Kindergarten grad ceremony was full of songs and poems

Well done – Father Arlan congratulating kindergarten student Blake Austin at the Kindergrad ceremony after receiving a certificate presented by Kindergarten teacher

Well done – Father Arlan congratulating kindergarten student Blake Austin at the Kindergrad ceremony after receiving a certificate presented by Kindergarten teacher

With two weeks of school left, classes at Christ King Catholic School in Stetter has hit the final stretch. Congratulations to the kindergarten class who celebrated their “Kindergrad” on Thursday last week at Christ-King Parish.

Father Arlan spoke on being a light in the world shining brightly with the Light of Jesus.

He also blessed the children and they received their certificates and a cross. The children sang This Little Light of Mine and recited a poem for their audience. Parents, family and staff who attended joined the graduates in the Parish Hall for snacks after the ceremony.

Our junior high students were able to attend the CARA track meet, which had been rained out twice last week with some sunny weather finally arriving on Monday. Also, our final parent council meeting of the year was held on Monday night, where parents had the chance to meet our new principal, Mr. Sheldon Gallagher.

Students were able to meet Mr. Gallagher last Friday as he visited each classroom, introduced himself and spent some time getting to know the students. Mr. Gallagher will be moving to Stettler with his family from Wainwright where he worked at central office and at Blessed Sacrament School.

Students in grades 3 and 6 will be writing their provincial achievement tests this week. Speed stackers and gardening club continue this week and everyone is looking forward to the last hot lunch of the year on Friday.

Next week, students will be heading out on their year-end field trips. May God bless you as we approach summer holidays.