By: Elli Anderson & Abbey Bohn, Grade 8 Students
Returning to school after a long weekend is hard. However, Christ-King resumed their regular routines with gusto on March 9.
All Christ-King teachers enjoyed Teacher’s Convention and returned safely to Stettler. Many fantastic sessions were held over the two day workshop; providing teachers the opportunity to learn and collaborate with each other. “It was fantastic to brainstorm ideas and solutions with other teachers. There are so many different backgrounds and experiences that people bring to the convention; I collected quite a few creative teaching techniques that I want to try in the class” said Miss Kroes, a junior-high teacher.
The total amount is in: Christ-King officially raised $7349.35 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! All students should be extremely proud of their efforts. CKCS blew their goal of $1500 out of the water and had an amazing Jump Rope for Heart Day. Well-done Christ-King!
On March 11, before the long weekend, Christ-King participated in World Day of Prayer. When hearing the word Bahamas, many Canadians picture a place of luxury, relaxation, and beauty. However, it is an area that is stricken with poverty and misfortune. The entire student body joined together in the gym for a presentation led by Liana Bohn, the Grade 1 teacher. Mrs. Bohn had prepared videos and a PowerPoint on the Bahamas. Together, Christ-King spent the time learning and prayingfor those in the Bahamas that are in need of assistance.
The third week of Lent was celebrated on March 10. Led by the Grade 8/9 class, they taught the student body about the Gospel of the Messiah proving to a woman that he was indeed the Son of God; and he was there to offer the Living Water. In preparing our hearts for Easter, Christ-King attended Mass on March 13. Father Don’s message was also similar in that we should follow the Golden Rule: “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.” Following Mass, staff and students gathered in the Parish Hall for soup lunch with other community members. All donations from soup lunch goes to Development and Peace.
On March 16, CKCS celebrated the fourth week of Lent. Led by the Grade 4/5 class, they talked about giving glory to God, and how his kindness shows no limit. Giving his one and only Son to save us, was the ultimate demonstration of love.
On March 17, all students and staff wore green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We all look forward to wearing purple on March 26 for National Epilepsy Awareness Day.