Stettler Middle School students gather outside the school last Wednesday during a flag-lowering ceremony that commemorated Canada’s role in the Afghanistan mission.

Stettler Middle School students gather outside the school last Wednesday during a flag-lowering ceremony that commemorated Canada’s role in the Afghanistan mission.

Students pause to remember before school break

We would like to start off by sending a big thank you to Atco Electric for their donation of a couple microwaves

By Caitlin Forseth and Kalysta Miller

Stettler Middle School

We would like to start off by sending a big thank you to Atco Electric for their donation of a couple microwaves for our students to use at lunch.

In celebration of Middle Level Education month, SMS is putting on a few fun events. It started with a student appreciation breakfast being hosted by all staff on Tuesday, March 11.

The staff was at school early to flip pancakes and ham, and offer fruit and juice boxes for students to eat before starting their regular day. A special thank-you goes out to all staff members for putting on a delicious breakfast.

When you enter our school, you will be met with a banner that starts with “I’m lucky to be working in the Stettler Middle School because…” and shamrocks placed underneath it with statements that finish the above sentence. Everyone on staff filled out the shamrocks. In conclusion to our celebrations at the school for Middle Level Education month, we are hosting the first Middle School Appreciation Open House for everyone today at SMS.

Everyone is invited to come in an walk around our school, check out student work on display, meet with staff, check out the classes, and maybe even visit with school board members.

The school board is hosting their meeting today in our school from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the art room. Some classes will be able to sit in and watch the meeting in progress. We hope to see a lot of people in our school today.

The Little Caesars pizza fundraiser has come to an end. The students raised over $1400, which will go to our students’ union to be used to fund things like extra-curricular activities and dances. The kits are getting delivered to the school tomorrow to be picked up between 12:10 and 12:50 p.m.

For the past month, SMS has welcomed a student teacher studying at the University of Alberta to become a teacher. She is in her last year of the program and is joining us to get experience in the classroom. She has been working in P.E. and social studies classes and will be with us until the end of April.

This past Wednesday, our school Reach teams headed to Ponoka for their last tournament of the season. Our students did very well with one team tying for third place and the other team coming in fourth. Congratulations to both teams on a successful season and thanks to Miss Damberger and Mrs. Hawkins for being devoted coaches.

Also on Wednesday, we lowered our flag at 9 a.m., while the grades 7 and 8 band members played Oh Canada. It was in recognition of the last Canadian troops left in Afghanistan coming home for good. All students and staff were outside during this historic event.

This past week, Ms. Foster’s grade seven science classes built their final exam project with only thirty marshmallows and thirty toothpicks. Their structures will be tested to see how many textbooks it can hold and to see if one of them can beat the school record from last year of thirteen science textbooks. Can’t wait to hear the results!

Starting in April, Mr. Peters will be running a hunter’s education course for any SMS students who want to participate. The fee will be $90 and if you would like more information, please contact Mr. Peters at the school.

On Friday, we will be having our next afternoon school dance as a way to kick off spring break.

Students have the choice of dancing in the gym or going to the library to play games. We wish everyone a fun and relaxing spring break!