Thanks for the hot lunches; don’t miss weekend BBQ

We want to start off this week’s article with a thank you from the Grade 8 Health and Nutrition class to Performance Physiotherapy

By Seanna Jones &Kodi Nichols

We want to start off this week’s article with a thank you from the Grade 8 Health and Nutrition class to Performance Physiotherapy for allowing them to use their equipment. A special “thanks” goes out to CJ for teaching them how to use the equipment and how to benefit from it.

We also want to send a big thank you to the parents who helped out with the hot lunches last month. It was a huge undertaking and we couldn’t have done it without their help. The next hot lunch will be on April 17 and it will be burgers and fries supplied by the high school cafeteria.

The Y-CAT group is putting on a contest called “Guess the Easter Close-Up Picture” contest for students. The prize will be an Easter basket filled with goodies. Students need to stay tuned for more details.

The badminton season has arrived. It started last week and students are enjoying the after school program. Mr. Nixon and Ms. McDonald are coaching the grade seven and eights, while Mrs. Hallett is coaching the Grade 6 developmental team. The grade 7 and 8s run practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the grade 6s are on Mondays and Wednesdays. This Friday and Saturday the grade 7s and 8s are off to the Wild Rose tournament in Red Deer. We wish the badminton players luck in their first tournament of the season.

This past Friday, some of the students went to Nakiska for their final ski trip of the year. It was a fun day with great conditions. Now let’s hope spring comes quickly.

Mr. Peters is running a hunters education course for students who want to learn how to control and look after a gun safely. The course started last Thursday and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 103 at Stettler Middle School.

The school is hosting a BBQ this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sobeys to raise money for the “Leader in Me” program. It will cost $2 for one hot dog and a drink. Come down and enjoy some freshly made hot dogs and support the fantastic program offered in our school.

The Stettler Middle School Appreciation Open House went very well on March 19. It was great to see all the parents touring the school and taking part in different classes throughout the day.

The school board meeting was a success with some classes being able to sit in and observe the meeting. Board members, students and staff enjoyed taking part in the day.

Today the grade 8s were given their high school registration forms for next year and were given the necessary information to plan for Grade 9. This includes core and option choices, so it’s important that students share this information with parents to help with the decision making process. All forms need to be signed by parents and brought back into the SMS by April 25.

Tomorrow night, the high school will be hosting a parent meeting in the high-school library at 7 p.m. to give parents more information about the registration process.