We extended a warm welcome to former Hughenden Public School (HPS) graduate Kristen Sather, who has recently joined the staff as an instructional assistant.
This past week we thoroughly enjoyed guests to the school, Robb Nash and drummer Jonny Holliday.
Following a life threatening accident as a teenager, Nash went through anger, self-doubt, depression and questioned his purpose in life. After years of dealing with these issues and difficult physical injuries, the highly acclaimed rock musician found his purpose and passion was reaching out to young people with rock music, meaningful lyrics and encouraging them in a way they understand.
Nash challenged students to draw upon the inner strength that we all have and reach out to others when tough times hit.
The monthly Achievement Tree Assembly was held with the following students earning their ‘leaves’ of recognition: Grade 4 students Nicole Carson, Cheyanne Ford and Hayden McQuaid; Grade 5 students Chloe Sayer, Jamie VanHoek and Layne Motley and Grade 6 students Gage Lonsdale, Ashlyn Tainsh and Kira Axley.
Luck recipients of Scholastic book order certificates included Hayden McQuaid, Layne Motley and Gage Lonsdale. Layne Motley was also the winner of the gift bag full of learning essentials while Chloe Sayer won a year membership to the Hughenden Library.
The Grade 6 class are the lucky winners of free tickets to the Edmonton Oil Kings hockey game Wednesday, January 22. They won through the “Give It A Shot” incentive reading program.
The Senior High Leadership class has been hosting a noon-hour volleyball four on four tournament.
The tournament has now wrapped up with first place going to Senior High “Team Hit the Balls Deep” and Junior High “Team Brody”. Elementary teams are still finalizing their play.
We are pleased to have a special visit from Eva Olson, a holocaust survivor with a message of hope, on February 6. The presentation is open to the whole community, so please contact the school office if you would like to attend the presentation.