CHRIST KING — CKCS’ week was filled to the brim last week. Many events kept staff and students quite busy. On April 12, Grade 9s walked to Wm.E. Hay for the Grade 10 Orientation presentation. Students listened intently to Mrs. Enyedy, as she reviewed their various programs, the school’s expectations of students, and as she answered numerous questions. Students left feeling much more confident in choosing their courses, and taking that next step in their education. Kirklind Bachmier, a current Grade 9 student of CKCS remarked that he felt less overwhelmed and that he wasn’t so worried about the planning aspect of Grade 10 anymore.
On April 13, the Grade 6 class travelled to the Stettler County Council Meeting. The students were very excited to meet the councillors that they had been learning about, and to get first-hand experience at one of the monthly meetings. All students sat amongst the councillors and listened intently to the various issues that were discussed, including a proposal for a stray cat program to reduce the number of strays, as well as a proposal to build the new county shop through local businesses. Following the meeting, students were given a tour of the county building, which included visiting each office and listening to the department head explain what their job was. It was very enriching for the students to connect their knowledge about the departments to the actual offices and personnel within those departments. Students were then treated to the pizza lunch with the counsellors before returning to the school. A huge thank you goes to the county office for hosting the class, and making the trip such as wonderful experience.
On April 14, Charles Firth from RBC Bank in Stettler came to CKCS to deliver a junior achievement program to our Grade 8/9 class. Named “Economics for Success”, the program revolved around the financial costs of independence, prioritizing proper financial decisions, how to develop a personal brand, networking and creating their own personal educational and career goals. Students responded very well to Mr. Firth and the activities that he led – in fact many students wished he could have stayed longer. A huge thank you to Mr. Firth for his time and the knowledge he imparted with our students.
Ending the week, CKCS students came dressed in their pajamas for Pajama Day on Friday. The Grade 7 class won the Spirit Day Trophy by displaying the most enthusiasm and participation. The trophy will remain in the class until April 29, when CKCS will participate in Formal Day.
Decked out in comfy clothes, students also took Dance Party Friday outside to enjoy the warm weather. Accompanied by DJ Nic (a Grade 9 student) Spirit Squad dance leaders had a blast leading their dances outside on the playground to many songs projected over the PA system.