Submitted By Hannah Canlas, Grade 9 Student
As they move into their second week of November, CKCS looks forward to the numerous events coming up this month.
Christ-King celebrated Catholic education on Sunday in honour of all the staff at the school on November 5. The special Mass had students who volunteered for specific jobs in the church, such as being a reader, a member of the choir, or a greeter. Afterwards, Parishioners and CKCS staff enjoyed snacks at the parish hall provided by CKCS parents.
CKCS Chargers went to a volleyball tournament in Vermillion on November 7. The Mackenzie Tournament is held annually, in honour of East Central’s late superintendent Steve MacKenzie. Facing off against other division teams, the boys won all four games and headed to the final game, against St. Jerome Spartans. Working well together and with superior sportsmanship conduct, the boys team won the Mackenzie Cup. Joel Gustavson, who is on the boys team, said, “We are a well-rounded team with players that have different strengths and weaknesses, but together we compliment each other. I hope that the upcoming teams will have success in their sports seasons to come. The main thing we have learned as a team is that staying positive and not getting frustrated makes things a lot easier.” Carlos Ramos, who is also on the boys team, describes the day as, “Fun, competitive, and very loud.”
Although the girls team did not claim a title, they had a fun day. Madison Swaren, who is on the girls team, explains, “The girls team started off good in the morning, playing our first game against Theresseta. We played a close game and were very close to winning in both sets. However, during our second game against the Angels from Provost, our team seemed to fall apart. Everyone was very intimidated by their tall players and hard serves. During our third game against Blessed Sacrament from Wainwright, we seemed to improve a little bit, but we still lost. We played our last game of the day against the Spartans, who were from Vermillion where we played. Our team tried hard to win the game, however we just weren’t as strong a team as they were.”
Christ-King had their Remembrance Day Celebration on November 9, which was led by the junior highs. The school was joined by several Stettler Legion members and Phil Jarmin who played the Last Post and Reveille during the moment of silence.
Moustache Day, which was hosted by the S.W.A.T. Squad, was on November 10. Everyone was encouraged to have a moustache of some sort (whether it was on a t-shirt, or was made out of sharpie) to help their class win the Spirit Day Trophy.
Students are either excited or scared (or both) to see their grades on November 17 as report cards will be going home on that day.
Swimming lessons have started at CKCS for Kindergartens to Grade 6. The dates for swimming lessons are November 8, 14, 16, 21, 28, and 30.
Teacher interviews will be held on November 21 and 22. Parents were supposed to email or contact the teachers to share the times that worked best for them for interviews.