Halkirk school classes commence

The Mother Teresa Catholic school opened its doors on Monday with new teaching staff in place.

Principal Veronica Pinoski is the homeroom teacher to grades one through three. She is from Wainwright, but will spend the work week living in town and we welcome her to our community. Kristy Gulak is driving from Stettler and her homeroom is the grade four to six class. Eric Neilson, who originally hails from Halkirk and now lives in Fleet will teach the jr high and phys-ed classes. Mike Courtney from Castor will resume teaching jr high classes part-time. Maxine Baird wears many hats as secretary, librarian and teachers aid and Clara Fowler returns as custodian. We welcome three new grade ones into our school. Melody Kent, Connie Turre and Darcy Mabbott are the local bus drivers. Volleyball practices have started with Eric Neilson coaching.

Four local students ( and I’m sure there’s more) are continuing their education farther a field. Good luck to Jenna Nibourg, who is studying interior design at Vermillion; to Scott Koenraadt, who is taking computer technology and to Brittany Mabbott, who is in her second year of education, both at Red Deer College; to Cindy Creasy, who is continuing her Kinesiology course at the U of Calgary.

Brenda Haggerty of Vancouver spent several days with her mom, Anne Neilson and family. While here, the family got together to celebrate Anne’s birthday.

Harvest is underway in our area. Please be patient when you meet combines, swathers or grain trucks on the road.

Sure sign of fall – the Bingos are starting on Sept. 10 and are held every two weeks. It’s a great chance to support the community hall and meet up with your neighbours.

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