Terry Fox activities part of fun-filled Friday

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Healthy recess - Grade 6 students at Stettler Middle School spread themselves across the gym floor as they participate in the school sprit team challenge last week

Healthy recess - Grade 6 students at Stettler Middle School spread themselves across the gym floor as they participate in the school sprit team challenge last week

ERIN PREHN

Stettler Middle School

SMS SCOOP

Stettler Middle School staff and students alike have finally recovered from Welcome Week and are settled into the regular routine. The Grade 6 students are excited to start a new chapter in a new school, the Grade 7s are happy to no longer be the “newbies,” and the Grade 8s are pleased to be in their final year at SMS.

Our Welcome Week not only welcomed our staff and students, but we were fortunate enough to add a precious little member to our Stettler Middle School family. We are proud to announce the arrival of Mr. Nixon’s baby girl, Nora May. A huge welcome, Miss Nixon!

Our Breakfast for Learning program got up and running this week. The program is implemented to ensure each and every student has the opportunity to start the day with a healthy and nutritional meal. We have also kicked off our cross-country running club, which meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The club’s first meet is Saturday at Peace Hills Park in Wetaskiwin.

Our volleyball program is also underway. Our grades 7/8 girls’ team has been selected and is looking forward to a great season together. The developmental team started practices Monday and is eager to improve their skills and have a ton of fun.

On Friday, the students and staff of Stettler Middle School will participate in our annual school Terry Fox run and activity day. We have taken part in this important event for 30 years. Our activities that day will include running to West Stettler Park, where our school council will serve hotdogs and water donated by Stettler Sobeys.

The rest of the day will be filled with fun activities to celebrate our school and community’s involvement in the Terry Fox Run and Foundation. Our fundraising efforts included a schoolwide hat day last Friday, where a $2 donation gave staff and students permission to wear a hat. We also had a Toonies for Terry Class Challenge, with delicious doughnuts as the reward.

And to finish off this Friday’s action-packed day, we’re hosting our first school dance of the year. The dance is open to all SMS students. The admission is $5 per student or $4 per student with a food-bank donation. The students (and supervisors) can bust out their best moves from 6 to 9 p.m.

A huge thank you to all staff and students who have been working hard to make this school year the best it can be.