RSS Art Photostream

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shauntay Grant

Students and staff had the pleasure of meeting Shauntay Grant this morning. Shauntay is a spoken word performer, writer, broadcast journalist and musician. She is Halifax's 2009/10 Poet Laureate. Shauntay's soulful voice, accompanied by her drum, livened up the school as she entertained us with a few of her spoken word poems. She uses her family and life experiences as her inspirations. In the space of an hour she sent a powerful message about the power of possibility. For more information on Shauntay check out her website on

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Do you feel like a mental challenge? A good laugh? Tired of sitting around at lunch? The library now has several games that you can check out and use during school hours. Try out Bananagrams, a scrabble like game where you make as many words crossword style as you can from the tiles in your hand. Or how about Apples to Apples, the game of hilarious comparisons. If you have a great sense of humour try out What? the game of questions. Challenge yourself to create the most imaginative and unlikely answers to stump the rest of the players. If they don't guess you wrote the answer you get the points.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Meet JR: Video interview and FAQ about the 2011 TED Prize winner

JR is an anonymous photographer and artist who uses guerrilla art to provoke, question and engage people in meaningful dialogue. He makes you think. Watch the powerful video trailer to learn more about this clandestine artist.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


On Monday October 25, 2010 RSS will be participating in Drop Everything and Read. From 11:00 - 11:19 staff and students will pick up a book and read. Encourage your teacher to bring in his/her favorite childhood book and share it with the class or bring in a novel or magazine your currently reading. Reading for only 20 minutes a day will help you succeed in school and in life. Try it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Staff and students share their thoughts on the proposed closure of RSS. Thanks to Maddie Snelgrove for conducting the interviews and creating the video. Post your thoughts by leaving a comment on the blog.