Spirit Squad dance leaders lead first Dance Party Friday of the year.

Spirit Squad dance leaders lead first Dance Party Friday of the year.

CKCS dances through January

CHRIST KING -- Christ-King has had a busy start to the New Year.

CHRIST KING — Christ-King has had a busy start to the New Year. The last two weeks that students have been back for have been filled with the startup of many different activities.

The basketball season for the CKCS Chargers is officially underway. Although practices began before Christmas, the season’s games began on Jan. 6. The boy’s team has played Stettler and Halkirk thus far. Although they conceded both games, the boys played well and enjoyed getting back on the court. The girls have played Stettler and Donalda. They, as well, lost both matches, but are determined to continue improving throughout the season. The boys’ team is excited to travel to Sylvan this weekend for their first tournament.

The CKCS Spirit Squad has also been very busy throughout January. The first Spirit Day was Jersey Day on Jan. 8. Students were invited to wear their favourite jerseys in order to win the Spirit Day Trophy for their class. With the most participation and enthusiasm, the Grade 4/5 class took the prize. The trophy will once again be up for grabs this Friday, with Twin Day taking place.

With the colder weather settling in, Spirit Squad has also started up Dance Party Fridays. All classes are invited down to the gym at lunch recess to follow Spirit Squad dance leaders in choreographed Zumba-like dances. Dance leaders Shelby Sobchyshyn, Autumn Wyness, Bailey Strandquist, Hannah Van Straten, Brandy Kennedy and Charlotte Walker have been working hard each week to master the steps in order to make the weekly event a success. Dance Party Fridays is part of CKCS Health Action Plan, and is an exciting way to get our students up and moving. Students, even as young as our Kinder-Kids, are always excited for Fridays to roll around.

CKCS will be wrapping January up with their junior high Muchmusic Dance. Invites have been sent to surrounding schools, and Spirit Squad is busy planning the event. The Muchmusic Dance is always popular due to the big screens that are set up to play music videos to accompany the songs. The night will be filled with a concession, prizes and fun. Students are invited to sign up with their school for Jan. 28. It will run from 7-10 p.m. for grades 6-9. There will be an admission fee. For more information please contact Christ-King Catholic School.