Beyond the Classroom
Learning extends beyond the classroom and students at Juniper Ridge Elementary participate in a wide variety of school and district events.
District Math Challenge
Each year, 20 or more Juniper students participate in the Kamloops District Math Challenge. Students generally perform well, with several students scoring amongst the top performers in the district.
Heritage Fairs are held every year in our district and every few years at our school. Click the links below to find out more. Kamloops Thompson Regional Heritage Fair: http://kamloopsheritagefair.sd73.bc.ca/
Math Expo projects represent mathematics in the real world using one of the following frameworks: measurement, data analysis, geometry, algebra, problem solving, functions and patterns, mathematical connections, communication of mathematical ideas, or technology.
Dozens of students present their work on project boards and display during our school Math Expo. The projects are diverse, creative, and showcase the hard work of the students. Some projects are then selected to be entered in the District Math Expo. Thank you, Mr. Fridriksson, for your inspiration and the work you put into organizing the school and district Math Expos.
Juniper Ridge Elementary encourages scientific investigation and holds a science fair every year or two. Science Fairs provide an opportunity for students to dig a little deeper into a science topic and communicate their findings to classmates or the school. Typically, most primary students explore the topic as a class, while intermediate students work individually or in pairs on a topic of choice.
Useful links for student scientists:
District Science Fair Site - Information about our regional Science Fair, resource material, awards info and more. Check out the "Web Links and Online Resources" for project ideas, etc.
Science Fair Foundation of BC - Includes information and advice on how best to present a project.
Interesting science websites
Other good places to start collecting ideas for future projects would http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/sciencefairs/ which provides information on beginning a project while http://www.ysf.ca provides an overview of Regional and
Each spring, intermediate students are invited to demonstrate their artistic skills and talents by submitting artwork for judging at the school level. Several students earn an invitation to represent our school at the district's Young Artists Conference. This special day is held at Thompson Rivers University where students participate in workshops with skilled community artists and teachers. These same children also display their artwork at a public venue in the city and attend a reception in their honour.
Each spring, intermediate students are asked to submit original stories or poems for judging at the school level. Approximately four students are then invited to attend a district Young Authors Conference for a day in May. At the conference, they learn to hone the craft of writing under the guidance of published authors. Student works are then bound in a book to be treasured for years to come. http://yac.sd73.bc.ca/