Veronica Pinkoski accepting the Excellence in Catholic Education award.

Veronica Pinkoski accepting the Excellence in Catholic Education award.

A special honour for Mrs. Pinkoski

This week Christ-King had its very last badminton tournament.

By Elli Anderson & Abbey Bohn

Grades 6 to 9 badminton players competed in CARA on April 29. CARA was at Christ-King and SMS. All singles and double teams played hard, and ended up winning quite a few of the games. Congratulations to Joel Gustavson and Josh DeGuzman, who walked away with third place in the finals.

Our next upcoming unit in gym is Track and Field for all ages. The Grade 1 and Grade 6 students will have their track meet here at Christ-King on May 28, while the Grade 4 to 9 students will travel to Wainwright on June 2 for their annual track meet. Good luck to all students – practice hard in the next month.

The Sacrament of Confirmation for several of our students took place on May 2. Students have attended semi-weekly classes since September, leading up to this big moment. Archbishop Richard Smith travelled from Edmonton to confirm our youth: Autumn Wyness, Charles Ramos, Carlos Ramos, Jesse Jarmin, Madison Jarmin, and Shelby Sobchyshyn. Surrounded by family, friends and teachers, each student established their belief in God and their commitment to our faith. Congratulations to all students. We are so proud of you.

We are also very proud to announce that our principal, Veronica Pinkoski, was awarded the Excellence in Catholic Education last week at the Blueprints Retreat. She was presented with the award by the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta. At CKCS, we all know she is an excellent role model, teacher and principal, but it was wonderful that others recognized her for her commitment to CKCS. We are all very excited about her achievement, and would like to congratulate Mrs. Pinkoski. She is dedicated to always celebrating all students at CKCS, and we feel that she deserves just as much recognition for this award. Our school would not be the same without you.

Students have continued to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes this past week. Our JDFK walk will take place on May 8. CKCS foyer is decorated in shoes this week, to show our commitment to helping those who are affected by diabetes. We can’t wait to all participate in the walk to show our support in finding a cure.

These next two-month of school will go by very quickly. Many year-end events and activities are planned for students and teachers. Stay tuned Stettler.