Ucluelet Secondary School

Grade 9 art students at USS, from left, Talon Morgan-Banke, Kailea Sked and Kira Cameron work on orange shirts as part of their preparation for Truth and Reconciliation Day. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet Secondary prepares for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

School has partnered with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust to bring in a Legacy of Hope Foundation exhibit

 

Cynthia Orr is excited to get to work as the West Coast’s new school board trustee. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Orr)

Cynthia Orr joins school board as West Coast Trustee

Tofino local hopes to connect communities

 

Pani Ayoubizadeh, centre, beams with gratitude beside her family, dad Niki, mom Mitra, and little sister Parnian on the left side, and Pacific Rim Foundation president Gary Marks and David and Wendy Close on the right. (Submitted photo)

Iranian teen earns $40,000 Pacific Rim Foundation academic scholarship

Ucluelet Secondary grad Pani Ayoubizadeh is the first immigrant to ever receive the honour

 

Toni Buston walks up Peninsula Road and past Image West Gallery holding a sign that reads ‘You are loved, valid and cared for’ during the June 30Pride Walk and BBQ in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Pride walk promotes fun, inclusive space

“It’s going to be even better next year”

Toni Buston walks up Peninsula Road and past Image West Gallery holding a sign that reads ‘You are loved, valid and cared for’ during the June 30Pride Walk and BBQ in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors heading to Ultimate Frisbee provincials

The young team will travel to Surrey for BC’s Ultimate High School Provincial Championships on May 26

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)
Olivia Rhodes scores with a ‘head and arm’ pin in her semifinal match on her way to a gold medal at the provincial wrestling championships in Vancouver. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Olivia Rhodes scores with a ‘head and arm’ pin in her semifinal match on her way to a gold medal at the provincial wrestling championships in Vancouver. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Evan Touchie, a forward for the USS Warriors senior boys, goes for a layup during Thursday practice. Ucluelet is ranked No. 2 heading into the North Island Championships. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Senior A Basketball: Warriors take on Gold River this weekend

Ucluelet Secondary School’s senior boys basketball squad hope to nab North Island Championship title

Evan Touchie, a forward for the USS Warriors senior boys, goes for a layup during Thursday practice. Ucluelet is ranked No. 2 heading into the North Island Championships. (Nora O’Malley photo)
With political ambitions in tow, Pani Ayoubizadeh walks across the rainbow crosswalk on her way to school. Ayoubizadeh will be the first West Coast student to attend the British Columbia Youth Parliament from Dec. 27-31. (Nora O’Malley photo)

West Coast student earns BC Youth Parliament seat

Pani Ayoubizadeh is joining the virtual session on Dec. 27-31

With political ambitions in tow, Pani Ayoubizadeh walks across the rainbow crosswalk on her way to school. Ayoubizadeh will be the first West Coast student to attend the British Columbia Youth Parliament from Dec. 27-31. (Nora O’Malley photo)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

Ucluelet man sues ex-principal and School District 70 over alleged sex abuse

Dan Edwards, now 71, was in Grade 8 and 14 years old when the alleged sex abuse took place

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
Arc’teryx athlete Pete Devries and Surfrider Pacific Rim Youth Lead Alys Hoyland are stoked to join forces to pioneer a digital ocean-friendly schools curriculum. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Arc’teryx sponsors Surfrider Pacific Rim youth program

YES Program includes downloadable lesson plans and ocean-friendly schools toolkit

Arc’teryx athlete Pete Devries and Surfrider Pacific Rim Youth Lead Alys Hoyland are stoked to join forces to pioneer a digital ocean-friendly schools curriculum. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet Secondary School has been added to Island Health’s potential COVID-19 exposure list. (Westerly file photo)

UPDATED: Three Tofino-Ucluelet schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

Exposure dates currently listed as Oct 13-15 and Oct 18

Ucluelet Secondary School has been added to Island Health’s potential COVID-19 exposure list. (Westerly file photo)
Art students Vanessa Young and Hannah Frank watch as teacher Shannon McWhinney lifts the orange T-Shirt print maker (on loan from Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob) revealing the words ‘The Past Is Never Forgotten’. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School honours residential school survivors and the children who never made it home

Legacy of Hope exhibit and student projects are open for public viewing on Sept. 30

Art students Vanessa Young and Hannah Frank watch as teacher Shannon McWhinney lifts the orange T-Shirt print maker (on loan from Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob) revealing the words ‘The Past Is Never Forgotten’. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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

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

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

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)
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)