Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
Learn more about the legacy of residential schools:
Byrne Creek Library’s Books and DVDs on Residential Schools
by Nicola Yoon is this year’s Bulldogs Read winning book!
Second place: The Hate U Give
Third place: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Congratulations to Shreya Bajracharya, Raihana Jawad, Boshra Moheq, Natasha Nigh and Alexei Villareal for their winning submissions to this year’s WORDS Writing Anthology and to Nathan Belleau for the terrific cover artwork!
You can view The Freedom of Words 2017/18 Anthology here.
…more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. May 7-13 is Mental Health Week.
Check out the FOUNDRY
(mental health & wellness resources for youth ages 12-24) and
download the MindShift app to help cope with anxiety
On April 23, 1564 the Bard was born!
Check out mentalfloss.com for
21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You’re Quoting Shakespeare