JO PAC Meeting – May 25, 2016
Present: Anne Montgomery – PAC Chair, Tracey Santos – Treasurer, Ramandeep Kaurminhas and Suzanne Smythe – Co-DPAC Reps., Jo-Ann Gordon – Secretary, Paul Thandi (Moberley PAC Chair), Tim McGeer – Principal, and 10 parents
The meeting began at 7:00 p.m.
- PAC Elections:
Co-Chair – needed for next year as it will be Anne’s last year at John Oliver
Treasurer – Tracey
Secretary – Jo-Ann
DPAC – Suzanne and Ramandeep
In September there will be a re-structuring to share Chair duties – including teacher liaison, student liaison, email distribution, etc.
- Principal’s Announcements: Tim McGeer
New Principal for September 2016 – Tim is being transferred to UHill and Pedro de Silva (currently VLN Principal) will be replacing him.
Dry Grad – happened Wed. May 25 with a Mystery Bus Tour, followed by fun event in gym.
Graduation – June 7th – Chan Centre
5 PAC Scholarships (2 for Mini Students; 1 i/n/o Thomas Harapnuick – past VP) – to be presented by Anne and Ramandeep.
Sr. Girls Softball – won Provincial Championship
Subject Awards Evening – Tues. May 31st – family and students welcome to attend.
Music Concert – June 9th concert with Alumni – tickets are $2.
- Update on John Oliver Secondary School – closure or seismic upgrade:
Anne and Suzanne will speak at the June 15th Long Range Facilities meeting on behalf of PAC.
Intention is to have John Oliver back on list for seismic upgrade; to build a right-size new school and use the old building as swing space for other schools.
June 20th – school closure list will be announced.
Henriquez architects have drawn up plans for new John Oliver school (under capacity) to be built along 43 Avenue. Mentioned that the plans should be made public to parents, with “Envision the Future” as slogan.
Any voicemail phone calls to Minister Mike Bernier’s office in the evening will be documented and shared the next day. Please phone (250) 387-1977 with your positive message for a new school to be re-built.
- Amateur Radio Club:
Have given John Oliver an HF Unit = emergency radio communication HUB. JO was chosen for its location.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm. with the next PAC meeting to be held in September 2016.
To stay in touch and help learn about/share the happenings at John Oliver, please:
‘like’ the John Oliver Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/John-Oliver-Secondary-School-1081121061932130/?fref=ts ), the Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/jo_school), or (if in Mini) ask to join the Mini School parents FB (https://www.facebook.com/groups/620874101402791/)
You can also check in on the John Oliver PAC blog (http://jo-online.vsb.bc.ca/pac).
Have a good summer.