By: Abbey Bohn and Elli Anderson, Grade 8 Students
Refreshed from their time-off and Easter celebrations, both staff and students wasted no time in getting started on the final stretch of school.
On April 8, the junior high students (grades 6-9) visited Stettler County Council. Sitting in on their monthly meeting, students watched the proceedings in action. Some students even sat amongst the councillors to help out. Afterwards, students were given a tour of the county building, and enjoyed a provided lunch of pizza with the councillors. Students were also surprised with a visit from the Stettler Fire Department, with their new fire truck. Evan Bogner had the honour of testing out the sirens and lights. A big thank you goes to the Stettler County Office for their hospitality.
Students began fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Association on April 13. This fundraising holds special meaning for all at CKCS as we have students who are affected by this health condition. Students are very motivated to help raise funds.
Christ-King students experienced a retreat day on April 14. With a special visit from Face to Face Ministries, students took the day to focus on their personal relationship with Jesus. With the help of their visitors Ryan and John, students took a closer look at what Jesus meant by “I am the way, the truth, and the life” John 14:6. While playing games, singing songs, and participating in skits, students had a blast re-experiencing how Jesus transforms a good life into a fantastic life. Students learned that they were created for four reasons: to know God, to love God, to serve God, and to go to Heaven. A simple statement from a Kinder-Kid at the end of the day summed up the experience: “John and Ryan make me feel happy!” What a fantastic day.
Junior high badminton teams travelled to Wainwright on April 15, for their first badminton tournament. Many partners made it to the semi-finals, and one team brought back a silver medal. Congratulations to all teams who participated.
CKCS also attended Mass on April 15 to celebrate the Easter season.
Grade 6 students hosted the annual volunteer tea on April 17. All volunteers who have helped throughout the year were invited to enjoy tea, snacks and entertainment provided from various grades. It was to show CKCS’ appreciation for the many volunteers that give their time to help make our school the wonderful place it is. Thank you.
Stay tuned Stettler.