Each student leaves school ‘richer in life experience, friends and education’

Hooray! Today is the last day of the 2011-12 school year.

Hooray! Today is the last day of the 2011-12 school year.

September 2011 seems so far past as we look ahead to summer. We are proud of all students’ hard work and dedication.

Although our school year started with sadness with the passing of principal Rod McElroy, teachers did their best to create a fun and safe environment for students.

Students enjoyed many amazing activities. The Terry Fox Run was a great success and inspired students to knock out the T in can’t — if you try hard enough, you CAN. All the money raised went toward cancer research.

Our students also did a great job in presenting fabulous Christmas plays. Parents outdid themselves with delicious baked goods for the Christmas bake sale. Seuss days were another highlight at the beginning of 2012 when we encouraged students to try their best. Kim Poapst and Charlee Mappin were very entertaining and energetic Thing 1 and Thing 2. Pat Johnson dressed up as Cat in the Hat to make students smile and enjoy school even more.

The annual book swap and sale was a huge success. Sandra Norman and her team organized an enjoyable ski day in the spring. Crazy hair day, jersey day and pajama day were but a few of our school-wide spirit-building days.

Our bucket-filling campaign also taught our students the importance of filling other people’s buckets by doing good deeds and being kind. Our students also read enough books to encircle our school once.

Now, take note that these were only a few of our fun activities — not to mention field trips and other individual class events.

So, did we learn anything, did we make friends, did we grow, and are we any better?

Indeed, each student in our school is probably not only an inch or two taller, but definitely richer in life experience, friends and education. We hope each student had a fun-filled year at Stettler Elementary.

We thank you for reading about our school and supporting our school. We also thank the Stettler Independent for allowing us to write about our school.

Our wish is that you will have a safe, happy and unforgettable summer.

Just Posted

MP Sorenson: New Year, New Beginning?

Economic outlook not so bright in coming months

Stettler Library has lots programs for public

Memberships are free for county and town residents

MLA: You don’t vote for the tail

Bureaucracy overtakes elected representatives

Our Town Stettler: Convalescent Hospital opened in 1954 first of its kind

Gave Stettler forward-thinking reputation for helping an ageing population

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

PHOTO: Eyes turn to heavens to witness super blood wolf moon

These two photos show the lunar eclipse about 30 minutes apart from each other.

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

Most Read