SES student to spend day at legislature

Our grade 5 students took part in a program back in April called Minister for the Day.

Through our lessons and associated booklet, students were required to apply their learning about air, water, land and waste, and related conservation actions.

They were also asked to provide ideas on their environmental priorities if they were to be Minister of Environment for the Day, and how they might motivate Albertans to change their behavior and become better stewards of Alberta’s environment.

Completed booklets were sent to Alberta Environment for judging and 12 students and their teachers are then selected and invited to participate in an event in Edmonton.

I am thrilled to announce that our very own Ally Zitaruk was chosen to participate. Ally and her Social Studies teacher and our resident environmentalist, Mrs. Carmen Fox, will spend the day at the legislature building in Edmonton on June 3 where they will meet Mr. Rob Renner (Alberta Environment Minister), get a tour of the Waste Management Facility, participate in a mock assembly, and meet with the press. Congratulations to Ally and her teacher, Mrs. Fox.

With much enthusiasm we wish to introduce the Stettler Elementary Peer Support Team.

The Peer Support Team is a group of grade five students that have been training in communication and mediation. They have been through the Peer Support training that has been delivered by the HEaRT Program. This group will now be out in the playground, helping their peers to come up with a solution to their conflicts. The Peer Support team will be easy to identify, as they will be on duty wearing a blue shirt with the peer support logo. Kudos to this great group of students, because peer support requires responsibility and dedication, as well as willingness to give up their own recesses to help others.

Kindergarten students were excited to come to school in the evening for their annual birdhouse building nights. Mr. Goodrich in the high school is kind enough to have his building construction classes build birdhouse kits for the children, and the kindergarteners bring in an adult to help them construct the birdhouses. There was a lot of fun construction and cookies to top off the evening.

Thanks to Mrs. Kim Thorne for organizing the evenings.

The entire school was treated to a band concert on Tuesday, May 18.

Students from the Salisbury high school band played a number of tunes for the students.