By David F. Rooney
No matter who you were — teacher, student, administrator or custodial staff member — Monday’s opening of the new Revelstoke Secondary School was a cause for joy.
You could feel the vibe as you walked through the front doors: everyone was absolutely enchanted by the new school.
“I really like all of the windows,” said 11th Grader Joel Flick. “I really like the fact they all open and look at the views.”
Principal Mike Hooker was no different. He beamed his way through the day and seemed impervious to the odd glitch.
“Every time they make an announcement (over the PA system) the clocks change time — it’s really funny,” said Ninth Grader Jude McKay.
If that’s the worst technological foul up this week they’ll be lucky.
But there are a lot of things to discover and enjoy at the school.
“The students are so excited by all of this,” said Brenda Diebert.
But it will be a few weeks before the building will be open to the public. The District 19 Board of Trustees had originally planned on an October 25 opening however Education Minister George Abbott can’t get here until early November.
In the meantime, here are some photos from the new high school: