Camps, field trips, barbecue highlight end of school year

Big Valley School students were very proud to host the students from Botha, Donalda, Byemoor and Erskine for the Grade 4-6 track and field

Big Valley School students were very proud to host the students from Botha, Donalda, Byemoor and Erskine for the Grade 4-6 track and field meet.

All the students enjoyed a great day of competition and sportsmanship. A special thanks to Mrs. Tizzard, Ms. Webster, Ms. Walgenbach and all the parent volunteers for organizing this huge event.

Mid-June is such a busy time for everyone with school-aged children. There might only be a week left in the school year, yet with exams, year-end field trips and graduation ceremonies, everyone seems to be scrambling just to keep up.

Big Valley students are no exception. Today through Friday, Grade 5/6 will be at camp. On Friday, the kindergarten and Grade1/2 classes will be at the Calgary Zoo, while the Grade ¾ class will be touring Fort Edmonton.

Monday, June 25, marks the year-end barbecue, the K-3 track meet and yearend awards. Students will surely be looking forward to their last student day on Tuesday, June 27.

Congratulations to Mrs. Nemetz for a successful “A-plus for Energy” grant application. Mrs. Nemetz’s language arts students will greatly benefit from the $10,000.

The staff and students from Big Valley School would like to thank the all the parents and community members for their help and support during this school year. Thank you to Big Valley Legion for sponsoring the Remembrance Day poster contest, Bill Smilie for all the support with the Grade 9 graduation, and to all the people in the community for their donations to the Grade 3-4 bottle drive.

The Big Valley Rusty Spurs held their achievement day this past Saturday at the Red Cat Ranch Arena. The day was filled with fun games, great food and well-deserved recognition for the year’s achievements.

With a very busy and successful 4-H season behind them, the club thoroughly enjoyed their day. Congratulations to all the members for their many accomplishments this year.

The Rusty Spurs club members look forward to riding in the Donalda parade on Saturday, June 30, to help Donalda celebrate its 100th anniversary.

A very popular yearly event in this area, the 23rd annual Ride for Stars presented by Rumsey Ag Society, is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 12, at the TL Bar Ranch, located north of the Tolman Bridge.

The day will begin with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Rumsey Fire Department. Events will include trail rides (registered riders), a poker rally, a silent auction, a prize raffle and the stars booth.

End the day with a great barbecue beef supper from 4 to 6 p.m. served by the Country Cookers.

Come on out and join in the fun and support a good cause. For further information or for rider registration, contact Ernie at 403-368-2132 or Kendra at 403-368-3740.