Stettler Elementary School students with Renegade Station. Contributed photo

Stettler Elementary School students have busy start to 2019

Students learned and played Rocks and Rings

By Sharon Fischer, Principal

Stettler Elementary School

Happy New Year and Happy 2019.

This new calendar year has had a great beginning to it. We have had reasonable winter weather to welcome us back to school and a fantastic start with lots of great opportunities for our students.

Our students were welcomed back to school with a variety of leadership opportunities at their disposal. Our blue vest supervisors and lunch monitors are back in full swing. We also have some new and exciting activities for our “Incredible Introducers”, and the next round of student-led clubs are beginning to unfold this week.

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Along with those, the students who are interested in Choral Speech have been busy choosing groups and scripts, and are now in full rehearsal mode. As well extra-curricular basketball is in full swing for our Grade 4-6 students, and students in Grades 1-3 have an opportunity to learn basketball skills during the lunch hours on Fridays. Basketball is very exciting for our students, but to make it even more thrilling and challenging, Mrs. Poapst has arranged to bring in wheelchairs for the month of January. Therefore our students have the opportunity to learn both basketball and wheelchair skills, and they are loving both during their physical education classes.

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In celebration of the 2019 Jiffy Lube Alberta Scottie’s Tournament of Hearts Women’s Provincial Championship Curling in Stettler, our students learned and played with the Rocks and Rings kits that we have at the school. This allows our students to learn the skills of curling right here in our gymnasium. Our Grade 4 students had an opportunity to watch some provincial curling and to participate in Rocks and Rings at the Stettler Recreation Centre for the Scotties’ Tournament on Jan. 24.

Speaking of the Stettler Recreation Centre, on Jan. 10, we were able to take our Student Lighthouse Team there to participate in the Torch Relay, as it travelled through Stettler making its way across Canada in celebration of the upcoming Canada Winter Games being held in Red Deer in February. Our students participated in some complimentary skating, listened to the speeches and celebrations upstairs in the HUB, had their photos taken with Waskasoo (the game’s mascot), and enjoyed the music of Renegade Station.

Students had three skiing dates, the first one was on Jan. 16. Basketball also continues this week and on Jan. 18, all students were invited to wear a shirt with a letter on it (or to tape a letter onto their shirts) to participate in Scrabble Day. There were several spelling challenges with friends and classmates happening throughout the day, and there was lots of academic fun.

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Stettler Elementary School playing rocks and rings. Contributed photo

Stettler Elementary School playing rocks and rings. Contributed photo

Stettler Elementary School students learn about wheelchairs. Contributed photo

Stettler Elementary School students learn about wheelchairs. Contributed photo

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