Hughenden Public School Highlights

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Grade 7 and 9 class built their version of the Empire State Building with their donated items for the community food bank on Friday, December 20. Ty Dewald is carefully adding to the structure with teacher Vincent Artymko overlooking the construction. ECA Review/Submitted

There was a lot of hustle and bustle on Friday, December 20 as the Hughenden Public School Wildcats wrapped up school before the Christmas break.  All grades collected food for the food bank over the weeks leading up to the holidays. The Leadership class hosted their ‘Castles for a Cause’ event that brought in a multitude of items for the community food bank. Each grade was partnered up with another and collectively constructed some type of modern landmark or piece of architecture.
Winners of the event who earned the most points for bringing in items were the Grade 5/6 and Grade 11 classes.  Best design was won by the Grade 8 and 10 classes for their creation of the Burj Khalifa Skyscraper of Dubai.
Elementary students also enjoyed a movie afternoon with popcorn and drink refreshments hosted by the grade 12 social studies class.

New year presentation
School resumes on January 6, 2014.  It will be a busy month with final exam preparation for high school students.
Junior and Senior High students will attend a presentation by Robb Nash in the new year entitled ‘Live on Arrival.’  While still in high school, Nash sustained major head injuries when the car he was a passenger in was struck head on by a semi-truck, shattering his skull.  Discovered by his friends with no pulse, he was pronounced dead by paramedics arriving at the scene. In the ambulance on the way to the hospital, his vital signs suddenly returned. Despite this the accident still left him in a coma for several weeks along with severe cranial injuries and a long rehabilitation process.
The accident initially left Nash in a bitter mindset until he realized many don’t get a second chance at life. He decided to use his story to encourage people not to wait until a tragedy to make every day count. Deciding that music was the best way to share his story he formed the band Live On Arrival as a reference to his accident.
School visit
Earlier in December Tyler Lawrason, CAO of the Municipal District of Provost visited the school to speak to students in high school social students and the grade 9 class.  A variety of issues were discussed which reinforced content of the various social studies curriculum.  Students were given an opportunity to ask questions.

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