Work on your farm, pick up credits

With a new school year, there are many new changes as well.

With a new school year, there are many new changes as well.

Wm. E. Hay is one of 16 schools that are part of a four-year High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project, initiated by Alberta Learning. One of the main focuses for our project is personalizing instruction, therefore, we have created multi-graded TA classes that meet for thirty minutes three times per week.

We will be spotlighting a Teacher Advisor (TA) class each week, starting with Mrs. Goodwin’s TA class. Last week the class celebrated their July, August, and September birthdays and were treated with Mrs. Hanson’s special chocolate chip cookies. Also, each student received a giant birthday card, signed with best wishes from each of their classmates in their TA. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, they will spend their TA class reading with Mrs. Thorne’s and Mrs. Jackson’s grade one students.

Green Certificate is a program that allows students to attain 16 credits towards their high school studies by work completed on their own family farm. Any student interested in signing up for the Green Certificate program must attend a mandatory meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in room 203.

Our International and Exchange students took a field trip to Big Knife Provincial Park on Sept. 30. The students were eager to be outside to “see the forest from above” as the leaves turn.

This week, we would like to introduce, Augusta-Sophie Gronli. Augusta-Sophie is with us from Norway for one year, taking part in the Rotary Exchange Program. She is currently living with Guy and Kim Chapman and family, and will be changing host families every three months. Augusta-Sophie is excited to lean the language and culture while she is in Canada, and is eager to meet many Canadian friends. Already, she has joined the JV girls volleyball team. Welcome to Canada Augusta-Sophie, we are excited to have you as part of our school.

Just another reminder for parents that Early Intervention Interviews/Meet the Teacher night is on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Stettler Legion Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

As well, do not miss our annual Wm. E. Hay Fall Awards ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m.