Cross Country season ends

Well, the old saying is true, time sure flies when you are having fun!

Everyone at Theresetta was shocked when it was already time to change the calendar to October.

It’s safe to say everyone has settled back into the school routine. Between classes and extracurricular activities, nobody noticed that we left September behind!

One sport has already come and gone in the 2018-19 school year.

Within the school year, the first sport to finish finished last week with the completion of the cross country season.

The seasons first run, the Central Alberta Regional Alberta (CARA) Cross Country Race, which was hosted by Gus Wetter School on Theresetta School grounds had runners from all over the area vying for a chance to make to the big championship race later on in the month.

The Theresetta runners put in a great effort and came out with the following results in each of the student’s age groups: 1st – Jillian Heidecker, 2nd – Cara Penner and 7th – Kyla Beaumont, in the Grade 6 girls event. Drew Bagshaw finished second for Grade 6 boys.

Ashley Renschler and Abby Fuller huddle before they race in the Grade 9 Girls 1J category at the CWAJHAA cross country race on Tues. Oct. 9, 2018. ECA Review/Submitted

Ray Musgrove finished second for Grade 7 boys. Parker Slemp finished sixth in grade 8 Girls.

Abbigale Fuller finished third and Ashley Renschler finished fifth in the Grade 9 girls event.

Anyone that finished in the Top 10 at the CARA race moved on to the Canadian Western Alberta Junior High Athletic Association (CWAJHAA) in Ponoka on Tues. Oct. 9 in less than ideal weather with freezing temperatures and snowy track conditions.

At the CWAJHAA, the Theresetta runners finished with the following results: Ray Musgrove finished ninth for Grade 7 boys, Jilian Heidecker placed 17 in the Grade 6 girls category, and Drew Bagshaw placed 22 for Grade 6 boys.

The races included anywhere from 80 – 90 participants, so great job to all the Theresetta runners.

What a great way to end the cross country season!

St. Therese Feast Day

On Thurs. Sept. 27, the Grade 9 Class led the school in the annual celebration of St. Therese Feast Day.

St. Therese is the patron saint of Theresetta and every year we honour her by celebrating her legacy of “Do small things with great love” which is something the students and staff are always striving towards.

The Grade 9 Class prepared and presented a biographical skit about St. Therese’s life.

The first scene was a representation of her childhood. The second scene portrayed her time spent in the convent. And the last scene, was her reflecting on her legacy.

The Grade 9 students, along with Mr. Ries, put in the time and effort to write the script, organize costumes, and practiced their play so that they could put on a nice little production to clearly show the younger students the importance of celebrating St. Therese’s life.

At the end of their presentation, the Grade 9’s continued a time honoured tradition at Theresetta of handing out a chocolate rose, the symbol of St. Therese, to each of the Theresetta students and staff.

It was a lovely way to honour someone who is such a great role model to us all year long.

Parker Slemp, one of two Theresetta students
from Castor, Ab. races in the Grade 8 Girls 1J
category at the Canadian Western Alberta
Junior High Athletic Association (CWAJHAA)
Cross Country Race at MSW Farms near Ponoka, Ab. on Tues. Oct. 9, 2018.
ECA Review/Submitted

Volleyball winning streak

In volleyball news, the Junior High Girls Teams hosted their home tournament on Sept. 18.

There were eight teams invited to join in the fun day of hard hits and impressive blocks.

The Grade 8/9 Theresetta Team played on one side of the tournament draw, while the Grade 5 – 7 team played on the other.

Both teams faced some fierce competition throughout the day.

The younger Knights team played against three other teams in their pool and tried their best to develop their skills.

The older Knights team made it to the finals in their pool, to face a competitive Forestburg team that had them working hard to earn their 2 – 3 set victory and the trophy.

Well done to all the Knights players! In league action, both the girls and boys hosted and played against Brownfield on Oct. 3.

There were lineups with students from Grade 5 – 9 for both teams and everyone worked hard together to take the win.

On Oct. 10, the girls and boys travelled to Stettler to play against W. E. Hay.

Both the Girls Grade 5 – 7 team and the Girls Grade 8/9 team got to play a match against one of the two Stettler girls teams. Both the girls and boys travelled home victorious.

Grand opening

The grand opening of the Junior ATB Bank Program at Theresetta was Oct. 4. There were 11 employees from the Grade 3/4 Class to welcome the clientele.

After their four training sessions, they were able to provide a smooth process for those who came to deposit their funds.

On every deposit day, each client who makes a deposit is entered into a draw and this month Harlyn Bunbury won a gift card and Kolby Renschler won some sweet ATB sunglasses!


by Kirsten Smawley

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