showing at the Island Championships in Nanaimo over the weekend. (Mike Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School wrestlers earn six medals at Island Championships in Nanaimo

Team heads to Provincial Championships in Langley from Feb. 15-17.

The USS Warriors wrestling team proudly display their hard-earned hardware after a successful showing at the Island Championships in Nanaimo over the weekend. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)

PHOTOS: A WAVE OF GENEROSITY

Tofino and Ucluelet businesses give big over the holidays.

Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)
‘Finding Solitude’ filmmakers Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg, left, and Jaiden George eagerly wait for ticket holders to take their seats at the Nov. 17 Ucluelet premiere of their short environmental film. The young duo held three sold out screenings over the weekend and raised about $1,500 for Ucluelet Secondary School’s Surfrider Youth Club. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
‘Finding Solitude’ filmmakers Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg, left, and Jaiden George eagerly wait for ticket holders to take their seats at the Nov. 17 Ucluelet premiere of their short environmental film. The young duo held three sold out screenings over the weekend and raised about $1,500 for Ucluelet Secondary School’s Surfrider Youth Club. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
The Tofino Pickleball Club received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host an Open House event, which will include a pickleball demonstration, general rules, play the game followed by a lunch for all participants. Invitations will be sent out to Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Ucluelet and Tofino residents. (Westerly File Photo)

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust announces 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants

Free, family-friendly NSG celebration on Nov. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Tofino Community Hall.

The Tofino Pickleball Club received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host an Open House event, which will include a pickleball demonstration, general rules, play the game followed by a lunch for all participants. Invitations will be sent out to Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Ucluelet and Tofino residents. (Westerly File Photo)