Ucluelet Secondary School

Ucluelet’s Youth Program co-ordinator Toni Buston kicks off a friendly game of foosball during an open house event on April 3. The Youth Room offers a chill space for students to hang out after school. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet’s weekly drop in youth programs in bloom

“Hopefully the kids will take advantage of it.”

Ucluelet’s Youth Program co-ordinator Toni Buston kicks off a friendly game of foosball during an open house event on April 3. The Youth Room offers a chill space for students to hang out after school. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Edwin ‘Buckshot’ Bikadi, right, spent a few days with members of the Warrior Program, teaching them the basics of log cabin building and how to handle a chainsaw. Based out of Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Ucluelet First Nation, the Warrior Program empowers young First Nations men to be leaders in their communities and to re-connect with their cultural roots. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

First Nations youth Warrior Program revives cultural teachings

“The program is designed for leadership development, and these guys are shining.”

Edwin ‘Buckshot’ Bikadi, right, spent a few days with members of the Warrior Program, teaching them the basics of log cabin building and how to handle a chainsaw. Based out of Ahousaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Ucluelet First Nation, the Warrior Program empowers young First Nations men to be leaders in their communities and to re-connect with their cultural roots. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Surfrider Youth Club members Mackenzie Hale, left, and Toby Theriault participate in a global march for more action on climate change on March 15. The youth led a group of young West Coasters from South Chesterman Beach to Frank Island, discussing their ideas for saving the planet along the way. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Surfrider Youth Club members Mackenzie Hale, left, and Toby Theriault participate in a global march for more action on climate change on March 15. The youth led a group of young West Coasters from South Chesterman Beach to Frank Island, discussing their ideas for saving the planet along the way. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Ucluelet Secondary School art teacher and winner of the 2018 ArtSplash! Peoples Choice Selection Shannon McWhinney celebrates with students Kyri Peel and Rueben Williams during the March 8 opening night. The annual art show can be viewed in the Black Rock lobby until March 17. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: ArtSplash! 2019 opens at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet

Visit the exhibit until March 17 and cast your vote for your favourite work of art.

Ucluelet Secondary School art teacher and winner of the 2018 ArtSplash! Peoples Choice Selection Shannon McWhinney celebrates with students Kyri Peel and Rueben Williams during the March 8 opening night. The annual art show can be viewed in the Black Rock lobby until March 17. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Young Achievement of B.C. Ucluelet chapter members hit pause on coaster production for a cheery photo op. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

VIDEO: West Coast youth learn the ins and outs of business

Students develop company ‘Wild Coasters’

Young Achievement of B.C. Ucluelet chapter members hit pause on coaster production for a cheery photo op. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Jack, left, Jesse, Evan, and Beau are amped for Ucluelet’s first ‘Go by Bike’ challenge to hit the pavement. Kids and adults are encouraged to bike to shcool or work for Oct. 15 to 29. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

GoByBike challenge launched in Ucluelet

Participants get a chance to win a cycle tour in Sicily, Italy.

Jack, left, Jesse, Evan, and Beau are amped for Ucluelet’s first ‘Go by Bike’ challenge to hit the pavement. Kids and adults are encouraged to bike to shcool or work for Oct. 15 to 29. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Members of Ucluelet Secondary School’s Class of 2018 cheese for a group photo after receiving their official grad hoodies last week. The school’s graduation celebration takes place this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the USS gym. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Secondary School grads bid adieu

Community invited to cheer Class of 2018 at June 16 event

Members of Ucluelet Secondary School’s Class of 2018 cheese for a group photo after receiving their official grad hoodies last week. The school’s graduation celebration takes place this Saturday at 2 p.m. in the USS gym. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
AdventureSmart outdoor educators, Emma Courtney and PJ Richards, encourage locals and visitors to the Pacific Rim to follow the three Ts: Trip plan, Train, and Take Essentials. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

BC AdventureSmart / CoastSmart visit Tofino Public Market this Saturday

“We have lots of resources and giveaways, whether it’s for camping or for coastal safety.”

AdventureSmart outdoor educators, Emma Courtney and PJ Richards, encourage locals and visitors to the Pacific Rim to follow the three Ts: Trip plan, Train, and Take Essentials. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
USS students participated in a national tree-planting day on May 9. The field trip was organized by the Barkley Community Forest, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Raincoast Education Society, and Central Westcoast Forest Society. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino and Ucluelet students plant over 1,000 trees on field trip

“It was the first time I ever done it so I thought it was pretty fun.”

USS students participated in a national tree-planting day on May 9. The field trip was organized by the Barkley Community Forest, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Raincoast Education Society, and Central Westcoast Forest Society. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Arlene McGinnis, chair of the Tofino General Hospital Foundation and Gary Marks president of the Pacific Rim Foundation, accept generous contributions from Brian McDaniel,left, and Dan Little, co-executors of Dick Close’s estate, on Saturday in Tofino. (Submitted Photo)

Pacific Rim Foundation receives more than $1M from Dick Close estate

Tofino General Hospital Foundation (TGHF) receives more than $375,000

Arlene McGinnis, chair of the Tofino General Hospital Foundation and Gary Marks president of the Pacific Rim Foundation, accept generous contributions from Brian McDaniel,left, and Dan Little, co-executors of Dick Close’s estate, on Saturday in Tofino. (Submitted Photo)
Ucluelet Secondary School Sustainability Studies 12 Class on a site visit to the Tofino Recycling Depot. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

VIDEO: Ucluelet Secondary students visit Tofino Recycling Depot

Student learn what happens to our recycling once it gets picked up from the curb.

Ucluelet Secondary School Sustainability Studies 12 Class on a site visit to the Tofino Recycling Depot. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
From left, Aaron Rodgers, Holly Baker, Tyler Krueger and John Platenius gathered outside Ucluelet’s Community Centre on Tuesday to celebrate Krueger’s Pacific Rim Foundation Scholarship. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet local heads to Simon Fraser University with $40,000 Pacific Rim Foundation scholarship

“If I didn’t live here, I wouldn’t be able to know so many lively and caring people.”

From left, Aaron Rodgers, Holly Baker, Tyler Krueger and John Platenius gathered outside Ucluelet’s Community Centre on Tuesday to celebrate Krueger’s Pacific Rim Foundation Scholarship. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
During their French Trip experience, Ucluelet Secondary School students checked out the Montreal Biodome, which offers a variety of wildlife exhibits including penguins and houses replicas of four different ecosystems.

Tofino and Ucluelet students excited to share French Trip experience with locals

Class to present on trip to Montreal and Quebec City in Ucluelet on June 19 and Tofino on June 20.

During their French Trip experience, Ucluelet Secondary School students checked out the Montreal Biodome, which offers a variety of wildlife exhibits including penguins and houses replicas of four different ecosystems.
USS' Lukas Bewick completes a double leg takedown of his opponent at last season's Campbell River Invitational wrestling tournament in January

Wrestling season starts up at Ucluelet Secondary School

Mike Rhodes' 18th season as the school’s wrestling coach look like it will be a rebuilding one.

USS' Lukas Bewick completes a double leg takedown of his opponent at last season's Campbell River Invitational wrestling tournament in January
USS’ senior volleyball team

Ucluelet Secondary School senior volleyball set for success in 2017

“What they showed at the end of this year was that they could compete with the best Single-A teams in the province."

USS’ senior volleyball team
Ucluelet Secondary School is searching for Nuu-chah-nulth speakers to help teach students the language.

Ucluelet Secondary School seeking Nuu-chah-nulth speakers

"I need people who want to come and work with our kids who actually can speak the language.”

Ucluelet Secondary School is searching for Nuu-chah-nulth speakers to help teach students the language.
Ucluelet Secondary School’s Geography Club 12 students and chaperones

Ucluelet Secondary School graduates set to celebrate

School will host graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

  • Jun 11, 2016
Ucluelet Secondary School’s Geography Club 12 students and chaperones

Oliwa says Civics needed at Ucluelet Secondary School

A Ucluelet councillor wants Civic Studies to be taught in local classrooms.