December a whirlwind

The Theresetta Grade 7/8 students performing the nativity play at the Christmas Concert on Thurs. Dec. 19. Angels were, from the left, Addison Charbonneau, Grace Roland, and Kiali Blumhagen. On stage were Drew Bagshaw, Thayer Bunbury, Ray Musgrove, Brayden Rowland, Nola Fuller, Ethan Mead, Kolby Renschler and Ethan Boger. ECA Review/Submitted

The students and staff at Theresetta School had a whirlwind of a month in December  between academics, Christmas concert practises, sports and spirit activities.

It was a jam-packed few weeks, but fun the entire time!

The small engines class has been hard at work studying their textbooks and putting their knowledge to use working on their engines.

The students have gotten a better understanding of what makes an internal combustion engine work, both in theory and practice.

The class took their engines apart down to the most basic form. Reassembling them correctly was a challenge but all the students accepted and succeeded at it.

The course itself has been both a challenge and a fun experience.

All the students participating in the course have enjoyed getting to thoroughly understand the intricate workings of an engine.

The use of the division CTS trailer throughout this class has also been a neat experience for the students.

Candy cane grams

The Theresetta Student Council sold and distributed Candy Cane Grams over the last two weeks of school.

After selling grams over two lunch hours, the council was very happy to have had so much help from the Wellness Committee members tying all that ribbon.

With 380 candy cane grams sold, the council members were busy being elfs on Dec. 18 handing out candy canes and wishing students and staff a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas concert

Theresetta students put on yet another spectacular show on Thurs. Dec. 19.

The kindergarten to Grade 6 students did a wonderful job performing their Christmas musical titled Dear Santa.

The play was a very cute story about a family writing their letters to Santa and everyone wishing for things but forgetting the true meaning of Christmas.

The exhausted super mom is dreaming of a hot holiday, Dad doesn’t want any more silly ties, oldest child Axel is wishing for a new set of wheels, little bro Joey wants a puppy, and the grandparents want a fancy dance revolution machine to test out their new matching sweatsuits.

But it is little sister Molly’s letter to Santa that reminds everyone that Christmas isn’t about just giving and receiving.

The Grade 5/6 students did a great job as the actors. They delivered their lines perfectly and provided many laughs to the full house of family and friends.

After the K-6s wowed the crowd, the Grade 9 class performed their self-written play, ‘When Pigs Fly’.

It was a very comical play about what life would be like at Theresetta when pigs fly.

All the Theresetta teachers were featured in a manner very opposite to their true personalities, and the level of detail put into the script was a testament to the talent of the Grade 9s who wrote it.

The audience, especially the younger Theresetta students, thoroughly enjoyed seeing their teachers in a new light!

To close the show, the Grade 7/8 class performed the nativity story accompanied by some lovely music from Mrs. Kneller’s Glee Club.

Many people comment that this performance is their favourite every year, as it is a wonderful way to get a person into the holiday spirit, and it reminds us all the true reason of why we celebrate Christmas.

Basketball underway

The basketball teams had their first exhibition games of the season on Dec. 11. Both teams did a great job against the Coronation teams for their first showing.

The girls lost a really close game while the boys team won by two baskets.

Both games were a great indicator of another exciting season to come for the Knights basketball squads.

Both teams are experiencing what some might call a “rebuilding year” as their benches are made up of many young teammates with players from the Grade 5/6 class.

Those new players got to see a fair share of court time so their coaches were very impressed with their results and are excited for the upcoming season.

Life lessons

The Junior ATB team had their December deposit day on the Dec. 17.

All seven employees were in attendance to help the 13 customers looking to deposit their funds.

The employees did a great job and the life lessons learned from this experience on both sides of the counter are so great for all involved.

The winner of the monthly gift card draw was Tessa Beaumont!

Ending decade on a high note 

To end the decade on a high note, students from each grade celebrated with their class on Dec. 20th.

The Grade 1/2 class spent their day performing some Christmas themed reader’s theatre for their parents in the morning.

Then after some classroom clean up, they watched the new Grinch cartoon movie together, before joining the Grade 3/4 class for a trip to the Silver Spring Colony.

The 3/4 class spent their morning curling with coach Dena Boxma before heading to Silver Spring Colony for a tour and some singing.

The students had a great time at the colony meeting the kids, touring the different buildings, singing some songs together, and they even went home with the cutest little surprise gifts.

The Grade 5-9 classes went on their annual trip to Stettler for the last day of their year.

The 5/6 class started their day with a fun time at the Stettler swimming pool while the Grade 7-9 classes spent their morning bowling.

The classes joined up for lunch before heading over to the Jewel Theatre to snack on some popcorn and laugh their way through the Christmas classic comedy, Elf.

Everyone at Theresetta school would like to wish the community a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

See you in the next decade!

 

 by K. Smawley

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