Tribute Gallery

On this page you will find some of the tributes to SMUS staff from students, parents and alumni. To submit your own tribute, make a donation to the Dream Big fund.

2017/18 Tributes

Danielle Stokes Beare

Tribute to Danielle Stokes Beare

Thank you for your teaching excellence.

Clayton Daum

Tribute to Clayton Daum

Thank you for your teaching excellence.

Tiffany Webber

Tribute to Tiffany Webber

This year, you made learning enjoyable, fun and informative. You related each unit to real life, using stories that I will remember for a very long time. Your balance between being professional and casual has made Grade 12 a year of growing in maturity and responsibility. You made Bio 12 the unexpected favourite. (continued on next panel)

Tiffany Webber

Tribute to Tiffany Webber

When I am out with my friends or family I am always somehow reminded of something we have learned - whether it is a way to end someone's life, or something that’s happening at that moment inside my body. When I go off to university and I am living on my own, I will think of you when I drink water so I do not develop kidney stones. I'll think of you when I almost inhale food like your chicken friend. Thank you for the extra help sessions and extensions. (continued on next panel)

Tiffany Webber

Tribute to Tiffany Webber

Thank you for being so open with our class this year, teaching us about more than just biology. Your passion in your teaching in each subject was inspiring. Finally, thank you for being the best teacher I have ever had. I wish you all the happiness and success in the future. I hope you have a relaxing summer, even though I don't think Jude and Indigo will permit that. It was wonderful having you as a teacher this year, and I will miss you.

Xavier Abrioux

Tribute to Xavier Abrioux

Thank you for your many contributions to the Middle School!

Heather Sandquist

Tribute to Heather Sandquist

Heather's dedication to her students is immediately recognizable and greatly appreciated. She helps them to develop mindfulness and provides them not only with excellent instruction, but with lifelong skills.

Jennifer Fisher

Tribute to Jennifer Fisher

Ms. Fisher has been really helpful to me! She helped me get better at the cello, and she is kind. Ms. Fisher never gives up and is really passionate about teaching strings (and she is very good at it). Thanks for making my Strings classes something to look forward to! Thank you, Ms. Fisher!

Angelina Agathoklis

Tribute to Angelina Agathoklis

Ms. A is awesome. She has helped me make all sorts of things in art, held a great art club in second term and third term, and has always been really helpful and nice when I need a little encouragement. Ms. A is inspiring to me and she helped me find my passion for drawing and sketching. I will always appreciate what Ms. A has done for me! THANK YOU, MS. A!

Sarah Bailey

Tribute to Sarah Bailey

Thank you Sarah, Grace had some wonderful times in library.

Gordon Clements

Tribute to Gordon Clements

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Clayton Daum

Tribute to Clayton Daum

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Ryan Dewar

Tribute to Ryan Dewar

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Eileen Amirault

Tribute to Eileen Amirault

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Benson Young

Tribute to Benson Young

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Angus Henderson

Tribute to Angus Henderson

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Kate Paine

Tribute to Kate Paine

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Peter Leggatt

Tribute to Peter Leggatt

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Judy Tobacco

Tribute to Judy Tobacco

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Mimi Brown

Tribute to Mimi Brown

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Steve Bates

Tribute to Steve Bates

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Megan Parry

Tribute to Megan Parry

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Suzanne Walker Curry

Tribute to Suzanne Walker Curry

We greatly appreciate all that you do for Susan, and the significant impact that you make.

Reg Wenman

Tribute to Reg Wenman

Thank you.

Rob Wilson

Tribute to Rob Wilson

Thank you for the impact you’ve made on the school community.

2016/17 Tributes

Brandon Hawes

Tribute to Brandon Hawes

Mr. Hawes, many thanks for helping to make our daughter's first year at SMUS a terrific success! She felt encouraged and supported by you, even when things were a little tough. She has had a great year, and we have watched her self-assuredness grow throughout the year. For her to have the confidence to dance and sing on stage at the MacPherson is a huge achievement! Many thanks, and best wishes!

Dariol Haydock

Tribute to Dariol Haydock

Dariol and Xavier, our family is so grateful for your thorough responses to the concerns of students and families this year. We see both of you as kind, compassionate, insightful, and fair. Thank you for handling all of the families with care.

Xavier Abrioux

Tribute to Xavier Abrioux

Dariol and Xavier, our family is so grateful for your thorough responses to the concerns of students and families this year. We see both of you as kind, compassionate, insightful, and fair. Thank you for handling all of the families with care.

Richard DeMerchant

Tribute to Richard DeMerchant

Our family is so impressed that you regularly volunteer your time outside of class to give the students a boost if they need it. Dylan and I have appreciated our ongoing communication with you; you continually helped us to know how we could work with you to support our daughter's learning. Your coaching has made a huge difference. She has stepped up and done her best, thanks to your attentive and kind and creative teaching.

Susanne Walker Curry

Tribute to Susanne Walker-Curry

Coach-mentor Susanne Walker-Curry inspires our son to put values first as he finds his potential through rowing, teamwork and personal challenge. We are so grateful for your leadership, dedication, and skill.

Lindy Van Alstine

Tribute to Lindy Van Alstine

Our family is so grateful to you. Your shining example of positivity and your appreciation of the child for who they are is something we'll never forget. Hope to see you around!

Tanya Lee

Tribute to Tanya Lee

Thank you for inspiring, supporting and loving our daughter throughout her years at Middle School. She adores you as a teacher and loved your unique and innovative projects and style of teaching.

Matt Keil

Tribute to Matt Keil

Mr. Keil taught me that I was good at things. He is funny and made me laugh. Grade five was my favorite year at SMUS. Every day I thought today is a good day, because Mr. Keil likes me.

Susan Vachon

Tribute to Susan Vachon

He says he enjoys Ms. Vachon’s English class because he learns in fun ways, she always knows how to help him and she is nice and funny too! Thank you for a good year.

Matt Keil

Tribute to Matt Keil

He says that Mr. Keil brightens his day, cares for everyone and teaches Math differently so he understands better. He loves his sense of humour. Thank you for a good year.

Evelyn Zapatis

Tribute to Evelyn Zapatis

Thanks for her five years of care for our daughter.

Chris Bateman

Tribute to Chris Bateman

Chris Bateman was our daughter's first tutor for art and architecture. Thanks for his great help and guidance.

Laurie Parker

Tribute to Laurie Parker

Thanks for these five years of help to our daughter. I will always remember Laurie's midnight pick up from Victoria airport using her private car.

Tribute to Timio Colistro

Thanks for Timio Colistro's constructive encouragements to our daughter while helping her apply for university.

Lindy Van Alstine

Tribute to Lindy Van Alstine

Dear Ms. Van, you are a very special person. Thank you for always being so kind and positive. You represent the very best of what teaching is all about. What's more, your compassion and grace at SMUS is legendary. You will be so missed.

Lindy Van Alstine

Tribute to Lindy Van Alstine

Your inimitably positive energy brings smiles to our faces. Thanks for all the love you've given us. We become better people after seeing you.