New staff members, intramurals usher in year at Stettler Middle

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Making the grade - Stettler Middle School students line up for a tug of war during intramural activities.

Making the grade - Stettler Middle School students line up for a tug of war during intramural activities.

ERIN PREHN

SMS Scoop

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of the year again — the beginning of a new school year. And as one school-supply store would say, “the most wonderful time of the year.”

At Stettler Middle School, we kicked off the first week with lemon powered clocks, minute-to-win-it games, snowball fights (no, that is not a typo) and much, much more.

This year, we are fortunate enough to add a few new members to our staff. We would like to welcome our new administrator, Sharon Fischer, coming to us from the Stettler Elementary School. We would also like to welcome Penny Warford as our new family school liaison. We look forward to working with both of them.

Our school-wide intramural program got up and running this week, and it is bigger and better than ever. Every student was placed in one of four “houses” or teams: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Everyone received a T-shirt to represent their team that will be used throughout the yearly challenges.

This week’s hard-fought battles included tug of wars, massive water brigades and a hotdog lunch.

The Stettler Middle School calendar is quickly filling up as we are getting into the swing of things. We were privileged to start off the week with the touching opportunity to view the Portraits of Honour. Our staff and students alike were greatly impacted by not only the art, but more importantly, the sacrifice and dedication of our Canadian soldiers.

This coming Monday is our open house. We would like to invite all our students, parents, and interested community members to come by to meet and greet our staff, become familiar with our classrooms, and get informed and updated about our courses and other activities and events.

Our newsletter, calendar and events will also be posted on our website throughout the year. You can access our site at http://sms.clearview.ab.ca

We have experienced quite the start to the year, so far and can’t wait for all the learning and fun to follow.