Badminton winners – Advancing to CWAJHAA are (back row) Kayla Myshaniuk

Badminton winners – Advancing to CWAJHAA are (back row) Kayla Myshaniuk

Lots of year-end activity

With April gone and May upon us, and the school year almost at its end, we had our last dance of the year last Friday.

By Caitlin Forseth & Damien Benjamin

Stettler Middle School

With April gone and May upon us, and the school year almost at its end, we had our last dance of the year last Friday. Everyone that attended had a great time and danced their little hearts out.

Tomorrow the 7A and 7C classes are going to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller as a part of their science unit called Planet Earth. They will be exploring the museum and going on a hike through the valley. They will also be learning even more about the three types of rocks already discussed in class. The 7B and 7D classes are scheduled to go as well at the end of May.

SMS grade 7 and 8 badminton players had a very successful evening last Wednesday at C.A.R.A. There was a lot of great action and quite a few players placed in the top three. As a result, a large number of players will be advancing to C.W.A.J.H.A.A. in Red Deer this weekend. Denny Park and Ryan Mielke will be competing in the Grade 8 boys singles event. Adam Shirley/Jay Nichols and Talon Conner/Davin Nattestad will be competing in Grade 8 boys doubles event. Rachael Deaver/Kodi Nichols will be competing in Grade 8 girls doubles event. Kayla Myshaniuk and Syd Poapst will be competing in the Grade 8 girls singles event. Rebecca Bridge/Holden Perry and Reece Frank/Cole Heck will be competing in the Grade 7 mixed doubles event. Good luck to the players this weekend.

Only first and second place finishers get to advance, so we want to give mention to our third place finishers: Tara Raho and Morgan Wiggins in Grade 7 girls doubles, Isaac Hernando in Grade 7 boys singles, Sam Hamelin in Grade 8 boys singles, Jared Lee and Jordan Burkard in Grade 7 boys doubles, and Shayna Brower and Erik Rost in Grade 8 mixed doubles. Congratulations to all the players.

Stettler Middle School also hosted a Grade 6 badminton tournament last Thursday. We had a great turnout with Big Valley, Donalda, Erskine, Halkirk Catholic School, Theresetta Catholic School, and Brownfield attending. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the coaches for making it a great event.

Tomorrow, the drummer from The Crash Test Dummies, Mitch Dorge, will be at SMS to talk to our students about responsible actions and managing high-risk behaviours. A big thank-you goes out to Dick Richards and the Co-operators Insurance for sponsoring him as our guest speaker.

On May 14, the grade 6s will be writing Part A of the language arts PAT exam. There will be no school on May 16 due to a day in lieu of parent/teacher interviews and May 19 due to Victoria Day. Mark June 3 on your calendar for the annual Night of the Bands final concert of the year. It will take place at the PAC at 7 p.m. We hope to see a full house.

Miss Damberger’s Drama 7 and 8 classes are presently working on their reader’s theatre units. Each group picked their own script and will be performing them this week.

The Grade 6 classes are currently preparing for their annual field trip, which will take place on May 27. This year, they will be going to the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin as a tie in to their Science 6 curriculum. It should be a lot of fun.

As a great kick-off to summer weather approaching, the Y-CAT will be hosting a school barbeque on May 23 at the school. The smell of summer!

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