Junior high students returned from Red Deer Science Olympics with bronze medal

It was a short, but eventful week.
The teachers travelled up to Edmonton on Wednesday night for teachers’ convention.

A break from skiing – Several Christ King junior high students and their parents enjoyed skiing  at Lake Louise and Nakiska in the course of a two-day trip organized by Mike Faught (standing far right) and supervised by principal Tracy Soldan (sitting far right) and joined by Father Arlan (standing far left).

A break from skiing – Several Christ King junior high students and their parents enjoyed skiing at Lake Louise and Nakiska in the course of a two-day trip organized by Mike Faught (standing far right) and supervised by principal Tracy Soldan (sitting far right) and joined by Father Arlan (standing far left).

It was a short, but eventful week.

The teachers travelled up to Edmonton on Wednesday night for teachers’ convention. Tables turned as teachers became students to learn more about our craft and improve our teaching.

Grade 7 and 8 students found out all their fundraising efforts were well worth the trip to Lake Louise and Nakiska over the three days of Feb. 28, March 1 and 2.

Despite all the amenities available to distract the students, including a games room, sauna, steam room and pool, the best part was definitely the skiing according to Grade 8 student, Chad D.

They met up with students and chaperones from Theresetta School in Castor and Mother Teresa School in Halkirk.

A good time was had by all, including the parent chaperones, staff and our very own parish priest, Fr. Arlan.

Three boys from our junior high class participated in the Science Olympics in Red Deer on Saturday, March 6, 2010 and came home with a bronze medal in “The Big Round Thingy” competition.

The challenge was to construct a geodesic dome within a 40-minute time limit.

The Science Olympics are hosted annually by APEGGA, The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta. This is the second year our school has participated in the Science Olympics.

Mark your calendars for report cards to come home on March 12 and student-led conferences are on March 17 from 4-7 p.m. We’re looking forward to seeing you.