Medieval Days come big to SES

It was another exciting week for the students at Stettler Elementary School. Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, Medieval Days 2015 commenced.

Pat Johnson

Stettler Elementary School News

It was another exciting week for the students at Stettler Elementary School. Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, Medieval Days 2015 commenced. As the students crossed a drawbridge to enter the gymnasium, they were delighted to find the gym had been transformed back in time. It was a spectacular sight; there was a castle, horses, carts, and of course, a queen, a princess and a knight in shining armour. Students cheered as their teachers, dressed in period costume, participated in the opening ceremony. Riding the knight’s horses and climbing the castle walls were two very popular activities. Mrs. Poapst and Mrs. Nietz, our physical education teachers, did a fantastic job of incorporating the 7 Habits into exciting games for Medieval Days. It was a wonderful experience for all the students. They learned that many of the games played today, originated during the Medieval era. In preparation for the games, the students designed their own Medieval Coat of Arms and staff helped with collecting or creating props. Many thanks to everyone that helped with the incredible amount of work and time it took to make Medieval Days 2015 a successful event.

Our Lighthouse Team, which consists of teacher representatives from kindergarten through Grade 8, was fortunate to spend the day with a “Leader in Me” facilitator, Frank Teravich, on Thursday, Jan. 29. It was a great opportunity to reflect on the team’s achievements and to plan ahead for new leadership initiatives. The Lighthouse Team has many new ideas that they are anxious to implement in the future as they continue along their journey of nurturing student leaders. To further enhance 7 Habits instructional skills, Stettler Elementary School teachers, as well as the Stettler Middle School teachers, gathered in the drama room on Friday, Jan.30 for Professional Development Day. Mr. Teravich, who has been presenting for over seven years, shared many strategies and activities with the teachers. Professional training opportunities such as this support teachers in their efforts to guide children to become more effective student leaders. It was a productive day for all. Meanwhile, the students enjoyed the day off to begin, what would be, a long weekend for the students.