Middle School students chalk up summer

About 300 students from grades 6 to 8 are back to the books at Stettler Middle School.

About 300 students from grades 6 to 8 are back to the books at Stettler Middle School. As they returned to classes last week, many students appeared anxious to start the new school year.

Principal Sharon Fischer and vice-principal Jeff Lee head up the administration at Stettler Middle School.

“We have a wonderful group of students here,” said Fischer, who is entering her second year as principal.

Six students from Stettler Middle School chatted with the Independent last Friday and answered questions about their summer vacation and the year ahead:

Isaac Hernando, Grade 6

What was the best part of your summer holidays?

We went camping at Big Knife and Whitecourt.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

The option classes — like, band, math, French and music.

What is your favourite subject and why?

Band, because I like music and play a lot of instruments. I play saxophone, and piano, guitar and violin.

What do you enjoy about Stettler Middle School?

Getting older and getting to do more things.

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Daniel Moon, Grade 6

What was the best part of your summer holidays?

Going camping at Banff.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Learning new things.

What is your favourite subject and why?

Math, because it comes easy — I have always liked math.

What do you enjoy about Stettler Middle School?

The work is a bit harder, but you get to do more things than in elementary.

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Maddie Kuefler, Grade 7

What was the best part of your summer holidays?

We did lots of camping, fishing and boating at Gull Lake, Moose Lake and Rochon Sands. There were 11 families that went to Rochon Sands.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

School events, like the Turkey Trot Run — a run that is done every Thanksgiving — and awards night.

What is your favourite subject and why?

Gym, but that’s not really a subject, so LA (language arts). I like writing on the computer.

What do you enjoy about Stettler Middle School?

I love Middle School. It’s been a really good year so far.

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Riley Norman, Grade 7

What was the best part of your summer holidays?

I went to fencing camps in Edmonton and Outlook, Sask.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

I like IA (industrial arts).

What is your favourite subject and why?

Science. I like finding out how things work.

What do you enjoy about Stettler Middle School?

There is a bit more freedom than elementary.

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Hannah McKay, Grade 8

What was the best part of your summer holidays?

Going camping at Rochon Sands and Gull Lake.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Definitely student council — I think I am going to run for president.

What is your favourite subject and why?

Math, because it is easy to understand.

What do you enjoy about Stettler Middle School?

There is more freedom and independence than in elementary.

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Alex Geddes — Grade 8

What was the best part of your summer holidays?

Going white water rafting at Canmore — we got really wet.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Being a leader at the school, helping set up the Terry Fox Run and other things like that.

What is your favourite subject and why?

I enjoy gym, but my favourite subject is science, because you get to do labs and hands-on stuff.

What do you enjoy about Stettler Middle School?

There are more things to be involved in.

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