The Barriere Secondary School Leadership Class distributed poppies and collected small donations towards their Poppy Drive that BSS hosted in partnership with the Barriere Legion. All students then completed a written reflection activity, creating a poppy that was then posted on the school’s mural board. (BSS photo)

The Barriere Secondary School Leadership Class distributed poppies and collected small donations towards their Poppy Drive that BSS hosted in partnership with the Barriere Legion. All students then completed a written reflection activity, creating a poppy that was then posted on the school’s mural board. (BSS photo)

Barriere Secondary students create virtual Remembrance Day ceremony

Leadership and media design classes at Barriere Secondary School (BSS) combined their talents and efforts last week to deliver a virtual Remembrance Day assembly due to the Health Authority Communicable Disease guidelines regarding COVID-19. The Leadership Class also distributed poppies and collected small donations towards the Poppy Drive that BSS hosted in partnership with the Barriere Legion. All students then completed a written reflection activity, creating a poppy that was posted on the school’s mural board.

This week of Nov. 15-19 the Leadership students are recognizing Spirit Week. Monday, Nov. 15, was Spirit Week ‘Jersey or Jammies’ day, Tuesday was Neon Day, Wednesday was Anything But Your Backpack, Thursday is Colour Wars, and Friday will be Fancy Friday.

Repairs to the Barriere Bridge on the highway will be creating extra traffic, with BSS staff advising students and parents to use an abundance of caution while these repairs are taking place on Nov. 16, 17 and 18. During that time all traffic off Highway 5 will detoured along Barriere Town Road and past the high school. In anticipation of very high traffic volume throughout the day on each of the three days staff have advised students and parents, “To plan accordingly as it could take longer to access the school. We also ask that you encourage your child(ren) to stay on-campus throughout the day in order to maintain student safety.”

To further incentivize students to stay on campus, the District of Barriere has stepped forward and are buying lunch for all students to enjoy at the school on each of the three days that the detour off Highway 5 to bypass the Barriere River Bridge will be diverting large numbers of vehicles past the school.

“Thank you to his Worship, Mayor Ward Stamer and the entire District of Barriere Council for their generosity and assistance in keeping our students safe,” commented BSS principal John Tyler.

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